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What

California Lyresnake (Trimorphodon lyrophanes)

Observer

g_heaton

Description

Discovered in a crevice in a large granite slab. The snake was seen in the same crevice three times over the course of a night and day. See 2nd photo for habitat.

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What

Northern Black-tailed Rattlesnake (Crotalus molossus ssp. molossus)

Observer

sirduckington

Date

September 10, 2022 02:13 PM MST

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What

San Diego Nightsnake (Hypsiglena ochrorhynchus ssp. klauberi)

Observer

apatia

Date

April 13, 2015

Description

Observed a coast night snake (Hypsigiena ochrorhynchus) consuming a side-blotched lizard (Uta stansburiana) on the Grotto trail within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area on April 13. I first noticed the side-blotched lizard at 3:45 pm with its head in a burrow on the side of the trail, but when I tried to pick it up it became apparent something was holding on to its head. I stayed and watched as the night snake slowly emerged form the burrow to consume its prey over the course of 45 minutes. Once finished the night snake slithered off the trail into some low shrub cover. It was no more than 12 inches long.

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What

Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)

Observer

desertsolitude

Date

August 2022

Description

Not injured or anything…The Great Horned Owls like to hunt off the grass and rest there. (I’ve seen them do this more than once here)

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What

Glossy Snake (Arizona elegans)

Observer

go_outside

Date

August 19, 2022 10:12 AM MDT

Description

This snake's eyes were definitely bigger than it's stomach. After only being able to make it to the k-rats ears, the glossy snake eventually gave up and left the scene of the crime.

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What

Mountain Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans ssp. elegans)

Observer

g_heaton

Date

August 2022

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What

Mojave Rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus)

Observer

temminicki

Date

July 12, 2022 09:33 PM MST

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What

Banded Rock Rattlesnake (Crotalus lepidus ssp. klauberi)

Observer

cschaefe

Date

July 2022

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What

Long-tailed Weasel (Neogale frenata)

Observer

smcameron

Date

July 2022

Description

Seen crossing the road by yellow gate, then briefly in shrubs nearby.

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What

Elegant Trogon (Trogon elegans)

Observer

g_heaton

Date

July 7, 2022 10:30 AM MST

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What

Mojave Rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus)

Observer

desertsolitude

Date

June 2022

Description

Saw this Mojave Green on my afternoon/sunset walk. Saw it in my side view as I was walking. It was already curled up like that. I sprinkled some water towards it and that’s when it got up and moved. Never rattled. I continued on my way after that. High 80’s/low 90’s at 7:52pm and the sun was just setting. My second Mojave Green I’ve ever seen! There were several holes in the ground nearby that is where it probably emerged from earlier in the evening.

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What

California Newt (Taricha torosa)

Observer

g_heaton

Date

June 29, 2022 06:52 PM PDT

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What

Western Toad (Anaxyrus boreas)

Observer

brandont91311

Date

June 2022

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What

Mojave Patchnose Snake (Salvadora hexalepis ssp. mojavensis)

Observer

g_heaton

Date

June 4, 2022 01:25 PM PDT

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What

California King Snake (Lampropeltis californiae)

Observer

ianjacks

Date

May 17, 2022 09:19 AM PDT

Description

Raiding Dark-eyed Junco nest.

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What

Orange-throated Whiptail (Aspidoscelis hyperythrus)

Observer

david99

Date

May 31, 2022 01:36 PM PDT

Place

Cattail Ln (Google, OSM)

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What

Mojave Rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus)

Observer

desertsolitude

Date

May 17, 2022 07:38 PM PDT

Description

Wow, I just parked on the side of the road and went for a walk for about an hour. The vegetation is SO DRY out here. This hole caught my attention, so I wandered over to it. And this baby rattlesnake was already curled up in this position, in this exact spot. I can’t believe I saw anything living out here due to the dryness. Soooo cool!!!!! And I have never seen a Mojave Rattlesnake before. If this is a Mojave, it’s my first one! So cool whatever it is either way :D

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What

Southern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri)

Observer

cami_leah

Date

May 2022

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata)

Observer

savethevaquita

Date

April 26, 2022 01:23 PM PDT

Place

Home (Google, OSM)

Description

Snake was falling down a small slope and western fence lizard came and grabbed it

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What

California Lyresnake (Trimorphodon lyrophanes)

Observer

cdegroof

Date

April 2022

Description

Lyre being eaten by a striped racer. I will create a separate observation for the striped racer, located here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/112218400 . Photo & observation by Bruce Pavalon

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What

Island Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. becki)

Observer

castillejajosie

Date

April 12, 2022 11:31 AM PDT

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What

Resplendent Desert Shovel-Nosed Snake (Chionactis annulata)

Observer

isaac_krone

Date

March 27, 2022 10:51 PM PDT

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What

San Diego Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer ssp. annectens)

Observer

cdegroof

Date

March 2022

Description

An enormous gopher snake under this rock. I did not disturb the snake, and as it was in a hole, I gently put the rock back in place.

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What

Southern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri)

Observer

elliotlowndes

Date

June 7, 2020 07:09 PM UTC

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What

Gambel's White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys ssp. gambelii)

Observer

savethevaquita

Date

March 26, 2022 10:56 PM PDT

Description

Banded at Zuma Canyon
Secondly year, sex unknown
Molting into adult plumage

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What

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus)

Observer

smcameron

Date

March 15, 2022 02:18 PM PDT

Description

Seen hunting for insects and defending its perch from house finches and a Cassin's Kingbird. Was displaying its red crown at times!

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What

Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla)

Observer

g_heaton

Date

February 13, 2022 03:46 PM PST

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What

Blainville's Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma blainvillii)

Observer

g_heaton

Date

February 2022

Description

Big adult, and very early in the year for it to be active. First one I've seen in almost two years!

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What

Long-tailed Weasel (Neogale frenata)

Observer

rabbitlady101

Date

June 2, 2021 02:26 PM PDT

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What

Coastal Rosy Boa (Lichanura orcutti)

Observer

fundad

Date

February 2022

Place

Private

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Date

February 25, 2022 05:15 PM PST

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What

American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)

Observer

acastelein

Date

February 27, 2022 10:29 AM PST

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What

Lawrence's Goldfinch (Spinus lawrencei)

Observer

finatic

Date

March 22, 2014 07:35 AM PDT

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Tags

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What

Two-striped Garter Snake (Thamnophis hammondii)

Observer

fundad

Date

January 2022

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What

Brush Rabbit (Sylvilagus bachmani)

Observer

smcameron

Date

February 8, 2022 06:11 PM PST

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What

Coastal Rosy Boa (Lichanura orcutti)

Observer

g_heaton

Date

February 2022

Description

Found in a crevice

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What

Goosander (Mergus merganser)

Observer

acastelein

Date

January 14, 2022 02:53 PM PST

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What

Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Observer

zabbey

Date

January 2022

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What

Greater Scaup (Aythya marila)

Observer

g_heaton

Date

December 4, 2021 09:53 AM PST

Description

This observation is for the bird in the background.

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What

Ochre Sea Star (Pisaster ochraceus)

Observer

g_heaton

Date

December 4, 2021 01:24 PM PST

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What

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva)

Observer

g_heaton

Date

November 30, 2021 10:25 AM PST

Description

Leftmost bird, with black-bellied plover

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What

Monterey Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus ssp. vandenburgii)

Observer

alice_abela

Date

July 2010

Description

Ringneck snake from Santa Barbara County, California.

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What

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)

Observer

gmucientes

Date

November 15, 2005 06:14 PM CET

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What

Long-tailed Weasel (Neogale frenata)

Observer

thomasabenson

Date

April 14, 2021 09:11 AM PDT

Description

Mustela frenata
14 Apr 2021
CA, SBE Co., Prado Regional Park

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What

Pacific Rock Crab (Romaleon antennarium)

Observer

acastelein

Date

November 2021

Description

Last picture is in situ

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What

Desert Patchnose Snake (Salvadora hexalepis ssp. hexalepis)

Observer

dburrphotography

Date

June 18, 2020 07:02 PM PDT

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What

Mojave Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii)

Observer

desertsolitude

Date

October 2021

Description

My friend saw a tortoise in this area over summer (June, July or August, I forget) the day after a thunderstorm, when the tortoise was out and cruising around. So this could be the same one. Today I just finished a hike and saw some large holes over by this hilly section so I went over to look in all of the holes. The first three I didn’t see anything, so I was expecting to keep seeing nothing and I look in this burrow (no flashlight needed) and I see this tortoise!!!!!! I was shocked!!! It was so cute. In the first photos it was still kinda in the burrow and then it took a couple steps out and sat there the rest of the time. Gosh I just feel so lucky. They are my favorite animal besides bighorn sheep. The temperature was 78 when I started hiking around 3pm and then when I saw the tortoise at 5:42pm, I was back to my car around 6pm and it was 72 degrees out. I’m so happy to have seen it! Update on 10/30/21 - I told my friends about the tortoise and they found it’s burrow today (10/30/21) and the tortoise!

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What

Arboreal Salamander (Aneides lugubris)

Observer

rlescalleet

Date

May 4, 2016 01:42 PM PDT

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What

Northern Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium gnoma)

Observer

wjstahnke

Date

September 10, 2021 12:20 PM PDT

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What

California Striped Racer (Masticophis lateralis ssp. lateralis)

Observer

acastelein

Description

Lifer! Barely saw its tail disappear into the chaparral, then took about 5 minutes to track it down and catch it out of the bush. Got nipped a few times in the process. Last 4 pics are in situ

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What

Baja California Tree Frog (Pseudacris hypochondriaca)

Observer

brandont91311

Date

August 2021

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What

Southern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri)

Observer

brandont91311

Date

August 2021

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What

California King Snake (Lampropeltis californiae)

Observer

donbee4

Date

July 7, 2018 11:27 AM PDT

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What

Western Leaf-nosed Snake (Phyllorhynchus decurtatus)

Observer

thamnelegans24

Date

May 2015

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What

Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox)

Observer

aaronpacheco

Date

May 20, 2021 07:43 PM CDT

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What

Yosemite Toad (Anaxyrus canorus)

Observer

leef

Date

June 2021

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What

Southern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri)

Observer

fundad

Date

November 2010

Description

Found Breeding in November. Locked up under a board. I had only seen this in the spring previously.

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What

Sidewinder (Crotalus cerastes)

Observer

heartjess

Date

June 2021

Description

Seen in the morning.

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What

California King Snake (Lampropeltis californiae)

Observer

fundad

Date

October 2010

Place

Private

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What

Southern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri)

Observer

theradrussian

Date

June 11, 2021 02:28 PM PDT

Description

Those are actual dark blue scales on this snake. Dark blue like the belly of a fence lizard.

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What

San Diego Nightsnake (Hypsiglena ochrorhynchus ssp. klauberi)

Observer

brandont91311

Date

November 2020

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What

Two-striped Garter Snake (Thamnophis hammondii)

Observer

brandont91311

Date

May 2021

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What

Coast Patchnose Snake (Salvadora hexalepis ssp. virgultea)

Observer

georgewilliams1

Date

May 2021

Description

The lizard might be Aspidoscelis tigris?

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What

California Newt (Taricha torosa)

Observer

kailh

Date

May 18, 2021 01:21 PM PDT

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What

Monterey Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii ssp. eschscholtzii)

Observer

mhedin

Date

March 7, 2021 03:34 PM PST

Description

shaded oak canyon, rocky

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What

Red Diamond Rattlesnake (Crotalus ruber)

Observer

wasatch_hunter

Date

March 2020

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What

Two-striped Garter Snake (Thamnophis hammondii)

Observer

finatic

Date

March 2021

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What

California King Snake (Lampropeltis californiae)

Observer

theradrussian

Date

May 6, 2021 08:15 PM PDT

Description

Night hiked king snake in 66 degree weather at 9pm.

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What

San Diego Nightsnake (Hypsiglena ochrorhynchus ssp. klauberi)

Observer

theradrussian

Date

May 6, 2021 10:12 PM PDT

Description

Nightsnake out in 57 degree temps. At 11pm on a May night. Shows how cold tolerant these snakes are.

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What

Coast Night Snake (Hypsiglena ochrorhynchus)

Observer

kelptaylor

Date

April 30, 2021 10:23 PM PDT

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What

Two-striped Garter Snake (Thamnophis hammondii)

Observer

kailh

Date

April 2021

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What

California King Snake (Lampropeltis californiae)

Observer

fundad

Date

March 2021

Description

Garden Salamander found sitting next to kingsnake. Actually there is a second mander just tothe right of this photo

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What

Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer)

Observer

tmd218

Date

April 15, 2021 11:31 AM PDT

Description

Not sure on the snake ID. Took this photo from my car and the snake moved it’s head behind the rabbit in a protective way, and though I was not in danger I didn’t want to disturb nature from taking course.

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What

Blainville's Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma blainvillii)

Observer

sscrivy

Date

April 2021

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What

Common Side-blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana)

Observer

austinbeede

Date

April 4, 2021 11:15 AM PDT

Description

I think this is a western fence lizard but it has peach markings and no blue. Also has wrinklier skin.

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What

Red Diamond Rattlesnake (Crotalus ruber)

Observer

kmherpkid

Date

March 2021

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What

Southern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri)

Observer

cdegroof

Date

March 2021

Description

On the left. The gopher and skink will be uploaded separately

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What

Garden Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps major)

Observer

natureinla

Date

March 2021

Description

Observation and photo made by Giselle Sandoval

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What

Common Chuckwalla (Sauromalus ater)

Observer

jimbrock

Date

February 24, 2021 01:18 PM PST

Description

Juvenile chuckwalla in a creek - Mission Creek Preserve

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What

Desert Iguana (Dipsosaurus dorsalis)

Observer

dpsiminski

Date

August 18, 2013 11:00 AM MST

Description

Coachella Valley.

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What

Southern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri)

Observer

fundad

Date

November 2020

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What

Florida Cottonmouth (Agkistrodon conanti)

Observer

alice_herden

Date

January 25, 2021 09:50 PM EST

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What

Arboreal Salamander (Aneides lugubris)

Observer

plainsashchalaca

Date

November 27, 2017 07:48 AM PST

Description

I found two (likely male) Arboreal Salamanders fighting to the death after a night of rain.

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What

Brownchin Racer (Coluber constrictor ssp. helvigularis)

Observer

bobzappalorti

Date

March 19, 2013 02:26 PM EDT

Description

Brownchin Racer eating a brown watersnake.

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What

California King Snake (Lampropeltis californiae)

Observer

naturenate

Date

March 2019

Description

My first king exhibiting the "blotched" phase. All individuals were left where they were found.

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What

American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus)

Observer

johnny_b

Date

January 2021

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What

California King Snake (Lampropeltis californiae)

Observer

naturenate

Date

April 2019

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What

California Tree Frog (Pseudacris cadaverina)

Date

January 18, 2021 09:24 AM UTC

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What

Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis)

Observer

kimssight

Date

January 15, 2021 09:35 AM PST

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What

Southern Black Racer (Coluber constrictor ssp. priapus)

Observer

hel2662

Date

January 16, 2021 01:00 PM EST

Description

Black rat vs indigo

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What

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus)

Observer

bobzappalorti

Date

March 2019

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What

Greater Siren (Siren lacertina)

Observer

markkenderdine

Date

December 2020

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What

California Newt (Taricha torosa)

Observer

kath2

Date

May 6, 2018 05:46 PM PDT

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What

Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis)

Observer

smirkin

Date

November 30, 2020 11:39 AM UTC

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What

Red Diamond Rattlesnake (Crotalus ruber)

Observer

kkropko

Date

November 13, 2020 10:00 AM UTC

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What

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus)

Observer

tristanclark

Date

November 2020

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What

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus)

Observer

jduby

Date

November 2020

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What

California Tree Frog (Pseudacris cadaverina)

Observer

grnleaf

Date

November 6, 2019 03:20 PM PST

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What

Yellow-throated Toucan (Ramphastos ambiguus)

Observer

oscar213

Place

Costa Rica (Google, OSM)

Description

Adult toucan (Ramphastos ambiguus) with leucism

Address: Unión de Guápiles, Puerto Limón, Costa Rica

Exact coordinates: 10.232897 N, -83.868262W

Fecha: 2019/09/18 (11:20 am)

Credits: Carlos Bolaños

Note: for more information you can contact me:

Dr. Óscar M. Chaves
email: ochaba@gmail.com