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triple plays....

Post by Kent VanSooy » March 5th, 2012, 6:40 pm

....as in flippin' triples, from the last three years or so. Let's see some more! (at least three more, anyways...!)

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Re: triple plays....

Post by Brian Hubbs » March 5th, 2012, 6:47 pm

man, dose be some ugly kingsnakes, yassir...

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Re: triple plays....

Post by hellihooks » March 5th, 2012, 7:16 pm

Man... makes me wish I lived down south, sometimes. You (I?) rarely ever get multiple snakes here in the HD... only trip I ever had was 3 specks under one rock.
Then again... lots less people up here too, which makes waiting for spring worth it. :D jim

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Re: triple plays....

Post by Owen » March 5th, 2012, 8:51 pm

Here's my only snake triple this year. Under a 10" rock.

Rock flipped Sharp-tailed:

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Post by jonathan » March 6th, 2012, 1:12 am

If you flip a double and then notice a snake out on the crawl at the same time, does that count? :lol:

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Re: triple plays....

Post by M.J.FRANETOVICH » March 6th, 2012, 3:39 am

Klauberi
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Flipped in Cochise co. On a trip for willardi, two summers ago!
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I really like the triple boa's :thumb:

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Re: triple plays....

Post by Kent VanSooy » March 6th, 2012, 8:01 am

Owen and Mel, LOVE it !!

Jonathan, it counts if you have a picture... :)

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Re: triple plays....

Post by rpecora » March 6th, 2012, 9:21 am

Nice Kent, great thread idea too.

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Re: triple plays....

Post by Norman D » March 6th, 2012, 9:55 am

Cool idea Kent! I don't care for boas, but that triple flip is neat. Actually I think flipping 3 of any kind of snake is cool, but gotta love the triple rattlesnake flips. Makes you kinda worry though.

Here's my only contribution:
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Re: triple plays....

Post by Kent VanSooy » March 6th, 2012, 10:11 am

GAAHHH !!! I've seen just a handful of those in my life, I can't imagine finding a monster triple like that. What a thrill! Thanks for sharing.

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Re: triple plays....

Post by Fundad » March 6th, 2012, 10:18 am

Nice Kent, you should post your 5 Z's.. :shock:

How is anyone supposed to compete with a triple Gila find? :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :D

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Re: triple plays....

Post by M.J.FRANETOVICH » March 6th, 2012, 10:32 am

Norman D wrote:Cool idea Kent! I don't care for boas, but that triple flip is neat. Actually I think flipping 3 of any kind of snake is cool, but gotta love the triple rattlesnake flips. Makes you kinda worry though.

Here's my only contribution:
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This is three times cooler than mine :beer:

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Re: triple plays....

Post by Kent VanSooy » March 6th, 2012, 10:49 am

Those darn mountain kings have an annoying tendency to dash off, making in-situ shots problematic.

Brian, you've just GOT to have some triples in your archives.....!

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Post by Zach_Lim » March 6th, 2012, 11:49 am

Not quite three, but still the most exciting multiple flip I have had so far. Then again, the only snakes I see multiples of under AC are ringnecks, crotes, garters, racers...
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Post by billboard » March 6th, 2012, 2:06 pm

I flipped 5 zonata under 1 rock. I don't know if there are pics, but I have 2 witnesses!

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Post by Steve Bledsoe » March 6th, 2012, 3:29 pm

Three Gilas at a time is just insane.

Game Over! :beer:


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Re: triple plays....

Post by Owen » March 7th, 2012, 7:22 pm

I forgot this stump flipped triple:

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drum roll please...

BATRACHOSEPS!!!

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Post by FunkyRes » March 7th, 2012, 8:25 pm

3 Hydromantes shastae:

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Re: triple plays....

Post by Jeff Teel » March 7th, 2012, 8:32 pm

I almost feel ashamed for putting up this one-
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This was a triple play, by the time I had my camera out of the bag the other boa got beneath the leaf litter(I have seen the same thing under this rock one other time, with a diff. z and at least one of the boas was a diff one, pretty cool)
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Fundad, you asked how you are supposed to compete with the triple Gilas...Well, it's easy, YOU DON'T....hahaha, Unless you got a triple play of Switaki.

Once I get my laptop fixed and have access to all my pics again, I know I have triple, and even a 4 banger night snake shot from the Juarez. Lots of double plays, maybe someday you guys can have a double play game...LOL

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Re: triple plays....

Post by LouB747 » March 7th, 2012, 9:33 pm

Found these the other day. My first flip of 5 snakes.
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Re: triple plays....

Post by Zach_Lim » March 7th, 2012, 10:02 pm

Jeff-
That Z/Charina flip is killer! My two favorite natives!

Lou-
That's alot of adult gophers! The one up front is quite pretty

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Re: triple plays....

Post by Fundad » March 8th, 2012, 6:38 am

Here is a few, I didn't go through all my photos.. None of mine are as cool as the gilas.

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There is over 25 ringnecks here..
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If you look real close there is a little king in the middle
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TMTC
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I have a ton more, but no more time this morning..

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Re: triple plays....

Post by Kent VanSooy » March 8th, 2012, 7:35 am

YEE-HAW! Very nice gentlemen!! I really dig the salamanders, they're something we don't see that much of here in the deep south of CA.

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Re: triple plays....

Post by Norman D » March 8th, 2012, 11:02 am

Very cool shots everyone! Even though helleri are common in your neck of the woods, I would love to see a three under a board. Fun stuff! Seeing helleri under boards makes me a tad nervous - don't want to lose another digit! haha

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Re: triple plays....

Post by Kent VanSooy » March 8th, 2012, 12:35 pm

Alrighty then Norman, you asked for it!

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Post by Norman D » March 8th, 2012, 12:53 pm

Very very cool Kent! That is a beautiful photo! Also, I really like the size AND pattern vatiation! Well done!

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Re: triple plays....

Post by Jason Hull » March 8th, 2012, 5:18 pm

Wow Kent!! I have to agree with Norman.That's an awesome photo.
How many are there? Nine?

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Re: triple plays....

Post by Fundad » March 8th, 2012, 5:45 pm

Alrighty then Norman, you asked for it!
ShowOFF!!!! :lol: :shock: :thumb:

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Re: triple plays....

Post by SDherp » March 8th, 2012, 9:10 pm

Kent, that pic is a good example of why I recently broke down and bought some real snake boots!

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Post by scutrox » March 8th, 2012, 10:13 pm

Norman D wrote:Very very cool Kent! That is a beautiful photo! Also, I really like the size AND pattern vatiation! Well done!
I agree, the variation is beautiful to say the least. Awesome photo.

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Re: triple plays....

Post by Kent VanSooy » March 9th, 2012, 8:08 am

Thanks! I'm always looking for an excuse to trot out that photo - it was taken a few years ago. There were 11 snakes in that pile, and they barely fit under the smallish piece of tin covering them. It's my best flip so far for sheer numbers (but can't compete with those 50 ringneck boards!).

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Post by Fieldnotes » March 9th, 2012, 7:55 pm

Very cool post and some cool discoveries. The only cool thing I can re-call flipping is a Sierra Mtns King, and then when returning release it, lifting the same rock to find a Sierra Garter. I surmise that it surfaced from the deeper, lower pill of rocks to see what the ruckus was about. Norman, I like your Gilas, but they look as if they are trapped in a barn.

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