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2015 Photos

Post by Rancorrye » November 6th, 2015, 11:55 pm

It seems the cold weather is officially here. Figured what better time than now to post my finds from 2015.

Here is a collection of some of the things I saw this year around Utah.


Amphibians:

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Boreal Chorus Frog-Pseudacris maculata by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Great Basin Spadefoot-Spea intermontana by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Woodhouse Toad-Anaxyrus woodhousii by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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American Bullfrog-Rana catesbeiana by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Arizona Toad-Anaxyrus microscaphus by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Boreal Chorus Frog-Pseudacris maculata by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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American Bullfrog-Rana catesbeiana by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Northern Leopard Frog-Rana pipiens by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Arizona Toad-Anaxyrus microscaphus by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Arizona Toad-Anaxyrus microscaphus by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Great Basin Spadefoot-Spea intermontana by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Arizona Tiger Salamander-Ambystoma mavortium nebulosum by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Great Basin Spadefoot-Spea intermontana by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Great Basin Spadefoot-Spea intermontana by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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American Bullfrog-Rana catesbeiana by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Arizona Tiger Salamander-Ambystoma mavortium nebulosum by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Woodhouse Toad-Anaxyrus woodhousii by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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American Bullfrog-Rana catesbeiana by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Arizona Tiger Salamander-Ambystoma mavortium nebulosum by Rye Jones, on Flickr



Turtles and Tortoises:

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Red-eared Slider-Trachemys scripta elegans by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Western Painted Turtle-Chrysemys picta bellii by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Western Painted Turtle-Chrysemys picta bellii by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Red-eared Slider-Trachemys scripta elegans by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Western Painted Turtle-Chrysemys picta bellii by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Desert Tortoise-Gopherus agassizii by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Red-eared Slider-Trachemys scripta elegans by Rye Jones, on Flickr



Lizards:

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Utah Banded Gecko-Coleonyx variegatus utahensis by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Long-nosed Leopard Lizard-Gambelia wislizenii by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Southern Desert Horned Lizard-Phrynosoma platyrhinos calidiarum by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Eastern Collared Lizard-Crotaphytus collaris by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Northern Plateau Lizard-Sceloporus tristichus by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Plateau Side-blotched Lizard-Uta stansburiana uniformis by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Great Basin Skink-Plestiodon skiltonianus utahensis by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Western Side-blotched Lizard-Uta stansburiana elegans by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Banded Gila Monster-Heloderma suspectum suspectum by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Northern Side-blotched Lizard-Uta stansburiana stansburiana by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Northern Plateau Lizard-Sceloporus tristichus by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Yellow-backed Spiny Lizard-Sceloporus uniformis by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Eastern Collared Lizard-Crotaphytus collaris by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Utah Banded Gecko-Coleonyx variegatus utahensis by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Plateau Side-blotched Lizard-Uta stansburiana uniformis by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Northern Sagebrush Lizard-Sceloporus graciosus graciosus by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Plateau Tiger Whiptail-Aspidoscelis tigris septentrionalis by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Northern Plateau Lizard-Sceloporus tristichus by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Great Basin Collared Lizard-Crotaphytus bicinctores by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Northern Side-blotched Lizard-Uta stansburiana stansburiana by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Eastern Collared Lizard-Crotaphytus collaris by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Great Basin Collared Lizard-Crotaphytus bicinctores by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Long-nosed Leopard Lizard-Gambelia wislizenii by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Northern Desert Horned Lizard-Phrynosoma platyrhinos platyrhinos by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Plateau Striped Whiptail-Aspidoscelis velox by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Eastern Collared Lizard-Crotaphytus collaris by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Northern Desert Horned Lizard-Phrynosoma platyrhinos platyrhinos by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Long-nosed Leopard Lizard-Gambelia wislizenii by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Orange Headed Spiny Lizard-Sceloporus magister cephaloflavus by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Banded Gila Monster-Heloderma suspectum suspectum by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Long-nosed Leopard Lizard-Gambelia wislizenii by Rye Jones, on Flickr


Snakes:

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Western Yellow-bellied Racer-Coluber constrictor mormon by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Desert Striped Whipsnake-Coluber taeniatus taeniatus by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Western Smooth Green Snake-Opheodrys vernalis blanchardi by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Valley Garter Snake-Thamnophis sirtalis fitchi by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Utah Milk Snake-Lampropeltis triangulum taylori by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Mojave Desert Sidewinder-Crotalus cerastes cerastes by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Western Long-nosed Snake-Rhinocheilus lecontei by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Wandering Garter Snake-Thamnophis elegans vagrans by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Great Basin Gopher Snake-Pituophis catenifer deserticola by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Western Long-nosed Snake-Rhinocheilus lecontei by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Variable Groundsnake-Sonora semiannulata semiannulata by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Mojave Desert Sidewinder-Crotalus cerastes cerastes by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Valley Garter Snake-Thamnophis sirtalis fitchi by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Regal Ring-necked Snake-Diadophis punctatus regalis by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Regal Ring-necked Snake-Diadophis punctatus regalis by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Great Basin Rattlesnake-Crotalus oreganus lutosus by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Utah Mountain Kingsnake-Lampropeltis pyromelana infralabialis by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Wandering Garter Snake-Thamnophis elegans vagrans by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Wandering Garter Snake-Thamnophis elegans vagrans by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Variable Groundsnake-Sonora semiannulata semiannulata by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Wandering Garter Snake-Thamnophis elegans vagrans by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Smith’s Black-headed Snake-Tantilla hobartsmithi by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Valley Garter Snake-Thamnophis sirtalis fitchi by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Valley Garter Snake-Thamnophis sirtalis fitchi by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Western Long-nosed Snake-Rhinocheilus lecontei by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Great Basin Rattlesnake-Crotalus oreganus lutosus by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Utah Mountain Kingsnake-Lampropeltis pyromelana infralabialis by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Great Basin Rattlesnake-Crotalus oreganus lutosus by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Valley Garter Snake-Thamnophis sirtalis fitchi by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Great Basin Rattlesnake-Crotalus oreganus lutosus by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Variable Groundsnake-Sonora semiannulata semiannulata by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Variable Groundsnake-Sonora semiannulata semiannulata by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Desert Night Snake-Hypsiglena chlorophaea deserticola by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Great Basin Rattlesnake-Crotalus oreganus lutosus by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Smith’s Black-headed Snake-Tantilla hobartsmithi by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Desert Striped Whipsnake-Coluber taeniatus taeniatus by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Valley Garter Snake-Thamnophis sirtalis fitchi by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Sonoran Lyre Snake-Trimorphodon biscutatus lambda by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Variable Groundsnake-Sonora semiannulata semiannulata by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Great Basin Rattlesnake-Crotalus oreganus lutosus by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Great Basin Gopher Snake-Pituophis catenifer deserticola by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Mojave Rattlesnake-Crotalus scutulatus scutulatus by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Great Basin Gopher Snake-Pituophis catenifer deserticola by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Great Basin Rattlesnake-Crotalus oreganus lutosus by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Western Long-nosed Snake-Rhinocheilus lecontei by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Mojave Desert Sidewinder-Crotalus cerastes cerastes by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Great Basin Rattlesnake-Crotalus oreganus lutosus by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Mojave Rattlesnake-Crotalus scutulatus scutulatus by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Desert Night Snake-Hypsiglena chlorophaea deserticola by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Mojave Desert Sidewinder-Crotalus cerastes cerastes by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Utah Milk Snake-Lampropeltis triangulum taylori by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Utah Mountain Kingsnake-Lampropeltis pyromelana infralabialis by Rye Jones, on Flickr

Hope you guys made it through the photo bomb.

Rye

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Re: 2015 Photos

Post by bgorum » November 7th, 2015, 6:40 am

Nice variety of animals. Some really nice photos in there too! Only down side is it makes me long for the warm weather even more than I do already!

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Re: 2015 Photos

Post by simus343 » November 7th, 2015, 7:20 am

Very nice photos. Having never been out west except for a week visiting my uncle in San Diego when I was little, your pictures with the habitat in the back ground make me really appreciate western herp diversity. Herp shots that exhibit habitat in the background help add to half of the experience of finding the herps in the first place. Again, very nice.

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Re: 2015 Photos

Post by Rancorrye » November 7th, 2015, 2:03 pm

Thanks guys! Glad you enjoyed the photos.
bgorum wrote: Only down side is it makes me long for the warm weather even more than I do already!
Yeah, its only just been getting colder the last couple weeks and I already can't wait for spring.

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Re: 2015 Photos

Post by Blacktail31 » November 7th, 2015, 6:14 pm

Taking a pause from lurking to say AWESOME post!!! I really like those collared lizard head shots. Thanks for posting!

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Re: 2015 Photos

Post by Rancorrye » November 8th, 2015, 9:04 pm

Blacktail31 wrote:Taking a pause from lurking to say AWESOME post!!! I really like those collared lizard head shots. Thanks for posting!
Thanks!

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Re: 2015 Photos

Post by Rusty » November 9th, 2015, 4:20 am

Amazing Pyro and Fantastic Fotos!

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Re: 2015 Photos

Post by walk-about » November 9th, 2015, 9:02 am

WoW! What a spectacular selection of images!! Those Collared Lizard shots are fantastic along with all of your other reptile shots. Loved the Arizona Tiger salamander pics - just beautiful! You captured lots of moments here including the underground tortise shot. Sweet.

Dave

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Re: 2015 Photos

Post by Rancorrye » November 9th, 2015, 11:10 pm

Thanks, Rusty. The pyro was my favorite find from this year.

Thanks, Dave. Salamanders are one of my favorite summer time herps to look for. It's a nice break from the heat to get up in the higher elevations where it's cooler to search for them. I only wish Utah had more salamander species.

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Re: 2015 Photos

Post by Roki » November 10th, 2015, 8:48 am

Wow!!! Incredible photography and diversity. Were these all taken in Utah? I get my boots dirty a lot here and have never come close to this. Right on. If you ever need a wingman on a boring weekend let me know.
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Re: 2015 Photos

Post by Rancorrye » November 11th, 2015, 8:46 am

Roki wrote:Wow!!! Incredible photography and diversity. Were these all taken in Utah? I get my boots dirty a lot here and have never come close to this. Right on. If you ever need a wingman on a boring weekend let me know.
Roki
Yep, these were from Utah. I'm up in Salt Lake too. Maybe we can get out together next year.

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