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Adam and I went down to the sand prairies south of Chicago to see if we could find some Bullsnakes. The temperatures started off near 80, and we figured we would have pretty good luck. Our first find was this Bullsnake under some tin.

Pituophis catenifer sayi

A few minutes later I found this yearling Bullsnake under more tin.

Pituophis catenifer sayi

Later on we literally felt the temperature drop. It got cloudy, and the wind picked up. It went from warm to cold in a matter of minutes. Right about that time, I found this adult Blue Racer.

Coluber constrictor foxii

You can see why they are called blue racers

We saw many Six Lined Racerunners over the course of the day, and after many trys, I finally caught a few and got them to sit still long enough to take some pictures.

Cnemidophorus sexlineatus sexlineatus

This one caught me!

At one junkyard, Adam found this yearling Glass Lizard under some cover. It was about 5 inches long.

Ophisaurus attenuatus attenuatus

We soon found a couple more Bullsnakes, when we finally found a very large one. It was over 5 feet, but was very calm, unlike some of the smaller ones we had seen.

Pituophis catenifer sayi



Our last find was an adult Glass lizard, which Adam found inside a log.

Ophisaurus attenuatus attenuatus

I feel we had a pretty good day. We saw a total of 8 Bullsnakes, 3 Blue Racers, 2 Glass Lizards any a million Six Lined Racerunners, of which we caught 3.

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