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    2012-2014 Snake Count

    So I've decided to start keeping a count of the snakes found just while driving out 94 for the summer of 2012. This is just a survey of the snakes found between 24/94 and Schriever AFB.
    Will update as new records come in!

    Bullsnakes - 14
    Rattlesnakes - 3
    Hognose - 1
    Plains Garter Snake - 1

    edits:
    5-17
    5-29
    6-6
    6-25
    6-28
    7-3
    7-11
    8-27 (been awhile!)
    9-5
    9-25


    also: for future road herping activities, here's a few websites that: 1) list the species in CO 2) list with pictures / info 3) have a KEY!!! my favorite...

    1) http://www.coloherps.org/reference/sort_snakes.htm
    2) http://www.thejunglelady.com/pages/colorado/snakes.html
    3) http://webspinners.com/coloherp/keys/snakes.php

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    Re: 2012 Snake Count

    woot! first buzztail last night!

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    Re: 2012 Snake Count

    Yea! Awesome! A prairie? Where at?

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    Re: 2012 Snake Count

    bout halfway between where 24/94 meet and schriever AFB

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    Re: 2012 Snake Count

    new species! plains garter snake, one of the more beautiful ones i've seen.

    caught my eye b/c of the deep green and bright red dorsal stripe. very cool

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    Re: 2012 Snake Count

    instead of starting a new thread, i'll just update 2013 here:

    Bullsnakes - 16
    Rattlesnakes - 3
    Hognose - 0
    Plains Garter Snake - 0

    edits:
    5-20 (right about the same time as last year. pretty cool!)
    6-6
    6-11
    6-12 (first buzztail!)
    6-13
    6-14 (on a friggin roll!, 4 days in a row!)
    6-20
    7-11
    7-23
    8-7
    8-18
    8-19
    8-23
    9-2
    9-3
    9-4
    9-12
    9-14

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    Re: 2012 Snake Count

    Neat! Maybe this "weird" weather isn't affecting snakes as much as I was thinking it would.

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    Re: 2012 Snake Count

    relocated a feisty 4' bully today on highway 94. he was sitting right on the rumble strip, and every car that passed at 70mph within a foot he would raise up slightly and go back into a strike position. i just had to turn around and scoop him up off the road. needless to say he was VERY agitated and put on quite the little show

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    2014 Snake Count

    It's that time again! 2014

    Bullsnakes - 8
    Rattlesnakes - 1
    Other - 1


    edits:
    4-24 (bull)
    5-16 (bull)
    5-20 (bull)
    5-21 (bull x 2)
    5-30 (bull)
    6-4 (not sure, perhaps a racer?)
    7-18 (bull)
    8-11 (FINALLY, a buzztail! DOR though... :( )
    8-20 (bull)
    10-1 (bull)

    Interesting notes:
    the first bully this year was found almost a whole month earlier than the last 2 years!
    the latest i've found a bullsnake out sunning

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    Re: 2014 Snake Count

    Neat! Maybe with all the moisture we got during the winter there's more life stirring about now. Time to go tarantula hunting!

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