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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold … Continue reading

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The Spider-Tailed Adder – Pseudocerastes urarachnoides

You all know that I love snakes, and if you’ve read more than one of my posts, you likely realize that venomous snakes are my passion. As much as I love snakes, however, there are some animals that completely creep … Continue reading

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Dragon Snake?

A recent post in a forum I frequent, reminded me that I totally forgot to include one of my favorite snakes in my recent Halloween blog. Few snakes are either this cool, or unusual. Though discovered in 1846, this unique … Continue reading

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Weird Snakes!

Perhaps the title seems a little redundant, since many people think that snakes are weird by definition. However, in keeping with the Halloween spirit, we’d like to introduce you to some of the oddest snakes out there. Like the ghouls, … Continue reading

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The Best Pet Snake for a Beginner…

So you want a pet snake, huh? Well, as much as we love all snakes at Snake Buddies, it is important to remember that there are many variables to consider before buying your scaly critter. Most first time snake shoppers … Continue reading

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Variability of the Great Basin Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus lutosus)

As a venomous snake fan, I’ve spent more than my share of time hiking, driving and poking around in the woods looking for rattlesnakes. As a kid, I always hoped one day that I might be seen, on at least … Continue reading

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Snakes 101 – An introduction to the Mighty Serpent.

The air was crisp yet refreshing, as I made my way through the tall grass and wild growing Black-eyed Susans and Daisies on my way to the large pond on our property in the Arkansas Ozarks. With my faithful fishing … Continue reading

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Red and Yellow Kills a Fellow? Your Identification Guide to Tri-color snakes.

Only 4 families of venomous snakes exist in the United States. These are the rattlesnakes, Copperheads, Water Moccasins (Cotton Mouths), and the Coral snakes. For the purpose of this article, we will concentrate on Coral Snakes and some of their … Continue reading

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Posted in Beautiful snakes, coral snake, Grey-banded Kingsnake, Ground Snake, harmless snakes, King Snake, Milk Snake, Mountian King Snake, non-venomous, Reptiles, Scarlet Kingsnake, Shovel-nose Snake, Snakes, venomous | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 73 Comments

Is a pet snake right for you?

Although I am tremendously biased when it comes to pets, I can understand that the average person may be a little less compelled to go to a pet store and purchase a cold-blooded reptile, when there are pets like puppies, … Continue reading

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King Cobra and Your Latin word of the day.

Ophiophagus Pronunciation:  /ˌō-fē-ˈäf-ə-gəs/ If you’ve ever delved deeper than the very surface of any non-domestic animal hobby (i.e. salt water fish, birds, insects etc.) you have very likely found yourself amongst people throwing out Latin terms as part of their … Continue reading

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