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AZ Republic Story about Me and Herping (in case anyone cares)

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by bkrdave36, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. Sep 21, 2013 at 3:00 PM
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    I bet it is good, but my computer wouldn't open your link?
     
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  4. Sep 22, 2013 at 9:32 AM
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    Thanks for updating the link!
     
  5. Sep 22, 2013 at 6:36 PM
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    Good job man. Saw a ton last night at McDowell Park during my run
     
  6. Sep 22, 2013 at 7:57 PM
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    sweet man. i have actually found a multitude of california king snakes in my backyard
     
  7. Sep 22, 2013 at 10:19 PM
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    Hey Dave,

    Nice article and vid. I've always had a keen reptile interest. In college I bred Columbian Redtail Boas. I've kept dozens and dozens of snakes, lizards, turtles, and frogs. In college all our friends called me and my roomate's house "The Zoo". Not anymore...gave them all away...just enjoy them in THEIR habitat. Last Thursday found a Blacktail and two (mating) Banded Rock Rattlesnakes (green and brown phases). I usually see them in a gray phase. I usually come across at least one rattlesnake each time I'm in the Organ Mtns. near Las Cruces, NM. It always makes my day.
     
  8. Sep 23, 2013 at 6:33 PM
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    Thanks all!

    ocherp - There are quite a lot of snake species out in the McDowells. Glad you were able to encounter some of them!

    JuansTaco - were they small baby size Kingsnakes? Its that time of year for the babies to be seen.

    Tbird - sounds like you have cool spot. I'll have to check that out the next time I'm in that area.
     
  9. Sep 23, 2013 at 10:36 PM
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    Since we're on a herping thread now. Not jacking but throwing some of my encounters out there, like to see what you fellas got. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1380000644.761718.jpg
    By moon light, wish I had a tripod. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1380000688.546941.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1380000731.791250.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1380000744.090718.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1380000761.561488.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1380000789.625260.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1380000803.326810.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1380000825.044220.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1380000840.678464.jpg
    Not mine, my dude was lucky not to die. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1380000900.822761.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1380001015.621340.jpg
     
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    That's pretty BA! I grew up in Tucson and spent a lot of time out at night chasing down any assortment of wildlife. At one point I had 17 snakes, 4 tarantula's, a few scorpions a few lizards and some tortoises that we found that had been jacked up by coyotes. I had a 7' Red tail, California king's, Scarlet king's, hognose, gopher and even a Arizona coral we tried to rehabilitate after it lost a fight with an electrical fence.

    I've always had a keen fascination with snakes and would love to have another one but know they are best kept outside where they belong. I do sincerely miss my Boa, she was a great snake and loved to escape and scare the piss out of me ma.:D
     
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    I thought this thread was about something else. Good thing that video explained it immediately.
     
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    no ive cought multiple. it was a while back but there was a 4 ft one. we kept a couple of them
     
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    Very interesting and cool. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Very cool Dave - I kept waiting for them to mention your Tacoma in the article haha

    How did you get hooked up with the AZ republic?
     
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    I saw your article in the paper this weekend. Vury nice. I go out herping a couple times a summer. Its like deep sea fishing, you never know what youre gonna catch.
     
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    Thanks guys! Great photos Gustavo!
    Jaime - The AZ Republic got a hold of me via Facebook ... one of their summer interns (Zack St George) needed to do a human interest story that was a bit more positive after spending a couple of weeks in Yarnell after the fire. So after surfung the net he came across me and asked what I was about and the rest is what you see in the article. Zack hooked me up with another summer intern who was a photographer (Aaron Lavinsky) and Aaron did all the photography and shot the video.
     
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    You have a very interesting job. Seems like a lot of fun. :thumbsup:
     
  18. Sep 26, 2013 at 6:38 PM
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    My job is a truck driver for FedEx Freight. I do this for fun!
     
  19. Sep 28, 2013 at 9:27 AM
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    when are you going out again?
     
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    Saw the article Dave, good stuff. I also read the posts on the Filed Herp Forum occasionally too, though I'm not a member.
    From last weekend,

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