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NW Gorge Crawler
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Southern Oregon

Post by NW Gorge Crawler » May 2nd, 2020, 6:35 pm

I am thinking about exploring this area for the first time. Any helpful hints?

Thanks
Andrew

Richard F. Hoyer
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Re: Southern Oregon

Post by Richard F. Hoyer » May 3rd, 2020, 8:06 pm

What species are interested in observing?

Richard F. Hoyer (Corvallis, Oregon)

NW Gorge Crawler
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Re: Southern Oregon

Post by NW Gorge Crawler » May 4th, 2020, 6:11 am

Any and all. Just an area I am interested in exploring. Would love to see the 2 Lampropeltis down there. Its an area I have only passed through in the past.

Andrew

Jimi
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Re: Southern Oregon

Post by Jimi » May 4th, 2020, 6:28 am

Heads up:

https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/CurrentM ... .aspx?West

The Klamath / Siskiyou country is looking rough, drought-wise.
Would love to see the 2 Lampropeltis down there. Its an area I have only passed through in the past.
That country is worth spending some time in. Getula always appreciate water; even irrigated lands. In my experience zonata are easiest (that word being used relatively...) early in the season.

You'd better get going. Take care with the locals, some are, uh...pretty darn sketchy. Meth looks bad on people.

Good hunting!

Richard F. Hoyer
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Re: Southern Oregon

Post by Richard F. Hoyer » May 5th, 2020, 11:43 am

George,
My efforts have centered on encountering the Rubber Boa, Common Sharp-tailed Snake and Forest Sharp-tailed Snake in southwestern Oregon. In that process, I have encountered both species if kingsnakes, Racers, Gopher Snakes, 3 or 4 species of garter snakes, some lizards, one Black Salamander and one adult Pacific Giant Salamander.

If you wish to learn where I viewed the kingsnakes, or any of the other species, send me a private message.

Richard F. Hoyer

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