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tommy750
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4/19/2012
tommy750
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Had the afternoon off so decided to drive out to Piedras Grandes. Kinda got side tracked when I saw a rock pile in the distance and decided to investigate. Found one mortero, possibly some faded petroglyphs, a yoni and a bunch of pottery shards. Two weird rock formations made me smile. Saw what appeared to be a Rosy Boa. Passed by Dos Cabezas and Piedras Grandes as the sun was setting.

The rock pile


Three Yucca by tomteske, on Flickr

Mortero


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Saw probably a couple dozen shards


Pottery with Striations by tomteske, on Flickr" border="0">

Milky quartz cutting tool?


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Yoni?


Yoni or Yonibe by tomteske, on Flickr" border="0">

Possible faded glyphs


Faded Glyphs? by tomteske, on Flickr" border="0">

Dog Rock


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We've all been wondering where these ended up


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Looks like a Rosy Boa to me


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Headed over to Dos Cabezas as the sun was setting


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Finally ended up near Piedras Grandes and watched Venus setting.


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Brought the iPad2 along to see how it would work. Obviously problems in direct sun but sure looked nice at night.

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dsefcik
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OK, you almost had me going on the ten commandments photo...until I zoomed in on the original..nice try..8-)
How are you doing the lighting on the water tower, are you "painting" it with a flashlight?

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Definitely a Rosy Boa and a lot biggen than the Rosy Boa in Indian Valley we found

Awesome find.


Bob
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tommy750
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4/19/2012
tommy750
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dsefcik wrote:
OK, you almost had me going on the ten commandments photo...until I zoomed in on the original..nice try..8-)
How are you doing the lighting on the water tower, are you "painting" it with a flashlight?


Ok, you got me. The numbers on the "tablets of stone" showed up in photoshop. Really did look like the real thing from a distance. I painted the Dos Cabezas water tower and the other structure with the headlights of the Tundra. Was able to put one tire up on the railroad tracks and barely illuminate the face. Had to photoshop the concrete pipe face to remove a few choice expletives.
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4/19/2012
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surfponto wrote:
Definitely a Rosy Boa and a lot bigger than the Rosy Boa in Indian Valley we found

Awesome find.

Yeah, was really neat seeing the snake up close. It barely moved for a few minutes and was quite cooperative with photos. Wasn't sure what kind it was but picked it out of a line up on californiaherps.com. It's a great website for identifying any reptile out there and also includes range maps.
Bob
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herofix
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Awesome pics! Thanks for sharing.
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