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Posted by Bill Myers on May 08, 2002 at 02:03:47:
In Reply to: Hey.. I want to find a Kingsnake in oregon.... posted by Oscar Parsons on May 07, 2002 at 18:48:07:
: I've been looking at some lists, and it says there are kingsnakes in oregon. I'm interested in finding one. I live in corvallis, are there any people here that live close that want to go herping? I'm intersted in staying kinda close to home. Do you know where abouts they can be found? Like a place I could go herping near by? Also do you know what the laws are for collecting here? Perhaps I should just collect pictures?
: Please let me know. Maybe this'll stir up some conversation.
My info, some 2 years old: the Calif. kingsnake (L.g.californiae) was on list of "special concern" prolly updated since to "protected" status. The Calif. Mt.king (L.z.zonata) has for some years been on the "protected" list. If you would like to herp/photo and not capture etc - the Cal king is found in southern OR north to roughly Metz Hill (see I-5). The zonata are found in mt area "pockets" i.e. as best we know; here/there in certain areas. One general area I know of, for zonata, is Applegate Dam area, west of Medford. If ya happen on the Cal.king, please take photos and post - as there is a question now regarding the color scheme of L.g.californaie found in Oregon. BTW the best looking, my opinon, garters are found in corvallis.
KevinS: thanks so much for your e-mail, I'll respond asap.