Trip to South Texas

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ahockenberry
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Trip to South Texas

Post by ahockenberry » April 7th, 2013, 12:03 pm

I recently traveled to south Texas and did a bit of herping with a friend and guide, Kyle Elmore, who was kind enough to show me around and
help me find some species which are indigenous to the area. He is very knowledgable and an excellent herper. I appreciate his kindness and
hospitality. While in Texas, I was also able to photograph many species of birds, as well as the American Alligator. Here are some of the results
of the trip - including some non-herp species:


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Dan Krull
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Re: Trip to South Texas

Post by Dan Krull » April 7th, 2013, 2:04 pm

Wicked post bro. Great shots!! That N. clarkii almost looks anery. kewl

Dan

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Post by DracoRJC » April 7th, 2013, 2:34 pm

Well done, South Texas is one of my favorite spots in the country, can't wait to get down there again! Love the pelican shot.

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Re: Trip to South Texas

Post by Tamara D. McConnell » April 7th, 2013, 7:55 pm

This was a thoroughly beautiful post. Loved the herps and the birds.

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Soopaman
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Re: Trip to South Texas

Post by Soopaman » April 7th, 2013, 8:13 pm

Cool photos, Ashley!

I'm especially fond of the pose you captured on our first rattlesnake:
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Re: Trip to South Texas

Post by azatrox » April 8th, 2013, 5:41 am

Awesome post Ashley!

Having done a recent S. Tx. trip as well, your post definitely brings back some memories....Saw quite a few of the same species, but missed out on some of the ones you saw too....All the more reason to head back in the future! :)

Thanks for sharing!

-Kris

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Re: Trip to South Texas

Post by -EJ » April 8th, 2013, 7:30 am

Stunning photography.

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Re: Trip to South Texas

Post by MattSullivan » April 8th, 2013, 8:26 am

great photography

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Re: Trip to South Texas

Post by joeysgreen » April 8th, 2013, 7:37 pm

Great stuff, thanks so much for sharing. I've never been to the gulf coast before.

Ian

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Re: Trip to South Texas

Post by Brendan » April 9th, 2013, 9:24 pm

Nice series of photos Ashley. Glad you knocked out all those atrox in Texas. Now when you come to AZ they should be a breeze.

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Re: Trip to South Texas

Post by ahockenberry » April 10th, 2013, 5:22 am

Thanks folks
Appreciate the views and comments.
It also helps to travel to a warmer place and get some sun!
Regards
Ashley

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Re: Trip to South Texas

Post by cherper » April 10th, 2013, 12:35 pm

Ashley, ! Loved the post! I find it very interesting that the coast of Texas/Gulf has much of the same species of wildlife as the Georgia/Atlantic coast (ie. gators, brown pelican, Green Treefrog, Green Anole, Southern Coppperhead, etc.) and just substitute a different sub-species for many of the rest (ie. Eastern/Western Coachwhip, Eastern/Western Diamondbacks, Eastern/Speckled Kingsnake, Southern Black/Yellowbellied Racers, etc.). I would feel right at home there but yet, finding lifers!

Cary

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Re: Trip to South Texas

Post by Matt Cage » April 12th, 2013, 12:17 pm

Ashley

Incredible photography, as usual!

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