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Field Collecting/Observing Sightings of herps in the wild, where-tos and how-tos, as well as photos of herps in their native environment.

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Old 09-05-2014, 08:23 AM   #1
David Scarboro
Black Rats hatching

I had a lady call me a couple of weeks ago about some snake eggs
that were found while removing a concrete pool in her backyard.
I picked them up and left them in the same soil they were found in
rather than changing the medium. They began hatching overnight
and there is a suprising range of color in the neonates.
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Old 09-05-2014, 09:33 AM   #2
Helenthereef
Very cool, any more pics?
 
Old 09-05-2014, 09:53 AM   #3
David Scarboro
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Very cool, any more pics?
Thanks, I am trying not to disturb them anymore till most are hatched. I am going to release them, but will take and post more pics at that time. There were a couple with heads stuck out of their eggs that pulled in when I disturbed them. kind of cute.
 
Old 09-05-2014, 11:21 PM   #4
Reptile Frenzy
Awesome nature at work man! Goodjob
 
Old 09-06-2014, 07:47 AM   #5
David Scarboro
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Awesome nature at work man! Goodjob
Thanks! There are 5 out of the egg this am and I am going to take a pic in a bit because I would like to get them into the wild as quickly as possible. These guys have hatched out late (almost like a second clutch) and I want to give them as much of a shot as possible. We are only about 30 days from frost here. I am putting them in a remote location with lots of cover and lizards.
 
Old 09-06-2014, 09:10 AM   #6
David Scarboro
Here are the 5 so far. A surprising variety of shades and markings. It is a great morning for a motorcycle ride, so I am on my way to release them.
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Old 09-06-2014, 10:04 AM   #7
Reptile Frenzy
Good job man! Litter boogers should be just fine
 
Old 09-06-2014, 01:55 PM   #8
Helenthereef
Great job, hope they all make it away OK
 

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