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PHOTO OF THE MONTH - May, 2015

Speckled Kingsnake - Lampropletis getula holbrooki
A young, beautifully colored Speckled Kingsnake  (Lampropeltis getula holbrooki)  displaying a defensive posture. Note the
inverted  vent indicating  that  it has just  discharged it's  foul-smelling  musk in an  attempt to  discourage  and drive away a
pereceived threat. Kyle Elmore photographed this outstanding specimen while field herping along Texas'  upper Gulf Coast.
                                                                                                                                                                        Photo by Kyle Elmore





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