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Author:  Speckled Rosy [ April 11th, 2012, 7:27 pm ]
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Author:  herper79 [ April 11th, 2012, 7:46 pm ]
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What a day! That last one is my Favorite. Looks like you guys went out at the perfect time.
Nick :beer:

Author:  rosy-man [ April 11th, 2012, 11:11 pm ]
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good job danny and matt you guys work and herp hard congrats too both

Author:  LouB747 [ April 12th, 2012, 3:49 am ]
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What a great day. First gopher looks cool. Love those LA kings. I still have to find a striped racer. Nice post.

Author:  LocalityRosys [ April 12th, 2012, 5:26 am ]
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Wow! ROWYCO man.........you guys killed it. What an epic day. Matt looks lie a mountain man with the beard. Congrats on the newport morphs......

Jer

Author:  Kent VanSooy [ April 12th, 2012, 6:43 am ]
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WAY cool Danny! Both those morphs are just rockin' it. Your originality in herping is inspirational - great stuff!

Author:  socalherper [ April 12th, 2012, 8:13 am ]
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Nice! looks like you had some fun!

Those are some great looking Kings!

Socal

Author:  Fundad [ April 12th, 2012, 8:43 am ]
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Oh come on Danny you find a screamer HIGH yellow newporter (my personal favorite Newporter), and thats the best pic you got.. :crazyeyes: :lol:

I dont remember anyone ever showing off a Newporter with that much yellow from LA county before. :thumb:



Nice king, love the as is photos..

Heres a look alike from OC for comparison. Yours has more yellow then this one even..
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Fundad

Author:  Mr.Talltree [ April 12th, 2012, 9:09 am ]
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Nice work! :thumb: Gophers and Kings in the "city"--gotta love it.

Author:  reako45 [ April 12th, 2012, 9:55 am ]
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Wow! Incredible ' Danny! Great post narrative and pics. Awesome finds especially the 2 morphs. Very cool that those are available to be found within city limits. Hoping to come across some sort of aberrancy in the Kings near here.

reako45

Author:  Ross Padilla [ April 12th, 2012, 11:25 am ]
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Wow, amazing day, Danny! Your posts are always epic! 2 Newports in LA in one day is great! :thumb: :thumb:

Fundad, I think yours has a little more yellow, but I'd say Danny's is the nicest "typical" Newport from LA that I've ever seen. Yours is the nicest "typical" from OC I've ever seen. Both are absolutely amazing! They are like the high spotted version of the SD stripers, in the way they have an abnormal amount of yellow pattern on the sides. Here are the best ones I've seen from these counties.

Los Angeles Co.
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Orange Co.
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San Diego Co.
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Riverside Co.
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Great job again, Danny! You guys are utilizing what little habitat we have left here in LA to the MAX! :beer:

Author:  Speckled Rosy [ April 12th, 2012, 3:44 pm ]
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Thanks everyone for the nice replies. :beer: Glad you guys are diggin the LA stuff! All the different counties in Ca, have their own story to tell...

Brian: heres some more photos for you. There a little better.. lol
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Thanks for the comments, means a lot to me... I remember we both imediately thought it looked just like the one you found.. I agree with Ross, I think yours may have a little more yellow. hard to tell. The neck section has the most yellow on mine. Either way, they are both nice snakes! I'm stoked that your stoked on it! :lol:
Darren: Thanks bro, and I too have thought about morphs possibly being up in your area. Lets get some boards out...lol Give you a call soon, we'll get out boa hunting

Ross: Thanks for the comments as always. Some of your finds, were what inspired me to put in the time and effort needed to find these, so thanks again, glad your stoked too!

Stay tuned for a desert post, when its the right time,

-Daniel Lawrence

Author:  michael68 [ April 12th, 2012, 8:13 pm ]
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Awesome post dude, really enjoyed looking at those pics. You guys really saw a lot.

Author:  frodaman [ April 12th, 2012, 9:29 pm ]
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You guys are definitely good at what you do! :thumb: Congrats! Also cool to see the Crote, I bet flipping that was a pleasant experience! watch your fingers!! :!: :!:

Author:  Ross Padilla [ April 12th, 2012, 10:48 pm ]
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Speckled Rosy wrote:
Ross: Thanks for the comments as always. Some of your finds, were what inspired me to put in the time and effort needed to find these, so thanks again, glad your stoked too!

:thumb:

Author:  Gluesenkamp [ April 13th, 2012, 7:30 am ]
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Can you tell us anything more about that scorpion? What species?
Thanks,
Andy

Author:  Fundad [ April 13th, 2012, 10:35 am ]
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Ross where did you get that picture of my brother and Hubbs helping set up one of my spots?

Fundad

Author:  Judson [ April 13th, 2012, 1:11 pm ]
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damn you guys killed it, nice work Danny and Matt! I really like that last newporter!

-I

Author:  Speckled Rosy [ April 13th, 2012, 2:41 pm ]
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Gluesenkamp wrote:
Can you tell us anything more about that scorpion? What species?
Thanks,
Andy

I call it a forest scorpion, But not sure of the common name or scientific. Have
found them all over coastal California. They come in different colors too. Found a cobalt blue forest scorp in the eastern sierra. Scorpions love the rain...

Thanks guys for the aditional replies! Gonna keep at it! ....got a few stacks of ac to get out late this year. 8-)

Author:  ramblon [ April 13th, 2012, 9:56 pm ]
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That last newporter is ridiculous, it's a good feeling when the hard work pays off.

Cool post

Author:  Speckled Rosy [ April 14th, 2012, 9:36 am ]
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Thanks Kevin! Glad you liked it, I think you hunt some of these areas, ...and I know you've been hunting LA, much longer than me. You guys, are who I post this stuff for!

-Dan

Author:  dcooper137 [ April 17th, 2012, 7:16 pm ]
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"I call it a forest scorpion, But not sure of the common name or scientific. Have
found them all over coastal California. They come in different colors too. Found a cobalt blue forest scorp in the eastern sierra. Scorpions love the rain..."


It's probably "burrowing scorpion" (Anuroctonus), with pale, puffy-looking pincers and a dark body.

Have a look: http://nathistoc.bio.uci.edu/Other%20Ar ... ctylus.htm

I've found them to be pretty common in bigger patches in the urban basin, places like Mt. Washington and Westchester area.

Great find on the night snake - amazing.

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