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by RenoBart
February 3rd, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamanders and Newts in North Central CA
Replies: 4
Views: 1657

Re: Salamanders and Newts in North Central CA

Yes, I have found ensatina and long-toes in the Sierras before, they are not so difficult to locate in the right areas. I never really looked into the salamanders of the region until last week and I was surprised to see arboreals in this range, and nearly the whole county. There is a lot of very nic...
by RenoBart
February 2nd, 2020, 7:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamanders and Newts in North Central CA
Replies: 4
Views: 1657

Re: Salamanders and Newts in North Central CA

Yeah I would think there are here. I live around 850’, and I’ve been checking creeks for newts around here, but I have yet to see any. Slender salamanders can be pretty abundant in the right habitat but I’ve seen not one under moist logs and rocks. If they are here, they must inhabit a pretty specia...
by RenoBart
February 2nd, 2020, 11:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northern Rubber Boa Elevations
Replies: 5
Views: 2444

Re: Northern Rubber Boa Elevations

Very interesting, Mokelumne Hill is just south of me, about 20 minutes or so. 1475 is definitely pretty low! Thanks for this info!
by RenoBart
January 27th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamanders and Newts in North Central CA
Replies: 4
Views: 1657

Salamanders and Newts in North Central CA

Hi folks, anyone know of any recent known records of Newts and/or Arboreal Salamanders in Amador County? Anyone ever find any in Amador County? I am curious as the the range map on http://www.californiaherps.com shows both in nearly the entirely of the county. Aneides lugubris - Arboreal Salamander ...
by RenoBart
December 19th, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northern Rubber Boa Elevations
Replies: 5
Views: 2444

Northern Rubber Boa Elevations

Hey folks, I am curious as to the lowest elevation boas have been found in California, particularly in the Western foothills of the Sierra. As I live now on the other side of the hill in California, I am making a list of all snake species I should be able to find within a 3-5 miles radius of my home...
by RenoBart
November 21st, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How cold/high can snakes go?
Replies: 7
Views: 1516

Re: How cold/high can snakes go?

Jimi wrote:
November 21st, 2019, 4:09 pm
That's a nice area, the Jarbridge.
It is, personally, probably my favorite part of Nevada...save for maybe the Great Basin National Park area...
by RenoBart
November 21st, 2019, 1:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How cold/high can snakes go?
Replies: 7
Views: 1516

Re: How cold/high can snakes go?

I found numerous wandering garters in the Jarbidge Wilderness area of Nevada in excess of 8000 feet. I was definitely surprised as well.

http://www.naherp.com/viewrecord.php?r_id=272107
by RenoBart
November 19th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trail Cameras?
Replies: 4
Views: 1351

Re: Trail Cameras?

Thanks for the reply, Jimi. For now, I am going to use it on my own property here in California. I just got it yesterday and tested it out last night down the hill from the house. I set out a can of cat food and I figured I would see a skunk (they're all over here) or a coyote. Sure enough, around 1...
by RenoBart
November 19th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trail Cameras?
Replies: 4
Views: 1351

Trail Cameras?

Hey, any of you out there ever use a trail camera along board lines and AC where you know you have snakes hanging out? Just curious, as I just picked up a cheapo trail camera on Amazon and I was thinking of trying it out near some AC to see when snakes move in and out and around. Anyone have any luc...
by RenoBart
October 10th, 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How I found a rubber boa (the wrong way)
Replies: 12
Views: 17739

Re: How I found a rubber boa (the wrong way)

This is a pretty awesome find for Sparks. I have never heard of any boas that far east but i know they range all over east all the way to Utah...
by RenoBart
August 20th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Copperheads and Bikinis
Replies: 7
Views: 17512

Re: Copperheads and Bikinis

So the money you are making off YouTube comes from ad revenue?

Regarding the music, I have uploaded vids with music and had the videos either removed by YouTube or muted. So maybe this is a new change. Interesting. If i could pull in $4000 a month on YouTube videos I would quite my day job!! LOL
by RenoBart
August 19th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Copperheads and Bikinis
Replies: 7
Views: 17512

Re: Copperheads and Bikinis

Nice vid, as always, Lou. Serious question: How are you avoiding getting dinged by YouTube using all that music?

Bart

PS - Big green bug looks like a giant Katydid to me...
by RenoBart
August 15th, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Charina bottae distribution
Replies: 12
Views: 23849

Re: Charina bottae distribution

There are a few records on NAHERP, maybe these are the ones you're referring to, linking them here anyways:

http://www.naherp.com/viewrecord.php?r_id=324602

http://www.naherp.com/viewrecord.php?r_id=253230

http://www.naherp.com/viewrecord.php?r_id=48667
by RenoBart
August 7th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Orange County, CA
Replies: 1
Views: 12105

Orange County, CA

Hey all, looks like I might be in Orange County, CA for work later this month.

How is the herping down there in August? Too dry or???

Thanks - Bart
by RenoBart
July 2nd, 2019, 8:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica 2019 trip report
Replies: 5
Views: 10059

Re: Costa Rica 2019 trip report

That is one hell of a trip! Great photos and report. I bet you never sweated so much in your life! The biodiversity of Costa Rica is pretty magical. I have only been once, and my trip was much more limited, so I am very jealous of your wide spread time there!
by RenoBart
March 8th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's up with naherp?
Replies: 9
Views: 9495

Re: What's up with naherp?

Yeah, I tried to get in there a couple days ago, I'm glad they are working to fix it. I hope it stays online.
by RenoBart
November 28th, 2018, 4:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Daytime Finds in Hong Kong
Replies: 8
Views: 7591

Re: Daytime Finds in Hong Kong

I dunno, Richard, I've been on several international flights. Being in coach for more than 6 hours is pretty miserable, over 10 hours becomes downright torturous...but it's worth it to see the world! :thumb:
by RenoBart
November 28th, 2018, 9:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Daytime Finds in Hong Kong
Replies: 8
Views: 7591

Re: Daytime Finds in Hong Kong

LouB747 wrote:Thanks guys. The long flights really suck, no way around that. I do try and make them look fun though.
Looks like you are at least in business class? As a pilot, I'm hoping they give you a bit of special treatment!
by RenoBart
November 26th, 2018, 12:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Daytime Finds in Hong Kong
Replies: 8
Views: 7591

Re: Daytime Finds in Hong Kong

I love the triangular shape of the Krait...so cool. And I like how you always make flying for 11+ hours seem enjoyable. :)
by RenoBart
October 31st, 2018, 9:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lifer Banded Krait
Replies: 3
Views: 9231

Re: Lifer Banded Krait

Lou, epic video, the Krait is pretty awesome. This tunnel looks like a herpers dream!
by RenoBart
October 1st, 2018, 12:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The East Coast Turtles of LA County
Replies: 7
Views: 16484

Re: The East Coast Turtles of LA County

I wonder how many active (reproducing) populations of Chelhydra exist in California. I've always heard there are several populations, including some in the Bay area.

Bart
by RenoBart
August 17th, 2018, 5:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Law Enforcement Showed Up
Replies: 38
Views: 26328

Re: Law Enforcement Showed Up

It won't offer you any legal protection, but cleaning any tools and containers with a (fresh, recently opened) container of diluted bleach and then thoroughly dried will at least give you some ethical peace of mind. I usually wash my coolers out with Clorox Clean-up and I do wipe my hooks. Out of c...
by RenoBart
August 16th, 2018, 7:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Law Enforcement Showed Up
Replies: 38
Views: 26328

Re: Law Enforcement Showed Up

LEOs wouldn't have any way to tell if you have a snake boxed up for keeping or to turn loose later, I think at that point you're just in possession either way so make sure whatever you have is legal. I actually think turning it loose later might be worse because now you've exposed it to foreign too...
by RenoBart
August 16th, 2018, 8:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Law Enforcement Showed Up
Replies: 38
Views: 26328

Re: Law Enforcement Showed Up

So my question is, did the LEO check your car to see if you were collecting or had instruments for collection? I ask, because I don't collect or keep, but I do pick up snakes on the road and temporarily hold them in bags or coolers and then photograph and release them near where I found them. I woul...
by RenoBart
August 6th, 2018, 1:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Back to Borneo, part 4: Highlands of Sabah
Replies: 6
Views: 6492

Re: Back to Borneo, part 4: Highlands of Sabah

Image

This thing is awesome, it's like half crawdad and half cricket!
by RenoBart
May 30th, 2018, 2:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fun chasing desert iguanas
Replies: 6
Views: 7086

Re: Fun chasing desert iguanas

LouB747 wrote:Yeah, this was sort of a spur of the moment thing. Made for better video too!
For sure! And you get exercise!
by RenoBart
May 30th, 2018, 2:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fun chasing desert iguanas
Replies: 6
Views: 7086

Re: Fun chasing desert iguanas

You need to make a lizard noose, very simple, very easy to catch lizards! Just gotta be gentle!

Fun vid.
by RenoBart
May 24th, 2018, 7:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sexually outperformed by a Garter Snake
Replies: 14
Views: 10330

Re: Sexually outperformed by a Garter Snake

Porter wrote:But she's tripping if she thinks Joy Division is in a good band :lol:
Dude, we can't be friends any more if you don't like Joy Division. :lol:
by RenoBart
May 23rd, 2018, 1:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sexually outperformed by a Garter Snake
Replies: 14
Views: 10330

Re: Sexually outperformed by a Garter Snake

That's funny. Cool you get to herp in Chicago (my home town). You need to go find some salamanders next time you have some hours to kill over there!

Bart
by RenoBart
May 23rd, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OMG, she did'nt!
Replies: 51
Views: 40332

Re: OMG, she did'nt!

These threads are always amusing. Sometimes I think people contribute to them simply to see how long the amusement will last before it finally fizzles out. And I am always amazed that people actually care about the flippant comments of others on Internet forums. I find that most people, most decent ...
by RenoBart
May 18th, 2018, 8:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A GOOD START TO 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 7793

Re: A GOOD START TO 2018

Yes, there are some nights in the fall when 100's of tiger salamanders are getting smashed on the road. It is a horrible sight. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_q1gUBeIFyeE/TIhrT7hPzQI/AAAAAAAACS4/vl5I5HQgxXA/s400/aug18.2010+048.JPG http://snakeadventures.blogspot.com/ Sounds like those roads need Ecopass...
by RenoBart
May 17th, 2018, 7:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A GOOD START TO 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 7793

Re: A GOOD START TO 2018

Flippin Idiot wrote:We're in Utah, but I'd love to visit Colorado this time of year.
That's pretty cool, I know there are tiger salamanders in Colorado, didn't know there was a big population in Utah! Cool.

Bart
by RenoBart
May 17th, 2018, 10:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A GOOD START TO 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 7793

Re: A GOOD START TO 2018

Based on those herps, I am guessing you are in Southern Colorado?

Bart
by RenoBart
May 17th, 2018, 10:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What do you call this lilac salamander...?
Replies: 19
Views: 13327

Re: What do you call this lilac salamander...?

Nice pics, Porter! That is one cool Ensatina!

Bart
by RenoBart
May 10th, 2018, 11:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2 Days in the Central Valley - We Like Snakes
Replies: 12
Views: 11018

Re: 2 Days in the Central Valley - We Like Snakes

Finally had some time to check this post out! Good looking stuff, Porter!

Bart
by RenoBart
April 25th, 2018, 9:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A gigas sized thanks...
Replies: 9
Views: 6448

Re: A gigas sized thanks...

Awesome pics, Porter! Thanks again!

Bart
by RenoBart
April 23rd, 2018, 2:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A gigas sized thanks...
Replies: 9
Views: 6448

A gigas sized thanks...

I wanted to post a few pics here from last Saturday's outing, as well as give thanks to Porter for spending the day herping with me. I never thought I would have a chance to see a gigas . Much of what I have read makes them sound damn near extinct in the wild, or at very least extremely difficult to...
by RenoBart
April 20th, 2018, 10:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Elaphe conspicillata
Replies: 7
Views: 5021

Re: Elaphe conspicillata

Lou, that transition was pretty damn cool! I am jealous you get to go to Japan so often, honestly, one of my favorite vacation spots.

Keep em coming!

Bart

PS - Living in Reno, I am all too familiar with flying in ridiculous wind!! No thanks!!
by RenoBart
April 17th, 2018, 10:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: night snakes?
Replies: 67
Views: 22577

Re: night snakes?

Old, but interesting thread. I have only found two night snakes, one in NV and last weekend my first California Night Snake. Both were flipped during the day under rocks. https://www.nofuture.com/lj/2010/05-29-10/04.jpg http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/297476-387841.jpg Cool little snakes. I need to f...
by RenoBart
April 17th, 2018, 7:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Saw this Garter snake today....King and Gopher yesterday.
Replies: 10
Views: 6102

Re: Saw this Garter snake today....King and Gopher yesterda

Thanks for the info. Sadly, most wildlife has it pretty rough these days. Reno is growing fast and I am seeing more habitat degradation first hand. I don't think it will ever stop! :(
by RenoBart
April 16th, 2018, 2:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Saw this Garter snake today....King and Gopher yesterday.
Replies: 10
Views: 6102

Re: Saw this Garter snake today....King and Gopher yesterda

Well, that's good they are still holding strong in protected areas...
by RenoBart
April 16th, 2018, 8:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Saw this Garter snake today....King and Gopher yesterday.
Replies: 10
Views: 6102

Re: Saw this Garter snake today....King and Gopher yesterda

Giant garters are pretty difficult to find these days, correct? Or are they still somewhat common in certain areas?
by RenoBart
April 16th, 2018, 8:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My best Find of 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 6905

Re: My best Find of 2018

Wow! Palm Beach really does have some spectacular invasives! ;)
by RenoBart
April 13th, 2018, 8:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My close call with a venomous snake (let's hear your stories
Replies: 28
Views: 14181

Re: My close call with a venomous snake (let's hear your sto

JuanDowe wrote:I hear subspecies helleri can be quite nervous. No idea about Crotalus Oreganus Oreganus
Nor Pacs are usually pretty chill from my experience....

Bart
by RenoBart
April 13th, 2018, 8:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My close call with a venomous snake (let's hear your stories
Replies: 28
Views: 14181

Re: My close call with a venomous snake (let's hear your sto

I've had two close calls with oreganus up in Northern California. First one was me being a bit overzealous in a precarious position. I a was in Sonoma county herping, and as I made my way down a fairly steep hill, I spotted a big fat snake basking next to some fallen timber. Because I was on such a ...
by RenoBart
April 12th, 2018, 7:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some random NV shots.
Replies: 18
Views: 9580

Re: Some random NV shots.

Well, right now the pyro quest ins't so much planned as discussed and agreed-in-principle. We sure hope Bryan can participate; he's defended his dissertation so hopefully is re-discovering the joys of a little free time. Ha ha ha. After all this time I still sometimes have college nightmares; usual...
by RenoBart
April 12th, 2018, 12:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some random NV shots.
Replies: 18
Views: 9580

Re: Some random NV shots.

Say Bart, if you catch this - got a guy asking about lutosus south of Mono Lake in CA. I've never looked there, and never found. You? I was discussing with him some likely-looking spots between Mammoth & Benton...hopefully he gives it a shot. Maybe he will reach out to you - I suggested it. Cold we...
by RenoBart
April 10th, 2018, 10:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herper of the Year!
Replies: 8
Views: 7570

Re: Field Herper of the Year!

Nice! Congrats, Lou, your vids are awesome.
by RenoBart
April 9th, 2018, 1:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some random NV shots.
Replies: 18
Views: 9580

Re: Some random NV shots.

Wow, this is an old post! It's been a tad chilly for April so things are getting off to a slow start here in Washoe County but yesterday I did flip this little leutosus: http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/297007-387237.jpg http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/297007-387238.jpg http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/2...
by RenoBart
March 26th, 2018, 9:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hitting the Slopes in SoCal
Replies: 9
Views: 6757

Re: Hitting the Slopes in SoCal

Lou, your vids are fun. I've been thinking about a go pro with one of those hand/fist mounts. Might be almost perfect for flipping. But I really don't want to spend the money on a GoPro since I already have a nice camcorder like yours, but just a thought.