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Wild sightings

Snakes, Lizards, Salamanders, Turtles, Frogs, etc.

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Wild sightings

Postby TamanduaGirl » Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:14 pm

Young gopher snake
ImageGopher snake by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr
I made the mistake thinking he was a garter so stomped to try and scare him from the road and he coiled up and went into rattle snake impression mode, flattened his head and starting striking all over.
ImageGopher snake by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

Western Aquatic Garter snake
ImageWestern Aquatic garter Snake by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr
ImageWestern Aquatic garter Snake by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

Female Northwestern Fence Lizard
ImageNorthwestern Fence Lizard by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

Baby Gopher snakes
ImageBaby snake by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

Actually this one might be a racer Edit: after looking closer is a Gopher, very feint markings due to being young
ImageBaby snake on the drive way by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

Common Garter (I think)
ImageOur garden snake by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr
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https://c6.staticflickr.com/3/2484/3658 ... 8b2a_o.jpg

Baby Garter
ImageBaby snake soaking and sunbathing by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

That rough skinned newt
ImageRun to freedom little newt by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

That Southern Alligator lizard who bit me when I caught him to set him outside
ImageAligator lizard by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr
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Re: Wild sightings

Postby minervasden » Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:46 pm

Looks like you have a varied selection of herps. Must be nice.
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Re: Wild sightings

Postby TamanduaGirl » Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:43 am

Helps make the walks interesting. Were a bunch of garters on the lawn the other evening.

I left out the frogs because mostly see leopard frogs at the creek but these little guys are interesting.

Cascades frog
ImageTiny frog by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

Pacific tree frogs
ImageLittle frog with big voice by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr
ImageGravity defying frog by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr
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ImageThis frog was the size of a nickle by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr
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Re: Wild sightings

Postby hecate » Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:04 am

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Adult Black Rat Snake, Pantherophis obsoletus. Many adult Black Rats retain some juvenile markings in eastern Nebraska. Hunting was good.

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Probably a juvenile Leopard Frog, Lithobates pipiens. My driveway floods in rainy weather and these little guys just move right in.
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Re: Wild sightings

Postby TamanduaGirl » Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:32 pm

Nice.

The adult gophers are prettier but I've only seen the one big one out in the woods and pulled Pua away quick then checked after to be sure it wasn't a rattler. She about stepped right on it.
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Re: Wild sightings

Postby Kagney » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:04 am

Yesterday was a record setting day for us in in this part of FL... 82 degrees in the beginning of February.
I've never seen snakes in Feb before, but it was hard to miss this white oak snake defying gravity on the huge hickory tree near my house. It was mesmerizing watching him slowly make his way up a totally vertical tree.
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Re: Wild sightings

Postby TamanduaGirl » Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:38 pm

Cool. It's so weird they can do that without any thing to grab hold with.

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