New guy introduction and pics from the mojave!

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mark buck
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New guy introduction and pics from the mojave!

Post by mark buck » April 1st, 2015, 10:59 pm

discovered this forum last year and figured its about time I posted some
pics of my own. I've been into herps(especially reptiles) since my childhood
and some recent trips have re-sparked my passion! I don't keep herps in captivity,
but like everyone else on here I love encountering them out in the field.
here's a few of my favorite pictures from 2 different weekends in the mojave last summer.
all pictures taken with a canon powershot.


some lizards to start...

desert iguana
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zebra-tail hanging out under a creosete bush
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big chuckwalla, any guesses on what happened to his tail?
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another chuck
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male great basin collared
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female found nearby
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some snakes...

walking snakes at night sure gets the blood flowing
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speckled rattlesnake
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rosy boa
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mojave sundown
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yours truly, classic photo op
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back home, found this alligator lizard crawling around,
really like the pattern on him
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thanks for lookin!

- mark

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Re: New guy introduction and pics from the mojave!

Post by Zach_Lim » April 2nd, 2015, 10:45 am

Great finds, Mark. Keep it up!

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Bryan Hamilton
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Re: New guy introduction and pics from the mojave!

Post by Bryan Hamilton » April 2nd, 2015, 6:49 pm

Welcome. Nice pictures, keep up the good work.

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Kelly Mc
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Re: New guy introduction and pics from the mojave!

Post by Kelly Mc » April 2nd, 2015, 9:50 pm

Beautiful animals and photos, all of them really nice..

The Chuckwalla's tail looks like it was mutilated/partially gloved in a predator mishap but its on the mend. Shedding consecutively after injury in a pieced, accentuated pattern is normal, often starting at the injured site.

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Re: New guy introduction and pics from the mojave!

Post by PrimitiveTim » April 3rd, 2015, 6:35 am

That rosy boa and the chuckwalla just seem so friendly. lol Awesome finds and welcome to FHF!

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