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Entries from July 9th, 2011

Largest spider on earth: Goliath Tarantula

July 9th, 2011 · Comments Off on Largest spider on earth: Goliath Tarantula · non-local

Some might assume that a fellow who goes out of his way to capture and examine a wild snake would also be enthralled with spiders. Not necessarily so; seeing big hairy spiders like this brings my neck hairs to attention. I’m grateful we don’t have to worry about running into the likes of bird-eating spiders […]

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What are the most common snakes in Tennessee?

July 2nd, 2011 · 5 Comments · snakes

During my research on Timber Rattlesnakes I ran across an article stating that the copperhead is the most common species of snake in the southeastern United States. While within the realm of possibility, it’s completely at odds with my own personal experience as an amateur herpetologist. I became fascinated with reptiles of all kinds (especially […]

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