mikez2

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Anyone who follows "herp" (reptiles and amphibians) forums or groups is probably sick of the "find the snake" posts.

 

Snake hunting requires a very sharp eye to spot tiny segments of camouflaged animal deep in the bushes. 

 

Here's an easy one. Was much harder in real life. My pic kinds frames it.

Northern watersnake. 

You've all walked by hundreds of these, probably without noticing. 

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nice find! I'm pretty sure that In the top picture just to the left of the head of the snake it looks like there are 2 snakes and they are mating. You can see the 2 tails wrapped around one and other. Very cool. My girlfriend and I spend a lot of time around ponds and in the woods looking for snakes throughout the summer something we both enjoy doing.

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31 mins ago, Timmytuna said:

nice find! I'm pretty sure that In the top picture just to the left of the head of the snake it looks like there are 2 snakes and they are mating. You can see the 2 tails wrapped around one and other. Very cool. My girlfriend and I spend a lot of time around ponds and in the woods looking for snakes throughout the summer something we both enjoy doing.

Good eye.

I can't remember it from when I took it but I see it now.

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This one's tougher and more fun.

I remember there being 5 under this rock. 

I can only find two in the pic.

This is the view from the trail where folks walk dogs and kids.

Connecticut. 

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No, timber rattlers.

Last pic would not have been under the same boulder but was from the same den.

I included it only because I don't seem to have better pics of the ones under the boulder. 

 

The one in the last pic was exposed but 3 guys ahead of me walked by without seeing, even though we knew they were there and were searching hard.

The point is, we all walk by so many cool things under our noses without seeing. 

 

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Awesome :th: I spent most of my youth flipping stuff looking for snakes...unfortunately it was long before digital cameras and smart phones :o  It's funny how you develop an eye for picking out the smallest recognizable pattern in the weeds, on the rocks, along the water's edge, etc. Still to this day I can't just leave a snake or snapping turtle alone when I see one, at 52 the little boy in me still needs to capture them and introduce myself before I put them back :howdy:  

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Here's my copperheads.

Again, even though I knew they were here, I had to search and search and peer into hundreds of cracks before I spotted those two peeking out at me.

Later I returned and was lucky enough to see one of them come out to bask.

Down south copperheads are common as crows, many people have them in their yards.

In New England they are a much rarer and more special find.

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There is an old saying that goes something like “Take the time to smell the roses “ or something like that. Time is short so enjoy what’s left. 

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4 hours ago, mikez2 said:

This one's tougher and more fun.

I remember there being 5 under this rock. 

I can only find two in the pic.

This is the view from the trail where folks walk dogs and kids.

Connecticut. 

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What part of CT was this in?  My mother claims to have seen one in their basement in the Northeast corner of the state.  We figured it was a water snake but maybe not???

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13 hours ago, mikez2 said:

No, timber rattlers.

Last pic would not have been under the same boulder but was from the same den.

I included it only because I don't seem to have better pics of the ones under the boulder. 

 

The one in the last pic was exposed but 3 guys ahead of me walked by without seeing, even though we knew they were there and were searching hard.

The point is, we all walk by so many cool things under our noses without seeing. 

 

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Without getting into another discussion of rattle snakes I must ask you about the rock formations that these snakes are hiding in, they certainly don't appear to be natural (the rocks)

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