My most favorite lifer experience EVER!!!

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My most favorite lifer experience EVER!!!

Post by InfantryVeteran » April 17th, 2015, 12:38 pm

Here it is guys! After searching high and low for 10 straight months (I mean MANY HOURS) I finally got my lifer EASTERN DIAMONDBACK RATTLESNAKE yesterday in Sebastian!!!! I cannot express into words the excitement I felt at having found such a gorgeous animal and FINALLY fulfilling a life long dream!

Here are the photos!

ImageEastern Diamondback Rattlesnake by solomonwise556, on Flickr

ImageHeadshot EDB by solomonwise556, on Flickr

ImageDon't tread on me! by solomonwise556, on Flickr

So far, 2015 has been epic! I have found a total of 7 lifers so far!

Here is another lifer I found a few weeks ago.

ImageEastern Coachwhip by solomonwise556, on Flickr

ImageEastern Coachwhip by solomonwise556, on Flickr

And another....
ImageStriped Crayfish Snake by solomonwise556, on Flickr

I'm heading to a new area tonight hoping to get a Coral, so we shall see. Happy Herping!

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Re: My most favorite lifer experience EVER!!!

Post by Tamara D. McConnell » April 17th, 2015, 2:51 pm

Congrats on the EDB. Your pictures are great, especially the first two.

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Re: My most favorite lifer experience EVER!!!

Post by asapp915 » April 17th, 2015, 3:53 pm

Wow, NICE Pics! I'm still waiting to find a Coachwhip

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Re: My most favorite lifer experience EVER!!!

Post by soulsurvivor » April 17th, 2015, 6:45 pm

Congrats, Solomon! Beautiful photos. I would love to see a live coachwhip this year.

~Bree

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Re: My most favorite lifer experience EVER!!!

Post by Noah M » April 17th, 2015, 8:33 pm

Lifers are good. Beautiful specimens like your EDB are great. Awesome pictures of your beautiful lifer are priceless.

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Re: My most favorite lifer experience EVER!!!

Post by HerpMan ATL » April 18th, 2015, 3:37 am

Congrats! Thats an awesome snake and you got some great shots of him.

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Re: My most favorite lifer experience EVER!!!

Post by BillMcGighan » April 18th, 2015, 8:49 am

Big Congrats, guy.

Now we expect more in the future.

(We're never satisfied!! ;) )

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Re: My most favorite lifer experience EVER!!!

Post by Carl D. May » April 18th, 2015, 9:07 am

Nice going! That second photo of the EDB is fantastic...you should get it framed as a reminder of that day.

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Re: My most favorite lifer experience EVER!!!

Post by InfantryVeteran » April 19th, 2015, 5:54 am

Carl D. May wrote:Nice going! That second photo of the EDB is fantastic...you should get it framed as a reminder of that day.
That's a fantastic Idea!

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Re: My most favorite lifer experience EVER!!!

Post by InfantryVeteran » April 19th, 2015, 5:55 am

Thanks everyone! I've actually gotten 2 more lifers since this post of animals I've been excited to see. I'll post them on my next post. I love living in Florida and I'm glad I moved here.

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Re: My most favorite lifer experience EVER!!!

Post by JakeScott » April 19th, 2015, 3:10 pm

Those are some fantastic photos. Tearing up the lifers, too.

-Jake

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Re: My most favorite lifer experience EVER!!!

Post by Rich in Reptiles » April 25th, 2015, 5:55 pm

Very nice!! Congratulations! Great photos too! :D
-Bethany

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Re: My most favorite lifer experience EVER!!!

Post by Jimi » April 27th, 2015, 3:35 pm

Nice going! That second photo of the EDB is fantastic...you should get it framed as a reminder of that day.

That's a fantastic Idea!
I also really, really liked EDB photo #2 - the portrait. Wow. Getting it framed is a cool idea. Visitors to your house will get to experience your excitement and enthusiasm for the subject critter.

cheers,
Jimi

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