2010 the year that was.....

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r.edwards
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2010 the year that was.....

Post by r.edwards » December 10th, 2010, 7:33 pm

The year is just about over here is a quick re-cap if any of you missed it...
It all started last January with some day trips for soft plastic fishing bait...

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spotted sally egg mass

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adult

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a couple of other sallys found that day
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marbled

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mole

there were several other day trips during the spring, producing all of the usual east texas herps...
sorry no pics....
on to AZ trip number one

one word repeated several times this trip

sick....sick...sick...it was a rough trip for the first 4 days
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breakfast in the desert

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first snake flipped just off of I-10....under styrofoam medium sized scute

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the sunset that first night

The next morning came early, Brian spotted this guy..
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blacktail

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I located this speck

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another speck brian located in another range
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a couple days later we found a few boas...this was easily the most exciting few days of herping for the year.....

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another one on the crawl

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exciting stuff!!!

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me at the peak of herp related excitement.....or maybe I was happy for my sickness to go away

Later that month I took a weekend trip to west texas with the wife
saw several of these black neck garters
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and a few leps

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Later on the family took a trip to AZ.....here is the evidence..
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we hiked all over the santa ritas
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breakfast fuel for the long hikes

Nicole loved her cool ride
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the above willard was a target

and another hidden under cover
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at the end of the day more good food
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night fell and for ounce in several years snakes were all over the roads...
tigers, blacktails, lyres, and much more

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one of many tigers

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had a great time looking at all those tigers!

and the black tails....found one at the top of the santa ritas...

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a huge one crossing the road

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a pretty ringneck was found amongst all the rattlesnakes
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lots of spades were viewed on the way home through new mexico
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along with more snakes.....viridus followed by many atrox and scutes

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medium sized atrox viewed from the headlights!
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on the way back we stopped in west texas for one night....
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trans-pecos copperhead

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mottled rock found the same night

and a close up of an atrox
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other stuff found this year included more local stuff
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hognose being watched by the black dog

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lately there has been a few more of the common east texas herps but it has been dry.....what to do??
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move this stuff around....

some of my best spots have been invaded by local herpers....I have been busy making several more great flipping spots

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these boards still need to be spread and If i can get a few days off I have a hundred more boards and several sheets of tin to make new flipping spots in my neck of the woods.....

CAN'T WAIT "TILL SPRING

r.edwards

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Dell Despain
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Re: 2010 the year that was.....

Post by Dell Despain » December 11th, 2010, 8:52 am

Solid post Robert and it looks like you had a productive year. That first C. mitchelli is sweet looking.
This is a great photo, love it.

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-Dell

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Tim Borski
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Re: 2010 the year that was.....

Post by Tim Borski » December 11th, 2010, 9:46 am

I agree with Dell. Great wide angle of the Spotty...I like the other looking straight down the log even more.
Also love the boards in the back of truck AND the "as placed" shots. Have a great coming season and let us know how they produce.
:beer:

Flippin Idiot
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Re: 2010 the year that was.....

Post by Flippin Idiot » December 11th, 2010, 10:15 am

Nice stuff.

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Mike Pingleton
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Re: 2010 the year that was.....

Post by Mike Pingleton » December 11th, 2010, 10:18 am

wow, a productive year for sure. that last blacktail is a nice one. do you get any ugly hognoses down your way? :D those are sweet.

good luck with the new boardlines next year.
-Mike

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David Tobler
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Re: 2010 the year that was.....

Post by David Tobler » December 11th, 2010, 12:29 pm

Great post... I especially like the shot of the steaks cooking! :thumb:

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Re: 2010 the year that was.....

Post by BillMcGighan » December 11th, 2010, 5:55 pm

Great Pictures, great places, great post.....
Thanks for sharing...

r.edwards
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Re: 2010 the year that was.....

Post by r.edwards » December 15th, 2010, 7:12 pm

oopps...forgot I posted this last friday...

Dell Tim,

thanks for the photo compliments...had a lot of fun in AZ and shall return soon.

Mike,

we get the black ones, the bright red ones, the yellow greenish ones and similar colors....yes waiting on the boards to produce next year

david,

the steaks were GOOOD!

Bill,
thanks for the compliments....ready for next year .....just a few days away

Matt Cage
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Re: 2010 the year that was.....

Post by Matt Cage » December 16th, 2010, 3:54 am

Robert

Wow, what a year, and with the boardlines, maybe 2011 will be even better! My fav is the platy, that thing is gorgous.

Take care!

Matt

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Re: 2010 the year that was.....

Post by John Williams » December 16th, 2010, 10:36 am

some of my best spots have been invaded by local herpers
:lol:

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Re: 2010 the year that was.....

Post by Fundad » December 16th, 2010, 11:29 am

Nice Job Mr Edwards sir.. :thumb: :beer:

Nice boas too... :thumb:

Congrats on a good year..

Fundad

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Re: 2010 the year that was.....

Post by Schell » December 16th, 2010, 1:08 pm

I think we may have met in August in the Huachucas in AZ. I'm not sure how many other herpers take their wife and daughter to a willardi den :lol:. BTW.. Nice Photos!

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