Eastern Mud Snake (Farancia abacura abacura)

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

Large female - found crossing a busy highway at a river overpass

Large Female caught on the road - Charleston Co., SC - May 2003

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

Juvenile - captured in a minnow trap in a temporary wetland

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

Large Female captured by Tom Luhring (another SREL grad student) in an aquatic trap. She had eaten a nearly 3-foot long Amphiuma

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

Juvenile - captured in a minnow trap in a temporary wetland

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

Juvenile - captured in a minnow trap in a temporary wetland

Savannah River Site, Aiken Co., SC - June 2006

Anerythristic individual - captured in a minnow trap in a temporary wetland

Savannah River Site, Aiken Co., SC - June 2006

Savannah River Site, Aiken Co., SC - May 2008

captured in a minnow trap in a fishless wetland

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Large Female caught on the road - Charleston Co., SC - May 2003

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

Captured in a minnow trap in a creek delta

Defensive Posture - Savannah River Site, Aiken Co., SC - June 2003
Tail Spine - Savannah River Site, Aiken Co., SC - June 2003

Savannah River Site, Aiken Co., SC - October 2001

Captured in a minnow trap in a perminant wetland

Savannah River Site, Aiken Co., SC - October 2001

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

Hatchling - found under a coverboard near a newly hatched F. abacura nest near a large Carolina Bay wetland


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