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 Post subject: My 2017 so far...
PostPosted: April 26th, 2017, 2:11 pm 
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This year, I promised myself I would make an effort to get out more this spring and herp. April and May are ALWAYS horrible months for me due to a variety of family and work obligations that always seem to occupy the two best herping months of the year where I live. Anyway, I've managed to steal away a bit already and I am hoping I can do more in May.

For work, I had to take a trip to Houston, TX, and thanks to some herp help from MAbernathy, I was able to see some animals for a few hours on a Sunday morning.

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River Cooter I believe.

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Tough to see, but a nice 18" snapper down there. I would have dove in for her but the creek edge was about a 5' drop and I had my DSLR rig strapped on so..

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Rough Earth Snake! A lifer for me which was really cool. Little bugger was damn near impossible to photograph. So tiny and fast!

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Ribbon as found under a log.

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Same Ribbon

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Lots and lots of turtles, which I miss terribly.

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As I approached the shoreline of a drainage ditch I spotted a little snake hurry into the water. It tried to hide in a drainage tile but...

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Nice young Nerodia...

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Typical behavior.

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So many turtles.

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Cricket Frog I believe.

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Southern Leopard.

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Bronze Frog, another animal I have never seen!

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I found this poor frog in the parking lot of the warehouse where I was working. I'm guessing Bullfrog based on the size but it was obviously difficult to tell.

That sums up 4 hours in Houston, TX, thanks again Mike!!

Next up was a spot in Sonoma County, CA. I had the morning to hit this area and I was really thinking I was gonna get skunked as it was rainy and cold (48F). I did not get skunked, however I did see an actual skunk, which was also cool.

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Lots of sleepy lizards were flipped.

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My favorite kind of invert.

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Pac Ring in situ under a piece of rotting plywood.

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Another Pacific Ringneck as found, this one was TINY.

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As found next to a rock I moved.

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So many skinks.

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Lots with stumpy tails too.

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Ahhhh yes.

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My guess is adult male. Very cold and barely moved.

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Quick vid: https://youtu.be/mHSIShuKZTs

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Another gator.

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The herping buggy.

That's all for now. I have plans to get out and hit the Sierras in May at some point for Mountain Kings! Hopefully 2017 will be my year.

Bart


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 Post subject: Re: My 2017 so far...
PostPosted: May 5th, 2017, 9:05 pm 

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Pretty sure I have the same gloves! Lol. I'm liking them so far.

Cool shots...I especially like the algae-covered turtle. Good luck with zonatas! Capitalize on this rain!

Dylan


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 Post subject: Re: My 2017 so far...
PostPosted: May 7th, 2017, 10:15 am 
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DMcDiarmid wrote:
Pretty sure I have the same gloves! Lol. I'm liking them so far.

Cool shots...I especially like the algae-covered turtle. Good luck with zonatas! Capitalize on this rain!

Dylan

Yeah, I think we're going to be good into June for zonata. I am hoping to get out within the next couple weeks.

Thanks,
Bart


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 Post subject: Re: My 2017 so far...
PostPosted: May 30th, 2017, 8:55 am 

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With a rig like that, you better be on T4R too!

Are you?

I too am hoping to get out to see a Zonata before it gets too warm. It's definitely warming quite quickly, which stinks. April was too cool and May was too busy for me. :/


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PostPosted: May 30th, 2017, 9:51 am 
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Still BT wrote:
With a rig like that, you better be on T4R too!

Are you?

I too am hoping to get out to see a Zonata before it gets too warm. It's definitely warming quite quickly, which stinks. April was too cool and May was too busy for me. :/

I am on T4R but I don't post a ton up there. I suppose I could do a thread about my rig at some point though...

Here's a quick pic from this past weekend's trip in Northwestern NV.

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I'm hoping to go out for zonata one last time this weekend and see if I can get lucky...

Bart


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