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Sporadic Mysery Animal

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9 Responses to “Sporadic Mysery Animal”


  1. 1 Pliny-the-in-Between
    February 3, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Ok you have to throw us a ‘natural history’ bone here 😉

    What continent or region is it native to?
    What is the scale of the photo (the moss may help but not sure)?
    Is this an adult specimen?
    Are those pits in front of its eyes?

  2. 2 jaredcormier
    February 3, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    It is exclusive to the US
    the entire photo is about 10″ across
    Yes, it’s an adult
    If I told you that, it would significantly narrow down the possibilities, now wouldn’t it?

  3. 3 Pliny-the-in-Between
    February 3, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Then I would have to hazard a guess from the size, scale texture, pupil shape, pit (looks like one to ole Pliny) and markings that this is one of the pygmy rattlesnake varieties

  4. 4 jaredcormier
    February 3, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Well, common names are not what I’m looking for…

  5. 5 Pliny-the-in-Between
    February 3, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    DoH! So it sounds like I’m on the right track!

  6. 6 Pliny-the-in-Between
    February 4, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Sistrurus miliarius perhaps?

  7. 7 jaredcormier
    February 4, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Sistrurus miliarius barbouri

  8. 8 Pliny-the-in-Between
    February 5, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Do I at least get partial credit?

  9. 9 jaredcormier
    February 5, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Full credit, of course. It’s a bit much to ask for subspecies when regarding most snakes; although I must say, the Sistrurus species and subspecies are pretty easy to distinguish. I’ll have to talk about that, I suppose.


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