Aberrant and Strange Herps

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Aberrant and Strange Herps

Postby Joshua R. Dimpfl » June 4th, 2012, 2:46 pm

I decided to start this thread in light of a recent photo that was posted on Facebook, so I figured others would have some photos to share as well.

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Anerythristic Dusky Pygmy Rattlesnake

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Amelanistic Narrowmouth Toad

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Striped Southern Copperhead

And the one that fueled this post, an aberrant mud snake Doug Williams posted on Facebook, not sure about the origin.

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Re: Aberrant and Strange Herps

Postby samwiise » June 4th, 2012, 9:45 pm

That mud snake is amazing! Also very cool on the narrow mouth! If I every find any cool anomalies I will be sure to share.
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Re: Aberrant and Strange Herps

Postby Joshua R. Dimpfl » June 4th, 2012, 10:01 pm

I think the coolest one I ever found in the wild was the albino narrowmouth, such an awesome thing to find! I've found partial-striped copperheads as well
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Re: Aberrant and Strange Herps

Postby Tamers1 » June 4th, 2012, 10:22 pm

I've seen that mud before, but it's one of the coolest aberrancies I've ever seen.

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Re: Aberrant and Strange Herps

Postby snakehunterjosh » June 5th, 2012, 10:07 pm

I've seen that mud somewhere before too, in a book, which one I don't rightly recall, either one of Mr. Bartlett's or in the Snakes of the United States and Canada.

My contribution, albeit not nearly anything as awesome as the mud, or the albino Gastrophyne.

Jake and I cruised this guy up when he was down here just recently. Scarlet snake.

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I have others I'll have to dig up out of my photobucket account.
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Re: Aberrant and Strange Herps

Postby Joshua R. Dimpfl » June 5th, 2012, 10:19 pm

Isn't that a motley looking scarlet! Awesome!
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Re: Aberrant and Strange Herps

Postby justingos » June 6th, 2012, 12:05 am

That mud snake is brilliant! Looks almost like a Brazilian Rainbow Boa!
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Re: Aberrant and Strange Herps

Postby spineback » June 6th, 2012, 12:18 pm

I'm still waiting to find my first aberrant ANYTHING. That narrowmouth is cool...WAIT..I do have an oddball narrowmouth to show off...let me figure out how to post a pic
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Re: Aberrant and Strange Herps

Postby spineback » June 6th, 2012, 12:20 pm

Image A one eyed Narrowmouth
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Re: Aberrant and Strange Herps

Postby spineback » June 6th, 2012, 12:20 pm

Looks like he has an eyepatch one but it was just the skin color. No flap or anything.
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Re: Aberrant and Strange Herps

Postby Joshua R. Dimpfl » June 6th, 2012, 12:22 pm

Not sure if this is odd or is naturally occurring, but this is the first "patternless" cricket frog I've ever seen, every other one either had the red or green X's on their back. Can someone confirm if this is normal?

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Re: Aberrant and Strange Herps

Postby Joshua R. Dimpfl » June 6th, 2012, 12:23 pm

spineback wrote:Looks like he has an eyepatch one but it was just the skin color. No flap or anything.


Thats awesome, probably a deformity while in growth. Seems like it hasn't hindered him at all!
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Re: Aberrant and Strange Herps

Postby spineback » June 6th, 2012, 12:27 pm

Only thing that worries me about the eyeless narrowmouth is that I found it in my back yard. Hope the soil isn't contaminated!
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Re: Aberrant and Strange Herps

Postby snakehunterjosh » June 8th, 2012, 4:50 am

W/C Corn from Palm Beach County, Florida.
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Willing to consider this guy really aberrant and strange. Only Florida water I have ever seen like this.
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Florida waters have all kinds of aberrant patterns it seems.
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An old photo of one of the most attractive Banded water snakes I have ever seen.
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This is a pig frog with pattern that reminds me of a carpenter frog.
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Re: Aberrant and Strange Herps

Postby Joshua R. Dimpfl » June 13th, 2012, 4:19 pm

Saw this photo somewhere...

looks to be an aberrant floridana
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Re: Aberrant and Strange Herps

Postby CrimsonKing » June 16th, 2012, 8:10 pm

FL king
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albino s.black racer
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Re: Aberrant and Strange Herps

Postby justingos » June 17th, 2012, 1:43 am

Would this be considered an abberant Eastern King? It had much more white than any I've seen before. It was found in Richland County, South Carolina in September 2010.

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Re: Aberrant and Strange Herps

Postby samwiise » June 17th, 2012, 7:24 pm

Well, I did find this nice corn last November. It looks close to what many reptile breeders call a blood red. I showed it to a guy at a reptile show that had similar and he said I should have kept it, he said he would have. I think it seemed happy in the wild. So after a few photos off it went.

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