Trip Details

Herper: Matt Ricklefs

Location: Private land in Jackson Co.

Time: 3:30 pm

Temp: 67 – 70 degrees.

I debated on going Saturday or Sunday as it was overcast and very windy when I left, but as it was, it turned out to be fairly good weather by the time I arrived at the site.

On a very good south exposure I found four Eastern Milk Snakes (Lampropeltis triangulum). Two were only yearlings, one was maybe a bit older, and one was an adult about two and a half feet long. The adult was the classic brown eastern coloration. The other three juveniles showed signs of the more cream color between the red blotches as opposed to the more white. I also found four Five-lined Skinks (Eumences fasciatus). No Timbers, but it seems like a great area for them.

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