Some Michigan Spring Finds

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JManby
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Some Michigan Spring Finds

Post by JManby » April 28th, 2015, 9:43 pm

New to the FHF, thought i'd share some pics of a few finds this spring here in The Mitten State. Glad to see there is such an enthusiastic Herp community here in the Midwest. (sorry for some of the lower quality photos, don't have a great camera).


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Love Blue Spotteds, one of my favorite Ambystoma!
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This snapper was huge. Found him basking near a pond on some old sheet metal.
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Beautiful Northern Leopard.
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First time finding a Spotted Salamander, was pumped to find this little one.
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Love this pic, looks almost translucent
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Not a pic from this spring, but a good one, found this Eastern Box Turtle in my girlfriends backyard last summer, the shell had been pretty chewed up by a neighborhood dog or other critter, but still beautiful.
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Re: Some Michigan Spring Finds

Post by pjfishpa » April 29th, 2015, 2:57 am

Welcome , and thanks for posting! Someone on this forum said it once before that if they wern't so common snapping turtles would be everyone's favorites. So true! Love seeing he giants like that one. Everything should be up and active the next few days for sure down here by me. Hope to see a few myself!

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Re: Some Michigan Spring Finds

Post by JBBoiler » April 29th, 2015, 3:39 pm

Great stuff. Please keep posting your finds as the year progresses.

John B

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Re: Some Michigan Spring Finds

Post by jason folt » April 30th, 2015, 5:06 pm

Welcome! Where in W. Michigan?

Jason

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Re: Some Michigan Spring Finds

Post by JManby » April 30th, 2015, 8:02 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! Jason i live in the Grand Rapids area.

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Re: Some Michigan Spring Finds

Post by VAS » May 5th, 2015, 11:15 am

Welcome
Always good to see another herper from Michigan.
VAS

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Re: Some Michigan Spring Finds

Post by dann-o88 » May 5th, 2015, 6:10 pm

Nice finds and the pictures were just fine. My moms side of the family is all in Michigan and I am up there quite often, are there any good parks or FWA's that you would suggest for herping or even camping?

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