A ring for each finger!

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A ring for each finger!

Post by billboard » February 23rd, 2011, 5:54 pm

I just went out this afternoon to groom one of my lines, and add a little more A/C.
I made a sled out of some carpet and Bombed the hill!

Carpet is easy to find, drive your neighborhood the night before trash day!

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after laying some shag baby..........I decided to check some stuff on the way back up.

I found so many ring necks, I got tired of taking my camera out to shoot each one!


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Saw a few skinks as well................


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some more rings for those of you who like such things.


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That was it. About a dozen Rings.............No Kings. And with rain and snow on the way, I think we are about to put a freeze on things!

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Post by devilfish79 » February 23rd, 2011, 6:23 pm

Thanks for sharing your adventure! A dozen rings is probably better than a dozen no-shows. :)

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Re: A ring for each finger!

Post by geckoguy747 » February 23rd, 2011, 7:13 pm

cool stuff bill! i need the snow to melt up here so i can get out and find my lifer ringneck.
josh

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Re: A ring for each finger!

Post by billboard » February 23rd, 2011, 8:04 pm

You guys are about to get over a foot of snow. Have fun!

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Post by geckoguy747 » February 23rd, 2011, 8:16 pm

i know. and we just got over a foot last weekend. :( the snow level is supposed to drop to about 1000 feet or so this storm, so there's going to be snow in a lot of strange places too.

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Post by Ted » February 23rd, 2011, 8:19 pm

Man, I wish i could find rings like you! the only one i ever found was a DOR a couple of years ago... still cool to see! :mrgreen:

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Post by hellihooks » February 24th, 2011, 7:52 am

geckoguy747 wrote:i know. and we just got over a foot last weekend. :( the snow level is supposed to drop to about 1000 feet or so this storm, so there's going to be snow in a lot of strange places too.
thats why ya go today... :thumb: jim

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Post by brick911 » February 24th, 2011, 10:03 am

I love how your guysesssss rings curl their tails. Ours out in the NE don't do that.

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Post by RobertH » February 24th, 2011, 10:55 am

Ours out in the NE don't do that.
That's because their tails are frozen :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: A ring for each finger!

Post by Steve Bledsoe » February 25th, 2011, 7:19 am

Have you seen Ring-necks do this?

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This was the second one I've seen this year that displayed this behavior. Noah Anderson and I found another a few weeks ago that did the same thing.
Does anyone have an idea why the heavy saliva secretion?
Could it possibly be venom related?

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Post by Fundad » February 25th, 2011, 7:41 am

Interesting Steve, I wouldn't want that in my blood, I have seen what their bites do to skinks. It's usually over pretty quickly when they do bite their prey..

Fundad

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Post by Lystrophis » February 25th, 2011, 4:59 pm

Cool Ringnecks! Steve - that is an odd behavior you noticed... pretty cool

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Post by billboard » February 25th, 2011, 5:31 pm

Quit squeezing them so hard!

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Post by Steve Bledsoe » February 26th, 2011, 12:18 pm

billboard wrote:Quit squeezing them so hard!
You should see what they do when you step on em! :shock:

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Post by hellihooks » February 26th, 2011, 7:00 pm

billboard wrote:Quit squeezing them so hard!
ya beat me to it Bill... been meaning to come back and say that for several days now... :lol: :lol: :lol: jim

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Post by quasimoto » February 27th, 2011, 1:14 pm

Does anyone have any tips for finding ringnecks? Not looking for locations, just suitable habitat types and maybe some microhabitat/temp info. . . for as common as they seem to be I have been having one hell of a time finding any. I know they like cooler/moist areas but beyond that nothing.

Thanks guys!
Rory

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Post by Steve Bledsoe » February 28th, 2011, 6:46 am

They seem to be the most common snake in our area near the coast in Orange and San Diego Counties. We easily find lots of them under boards placed on grassy hillsides. They're usually the first snakes to show up under the boards in February and March, but become harder to find as the weather warms up and the soil gets drier. I would imagine that the conditions and results would be similar in the Thousand Oaks area.

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Re: A ring for each finger!

Post by billboard » February 28th, 2011, 8:59 am

Try setting something up on a north facing slope.

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Post by reako45 » March 3rd, 2011, 8:10 am

This recession thing sucks. Bill, all you could afford to pay those poor ringnecks for posing for you was a penny?!? :mrgreen:

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Post by RobertH » March 3rd, 2011, 9:09 am

Rory,

I am having problems finding ringnecks, too. The main difference for us (I am near the Western San Gabes) seems to be that our local species, San Bernadino Ringnecks aren't as numerous as San Diego Ringnecks. I am not sure why that is. It may be just a matter of different habitat and climate, but more likely it has to do with their natural density being much lower. Even near the coast of LA County, they don't appear to be as nearly numerous as in SD County.

The way I look at it is that once I do find one, it'll at least be an interesting find. It's a bit like finding slender salamanders: garden slenders (batrachoseps major major) are super-common in SD, whereas our most common local species, black-bellied slenders (batrachoseps nigriventris), though readily found in LA County, are definitely not numerous. And ringnecks favorite diet, as I understand it, are - slender salamanders.

Robert

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