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Kelly P
09-28-2007, 12:02 AM
desert tortise @ White Tanks
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff167/DustyTJ02/Tortise.jpg

quail @ White Tanks
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff167/DustyTJ02/quail.jpg

horned toad near Lake Pleasant
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff167/DustyTJ02/DSC01074.jpg
Thanks to schneiderdn for this pic!

RandyT
09-28-2007, 12:12 AM
Kelly,
You did not get a pic of the tarantula that day we saw the toad?
I have seen all of the above plus a small herd of deer at Bulldog and Rattler on Sunflower. Never seen a javalina yet. I hear they are pretty mean.

Teal-J
09-28-2007, 12:25 AM
An odd lizard...
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/6606/hpim2601vw1.jpg

And a big tarantula
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/4176/hpim0876cz5.jpg

cw50must
09-28-2007, 05:36 AM
Kelly,
Never seen a javalina yet. I hear they are pretty mean.

Saw a pack of them at a co-workers house in ahwatukee.

cw50must
09-28-2007, 05:46 AM
I would like to play.

here is a small bear we spotted up off of FR300.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b152/cw50must/critters/bear.jpg

Pack of donkeys near Four Peaks.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b152/cw50must/critters/donkeys.jpg

Lizzard from the Cinders.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b152/cw50must/critters/IMG_1391.jpg

Some large bird from FR4 near Superior.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b152/cw50must/critters/DSC00884.jpg

Some sort of Bambi type critter on the way to Crown King.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b152/cw50must/critters/DSC01508.jpg

This guy was actually spotted from the black top, near Hoover Dam.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b152/cw50must/critters/SANY0156.jpg

Finally, this creature here got real close to my Jeep, he almost jumped on my roof!!! Sorry Randy :)
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b152/cw50must/4wheelin/IMG_0141.jpg

Also have a spectacular video of a trantula and a rattlesnake out in Box Canyon.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b152/cw50must/Videos/th_Snake.jpg (http://s19.photobucket.com/albums/b152/cw50must/Videos/?action=view&current=Snake.flv)

Digger
09-28-2007, 07:13 AM
ROFLMAO LOL LOL creature that got to close to jeep! lol good one, thanks for the humor lol love it!

Tom Schenk
09-28-2007, 07:19 AM
Gila Monster on FR42
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g205/tomschenk/random/100_0926.jpg

Woke up to find this wild beast in El GOlfo
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g205/tomschenk/random/DSC00671.jpg

RandyT
09-28-2007, 09:16 AM
Finally, this creature here got real close to my Jeep, he almost jumped on my roof!!! Sorry Randy :)


Craig, Thats OK man. Paybacks are hell! :mad:

CaptainMorgan
09-28-2007, 09:20 AM
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j48/Jeepinyahoo/IMGP0465.jpg

BeaterXJ
09-28-2007, 12:06 PM
http://a596.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/118/l_32eab93ee0d1113b5efa743560d08923.jpg

Shortly after this photo was taken, the lizard tried to sell me car insurance!:eek::D

jeff krause
09-28-2007, 01:44 PM
Frogs... hundred of um.. Willow springs 9-7-07

This is what happens when a 7 year old boy is the camera man !

pictures of frogs

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa212/jkrause_photo/frogs.jpg

SEDONA RICK
09-28-2007, 05:08 PM
Only In Az

Teal-J
09-28-2007, 05:14 PM
Gila Monster on FR42
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g205/tomschenk/random/100_0926.jpg

That guy looks huge!!! :eek:

Kelly P
09-28-2007, 06:11 PM
yes looks like a biggun, pretty rare to come across those. Ive only seen 1, not even half that size. Nice pic!

1BLKJP
09-28-2007, 06:24 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/1blackjeep/CK%20Run%202007/2867231690098914633PsGFuy_fs.jpg

No explanation necessary. :D

xjstocker
09-28-2007, 06:32 PM
Only In Az

***

xjstocker
09-28-2007, 06:41 PM
hey does anybody have picts of the gila or scorps we found on the night run through elvis?

BeaterXJ
09-28-2007, 08:06 PM
omg! i have evidence that bigfoot exists!:eek:
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/beaterxj/bigfoot.jpg
o.................nope wait..................thats just Andy:D

Number 7
09-28-2007, 08:16 PM
horned toad near Lake Pleasant
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff167/DustyTJ02/DSC01074.jpg


When I was little I told my Uncle I had found a 'Horny' toad. He asked me how I knew how the toad was feeling, and I gave him the ol' deer in the head-lights look.

I sometimes wonder if he knew I'd remember that as an adult and understand what he meant. I think he did.
;)

Number 7
09-28-2007, 08:19 PM
Look at this guy. We photographed him on the Walapai Mt. Rd. a while back ago.

http://inlinethumb07.webshots.com/19654/2492991220100085335S600x600Q85.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2492991220100085335bQDTpK)

I'm not sure exactly what he is, but he sure is an odd color.

RandyT
09-28-2007, 09:56 PM
Shortly after this photo was taken, the lizard tried to sell me car insurance!:eek::D

LOL... Oh that was funny...

Wayco
09-29-2007, 06:04 AM
Look at this guy. We photographed him on the Walapai Mt. Rd. a while back ago.

http://inlinethumb07.webshots.com/19654/2492991220100085335S600x600Q85.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2492991220100085335bQDTpK)

I'm not sure exactly what he is, but he sure is an odd color.

I'm pretty sure that is a collared lizard in breeding colors. :)

jeepcj5nut
09-30-2007, 05:52 AM
Deleted!!!

See further down

jeepcj5nut
09-30-2007, 05:53 AM
Wow, holy huge pictures batman, I'll resize them next time... sorry.. :o

pellucid602
09-30-2007, 07:03 PM
Martinez canyon, pretty pissed.
http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/7972/2064ja5.jpg

GLEN REAMS
09-30-2007, 08:39 PM
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k193/glen_reams/Picture041.jpg
around butcher jones area

TinyMan
10-01-2007, 07:57 PM
Last trip up to Martinez Cabin.

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l231/7Lbar/TOR/FlorenceWeekend2_145_Medium.jpg

RickBeer
10-01-2007, 08:22 PM
http://http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=14259&stc=1&d=1191295268

Here is one I like to POINT out :eek:

ArizonaXJ
10-01-2007, 08:37 PM
This weekend at White Tanks.....

My Green Jeep
10-01-2007, 08:52 PM
Here is one I like to POINT out :eek:

Ewwwww... gross :D

jeepcj5nut
10-02-2007, 08:15 AM
Scorp from Elvis run:
http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=14270&stc=1&d=1191338019

"Monster from same run:
http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=14271&stc=1&d=1191338019

offroadaz
10-02-2007, 09:00 AM
found this one up on sedona

http://www.higherground4x4.com/forums/uploaded/Sedona_2007/Sedona_web0024.JPG

Miles2go1979
10-02-2007, 09:52 AM
Is that finger for real? looks like ketchup not blood

4doorjeeper
10-02-2007, 10:30 AM
Worst pain there is. Got mine cut off in a sprocket and all I remember seeing was bone, blood and grease. Still gives me the willies to this day.

Miles2go1979
10-02-2007, 10:33 AM
holy ****! did it get reattached?

desertdawg
10-02-2007, 10:41 AM
Lance the Spiderman
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b208/ddawg_/Pic360.jpg
I was leaning on a boulder and heard a rattle, looked back and this was staring at me.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b208/ddawg_/Pic252.jpg
Golpher Snake on Chivo Falls
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b208/ddawg_/IMG_1044.jpg
I came across this grizzly creature on Upper Ajax last year. I still haven't figured out what it was.:eek:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b208/ddawg_/IMG_1280.jpg

GLEN REAMS
10-02-2007, 11:48 AM
damn mike are u ever goin to lose that picture? :D ill get one back on ya next time we wheel together!

desertdawg
10-02-2007, 02:10 PM
damn mike are u ever goin to lose that picture? :D ill get one back on ya next time we wheel together!


:D:D:D

Moriarty
10-04-2007, 08:47 PM
Box Canyon of the Hassayampa
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k243/dean-moriarty/spider.jpg[/IMG]
Airing down the tires, the hiss from the tire sounded funny. When I stopped letting the air go the other sound was still there.:eek: 3 feet to my left.
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k243/dean-moriarty/IMG_1479.jpg[/IMG]
Hiking around the Queen of Arizona Mine area.
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k243/dean-moriarty/untitled.jpg[/IMG]
Wagoner Rd to Crown King. Hard to see but this Javelina insisted on racing me for a solid 2 miles. Funniest thing ever.
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k243/dean-moriarty/S5031719.jpg[/IMG]

Kelly P
10-06-2007, 08:35 PM
Nice pics Doug!

Erich
10-06-2007, 08:49 PM
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k193/glen_reams/Picture041.jpg
around butcher jones area

I seen that owl today over by the first cove..

Stomper
10-07-2007, 01:10 AM
Great pics!!

Stomper
10-07-2007, 01:13 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/1blackjeep/CK%20Run%202007/2867231690098914633PsGFuy_fs.jpg

No explanation necessary. :D

Crikey mate!! That is the SuperSoaker AOer. They are very rare and only come out when cash is waved around.....

GLEN REAMS
10-07-2007, 12:03 PM
I seen that owl today over by the first cove..
Might have been the same one. He in that canyon thats on the way back from the first cove that dead ends.

Erich
10-07-2007, 12:36 PM
Thats exactly where he was...lol He just sat there and stared at us...

Hardcore Chic
10-08-2007, 05:53 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/1blackjeep/CK%20Run%202007/2867231690098914633PsGFuy_fs.jpg

No explanation necessary. :D

That is the scarriest creature I have ever seen! :D

fatboypup
10-19-2007, 08:40 PM
Box Canyon of the Hassayampa
Airing down the tires, the hiss from the tire sounded funny. When I stopped letting the air go the other sound was still there.:eek: 3 feet to my left.
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k243/dean-moriarty/IMG_1479.jpg


This just reminded me I need to take more ammo out on these runs :eek:
http://www.midwayusa.com/mediasvr.dll/highresimage?saleitemid=771297

vtchopper
10-20-2007, 07:45 AM
no pictures, but a few years back I saw a Jila Monster on "A" mountain in Tempe..
Jason

Blkruby
10-28-2007, 04:34 PM
Found this guy in Weber Creek.
http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=14882&stc=1&d=1193614339
http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=14883&stc=1&d=1193614339

CaptainMorgan
10-28-2007, 05:15 PM
This just reminded me I need to take more ammo out on these runs :eek:
http://www.midwayusa.com/mediasvr.dll/highresimage?saleitemid=771297

:confused::confused::confused:


Maybe try having an appreciation for animals and nature next time...it is mentalities like this that make us all look bad. As an off road enthusiast, avid hunter and gun rights advocate it makes me sick when people murder non-game species for fun or because of their ignorance and fear.

CaptainMorgan
10-28-2007, 05:22 PM
Here a few I found, I saw the Lizard out in the woods and the fish and turtle were at Fossil Creek. The turtle was awesome. I swam with him for an hour or so in a huge clear pool of water...and I never had the urge to blow him away either.
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j48/Jeepinyahoo/IMGP0464.jpg
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j48/Jeepinyahoo/IMGP0506.jpg
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j48/Jeepinyahoo/IMGP0495.jpg

Craig
10-28-2007, 07:34 PM
Found this guy in Payson this summer.

http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=14896&stc=1&d=1193625229

CaptainMorgan
10-28-2007, 08:03 PM
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j48/Jeepinyahoo/Land042.jpg

Moriarty
10-28-2007, 09:13 PM
:confused::confused::confused:


Maybe try having an appreciation for animals and nature next time...it is mentalities like this that make us all look bad. As an off road enthusiast, avid hunter and gun rights advocate it makes me sick when people murder non-game species for fun or because of their ignorance and fear.

When it happened to me I honestly didn't see the damn thing till I heard it. I drew my gun on it as I backed away. I agree with you a 100% but I also understand while in that instance I backed away slow and everything was fine. But if that thing would have shown one sign of striking, I'll take the guilt of shooting a creature I was trespassing on, than that long drive out of the back country to the hospital. Murdering out of fear is usually self defense.
I also (and I know I'll get all sorts of crap for this) have never understood the difference between killing game animals vs. non game animals. I like animals more than most people I meet. I am not a hunter and never will be. When I run into people off trails especially up towards Happy Jack and they have there trophy on the hood of there pick up. I think about the fact that they robbed me of possibly seeing that elk out in the wild on one of my hikes and they robbed the elk of just being a elk out in the woods enjoying life. I honestly want to walk up to the guy, shoot him dead, and put him on the hood of his pick up next to the elk. I think hunting should be a sport, but we should attach motion guided firearms to the game so they could at least have a chance to defend themselves. I have alot of friends who are hunters that when asked if the deer had a chance to fire back would they still hunt, and the answer is usually no.

Sorry for the rant, I went out wheeling today and came back to all this banning with already closed forums. You seem like good people Captain Morgan, I just thought you giving heat to fatboypup about killing snakes when you are an "avid hunter" didn't make much sense. I think an animal is an animal. We should try to kill as few of ALL of them as possible.

Oh, and thanks for not blowing away the turtle:D

CaptainMorgan
10-28-2007, 10:12 PM
My hunting is based upon a certain spirituality and set of cultural values I hold. Sorry if I offended anyone but I really like snakes and they dont taste good. Personally I feel you should use the skins and all the meat of what you kill. If you like snake meat and value the snake it is not the same crime just to kill out of fear.

Self defense is another issue...if I had to kill a snake I would, I would just make sure I had to.

Another thing is that being a hunter and outdoorsman I pay fees and support the AZGFD with my finacial donations and the money they get from the hunting liscenses, stamps and tags. With that money the azgfd funds studies and monitors the health of the ecosystems in which the animals live. So next time you see a trophy buck and feel bad you didn't see it alive, realize that the legal taking of that buck helps pay for the programs that help to preserve his species so we can continue to see his kind for generations to come. Without the azgfd the animals we all care for would be in more danger than they are with the surrent system.


ALSO, I thought the comment and the picture posted by fatboypup was a bit crass; this is an animal picture thread and he posts pics of snake loads...I guess I figured he enjoyed killing snakes...maybe that was an unfair assumtion.

Moriarty
10-28-2007, 10:59 PM
Nevermind, I just cooked up some BBQ. Thank you to the man that killed that cow. It was delicious.:D

Oh, and Captain Morgan, you are certainly right about the AZGFD. I read up on how the system works and would agree it is a humane way of keeping the moron shooters at Table Mesa from going up north and poaching every animal in sight. I stand corrected.

If someone needs to ban me for my previous post its okay. But just to warn you, in my boredom I may go absolutely crazy and by a Prius!

:rolleyes:

Wayco
10-29-2007, 10:30 AM
Bill Williams river near Swansea, first time we have ever seen a Great Blue Hairstreak! Notice the honey bee to the right:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/allands/swansea.jpg

YGOHOME
10-29-2007, 11:30 AM
Found this guy in Payson this summer.

http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=14896&stc=1&d=1193625229

that bug is awesome!

Wayco
10-29-2007, 06:33 PM
It is a male western hercules beetle:

http://www.uky.edu/Ag/CritterFiles/casefile/insects/beetles/hercules/west3.jpg

More info here:

http://www.uky.edu/Ag/CritterFiles/casefile/insects/beetles/hercules/hercules.htm

Triple-XJ
11-20-2007, 01:10 PM
Here are a few :sombrero:


http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q67/geno-zoni/P1010061.jpg
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q67/geno-zoni/P1010062.jpg
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q67/geno-zoni/P1010044.jpg
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q67/geno-zoni/100_1877.jpg
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q67/geno-zoni/100_1063.jpg
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q67/geno-zoni/P3210018.jpg
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q67/geno-zoni/P1010052.jpg
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q67/geno-zoni/P1010056.jpg
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q67/geno-zoni/000_0061.jpg

Papa Mo
04-14-2008, 06:53 AM
Rat Snake found sunning himself around 4 peaks.
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii202/papamo/ElOsoVJC/ElOso011.jpg
Centipede
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii202/papamo/ElOsoVJC/ElOso027.jpg

cosninocanines
04-14-2008, 08:48 AM
This guy want's a jeep, he kept moving towards us stopping and moving again. He's about 50 yards here, then he turned and walked off.

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii95/cosninocanines/Elk03-1.jpg

Wayco
04-14-2008, 11:26 AM
This big boy was wandering across the trail out on FJ last month, yep, they are out there. About five feet long and not the least bit upset.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/allands/2008-03-26%20Elvis/IMG_5890.jpg

Also found my first gila monster out there, but the pic. is not that good.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/allands/2008-03-26%20Elvis/IMG_5851.jpg

RokNRich
04-14-2008, 11:33 AM
Here are a few :sombrero:

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q67/geno-zoni/P1010052.jpg



What's the story with this one ? Crawl up there during the night or what ?

Great pic's all :cool:

K7VZ
04-14-2008, 05:04 PM
Snake on Montana Mountain
http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/a/4/3/a/event_3582042.jpeg

Gila Monster in Red Creek in the rain. We were trying to get out of Red Creek before the water level came up and saw a hawk take off from a branch about 20 feet in the air. As it took off, it dropped something. When we got closer, this injured Gila Monster was swimming in the puddle. We helped him get to dry ground and continued on our way.
http://photos3.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/7/e/a/event_2162026.jpeg

Bats in a cave.
http://photos2.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/d/2/d/8/event_2693976.jpeg

Moooooo
http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/d/b/c/1/event_1976257.jpeg

joedokes28
04-14-2008, 08:08 PM
With all of the Gila Monsters in this thread, it seems like they are common. I'd love to see one out in the wild, but have never had the opportunity.

RalphA
04-15-2008, 06:30 AM
Click image for a larger view

Javelina behind our house
20154

Coatimundi on FR 609
20155

Steve
04-15-2008, 08:16 AM
Have come across a few rattlers, gila monsters, centipedes, javalinas, and a eagle. The eagle I can not find my pic of. I think it may have been one of the ones I lost when the computer fried awhile back. That was a spectacular shot. It was sitting upon a fence post out on the backway to CK. I also was not able to get a pic of one flying out by FR98 aka Log Corral.
Just a reminder all it is snake season now and they are going to be hungry and irritable after hybernating.

cosninocanines
04-15-2008, 08:58 AM
These were actually off the pavement at Lower Lake Mary, but we were in the jeep.


PERCHED
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii95/cosninocanines/Eagletree.jpg

IN FLIGHT
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii95/cosninocanines/Eagle2.jpg

howhypno
04-15-2008, 10:30 AM
love this thread, now I'm going to have to keep a camera ready to play along!

Digger
04-15-2008, 03:10 PM
Here are a few critter's I've seen up close.
Desert Toad wearing a red collar.
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff310/DigsPics/critters/scan0005.jpg

Desert tortis
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff310/DigsPics/critters/scan0006.jpg

Big rattler
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff310/DigsPics/critters/scan0003.jpg

Dreaded Desert Dingo Dog
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff310/DigsPics/critters/scan0004.jpg

Medium rattler
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff310/DigsPics/critters/scan0001.jpg

I think this guy was a Beefalo, he was huge!
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff310/DigsPics/critters/scan0002.jpg

Glenn4ws
04-15-2008, 03:22 PM
Click image for a larger view

Javelina behind our house
20154

Coatimundi on FR 609
20155

Looks like Bar x or A+ to me. Am I close?:)

jeeperapril
04-15-2008, 03:34 PM
Saw this beauty on the rim trail, posed for me for a few minutes.


20160

rallynut78
04-17-2008, 07:58 AM
Found this guy in Payson this summer.

http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=14896&stc=1&d=1193625229

I bet you could use that guy to open a beer. ;)

RalphA
04-17-2008, 02:58 PM
Looks like Bar x or A+ to me. Am I close?:)

Hi Cole, the Coatimundi was on FR 609, off of 288 and the Javelina were in a field behind our house in Roosevelt.

Henthorn
04-18-2008, 02:58 AM
Critters......Sure do taste good ;)



J/KK

xjstocker
04-20-2008, 09:26 PM
this is what i saw today
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb223/rssimm/b2e8b398.jpg

Wayco
04-21-2008, 06:04 AM
Great pic! We saw a collared lizard out at White Tanks on Saturday, but he was not in his breeding colors.

xjstocker
04-21-2008, 06:37 AM
yea that was a hilite of the day. 1/4 mile up the trail front diff went boom:(

lancetkenyon
04-21-2008, 09:52 AM
yea that was a hilite of the day. 1/4 mile up the trail front diff went boom:(

SAS time.

Spike
04-28-2008, 12:12 AM
mooooo

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/1994/moooolp5.jpg

this one was walking away so i had to get it with my camera phone real quick

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/86/bigfootsi0.jpg

Blkruby
04-28-2008, 04:01 AM
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh112/BLKRUBY/Jeeping%20The%20Cracks%204-26-08/HPIM3761P.jpg

K7VZ
04-28-2008, 08:11 AM
Spotted a few more up in the Table Mesa area on Saturday.

A big Gila Monster with a stub tail.
http://photos2.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/a/1/e/3/event_3941443.jpeg (http://photos2.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/a/1/e/3/highres_3941443.jpeg)

Three burros. From the topo software I have, I think this was on Wild Burro Mesa. I guess we know why they named it that.
http://photos4.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/a/1/e/0/event_3941440.jpeg (http://photos2.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/a/1/e/0/highres_3941440.jpeg)

04jeeptj
04-28-2008, 09:16 AM
Lived in Arizona for ~5 years and this was the 1st scorpion I've seen here. Was at the 4peaks cleanup in Feb.
http://www.jeepanywhere.com/4peaks/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=148&g2_serialNumber=3

ademster
04-29-2008, 01:00 PM
:EDIT: Wayco discovered what it is.

CHUCKWALLA!!



I am not sure what speceis of Lizard this is but very cool looking Jim and I saw two different ones, with two different colors but same breed of lizard.

One was about 6 or so inches in length and the second on was closer to 10"

Small one
http://www.levonius.com/adam/wheeling/New_Folder/images/lizard/CIMG0050.JPG

Bigger one sorry for the blurry pic, was taki at about 20 foot distance.
http://www.levonius.com/adam/wheeling/New_Folder/images/lizard/CIMG0053.JPG

a better close up shot of the bigger one... and for those of you who are gonna biatch, we was placed back exactly where he was.

http://www.levonius.com/adam/wheeling/New_Folder/images/lizard/CIMG0054.JPG

these were out at FJ on Elvis.

Wayco
04-29-2008, 02:40 PM
I am not sure what speceis of Lizard this is but very cool looking Jim and I saw two different ones, with two different colors but same breed of lizard.

One was about 6 or so inches in length and the second on was closer to 10"

Small one
http://www.levonius.com/adam/wheeling/New_Folder/images/lizard/CIMG0050.JPG

Bigger one sorry for the blurry pic, was taki at about 20 foot distance.
http://www.levonius.com/adam/wheeling/New_Folder/images/lizard/CIMG0053.JPG

a better close up shot of the bigger one... and for those of you who are gonna biatch, we was placed back exactly where he was.

http://www.levonius.com/adam/wheeling/New_Folder/images/lizard/CIMG0054.JPG

these were out at FJ on Elvis.

Not sure about this one, but I think that is a Chuckwalla GENUS Sauromalus
More info. here: http://www.desertusa.com/sept96/du_chuckwalla.html

Wayco
04-29-2008, 02:46 PM
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh112/BLKRUBY/Jeeping%20The%20Cracks%204-26-08/HPIM3761P.jpg

Glad you posted this guy up Cliff, one of my favorite lizards! They even mention that this guy spurts blood out of his eyes in this info.: http://www.desertusa.com/april96/du_hliz.html

Ted
04-29-2008, 03:26 PM
mooooo

this one was walking away so i had to get it with my camera phone real quick

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/86/bigfootsi0.jpg

It could have been worse took this with camera phone too

http://www.peeyourpantsforthebrewers.com/images/closer.jpg

ademster
04-29-2008, 04:32 PM
Wayco... DEAD ON MAN!!!

when Jim and I were trying to catch him to check it out this is exactly what he did

When the Chuckwalla senses danger, it scurries between rocks and lodges itself tightly in crevices by inflating itself.I

they inflate them selves pretty damn wide and thick...

TJTIME
04-30-2008, 01:22 PM
With all of the Gila Monsters in this thread, it seems like they are common. I'd love to see one out in the wild, but have never had the opportunity.

ive been here 42 yrs and have only seen 2,

Wayco
04-30-2008, 04:26 PM
Wayco... DEAD ON MAN!!!

when Jim and I were trying to catch him to check it out this is exactly what he did


they inflate them selves pretty damn wide and thick...

That's why I have never handled one, can't get them out without hurting them.

Wayco
04-30-2008, 04:29 PM
With all of the Gila Monsters in this thread, it seems like they are common. I'd love to see one out in the wild, but have never had the opportunity.

My first was on the Martinez loop trail last month, and I have been here for over fifty years.....

probable cause
05-01-2008, 01:47 PM
while out at the cracks i was at the campsite just relaxing havin a beer i found these 2 creatures doing some kind of weird thing....i don't know if it was a mating dance or what

















http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j93/gonzo_1981/DSC02069.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j93/gonzo_1981/DSC02072.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j93/gonzo_1981/DSC02073.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j93/gonzo_1981/DSC02074.jpg


woohoo then this creature tried coming in for the kill or something...it's a full moon tonight!
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j93/gonzo_1981/DSC02084.jpg

Hardline
05-01-2008, 05:08 PM
:smilielol5:

Thought you were going to save those for blackmail.......

probable cause
05-01-2008, 05:11 PM
i thought about it. but decided against it i got more pictures though.

jperez
09-11-2008, 12:45 PM
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i182/j0gper/DSCI0066_0164_164.jpg
desert tortoise: wheeling/ scuba trip to San Carlos Mexico
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i182/j0gper/DSCI0062_0168_168.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i182/j0gper/DSCI0178_0067_067.jpg
yes thats a flat frog! sorry rox! they were everywhere
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i182/j0gper/DSCI0051_0176_176-1.jpg

My Green Jeep
09-11-2008, 12:56 PM
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i182/j0gper/DSCI0178_0067_067.jpg
yes thats a flat frog! sorry rox! they were everywhere
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i182/j0gper/DSCI0051_0176_176-1.jpg

:puke:

AzBuckfever
09-11-2008, 01:20 PM
:EDIT: Wayco discovered what it is.

CHUCKWALLA!!



I am not sure what speceis of Lizard this is but very cool looking Jim and I saw two different ones, with two different colors but same breed of lizard.

One was about 6 or so inches in length and the second on was closer to 10"

Small one
http://www.levonius.com/adam/wheeling/New_Folder/images/lizard/CIMG0050.JPG

Bigger one sorry for the blurry pic, was taki at about 20 foot distance.
http://www.levonius.com/adam/wheeling/New_Folder/images/lizard/CIMG0053.JPG

a better close up shot of the bigger one... and for those of you who are gonna biatch, we was placed back exactly where he was.

http://www.levonius.com/adam/wheeling/New_Folder/images/lizard/CIMG0054.JPG

these were out at FJ on Elvis.

Yep, those be a few Chucawallas. I know, something you would think were from Australia :) I think they're endangered but you see them once in a while around our parts. You washed your hands afterwards, right?

David C
09-11-2008, 06:19 PM
I agree that Gila Monsters are a rare sight even though we've had quite a few posted here. I've been here 30 years and only seen 1. Here's a few pics of creatures I've seen:

Gopher snake
http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21955&d=1216955154

Nice deer out near Peralta trail
http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=19809&d=1206731366

http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=19814&d=1206731366

http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=19808&d=1206731366

Western Diamondback eating a lizard

http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=14179&d=1191254701

Mule deer in Box Canyon near Florence
http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=12498&d=1186062128

Sidewinder
http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=22874&stc=1&d=1221182142

Tarantula
http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=22875&stc=1&d=1221182142

Lone sheep at Bulldog Canyon
http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=22876&stc=1&d=1221182142

Desert 4x4
09-11-2008, 09:10 PM
Hawley Lake ...............

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j20/packerbacker1az/DSCF0193.jpg

MOOOOOO

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j20/packerbacker1az/DSCF0205.jpg

Desert 4x4
09-11-2008, 09:25 PM
Found in a tree up by Crown king

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j20/packerbacker1az/DSCF0705.jpg

Castle Hot Springs Rd

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j20/packerbacker1az/DSCF0319.jpg

jay simmons
09-11-2008, 10:16 PM
Castle Hot Springs Rd

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j20/packerbacker1az/DSCF0319.jpg[/QUOTE]

scary creature

TERRIERjeep
09-11-2008, 11:44 PM
sidewinders are pretty rare arent they? at least around az?

David C
09-12-2008, 11:00 AM
That's the only Sidewinder I've ever seen and it was about 11pm out just beyond Peralta Rd. towards Florence Jct.

cw50must
10-19-2008, 11:47 AM
Out on JackhandleThere was 3 of them, but only 2 are visible in this picture, they were on the move.
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff272/craigsxj/lower%20ajax%20jackhandle%20box/178.jpg where it loops back around.

cosninocanines
12-14-2008, 08:43 AM
Rocky Mt Big Horn

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii95/cosninocanines/RockeyMtSheep.jpg

cosninocanines
12-26-2008, 10:56 AM
Geese on Lower Lake Mary

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii95/cosninocanines/Geese1.jpg

lancetkenyon
12-26-2008, 06:35 PM
2 weeks ago on the "girls run".........

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn47/lancetkenyon/Girls%20run%20%20LT%2012%2013%2008/Girlsrun121308194.jpg

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn47/lancetkenyon/Girls%20run%20%20LT%2012%2013%2008/Girlsrun121308193.jpg

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn47/lancetkenyon/Girls%20run%20%20LT%2012%2013%2008/Girlsrun121308198.jpg

KennethS
12-26-2008, 09:18 PM
Now that's a spider. Sweet!

Were the "girls" responses anything like :aagh:

jay simmons
12-26-2008, 10:08 PM
Hey Lance what are you doin on the girls run

lancetkenyon
12-27-2008, 07:21 PM
Hey Lance what are you doin on the girls run

My wife drove my rig, and Paige drove Ryan's rig.

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn47/lancetkenyon/Girls%20run%20%20LT%2012%2013%2008/Girlsrun121308221.jpg

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn47/lancetkenyon/Girls%20run%20%20LT%2012%2013%2008/Girlsrun121308110.jpg

lancetkenyon
12-27-2008, 07:23 PM
Now that's a spider. Sweet!

Were the "girls" responses anything like :aagh:

Check THIS girl out!!!

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn47/lancetkenyon/Girls%20run%20%20LT%2012%2013%2008/Girlsrun121308200.jpg

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn47/lancetkenyon/Girls%20run%20%20LT%2012%2013%2008/Girlsrun121308201.jpg

RokNRich
12-27-2008, 07:29 PM
Bighorn Sheep, viewed from Martinez Cabin:

http://dontlr.smugmug.com/photos/440803307_bXXnc-L.jpg

http://dontlr.smugmug.com/photos/440804448_8Hjx6-L.jpg

Wayco
12-27-2008, 08:44 PM
We saw a flock of them in Parker a while back:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/allands/2008-11-09%20Parker%20Desert%20Splash/IMG_0133.jpg

Couldn't get very close, but there must have been a dozen of them over there:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/allands/2008-11-09%20Parker%20Desert%20Splash/IMG_0129.jpg

Az357mag
12-31-2008, 10:53 PM
beautiful thread. i've lived here in AZ not to mention i spent most of life outdoors and i have only seen 1 gila monster. i've got you all beat i think. my dad and i were hiking up on the rim and a mountain lion jumped out literally 3 feet in front of us and just stared at us for a sec and took off in the brush. talk about creepy. the funny thing is we both had lion tags and sidearms lololol we were both jawstruck. beautiful sight none the less

David C
01-01-2009, 07:42 AM
beautiful thread. i've lived here in AZ not to mention i spent most of life outdoors and i have only seen 1 gila monster. i've got you all beat i think. my dad and i were hiking up on the rim and a mountain lion jumped out literally 3 feet in front of us and just stared at us for a sec and took off in the brush. talk about creepy. the funny thing is we both had lion tags and sidearms lololol we were both jawstruck. beautiful sight none the less

Wow. You've got me beat there for sure. Always wanted to see a wild Mtn Lion (Puma), but maybe not that close.:eek:

My strangest close encounter was at mid-day down along the Lower Salt River walking a trail through the thick Mesquite trees, a young Javelina came walking right up to me and stopped about 4 or 5 feet away, looked up at me and gave a little inquisitive grunt like he wanted me to play fetch or something. I stopped dead to look and listen for the rest of his family, but there were no other sounds - just him looking at me. I slowly reached down and picked up a little stick and tossed it towards him to shoo him along and he jumped back into the brush. Then he came back around the other side of the brush and again stood there and gave a little grunt like he wanted to play. Now, I was always told never to play fetch at mid-day with a strange Javelina, so I just slowly continued on my path as he stood there and watched me go.

Welcome to the club, btw.:)

GOTMTNS
01-24-2009, 11:24 PM
I am also shocked at the amount of Gila Monster photos. I am 24 born and raised in AZ, and hunted, offroaded, and backpacked all over the state and have only seen 4. Two on Four Peaks, Wickenburg and White Tanks. I know I have been lucky to see that many. Some great photos everyone, I will try to post some of mine in next few days. I have got a couple of the wild wolves if I can find them and get them scanned in. Keep posting the great photos.

Billw
01-25-2009, 04:10 PM
This is a great thread. It always pays to have a camera with you!
Here's a few of my finds.

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/azsnakeman/015a.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/azsnakeman/011-1.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/azsnakeman/t4.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/azsnakeman/020.jpg

TheKid
01-25-2009, 04:20 PM
what was that last lizard, it was cool lookin'.

Great pics

Billw
01-25-2009, 04:22 PM
Thanks!
I believe it's a young desert spiny lizard.

LiftedJeepXJ
01-25-2009, 05:35 PM
Vegas trails.
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc134/LiftedJeepxj/682.jpg
Odd looking cactus and snowman
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc134/LiftedJeepxj/New1022.jpg
New buddy
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc134/LiftedJeepxj/639.jpg

Billw
01-25-2009, 06:33 PM
THAT is a gorgeous Gila!

Wayco
01-25-2009, 07:50 PM
Got this shot of a ring-tailed cat in an abandoned mine near the Mammoth mine.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/allands/IMG_0085.jpg

TERRIERjeep
01-25-2009, 09:33 PM
way cool

LiftedJeepXJ
01-25-2009, 11:34 PM
Another for BillW liking the first.
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc134/LiftedJeepxj/676.jpg

cw50must
01-26-2009, 05:02 AM
Got this shot of a ring-tailed cat in an abandoned mine near the Mammoth mine.



Way cool.

I am really sad I have not seen a Gila Monster in the wild yet. I'll keep my eyes peeled still.

jperez
01-26-2009, 07:01 AM
i had to stop to check out the trail ahead while wheeling alone one day.
i heard a noise back at my jeep and ran back only to discover this.....
















the rare billclintonasaurus


http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i182/j0gper/DSCF3379.jpg

NEVER WHEEL ALONE....

CaptainMorgan
01-30-2009, 11:38 AM
Great pics, I am so glad this thread is still alive.

MALLCRAWLER06
03-24-2009, 05:54 PM
Found this little guy and others around the trail " Can Opener"! Curious if anyone knows what kind of beetle they are? Looks like a different kind of Palo Verde beetle.

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr266/MALLCRAWLER06/100_0157.jpg

wedicotrucker
03-24-2009, 06:23 PM
Came across this guy while out at butcher jones on saturday. I saw it in the wash and thought it was a stick untill after I ran it over.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a206/bulsit/Testing%20out%20the%20new%20lift/NewLiftKit050.jpg

Troy aka Uncle Bo, got a nice set of fang marks on the side wall of his brand new tires.

4Lfever
03-24-2009, 07:40 PM
Great pics..thats why i love wheeling!

GOTMTNS
03-24-2009, 08:08 PM
Going through things and found some old pics, and some new ones from Saturday.

Mulies at Bulldog
http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt357/GOTMTNS/JeepPics026.jpg

Tarantula at Four Peaks, good size considering I wear a 13.
http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt357/GOTMTNS/Spider2.jpg

Horn Toad on Mt. Ord
http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt357/GOTMTNS/MountOrdHike27.jpg

Bald Eagles at the coves.
http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt357/GOTMTNS/DSC00603.jpg



Saw my first Rattler of the year and another Bald Eagle at Bartlet Lake yesterday, but didn't have my camera on the boat.

Try to post more pics as I find them.

CaptainMorgan
06-29-2009, 06:49 PM
Went up camping around Flagstaff, saw these guys.
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j48/Jeepinyahoo/newscoutfolder035.jpg
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j48/Jeepinyahoo/newscoutfolder058.jpg
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j48/Jeepinyahoo/newscoutfolder061.jpg

knockonit
06-30-2009, 03:02 PM
Wrangled my way into a trip to the mountains yesterday, my old stomping grounds from years gone by.
This is some pics of a herd me and the boys been hunting off and on for almost thirty years.
enjoy, beautiful specimens of the Arizona elk in velvet.
I figure maybe the big boy bedded might go 360 or more, but all good bulls,nevertheless.
enjoy
ric
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd152/knockonit/DSC_0218.jpg
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd152/knockonit/DSC_0217.jpg
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd152/knockonit/DSC_0215.jpg
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd152/knockonit/DSC_0213.jpg
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd152/knockonit/DSC_0213.jpg
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd152/knockonit/DSC_0204.jpg
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd152/knockonit/DSC_0169.jpg
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd152/knockonit/DSC_0206.jpg

HvyHau8272
06-30-2009, 03:12 PM
Wrangled my way into a trip to the mountains yesterday, my old stomping grounds from years gone by.
This is some pics of a herd me and the boys been hunting off and on for almost thirty years.
enjoy, beautiful specimens of the Arizona elk in velvet.
I figure maybe the big boy bedded might go 360 or more, but all good bulls,nevertheless.
enjoy
ric
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd152/knockonit/DSC_0218.jpg
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd152/knockonit/DSC_0217.jpg
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd152/knockonit/DSC_0215.jpg
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd152/knockonit/DSC_0213.jpg
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd152/knockonit/DSC_0213.jpg
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd152/knockonit/DSC_0204.jpg
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd152/knockonit/DSC_0169.jpg
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd152/knockonit/DSC_0206.jpg

I'm glad to see they are back. They left the area for awhile. ......That is up off of I-17 south of flag right?

knockonit
06-30-2009, 03:24 PM
Nope, couple hundred miles away, still purdy little things
hehe

cw50must
07-01-2009, 02:23 PM
Ran into this fella while Hiking

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b152/cw50must/Fossil%20Springs%20Hiking/1180001.jpg

Digger
07-01-2009, 06:33 PM
Found this little guy and others around the trail " Can Opener"! Curious if anyone knows what kind of beetle they are? Looks like a different kind of Palo Verde beetle.

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr266/MALLCRAWLER06/100_0157.jpg
Couldn't say what it is, kinda looks to be some kind of flying ant, (queen ants have wings) it isn't a beetle that's for sure. Anyone know what this is?

roadrashmike
07-01-2009, 07:21 PM
A BUG :fashizzle:

djui5
07-01-2009, 07:49 PM
Got this shot of a ring-tailed cat in an abandoned mine near the Mammoth mine.


Which mine?

CrotalusAtrox
07-01-2009, 10:44 PM
The bug above is an Arizona blister beetle - Lytta magister.

PJ

DirtyKorean
07-02-2009, 11:53 PM
Found this guy while we took a break to stretch and look around at 4 peaks, 2nd one I have seen this year.
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g262/JasonDiff/untitled.jpg

rosco
07-03-2009, 03:33 AM
Found this guy while we took a break to stretch and look around at 4 peaks, 2nd one I have seen this year.
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g262/JasonDiff/untitled.jpg
man thats odd to see two in one year! I have only ever seen the same one several times. When i was about 6 my grandpa made us a club house on there land in maricopa and every day it was in there

Thecanibal
07-03-2009, 03:46 AM
hi Im new to the site? and am wonderin when u guys usally go out wheeling?

Hardline
07-03-2009, 07:08 AM
Which mine?

No name, arrow shows the spot.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/allands/MAMMOTH.jpg

offroadaz
07-03-2009, 08:47 AM
Saw these in Moab, Skatchkins took the shots

http://www.higherground4x4.com/forums/uploaded/Moab_09/BFE/BFE_033.jpg

http://www.higherground4x4.com/forums/uploaded/Moab_09/BFE/BFE_009.jpg

djui5
07-03-2009, 12:15 PM
No name, arrow shows the spot.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/allands/MAMMOTH.jpg

Cool, thanks. I'll have to check it out sometime :)

cw50must
09-23-2009, 05:16 AM
They do exist!

http://inlinethumb53.webshots.com/43956/2223433280103186872S600x600Q85.jpg

STEVE FREEMAN
09-23-2009, 09:15 AM
found this bad boy crossing the road while out for a drive

HvyHau8272
09-23-2009, 09:52 AM
found this bad boy crossing the road while out for a drive

Nice Goffer Snake.

offroadaz
09-23-2009, 09:58 AM
Found this Ring Necked Snake up on the rim last weekend

http://www.higherground4x4.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2025&d=1253599526

Billw
11-01-2009, 11:12 AM
Cool find on the Ring Necked!

Wayco
11-10-2009, 04:06 AM
Nice Mulie buck was posing for us out on Cherry Creek road:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/allands/IMG_2458.jpg

cw50must
01-10-2010, 06:23 PM
Found a pack of Javelina on Hackberry. They ran off pretty fast, but if you look just to the left of the sagauro you can see the slacker. :)

http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab205/cw50must2/Hackberry%20dec%202009/2650001.jpg

redneck20
01-10-2010, 07:46 PM
very cool looking snake

Digger
01-11-2010, 04:01 PM
yes, never seen nothing like that snake before... looks unreal. anyone else ever see a snake like that????

BOSS
01-13-2010, 03:36 PM
:confused::confused::confused:


Maybe try having an appreciation for animals and nature next time...it is mentalities like this that make us all look bad. As an off road enthusiast, avid hunter and gun rights advocate it makes me sick when people murder non-game species for fun or because of their ignorance and fear.

x2

pipelineaudio
01-13-2010, 05:26 PM
I've never seen a ringneck in the wild. Killer find. In the same sort of habitat that they live in, you may also find an alligator lizard, which would make another awesome picture

westy
01-14-2010, 08:17 AM
I ran across these two sheep out in a canyon last year -

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z307/BWesty82/Beach%20Trip%209-27-08/BighornSheep.jpg

offroadaz
01-14-2010, 08:26 AM
I've never seen a ringneck in the wild. Killer find. In the same sort of habitat that they live in, you may also find an alligator lizard, which would make another awesome picture

cool, I'll keep an eye out for them

pipelineaudio
01-14-2010, 01:17 PM
This might be your ringneck

http://azreptiles.com/index.php?page=non_venom3&message=Snakes%20without%20rattle%20-%20non-venomous%3CBR%3Epage%204

Here's a good shot of an alligator lizard

http://azreptiles.com/images/Gator1.jpg

They really look like someone sprayed them with gloss

rockreadyyj07
01-14-2010, 01:34 PM
i used to catch ringnecks by the dozen in virginia but havnt seen then anywhere else

Will Wells
01-17-2010, 09:00 AM
This is a great thread. It always pays to have a camera with you!
Here's a few of my finds.

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/azsnakeman/015a.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/azsnakeman/011-1.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/azsnakeman/t4.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/azsnakeman/020.jpg

Bill, I was scrolling through this thred and recognized the pics before I realized they were from you. It's almost reptile season, can hardly wait to get out there and photo the creatures.

TJ Steve
01-18-2010, 03:35 PM
Saw these at Pleasant last year.

http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww53/TJSteve2009/Mobile%20Uploads/Lake%20Pleasant/DSCN0473.jpg

http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww53/TJSteve2009/Mobile%20Uploads/Lake%20Pleasant/DSCN0474.jpg

http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww53/TJSteve2009/Mobile%20Uploads/Lake%20Pleasant/DSCN0475.jpg

Billw
01-18-2010, 04:58 PM
Will, welcome to the site! Can't wait to get out again...it's been to long! Have you posted any pics of the new ride yet?
TJ Steve, great find. It always pays to have the camera with you!

Wayco
01-18-2010, 06:12 PM
Is that some kind of mating ritual, never seen rattlers act like that...... Great pic!

TJ Steve
01-18-2010, 06:55 PM
Thanks guys. I researched a little when I got home from this experience. I found that when the males come across each other during mating season they will fight. These two were coiling up together in a vertical fashion. The bigger of the two was slamming the smaller one to the ground. We witnessed this several times.
Steve

lancetkenyon
01-18-2010, 07:03 PM
Saw this guy at Arrowhead Mall.

http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu142/lancetkenyon13/010.jpg

Billw
01-18-2010, 07:29 PM
Thanks guys. I researched a little when I got home from this experience. I found that when the males come across each other during mating season they will fight. These two were coiling up together in a vertical fashion. The bigger of the two was slamming the smaller one to the ground. We witnessed this several times.
Steve

You're exactly right, that is male combat. There was surely a female in the vicinity.
Despite being an avid herper for years, I've yet to witness that in the wild. You're very fortunate IMHO, and I'm envious! lol
Great observation, and thanks for sharing it.

Bill

Billw
01-18-2010, 07:29 PM
lance...Arrowhead Mall??

lancetkenyon
01-19-2010, 06:42 AM
Yes. Arrowhead Mall. Definately not while I was wheeling.

skatchkins
01-19-2010, 09:31 AM
Pipeline, Offroadaz wasn't with me on the trips, but I've seen an Alligator Lizard at Harding Point and West Clear Creek

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2688/4288512768_8f357fb689_o.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4287772499_6fa78fff2b_o.jpg


Also Lance, I have seen these roaming around the mall also
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2673/3858383554_af24735ca8_o.jpg

Billw
01-19-2010, 03:23 PM
Those torts look tired...must be from all of the shopping. :whistling:

Wayco
01-19-2010, 04:02 PM
Since this is one of my favorite threads, and it's raining today anyway, I decided to go back and look at this again. Just for those that like to keep track of things, here are some notes on what we have found since Kelly P started this thread back in Sept. '07:

Rattlers: 12 with one eating a lizard (post#99) two males fighting (post #164) and a rare sidewinder (#99 also. thanks David C)
Tarantulas: 10
Deer: 9
Gila monsters: 9 (light colored morp post #121)
Collared lizard: 8 Assorted lizards: 2 (alligator lizard #172) (spiny #118)
Horny toad: 7
Gopher snake: 7
Big horned sheep: 6
Desert tortoise: 5
Javalina: 4
Elk: 3 (not counting each member of the herd knockonit posted #134)
Frogs: 3 (one being the rare flat frog # 96)
Bald eagle: 2
Cows: 2 (special note on Diggers Beefalo, it's a Black Angus. #71)
Scorpions: 2
And one of each of the following: Bear, Quail, Donkey, Burro, unknown Raptor, Mountain goat, Owl, Snapping turtle (I think), Hercules beetle, Blister beetle, King snake, Blue streak butterfly (mine), Centipede, Bats, Cotamundi (#67), Chuckwalla (#69), lost sheep, Canadian geese, Ring-tailed cat (mine #123) and a caterpillar.

If anyone can identify what's in post #148, "they do exist"? cw50must?

lancetkenyon
01-19-2010, 05:51 PM
They do exist....desert tortoise?

Bilt4Comfort
01-19-2010, 06:09 PM
Well...we weren't exactly "on" the trail...but hot on the trail of some rainbow trout at Willow Springs when we spotted this guy from the boat. My cousin got a few shots of him...I like this one because he's givin' us the eye.

http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32096&stc=1&d=1263953199

JEEPNME
01-19-2010, 06:17 PM
Well...we weren't exactly "on" the trail...but hot on the trail of some rainbow trout at Willow Springs when we spotted this guy from the boat. My cousin got a few shots of him...I like this one because he's givin' us the eye.

http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32096&stc=1&d=1263953199

now that is cool!

djui5
01-19-2010, 08:22 PM
now that is cool!

:fashizzle:

Wayco
01-20-2010, 08:27 AM
I have a couple like that, taken on the Colorado river while fishing:
Osprey or Seahawk:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/allands/2009-11-03%20Parker/IMG_2354.jpg

Great blue Heron:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/allands/2009-11-03%20Parker/IMG_2436.jpg

If you look close, you can see a Black Crowned Night Heron on a rock behind the Great blue heron:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/allands/2009-11-03%20Parker/IMG_2438.jpg

Nice pic of the Bald Eagle Joe, he was giving you the eye, wasn't he?

lancetkenyon
01-20-2010, 09:24 AM
At work, but still cool. The deer are all blacktail outside of Rancho Murieta, CA. I actually saw a few VERY nice bucks, but no photos. Lots of turkey too.

http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu142/lancetkenyon13/009.jpg

http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu142/lancetkenyon13/010-1.jpg

http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu142/lancetkenyon13/068.jpg

http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu142/lancetkenyon13/058-1.jpg

http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu142/lancetkenyon13/014.jpg

And yes, that IS a zebra.

http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu142/lancetkenyon13/0012.jpg

Wayco
01-20-2010, 11:28 AM
Last year in Ouray, we spotted some deer above us at about 14,000 ft. They don't look like Mulies, what else could they be? Seemed like they were larger than White tails too.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/allands/2009-08-06%20Ouray/IMG_1634.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/allands/2009-08-06%20Ouray/IMG_1631.jpg

Also while we were up there, got a shot of a Marmot:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/allands/2009-08-03%20Ouray/IMG_2963.jpg

HvyHau8272
01-20-2010, 03:15 PM
Last year in Ouray, we spotted some deer above us at about 14,000 ft. They don't look like Mulies, what else could they be? Seemed like they were larger than White tails too.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/allands/2009-08-06%20Ouray/IMG_1634.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/allands/2009-08-06%20Ouray/IMG_1631.jpg

Also while we were up there, got a shot of a Marmot:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/allands/2009-08-03%20Ouray/IMG_2963.jpg

They are mulies.. There are only 2 types of deer in Colorado Mule Deer or White Tail same as Az. By the way REALLY NICE PICTURES!! thanks for posting them.

http://wildlife.state.co.us/WildlifeSpecies/Profiles/Mammals/Deer.htm

Edit: I may be wrong here....I was just reading that they have red deer and fallow deer in Colorado also. I wounder why thier Game and fish site does not say that?

lancetkenyon
01-20-2010, 03:29 PM
But AZ Whitetails are the Coues Whitetails subspecies, not the Eastern Whitetail like CO has. Only CA, OR, WA and AK have the blacktail(subspecies of the Mule Deer).

HvyHau8272
01-20-2010, 03:30 PM
But AZ Whitetails are the Coues Whitetails subspecies, not the Eastern Whitetail like CO has. Only CA, OR, WA and AK have the blacktail(subspecies of the Mule Deer).

Correct

lancetkenyon
01-20-2010, 03:36 PM
They are mulies.. There are only 2 types of deer in Colorado Mule Deer or White Tail same as Az. By the way REALLY NICE PICTURES!! thanks for posting them.

http://wildlife.state.co.us/WildlifeSpecies/Profiles/Mammals/Deer.htm

Edit: I may be wrong here....I was just reading that they have red deer and fallow deer in Colorado also. I wounder why thier Game and fish site does not say that?

Red Deer look more like an elk. Fallow deer are one of the only deer to never lose their spots(like fawns have). Both are European deer and are not native to North America. They are feral if they are in the wild. Hence, no official season, fair game year round if they are not considered a "game animal" according to the hunting regs.

Quiz: what animals are considered feral in AZ, or a non-game animal, that are legal to shoot year round? Don't say "snowbirds" either.:laugh2:

offroadaz
01-20-2010, 03:44 PM
Quiz: what animals are considered feral in AZ, or a non-game animal, that are legal to shoot year round? Don't say "snowbirds" either.:laugh2:

border crossers? :osama:

HvyHau8272
01-20-2010, 03:51 PM
border crossers? :osama:

X2 :smug:

Feral hogs!! New to the state recently

Wayco
01-20-2010, 04:11 PM
One more :offtopic: comment, then I'm back to my photobucket looking for more critters. I looked at pic's of fallow deer and red deer, pretty sure Lance is right. (BIG surprise there, since he's hunted them for years) Both of those European deer have laid back antlers:

Red deer:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/50/Red_deer_stag_2009_denmark.jpg/250px-Red_deer_stag_2009_denmark.jpg

Fallow deer:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Fallow_deer_in_field.jpg/180px-Fallow_deer_in_field.jpg

Must be mulies, and a very nice herd too!

OK, back on topic, got this fella up in Ouray too, everybody loves a beaver:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/allands/2009-08-02%20Ouray/IMG_1616.jpg

Can't believe that's the first one posted here......:D

offroadaz
01-20-2010, 04:15 PM
One more :offtopic: comment, then I'm back to my photobucket looking for more critters.

You cant get upset since it was a mod who started it

:baby:

Bilt4Comfort
01-20-2010, 04:17 PM
Mmmmmm beaver. I have several pics of that species...but I don't know if they are as nice as your beaver Wayne.

Wayco
01-20-2010, 06:11 PM
Mmmmmm beaver. I have several pics of that species...but I don't know if they are as nice as your beaver Wayne.

I have another one but it's not quite as wet:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/allands/2009-08-02%20Ouray/IMG_1615.jpg

You know how much better wet beaver is.....:drummer:

lancetkenyon
01-20-2010, 06:43 PM
X2 :smug:

Feral hogs!! New to the state recently

Very good! But not THAT new, they have been around for at least 20 years up in the Blue Ridge area, and more recently in NW AZ.

Feral Pigs

In recent years, feral pigs have been sighted near Mud Mountain and Black Rock Mountain. Very little is known about the numbers, habitat use and behavior of these animals, but it appears they are transitory between Mud Mountain and Black Rock spending much of the summer months on Black Rock and winter months near Mud Mountain. They appear to be closely tied to water sources in these areas, and track sign is common.

You are encouraged to attempt to harvest a feral pig in 13B. Keep in mind that hunters who have tried to harvest a feral pig have had mixed results because of the limited number of animals and a quick weekend trip to hunt feral pigs may not be successful.
If you choose to hunt these animals please keep the following in mind:

No hunting license is required to hunt these animals.
Harvest of sows is encouraged to limit population growth and adverse impacts to turkey populations (nest predation = no poult production) and wildlife habitat.
This population is feral and is not actively managed by the Game and Fish Department.
Off-road travel restrictions, wilderness access, and other public land use restrictions remain in effect. Please contact the Arizona Strip BLM @ 435-688-3200 for information about off-road travel. In essence off-road travel is not allowed in any area of the Arizona Strip.

STEVE FREEMAN
01-20-2010, 08:52 PM
anyone up for some bacon hunting :smug:

don_tlr
01-21-2010, 03:58 AM
I thought this was just for AZ creatures but now I'll toss up some :mickey:

http://dontlr.smugmug.com/Jeep-Trips/Spring-Creek-10-14-06/IMG0521/103579200_XVggd-L.jpg

http://dontlr.smugmug.com/Jeep-Trips/Spring-Creek-10-14-06/IMG0522/103579351_tDhuc-L.jpg

http://dontlr.smugmug.com/Jeep-Trips/Spring-Creek-10-14-06/IMG0520/103579068_Gxxb9-L.jpg

Tom Jacobson
01-21-2010, 06:42 AM
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offroadaz
01-21-2010, 07:00 AM
.

I thought the ... was at Arrowhead mall? Im pretty sure we saw the tortoise hanging out in the parking lot there.

offroadaz
01-21-2010, 07:02 AM
http://inlinethumb03.webshots.com/39426/2731570200050804046S425x425Q85.jpg

Tom Jacobson
01-21-2010, 10:30 AM
Me = Dee^3 ??? ;-) I must have been confused by the egg & spotted owl burrito I was eating for breakfast.

rparker762
01-22-2010, 12:10 PM
Saw this bad boy as I came off CB road into the Hells Canyon Wilderness area.

http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz306/Rico762/100_1576-1.jpg
http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz306/Rico762/100_1578-1.jpg

ob1jeeper
01-22-2010, 01:01 PM
Ouray area:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v674/ob1jeeper/Jeeping/Colorado/July%2007/July4th472.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v674/ob1jeeper/Jeeping/Colorado/July%2007/July4th436.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v674/ob1jeeper/Jeeping/Colorado/Sept%202006/NewPics479.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v674/ob1jeeper/Jeeping/Colorado/Sept%202006/NewPics557.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v674/ob1jeeper/Jeeping/Colorado/Sept%202006/NewPics559.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v674/ob1jeeper/Jeeping/Colorado/Sept%202006/NewPics561.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v674/ob1jeeper/Jeeping/Colorado/Sept%202006/NewPics570.jpg

Wayco
01-22-2010, 01:33 PM
I'm thinking this is a fox, but it doesn't look like any fox I have ever seen.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v674/ob1jeeper/Jeeping/Colorado/Sept%202006/NewPics557.jpg

According to the Colorado Division of Wildlife, there are only four fox species in their state:
http://wildlife.state.co.us/WildlifeSpecies/Profiles/Mammals/Foxes.htm

None of those look like the one you got a pic. of, any ideas what that was?

ob1jeeper
01-22-2010, 01:48 PM
Wayne,
Haven't looked it up myself, but when I showed the pic to the Rangers in Silverton, they told me it was most likely a Red fox, because of it's white tipped tail, but the dark fur on the back was a sign of it being a Grey. Then they got into a discussion amongst themselves, with conjecture and seeming agreement along the lines of it being an offspring mixture of a grey/red fox mating.

One of the gang we were with thought it was an Artic fox, which is obviously BS... But it's true identity, beat's me... Spotted just below the remains of the boiler on the East side of the pass on Calif. Gulch...

We watched it, (and vice versa) for the better part of 40 minutes, as I crept up on it to get pics. At first he also cautiously crept towards me out of curiosity, but finally at about 30 feet separation, bolted and ran up to the rocks, where he continued to watch us from above...

ob1jeeper
01-22-2010, 01:55 PM
Couple more... Mexico ...

Found while striking camp... Between the ground tarp & the tent floor...:aagh:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v674/ob1jeeper/Jeeping/El%20Golfo%202008/JETrip039.jpg

In the receding tide's small estuary's...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v674/ob1jeeper/Jeeping/El%20Golfo%202008/JETrip016.jpg

DREDnot
01-28-2010, 04:28 PM
seen on the trail up to the swastika mine...

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/7015/camp002.jpg

ob1jeeper
01-28-2010, 05:19 PM
SWEET... an Arizona coral... Had some in my yard a few years ago...

TonkaTruckJK
01-28-2010, 05:58 PM
True story - pretty neat - haven't found one of these yet out here...great find!

Billw
01-28-2010, 06:43 PM
Great find on the coral!
Where is swastika mine?

ob1jeeper
01-28-2010, 07:00 PM
Great find on the coral!
Where is swastika mine?Near Crown King...

Billw
01-29-2010, 06:17 PM
Thanks!

CrotalusAtrox
01-29-2010, 09:06 PM
A rainbow grasshopper from Copper Creek. 32265

32266

burnout88
01-29-2010, 10:28 PM
Found this on my screen door recently.

Billw
01-30-2010, 02:02 PM
Thats a young spiny lizard.

azgypsy
01-30-2010, 02:55 PM
just to let ya know,,,,,, a friend of mine found one on the freeway,,,, tried to pick it up,,, ended up biten him on both hands!! swelled up like two footballs and ended up in the hospital for over two weeks and still didnt come back to work for 3 months!! very very poisenis!!!

Wayco
01-30-2010, 04:09 PM
Never heard about Spiny lizards being poison, I have handled them since I was a kid, bitten a few times without any symptoms like you describe. There are a bunch of different species in the genus "spiny lizard", maybe another species is venomous, but I didn't find any here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiny_lizard

Arizona Desert spiny lizard: http://www.reptilesofaz.org/Lizards-Subpages/h-s-magister.html

Billw
01-30-2010, 04:26 PM
just to let ya know,,,,,, a friend of mine found one on the freeway,,,, tried to pick it up,,, ended up biten him on both hands!! swelled up like two footballs and ended up in the hospital for over two weeks and still didnt come back to work for 3 months!! very very poisenis!!!

From a spiny lizard?!? lol There's GOT to be a little more to that story.
There's only two venomous lizards in the world...the Gila Monster and the Mexican Beaded lizard.
Your friend may have had some kind of allergic reaction, but spiny lizards aren't venomous. See what happens when you play in traffic!! lol

wedicotrucker
01-30-2010, 06:49 PM
from a spiny lizard?!? Lol there's got to be a little more to that story.
there's only two venomous lizards in the world...the gila monster and the mexican beaded lizard.your friend may have had some kind of allergic reaction, but spiny lizards aren't venomous. See what happens when you play in traffic!! Lol

x2

rockreadyyj07
01-31-2010, 02:33 PM
i'll add that some monitor lizards have some seriously nasty saliva thats almost as bad if not worse than some poisons but still not venomous and i'll tell you for sure that the spiny lizard is harmless

burnout88
01-31-2010, 09:29 PM
Thanks guys, I never knew that it was a spiny lizard. Almost got in the house and the wife freaked out. I had to actually remove the screen door with the lizard on it to prevent him from getting in. There is a couple of them in my back yard I see every so often. There is an ant hill next door that I think they like to fest on.

Moonrocks
02-07-2010, 02:43 PM
poss. repost...snake chow'n on a lizard
http://www.outdooroddities.com/2010/01/27/a-snake-having-lunch-roadsie-in-arizona/

Billw
02-08-2010, 06:45 PM
poss. repost...snake chow'n on a lizard
http://www.outdooroddities.com/2010/01/27/a-snake-having-lunch-roadsie-in-arizona/

That would have to been found by someone who was wheelin' "down under."
Cool pics though!

Wayco
02-09-2010, 08:21 AM
That would have to been found by someone who was wheelin' "down under."
Cool pics though!

You're right Bill, when I first saw this, I was skeptical. After a little research, I found the facts. It's a Black headed python eating a goanna. Here is an article with some facts in it: http://davidasteen.blogspot.com/2009/11/dinner-in-cloud-break-arizona.html

Moonrocks
02-09-2010, 10:41 AM
You're right Bill, when I first saw this, I was skeptical. After a little research, I found the facts. It's a Black headed python eating a goanna. Here is an article with some facts in it: http://davidasteen.blogspot.com/2009/11/dinner-in-cloud-break-arizona.html

I should have researched the article before posting...oops, :behead:

Wayco
02-09-2010, 12:52 PM
You probably could have gotten away with it if it had been a spider eating a butterfly, but the Herpetologists on this forum are pretty sharp. I'm not one, so I had to search it.

Billw
02-09-2010, 07:02 PM
It's all good! Great series of photos for sure.
It's true, some of us do spend an inordinate amount of time looking under rocks! lol

lancetkenyon
02-09-2010, 07:10 PM
And some of us live under rocks.

gearhead
02-09-2010, 07:19 PM
I second this......


:confused::confused::confused:


Maybe try having an appreciation for animals and nature next time...it is mentalities like this that make us all look bad. As an off road enthusiast, avid hunter and gun rights advocate it makes me sick when people murder non-game species for fun or because of their ignorance and fear.

Billw
02-10-2010, 03:20 PM
And some of us live under rocks.

Some of my best freinds live under rocks!

Wayco
02-24-2010, 07:04 PM
Speaking of living under rocks, here is a critter that you usually see like this:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/allands/2010-02-18%20Bradshaws%20Trail/IMG_6168.jpg

After a little coaxing, and moving some rocks, we got a better shot:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/allands/2010-02-18%20Bradshaws%20Trail/IMG_6177.jpg

Chuckwalla's are large lizards, but quick. For more info. check out this link:
http://www.desertusa.com/sept96/du_chuckwalla.html

Billw
04-04-2010, 06:59 PM
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/azsnakeman/008ac.jpg

Bilt4Comfort
04-04-2010, 07:00 PM
Nice shot Bill.

Billw
04-04-2010, 07:16 PM
Nice shot Bill.

Thanks!

AK2AZ
04-11-2010, 06:25 AM
Heres some from Alaska, this one was taken near soldotna.

http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh232/bigunred/IMG_1923.jpg

these were outside Kenia
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh232/bigunred/2463.jpg


http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh232/bigunred/2361.jpg

Moonrocks
04-11-2010, 07:29 AM
Saw this, but had to shoot through some brush...Road-runner eating a lizard.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2280/4510450093_86c8b5cbcb_o.jpg

GOTMTNS
04-11-2010, 09:13 AM
Heres some from Alaska, this one was taken near soldotna.

http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh232/bigunred/IMG_1923.jpg

these were outside Kenia
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh232/bigunred/2463.jpg


http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh232/bigunred/2361.jpg

Damn bud you are torturing me, lol. Great pics, I have thousands from the Kenai/Soldotna area myself. Makes me even more anxious to head up to Kenai here in June or July.

Billw
04-11-2010, 10:36 PM
Those are big critters!

David C
04-11-2010, 11:04 PM
Saw this, but had to shoot through some brush...Road-runner eating a lizard.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2280/4510450093_86c8b5cbcb_o.jpg

Awesome shot!

AK2AZ
04-12-2010, 05:10 AM
That road runner pic was a great shot.

Moonrocks
04-15-2010, 10:07 AM
Spring in the valley...
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4040/4523192991_1e6f5af139_o.jpg

scrapiron
04-15-2010, 10:44 AM
Spring in the valley...
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4040/4523192991_1e6f5af139_o.jpg

WOW! What a great picture.

ratagain
04-15-2010, 10:54 AM
Heres a pic i took while out on a fire
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v710/scalesandtails/jims016.jpg

skatchkins
04-15-2010, 01:22 PM
Some recent finds

Spare Tire Canyon
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2706/4480627944_87fb019567_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28221672@N08/sets/)

Gopher snake
http://www.higherground4x4.com/ssp_director/albums/album-79/lg/IMG_9741.jpg

Axle Alley (saw three there)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2734/4480000589_45646e0a2a_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28221672@N08/sets/)

ratagain
04-15-2010, 02:59 PM
Im sure some deer hunters are looking up that canyon

JackNY
04-15-2010, 07:44 PM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs417.snc3/25147_1297106752472_1374450182_30796694_2568086_n. jpg

skatchkins
05-04-2010, 07:19 PM
Almost stepped on another gopher snake this weekend.
What was cool was when I decided to pet him, he pulled a fake rattle move. Even made the sound.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4018/4579638913_511c11ee3e_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28221672@N08/sets/72157623994721120/) http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4066/4579638813_9594e45b03_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28221672@N08/sets/72157623994721120/)

lancetkenyon
05-04-2010, 07:57 PM
Not out wheeling, but this guy crawled right under my truck while I was at a remote site for work. He was really calm, even got to pet him. He hissed at first, but then just sat there, basking in the sun and had his eyes closed while I scratched his back.

http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu142/lancetkenyon13/Creatures/065-2.jpg

http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu142/lancetkenyon13/Creatures/046-4.jpg

http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu142/lancetkenyon13/Creatures/067.jpg

http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu142/lancetkenyon13/Creatures/IMG00267.jpg

azgypsy
05-04-2010, 09:33 PM
My god lance ,,,, that thing was ugly!!!

RokNRich
05-04-2010, 09:40 PM
wow Lance....he seemed almost tame.....the ones I've ran across boogey pretty fast once we start checking them out....cool pic's

And JackNY, congrats on seeing one in such a short time, I think I lived in AZ 15 years before seeing my first monster.......

don_tlr
05-05-2010, 04:43 AM
Something weird going on here :stooge_larry:

http://dontlr.smugmug.com/Wheeling-Trips/FJ-Cactus-pics-5-2-10/IMG2247/856124997_dyG9x-L.jpg

Saw this guy out in FJ and no not in one of the Turtle trails..:mickey:

http://dontlr.smugmug.com/Wheeling-Trips/FJ-Cactus-pics-5-2-10/IMG2273/856115875_ikswJ-L.jpg

lancetkenyon
05-05-2010, 08:27 AM
wow Lance....he seemed almost tame.....the ones I've ran across boogey pretty fast once we start checking them out....cool pic's

And JackNY, congrats on seeing one in such a short time, I think I lived in AZ 15 years before seeing my first monster.......

He was really clam. It was a very cool experience. I got about 20 photos before my camera battery died. I actually was rubbing the top of his head towards the end. I thought about bringing him home as a pet, even my wife was cool with the idea! She won't do tarantulas though. I brought one of those home one time and she freaked out.....not a little....a LOT! I have even picked up rattlesnakes before. Very carefully though.

PYRO4x4
05-05-2010, 10:14 AM
To bad they are protected, one would be cool to have.