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herping Southern California in October

Posted: October 19th, 2018, 12:28 am
by frostior
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!

Re: herping Southern California in October

Posted: October 19th, 2018, 7:12 pm
by Jeremy Wright
I sent you a Private Message :thumb:

Re: herping Southern California in October

Posted: October 19th, 2018, 8:19 pm
by craigb
pm sent too.... two? also?

Re: herping Southern California in October

Posted: October 20th, 2018, 9:32 am
by Fieldherper
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.

FH

Re: herping Southern California in October

Posted: October 21st, 2018, 1:34 am
by frostior
Cool! Thanks everyone for the advices! They are so useful!

Re: herping Southern California in October

Posted: October 21st, 2018, 7:44 am
by craigb
Daytime temps in the low 80s, and they got rain last week....

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