Unfortunately, this Northern Scarlet Snake was found as a roadkill. It was donated to the Texas Cooperative Wildlife Collection at Texas A&M University.
This snake was picked up on the sidewalk outside of the Science building on the Univeristy of Texas at Tyler campus in 2003. The campus has changed greatly since then. Dave Bolanowski picked it up and brought it in. It was raining hard and had been for a few days so it was forced up to the surface. We took the pictures inside because of the hard rains outside.
AOR Adult on FM 170 west side of Santana Mesa (the big hill) crossing roadway at night. Imaged only. GTS 342. KU CT 11965-6.
Female. See the last two photos for the tracks. This was one of those few times when I found tracks first and then found the animal making the tracks.
I had taken this photo of these basking turtles and had the slide for several years before I looked carefully and noticed there was a Chicken Turtle in the photo. Still the only TX Deirochelys I've seen.