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by devilfish79
July 25th, 2013, 7:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Advice with Herping
Replies: 27
Views: 3830

Re: Advice with Herping

If you look at a day in the field as a wasted day because you didn’t see anything, then you’ve TOTALLY missed the boat!!! Couldn't agree more, Kris. I've said for years that herping like fishing. If you have to find herps (or catch fish) to have a good time, you should probably find another hobby. ...
by devilfish79
July 24th, 2013, 6:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Advice with Herping
Replies: 27
Views: 3830

Re: Advice with Herping

I understand that, I was not looking for that answer, but I have found quite interesting animals. Eastern Kingsnake, Mexican Spinytail Iguana, Common House Geckos and Five-lined skinks. Cane Toads and Crocodilians, so please don't tell an answer to just log off and herp. I know that, but am asking ...
by devilfish79
July 24th, 2013, 6:38 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Anyone Use a Dash Cam?
Replies: 23
Views: 23596

Re: Anyone Use a Dash Cam?

I agree, battery life is definitely a problem. I have 2 batteries plus the extended battery and I don't think those would last long on an all-nighter. Since they are USB chargeable, I could always be charging 1 battery while using the other one to exhaustion then switch. I may give that a good try....
by devilfish79
July 23rd, 2013, 3:27 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Anyone Use a Dash Cam?
Replies: 23
Views: 23596

Re: Anyone Use a Dash Cam?

I've been researching this a bit too and thought a goPro would be awesome because it could be used for walking around on hikes and such too, but for the driving part, the problem you will run into is battery life. The memory usually outlasts the power. These links are interesting, keep us posted if...
by devilfish79
July 23rd, 2013, 3:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lake Elsinore Animal Cruelty: Global Captive Breeders
Replies: 8
Views: 1948

Re: Lake Elsinore Animal Cruelty: Global Captive Breeders

I hate to say it, but PETA and HSUS didn't go in there to save any animals. They went there with the intent to euthanize every animal. I belong to a local SoCal reptile society & rescue and we offered volunteer services to help with said "rescue" and were turned down. Other groups like ours were sim...
by devilfish79
July 23rd, 2013, 3:00 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Anyone Use a Dash Cam?
Replies: 23
Views: 23596

Re: Anyone Use a Dash Cam?

I have a GoPro Hero3 that I'm thinking of purchasing the suction cup adaptor specifically for this same reason. I think it'd be interesting to see that moment of discovery from 3rd person. When I get back from Sturgis, I'll get the adaptor and put it to good use.
by devilfish79
July 8th, 2013, 3:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern California in the Fall
Replies: 7
Views: 1363

Re: Southern California in the Fall

Can't for the life of me find the post... but Jeff (SurfnHerp) and I camped out at Sawtooth, last Sept, and actually did ok both cruisen at night and walking lizards in the daytime. Jeff had a list of 4 lifers... and went home with all 4...Scute, Desert Rosy, GB Collard... and uhhhhhhhhhh don't rem...
by devilfish79
July 8th, 2013, 3:01 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Please contribute to the H.E.R.P. database!
Replies: 35
Views: 32447

Re: Please contribute to the NAFHA database!

GPS info is super easy to enter the way it has been set up. Just click on the tool icon and use the map tab to start by finding roads close the area. The it's easy to zero in from there...John That's exactly what I did! I have the locations saved on my Google Earth, so I just located the same GPS o...
by devilfish79
July 8th, 2013, 2:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first round of 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2828

Re: My first round of 2013

Back in the 1930s and 40s it was believed that the banded and striped cal kings were two different species: Boyles (banded) and California (striped). L. M. Klauber eventually proved that both were the same species with the hatching of both striped and banded babies from the same clutch of eggs in 1...
by devilfish79
July 8th, 2013, 2:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first round of 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2828

Re: My first round of 2013

As I learn, I'm in turn sharing info with my teenage son (who I only hope passes it on when he has kids later in life). Cheers, Erik As it turns out that the guy you went out with is the son of my best herping buddy from back in the 70's and I not only herp with him, but his boys as well, (3 genera...
by devilfish79
July 5th, 2013, 10:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first round of 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2828

Re: My first round of 2013

I'm definitely a noob as I'm not getting this reference. Please enlighten me. :) As I learn, I'm in turn sharing info with my teenage son (who I only hope passes it on when he has kids later in life).
Brian Hubbs wrote:Nice Boylii king... :lol:

Cheers,
Erik
by devilfish79
July 5th, 2013, 10:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first round of 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2828

Re: My first round of 2013

Haha, works for me! I'm learning all that I can. Thanks Jim. Brian corrected my NAHERP database entries as well. :) I appreciate all help given. According to the nomenclature you're using (arguable obsolete, but still employed by many of us) your rosys would be Lichanura trivirgata roseofusca not Li...
by devilfish79
July 4th, 2013, 10:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first round of 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2828

Re: My first round of 2013

Looks like you guys definitely had a good night. Those're all of my Riverside favorites. Too bad no pic of the Lyre. Very good stuff. Thanx for sharing. reako45 It was an excellent night. With or without the snakes, it was gonna be fun. The snakes just added to the adventure. You're right, it's too...
by devilfish79
July 4th, 2013, 10:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California Kingsnake ophiophagy. Eating Nightsnake
Replies: 18
Views: 2885

Re: California Kingsnake ophiophagy. Eating Nightsnake

Fantastic series of events bro and thanks for grabbing the camera! It would've been really hard for any one of us to not pick up each snake. However, nature needs to take it's course and only the strong survive. :beer:

Cheers,
Erik
by devilfish79
July 1st, 2013, 11:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first round of 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2828

Re: My first round of 2013

Whoops, link error. I'll get it fixed tomorrow.
by devilfish79
June 30th, 2013, 5:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first round of 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2828

My first round of 2013

My son and I headed out to Riverside Co. with a buddy for our first herping trip out that way. Overall, it was a great time and we ended up not leaving until 2am. Yes, it was that much fun. Here's a few of the snakes we found (some are crappy pics because my camera was dropped and damaged after we f...
by devilfish79
June 25th, 2013, 5:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp talk at LLL
Replies: 2
Views: 709

Re: Herp talk at LLL

This was a fantastic event! Many thanks go to billboard and Kent for such an awesome presentation. It was also very cool of both of you to hang out and answer questions or just talk to people in general.

Thanks again and I look forward to the next one!
by devilfish79
September 3rd, 2011, 9:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake Bite!!!!<UPDATED>!!!
Replies: 55
Views: 6924

Re: Rattlesnake Bite!!!!

Hey Mel, It was good to meet you this morning at the NARBC! When you showed me your bite, I was kinda taken off guard. You didn't seem too bothered by it. I'm glad that you're okay and man, you've come a long way. Sorry if I came off as disinterested, I wasn't. It's just that I'm not that active on ...
by devilfish79
February 23rd, 2011, 6:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A ring for each finger!
Replies: 19
Views: 2608

Re: A ring for each finger!

Thanks for sharing your adventure! A dozen rings is probably better than a dozen no-shows. :)
by devilfish79
February 22nd, 2011, 7:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coast Range herps
Replies: 6
Views: 1210

Re: Coast Range herps

Great shot of the Salamander! I think I like that one the best. Thanks for sharing the photos. It's nice to see what people are up to.
by devilfish79
February 22nd, 2011, 6:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Terrible News, Billboard you may want to read, or not..
Replies: 29
Views: 3547

Re: Terrible News, Billboard you may want to read, or not..

It's so very sad that people don't stop to think about the consequences their development might have on the indigenous life when they begin to rip apart an ecosystem for their own gain. It really makes me sick, physically sick to my stomach, that this is "the way life is" and that there's pretty muc...
by devilfish79
February 20th, 2011, 8:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Back when Hellihooks was Hellihook
Replies: 5
Views: 1008

Re: Back when Hellihooks was Hellihook

That's cool, Jim. Looks like you had a lot of mouths to feed. Yeah... bout 150 (half hots)... that's what happens when parents don't support their kid's interests in herps... they turn 18, move out, and go nuts.... :roll: :crazyeyes: jim Haha, I'm glad that as a teenager I was able to collect anima...
by devilfish79
February 20th, 2011, 8:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few finds so far in 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1034

Re: A few finds so far in 2011

Those are definitely great photos. Some great finds as well. I'm looking forward to getting out to the field this season. I finally think I'll have the time! 8-) Thanks for sharing.
by devilfish79
February 7th, 2011, 6:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Palos Verdes Peninsula
Replies: 40
Views: 3743

Re: Palos Verdes Peninsula

Definitely post pics please. I live in Torrance would love to see what's in my area.
by devilfish79
February 7th, 2011, 5:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CHAPTER MEETING!! Feb 12th 6:00 pm Safari Park
Replies: 14
Views: 2302

Re: CHAPTER MEETING!! Feb 12th 6:00 pm Safari Park

Kent,

I would love to have the PPT sent to me. Let me know if you can't access my e-mail from the forum and I'll PM it to you. This weekend I'll be at the NARBC in Arlington, TX and visiting with some family there. I hope you guys have a great meeting!

Cheers,
Erik
by devilfish79
October 14th, 2010, 9:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip to Mojave
Replies: 7
Views: 1181

Re: Trip to Mojave

Man, that looks like an outstanding trip! Great shots and thanks for sharing. :thumb:
by devilfish79
October 5th, 2010, 5:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Protection from rattlesnake bites
Replies: 29
Views: 6950

Re: Protection from rattlesnake bites

I don't really know what to add here (due to lack of field experience) other than a link I found while searching for snake boots: http://www.snakeboots.com/ . Maybe it's me, but there are a few models which aren't that dorky if what you're risking is a very painful and life-threatening bite. Maybe t...
by devilfish79
September 20th, 2010, 5:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Simi Valley/Moorpark
Replies: 7
Views: 2190

Re: Simi Valley/Moorpark

I'm only about 10-15 miles from Moorpark, but I would love to have someone to go herping with myself....I'm definitely still amatuer (at best), but I love to get out and see as much as possible. How old is he? Feel free to give him my contact info (PM me here or email at [email protected].edu) and I woul...
by devilfish79
September 19th, 2010, 7:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA AT REPTILEMANIA!
Replies: 11
Views: 1786

Re: NAFHA AT REPTILEMANIA!

You just may have caught a fleeting glimpse of my ghost like presence as I passed like a wraith between the trees and rock piles of some lone and dreary mountain wilderness................ I have been to one or two of those deli-cup conventions in the past, although I was not present this year, my ...
by devilfish79
September 19th, 2010, 6:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA AT REPTILEMANIA!
Replies: 11
Views: 1786

Re: NAFHA AT REPTILEMANIA!

Awesome video! Thanks for sharing. You look very familiar billboard which leads me to believe that I might have passed you at the NARBC this year or something.

Thanks again guys.

Regards,
Erik
by devilfish79
September 19th, 2010, 6:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Simi Valley/Moorpark
Replies: 7
Views: 2190

Simi Valley/Moorpark

Anyone in the Simi Valley/Moorpark area? My son lives out that way and would like to PM someone who herps in the area.

Thanks!

-Erik
by devilfish79
September 17th, 2010, 12:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Press Release California Fishing license, stuff
Replies: 11
Views: 2273

Re: Press Release California Fishing license, stuff

Awesome post! Thanks Fundad. It just so happens that I live near one of the locations. :)
by devilfish79
August 31st, 2010, 8:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sept. plans...
Replies: 1
Views: 548

Re: Sept. plans...

I'm gonna try to make the NARBC again this year. If I can, this will be my third year. Right now, I'm hoping that on Saturday my son has an early soccer game so that I can spend the afternoon in Anaheim. Sunday will most likely be a no-go since he has his picture day sometime that day. If you're int...
by devilfish79
August 31st, 2010, 7:03 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Let's Name This Thing!
Replies: 19
Views: 2288

Re: Let's Name This Thing!

I'm with HerpWiki. Precise and to the point.
by devilfish79
August 25th, 2010, 7:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake removal?
Replies: 3
Views: 972

Rattlesnake removal?

Does anyone know of a person(s) that does venomous snake removal in or near Big Bear? My Aunt has one near her house in Big Bear. She has 3 dogs and 3 horses and I'm trying to prevent her from killing it. It's been a day already and from what I understand, my uncle buried it in the hole it went into...
by devilfish79
August 11th, 2010, 6:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp Nation magazine Issue 1 review thread
Replies: 25
Views: 3179

Re: Herp Nation magazine review thread

Got my issue at the Pomona Reptile Show this past Sunday and spent the last 3 days reading through the thing (some articles twice!). For someone like me who has never field herped but was always interested in it, the magazine really inspires. I truly enjoyed the Taiwan and rosy boa articles. The pro...
by devilfish79
August 11th, 2010, 5:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Budding Field Herper
Replies: 6
Views: 1625

Re: Budding Field Herper

At 31 , I'm still interested in field science and study Premature onset of a severe midlife crisis? :lol: Haha, possibly. But I thought I bought the motorcycle to quench that....hmmm. By the way, awesome article in HerpNation. Makes me want to head off to Taiwan. Are we talking about herps, or herp...
by devilfish79
August 10th, 2010, 8:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Budding Field Herper
Replies: 6
Views: 1625

Re: Budding Field Herper

Awesome. I'll take a look at the format. Thank you to both of you. @Natalie - I have yet to actually go out into the field and I'm hoping to join a few experienced herpers when I do finally make it out there. This way it's as safe as it can be for my son since I know nothing of the reptile world out...
by devilfish79
August 10th, 2010, 7:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Budding Field Herper
Replies: 6
Views: 1625

Budding Field Herper

At 31, I'm still interested in field science and study. So here I am going to give it my first shot. However, I don't want to just be another looky-loo. I do want to admire the wildlife but I'd also like to have a little purpose from time to time. What data is important to collect? Size, age, weight...
by devilfish79
August 10th, 2010, 11:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Re-Introduction?
Replies: 4
Views: 851

Re: Re-Introduction?

That's awesome Steve, thanks for the info! However, I do have an account with NAHerp.com but when I reset the password, I noticed that the new info was sent to an e-mail address I no longer have access to. Is there a way to get it sent to my current address? Or is a new account in order?

Cheers,
Erik
by devilfish79
August 10th, 2010, 8:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Re-Introduction?
Replies: 4
Views: 851

Re: Re-Introduction?

Thanks Jim! For field herping, what are the neccessities? Also, what information is valuable when collecting field data?
by devilfish79
August 9th, 2010, 4:48 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Retarded daddy molesting and killing a WDB
Replies: 17
Views: 6459

Re: Retarded daddy molesting and killing a WDB

I got to the part where the snake slithered off the road. I couldn't watch any further. Who's more dangerous to society? The snake or the idiot (especially an idiot that bred)? It really pisses me off that the mother would actually video tape that and let her kids watch as well. Cull the entire fami...
by devilfish79
August 9th, 2010, 4:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Re-Introduction?
Replies: 4
Views: 851

Re-Introduction?

How's it going everyone? My name's Erik and I was on the forums a year or more ago and checked in from time to time up until June. However, I'm back and looking to get into the swing of things this time around. I've been interested in reptiles since I was a boy. I started catching garter snakes with...
by devilfish79
August 9th, 2010, 11:40 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Detailed note about what happened, and the future of FHF....
Replies: 49
Views: 20609

Re: Detailed note about what happened, and the future of FHF

In my few years of hosting websites, I would have never thought that an ISP or hosting company would ever delete a client's property. I've had pretty good fortune to not have had to deal with crappy companies, but I can completely empathize with you Scott. I'd be heartbroken as well. I'm very glad t...
by devilfish79
August 9th, 2010, 11:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2010 - so far in So Cal
Replies: 29
Views: 3502

Re: 2010 - so far in So Cal

Very awesome photos! Thanks for taking the time to share. I'm going to have to get out into the field some day.