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John Williams
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Haven’t made a field post in a long time so I thought I put up some herps from summer 2010- spring 2011 from various parts of Texas.

Eurycea troglodytes
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Thamnophis attempting to eat a Rana berlandieri (he was unsuccessful)
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Smilisca baudinii
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Sceloporus variabilis
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Sceloporus grammicus
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Bufo marinus
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Ficimia streckeri
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Phrynosoma cornutum
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Rhinocheilus lecontei
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Nerodia fasciata
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Eurycea tonkawae
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Gerrhonutus infernalis
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Plethodon albagula
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Lampropeltis calligaster
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Coluber constrictor
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Lampropeltis calligaster
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Sternotherus carinutus
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Heterodon platyrhinos
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Ambystoma mavortium
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Necturus beyeri
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Ambystoma maculatum
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Regina rigida
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Nerodia confluens
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Ambystoma opacum
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Pseudacris fouquettei
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Ambystoma talpoidium
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Siren intermedia
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Ambystoma texanum
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Lampropeltis getula
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Lampropeltis getula
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Sceloporus cowlesi
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Agkistrodon contortrix
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Coluber constrictor
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Drymarchon melanurus
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Sceloporus cyanogenys
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Crotaphytus reticulatus
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Gopherus berlandieri
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Coniophanes imperialis
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Indigo eating a western diamondback
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Drymobius margaretiferus
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Micrurus tener
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Masticophis schotti
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Pantherophis lindheimeri
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Agkistrodon contortrix
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Rana areolata
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Crotalus horridus
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Thanks for looking!

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Wow. What an excellent collection of some less oft seen TX herps. Hardly ever see Ficimia here (if ever?) Nice to see a blue spiny and a reticulate collared as well.

FH

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Amazing herps and stellar photography!

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Wow. A number of cool things there, including several cool lizards.

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Some great animals and nice shots in there-- enjoyed the Drymarchon/atrox "interaction" and the reticulatus.

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Extra nice post! There are some field guide-quality shots in there, John. Seriously. I really like that high black Ambystoma mavortium and those contrasty calligaster!

-Cole

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Superb images and animals. That T-Rat is pretty awesome. Do you find many like that one?

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Thanks for the comments guys.

monklet- That snake is the most red Texas rat I’ve seen. In my experience you get one reddish snake for every 20 you find in Texas, and here locally (SW of Houston) maybe 1 in 8.

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What an all-encompassing post of TX herps. That has to be the best looking Texas Rat I have ever seen and the Indigo-Diamondback pic is amazing. Thanks for posting.

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Here’s a few more from the indigo/diamondback encounter
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Amazing and way to put the rest of the Texas herpers to shame! All you are missing is Leptodeira septentrionalis...

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Awesome post and photos John!

Got your message, I'll send ya a PM when I got a little more time (I type REAL slow, lol)

Rich

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Jacob- ha, I don't know about that; a lot of Texas herpers were with me during some of those finds. True, we struck out on Leptodeira last year, but here's one from 2008 8-)
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Rich- thanks, no rush.

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Wow.. is that all from one year of herping? That's a lifetime's worth of cool finds for Texas.

Chris

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Here’s a few more from the indigo/diamondback encounter
So Freakin AWESOME... :thumb: :beer:

Thanks for sharing that... Congrats on the great year.

Fundad

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Outstanding! Where do I start!?! The red T-Rat, that Masticophis (if only they looked like that around here I wouldn't mind finding them under the boards I've set out for Kings), and that Scelop cyanogenys! Sweet! Your array of Lampropeltis ssp; super impressive! Anxiously awaiting more.

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Great post John. That texas rat is the nicest i've ever seen. I need to step up my game and get out there more! :) This drought is killing it though.

Chris

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Wow!!! I wish I'd waited till after supper to look at your post, John. It's gonna be hard to chew with a dislocated jaw. Those Ambystoma really blew my hat in the creek. Epic post.....Five Stars!

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Chris- closer to a year and a half but I got out quite a bit

Thanks for the comments guys. The drought here has pretty much eliminated any herping other than creek walking, so I'm glad I got some herping in while I could.

John

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I wish I could corral all my loved ones and move to Texas :(

Awesome post...stellar photography!

:beer: (root beer floats!)

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Neat stuff! I really like the lighter colored western prairie kings.

Phil

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Nice photos! I like the Crotphytus reticulatus shot!

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awesome!

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Great post! I really liked seeing the little Indigo and the Reticulate Collared Lizard. :thumb:

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What period of time are we talking about here? Did you get these all in one season, or is this a compilation? Very impressive list of creatures!

DAN

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Dan- I meant to post animals from last summer to this spring but I guess I included fall 2009 and spring 2010 too, so that's a season and a half.

John

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Awesome variety! Super thanks for this post :)

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Nice, John! There are some great pics in there. I often think about how absurd it was to flip that Reticulated Collared Lizard under that blazing hot sheet of tin on that pile of charcoal. Probably the coolest lizard I've see in the field to date. I hope you're ready to get Leptodactylus in hand when ever the firt hurricane hits so tex this year.

-Scott

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Excellent post. Excellent diversity. Just excellent overall!

-MS

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I don't mean to sound like a downer, but it's carinatus, not carinutus. Also, platirhinos and not platyrhinos and talpoideum instead of talpoidium. Nice post, though!

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I've been waiting for that indigo vs atrox series. Completely awesome.

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POY!!! Thanks for taking the time to share.

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Wow! I dont think I have ever seen a better looking Texas Rat or Yellowbelly Racer in my life. Or is it a Tan Racer?

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That was an impressive series of images, all well-posed and impeccably recorded. NICE WORK !!!

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Thanks for the replies everyone! And thanks for the corrections Norman!

John

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WOW I had no idea a lot of that stuff was in Texas or even existed! Very cool! Great photos too

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