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 Post subject: 1st quarter 2016
PostPosted: April 4th, 2016, 2:54 pm 

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First quarter of 2016. None of the glamour species, but just some stuff I felt really blessed to be able to see.
Coupla garters:
Imagegarter rock1 by Tamara McConnell1, on Flickr
Imagegarter by Tamara McConnell1, on Flickr
Alabama mambas:
Imageracer by Tamara McConnell1, on Flickr
Imageracer by Tamara McConnell1, on Flickr
1 of 3 corns from a happy day in the field:
Image012 by Tamara McConnell1, on Flickr
Pinewoods:
Imagepinewoods by Tamara McConnell1, on Flickr
SE crowned:
Imagese crowned by Tamara McConnell1, on Flickr
Florida redbelly:
Imageredbelly by Tamara McConnell1, on Flickr
Moc, catching some rays:
Imagemoc by Tamara McConnell1, on Flickr
Ratsnake as found on the trail:

Imageratsnake in situ by Tamara McConnell1, on Flickr
On the way out on the same trail, the snake had tucked itself in:
Image013 by Tamara McConnell1, on Flickr
Hogs:
Image1st hog of the day by Tamara McConnell1, on Flickr
Imagehog closest by Tamara McConnell1, on Flickr
Fence liz:
Imagefence lizard by Tamara McConnell1, on Flickr
Boxy:
Imageboxy by Tamara McConnell1, on Flickr
The Arkansas crew in the field. I failed to find them a black pine. But it was still so much fun (for me, anyhow).
Imagearkansas crew by Tamara McConnell1, on Flickr
The Arkansans plus Chris:
Imagechris and arkansans by Tamara McConnell1, on Flickr
We attacked a heinous pile of old boards and this momma rat ran out, babies attached, and scampered from branch to branch. After ascertaining that no snakes were beneath the boards, we quickly put them back together and retreated, so Mom could get back under cover.
Imagemomma rat by Tamara McConnell1, on Flickr
Thanks for looking. I'll try to have a black pine for you next post!


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 Post subject: Re: 1st quarter 2016
PostPosted: April 4th, 2016, 5:50 pm 
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Those garters are something, Tamara! I like that strong checkering. Very pretty!
And the Rhadinea! Still on my list! One day I will find one....

Great start to the year!
--Berkeley


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 Post subject: Re: 1st quarter 2016
PostPosted: April 5th, 2016, 4:15 am 
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I, too, am envious of your garters. I just don't seem to see that many of them and certainly none that attractive. And I won't even get started on the Heterodon. Great stuff. Looking forward to herping with you in the second quarter!


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 Post subject: Re: 1st quarter 2016
PostPosted: April 5th, 2016, 12:27 pm 
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From my experience, the Gartersnakes I find in Florida/Georgia are more striking than their northern brethren.

Great photos, Tamara! I love seeing everyone's bevy of finds as the weather starts to warm up.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st quarter 2016
PostPosted: April 5th, 2016, 4:54 pm 

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Thanks a bunch, y'all.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st quarter 2016
PostPosted: April 6th, 2016, 5:44 am 
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Glad to see it's snake season in your neck of the woods - we just had a morning in the mid-20s today :-/ Thanks for the vicarious field herping experience.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st quarter 2016
PostPosted: April 7th, 2016, 4:31 pm 

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That second garter is nice. A real textbook example for our area.

3 corn snakes in a day would excite me greatly since I rarely see them. I did almost trip over a big one the other day however. This spring is shaping up to be interesting, and we're not even at the peak yet...


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 Post subject: Re: 1st quarter 2016
PostPosted: April 7th, 2016, 7:18 pm 
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Love the hoggies. I am hoping to find an adult sometime as i have only seen young ones.

Berkeley - PM me about Pine Woods if you want to know how I have found mine.


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PostPosted: April 9th, 2016, 3:49 am 

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Nice adventures Tamara.
The variability of our garter snakes never ceases to amaze me. They are so weird!


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PostPosted: May 13th, 2016, 9:23 am 

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great stuff!


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 Post subject: Re: 1st quarter 2016
PostPosted: May 14th, 2016, 10:39 am 
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Great finds, Tamara!


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