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Ssssssss [Oct. 6th, 2008|04:40 pm]
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Green Snake
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2008-10-07 01:49 am (UTC)
You caught the tongue out! I never have. This is one of my favorite little snakes. That is a stunning photo!!

BTW, the small dead one on your Flickr group--you might want to send that shot to the local snake ID person. Snakes sometimes change color when they die...to me it looks like what we used to call a "chain snake" for the pattern, but several snakes have a "chain-link-fence" sort of pattern.

http://www.austinreptileservice.net/austin_area_reptiles.html

Cole IDed the Texas Brown Snake Richard caught for us, and confirmed another ID.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2008-10-07 02:21 am (UTC)
The green snake was really tiny. It was resting on a dried ragweed stalk. When I started taking pictures of it, it wanted to get away but the geometry of the grass and ragweed confused it. So I had lots of time to photograph it.

I would have gotten a shot of it with the ruler, but I was in the lower meadow and George, who was sitting in the truck up by the house, called me because a car had stopped at the end of the driveway. So I gave up on the snake and rocketed back to the truck. By the time I got there the car had driven off.

The developer has removed all of the no trespassing signs I had put out where the spur to my land starts. The signs were quite effective in cutting back on the traffic by my drieveway. But they were not on my property, so he may have been worried about some kind of squatter's rights situation. I would have done the same if I had been him, but I would have returned the signs to their owner. (They were the good metal kind.)

I e-mailed a herpetologist from over on Flickr who goes by The Horned Jack Lizard and asked him if he could ID the dead snake. If he doesn't get back to me or he doesn't know what it is I'll ask your guy. Thanks for the link.
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[User Picture]From: ndozo
2008-10-07 05:56 am (UTC)
Well, if I was wearing my boots, I think I;d quite like to see this smiling green snake. Ssssweet shot!
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[User Picture]From: amysn
2008-10-08 03:59 am (UTC)
Awesome shot! Wow.
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