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 Post subject: May Species Counts
PostPosted: May 2nd, 2012, 6:43 am 

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Location: Houston
Nothing for me yet, but I wanted to start this thread.

I'll be out doing some marsh restoration on Saturday and hopefully get out some Sunday too, so hopefully I will have something to post early next week.

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Matt


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 Post subject: Re: May Species Counts
PostPosted: May 2nd, 2012, 7:38 am 
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Location: Huffman (NE Houston), Texas
Tyler County:
6 Lined Racerunner
Tan Racer

Harris County:
DOR Mudsnake


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 Post subject: Re: May Species Counts
PostPosted: May 3rd, 2012, 12:15 pm 

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From a quick outing last night (5/2/12)

Montgomery County:

4 - Thamnophis proximus proximus
2 - Nerodia fasciata confluens
2 - Nerodia erythrogaster flavigaster (1 DOR)

Tons of Scincella and various Rana

400,000,0026 - Mosquitoes


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 Post subject: Re: May Species Counts
PostPosted: May 4th, 2012, 11:21 pm 

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Location: Ft. Smith, Arkansas
Snakes:

Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix
Diadophis punctatus arnyi
Nerodia rhombifer
Virginia striatula

Lizards:

Aspidoscelis sexlineata viridis
Plestiodon fasciata

Frogs/toads:

Acris crepitans blanchardi (Seen and heard)
Anaxyrus fowleri (Seen and heard)
Gastrophryne carolinensis (Heard)


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 Post subject: Re: May Species Counts
PostPosted: May 5th, 2012, 2:02 am 

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Location: Houston
Three-toed box turtle crossing the end of my street yesterday.


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 Post subject: Re: May Species Counts
PostPosted: May 5th, 2012, 6:14 am 

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Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Spent about 3 hours at the survey site in East Baton Rouge Parish the evening of 5/3 with Jeffro & Ritt. Ended up with 19 species including calling frogs.

Amphibians:
Acris crepitans (Cricket Frog)
Anaxyrus fowleri (Fowler’s Toad)
Eurycea guttolineata (3 lined Salamander)
Gastrophryne carolinensis (Eastern Narrowmouth Toad) CALLING
Hyla avivoca (Bird Voiced Tree Frog) CALLING
Hyla cinerea (Green Tree Frog)
Hyla chrysocelis (Cope’s Gray Tree Frog)
Lithobates catesbeianus (Bull Frog) CALLING
Lithobates clamitans (Bronze Frog) CALLING
Lithobates sphenocephala (Southern Leopard Frog)
Ollotis nebulifer (Gulf Coast Toad)
Pseudacris fouquettei (Cajun Chorus Frog) CALLING
Scaphiopus holbrooki (Eastern Spadefoot Toad)

Lizards:
Anolis carolinensis (Green Anole)
Scincella lateralis (Ground Skink)

Snakes:
Carphophis amoenus (Worm Snake) LIFER
Nerodia erythrogaster flaviventris (Yellow Belly Water Snake)
Nerodia fasciata confluens (Broadbanded Water Snake)
Opheodrys aestivus (Rough Green Snake)


Chris


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 Post subject: Re: May Species Counts
PostPosted: May 6th, 2012, 12:15 pm 
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Location: New Iberia La
Lake Fausse Point State Park 5/6/2012

Cotton Mouth
Black Racer
Banded Water snake
Five Lined skinks


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 Post subject: Re: May Species Counts
PostPosted: May 7th, 2012, 5:50 am 

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Location: Houston
Found a DOR Nerodia sp. at a marsh restoration on Saturday. Believe it is a cross between a Broad-banded Water Snake & a Gulf Salt Marsh Snake. These crosses have been reported around Galveston Bay on occasion.

Will add pic later.


Also Green Anole & Ground Skink on a walk yesterday. Not much moving in my neck of the woods!

Matt


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 Post subject: Re: May Species Counts
PostPosted: May 7th, 2012, 6:42 am 
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Location: San Antonio, TX
Did a little amphibian call monitoring after some needed rains in the area

TMTC Ollotis nebulifer - AOR, DOR and calling
TMTC Acris blanchardi - calling
TMTC Hyla chrysoscelis - calling
3 Lithobates berlandieri - AOR and calling
TMTC Gastrophryne olivacea - calling
some Eleutherodactylus cystignathoides - calling

Hemidactylus turcicus - on my house every night
Anolis carolinensis - seen almost every day at work
Aspidoscelis gularis
Sceloporus olivaceus - seen almost every day at work
Sceloporus variabilis - seen almost every day at work

1 Heterodon platirhinos - DOR
1 Nerodia erythrogaster transversa - in creek
1 Nerodia rhombifer - frickin' monster swimming in a river! Maybe the biggest rhombifer I've seen....scary big! :shock:
1 Thamnophis proximus - DOR
2 Thamnophis marcianus - DORs
2 Pituophis catenifer - two DORs, one 5'5" and the other a 6'5" brute.
1 Crotalus atrox - DOR

2 Pseudemys texana
5 Graptemys versa
1 Apalone spinifera guadalupensis


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 Post subject: Re: May Species Counts
PostPosted: May 18th, 2012, 8:50 pm 

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Location: Baton Rouge, LA
I'm a little late on posting this, but last weekend (May 11 to 13), I traveled to the Florida panhandle with Chris (gretzkerh4) and Eric (ritt). The trip was a success and I ended up with 6 lifers. Totals for the trip including some from Louisiana on our drive home:


Trachemys scripta scripta (Yellow-bellied Slider)
Sternotherus minor minor (Loggerhead Musk Turtle)
1 Apalone ferox (Florida Softshell) LIFER

TMTC Anolis carolinensis (Green Anole)
3 Sceloperus undulatus (Eastern Fence Lizard)
2 Plestiodon inexpectatus (Southeastern Five-lined Skink)
TMTC Scincella lateralis (Little Brown Skink)

1 Sistrurus miliarus barbouri (Dusky Pigmy Rattlesnake) LIFER
1 Tantilla coronata (Southeastern Crowned Snake) LIFER
1 Diadophis punctatus punctatus (Southern Ringneck Snake)
1 Nerodia fasciata fasciata (Banded Waternsake)
2 (1 AOR and 1 DOR) Cemophora coccinea copei (Northern Scarlet Snake) LIFER
1 Pantherophis guttatus (Corn Snake) LIFER
2 Pantherophis lindheimeri (Texas Rat Snake)
1 DOR Farancia abacura (Mud Snake)
1 DOR Coluber constrictor priapus (Southern Black Racer)
1 unidentified snake in the talons of an Osprey

1 Plethodon grobmani (Southeastern Slimy Salamander)
1 Notaphthalmus viridescens louisianensis (Central Newt)

(Calling) Gastrophryne carolinensis (Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad)
1 Hyla cinerea (Green Treefrog)
1 (more calling) Hyla femoralis (Pine Woods Treefrog) LIFER
2 Anaxyrus terrestris (Southern Toad)
1 Scaphiopus holbrookii (Eastern Spadefoot)
1 Lithobates catesbeiana (American Bullfrog)
1 Lithobates sphenocephalus (Southern Leopard Frog)
Acris gryllus (Southern Cricket Frog)

1 Alligator mississippiensis (I didn't see this one but I think someone said they did)

-Jeff


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 Post subject: Re: May Species Counts
PostPosted: May 21st, 2012, 2:56 pm 
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Location: New Iberia La
Finally got around to visiting the trails at Acadiana Nature center in Lafayette.

Five line skinks
Rough Green snake
and a dead on trail baby copper head


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 Post subject: Re: May Species Counts
PostPosted: May 26th, 2012, 7:36 pm 
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Location: Spring, TX
I spent this past week in Reeves County, just south of Pecos doing some work. I didn't get to spend any time dedicated to herping, but ran across a few things during the course of working outside. I was pretty disappointed to not see any snakes, except for one mummified rat snake, probably a great plains rat based on the range map in the field guide. I did get five lifers, all lizards (and some jackrabbits and possibly a badger(!)). I'm trying to figure out the difference between an eastern and western marbled whiptail, since my field guide didn't differentiate between the two. We saw quite a few more but weren't able to positively ID most of the ones scurrying off, and didn't have time to chase them all.

Texas horned lizard x1
Southern prairie lizard x1
Marbled whiptail x2
Southwestern earless lizard x1
Roundtailed horned lizard x3

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Snapped this one right as it started to run off.

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 Post subject: Re: May Species Counts
PostPosted: May 28th, 2012, 6:03 am 

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Location: Baton Rouge, LA
I'm visiting family in Illinois, so yesterday (27th) I checked out Snake Road in Union County.

1 Eurycea lucifuga
5 Lithobates sphenocephala
3 Scincella lateralis
1 Thamnophis proximus
1 Carphophis amoenus
1 Crotalus horridus

-Jeff


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 Post subject: Re: May Species Counts
PostPosted: May 28th, 2012, 10:49 am 

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Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Hiked for about 5.5 hours yesterday evening with ksuglennj & ritt around our survey site in East Baton Rouge parish. Total for the evening was 23 species with an additional 3 species observed by ritt earlier in the afternoon. Herps were still moving when we called it quits around midnight, but exhaustion got the best of us.

Chris


The List:
East Baton Rouge parish, LA - 5/27/12


Amphibians:
10+ Acris crepitans (Northern Cricket Frog)
1 Anaxyrus fowleri (Fowler’s Toad) – plus a number of toadlets
1 Eleutherodactylus cystignathoides (Rio Grande Chirping Frog)
5-10 Eurycea guttolineata (Three-lined Salamander)
5 Eurycea quadridigitata (Dwarf Salamander)
TMTC Gastrophryne carolinensis (Eastern Narrowmouth Toad)
3 Hyla avivoca (Bird-voiced Tree Frog) – TMTC CALLING
1 Hyla chrysoscelis (Cope’s Gray Tree Frog) – TMTC CALLING
3 Hyla cinerea (Green Tree Frog) – TMTC CALLING
1 Lithobates catesbeianus (Bull Frog)
TMTC Lithobates clamitans (Bronze Frog)
TMTC Lithobates sphenocephala (Southern Leopard Frog)
1 Ollotis nebulifer (Gulf Coast Toad)

Lizards:
5-10 Anolis carolinensis (Green Anole)
1 Plestiodon fasciatus (Five-lined Skink)
2 Scincella lateralis (Ground Skink)

Snakes:
4 Agkistrodon piscivorus (Western Cottonmouth)
1 Carphophis amoenus (Midwestern Worm Snake)
1 Diadophis punctatus (Mississippi Ringneck)
2 Nerodia rhombifer (Diamondback Water Snake)
1 Nerodia fasciata (Broadbanded Watersnake)
1 Thamnophis proximus (Western Ribbon Snake)
1 Virginia striatula (Rough Earth Snake)


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 Post subject: Re: May Species Counts
PostPosted: May 28th, 2012, 8:44 pm 
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I'll add more from the month tomorrow, but this is the only find I care about at the moment:

5-28-12
Crotalus horridus AOR - Polk County


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 Post subject: Re: May Species Counts
PostPosted: May 30th, 2012, 8:30 pm 
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Location: Spring, TX
Today while driving back from Zapata:
DOR Western Coachwhip in Zapata County, TX
DOR Bull Snake in Duval County, TX


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