October is a great month for herping in Texas. Cooler weather and precipitation make for excellent amphibian conditions and many species suddenly seem much more abundant that just a few weeks ago. Young-of-year lizards, snakes, turtles, and frogs appear in the darnedest places. This month is probably your best bet for finding a Texas alligator lizard since they seem to be most active in March and October. Fluctuating temperatures means we will continue to encounter baby rattlesnakes and other species until the cold sets in next month. Get out there and have fun!