Sharpy

The reason I went to Leona was because we used to trap for snakes in that area when I was a wildlife tech, and we used to catch these really cool mygalomorph spiders that I never got to identify, so I was hoping to encounter some wandering males on the trail. Got skunked on the spiders, but I found another wonderful little animal we used to catch in the area: a Sharp-tailed Snake! Found this little one under a rock.

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  • just sof 6y

    oooo pretty.
  • Bodhi-U2 6y

    Excellent profile.
  • John Scharpen 6y

    Beautiful series of photos! I still haven't found one of these in the wild. Can you suggest some good places in the Bay Area to find them? They don't seem to show up in the South Bay.
  • Ken-ichi Ueda 6y

    Thanks, all. Corbie, I've only ever seen them in Leona Canyon here in Oakland, and given that I was able to find them again just by walking the trail at night, I'd say they're pretty common there. So if you're over on this side of the Bay (especially at night), check it out. Ron Wolf has also seen them on Mt. Diablo, and GBIF has some records for this species (you can download a KML file that can be viewed in Google Earth there, but be advised that it doesn't seem to include the precision data).
  • John Scharpen 6y

    Thanks, Ken-ichi. I'll see if I can get out there and find some!
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Taken on August 8, 2009
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