By foot (hiking) –
Search Technique: Go with a group! The more people, the better. We do not use dogs to find snakes like we do with turtles! All we have is the fan out method where we all spread out and try and cover as much area as we can by foot.
Indiana Snake Species Hints:
- Timber Rattlesnakes are often found coiled next to logs or inside hollowed out logs
- Common Garter and Ring-necked snakes are often hanging out under logs
- Worm snakes are often found under rocks in creek beds
- Water snakes are found on rocks near bodies of water or coiled over branches extending out over the water
Road Cruising (night drives) –
Search Technique: Drive slowly along park roads at night. Lots of false alarms (sticks can look like snakes)!
- ADVICE: Create a system where one person keeps eye on snake from the car! Otherwise you all jump out to grab your equiptment and have no idea where it went if it slithers into the grass
- Roads retain heat and the snakes are attracted to the warmth of the roads when the sun goes down!
- Hit by car snakes are found this way (sadly)