2016 First Half Review: Herping the Southeast

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2016 First Half Review: Herping the Southeast

Post by Adam Cooner » July 1st, 2016, 5:40 am

Here's a photo recap of January - June, presented without commentary (happy to offer more, nonlocale-specific, info as requested). I've spent time in Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi, with the vast majority of my finds coming in Alabama.

January

ImageSouthern Red Salamander by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageSouthern Chorus Frog by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageNorthern Spring Salamander (Larva) by Adam Cooner, on Flickr LIFER

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February

ImageFour-toed Salamander by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageSouthern Zigzag Salamander by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageSpotted Salamander by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageEastern Tiger Salamander by Adam Cooner, on Flickr LIFER

ImageCave Salamander by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageNorthern Spring Salamander by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

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March

ImageNorthern Red Salamander by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageFour-Toed Salamander by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageSmooth Earth Snake by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageTimber Rattlesnake by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageTimber Rattlesnake by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageBlack Kingsnake by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageSeepage Salamander by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageFour-toed Salamander by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageNorthern Cricket Frog by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageQueen Snake by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageCarolina Spring Salamander by Adam Cooner, on Flickr LIFER

ImageCarolina Spring Salamander by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

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April

ImageGreen Salamander by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageTimber Rattlesnake by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageFour-toed Salamander by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageUndescribed Dwarf Salamander by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImagePlain-bellied Watersnake by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageCottonmouth by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageBlack Kingsnake by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageMarbled Salamander by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageGray Rat Snake by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageSoutheastern Crowned Snake by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageEastern Kingsnake by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageCottonmouth by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageBrown Watersnake by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageRed Milksnake by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageRed Milksnake by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageScarlet Kingsnake by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

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May

ImageEastern Coachwhip by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageBlack Kingsnake by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageGreen Treefrog by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageCottonmouths by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageRough Green Snake by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageMidland Brown Snake by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageBroadhead Skink by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageCanebrake Rattlesnake by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

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June

ImageMole Kingsnake by Adam Cooner, on Flickr LIFER

ImageEastern Ribbon Snake by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageEastern Garter Snake by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageGopher Tortoise by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageFlorida Redbelly Snake by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageCanebrake Rattlesnake by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageCopperhead by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageCopperhead by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

ImageDiamondback Watersnake by Adam Cooner, on Flickr LIFER

ImageEastern Ribbon Snake by Adam Cooner, on Flickr

Thanks for looking!

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Re: 2016 First Half Review: Herping the Southeast

Post by AZherper » July 8th, 2016, 10:22 pm

Awesome stuff! I especially love the salamander diversity (the Aneides is especially cool) and the mole king.

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Re: 2016 First Half Review: Herping the Southeast

Post by VICtort » July 10th, 2016, 8:38 pm

Very nice work, thank you for sharing it. The marbled salamander really caught my eye, a robust beast indeed.

Love the two cottonmouths on the log, tell us more about the shot if you will, how did it come to pass?

Vic H.

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Re: 2016 First Half Review: Herping the Southeast

Post by dwakefield » July 12th, 2016, 3:50 am

Nice finds, Adam! I'm slightly jealous of your Scarlet King and all of your Timbers

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Re: 2016 First Half Review: Herping the Southeast

Post by Tim Borski » July 12th, 2016, 4:53 pm

You've kept busy. Nice job on all counts. I really like the look of the last Coppers.
Tim

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Re: 2016 First Half Review: Herping the Southeast

Post by Adam Cooner » July 13th, 2016, 5:43 am

AZherper wrote:Awesome stuff! I especially love the salamander diversity (the Aneides is especially cool) and the mole king.
Thanks! In recent years, salamanders may have supplanted snakes as my favorites targets.
VICtort wrote:Very nice work, thank you for sharing it. The marbled salamander really caught my eye, a robust beast indeed.

Love the two cottonmouths on the log, tell us more about the shot if you will, how did it come to pass?

Vic H.
Thanks, Vic. That's an situ shot in a tupelo swamp. I was standing in ankle deep water, hand-holding my camera with the zoom lens fully extended to get the shot without spooking them. Whenever I visit that area, I'll find at least 5-6 cottonmouths.
dwakefield wrote:Nice finds, Adam! I'm slightly jealous of your Scarlet King and all of your Timbers
It's been a good year for timber rattlesnakes, for sure. I hadn't seen a scarlet kingsnake in 4 years, so I was really happy to get that one--and it was within an hour of my house.
Tim Borski wrote:You've kept busy. Nice job on all counts. I really like the look of the last Coppers.
Tim
Thanks, Tim. It's been a pretty productive year so far. Copperheads are so common in these parts that it's easy to forget how attractive they can be.

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Re: 2016 First Half Review: Herping the Southeast

Post by mfb » July 17th, 2016, 6:12 am

Very nice! I especially like the spring salamander larva.

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