A dead ribbon snake found under a log. It seemed to be killed by a bird.
Found in the creek. Had recent meal.
4 total masses, that I saw. The group of 3 were all within inches of each other, and the lone mass was about 2 meters from the group.
Also found near was a dead L. sphenocephalus.
Found dead, trapped in some packing tape.
These two photos, taken only 25 seconds apart, show how quickly a female baskettail can build her egg mass.
This series shows a female baskettail building up her egg mass she will soon deposit in the water. It also shows why they're called baskettails. :-)
IDing Epitheca females is a bit tricky, to say the least. I think this is a Slender, but I'm very open to correction.
male & female
Bigger and more numerous more mature yrs
month/year correct but date uncertain
Very small 8". Was warm think an eastern hog nose