Quick Trip to Indiana

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Quick Trip to Indiana

Post by IllinoisGuy » July 6th, 2013, 2:57 pm

Recently, I've been able to take a short trip out to West-Central Indiana in search of Queen Snakes. A lot of recent rain and warm temps made for some promising conditions. Despite only having about four hours to look around, I was still able to find a queen and a lot more.

I flipped this guy under a log along the trail.

Eastern Redback Salamander Plethodon cinereus -LIFER
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Longtails were really common under rocks by the creek. This population was more orange than most.

Longtail Salamander Eurycea longicauda
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Five-lined Skink Eumeces fasciatus
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American Bullfrog Rana catesbiana
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These snakes were pretty common around the creek. They had a really nice color contrast to them.

Midland Water Snake Nerodia sipedon pleuralis
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The last one is really interesting. I am thinking its part albino.

And finally, the queen.

Queen Snake Regina septemvitatta
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Shale rock-piles in and along the creek turned out to be habitat for most of everything found that day.

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That's mostly it. Hope you enjoyed!

-Edward

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