I'll play the morph game

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I'll play the morph game

Post by Judson » March 21st, 2012, 7:51 pm

Disclaimer: I don't give two $hits about grammar on an open forum talking about herps. If you do, I'd stop reading here.

It's been pretty slow up here in L.A. county but I have worked hard and pulled 4-5 Kings this year. This latest king my 7 year found with my 8 year old while I told them to stay put and not touch anything while I moved the car(less than a minute). They started flipping dumped concrete and other plastic trash when they found this King. As I walk up they are all excited saying "WE FOUND A KINGSNAKE!" At first I was upset because they didn't listen to my instruction not to touch ANYTHING! After some reprimanding I couldn't help but be excited with em!

Ross, what morph is this?

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MorphCalKingDontHate by Judson Heloderma, on Flickr
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MorphCalKingSide by Judson Heloderma, on Flickr
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MorphCalKingBelly by Judson Heloderma, on Flickr


Best,
Isaac

btw, my boys are well instructed on our local herps and they know the difference between venomous(only one) and non venomous snakes in our area. They also wear gaiters, gloves, boots and carry snake hooks. If you are here to critize me, please PM me and we can discuss. lets keep this about the snakes. PEACE

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Re: I'll play the morph game

Post by Burt Gummer » March 21st, 2012, 7:58 pm

OMG dat is totally a mud morph thats lyke the rarest morph evar peeple freak over those i hope u collected it im sure some guyz would luv it for their breeding coloniez.

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Re: I'll play the morph game

Post by herper79 » March 21st, 2012, 8:09 pm

Word! :crazyeyes: I only use those for chopping up and making Mud Pie. Great with cheese on top.

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Post by monklet » March 21st, 2012, 8:36 pm

Way to go Isaac ...your kids are bad ass! Hope you find one some day too ;-) :lol:

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Re: I'll play the morph game

Post by ratsnakehaven » March 21st, 2012, 8:39 pm

Nice king. Like the black belly.

There are too many of those nasty 'ol rattlers down there. I'm very experienced, but still wear leather gloves while flipping there. I'd drive the point home with those youngsters. Better safe than sorry..

Take care....Terry :thumb:

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Re: I'll play the morph game

Post by Owen » March 21st, 2012, 8:42 pm

Breathtaking :roll:

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Post by Ross Padilla » March 21st, 2012, 8:46 pm

Dude, that's a Striped Mud Morph. The troll is right, that's a very rare morph. Only 2 that we know of have been found and it was by the same guy about ten years ago. Me and Hubbs were talking about this morph today. (What do you think about your theory now, Hubbs? :lol:) You and your kids scored big time, man. Hubbs is going to be all over your ass for locality info if he doesn't already know. Best advise, don't tell him a thing. :lol: That is awesome! Congrats! :thumb:

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Re: I'll play the morph game

Post by Burt Gummer » March 21st, 2012, 9:15 pm

Ross Padilla wrote:Me and Hubbs were talking about this morph today.
Hubbs and I... Hubbs and I... It's not that hard, Ross.
Ross Padilla wrote:Hubbs is going to be all over your ass for locality info if he doesn't already know. Best advise, don't tell him a thing. :lol:
You guys are too cute! I'm sure it's the same place everyone and their mother visits. I wonder how many "special" kings have been pulled out of that tract and stuffed into sweaterboxes over the years....

Seriously though, how many testicles would you sacrifice in exchange for getting your hands on that snake?

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Post by Ross Padilla » March 21st, 2012, 9:17 pm

Are you butt hurt because I called you a troll? If you don't like it, be a man and tell us who you really are.

Isaac, you know you've found something special when haters start talking sh... :thumb:

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Post by Chris_VE. » March 21st, 2012, 9:29 pm

Hey Ross, you gotta update your site! Don is no longer the only guy to find the morph!
Ross Padilla wrote:Are you butt hurt because I called you a troll? If you don't like it, be a man and tell us who you really are.

Well I am Chris! Not sure that this matters... Or is any news... But just incase anybody has forgotten recently :lol:

That is by far one of the coolest kings I have ever seen!! Your sons are going to be legendary! Very cool! Keep the spot your little secret ;)

-Chris(as if this wasn't stated earlier :D )

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Post by Ross Padilla » March 21st, 2012, 9:32 pm

Tell us who you really are, Chris. :D

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Post by Chris_VE. » March 21st, 2012, 9:41 pm

Ross Padilla wrote:Tell us who you really are, Chris. :D
Eh, what the heck :lol: My name is Christopher Harvey V-- E------ and I am 16 going on 17 (sound of music flashback...) very soon. I have dirty blonde hair, and recently buzzed it off. It had been very long. I do not have my license, but I do have a little pick up truck for when I do get it lol I have been herping (knowing what I actually was doing... Somewhat) since I was 13. Last year was when I knuckled down and got serious about it all. I found the forum through my cousins friend, and he drove my curioustity into an insane passion. I live in riverside county and love to herp. That's who I am :D how bout you Ross, tell us who you are!

-Chris

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Post by Ross Padilla » March 21st, 2012, 9:52 pm

Cool :thumb: Now I know you a lot better. :D I am Ross Padilla born in St. Louis and raised in LA Co. I am Hubbs most prized student who has since turned on his master. :lol:

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Post by Zach_Lim » March 21st, 2012, 10:10 pm

Beautiful snake! Absolutely stunning snake.

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Re: I'll play the morph game

Post by Speckled Rosy » March 22nd, 2012, 3:51 am

I hate you!

Do you know how long I've been looking for something like that?

Nice king bro!

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Post by Ross Padilla » March 22nd, 2012, 5:47 am

Oh, Hubbs is going to be jealous. :lol:

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Post by hellihooks » March 22nd, 2012, 5:55 am

Way cool Issac. Even I like that King! :) jim
Tell the boys I said Hi, and they BETTER listen in the field, or I'll noose THEM... and... COOL FIND... :thumb:

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Re: I'll play the morph game

Post by rosy-man » March 22nd, 2012, 7:10 am

nice find Isaac and i hate kings lol

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Post by Ross Padilla » March 22nd, 2012, 8:50 am

I just talked to Hubbs and he said unbelievable fallowed by a lot of profanity. hahaha He can't get to a computer until tonight.

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Re: I'll play the morph game

Post by Judson » March 22nd, 2012, 9:26 am

Thanks guys! Funny thing is my youngest boy was upset because his older brother found a nicer looking SD gopher snake and all he found was an ugly kingsnake!

Happy Herpin' -I

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Re: I'll play the morph game

Post by LouB747 » March 22nd, 2012, 5:39 pm

Nice find. Beautiful snake. Congrats.

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Re: I'll play the morph game

Post by Brian Hubbs » March 22nd, 2012, 7:04 pm

Some consider that morph the holy grail of L.A., but through the process of finding 70 of the 76 known morphs out there, I have pretty much become numb to any kingsnake morph. I admire them, but do not worship them. It is nice to see them, but it's also nice to eat a cheeseburger. Ho hum... 8-)

Now, finding 11 kings at one board spot in one field is quite a feat also, and I did this today... in L.A. County. yay. :lol:

And Ross: If not for me you wouldn't know half of those 70s songs...

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Post by Ross Padilla » March 22nd, 2012, 7:33 pm

Brian Hubbs wrote:I have pretty much become numb to any kingsnake morph. I admire them, but do not worship them.
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Post by Ross Padilla » March 22nd, 2012, 7:38 pm

Brian Hubbs wrote:And Ross: If not for me you wouldn't know half of those 70s songs...
Hey man, I lived the 70's. I might have been a little kid, but I was there damnit! :lol:

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Post by Brian Hubbs » March 22nd, 2012, 7:43 pm

Oh, I forgot, they DID have a radio on the Short Bus, didn't they? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Ross Padilla » March 22nd, 2012, 7:45 pm

Brian Hubbs wrote:Oh, I forgot, they DID have a radio on the Short Bus, didn't they? :lol: :lol: :lol:
I don't know, I've never been on one, but you obviously have. :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxch-yi14BE

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Post by Brian Hubbs » March 22nd, 2012, 8:05 pm

Lame comeback, but a good video. I'm for the senile Paul...but he probably hasn't got a chance because 80% of Americans are morons or on welfare...

Holy unlyrical lyrics Drey, to the RapMobile...

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Post by Ross Padilla » March 22nd, 2012, 8:52 pm

Yep, they vote for the "coolest" looking guy. Ron Paul looks like a little weak wimp and that's why he won't win. Bush was a little guy, but he felt like a president. I'm telling you, I have it all figured out. Its like a beauty pageant. :lol:

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Re: I'll play the morph game

Post by socalherper » March 23rd, 2012, 2:56 pm

Very Nice..

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Re: I'll play the morph game

Post by reako45 » March 24th, 2012, 6:56 pm

Incredible King! Wow!

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