Trip Details

Location: Linn County, Iowa

Conditions: 80 degrees and sunny with little wind.

Time: about 5:00 p.m.

Herpers: Matt Ricklefs
Account by: Matt Ricklefs
Photos by: Matt Ricklefs

Thought of the Day: After work adventure

I got off work and decided to head out and see what I could find. It had been warm that day, and indeed was a warm evening, but I wanted to get out and do some walking anyway.

My first find was a Milk Snake (Lampropeltis triangulum) under a piece of metal

It was partly shed when I found it. It took a bit to get pictures at first because my camera was still cool from the AC in the car and the lens kept fogging up. This one was about fifteen inches.

A little bit later I found a Racer (Coluber constrictor) about twenty inches long.

It was a little beat up on the left side of its head and the tail was a little nipped off, but other than that it seemed pretty healthy.

That was it, but for not expecting much it turned out alright!

Happy after work herpin!

Read our disclaimer here...