Your favorite find of the month - August 2014

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Your favorite find of the month - August 2014

Post by incuhead2000 » September 2nd, 2014, 3:08 am

Well, it seems like summer came and went! So how did you do in the last full month of the summer season? Get eaten alive my mosquitoes just to find a ringneck? Did the chiggers make you itch so bad you gave up on herping? Did you get lucky and witness Timber Rattlesnake neonates for the first time? We'd love to hear all about it, feel free to post your story of your favorite find of the month here! Brag away!

Believe it or not, my favorite find was actually a ringneck! The reason why is because this is something you don't see every day, a ringneck baby waiting for the siblings to hatch. It looks like this one hasn't even undergone its first shed yet!

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Re: Your favorite find of the month - August 2014

Post by ThatFrogGuy » September 2nd, 2014, 5:07 pm

I'm not much of a viper guy, but this was too cool to pass up, even if all I got were crap pictures. In Indiana, females seek out hollow logs to den individually.
ImageTimber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Re: Your favorite find of the month - August 2014

Post by frogfish » September 3rd, 2014, 6:30 pm

Hard to pick, but probably this Eastern Massie from MI

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Re: Your favorite find of the month - August 2014

Post by incuhead2000 » September 10th, 2014, 2:27 pm

Nice finds guys! I hope to get out and find a massasauga one of these days, beautiful animal!

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Re: Your favorite find of the month - August 2014

Post by ZantiMissKnit » September 10th, 2014, 4:21 pm

I was going to look through my photos before making a final decision, because I thought a SW herp would be cheating, but the heck with it.

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I just think these snakes are so gorgeous.

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Re: Your favorite find of the month - August 2014

Post by NACairns » September 11th, 2014, 11:02 am

I too would have to say a S. catenatus. This one is from the Georgian Bay region of Ontario. I was particularly happy to see this one as a was only driving through the area and the weather was terrible, cool/cold and right rain and had been for days so I was hopeful but not confident. Why she was out, I'll never know, always an interesting species.
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