Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Basin Herpin' 27 Nov '07

Rob Dobbs and I spent a couple of hours in the Basin last night, mostly to photograph and re-release a Louisiana milksnake he had found there Sunday night. Of course, we were also there to see what else we could find before (and just after) dark! Below are two of my best pics of the milksnake, Lampropeltis triangulum amaura. (photos by Beck)

We also scored huge with very cooperative upland chorus frogs, Pseudacris ferarium (top) & spring peepers, P. crucifer (bottom)!

After a little more poking around, we found a nice five-lined skink, Eumeces fasciatus and three (3) Eastern narrow-mouthed toads, Gastrophryne carolinensis.