From past files . Merritt College herpetology class .
Found and caught a chuckwalla, then released it after checking it out. He's giving us the evil eye in the last picture.
going through some old pictures,
I'll find out the location in more detail and will edit it
Ringtail is a long time resident of the "Bunny Club" Many individuals have been observed during the last 40 years at this location. Of note was mating observed mid August 2010
A small shovel-nosed snake was seen crossing Kelbaker road at night.
Found in dead Joshua tree
Found in Yucca brevifolia dead tree leaves. Claimed first for herpetology points!
Found under rock that we could move 13.6 miles south from the 15 on kelbaker rd.
In Kelso dunes walking across the path.
Seen on boulders at granite mountain!
Munching on some breakfast
Patch on nose, dorsal stripes, found during the day on dirt road toward Kelso Dunes
Only king seen that night, bummer it was DOR first black and white desert phase I have seen. Also saw a DOR coachwhip but did not take any pics.
Male Side-Blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana).
Found a bunch of sidewinder tracks (along with many other animal tracks) and nearby was this little one at the front of its burrow. Made my day for sure.
2-3 cm long
A young male Desert Tortoise that encountered that was browsing on plants at the edge of a road in the late afternoon near Kelso Dunes. We stayed with him until he finally left the road, to try to protect him from careless drivers.