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OfflineMentalPariah
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Herping and foraging (or interesting critters!) * 2
    #26577041 - 04/04/20 12:53 PM (3 months, 1 hour ago)

I know this isn't directly about mushroom hunting but how many of you guys enjoy getting close to and photographing snakes, lizards, turtles, salamanders, ect while looking for your mushrooms of choice. Now that spring is here alot of reptiles are coming out of brumation and I've been loving the gorgeous snakes I've been finding. Theres got to be someone else here that enjoys it too....right?



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Re: Herping and foraging [Re: MentalPariah]
    #26577046 - 04/04/20 12:56 PM (3 months, 1 hour ago)

Nice pics man.  I havent seen any snakes at all this year yet.


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Re: Herping and foraging [Re: bloodycarcass]
    #26577081 - 04/04/20 01:23 PM (3 months, 52 minutes ago)

Thanks man! Yeah I've been seeing alot of these black rat snakes and ring necks the past week. That big coiled up girl was almost 6ft and thiiiiiick!


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Re: Herping and foraging [Re: MentalPariah]
    #26577208 - 04/04/20 02:52 PM (2 months, 30 days ago)

Yeah, That's A Nice One. I Haven't Seen Any Venomous Species Yet, & Haven't Been Able To Get A Picture Of The Non Venomous I've Seen This Year.


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Re: Herping and foraging [Re: MpSeph]
    #26577636 - 04/04/20 06:18 PM (2 months, 30 days ago)

Yeah she looks pretty big.


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Re: Herping and foraging [Re: bloodycarcass] * 1
    #26577672 - 04/04/20 06:36 PM (2 months, 30 days ago)

My kind of thread :cool: I love reptiles, especially snakes!

Wait and see what all I post when I go out this year!

I found a bunch of these garters coming out of hibernation last week.





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Re: Herping and foraging [Re: Allium]
    #26577810 - 04/04/20 08:00 PM (2 months, 30 days ago)

Gorgeous garters! I found one a few years ago with amazing orange stripes.


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Re: Herping and foraging [Re: MentalPariah]
    #26578013 - 04/04/20 10:03 PM (2 months, 30 days ago)

Oh, I love the orange striped ones! If I'm not mistaken those are the San Francisco garter snakes.

Thanks man, I love Black Rat snakes as well, cool find :cool:


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Re: Herping and foraging [Re: Allium]
    #26578897 - 04/05/20 09:51 AM (2 months, 30 days ago)

looks like a hog nose in the first one and a garter in the last, beautiful snakes,  one of my favorite creatures.

edit: 1st snake actually looks like a black racer


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Re: Herping and foraging [Re: Doc9151] * 1
    #26579177 - 04/05/20 12:32 PM (2 months, 30 days ago)

Oh man, I have to contribute.  My wife found this beauty last week (before the return of the rains here in CA!)



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Re: Herping and foraging [Re: Grosbeak]
    #26579263 - 04/05/20 01:14 PM (2 months, 30 days ago)

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Oh man, I have to contribute.  My wife found this beauty last week (before the return of the rains here in CA!)






That is a very nice example of Diadophis punctatus "orange belly ring neck"
Around here they tend to be more light though I've found a few jet black examples!


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Re: Herping and foraging [Re: Doc9151]
    #26579274 - 04/05/20 01:18 PM (2 months, 30 days ago)

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looks like a hog nose in the first one and a garter in the last, beautiful snakes,  one of my favorite creatures.

edit: 1st snake actually looks like a black racer




While they do share similarities i assure you the one in my photos is Pantherophis alleghaniensis "eastern black rat snake". When I find snakes I handle them and attempt to sex them so making positive identification is easy since I can see the belly scales and patterning. Rat snakes have checkered bellies and black racers have a grey/blue belly with no patterns.


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Re: Herping and foraging [Re: MentalPariah]
    #26579636 - 04/05/20 04:25 PM (2 months, 29 days ago)

Eastern Yellow Jacket Nest...








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Re: Herping and foraging [Re: Grosbeak]
    #26579744 - 04/05/20 05:16 PM (2 months, 29 days ago)

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Oh man, I have to contribute.  My wife found this beauty last week (before the return of the rains here in CA!)







Beautiful!


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Re: Herping and foraging [Re: MentalPariah]
    #26579798 - 04/05/20 05:34 PM (2 months, 29 days ago)

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Quote:

Doc9151 said:
looks like a hog nose in the first one and a garter in the last, beautiful snakes,  one of my favorite creatures.

edit: 1st snake actually looks like a black racer




While they do share similarities i assure you the one in my photos is Pantherophis alleghaniensis "eastern black rat snake". When I find snakes I handle them and attempt to sex them so making positive identification is easy since I can see the belly scales and patterning. Rat snakes have checkered bellies and black racers have a grey/blue belly with no patterns.





I still handle all my snakes too.

And I thought I would never get bitten, but in all my 30 years of handling snakes, I got bit by a copperhead and almost lost my finger, two years back!

I had to get flown to Vanderbilt hospital in Nashville, and they hit me up with three vials of antivenom, at thirty three thousand bucks a dose.

My hospital bill was well over one hundred thousand dollars from this little mishap!

I didn't loose my finger, but it's pretty much useless now.

Goes to show you, that if you mess with nature, it will eventually get the best of you, no matter what!

I have handled some deadly snakes in my time, but I will never do it again!


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Re: Herping and foraging [Re: HAKR ELITE]
    #26579811 - 04/05/20 05:38 PM (2 months, 29 days ago)

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Eastern Yellow Jacket Nest...












Pretty amazing, but not a reptile or amphibian :wink:


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Re: Herping and foraging [Re: Allium]
    #26580197 - 04/05/20 08:35 PM (2 months, 29 days ago)

That's always been a fear of mine too Allium. I try not to free handle the venomous ones but I definayely hook them and get close. I'm glad you're ok though....aside from the insane bill!


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Re: Herping and foraging [Re: MentalPariah]
    #26580255 - 04/05/20 09:08 PM (2 months, 29 days ago)

Had this on file... couldn't resist!



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Re: Herping and foraging [Re: Grosbeak]
    #26580415 - 04/05/20 10:17 PM (2 months, 29 days ago)

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Had this on file... couldn't resist!






I'll count it Haha that's awesome!


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Re: Herping and foraging [Re: MentalPariah]
    #26580446 - 04/05/20 10:39 PM (2 months, 29 days ago)

I Know, It's Not A Reptile, Nor Amphibian. I Shall Post Pics Of Reptiles As I Can. Wanted To Share This Caterpillar I Saw During My Hunt Today, Thought It Was Pretty Cool.




Edit: Not Knowing Much About Caterpillars, Especially One Like This. I Did Not Dare Touch It.


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