Trip to Mojave

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RobertH
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Trip to Mojave

Post by RobertH » October 14th, 2010, 5:10 pm

My dad and I went to the Mojave desert with the SWHS last weekend.

The first interesting herp we saw was this little guy:

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About 15 minutes later we saw this lifer magister:

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After lunch we saw this lifer zebra tail:

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We drove somewhere to find a sidewinder, but came across this DOR:

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:( :( :(

This was our first snake on the trip:

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And here is the second snake:

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Our lifer long-nose:

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And here is a short video of our second long-nose that night:

http://picasaweb.google.com/11712649589 ... 1936707938

Here are few pictures of the surrounding area:

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On the second day this little guy walked across our path:

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Five minutes later we saw this light phase leopard lizard:

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And this is my best shot of any herp ever: Uta pretending to be chuckwalla :)

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This was the most amazing turkey vulture encounter for me:

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For closing this post, I want to give you this beautiful sunset:

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Nicholas (age 8)

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Re: Trip to Mojave

Post by Lystrophis » October 14th, 2010, 5:34 pm

Great photos and video, Nicholas! Looks like a fun and eventful trip :)

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Re: Trip to Mojave

Post by Fundad » October 14th, 2010, 7:06 pm

Outstanding.. You did good.. :thumb: :thumb: :D

Fundad

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Re: Trip to Mojave

Post by devilfish79 » October 14th, 2010, 9:39 pm

Man, that looks like an outstanding trip! Great shots and thanks for sharing. :thumb:

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Re: Trip to Mojave

Post by hellihooks » October 15th, 2010, 6:07 am

Good Job Nick! Anytime you and your dad wanna come back up for a few more lifers/herps...drop me a line... :thumb: jim

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Re: Trip to Mojave

Post by dezertwerx » October 15th, 2010, 7:03 am

Great Post Nicholas.... congrats on the lifers! :thumb:

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Re: Trip to Mojave

Post by RobertH » October 15th, 2010, 7:00 pm

Thanks for your kind feedback for Nicholas, everyone. It really means a lot to him.

Jim: That's a super-nice offer that he's sure to take you up on. Thanks a lot! :thumb:

Robert

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Re: Trip to Mojave

Post by geckoguy747 » October 15th, 2010, 9:19 pm

nice finds! the longnose and the leopard lizard are way cool! also always fun to see turkey vultures. and that is a great uta shot!
josh

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