first time going out during the migration

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axeman2729
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first time going out during the migration

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I know that the migration has not started here yet but im friends with a herpetologist and she asked if I would be able to go with her and a bunch of college kids to help process jeffersons. I need to know what I should bring gear wise. a dip net? hook? nothing?

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A hook won't be necessary at all. I'm not certain if a dip net would be necessary either. If you can, ask her what she needs you to bring.

Do you know what she means by "processing"? Is this to help move them across the road? If that is the case, a bucket or other container would be helpful for this, to minimize handling. Just make sure you are dressed for damp, cool to cold weather and wear rain gear.

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My guess is you will be moving animals off the road and possibly measuring and sexing them. Bring your camera. I wouldnt bring any of your own gear unless you plan to disinfect it first.

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spinifer wrote: I wouldnt bring any of your own gear unless you plan to disinfect it first.
Good point, Nate.

Take photos, Garrett!

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I like to take one of those trash pokers. It helps get them up quicker with hurting your back.

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...Have fun Garret. It's a great time of year!

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she means to take data. and I will definately try and get some good pics.

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