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Borrego Springs/Anza Borrego San Diego County

Post by DougA » July 10th, 2010, 2:00 pm

Last night's hunt found 1 Gopher Snake, 2 more DOR, 1 Shovel-nosed, and 1 Lyre. In the Santa Ysabel area, we had a fresh Calif. Kingsnake DOR. If we had only been a few minutes quicker :x

Question, the Gopher we saw was between Scissor's Crossing and Yaqui Wells, near Plum Canyon. It appeared lighter in color than a typical San Diego Gopher. Can the Sonoran Gopher be found in this area?

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Post by Ross Padilla » July 10th, 2010, 2:29 pm

Did it look like this?
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Post by Kyle Dickerson » July 10th, 2010, 2:32 pm

Or this?

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PS. Were you the guy driving the minivan back and forth on the 78? I think I saw you.

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Re: Borrego Springs/Anza Borrego San Diego County

Post by DougA » July 10th, 2010, 3:21 pm

Since, I can't figure out how to post images here. Here is a link to the image of the gopher.

http://tinyurl.com/2ayquh6


I was driving a black and white FJ Cruiser.

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Re: Borrego Springs/Anza Borrego San Diego County

Post by DougA » July 10th, 2010, 3:24 pm

In case anyone would like to see my images or correct any mis identifications. Here is the herp section of my website.

http://www.blackwaterphoto.com/Herps

Feel free to correct me on any mis-identifications.......

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Post by Ross Padilla » July 10th, 2010, 8:37 pm

It would be better to have a full shot but going by that picture it doesn't seem to have the typical SD Gopher pattern or coloring to the blotches. The snake I posted is what you would call a typical SD pattern but the colors are pretty light. Nice website, btw.

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Post by Eimon » July 11th, 2010, 1:34 am

Yes, the Sonoran (influence) comes up to that area. Yours looks like the classic intergrade from what I can see in the pic.

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Post by Ryan Sikola » July 11th, 2010, 8:20 pm

My heart skipped a beat, I thought you found a mcgurty SD gopher snake.

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Post by DougA » July 12th, 2010, 8:45 am

sorry what is a McGurty San Diego Gopher Snake?

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Post by Ryan Sikola » July 12th, 2010, 12:35 pm

My avatar is the morph.

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Re: Borrego Springs/Anza Borrego San Diego County

Post by reako45 » July 12th, 2010, 3:50 pm

The pic on your link looks pure annectens to me. Eimon's way more knowledgeable about the snakes in that area, however. Need to see whole body shot. Nice looking Gopher btw.

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Post by Eimon » July 12th, 2010, 5:25 pm

reako45, I was going to say you need to see more pits, but guess what :lol: you are right! BUT, that's a different pic than what was at that link before :crazyeyes: :lol: :lol: Check the second link, it's the Sonoran from July 9. That was funny!

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Re: Borrego Springs/Anza Borrego San Diego County

Post by DougA » July 13th, 2010, 11:08 am

Sorry guys, I did move the image to a new folder.

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