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What

Western Thatching Ant Formica obscuripes

Observer

mattyd112

Date

March 23, 2021 01:13 PM PDT

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Observer

jonhakim

Date

July 22, 2010 10:24 AM PDT

Description

One found well into the main, fish-heavy stream. I don't know if it simply migrated over here or whether they are actually viable despite the trout.

Just anecdotal, but more thoughts on their plight can be found at https://bangkokherps.wordpress.com/2018/10/23/california-waters-frogs-of-the-socal-mountains/

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What

Great White Shark Carcharodon carcharias

Observer

jonhakim

Date

December 29, 2008 03:51 PM PST

Description

This is a very young great white shark, likely stillborn, washed up on the beach and being devoured by a turkey vulture.

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What

California Condor Gymnogyps californianus

Observer

jonhakim

Date

December 29, 2008 01:37 PM PST

Description

Four of them flew over, hundreds of feet about the ocean but just a few feet above Highway 1. Each was about a minute after the previous one and all four were taking the exact same route.

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What

Western Skink Plestiodon skiltonianus

Observer

jonhakim

Date

May 31, 2013 10:13 AM PDT

Place

Oregon, US (Google, OSM)

Description

This was published as a range extension for the species in Herpetological Review, 2016.

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What

Western Skink Plestiodon skiltonianus

Observer

jonhakim

Date

May 14, 2015 10:31 AM PDT

Place

Oregon, US (Google, OSM)

Description

This was published in Herpetological Review as a range extension for the species in 2016. At edge of meadow and oak on Liberty Hill, a beautiful piece of land in danger of demolition:

https://wildcolumbia.org/2021/02/17/what-makes-liberty-hill-special/

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What

Columbia Torrent Salamander Rhyacotriton kezeri

Observer

mattyd112

Date

January 10, 2019 12:17 PM PST

Place

Oregon, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Columbia Torrent Salamander Rhyacotriton kezeri

Observer

mattyd112

Date

January 23, 2019 01:54 PM PST

Place

Oregon, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Tehachapi Slender Salamander Batrachoseps stebbinsi

Observer

jonhakim

Date

April 25, 2015 11:15 AM PDT

Description

One of three seen

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What

Relictual Slender Salamander Batrachoseps relictus

Observer

jonhakim

Date

May 25, 2018 06:02 PM PDT

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What

Cope's Giant Salamander Dicamptodon copei

Observer

jonhakim

Date

December 27, 2011 10:25 AM PST

Place

Oregon, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Approximately 5.5" long, ID'd by gills, head/body shape, color, and tail fin. An adult tailed frog and two larval dicamptodon were found within a couple feet of it in the same pool. Many more records for the region entered into www.naherp.com

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What

Inthanon Stream Toad Ansonia inthanon

Observer

jonhakim

Date

March 26, 2015 01:57 PM PDT

Description

First record ever from this mountain, and only the third locality ever for the species.

Part of a little piece of a long-ongoing project at http://www.bangkokherps.wordpress.com

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Observer

jonhakim

Date

July 22, 2010 09:50 AM PDT

Description

One of four found rather quickly once I looked at the tributary. Eight years later I would find them far more difficult to locate at the same spot.

Just anecdotal, but more thoughts on their plight can be found at https://bangkokherps.wordpress.com/2018/10/23/california-waters-frogs-of-the-socal-mountains/

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What

Canyon Tree Frog Hyla arenicolor

Observer

jonhakim

Date

April 30, 2008 11:41 AM PDT

Description

First ever recorded from this locality. Many more records for the region entered into www.naherp.com.

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What

Asian Longnose Whipsnakes Genus Ahaetulla

Observer

jonhakim

Date

October 20, 2012 12:20 PM +07

Description

Look at how he takes up an entire lane! That thing had to be pushing 1.8 or 1.9 meters and still was hardly as big around as my finger.

That first picture was later stolen off of my website and turned into numerous memes, many of which were shared tens of thousands of times. It then was taken by a software company for use in a viral ad campaign that was very successful. Finally, I was contacted by a board game company asking my permission to use the picture in their meme-based board game, which was the first I had known that people on Twitter and Instagram were using the photograph with abandon. I mean....he WAS a very photogenic snake, and I'm all for sharing pictures, but it feels dirty for people to just grab something off of someone else's page on the web and then profit off of it, especially the shady profits that come from viral advertising.

Part of the project at www.bangkokherps.wordpress.com

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What

Yellow-spotted Mountain Stream Snake Opisthotropis maculosa

Observer

qin_huang

Date

July 2, 2014 02:46 PM CST

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What

Oregon Slender Salamander Batrachoseps wrighti

Observer

jonhakim

Date

December 30, 2011 10:13 AM PST

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What

Red-spotted Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. concinnus

Observer

jonhakim

Date

May 31, 2013 11:22 AM PDT

Place

Oregon, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Unusual anerythristic Red-spotted Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis concinnus), missing all red coloration.

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What

Mountain Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans ssp. elegans

Observer

jonhakim

Date

July 6, 2018 10:20 AM PDT

Place

Oregon, US (Google, OSM)

Description

"Willamette phase" Mountain Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans elegans) found along the CZ Trail.

https://wildcolumbia.org/hiking-camping-wildlife-columbia-county-oregon/cz-trail-nehalem-divide-to-wilark-trailhead-overview/

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What

Red-spotted Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. concinnus

Observer

jonhakim

Date

May 15, 2015 02:20 PM PDT

Place

Oregon, US (Google, OSM)

Description

The interesting high-red phase of the western Willamette Valley

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What

Larch Mountain Salamander Plethodon larselli

Observer

jonhakim

Date

November 22, 2011 12:17 PM PST