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ThatFrogGuy
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Spring in Indiana

Post by ThatFrogGuy » March 20th, 2014, 6:30 pm

I wrote up a longish post but forgot to save, so just enjoy the pictures.
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Southern Two Lined Salamander (Eurycea cirrigera) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Rainbow Darter (Etheostoma caeruleum) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Smallmouth Salamander (Ambystoma texanum) Eggs by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Kirtland's Snake (Clonophis kirtlandi) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Kirtland's Snake (Clonophis kirtlandi) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Red Eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Midland Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta marginata) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Red Eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Spring Peeper (Psuedacris crucifer) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Eastern Newt Preying upon Jefferson's Salamander Eggs by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Midland Chorus Frog (Psuedacris triseriata) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Midland Chorus Frog (Pseudacris triseriata) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Crayfish (Cambarus sp.) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Female Burrowing Crayfish in berry by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Midland Chorus Frogs (Psuedacris triseriata) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Midland Chorus Frogs (Psuedacris triseriata) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Midland Chorus Frog (Psuedacris triseriata) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Midland Chorus Frogs (Psuedacris triseriata) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Eastern Red Spotted Newt (Notopthalmus viridescens viridescens) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Smallmouth Salamander (Ambystoma texanum) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Smallmouth Salamander eggs (left) and Chorus frog eggs (right) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Spring Peeper (Psuedacris crucifer) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Jefferson's Salamander (Ambystoma jeffersonianum) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Midland Chorus Frogs (Psuedacris triseriata) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Smallmouth Salamander Egg Masses (Ambystoma texanum) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Smallmouth Salamander Embryo (Ambystoma texanum) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Jefferson's Salamander (Ambystoma jeffersonianum) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica) & Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Barred Owl (Strix varia) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Northern Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus fuscus) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Cave Salamander (Eurycea lucifiga) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Streamside Salamander (Ambystoma barbouri) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Streamside Salamander (Ambystoma barbouri) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

Thanks for looking

-Zach

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Re: Spring in Indiana

Post by Don Becker » March 20th, 2014, 6:34 pm

I think I recognize that waterfall in the last picture :thumb:

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Re: Spring in Indiana

Post by tspuckler » March 21st, 2014, 5:00 am

Nice shots. That darter is sweet and I have yet to see a Kirtland's Snake in the wild. I dig that Streamside Salamander as well.

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Re: Spring in Indiana

Post by Jefferson » March 21st, 2014, 5:43 am

I love the shot of the chorus frogs calling. Western choruses aren't that common up here in MI anymore. Stupendous salamander shots; it'll be about another week before I can start posting pics like that from the Great Lakes State.

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Re: Spring in Indiana

Post by ThatFrogGuy » March 21st, 2014, 8:03 am

Thanks guys!
psyon wrote:I think I recognize that waterfall in the last picture :thumb:
Probably! It's a popular location for streamsides in Indiana.
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Creek by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Re: Spring in Indiana

Post by Mike VanValen » March 21st, 2014, 12:44 pm

Jeez, what's your weather been like? Great stuff.

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Re: Spring in Indiana

Post by ThatFrogGuy » March 22nd, 2014, 12:38 pm

Pretty good, it has stayed above freezing for the past two weeks, with quite a few days reaching high 50s and 60s.
Yesterday was 60 and sunny and I managed to find my first live snake of the year.
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Midland Brown Snake (Storeria dekayi wrightorum) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

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Re: Spring in Indiana

Post by Soopaman » March 22nd, 2014, 12:42 pm

Looks like you're getting a good start to the year!

That's a shame about the Kirtland's snake. That's a neat snake and terrible to see one dead to start off the year!

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Re: Spring in Indiana

Post by ThatFrogGuy » March 24th, 2014, 2:36 pm

Thanks Kyle. It was sad to see one dead for sure, but I was honestly happy to see it regardless. I plan on spending a lot of time in the area so I'm fairly confident I'll get a live one before summer.

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Re: Spring in Indiana

Post by ratsnakehaven » March 24th, 2014, 5:56 pm

Great post. I sure miss the amphibians since moving from MI. I miss IN too. My dad was born there... :)

Terry

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Re: Spring in Indiana

Post by JoeDANG » March 25th, 2014, 8:53 am

Great pics! I heard the chorus frogs going nuts driving by a property in southern indiana last week. I didn't have time to stop, but I'm heading back down this Thursday so hopefully I can add some pictures of my own.

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Re: Spring in Indiana

Post by Adam Cooner » March 25th, 2014, 4:53 pm

I love all the Ambystoma. Great finds and photos!

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Re: Spring in Indiana

Post by pythonregius3 » March 26th, 2014, 3:30 pm

Cool post. I haven't been able to get out yet. Crazy busy at work and seems to be cold each weekend I have any time. Seeing all the stuff you have found will force me to find some time soon though. That fish is really cool and I always love seeing raptors so I really liked the barred owl.

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Re: Spring in Indiana

Post by TurtleTim » March 26th, 2014, 5:24 pm

Great pics, still not much happening around N. IL...we still have 12" of ice in most spots I frequent! This has been a difficult winter to suffer through.

That Rainbow darter is amazing.

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