Monsoon Mania!!

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DIAMONDBACK DAVE
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Monsoon Mania!!

Post by DIAMONDBACK DAVE » August 20th, 2010, 4:56 pm

Here is my post from AZ. Pretty standard stuff. I dont have the time or energy to write out a long narrative and besides, you guys know how its mostly done anyway.

If theres any areas you recongnize, dont blurt it out, besides most of the areas I hunt are off the radar for most(all) herpers, roads aside.

It was my best year yet, especially with diversity. Due to boot issues I didnt do any epic backpacking as planned, like previous summers durring my yearly trip to AZ.

Im astounded that almost no one responded to my post to meeting up in Az, but Im very glad to have spent the time with the few that had, Armine, Mike and Francis you guys were awesome and the company was most what Ill remember from the trip.

Animals are from both AZ and NM and sorry Chad, but the obscurus was a NM animal. Shots are mostly in cronological order...

Lets start with a few hid and seeks.....Image

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This was a monster klaub, easily over 30 inches and a very awesome green color...
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Here is a shot of both animals, originally found side by side, the smaller female is already a good sized Rock.
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Young klaub
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3 diffrent Blacktails found the first evening in habitat.

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Getting back to the road after a rugged 5 hour hike. Armine had a smile on his face for days after the obscurus adventure, a true Herpers High....
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I really hate this place, every time I go...... honestly it no fun walking around up here...
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We got off those slopesd and hunted some good pricie habitat.
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Mike moving in for the shot.....
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Everybody knows I love Diamondbacks, and the color diversity in the Sky Islands is astounding... The atrox were some of my favorite snakes of the trip.

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Part two to come........

DBD

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Re: Monsoon Mania!!

Post by Ross Padilla » August 20th, 2010, 5:12 pm

Great post. I like the double flash technique you use, especially on the Mojave crossing the road. My favorite was the first klaub and how you found it. :thumb:

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Post by Mulebrother » August 20th, 2010, 6:01 pm

DAY-UM!
Awesome post brother. I'm like you...the diversity of atrox is breathtaking...you got some great shots here. The big mojave is my fave though. That obscurus will haunt my dreams! I give this five stars (out of 5)

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Post by chad ks » August 20th, 2010, 9:10 pm

I'm a huge fan of your posts and especially the high number of in situ or "find the animal" types pictures...

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Post by chad ks » August 22nd, 2010, 12:53 pm

bump.

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Post by Casey Lazik » August 22nd, 2010, 2:20 pm

Thoroughly enjoyable, Dave.
I second the in situ comment.

Casey

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Re: Monsoon Mania!!

Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » August 23rd, 2010, 1:07 am

Beautiful post. Thank you!

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Post by will lattea » September 24th, 2010, 7:42 am

niiiiice. dig the in situ stuff for sure!

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Post by Tim Borski » September 24th, 2010, 8:39 am

Me too. Love the in situ/in habitat shots! What are boot issues?

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Re: Monsoon Mania!!

Post by Ames » September 24th, 2010, 9:18 am

Another Hog-nuts post!

Love the habitat/can you see it shots. That large klaub is a beaut.
garters must be beefier out there.

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Re: Monsoon Mania!!

Post by justinm » September 24th, 2010, 9:47 am

Awesome post, I really enjoy the pics of habitat and herpers in the field. So cool to see snakes out in natural habitat in situ and off the road. Great shots btw.

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Re: Monsoon Mania!!

Post by Knightkrawler5 » September 24th, 2010, 9:59 am

Sweet stuff man! makes me want to go back out west!

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Post by dezertwerx » September 24th, 2010, 10:37 am

Awesome finds :thumb:

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Post by soulsurvivor » September 28th, 2010, 9:30 am

Awesome stuff, Dave! I have been craving an AZ trip for days. Or Florida. Anywhere but here really.

I really liked your pic of the road descending into the mountains. Made it my screensaver. Thanks!

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Post by DIAMONDBACK DAVE » September 28th, 2010, 2:50 pm

Thanks Bree.... thats only half, theres a second post buried somewhere on the forum, and a raincow shot I bet youd like better!

DBD

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Re: Monsoon Mania!!

Post by Brendan » September 28th, 2010, 3:33 pm

Nice job on the photos Dave. Sorry I missed you guys again this year!! One of these trips I'll match up with ya.

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