My (slow) year in review - 2013

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My (slow) year in review - 2013

Post by soulsurvivor » November 24th, 2013, 3:59 pm

Well, thanks to camera issues, computer issues, and a general lack of gas money, I didn't do a whole lot of field herping this year. Next year will be better, I promise. But for now, this is my year in review. I may have left something out, but you'll get the idea....

Despite not getting out much, I did see a few things around the house this year.

Alligators in the St Johns River:

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Geckos and skinks (the skink was eating a Cuban anole):

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Frogs from the swimming pool:

Narrowmouth
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Greenhouse
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Pine woods on my front patio this weekend:

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Some Osceola action:

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DOR
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I also spent a weekend in the panhandle:

This racer was on the trail, devouring a frog. I stood back and let him finish before moving in for photos.

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A little further up the trail was another racer.

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This fat pygmy was resting under some brush right beside the boardwalk in the park we were visiting. I suspect it had just finished a meal and was trying to digest.

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Although the weather was not ideal and we did not see too much, my husband and I enjoyed the Croatan trip:

Green anoles on the beach.

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Redbelly snake trying to clear his mouth of sand. I think he may have just fed.

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DOR kingsnake

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Herps found by others:

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Some finds the morning we went out with Kyle:

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Photographing a pine woods snake:

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Some late year finds from my home base:

I always know where to find some pygmies.

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Ribbons:

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Garters:

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Glossy Crayfish snake:

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Cottonmouth:

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EDB's....unfortunately DOR neonates/YOY:

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Pygmy taken out by a redneck. Same road I found the 2 baby EDB's on.

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A yellow rat we watched crawl out of water, attempt to go in a hole in a tree, and then finding the hole too small, started to climb up the tree.

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Corn snake:

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Frogs/Toads:

Squirrel frog:

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Grass frog:

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Leopard frog:

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Oak toads:

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Pine woods frog:

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Southern Toad:

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Bronze:

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Habitat:

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7th largest cypress in Florida:

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I also got the first pet herp I've had in a while this year, a 25 lb sulcata tortoise. He's been quite entertaining for us, and today we added a female Russian to our home. I'll have to post pics of their outdoor enclosures later on the appropriate forums.

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Thanks for checking out my crummy pictures of my meager 2013 findings. And special thanks to DDD and Kyle for encouraging me to get back in the field. I plan to have a new camera by spring, so I will definitely post more next season!

~Bree

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Re: My (slow) year in review - 2013

Post by Tamara D. McConnell » November 24th, 2013, 4:16 pm

I love seeing the pygmies! You found a bunch of great stuff...hardly a slow year, in my opinion.
The little grass frog is cool. I also like the juvenile garter.
Neat stuff!

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Re: My (slow) year in review - 2013

Post by MattSullivan » November 24th, 2013, 5:01 pm

that cane is gorgeous

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Re: My (slow) year in review - 2013

Post by soulsurvivor » November 24th, 2013, 7:57 pm

Thanks, Tamara. Although I did not have the quantity this year, I was happy with the variety. I haven't seen a glossy crayfish in about 5-6 years, and I started paying more attention to frogs. So the year wasn't a total loss!

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