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 Post subject: Leap Day Herping
PostPosted: March 1st, 2012, 7:15 am 
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Location: Pike County KY
Well I got to spend an hour or two out last night road cruising here in eastern KY and this is what I turned up. We had pretty heavy storms in the early evening and by 8 o'clock it was a light but steady drizzle.

Three Spotted Salamanders (one was a DOR)
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Here is the two.
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Numerous Mountain Chorus Frogs. Here is one of them.
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An American Toad. I found multiple specimens but this is the only ones who's photos turned out. You could tell he had been underground for a while.
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I also saw Green and Pickeral Frogs, but they were too fast for my "rusty from the winter" hands.
There were also Spring Peepers and Fowlers Toads out but I had no luck with photos with them.
Hope you all enjoy!


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 Post subject: Re: Leap Day Herping
PostPosted: March 1st, 2012, 12:33 pm 

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Great pics Jayd!


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 Post subject: Re: Leap Day Herping
PostPosted: March 1st, 2012, 3:02 pm 
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I agree with Barry, nice photos Jayd. Those maculatum are quite vivid. We heard crucifer and brachyphona choruses this afternoon. I didn't see as many salamanders as I expected; a couple northern duskies, couple seals, a ravine and a northern red larva. The highlight for me today was an Upland Burrowing crayfish (Cambarus dubius). I love those little guys.


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 Post subject: Re: Leap Day Herping
PostPosted: March 1st, 2012, 4:32 pm 

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Love those spotted sallies.


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 Post subject: Re: Leap Day Herping
PostPosted: March 1st, 2012, 7:40 pm 
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Good Stuff JD,

Chorus frogs are a sure sign of spring. We don't have those down here.

Here are some Northern Reds from last night.


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 Post subject: Re: Leap Day Herping
PostPosted: March 2nd, 2012, 4:54 am 
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Those are some nice photos Bill! The rubers are great! I had a pair of them years ago. They are voracious little feeders and I kept them for years. I think that the older adults are just as beautiful as the younger, bright red individuals.


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 Post subject: Re: Leap Day Herping
PostPosted: March 3rd, 2012, 11:05 am 

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I like those rubers Bill, I've found only two of them.


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 Post subject: Re: Leap Day Herping
PostPosted: March 7th, 2012, 8:26 am 
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Love the pics thanks for posting :thumb:


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PostPosted: March 7th, 2012, 11:50 am 
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Thanks Todd and everyone. Photography is something that I have only recently taken up a year or two ago and I am really enjoying it.


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