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Posted by chris_mcmartin on August 10, 2002 at 09:17:34:
In Reply to: Re: herping in Laredo posted by lepidus on July 31, 2002 at 14:59:57:
::Somebody mentioned a city dump that was supposed to be good for kingsnakes? Laredo Texas to clarify.
I was intrigued by the "city dump" idea, so I hopped in the car and paid a visit Friday morning (09 Aug).
The only "official" dump I found was the city's Sanitary Landfill. The phone number is (956)795-2515. It's located on Hwy 359 east of town.
Upon arrival at the dump, the man at the gate said they'd been finding snakes occasionally in the mulch pile near the entrance. However, I'd have to talk to the supervisor to get permission to access the dump (you normally have to be a Laredo resident to do so).
After waiting for the supervisor to return, I provided her with a copy of my driver's license and my TX hunting license before being granted access to the dump.
I spent around an hour poking around the mulch pile, the brush pile, flipping a few old refrigerators and washing machines, and chunks of old asphalt left over from a construction project. The only thing I found was a female Cophosaurus texanus in the brush pile.
However, there were parts of Laredo that looked like they could be "unoffical dumps," and they could be worth a shot.