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Posted by: jfirneno at Mon Dec 11 06:43:30 2006  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by jfirneno ]  
   

That's a pretty striking resemblance. I guess Mother Nature believes in re-using a good design. As an engineer I'm not above re-using a good design (hopefully with full credit given to the originator!). Thanks for posting that picture. It's nice when something allows me to appreciate the bigger picture when it comes to the ratsnake species I concentrate on. I've been concentrating for the last couple of years in husbandry issues for mandarin ratsnakes almost to the exclusion of enjoying the animals themselves.
Best regards
John









>>John, thanks for posting the photo of that juvenile; I've never seen one before. When I looked at it, I immediately thought: hey, that looks kinda like Gloydius.
>>The snake you posted:
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>>and Gloydius blomhoffi:
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>>Probably some mimicry going on there, as I imagine schrencki and continental Gloydius sp. share a lot of common range. I'll have to dig into it a bit more when I get a chance.
>>
>>Happy Holidays,
>>Shane
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