Category: Snakes

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, 10 June 2020

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, the Eastern garter snake; Volusia county, Florida (10 June 2020). Garter snakes vary enormously across their North American range. In my region of Florida (Northeast central), they tend to sport a fantastic and fabulous blue-green base tone. I may admire the… Continue Reading “Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, 10 June 2020”

Pantherophis alleghaniensis, 17 May 2009

Pantherophis alleghaniensis, the Eastern rat snake; Columbia county, Florida (17 May 2009). The Yellow rat snake is one of several regional variants of the Eastern rat snake. In much of peninsular Florida, this is the typical appearance of the Eastern rat snake — Yellow… Continue Reading “Pantherophis alleghaniensis, 17 May 2009”

Nerodia taxispilota, 06 June 2004

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Lake county, Florida (06 June 2004). The Brown watersnake is the “most arboreal” non-venomous watersnake found in Florida; they often bask on limbs overhanging freshwater bodies of water. If you ever hear a story about a cottonmouth falling into… Continue Reading “Nerodia taxispilota, 06 June 2004”

Agkistrodon conanti, 14 March 2018

Agkistrodon conanti, the Florida cottonmouth; Monroe county, Florida (14 March 2018). My entire life I’ve been told —again and again— that cottonmouths are aggressive. I have yet to encounter or meet an aggressive cottonmouth, and I’ve encountered many cottonmouths. Instead, what I usually encounter… Continue Reading “Agkistrodon conanti, 14 March 2018”

Sistrurus miliarius barbouri, 12 May 2021

Sistrurus miliarius barbouri, the Dusky pigmy rattlesnake; Volusia county, Florida (12 May 2021). About two years after retiring, I’ve decided to resurrect and reboot the site from scratch. I’d shifted to mainly posting directly on Twitter (because this is a social media universe),… Continue Reading “Sistrurus miliarius barbouri, 12 May 2021”