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by ricrabt
July 11th, 2018, 6:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Better late than never... Snake Highlights 2017 CA
Replies: 5
Views: 5255

Re: Better late than never... Snake Highlights 2017 CA

Really nice bro. The glossy is awesome as well as the San gabe boa...
by ricrabt
April 10th, 2017, 8:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch Trips for 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 9775

Re: Tejon Ranch Trips for 2017

It was freezing the night before, and remained in the low 50s most of the day. That said it was still fun to get out. Low elevation stuff included intergrade gopher, northern Pacific, coschwhip, 3 or 4 legless lizards, a few night lizards, and a ton of Gilberts skinks and Baja chorus frogs. After we...
by ricrabt
April 7th, 2017, 4:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch Trips for 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 9775

Re: Tejon Ranch Trips for 2017

I'm going to try to get up there as well. Can you pm me time and place. Thanks
by ricrabt
January 9th, 2017, 7:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Time to get all your data in the database for 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 5730

Re: Time to get all your data in the database for 2016

I'm thinking about thinking about it. But I will get it done...
by ricrabt
December 22nd, 2016, 4:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California International Board Member Nomination 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 4338

Re: California International Board Member Nomination 2017

I do accept...thanks
by ricrabt
November 17th, 2016, 2:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2017 California Chapter Nominations Time
Replies: 20
Views: 13210

Re: 2017 California Chapter Nominations Time

I'd be happy to continue on as an I.B member. Blame the birds on Brian stepping down....lol
by ricrabt
August 12th, 2016, 5:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I supply the truck and gas anyone down?
Replies: 5
Views: 2278

Re: I supply the truck and gas anyone down?

The northern deserts are pretty good in the fall months. Sidewinders are very common...
by ricrabt
June 29th, 2016, 11:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finnish herpers return
Replies: 15
Views: 5081

Re: Finnish herpers return

Yep AZ is the place to be if you can get away. Still if you can't neos can be found in numbers. For me I need to slow way down to see them. Those little newborns probably want to feed to have a better chance to survive the over winter. To me it's not as cool as adults but it's better than late July ...
by ricrabt
June 28th, 2016, 9:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finnish herpers return
Replies: 15
Views: 5081

Re: Finnish herpers return

SurfinHerp wrote:I respectfully disagree with you, Robert, about Sept./Oct. herping in CA. That time of year can be excellent for night herping - especially for neonates.
I agree, some of my best finds have come in September. Should be an excellent fall season this year (I'm hoping )....
by ricrabt
June 22nd, 2016, 12:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quality over Quantity - 6/13 and 6/14 in the low desert.
Replies: 12
Views: 5444

Re: Quality over Quantity - 6/13 and 6/14 in the low desert.

Pretty much a common thing is to chat with other herpers. Most of the experienced guys will stop and introduce themselves. That's what I have usually experienced. Nice finds. The boa looks pretty coastal what County is it from?
by ricrabt
June 21st, 2016, 11:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA Chapter trip to Kennedy Meadows June 24-26, 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 20924

Re: CA Chapter trip to Kennedy Meadows June 24-26, 2016

The new list of attendees as of tonight: Jeff Nordland and his boys Ted (Jonathan) Mills-Andersen Matt Gruen Jim Bass Mark Buck and his dad Robert and Nicholas Hess Thorny (Ben Delancey, right?) Maybe's: John Lauerman Jeff and Matty Lemm My friend Clay Wilcox What about Mr. Hoyer? He said he was co...
by ricrabt
June 19th, 2016, 7:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA Chapter trip to Kennedy Meadows June 24-26, 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 20924

Re: CA Chapter trip to Kennedy Meadows June 24-26, 2016

I'm still working on it....
by ricrabt
June 10th, 2016, 12:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Atrox in Berdoos
Replies: 15
Views: 6940

Re: Atrox in Berdoos

Ok. So I'm starting up the sea snakes in the Salton Sea thing again. From seagulls most likely....
by ricrabt
June 10th, 2016, 9:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Best Herping Discovery
Replies: 26
Views: 11422

Re: My Best Herping Discovery

This is certainly a topic for another thread (sorry Nick and Robert), but you and I, Brian, are just a couple of old dinosaurs who loved the morphological taxonomy system. Even though it wasn't perfect, it certainly made more sense than this mysterious DNA driven mess that's in play today. At least...
by ricrabt
June 4th, 2016, 11:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Best Herping Discovery
Replies: 26
Views: 11422

Re: My Best Herping Discovery

Robert - When are you going to give Nicolas his own account here on FHF, and on the HERP database? As far as I'm concerned, he has enough herping experience to pass for a forty year old! Yeah, good point, Steve. I think it's about time. I'll probably do it next year when Nicholas turns 50 ... eh .....
by ricrabt
June 4th, 2016, 10:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Best Herping Discovery
Replies: 26
Views: 11422

Re: My Best Herping Discovery

Despite the boa's tarnished appearance, San Gabriel Mtn boas are genetically linked more to L. t. gracile than to roseofusca. Stripes tend to disfigure with age, this boa may have had perfect, gracile stripes when smaller. Its stripes are pretty clear now, even for such a big, mature specimen. Will...
by ricrabt
June 4th, 2016, 3:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Best Herping Discovery
Replies: 26
Views: 11422

Re: My Best Herping Discovery

Very nice Robert, Danny L. and I have been working that area and also northwest of there as well. Orange speckling on the bellies is common, but usually has some dark as well. If that is near the tail then no dark is common at that point. Not a lot come from that area so it is really a special find....
by ricrabt
June 1st, 2016, 2:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 3rd Annual Kids in the Desert (updated....6th annual!)
Replies: 35
Views: 11975

Re: 3rd Annual Kids in the Desert (updated....6th annual!)

Lou, you are awesome. I would love to help you out next year as my 9 year old daughter is really into herping. There is a road up here in the northern desert that is great and a hotel nearby that's pretty nice if you are so inclined. Keep me posted if this is an open type event. Thanks John
by ricrabt
May 27th, 2016, 1:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA and HERP on the news radio Radio and Website
Replies: 1
Views: 1490

Re: NAFHA and HERP on the news radio Radio and Website

Awesome job guys. I love hearing this stuff....
by ricrabt
May 19th, 2016, 12:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA Chapter outing 2016
Replies: 56
Views: 23634

Re: CA Chapter outing 2016

Richard, Are you looking at June 23rd or June 23? I picked July because that time of year in any weather condition we can find boas easily at least. The moon phase will be good again (Rubber Boas are not affected by moon though) for all herps. I would very much enjoy being back in the field with yo...
by ricrabt
April 15th, 2016, 3:14 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Data Request from the Nevada Dept Of Wildlife. Now Voting!
Replies: 2
Views: 9238

Re: Data Request from the Nevada Dept Of Wildlife.

This is the reason to enter data, even the most common species. ...
by ricrabt
April 15th, 2016, 3:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Rattlesnake ID Help
Replies: 21
Views: 9088

Re: Arizona Rattlesnake ID Help

Most on the crote page on facebook say dark atrox....
by ricrabt
April 13th, 2016, 1:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just a heads up if you're in teh Santa Monica Mountains...
Replies: 51
Views: 14829

Re: Just a heads up if you're in teh Santa Monica Mountains.

I wrote a reply about the data we collect for them. I also mentioned that although it is illegal to place boards out there, no law prohibits the flipping of such boards, provided one has a fishing license. More flies with honey ad nauseum, No license required for flipping trash as long as you don't...
by ricrabt
April 10th, 2016, 11:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just a heads up if you're in teh Santa Monica Mountains...
Replies: 51
Views: 14829

Re: Just a heads up if you're in teh Santa Monica Mountains.

I wrote a reply about the data we collect for them. I also mentioned that although it is illegal to place boards out there, no law prohibits the flipping of such boards, provided one has a fishing license. ...
by ricrabt
April 10th, 2016, 7:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Rattlesnake ID Help
Replies: 21
Views: 9088

Re: Arizona Rattlesnake ID Help

Most on the crote site on facebook think aberrant atrox.
by ricrabt
April 10th, 2016, 8:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Rattlesnake ID Help
Replies: 21
Views: 9088

Re: Arizona Rattlesnake ID Help

Dark Atrox is possible, but young Atrox are so different. Perhaps a pet hybrid release. Another thought is photo shop, but if they have the snake then it's real. Whatever it is, it is a great find. Keep us posted.....
by ricrabt
April 9th, 2016, 8:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Rattlesnake ID Help
Replies: 21
Views: 9088

Re: Arizona Rattlesnake ID Help

RobertH wrote:Atrox/Cerberus Hybrid? It looks very atrox. It also looks very cerberus.
Nicholas
I though that too, but I'm trying to think of snakes found in Green Valley.
by ricrabt
April 9th, 2016, 8:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Rattlesnake ID Help
Replies: 21
Views: 9088

Re: Arizona Rattlesnake ID Help

Black tail x WD? Looks nuts....
by ricrabt
April 5th, 2016, 5:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Tejon Ranch - May 28 Trip Cancelled
Replies: 50
Views: 23364

Re: 2016 Tejon Ranch - April 10 trip cancelled

Ashley and I didn't get a response to that date in the first place....Guess he already had an idea it wasn't going to happen...
by ricrabt
March 30th, 2016, 10:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My California Kingsnake segment on Discovery Digital Network
Replies: 36
Views: 10036

Re: My California Kingsnake segment on Discovery Digital Net

Hey Zach, I thought the video was awesome. I don't know what other stuff this guy has done, but you sounded great and all in all it was very informative. ...great job!!! :thumb:
by ricrabt
March 28th, 2016, 7:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few friends from Santa Clarita
Replies: 5
Views: 1977

Re: A few friends from Santa Clarita

LouB747 wrote:Kids in the field, good times!
Yes sir, it's awesome. Not sure how long before the boy thing starts though :( :? Lol..
by ricrabt
March 26th, 2016, 11:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few friends from Santa Clarita California
Replies: 2
Views: 1475

A few friends from Santa Clarita California

Here's a few shots from the SCV that show a promising start for 2016. I haven't posted any pictures for a while, so I thought I would. Please keep in mind I am not a pro with the camera and most of my shots are for NAHERP vouchers: http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv59/ricrabt/IMG_1436_zpswdrra4w5...
by ricrabt
March 26th, 2016, 9:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few friends from Santa Clarita
Replies: 5
Views: 1977

Re: A few friends from Santa Clarita

Thanks Dave, but I forgot a bunch that I'm going to try and edit in....
by ricrabt
March 26th, 2016, 9:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few friends from Santa Clarita
Replies: 5
Views: 1977

A few friends from Santa Clarita

Here's a few shots from the SCV that show a promising start for 2016. I haven't posted any pictures for a while, so I thought I would. Please keep in mind I am not a pro with the camera and most of my shots are for NAHERP vouchers: http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv59/ricrabt/IMG_1436_zpswdrra4w5...
by ricrabt
March 23rd, 2016, 10:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Death Valley!
Replies: 10
Views: 3088

Re: Death Valley!

I sent you a pm. Pm me back.
by ricrabt
March 22nd, 2016, 9:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping with Cam Newton
Replies: 15
Views: 4757

Re: Herping with Cam Newton

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by ricrabt
March 22nd, 2016, 8:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping with Cam Newton
Replies: 15
Views: 4757

Re: Herping with Cam Newton

Did anyone hear the crap on the radio from the Pamona show? The djs just trash talked every person who keeps reptiles. Don't trust them....
by ricrabt
March 20th, 2016, 10:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA Chapter outing 2016
Replies: 56
Views: 23634

Re: CA Chapter outing 2016

:thumb:
by ricrabt
March 19th, 2016, 10:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA Chapter outing 2016
Replies: 56
Views: 23634

Re: CA Chapter outing 2016

This is something I think I'll attend. I love that area and have quite a bit of experience with. But, I'm with Fundad. Road cruising that time of year for rubber boas is the only way your going to find them really unless you get tat one oddball. Garter snakes and lizards during the day. Plus there'...
by ricrabt
March 17th, 2016, 10:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA Chapter outing 2016
Replies: 56
Views: 23634

Re: CA Chapter outing 2016

Herping that late may be tough during the day. That said you can go higher than Kennedy and find garters. Jim, what was the date we went up with mike w.? The ARC was blazing hot on the desert floor in early june and all finds were up high at night. I found two rubbers that night. The day time temps ...
by ricrabt
March 13th, 2016, 6:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Death Valley!
Replies: 10
Views: 3088

Re: Death Valley!

Early march is tough for the northern deserts....enjoy the flowers.....
by ricrabt
March 12th, 2016, 10:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first report :)
Replies: 4
Views: 1534

Re: My first report :)

Brian means "Southern" Pacific is a Red Diamond :crazyeyes: welcome to the forum...we may hit riverside tomorrow as well.....
by ricrabt
March 4th, 2016, 11:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 California Member of the Year=Jeff Nordland
Replies: 12
Views: 3900

Re: 2015 California Member of the Year=Jeff Nordland

Congratulations
by ricrabt
March 4th, 2016, 11:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rain?
Replies: 20
Views: 6362

Re: Rain?

My bones and joints are starting to ache. ... :thumb:
by ricrabt
March 4th, 2016, 11:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sharp-tailed Snake/Golden Gate Park/ATTN: HOYER
Replies: 30
Views: 6669

Re: Sharp-tailed Snake/Golden Gate Park/ATTN: HOYER

Now go find a live one....words spoken to me in 2010. Then its write up time in herp review. ...
by ricrabt
March 3rd, 2016, 11:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA Chapter outing 2016
Replies: 56
Views: 23634

Re: CA Chapter outing 2016

Sounds good, and it's up my way....
by ricrabt
February 29th, 2016, 8:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rain?
Replies: 20
Views: 6362

Rain?

Some weather channels are predicting a week of rain. Can it be true? Lets all do our best rain dances and make it happen!!
by ricrabt
February 24th, 2016, 10:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 in California (Same as main forum)
Replies: 8
Views: 3054

Re: 2015 in California (Same as main forum)

Awesome year....
by ricrabt
January 16th, 2016, 10:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ca herper, Singapore lifers
Replies: 10
Views: 2040

Re: Ca herper, Singapore lifers

Wow, that was awesome. ...you realize your like a big version of Brian Hubbs. Working your way to herp spots, only it's on a world scale!!!