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Farancia abacura reinwardtii
Juvenile black snake with red belly and red eyes.
Found on forested road through swampy backwaters of Reelfoot Lake.
These snakes are habitat specialists and live in swampy areas where their main food occurs. They feed on amphiumas, sirens and occasionally other amphibians and fish. "As this is a sensitive species, and like all species, is worthy of our protection, the locality information has been altered to protect this organism."
Spotted on Apr 1, 2014
Submitted on Apr 8, 2014
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28 Comments (1–25)
Congrats Lisa! What an awesome snake & I know a lifer for you! :)
congrats! awsome SOTD! :)
Congrats Lisa. Gorgeous little snake and that leaf? is a perfect setting.
Wow! That is really awesome. Thanks for the notes!
Congratulations Lisa! I love all your spottings!
Congratulations on the SOTD, LisaPowers.
Very well deserved, this is just one the most beautiful snakes I have ever seen!! Picture #3 is fantastic.
Lisa,i was saving my comment o a "bigger" event :-) awesome capture,amazing collours,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing such a great spotting page
Congratulations Lisa on your SOTD.
Nice SOTD Lisa!
Lisa, this beauty was an easy pick for Spotting of the Day! Congrats and thanks for sharing so many radical reptiles with us!
Love this beauty .....
Lovely spotting Lisa..
Thanks KarenSaxton, Gilma Jeannette Ospino Ferreira-Norman and RoxyLove! They really are special snakes.
That is one gorgeous snake!! beautiful pictures, LisaPowers.
Great shot! Stunning pictures :)
Shauna, it was on a sycamore leaf.
Georgious shot. The eyes are hypnotizing me.
Beautiful snake...great colours! Love the tile it is on as well. Nicely done!
Very different. Nice shot.
Wow!!! Stunningly beautiful colouring. Very nice images.
Amazing, congrats !!!