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Well that’s a wrap on my 2018 hunting season and it was definitely a season of “firsts”. I just got home from a late season pronghorn antelope hunt and on the drive back home I was really able to think about and reflect on the whole season. I started hunting about eight years ago and up until this year, my hunting was limited to the nine-day rifle deer season that happens mid-November here in Nebraska. Just about a year ago, I decided I wanted to be able to hunt more. So early last spring, I bought a bow and taught myself how to shoot it. I got comfortable shooting the bow and was ready to hunt with it by the time archery deer season opened on September 1st. Being able to bow hunt increased the length of my season from nine days to four months. There was also a fifteen day antlerless only late season that started the day after the regular archery season closed. This means that I had 137 consecutive days to hunt, and I actually got out into the woods on about 65 of those days. While I did not harvest a deer with my bow, I learned more about deer and how to hunt them than I ever thought I would know. I was lucky enough to harvest a deer during rifle season, so I wasn’t left completely empty-handed. I also decided this year that I wanted to try to hunt something totally new to me, so I got a late season pronghorn antelope tag. I don’t think I knew just how different that hunt would be. While I was not able to harvest an antelope, I certainly enjoyed my time out in western Nebraska. I had never been out to the panhandle I never really knew what I was missing. The difference in landscape between eastern and western Nebraska is amazing. Sitting up in the hills and looking down across miles and miles of open prairie was breathtaking. I ran into mule deer bighorn sheep, which was a real treat for this eastern Nebraska whitetail hunter. It’s going to be a long wait until September 1st, but I know I’m going to use the time between now and then to become an even more knowledgeable hunter. #Hunting  #Nebraska #OutdoorNebraska  #DeerHunt #BowHunt #PublicLandOwner  #HuntToEat  #HushLife #TheHuntingPublic  #WiredToHunt #MeatEater  #NEGameAndParks #Whitetail  #WesternNebraska
About 12 million years ago, a volcano in southwest Idaho spread a blanket of ash over a very large area. One or two feet of this powdered glass covered prairies of northeastern Nebraska. . . . Most of the animals which lived here survived the actual ashfall, but as they continued to graze on the ash covered grasses, their lungs began to fill up with the abrasive powder. Soon their lungs became severely damaged and they began to die. . . . The smaller animals died first (smaller lung capacities) and finally, after perhaps three to five weeks, the last of the rhinos perished. Their bodies were quickly covered by the blowing and drifting ash. . . . Last time I was at Ashfall, one of the grad students showed me a partial bat skeleton that was buried in the ash 😍 Bats first appeared during the Eocene Epoch, 50-60 million years ago. Amazingly, even in the early Eocene, bats looked very much like they do today. . . . . . #fossil #bones #rhino #barrelbodiedrhino #horse #threetoedhorse #volcano #ash #paleontology #geology #history #naturalhistory #extinctanimals #ashfall #ashfallfossilbeds #nebraska #universityofnebraska #negameandparks #outdoornebraska #optoutside #explore
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I never know how to describe Nebraska to people. Do I talk about the tallgrass prairie in Eastern Nebraska? It is a critically endangered ecosystem, after all, with only 1-4% of it left. Or do I talk about the Sandhills in central and western Nebraska? The Loess Hills in northeastern Nebraska? Ponderosa pine forests in northwestern Nebraska? The bur oak savannah that lines the Missouri River? The Missouri River floodplain? The Platte River basin? The 79,056 miles of river and riparian woodland that cover the state? . . . Nebraska is a deceptively diverse state, where the Eastern and Western ecosystems of North America meet. It is a magical place, where plants and animals from eastern deciduous forests share habitats with plants and animals from the desert. . . . These are habitat photos I took between May and September 2018. I always snap a few habitat photos every time in in the field. It’s a good habit that I was taught by an amazing professor. . . . #nebraska #prairie #tallgrassprairie #sandhills #niobrara #platteriver #glaciercreek #boyerchute #floodplain #wetlands #loesshills #ecosystem #outdoornebraska #greatplains #usfwsnationalwildliferefugesystem #thenatureconservancy #optoutside #gooutside #nebraskaland #explore #wildnebraska @negameandparks
E᙭ᑭᒪOᖇE the world; find [̲̅b̲̅][̲̅e̲̅][̲̅a̲̅][̲̅u̲̅][̲̅t̲̅][̲̅y̲̅] in the simple things. . . . #emdukatphotography #exploretheoutdoors #familyphotographer #omahaportraitphotographer #outdoornebraska #pinecone #snapshotnebraska #negameandparks #omahafamilyphotographer #valentineminis #modelcall #gretnanebraska
Went ice fishing today on a refuge lake we have never been before and he caught this little fella. Not much action aside from a handful of bluegills, but overall, it was fun to get out and drill holes. #pikefishing #pike #outdoornebraska #icefishing #fishing #nebraska
Like many other mammals, deer physically prepare for the winter by better insulating their bodies. In the fall, deer gradually trade their summer hair coat for a winter one, which consists of thicker, longer, and darker hairs called guard hairs, while also growing a much thicker undercoat. . . . This winter coat absorbs more sunlight and traps more body heat than the summer coat, and it provides an extraordinary amount of protection from the cold. Deer also have oil-producing glands in their skin that help make their hair water-repellent, which is especially valuable in the snow. For further insulation, their bodies also begin to retain more fat in layers in the fall. . . . . . #deer #whitetaileddeer #buck #mammal #winter #winterwildlife #snow #ecology #adaptation #nebraska #nebraskawildlife #outdoornebraska #nature #neature #nebraskaland #prairie #cameratrap @reconyx_cameras
First work, then play. Girls had a blast sledding. #snowday #outdoornebraska #sledding #snowman
Color in a Black and White world...
Got a badger this morning. A first for me on the trapline! #outdoornebraska #predatorhunting #americantrapper #nebraskafur #huntnebraska
Right at one year ago I purchased this van in an online auction with the intention of converting it to an adventure van. It was a one owner van with only 100K miles but it sounded like a diesel tractor at the time I bought it and wouldn’t go over 50 mph. The seller told me it needed to have the top of the engine removed to fix a spark plug that had blown out of the head and stripped out the threads(estimated $3000 repair he said). After very little online digging I found out I could get it fixed with a kit they sell online for less than $400 without removing the head. . It took a month or two of tinkering but I gutted the van (aside for part of the cabinets), added rear heat and AC, generator, re-did the walls and doors, @brooklyn_earley did some painting, moved the swivel seat to the front, made a couch that converts to a bed, replaced the floors, added rod racks, curtains, microwave, side-tent and awning, bow/gun racks, kayak racks and a front hitch & winch ‘just in case.’ Since the remodel this thing has taken us all over the Midwest. Elk hunting in Montana, camping next to some public hunting ground in NE, ice fishing in western NE, cruising through the Badlands of SD, bear hunting in Arkansas, fly fishing in Wyoming, kayaking and fishing trips across NE and it has even camped outside several wedding venues in Nebraska and Iowa. The brakes got hot coming out of Teton Pass, I drove over a cactus in the middle of nowhere WY and got a flat tire, got stuck in a pasture in the Sandhills once and things got a little western with two kayaks on top and a stiff South Dakota crosswind heading home one day. Other than that, this thing has been down right handy to have. Traveling in comfort and staying wherever the hell we want without paying anyone or worrying about where we are going to end up that day has been well worth all the shit talking I have received from my friends and family for owning a ‘free candy van’. Haters gonna hate, but having this thing ‘at the ready’ all the time is just badass.🤘🏼😂 Here’s a few pics and clips from the last year plus a couple before pics of the interior. 2019 will be even better!
The ornate box turtle (Terrapene ornata) is the only fully terrestrial of the turtles native to Nebraska, the others being mostly aquatic. It once ranged from the eastern boundary of Nebraska westward throughout most of the state. Due to conversion of habitat to agricultural use, as well as roadways, towns, acreages, industrial sites and other developments, this species is most common now in the Sandhills region of the state . . . Unfortunately, it is only recently in geologic history that turtles of the world are facing a largely uncertain future. Many turtle species have gone extinct in recent decades. Many more are facing this same fate. Turtles cannot evolve quickly enough to compete with the rapid pace of human-induced habitat destruction, overharvesting for food and for the pet trade, introduced predators, and toxic pollution. . . Even here in the wildlife-rich state of Nebraska, several of our nine turtle species are crawling along a fine line between maintaining the status quo and sinking quietly into extinction. Thankfully, regulations passed recently in Nebraska have awarded our turtles legal protections. . . . . #turtle #boxturtle #ornateboxturtle #terrapene #terrapeneornata #reptile #herp #nebraska #sandhills #wildlife #nature #neature #outdoornebraska #gooutside #optoutside #fireworks
Following this young man around makes me feel like I’m 8 years old all over again. Was lucky to sneak out with him a couple times last month checking his trap line and walking the creek in a snow storm. His enthusiasm for the outdoors is incredible. He called me last week when they got a big bobcat they had been after. He’s already talking about turkey season. #getoutside #nebraska #hunttoeat #takeakidhunting #outdoornebraska
I have no idea why, but this picture always makes me laugh. That was the first kangaroo rat I captured in the field, and I’m pretty sure I was thinking, “give her back.” 😂 I fell HARD for kangaroo rats that night. Candid field photos are the best. . . . . #mammal #smallmammal #smallmammaltrapping #rodent #kangaroorat #dipodomys #dipodomysordii #wildlife #nature #fieldwork #nebraska #research #sandhills #prairie #universityofnebraska #outdoornebraska #thenightifellinlove
55 degrees in January is good for the mood, good for the body, and good for the soul. Unfortunately, it's not so good for deer movement. After not being able to fill my archery tag, I decided to pull the old .270 back out for late season. Just a few more days of deer season left before the long wait until September. . . #Hunt #Hunting #Nebraska #NebraskaHunting #OutdoorNebraska #DeerHunt #BowHunt #HuntToEat #HushLife #TheHuntingPublic #WiredToHunt #MeatEater #NEGameAndParks #Whitetail #SavageArms #Model110E #.270
We set out yesterday with one goal in mind. Love it when a plan comes together. . . . . #uplandhunting #prairiechicken #outdoornebraska #nebraskagameandparks #crp #keepitpublic #ovtoutdoors #sickforit
Love the s9 camera... But more than that just posting cuz my wife is so pretty. #scottsbluffnationalmonument #wifey #galaxys9camera #adventure #outdoornebraska #hiking #healthyliving
I spent most of the sunshiny day indoors taking down the #christmasdecor ☹️ Always a sad time of year as everything looks so bare. With only an hour left of daylight, I decided to take a #walk through the #campground So glad I did as there were two #eagles perched in their favorite tree. Can you spot the 🦅 in the first photo? I am so glad I was able to move a little closer without him taking off. As far as the video, crank up the volume. It is truly quite a sound echoing across the 1/2 frozen lake. #ilovelakemac #lakemcconaughy #blessed #lakelife #winter #searssisters #outdoors #exercise #takeawalk #huskerplexus #nebraskalife #outdoornebraska #eagleviewing #vanslakeview #healthandwellness #healthandhappiness #exercise
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Lithobates catesbeianus (North American Bullfrog) is native to the Eastern U.S. but, in the late 1800s and very early 1900's, it was introduced into areas to the west. It is thought that a few groups of bullfrogs were brought to the extreme southeastern corner of Nebraska by early French fur traders as food stock, and the frog became established. Bison were far from the only animals affected by colonization. . . Later (1900 -1940), bullfrogs were introduced across the entire state and the western U.S. with fish stocking and for frog farming for food. Bullfrogs are not a native/natural component part of these ecosystems and have no natural predators to keep them in check. In Nebraska, bullfrogs have acquired a reputation as a major predator of native vertebrates, including some endangered species. They have been known to take young waterfowl and cause the decline and disappearance of native frogs. . . Bullfrogs are the ONLY game species of amphibian in Nebraska. However, prevention is the most effective measure to combat the expansion of bullfrogs into the native environment. This means: DO NOT REMOVE NATIVE FROG SPECIES FROM THEIR HABITATS! Leave them alone. You may take bullfrogs, but do not release bullfrogs into a new habitat (this includes your yard/pond). . . . . #herp #amphibian #frog #bullfrog #lithobates #lithobatescatesbeianus #nonnative #nonnativespecies #invasivespecies #wildlife #nature #ecology #conservation #nebraska #outdoornebraska #negameandparks
I’m not a photographer. My camera was stolen a couple of summers ago, and I haven’t been in a position to replace it. I use my phone to capture everything I see in the field. . . Photographers give me a hard time for taking pictures with my phone. I love having my own photos though. I try to capture a few pictures of every animal captured in the field. I find it helpful to match data with images, and you never know when a photo could really help you out...like when you find a snake that you didn’t realize was a county record. It’s also really cool to look back through photos and look at the phenotypic variation within species. . . Almost all of my pictures end up in collages like the one pictured. I love making “field guides” with photos I’ve taken, especially for species that can be difficult to ID in the field. . . Photography is a crucial tool for research and conservation. Don’t be afraid to use it, even if all you have is a phone. . . . . #herp #amphibian #frog #leopardfrog #plainsleopardfrog #northernleopardfrog #lithobates #lithobatespipiens #lithobatesblairi #wildlife #nature #fieldguide #fieldwork #fieldnotes #research #nebraska #outdoornebraska #optoutside #explore
She was one of the prettiest Thamnophis sirtalis (Common gartersnake) I saw in the field this season. Look at that orange on her ventral scales 😍 . . . . #herp #reptile #snake #gartersnake #commongartersnake #thamnophis #thamnophissirtalis #wildlife #nature #fieldwork #snakeresearch #nebraska #prairie #HERper #womeninstem #snakesarecool #pretty #outdoornebraska #optoutside
Pioneers park is one of the most beautiful parks in western nebraska, featuring century-old sandstone pillars from the Treasury Department in D.C. #visitnebraska #AdventureNE #nebraska #lincoln #LNK #lincolnnebraska #lincolnne #outdoornebraska #pioneerspark #summer #hiking #history #treasurydepartment #us #sandstone #architecture #centuryold #dc
My New Years resolution was to become a better trapper and enjoy it with my kids, starting our year off right. #outdoornebraska #huntnebraska #predatorhunting #kidswhohunt #raisemennotboys #nebraskafur #wildchild #nebraskalife #canteatmychickensnow
Another great day on the ice. #icefishing #outdoornebraska #greatoutdoors
"I've been lucky enough to capture a few images of this mountain lion on my camera trap at Indian Cave State Park, but none top this one of her stepping off a log as the sun continues to illuminate the horizon. Native to Nebraska, pumas were extirpated from the state by the end of the 1 9th century. The big cats reappeared in the early 1905 and there are now populations in the Pine Ridge, Wildcat Hills and the Niobrara River Valley, with many other documented occurrences elsewhere. This female has been roaming the wooded bluffs along the Missouri River in the state's southeastern corner for a few years. She's Miss February in the 2019 NEBRASKAland Magazine calendar." 📷: Eric Fowler | @eric.fowler1 #NEBRASKAland #negameandparks #visitnebraska #outdoornebraska #nebraska #bigcats
Great blue herons primarily feed on small fish, but they are opportunistic feeders and will eat whatever comes within striking distance. They occasionally snack on shrimp, crabs, small mammals, amphibians, small birds, rodents and insects. 📷: Paul Filsinger | @paul_filsinger #negameandparks #visitnebraska #outdoornebraska #nebraska
This eagle wanted to be photographed this morning! He stayed perfectly perched right there. His body didn’t move much, if at all, but he kept watch on everything as his head seemed to turn almost 360* as I inched closer and snapped OH about 50 pictures of all his poses!! #outdoornebraska #nebraskagameandparks #birdhunting #whatgetsyououtdoors #eaglesofinstagram #eagle #eagles #wildlifephotography #wildlife #birdsofinstagram #klengelhauptphotography
On assignment for Nebraskaland, @jeffkurrus photographs "The Retrieve" of a hunting dog. Eyes aglow with excitement and bewilderment. Fur poking up in all directions thanks to the "wet dog shake". According to Science Friday (@scifri ) "the wet dog shake is actually more effective than your dryer. Dogs are capable of removing 70% of the water contained in the fur in only a fraction of a second."... But how? It isn't the backbone. A dog's backbone can only twist about 30° in each direction. The secret to the shake is a dog's loose skin. The skin of a dog can swing up to 90° in each direction. So during the "wet dog shake" the skin is whipping so much faster than the dog's backbone that it can generate forces between 10 and 70 times that of gravity! #NEBRASKAland #negameandparks #visitnebraska #outdoornebraska #nebraska #dogsofinstagram
Awww, hey buddy! . . . This is a Common gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis). T. sirtalis is often confused with the Plains gartersnake (T. radix). The two are sympatric (occupying the same geographical range without loss of identity from interbreeding) in Nebraska and look nearly identical. However, you can tell them apart by their stripes! . . On T. sirtalis, there is lightly colored stripe on each side of the snake that runs head-to-tail on the 2nd and 3rd scale rows above the ventral (belly) scales. On T. radix, these stripes are on the 3rd and 4th scale rows above the ventral scales. . . . . #herp #snake #gartersnake #thamnophis #thamnophissirtalis #commongartersnake #reptile #wildlife #nature #nebraska #outdoornebraska #negameandparks #optoutside #peekaboo
The larval period for salamanders varies between 40 days and 8 years. The larval period for frogs takes as little as 8 days, as long as 2-3 years, up to 5 years. . . The determining factors of development period (other than phylogeny) are: food availability, water temperature, density of conspecifics, competitors, and predators. . . . . #frog #salamander #anura #urodela #ambystoma #ambystomamavortium #tigersalamander #westerntigersalamander #spea #speabombifrons #spadefoot #spadefoottoad #plainsspadefoot #larva #tadpoles #metamorphosis #ecology #wildlife #nature #amphibian #herp #nature #nebraska #outdoornebraska
#tbt to when I told @little_reppin_red these would be suitable for engagement pictures and would go on the save the date. She convinced me to get an engagement photo shoot and I’m glad we did. #futurewife #engaged #naturalbodybuilding #bodybuilding #nebraska #outdoornebraska #fall #summer #wpd #ipepro #nanbf #classicbodybuilding #mensphysique #classicphysique #figure #minnesota
Hoarfrost created by steam fog lends a surreal look to Lake McConaughy. 📷: Eric Fowler | @eric.fowler1 #negameandparks #visitnebraska #outdoornebraska #nebraska
Traces of precipitation cling to winter wheat after an early morning rain shower. 📷: Justin Haag | @ridgerunner308 #negameandparks #visitnebraska #outdoornebraska #nebraska
Great weekend home did some deer hunting and ice fishing. #outdoornebraska #archeryseason #teamhoyt #icefishing #countryboy
one down, nebraska beauties #roosterpheasant #outdoornebraska
After a snowfall visit a river and see if you can fund the Morse code pattern of otter tracks. #NEBRASKAland #negameandparks #visitnebraska #outdoornebraska #nebraska
Don’t let the cold weather keep you from enjoying the outdoors. Throughout the winter months, parks across the state are hosting seasonal events for you and your loved ones to attend. Check out the Nebraska Game & Parks website for the details. #FriscoSpices #Spices #FriscoSpicesBrand #FriscoNebraska #OutdoorNebraska #OutdoorParks #NEStateParks #WinterFest #PoncaStatePark #MahoneyStatePark #RealChristmasTrees #StateParksNE
Nebraska Weather for Thursday, Dec. 20: In the West, highs will be around 47 degrees. In central Nebraska, highs top out around 45 north central and 49 south central. Meanwhile in the East, highs will be around 38 northeast and 42 southeast. #Repost @negameandparks ・・・ We know you cannot lie. 📷: Bob Grier | @nebraskaland #bigbuttes #negameandparks #visitnebraska #outdoornebraska #nebraska
As a disabled individual, I have to choose what to conquer. Tackling adversity is something I've had to deal with my whole life and nothing is different when it comes to the outdoors. Whether it is fishing or hunting I've had to negotiate ways to make it work. I'm awfully stubborn when it comes to my independence. I was fortunate this year with the help of my brother @ihuntifishi I got the opportunity to fish walleye, trout, and hunt birds. Along with @indigenous_doug we went out on some great fishing times. Of course my favorite times were on the lake with my wife @sbgurl86 . I unfortunately let my depression and anxiety void me of more outings. 2019 is going to be different. I don't know how I'll make it happen financially (I'm big on budget outdoor activities) or planning wise but I'm going to tackle turkey hunting, more fishing - maybe some kayak fishing - ice fishing, waterfowl, deer, range time, bow range, and more! Maybe creating something for YouTube? I don't have all the fancy recording equipment or hunting equipment yet for it, nor do I know how to afford it, but I'm going to make it happen. For my mental health and to show everyone people like myself can do anything and overcome. Stay tuned people. #Depression #anxiety #adversity #Hunting #fishing #payhim #BigPlans #2019 #DisABLEDFishing #DisABLEDHunting #OutdoorNebraska #outdoors #Nebraska #conservation #NebraskaBeautiful
Fun lil three man shoot, thanks again Trav for letting me tag along👍🏼 #honkers #goosehunting #mallards #outdoornebraska
Flowering gumbo lily and alkali milk-vetch decorate the Oglala National Grasslands among the rising sun. 📷: Justin Haag | @ridgerunner308 #NEBRASKAland #negameandparks #visitnebraska #outdoornebraska #nebraska
The tallgrass prairie is an ecosystem native to central North America. It is associated with loess soils and moderate rainfall. Prior to the invention of the steel plow, the tallgrass prairie biome stretched from Manitoba to the Flint Hills. . . The most obvious feature of tallgrass prairies are tall grasses (e.g. indiangrass, big bluestem, little bluestem, and switchgrass). Tallgrass prairies also include a large percentage of forbs (e.g. lead plant, coneflowers, and asters). Historically, oak and hickory tree species occurred in moderate densities in some areas of the tallgrass prairie biome. . . The tallgrass prairie biome depends on prairie fires for its survival and renewal. Tree seedlings, decaying organic material, and invasive species are eliminated by these fires, allowing native tallgrass plants to thrive. . . The greatest threats to tallgrass prairies are: development, fragmentation, fire suppression/altered fire regimes, woody plant (i.e. tree) encroachment, invasive species, and altered water flow. . . Remnants of tallgrass prairie can be found at: . 📍Konza Prairie Biological Station, Kansas 📍Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Kansas 📍Cheyenne Bottoms Refuge, Kansas 📍Glacier Creek Preserve, Nebraska 📍Boyer Chute NWR, Nebraska. 📍Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, Oklahoma 📍Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Illinois 📍Sheyenne National Grassland, North Dakota 📍Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge, Minnesota . . . . #prairie #tallgrassprairie #tallgrass #endangered #ecosystem #ecology #biome #nature #greatplains #northamerica #optoutside #explore #prairieecology #nature_ne #nebraskanature #outdoornebraska
Although the Western Meadowlark looks nearly identical to the Eastern Meadowlark, the two hybridize only very rarely. Mixed pairs usually occur only at the edge of the range where few mates are available. 📷: Justin Haag | @ridgerunner308 #negameandparks #visitnebraska #outdoornebraska #nebraska
Horses stand out in a snow and frost covered landscape. 📷: Eric Fowler | @eric.fowler1 #NEBRASKAland #negameandparks #visitnebraska #outdoornebraska #nebraska
The muzzleloader deer season is more than half over. How has it been this year? 📷: Justin Haag | @ridgerunner308 #NEBRASKAland #negameandparks #visitnebraska #outdoornebraska #nebraska
Good morning from Toadstool Geologic Park! 📷: Bob Grier | @nebraskaland #NEBRASKAland #negameandparks #visitnebraska #outdoornebraska #nebraska
What state park are you wanting to visit next summer? 📷: Eric Fowler | @eric.fowler1 #negameandparks #visitnebraska #outdoornebraska #nebraska
Wasn't a whole lot out today, but the bison were waiting around for me! I got some decent shots! Glad I live in a place with awesome nature preserves. #nebraska #wildlifephotography #outdoornebraska @negameandparks @lnknaturecenter
Take the opportunity this winter to visit northwest Nebraska and see bighorn sheep in rut in Fort Robinson and Chadron State Park. 📷: Bob Grier | @nebraskaland #negameandparks #visitnebraska #outdoornebraska #nebraska
Have you ever visited Lake McConaughy in the winter? 📷: Eric Fowler | @eric.fowler1 #NEBRASKAland #negameandparks #visitnebraska #outdoornebraska #nebraska
The Western hognose snake has a stout build covered in keeled scales. As its name suggests, the hognose has a sharply upturned snout used for digging and burrowing in loose sandy soils and to hunt for prey. The Western hognose is probably best known for its wide array of harmless defensive ploys, sometimes accompanied by a loud hiss achieved by the snake forcing air through its unique skull and rostral bone structure. Added to this is the Western hognose’s ability to compress, or flatten, its body when threatened (this might be an attempt on the snake’s part to appear larger and more dangerous to would-be predators). Often while in hissing mode, a Western hognose will also flatten out the ribs along its neck, or “hood” like a cobra. This bluff is most impressive with mature animals; in younger snakes it’s quite amusing. 📷: Jeff Kurrus | @jeffkurrus #negameandparks #visitnebraska #outdoornebraska #nebraska
A winter wonderland morning in the woods. Trying some muzzleloader hunting this week. @jigstrike1 . . . . #hunting #huntinglife #winterwonderland #snow #muzzleloaderhunting #outdoornebraska #sunrise #deerhunting #deerseason
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