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Author:  mark buck [ July 11th, 2018, 8:39 am ]
Post subject:  Better late than never... Snake Highlights 2017 CA

Been a while since I last posted but figured I should put up some highlights from an awesome year.
The 2016/2017 winter in California was one of the wettest on record, surpassing the 1982/1983 El Nino rain totals in many parts of the state. All this precipitation made 2017 an epic year for snake hunting in CA, I tried my best to make the most of the conditions and stayed within state boundaries the entire year.

Here's some highlights...

I've also included some habitat shots at the end...

January

California Kingsnakes, Orange County
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San Diego Gopher Snake, Orange County
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San Diego Night Snake, San Diego County
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Southern Pacific Rattlesnake, San Diego County
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San Diego Ringneck Snake, San Diego County
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February

California Kingsnake (Newport Morph), Orange County
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San Bernardino Ringneck Snakes, Orange County
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March

Southern Pacific Rattlesnake, Orange County
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San Bernardino Ringneck Snake, Orange County
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Western Black-Headed Snake, Riverside County
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Red Diamond Rattlesnake, Riverside County
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Pacific Gopher Snake, Kern County
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April

Northern Pacific Rattlesnake, Kern County
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Red Coachwhip, Kern County
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CA Striped Racer, San Bernardino County
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San Bernardino Ringneck Snake, San Bernardino County
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Red Diamond Rattlesnake, Orange County
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Coastal Rosy Boa, Riverside County
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San Diego Gopher Snake, Riverside County
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Red Diamond Rattlesnake, Riverside County
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Western Longnose Snake, Riverside County
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California Kingsnake, Riverside County
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May

Coast Patch Nosed Snake, Orange County
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Northern Rubber Boa (Found by Richard Hoyer), Tulare County
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Sierra Gartersnakes, Tulare County
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Sierra Mountain Kingsnake, Tulare County
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Northern Pacific Rattlesnake, Tulare County
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Mojave Glossy Snake, Inyo County
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Western Longnose Snake, Inyo County
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Great Basin Gopher Snake, Inyo County
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Mojave Desert Sidewinder, Inyo County
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Spotted Leaf Nose Snake, Inyo County
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Desert Rosy Boa, Inyo County
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San Diego Gopher Snake, Orange County
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June

Desert Glossy Snake, Riverside County
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Red Diamond Rattlesnake, Riverside County
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Mojave Shovel Nosed Snake, Riverside County
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Two Striped Gartersnake, Riverside County
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Coastal Rosy Boas, Riverside County
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Southern Pacific Rattlesnake, Los Angeles County
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San Diego Night Snake, Los Angeles County
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Coastal Rosy Boa, Los Angeles County
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July

Mountain Gartersnake, San Bernardino County
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Southern Pacific Rattlesnake, Los Angeles County
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August

Southern Rubber Boa, San Bernardino County
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September

Southwestern Threadsnake, San Bernardino County
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Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake, Imperial County
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Red Diamond Rattlesnake, Imperial County
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San Diego Gopher Snake, Orange County
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October

San Diego Gopher Snake, Orange County
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Southern Pacific Rattlesnake, Riverside County
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Colorado Desert Sidewinder, Riverside County
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November

California Kingsnake, Orange County
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December

Southern Pacific Rattlesnakes, Orange County
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Some habitat...

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I want to thank Todd Battey, John Lauermann, Brian Hinds, Jeff Nordland, Richard Hoyer, Chris Patnaude, and my dad.
2017 wouldn't of been as snakey as it was without them!!

If you made it this far, thanks for lookin'


Mark

Author:  Brian Hubbs [ July 11th, 2018, 10:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Better late than never... Snake Highlights 2017 CA

Some good finds...looks like fun...

Author:  r.edwards [ July 11th, 2018, 11:09 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Better late than never... Snake Highlights 2017 CA

dang lots of good stuff there, especially the scenery, the Newport and the shovelnose

Author:  SurfinHerp [ July 11th, 2018, 4:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Better late than never... Snake Highlights 2017 CA

Very nice post Mark!

Thanks for sharing so many photos. Lots of good finds, and some interesting specimens. I especially like the Sierra mtn kings, the orange colored LA County rosy, and that one cool helleri with brown and greenish colors.

Cheers,

Jeff

Author:  ricrabt [ July 11th, 2018, 6:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Better late than never... Snake Highlights 2017 CA

Really nice bro. The glossy is awesome as well as the San gabe boa...

Author:  mark buck [ July 12th, 2018, 8:26 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Better late than never... Snake Highlights 2017 CA

@ Brian Hubbs - Thanks Brian, it was a lot of fun haha

@ r.edwards - Thanks, glad you enjoyed it

@ SurfinHerp - Thanks Jeff! I really liked those finds too.

@ ricrabt - Thanks John. That Boa was so orange...

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