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Travistodd91
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Excellent weekend

Post by Travistodd91 » August 10th, 2015, 9:59 pm

So I found my lifer fl kingsnakeImage as well as some other beautiful snakes garters everglades rats and a 5'3 yellow rat !! Scarlet King here I come !!! But what I wanted to share more than anything is that I did it with the help of this forum I had never hunted a cane field before reading up on it here all snakes were released but I only could get a picture of the king because my phone died

double d
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Re: Excellent weekend

Post by double d » August 11th, 2015, 4:14 pm

Awesome find , was it on the move or under a.c.? Congrats !!

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Re: Excellent weekend

Post by Travistodd91 » August 11th, 2015, 11:52 pm

Under a mattress ! Haha i have always wanted to find one and I spent all Saturday evening flipping and road cruising through the cane fields but no kings so I go back Sunday and this time my girlfriend says I want to help you look so as soon as we get there she gets out and says hey why don't you check under that mattress and there he sat bedding down for the night I guess my girlfriend will never let me forget she was the one who found it haha

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Re: Excellent weekend

Post by Noah M » August 13th, 2015, 2:14 pm

Cool find man. Need to get one myself, just haven't been down to look.

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Re: Excellent weekend

Post by mtratcliffe » August 13th, 2015, 4:09 pm

Congrats on the find! I'm not too knowledgeable on Kingsnakes in FL - is that the same as a Brook's Kingsnake?

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Re: Excellent weekend

Post by Travistodd91 » August 13th, 2015, 10:09 pm

I wish someone else would chime in but I believe yes they are a subspecies but I could be wrong

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Re: Excellent weekend

Post by BillMcGighan » August 14th, 2015, 6:04 am

Congrats on your find and congrats on exploring the cane fields. They've been a boom to some species and an environmental catastrophe for others.


If you were up by the lake, the king is the "traditional" Florida King. (Very young "traditional" Florida Kings are hard to tell from Miami-Dade "Brook's" till they mature.)


As far as being subspecies any more, this will be the subject of much discussion in the next few years!!!

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Re: Excellent weekend

Post by Tim Borski » August 17th, 2015, 11:43 am

From my understanding they are all lumped together as Florida kings. It doesn't matter what the band count is any more.

Hearty congrats on your first!

Tim

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