Reptiles and Venomous Creatures: Encounters and Identification

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  1. ASH

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    I had a big ass moccasin run me off of my fishing spot last week. I got a late start and had to retie my line and all that good stuff so it was getting real close to dark. I stood on the pond dam and just as I was about to cast I saw it swimming straight toward me. That bastard stopped and looked straight at me and started easing closer, its head disappeared into the weeds about 5 feet below my feet. I decided it was too late for fishing and went back to the house.
     
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    Crappy cell phone pic but this guy was soo blue on the sides.
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  3. STPNWLF

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    Came upon this fellow eating lunch by my truck the other day
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    And Ms G was sunbathing again today
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    Nice looking southern racer!
     
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    Can you find him???
    Almost stepped on this dude while out checking for morels.

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  7. DYSPHORIC JOY

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    Dang @SEMO. Is that a massasauga? Rare and beautiful. Hope you got a few more pics.
     
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    I did not get any more pics. Evacuated the area as quickly as I could.
    Have lived here for 15 years and this is the first I have seen here.
     
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    It's amazing how closely they resemble a western hognose!
     
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    Came across this one today
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    Today's encounter
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    This guy nearly bit clean through my upper thigh...:eek: o_O :D
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    Whtchasayn' you got skinny chicken legs :eek:
     
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    baseball loving Snek.........what species???

     
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    Spotted on a road in SE OR.

    Rubber boa, I reckon.

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    Definitely not a rubber boa. Some type of colubrid. The colors are throwing me off. Has a body like a racer or garter snake, but the solid greenish color is "off".
     
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    Glad to hear you say that, as it was puzzling me as well. The coloring was very distinctive and I've had a hard time pinning it down. I picked it up and moved it off the road, and it was very docile.

    Coluber constrictor, perhaps?
     
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    Racer. Doesn’t appear to be a whip snake based on scale appearance. Beautiful nonetheless.
     
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