Trip Details

Location: Linn County, Iowa

Weather: 55 degrees, light breeze

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Herpers: Don Becker and Jim Scharosch

Account by: Jim Scharosch

Photos by: Jim Scharosch

Don and I have been doing a site survey on a property in Linn County for a couple of years. Thus far it has only been a board survey, but this spring we decided to add a drift fence. Today was the day to install the fence and traps. We started out with checking half of the boards and turned up a Fox Snake (Pantherophis vulpinis).

Then we got going on putting the drift fence together.

Don's shovel gave it's all...

After we finished we turned up a Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis) under the last of the boards on the way out.

It's going to be interesting to see what shows up in the traps this summer.

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