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NDKallday
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New to the forum/Finds from this spring

Post by NDKallday » June 15th, 2014, 6:18 pm

What's up guys I'm Nathan Kelly. I've been a field herper I guess since I was about five years old living in Eastern Washington. I moved to Ogden Utah when I was thirteen and have grown to love the wildlife along the Wasatch Front and throughout Southern Utah, specifically the reptiles. I've never really documented any of my finds until now, but being that I'm going to be a herpetology student and want to interact with more herpers I feel like this would be a good opportunity.

I'm not a skilled photographer and have taken more in-hand photos this spring with my iPhone 5 unfortunately.. hah I'm the rookie with my photos and in the future will stick to more shots of herps in their natural habitat or natural positions with a good camera.

Here's just a few of my favorite finds from this spring with my older brother Auzzie. I'm excited to see more Rocky Mountain posts and to learn from more of you skilled herpers!!

Nathan Kelly


Adult Great Basin Rattlesnakes, Weber County, UT
You can see there's two rattles in this photo but there was actually a third coiled up farther back in the shelter

[url=https://flic.kr/p/nZnpwb][img]http ... .jpg[/img]IMG_1923 by ndkallday, on Flickr[/url]

Adult Utah Mountain Kingsnake, Washington County, UT
I found her on top of a large boulder nestled between some smaller loose stacked boulders. We assumed she was a gravid female.

[url=https://flic.kr/p/nGWDdv][img]http ... .jpg[/img]IMG_1813 by ndkallday, on Flickr[/url]

[url=https://flic.kr/p/nZaY72][img]http ... .jpg[/img]IMG_1816 by ndkallday, on Flickr[/url]

Juvenile Utah Mountain Kingsnake, Washington County, UT
This little guy was coiled up right next to the female we found. Incredibly lucky, but i think it says a lot about how the population of pyros is doing where I found them.

[url=https://flic.kr/p/nZmnDd][img]http ... .jpg[/img]IMG_1880 by ndkallday, on Flickr[/url]

Juvenile pyro in-hand

[url=https://flic.kr/p/nZt8qT][img]http ... .jpg[/img]IMG_1804 by ndkallday, on Flickr[/url]

Rubber Boa, Weber County, UT
Found this guy right on the trail when it was about 55 degrees in early April. Not too surprising for a rubber boa. I didn't have my phone so i had gone back to my car to take this pic.

[url=https://flic.kr/p/o2dHKv][img]http ... .jpg[/img]IMG_1710 by ndkallday, on Flickr[/url]

California Slender Salamanders, Humboldt County, CA
Flipped these little dudes in the Redwoods

[url=https://flic.kr/p/nGWRdo][img]http ... .jpg[/img]IMG_2048 by ndkallday, on Flickr[/url]

Forest Scorpion, Shasta County, CA
Had no idea what type of scorpion he was 'til I researched him.. sure looked nasty though

[url=https://flic.kr/p/nZkvA9][img]http ... .jpg[/img]IMG_2073 by ndkallday, on Flickr[/url]

Banded Gila Monster, Washington County, UT
This was a first timer for me. We didn't try to harass it too much so we just stayed still and observed it for about a half hour. Couldn't have done it without the help from Cameron Rognan. Such a cool find and an awesome experience.

[url=https://flic.kr/p/nGWRsS][img]http ... .jpg[/img]IMG_1861 by ndkallday, on Flickr[/url]

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Re: New to the forum/Finds from this spring

Post by TimCO » June 17th, 2014, 5:18 pm

I'd love to see those pics, try to get them visible.

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Re: New to the forum/Finds from this spring

Post by simpleyork » June 17th, 2014, 5:27 pm

phew I thought I was the only one that couldn't see the photos

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Re: New to the forum/Finds from this spring

Post by Rancorrye » June 17th, 2014, 6:04 pm

Welcome to the forum, Nathan! Good to have another Utahn here.

Looks like you're on the right track to posting pictures. To post your photos from flickr, select the photo you want to post and at the bottom right side of the picture there is an arrow icon that points right. Click on that and select BBCode. Select the size photo you want to post. Then copy the code that is provided and paste it directly into the text box. No need to worry about adding any additional codes.

I think this is a photo you were trying to post of the scorp

ImageForest Scorpion by ndkallday, on Flickr

Hope that helps and makes sense. Now lets see the rest of those pics!

Rye

NDKallday
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Re: New to the forum/Finds from this spring

Post by NDKallday » June 18th, 2014, 4:56 pm

Thanks for the welcome Rye! and thanks for the advice too. Hah I was a little confused but that helps a lot. I'll probably end up posting a new topic with the pics. Thanks for the patience!

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Re: New to the forum/Finds from this spring

Post by herpseeker1978 » June 18th, 2014, 5:05 pm

NDKallday wrote:Thanks for the welcome Rye! and thanks for the advice too. Hah I was a little confused but that helps a lot. I'll probably end up posting a new topic with the pics. Thanks for the patience!
You can just click on the edit button, you don't have to post a new thread.

Josh

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