return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
Southwestern Center for Herpetological Research  
click here for Rodent Pro
This Space Available
3 months for $50.00
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Racer . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Toad . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Herpetological Society Meeting - Feb 23, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Suncoast Herp Society Meeting - Feb 24, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Hamburg Reptile Show - Feb. 24, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Southwestern Herp Society Meeting - Mar 02, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Greater Cincinnati Herp Society Meeting - Mar 06, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Calusa Herp Society Meeting - Mar 07, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  St. Louis Herpetological Society - Mar 10, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  DFW Herp Society Meeting - Mar 16, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Colorado Herp Society Meeting - Mar 16, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Chicago Herpetological Society Meeting - Mar 17, 2024 . . . . . . . . . . 
Southwestern Center for Herpetological Research
full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
click here for Healthy Herp
pool banner - $50 year

RE: Some NE Ohio finds...

[ Login ] [ User Prefs ] [ Search Forums ] [ Back to Main Page ] [ Back to Herp Society Forum ] [ Reply To This Message ]
[ Register to Post ]

Posted by: jaredmizanin at Wed May 16 17:08:56 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by jaredmizanin ]  
   

Last year I found a black snake, about two-feet in length at Ottawa NWR. It had a whitish chin and keeled scales. It looked nothing like the black rats I was familiar with, so I figured it might be a black racer (which probably don't even occur in Ottawa NWR...maybe blue racers though). But racers have smooth scales, so I ended up settling with "young black rat snake" as my ID. Now I know I was wrong! And according to Tennant, melanistic garters are often found by enthusiasts seeking fox snakes in Ohio's Ottawa and Erie Cos.

I too am a birder, and have been debated going up to Magee/Crane Creek tomorrow, but so far I'm still leaning towards the Oak Openings. I really want to find Hognose, Ribbons, Butler's, Blue Racers, etc...and I think the birding there would be good as well.

Nice pic of the melanistic garter and the magnolia warbler, BTW.

And yes, I'm Mike "The Miz" Mizanin's nerdy little cousin.


   

[ Reply To This Message ] [ Subscribe to this Thread ] [ Hide Replies ]


>> Next topic:  Louisiana Legislative Activity - wildtropics, Wed Mar 28 09:46:49 2007
<< Previous topic:  election upcoming meetings - Michael-DFW, Sat Mar 17 17:21:58 2007