Chiricahuas....

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Post by mlv » Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:54 pm

Great pics !!!

Don't have Coaties up here in the Mojave !

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Post by reptilist » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:05 pm

Backpack?
Well, it's been a long time since I did that...But back then I lived out of it....Two years hitchhiking and hiking...
For now I'm pretty happy just hiking....I been working in the office so long that I've lost muscle tone and it feels good to hike....Actually, it makes me feel younger! But I'll have to pass on the backpack for now!

As for the Coati....It is fun to be confronted by a wild animal with big teeth and claws!

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Re: Chiricahuas....

Post by Sycamore » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:24 pm

Cardinal flower, lobelia cardinalis

Awesome flower, I've seen it anywhere from dark blood red, to almost fuschia, sometimes within feet of each other. Grows in similar conditions to monkey-flower.

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Post by Jerry Feldner » Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:47 pm

You haven't had fun with Coatis until you have been to Central America. I used to run into them all the time down there. The locals call a group of Coatis "un tribu," a tribe, because that's how they run around - in tribes. There would be a couple of large males, a few females plus at least a half dozen young of various ages. In the Peloncillos, I once saw a small tribe, about six individuals.

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Post by Desert Cruiser » Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:14 pm

Jerry do you have any photos of them from when you were in Central America? Where if you don't mind me asking, Belize, Guatemala? Would love to see a live one.

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Re: Chiricahuas....

Post by reptilist » Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:00 am

Thank you Sycamore! Welcome to the DUSA forums!

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Re: Chiricahuas....

Post by Jerry Feldner » Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:44 am

Don, it was mainly in Panamá and Costa Rica in the early 70's. Sadly, I wasn't into carrying a camera (I'm still not) so I have only memories. However, here are some pics for you>>>

http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/1023 ... hgqLvByGYQ

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=htt ... 1&ct=image

http://research.amnh.org/swrs/coati%20m ... 20copy.JPG

http://photovault.com/show.php?cat=Anim ... CV01P01_04

http://photovault.com/show.php?cat=Anim ... V01P01_05B

and http://photovault.com/show.php?cat=Anim ... V01P01_05B

I found all these on Google. Some have good copy as well as pictures

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Post by reptilist » Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:04 pm

Hey Sycamore....
Can you identify the purple flower too?

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Post by Desert Cruiser » Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:03 pm

What can I say, thanks. Those guys are so neat. After raising a raccoon I have an idea of what they'd be like. Got to see one in real life somewhere and interact with them. If they're anything like raccoons then they are very fast with their paws which are like hands and can bite really hard. I don't know why, I've just always liked them a lot. Read the topics with them too,

Thanks again Don.....

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Re: Chiricahuas....

Post by Apache Devil » Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:49 pm

Great pics Rep. That gator lizard reminds me greatly of a species I have been unable to identify that I saw in the vicinity of Keswick Dam near Redding, Ca. Someone on another site tried to tell me that they were souther gator lizards, but they were no such thing. They looked much more like this one or the Panamint Alligator Lizard. Yet I am unable to find them in any book or on any site.

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