Trip Details

Location: Buchanan and Benton counties, Iowa

Weather: 75 degrees, partly cloudy, low humidity

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Herpers: Mike Pingleton, Chris Smith, Don Becker and Jim Scharosch

Account by: Jim Scharosch

Photos by: Jim Scharosch

This is a weird report, because so much of it was not documented. We went to a spot in Buchanan county to look for smooth green snakes. We struck out on the greens, but found a number of common garter snakes and brown snakes. I didn't take any photos, and pretty much planned on not making a post for the trip.

Then we stopped at my faithful spot in Benton county on the way home and turned up these two Milksnakes (Lampropeltis triangulum) as the sun was going down.

The first one was pretty nice.

The second was deep in shed.

These are the first photos with my new camera. they don't look that great, but the light was low and I'm still getting the hang of the camera.

So apparently milksnakes = post, garters and browns don't.

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