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by platinum_z
November 8th, 2019, 4:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lower Coastal Plain Pine Snakes Advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 6064

Re: Lower Coastal Plain Pine Snakes Advice?

From what I've read, pine snake burrowing & hibernation behavior varies around their range. I would think SC animals would exhibit some aspect of "northern-type behaviors", such as more active burrowing, going deeper down, etc. That's interesting I didn't know about them being that way. I wouldn't ...
by platinum_z
November 7th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lower Coastal Plain Pine Snakes Advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 6064

Re: Lower Coastal Plain Pine Snakes Advice?

When I returned to the new spot I came across an adult Black Racer in a small grassy "valley" between 2 sandhills. It was low 70s partly cloudy. The grass was so thick and tall I had no chance of seeing it before it noticed me. While hiking I didn't see any mammal burrows, and only 1 additional tip-...
by platinum_z
November 5th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lower Coastal Plain Pine Snakes Advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 6064

Re: Lower Coastal Plain Pine Snakes Advice?

That's a super-exciting place you found, just from a generic field-herping perspective. I especially like the adjacency of the xeric uplands with the forested wetlands - I have so many happy memories from hunting areas like that. The tip-up (hurricane blow-down with big root ball exposed) is such a...
by platinum_z
November 3rd, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lower Coastal Plain Pine Snakes Advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 6064

Re: Lower Coastal Plain Pine Snakes Advice?

Here's a little update. I have made a breakthrough in that someone I reached out to was kind enough to tip me off to a general area where P. melanoleucus has been found. It happens that I had searched an area within 5 miles of this new location. It is now in the 60s during the daytime, but on a sunn...
by platinum_z
October 11th, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lower Coastal Plain Pine Snakes Advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 6064

Re: Lower Coastal Plain Pine Snakes Advice?

I have in the past found DOR pines snakes in the lowlands of SC. The largest contributing factor for habitiat is old pine timberland where stump removal was not practiced. So much of the lowlands is replanted money pine acreage and it can look "good" but due to practices in timbering it never sits ...
by platinum_z
October 10th, 2019, 8:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lower Coastal Plain Pine Snakes Advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 6064

Re: Lower Coastal Plain Pine Snakes Advice?

I've never seen a pine in SC, but in peninsular North Florida I came to understand them as a June - mid mornings - dirt roads cruiser animal. (That's a pretty hot sunny time of year there.) Substrate was key, land cover less so. They're big and slow, so get hammered by traffic. You'll probably get ...
by platinum_z
October 10th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lower Coastal Plain Pine Snakes Advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 6064

Lower Coastal Plain Pine Snakes Advice?

I have spent the past year field herping with the intentions of finding P. melanoleucus in the lower coastal plain of SC. I have found suitable pine snake habitats, but I have yet to find the snake. I have put so much of my time searching for habitats and the pine snake itself and keep turning up em...