headed to Texas this weekend-any suggestions

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headed to Texas this weekend-any suggestions

Post by simpleyork » November 13th, 2016, 8:39 pm

Ill be down in new New Braunfels this weekend for work, but will have some time to spend herping, wondering if there are any good locations near there to see any herps?

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Re: headed to Texas this weekend-any suggestions

Post by chrish » November 13th, 2016, 10:02 pm

Go east, rather than west. There are cool herps in the hill country, but it is a tough place to herp in general.
You will probably see more if you head east of town somewhere. Unfortunately, being Texas there isn't any public land to herp really and there aren't really any state parks close to New Braunfels. Palmetto State Park is pretty cool and about 45 minutes east of town. If you would rather try the Hill Country (tough herping!), Guadalupe River State Park is about 45 minutes the other direction.

Of course, Landa Park in New Braunfels itself has an endemic aquatic spring salamander species that can't be seen anywhere else. Depends on what your interests are.

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Re: headed to Texas this weekend-any suggestions

Post by simpleyork » November 13th, 2016, 10:13 pm

Id be up for anything really, though hognose, anoles, and copperheads would be awesome to see

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Re: headed to Texas this weekend-any suggestions

Post by travesty » November 14th, 2016, 9:29 pm

chrish wrote: Of course, Landa Park in New Braunfels itself has an endemic aquatic spring salamander species that can't be seen anywhere else. Depends on what your interests are.
You've piqued my curiosity. What salamander would that be? I can't find anything on google about a new braunfels salamander.

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