Snake Road & Southern Illinois October 1-6. The trip went something like this:
Western Cottonmouths were plentiful on day one at Snake Road, at least a dozen were seen. It was mostly sunny with temperatures in the upper 60s.
Western Cottonmouth "showing off."
A young Western Cottonmouth with a yellow tail.
Here's what the swamp looked like.
Young Black Rat Snake.
A baby Common Snapping Turtle found on Snake Road.
Green Treefrog on Poison Ivy.
Rough Green Snake.
Off-road I caught this large Plainbelly Water Snake.
As well as this brilliantly colored small one.
And I made friends with this dragonfly.
One of several Midland Water Snakes that I came across.
Eastern Fence Lizard.