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Happy to share more info @@elefromoz - in this case, "large" meant about 1.5 meters out of the potential 2-meter maximum size for this species.

 

There is disagreement on the origins of the name "Corn Snake". One school of thought says the name came from the snake's belly pattern, which is a black and white checkerboard pattern resembling "Indian Corn" - or multicolored dried corn. Another school of thought says that during colonial times, the snakes were most often seen around grain stores in pursuit of rodents.

 

Corn Snakes are non-venomous constrictors. Their range is the southeastern United States. They are not uncommon but like most (if not all) North American snake species, its population is declining. Though not rare, they are not commonly observed - they spend most of their time patrolling rodent burrows and lurking under logs, fallen palmetto fronds and other ground cover.

 

They come in a variety of patterns - most are a reddish pattern with darker red blotches but some are red with darker red stripes running down their bodies.

 

Like many constrictors, Corn Snakes emit musk if they feel threatened.

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@@offshorebirder that's a fantastic snake photo!

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My favorite animals reptiles and amphibians.

Lets see if you know the names a couple of tricky ones.

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Some more

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A couple of inhabitants from the primary forest in Danum Valley, Borneo.

130 million year old forest, never cut down.

Borneo Anglehead Lizard

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Rhacophorus harrissoni (Brown tree frog)

Very little is know about the species. It spends most of it's life high up in the trees.

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Another beautiful creature from the fantastic Borneo!

Bornean keeled pit viper

Gunung Mulu NP , Borneo, Malaysia


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Viperine, Andujar, Andalucia Spain. Swam right past hunting fish

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@@elefromoz, very cool pic. I Love watching snakes move especially in the water.

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This morning at Herdsman Lake, a wetland lake about 5Kms from the Perth CBD, so really bang in the middle of suburbia. I was on a Birding walk at 8am, its about 35 degrees today so as expected, the snakes are out and about.

 

Tiger Snake, about 1.3 metres I guess, just slithering through the grass, its been swimming and picked up a few water weeds on its back. Tiger Snakes are very strong swimmers. You can see his lovely Yellow under-belly

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And because everyone loves babies.....a baby Tiger Snake, about half size of the adult

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Snapshots from the Galápagos Islands, June 2016. All taken with a Lumix DMC-ZS100

 

Land iguana, taken on North Seymour Island

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Marine iguana, taken on Chinese Hat island

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Hybrid Galápagos Tortoises, taken at Darwin Center in Puerto Ayora

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Found this, what I believe to have been, a fire salamander crossing our road in the night a few days back. So scooped him up in a bag and carried him across to let him go in the undergrowth - good chance he would have been squashed otherwise, his pace was slow and deliberate. First time we've seen one here...

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Isla Fernandina, Aug 2015... marine ignanas and lava lizard

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A nearly 4-meter American Alligator, stuffed full of crabs and fish, and heading for a nap. It had been feeding in a partially-drained former ricefield impoundment.

 

Photo taken at the Yawkey Wildlife Center, Georgetown County, South Carolina.

 

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"Green Iguana". At least they are green - till the males get frisky like this guy. In the wild in Costa Rica

 

Dave

 

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Just a humble British Toad, I decided to mess about with a rather poor and uninteresting shot to see what could be done.

 

P.S.I love the ease of uploading photographs on the revamped forum!

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1 minute ago, Dave Williams said:

P.S.I love the ease of uploading photographs on the revamped forum!

Thanks for the feedback @Dave Williams

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American Alligator.. Viera Wetlands, Viera, FL

 

Nikon Coolpix P530

1/500, f/4.9, ISO 800, Exposure +0.7, Aperture 3.2, Focal 89mm

 

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6 hours ago, Lyss said:

American Alligator.. Viera Wetlands, Viera, FL

Nikon Coolpix P530

1/500, f/4.9, ISO 800, Exposure +0.7, Aperture 3.2, Focal 89mm

 

~ @Lyss

 

Thank you for posting these alligator images.

 

I've never observed an alligator in nature.

 

Your photos convey what it must be like to encounter them in their natural habitat.

 

Is this anywhere near the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands, which I've heard of?

 

Tom K.

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Broad-headed Skink (Plestiodon laticeps) I just learned about this little guy. Google is awesome sometimes lol. I saw him hanging out next to the exhibit at the zoo I was at and he was such a great little guy and didn't move while I fidgeted. Photo taken last year at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, FL.

 

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~ @Lyss

 

What a beautiful image!

 

Thank you for sharing a terrific skink image with us.

 

Much appreciated.

 

Tom K.

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