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Western Mud Snake

Farancia abacura reinwardtii


Lifer, and had been on the top of my list for quite some time! Glossy black back with a bright red/orange belly with black checkers.


Caught in a bald cypress swamp surrounded by oak and pine forests at Caddo Lake NWR.

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Kranti Dhiman
Kranti Dhiman 8 years ago

Great series .... wow !!

SukanyaDatta 8 years ago

Gorgeous creature. Congrats on the great capture...fab shots; especially teh head shot.

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 8 years ago

wow!!!! great captures......

armadeus.4 8 years ago

Handsome snake indeed. Great pics Ashley! Love the closeup of the head in the first shot. Thank you for sharing!!! :)

Mustafa Rustom
Mustafa Rustom 8 years ago

What a beautiful snake! Nice Shot.

pevans01 9 years ago

Very nice! Truly awesome find of a very reclusive species! My first catch ever was a foot long eastern mud snake and I've never come across another in the wild.

AshleyT 9 years ago

Thank you Rob and Raymundo!

Muy linda Ashley!

RobThacker 9 years ago

Beautiful snake, thank you Ashley

AshleyT 9 years ago

Thanks guys :)

Wow,just beautiful,great series Ashley,first photo is gorgeous,you get your mude snake :) congrats and thanks for sharing

sunnyjosef 9 years ago

Great spotting Ashley... Shot #1 is a stunner!!

outsidegirl0 9 years ago

wow ash... awesome shot! ;)

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 9 years ago

Still, I would have to drive many many many many hours to find them ;)

AshleyT 9 years ago

Thanks Tom and Fyn! He was right around 4 ft :) And I don't have all these cool herps where I live, have to drive many hours to find them. Totally worth it though :)

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 9 years ago

Amazing snake and a big one too! So jealous of all the herps you have down there, we have like 7 :P

Tom15 9 years ago

Congrats on the lifer and what a beauty it is!

AshleyT 9 years ago

Thanks Mark! And yes Dan, everything about him is super cool :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Congrats!! What a gorgeous snake. I can see why you listed it.

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 9 years ago

Cool purple tongue!

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Uncertain, Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 21, 2014
Submitted on Apr 26, 2014

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