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by Jeremy Westerman
April 17th, 2018, 1:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: night snakes?
Replies: 67
Views: 18297

Re: night snakes?

I have seen two Desert Nightsnake (Hypsiglena chlorophaea) basking in the open on or near rocks during the daylight hours, one at 1:20PM and one early evening definitely before dusk. Strangely both were unusually large specimens. I have flipped lots during the day under rocks and logs which seems to...
by Jeremy Westerman
July 28th, 2017, 3:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: photobucket no longer allows 3rd party pic hosting for free
Replies: 12
Views: 4479

photobucket no longer allows 3rd party pic hosting for free

at least three websites that I frequent that do not allow photo hosting (including this one) so I just lost hundreds of my photos because photobucket no longer allows 3rd party hosting for other sites for free. I am not paying for anything and why should I? I have been using their free account for s...
by Jeremy Westerman
June 6th, 2017, 1:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HerpMapper vs NAHERP vs iNaturalist
Replies: 21
Views: 6724

Re: HerpMapper vs NAHERP vs iNaturalist

I use N.A.H.E.R.P. for all of my data entries except possible future foreign country entries of course. I love the google earth records feature and it caused a data entry addiction for me to 'fill in" my home state. I love the recent activity map that lets me know where others have been recently wit...
by Jeremy Westerman
June 6th, 2017, 1:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HerpMapper vs NAHERP vs iNaturalist
Replies: 21
Views: 6724

Re: HerpMapper vs NAHERP vs iNaturalist

duplicate post
by Jeremy Westerman
June 6th, 2017, 12:00 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: FHF has moved chapter threads.....
Replies: 33
Views: 17131

Re: FHF has moved chapter threads.....

My major points then were: The regional chapter forums provide a valuable place for casual dialog, not just of chapter business, but a place: 1. for persons of lesser experience to ask the technical questions about animal IDs, hunting strategies, posting logistics, etc. in the privacy of a mixed gr...
by Jeremy Westerman
June 6th, 2017, 11:54 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: FHF has moved chapter threads.....
Replies: 33
Views: 17131

Re: FHF has moved chapter threads.....

Why isn't this post pinned? So everyone who had the "what the..." moment could read it immediately? Your forum your rules. So be it. I personally dislike the change because it makes finding old chapter subforum posts by scrolling impossible without sifting through thousands of general forum/other ch...
by Jeremy Westerman
April 21st, 2017, 7:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First of the season - Loveland, CO
Replies: 1
Views: 924

Re: First of the season - Loveland, CO

awesome finds. Tragic that so many animals get destroyed on our road ways, but our ability to travel greatly increases our chances of seeing animals too.
by Jeremy Westerman
March 30th, 2017, 10:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Man Eaters
Replies: 91
Views: 27316

Re: Man Eaters

as the old cliche states, "a photo is worth a thousand words." 1.A second or third hand account is of dubious veracity. 2. A first hand witness testimony is much more intriguing and relies on the credibility of the witness, but is still not conclusive. 3. Several corroborating first hand witness sta...
by Jeremy Westerman
March 30th, 2017, 9:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Man Eaters
Replies: 91
Views: 27316

Re: Man Eaters

Looks like it is time to resurrect this old thread. there are many confirmed, well documented fatalities caused by large constrictors. This post isn't about that unless there is at least a photo or other substantial evidence of at least an attempt at human consumption. So where do we stand now with ...
by Jeremy Westerman
February 7th, 2017, 10:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Natural History Museum of Utah Power of Poison exhibit video
Replies: 1
Views: 1065

Natural History Museum of Utah Power of Poison exhibit video

Promotional video for the NHMU Power of Poison exhibit featuring a gila monster and rattlesnakes
https://www.facebook.com/naturalhistory ... 126934646/
by Jeremy Westerman
January 11th, 2017, 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need Your State's Regulations for Breeding Native Species
Replies: 28
Views: 23872

Re: Need Your State's Regulations for Breeding Native Specie

Utah doesn't have any detailed information on breeding reptiles, they have more of a checklist that indicates possession, propagation and so forth:
https://wildlife.utah.gov/guidebooks/am ... _reptiles/
by Jeremy Westerman
June 26th, 2016, 10:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anuroctonus phaiodactylus collecting methods
Replies: 7
Views: 2825

Re: Anuroctonus phaiodactylus collecting methods

I think you've missed your window for the season, but I believe I have flipped quite a few of those big, black-backed, black-clawed scorpions under large rocks in the springtime in the west desert. Ones with loamy brown soil under them, not coarse gravels and sands - so not associated with alluvium...
by Jeremy Westerman
June 24th, 2016, 7:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Local Snake Education in Utah
Replies: 2
Views: 1665

Re: Local Snake Education in Utah

I am sure I can accommodate. pm sent
by Jeremy Westerman
June 6th, 2016, 8:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Horned lizard in Herriman, Utah.
Replies: 3
Views: 1625

Re: Horned lizard in Herriman, Utah.

cool find!
by Jeremy Westerman
May 25th, 2016, 7:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: .
Replies: 3
Views: 3100

Re: Spring lutosus encounters.

Love it Jason. Great stuff, piles of crotes never gets old. I have yet to see rattlesnake "combat" in the wild. Nice to see that others still have not located your winner spot, I believe it was a little too close for comfort to areas frequented by the 'ignorant yokels who might destroy them' crowd.
by Jeremy Westerman
May 13th, 2016, 12:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: so far so good this year
Replies: 3
Views: 2290

so far so good this year

Getting a few lifers checked off this year has been great. Finding rares has been great. Finding common species has been great. It has been overall great this year so far. My lifer Columbia Spotted Frogs (Rana luteiventris) http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/254030-330698.jpg http://www.naherp.com/vouch...
by Jeremy Westerman
May 13th, 2016, 9:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Year is off to a good start.
Replies: 8
Views: 3097

Re: My Spring Trip

Fantastic expedition results. The blind snakes are a major find for Utah although they are not uncommon by many reports they are exceedingly difficult to find for me (or practically anyone for that matter) no matter how much time I have spent. Score with your lifer Blackheads! The spotted leaf nose ...
by Jeremy Westerman
May 13th, 2016, 8:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A day to remember - milk flip-a-thon
Replies: 12
Views: 5181

Re: A day to remember - milk flip-a-thon

awesome Jimi, but no pictures? That is just mean.
by Jeremy Westerman
May 13th, 2016, 8:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help: scorpions in juab county
Replies: 1
Views: 1422

Re: Help: scorpions in juab county

the Northern or Boreal scorpion (Paruroctonus boreus) is a common medium sized scorpion throughout the state. lithophile that frequents areas with lots of small surface rocks and crevices for cover. https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13177198_10154995215523538_8548074232353601456_n.jpg?oh...
by Jeremy Westerman
April 21st, 2016, 9:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake ID, Peru
Replies: 9
Views: 3528

Re: Snake ID, Peru

all are wild guesses just based on head color scheme and country given alone: could be a Liophis species, several in the genus look similar, several species listed from Peru Liophis/Erythrolamprus poecilogyrus these seem less likely but have dark top/yellow bottom heads Chironius carinatus Chironius...
by Jeremy Westerman
April 14th, 2016, 9:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Cali Trip - April 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1926

Re: Southern Cali Trip - April 2016

cool finds!
by Jeremy Westerman
April 12th, 2016, 3:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mojave Desert in the spring, St. George, Utah Apr 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 3693

Re: Mojave Desert in the spring, St. George, Utah Apr 2016

Bryan Hamilton wrote:Damnn son! That's how we do it!

Nice work Jeremy. That's an incredible pay-off.
TimCO wrote:He shoots! He scores!!!
Thanks guys, it sure felt good. I almost don't want to erase the memory card.
by Jeremy Westerman
April 12th, 2016, 3:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mojave Desert in the spring, St. George, Utah Apr 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 3693

Re: Mojave Desert in the spring, St. George, Utah Apr 2016

Hey now. What's the deal? No lutosus? WTF?!?!?! Ha ha ha, kidding man, you rocked it. It's funny, St George is kind of "flyover country" for me, I'm always blasting through on I-15, sometimes I have a work trip actually right there , but I never just go there to herp, I always push farther south. Y...
by Jeremy Westerman
April 12th, 2016, 3:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mojave Desert in the spring, St. George, Utah Apr 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 3693

Re: Mojave Desert in the spring, St. George, Utah Apr 2016

What's the matter, couldn't find a leafnose or lyre? Nice work! I was feeling that lucky. I only need Lyre, Utah Blind Snake, and the infamous-only-one-found-in-Utah-ever Leafnose as lifers taht can be found in that county. I'll Be Back! Get to the choppa! Actually I wish I had a chopper to take do...
by Jeremy Westerman
April 11th, 2016, 11:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bucket Trap Mystery
Replies: 20
Views: 4621

Re: Bucket Trap Mystery

I saw this a few days ago,
Rangers shut down 60 snake poaching traps in Santa Monica Mountains' Decker Canyon:
http://www.scpr.org/news/2016/04/08/593 ... -in-decke/
by Jeremy Westerman
April 11th, 2016, 8:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mojave Desert in the spring, St. George, Utah Apr 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 3693

Mojave Desert in the spring, St. George, Utah Apr 2016

three miserable-sleepless-cold-rain-storm nights battered by the wind and sheets of rain in the tent, and my phone got ruined in a puddle mid-tent but...perseverance equals results I found a gila monster, two speckled rattlesnakes, a nightsnake, four ground snakes, four blackheaded snakes, some wood...
by Jeremy Westerman
March 6th, 2016, 6:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: lousy cell pic of my 1st herp this season
Replies: 3
Views: 1756

lousy cell pic of my 1st herp this season

I am so impatient to get this herp season started I have been out a dozen times checking on garter dens with nothing moving yet. Weather has been in the mid 50°'s F for the last two weeks and Valley and Wandering Garters were visible this time last year. Although I hear reports that some people have...
by Jeremy Westerman
February 6th, 2016, 12:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Las Vegas Feburary 14th - 18th
Replies: 12
Views: 2674

Re: Las Vegas Feburary 14th - 18th

Temps have been close to 60F and predicted to get to the low 70's this week for St. George, Utah so I imagine that it is certainly possible that mild weather could be in store for a mid February Vegas visit, however like Tim said not much will likely be moving due to chilly overnight temps except po...
by Jeremy Westerman
February 5th, 2016, 10:13 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Tarantula ID please.
Replies: 3
Views: 4711

Re: Tarantula ID please.

Denny, I just posted a link to a major revision of all the U.S. tarantulas in this forum. Check it out for all Nevada species including maps. http://zookeys.pensoft.net/articles.php?id=6264&display_type=element&element_type=7&element_id=0&element_name=Aphonopelma based on the dichotomous key and ran...
by Jeremy Westerman
February 5th, 2016, 10:07 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: U.S. tarantula genus revision
Replies: 0
Views: 3355

U.S. tarantula genus revision

Revision of the Genus Aphonopelma with excellent species descriptions and range maps for all native U.S. tarantula species (South of Missouri river and West of Mississippi, not including pet species introduced in to Florida) http://zookeys.pensoft.net/articles.php?id=6264&display_type=element&elemen...
by Jeremy Westerman
January 23rd, 2016, 11:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Sweet Little Fall AZ Trip
Replies: 13
Views: 4655

Re: A Sweet Little Fall AZ Trip

fantastic crypsis in that horned lizard photo. I used it on Facebook (credited of course) as an educational example. Hope you don't mind.
by Jeremy Westerman
November 7th, 2015, 4:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 Photos
Replies: 17
Views: 4467

Re: 2015 Photos

looks like you have had a really good season. I am still envious of that Tantilla, I went down there immediately after and couldn't come up with one. Your photos have jumped right past the average herper guy with wife's borrowed pocket camera to pro quality shots with likely expensive equipment. I n...
by Jeremy Westerman
October 7th, 2015, 10:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Horned Lizard ID request
Replies: 26
Views: 6674

Re: Horned Lizard ID request

finally had a chance to read the entire paper. Fascinating stuff. So 4 species species total but we still end up with 7 different "types" of horned lizards in Utah over all; 4 kinds of Short-horned lizards plus a hybrid, and 2 kinds of Desert-horned lizards. Greater Short-horned Lizards ( Phrynosoma...
by Jeremy Westerman
October 5th, 2015, 10:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Horned Lizard ID request
Replies: 26
Views: 6674

Re: Horned Lizard ID request

For clarification, P. ornatissimum does not occur in Utah. In the Navajo Res. area, however, individuals are supposedly hybrids between P. hernandesi and P. ornatissimum . Who knows about which old museum specimens are actually what now, compared to modern taxa, but P. ornatissimum specimens are in...
by Jeremy Westerman
October 5th, 2015, 10:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Horned Lizard ID request
Replies: 26
Views: 6674

Re: Horned Lizard ID request

delete, double posted...
by Jeremy Westerman
October 5th, 2015, 3:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 9
Views: 3348

Re: Rattlesnake ID

yeah I say abyssus in the Paria/Coyote Gulch area too, but is there a gradation with Great Basin lutosus to the West in Zion? Or is there no contact with abyssus and lutosus anywhere on the Colorado Plateau in Utah? Kodachrome Basin area perhaps? Boulder area? Or contact with abyssus and concolor, C...
by Jeremy Westerman
October 5th, 2015, 2:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Horned Lizard ID request
Replies: 26
Views: 6674

Re: Horned Lizard ID request

Montanucci recently published a taxonomic revision for this group (http://squamates.blogspot.com/2015/09/new-taxonomic-arrangement-for-short.html), and that has led to some changes in species numbers within Utah (e.g., P. brevirostris ). He also documents P. douglasii in Box Elder Co. http://i85.ph...
by Jeremy Westerman
October 2nd, 2015, 8:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Horned Lizard ID request
Replies: 26
Views: 6674

Re: Horned Lizard ID request

The Columbia Plateau just so happens to nick the Northwest Corner of Utah
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by Jeremy Westerman
September 30th, 2015, 11:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Horned Lizard ID request
Replies: 26
Views: 6674

Re: Horned Lizard ID request

Now that Ken has put them in the database we can actually see the photos on the thread, unsure why links to his Flicker never worked for pics.

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by Jeremy Westerman
September 29th, 2015, 10:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: One last post from prairie Canada - lots of rattlesnakes
Replies: 19
Views: 5588

Re: One last post from prairie Canada - lots of rattlesnakes

There is no such thing as too many rattlesnake pictures, or horned lizards for that matter. Now if it had just been bull snakes and garters...it still would have been an interesting post. Very cool finds in an area with purported low diversity you still scored big time. The non herp plains shots, bi...
by Jeremy Westerman
September 29th, 2015, 10:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Horned Lizard ID request
Replies: 26
Views: 6674

Re: Horned Lizard ID request

Thanks so much Jeremy!! Awesome set of photos. So do you agree that my photos show P. hernandesi hernandesi? Ken Yes I concur with Rye's I.D. it is a young Short horned Lizard (P. h. hernandesi) several key points for I.D. Location, tail much shorter than body length (appears around half of body le...
by Jeremy Westerman
September 28th, 2015, 7:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Horned Lizard ID request
Replies: 26
Views: 6674

Re: Horned Lizard ID request

There are three species in Utah: Greater Short-horned Lizard (Phrynosoma hernandesi), Pygmy Short-horned Lizard (P. douglasii) and Desert Horned Lizard (P. platyrhinos) and four different kinds total (including subspecies) ever since they separated P. hernandesi and P. douglasii taxonomically in 199...
by Jeremy Westerman
September 8th, 2015, 9:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent Trip
Replies: 6
Views: 1872

Re: Recent Trip

Cool. What was in the green screen area that had to be blotted out in the videos? Did you photo bomb them or just don't want to give away locales? Filmed it all in studio? LOL
by Jeremy Westerman
September 8th, 2015, 8:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Crotalus identification
Replies: 24
Views: 5131

Re: Crotalus identification

An "L" shape along the rivers is what Brendan and I put on our range map in the Venomous Snake book, but should we color it in over to Kanab also? The "L" shape in your "Guide to Rattlesnakes of the United States" book looks more like Italy's "boot." It is a small map without much definition but it...
by Jeremy Westerman
September 7th, 2015, 4:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Utah Lizards
Replies: 3
Views: 969

Re: Utah Lizards

agree with Rye on those lizards. Looks like you had a good trip Bamagal.
by Jeremy Westerman
September 7th, 2015, 9:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Crotalus identification
Replies: 24
Views: 5131

Re: Crotalus identification

Antoine gave the locations in the original post, it is "visitor center of Chimney Rock National Monument, near Pagosa Springs," which is in Archuleta, Colorado far outside the known range of Great Basin Rattlesnakes or Midget Faded Rattlesnakes. It is a Prairie Rattlesnake (Crotals viridis). Grand C...
by Jeremy Westerman
September 6th, 2015, 3:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Crotalus identification
Replies: 24
Views: 5131

Re: Crotalus identification

weird php file means it can only be opened with text based programs such as Notepad so I couldn't even save the images to repost here using standard programs. Not to mention it says on the French website you do not have permission to share in the broken link, if you try and link the image location d...
by Jeremy Westerman
September 6th, 2015, 3:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Crotalus identification
Replies: 24
Views: 5131

Re: Crotalus identification

I disagree with the I.D.'s suggested so far. I think the first from Chimney rock, Archuleta County Colorado pic is a Prairie Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis) http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/chimneyrock.php I think the second from angel canyon, Kane County Utah pic is a classic long tailed G.C. from Utah...
by Jeremy Westerman
July 28th, 2015, 12:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpetological survey Camp Williams, Salt Lake Utah thru Aug
Replies: 5
Views: 2714

Re: Herpetological survey Camp Williams, Salt Lake Utah thru

A few interesting critters were seen yesterday deer, cottontails, Jackrabbits, a coyote, shrews, voles, deer mice, a cooper's hawk, American Gold finch, solpugids, scorpions (sorry no Paruroctonus boreus just Anuroctonus phaiodactylus), coleopterids, and of course a few herps Mountain Short Horned L...