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Checkered Garter Snake Thamnophis marcianus

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dannysanders

Date

September 5, 2020 08:50 PM UTC

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Eating DOR whiptail.

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Eastern Milksnake Lampropeltis triangulum

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bradlynd

Date

August 26, 2020 03:52 PM EDT

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Eastern Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

victormozqueda

Date

June 27, 2020 05:26 PM UTC

Description

Small copperhead. Baby, juvenile? She was eating another snake but could tell what kind. Need ID only on the one eating the other snake. Not the one being eaten. But if you can go ahead. Thank you.

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Broad-banded Copperhead Agkistrodon laticinctus

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

October 19, 2019 07:00 PM CDT

Description

Adult copperhead (20" TL) observed feeding on a juvenile Western (Texas) Ratsnake (Pantherophis obsoletus) and imaged by Jan Tauer (homeowner) in her garden area. Second image w yardstick shows better detail of the prey ratsnake. Copperhead was dispatched and discarded. Images used with permission of Jan Tauer. Copperhead was alive in the first image and dead in the second.

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rayfisher

Date

May 20, 2020

Description

Male of undescribed species, currently lumped with S. paisano. This male was dug up from his tube and had recently molted. Currently alive in captivity. Same individual as the post here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/46840931.

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Tamaulipan Milksnake Lampropeltis annulata

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sandboa

Date

May 16, 2020 08:57 PM CDT

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Eastern Milksnake Lampropeltis triangulum

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jennaroelofson

Date

May 16, 2020

Description

I found a milk snake wrestling with a chipmunk. When I went over to investigate, the chipmunk disappeared into a hole about a foot away, so I believe she was defending his burrow or babies from the milk snake?

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Checkered Garter Snake Thamnophis marcianus

Observer

jeff32

Date

April 6, 2019 10:33 PM CDT

Description

This snake struggled but pealed a 1/2 dried up frog off the road capitalizing on a free meal. I’ve witnessed this numerous times but this is a first of a dried up frog embedded into the asphalt. This snake worked so hard to peal it out.

With Liza Adams

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Kingsnakes and Milk Snakes Genus Lampropeltis

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pinedaperez

Date

August 9, 2019 03:15 PM -05

Place

Private

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Texas Nightsnake Hypsiglena jani ssp. texana

Observer

jeff32

Date

August 1, 2019 11:18 PM CDT

Description

With Gerry Salmon

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Chihuahuan Mountain Kingsnake Lampropeltis knoblochi

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tomhorton

Date

September 17, 2015 08:25 AM MST

Description

Sonoran Mountain Kingsnake

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Southern Whitelip Python Bothrochilus meridionalis

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wolfgang_wuster

Date

September 29, 2006 06:53 AM BST

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Northern Pine Snake Pituophis melanoleucus ssp. melanoleucus

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t234g023

Date

April 29, 2019 12:40 PM UTC

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Northern Pine Snake Pituophis melanoleucus ssp. melanoleucus

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mscientist

Date

May 29, 2019 09:41 AM UTC

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Western Milksnake Lampropeltis gentilis

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bchambers

Date

September 20, 2017 08:54 PM CDT

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San Luis Potosi Mountain Kingsnake Lampropeltis mexicana

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danielbecerra1

Date

April 25, 2019 05:40 AM +13

Description

Falsa Coralillo Real Mexicana encontrada dentro de vivienda (en trampa de ratas).

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Chihuahuan Nightsnake Hypsiglena jani

Observer

catenatus

Date

March 30, 2019 12:40 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Beneath rock on hillside alongside two Rena dulcis

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Great Plains Ratsnake Pantherophis emoryi

Observer

sterling74

Date

September 30, 2018 07:42 PM MDT

Description

Possible Elaphe guttata. Found near parking lot in early evening, after sunset.

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Gray-banded Kingsnake Lampropeltis alterna

Observer

catenatus

Date

July 4, 2004

Description

4 July, 2004; 9:30 PM

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South Florida Mole Kingsnake Lampropeltis calligaster ssp. occipitolineata

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mike_rochford

Date

March 11, 2016 11:48 PM EST

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Tamaulipan Rock Rattlesnake Crotalus morulus

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wild-about-texas

Date

August 1, 2018 12:22 PM HST

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Eastern Ratsnake Pantherophis alleghaniensis

Date

March 28, 2018 05:00 PM EDT

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What

Chihuahuan Nightsnake Hypsiglena jani

Date

June 3, 2017 04:15 AM CDT

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Tamaulipan Milksnake Lampropeltis annulata

Observer

sandboa

Date

October 10, 2015 08:15 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

found AOR

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Broad-banded Copperhead Agkistrodon laticinctus

Observer

tomlott

Date

May 1, 2012 04:00 PM CDT

Description

Adult male. Specimen apparently killed by feral cats between 0930 and 1600 hr. Stomach contained cicada nymph and an adult Tantilla gracilis. 49.3 cm TTL; 8.6 cm TAIL.

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Arizona Mantis Stagmomantis limbata

Observer

ptexis

Date

September 7, 2016 06:39 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Check this out. Last year we saw a hummer get caught and eaten by a large mantis. The mantis was sitting on one of the feeders. I never heard of that happening before. We’ve been feeding hummers and have had dense populations of hummers at our feeders for 25 years now, and we had never seen this before last year. We have seen several instances of large female black-and-yellow garden spiders catching and eating hummers, but lots of mantises are around and so far as we've seen, they have never caught a hummer until last year.

Today a mantis caught a hummer and is eating it right now. The mantis with its prey is sitting on the persimmon bush/tree that is right by the feeders.

It looks like it could be the same mantis, but I googled mantis longevity and apparently a year is the maximum lifespan, so this has got to be a new mantis. It is possible, maybe even likely that this is the offspring of the huge female mantis that caught the bird last year, as she was the only big mantis in the area we ever saw. Maybe mantis catch hummers all the time, but we just don’t see them do it, and I think it is a pretty rare behavior. This one couldn’t have learned the behavior from a mother she never saw. Is there an inheritable bird-eating trait in that particular lineage? I guess it's a simpler hypothesis that it's a trait for quicker growth or larger than average size, and that just allows them to include hummers on the menu by late summer.

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Western Milksnake Lampropeltis gentilis

Observer

montanaclan

Date

June 3, 2003 01:44 PM MDT

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Valley Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. fitchi

Observer

metsa

Date

March 18, 2016

Description

spotted by TomV

close up pix pending

saw this last year too

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Broad-banded Copperhead Agkistrodon laticinctus

Observer

tomlott

Date

September 24, 2011 08:35 PM CDT

Description

Specimen had killed and was attempting to swallow a fledgling House Sparrow.