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This snapper wants to know..

Posted by Ed at 6/4/2018 10:43:10 PM

.. where'd everyone go?


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Sonja K. ,
Posted At: 6/5/2018 12:09:34 AM  
Hi Ed!!! I'm here!!! I never left!!
Great pic of a spectacular Snapper!

Rachel Gratis,
Posted At: 6/5/2018 6:23:01 AM  


George H. Wessel VII,
Posted At: 6/5/2018 8:37:33 AM  


Aimee ,
Posted At: 6/5/2018 2:32:21 PM  

ha! that's a great closeup.

Ed ,
Posted At: 6/5/2018 10:28:27 PM  

Good to see some folks still here.   I take tons of pics, but don't blog much because I thought no one was reading the blogs anymore!

Black rat snake I relocated from a hysterical neighbor's yard.

Sonja K. ,
Posted At: 6/6/2018 12:22:15 AM  
That's a really nice looking Black Rat! I'd be so excited to find one here! While I know they are common elsewhere, they are listed as a threatened species here in MN.

Ed ,
Posted At: 6/6/2018 4:41:20 PM  

That's a shame they are uncommon up there, they are awesome snakes.  Great demeanor; they hardle ever bite, and if they attempt to, it's normally half-hearted.  The last one I caught opened it's mouth as wide as it could, and then just gently pressed on my arm without closing it's mouth at all.  It was quite funny.  Anyway, they are out in force this spring, not sure why, maybe because of all the rain??   



This one was big, pushing 6'.  Biggest one I've caught, and probably second biggest I've seen.

Rachel Gratis,
Posted At: 6/6/2018 9:25:04 PM  

Nice pictures!

Ed ,
Posted At: 6/6/2018 9:53:41 PM  

Thanks!  One more black rat snake pic, pre-shed...

Sonja K. ,
Posted At: 6/6/2018 9:58:29 PM  

Awesome! Nothing better than a dark colored patternless snake! : )

Thanks for posting them, Ed! Looks like so much fun!

Posted At: 6/6/2018 10:03:21 PM  

they are cute!

Posted At: 6/7/2018 3:18:52 AM  

Also here! though late to the party.

We supposedly have black rat snakes this far up in northern New York, but I've never seen a wild one while out herping in the wilderness. I've only ever seen the common things like milks, garters, water snakes by water, ring necks, brown snakes, and green snakes. The closest to a black rat I've worked with back when I was at college were the Texas rat snakes.

George H. Wessel VII,
Posted At: 6/7/2018 8:58:10 AM  


And why am i not getting email notifications again............................

Aimee ,
Posted At: 6/7/2018 6:03:36 PM  

black rats are lovely. I fostered a WC that showed up on a delivery truck from Louisiana, lol...he was docile, right until he got nice and warm. we don't have any of those at all up here, so I've seen a lot that are captive bred.

Ed ,
Posted At: 6/9/2018 10:43:16 PM  

Dark colored patternless snake?    You mean this guy?

Sonja K. ,
Posted At: 6/10/2018 12:47:45 AM  

Yes!!!! JACK!!!!

George H. Wessel VII,
Posted At: 6/10/2018 9:43:43 AM  

I'll never get tired of Jack.

Ed ,
Posted At: 6/10/2018 2:37:34 PM  

Thanks guys.   Hard to believe he is just about 11 years old already!   Over a decade of cleaning atomic waste poop, but still worth it.

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