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 Post subject: Just some Canadian worms
PostPosted: April 7th, 2012, 6:47 pm 
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Location: Manitoba, Canada
The weather has been great in Manitoba and I have already found three of our six snake species. This is by far the earliest I have found reptiles in Manitoba. I haven't heard too many frogs as it's quite dry in my region. I hope to get out of the city to check out some ponds for amphibians and turtles soon.

Enjoy the photos!

Here is a photo of the sand dunes in the area. Plains Hognose Snakes live in the region but they are very secretive. I've only managed to find a large female many years ago.

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I did find several Smooth Green Snakes.

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This Northern Red Belly Snake was found on the trail.

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I love their bellies.

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I found this Northern Prairie Skink under a piece of plywood.

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The Red Sided Garter Snake den in my area is already active. I found 7 males during the week but I'm sure with some warm weather there will be thousands soon.

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Some are more angry then others...

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 Post subject: Re: Just some Canadian worms
PostPosted: April 8th, 2012, 1:38 pm 
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Location: Minnesota
The sand dunes habitat looks really cool! Approx. how close to the MN or ND border is this area? (No need to give up exact info.).

Thanks for posting!
Chris


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 Post subject: Re: Just some Canadian worms
PostPosted: April 8th, 2012, 8:22 pm 

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Very cool, man. Congrats on the early activity.


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 Post subject: Re: Just some Canadian worms
PostPosted: April 9th, 2012, 8:08 am 
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Excellent post and great finds !
Thanks for sharing

Ashley
Toronto


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 Post subject: Re: Just some Canadian worms
PostPosted: April 10th, 2012, 4:04 am 
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Great post. I grew up in Manitoba, so I know how unusual it is to see not one, but two species of snake that aren't garters.

I've sent you a PM.


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 Post subject: Re: Just some Canadian worms
PostPosted: April 10th, 2012, 4:58 am 

Joined: June 11th, 2010, 8:09 pm
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Location: Edmonton, Alberta
I was waiting for these pic's Kevin, sweet! It sure looks different this time of year; really dry indeed.

Chris, it's withen an hour's drive of the US border.

Ian


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 Post subject: Re: Just some Canadian worms
PostPosted: April 10th, 2012, 5:06 am 
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Location: A bunker near Mountainburg AR
nice stuff and cool habitat for canada!


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