In Arcadia for 3 days. Anyone want to show me something?

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Creativeness
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In Arcadia for 3 days. Anyone want to show me something?

Post by Creativeness » March 9th, 2015, 6:43 pm

Only here until Wednesday. Found a couple faster than blazes lizards but that's all so far. Can only really go out at night but if anyone would like to show me around or PM an area I can look for ANYTHING, ha even cool plants it would be much appreciated.

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Re: In Arcadia for 3 days. Anyone want to show me something?

Post by Creativeness » March 14th, 2015, 12:01 am

Well nobody offered up. But was able to locate a few western fence lizards, sideblotchs, California racers (3), nightsnake and a patch nose. 3rd time in California and still no kings. Maybe next year I'll get lucky.

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Re: In Arcadia for 3 days. Anyone want to show me something?

Post by shredsteban » March 14th, 2015, 9:20 am

Sounds like you did pretty good all on your own!

Have you properly introduced yourself? It would be a good idea to give everyone a little greeting, a little bit about you, where you're from, your Herping intentions. Most people here are reluctant to take out new people and show them their spots that they've worked hard on. A lot of people have been burned by others this way. Also, the community is weary of poachers. Not saying you're a poacher, but we don't know you. So strike up a conversation and get to know some of the folks and maybe people will start showing you around once they trust you :)


Those are just my .2 cents, anyone else feel free to chime in!

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Re: In Arcadia for 3 days. Anyone want to show me something?

Post by Creativeness » March 14th, 2015, 11:01 am

shredsteban wrote:Sounds like you did pretty good all on your own!

Have you properly introduced yourself? It would be a good idea to give everyone a little greeting, a little bit about you, where you're from, your Herping intentions. Most people here are reluctant to take out new people and show them their spots that they've worked hard on. A lot of people have been burned by others this way. Also, the community is weary of poachers. Not saying you're a poacher, but we don't know you. So strike up a conversation and get to know some of the folks and maybe people will start showing you around once they trust you :)


Those are just my .2 cents, anyone else feel free to chime in!
Only being in California for 3 days a year. I didn't see a point of a huge introduction. Guess it's different from WA. My herping intentions were just to go somewhere outdoors and see anything cool whether it be the big cactuses or an actual animal. I grew up in Puerto Rico and Australia, have lived in Iowa, Hawaii, Washington and Oregon. Always wanted to study reptiles for a career but color blindness and poor depth perception ruined that for me. My only lifer left in washington is a short horned lizard and a living kingsnake. I have a Maine coon cat as a pet. I have cancer of the blood and it's doubtful I'll be alive for more than 6 months from now.

If I'm alive next year I'll try again for sure.

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Re: In Arcadia for 3 days. Anyone want to show me something?

Post by AndyO'Connor » March 14th, 2015, 10:47 pm

I can help you with a horned lizard up here. You've found striped whipsnakes in Washington? I still need them and ringnecks... Yes everyone laugh at the guy that can find zonata but not ringnecks in Washington...

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