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Old 04-05-17, 01:16 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Herping aside, I still love the heat. If I could have it to where it never got below 65, that would be fantastic. I love a good sunny, humid 85 degree day lol.
I'm pretty sure that either makes you my evil twin, or I'm your evil twin, haha.

Back to the topic of snakes, I still can't seem to find any. Maybe it's still too early, but I did find these guys while looking. Not snakes, but rather than start a new thread, I'll just put them here.



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Old 04-12-17, 05:55 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I think I've just found my first prairie kingsnake! Can someone confirm? I also thought it could be a fox snake. I couldn't make out the patterns very well as she looks pretty dull, but I think I can see the stripe on it's eye. Either would be a cool find for me, but a prairie kingsnake was one of my goals this summer.





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Old 04-12-17, 06:00 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Absolutely a Prairie Kingsnake (Lampropeltis calligaster, fomerly Lampropeltis c. calligaster). The dorsal pattern often fades considerably with age. Very nice find, congrats on the lifer!
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Awesome! Thanks for the confirmation. Pretty excited.
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Old 04-14-17, 06:24 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Things are really starting to come alive around here finally. Few more things I found today.

Five-lined skinks (I think).





Blue racer (Dr. Coil's relative?)





Brown snake? I'm guessing on this one.



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Old 04-14-17, 06:35 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Correct again, Dekay's Brown Snake (Storeria dekayi). More nice finds, that Racer is a looker.
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Great finds. That racer is gorgeous! It kinda reminded me of these at first

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Old 04-14-17, 07:21 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I agree that the racer's are beautiful (of course I'm bias). Thanks again for the ID confirmation FWK. Love the gummies, the color is pretty close! sharks or whales?
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Gummi Sharks
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Old 04-24-17, 08:57 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Hes gorgeous. Haven't found any yet...
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Old 07-01-17, 04:16 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Been awhile since I've found anything, but some of my employee's found this guy and brought him in knowing that I like snakes. It's a rough green snake.

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Always jealous of people with proper herping on their doorstep. I got excited yesterday by an unusual coloured ladybird!
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