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Old 06-30-2012, 04:30 PM   #1
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I found these orange dots on a piece of wood the other day. I stepped on one and it was like a tiny orange paint ball. Anyone ever see this before?



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While we are at it, what kind of snake is this?


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Old 06-30-2012, 04:38 PM   #2
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The balls look like spider eggs.
If you Google snake ID there's lots of site where you can put in your location and the color of the snake and lots of picture will come up.

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spider eggs......yeah, good one there, joe.

That's a "slime mold".

The snake is a garter. Very good to have around.
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I sure would hate to come across the spider that laid those "eggs", wow
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I sure would hate to come across the spider that laid those "eggs", wow
The egg's are inside the orange ball. They aren't laid.
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I looked up slime mold and I found pictures almost identical to my picture.
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The snake is a ribbon snake, cousin to the garter snake. If you go to Google Image you can find lots of pics to compare.
Harmless.

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Glad I left it alone. I figured it was harmless since the only real dangerous snake we have around here is the cotton mouth.
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The snake is a ribbon snake, cousin to the garter snake. If you go to Google Image you can find lots of pics to compare.
Harmless.

http://stevetabone.wordpress.com/201...-ribbon-snake/

Yup, I was too lazy to look up the exact species. I tend to lump all the ribbons and garters together since they're close relatives. That eastern ribbon looks almost identical to the western garters I grew up with.
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Glad I left it alone. I figured it was harmless since the only real dangerous snake we have around here is the cotton mouth.
If you have cottonmouths, it's likely you also have a few copperheads around. You may never see one but it might be a good idea to study some pictures just in case.
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If you have cottonmouths, it's likely you also have a few copperheads around. You may never see one but it might be a good idea to study some pictures just in case.
Copperhead is what I meant to say, not cottonmouth.

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