I have been lucky enough to visit twice, and I will always have fond memories. I can't say I am dying to go back anytime soon, but it is a wonderful place to see, enjoy with the company of others and help budding young herpers get a taste for the hobby. I will recall my last visit to the area, back in the fall of 2006.
|The drive in to the north end of the road.|
|The great Mississippi River.|
|The northern entrance. The road gets closed every year during the spring and fall for migrations.|
I made the trip from my place in Cincinnati with a close friend, D. We drove down after work on Fri and the 6 hour drive went quickly with anticipation of finds to come. We woke up early and set out with a few people to try and observe a neat amphibian we had not seen before.
|Lesser Siren Siren intermedia|
Unfortunately, a hidden snake such as this managed to bite D and we spent the rest of the day in the hospital. His trip to Snake Road sadly ended here, and I was solo for the rest of the trip. D did well, despite a few days in the hospital , but that is a story for another time.
The next day I walked the road and bluffs numerous times from early morning to late evening. Cottons were again plentiful.
|A nice sized rat snake.|
|A few rough greens turned up.|
|And a green tree frog in the northern reaches of its range.|