Herping Snake Road (and the surrounding area) September 27 - October 2.
While driving down from St. Louis, I encountered this male Eastern Box Turtle crossing the road.
As a neared Snake Road, I stopped at Trail of Tears State Park and found this Midland Water Snake.
A drab Green Frog hanging out in a creek.
Eventually I made it to Snake Road.
Southern Leopard Frogs are very common there.
A tiny Ringneck Snake.
A view of the swamp that borders parts of the road.
Eastern Garter Snake.
Cricket Frogs were regularly seen hopping through the undergrowth.
A handsome Black Rat Snake.
Blue Lobelia was in bloom.
Longtailed Salamanders were easy to find along creeks.
Later that night I saw this Timber Rattlesnake crossing the Big Muddy River levee.