My name is Wesley Anderson and I'm a freshman at Davidson College. I'm originally from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and have done a fair amount of herping around my state.
I've been involved with the herp lab since my entrance into the college. My responsibilities include caring for all of the animals in the lab and checking the drift fence among other things. I have yet to become involved with any research, but I hope to change that soon.
I like all herps but have a particular interest in snakes. Over the years I've kept and observed many ophidian species in captivity and the wild. I have a particular interest in rear-fanged colubrids.
Here are some photographs of rear-fanged colubrids I've kept in the past
Pair of Langaha madagascariensis (Madagascar Leaf-nosed Snake) - note the sexual dimorphism Male Langaha madagascariensis consuming an anole Male Chrysopelea ornata (Ornate Flying Snake) - skittish but handleable My beautiful pair of Hydrodynastes gigas (False Water Cobra)...One of my favorite species Male Hydrodynastes gigas Female Hydrodynastes gigas Leioheterodon madagascariensis (Madagascar Giant Hognose Snake) - ravenous mouse eater Close-up shot of my male Leioheterodon madagascariensis Female Chrysopelea ornata - incredibly aggressive and bitey Group shot of Enydris chinensis (Chinese Water Snake) out of water Enhydris chinensis - very cool, almost fully aquatic snake Enhydris chinensis - ventral shot
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