Author Topic: Snakes, Lizards & Amphibians  (Read 3735 times)

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JimB

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Re: Snakes, Lizards & Amphibians
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2018, 10:57:06 AM »
Here is another snake I know not the identity of. For size the lens/cover is 41mm wide.






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Re: Snakes, Lizards & Amphibians
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2018, 02:07:11 AM »
Smooth Green Snake?
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Re: Snakes, Lizards & Amphibians
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2018, 05:46:34 AM »
Until now I had never heard of the Smooth Green Snake but after looking it up I believe you're correct. Thanks Wally!
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Re: Snakes, Lizards & Amphibians
« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2018, 12:57:11 PM »
Ok Wally, here is another for you. This snake is the same size as the last one and had a really bright orange belly. I don't know what this one is either.



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Re: Snakes, Lizards & Amphibians
« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2018, 05:09:51 PM »
Looks like a Red-bellied Snake to me.  The only other similar snake in your area would be Ringneck Snake, but they have a conspicuous ring around the neck.
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Re: Snakes, Lizards & Amphibians
« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2018, 10:54:06 AM »
Was hoping someone could verify my suspicion that these "broken" eggs are hatched turtle eggs. I've never seen any before but the amount and location (near a river) make me think that is what they are.

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Re: Snakes, Lizards & Amphibians
« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2018, 04:24:03 PM »
Sure looks like it.  Looks a lot like what happens when some critter raids a Snapping Turtle's nest.  They bury their eggs in the sand near a pond or stream.  Skunks, foxes, coons, etc., will dig them up.
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