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Sometimes you go herping and see some cool stuff but don't really get what you were after. Other times, this happens: you show up early and get your big target on your second pass down the road. This 5 foot male Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake was just finishing crossing the road near some burned out pinelands at 5:30pm when it was about 93F and the road was probably at least 120F. I was nearly speechless to find myself face to face with this majestic animal. It's been nearly two and a half years since I've seen one even close to this big....and I'd say this was easily the second biggest EDB I've ever seen. What a blessing!
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from @genesispythons

Happy National Snake Day! Hooking a fiesty Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus) in Florida a few years ago. I am one of a few veterinarians that will work on venomous snakes. Always use proper equipment! Never freehand venomous snakes unless you are a trained professional. What's your favorite snake species? #reptilesofinstagram #snake #snakeday #snakesofinstagram #rattlesnakes #vetschool #vettech #vetstudent #medvet #veterinaria #veterinary #rattlesnakesofinstagram #reptiles #reptilesofig #herpsofinstagram #herps #fieldherping #wildlife #animals #animalphotography #vetmed #doctor #veterinarian #medicine #venomoussnakes #animalsofinstagram #optoutside #outdoors #getoutside #nature

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My baby was comfortable. I love how he looks gold. #ballpython #snake #snakesofinstagram #herps #herplife #herpsofinstagram

Being that today is my Friday let's end my long work week on a nice shot of my neonate from @sj_reptile named "Marvel". I'm going the long slow grow out route on this one so it's actually much smaller than the majority of my siblings. #texas #texaschondros #texasgtpkeeper #gtpkeepers #chondrosofinstagram #snakesofinstagram #reptilesofinstgram #herpsofinstagram #greentreepythonsofinstagram #morelia #moreliaviridis

Happy World Snake Day! I know not everyone digs serpents but I appreciate those who do...or are at least willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. Information in the press and the movies often lends to their bad reputations, and they're often the target of many destructive superstitions. Most snakes I've encountered have been nothing but diplomatic...even the western diamondback (Crotalus atrox - the most BA scientific name!!) I accidentally touched while smammal trapping (not pictured). The two other diamondbacks politely rattled and went about their business of rodent control once I moved away.
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These dudes and dudettes let me handle them (the non-venomous varieties) and I'm always amazed at how sweet and passive they behave. If they wanted to they could inflict serious pain, even with a bite, but they don't. Of the approximately 3,400 different species of snake, only 600 are venomous 200 of which deadly to humans. Remember, snakes need friends, not enemies 🐍
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First pic is an oooooold photo of a racer snake (Coluber constrictor) at Crack in the Ground. The second photo is of a Great Basin rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus lutosus) on the middle Deschutes.
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Happy World Snake Day!!! Here's a Bothrocophias microphthalmus from Mera, Ecuador. This snake encounter is particularly memorable to me as I found this snake during the day under a large leaf in the forest. Snakes like this are active at night and there's a billion places in the forest for them to hide during the day, so finding this guy was pure luck. Definitely one of the cooler finds of our 2015 trip to the Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador.

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That one time when my friend @bandit0413 called me to remove an adult Western Ratsnake from his wheel well. It took me around 30 minutes to uncoil it from the front passenger shock! Awesome animal, and very cool to have the snakes come to you.


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