Any herpers on /out/? I'm ready for Spring.
I’m trans btw
Studying abroad and they only have 3 reptiles here so I'm going to try and find them all in summer.
>>1982880That sounds like a living hell for me. I'm planning on spending July - October camped out in North FL trying to knock out as many lifers as I can.
>>1983399red on black is a friend
>>1983401Not always. But yeah, that is a Scarlet King.
>>1983399Yeah, I do like finding a nice reptile on a walk but walking through tall grass with reckless abandon is a new experience too. Got some interesting marine life to explore at least.
>>1982851>herpersWTF is a herper? But i'm going to kill a rattlesnake this year. A yellow one, not a black one.
>>1983435people who are specialized in identifying bugs amphibians and reptilespast time hobby for me, nabbing the occasional toad or bullfrog is a great way to pass timethen finding rarer types makes it all the more fun
>>1983531>making the effort to kneel down and lick obvious bait out of the gutter.
>>1983435>>1983533Herpetology is the study of amphibians and reptiles. Entomology is the study of insects.Pretty sure that’s a cotton mouth in OP’s pic, not a rattle snake. Pls be nice to snek frens.
>>1982851I'm ready. Last year I went to the pine barrens a couple times and I saw a bunch of new species. Fence lizards were my target species but I only found them in one area, but at least I saw a bunch of toads and other frogs. Also while walking near a cranberry bog I found a little baby red belly cooter the size of a quarter, and then a couple hundred meters further along the trail there was a female the size of a dinner plate, that was cool too.I'd post some pictures but I upload all of them to inaturalist so it would be easy to dox me.
I'm partial to derping myself.
>>1983718>he herps but he doesn't derpOP outed himself as a newfag.
>>1983435Congrats on being a huge faggot on all accounts.
I got the herp from an ex. No step on snek
>>1983544There are festivals dedicated to killing rattle snakes in my state. I feel my calling. Step on snek. Chop head of snek. Drink beer after.
>>1983811Confirmed that you live in either Alabama or Texas and both are shitholes. I hope you take a hit.
>>1983877Yeah, he should live in a more cosmopolitan state like New York or California. Fly over states are so backward.
>>1982851I never knew this was a thing people did, but it sounds like fun. We don't get much variety here above 8k feet in the Rockies though. Too cold even in the summer for much diversity. Just tiger salamanders, a few frog species, and garter snakes as far as I know. It's pretty neat finding small ponds that are packed full of hundreds of salamander young, though. I had never seen that before moving into the mountains.
Found a couple juvenile Lesser Sirens at the tail end of fall down here in Southern IL. Also took a trip to Kansas around september, will post pics of the massasaugas/prairie rattlers later
>>1982851me and my cousin used to do this years ago. one time we almost stepped right on a timber rattler. scared the piss out of me