What Kinda King Izzit...

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What Kinda King Izzit...

Post by Kent VanSooy » January 30th, 2012, 8:51 pm

second king of 2012....

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Re: What Kinda King Izzit...

Post by Ross Padilla » January 30th, 2012, 9:23 pm

Wow, this one is nice, Kent. Coolest one I've seen in a long time. :thumb: Is this a SD king?

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Re: What Kinda King Izzit...

Post by Fundad » January 30th, 2012, 9:24 pm

It's a bitchin king thats what it is.. :thumb:
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All I found were regular old stripers and bandeds thus far.. DOH..

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Re: What Kinda King Izzit...

Post by LouB747 » January 30th, 2012, 10:02 pm

That's one cool king Kent! Amazing snake. Sweet find.

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Re: What Kinda King Izzit...

Post by Ross Padilla » January 30th, 2012, 10:49 pm

I guess this is what Hubbs calls a stripe band stripe morph? What's really cool about it is the bars are kind of wide compared to other kings I've seen pictures of. That thing is totally radical, dude. :D

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Re: What Kinda King Izzit...

Post by LocalityRosys » January 31st, 2012, 6:53 am

It is what my son Jake calls the "bones" pattern. It looks like it has bones on it. That is a great find man.........killeriffic. Did you get a pic of the belly?

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Re: What Kinda King Izzit...

Post by Kent VanSooy » January 31st, 2012, 8:27 am

Is this a SD king?
I figured you guys would tell me! Here's a hint - this snake was found close by on the same day....

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Re: What Kinda King Izzit...

Post by SurfinHerp » January 31st, 2012, 9:05 am

Hi Kent,
It's obviously your typical striped-banded-scrambled-striped morph commonly found all over SD County. I see 'em in my yard like every other day.

But seriously, it seems as though the last round of rain stirred up a few cool snakes at least. I must have been a day late getting out, because the spots I went to had already been flipped. All I found were a few gator lizards and bluebellies here by the coast.

Awesome king you found!

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Re: What Kinda King Izzit...

Post by Ross Padilla » January 31st, 2012, 12:09 pm

I like that answer, Kent. lol Thanks for sharing such a cool find.

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Re: What Kinda King Izzit...

Post by Fundad » January 31st, 2012, 1:10 pm

I fairly sure it would be considered the striped banded striped SD morph, as defined by Hubbs.

Yours is one of the BEST examples of that morph I ve seen, out side of a fully banded in the middle portion (only seen in picture) king.

My first ever striper in SD county many moons ago, when I was a lad, was the S B S morph.

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Btw These two pictures represent, what I believe to be, a "wild" Father and Son combo.. Something one can observe if their spots are undisturbed..

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Re: What Kinda King Izzit...

Post by Brian Hubbs » January 31st, 2012, 2:30 pm

yes, your typical "stripe-band-stripe with the middle all barfed up" morph... :lol:

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