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The following photo essay covers some of the reptiles and amphibians I encountered while herping California from August 15-20, 2011.


Monday - Herping the Santa Cruz Mountains
Landscape Mountain View
I started off in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
California Kingsnake
Snake in the Grass
Walking through an open meadow, I came across this California Kingsnake that was getting ready to lay her eggs.
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Fence Lizard Common Lizard
Western Fence Lizards were quite plentiful in a number of places I went.
Coast Garter Snake Big Coast
This is the biggest Coast Garter Snake I've ever seen.
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Coast Garter Snake Red Coast
Coast Garter Snakes can vary in color and are sometimes quite red.
Rubber Boa Rubber Boa
This is a real snake with a name that sounds fake. This is the first boa I've ever seen in the wild.
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How about a close-up?
Yellowbelly Racer Yellowbelly Racer
I closed out the day after I found this speedy serpent.
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Click here to see Part 2