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 Post subject: Snake Baby Season
PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:18 pm 
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Here it comes folks, the busiest time of year for us very rare types who deal with snake problems for the general public. You see, the snakes that lay eggs (Rat Snakes, King Snakes, etc.) lay a clutch somewhere safe in late spring, and the mother doesn't stay with the eggs (no body heat to brood them with anyway) so they hatch - on their own, in late August. The ovoviviparous species (all of our venomous pit vipers, but also Water Snakes and Garter Snakes) keep the eggs inside and they are live born - also in late August. Consequently, the smoke rises from the phone lines through September and October. People see one snake and assume there might be twenty - and they're not always wrong. How many babies (neonates) you'll see is a direct function of your distance from ground zero. Mom doesn't stay with the babies to speak of, they all go their separate ways - but that can mean multiple sightings this time of year. The babies of several species can look radically different than the adults they will (if they're lucky) become, so as always, if you can get a decent digital picture to send me or post here, I'll ID it for free. Don't grab the shovel - grab the camera.


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 Post subject: Re: Snake Baby Season
PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:18 pm 
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Location: Gatesville, Tx
Can you recommend a site that has a variety of baby snake images? I am trying to figure out what types of snakes we have been seeing. Most look so small that they could be mistaken for worms...except they don't move like worms and their eyes are visible. They are a reddish/purplish iridescent color. I saw a larger one (approx. 5" long) in the garden the other day but I had left my camera in the house. Any ideas?


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 Post subject: Re: Snake Baby Season
PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:10 pm 
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I am trying to find out the same, can anyone suggest a site that has baby snake pictures and names?


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 Post subject: Re: Snake Baby Season
PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:15 pm 
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NickTarabay- The snakes I was seeing are called Texas Blind Snakes.

I found this site and meant to post it. http://www.texassnakes.net/pictures.html.

I hope this helps you.


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 Post subject: Re: Snake Baby Season
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:27 am 
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Many of the snakes people think are babies are in fact adults of a small species, like Texas Blind Snakes and Rough Earth Snakes.


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