October in Florida

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October in Florida

Post by Noah M » November 5th, 2016, 5:39 am

This is a repost from the SE chapter.

October, give or take a few days, has been a heck of a month fo me. I hope you guys enjoy!

Sept 29th
Southern Hognose
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Oct 1
Eastern Narrowmouth Toad
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Central Newt
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Oct 2
Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake that was ~4.5' long
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Oct 8
One of three Gray Ratsnakes, all of which were over 3.5' long
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Hatchling Loggerhead Musk Turtle - it could fit on a half dollar, maybe even a quarter
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Gray Rat #2
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Gray Rat #3
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Oct 9
Southern Hognose Snake
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Oct 11
Six-lined Racerunner
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Eastern Indigo Snake
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Oct 13 to Oct 16 I went to NC and GA

Desmognathus spp.
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Ocoee Salamander (lifer)
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Black-bellied Salamander (lifer)
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Red-legged Salamander (lifer)
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Southern Gray-cheeked Salamander (lifer)
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Southern Redbacked Salamander (lifer)
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Blue Ridge Two-lined Salamander (lifer)
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Chattahoochee Slimy Salamander (lifer)
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Spotted Dusky Salamander
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Seepage Salamander (lifer)
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Oct 20th
I successfully defended my dissertation and earned my PhD.

Oct 25th

Peninsular Mole Skink
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Corn snake
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Florida Rough Green Snake
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Nov 1
Sand Skink
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Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake that was easily 5'
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Baby Black Racer
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Florida Scrub Lizard
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I saw a few other things, including a DOR eastern hognose, gopher tortoise, some coachwhips and several other examples of salamanders in NC. By far the most common salamander I saw was the Ocoee.

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Re: October in Florida

Post by AZherper » November 5th, 2016, 5:56 pm

Really nice collection of finds, that is one solid month!

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Re: October in Florida

Post by krisbell » November 7th, 2016, 4:54 am

Some great critters - what counties were these from?

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Re: October in Florida

Post by will lattea » November 9th, 2016, 7:25 am

Cool post. The larva is actually Eurycea - not Desmognathus.

:beer:

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Re: October in Florida

Post by dwakefield » November 10th, 2016, 11:22 am

Wow, great finds! All cool finds (especially the Indigo and simus), but it's really hard to beat a huge EDB.

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Re: October in Florida

Post by dwakefield » November 10th, 2016, 11:23 am

I was so enamored with the photos that I almost missed what happened on October 20th. Congrats on the PhD!!!

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Re: October in Florida

Post by Noah M » November 10th, 2016, 1:06 pm

will lattea wrote:Cool post. The larva is actually Eurycea - not Desmognathus.

:beer:
My friends and I have been about evenly split on this. Some said Eurycea, others said Desmogs. I went with Desmog...

Thanks dwakefield. Now I have a couple of months to find a job :o

Krisbell - they were from many counties, mostly north central Florida. Was there something in particular you were interested in? Most of these should be on HERP if you're curious.

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