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Trip: Reptile Shelter (026)

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In the wild in Essen you will find only a few reptiles and the only ones I have seen in Essen so far are blindworms, as well as snakes unknown to me in the compost of a friend and one lucky time the unique terrapin. 2.054 palabras más

Domesticated Wildlife:

If you have seen any of my previous posts, you know that I find and catch a lot of critters in and around my home. Below are some images and short stories of some of my more random moments. 183 palabras más

Mammals

Lampropeltis elapsoides, 13 April 2020

Lampropeltis elapsoides, the Scarlet kingsnake;
Volusia county, Florida (13 April 2020).

Scarlet kingsnake profile. Check out that deep red eye!

Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Florida

Lampropeltis elapsoides, 13 April 2020

Lampropeltis elapsoides, the Scarlet kingsnake;
Volusia county, Florida (13 April 2020).

Ventral u-coil reference shot of a Scarlet kingsnake. Note how the red-black-yellow bands wrap entirely around the snake’s body.  8 palabras más

Florida

Lampropeltis elapsoides, 13 April 2020

Lampropeltis elapsoides, the Scarlet kingsnake;
Volusia county, Florida (13 April 2020).

Mid-body, dorsal u-coil reference shot of the non-venomous Scarlet kingsnake

Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Florida

Agkistrodon conanti, 24 May 2020

Agkistrodon conanti, the Florida cottonmouth;
Volusia county, Florida (24 May 2020).

A follow-up shot of a Florida cottonmouth swimming across the edge of the St. 18 palabras más

Florida