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Outdoor Indiana - March/April 2013 - Reader Photos

Each issue, Outdoor Indiana staff will select one reader submitted photo to feature in the magazine. If you would like the chance to be featured, please submit your photo, along with your name and phone number to:


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March/April 2013

Dick Brown, superintendent at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility in Carlisle, was slogging through another April 2012 day of what had been an unproductive season of mushroom hunting in Sullivan County. This day’s destination was southwest of Hymera on property he and several others lease for the animal version of hunting.

He came upon two rough green snakes. This one was twice as big as any he had seen before, and this photo from his iPhone camera best illustrates its length. Other trips to the same area brought more mushrooms but no more snake sightings.

A first-year subscriber, the photographer plans to be a long-term customer.


Rhoda Gerig had originally set out to photograph sandhill cranes at Jasper-Pulaski Fish & Wildlife Area last November. The light turned out to be lousy at J-P, so she decided to head home to Wabash early. A friend had told her bald eagles had been seen feeding on a deer carcass in the Wabash River near Logansport, so she adjusted her route home.

The detour proved rewarding. The light was a lot more favorable in Logansport, as were the sights. She spied one adult and two or three juveniles like this one. The art teacher at Southwood Junior-Senior High School in Wabash used her Canon 7D, a 400mm lens and her own eagle eye to record this beauty for posterity.