Herping Eastern Washington (Sssss)

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Herping Eastern Washington (Sssss)

Post by socalherper » September 13th, 2012, 3:19 pm

I took my annual trip to Clarkston, Washington from Southern California to visit family. I spent 3 evenings herping areas I suspected should wield snakes. They were there.. :thumb:
I also did some fishing in the Snake River and caught a few small mouth bass.
It was warm herping weather in the mid 70’s.

My totals were:
1 live and huge Night Snake (Hypsiglena torquata)
5 live Pacific gopher snakes (Pituophis catenifer)
4 DOA Pacific gopher snakes (Pituophis catenifer)
5 Live Northern pacific rattlesnakes (Crotalus viridus oregonus)
5 DOA Northern pacific rattlesnakes (Crotalus viridus oregonus)
1 DOA Western terrestrial garter snake (Thamnophis elegans)

It was a good time. I saw many Deer, family of River Otter, Owls, Hawks, Osprey coyotes.

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Snake River
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Small mouth Bass. One of many.
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Night snake Hypsiglena torquata
This snake was the highlight of my finds. He was huge.

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Gopher Snake: Pituophis catenifer I found some awesome little neo's.
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Northern Pacific rattlesnakes:
Adult

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Another adult
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Juvi:
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Re: Herping Eastern Washington (Sssss)

Post by Fundad » September 14th, 2012, 6:47 am

Beautiful Sir Lanzi..

Nice Bass too..

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Re: Herping Eastern Washington (Sssss)

Post by hellihooks » September 14th, 2012, 7:10 am

Wow Tony,
that Night is a beast... :shock: Never seen one with a head and jaws like that... I'm guessing...what... a third larger than the next biggest one you've ever seen? Damn... that would be like finding a 6 ft rosy... :crazyeyes: :lol: :lol: :lol: jim

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Re: Herping Eastern Washington (Sssss)

Post by socalherper » September 14th, 2012, 7:20 am

Thanks Brian !
Yea Helli, it was a big one. The biggest Night snake I have ever seen. Not a 6 foot Rosy but I have proof ! :lol:

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Re: Herping Eastern Washington (Sssss)

Post by M Wolverton » September 15th, 2012, 11:13 am

Great stuff!

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