What kind of snake is this?

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  1. Prospector

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    um could a snake that size actually ingest something that big?
     
  2. Prospector

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    also, not a snake, but right shape for this thread

    New Invasive Species Of Worm In Texas Is 'Basically Immortal'
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    April 14, 2022

    The hammerhead worm has been spotted all over the Southern United States in recent years.

    In Texas, this invasive species has been found in the Austin and Dallas-Fort Worth areas, according to Only In Your State. These foot-long worms have an appetite for earth worms. They also secrete a neurotoxic venom and are "basically immortal."

    The hammerhead worm, which is indigenous to Southeast Asia, is easily recognizable by the shape of its head — a hammerhead. These worms prefer to live in the soil, but rain forces them to leave their homes. They're predatory and sometimes tough to spot, posing a threat to local ecosystems.

    If you do come across a hammerhead worm, you shouldn't cut it in half, which is the most common way to kill a worm. This worm will grow into two separate worms if cut in half. Instead, you should dissolve it in a salt and vinegar solution or place it in a plastic bag and throw it away.

    However you decide to dispose of the hammerhead worm, don't handle it with your bare hands — it secretes a neurotoxic venom to ward off predators similar to that of a pufferfish.
     
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  4. Popovio

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    Can anyone ID these lizards I photographed in the desert?


    Seen near Tucson, AZ

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    Also near Tucson.


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    Seen at Joshua Tree, CA


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    It's that time of year again

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  6. Gunners

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    Copperhead?
     
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  8. BP

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    gopher snake I believe
     
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  9. Gunners

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    I'm no owsley, looked a bit like a copperhead but not really. I'd definitely treat it as a copperhead if I were near it.
     
  10. Owsley

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    I believe they are:

    1. Desert spiny lizard (Sceloporus magister)
    2. Zebra-tailed lizard (Callisaurus draconoides)
    3. Side-blotched lizard (Uta stansburiana)
     
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    A 3 foot black racer was curled up on my mom’s front porch. She wanted it moved so we complied.

    That’s my BIL because I’m way too pussy to wrangle a snake
     
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  13. Owsley

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  14. Prospector

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    Wow you're really young
     
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  16. Owsley

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    Really cool and atypical pattern on the gila, too.
     
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    Yeah I've never seen that little orange before.
     
  18. bigred77

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    From nextdoor Owsley

    Hard to see the head for sure, but it looks like it's pretty wide

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  19. Owsley

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    Western diamondback. They can be difficult to distinguish from Mojaves, but I don’t believe you’re in their range (unless you’re in extreme west Texas).
     
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  20. bigred77

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    Naa, central Texas hill country
    So we are definitely in western diamondback country
     
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  21. a.tramp

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    I fucking hate finding a surprise in the skimmer more than anything. Owsley did I almost die?

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  22. Owsley

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    Harmless checkered garter snake. Semi-aquatic eater of fish and amphibians. It produces a very mild venom, but has very little means of delivering it, nor is it notable in its strength. You’d basically have to let it chew on you for envenomation to occur, and even then it would manifest as little more than short-term localized discomfort.
     
  23. a.tramp

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    Thank you. Ima still tell my wife I almost died today and try to parlay it into sex.
     
  24. Seavie

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    Owsley or any other knowledgeable nature person...

    Am I looking at a brown recluse? These pictures are very zoomed in. Very small spider. Was found on the ceiling.
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  25. Jake Scott

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    Currently in a bad NKFherping rabbithole on YT Owsley you like this mfer?
     
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  26. Owsley

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    Yeah, he’s one of my favorites on IG
     
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    He's flipping tin and there are copperheads, canebrake and rat snakes all snuggled in there together. I didn't realize they would do that. :themoreyouknow:
     
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  28. Owsley

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    Yeah, cohabitation is pretty common, especially in areas where cover is few and far between. You’ll even see king snakes under structure with a different species.
     
  29. Prospector

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    Wow snakes are better w diversity than humans
    Fuck! people suck
     
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  30. bigred77

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    This guy scared the shit outta the 8 year old while fishing yesterday evening

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    I knew it wasn't venomous but didn't know exactly what it was

    Owsley
     
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  31. Jake Scott

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    I knew they'd share an area but all three were right up against each other.

    Also the sheer amount of copperheads they find in a day is staggering.
     
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  32. Matt Foley

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    Pretty sure I’ve posted this one in here before, but it’s back out prowling around.

     
  33. billdozer

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    Ran across this guy today

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  34. Tiffin

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    Those water snakes are real funny until they're trying to get into my fish basket.
     
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  35. bigred77

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    Owsley over here liking posts on the bbq thread but not helping ID stuff ITT
     
  36. jbr

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    Found one curled up in the spare bedroom. Need id asap.
     
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    I just assumed he had me on ignore :ohdear:
     
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  42. paulski

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  43. DUCKMOUTH

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    Got him. She has a little hungry buddy too

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  44. Prospector

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    What kind of snakes are they?
     
  45. DUCKMOUTH

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    Water snake. Female the big one
     
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  46. Prospector

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    Red? Never seen one
     
  47. Owsley

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    Color variations can be pretty wild depending on location.
     
  48. DUCKMOUTH

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    Yeah, this was on MS snake forum. Not sure if it was even taken in MS.
     
  49. DUCKMOUTH

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    I am certain it’s eating a catfish though
     
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  50. Stagger Lee

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    What town?
     
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