Wet and wonderful Arizona 2014

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Kent VanSooy
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Wet and wonderful Arizona 2014

Post by Kent VanSooy » December 27th, 2014, 9:56 am

This year in SoCal, if you wanted water, you had to head to the beach....not that there was anything wrong with that, as the ocean was incredibly warm, and the fishing fantastic. But for green grass and flowing streams, AZ was the place to be.

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Re: Wet and wonderful Arizona 2014

Post by ThamnElegans24 » December 27th, 2014, 10:17 am

Thanks man, it's posts like these that help get me through the winter.

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Re: Wet and wonderful Arizona 2014

Post by Fieldherper » December 27th, 2014, 1:35 pm

Awesome!!

What's the story on the tricolor? VERY low band count!! Never seen a pyro with count that low. Milk?

FH

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Re: Wet and wonderful Arizona 2014

Post by shredsteban » December 27th, 2014, 1:43 pm

Great post with awesome variety! And your landscape shots are beautiful. Thanks for sharing :)

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Re: Wet and wonderful Arizona 2014

Post by Mike Pingleton » December 27th, 2014, 2:06 pm

Dang it, AZ is so far away....

Nice to see one of my favorite beetles in there with the other cool stuff.

-Mike

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Re: Wet and wonderful Arizona 2014

Post by mwentz » December 27th, 2014, 2:09 pm

Fieldherper wrote:Awesome!!

What's the story on the tricolor? VERY low band count!! Never seen a pyro with count that low. Milk?

FH
I was going to ask the same question. :D

Great gila monster shots too!

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Re: Wet and wonderful Arizona 2014

Post by Y.Morgan » December 28th, 2014, 1:16 pm

Man, warm-enough-to-herp weather seems like ages ago. This post helps pass the ages until the next season. Thanks!

That first Gila looks like a pet, it's so fat. And speaking of corn fed, that twin spot is so chunky, I wasn't sure what it was at first! That klaub looks kinda New Mexican...did you slip over the AZ/NM border for that one? I like your coiled up atrox in the shade on that dirt road!
Cheers,
York

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Re: Wet and wonderful Arizona 2014

Post by Kent VanSooy » December 28th, 2014, 3:40 pm

Thanks guys! The winter does seem dark and cold at the moment, but we're past the solstice, so things are looking up. York, all the montane rattlers were Santa Cruz county snakes. And while the first Gila did look reasonably well nourished, the other two looked like crap! They seem to be suffering disproportionately in the drought.

As for that mystery tricolor....my partner decided to perplex me by placing a CA mountain king model on that tree, so I figured I return the favor to y'all..!

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Re: Wet and wonderful Arizona 2014

Post by LouB747 » December 28th, 2014, 9:55 pm

Yeah, noticed the mountain king didn't have a white nose, so not a local king.

My brother lives near Tucson, I need to get back there and visit.

Great post Kent

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Re: Wet and wonderful Arizona 2014

Post by walk-about » January 1st, 2015, 12:36 am

Ridge-nosed & Twinspots!!! WoW Kent, great post! Great captures and thanks for sharing.

Dave

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Re: Wet and wonderful Arizona 2014

Post by herpseeker1978 » January 1st, 2015, 8:04 am

Love the atrox in the chicken coop!

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