Our cactus adventure was awesome! Thanks @atxcactus for the invite! @elleddee @rymrie we saw a lumpy snake 🐍! Anyone recognize it? #sonora#sonorandesert#texassnakes#cactushunting we saw wild 🦃 , axis 🦌 , white tailed 🦌 , 🦎 , this 🐍 , 🐐 , emu, and 🐄 ! We found fossils, an arrowhead and plenty of spikey🌵
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Just like you and I, the wildlife is starting to enjoy this warmer weather. This little fellow was out on the front porch basking in the sun. Don’t worry he won’t hurt you! Remember what I’ve said? Not all, or any really, snakes in Texas are seeking to hurt you! They will simply defend themselves if aggravated or startled. I do not recommend picking up or approaching a wild snake unless you can safely and properly identify it. Lampropeltis calligaster, also known as the Prairie King Snake, is a nonvenomous species of snake found through the midwestern and southeastern US. These snakes are often mistaken for rat snakes, which are also nonvenomous. They typically reach anywhere from 2-3 feet long. Do you have a rat or mouse problem? If you do, don’t kill these little guys! They primarily eat rodents, other small mammals, and bird eggs. You’re most likely to see one of these guys during the day because that’s when they hunt. Although they will occasionally become nocturnal hunters when the temperatures get too hot. They can use their tongues to “scent” the air. They are constrictors, that means they kill their prey be squeezing a little tighter each time it exhales, eventually making it impossible for the prey to take in anymore air. Right now it’s egg laying season for these snakes, so don’t be surprised to see one out and about. Some might say s/he looks like a rattlesnake, and that’s just what this snake wants you to think. In fact, many colubrids will “rattle” their tail, often on dry leaves, to seem more like a rattlesnake in hopes of scaring off predators. After this picture, this little snake was moved to a safer area in my yard. Remember the only good snake is a live snake! They keep the rodent population down, and rodents can transmit some pretty nasty diseases! .
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The Western Ribbonsnake (Thamnophis proximus) is one of the largest species of garter snakes found in Texas. This large garter snake is distributed throughout much of the southern U.S. and Mexico and can be found throughout the Texas Hill Country. The Western Ribbonsnake is a semiaquatic species that lives in a variety of habitats and is usually seen in brushy or grassy areas that are close to water. The background color of the Western Ribbonsnake varies from dark brown to black and it has three light-colored stripes that run along its body. It also has a pair of distinctive yellow spots on top of its head that are sometimes joined together to form one. The Western Ribbonsnake is an active visual hunter that preys on a variety of amphibians and small fish by probing in vegetation and then chasing the prey that is flushed out. // #WildlifeWednesday is curated by AnMarie Ulery, HCC’s wildlife biologist intern // #wildlife#snakesofinstagram#texas#texassnakes#conservetexaswater#conservetexasland#hereforever
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Thanks @keelans_exotics for visiting us today and teaching us about this Plain Belly snake, a non venomous water snake native to our most beautiful Texas. Keelan is a 17 yr old full time college student from Lockhart, TX. He provides free snake removal and educational classes to the central Austin community. Got a snake? No reason to fret! Call Keelan at 512-227-6263.
Keelan works at the. @capital_of_texas_zoo in Cedar Creek as the Head Reptile Keeper.
Hey guys I’m back again! Sorry for my absence like I’ve said in the past I’ve just been busy. And also haven’t done much snake hunting because of winter. But this picture is of a rattlesnake my dad safely caught and put into a bucket and relocated out behind the shop he works at. It’s out in the country so I’m sure this little guy is safe. This is a western diamond back rattlesnake, and it’s a juvenile. My dad told me it was cool this morning when he found him so he wasn’t aggressive at all. This is what I want people to see. When you find a snake your first instinct shouldn’t be to kill it. If possible have someone safely remove it.