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Alameda Striped Racer (Coluber lateralis euryxanthus)

Created: August 1st, 2016 - 02:34 PM
Last Modified: August 1st, 2016 - 02:34 PM
Entered by: robert donaldson
Record 262686
Country:
United States
State:
California
County:
Contra Costa County
Time:
2016-07-25 18:00:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Juvenile
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Notes

It was about 14 to 16 inches long (very young) stopped just long enough for a positive ID then took off moving very quickly.
Location: Las Trampas Wilderness approximately 400 yards south of the headwaters of Bollinger Canyon Creek, within the riparian zone of the creek.


RD

Comments

Posted by Elliot Schoenig on Aug 01, 2016 at 04:34 PM

No problem! Getting newcomers to start entering data is really important for naherp so I hope you add more records of anything else you find as well. Also, voucher photos don't need to be the best pictures. I often submit very bad cellphone pictures of animals that are barely visible, as long as distinctive identification marks are visible. Even shots that I might otherwise delete. If you can see any part of the snake, even if blurry, you should attach them!
-Elliot

Posted by robert donaldson on Aug 01, 2016 at 03:58 PM

Hi Elliot,
Thanks so much for that input - I'm a first timer here. I have deleted the photo per your recommendation! Every picture I tried to take either didn't have the snake in them or were blurry beyond use, it was moving really fast....I was pretty excited too, I knew what we had found......
Bob

Posted by Elliot Schoenig on Aug 01, 2016 at 03:21 PM

Robert,
Great find, but voucher pictures are meant to be taken by you of the animal in question to provide concrete identification. No problem if you didn't get pictures, but no need to add someone else's photos of a different individual. It actually may make your record less likely to be used.
-Elliot