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NC/SC Mountains?

Postby Joshua R. Dimpfl » May 29th, 2012, 9:40 am

I'm curious, has anyone ever done much herping in the North or South Carolina Mountains? I'm still wanting to cross an Eastern Milk Snake off the list.
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Re: NC/SC Mountains?

Postby samwiise » May 29th, 2012, 5:35 pm

I have not hiked the mountains there but had some luck in the Appalachians in Western Maryland. The best tips I can give are find rock piles out in sunny areas. Many of the ones I have found are under rocks, and often they were under rocks that were on top of rocks. Look for nice loose flat stones. Hope this helps.
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Re: NC/SC Mountains?

Postby Joshua R. Dimpfl » May 29th, 2012, 5:39 pm

I'm hoping to find some nice rocks, I've been stuck on google earth for the last week, scouring areas for rocky outcrops and the like, hoping to find one this year!
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Re: NC/SC Mountains?

Postby samwiise » May 29th, 2012, 6:20 pm

These are the two we found, fairly close to each other. Google earth is exactly what helped us in finding the locations in the mountains. I wish you the best of luck in finding one!
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Re: NC/SC Mountains?

Postby Joshua R. Dimpfl » May 29th, 2012, 6:22 pm

The top one is pretty! the bottom one looks as if he lost part of his tail? Looks like it'd be one of those "chocolate milk" snakes after it sheds...
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Re: NC/SC Mountains?

Postby Nick » June 12th, 2012, 1:51 am

I found the skin of an eastern milk snake next to one of the old barns at Great Smoky Mountains National Park a couple years ago.

Otherwise, I've found 100+ eastern milks in Indiana/Illinois
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