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Old Yesterday, 10:44 AM   #1
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Reptiles where you are


I'm in the "civilized" part of coastal California, that is, the part that's overrun by development, but my wild and woolly yard is full of lizards, lots of them. Have to get some pictures when I get home from the Dark Tower.

I've also spotted a garter snake, slithering among the palms.

In the semi-wild areas, I've seen rattlesnakes (the biggest was about 7 feet long and about a foot thick), rosy boas (look like giant earthworms), king snakes, and coral and scarlet king snakes. And, horned lizards.

Someone dumped an Alligator Snapping Turtle in a nearby lake, and it got fished out when the lake was drained it and it supposedly weighed about 250 pounds.

So, show us your reptiles! If you're not sure what they are, someone here might be able to tell you!
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Many wilderness parks here.

I wanted to go to a place on the river “Katies Landing” but some old guy came over to chat. Said he was headed to there happened to look down an a big rattler was laying across the path.

I told, on here, about hiking in Ocala Ntl Forest an heard a rustling sound. Looked over to other side of trail an oh my gosh! A python had started to come out of the bush but turned back in so all I saw was about 3’ of his middle an I doubt I could have put my hands around him he was so big. Never ran so fast in my life.

The time before when I planned to go hiking there I called a ranger about a trailhead an he suggested a different part cause it was hunting season. So why not close it to hikers? I just started stopped going there.

We have s bayou here thats pretty ti walk along but you always see a snake. At least they’re small, 2’ or so and have the decency to hurry out of your way
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All we've got in the Midwest is snakes. And you don't see them a lot. Garter, green, bull, some rattlers.

I've been in FL or somewhere down south and saw little lizards running around like we have spiders. Kinda freaked me out!

I guess we have small mammals running around, so small reptiles shouldn't bother me.
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It depends where I am.


This is a big lizard, imo, called an Agama that has amazing colors. Over a foot long. We saw them at an open air restaurant in the Maasai Mara. There were many on the boulders that surrounded the restaurant. Lots of baboons, too.


The lizards didn't look terribly friendly.


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This is a big lizard, imo, called an Agama that has amazing colors. Over a foot long. We saw them at an open air restaurant in the Maasai Mara. There were many on the boulders that surrounded the restaurant. Lots of baboons, too.


The lizards didn't look terribly friendly.


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Yes, Southern California has a lot of lizards.
Yow, that one looks poisonous! Tell us more about that encounter? What was the main entrée?
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Hawaii has lots of geckos. They're really cute and eat the cockroaches so they're usually welcomed indoors.


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Hong Kong has house lizards.


I didn't see a lot of lizards in more tropical Africa, but the snakes may have eaten them.
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Yow, that one looks poisonous! Tell us more about that encounter? What was the main entrée?

For them or us?


I don't remember much about that restaurant except the baboons & the surrounding grasslands. They made me uncomfortable because they were so close. I don't really like animals that can rip your limbs off, unless they're far away. Whole troops worth on the surrounding rocks. Maybe they were used to handouts & were more domesticated?
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Agama is actually a Genus of lizards.

I believe your pic is the Mwanza flat-headed rock agama. (Aka Spider-Man agama)
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Agama is actually a Genus of lizards.

I believe your pic is the Mwanza flat-headed rock agama. (Aka Spider-Man agama)

Thanks. I never looked it up on the Internet until just now. Lots of other animals to know. . . someday, I will put the photos in an album.


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We used to have a lot of wood lizards but the cats thinned them out, I think that is one of the reasons my wife likes the cats. Turtles meander around the top of the hill fairly often. Don't see many snakes up top but they are around the lower portions of my property and I have seen copperheads near the creek.
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I get Rattlesnakes around my yard often, then the occasional Bull snake. And then once a Horned Toad, (really a lizard).

But that's it for reptiles, too cold in the winter for most all other lizards.


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Lizards scurrying on the porches daily. Cat is so old he just swats at them and they go on their way, probably amused. Snakes, sure. Wifey caught pictures of this one on the front porch the other day.
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Lizards scurrying on the porches daily. Cat is so old he just swats at them and they go on their way, probably amused. Snakes, sure. Wifey caught pictures of this one on the front porch the other day.

I meant to ask you. . . I'd never heard "Wifey" before but noticed another guy from your area of Georgia used the word, too. So, is that a regional thing?
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I meant to ask you. . . I'd never heard "Wifey" before but noticed another guy from your area of Georgia used the word, too. So, is that a regional thing?
Redneck, sorry Chandler, I'm not calling you one, just making a carry over joke from the poster that got upset that we questioned their motives, posting a zipped link.

Wifey, kind of like a bikers "ol'lady".

A Cowboy's " Gal."

A gangster's " Moll".

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And many others.


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Ed hit it Must just be a Southern (redneck) thang.
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