herping Southern California in October

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frostior
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herping Southern California in October

Post by frostior » October 19th, 2018, 12:28 am

Hi, all.
I just moved to Claremont, CA and got myself a car. Wonder if there is any spot nearby ideal for herping. I am particularly interested in coastal mountain kingsnake(Lampropeltis zonata) and rosy boa (Charina trivirgata). Any suggestions? Is it too cold for snakes right now?
Help is greatly appreciated!

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Jeremy Wright
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Re: herping Southern California in October

Post by Jeremy Wright » October 19th, 2018, 7:12 pm

I sent you a Private Message :thumb:

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Re: herping Southern California in October

Post by craigb » October 19th, 2018, 8:19 pm

pm sent too.... two? also?

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Re: herping Southern California in October

Post by Fieldherper » October 20th, 2018, 9:32 am

October can be tough. You may have better luck when the winter rains start, but you will be unlikely to find the snakes you mentioned until Spring. The best advice is to find canyons with permanent or semi-permanent water and do a lot of hiking in the Springtime. You will see snakes if you put in the effort.

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frostior
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Re: herping Southern California in October

Post by frostior » October 21st, 2018, 1:34 am

Cool! Thanks everyone for the advices! They are so useful!

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Re: herping Southern California in October

Post by craigb » October 21st, 2018, 7:44 am

Daytime temps in the low 80s, and they got rain last week....

Good time to "'Take a Hike"..... :arrow: :shock:

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