"Reptilian Diaries", et cetera, . . . . . . with Frank Colacicco -- January 2019 onward

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#21: Western Australia, Vol. 4
Published: 16 April 2020

"Hiking the gorges of Karijini National Park is no joke, but it's necessary to see some of the reptiles of Western Australia in their native habitat! It's hot, it's tough, and the flies are beyond what you can imagine. Is it worth it? F*&k yes!! Velvet geckos, dwarf pythons, and more! Come eat flies with us and find some reptiles!"

 
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#22: Western Australia, Vol. 5
Published: 22 April 2020

"We continue to push north and go after another target species, Egernia epsisolus. Herping Western Australia is nothing short of amazing so far. After that it's time for geckos! Some of the coolest geckos live in the northern Pilbara: Strophurus, Diplodactylus, Lucasium ... and we're after 'em!

"This region of Western Australia borders the Indian Ocean to the north and a vast desert to the south, so herping can be very interesting! Come herp with us!"

 
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#23: Western Australia, Vol. 6
Published: 3 May 2020

"We're still herping Western Australia and this one is a doozy! Perentie monitor, Australian knob-tailed gecko, Black headed pythons, and more! The reptiles of the Pilbara are absolutely incredible! Pardoo Roadhouse to Yarrie, let's go! This is field herping!!"

 
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#24: Western Australia, Vol. 7
Published: 17 May 2020

"The joys of field herping! We get wrecked by one of my favorite Australian reptiles, Egernia cygnitos. We looked hard, and we actually did find them, but the little skinks were too deep in the rock cracks, so we had no chance to get them out. We made the most of it and kept pushing to Shark Bay....got better there! Nephrurus levis! I will never get tired of finding knob-tailed geckos."

 
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#25: Western Australia, Vol. 8
Published: 31 May 2020

"The woma, Aspidites ramsayi, is probably my favorite Australian python. Rare, beautiful, and for the most part placid...what more could you want? Finding them in Shark Bay is a big box to tick in a herpers' life, and I feel incredibly lucky to get this one done! Apart from the woma, we found some epic geckos as well. The trip is winding down for Reptilian Diaries, but we're still in full blown herping mode, so come join us!"

 
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#26: Western Australia, Vol. 9
Published: 14 June 2020

"In this video we're herping a remote peninsula in search of some epic geckos: Strophurus spinigerus (Spiny-tailed geckos) and Underwoodisaurus milii (Thick-tailed geckos)! Crazy looking geckos....crazy location....epic field herping on the beach with Reptilian Diaries! This is our last full day of herping. Next episode will be the finale of the series. We've got some icons in it!"

 
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#27: Western Australia, Vol. 10
Published: 28 June 2020

"Australian lizards are well-known, especially Tiliqua skinks and the Thorny Devil. Well, we got absolutely blessed by the field herping gods and found both on the last day! These lizards are common to Australians, but we were dying to see them, so damn...we were beyond stoked! Let's not forget that Tiger snake! Herping this incredible country has been mind-blowing!!! We'll definitely be back! From Knob-tailed geckos to Olive pythons to Shingle-back skinks....we wrap the trip up here. :) Thank you all for herping with Reptilian Diaries!"

 
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#28: Local Trips 1 (3.5 hours south of LA)
Published: 12 July 2020

"The speckled rattlesnake, Crotalus pyrrhus, is my favorite rattlesnake of California, and this quick little field herping trip yielded two really pretty ones! Rattlesakes can be very mellow snakes, as you can see in this episode.....and if you leave them be, they pose no danger to you! We also find some other gems including the Red Diamond rattlesnake, banded rocks lizards, and more! I love herping California, and this pandemic is giving me a chance to stay local and is reminding me how epic it is to live here."

 
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#29: Local Trips 2 -- The Panamint Dragon (Central-Eastern California)
Published: 26 July 2020

"We are herping California again! This time I'm hell bent to find the Panamint Alligator Lizard of Central-Eastern California. Elgaria panamintina is endemic to California, and one of the rarest lizards we have, and rare lizards are my thing ya know! We also scratch up a few snakes including my lifer Desert Striped Whipsnake! Field herping at it's finest! Reptilian Diaries style. Let's go!"

 
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#30: A Closer Look, Episode 3 -- The Western Velvet Gecko!
Published: 9 Aug 2020

"The Western Velvet Gecko is the star of this Closer Look episode. Velvet geckos are super diverse, are present in a range of habitats, and are also kept in captivity! As one of my favorite Australian geckos, I had to make this episode a priority. :) We'll show you the western velvet gecko in the wild, and then we'll show you how to keep velvet geckos in captivity. Oedura fimbria . . . . . . what a beauty!"

 
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#31: A Closer Look, Episode 4 -- Egernia depressa!
Published: 23 August 2020

"Egernia depressa is one of the coolest little skinks of Australia. Field herping in Western Australia is the only way you can find them. Egernia is a pretty large genus, but in this episode we're gonna break down one of the most well adapted little Australian lizards . . . . . . Egernia depressa. We'll talk about how to keep Egernia, breeding Egernia, and just all things Egernia depressa. Let's go!"

 
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#32: A Closer Look, Episode 5 -- Nephrurus levis pilbarensis
Published: 13 September 2020

"The Pilbara knob-tailed gecko! Nephrurus levis pilbarensis. During this episode we flash back to Reptilian Diaries Herping Western Australia and finding some rare geckos in the wild. These knob-tailed geckos were high on the list, and we managed to find them. So now, we'll circle back and show some of the footage, as well as discussing the species in more detail! Nephrurus levis is a species that's regularly kept in captivity, so we'll focus on the best ways to keep them as well."

 
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#33: California Crotalus Herping . . . . . . The San Diego Slam!
Published: 4 October 2020

"We're heading down to San Diego county to go for the grand slam! What is the grand slam? It's finding ALL four of the Crotalus species native to San Diego in one weekend trip. Will we do it? Hell yes we will!
  1. Crotalus helleri
  2. Crotalus cerastes laterorepens
  3. Crotalus pyrrhus
  4. Crotalus ruber
"We start herping on the drive in and knock two Crotalus species off the list before even getting to the hotel for the night!

"Thanks for herping with Reptilian Diaries!"

 
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#34: The Strophurus species of Australia! The Spiny-tailed Geckos!
Published: 1 November 2020

"In this episode we cover the genus Strophurus. We cover a handful of the species that are kept in captivity and the species that I've found in the wild. These geckos have gained popularity over the years, and it's obvious why! They're epic! Let's do it!"

 
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#35: The rough knob-tailed gecko! Both species~Nephrurus cinctus, Nephurus wheeleri
Published: 20 December 2020

"Welcome to Reptilian Diaries! We're gonna cover the rough knob-tailed geckos in this episode. Knob-tailed geckos (Nephrurus) are super popular with herpers and people keeping reptiles. You'll quickly see why! We'll do a bit of field herping and also cover knob-tailed gecko care. Let's go!"

 
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#36: We go herping and visit a dope reptile shop! Updates for Reptilian Diaries 2021!
Published: 28 April 2021

"We hit the board lines to see if we can scare up a reptile or two. After that we hit Sun City Exotics (a buddy's reptile shop) and check out what they've got going down. Updates as well. It's been a minute, but I'm not dead. We've got some awesome stuff planned!"

 
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#37: South of the Border: Herping in Baja---Volume 1 "Reptilian Diaries vs The Magic Gecko (Coleonyx switaki)"
Published: 24 May 2021

"I've been looking for Coleonyx switakii for 25 f&%$ing years! Can I finally end my drought? Of all the Coleonyx geckos, switaki is the most elusive and mysterious. Herping Baja California is one of the best ways to get a glimpse of this rare gecko. Join Reptilian Diaries and some of my best herping buddies! Let's get into some serious field herping!"

 
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#39: Reptile photography - the kit to shoot it all, and of course herping!
Published: 21 June 2021

"Reptile photography is a multifaceted beast, but the kit outlined in this video will have you shooting whatever reptile you come across and more! We also do some reptile photography and field herping on a quick local trip to the desert on the hunt for reptiles as always!

"Sebastian Di Domenico is a beast with the camera and is a reptile and amphibian expert."

 
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#40: West Texas: Part 1 "We are herping TEXAS! Reptilian Diaries hits West Texas."
Published: 1 October 2021

"I've never been herping in West Texas and I've always wanted to. There is a very special gecko living in the Big Bend region that I really really wanted to check off the list and now is the time! Coleonyx reticulatus, we are coming to see you!

"This episode we are just getting started and settled in. Should be a two or three part series of nothing but field herping!"

 
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