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Discussion in 'Field Herping' started by Dragoness, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    There were a pair of Graters living in the wood pile at my mom's house - she sees them frequently - and it's within ten feet of the lakeshore. Naturally, I got a little nosy. I believe these are Butler's Garter Snakes (Thamnophis butleri)

    Woke up one morning to find a fresh shed that was not there the night before (we had been taking wood from the pile for a bonfire - the shed was even still wet.) Found the freshly shed snake, and his friend, who was totally opaque.





    Went kayaking on the Chippewa River - saw TONS of turtles:

    Baby Wood Turtle^ Clemmys insculpta

    Adult wood turtle^ Clemmys insculpta

    Baby common map^ Graptemys geographica

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  2. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    Sounds like you had a great adventure, thanks for sharing your finds.
  3. Lucysfriend

    Lucysfriend Elite Member

    Great pictures! Even that one where it's trying to gnaw ya! LOL :)
  4. LovetheBaruu

    LovetheBaruu Subscribed User Premium Member

    Those turtles are so beautiful! The boys caught a baby garter yesterday- Isaac picked it up, he is 4 and already a snake charmer (well, ask him, I guess the "I got pooped on!" wasn't so charming:-&)! Can not believe you didn't call!!
  5. Orca

    Orca Elite Member

    Nice pictures! And finally a field herping picture where I'm familiar with the animal! We have garters all over the place in Maine - caught them all the time as a kid. My mom hated it, hehe
  6. missabrat

    missabrat Elite Member

    Love the wood turtles! Haven't seen them before. great finds!!
  7. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    He wasn't just trying. He was succeeding too, lol.

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