Thankful for Reptiles & Amphibians 2012

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Thankful for Reptiles & Amphibians 2012

Post by Mike VanValen » November 22nd, 2012, 11:23 am

I thought I'd share a few pics from my year. I am thankful, on this Thanksgiving day, that I got to see some cool things this year. Nothing amazing in the grand scheme, but I like the common stuff.

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Cope's Gray Treefrog

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Yellow-bellied Slider

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Eastern Spadefoot

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Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad

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Eastern Glass Lizard

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Six-lined Racerunner

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Escaped/released Pituophis in Connecticut

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Northern Ring-necked Snake

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Eastern Snapping Turtle

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Eastern Gartersnake

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Northern Watersnake

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Stinkpot

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Northern Brownsnake

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Sliders and Cooters

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Bullfrog

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Little Ground Skink

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Peninsula Cooter

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Horry County, South Carolina

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I wish everyone a successful 2013 in the field.

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Re: Thankful for Reptiles & Amphibians 2012

Post by Tamara D. McConnell » November 22nd, 2012, 11:27 am

Nice diversity in this post. I really like the eastern spadefoot and the glass lizard.

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Post by Kelly Mc » November 22nd, 2012, 12:46 pm

Yep Thankful to see all those guys.

My favorite is the Gray TF.

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Post by ugh » November 22nd, 2012, 9:15 pm

What's the story behind the catenifer- did you get called to remove it or something? Is that pic in situ? Pretty crazy.....

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Post by Mike VanValen » November 22nd, 2012, 9:51 pm

ugh wrote:What's the story behind the catenifer- did you get called to remove it or something? Is that pic in situ? Pretty crazy.....
The pic is in situ, on a bridge in a busy part of town. I got the picture and the call, but I could not make it out immediately. I sent someone to the location but the snake was never seen again, even after monitoring the spot for weeks.

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Post by Kelly Mc » November 22nd, 2012, 10:37 pm

Cornsnakes - have been found in strikingly odd Open places here and near the park even tho there be lots of more cover terrain. like they dont have a clue even in the warm spells which is most significant times of report.

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Re: Thankful for Reptiles & Amphibians 2012

Post by brick911 » December 5th, 2012, 5:18 am

You have a knack for injecting some personality into common species. I recall thinking the same thing every time I see one of your posts.

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Post by dery » December 5th, 2012, 5:34 am

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Escaped/released Pituophis in Connecticut

Yikes!!! Is there any more??? :o People should watch their pets better and not release them, as we all know. :(

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Post by Mike VanValen » December 5th, 2012, 9:06 pm

dery wrote:
Yikes!!! Is there any more??? :o People should watch their pets better and not release them, as we all know. :(
I don't get many calls for snakes. I don't know if there are more, but I wish I could have got this one. One time I got a call about a snake spotted in the garden center of a local Home Depot. Before I could get there, someone had scooped up the snake and taken it. It was described as being "banded in red, yellow, and black".

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Post by dery » December 5th, 2012, 9:15 pm

I hate people who release their pets.No matter what the pet is. :cry: Great to hear its the only one you know of. :thumb:

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Re: Thankful for Reptiles & Amphibians 2012

Post by dery » December 5th, 2012, 9:18 pm

dery wrote:I hate people who release their pets.No matter what the pet is. :cry: Great to hear its the only one you know of. :thumb:
The home depot snake could just have been a milk.

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