Thursday, December 20, 2007

Herping Saturday 15 Dec 07

(Southern copperhead)

Bert Lucas and I spent much of the day herping in the Basin, mostly around Whiskey Bay, Butte La Rose & Indian Bayou. The best herps were a nice Southern copperhead, Agkistrodon c. contortrix and a ring-necked snake, Diadophis punctatus. Walking around Jim Delahoussaye's property in Butte La Rose, we picked up Cope's gray, Hyla chrysoscelis & squirrel, H. squirella treefrogs in his bird houses. The afternoon in Indian Bayou was pretty slow with mostly Coastal Plains, Bufo nebulifer & Eastern narrow-mouthed toads, Gastrophryne carolinensis.

(ring-necked snake)

(ring-necked snake)

(Cope's gray treefrog)

(Cope's gray on left, squirrel on right)

(Eastern narrow-mouthed toad)