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 Post subject: A little Mississippi
PostPosted: July 21st, 2010, 6:12 pm 
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Location: Southern Mississippi
So far this year I have been able to see a lot of new and exciting things. Mississippi seems like one state that doesnt get many posts in this section, so I thought I would share a little.

Start things off with a little heat from earlier in the year
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Before
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After
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Benefits from the fire later in the year
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Now with the things everyone enjoys......
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Scarlet Kingsnake

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Scarlet Snake

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One tough Eastern Hognose

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This guy was hard to see, but glad it was seen before getting any closer.

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A smaller Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

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Pygmy Rattlesnake

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Slender Glass Lizard

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Icon of the South, Gopher Tortoise

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Brown Snake

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Coachwhip enjoying the sun

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Black Racer, very abundant but dont seem to get much love

My personal favorites though.....
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Black Pinesnake

Thats the year so far....a few species I am still attempting to locate, but still plenty of time left in the year.


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 Post subject: Re: A little Mississippi
PostPosted: July 21st, 2010, 7:04 pm 

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 Post subject: Re: A little Mississippi
PostPosted: July 21st, 2010, 8:00 pm 
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You know, I'd be happy just finding black pines! :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: A little Mississippi
PostPosted: July 21st, 2010, 8:23 pm 
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that glass lizard is very different than any i've ever seen (eastern, western slender). is that what it is, just a slender glass? i don't know much about lizards. what neat coloring compared to the others.

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 Post subject: Re: A little Mississippi
PostPosted: July 22nd, 2010, 7:49 am 

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Awesome newman! Glad to have another Mississippian here. That black pine is awesome and definitely on my wish list.


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 Post subject: Re: A little Mississippi
PostPosted: July 22nd, 2010, 7:57 am 
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Wow! Awesome post! Did you road cruise that pine snake? Those are some of my favorite North American snakes.

Later, Matt


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 Post subject: Re: A little Mississippi
PostPosted: July 22nd, 2010, 12:19 pm 

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Awesome shot of the hognose mouth, close up of the black pine's head and that's a nice looking EDB too. What kind of camera do you have?


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PostPosted: July 22nd, 2010, 12:29 pm 

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Very nice,all of it but that lodingi head shot really stands out.I still say that subspecies is probably as critically endangered if not more so,than any other snake in the country due to the limited range and reduced habitat;but I've never been there exactly so hopefully I'm wrong.

Would like to hear the story behind the burn,that one shot looks like it's a bit out of control,actually looks like some loblolly getting torched(as opposed to the longleaf in the foreground of said pic,and in the other shots).....?

Again,awesome stuff with the display of herping/forestry tie-in.


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 Post subject: Re: A little Mississippi
PostPosted: July 22nd, 2010, 12:44 pm 
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Aweome post! Kudos on the Black pine. Have you found others?


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 Post subject: Re: A little Mississippi
PostPosted: July 22nd, 2010, 2:48 pm 
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Muskie- The glass lizard is a Eastern Slender to my best knowledge. Being my first live one I had to key it out and thats what it came to.

MHollanders- The first pinesnake was road cruised, second was found while herping, and the third was caught by a co-worker.

Spineback- The hognose picture was the best one out of the 50+ I took. It spit out a live southern toad and then proceeded to sit like that for a little. So I had to take some pictures. I am currently using a Pentax K200D.

Greg- Yes others have been found, but now I am trying to focus on a Coral snake here in Mississippi!


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 Post subject: Re: A little Mississippi
PostPosted: July 22nd, 2010, 5:27 pm 
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Fantastic! I've got a thing for black snakes, and that pinesnake is just awesome! Looks like a species that doesn't cut the herper much slack. How big do they get?


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 Post subject: Re: A little Mississippi
PostPosted: July 22nd, 2010, 7:27 pm 

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man nice finds my friend,what part of mississippi is this from?im in southern mississippi,


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 Post subject: Re: A little Mississippi
PostPosted: July 22nd, 2010, 7:44 pm 
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Awesome finds, great photos too. That hognose shot is crazy, I didn't realize they had those little fangs back there


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 Post subject: Re: A little Mississippi
PostPosted: July 22nd, 2010, 9:59 pm 
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Great shots. That Pine snake is amazing!


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 Post subject: Re: A little Mississippi
PostPosted: July 23rd, 2010, 4:04 pm 
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IMO, this is the best looking lodingi I've seen, CB or otherwise. Seems like some monumental finds to me. I think you should share it on the main forum...off-the-charts. I've never seen one posted on FHF. Anyone else?

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The close-up hissy fit outrageous!!!


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 Post subject: Re: A little Mississippi
PostPosted: July 24th, 2010, 8:56 am 
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Hey Brad-
Matt K on here has some really nice looking captives. The blackest I have ever seen in photos or in person. He may post some pics over on CBF, or if he doesn't, I will see if he'll let me.

Also, I think Terry Vandeventer has found a lodingi or two and posted here as well, and maybe someone else (Michael somethingorother?). In any case, DEFINITELY not enough of them being found and posted! Sounds like a mission to accomplish if I have ever heard of one....


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 Post subject: Re: A little Mississippi
PostPosted: July 24th, 2010, 9:17 am 
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Hey Berkeley, thanks for that. The thing I really like about that one here is that it isn't pure black and the markings are really rich and well formed (to my eye). ...although, gotta love the pure black ones. I have a one year old that is not pure black but never the less looks so good at like 3 1/2 feet now...BUT, she's a total spaz and won't calm down.

Anyway, it's great to know they can still be found in the wild. Let's hope it stays that way.


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 Post subject: Re: A little Mississippi
PostPosted: July 24th, 2010, 2:38 pm 
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Berkeley- I have not seen Matt K's captive, but Im sure I would throughly enjoy seeing them. I have a seen a few some amazing CB black pinesnakes and they are a sight to see. Terry V has found a few black pines, but the posts were deleted with the server crash.

Monklet- I like the black pinesnakes with a little pattern left, but I still love the solid black ones. That snake was definantly a sight to see as I had never seen one like that in the wild. I also agree its great to find them in the wild and I hope it stays that way and someday they are federally protected to ensure survival.


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 Post subject: Re: A little Mississippi
PostPosted: July 25th, 2010, 7:35 am 
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Gotta wonder why that snake isn't totally protected. Certainly among the very rarest of all snakes and likely the most endangered. Seems even more so that the LA Pine.


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 Post subject: Late Reply
PostPosted: June 8th, 2013, 10:56 am 
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I was doing a text search on Black Pines and found this link. I'm just beginning to find out about their species & unique traits.

Thanks for the sharing the fun photos & sunshine, and for allowing me to vicariously stroll thru your local Gulf Coast Longleaf Pine ecosystem. The 3% or so that remains. Maybe the future focus of Southerners will be to restore & preserve your unique treasure.

Ever forward!!

Ameron
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1.0 Pituophis melanoleucus lodingi
0.1 Pantherophis guttatus (Carolina phase)
1.1 Pituophis catenifer catenifer (wild pair in backyard nature restoration zone)


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 Post subject: Re: A little Mississippi
PostPosted: June 8th, 2013, 12:19 pm 
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I am happy about ALL of this post. After having recently finding my first ever coachwip (sure it was a DOR, but still) it is kinda my fav right now, but then again that black pine snake rules. Thirdly, I love the hognose shot with the rear fangs visible. All are amazing!


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PostPosted: June 9th, 2013, 5:12 pm 

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Incredible stuff Newman. Makes me really wonder why I don't spend more time in MS. Thanks for sharing.

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 Post subject: Re: A little Mississippi
PostPosted: June 9th, 2013, 6:59 pm 
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This is an awesome post. I have serious pine snake envy.


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 Post subject: Re: A little Mississippi
PostPosted: June 10th, 2013, 12:18 pm 

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muskiemagnet wrote:
that glass lizard is very different than any i've ever seen (eastern, western slender). is that what it is, just a slender glass? i don't know much about lizards. what neat coloring compared to the others.

ben


Slender glass lizard dude.


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 Post subject: Re: A little Mississippi
PostPosted: June 10th, 2013, 1:35 pm 

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Such a beautiful post, Newman. You make Mississippi look really good.


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 Post subject: Re: A little Mississippi
PostPosted: June 19th, 2013, 7:00 am 
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Great post Newman! I was fortunate enough to live near Hattiesburg MS when my wife was on military orders at Camp Shelby. Found my first ever Scarlet King there. All the time spent in the Longleaf Pine forests made me wonder why so many other places don't participate in controlled burns. I found so many awesome species there and you are in a great location to find many more. And only a jump down to New Orleans and a load of other species that you can't find in MS! The Coachwhip was a great find! I spent more time looking for them than anything else and still came back empty handed.

Here is a post I made a year or two ago regarding some finds from there.
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9613&p=116089#p116089


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 Post subject: Re: A little Mississippi
PostPosted: June 21st, 2013, 2:13 pm 
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This post is almost 2 years old now, but glad to see its still getting some views and putting Mississippi on the map. I know we are known as the "landmass between Alabama and Louisiana" but we do have some very unique herp species here. I agree this is a great spot for herps including the ability to travel to nearby areas with something different.


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 Post subject: Re: A little Mississippi
PostPosted: June 22nd, 2013, 10:03 am 

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awesome! :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: A little Mississippi
PostPosted: June 22nd, 2013, 7:22 pm 
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Great set of shots. I'm gonna be the guy that suggests you go back to the spot where you got the pre- and immediately post-burn shots. If you have the opportunity to go back in a couple of months and take another shot from that spot, it makes an incredible teaching tool for fire ecology.


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