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by ramblon
November 12th, 2017, 3:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Herping Adventure: Part 1
Replies: 9
Views: 6395

Re: Arizona Herping Adventure: Part 1

You can see a pretty prominent dorsal stripe in the first pic, marcianus or cyrtopsis would be my guess.

Nice shots, always a good time down that way :beer:
by ramblon
August 6th, 2017, 7:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So Cal So Far (Mojave, SD County, Tejon Ranch, etc.)
Replies: 9
Views: 8280

Re: So Cal So Far (Mojave, SD County, Tejon Ranch, etc.)

Very nice, looks like you made the most of your spring down here!

The landscapes were definitely as colorful and alive as they've been in many years.
by ramblon
May 15th, 2017, 8:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photos of some recent sick herps
Replies: 20
Views: 11653

Re: Photos of some recent sick herps

Beautiful Cape Gopher, did you get any full body shots?
by ramblon
May 6th, 2017, 8:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First northern pinesnake
Replies: 3
Views: 1844

Re: First northern pinesnake

Very cool find Zach, that's one impressive animal I'd like to knock off the life list one day...
by ramblon
January 30th, 2017, 10:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lizarding across Australia: Part 3 The Top End
Replies: 9
Views: 5011

Re: Lizarding across Australia: Part 3 The Top End

What a great series, you've given me some great ideas for that "dream trip" someday!

Especially like the mix of mammals, birds and landscapes, balances the whole trip out. Well done!
by ramblon
January 20th, 2017, 7:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Request for accurate Southern Baja Herp List
Replies: 10
Views: 4971

Re: Request for accurate Southern Baja Herp List

2 different Todos Zach. The isla of Todos in northern Baja has the mountain king. The other is a town deep down on the west coast which is what Travis is referring to. Travis, tough sledding this time of year, but turn all the natural and not so natural cover you can would be my advice. You're bound...
by ramblon
September 12th, 2016, 1:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First 3/4 of 2016- part three, to Arizona and back
Replies: 12
Views: 6268

Re: First 3/4 of 2016- part three, to Arizona and back

Great series of images. From the wildlife to the landscapes to the herps, awesome stuff! Is it me or is that 2nd splendida just an absolute screamer?

Thanks for taking the time to put those together.
by ramblon
September 4th, 2016, 11:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Black Mambas from around Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Replies: 8
Views: 3576

Re: Black Mambas from around Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Af

Bitchin'! Top 5 bucket list snake for sure...
by ramblon
September 4th, 2016, 11:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dog does herps.
Replies: 18
Views: 8450

Re: Dog does herps.

Very cool post with some neat perspectives! Kinda refreshing. What a cool Malinois you have.

Thanks for the post :beer:
by ramblon
June 5th, 2016, 9:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Best Herping Discovery
Replies: 26
Views: 10659

Re: My Best Herping Discovery

Your first vertical 'snake in habitat' shot is perfect.

Congrats on your first from there as well, those big orange dinosaurs are a treat!

~Kevin
by ramblon
September 5th, 2015, 10:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In Memory of Kent VanSooy
Replies: 25
Views: 9320

Re: In Memory of Kent VanSooy

I'll miss you my friend.

http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... =6&t=22262

See you on the other side.
by ramblon
September 4th, 2015, 6:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: need info about Lampropeltis getula nigrita ..
Replies: 18
Views: 5579

Re: need info about Lampropeltis getula nigrita ..

Daniel, if you're still with us, here's a bad shot of the king I mentioned. Both subject and photographer weren't feeling the whole photo shoot thing at the time. http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a598/ramblon1/AZ%2013_zpshk1bsz8u.jpg There's a faint undertone of color around the neck and venter i...
by ramblon
September 4th, 2015, 6:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: need info about Lampropeltis getula nigrita ..
Replies: 18
Views: 5579

Re: need info about Lampropeltis getula nigrita ..

I didn't ask for the definition of the term intergrade. And I don't recall insinuating that one individual in Santa Cruz County represents a pure population. Wasn't really looking for a snarky response either, but I guess that's the one you get if you're not a prospective book buyer... I'm also not ...
by ramblon
August 29th, 2015, 2:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: need info about Lampropeltis getula nigrita ..
Replies: 18
Views: 5579

Re: need info about Lampropeltis getula nigrita ..

Brian, what would you consider the purest form? I found an individual well east of the Pajarito's lacking any pigment, certainly resembling the Sonora animals in appearance.
by ramblon
August 9th, 2015, 9:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In Search of Baja California Rat Snakes
Replies: 16
Views: 5446

Re: In Search of Baja California Rat Snakes

Feel your pain with all the DOR's in that region, it can be difficult and dangerous in many stretches along Hwy 1, those all nighter truckers don't give 2 $hits about conditions, curves, or slower vehicles :shock: Lyres are quite common through that stretch, but can't say I've seen one with that muc...
by ramblon
June 27th, 2015, 8:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake Removal
Replies: 4
Views: 1607

Re: Rattlesnake Removal

FYI, animal control will respond to any wild animal that poses an immediate threat to person or domestic animal (i.e. Rattlesnake in a yard). How quickly they respond is another story... Good story and photos, lucky for the crote, you got there in time. Many of the specks don't turn out well in my n...
by ramblon
May 30th, 2015, 8:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Last Week in the Southwest Desert
Replies: 6
Views: 3265

Re: Last Week in the Southwest Desert

I agree, that GB gopher is beautiful! Do you have any other full body shots? You did well given the unseasonably cool, wet weather. Sucks for your roadtrip, but we'll take the moisture any way we can get it out here!

Nice shots :beer:
by ramblon
May 6th, 2015, 6:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ramona locality rosy
Replies: 6
Views: 1938

Re: Ramona locality rosy

Tough crowd I guess jim.

Never personally looked in the city limits, but it's safe to say it's in the heart of coastal boa land so I'd assume they are on any decent hillside there.

So it's also safe to say, yes there is such a thing :beer:
by ramblon
September 19th, 2014, 1:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So far in SoCal 2014 - a tale of drought and fire
Replies: 19
Views: 5836

Re: So far in SoCal 2014 - a tale of drought and fire

Very cool series Kent! Always a pleasure to bump into you in the field in some obscure place.

Take care bud.

:beer: to a handful of ensuing wet seasons!
by ramblon
April 4th, 2014, 8:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NM, AZ, FL, NC, CA, & TX - Shuffled
Replies: 58
Views: 25042

Re: NM, AZ, FL, NC, CA, & TX - Shuffled

You are the definition of a field herper/photographer, you document and catch the entire essence of what we do better than any I see here. It's a very relatable "style" to me. It's posts like this that almost make me want to share again, then I see the critics and remember why I stopped. The good, t...
by ramblon
December 20th, 2013, 8:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Surf and Herp Summer Vacation 2013 - shark discussion too
Replies: 30
Views: 7567

Re: Surf and Herp Summer Vacation 2013 - shark discussion to

That's an awesome shot Kent!
by ramblon
November 1st, 2013, 8:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Island subspecies of Rosy Boa
Replies: 10
Views: 3719

Re: Island subspecies of Rosy Boa

So........there are boas on isla Todo Santos?
by ramblon
August 6th, 2013, 4:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finding Sidewinders
Replies: 10
Views: 2241

Re: Finding Sidewinders

Research the heck out of the species your'e in search of. As mentioned, try checking out californiaherps.com, wealth of good info there. As others have said, this time of year can suck, especially for desert dwellers. So here's your advice... Get up to some lonely stretches of road in the high deser...
by ramblon
July 28th, 2013, 9:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Winter Herping Down Under
Replies: 7
Views: 2076

Re: Winter Herping Down Under

Beautiful animals and photography! Images of molochs never get old!

The landscape shots at the end were very well done and added a great touch.

Thanks for that post
by ramblon
July 1st, 2013, 11:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So Far in SoCal - 2013
Replies: 18
Views: 7503

Re: So Far in SoCal - 2013

Very cool stuff Kent! The ones that caught my eye were the gecko and his coastal chapparal habitat in the background. The very yellow striper as well as the fulginosus. Great commentary/narrative as usual.

Hope to see you in the field sometime soon :beer:
by ramblon
June 18th, 2013, 5:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps of the Gabes and Berdoos
Replies: 51
Views: 13891

Re: Herps of the Gabes and Berdoos

Jim, I've often wondered the same, mostly in regards to the rubber. Certainly seems to be suitable habitat especially above 6K, maybe the difference in flora/drier nature of the San Gabriels? Maybe the age comparison of the ranges (fyi; I have no idea what that difference is but now I'm curious) cou...
by ramblon
June 18th, 2013, 5:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps of the Gabes and Berdoos
Replies: 51
Views: 13891

Re: Herps of the Gabes and Berdoos

Jon, how insensitive of me to publicly mock a tweaker lot lizard solely for the amusement of myself and a few friends. But I will file your complaint with the others, in the "who gives a $hit" department...

Thanks for the input, no hard feelings.
by ramblon
June 14th, 2013, 5:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps of the Gabes and Berdoos
Replies: 51
Views: 13891

Re: Herps of the Gabes and Berdoos

Image

The Crestline area is rich with critters such as this specimen, albeit this individual was documented on the move towards the desert slope.

Mentioned something about a "hefe"...

:beer:
by ramblon
June 12th, 2013, 2:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Crazy Night of Coastal Herping!
Replies: 16
Views: 5338

Re: Crazy Night of Coastal Herping!

The perfect explanation and a great read! Thank you for the link sir.
by ramblon
June 9th, 2013, 7:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Crazy Night of Coastal Herping!
Replies: 16
Views: 5338

Re: Crazy Night of Coastal Herping!

One of the coolest posts I've seen. The narrative and photos, great stuff. Cobra, pit vipers, retic, WHAT?? Knowing nothing about Thailand, I found it odd that 10 snakes is a big night? Seems like such "snaky" habitat that numbers lke that would be common under the right conditions. Again, great pos...
by ramblon
March 25th, 2013, 5:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Look what I flipped!
Replies: 19
Views: 2422

Re: Look what I flipped!

Cool find and very cool species

Image

Image

They get darker. About 200 miles south...
by ramblon
February 12th, 2013, 6:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coastal North Carolina, 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1963

Re: Coastal North Carolina, 2012

Very cool and very well done, conveys the fun of traveling, herping and enjoying good times with a close friend. The essence of what this is all about.
by ramblon
October 19th, 2012, 7:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Advice on First Herping Adventure and other zonata questions
Replies: 54
Views: 6929

Re: Advice on First Herping Adventure and other zonata quest

Try finding boardlines that other people have set up and then hit them three times a week. That's how we do things around here.
Exaaactly...
by ramblon
July 23rd, 2012, 11:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So far in SoCal - 2012
Replies: 34
Views: 7565

Re: So far in SoCal - 2012

Beautiful series sir! You guys sure do have a lot of successful outings...

From an observers perspective; the glossy/K rat series was incredible!

From a photographers perspective; the late day bill boa find sums up the hard work/reward aspect of field herping.

Well done :beer:
by ramblon
July 1st, 2012, 8:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Education in action
Replies: 12
Views: 1896

Re: Education in action

I do a lot of these for work with explorer groups and such and they really do make a difference. Especially having live animals, seems to engage the kids more than talk and photos, getting them to share encounters of their own, many of which where I work (Long Beach) have never been on a camping tri...
by ramblon
July 1st, 2012, 8:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why do some of us not enter our data in naherp.com?
Replies: 134
Views: 14301

Re: Why do some of us not enter our data in naherp.com?

What are the reasons some of you have not joined us? Are you ignorant of how the database works? Do you think it's too much trouble? Too hard?
Yes, possibly and yes. So simplify this for a layman like myself Brain so I can possibly enter information. And good morning btw :D
by ramblon
June 28th, 2012, 11:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Diego Gopher
Replies: 5
Views: 919

Re: San Diego Gopher

Personally I would dip into tijuana, drink as much as possible then go wander around alone in the outskirts of town, they are out there.
Sounds like the way I spent my spring...

:beer:
by ramblon
June 21st, 2012, 4:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CHIAPAS 2011
Replies: 13
Views: 6775

Re: CHIAPAS 2011

That final group photo is amazing Eli. I love the tiny fleck of sunlight reflection in the top of the eye. Beautiful series

:beer:
by ramblon
April 13th, 2012, 9:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Los Angeles Kings ....and other snakes
Replies: 21
Views: 6398

Re: Los Angeles Kings ....and other snakes

That last newporter is ridiculous, it's a good feeling when the hard work pays off.

Cool post
by ramblon
April 4th, 2012, 10:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: West Riverside County today and last week or so
Replies: 12
Views: 1333

Re: West Riverside County today and last week or so

Not quite 1/3 of an inch on 3/25, .05 inches during the "rain" last weekend. I've got a couple secluded boardlines in that part of the county and have a pretty good idea when to check them. This season was hardly comparable to last unfortunately. Robert, I'm not saying you cant flip 200 pieces of tr...
by ramblon
April 3rd, 2012, 9:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: West Riverside County today and last week or so
Replies: 12
Views: 1333

Re: West Riverside County today and last week or so

about a week ago Hmm, you mean right after it rained (for the last time this spring)? :roll: You can call it what you like, but it's about as dry and crappy as I've seen it out that way in a long time, no green, no wildflower bloom. Well below average rainfall. Thanks Mike, great shots of your own ...
by ramblon
April 3rd, 2012, 12:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: West Riverside County today and last week or so
Replies: 12
Views: 1333

Re: West Riverside County today and last week or so

It's really dry out your way to be seeing much under cover, but the combination of dry/warm weather in the coming weeks will start to create situations where you'll see animals on the crawl. Especially during the times you've been searching. Find a good, low traffic road to cruise and you'll start t...
by ramblon
March 21st, 2012, 9:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Making Lemonade in New Mexico & Arizona - lots of pics
Replies: 60
Views: 27705

Re: Making Lemonade in New Mexico & Arizona - lots of pics

Beautiful images from your unique perspective, and what a touching tribute to your mother.

These are the kind of posts that make this site.
by ramblon
February 15th, 2012, 12:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick hike Saturday with a few finds
Replies: 13
Views: 1610

Re: Quick hike Saturday with a few finds

Boa already dispersing in crunchy dry, mid feb conditions. Not good. Found a similar scenario with one crawling from one pile to the next less than a month ago.

Cool observation and nice in situ photo, but not a good late winter/early spring this year.

At least not in Riverside Cty...
by ramblon
January 11th, 2012, 1:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Quick Run to North Baja....
Replies: 11
Views: 5032

Re: A Quick Run to North Baja....

Post of the year sir! 8-) Jonathan, it's one of those things you are "supposed" to have south of Ensenada and south of San Felipe, but the only place your turista card is more than likely to be checked is at the stateline in Guerrero Negro. I've never been asked at any of the mobile, roadside milita...
by ramblon
October 16th, 2011, 5:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Cal king website
Replies: 22
Views: 1421

Re: New Cal king website

Haven't had a chance to dig through all of it, but what I've seen is very cool Ross. Congrats! I like the roadcruising video where nothing is found! Reminds me of some of my nights :sleep:
by ramblon
June 23rd, 2011, 10:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2011 - so far in SoCal
Replies: 36
Views: 3924

Re: 2011 - so far in SoCal

Kent, Man, sorry you had to endure such a slow season! It was nice running into you a couple times out there and sharing some finds. I really like the shot with the handful of gopher heads for some reason, cool composition. Beach boa under the board as well, perfect in situ. Thanks for putting that ...
by ramblon
May 18th, 2011, 8:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Baja California Herping - Spring 2011
Replies: 27
Views: 2987

Re: Baja California Herping - Spring 2011

I f'in love baja

The shot of insularis with the bay (el refugio?) in the background is one of the best photos I've seen here. It may have seemed a little slow, but you did pretty good for early spring. Funky conditions is an understatement.

:beer:
by ramblon
May 1st, 2011, 9:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Worst California post ever?...
Replies: 10
Views: 2641

Re: Worst California post ever?...

Not a bad post at all, given your limited time and funky hit and miss weather we've had much of the spring...

Drop me a line when you make it back out
by ramblon
April 7th, 2011, 9:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: One Big Flip
Replies: 7
Views: 1535

Re: One Big Flip

cool story, looks like a good spot to come back with your own ac :idea: