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 Post subject: Mostly Crotes 2014
PostPosted: July 29th, 2014, 3:09 pm 

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As most of you know the herping in SoCal has slowed down tremendously the past few weeks, so I figured I'd use this as an opportunity to post some of the crotes I've encountered this season, along with a couple other finds. I'm going to post them in the order which they were found, starting with the most recent.

Speck in shed I found this weekend (Riverside County, July 25)

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Another speck I found that same night

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Later that night I found this great looking boa crawling on top of some bushes

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Speck (Riverside County, July 23)

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Speck (San Bernardino County, July 6)

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Boa from the same night ^^^

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Two specks found on the same night (Riverside County, July 3)

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Ruber (Riverside County, July 2)

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More specks (Riverside County, June 30)

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Rubers (Riverside County, June)

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Cerastes Cerastes (San Bernardino County, May)

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Ruber in the road (Riverside County, May)

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Speck (Riverside County, April)

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In Situ NorPac (San Mateo County, April)

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SoPac (Riverside County, April)

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Rubers (Riverside County, March)

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Alright, that's all folks. Sorry for bombarding you with crote pics. I've just been fantasizing about crotes alot lately since I'm going to Arizona in a few weeks. So needless to say I'm going kind of crote crazy right now. :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Mostly Crotes 2014
PostPosted: July 29th, 2014, 5:21 pm 
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I like crotes - this is a great post - that SoPac looks gigantic!! :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: Mostly Crotes 2014
PostPosted: July 29th, 2014, 7:18 pm 

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MarcLinsalata wrote:
I like crotes - this is a great post - that SoPac looks gigantic!! :thumb:


Thanks! Yeah that SoPac definitely had a meal in its belly


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 Post subject: Re: Mostly Crotes 2014
PostPosted: July 30th, 2014, 5:41 am 

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That's a lot of specks from Riverside... inland or desert? cool post... :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: Mostly Crotes 2014
PostPosted: July 30th, 2014, 6:59 am 
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You promised us a sidewinder when we were down there..... :x

Great post! Love the shot of the Speck from the 23rd


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 Post subject: Re: Mostly Crotes 2014
PostPosted: July 30th, 2014, 11:34 am 

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hellihooks wrote:
That's a lot of specks from Riverside... inland or desert? cool post... :thumb:


All the riverside specks in this post are inland, the only desert speck is the one from SB county, that one was found in your neck of the woods.


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 Post subject: Re: Mostly Crotes 2014
PostPosted: July 30th, 2014, 11:36 am 

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Sorry Zach, you guys kind of got screwed, the conditions went completely downhill as soon as you guys got here. Maybe next time we'll get you your winder.


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 Post subject: Re: Mostly Crotes 2014
PostPosted: July 30th, 2014, 4:21 pm 

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You must know a good place for them...I have yet to see a speck in western Riverside... :shock: :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: Mostly Crotes 2014
PostPosted: July 30th, 2014, 6:14 pm 
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Looks like I'll be PMing you for my July cruising next year! Love specks, I rarely see them.


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 Post subject: Re: Mostly Crotes 2014
PostPosted: July 31st, 2014, 12:22 pm 

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I believe the May sidewinder is Crotalus cerastes- Cerastes cerastes is an old world viper found in the Sahara :)


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 Post subject: Re: Mostly Crotes 2014
PostPosted: July 31st, 2014, 3:29 pm 

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s_stocking wrote:
I believe the May sidewinder is Crotalus cerastes- Cerastes cerastes is an old world viper found in the Sahara :)


Yeah I neglected to add the crotalus in front because I figured it was a given. Its Crotalus Cerastes Cerastes, the Mojave Desert Sidewinder.


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 Post subject: Re: Mostly Crotes 2014
PostPosted: July 31st, 2014, 6:30 pm 

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LouB747 wrote:
Looks like I'll be PMing you for my July cruising next year! Love specks, I rarely see them.


Actually all the snakes I've found in july this year have been found in the field. I haven't found a single snake by road cruising this month, but then again I've only gone cruising a couple times this month. I've been spending the majority of my time night hiking.


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 Post subject: Re: Mostly Crotes 2014
PostPosted: July 31st, 2014, 6:32 pm 

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hellihooks wrote:
You must know a good place for them...I have yet to see a speck in western Riverside... :shock: :thumb:


Yeah I've got the west riverside county specks dialed in. Now I just need to lock down san diego county specks.


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