Hi guys -
I finally got to log onto the internet (at some random Texas Starbucks) after non-stop driving through Texas since Saturday night. From the time I left work until about Monday night-ish, I had slept a total of 5 hours. Not that that is an amazing feat, it's just amazing that I do it without drugs, coffee, Red Bull, etc.........
I've banged out as much of Texas as I probably could, mostly driving, and I have much to add from my camera as all of the records have been uploaded through Herp Mapper. Some of the counties I thought would be easy were not productive at all (far West end of Texas, I'll have to try again on my way back in a few weeks) and some of the counties that I thought wre going to be tough ended up being very productive!!
I didn't plan on lots of storms ripping though here during this past week and was at first quite dejected, but the rains have proven to be a gift s it became easier to find frogs and toads on the road during and after and snakes coming out for some easy meals and snakes just out and about anyway, regardless of chilly temps and pouring rain!!
I haven't been officially diagnosed with OCD Jimbo, but I definitely have it. Not so with cleanliness (although I am super clean) but I have major OCD with symmetry and organization and numbers (for example, any type of volume has to always be set on an even number and all of my cash has to be all facing the same way
). So, when it comes to the HERP map and I see white counties it drives me INSANE
and when I look at Texas and see someone entering records in a county right next to a white one I pound my fist on my table and plead "Please just hop over one county and get a voucher. Please. Please. PLEASE!!! All you have to do is find a toad!!!!"
Well, enough of the chit chatter, still raining out and I have a couple more counties to screw around in the next couple of days before venturing East some more. Happy herping!!