Eastern Glossy Snake

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I went herping today and caught this guy. He was my redeeming catch after I slipped and dropped a prairie kingsnake as well as pulling a cottonmouth out of its crevice. :rolleyes: The glossy really likes to put his teeth marks in my hands {D Of course my friend laughed but I laughed harder when she was sprayed in the face by a bombardier beetle.
 

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I went herping today and caught this guy. He was my redeeming catch after I slipped and dropped a prairie kingsnake as well as pulling a cottonmouth out of its crevice. :rolleyes: The glossy really likes to put his teeth marks in my hands {D Of course my friend laughed but I laughed harder when she was sprayed in the face by a bombardier beetle.
those glossys are really great snakes:clap: got sprayed in the face by a bombardier!?:eek: i bet she felt "good" after that{D
 

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Sorry I have no camera except my 35mm with b&w film. I also captured a Texas Rat snake that day. Little brat bit me about six times but he was only 2ft so I took his dignity away by laughing at him {D We identified the bombardier as fiery searchers. We kept three and watching them eat meal worms is kick.
 

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the fiery searchers are great pred.beetles ive got afew aswell, but that stink they let out:eek: oooooooooooh very nasty,i try not to disturb mine,or they'll stink me.{D
 

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I love how they eat. It was funny because one had grabbed a meal worm and flipped on his back while another laid on top of the first beetle to eat the same meal worm. Really cute when they do that {D
 

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:clap: yup mine do the same thing! sometimes 1 of them will stay that way upside down eating the the mealworm until it's finished{D
 

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I gave the three to my friend but now I might want some instead of some scarabs
 

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they are awesome beetles:clap: and they will live alot longer than the scarabs:)
 

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I think I'm going to go steal them {D Actually I know where to get a bunch so I'm going to go get me some. Do you breed yours?
 

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i tried too, had a bunch in a goodsized tank deep substrate,they mated alot,but never got any eggs, so the ones ive got now i keep them seperated,ive bred the smaller carabids with very good success, but i'm gonna try again with the searchers,it can't be that hard{D yeah it's definitly worth a shot at breeding these guys:)
 

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They're just so awesome. They don't sit around like most ground beetles but run around like little maniacs all day. I'm sure you already know this {D but I'm excited about them.
 
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