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Post by monklet » March 29th, 2014, 10:49 am

Finally got a really nice photo op...Yay! :)

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Near Lake Casitas in Ventura Co.

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Post by hellihooks » March 29th, 2014, 1:24 pm

Rad, Brad... me glad. :crazyeyes: (And I know...as poems go...that one's pretty bad) :roll: :lol: :lol: jim
actually... come to think of it...it's a limrick...must be the left over Corned Beef I had for lunch... 8-)

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Post by reako45 » March 30th, 2014, 1:56 am

Those're always neat to see.

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Post by Brian Hubbs » April 2nd, 2014, 4:11 pm

Nice shot Brad. :thumb:

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Post by monklet » April 3rd, 2014, 7:26 am

Thanks guys, it was a real pain trying to get those two to pose just right.

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Post by Brian Hubbs » April 3rd, 2014, 8:57 am

:lol: oh, yeah, I'm sure it was...I hate when that happens...

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Post by Brian Hubbs » April 4th, 2014, 2:03 pm

Here's a few...I did not take this pic...

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Post by Ross Padilla » April 5th, 2014, 12:29 am

monklet wrote:Finally got a really nice photo op...Yay! :)

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Near Lake Casitas in Ventura Co.
That's a pretty good picture. :thumb: Is that a male and female?

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Post by Ross Padilla » April 5th, 2014, 12:31 am

That is a ton of turtles, Hubbs. Looks like a bunch of rocks by the water.

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Post by monklet » April 5th, 2014, 7:50 am

Stephanie Pappas - WPT Researcher wrote:The large female on left has a notch on back right Scute.I just zoomed in on photo. That's a good id mark to track this turtle. Do you have pictures from past five years? The other one is a sub adult male.
Those two are regulars in a little tributary to Lake Casitas and even have names apparently, Mam (F) and Orata (M) :)
Ancient who's seen a lot of stuff wrote:They've been there for a few years, even when the pool dried up, at least the smaller, paler one. That is the perfect habitat for them: an intermittent stream with pools. And yet that creek can roar and be several feet deep. These 'pond' turtles have been selected to haul out when they sense impending storms. The deselected lines end up on the beach to be feasted on by sea gulls.

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Post by Owen » April 9th, 2014, 8:26 pm

Since you titled it WPTs, I figured that I would 'bump' and piggyback a little here given today ended up mostly a turtle day for me. I probably saw around 50:

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There were probably 8, 9 or more here. They kept plunking into the water as I approached.
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Post by gopher » April 9th, 2014, 8:46 pm

Owen that video is fantastic! I could only dream of seeing such an event from my observed locality.
Probably my favorite herp video I have ever watched :beer:

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Post by monklet » April 10th, 2014, 7:14 am

Yep, really funny video!

Like this one best.
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Thanks for posting those. Everyone is else welcome to post as well. :D

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Post by Owen » April 10th, 2014, 6:05 pm

Hard to tell from the picture, but the next two baby ones are between the size of a quarter and half-dollar:
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I waited tor this one to surface about 3ft out. Mud level shot (love tilting rear screens!):
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Post by Brian Hubbs » April 10th, 2014, 11:49 pm

Very nice Owen...very nice...

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Post by Brian Hubbs » April 10th, 2014, 11:52 pm

Here's a few new ones:

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Post by monklet » April 11th, 2014, 7:26 am

Awesome ...how do you guys get so close?

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Post by Brian Hubbs » April 11th, 2014, 9:47 am

We don't...we use telephoto most of the time, at least, that's what I do. Ain't nobody got time to creep up on turtles for an hour. :lol:
All of those pics were from 50 to 200 feet away from the turtles, usually taken from a bridge or bluff above a creek. I put in a pic of a bridge in that group that shows the previous turtle on a rock at lower right in the pic.
Owen has a much better camera than I do, so I don't know how far away he was.

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