Trip Details

Location: Linn County, Iowa

Weather: Mostly sunny. High of about 72 degrees. Mild breeze.

Time: 5:12 p.m.

Herpers: Jim Scharosch & Matt Ricklefs

Account by: Matt Ricklefs

Photos by: Jim Scharosch & Matt Ricklefs

Thought of the Day: First of the year.

The weather was decent and we had not been out together yet in Iowa, so after work Jim and I made our first quick trip to see what we could find.

The area we headed to was a familiar one and one that had, and will continue to have change associated with it as there is a lot of construction planned for the area. However, at our first main stop we did find a 15 inch Milk Snake (Lampropeltis triangulum).

It was a pretty typical example for this area and a nice first find.

Walking a little further and to out next main stop, a piece of tin, we discovered a Racer (Coluber constrictor).

This one was a good 20 inches or so in length.

That was all we found for the day, but it was great to get out. It would not be long before things really started to get moving…or at least hopefully so.

Happy herpin’!

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