trip to E USA

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trip to E USA

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:52 am

Did a trip to the eastern USA, but all I found were these.

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Here is the full report.
http://www.hylawerkgroep.be/jeroen/index.php?id=79
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Re: trip to E USA

Postby Kristian Munkholm » Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:54 pm

Thanks for an enjoyable read, congrats on what is - even if you missed some species - rather an impressive list and even more so on the upcoming addition to your family :)

Much as I appreciate nice pictures of interesting critters my favourite parts of the report were perhaps those little tidbits on vacation herping with family, all of which seemed awfully familiar :lol:

I knowingly did not prepare the trip into every detail, like I am used to. I knew that would tempt me to make the shortlist not as short. Ignorance serves as a way of keeping the family peace. Now, after the trip, I know that minimal effort would have brought several additional species.


I do it that way every time.

...making a weak attempt to find [insert random desideratum]. Lack of persistence on my part to try stretching my better half’s patience did not allow to meet that goal.


While [insert random list of wife and child names] were still in the visitor centre shop, I went outside...


The family was getting anxious to move on, so I quickly snapped some pictures.


Again, all very recognizable. While my list of finds on family trips is of course always somewhat shorter than on dedicated herping trips, the number of decent quality photos decreases much more.
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Re: trip to E USA

Postby Kristian Munkholm » Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:59 pm

Oh, and no Clemmys or Chelydra (or Pseudemys nelsoni)???
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Re: trip to E USA

Postby Andre Schmid » Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:29 pm

Wow, very nice and very much salamanders :) Thanks for sharing Jeroen.
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Re: trip to E USA

Postby Jürgen Gebhart » Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:23 pm

Awesome mander-collection man!!
But I like most your Manatis-pics, I visited the same place in 1999 and fall immediately in love with this friendly creatures.
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Re: trip to E USA

Postby Mario Schweiger » Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:24 pm

great report and lots of top pictures.
Remembering me to my trips to SE USA in much earlier days, when I've been a "young boy".
Although some names changed. I was astonished, the black rat snake is now spiloides, and not obsoletus anymore.
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Pantherophis spiloides; Fargo (close to Stephen C. Foster State Park)

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Pantherophis "williamsi" - hybrid P. quadrivittata x obsoletus. near Suwannee river


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Re: trip to E USA

Postby Rob Andriessen » Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:34 pm

Wow, that are really a lot of herps. Great manatees too. Cool.
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Re: trip to E USA

Postby Ruggero Morimando » Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:19 pm

Wonderful: thanks for sharing! :-)
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Re: trip to E USA

Postby Niklas Ban » Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:57 pm

I am very jealous about the bear ;) the rest... boring herpstuff.. :lol:
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Re: trip to E USA

Postby Guillaume Gomard » Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:09 pm

Very good results for such a family trip, congrats! Especially at this time of the year, it's quite challenging for snakes. Fortunately cottonmouths are always there :). About mosquitos, I tried 2 years ago to penetrate in a trail in the Everglades NP which was called "Snake Bight Trail" (appealing name). After just 10m, I had 15 mosquitos on my face and around 30 on my clothes. Night sessions were very productive (in December) but again, it's hard to deal with venomous snakes when tens of those stupid insects are harassing you ;)

P.S:Too bad for the Micrurus, it's not a common find I guess.
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