Trip Details

Location: Douglas and Anderson Counties, Kansas

Conditions: Sunny, high in the low seventies

Time: 11:00 a.m. thru 5:30 p.m.

Herpers: Matt Jeppson, Jim Scharosch

I started off at a spot in Douglas county. Right out of the truck I found this Prairie Kingsnake (Lampropeltis calligaster).

A few minutes later I flipped this yearling Speckled Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula holbrooki). All four of the speckled kings found during the trip were young ones, about fourteen inches long, and all seemed to be in shed.

I met up with Matt Jeppson again in the afternoon and we went to Anderson county. Here is what we found at a couple of locations. It was a pretty slow day, and we worked hard to find what we did.

Adult Osage Copperheads (Agkistrodon contortrix phaeogaster)

Great Plains Rat Snake (Pantherophis emoryi))

Red Milksnake (Lampropeltis triangulum syspila)

Matt with a big Black Rat Snake (Pantherophis obsoletus)

Adult milksnake

Adult milksnake

Juvenile copperhead

Great Plains Narrowmouth Toad (Gastrophryne olivacea)

Western Worm Snake (Carphophis vermis)

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