11
Dec
08

Well, another one…

Since yesterday’s pop quiz was answered correctly within 12 hours, I think I’ll have to post another one…

mystery2

Ever been the Pacific coast of Mexico or anywhere in Central America?

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14 Responses to “Well, another one…”


  1. 1 Stacy S.
    December 11, 2008 at 8:50 am

    I really don’t like snakes much – but that one is kind of pretty.

    I’l let someone else take a shot at it today!

  2. 2 michellesedai
    December 11, 2008 at 11:34 am

    ive been there…but i dont know your snakey

  3. 3 Stacy S.
    December 11, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    OK – Here’s my guess …

    NEOTROPICAL WHIPSNAKE
    (Masticophis mentovarius)

    ?????

  4. 4 jaredcormier
    December 11, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Well, I was going to post a Xenopeltis, but this one was more obscure…
    Did I stump the little herpetologist?

  5. 5 Stacy S.
    December 11, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    I haven’t asked him yet. He went to a friends house after school and is now in bed – I’ll try and remember to ask him in the morning.

  6. 6 Stacy S.
    December 12, 2008 at 6:47 am

    Cook’s Tree Boa?

  7. 7 Stacy S.
    December 12, 2008 at 6:50 am

    That was his guess – if it’s wrong you have successfully stumped him!!

  8. 8 jaredcormier
    December 12, 2008 at 7:53 am

    Cook’s Tree Boa is found on the island of St. Vincent only. It is certainly not found in Central America.

    It is a Mexican burrowing python, and if you thought it was pretty before, it’s also called a New World Sunbeam Snake, check out THAT photo!

  9. 9 Stacy S.
    December 12, 2008 at 8:15 am

    Ahhh … The first and third pics you posted are nice – I’m sure if I ever ran into one – it would look like the second. (Yuck)

    I’m sure he will be disappointed that he was wrong. Oh well.

    I should send you a pic of his snake.

  10. 10 jaredcormier
    December 12, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    Tell him I had to try pretty hard for that one…
    He’s gotten most of them, quite the developing naturalist.

  11. 11 Stacy S.
    December 13, 2008 at 11:29 am

    His first thought was that it was a Black Mamba – until he saw the hand.

    Yes he’s an unusual child (teen now) He would much rather read the encyclopedia than a novel.

  12. 12 jaredcormier
    December 13, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    Dendroaspis (mambas) have laterally located eyes and a rounded rostrum as opposed to Loxocemus with a pointed, upturned rostrum far more dorsally located eyes.

  13. 13 Stacy S.
    December 13, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    I have no idea what any of that means, but I’ll show him. 🙂

  14. 14 jaredcormier
    December 13, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    The eyes of the mamba are located on the side of it’s head and it has a blunt nose, this snake has a pointed nose and eyes located more on the top of the head


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