Been an extreme lover of these reptiles for many a year now, and this year is about to be fruitful again for my other hobby:
I have one male and two female corn snakes, and both of the girls ended up gravid this year.
Candice is my oldest snake, at 9 years old, and is an orange-phase Candycane amelanistic. As always she is the first to go through the breeding season. Candice by hawken.carlton, on Flickr
Midnight (seen here in a makeshift nest box) is a 6 year old anerythristic, the daughter of my first snake Frosty (who grew to 5 1/2 feet long and passed away 3 years ago at 13). She is just about to finish her pre-natal shed. Midnight by hawken.carlton, on Flickr
Post by billredlionpa on Apr 10, 2015 23:05:51 GMT -5
ps3isawesome thank you we got them when they were kittens and they are brother and sister. Fixed but not declawed. I'll post more at some point but I don't want to hijack hcarlton's thread. I don't think I have any piranha pics but I'll look! They always acted skittish and twitchy and had an interesting pack dynamic. They definitely didn't play nice with others lol
Post by killerplants4realz on Apr 24, 2015 5:55:25 GMT -5
I like pine snakes. Always wanted a Indigo snake they pick up their prey and smash it on rocks or the ground to kill them. Weird. I also had west Texas banded geckos they were really cool. Kinda looked like your geckos but smaller.
All the names of the snakes are shown in the links by the pictures, both common and scientific names. And, there were two "glossy black snakes," the first is a mussurana and the second is a black boomslang. There is a pic of a hybrid rattlesnake, Mojave x Prairie. And neotropical rattlesnakes belong to two different species, the South American C. durissus and the Central American/Mexican C. simus, the Yucatan subspecies shown here. And, C. simus tzabcan (the subspecies here) may actually be split as its own species soon.
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Post by billredlionpa on May 16, 2015 10:51:05 GMT -5
I don't have any snakes, or snake stories, but hopefully a reptile one will suffice so I can participate in this thread
Appalachian Mountain Reptile Encounter:
Here is a brief story of my unexpected encounter with a reptile deep in the south central PA Appalachian Mountains.
There is a roughly 19 mile rail trail that travels deep into what used to be known as St. Anthony's Wilderness, once populated by Moravian missionaries, and before that, the Saosquahanaunk. Anyway, there are numorous trails leading up either side of the valley into the rocky mountainsides. I've rode through this area since I was a kid, and it's always been an awesome experience. Trout steam next to the trail, no cell service, no nuthin' for miles around.
One day a few years ago I was up on the side of the mountain, taking a hiking break, looking down into the valley. Something flickered for a moment and caught my eye. I looked closer, and couldn't believe my eyes. A lizard?! was scuttling around on a rock outcrop in front of me. I moved closer and got a good look at it before it zipped off. I had no idea these guys existed in my area!! Searched and found out I had seen a Coal Skink! Mind blown lol.
And then I shook paws with the resident local Sasquatch, but that's a story for another time...
Stock wiki photo:
We gots some funky rock formations up in them mountains:
(That image is from a website describing 'Boxcar Rocks' which is a few miles east along the same mountain ridge from my reptile encounter)
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