Reptiles and Venomous Creatures: Encounters and Identification

Discussion in 'Wilderness and Tactical Healthcare Management' started by DYSPHORIC JOY, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. STPNWLF

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    That's a new one on meo_O
    Do they taste like crawfish?:D
     
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    Lol no, they specialize in feeding on them. It's something to see them feed!
     
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    DeKay's snake, this one was a lighter color phase than I'm used to.
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    Rough green tree snake
     
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    Pretty aggressive snake!
     
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    Never seen an Eastern Brown that behaved differently when annoyed. At that size they do try to "over compensate" a bit I think. A larger one generally just takes a spot, rares, coils and dares you to push a little more (while also looking for a way out). They will spoil your day if they nip you so I have them plenty of space and respect.
     
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    Nope nope nope nope nope.......cleansing fire needed
     
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    The lightest color phase Dekay's snake I've ever encountered [​IMG]
    Last pics of my black-masked racer.
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    Showed up to work the next day and it had apparently choked to death eating a green anole.
     
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    That sucks mate !
     
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    Yeah I had it since it was a hatchling for about 2 years. It was just getting its adult coloration. I've been slow to replace it with anything else.
     
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    Damn John that sucks. I just lost a retic a couple weeks ago. Not sure what happened. Doesn't make it any easier. It's a shame, especially when you've raised them from young!
     
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    Yeah I still have the terrarium sitting empty on my desk at work just keeping the Pothos plants alive. I may try to catch a could eastern fence lizards this spring and put them in it.
     
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    It happens. I found one of my free range snakes dead in the barn a few years back. Had to be close to 30 years old.
     
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    I'm getting like you where I just like seeing them in the wild. I'll catch and handle them for a bit then let them back go. I hate seeing wild things caged.
     
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    Albino Honduran milk snake
     
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    When I was young my dad would stop and catch every Black snake that we saw crossing the roadway and release them on our property . He said they would keep poisonous snakes away .

    Later in life my wife and I encountered a large Black snake that had swallowed about a foot of a large copperhead , both were dead beside the road , I guess during the fight a car ran over them ? I have a pic somewhere.

    Here is a young one that I encountered last summer -

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    Sorta photogenic -

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    And a copperhead that was down the road from home -

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    Wouldn't want the kids finding that one , and to think we roamed the woods day and night as kids without a thought ..
     
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    Sabertooth Bass catching some rays
     
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