Young of the Year (YOY) – theme post

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Young of the Year (YOY) – theme post

Post by BillMcGighan » September 7th, 2012, 2:01 pm

Whether you’re a hobby herper or professional, we all share the hope of a continuance of recruitment from year to year, especially of species that are number one on the smorgasbord of predators. We should rejoice in these new kids, since population growth news is usually dim.

Its that time of year in most regions when the YOY herps are showing themselves.

This is your post and are encouraged to add any YOY herps you’ve found this year.


About a month ago, in a rock wall on the edge of my driveway.

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Some movement caught my eye.

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A week or so before, a mature garter snake was seen, or at least a flash of one as it dove into the rocks.
Apparently, she left us some presents!
I counted six though I'm sure there were more.


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3 days later, Mom was foraging for worms under the leaves at the base of the wall,

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Came up for air,

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And went back into the wall, not to be seen since.

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Please show some of this year’s herp young from your area for 2012.


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Post by Owen » September 7th, 2012, 3:02 pm

Been there - done that. CA Chapter rules :thumb:

http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... =6&t=13280

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Post by ThamnElegans24 » September 7th, 2012, 5:21 pm

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Post by kyle loucks » September 8th, 2012, 9:28 am

Stinkpot

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Snapper

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Eastern garter

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Post by Barry R » September 8th, 2012, 10:17 am

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Nerodia from Southern Indiana

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Post by Tamara D. McConnell » September 9th, 2012, 8:21 am

Bill:
Your rock wall has got to be a herper's dream, in terms of landscaping. Wish I had one.

Zach and Kyle:
Love the hatchling turtles. Beyond wonderful.

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Post by Norman D » September 9th, 2012, 10:55 am

How about some in-situ shots of some baby crotes? I was fortunate to find a few of my favorites. I saw other YOY species but the shots aren't in-situ. Nothing beats finding babies and photographing them how they are. Then, leaving.

Last year, I found this neo Crotalus tigris coiled up where mama usually coils up. This was the first baby rattlesnake I hiked out. I don't know many people who have hiked a baby tiger rattlesnake coiled up.
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This year I got to see -
Crotalus willardi basking/hunting. Pretty neat!
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Close up with flash. The snake never budged. Was there a few hours later until the sun got too warm
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I love finding specks coiled up, so I was very happy to find this baby Crotalus mitchellii pyrrhus doing its thing.
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Not a big fan of Banded Rocks, but it is the montane that I get the most in-situ shots of. It makes it nice when you can get in-situ shots of a baby montane hunting. Crotalus lepidus klauberi
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Post by mikemike » September 10th, 2012, 7:46 pm

Little Midland water flipped under a rock along the river a couple weeks ago.
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Nerodia sipedon pleuralis by michaelrayspencer, on Flickr

Neonate Red roadcruised in Oklahoma last weekend.
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Lampropeltis triangulum syspila - Red milk by michaelrayspencer, on Flickr

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Post by fins72 » September 11th, 2012, 4:29 am

Crotalus adamanteus from a couple years ago:
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and another of the same snake:
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Different snake cell phone pic:
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Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » September 11th, 2012, 6:53 am

OMG!OMG! Hello Kitty Alert!!


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Post by fins72 » September 11th, 2012, 9:52 am

Here are is another YOY EDB from two nights ago:
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Post by Bladeblaster » September 11th, 2012, 10:06 am

Awesome thread.

I managed a baby slow worm, and a young adder over here :thumb:


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Post by MattSullivan » September 11th, 2012, 11:55 am

gotta love baby turtles. first time finding a stinkpot hatchling
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Post by Tamara D. McConnell » September 11th, 2012, 1:53 pm

This hatchling mud snake appeared in my yard a couple of days ago:
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I love mud ventrals:
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Post by KUJordan » September 11th, 2012, 4:03 pm

I always love these posts! Great finds everyone.

Here's my contribution- I have no idea what Thamnophis this is...maybe someone can help. Found in Mendocino county, CA Labor day weekend:

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Post by mikemike » September 11th, 2012, 4:39 pm

Your little Thamno is a California Redsided garter, T. sirtalis infernalis. They're extremely common in some places in Mendocino County.



Here's one I forgot....

Left to Right: Stinkpot, Common Snapper, Spiny softshell
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Trio of Tiny Turtles!! by michaelrayspencer, on Flickr

and a little thing I made not too long ago discerning Pseudemys and Trachemys... (Both of these turtles were dipnetted within 5 feet of each other in a slough off the Arkansas River.
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Trachemys v. Pseudemys by michaelrayspencer, on Flickr

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Post by Chris Smith » September 11th, 2012, 5:37 pm

Blanchard's Cricket Frog (MN Endangered)
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Snapping Turtle
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Hand-full of baby bulls
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Four-toed Sal
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ND Short-horned Lizard
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Northern Watersnake
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Post by jordo » September 11th, 2012, 6:05 pm

Some bubs from down under...

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Delma nasuta 026.jpg by Jordan de Jong, on Flickr

I find more baby copperheads than I do adults:
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Austrelaps superbus, juveniles by Jordan de Jong, on Flickr

Juvenile bougainville's skinks have bright red tails that dull down to a sandy brown as they age.
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Lerista bougainvillii, juvenile by Jordan de Jong, on Flickr

You can't get much cuter than a baby pygmy bluetongue.
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Tiliqua adelaidensis, juvenile by Jordan de Jong, on Flickr

Flipped this mother with six bubs while herping, was a trip highlight, having looked (and trapped) for pygmy possums on numerous occasions with no success I couldn't have done any better!
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Western Pygmy Possum by Jordan de Jong, on Flickr

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Post by hellihooks » September 11th, 2012, 6:18 pm

This little guy was in my driveway, this afternoon. it's nice being able to see 9-10 different herps in your yard... :D
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If you can't figure out the sub... it's cause I live right in an intergrade zone (San Diego/Great Basin)
A few others...
Desert phase Ca King
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For Norman... :D
Speck
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Ruber
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Helli
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Always a fav of mine...Gilberti...
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And of course... the cutest of all baby herps...
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cyaaaa :D jim

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Post by Josh Young » September 11th, 2012, 8:01 pm

Just a small handful of the ones I've come across so far.

South Florida swamp snake.
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Florida water snake.
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Brown water snake.
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Green water snakes.
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Garter snake.
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Racers.
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Racer eggs as found that were hatching.
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Striped mud turtles.
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Post by Soopaman » September 11th, 2012, 8:12 pm

I was hoping I could find something to add to this thread. I cruised this little diamondback water snake a short while ago, just down the road from my house:

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Nerodia rhombifer rhombifer (Diamondback Water Snake) by Kyle L.E., on Flickr

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Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » September 11th, 2012, 8:38 pm

Paradise (Flying) Tree Snake, Chrysopelea paradisi

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Post by ErikNM » September 13th, 2012, 7:54 pm

Baby twin-spotted rattlesnake from Mexico:

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Post by Don » September 14th, 2012, 2:28 pm

This little aberrant cornsnake was collected by Jamie Sargent on a snake rescue call at a local hotel. It was about a mile from where I caught my zigzag female several years ago. Lousy pic, sorry, but it does show the anamoly in pattern. BTW, it had its first captive meal today, a $1.20 pinky! OUCH!!!!

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Post by Herpetologist115 » September 16th, 2012, 12:48 pm

Little Great Basin Rattler
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Post by simpleyork » September 16th, 2012, 7:10 pm

tiny sidewinder
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Post by Dell Despain » September 16th, 2012, 8:31 pm

Lampro. t. multistrata
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Coluber c. mormon
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Charina b.
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Salmo trutta lilliputiani, note the Pheasant-tail it ate.
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Post by Dell Despain » September 16th, 2012, 8:35 pm

jordo wrote:Flipped this mother with six bubs while herping,
Okay I'll bite, whats a bub? Did you mean pup and your p's are screwed up on your puter? :P

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Post by jordo » September 16th, 2012, 9:03 pm

Dell Despain wrote:
jordo wrote:Flipped this mother with six bubs while herping,
Okay I'll bite, whats a bub? Did you mean pup and your p's are screwed up on your puter? :P
Bub is short for baby, it must be a colloquial Aussie word, or just me!

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Post by Tim Borski » September 17th, 2012, 5:45 am

Here's a hatchling Eastern to go with Tamara's Western.


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Post by Tamara D. McConnell » September 17th, 2012, 12:08 pm

Holy cow, Tim. That is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen!

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Post by CrimsonCoils » September 17th, 2012, 4:11 pm

Put these up on another post, but since they're neonates I figure they're good for this thread too.

Flipped baby Northern Coppers.
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Here's mama:
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Post by Soopaman » September 17th, 2012, 6:43 pm

Really enjoying this post, especially with all the babies out on the roads:

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Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix (Southern Copperhead) by Kyle L.E., on Flickr

Not exactly this year's neonate, but it's still showing the baby pattern:

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Coluber constrictor flaviventris (Eastern Yellow-bellied Racer) by Kyle L.E., on Flickr

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Post by hellihooks » September 22nd, 2012, 11:56 am

jordo wrote:
Dell Despain wrote:
jordo wrote:Flipped this mother with six bubs while herping,
Okay I'll bite, whats a bub? Did you mean pup and your p's are screwed up on your puter? :P
Bub is short for baby, it must be a colloquial Aussie word, or just me!
Yeah... just you I guess... I checked... :crazyeyes: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Antonsrkn » September 22nd, 2012, 1:27 pm

I havent been herping too much lately so I only have one from this year...
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I have plenty from other years that Im tempted to post but I wont break the rules and so I'll stick to 2012.

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Post by Soopaman » September 22nd, 2012, 1:44 pm

Here's another to add, from the other day:

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Nerodia erythrogaster flavigaster (Yellow-bellied Water Snake) by Kyle L.E., on Flickr

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Post by Neil M » September 22nd, 2012, 4:40 pm

Found earlier this year in Spring and this guy was actually my first Rubber Boa ever!

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Post by Joshua Wallace » September 23rd, 2012, 8:56 pm

This post needs some NW flavor to it.

Tailed Frogs are by far coolest frog on the planet. The wife and I found this little guy a couple weeks back. He is a recent metamorph that still has his larval tail to absorb and is working on developing his "tail" or copulatory organ.

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Post by nephrurus » September 24th, 2012, 3:37 am

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A hatchling Short-tailed Monitor from a survey in the Pilbara. Cute little guys.

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Post by BillMcGighan » September 24th, 2012, 10:37 am

Great stuff from everyone so far from all sides of the globe!


Under a board on my property today:


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Nearby, a grouping of baby Moccasins:

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:roll: :roll: :roll:

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Post by azatrox » September 25th, 2012, 10:19 pm

I figured I'd throw up a couple pics of some young'uns I've seen this year...

Here's a neonate Az Black rattlesnake learning how to be a rattlesnake and getting the hunting thing down...in situ.

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and a young Timber rattlesnake hangin' out.

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Post by Bryan_Hughes » September 26th, 2012, 10:28 pm

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Post by Bladeblaster » September 28th, 2012, 7:08 am

Tim Borski wrote:Here's a hatchling Eastern to go with Tamara's Western.


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Tim

That has to be a sith lord?

Loving this thread :thumb:

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Post by cherper » October 7th, 2012, 10:42 am

Eastern Hognose Snake
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Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
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Mole Kingsnake
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Bullsnake
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Green Anole
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Canebrake Rattlesnake
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Canebrake Rattlesnake
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Gray Rat Snake
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Intergrade Rat Snake
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Post by DaveR » October 7th, 2012, 3:46 pm

Nice thread. Thanks to everyone who posted. Great pictures...too many nice ones to single any out.

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