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Old 12-13-2010, 08:43 PM   #1
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"On our way to the location dusk fell and it began to rain. When we got mile from the location John stopped the car and told us to get ready. He pointed to a hill and told us that when we crested it we would see trap jaws. Little did he or anyone else in our party realize what lay beyond that hill!"
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Old 12-13-2010, 10:57 PM   #2
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What an awesome area....
The whole article, the narration, the layout, and the photos against the green back ground really captured my attention, so much so that I had to book mark it for further reading.

Did you create the swamp struck article Midwesterner? It's beautiful!
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:32 PM   #3
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No, that was written by one of the leaders of the Kentucky Herp Society. He has some other articles on their page too that are well worth reading.
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Good article! It's awesome to me that anyone can find and handle snakes with such assurance.
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midwesternerr-
What a great read about a herping hike! The photos and renditions of their herping adventures are amazing.

Are these the kind of herping activities you participate in midwesternerr....hiking the wetlands and snapping photos?
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Old 12-18-2010, 05:40 PM   #6
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Not so much swamps, a lot of the best swamp land in MO is a bit of a drive from St Louis. There are some good sized ones in southern MO though. I took a camping trip to one in the spring. There are also some spots along the Miss river north of st louis that are back channels of the river or wet fields that have interesting species not found at the southern MO swamps. I spend most of my time looking through piles of junk or in forest clearings/rocky glades.
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