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Crotalus viridis - First Rattlesnake of the year

Post by Texas Blonde » March 27th, 2011, 9:37 am

I am kinda new to this forum, only posted once that I remember. My name is Sky, I am from Midland, Tx. Been herping for a couple years now, but much more seriously as of late. A certain someone wanted me to get over here and post finally, so here ya go Dan. ;)

This snake was found on the private street that I live on, it had just crawled out of my horse pasture, where I think it was probably getting a drink of water. We let the horse water trough run over constantly, to water the pasture a bit, especially since it has yet to rain here this year. It was 6:45pm, 82*F, and 37% humidity.

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Post by Dan Krull » March 27th, 2011, 9:41 am

What Sky didn't mention is that she was afraid people wouldn't like her posts because she was new to field herping. I encouraged her, because here on the forum we welcome newbs and veterans alike. Welcome, and keep the posts coming!


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Post by Texas Blonde » March 27th, 2011, 9:42 am

Thanks for pointing out my shyness. Geez.

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Post by VanAR » March 27th, 2011, 10:01 am

Welcome, and a viridis is a great way to start off! The Comancheria/Llano Estacado is a very underrated area for herping.

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Post by Daryl Eby » March 27th, 2011, 10:13 am

Texas Blonde wrote:Thanks for pointing out my shyness. Geez.
LOL. It's now your turn to point out something potentially embarrassing about Dan. Make it up if necessary. :lol:

Welcome to the forum! Nice find.

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Post by Texas Blonde » March 27th, 2011, 10:45 am

Daryl Eby wrote: LOL. It's now your turn to point out something potentially embarrassing about Dan. Make it up if necessary. :lol:

Welcome to the forum! Nice find.

He can play the banjo.


Thanks for the welcome!

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Post by chris drake » March 27th, 2011, 10:47 am

Nice way to start the season. Thanks for sharing. My first snake this year was a large texas rat so i think you got me beat. lol. Welcome to the forums

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Post by Don » March 27th, 2011, 12:35 pm

Impressive growth displayed by the rattle! Welcome!

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Post by Natalie McNear » March 27th, 2011, 12:37 pm

Awesome, another female herper on here! I think that makes like five of us now? :lol: Welcome to the site, Sky, and cool rattler.

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Post by Texas Blonde » March 27th, 2011, 2:42 pm

Thanks Natalie!

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Post by Chris Smith » March 27th, 2011, 3:10 pm

Welcome and nice looking viridis. I especially like the last photo.

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Post by Daryl Eby » March 27th, 2011, 3:21 pm

Texas Blonde wrote:
Daryl Eby wrote: LOL. It's now your turn to point out something potentially embarrassing about Dan. Make it up if necessary. :lol:

Welcome to the forum! Nice find.

He can play the banjo.
:shock: Paddle faster :!:

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Post by kyle loucks » March 27th, 2011, 3:56 pm

Great shots!

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Post by Paul White » March 27th, 2011, 4:06 pm

yay another west Texan! Don't forget to enter your finds into the database. West of Dallas is pretty empty there.
Grats on the find ;) I haven't found a snake yet *grumble*

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Post by KevColubrid » March 27th, 2011, 4:12 pm

Sky-

Very cool! Not a bad way to start the year out at all. Nice shots too. Viridis are a pretty underrated snake, I think. Not the flashiest rattlesnake in the world, but always fun to come across, as they're certainly full of attitude :-) Welcome to the forum, look forward to more posts in the future.

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Post by mikemike » March 27th, 2011, 4:17 pm

Welcome to FHF, Sky!
I love the last shot in front of the oil rig. Thanks for sharing, we're looking forward to seeing what else you find this season!

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Post by Texas Blonde » March 27th, 2011, 4:21 pm

Thanks y'all. I hope I find enough stuff this year to share, haha. Maybe not if it doesn't rain in W Tx soon! I am going to the Davis Mountains on Wednesday for 4 days though, and I really hope that goes well!

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Post by Brendan » March 27th, 2011, 5:37 pm

No better way to start the herp season off than with a rattlesnake. My first was a pair of blacktails back in January. Good luck in the Davis mtns. Hope to see some cool leps and molossus!

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Post by Desert Raticus » March 27th, 2011, 7:26 pm

Great photos! Wonderful start to the season!

I'm new, too, so Welcome Fellow Newbie! Keep on posting!

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Post by Jason Mintzer » March 27th, 2011, 8:21 pm

Great shots and cool snake, welcome.

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Post by M.J.FRANETOVICH » March 27th, 2011, 8:27 pm

Texas Blonde wrote: Image

Oil fields and Rattlesnakes, perfect way to kick off an interdiction :thumb:
Welcome, and good luck in the Davis Mts. Blonde :beer:

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Post by Texas Blonde » March 27th, 2011, 8:33 pm

M.J.FRANETOVICH wrote:
Oil fields and Rattlesnakes, perfect way to kick of an interdiction :thumb:
Welcome, and good luck in the Davis Mts. Blonde :beer:

Mel~

I see both rattlesnakes and pumpjacks as symbols of W Tx, so I liked that I could photograph them together. I am glad y'all like it so much. Unfortunately, the manual settings on my old DSLR are not working, I have beat the hell out of my poor Canon over the years. So now I am stuck making do with auto mode. Still worked out good, and I was able to kind of change the light depending on which direction the snake was facing in relation to the sun.

I really hope I am sharing lepidus pictures with y'all next week! That is my favorite snake.

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Post by ugh » March 28th, 2011, 2:37 am

Something tells me you're future is very bright here on the fieldherpforum and that you will enjoy untold popularity among our members....

Nice pics,welcome!Keep 'em coming

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Post by Bill Love » March 28th, 2011, 3:57 am

Ditto on the welcome! I'd say the second-to-last pic is the one that caught my eye. The looming 'menace' of that not-yet-quite-identifiable (to this easterner) oil pump in the background is cooler to me because it sparks the imagination with the low angle view a la "What IS that thing back there?" Kind of that same effect they tried building up in the flick Battle: Los Angeles as the aliens approach L.A.

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Post by -EJ » March 28th, 2011, 4:49 am

BS... what caught your eye was the avitar... the rest is probably true.
Bill Love wrote:Ditto on the welcome! I'd say the second-to-last pic is the one that caught my eye. The looming 'menace' of that not-yet-quite-identifiable (to this easterner) oil pump in the background is cooler to me because it sparks the imagination with the low angle view a la "What IS that thing back there?" Kind of that same effect they tried building up in the flick Battle: Los Angeles as the aliens approach L.A.

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Post by -EJ » March 28th, 2011, 4:51 am

Three finger or claw hammer... or classic (added to be PC).
Texas Blonde wrote:
Daryl Eby wrote: LOL. It's now your turn to point out something potentially embarrassing about Dan. Make it up if necessary. :lol:

Welcome to the forum! Nice find.

He can play the banjo.


Thanks for the welcome!

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Post by Nick Scobel » March 28th, 2011, 1:55 pm

Welcome to the forum, I'm sure you'll enjoy FHF. Nice viridis too!

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Post by Texas Blonde » March 28th, 2011, 2:01 pm

-EJ wrote:Three finger or claw hammer... or classic (added to be PC).

I am pretty certain I don't want to know what you mean by this, and am thankful for my blonde moment, haha.

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Post by ugh » March 28th, 2011, 2:15 pm

i think he's actually talkin' bout a banjo playing technique......?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHIic_z5ZtI

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Post by Texas Blonde » March 28th, 2011, 2:18 pm

ugh wrote:i think he's actually talkin' bout a banjo playing technique......?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHIic_z5ZtI

When he said that about being PC, I had to wonder.

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Post by -EJ » March 28th, 2011, 3:05 pm

Those are banjo playing styles... where did you think that was going. (can't help but laugh as I type this)(really laughing...). Thank you.

I added the 'classic' because nobody plays classic anymore... hence the 'pc'.
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-EJ wrote:Three finger or claw hammer... or classic (added to be PC).

I am pretty certain I don't want to know what you mean by this, and am thankful for my blonde moment, haha.

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Post by Texas Blonde » March 28th, 2011, 3:10 pm

-EJ wrote:Those are banjo playing styles... where did you think that was going. (can't help but laugh as I type this)(really laughing...). Thank you.

I added the 'classic' because nobody plays classic anymore... hence the 'pc'.

I know nothing about banjo, so when you said that you really made me wonder. I am glad I quickly displayed exactly how blonde I am, so it didn't come out later on and embarrass me in a worse way, hahaha. Now I am laughing at myself pretty hard too.

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Post by Dan Krull » March 28th, 2011, 6:12 pm

I'm just going to "own" this. Probably the easiest way to end the confusion and get Sky off the hook. I play the "mouth banjo."

I actually don't play an instrument with any proficiency to speak of, but I'm an accomplished vocalist.

Actually, warning: shameless plug coming up, I sing in Alterna Rush the Movie. If you'd like to see the Herp Ninja get down vocally, you can reserve your limited edition copy of the film right now at www.alternarushthemovie.com



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Post by Texas Blonde » March 28th, 2011, 6:15 pm

LOL!

Maybe this would be a good time for that mp3? ;)

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Post by Dusty Rhoads » March 28th, 2011, 7:14 pm

Hey Sky,


Texas Blondes abound on this forum (like this girl):

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So, you're in good company. :)

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Post by chad ks » March 28th, 2011, 7:26 pm

Welcome to the forum Sky, good to see ya here. Hopefully soon you'll have many more pics to post, like pics of snakes with gray and orange. :)

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Post by Texas Blonde » March 28th, 2011, 7:28 pm

chad ks wrote:Welcome to the forum Sky, good to see ya here. Hopefully soon you'll have many more pics to post, like pics of snakes with gray and orange. :)

That's exactly why I plan on tagging along with you while you are down in W Tx. ;)

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Post by TravisK » March 29th, 2011, 3:32 pm

LOL, Sky it is good to finally see you here. I was wondering why you hadn't joined sooner.

PS, Sky you are much more fun in chat. But now I get to see you in two places. Oh and I have never told you this before but you suck for getting to live in TX. Crap now if I move people will say things. :?

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Post by Texas Blonde » March 29th, 2011, 3:42 pm

TravisK wrote:LOL, Sky it is good to finally see you here. I was wondering why you hadn't joined sooner.

PS, Sky you are much more fun in chat. But now I get to see you in two places. Oh and I have never told you this before but you suck for getting to live in TX. Crap now if I move people will say things. :?

LOL! Weirdo. You just told me I suck for getting to live in Texas, in two different places, at the same time.

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Post by TravisK » March 29th, 2011, 3:50 pm

Texas Blonde wrote:
TravisK wrote:LOL, Sky it is good to finally see you here. I was wondering why you hadn't joined sooner.

PS, Sky you are much more fun in chat. But now I get to see you in two places. Oh and I have never told you this before but you suck for getting to live in TX. Crap now if I move people will say things. :?

LOL! Weirdo. You just told me I suck for getting to live in Texas, in two different places, at the same time.
Neat, you just helped me realize I can be in two places at the same time. :shock:

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Post by Texas Blonde » March 29th, 2011, 4:16 pm

TravisK wrote:
Neat, you just helped me realize I can be in two places at the same time. :shock:

Just what the world needs, double Travis.

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Post by ErikNM » March 29th, 2011, 8:10 pm

Good find! I hear your area is good for milksnakes...and even though I live a couple hours or so away, I've NEVER herped there! Anyway, cool find and welcome!

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Post by azatrox » March 30th, 2011, 4:32 am

Nice photos! C. viridis may be common as dirt, but I always love seeing them...they have a surprising amount of variability...plus, there's no better way to kick off your herping season than with a nice angry buzzworm! :)

Welcome to the FHF.

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Post by HerperChance » March 30th, 2011, 6:59 am

Awesome Find, Amazing pictures too! :thumb:

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Post by hellihooks » March 30th, 2011, 7:46 am

I thought for sure I'd see a trans pecos blond for an avatar... as someone's favorite snake... what a pleasent surprise... :crazyeyes: Welcome to the forum, and nice pics... :thumb: jim

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