Carolina Black Swamp Snake (Seminatrix pygaea paludis)

Savannah River Site, Aiken Co., SC - May 2003

Captured in a minnow trap in an isolated Carolina Bay

Savannah River Site, Aiken Co., SC - May 2003
Savannah River Site, Aiken Co., SC - May 2003
Savannah River Site, Aiken Co., SC - May 2003

Savannah River Site, Aiken Co., SC - July 2004

JD with handfulls of "Semis" captured in minnow traps at Ellenton Bay

Savannah River Site, Aiken Co., SC - July 2004

Handfulls of "Semis" captured in minnow traps at Ellenton Bay

Savannah River Site, Aiken Co., SC - June 2005

Female Seminatrix from Ellenton Bay - The left-hand snake is a potential size record for this species (and is nearly twice the mass of any Seminatrix recorded from any location other than Ellenton Bay). The snake on the right is a "typical" sized reproductive female before the drought in 1999 - 2002. Since then, Seminatrix at Ellenton Bay have reached mammoth proportions.


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