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by John Delgado
April 6th, 2018, 8:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herper of the Year!
Replies: 8
Views: 6245

Re: Field Herper of the Year!

Congrats Lou - You deserve the award ... love you video's :beer:
by John Delgado
August 5th, 2017, 11:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photo Attachment is now available on FHF.....
Replies: 11
Views: 32536

Re: Photo Attachment is now available on FHF.....

Nice job SW ... fan-freaking-tastic ...!!! - Thank you :)
by John Delgado
July 31st, 2017, 2:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NEED OF Rattlesnake Avoidanse Training For Dog - So.Cal area
Replies: 3
Views: 3551

NEED OF Rattlesnake Avoidanse Training For Dog - So.Cal area

Hello - I am requesting information for my cousin who lives in Southern California and she NEEDS to take her dog to a good/reputable rattlesnake avoidance training class in OC, L.A. or IE Please respond with a qualified and reputable rattlesnake avoidance training business for dogs - appreciate the ...
by John Delgado
July 30th, 2017, 4:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Welcome To Arizona - Info for the Traveler and the Newbies
Replies: 37
Views: 24280

Re: Welcome To Arizona - Info for the Traveler and the Newbi

GREAT thread - thank you for posting - Tag to save :beer:
by John Delgado
July 8th, 2017, 5:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question: What is the etymology of the word oreganus
Replies: 8
Views: 3159

Re: Question: What is the etymology of the word oreganus

Well John, you kinda sorta answered your own question with the quote indicating that the origin of the word 'Oregon' is not known for certain. Why would some poor taxonomist have any idea regarding the obscure derivation of the word for that region? Certainly you cannot be asking about a mere varia...
by John Delgado
July 8th, 2017, 5:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question: What is the etymology of the word oreganus
Replies: 8
Views: 3159

Re: Question: What is the etymology of the word oreganus

Thank you Jeff - fascinating information. I use the word 'oreganus' on almost a daily basis and when I posted a pic of a Northern Pacific indicating the scientific name ... I was asked a question about the origin of 'oreganus'. Then I searched and found absolutely nothing, seemed kind'a odd ... righ...
by John Delgado
July 8th, 2017, 3:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question: What is the etymology of the word oreganus
Replies: 8
Views: 3159

Re: Question: What is the etymology of the word oreganus

Well ... thank you ackee, but I kind'a sort'a knew that. What I wanted is the explanation of how the word oreganus came to be ... the origin. Google searching the internet until I was blue in the face ... nothing on the internet that I can find. I posted my same question on Facebook Page 'Crotalus' ...
by John Delgado
July 8th, 2017, 2:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question: What is the etymology of the word oreganus
Replies: 8
Views: 3159

Question: What is the etymology of the word oreganus

Where does the word 'oreganus' ... as in Crotalus oreganus, come from?
by John Delgado
June 19th, 2017, 9:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Going the Extra Mile - DOR live birth
Replies: 25
Views: 15962

Re: Going the Extra Mile - DOR live birth

That is OUT-FREAKING-STANDING Porter ...!!! Congratulations ... you are a DADDY ...! That little Garter you helped breath life into was looking up to you ... you were his/her source of inspiration to PUSH ON THROUGH a terrible life disaster ...! And now if I'm not mistaken I do believe you owe us so...
by John Delgado
May 12th, 2017, 8:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lifer King Cobra
Replies: 23
Views: 12689

Re: Lifer King Cobra

Really GREAT vid Lou - Nice job ...!
by John Delgado
July 30th, 2016, 8:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why You Dont Collect
Replies: 279
Views: 80701

Re: Why You Dont Collect

As of about 3 years ago a noob herper, I choose NOT to collect and these are my thoughts on the matter. My main interest is rattlesnakes, although I will photograph, H.E.R.P. voucher, just about anything I see that I find interesting. And to those who do collect for the interest of teaching and guid...
by John Delgado
July 13th, 2016, 6:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Latest Rattlesnake Music VIDEO ...,
Replies: 23
Views: 6155

Re: My Latest Rattlesnake Music VIDEO ...,

Thank you Porter ... really enjoyed your post ... appreciate it :) Oh and that 'blue' rattler in my YouTube channel is my fav ... that's my boy...! Whenever I hike through the area where I found him I give a respectful shout "Travis ... Travis ... Traaaaaaaa-visssss where are you ...!?!" -- I pray t...
by John Delgado
July 10th, 2016, 1:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Latest Rattlesnake Music VIDEO ...,
Replies: 23
Views: 6155

Re: My Latest Rattlesnake Music VIDEO ...,

Working on cutting down vid duration ... I'm thinking 2:30 to 3:30 is good Scenery ... I'll have to work on that. Where I hunt rattlers is not much but manzanita, scrub oak, chaparral, and sage brush ... and by the time I let the rattler get near shrub they GONE ...! The NPR's are very skittish and ...
by John Delgado
June 17th, 2016, 9:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Latest Rattlesnake Music VIDEO ...,
Replies: 23
Views: 6155

Re: My Latest Rattlesnake Music VIDEO ...,

Thank you Porter ... great posts.

I am taking note ... appreciate the advice very much.
by John Delgado
June 12th, 2016, 11:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Latest Rattlesnake Music VIDEO ...,
Replies: 23
Views: 6155

Re: My Latest Rattlesnake Music VIDEO ...,

New rattlesnake music video ... one I found last weekend..., enjoy :)

by John Delgado
June 3rd, 2016, 4:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Latest Rattlesnake Music VIDEO ...,
Replies: 23
Views: 6155

My Latest Rattlesnake Music VIDEO ...,

... do you like it? Yes, or no

If no ... tell me why, I'm a big boy now and open to constructive criticism :)

Adjust vid to 1080p60HD and full screen for best results ... enjoy the music

Northern Pacifiic Rattlesnake - Crotalus oreganus oreganus

by John Delgado
April 14th, 2016, 8:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 5
Views: 1990

Re: Rattlesnake ID

The IUCN web site map indicates that C. o. oreganus habitat range is just east of Lake Isabella at Sierra Way and Hwy 178. However, I have seen video of oreganus sightings as far east of Lake Isabella to the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). I'll look for video, and post if I find it. Anyway, one in partic...
by John Delgado
April 14th, 2016, 6:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 5
Views: 1990

Re: Rattlesnake ID

Hmmm ... immediately when I saw this pic I said 'Carrizo Plains' Rattlesnake - Crotalus oreganus oreganus ... then I looked on the map and where you indicate location is too far east for Carrizo. Not a Mojave, not Panamint, and not Speckled. Therefore ... only species this can be is Northern Pacific...
by John Delgado
April 9th, 2016, 9:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Rattlesnake ID Help
Replies: 21
Views: 8392

Re: Arizona Rattlesnake ID Help

cerberus X atrox ... maybe. Just a bit south and out of region for cerberus ... but FWIW ... that dorsal and side panel is cerberus, and the tail of course is classic WDB A relocated cerberus finds a home in the den of atrox and mates with ... close vicinity region ... not impossible. Fascinating pi...
by John Delgado
March 24th, 2016, 1:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post your favorite Rattlesnake photo!
Replies: 34
Views: 11610

Re: Post your favorite Rattlesnake photo!

Yaaa ... I reall like that ^^^ shot there Kyle from Carolina :)
by John Delgado
March 24th, 2016, 1:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: There's just one small problem with this news article...,
Replies: 0
Views: 3585

There's just one small problem with this news article...,

There's just one small problem with this news article :roll: that's NOT a rattlesnake ...!!! :shock: :lol:

http://www.thelocal.de/20160323/two-hea ... ostock-zoo
by John Delgado
March 13th, 2016, 10:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post your favorite Rattlesnake photo!
Replies: 34
Views: 11610

Re: Post your favorite Rattlesnake photo!

Northern Pacific Rattlesnake - Crotalus oreganus oreganus

Somewhere is the Emerald Triangle - Mendocino/Lake/Humboldt Counties

ImageNPR - C.o. oreganus by John Delgado, on Flickr
by John Delgado
September 11th, 2015, 5:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your all-time best rattlesnake shots
Replies: 37
Views: 10791

Re: Your all-time best rattlesnake shots

ahockenberry ^^^ Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...!!! :shock: :crazyeyes:
by John Delgado
September 11th, 2015, 4:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Who on the forum would you most like to meet in person...
Replies: 44
Views: 29786

Re: Who on the forum would you most like to meet in person..

The three I'd most like to meet, and go on a field herp expedition is..., Not specifically in this order, all equal :) Brian Hinds Zack Lim KichiMark Hey John, This can happen anytime haha! Let's organize something and we can hit the field- Ukiah aint that far from me and I do need to add some of t...
by John Delgado
September 10th, 2015, 10:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your all-time best rattlesnake shots
Replies: 37
Views: 10791

Re: Your all-time best rattlesnake shots

. This is 'Tiny' - My first neonate :) He was only 9" long, with a little tiny button - What a CUTIE...!!! :lol: https://farm1.staticflickr.com/695/20691572984_dcbb1632f3_b.jpg DSC_0025_AA by John Delgado , on Flickr https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5705/21314251895_2c3a0ef3d8_b.jpg DSC_0068_AA by Jo...
by John Delgado
September 10th, 2015, 5:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Who on the forum would you most like to meet in person...
Replies: 44
Views: 29786

Re: Who on the forum would you most like to meet in person..

The three I'd most like to meet, and go on a field herp expedition is...,

Not specifically in this order, all equal :)

Brian Hinds
Zack Lim
KichiMark
by John Delgado
September 9th, 2015, 6:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your all-time best rattlesnake shots
Replies: 37
Views: 10791

Re: Your all-time best rattlesnake shots

This is 'Randy' - Juvenile/young adult he was 40" Almost no pattern to very faint - body same color as the natural red/grey clay dirt . Northern Pacific Rattlesnake - Crotalus oreganus oreganus https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7341/16368003051_5cf0cbd58c_b.jpg Randy - 03 by John Delgado , on Flickr Th...
by John Delgado
September 8th, 2015, 8:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your all-time best rattlesnake shots
Replies: 37
Views: 10791

Re: Your all-time best rattlesnake shots

. This one we named 'Ralph' Northern Pacific Rattleenake - Crotalus oreganus oreganus https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7286/16454889299_37e6bfc244_b.jpg Ralph - 08 by John Delgado , on Flickr This is 'Travis' He was a spectacular blue ... I pray that I see Travis again, and next time I won't touch hi...
by John Delgado
September 5th, 2015, 9:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In Memory of Kent VanSooy
Replies: 25
Views: 8601

Re: In Memory of Kent VanSooy

Myself being new to field herping as of May 2014 ... then finding this wonderful site FHF ... I knew immediately the immense presence of a one Mr. Kent VanSooy. I found it remarkable that he answered some of my thread posts and commented on some of my voucher entries in NAHERP. I knew immediately th...
by John Delgado
September 4th, 2015, 10:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your all-time best rattlesnake shots
Replies: 37
Views: 10791

Re: Your all-time best rattlesnake shots

You people take some really GREAT shots ... I'm inspired. I'm new to field herping, and new to photography as of about a year ago. These shots are before I learned about in situ. But I have more ... a lot more :) This one I named "Tommy Two-Trail" because I caught him coming off of trail 2b crossing...
by John Delgado
September 2nd, 2015, 10:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: TERRIBLE NEWS
Replies: 10
Views: 3911

Re: TERRIBLE NEWS

Prayers for Kent - Prayer, prayer and more prayer sending your way Sir.

I have never met Kent but for a few times we chat here on FHF ... was hoping to meet you one day, let's make that happen ... more prayers.
by John Delgado
August 18th, 2015, 7:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I made a Gopher Snake Music VIDEO
Replies: 10
Views: 2368

Re: I made a Gopher Snake Music VIDEO

Do the non venomous snakes have fixed open pupils?

I read an article that subterraneous snakes have fixed pupils for better night and underground vision. And the rattlesnakes have variable pupils for adjusting to either night/underground or above ground daylight.

Any merit to this?
by John Delgado
August 16th, 2015, 11:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I made a Gopher Snake Music VIDEO
Replies: 10
Views: 2368

Re: I made a Gopher Snake Music VIDEO

Exactly correct - both ^^^ comments I know the males do this jerky motion when mating ... seen plenty of rattlesnake video and it's a cool thing to see But, this fella is doing that jerky tongue flicking while just traversing and for a good distance too. I'd say he did that for a total of about 20 f...
by John Delgado
August 15th, 2015, 8:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I made a Gopher Snake Music VIDEO
Replies: 10
Views: 2368

I made a Gopher Snake Music VIDEO

. I made a Gopher Snake - Pituophis catenifer catenifer music video ... Do you like it? This gopher snake was NOT touched/handled in any way during the recording of this video. It was about 85º felt like 78º and this guy was crossing a very lonely and secluded dirt road and up a small embankment to...
by John Delgado
August 3rd, 2015, 10:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake In-Situ VIDEO - Very Boring
Replies: 6
Views: 2231

Re: Rattlesnake In-Situ VIDEO - Very Boring

:sleep: :sleep: :sleep: HAHA!! :lol: :lol: Just kidding. Oh I knowww ... I was falling asleep while recording that video even, I wanted to cuddle up right next to that rattler - take a nap...! :lol: These are great. In situ is hard, good in situ is harder, and a real test of patience. Thanks for sh...
by John Delgado
August 1st, 2015, 2:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake In-Situ VIDEO - Very Boring
Replies: 6
Views: 2231

Re: Rattlesnake In-Situ VIDEO - Very Boring

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Here's another video, more on the rattlesnake awareness side ... in-situ only, and like the previous ... photo is at the end.

by John Delgado
July 31st, 2015, 11:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake In-Situ VIDEO - Very Boring
Replies: 6
Views: 2231

Re: Rattlesnake In-Situ VIDEO - Very Boring

Kelly Mc wrote:
A man chooses to let something beautiful have peace and in doing so contributes a moment of good will on Earth.

Sublime maybe. Boring, no.
Great post - thank you.

Regarding the thread title ... I should've mentioned I am a very sarcastic person :mrgreen:
by John Delgado
July 31st, 2015, 6:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake In-Situ VIDEO - Very Boring
Replies: 6
Views: 2231

Rattlesnake In-Situ VIDEO - Very Boring

Season 2014 was my first year field herping June of 2014 I found Field Herp Forum, and met some GREAT people - I quickly learned herping is not always handling ... especially rattlesnakes. In the fall season of 2014 I learned about in-situ photography ... and I dedicated my 2015 season to in situ ph...
by John Delgado
July 27th, 2015, 6:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first Zonata
Replies: 14
Views: 4768

Re: My first Zonata

I'll take you Zach ... lemme know when you wanna come up here.
by John Delgado
July 26th, 2015, 9:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Caymans and Everglades, Spring 2015
Replies: 14
Views: 7199

Re: Caymans and Everglades, Spring 2015

Steve Barten - Sir..., If I had words to convey my appreciation for your photography, certainly I would tell you ... but I have know words. Your talent leaves me speechless :shock: I am a wet behind the ears greenhorn and seeing your word is very inspiring. Thank for posting ... BETTER than Nationa...
by John Delgado
July 22nd, 2015, 5:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain
Replies: 36
Views: 5809

Re: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain

Thank you GaryN - really appreciate your involvement in this thread. Nice job :)
by John Delgado
July 22nd, 2015, 7:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first Zonata
Replies: 14
Views: 4768

Re: My first Zonata

Appreciate the heads up - Posts edited - Thank you :)
by John Delgado
July 22nd, 2015, 6:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first Zonata
Replies: 14
Views: 4768

Re: My first Zonata

It's cool ... thanks. That terrain, <edited out> is miles long and it's THICK with manzanita, chaparral, sagebrush, scrub oak, poison oak, poison ivy, ticks, bear, mountain lion ... and steep-steep very steep longgggg and HOT days. Better take a gun. Anyone wanna go hike with me ??? Where I go will ...
by John Delgado
July 20th, 2015, 6:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cameron Jacobs (CJ)- Amateur snake hunter
Replies: 28
Views: 5348

Re: Cameron Jacobs (CJ)- Amateur snake hunter

Ohhh myyyyy ............ :shock:

That's ^^^ one helluva pic - really AWESOME...! :)
by John Delgado
July 19th, 2015, 10:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cameron Jacobs (CJ)- Amateur snake hunter
Replies: 28
Views: 5348

Re: Cameron Jacobs (CJ)- Amateur snake hunter

ricrabt wrote:Or three..I think he's become immune because his last tag he went to the hospital, got crofab, then went herping on the way home. :roll: I'll let him tell you the rest...
:lol: Wow ... that's awesome...! :crazyeyes: I'd love to hear that story ... sorry OP for hijack 8-)
by John Delgado
July 19th, 2015, 5:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cameron Jacobs (CJ)- Amateur snake hunter
Replies: 28
Views: 5348

Re: Cameron Jacobs (CJ)- Amateur snake hunter

No ... I've never met Jim. But I think I'm getting the picture.

Does it have to do with a helleri bite to the hand that went bad?
by John Delgado
July 18th, 2015, 10:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cameron Jacobs (CJ)- Amateur snake hunter
Replies: 28
Views: 5348

Re: Cameron Jacobs (CJ)- Amateur snake hunter

hellihooks wrote:But if I had had an OG, like John, to show me the ropes, when I was a kid... i probably wouldn't be called hellihooks today... :o welcome to the forums... :thumb:
GJ OG... OGR!!! jim
Okay :| So ... why do they call you hellihooks? :?
by John Delgado
July 16th, 2015, 10:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cameron Jacobs (CJ)- Amateur snake hunter
Replies: 28
Views: 5348

Re: Cameron Jacobs (CJ)- Amateur snake hunter

Welcome to FHF CJ - Great to have you on board. Just like you, I am also new to field herping since about May of 2014 - Except I'm a little older than you ... I'm 59 But I remember when I was your age ... I was a field herper and didn't even know it. So ... I kind'a just picked up where I left off a...
by John Delgado
July 16th, 2015, 9:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain
Replies: 36
Views: 5809

Re: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain

. Okay Brian Hinds ... I'm with you ... "zero bag" means no take, no harvest, no collecting ... and no kill for family/home protection...? Is the following text from the CDFW headed in the right direction...? Here is a link to California Freshwater Sport Fishing Regulations https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/F...