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Lampropeltis calligaster calligaster (Prairie Kingsnake) | by Kyle L.E.
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Lampropeltis calligaster calligaster (Prairie Kingsnake)

Austin County, Texas - Spring 2014

 

After two years of trying to find a live specimen of the prairie king in this county, I finally succeeded. I've spent countless hours road cruising, flipping, and hiking. I've seen several DOR specimens. I've set up tin, boards, and carpet in every bit of prairie I could set it in. Yet despite their abundance, I had not yet found a live one before today.

 

Of course, after finding this one, I subsequently found three more crossing a road, just the next county over. That was also an area I had been searching and failed to locate a live specimen!

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Taken sometime in 2014