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Rosie's in AZ (and a couple crots)

Posted: August 5th, 2010, 9:27 am
by jdustin
Well, I was in Vegas for a conference this weekend, and since I don't gamble or drink I figured I'd rather spend the after business hours driving into AZ and seeing some Rosy boa habitat, and maybe scare up a snake or two.
So I headed out, happy to see some afternoon thunderstorms welling up.
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I'd gotten some good tips on where to find Rosies in Arizona, and soon I was seeing all the right signs that I was getting close...
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Then I spotted the den!
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Okay, sadly I didn't see any lichanura, but to try to make up for leading you all astray, here's a couple shots of the critters I did see and some habitat shots of the hualapais.
The views of endless habitat were awesome.
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Although the locals where less than thrilled to see me
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Driving along some rocky dirt cuts I can across this speck. He didn't rattle or move the whole time I checked him out.
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And this fiesty atrox a few nights later, within about 30-40 yards of where the speck had been.
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Came upon 2 DOR longnoses
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and these guys were out like crazy. I must have seen 10 the first night
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Lastly was this DOR. Such a waste. :-( If only I'd been there a few minutes earlier I might have been able to prevent it... :-)
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Thanks for looking.
-Josh

Re: Rosie's in AZ (and a couple crots)

Posted: August 5th, 2010, 9:34 am
by Mike Waters
I cant believe i let you trick me twice. Ill let you slid since its your birthday :cheers:

Re: Rosie's in AZ (and a couple crots)

Posted: August 5th, 2010, 10:39 am
by Brendan
Pretty little gravid speck!!!

Re: Rosie's in AZ (and a couple crots)

Posted: August 5th, 2010, 7:42 pm
by r.edwards
agreed...nice speck.....

did you at least manage to get the DOR pizza into a wildlife collection?

r.edwards

Re: Rosie's in AZ (and a couple crots)

Posted: August 5th, 2010, 7:54 pm
by jdustin
did you at least manage to get the DOR pizza into a wildlife collection?
lol, I was considering collecting a sample but it think it was a bit too far degraded... however, if anyone's interested GPS coordinates are available upon request. :)
I do believe this represents a range extension for the Delishosus pepperoni. :D

Re: Rosie's in AZ (and a couple crots)

Posted: August 5th, 2010, 8:09 pm
by Ross Padilla
That Speck is identical to some of the Specks I've seen on Whitewater. Very cool find.