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    ...scaly little critter?

    Went out in the heat to do some more weeding and found...


    Looks like he just finished lunch. I don't think the chipmunks will be around anymore...:D

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    Where do you live? That'll make it easier to pin down.

    On Edit: I mean do you live in the mountains or by a river or on a farm or in a suburb or what?
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    Check this site: link

    looks a bit like the Eastern Hog nosed...but it's not quite as brilliant in color.
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    Yes, I recognize that..it's a snake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Molon Labe View Post
    Check this site: link

    looks a bit like the Eastern Hog nosed...but it's not quite as brilliant in color.
    Thanx Molon...

    I followed some from your link and I found the dusky hog-nosed snake at http://beetlesinthebush.wordpress.co...rairie-autumn/. The only difference is that this guy was half again larger than described.

    "...in our attempts to turn it over I noticed its black and orange checker patterned belly. I later learned this to be characteristic of the dusky hog-nosed snake (Heterodon nasicus gloydi), only recently discovered in the sand prairies of southeast Missouri and regarded as critically imperiled in the state due to the near complete destruction of such habitats. Disjunct from the main population further west, its continued survival in Missouri depends upon the survival of these small sand prairie remnants in the Southeast Lowlands."
    I managed half a dozen pics before he scooted off. No shovel for the little fella.........I think I'll notify the local MDC office in Springfield.

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    Okay, I'm going to guess that this is a hognose snake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Where do you live? That'll make it easier to pin down.

    On Edit: I mean do you live in the mountains or by a river or on a farm or in a suburb or what?
    He lives in the desert, Ginger.

    Can't you tell from the seahorse statue?

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    He lives in the desert, Ginger.

    Can't you tell from the seahorse statue?
    Be nice. A lot of people have those seahorse birdbaths. :D
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    If it was in my yard, it would be a dead snake!

    Around here, it is well known that rattlesnakes and hog-nosed snakes inbreed with one another. It's best not to pick up any snake. A trusty shovel works wonders...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Be nice. A lot of people have those seahorse birdbaths. :D
    True. And most of them also have tropical fish toilet seats. :p
    Hey careful man! There's a beverage here!
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