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St. Helena Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata zonata)

Created: June 23rd, 2015 - 09:02 PM
Last Modified: June 23rd, 2015 - 09:06 PM
Entered by: John Delgado
Record 231259
Country:
United States
State:
California
County:
Lake County
Time:
2015-06-23 01:50:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Adult
Sex:
--
Method:
Visual encounter
Habitat:
Pine, oak, madrone trees. Chaparrel, manzanita & sagebrush
Body Temperature:
-----
Air Temperature:
89.00F
Ground Temperature:
80.00F
Humidity:
19%
Sky Conditions:
Clear
Moon Phase:
Waxing Crescent
Elevation:
2590.00ft
Barometric Pressure:
29.95 mmHg

Notes

He was in the shade on a hot afternoon of 90° -- Looks like this fine specimen was picking up some residual heat ... I spotted him, grabbed my camera, fired off 4 shots and he retreated into his hole only inches away. I wanted to grab him, bring him out ... but it was just TOO HOT and no sense in stressing the natural existence of a beautiful Mountain King.

Vouchers

Comments

Posted by John Delgado on Jun 25, 2015 at 05:11 PM

Thank you Mark -- :-)

Posted by Mark Rothenay -- kichimark on Jun 25, 2015 at 12:24 PM

AWESOME find John….great work.

Posted by John Delgado on Jun 24, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Thank you Lawrence and Jeff ... really appreciate the kind words.

Posted by Lawrence Erickson on Jun 23, 2015 at 10:42 PM

You did the right thing and you got the voucher, well done!!

Posted by Jeff Nordland on Jun 23, 2015 at 10:39 PM

Nice one John!!