Third Eye - Herping California 2008  
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The following photo essay covers some of the reptiles and amphibians I encountered while herping California from April 4-13, 2008. The temperatures started off in the low 60s and gradually made it up to mid-80s by the end of the trip.


Santa Cruz Mountains
Slender Salamander Skinny Salamander
The California Slender Salamander is quite common. It has an elongated body and tiny legs.
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Alligator Lizard
"A" is for Alligator
Southern Alligator Lizards were seen in rather large numbers.
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Alligator Lizard Awesome Orange
This Alligator Lizard had some nice orange markings.
millipede Thousand Legger
Big millipedes were enjoying the damp conditions.
Ringneck Ringer
The first snake that I found on the trip was this little Ringneck.
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Ensatina Colorful Creature
The Ensatina is a highly variable salamander, displaying a variety of colors and patterns.
Jerusalem Big Bad Bug
Jerusalem Crickets ain't that pretty at all.
California Kingsnake King of Snakes
California Kingsnakes are powerful constrictors that often eat rattlesnakes.
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Click here to see Part 2