a few from 2012

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a few from 2012

Postby crimson king » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:40 am

a few snakes from 2012

corn snake
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FL kingsnake
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hatchling southern hognose
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dusky pigmy rattlesnake
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FL cottonmouth
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FL pine snake
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eastern diamondback rattlesnake
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mole kingsnake
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south FL mole kingsnake
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another edb
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eastern indigo
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another
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all in all, a good year....

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Re: a few from 2012

Postby Mr Venom » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:40 am

Very nice finds.

I love the way your photos come out.

That Eastern diamond back looks pretty fiesty.

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: a few from 2012

Postby rolandslf » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:55 am

Very nice Finds and Pics.
One question though, concerning the Mole Kingsnakes - Are they a recognised species, I ask because they look like Hybrids to me.
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Re: a few from 2012

Postby Westley Price » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:49 am

Great finds and photography! Thanx for compiling this report.

The Indigo is my favourtie find of the lot, not that the others are unremarkable. We just don't get to see Indigo's here.

Roland, the Mole Kings are are subspecies of what we call Prairie Kings. Not a hybrid at all, we just don't see them too often in RSA.
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Re: a few from 2012

Postby froot » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:32 am

Well done on the Indigo's. Great photos.
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Re: a few from 2012

Postby crimson king » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:30 pm

Thanks for the replies. I thought maybe there were some animals not seen too often here. Some are not seen too often HERE! :)

Rolandslf, the mole kingsnakes found in north Florida are Lampropeltis calligaster rhombomaculatta and the south FL. mole king is L.c. occipitolineata . I should have added more text and descriptions to the photos.
The panhandle one (L.c. rhombomaculatta) will be much prettier after he sheds.

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Re: a few from 2012

Postby Bushviper » Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:11 pm

Thats a nice selection to find. The indigo is obviously the first prize I guess.
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Re: a few from 2012

Postby coral snake » Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:53 pm

The corns snake stands out, out of all those remarkable species!!!!
Thanks for posting!
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Re: a few from 2012

Postby MikeBodd » Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:00 am

Great pics. Nice to see corns and kings in their natural environment.
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