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John Delgado
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CA, OR, NV, AZ Rattlesnake herpers ... GET IN HERE...!!!

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You guys finding anything ... what's the deal ??? :crazyeyes:

Almost every day for a month = NOTHING...! :(

I check naherp almost daily, specifically above States, and I'm just NOT seeing anyone post rattlesnake vouchers.

Oh sure ... one here, one there ... that's nothing.

I'm looking at June for the doors to burst wide open, now ... what say you?

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Bryan Hamilton
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Its definitely been slow with the cool wet weather. When things warm up I think there will be a lot of snakes moving in my area.

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John,

In the last 30 days I've posted 3-4 each of atrox, cerastes, and pyrrhus to NAHERP- I can only burn so much gas :)

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I saw this 3-1/2 footer retreat under the edge of a log today:

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John Delgado
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Bryan Hamilton wrote:Its definitely been slow with the cool wet weather. When things warm up I think there will be a lot of snakes moving in my area.
Where is your area ... NOT exact ... generally speaking. NorCal, CenCal ... SoCal ... like that.
s_stocking wrote:John,

In the last 30 days I've posted 3-4 each of atrox, cerastes, and pyrrhus to NAHERP- I can only burn so much gas :)
Ah-HA...!!! - Sooo you're the ONE...! :shock:
Owen wrote:I saw this 3-1/2 footer retreat under the edge of a log today...

Some others from this Spring.

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Owen ... I located four (4) rattlesnakes in April and zero (0) in May. I went out 7 days in April.
April; 2 Gopher Snakes, an 8" Pond Turtle on a lost lonely dirt road, Am. Bullfrogs, Mt. Racer (DOA), Mt. Garter, and a CA Whiptail.

Went out 11 days in May.
May; An Alligator Lizard, a Gopher Snake and King Snake -- zero rattlesnake.

Your pic above is similar to a rattler I found in April. He was sunning in a clump of grass in a small field ... I fired off two in situ shots and he was alerted to me ... then he cut across the grass headed for the brush about 15' away I grabbed a couple action shots. He did not perceive me as a threat, he did not rattle or stand me off in defensive posture.

I did not touch this rattler ... hard for me not to handle them, but I am getting accustomed to in situ. Actually, it's really very exciting to sneak up close and they don't know you are there, or ... maybe they know, but don't care.

I named this one 'SONNY' - Northern Pacific Rattlesnake / Crotalus oreganus oreganus / Lake County & Mendocino County

ImageDSC_0008_A by John Delgado, on Flickr

ImageDSC_0007_A by John Delgado, on Flickr

ImageDSC_0042_B by John Delgado, on Flickr

ImageDSC_0031_A by John Delgado, on Flickr

Zach_Lim
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I see at least one almost every time I head out into the Diablo Range or SC Mountains here in the SF Bay Area. Year round.

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What kind is this little guy? Saw him in a rocky area in the mountains north of Las Vegas, Nv yesterday. Image

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That's a sidewinder, Crotalus cerastes. Cool find.

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Bryan Hamilton wrote:That's a sidewinder, Crotalus cerastes. Cool find.

Thx for the I.D.

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