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RE: sweet thanks

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Posted by: Sighthunter at Thu Jun 28 10:40:41 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Sighthunter ]  
   

Here are the basics that should produce more reptiles than you will need. First step is to get a map of the route you plan to take on major roads. The second step is to get a field guide I would suggest “Eastern Snakes by Bartlett” the field guide gives locality of different snakes. I would then make sure the road you chose co-insides with the range maps in the field guide. Then look for lesser roads along the major route you chose. When you drive look for old structured that have fallen down such as old barns, houses and buildings in wooded areas. Since you are posting on the racer forum I will give you a recipe for finding racers. After you find these old fallen down buildings get permission from the land owner usually a house closest to buildings you are interested in. Most people welcome anyone that is willing to give a report on the snakes around their barn. Racers are found under old roof tins and wood, “ trash in general” old carpet is good too. On cloudy or rainy days they will be under stuff during the day. On full sun days they will only be under stuff early morning before sun-up or after sunset and at night since a tin or piece of wood will heat up to hot in full sun. The field guide will give habitat for the herps you will be looking for as well as locality. If you really want to get serious then get a local field guide that has a list of counties for the state you are in, it will show what snake is in what county. You can usually get one from the Wildlife and Parks Department within that State. This information should give you the freedom to go where you choose and get some good pics. Keep in mind the boards and tins you flip are habitat so put um back and any laws you break can give us all a black eye so be responsible. This is how I and most herpers find a target species. Lets say you want a Coachwhip, you get your State field guide and find the center of the range according to the range map and use the above formula…………..Happy Herping……………..Bill


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