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Western Mud Snake

Farancia abacura reinwardtii

Description:

Juvenile black snake with red belly and red eyes.

Habitat:

Found on forested road through swampy backwaters of Reelfoot Lake.

Notes:

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."

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28 Comments (1–25)

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Congrats Lisa! What an awesome snake & I know a lifer for you! :)

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 6 years ago

congrats! awsome SOTD! :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Congrats Lisa. Gorgeous little snake and that leaf? is a perfect setting.

Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 6 years ago

Wow! That is really awesome. Thanks for the notes!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 years ago

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

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 6 years ago

Congratulations Lisa on your SOTD.

Tom15
Tom15 6 years ago

Nice SOTD Lisa!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

Congratulations, Lisa.

Yasser
Yasser 6 years ago

Lisa, this beauty was an easy pick for Spotting of the Day! Congrats and thanks for sharing so many radical reptiles with us!

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Yasser
Yasser 6 years ago

Gorgeous.

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 6 years ago

Love this beauty .....

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 6 years ago

Lovely spotting Lisa..

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 6 years ago

Thanks KarenSaxton, Gilma Jeannette Ospino Ferreira-Norman and RoxyLove! They really are special snakes.

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 6 years ago

Gorgeous!

That is one gorgeous snake!! beautiful pictures, LisaPowers.

RoxyLove
RoxyLove 6 years ago

Great shot! Stunning pictures :)

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 6 years ago

Thanks everyone!

Shauna, it was on a sycamore leaf.

Benno Ibold
Benno Ibold 6 years ago

Georgious shot. The eyes are hypnotizing me.

Shauna Howerton
Shauna Howerton 6 years ago

Beautiful snake...great colours! Love the tile it is on as well. Nicely done!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 6 years ago

Absolutely gorgeous!

RiekoS
RiekoS 6 years ago

Very different. Nice shot.

Wow!!! Stunningly beautiful colouring. Very nice images.

rams4d
rams4d 6 years ago

Amazing, congrats !!!

LisaPowers
Spotted by
LisaPowers

Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Apr 1, 2014
Submitted on Apr 8, 2014

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