Trip Details

Location: Russell and Lincoln Counties, Kansas

Conditions: Cloudy, windy, misting rain, high of 45 degrees

Time: 11:00 a.m. thru 5 p.m.

Herpers: Jim Scharosch

Temps were really chilly with a high of 45 degrees, and it got down below freezing overnight. I didn't really feel like herping too much, but Chad talked me into it. I decided to at least try to relocate a junk site I had found a couple of years ago and had had some luck at in the past. I'm glad I listened to Chad, because I did end up finding some stuff. This first set is from Russell County.

Great Plains Skink (Plestiodon obsoletus)

Coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum)

Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus)

Great Plains Rat Snake (Pantherophis emoryi)

This next set is from Lincoln County. Most of the stuff was going into shed.

Juvenile Central Plains Milksnake (Lampropeltis triangulum gentilis)

Sub-adult Speckled Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula holbrooki)

Adult Milksnake (I helped this one shed, and it had a hibernation water blister on its nose)

Sub-adult Speckled Kingsnake

Juvenile Milksnake

Adult Milksnake

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