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Give you a 'hint' only found in parts of East Texas #7537945 06/19/19 02:45 PM
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Let's see who gets it first:

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Re: Give you a 'hint' only found in parts of East Texas [Re: flintknapper] #7537959 06/19/19 02:54 PM
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buttermilk racer


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Speckled King Snake. Nope head coloration is wrong. Buttermilk racer is correct.

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Re: Give you a 'hint' only found in parts of East Texas [Re: flintknapper] #7537975 06/19/19 03:26 PM
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Cool find up I've never seen one of those before.

Re: Give you a 'hint' only found in parts of East Texas [Re: flintknapper] #7538091 06/19/19 06:33 PM
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Snake up


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Re: Give you a 'hint' only found in parts of East Texas [Re: TCM3] #7538117 06/19/19 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by TCM3
buttermilk racer


Buttermilk Racer is correct.

(Coluber constrictor anthicus),

Of the three I have found on my property they were all 'speckled' about this amount....but can vary widely in how they are marked. Some having few speckles others nearly white with them.

Hard to catch, they are super fast and without exception....want to bite (though harmless).

Pretty cool snake though.


Found a quick video about them here: https://youtu.be/hupmdqeULFU


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Re: Give you a 'hint' only found in parts of East Texas [Re: flintknapper] #7538143 06/19/19 08:17 PM
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Very cool, thanks for sharing....up


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Re: Give you a 'hint' only found in parts of East Texas [Re: flintknapper] #7538224 06/19/19 09:57 PM
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Next to the Mud Snake, Buttermilk Racers are my second favorite non-venomous East Texas Snake. We have seen a few on my in-laws place outside of Woodville.

Re: Give you a 'hint' only found in parts of East Texas [Re: flintknapper] #7538249 06/19/19 10:52 PM
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Thanks for sharing, flintknapper. Very cool, rare snake. I've never seen one in person and don't know their habits. Why are they confined to such small geographic areas? Competition?

Re: Give you a 'hint' only found in parts of East Texas [Re: flintknapper] #7538321 06/19/19 11:59 PM
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Re: Give you a 'hint' only found in parts of East Texas [Re: flintknapper] #7538476 06/20/19 06:42 AM
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That's one of my bucket list snakes. I'm pretty jealous that you've caught 3 of them. Also, I wish I had something better to do than reply to your post, but the Greenville tornado has limited my entertainment options for awhile.


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Haha yea I polished that thing for hours.
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Originally Posted by Pitchfork Predator
Very cool, thanks for sharing....up


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Re: Give you a 'hint' only found in parts of East Texas [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn] #7538736 06/20/19 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by ImTheReasonDovesMourn
That's one of my bucket list snakes. I'm pretty jealous that you've caught 3 of them. Also, I wish I had something better to do than reply to your post, but the Greenville tornado has limited my entertainment options for awhile.


Sorry to hear of your misfortune. It has been an active tornado season in Texas so far. I can appreciate your dilemma, we had a bad tornado go through the Alto area here and you just have to see the destruction to believe it. It will be years before they recover from it...or even clean it all up.

So best wishes for you situation, hope it works out well.

We can 'joust' later if you like, though its not really my cup of tea.

Take care,

Flint.


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Originally Posted by flintknapper
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That's one of my bucket list snakes. I'm pretty jealous that you've caught 3 of them. Also, I wish I had something better to do than reply to your post, but the Greenville tornado has limited my entertainment options for awhile.


Sorry to hear of your misfortune. It has been an active tornado season in Texas so far. I can appreciate your dilemma, we had a bad tornado go through the Alto area here and you just have to see the destruction to believe it. It will be years before they recover from it...or even clean it all up.

So best wishes for you situation, hope it works out well.

We can 'joust' later if you like, though its not really my cup of tea.

Take care,

Flint.


Thank you, Flint. I'm out of the jousting business, myself. cheers


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Re: Give you a 'hint' only found in parts of East Texas [Re: LoneStarCarnivore] #7538744 06/20/19 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by LoneStarCarnivore
Next to the Mud Snake, Buttermilk Racers are my second favorite non-venomous East Texas Snake. We have seen a few on my in-laws place outside of Woodville.


Mudsnakes are so cool....! Old timers around here call them 'stinging snakes', I'm sure you know why.

Beautiful shiny black...with that contrasting under belly (usually kind of Salmon colored here, but red other places). Can get to be a BIG 'Ol snake too.


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Iíve only seen one. Pulled on to a location and there were three or four guys standing in a small group looking at the ground. About five minutes later my pump driver comes over and said thereís a snake over there. I walked over to find a beautiful mature buttermilk racer about two minutes after being stoned to death by a stupid arse rig hand...

I was furious.....I cussed that ignorant POS up one side and down the other....

Only one Iíve seen working over here for four years....


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Re: Give you a 'hint' only found in parts of East Texas [Re: fouzman] #7538774 06/20/19 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by fouzman
Thanks for sharing, flintknapper. Very cool, rare snake. I've never seen one in person and don't know their habits. Why are they confined to such small geographic areas? Competition?


I can't really say why. They are just a sub-species of the Eastern Racer and 'racers' themselves are well distributed.

In my locale...we have exactly the type of habitat that racers like (forested areas mixed with open pastures). And pretty much all of Deep East Texas is saturated with 4-5 different kinds of 'Skinks' which they like to eat. But I can't really say why we have Buttermilk Racers about as frequently as Eastern.

Love to hear some theories. ????


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They probably like it around there... wink


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Originally Posted by TCM3
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Love to hear some theories. ????


They probably like it around there... wink


Hah, that's probably it!

Good enough for me anyway.


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