Looking for scorpions

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It’s that time of year. I have only found scorpions in the Table mountain area of Stevens canyon (also in Sanborn open space preserve), so Stevens canyon is where I went last weekend, April 25. Bottom line: I didn’t find any scorpions, but I found a few small animals that made the hike worth while anyway.

The ringneck snake was especially cool. I had no idea they would lurk under loose patches of bark!

And around here, at least, we don’t see that many lizards with bright blue tails.

 

The legs on these tiny black salamanders are so short that people sometimes mistake them for snakes.

There was also a garter snake, the first of the season. Nice day!

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