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 Post subject: Southern California Trip
PostPosted: May 30th, 2017, 10:59 am 
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Took a trip to California May 18 to May 27. Thanks to my buddies Michael G and Ed C for a great time. Here are some pics

My primary target for this trip was to get my lifer Southern Pacific Rattlesnake - Crotalus Oreganus Helleri - We flipped four in one morning. Here are pics of three. These are from San Diego County
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My buddy Ed had as his primary target the Northern Pacific Rattler - Crotalus oreganus oreganus Well, Kern County was slitherin with em
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Colorado desert sidewinder - Croatlus cerastes laterorepens - San Diego County - Two pics of the same snake
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Speckled rattlesnake - Crotalus Pyrrhus - San Bernardino County - preety pink phase
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Red Diamond Rattlesnake - Crotalus ruber - When Ed left us to head for the airport early Friday afternoon, he turned to me and said something like 'Now go get a ruber and your trip will be complete' - Well, later that same day, we did just that - Riverside County
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Mohave rattlersnake - Crotalus scutulatus scutulatus - An old snake that looks like it had just taken a real big meal\
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King snakes - First off, my second favorite snake from the trip after my lifer helleri. This is a gorgeous striped phase Cali king - Lapropeltis getula from San Diego County
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And a couple of regular kings from Kern County
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Three-lined boas. We split up into two cars on Tuesday night. Ed and I found this small three lined boa - Lichanura trivirgata roseofusca
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Michael, not to be outdone, got one of his own (much larger than ours)
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Gopher snakes - Here's a VERY feisty juvenile Great Basin gopher snake from San Beranrdino County - Pituophis catenifer deserticola
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And one of several pacific gophers from Kern County - Pituophis catenifer catenifer
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Colorado shovel-nosed snake - San Diego County
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Mohave shovel-nosed snake
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California night snake - This subspecies was a lifer for me - Kern County
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Here's a couple of gloss snakes - The first is a desert glossy from San Bernardino County - Arizona elegans eburnata The second is either a desert or a desert/California (occidentalis) intergrade
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And the most common snake for the whole trip was -- The leafnosed snake - Phyllorhynchus decurtatus
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 Post subject: Re: Southern California Trip
PostPosted: May 30th, 2017, 11:28 am 

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Very nice finds!


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 Post subject: Re: Southern California Trip
PostPosted: June 7th, 2017, 2:28 pm 
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nice finds ! what would make your trip complete is if you entered all of your finds in the naherp.com database. :beer: :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: Southern California Trip
PostPosted: June 13th, 2017, 2:56 pm 
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Very cool animals!


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