9 Different Types of Snakes in France
20 Different Types of Snakes in Kansas
30 Different Types of Snakes in Indiana
11 Different Types of Snakes in New Hampshire
Live blind snakes (Leptotyphlops dulcis) in eastern screech owl (Otus asio) nests: a novel commensalism
"Eastern screech owls bring live blind snakes to their nestlings, whereas all other prey are delivered dead. Some of the snakes are eaten but most live in nest debris, where they eat soft-bodied insect larvae from the decomposer community in fecal matter, pellets, and uneaten prey. Consumption of larvae may reduce larval parasitism on owl nestlings or larval competition with nestlings for food stored in the nest, because nestlings with live-in blind snakes grow faster and experience lower mortality than same-season broods lacking snakes. We propose a commensalistic association in which the screech owl benefits reproductively and the live-in blind snake is not affected."
BIG water snake sunning in a low spot in the yard. So cloudy and cool the last few days; I’ve seen a few out trying to get as much warmth as they can
8 Different Types of Snakes in the Philippines
49 Different Types of Snakes in Florida (With Pictures)
15 Different Types of Snakes in Wyoming
Close-up of a Neotropical Snail-eater (Dipsas indicus) from Peru earlier this year. These serpents are viper mimics, flattening their heads into a triangular shape when threatened. Hiking at night, I most often see them in bushes and small trees, but I've also seen a few larger adults on the ground. #herps #snakes #naturephotography #nature
6 Different Types of Snakes in the UK
24 Different Types of Snakes in Maryland
20 Different Types of Snakes in Greece
"I like #snakes … they don't s*** on my car, unlike the starlings."
Take care this summer as venomous snakes become more active as they're also learning to climb trees to take fledgling #birds.
20 Different Types of Snakes in Louisiana
17 Different Types of Snakes in Minnesota
The greater peril... which these two venomous #snakes discovered... This striking juvenile common krait tried to prey upon the beautiful coral snake coiled around it in attack or defence. But fate had other plans. #roadkill
#Roads and motor vehicles kill an inordinate number of these fascinating #animals #herpetofauna #conservation
Reptiles: why one in five species face extinction. Here’s how you can help them
#Reptiles are fascinating creatures who are sadly feared, misunderstood and persecuted by humans. It’s time we stand up for #lizards #snakes #… Reptiles: why one in five species face extinction. Here’s how you can help them
#Reptiles are fascinating creatures who are sadly feared, misunderstood and persecuted by humans. It's time we stand up for #lizards #snakes #crocodiles #turtles, here's how #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4Wildlife
A snaketember drawpile with
and lots of snake tits
that I forgot to post until now
New cartoon for #StuffScientistsSayCartoons
Young rattlesnakes move like their elders do.
My project for this #Halloween season: I selected 6 tracks from my HORRORSHOW #synth #soundtrack collection and added some unsettling imagery – including sinister clowns, slithering #snakes, #creepy carnivals, and desolate wastelands. Best enjoyed in a darkened room... #HappyHalloween 🎃
🎃 HAPPY HALLOWEEN 🧙♀️🪄👻
To celebrate our favorite day of the year, we've re-released SF CEMETERIES parts 3 and 4. They're available in your favorite podcast app and also at the top link in our bio.
* Part 3
San Francisco National Cemetery in the Presidio
* Part 4
The nearby pet cemetery, which looks out on the Golden Gate and contains the earthly remains of roughly 420 furry and scaly friends ...
Photography by Michelle Kilfeather and Jeff Hunt
#nationalcemetery #Presidio #CrissyField #FortMiley #FortFunston #cemeteries #BuffaloSoldiers #petcemetery #petcemeteries #pets #dogs #cats #birds #snakes #iguanas #animals #Presidio #graveyards #SanFrancisco #WereAllInIt
Ok, quick #music question: I'not that much about #country, but I LOVE #Snakes (link below), and would love to find more stuff like them. Already know #16horsepower, which has the "dark country" thingy I sense here, but I really like the punkish energy of these guys.
Thanks a lot, people!!
Happy to spot a Wagler's Pit Viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri) at Rifle Range Nature Park, Singapore, on 29 October 2023. Last time I saw one was 4 years ago, according to iNat.
This viper is venomous, but usually not aggressive to humans. This one was lying there, maybe waiting for prey to pass by.
On iNaturalist [ https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/189333892 ]
While I was walking, I heard something move, and then I saw this little buddy. I’m not sure what sort of snake he is, but since I was pretty close to the water, he could be some sort of water snake. Do you recognize him? This was in Long Point Provincial Park, Ontario. #snake #snakes #wildlife #WildlifePhotography
Pair of unexpected guests apparently spent the night on the lip beneath the lid. I let them be after carefully cleaning the leaf basket. #snakes
And in today's episode of "you know you're living in the country..."
(yesterday's episode was a Facebook post in the local group asking to borrow a tractor to bury a dead ewe.. you know, just normal things)
(oh, and it's a red belly black snake - and yes, that's the actual name of it.)
Even #snakes are hard bastards in #Glasgow #Scotland - this cornsnake got free for a whole year *and* survived the winter, someone found him in a residential area of #Airdrie and handed him in to the #SSPCA who traced his owner (he is now back home) 🐍 🏴
Our Tiger Snake is still here and our neighbours Copperhead is always around. Our local snake guy is flat out keeping up with removals this spring and he reminded me that removing one snake will often leave an opportunity for another snake to arrive.
So we might have to be friends with Jake The Snake. He's quite friendly. We just have to be careful where we tread...
I may never poop again
Happy to spot this Paradise Flying Snake (Chrysopelea paradisi) while walking at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve on 1 Oct 2023. It moved down and then up the tree, maybe looking for food. I probably looked like a fool to passer bys, darting about looking for angles to get these shots. 🙂
The snake is common in the forests, and known for its ability to glide (fly) from tree to tree.
On iNaturalist [ https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/185732019 ]
Spotlight on #MudSnakes: Study unveils evolutionary secrets of enigmatic #snake family from Southeastern Asia https://phys.org/news/2023-09-spotlight-mud-snakes-unveils-evolutionary.html
#Phylogenomics of Fresh and Formalin Specimens Resolves the #Systematics of Old World Mud #Snakes (#Serpentes: #Homalopsidae) and Expands Biogeographic Inference https://ssbbulletin.org/index.php/bssb/article/view/9393
@elduvelle snakes do not use legs for walkies :) modern snakes in general do not have legs but pythons and boas (considered to be basal snakes) do have vestigial hind legs/limbs. From what I gathered, the vestigial hind limbs are used to aid in mating and holding onto tree branches
I normally call this a black rat snake, but after trying to look it up I ended up more confused... Any help with the ID? I'm in Northeast Ohio. I encountered it in a creek but it soon began climbing up the ravine back into the woods. It was very sweet though, even gently inching closer as I crouched down.
🐍🥳 New data viz! Living among snakes in Queensland, Australia 🥳🐍
I'm stoked to share my story of snake shenanigans with fun facts, silly animations, and a few happy snaps (opt in!)
Made with #d3js, scrollama, and laughs.
We surprised each other while I was watering in the back corner of the yard this morning and it zipped back under the fence before I could get a photo but a few moments later it came back and went along the fence for a bit before disappearing back under to the woods behind our property. Posted to a local FB group to confirm the ID but 99% sure it’s a Plain-Bellied Water snake (they are non-venomous). About 3 foot (0.9m) judging by the fence boards.
Unreliable narrators make for fun comics. And Larry Loathman is certainly that! It could have been Loathman that Harry G. Frankfort was complaining about in "On Bullshit" – "He does not reject the authority of the truth, as the liar does, and oppose himself to it. He pays no attention to it at all." He's the Snake Master. Been everywhere. Done everything. I recognize the archetype. You will as well. We've all met these guys. Sitting at the end of the bar. Posting on some niche forum 24/7. James Greene turned this guy into a comic antihero. And it works! You stick around just to see how wild it'll all get. https://larryloathman.substack.com/ #comics #jacksonville #florida #snakes
Happy to be on Mastodon again. 😊 Don't leave the fediverse kids. It's a hellscape out there.
#introduction post: I like bugs, rocks, plants, fossils, and I'm here mostly just to post and boost cool nature stuff. (Along with the occasional shitpost.)
My first offering: an ebony jewelwing I encountered recently. 🖤
More #Introduction stuff:
Hair: terrible black clown wig, half asked moustache
And lots more!
-underside of the fridge (forbidden)
-the balcony and scents of the outside world in general
-those stiff plastic fibre bags from Ikea that I use for storage (they love wedging themselves between other things already in there)
-tub of dirt
-the vacuum cleaner
-potted plants, newspaper sheets and kitchen paper rolls*
*exclusive to the cornsnake
Yowsa! Checkered garter in the flower bed! Another affable colubrid buddy with a striking color scheme. Fourth species spotted in 2 days out on the patio. A bumper crop of assorted froggie species in the swimming pool has proven irresistible to the local serpent class. #snakes
There are snakes all OVER the damn place all of a sudden. Was cleaning up the patio, picked up an old dog towel, and WHOA rat snake napping on a bench. Now I love a snake, but these unexpected encounters always make me jump about 47 feet in the air and shriek like the first girl to get murdered in a slasher film. The snake was pretty congenial about it and consented to pose for me. Had to relocate it though, to keep the dogs from doggin’ it. This color scheme makes it a Texas Ratsnake. About 3’ long stretched out. #snakes
As far as artist signatures go, Jan van Kessel’s 17th-century painting of his name in caterpillars and snakes must be up there with the best. More on the unique work here: https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/jan-van-kessels-signature-of-caterpillars-and-snakes-1657/
#art #insects #snakes #painting
Kolubrid Korner: Western ribbon snake. This one was VERY tiny, no fatter than my pinkie finger and about 18” long. I love how, as a rule, members of the garter genus so obligingly condescend to pose for me as I laboriously hunker down to ground level and constantly press the wrong buttons on my phone. Like, “this old battle-axe has bad knees, let’s cut her a break.”
"Not even the snake does that." https://larryloathman.substack.com/?utm_source=byline&utm_content=writes #comics #snakes #jacksonville #florida
Oh hello there.
Came within a nanosecond of steppin’ on this guy. It was lying motionless across the path and my peripheral vision took it for a stick. Luckily my lizard brain kicked in with more accurate intel in the nick of time and stayed my feckless foot.
Hadn’t seen this species out here before. I’m no snakespert, but the Seek App claims it’s a black-necked garter. About 2 feet long and quite striking.
I sustained about half a dozen fire ant stings while crouching down to take this photo. Can’t believe my agonized flailing didn’t scare off my subject, but charitably it posed until I was finished, then slithered gracefully into the grass.
New instance, new #introduction:
My name is Maika. I'm a #writer & #photographer based in #PDX where I'm surrounded by #cats, a couple #snakes, and a few #spiders. (More than a few spiders, to be sure, but most of them are tiny housemates who usually excel playing How Not to Be Seen, which is in their best interest because cats.)
I'm #queer, #trans, #nonbinary, & #neurodivergent. I'm part of the mastodon.lol exodus, but I find it unreasonably daunting to write about myself so I've been procrastinating around this #intro for months. You'll find a more thorough #AboutMe at https://liminalflares.com/about
Workwise, I'm a social media director in the field of #grief education & grief support.
I'm also the creator & narrator of the #LiminalFlares #podcast (https://liminalflares.com/) - atmospheric #storytelling of #eldritch #literature (#ShortStories & #poetry) amended to be #GenderInclusive and bedecked in unearthly music by #TheParlourTrick (https://theparlourtrick.bandcamp.com/) & #eerie ambience by my dear sib, Meredith Yayanos.