John Sullivan

John Sullivan

I'm a retired software engineer who now has a lot more time to spend on traveling, photographing wildlife, and learning about wildlife. I am particularly interested in reptiles and amphibians.
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    1. This pose means "I just hopped to this spot, and at any moment I will hop to another spot!"
    2. Wow! Fantastic!
    3. Staying at a safe distance is definitely the wisest choice!
    4. Comment on Lizard on Rock 2 months ago
      You nailed it -- compare with https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/8980640
    5. Definitely a little charmer, this one.
    6. They are proportionally large because it's such a young snake (which helps make it extra cute).
    7. It chose a perch that makes it really stand out, which is probably not that good of an idea, survival-wise.
    8. They are mildly venomous, but not at a level that is dangerous to people.
    9. Thanks Calbost!
    10. I suppose, but only if you remember it right :)

      It's "red on black, venom lack", "red on yellow, kill a fellow". This is indeed a harmless species, so "red on black, venom lack" is correct. The most important thing to remember about that rhyme is that it only applies to species in the USA. In Central and South America, there are plenty of venomous coral snakes that don't fit the rhyme.