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Photo © Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved
Sweeney Ridge, GGNRA, Pacifica, CA, USA (Google, OSM)
37.600119, -122.453859
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Queue Etta James! I've been wanting to see this snake for years. I was hiking with a friend who hates snakes (as in phobia, not just mild dislike), so I was scrutinizing all distant sticks and elongate pieces of grass to see if they were going to cause emotional breakdown. This got categorized as "stick" right up until we almost stepped on it, at which point my friend and I both freaked out, but in different ways. I started maddly taking pictures and exulting over its vestigial claws while she hid behind her husband. Medevac was not required.

Apr. 22, 2012 22:24:27 -0700
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Rubber Boa - Photo (c) Bryant Olsen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
kueda's ID: Rubber Boa (Charina bottae [inactive]) (inactive taxon)
Posted by kueda over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Rubber Boa - Photo (c) Bryant Olsen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
loarie's ID: Rubber Boa (Charina bottae [inactive]) (inactive taxon)

Crazy jealous

Posted by loarie over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Rubber Boa - Photo (c) Bryant Olsen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
erikpaterson's ID: Rubber Boa (Charina bottae [inactive]) (inactive taxon)
Posted by erikpaterson over 2 years ago (Flag)
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XD HAHAHA queue Etta James! Great story, it always seems that the most rare or elusive present themselves in situations like that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-cbOl96RFM

http://www.flickr.com/photos/74177095@N05/6802413029/in/photostream

Posted by greenrosettas over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Rubber Boa - Photo (c) Bryant Olsen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
greenrosettas's ID: Rubber Boa (Charina bottae [inactive]) (inactive taxon)
Posted by greenrosettas over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Northern Rubber Boa - Photo (c) Todd Pierson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
loarie's ID: Northern Rubber Boa (Charina bottae)

the southern populations were split off from Charina bottae so I'm IDing this as the new narrower concept of Charina bottae that doesn't included these southern snakes (the broader Charina bottae concept is now inactive)

Posted by loarie over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Posted by greenrosettas over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Northern Rubber Boa - Photo (c) Todd Pierson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
kueda's ID: Northern Rubber Boa (Charina bottae) Added as part of a taxon split
Posted by kueda 10 months ago (Flag)
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Northern Rubber Boa - Photo (c) Todd Pierson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
kueda's ID: Northern Rubber Boa (Charina bottae) Added as part of a taxon split
Northern Rubber Boa - Photo (c) Todd Pierson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
loarie's ID: Northern Rubber Boa (Charina bottae)
greenrosettas 1 person agrees
Rubber Boa - Photo (c) Bryant Olsen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
erikpaterson's ID: Rubber Boa (Charina bottae [inactive]) (inactive taxon)
kueda has chosen to retain control over the taxa associated with their observations
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