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Photo Phriday 47 #7611601
06/24/22 09:47 AM
06/24/22 09:47 AM
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Idaho, Lemhi County
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It's that time of year again when I spend an inordinate amount of time catching and measuring snakes (2 or 3 hours every day). To me, very fascinating critters.


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Prairie rattlesnake, Crotalus viridis. Compared to other places, we don't have BIG rattlesnakes. A 4-footer here is monstrous.


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Bullsnakes, aka Pine snakes, aka gophersnakes, aka Pituophis catenifer are nonvenomous, but can still make you bleed.


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Racers, Coluber constrictor, are another nonvenomous snake. This is an adult.


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The only snake we have that looks entirely different than the adults in their first year of life is the racer. This is a youngster.


Read a book...

Poetic Injustice:Ramblings from Alaska
The Last Hunt
Wild Life:The Evolution and Misadventures of a Naturalist
Re: Photo Phriday 47 [Re: Gulo] #7611628
06/24/22 10:30 AM
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Re: Photo Phriday 47 [Re: Gulo] #7611630
06/24/22 10:32 AM
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Montana ,Rocky Mtns.
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Snakes have beautiful markings. Though I'm always glad there are no poisonous ones in the NW here. Unlike FLA, where I was in constant watch as I traversed the outback.

Always like the racers, and cant forget the rubber boas !
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Re: Photo Phriday 47 [Re: Gulo] #7611638
06/24/22 10:46 AM
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centrel PA
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Laying on the 16th green at the Sinking Valley golf course here in Pa. last week

Re: Photo Phriday 47 [Re: Gulo] #7611646
06/24/22 10:54 AM
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For your viewing pleasure

Re: Photo Phriday 47 [Re: Gulo] #7611704
06/24/22 11:54 AM
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Kevin, did you put that where it didn't belong? A 50/50 mix glycerin/alcohol over night on a piece of gauze in a baggie over night would have been a real plus on that.
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Re: Photo Phriday 47 [Re: Gulo] #7611711
06/24/22 12:02 PM
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Ran a hot paper clip through the nail. Instant relief

Re: Photo Phriday 47 [Re: Gulo] #7611721
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Re: Photo Phriday 47 [Re: Gulo] #7611723
06/24/22 12:08 PM
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Gulo, what is the difference between a prairie rattlesnake and a western rattlesnake. I heard prairies are only found in Lemhi County in Idaho.

Re: Photo Phriday 47 [Re: Gulo] #7611725
06/24/22 12:09 PM
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Re: Photo Phriday 47 [Re: Gulo] #7611782
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Iím very thankful I donít have to deal with snakes around here. Mosquitoes and poison ivy are the problems of summer lol.


Cold as ice!
Re: Photo Phriday 47 [Re: Gulo] #7611788
06/24/22 12:57 PM
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Hand to hand on my porch in a stack of wood

Re: Photo Phriday 47 [Re: Gulo] #7611792
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Re: Photo Phriday 47 [Re: Gulo] #7611918
06/24/22 04:24 PM
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West Central MN
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Re: Photo Phriday 47 [Re: 20scout] #7611942
06/24/22 04:57 PM
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Re: Photo Phriday 47 [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7612019
06/24/22 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Grandpa Trapper
Gulo, what is the difference between a prairie rattlesnake and a western rattlesnake. I heard prairies are only found in Lemhi County in Idaho.



Grandpa -

The systematics of most all western snakes, rattlesnakes in particular, is in a great state of flux. Talk with ten different herpetologists, and you'll probably get ten different answers. Most "experts" now agree that Idaho has two different rattlesnakes; the prairie (Crotalus viridis) in Lemhi and Custer Counties only. Down in your country, as well as the rest of the state, has Pacific rattlesnakes (Crotalus oreganus). The real expert in the genus, Lowell Diller, unfortunately, passed away a few years back. He thought that there were actually three rattlesnakes, the prairie (Crotalus viridis), the northern Pacific (Crotalus oreganus), and the Great Basin Rattlesnake (Crotalus lutosus). I am personally a lumper, and I say they should all be C. viridis, with perhaps some subspecies (not full species), as they all seem to interbreed and produce fertile offspring. Who knows for real. They'll be changing the names forever, I suspect.

Jack


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Re: Photo Phriday 47 [Re: Gulo] #7612028
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Saw this beauty the other day and helped him get out of traffic. It was a tough decision to have a belt made or help him. The belt maker I called had over 300 ahead of me, so it got a pass.
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Re: Photo Phriday 47 [Re: Gulo] #7612037
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Cousin brought 2 for me to tan. Male and female (darker one). She had a dozen little ones in her. [Linked Image]
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Will clean up the young tomorrow to make it more clearer.

Re: Photo Phriday 47 [Re: Gulo] #7612068
06/24/22 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Gulo
Originally Posted by Grandpa Trapper
Gulo, what is the difference between a prairie rattlesnake and a western rattlesnake. I heard prairies are only found in Lemhi County in Idaho.



Grandpa -

The systematics of most all western snakes, rattlesnakes in particular, is in a great state of flux. Talk with ten different herpetologists, and you'll probably get ten different answers. Most "experts" now agree that Idaho has two different rattlesnakes; the prairie (Crotalus viridis) in Lemhi and Custer Counties only. Down in your country, as well as the rest of the state, has Pacific rattlesnakes (Crotalus oreganus). The real expert in the genus, Lowell Diller, unfortunately, passed away a few years back. He thought that there were actually three rattlesnakes, the prairie (Crotalus viridis), the northern Pacific (Crotalus oreganus), and the Great Basin Rattlesnake (Crotalus lutosus). I am personally a lumper, and I say they should all be C. viridis, with perhaps some subspecies (not full species), as they all seem to interbreed and produce fertile offspring. Who knows for real. They'll be changing the names forever, I suspect.

Jack


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Re: Photo Phriday 47 [Re: Wanna Be] #7612110
06/24/22 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Wanna Be
Saw this beauty the other day and helped him get out of traffic. It was a tough decision to have a belt made or help him. The belt maker I called had over 300 ahead of me, so it got a pass.
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Prettiest snake in my opinion!


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