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BenVizi
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PostSubject: A Couple More   Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:18 pm

Eastern, or Black Rat snake. Are they separate species or is it just like how some people say Cottonmouth and some say Water Moccasin? I've always called the Black rats but I'm from GA and everyone up here calls Eastern Rats.



Late night nerodia



Nice picture my brother took of a smaller Nerodia

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PostSubject: Re: A Couple More   Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:52 pm

Nice catches and photos!

BenVizi wrote:
Eastern, or Black Rat snake. Are they separate species or is it just like how some people say Cottonmouth and some say Water Moccasin? I've always called the Black rats but I'm from GA and everyone up here calls Eastern Rats.

In 2008 the common name Black Ratsnake was replaced by Eastern Ratsnake. For additional information see: http://ssarherps.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/HC_39_7thEd.pdf and search for "ratsnake". In Virginia we have the Eastern Ratsnake and there is some speculation that P. spiloides may also occur in the extreme southwest portion of the state. Again, this is just speculation at this point.
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PostSubject: Re: A Couple More   Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:34 pm

I never knew that, Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: A Couple More   Tue Oct 07, 2014 1:44 pm

Great pics!  I love that there is another here that likes to go out and photograph these guys. Maybe we could meet up and do some herping some time. Here is another racer hatchling that I came across today.
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PostSubject: Re: A Couple More   Tue Oct 07, 2014 3:24 pm

I'd definitely be interested in that! This season seems to be coming to a close so definitely next season! I caught a nice female Queen Snake earlier today!

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PostSubject: Re: A Couple More   Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:51 am

And, a Northern Brownsnake flipped this morning under a sign.

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PostSubject: Re: A Couple More   Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:03 pm

Awesome finds! That queen snake is gorgeous!
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PostSubject: Re: A Couple More   Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:45 pm

I wish I would have gotten a better picture of her! Her stomach was orangish with a greenish outline!
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PostSubject: Re: A Couple More   Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:49 pm

I've never been lucky to come across one while out herping yet
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PostSubject: Re: A Couple More   Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:28 pm

I caught this one in early September, he could have curled up on a quarter! I've seen 3 and only managed these 2.
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PostSubject: Re: A Couple More   Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:54 pm

Looks nice and healthy! I'm sure he was smokin after that shed
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PostSubject: Re: A Couple More   Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:54 pm

Worm Snake from today.
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