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DaneConley
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SE Virginia/SW Illinois

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Southern Leopard Frog - Lithobates sphenocephalus
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Great Blue Skimmer - Libellula vibrans
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Eastern Gartersnake - Thamnophis sirtalis
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Southern Ringneck Snake - Diadophis punctatus punctatus
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Northern Black Racer - Coluber constrictor
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Redbelly Watersnake - Nerodia erythrogaster
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Eastern Chainlink Kingsnake - Lampropeltis getula
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Habitat
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Eastern Cottonmouth - Agkistrodon piscavorus
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Black Saddlebags - Tramea lacerata
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Blue Dasher - Pachydiplax longipennis
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Eastern Cottonmouth - Agkistrodon piscavorus
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Ghost Crab - Ocypode quadrata
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Went up to Northern Virginia
Swollen Creek
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Northern Brownsnake - Storeria dekayi
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Imperial Moth maybe? Eacles imperialis?
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Timber Rattlesnake - Crotalus horridus
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Eastern Black Ratsnake - Pantherophis alleghaniensis
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Eastern Milksnake - Lampropeltis triangulum
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Eastern Gartersnake - Thamnophis sirtalis
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Eastern Newt - Notophthalmus viridescens
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Mystery eggs of some reptilian sort.
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Northern Two-lined Salamander - Eurycea bislineata
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White-spotted Slimy Salamander - Plethodon cylindraceus
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Queen Snake - Regina septemvittata (Lifer)
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Marbled Salamander - Ambystoma opacum
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Black Racer - Coluber constrictor
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Abandoned Building - Vacantus abandonii
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Eastern Black Ratsnake - Pantherophis alleghaniensis
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Well. Shit.
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Yellowbellied Slider - Trachemys scripta
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Eastern Black Ratsnake - Pantherophis alleghaniensis
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And I am now currently in SE Illinois and these are some finds I have seen so far.
Northern Watersnake - Nerodia sipedon
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AH!
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Red-Eared Slider - Trachemys scripta
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Graham's Crayfish Snake - Regina grahamii
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Smallmouthed Salamander - Ambystoma texanum (Which is a lifer for me)
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Western Black Ratsnake (Bull$#!^ subspecies lifer)
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Well thats all for now, but STAY TUNED! I am in Illinois for another month,
and have several trips planned.

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Mike VanValen
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That eastern king is awesome!

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Great variety! Love the habitat shots & the underwater newt. Thx for posting- dave

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Re: SE Virginia/SW Illinois

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Nice pics! That's a Royal Walnut/Regal Moth Citheronia regalis. Sweet!

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Rman wrote:Nice pics! That's a Royal Walnut/Regal Moth Citheronia regalis. Sweet!
Thanks man, or...rman.

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Great post and pics. I miss ring-necks and newts...

Also had no idea crabs were all the way up there...

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Great stuff so far! The Crayfish snakes looks very gravid, was that in Illinois? Those are a rare treat in Illinois for sure.

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Congrats on the Crayfish and Queen snakes. I have yet to find those. Looks like the herping was good.

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justinm wrote:Great stuff so far! The Crayfish snakes looks very gravid, was that in Illinois? Those are a rare treat in Illinois for sure.
Yeah she was gravid, thankfully she was very cooperative so she was back to her home after about 3 minutes of photographing her. I didn't want to stress her out too much with babies in her. But I found a spot for them in Saint Clair County, IL by accident several years ago. They are fairly common there, but I haven't seen them anywhere else in Illinois.

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