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indigo snake #8191813 03/04/21 03:30 PM
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Hi, my name is Aaron and i live in Galveston. I drive to different parts of the state and surrounding states to find and take pictures of diff reptile species. I usually end up at state parks hiking around hoping to find the specific species i am looking for. Once i find the snake or lizard i take its picture for a minute and let them go. I am not a collector and am only hoping for a photo shoot with my iphone. Some people take pics of birds, i do reptiles.
The species i am trying to find at the moment is an indigo snake. I have been down towards the Brownsville area a couple times and put in many hours looking for an indigo but no luck yet.

The reason for this post is i wanted to see if there was anyone that has any land south of San Antonio that would let me walk around looking for reptiles. The most ideal property would possibly have artificial cover on it like old sheds or barns, sheets of tin or plywood but arent necessary. It seems there is very little public land south of san antonio for me to look around on.

I honestly dont want to make this post and have been debating whether to do it or not for a couple weeks but it does become frustrating hiking for days without success. Of course thats part of the hunt and what makes it rewarding when you do get paid off. I just am trying to scout better searching grounds. im hoping to do this anytime in march or april.

If anyone has any tips or other ways for me to access areas, im all ears. Thank you for any help

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South Texas...south of San Antonio typically can find them along dirt county roads.

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I wish you luck in your venture.

However my giving permission for you to come on the ranch and document protected/endangered species on it, or declare my private property is now "potential habitat" for the same, while regulating what I can and cannot do on said private property is not gonna happen.

Seen that very thing happen many times.

Sorry

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Originally Posted by SnakeWrangler
South Texas...south of San Antonio typically can find them along dirt county roads.

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I could have sworn to have seen one at our place in Navarro County. It was only for a moment as he crawled into the wood pile. Do they make their way up this far north?


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And make Kamila president

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Hope you use a selfie stick if those are with an iPhone. Might look into something with better glass so maybe you don't have to get in the face of it

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I love Indigo's, and seeing them is always a treat. Took my youngest son to the deer lease in Three Rivers one time, and he was riding around with my buddy while we hunted. Saw a big one stretched across the road, and he thought it was a big black hose, for counting traffic. You couldn't have dynamited that kid out of the car, once he realized it was a BIG snake!! smile

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I like running into 'em also

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Originally Posted by unclebubba
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South Texas...south of San Antonio typically can find them along dirt county roads.

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I could have sworn to have seen one at our place in Navarro County. It was only for a moment as he crawled into the wood pile. Do they make their way up this far north?


Not likely....most likely that was a racer. I wish they were up here.....

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Originally Posted by Hudbone
I like running into 'em also

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sheesh, that's a long one.

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Originally Posted by Hudbone
I like running into 'em also

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Me too. Here's one I caught in the back yard at camp a number of years back. How'd you like to step on one this size half asleep in the dark LOL. They are my favorite snakes, and there are lots of them around down here (this was SE Duval County). Always made me sad to get one with the shredder. Spent 25 yrs hunting this place, but no longer have access to it (so no help to the OP). This was a nice snake, but the biggest one I've seen was on the King Ranch.

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Originally Posted by TCM3
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I like running into 'em also

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sheesh, that's a long one.


He was looking for this guy on the KR
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Talk to guys at Choke Canyon State Park, James Daughtrey WMA(34,000 acres including the lake), Chaparral WMA(15,200 acres) or maybe even Lake CC State Park to see if they can give you any help. All of these are in South Texas.


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Best low cost opportunities without knowing someone.

Second best would be to start walking at the border and follow a pipeline. Make sure to bring gallon jugs for water.

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Good luck sir

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Thanks for all the replies!! I appreciate it!!

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Originally Posted by Hudbone
Best low cost opportunities without knowing someone.

Second best would be to start walking at the border and follow a pipeline. Make sure to bring gallon jugs for water.

"Second best would be to start walking at the border and follow a pipeline"

Could you elaborate a little more on this? How do i find said pipeline? and can i legally walk along it?

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Falcon lake has a lot along the water, Louis Krum years ago owned the Red wood lodge in Zapata and had one he called his pet that stayed around the boat dock and was good at scaring the crap out of people. He was at least 7 ft long

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There is quite a bit of area around Choke Canyon Lake that is open and I have seen Indigo's down there.



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Originally Posted by stxranchman
Talk to guys at Choke Canyon State Park, James Daughtrey WMA(34,000 acres including the lake), Chaparral WMA(15,200 acres) or maybe even Lake CC State Park to see if they can give you any help. All of these are in South Texas.


This is good advice. The state controls those WMA and limits hunting. They have biologists there and would likely let you walk around all you want.

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I also target reptiles with a lot of my nature photography. Can't help you with what you are looking for, but wish you luck and if you find one, post pics! Here are a couple of mine.

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Good pics sir

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Originally Posted by TCM3
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I like running into 'em also

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sheesh, that's a long one.

thats what she said


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