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 Post subject: A couple things from the past week.
PostPosted: April 6th, 2012, 7:32 pm 
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Found a couple things this past week. Just lagged at posting up the pix. Found my first herp of the year. Just left work after working a 16 hour day, completely exhausted. Just driving along, cold windy night, temperature gauge reading 59. Out of the corner of my eye I spot this.

Scutulatus

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A couple days later I decided to take a nice morning hike. Not a lot was moving about. A few lizards here and there, nothing I could get close enough to catch or even identify. Just a couple interesting things. Found this guy tucked under some bark on a fallen tree.

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After a little more flipping here and there, coming up empty. I decided to head to the lower path. On the way I discovered this. I figure it's a cow or horse.

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Finally got down to the lower trail and everything seemed dead. The weather was getting worse. Clouds starting to roll in, temperature dropping. So I decided to head home. Did one more flip on the way back and found this lifer. :shock:


Ensatina eschscholtzii croceater

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Needless to say I was stoked about that find. My first salamander ever. Then three days later went on another hike with the lady and the pups. And then with a little luck we flipped two more Ensatina eschscholtzii croceater.

Here's the first one...

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Then the second...

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So all in all it was a great week. Even though I'm still waiting for this weather to warm up, I'm still happy with the outcome. First herp, a lifer, and then more of that lifer. Sorry about the pix, phones don't always do the best!


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 Post subject: Re: A couple things from the past week.
PostPosted: April 6th, 2012, 7:44 pm 
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That's a great find especially for your first Salamander. Congrats!


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 Post subject: Re: A couple things from the past week.
PostPosted: April 7th, 2012, 10:33 am 

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sweet salamander! the only ones I have come across are tigers, and they all still had gills
-Ian


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 Post subject: Re: A couple things from the past week.
PostPosted: April 7th, 2012, 10:39 am 
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Dogs and snow in the background?

Nice finds....


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 Post subject: Re: A couple things from the past week.
PostPosted: April 7th, 2012, 10:45 am 

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LouB747 wrote:
Dogs and snow in the background?

Nice finds....


Nice finds by you, too. We should all examine pix that carefully.


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 Post subject: Re: A couple things from the past week.
PostPosted: April 7th, 2012, 9:00 pm 

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That salamander is a beauty!

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