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 Post subject: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 2nd, 2012, 7:28 pm 

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Location: Ft. Smith, Arkansas
Guess I'll get it started this month since I got some April 1st and 2nd herps (All found in Arkansas unless noted otherwise):


Snakes:
Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix
Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma
Carphophis vermis (Arkansas and Oklahoma)
Coluber constrictor priapus
Diadophis punctatus arnyi (Arkansas and Oklahoma)
Lampropeltis getula holbrooki
Lampropeltis triangulum syspila (Arkansas and Oklahoma)
Nerodia erythrogaster flavigaster
Nerodia fasciata confluens
Nerodia rhombifer rhombifer
Nerodia sipedon pleuralis
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis (Arkansas and Oklahoma)

Lizards:
Anolis carolinensis
Plestiodon fasciatus
Plestiodon laticeps
Sceloporus consobrinus
Scincella lateralis

Frogs/Toads:
Anaxyrus americanus charlesmithi (Seen and Heard) (Seen in Arkansas and Oklahoma)
Anaxyrus fowleri (Seen and heard)
Acris crepitans blanchardi (Seen and heard)
Hyla chrysoscelis (Heard)
Hyla cinerea
Hyla versicolor (Heard)
Lithobates catesbeianus
Lithobates clamitans clamitans
Lithobates sphenocephalus utricularius (Heard)

Salamanders:
Eurycea tynerensis
Plethodon albagula
Plethodon angusticlavius
Plethodon caddoensis
Plethodon fourchensis
Plethodon ouachitae (Arkansas and Oklahoma)
Plethodon serratus
Siren intermedia nettingi

Turtles:
Apalone spinifera
Chelydra serpentina
Sternotherus odoratus
Terrapene carolina triunguis (Arkansas and Oklahoma)
Trachemys scripta elegans

Crocodilians:
Alligator mississippiensis


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 5th, 2012, 5:12 am 

Joined: June 7th, 2010, 11:17 am
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Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Did a quick road cruise last night. Things were going great till the moon was above tree line, then nothing.

Snakes:
2 Agkistrodon piscivorus (1 DOR)
1 Farancia abacura DOR
2 Nerodia cyclopion DOR
7 Nerodia fasciata confluens (3 DOR)
1 Pantherophis spiloides

Chris


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 8th, 2012, 3:32 pm 

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Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Stopped by our NAFHA survey site for the first time in months this morning for some hiking along with Eric (ritt).

We fared quite well with 18 species being tallied while I was there and I believe Eric vouchered an additional 3 species later on.

Here's the list from while I was there:

Snakes:
1 Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix (Southern Copperhead)
4 Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma (Western Cottonmouth)
1 Coluber constrictor (Racer)
6 Diadophis punctatus stictogenys (Mississippi Ringneck)
1 Pantherophis spiloides (Gray Ratsnake)

Lizards:
3 Anolis carolinensis (Green Anole)
3 Plestiodon laticeps (Broadhead Skink)
1 Scincella lateralis (Ground Skink)

Turtles:
1 Kinosternon subrubrum (Mississippi Mud Turtle)
1 Terrapene carolina (Eastern Box Turtle)
1 Trachemys scripta (Red-eared Slider)

Amphibians:
TMTC Acris crepitans (Northern Cricket Frog)
TMTC Anaxyrus (Bufo) fowleri (Fowler's Toad)
5 Eurycea guttolineata (Three-lined Salamander)
1 Gastrophryne carolinensis (Eastern Narrowmouth Toad)
2 Lithobates (Rana) clamitans (Bronze Frog) *more calling*
2 Lithobates (Rana) sphenacephala (Southern Leopard Frog)
2 Pseudacris crucifer metamorphs (Spring Peepers)


Chris


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 8th, 2012, 3:48 pm 
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Location: Huffman (NE Houston), Texas
Areas around Montgomery and Harris counties:

Snakes:
1 Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix
3 Thamnophis proximus proximus (1 in the process of dying on the road)
1 Micrurus tener tener. I found this guy in our front garden about 30minutes ago while taking out the trash.

Frogs
20+ Lithobates sphenocephala utricularis

Turtles
Terrapene carolina triunguis


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 8th, 2012, 7:34 pm 

Joined: February 28th, 2011, 9:09 pm
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Location: Baton Rouge, LA
I hiked a little at Frenchtown after Chris and Eric already left. Ill just post what I found that isn't on Chris' list.

1 Nerodia sp.
Hyla cinerea (calling)
Hyla avivoca (calling)
2 Hyla versicolor (and many more were calling)
1 Ambystoma opacum

-Jeff


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 9th, 2012, 6:27 pm 

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Location: Baton Rouge, LA
13 Nerodia rhombifer

-Jeff


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 15th, 2012, 1:57 pm 
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Location: New Iberia La
Made a pass around a local lake with the family today and spotted 3 snakes

1 Nerodia rhombifer
2 Lampropeltis getula holbrooki


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 15th, 2012, 2:02 pm 
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Location: San Antonio, TX
April is a great herping month in this area, but my many other obligations have kept me from the field too much.

I have scrounged up:

TMTC Anolis carolinensis
TMTC Anolis sagrei - http://www.naherp.com/viewrecord.php?r_id=106113
1 Aspidocelis gularis - http://www.naherp.com/viewrecord.php?r_id=106104

1 Lampropeltis getula intergrade - http://www.naherp.com/viewrecord.php?r_id=106110
1 Masticophis flagellum (DOR) - http://www.naherp.com/viewrecord.php?r_id=106105
1 Opheodrys aestivus - http://www.naherp.com/viewrecord.php?r_id=106628
2 Thamnophis proximus (one DOR, one AOR) - http://www.naherp.com/viewrecord.php?r_id=106108 , http://www.naherp.com/viewrecord.php?r_id=106107
1 Virginia striatula (AOR) - http://www.naherp.com/viewrecord.php?r_id=106109
1 Micrurus tener (really gorgeous, but DOR) - http://www.naherp.com/viewrecord.php?r_id=106106


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 16th, 2012, 6:39 am 

Joined: June 21st, 2010, 9:46 am
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Location: Houston
It's been a crazy spring...new baby, new job, and graduate school!

Finally can post a few herps for the month.

American Alligator
Green Anole
Red-eared Slider
Rio Grande Chirping Frog (calling)
Bullfrog (calling)
W. Cottonmouth (DOR)

Not much, but I'm hoping to get out some more next weekend!

Cheers
Matt


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: May 1st, 2012, 4:12 pm 
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Location: Huffman (NE Houston), Texas
For yesterday:

Tyler County: DOR Tan Racer
Hardin County: DOR Tan Racer
Orange County: DOR Broad banded water snake
DOR Texas Rat
Jasper County: DOR Texas Rat

Can we get a new thread for May?

And Chris, you should come visit the area again soon. I found a live Tan Racer today in the same areas we road cruised during the outing, and then found two DOR Tans yesterday. That could knock a lifer off your list, and they're a lot of fun to catch!


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: May 2nd, 2012, 10:02 pm 

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Location: Upper TX Coast
April's already over?

I spent about 6 legitimate hours in the field and was rewarded with:

Ground Skinks
Cricket Frogs
Green Anoles
Gulf Coast Toadlets
And some calling treefrogs

Oh well, my species list always sucks when I'm target-oriented (and I'm always humbled by few/no copperheads). On the bright side, I'm getting decent at identifying trees and it was an interesting place.

On the daily shuffle (home-road-work-road-home, and some oddball non-herping jaunts):

Mudsnakes
Ratsnakes
Ribbonsnakes
Saltmarsh Snakes [one was smacked a good mile or more from where it should have been due to 7" of rain in about 3 hours (fresh DOR a couple of days after the deluge)]
Bullfrogs
Narrowmouths
Spotted Chorus Frogs
Creole Chorus Frogs (that complex anyway)
Leopard Frogs
Gulf Coast Toads
Chirpers
Red-eared Sliders for sure and maybe but probably not other baskers
Regular Snappers
Alligators
Plus the four+ mentioned above.

I think that's about it other than plastered snakes that I didn't bother to ID (would have upped the natricine list).

Shane


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 Post subject: Northeast Texas, Marion and Harrison counties
PostPosted: May 7th, 2012, 8:41 am 

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w. cottonmouth
s. copperhead
mudsnake
yellow-bellied watersnake
diamondback "
broad-banded "
Texas brown snake
Texas rat
Rough green
e. coachwhip
s. black racer
prairie king
speckled king


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