October 2014

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Zach_Lim
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October 2014

Post by Zach_Lim » October 28th, 2014, 1:20 pm

Hey guys,

As I will be stuck inside the office until the weekend (and because I don't feel like working right now....I hate my job....I need to get out of the tech world.......), I guess I will post my October finds now.

October proved to be a rather snake-centric month, despite the onset of cooler weather. We were lucky to a few days of light rain here in the Bay Area. Some of the usual Bay Area suspects seemed to enjoy this added moisture and decided to make an appearance.

Early in the month, I night flipped this gorgeous Racer in Santa Cruz County while taking a break to stretch my legs from an evening of road cruising with Jared-

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Down the road, a sad sight-

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On the second pass, I found another Crote that was very much alive-

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A friend was visiting from out of state, so Jared and I took him out for some coastal herping. The day was nice and cool with lots of fog.

A massive Rubber Boa was waiting for us-

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Orb Weaver and the morning dew-
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As the fog started burning off, I spotted something blue on the side of a trail-

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The weather was fairly mild in the middle of the month. Mild weather calls for mild mannered snakes.

Rubber boas-

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A week later, I found a rather scarred up boa from a spot I have never found one before-

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I spent one Sunday out with Luke Talltree in Sonoma County checking out new spots.

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Pig Skull that i found in the stream-

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CA Red-sided Garter Snake-

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While out with Jared Heald, a huge Red-legged Frog made an appearance-

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This last weekend was a very busy one for me- an all day punk/Oi! festival in the City, recording new tracks for my band, and, well, herping! I'll spare you guys music portion and stick with the snakes.

I flipped this gorgeous Ring-necked Snake on a very cold morning under a log-

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A "black-eyed", yearling boa-

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A very pretty yearling Crote-

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Pacific Gopher Snake on the crawl-

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A small Giant-

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Not a bad October in my book. November and December will be busy months for me- lots of shows and a mini-Southern California tour to support my new band's first record! Hopefully I'll have time for herping!

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Re: October 2014

Post by repaphin » October 28th, 2014, 5:59 pm

Very nice series of photos! Hope to hear from you soon!

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Re: October 2014

Post by RobertH » October 28th, 2014, 7:43 pm

All good stuff, and lots of nice boas, though, as always, I am partial to the SFG. Great colors on that one.

I'll send you a pm soon about our upcoming NorCal trip at the end of November.

Robert

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Re: October 2014

Post by LouB747 » October 28th, 2014, 8:29 pm

Yeah, really like that SFGS. That racer has a nice look to it. What, no Z?

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Re: October 2014

Post by JAMAUGHN » November 1st, 2014, 8:07 am

Excellent post, Zach. Just to be contrary, I really liked the white-striped CRSG. The SFG was nice too, though. :D

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Re: October 2014

Post by gopher » November 1st, 2014, 11:38 am

Nice work! I am diggin all of those rubber boas! Keep it up.

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Re: October 2014

Post by Porter » November 16th, 2014, 8:56 pm

The White Stripes :thumb:

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Re: October 2014

Post by Porter » November 17th, 2014, 5:59 am

Lookin at this again at work, waiting at my first stop to open... really like that orb weaver spider in the web. Forgot to mention that last night. I've been keeping an eye open for a garden spider, trying to get a full web shot like that. I used to damn near walk into em on in Elk Grove on childhood fishing trips with my dad. They'd be stretched out across the narrow trail, waist to headheighth. I'm gonna have to head out there next season. I've only seen one garden in the sutter/yolo area. Great shot! Really like the skewed angle with the droplets :thumb:

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