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 Post subject: Some finds from the last year or so. (Lots of pics)
PostPosted: August 1st, 2010, 4:16 pm 

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I’ve decided to post a few pictures from some excursions I’ve taken the last year or so. Despite me not being a very good “picture taker” I enjoy finding and photographing pretty much any herp I come across. I had a lot of fun in the process of taking these pictures and hope you enjoy them as well.

Gray Treefrog
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Canyon Treefrogs (Hyla arenicolor)
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Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina serpentina)
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I lifted a rock to see this sight: A large centipede eating a Prairie Ringneck Snake
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This is a common sight in some areas across the Midwest.
Prairie Ringneck Snakes (Diadophis punctatus arnyi)
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Here is a unique Red Milk Snake (Lampropeltis triangulum syspila)
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A more traditional Red Milk Snake (Lampropeltis triangulum syspila)
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Bullsnake (Pituophis melanoleucus sayi)
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Central Plains Milk Snake (Lampropeltis triangulum gentilis)
Insitu:
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Flipped this one under a rock:
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Rubber Boa (Charina bottae)
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Utah Mountain Kingsnakes (Lampropeltis pyromelana infralabialis)
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Western Ground Snakes (Sonora semiannulata) - (there were 13 under the piece of AC but by the time I took the picture several had scattered)
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A closer look at one of them:
Western Ground Snake (Sonora semiannulata)
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A different phase:
Western Ground Snake (Sonora semiannulata)
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Utah Milk Snake (Lampropeltis triangulum taylori)
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Plains Hognose Snake (Heterodon nasicus nasicus)
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Western Lyre Snake (Trimorphodon biscutatus)
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Brown Vine Snake (Oxybelis aeneus)
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Snake found by me but this photo was taken by my friend Jon R:
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Desert Rosy Boa (Charina trivirgata gracia)
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Coastal Rosy Boas (Charina trivirgata roseofusca)
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California Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata multicincta)
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Same snake, different view:
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Ringneck Snake
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Desert Tortoises (Gopherus agassizii)
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A different one:
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Utah Banded Gecko (Coleonyx variegatus utahensis)
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And another nocturnal lizard:
Henshaw's Night Lizard (Xantusia henshawi)
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Smooth Green Snake
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Coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum piceus)
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California Whipsnake (Masticophis lateralis)
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Desert Glossy Snake (Arizona elegans eburnata)
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Long-nosed Snake (Rhinocheilus lecontei)
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California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula californiae)
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Brian Eagar found this one:
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Great Plains Rat Snake (Elaphe guttata emoryi)
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Smith's Black-headed Snake (Tantilla hobartsmithi)
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Night Snake (Hypsiglena torquata)
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Black-necked Garter Snake (Thamnophis cyrtopsis)
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Checkered Garter Snake (Thamnophis marcianus)
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Texas Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum)
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Desert Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma platyrinos)
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Great Basin Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus bicinctores)
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Prairie Racerunner (Cnemidophorus sexlineatus viridis)
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Ornate Box Turtle (Terrapene ornata ornata)
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Slender Salamander
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Northern Casque-headed Frog (Pternohyla fodiens)
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Sonoran Green Toad (Bufo retiformis)
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Red-spotted Toad (Bufo punctatus)
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California Toad (Bufo boreas halophilus)
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Plains Leopard Frog (Rana blairi)
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Northern Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens)
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If you made it this far then I appreciate your endurance and hope that you don't feel it was a waste of your time. I had so many pictures that I'm going to put up another post with just venomous herps.

Shaun Vought


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 Post subject: Re: Some finds from the last year or so. (Lots of pics)
PostPosted: August 1st, 2010, 4:27 pm 
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Excellent finds! That Utah pyro is amazing to say the least. Great looking zonata as well. Very impressed with that shot of the centipede eating that ring neck.


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 Post subject: Re: Some finds from the last year or so. (Lots of pics)
PostPosted: August 1st, 2010, 4:50 pm 
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WOW...what a post!


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 Post subject: Re: Some finds from the last year or so. (Lots of pics)
PostPosted: August 1st, 2010, 5:01 pm 
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nice post the centipede eating the ringneck is sick! also enjoyed the milksnake crossing the rd what time of night was it if you don't mid me asking?


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 Post subject: Re: Some finds from the last year or so. (Lots of pics)
PostPosted: August 1st, 2010, 5:46 pm 

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Sweet post Shaun!! After looking at all those pics and knowing how many more are still left to post, I am completely blown away by how successful we have been in the past years. Here's to many more kick butt years to come in our future. :beer:


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 Post subject: Re: Some finds from the last year or so. (Lots of pics)
PostPosted: August 1st, 2010, 5:47 pm 
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Outstanding. Love the InSitu on the Milk Xing.


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 Post subject: Re: Some finds from the last year or so. (Lots of pics)
PostPosted: August 1st, 2010, 6:11 pm 

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Nice work! Your Xantusia = Xantusia henshawi


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 Post subject: Re: Some finds from the last year or so. (Lots of pics)
PostPosted: August 1st, 2010, 6:55 pm 
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Great post! Nice assortment on Lampropeltis. The casque-headed frog is something we don't see posted too often.


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 Post subject: Re: Some finds from the last year or so. (Lots of pics)
PostPosted: August 1st, 2010, 7:53 pm 
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Awesome animals and post. Thanks for sharing.


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 Post subject: Re: Some finds from the last year or so. (Lots of pics)
PostPosted: August 1st, 2010, 9:20 pm 
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Some very good finds here. The pyros and AZ Rosy were very nice! :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: Some finds from the last year or so. (Lots of pics)
PostPosted: August 2nd, 2010, 9:44 am 

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Shaun,
That new snake detector kit you ordered on-line last year is really working for you. And for the record, you must have an awesome camera, because your photos are outstanding for a novice "picture taker". I'd like to meet you and go snake-hunting some time. I know you like your privacy and stay fairly reclusive, so I hope you don't mind that I took the liberty to enlarge the eye of the frog in one of the photos you posted here, so that I could see what you look like in the reflection.

Now I know who to look for:
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You obviously get really excited when you see a herp!!! I'm diggin' the passion brother!


Jamison


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 Post subject: Re: Some finds from the last year or so. (Lots of pics)
PostPosted: August 2nd, 2010, 11:37 am 

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He shoots! He scores! The crowd goes wild!


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 Post subject: Re: Some finds from the last year or so. (Lots of pics)
PostPosted: August 2nd, 2010, 10:24 pm 

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Very nice recap Shaun!
Very cool shot of the gentilis on the road. I'm guessing it wasn't in a hurry?
The vine was also very cool.
I look forward to the next installment.


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 Post subject: Re: Some finds from the last year or so. (Lots of pics)
PostPosted: August 12th, 2010, 6:20 pm 

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Thanks to everyone for the kind comments.

Wayne- The insitu milk was found about a half hour after dark.

crotalus- Thanks for the Xantusia correction.

Jamison- You're gay! No offense intended for any other "snake lovers" out there.

Brian E.- The gentilis was just laying there and not in a hurry at all. I saw another one a little later and it was in a very big hurry.

Shaun Vought


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 Post subject: Re: Some finds from the last year or so. (Lots of pics)
PostPosted: August 13th, 2010, 5:33 am 
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Its about time you posted some of these. The casque headed and sonoran green are animals I would like to see sometime. Was the first taylori from an eastern locality?


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 Post subject: Re: Some finds from the last year or so. (Lots of pics)
PostPosted: August 17th, 2010, 4:32 pm 

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Matt,
The first taylori was from an eastern locality - very eastern.

Shaun Vought


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 Post subject: Re: Some finds from the last year or so. (Lots of pics)
PostPosted: August 17th, 2010, 5:25 pm 
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Top notch stuff. Especially like the gaping smooth green and that second Cal King (by Brian Eagar) is one heck of a specimen.


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 Post subject: Re: Some finds from the last year or so. (Lots of pics)
PostPosted: August 17th, 2010, 5:32 pm 

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You call yourself a serious herper?
Nice way to milk it!!!..................

This is a DBD approved post.... nice job. :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: Some finds from the last year or so. (Lots of pics)
PostPosted: August 17th, 2010, 5:41 pm 
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Very nice! (Those ground snakes are insane.) And the Ringer and Centipede pic gave me the same involuntary shutter I normally reserve for large, hairy Arachnid macros. thanks for sharing.
Tim


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 Post subject: Re: Some finds from the last year or so. (Lots of pics)
PostPosted: August 17th, 2010, 5:42 pm 
Sheesh.. I'd say the last year or so was pretty sweet.
Hard not to like those eye candy utah pyros.
Glad we ran into you guys down on the border.
Heard you guys found a ringneck that night on the road?
-r


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 Post subject: Re: Some finds from the last year or so. (Lots of pics)
PostPosted: August 17th, 2010, 6:31 pm 
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Excellent post, Shaun! It's already been said, but nicely done! I really like the assortment of Western herps. I'm going to go over the post again now. :thumb:

Thanks for sharing. Some of us don't get out that often.

Casey Lazik


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 Post subject: Re: Some finds from the last year or so. (Lots of pics)
PostPosted: August 17th, 2010, 10:18 pm 

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Awesome post Shaun, you always seem to do very well when you come out this way. I love the aor milk shot!


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