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 Post subject: Getting a early start on the Snake season in Oregon
PostPosted: January 30th, 2011, 10:24 am 
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With the unseasonably warm temps for January, I decided to try my luck at finding some Garters. So yesterday I headed out to the West side of Portland. When I arrived the sun had been out for just a little bit and the ground temps were running at about 55. I lost count at 20 and the hillside was just crawling with snakes. So many I had to watch where I was stepping. The sun was covered by a thick cloud layer within 1/2 hour of arriving and they started to retreat back into the ground.
I do not have enough time to detail each picture so ENJOY.
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YOLY lower portion and Adult upper portion of photo
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An invasive species. Can you see it??
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Damon


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 Post subject: Re: Getting a early start on the Snake season in Oregon
PostPosted: January 30th, 2011, 10:32 am 
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Hi Damon!

Excellent. Looks like the snakes are as anxious as we are to be part of our herping experience!
Thanks for sharing.

Casey


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 Post subject: Re: Getting a early start on the Snake season in Oregon
PostPosted: January 30th, 2011, 11:05 am 
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Way to go Dman. Love those concinnus


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 Post subject: Re: Getting a early start on the Snake season in Oregon
PostPosted: January 30th, 2011, 3:16 pm 
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Very cool, Damon! :thumb: Are the first two photos T. ordinoides?

I would love to go out and find more than 20 garters in a single outing... I think my record so far is 11.


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 Post subject: Re: Getting a early start on the Snake season in Oregon
PostPosted: January 30th, 2011, 4:46 pm 
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very nice


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 Post subject: Re: Getting a early start on the Snake season in Oregon
PostPosted: January 30th, 2011, 6:03 pm 
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Nice finds, especially for January. I don't head over to Portland to Herp very often but it looks like I might need to check it out. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Getting a early start on the Snake season in Oregon
PostPosted: January 31st, 2011, 11:22 pm 
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Awesome!


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 Post subject: Re: Getting a early start on the Snake season in Oregon
PostPosted: February 16th, 2011, 6:39 pm 
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Is it a bullfrog under the grass in the shallows of the far bank? If so, what's my prize?


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 Post subject: Re: Getting a early start on the Snake season in Oregon
PostPosted: March 10th, 2011, 5:48 pm 
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Good Stuff! I wish Virginia had that many snakes this time of year! :roll:
or maybe it does and it's just me haha :)


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 Post subject: Re: Getting a early start on the Snake season in Oregon
PostPosted: March 11th, 2011, 10:30 pm 

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I haven't visited the forums for some time so am behind on 'news'.
I went out the same day here in Corvallis (Jan. 30th) and found two adult male Rubber Boas.

I have only been out twice since, February 21st when I encountered 11 adult male boas and then March 9th when I found 8 more while releasing the 11 found on Feb. 21st.

Today was a good day to find snakes locally as well with mid 50 degree temperatures and considerable sunshine in-between the cloud cover. But I when hawking instead.

Richard F. Hoyer


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