Trip Details

Location: Santa Rosalia, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Weather: 90 degrees, very humid and some rain.

Herpers: Shawn Vought, Jason Nelson, Joe Ehrenberger, Matt Cage, Mike Pingleton, Jim Scharosch

Account by: Jim Scharosch

Photos by: Jim Scharosch

Manuel picked us up from Isla Santa Catalina and we took the long boat ride back to the peninsula. Without the anticipation of going to the island, the ride back wasn’t quite as much fun. Manuel did locate a pod of dolphins and we got to see them up close. That was cool, though my camera was stowed away in the bottom of the boat and was unaccessible to me.

We headed out to Santa Rosalia to spend an evening cruising and shining cuts for Switaki’s Geckos. We had a slow night, with Mike and I only turning up one juvenile red diamond rattlesnake. We also shined a nightsnake on one of the roadcuts. We saw a number of DORs, including a really cool banded sand snake. Shaun and Jason also had a slow night, but Matt and Joe stayed out later than the rest of us and saw two baja california rat snakes and two gopher snakes.

I include some habitat shots from south of Santa Rosalia so there are some photos on this page…

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