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Weekend trip

Posted: October 15th, 2012, 3:53 pm
by roosters977
Thought I would do a report on my most recent trip. It was Sunday, they weather was great, and I found a lifer.

Here is some habitat shots. Where I found the lifer was different habitat then this, this is the area my Agkistrodon search has been ongoing.

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For some reason this picture makes these boulders look so small. They are huge!

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After flipping for a little bit and finding some redbacks, I came upon this rock. The plastic thing is something I found right next to the rock and used it for to put him in it for pictures.

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I flipped it and found this guy

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It was around 10:30 and 53 or 54 degrees. He was around 5 or 6 inches and was very cold, barley moving, but was still feisty!

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Nice colors

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Here he is going under his rock

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It was a nice trip and the spot is just awesome.

Thanks

Re: Weekend trip

Posted: October 15th, 2012, 4:09 pm
by roosters977
Do not know how I forgot these. Here is another spot a little hike away

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I have been to this spot twice, and seen this guy twice. He or she is not afraid of humans.

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Re: Weekend trip

Posted: October 15th, 2012, 5:17 pm
by The Jake-Man
*edited

Re: Weekend trip

Posted: October 15th, 2012, 5:21 pm
by MCHerper
Congratulations on finding a lifer! Those boulders don't look small at all, btw. Great pics of the milksnake. The fox on the other hand, he wasn't skittish at all? Weird.

Re: Weekend trip

Posted: October 15th, 2012, 5:59 pm
by MattSullivan
beautiful little milk! i've still never seen one

Re: Weekend trip

Posted: October 15th, 2012, 6:04 pm
by roosters977
Thanks! Jake, that's awesome. I have yet to find one in PA. MC, no it is not skittish, he came within 10 feet of me and even when I stood up ( I was laying on a rock,haha) it just looked at me and carried on. Matt, keep looking you will find one eventually!

Re: Weekend trip

Posted: October 15th, 2012, 9:02 pm
by herper1
Nice habitat, nice snake and nice pics. Good job ! Still looking for my lifer Milk. Like the fox also.

Re: Weekend trip

Posted: October 16th, 2012, 4:58 am
by ZantiMissKnit
I was hoping for a milk snake this past Sunday, as they are my favorite, but didn't find one. We checked out a spot in MA known for Agkistrodon and possibly crotalus horridus, with terrain very similar to that in your photos, but it may be too late in the year and we may have not been in the right spot.

Re: Weekend trip

Posted: October 24th, 2012, 12:23 pm
by Jared Cain
Nice photos!! I have yet to find a milk snake myself. Definitely one of my target species for next year!

Re: Weekend trip

Posted: October 25th, 2012, 6:31 am
by ugh
Jake man-
It's made plain on this site to not mention specific place names.
I know you're fairly new on this site but I also know you know better.
The sole reason I even view this site anymore is to keep an eye on people and the stupid or careless things they say and/or do.

I and many others keep an eye on you and what you post.Not targeting you, everyone here is watched.
It doesn't seem like a big deal but naming a specific tract or town or mountain or what have you- even a county name in many cases- does absolutely no good for the wild inhabitants of it in these days of microwave/lazy herpers scouring their free internet information. The potential harm of doing so is palpable however.
I and others will likely opt to make an example of you or anyone else doing this every time; every time I log on here it seems there's some newbie here so it's absolutely justifiable to discourage.
Naming locales is just a good habit to break, both online and when just yapping to someone in person.
Whether you realize/agree with this or not is irrelevant- it's against the rules here anyway.

Re: Weekend trip

Posted: October 28th, 2012, 9:52 am
by The Jake-Man
Ugh you are 100% correct. I edited my post. Although 52,000 acres is a pretty big area. :lol:

One question though- People are giving very detailed information about where to herp in the country of Belize. Why not make a post there asking for the same secrecy?

What is a microwave herper? That question might sound dumb, but I honestly don't know.