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okherp last won the day on July 13 2012

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  1. I definitely need to make time to get on here more often! Oh well, time for another list: So far this year: Southern copperhead -Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix Pygmy rattlesnake - Sistrurus miliarius Black rat snake - Pantherophis obsoletus Eastern yellowbelly racer - Coluber constrictor flaviventris Blotched water snake - Nerodia erythrogaster transversa Western worm snake - Carphophis vermis Ringneck snake - Diadophis punctatus Western ribbon snake - Thamnophis proximus Red-eared slider - Trachemys scripta Three-toed box turtle - Terrapene carolina Darksided salamander - Eurycea longicauda melanopleura Hurter's spadefoot toad - Scaphiopus hurterii Crawfish frog - Lithobates areolata American toad - Anaxyrus americanus Strecker's chorus frog - Pseudacris streckeri Cajun chorus frog - Pseudacris fouquettei Blanchard's cricket frog - Acris blanchardi Eastern gray treefrog - Hyla versicolor Great plains narrowmouth toad - Gastrophryne olivacea
  2. CUTE!!!!
  3. The Oklahoma Academy of Science Spring Field Meeting will be held at Sequoyah State Park, near Tahlequah, on 20-22 Apr. Check the website for registration details. Tons of copperheads!! http://oas.uco.edu
  4. The frogs have been calling like crazy around my house lately. I caught an eastern gray treefrog and a Hurter's spadefoot toad yesterday while working outside. Heard animals were: Eastern gray treefrogs Crawfish frogs Southern leopard frogs Strecker's chorus frogs Cajun chorus frogs
  5. Brown snake, Storeria dekayi.
  6. Man, it seems like I don't have much time to get on here anymore! My 2011 field year has been good, but slow due to the weather. I went to Tucson in late July and got to see my first wild Sonoran gopher snake, Sidewinder, and Mojave. Also saw some Canyon Treefrogs and Colorado River Toads. Oklahoma Academy of Science Fall Meeting, Sep 23-25, Robbers Cave State Park, Wilburton, OK: Southern copperheads - Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix Pygmy rattlesnake - Sistrurus miliarius Eastern gray treefrog - Hyla versicolor BioBlitz! 2011, Oct 14-15, Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Sulphur, OK: Texas spotted whiptail - Aspidoscelis gularis Rough green snake - Opheodrys aestivus Rough earth snake - Virginia striatula Ringneck snake - Diadophis punctatus Oh well! Hot, dry year. Maybe Spring will kick in really well!
  7. Hey Mamba99, I hope you're still around. Anyway, I only know of a few people that keep them. Unfortunately, they are very secretive and their diet (lizard and snake eggs primarily) restricts their captive care. Some states even protect them, although they are not federally protected. Before you try to capture and keep one, make sure you check your local and state regulations on keeping them. Good luck!
  8. However, the copperhead is the only one that isn't protected by state law. The two rattlesnakes are in serious decline to overhunting and habitat loss.
  9. We've had some serious weather and rain yesterday, so the frogs are out like crazy! Tonight, I went out looking for frogs and salamanders in the back temporary pools, and finally caught an adult crawfish frog, Rana (Lithobates) areolata. I also heard: Eastern gray treefrog, Hyla versicolor Cajun chorus frog, Pseudacris fouquettei Strecker's chorus frog, Pseudacris streckeri American toad, Bufo (Anaryxus) americanus charlesmithi Southern leopard frog, Rana (Lithobates) sphenocephala
  10. Nice! I'm pretty partial to timbers myself. I do need to get another massasauga though!
  11. So... ...it's a bad idea to stick a fork in a toaster?!
  12. Oklahoma Academy of Science field meeting at Lake Murray State Park, Apr 8-10: 4 Cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus) Blotched water snake (Nerodia erythrogaster transversa) Rough green snake (Opheodrys aestivus) Rough earth snake (Virginia striatula) Three-toed box turtle (Terrapene carolina) Common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) Cricket frogs (Acris crepitans) Southern leopard frogs (Rana [Lithobates] sphenocephala) Gray treefrogs (Hyla sp.) *Most likely H. versicolor* Interesting non-herps: Giant red-headed centipede Little blue heron Osprey (one with a fish in its talons) Barn owl (heard at night and saw one fly out from under a rock bridge) Rio Grande turkey (flew right in front of my truck while driving)
  13. Well let's get another herp list going! This has been a slow season this year so far. The weather has been crazy, but this is what I have heard and seen to date. Sorry, no pictures yet, but I'm doing another OAS field trip next weekend in southern OK, so we'll see what that does. Cajun chorus frogs, Pseudacris fouquettei Strecker's chorus frogs, Pseudacris streckeri Southern leopard frogs, Rana (Lithobates) sphenocephala Red-eared slider, Trachemys scripta
  14. Heck, I'm in there right now, and will try to stay logged in for a while. I have my status set as "Away" so I don't time out though!
  15. I'll definitely be in there tonight, at 8 central.