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PA Timber Rattlesnakes and Other Herps

Post by The Jake-Man » September 18th, 2012, 3:10 pm

My first post on here contained a bunch of photos of me holding timber rattlesnakes in tongs. I understand that many of you are opposed to the handling of horridus in this manner. So, I decided to make a post of the rattlesnakes I saw this year, but left alone. I threw in a few other herps too.

Enjoy!

My lifer mountain smooth earth.
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Red eft
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Wood turtle
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I like how this snake blends in with the slate.
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An unusually empty day at this site.
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See what I mean?
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A different site...
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The yellow snake in this photo has a neat blotch on his/her back
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Post by herpseeker1978 » September 18th, 2012, 3:29 pm

Some amazing animals in there! Great post!

Josh

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Post by roosters977 » September 18th, 2012, 3:36 pm

Good stuff,man!

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Post by Brandon D » September 18th, 2012, 4:26 pm

I like how the eastern horridus can be that black velvet color. The ones in my area look more like this
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Ive always wanted to find a black one, nice post :thumb:

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Post by The Jake-Man » September 18th, 2012, 4:31 pm

Are all the timbers in your are like that, or are there some slightly darker individuals?

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Post by VICtort » September 18th, 2012, 8:37 pm

Those are some of the nicest den shots I have ever seen, and gorgeous snakes, you are really fortunate to know such places. Do you see the young of the year along with the adults? I sure hope you and your Dad can keep those great locations discreet and protected. I loved seeing those, someday I hope I can see such a site...Vic

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Post by The Jake-Man » September 19th, 2012, 3:13 am

Thanks. I do see young of the year there. Last fall there were close to 50 snakes, more than half of them young of the year. I'll have to dig those shots up some time.

And believe me we keep them safe and discreet. My grandpa has his map of all the dens he knows in his safe :lol: But in all seriousness I know how important it is to keep these secret, or to have the knowledge limited to a select few.

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Post by Andrew G » September 19th, 2012, 6:17 am

Awesome pictures! I love the variation of colors that you have there. I prefer to see the hands off approach with this sensitive species, you have some nice spots there and like you mentioned it will be important to keep knowledge of them minimal.

Andrew

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Post by Bryan Hamilton » September 19th, 2012, 1:35 pm

Beautiful snakes! I love the black and yellow phases.

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Post by Brendan » September 19th, 2012, 3:48 pm

It's great to see all the undisturbed shots of these guys. In-situ photography is the only way to go! Nice job. :beer:

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Post by Brandon D » September 19th, 2012, 7:19 pm

Jake most of my pics are on Facebook Most my horridus are on my old pics album go ahead and check out my page my name is Brandon DeCavele and most my albums are public so you do not necasarily have to have a profile to view it...although if you do go ahead and add me as a friend and we will talk snakes... but yes most horridus in my area look like that

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Post by Bryan_Hughes » September 23rd, 2012, 10:27 pm

Great stuff! PA timbers are the only ones I've seen, and these photos make me want to return sooner than later.

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Post by Ross Padilla » September 25th, 2012, 1:15 am

Those Timbers are beautiful!!!

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Post by ahockenberry » September 29th, 2012, 4:17 pm

Amazing post - I like the different color phases - great captures !

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