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wrathraptor

Biochemist, Cell/Molecular Biologist, and field herping fanatic. Love photographing reptiles and amphibians!

Denver, CO

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wrathraptor Black Rat Snake
Black Rat Snake commented on by wrathraptor New York, USA10 years ago

Ah, my old friend! I miss finding these when I lived back east. All time favorite North American Ratsnake!!! Awesome find.

wrathraptor Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by wrathraptor California, USA10 years ago

This one is hard to call. I'm still gonna go with SW Speckled, but it is somewhat possible that this could be a Mojave. Depends on if there are bands on the tail or not. But a blown up shot of the head might be enough to determine it. Mojave's have a unique arrangement of large scales on the dorsal surface of the head.

wrathraptor Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by wrathraptor California, USA10 years ago

Not a Mojave either. They don't have bands, they are blotched, much like the Western Diamondbacks.

wrathraptor Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by wrathraptor California, USA10 years ago

Definitely a SW Speckled, I've seen pictures of many of these in that area and they all look like this. Really nice find! Definitely not a Tiger, totally wrong area for them.

wrathraptor Box Turtle
Box Turtle commented on by wrathraptor Atlanta, Georgia, USA10 years ago

Adult male Eastern Box Turtle. I miss these guys.

wrathraptor Central Plains Milksnake
Central Plains Milksnake commented on by wrathraptor Colorado, USA10 years ago

This is true... in North America ONLY! In other parts of the world, this is definitely NOT the case.

wrathraptor Slimy Salamander
Slimy Salamander commented on by wrathraptor Ithaca, New York, USA10 years ago

I encountered one of these in MD while field herping with my father near the Appalachian Trail! Awesome find!

wrathraptor Marine Iguana
Marine Iguana commented on by wrathraptor Ecuador10 years ago

I love Marine Iguanas!!!!

wrathraptor Bull Snake
Bull Snake commented on by wrathraptor Colorado, USA10 years ago

@ Ilya: LOL, he was all bark and no bite.

wrathraptor Prairie Rattlesnake
Prairie Rattlesnake commented on by wrathraptor Colorado, USA10 years ago

@ Weirdoz: In most cases, the cobra is deadlier. But it really depends on the rattlesnake. There is one species that can drop a grown man in less than 15-20 minutes!

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