Two Greater Green Snakes (Cyclophiops major)

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Two Greater Green Snakes (Cyclophiops major)

Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » August 4th, 2010, 6:08 pm

The other day I caught two Greater Green Snakes (Cylophiops major) during my daily patrol, an adult and a juvenile. As I understand, these animals are the Asian analog of the North American Smooth Snakes and Rough Snakes - diurnal invertebrate eaters that dazzle humans with their docility. Actually, I've been bitten by this species before, but I guess every town has its crazies :mrgreen:

Here's the little one. The juveniles always seem to have a greyish tint on their scales, while the adults display the classic saturated green they're famous for.
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And here's the adult. These pictures were taken in various locations: on a marble picnic table at dusk, in the holding tank I have reserved for overnight guests such as these guys, and finally on our glass-top dinner table. I'm still searching for the perfect background :-)
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Re: Two Greater Green Snakes (Cyclophiops major)

Post by Carl Koch » August 4th, 2010, 8:05 pm

Amazing how much the little ones resemble our smooth greens. Beautiful blue interstitial coloration on the adults. Neat eyes, too. By the way, the HN mag article you co-authored was terrific!

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Re: Two Greater Green Snakes (Cyclophiops major)

Post by The Rookie » August 4th, 2010, 8:09 pm

WOW! Good job representing them with photography.

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Re: Two Greater Green Snakes (Cyclophiops major)

Post by monklet » August 4th, 2010, 8:15 pm

Great close-ups Hans. I really like the clean backgrounds.

I'd say this one is the snake version of "The Thinker".
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Re: Two Greater Green Snakes (Cyclophiops major)

Post by kyle loucks » August 8th, 2010, 3:38 pm

Very similar, ours dont bite either.


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Re: Two Greater Green Snakes (Cyclophiops major)

Post by JakeScott » August 8th, 2010, 5:00 pm

Beautiful snake; giganto eyes!

-Jake Scott

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Post by ahockenberry » August 8th, 2010, 5:51 pm

Beautiful snake - lovely shots - well done !

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Re: Two Greater Green Snakes (Cyclophiops major)

Post by Ross Padilla » August 8th, 2010, 6:04 pm

Those are very nice. Great shots too. :thumb:

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Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » August 8th, 2010, 11:12 pm

Thanks for the kind comments, everyone!

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Re: Two Greater Green Snakes (Cyclophiops major)

Post by justinm » August 9th, 2010, 8:02 am

I really liked the pics that had green snakes in them.

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Re: Two Greater Green Snakes (Cyclophiops major)

Post by Schell » August 9th, 2010, 8:13 am

Lovely animals. Thanks for sharing.

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