Took Embry out for a post wake up stroller run. She had fun, as always, waving at the dogs we pass by.
When we got home, the dogs were going crazy in the backyard. I took em out of the stroller & went to the dog run. Sounded like a dog shelter with their excited yapping, with the sound of a waterhose going off.
Looked to the steps and saw Piboe trapped on the landing, a coiled snake hissing like crazy, as I have Em and the other dogs in the yard with me.
Once we get the dogs out of there, my lack of corrective lenses came into play, as it was realized this is just a friendly rodent eater. Once the coast was free of dogs, off it went on it's merry way.
@vegasultrarunner I was not wearing the snake repelling vest, and it wasn't poisonous, so not sure if it's repellent features would have been in effect.
@rebeccarunstrails it's not a rattlesnake fight, but I was able to grab some photos and video 😀
Yellow rat snake I had caught while kayaking🚣🏼♂️. They are a #nonvenomous snake native here in Florida. I ended up jumping out of the kayak after seeing him swimming through the water towards land. He ended up musking all over my hands because to him, I’m a predator. He does that out of defense to scare me away, well hoping too😂 and since that didn’t work he resorted to biting me all over my hands. How cute 😍 these guys are very common and grow to around 4-6 feet.😯 He is a morph between an eastern rat snake and a black rat snake. They come in all different colors from red, yellow, black, brown, grey and white. After I took some pictures with this beautiful guy I released him back into the woods where he belongs.
FLYING SNAKE or Chrysopelea, studied by @sochalab which is a Virginia tech company who specialises in animal locomotion. What could be more interesting than the snake, whose movement inspires dread yet also enchantment. The ancestors of today's slithery snakes once sported full-fledged arms and legs, but genetic mutations caused the reptiles to lose all four of their limbs about 150 million years ago. Snakes have learned to evolve and adapt an aquatic lifestyle, they are arboreal and ground dwelling yet in my post, it appears that the snake is flying! Socha and his colleagues figured out how they do it by building a 3-D snake model, running lots of simulations, and growing sensitized to three-foot snakes leaping into the air around them. Socha showed a few years ago that these flying snakes move as they do on the ground. Yet they flatten their bottoms, which Socha thinks they achieve by extending muscles along their entire bodies, kind of like how a cobra hoods by splaying its ribs. In repeated tests, they tilted it at varying angles of attack from -10 to 60 degrees. Angle of attack works like this: If you put your hand out a moving car’s window and hold it flat into the wind, your angle of attack is zero. Hold it up like you’re saying STOP, and that’s a 90-degree angle of attack (a bad place to be for creating lift). Throughout the model snake’s journey of tilting, the team found a 35-degree tilt created the most lift — but the flying snake creates lift even at extreme angles. Socha says. “We weren’t surprised that it produced a little bit of lift, but we were surprised it did so well. Interesting if you could make a robotic snake that was able to do things, like wrap around poles and climb up them but then glide away to safety!" The paper appears in the Journal of Experimental Biology.
Scientific - Dendrelaphis Kopsteini
Common/Eng - Kopstein Bronzeback
Malay - Ular Lidi
Also known as the Red-necked Bronzeback, this species was formerly confused with other bronzebacks, including the Elegant Bronzeback @ Dendrelaphis formosus, but since 2007 has been considered a species in its own right.
The distinguishing feature of Kopstein's Bronzeback is considered to be the orange-red colouration of the back of the neck : this is best seen when the snake expands its neck region. Further back from the head and neck region the scales are blue and brown, with a vague pattern of narrow bars.
The top of the head is deep bronze, and a dark stripe extends from the snout through the eye to the start of the neck. The lips, throat and underside of the neck are pale yellow.
Both arboreal and terrestrial in habits, the species appears to feed mainly on lizards, including tree-dwelling agamids. If its prey leaps to the ground to evade capture, this snake will quickly come to the ground too and continue the chase.
The species occurs in southern Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Sumatra.
Scientific - Lycodon Laoensis
Common/Eng - Laotian Wolf Snake
Malay -? ? ?
Lycodon laoensis, commonly known as the Indochinese wolf snake or Laotian wolf snake, is a species of colubrid snake, which is endemic to Asia.
It is found in India, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, China (Yunnan), and West Malaysia.
Dorsally it is dark brown, with a whitish or yellowish crossband on the occiput, and similar body crossbands which bifurcate on the sides. Ventrally it is whitish. Adults are about .5 m (20 inches) in total length, which includes the tail of about 10 cm (4 inches). .
Ratty at it again 🐍🤫 just relaxing. Without these animals our land would be infested with pests that we ourselves can’t contain so give thanks to the creations of God. All not just the birds 👤👍🏼#nonvenomous 🐍
This is a black and white earth snake. It is usually mistaken for a black and white coral snake but this snake is harmless and also is not a legless lizard. It has a diet consisting of ants,termites and fruit and this is the biggest they get in size in terms of length. They can live with other animals as you can see the Crested gecko calmly next to him. 🐍 #nonvenomous