Snake Road

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Our trip to the LaRue-Pine Hills/Otter Pond Research Natural Area (RNA) to observe the biannual ‘Snake Migration’ across the LaRue Road at the base of the bluffs, adjacent to LaRue Swamp was a success despite some chilly temperatures early.
We found many salamanders, of three different species. We saw four different species of frogs, as well as hearing the vocalizations of several others. We also saw seven snakes, of four different species. We encountered three Midland Brown Snakes, a Smooth Earth Snake, and a Yellow-Bellied Water Snake. The highlight of the trip was finding a state threatened snake, the Mississippi Green Water Snake warning itself on a rock.
Thanks to all who attended. We look forward to visiting this site again.

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