The iconic limestone bluffs of Larue-Pine Hills along the Big Muddy levee road.
Snake Road, north end, Winters Pond
Watch where you drive and park at Snake Road
Cottonmouth in a tire rut in the parking lot at Winters Pond
You often meet other field herpers on Snake Road
Snake Road in the fall
Overlooking LaRue-Pine Hills
Falling leaves in autumn can make spotting snakes a challenge
These woods are lovely, dark, and deep
Beautiful light in the magic hour just before sunset on Snake Road
Duckweed-covered, spring-fed pond under a limestone bluff
It's all about timing
Snakes cross the road in numbers on their way from the swamps where they forage to their dens in the bluffs every fall.
Stick or snake?
It's a cottonmouth
Stick or Snake?
It's a copperhead on the road leaving Winters Pond towards the Big Muddy Levee Road.
The guys have seen a copperhead before.
They're pretty casual about the find.
Big Muddy River and Rt 3 Bridge
"Booger Hollow," the snakiest place near Snake Road, a location to be guarded.
Pictures can't convey how steep and slippery this chute is
"Booger Hollow" is spectacular.
"Booger Hollow" near Snake Road
Walking railroad tracks is a good way to find herps.
Eastern Box Turtle
Male with red eyes
Crossing the road
Hatchling Eastern Box Turtle
Terrapene carolina. The hatchlings have quite a different appearance from the adults.
The same snake was found at the same tin pile two years in a row.
Opaque subadult found under a rock