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After finding A bassresource member on a bearded dragon forum I was just curious to see how many other members have any reptiles or amphibians?  If you do please post pictures  :D

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I like scaly critter, too.  Not only do I have some herp pets, I'm a herper, too.  Love going out to look for snakes.  

Here are my snakes - an Eastern King Snake named "Shadow" and a Corn Snake named "Snowflake" - don't ask, my kid named them.  If were up to me, they'd be called "snake A" and "snake B."  ;)

 

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Its about that time of yr too yall i seen a few water snakes already no kings yets i have a pic of a 7 foot black rat snake somewhere i caught him about 6 yrs ago kept him a while then let him go on a 450 acre farm that aint turning into a development i may go there and see if he is still around

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I found this 7+ ft black rat snake last year under some piles of tin on some land adjacent to a farm. I had seen him there before, and I've seen him there again this year. He is the most docile wild snake I've ever caught.

This is the only picture I have that shows the girth on this snake. In this pic, he's lying on my shoulder. I'm 6'4' and 300 lbs and he looks big on me. He's a big boy. I suspect he's living well on squirrels and other big critters.

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Here's another black rat I found this spring...

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Yup same size as mine his body was big as my forarm and i got  big forarms his head was 3 inches wide i weighed him in a 5 gallon bucket and he was about 13 lbs like u say very gentle snakes seems the bigger the more gentle smaller rat snakes like to do a show the first time caught but tame down really fast

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You're right, the bigger they are, the more docile they are.

And here is one that I caught in the water while fishing last summer. It has an eye cap that had not been shed, and a mite infection. I kept him for about a week and treated him for the mites, and treated the eye until the eyecap shed. I brought him home in my cooler. I think he thought he was a cobra. Gorgeous snake, though...

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Here's a close up of his good side...

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You're right, the bigger they are, the more docile they are.  

And here is one that I caught in the water while fishing last summer.  It has an eye cap that had not been shed, and a mite infection.  I kept him for about a week and treated him for the mites, and treated the eye until the eyecap shed.  I brought him home in my cooler.  I think he thought he was a cobra.  Gorgeous snake, though...

WOW beautyful  this is why so many are killed by arseholes they see this and automatically think poisionus

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Here's one I found last summer, I was on the ground taking pictures when Krista, the neighborhood game warden, happened by...

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Hey micro those are really nice snake pictures you have there!
i think Micro could be a pro they are great pics   .Micro what camera do u use???

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Sony DSH-5 7 mega pixel.  

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I used to have a leopard gecko, anoles, a house gecko, and a whole bunch of firebellied toads and newts.  I also catch any wild amphibians and lizards I can find when I'm out.  I think they're really interesting.  I was thinking about going into herpetology but decided against it.

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hey micro do u catch amphipians also,, id like to catch a hellbender .You ever seen any on your adventures???

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After finding A bassresource member on a bearded dragon forum I was just curious to see how many other members have any reptiles or amphibians?

Not any more, but there used to be a time when I owned mudpuppies, dart frogs, fire toads, various species of turtles, a couple of boas, king sankes, several pythons ( ball pythons were my favorites  ;) ), lizards and monitors.

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Yeah, I occassionally look for amphibs, too.  Usually early spring.  

I've seen hellbenders, but I never seem to have my camera when I do because I'm not out herping when I find them.  And I've always found them by accident.   I dopn't have too many amphib photos since it's only a minor area of interest.

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I came across a vast flooded area last spring that was just filled with frog eggs.  Within weeks the entire area had dried up and all the eggs were lost...

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Sometimes I come across other interesting critters...

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And sometimes ones that just want to be left alone.  I'm happy to oblige...

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I have a beardie. Sorry, no pics.

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Sometimes I come across other interesting critters...

I did not think those were in Virginia. You must be from the lower part of the state, or somewhere. BUT before I moved to South Carolina I used to live in Stafford.

                   -searoach

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What you do Micro actually looks fun. Taking pictures of animals like that. I might do that one day in a state park along the creek. I'm sure I will come across many animals not just herps that I can take a picture of with out disturbing them.

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No picks, but in college I had two ball pythons named Lucy and Lucifer.  Tried everything to get them to breed, but to no avail.  Would love to get my hands on a pied ball python or a spider pattern one, but they are bit too expensive

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I used to have a green snake and a box turtle. I had the snake for about 2 years but eventually we couldnt keep him any longer so we let him go. I had  the turtle for about 3 weeks but we decided to let him go too

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