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The anaconda kids and Raeus will freeroam in different areas at different times, not smart to have them together haha


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handsome!!

잘 생겼다!


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Tiny frog in a tiny forest #tiltshift


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I'm supposed to be taking a rest day today after my "8500-mile-trip-within-in-11-days" photography business trip, but I'm at home tonight tinkering around with the Adobe Lightroom Classic/CC sync and seeing if I can pass metadata back and forth from home to my studio computers at Rich Leighton Photography & Imaging. One of the photos in the sync stood out: I photographed this veteran 3 1/2 legged clearly not handicapped super-fat alligator last week back home in the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park with my bud Robert Grauer 5 or 6 days ago. That is probably the thickest gator I've ever seen in the wild.

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Slimy salamander just outside Jim Thorpe, PA


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One of my favourite finds from this past field season, this beautiful Axanthic green frog spotted by @kenny.ruelland among a sea of thousands of green, leopard & pickeral frogs in one of the last remaining ponds after this years dry spell.

Axanthic means the individual is lacking xanthophores which produce yellow pigment resulting in a "Blue" green frog.

Although hard times for amphibians, with so many being condensed into these small pools it allows newly born snakes to more easily aquire their first meals and make it through the winter freeze.
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Axanthic Green frog (Lithobates clamatins)

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You meet all sorts of new friends mushroom hunting! This is a banded watersnake. You can see she was enjoying an after meal nap in the sun during our photo shoot. There’s a little bulge in her belly, most likely a toad or frog, which is their favorite meal. You can also see her eyes are cloudy, so she might be getting ready to shed her skin
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But a little real talk, I have a very real and sometimes paralyzing fear of snakes. Which sucks because I spend so much time outdoors and that’s my favorite place to be. So these photos represent a major step forward in me conquering my snake fear!
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But why are so many people afraid of snakes? I realize my fear is completely irrational. The banded watersnake is nonvenemous. But all snakes (even venomous snakes) would rather flee danger than risk injury or expending the energy on a confrontation. .
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I have to assume the fear is based in genetic memory or societal misinformation- or both. .
Maybe our genes remember being Neanderthals and knowing that snakes could be dangerous, we killed or avoided them. Maybe societal misinformation about snakes grew bigger based on our genetic memory. .
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Either way, we shouldn’t kill any snakes, or fear them. They are part of the cycle and an essential part of the ecosystem. .
I’m doing my best to learn more about them and also take better photos of them. Research and photography will help me be more brave, it’s worked for lots of other challenges so far!
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Coral snake snack


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A young python I spotted in a tree while walking around an abandoned lot. This is only the second time I've seen one in a tree, the first was with @edgilbert last year when we walked up on a nice ~3m one climbing down.

Python reticulatus

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Not a stellar photo, but definitely a stellar (new-to-me) species found recently. #nightsnake


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Found this golden five lined skink sunning himself on the steps of the Palisades in the warm weather of November - 3 weeks ago. Hope he burrows in for the winter
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Oxyrhopus guibei é mais uma espécie popularmente conhecida como coral-falsa. Seu nome científico é uma homenagem a Jean Marius Guibé, naturalista e herpetólogo francês. #snake #reptile #herpetology #herpetoemfoco #amphibia_reptilia #BBCBrasil #brwildanimals #wildlifephotography #Cerrado #preserveoCerrado


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Mossy leaf-tailed geckos always make me think of the Old Greg YouTube video. Anyone know what I’m talking about?


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it's interesting to see how their colours fluctuate over time. this pic is a good example of the lightest and darkest that they'll get.





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