It's That Time of the Year Again!

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It's That Time of the Year Again!

Post  snakefreak on Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:17 pm

Okay, I have some photos of my catches to post now!


On my Spring Break trip to Colorado I found an area with a ton of Fence Lizards on a nice warm day!




Once I got back home from Colorado I did some herping at some of my local places. I surprisingly had some good success! All the snakes that I could find were all the typical small types/young ones, but the numbers made up for the lack of bigger snakes! lol


Ring-Necked Snake

Found a total of 22 Ring-Necked Snakes, 1 Rough Earth Snake, 2 young Ribbon Snakes, and 5 Five Lined Skinks!



Ribbon Snakes found near a pond!


Adult male Five Lined Skink


Juvenile Five Lined Skink


Rough Earth Snake

I am very excited to have the season starting off so well!


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Post  Lyds on Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:08 pm

I'm so glad we found all those Ring Necks! They are really pretty! Hopefully on our next herp trip we will find more of a variety of snakes though. Smile
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Post  Zak on Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:34 pm

Wow you did have a good trip. That's a lot of snakes!
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Post  snakefreak on Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:52 pm

ZakO wrote:Wow you did have a good trip. That's a lot of snakes!
Haha! Yeah, sure was a TON of ring-necked snakes! lol
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Post  Snakeman on Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:28 am

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Post  gatsu7 on Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:10 am

This seems to be the time of year to find ringnecks. It was about this time last year that I was finding 5 or 6 every night at the park across from my house. I didn't see any more after about the end of May and beginning of June though. I'm going to start checking for them tonight.

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Post  sbender99 on Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:18 am

I think you found the whole clutch!

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Post  snakefreak on Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:24 pm

Before that trip I had never found more than like 3 ring-neck snakes on one herp hunt! lol Michael, I do remember you finding all of those ring necks at night this time of year last year. Maybe next weekend I'll find some bigger snakes if it's good weather!
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Post  gatsu7 on Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:49 pm

Fence lizards are really cool looking. I just wish they were a few hundred times larger. That would be a cool pet lizard.

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Post  snakefreak on Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:41 pm

Yeah, a hundred times larger Fence Lizard would be awesome!!! It would be kinda like an adult Bearded Dragon, but more Fence Lizardish! lol
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Post  Zak on Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:00 pm

Do ring necks lay eggs or is it live birth?
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Post  gatsu7 on Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:50 pm

ZakO wrote:Do ring necks lay eggs or is it live birth?

I think they are live birth. They are also rear-fanged venomous.

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Post  Zak on Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:20 pm

gatsu7 wrote:
ZakO wrote:Do ring necks lay eggs or is it live birth?

I think they are live birth. They are also rear-fanged venomous.
I didn't know they were rear fanged. That's interesting.
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Post  Barry on Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:50 am

first Ringneck shot is awesome
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Post  snakefreak on Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:01 am

Barry wrote:first Ringneck shot is awesome
Thanks, I thought it was a really cool shot as well!
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Post  sbender99 on Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:06 am

gatsu7 wrote:Fence lizards are really cool looking. I just wish they were a few hundred times larger. That would be a cool pet lizard.

I'm not sure of the legality but couldn't one take the biggest male you find and biggest female you find and selectively breed for size? Very Happy

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Post  Snakeman on Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:04 pm

If you're a Sceloporus fan mother nature has already done that.
The Blue Spiny Lizard (S. cyanogenys), about 14 inches.

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