Tag Archives: Snakes

First snake of the trip

My first snake sighting of this year’s LSAMP REU trip; perhaps a dryad or salmon-bellied snake (Mastiogodryas melanolomus), although quite a tentative identification. It appeared to be about to shed—much of its body appeared greyish white as the scales peel away. Edit: it looks like this is probably a bird eating snake, Pseutes poecilonotus, which varies quite heavily in their coloration and includes a morph with the greyish hue that we’ve found. I also reported it in 2015.

Darko and I encountered this specimen along the Loop Trail.

Corn snake (1) has passed


Today, 1 died around the age of 24.   He had refused to eat for several months, and may have developed digestive problems.  I had inherited two corn snakes a few years ago from a professor at Kent, De Szalay, who had reared them from eggs during his masters work.

1 is survived by his brother, 2, and his adopted family, including four turtles and two dogs.

Corn snakes and Boa constrictor feeding - 02.18.2010 - 19.11.25

Allison and I pose for Christmas photographs.  I'm holding 1.
Allison and I pose for Christmas photographs. I’m holding 1.

Christmas Snakes - 12.23.2010 - 21.36.40

1 finishes his meal.
1 finishes his meal.

Exploring the new tank.
Exploring the new tank.