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This blog is predominately about camera trapping in California. We camera trap to save our souls and to teach primary school students about biology and conservation. We will also touch on other camera trapping news and musings, sets from afar, mediocre herpetology, sucky birding, and other natural history discussions.

Friday, July 10, 2015


I was in Chicago a couple of weeks ago and saw this book in the Art Institute of Chicago.

Books with a Fennec Fox on the cover are always going to grab my attention.

As I flipped through it I enjoyed the photographic style

But then ....



  1. Should be dark spots on a light body? Is it just a printing error, or is this some other kind of snake?

    1. P.S. I was just out there a few weeks ago too, but the bookstore was closed.

  2. It is the wrong species of snake. The photo is of a Ball Python, not a Burmese Python. The difference is only ~20ft and a couple hundred pounds.

  3. Maybe AIC has developed its own species concept: the chromatic species concept (CSC). CSC is similar to the morphological species concept, but it's solely based on color--ha! Therefore, all black and brown snakes are the same species!