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Wild Corns, etc!
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Old 04-30-2016, 09:55 AM   #1
Daniel Wakefield
Wild Corns, etc!

Wow, it's been a while since I've posted on this forum! A lot has changed.....I had to give up most of my breeding projects for work, but the plus side is that I've moved to Florida! I've taken the opportunity to get out and do lots of field herping.......and I've seen some pretty cool wild Corns and other snakes. Here are some highlights.

First up: an actual Miami-Dade locality Corn!
Corn Snake, Miami-Dade County by Daniel Wakefield, on Flickr

A pretty juvenile from Palm Beach County
Corn Snake by Daniel Wakefield, on Flickr

Another juvenile, this one from Hendry County
Corn Snake by Daniel Wakefield, on Flickr


And this was a cool one........an Anery Corn from Hendry County! Apparently around 30% of the corns in that area carry the Anery gene.
Anery Corn Snake, Hendry County by Daniel Wakefield, on Flickr

Here are some other snakes I've come across as well.

Eastern Mud Snake
Eastern Mud Snake, Hendry County by Daniel Wakefield, on Flickr

Yellow Rat Snake
Yellow Rat Snake by Daniel Wakefield, on Flickr

Everglades Rat Snake
Everglades Rat Snake, Hendry County by Daniel Wakefield, on Flickr

Florida Cottonmouth
Florida Cottonmouth by Daniel Wakefield, on Flickr

Florida Kingsnake
Florida King by Daniel Wakefield, on Flickr

And last, but certainly not least, some Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnakes!

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake by Daniel Wakefield, on Flickr

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake by Daniel Wakefield, on Flickr

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake by Daniel Wakefield, on Flickr

Thanks for looking!
 
Old 04-30-2016, 11:07 AM   #2
Myca
Thank you Daniel for those amazing photos. I live in north Florida and I am never happy to see an Eastern Diamondback. The first wild corn snake I ever saw, I said, 'that is the most beautiful rattlesnake I have ever seen!' I was amazed that a rattlesnake could be so beautiful, right up until my husband informed me it was a corn snake.
 
Old 04-30-2016, 11:08 AM   #3
jagodzinski
So cool! Those pictures are awesome.
 
Old 04-30-2016, 11:11 AM   #4
Myca
Also, I love the gold or bronze over color of the classic corn. It just looks so beautiful. I don't know how many cotton mouths I've seen doing just what that one is doing, showing you he means business.
 
Old 04-30-2016, 11:32 AM   #5
Rich Z
Nice pics!

Looks like you've been doing some road cruising.
 
Old 04-30-2016, 12:20 PM   #6
Daniel Wakefield
Thanks, everyone!

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Nice pics!

Looks like you've been doing some road cruising.
Yep, since the weather turned warm that's all I've been doing herping-wise......and boy is it paying off
 
Old 05-01-2016, 05:27 PM   #7
DollysMom
I just found this! Beautiful pictures. Especially love the corn snake pics. Thank you.
 
Old 05-02-2016, 05:07 PM   #8
CornySnakeUser
You got close enough to take those shots of the cottonmouth and rattlesnake? Very impressive!
 
Old 05-03-2016, 08:39 AM   #9
Dragonling
How did you take those two with the black backgrounds? Are they at night with a light?
 
Old 05-03-2016, 11:00 AM   #10
Daniel Wakefield
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You got close enough to take those shots of the cottonmouth and rattlesnake? Very impressive!
To be fair, I have a lens that zooms in quite a bit......so I'm perhaps not as brave as you thought! Still close enough to get the heart beating pretty good!

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How did you take those two with the black backgrounds? Are they at night with a light?
I have a good external flash for my camera with a softbox attached to it. I held the camera, someone else held the flash, and if the background is far enough away, the flash won't illuminate it and presto! you've got a black background! I only started doing some shots like that recently and I really like them.
 

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