Cutest lil snake of all

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Kelly Mc
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Re: Cutest lil snake of all

Post by Kelly Mc » December 23rd, 2013, 8:27 am

Its the season for hefty doses of neoteny :thumb: he's absolutely perfect, lets name him Dewey.

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Re: Cutest lil snake of all

Post by TravisK » December 23rd, 2013, 9:12 am

Super cute indeed. Nice shots too, as usual. :thumb:

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Re: Cutest lil snake of all

Post by VanAR » December 23rd, 2013, 9:17 am

Wow, that little guy is only a few days, if not hours, old- it still has its egg tooth!

Very cool find and great photos!

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Re: Cutest lil snake of all

Post by Jon Wedow » December 23rd, 2013, 1:08 pm

Yes it looks like it just hatched and fell out of the tree, very nice!

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Re: Cutest lil snake of all

Post by Zach_Lim » December 24th, 2013, 8:03 am

What happened to that Lampropeltis alterna!?

Haha, beautiful shots and great find!

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Re: Cutest lil snake of all

Post by Eric East » December 24th, 2013, 3:52 pm

Zach_Lim wrote:What happened to that Lampropeltis alterna!?

Haha, beautiful shots and great find!

LOL, was thinking the same thing.

Cool snake and find!

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Re: Cutest lil snake of all

Post by [email protected] » December 24th, 2013, 5:30 pm

That's an AWESOME looking snake!

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Re: Cutest lil snake of all

Post by orionmystery » December 24th, 2013, 8:58 pm

Thanks for looking and commenting!

Jon, VanAR - thanks for pointing it out. Didn't notice the egg tooth earlier :oops: Should be a young hatchling rather than a sub-adult then.

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Re: Cutest lil snake of all

Post by Kelly Mc » December 25th, 2013, 3:49 pm

I saw the egg tooth and immediantly thought of Van - I did!

But I am searching for the word for the human (and other mammals) response to babies, and neonatal tinyness and big head, big eyed baby features. I dont think neotenic is exactly it, but i can find no other word for that response.

What is it?

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Re: Cutest lil snake of all

Post by Kelly Mc » December 25th, 2013, 4:18 pm

Van I PM'd you

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Re: Cutest lil snake of all

Post by Rich in Reptiles » December 26th, 2013, 8:14 pm

Squee!!!!! This guy rivals even shield-nosed cobras! Great pictures as usual :) .

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