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travesty
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New here. Here's some pics

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Hey everyone. I live in Tulsa, Ok and I am still pretty new to herping. This year will be my third season I believe. Out of the 47 or so snakes in Oklahoma I think I only have about 13 checked off my list, so I am definitely looking forward to finding more. All I have are cell phone pics right now but here are some cool snakes from last year.

Ringnecks
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Lined Snake
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Dekay's
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Speckled King
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Prairie King
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Speckled King
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Western Wormsnake
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Ugly Nerodia
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Eastern Coachwhip
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And another
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travesty
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Does anyone have any tips on finding hots like rattlers and copperheads? I've never found any. I wonder if I need to try something different besides hiking and flipping cover or will they just turn up eventually? Or is there a specific type of habitat I need to be looking for? I've heard about rocks facing south for rattlers but no luck yet.

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Copperheads, head down to the Arbuckles and cruise the roads in early morning. Only time I ever found coppers and that's the only place I ever found them.

Rattlers, I typically find in open areas that have random debris laying about.

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Cool! Thanks for the tip. I've been finding snakes lately. Unfortunately its the same snakes in the same spots as last year so it's getting a little old.

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I first started herping in Tulsa back as a kid in the early 70s. It was always a very rewarding place to herp at least for numbers of things like Ringnecks and Lined Snakes.
I can still see the Red Milksnake I missed by flipping a board that was too big for me to handle. I was 8 and by myself and before I could reach it, the snake disappeared into the dense grass. Took me 40 years to find another Red Milk.
I'm sure parents would go to prison now for letting an 8 year old wander the hills and backwoods like I used to!

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We've got it pretty good here as far as herping goes. I can go out to several different spots and find +20 Ringnecks in one day. I haven't found any Milksnakes yet, I'm looking forward to that one. I'm sure parents would go to jail for letting their kids roam the woods. But even if they did I doubt kids would want to nowadays, being plugged into video games and cell phones 24/7.

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