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Barry R
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Fall Herping

Post by Barry R » November 2nd, 2013, 10:16 am

Hey folks, just a few pics from S. IL. and IN......

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Cricket Frog, a late summer/early fall find in Indiana.

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Map Turtle, emerging to bask

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I hadn't seen a "walking stick" in a few years

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Snake Road proved to be a good trip, this Garter among the finds

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No Snake Road trip can exclude Cottonmouth

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juvie Cotton

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Rough Greens were seemingly abundant

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I spotted 3 Dekays near dusk

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I think this is the largest Cottonmouth I've found at SR, note the quarter for size reference.

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Awesome to see a Timber :D

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Racer

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Perhaps the youngest Timber I've seen

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As mentioned in another post, this little Copperhead may have been the most photographed snake of the day.

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S. IL. cypress lake

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Road cruised this DB Water Snake

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S. IN. has some of the prettiest Hognose anywhere! A friend of mine spotted this one while checking deer trails.

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I scored this Hog under ac

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The final herp of this season, a road cruised box turtle.

Looking forward to next time! :beer:

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Don Becker
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Re: Fall Herping

Post by Don Becker » November 2nd, 2013, 1:17 pm

The shots of your "big timber" are the same shots as the little timber.

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Re: Fall Herping

Post by ThamnElegans24 » November 2nd, 2013, 3:20 pm

He didn't say it was a "big timber". And they are two different snakes. Great stuff Barry! Makes me wish I still lived in Illinois.

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Re: Fall Herping

Post by Tamara D. McConnell » November 2nd, 2013, 4:27 pm

How on earth did you get that map turtle shot? It is amazing! Did you have to sit in a blind for three days? The maps I have seen are always going into the water, not coming out!
Of course the timbers are lovely, but I really really love the Dekay. And the beautiful boxy.
Still jealous of the hognose.
Awesome post, BR.

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Re: Fall Herping

Post by dery » November 2nd, 2013, 5:31 pm

Yikes!! is that black thing on the little copperhead's scalp a tick??

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Re: Fall Herping

Post by Barry R » November 9th, 2013, 10:46 am

psyon, they are two Timbers....
Timber #1
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Timber #2
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ThamnElegans24, thanks! S. IL. is blessed with herp diversity and habitat.

Tamara, thanks! I got the map turtle shot the same way I got the otter pics last year.
Stand in weeds nearly as tall as you are and move as little as possible. :lol:

Sam, I'm not sure just what that was, I didn't get that close. It was good to see
a young one though.

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Re: Fall Herping

Post by MattSullivan » November 9th, 2013, 12:14 pm

super jealous of the hogs and the timbers, nice job

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Re: Fall Herping

Post by ChadHarrison » November 10th, 2013, 6:24 pm

psyon wrote:The shots of your "big timber" are the same shots as the little timber.
The smaller timber clearly has a meal, and the larger one obviously does not. Also note the differences in buttons on the rattle. Your statement is incorrect.

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