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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 02-06-2003, 04:27 PM   #1
Talking Not a bad day

I had the day off today and decided to drive to Titusville, FL to do a little herping in some FL scrub habitat.
I hadn't been walking long when I saw guy taking off into the brush....this photo is as close as I could get.
Coluber constrictor priapus:
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I was suprised to find this beautiful corn sitting out on the path sunning itself.
Elaphe guttata guttata:
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Not a herp but still pretty cool...I saw this young armadillo watching me through the brush...
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I found this subadult yellow ratsnake coiled under a rotten log. He was more orange than I usually see in central FL...especially in the head.
Elaphe obsoleta quadrivittata:
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I also saw plenty of green anoles, scrub lizards and gopher tortoise burrows. I was hoping to see an indigo but I'm not complaining. Anytime you can walk in the woods in February and see's a good day.
Old 02-06-2003, 09:03 PM   #2
Van Van Dyke

As I said in e-mail, thats an awesome day Chris!

Old 02-08-2003, 08:35 PM   #3
Coluber constrictor priapus

I'm not much into racers but I've read a little mythology, and I have to say that Priapus is a pretty funny name for a snake. Who came up with that and why?

Cool pics by the way! And I'm jealous that you can go herping in February.

Erin B.
Old 02-08-2003, 11:13 PM   #4
I'm not much into racers but I've read a little mythology, and I have to say that Priapus is a pretty funny name for a snake. Who came up with that and why?
Ah yes....Priapus, the God of Fertility w/ the enormous phallus.
I'm thinking they must have been named for the way they cruise around with their head sticking straight up in the air like they're on viagra
Chris Raden
Old 02-08-2003, 11:22 PM   #5
great day herping


I live over in Brandon near Tampa on the west coast. I went herping myself last weekend. Did not have the great day you did but I did find 3 baby armadillos. Next time I will have to remember to take my camera.
Old 02-09-2003, 05:40 PM   #6
You gotta wonder about some of those scientists sometimes!

Old 02-11-2003, 10:23 PM   #7
Gordon c. Snelling
You think that name is bad, take a look at this page.

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