Photos / Sounds

What

Colorado desert sidewinder Crotalus cerastes ssp. laterorepens

Observer

herptracker

Date

June 23, 2013

Description

Observed on the road at night. Conditions were windy and temperatures were high, staying in the 90s until midnight.

Colorado desert sidewinder - Photo (c) acorbit, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
james3's ID: Colorado desert sidewinder (Crotalus cerastes ssp. laterorepens)
Added on February 15, 2014. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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What

spiny softshell turtle Apalone spinifera

Observer

herptracker

Date

May 26, 2006

Description

A surprising non-native species to find in Lake Washington. This is one of several very large females observed the same year.

I got close enough to compare this ones shell to the length of the paddle blade on my raft. It was around 18+ inches long!!

Eastern Spiny Softshell - Photo (c) Erin and Lance Willett, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
james3's ID: Eastern Spiny Softshell (Apalone spinifera)
Added on February 15, 2014. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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What

Long-tailed Weasel Mustela frenata

Observer

herptracker

Date

July 23, 2005

Description

Observed hunting chipmunks in a pile of loose lava rock.

Long-tailed Weasel - Photo (c) Bill Bouton, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
james3's ID: Long-tailed Weasel (Mustela frenata)
Added on February 15, 2014. 4 people agree, 0 disagree

Photos / Sounds

What

Colorado desert sidewinder Crotalus cerastes ssp. laterorepens

Observer

herptracker

Date

June 19, 2013

Description

An adult found on the road at night.

Colorado desert sidewinder - Photo (c) acorbit, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
james3's ID: Colorado desert sidewinder (Crotalus cerastes ssp. laterorepens)
Added on February 15, 2014. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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What

Yellow-backed Spiny Lizard Sceloporus uniformis

Observer

herptracker

Date

June 22, 2009

Description

A large adult female.

Yellow-backed Spiny Lizard - Photo (c) Kerry Matz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
james3's ID: Yellow-backed Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus uniformis)
Added on February 15, 2014. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

Photos / Sounds

What

Yellow-backed Spiny Lizard Sceloporus uniformis

Observer

herptracker

Date

July 16, 2007

Description

A large male spiny lizard display shortly before diving under a rock for cover.

Yellow-backed Spiny Lizard - Photo (c) Kerry Matz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
james3's ID: Yellow-backed Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus uniformis)
Added on February 15, 2014. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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What

Desert Banded Gecko Coleonyx variegatus ssp. variegatus

Observer

herptracker

Date

June 21, 2011

Description

A male banded gecko. Males have spurs on either side of their tail base.

Desert Banded Gecko - Photo (c) biosam, all rights reserved, uploaded by Sam McNally
james3's ID: Desert Banded Gecko (Coleonyx variegatus ssp. variegatus)
Added on February 15, 2014. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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What

Coastal Western Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica ssp. californica

Observer

herptracker

Date

June 25, 2007

Tags

Coastal Western Scrub-Jay - Photo (c) BJ Stacey, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
james3's ID: Coastal Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica ssp. californica)
Added on February 15, 2014. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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What

Oregon Ensatina Ensatina eschscholtzii ssp. oregonensis

Observer

herptracker

Date

March 21, 2006

Description

A male ensatina found under a log.

Tags

Oregon Ensatina - Photo (c) Todd Pierson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
james3's ID: Oregon Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii ssp. oregonensis)
Added on February 15, 2014. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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What

river otter Lontra canadensis

Observer

herptracker

Date

September 4, 2008

Description

A family of river otters which lives in this urban wetland area.

I observed them on many occasions, but this was the first time I could get a photo successfully.

Northern River Otter - Photo (c) Jason Pratt, some rights reserved (CC BY)
james3's ID: Northern River Otter (Lontra canadensis)
Added on February 15, 2014. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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What

Fly Agaric Amanita muscaria

Observer

herptracker

Date

October 10, 2008

Description

An amanita with a nice clean bite mark in it made most likely by a deer.

Fly Agaric - Photo (c) Marc-André Jung, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
james3's ID: Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria)
Added on February 15, 2014. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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What

Nutria Myocastor coypus

Observer

herptracker

Date

December 27, 2006

Description

A large nutria feeding in the grassy near the edge of the wetland.

Tags

Nutria - Photo (c) greglasley, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Greg Lasley
james3's ID: Nutria (Myocastor coypus)
Added on February 15, 2014. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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What

Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina

Observer

herptracker

Date

July 27, 2007

Description

Observed in a mixed flock with other sparrows, and juvenile bluebirds.

I suspect this is a juvenile chipping sparrow because of the dark eye-line, strongly forked ends of tail and dark marks on the beak.

Please help with additional ID suggestions.

Chipping Sparrow - Photo (c) Vitaliy Khustochka, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
james3's ID: Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)
Added on February 15, 2014. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

Photos / Sounds

What

American Coot Fulica americana

Observer

herptracker

Date

June 21, 2007

Description

A juvenile coot observed with about 8-10 others coots and some mallards.

It was very strange to be observing coots and mallards, hear and see red-winged blackbirds singing in such an extremely arid environment. The few feet of water depth in the dam drew these birds in from many miles away!

American Coot - Photo (c) Jerry Cannon, all rights reserved
james3's ID: American Coot (Fulica americana)
Added on February 15, 2014. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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What

Mute Swan Cygnus olor

Observer

herptracker

Date

October 13, 2007

Place

Gdansk, PL (Google, OSM)

Description

A flock of mute swans exploring a popular spot on a beach near the pier. They were wild birds, but somewhat use to handouts from people.

Tags

Mute Swan - Photo (c) Jörg Hempel, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
james3's ID: Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Added on February 15, 2014. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

Photos / Sounds

What

Northwestern Gartersnake Thamnophis ordinoides

Observer

herptracker

Date

April 3, 2013

Description

A northwestern gartersnake observed in this urban wetland area, in a grassy meadow along the trailside.

Northwestern Garter Snake - Photo (c) benet2006, some rights reserved (CC BY)
james3's ID: Northwestern Garter Snake (Thamnophis ordinoides)
Added on February 15, 2014. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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What

California Kingsnake Lampropeltis californiae

Observer

herptracker

Date

March 12, 2007

Description

A large kingsnake that just emerged from one of the ponds at the Preserve.

California King Snake - Photo (c) Maury Duchamp, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
james3's ID: California King Snake (Lampropeltis californiae)
Added on February 15, 2014. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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What

California Striped Racer Coluber lateralis ssp. lateralis

Observer

herptracker

Date

June 24, 2013

Description

Observed on a trail in a state park along the coast.

California Striped Racer - Photo (c) Bill Bouton, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
james3's ID: California Striped Racer (Coluber lateralis ssp. lateralis)
Added on February 15, 2014. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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What

Red-eared Slider Turtle Trachemys scripta

Observer

herptracker

Date

August 25, 2013

Description

One of the many red-eared sliders found around this urban wetland.

Interesting that a majority of them are strongly melanistic. Note the length of this one's fore claws. This indicates it is a male.

Pond Slider - Photo (c) J. N. Stuart, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
james3's ID: Pond Slider (Trachemys scripta)
Added on February 15, 2014. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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What

Great Basin Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer ssp. deserticola

Observer

herptracker

Date

May 19, 2012

Description

This snake had a lovely pattern, with practically every scale having a little dot of black on it.

Great Basin Gopher Snake - Photo (c) Joe Decruyenaere, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
james3's ID: Great Basin Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer ssp. deserticola)
Added on February 15, 2014. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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