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by mark buck
June 8th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The best 22 seconds of a C. mitchelli....
Replies: 10
Views: 18070

Re: The best 22 seconds of a C. mitchelli....

Nice one!
by mark buck
June 8th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [Video] Delta Morph California Kingsnake!
Replies: 4
Views: 4621

Re: [Video] Delta Morph California Kingsnake!

Thanks, one of my favorite finds of the year so far. Seems like luck definitely plays a part in finding kingsnake morphs. I only spent 3 days hunting within delta range this year and managed to find one so you just never know. Sounds like you have a nice sample size of kings from that area, I'm sure...
by mark buck
June 6th, 2019, 2:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [Video] Delta Morph California Kingsnake!
Replies: 4
Views: 4621

Re: [Video] Delta Morph California Kingsnake!

Wow congrats, that's a beautiful snake :beer:

I found one this year as well...
Image

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Doesn't get much better than a nice black bellied king!
by mark buck
July 12th, 2018, 8:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Better late than never... Snake Highlights 2017 CA
Replies: 5
Views: 5032

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

@ Brian Hubbs - Thanks Brian, it was a lot of fun haha

@ r.edwards - Thanks, glad you enjoyed it

@ SurfinHerp - Thanks Jeff! I really liked those finds too.

@ ricrabt - Thanks John. That Boa was so orange...
by mark buck
July 11th, 2018, 8:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Better late than never... Snake Highlights 2017 CA
Replies: 5
Views: 5032

Better late than never... Snake Highlights 2017 CA

Been a while since I last posted but figured I should put up some highlights from an awesome year. The 2016/2017 winter in California was one of the wettest on record, surpassing the 1982/1983 El Nino rain totals in many parts of the state. All this precipitation made 2017 an epic year for snake hun...
by mark buck
April 29th, 2018, 11:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A gigas sized thanks...
Replies: 9
Views: 6045

Re: A gigas sized thanks...

Nice work dudes

:thumb:
by mark buck
April 29th, 2018, 11:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Bay Area oreganus extravaganza
Replies: 5
Views: 5244

Re: The Bay Area oreganus extravaganza

Great post dude!

Oreganus are definitely my favorite species of rattlesnake,
so variable in pattern/color and they hang out in some awesome habitat
by mark buck
April 29th, 2018, 11:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Riverside Co. California flipping the past few days
Replies: 14
Views: 14801

Re: Riverside Co. California flipping the past few days

Posts like this are why I joined this forum...

Awesome stuff :thumb:
by mark buck
April 29th, 2018, 11:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 100 Species, A 2017 in Review Post
Replies: 18
Views: 14214

Re: 100 Species, A 2017 in Review Post

Amazing finds and photographs!

Glad to see you made the most of the epic conditions we had in 2017.

That 2nd Sidewinder shot really stood out to me, should definitely be published
by mark buck
June 8th, 2017, 12:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kern desert
Replies: 5
Views: 2756

Re: Kern desert

Love those faded looking desert boas, great post.
by mark buck
June 8th, 2017, 12:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: whitewater
Replies: 75
Views: 26774

Re: whitewater

There's nothing to see at WW anyway, don't bother cruising there.

:)
by mark buck
June 8th, 2017, 12:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: whitewater
Replies: 75
Views: 26774

Re: whitewater

Was there monday and the fire closure is now in effect.
by mark buck
June 8th, 2017, 12:01 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: FHF has moved chapter threads.....
Replies: 33
Views: 29051

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

If chapters are going to exist on FHF now, they should be FHF Chapters so I can support them properly. I think this route may be the best way to go. I really like the idea of NAFHA and it's advocation for citizen science/conservation, and would hate to see it disolve... That being said, it's future...
by mark buck
May 16th, 2017, 11:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Collared Lizard Swarm at Joshua Tree
Replies: 19
Views: 8038

Re: Collared Lizard Swarm at Joshua Tree

Thanks for the info and additional pic Porter 8-)


Went digging to find a shot from the last time I had a Collared in hand,
sure enough you can see a small cluster of orange mites in the middle of his collar...

Image
by mark buck
May 16th, 2017, 11:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: whitewater
Replies: 75
Views: 26774

Re: whitewater

Yep I'm with rpecora on this one. After taking a better look at your picture, it looks like a patternless Red Spotted Toad. They also are somewhat variable in appearance and sometimes lack the bright red spots. From what I've read there were 1 or 2 historical records of Arroyos at Whitewater but the...
by mark buck
May 16th, 2017, 12:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lifer King Cobra
Replies: 23
Views: 13643

Re: Lifer King Cobra

Wow, you've outdone yourself with this one Lou!

Fantastic video and amazing find.
by mark buck
May 15th, 2017, 11:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: whitewater
Replies: 75
Views: 26774

Re: whitewater

Nice finds.


I think your Toad is actually just a Western Toad (Anaxyrus boreas),
they can vary quite a bit in coloration/pattern.

Hopefully someones corrects me if I'm wrong about the Toad,
if that is in fact an Arroyo, that would be a very good find for that area.
by mark buck
May 15th, 2017, 11:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern California - Winter / Spring 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 4203

Re: Southern California - Winter / Spring 2017

Wow great pictures man.


The first Glossy shot is my favorite, also the habitat pics are really nice too
by mark buck
May 15th, 2017, 11:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Antonio Valley Reserve Herp Survey
Replies: 22
Views: 7658

Re: San Antonio Valley Reserve Herp Survey

Looks like a nice day

:beer:
by mark buck
May 15th, 2017, 11:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photos of some recent sick herps
Replies: 20
Views: 11685

Re: Photos of some recent sick herps

SICCCKKKK finds....

Really cool that you saw 5 Coast Horned lizards in JT,
I heard that the drought was tough on the populations out there.
by mark buck
May 15th, 2017, 11:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Collared Lizard Swarm at Joshua Tree
Replies: 19
Views: 8038

Re: Collared Lizard Swarm at Joshua Tree

Porter wrote:Man, I am looking at those bright orange mites on the back legs of those collards
Mites?
Hmm, I figured those were just orange specks of coloration, similar to the markings near the collar.

Either way beautiful lizards and photographs!
by mark buck
April 18th, 2017, 11:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yolo Bypass Survey - April 15
Replies: 27
Views: 9386

Re: Yolo Bypass Survey - April 15

That's a bummer about the cover boards Dave.
Also sad to hear this might have been the last survey at the Bypass.

The last Kingsnake with the golden bands is sweet!

Looks like a nice day, wish I could have made it.
by mark buck
April 13th, 2017, 10:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Long time no post, some shots
Replies: 16
Views: 6793

Re: Long time no post, some shots

Great post Zach!

Gotta love the red coach...
by mark buck
April 13th, 2017, 10:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Post with pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 3329

Re: First Post with pictures

Very nice...

cool lyre snake!
by mark buck
April 13th, 2017, 10:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Orange County Herp BioBlitz on limited access lands
Replies: 8
Views: 4969

Re: Orange County Herp BioBlitz on limited access lands

This is cool.

I'll definitely try to make a few dates
by mark buck
April 13th, 2017, 10:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yolo Bypass Survey - April 15
Replies: 27
Views: 9386

Re: Yolo Bypass Survey - April 15

Hey Dave,

Unfortunately I won't be able to make it up this year due to work and the Easter holiday.

Looks like the conditions should be pretty good for you guys, best of luck!

I'll keep an eye out for the highlights...
by mark buck
March 15th, 2017, 10:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Phrynosoma in Kern Co
Replies: 11
Views: 3824

Re: Phrynosoma in Kern Co

Also it must have been awesome to herp there before the windmills...

What a shame
by mark buck
March 15th, 2017, 10:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Phrynosoma in Kern Co
Replies: 11
Views: 3824

Re: Phrynosoma in Kern Co

Craig That's cool about Coasties near Cabazon, never thought to look for them there. Then again that whole transition area is really interesting, I've always wondered about how far certain desert species make it west toward Banning and how far certain coastal species make it east toward Palm Springs.
by mark buck
March 15th, 2017, 10:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Return of the Rescue-Reared Salamanders
Replies: 5
Views: 2786

Re: Return of the Rescue-Reared Salamanders

Hey Dave

Haha yeah I was wondering why I didn't see your name in the article.
I must have got Ellicott Slough confused with Elkhorn Slough...
You're still working at Elkhorn right?

Also glad to hear about the Yolo survey, really hope to make it again this year!

Mark
by mark buck
March 14th, 2017, 11:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Return of the Rescue-Reared Salamanders
Replies: 5
Views: 2786

Re: Return of the Rescue-Reared Salamanders

Nice work Dave :thumb:
by mark buck
March 14th, 2017, 11:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Phrynosoma in Kern Co
Replies: 11
Views: 3824

Re: Phrynosoma in Kern Co

From what I know the Coasties that make it into the desert are associated with sagebrush,

I don't think they occur in creosote habitats.

Maybe just a big female...
by mark buck
March 14th, 2017, 10:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Time for a February in Review Post
Replies: 8
Views: 3486

Re: Time for a February in Review Post

Boa fever!

Dig the spadefoots too
by mark buck
March 14th, 2017, 10:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch Trips for 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 9436

Re: Tejon Ranch Trips for 2017

Chrispherp wrote: Let's hope no one damages their vehicles
Image

hahaha
by mark buck
March 9th, 2017, 12:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: More SoCal action
Replies: 7
Views: 4890

Re: More SoCal action

Cool video Lou.

Nice brown bellied King
by mark buck
March 9th, 2017, 12:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question / Poll : How Far do you move herps from roads?
Replies: 22
Views: 8908

Re: Question / Poll : How Far do you move herps from roads?

I don't recall ever finding a herp I moved off the road to be DOR later on. This happened to me last summer with a large(at least 8") adult Sonoran Desert toad. I definitely try to move herps a little further now if possible. *General rule of thumb: the cooler the herp, the further off the road I m...
by mark buck
March 8th, 2017, 11:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A very late January in Review post
Replies: 11
Views: 4915

Re: A very late January in Review post

That shot with the transparent Ensatina is really cool.

Well done!
by mark buck
March 8th, 2017, 11:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch Trips for 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 9436

Re: Tejon Ranch Trips for 2017

Looks like I'll definitely be able to make it Mar 18 and Apr 9.

The 22nd is a maybe at this point, depends on my work schedule.

Looking forward to peeking under the AC laid out last year
by mark buck
March 7th, 2017, 3:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: As Flipped Thread
Replies: 2
Views: 1663

Re: As Flipped Thread

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by mark buck
February 19th, 2017, 1:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First snake of the new year
Replies: 5
Views: 1976

Re: First snake of the new year

Richard, That's a shame about the new Oregon regulations, I'm shocked to hear that it ended up going that way. Blows my mind that the officials didn't take heed to your research and at least omit the Rubber Boa from their new list. Glad to hear you plan on making it down to the Southern Sierra's thi...
by mark buck
February 17th, 2017, 12:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First snake of the new year
Replies: 5
Views: 1976

Re: First snake of the new year

Richard,

Congrats on the January Gopher snake, always interesting to hear about early season finds, especially at higher latitudes.

Have your found your first 2017 Boa yet?

Hope to see you again this year up on Kern Plateau.

Mark
by mark buck
February 16th, 2017, 1:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Geckos with prey
Replies: 2
Views: 1840

Re: Geckos with prey

Really like that 2nd shot!
by mark buck
February 16th, 2017, 1:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Database Contest Results
Replies: 15
Views: 6985

Re: 2016 Database Contest Results

Thanks Jeff!

Glad to have made it on some of these lists...

Nice work Nick/Robert,
and much respect to Elliot for 20 county records.
by mark buck
February 16th, 2017, 12:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 in Alta and Baja California
Replies: 12
Views: 6131

Re: 2016 in Alta and Baja California

Great stuff Elliot!

Gotta love Baja, really dig the San Lucan Rock lizards.

And yeah flipping that Striper under the last board of the day was nutty...
by mark buck
February 16th, 2017, 12:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New to the Forum
Replies: 16
Views: 6438

Re: New to the Forum

When I was talking about outings, I should have mentioned "well yeah, the California chapter also does some". Ha ha. Yes they do. Re: the database see the sticky @ http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7526 The sticky's author Kent is no longer available for questions, as he died ...
by mark buck
February 16th, 2017, 12:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp Photography 2016 - 1/3
Replies: 1
Views: 5013

Re: Herp Photography 2016 - 1/3

Great pictures man. Really enjoyed all 3 posts

The Central valley (whats left of it :lol: ) is a special place...
by mark buck
November 16th, 2016, 1:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Sounds of the Herps
Replies: 4
Views: 4531

Re: The Sounds of the Herps

Really dig Salamander's Journey, great work!

That's a nice collection of tracks you've got on that sound cloud page :beer:
by mark buck
November 16th, 2016, 12:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Possible Tejon Ranch Trip November 20
Replies: 2
Views: 2167

Re: Possible Tejon Ranch Trip November 20

PM sent
by mark buck
November 16th, 2016, 12:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2017 California Chapter Nominations Time
Replies: 20
Views: 12419

Re: 2017 California Chapter Nominations Time

*crickets chirping* :lol: I've only met a few people on this forum in person so I'll stick to the ones I know personally. We discussed this at the Chapter meeting last June in Kennedy Meadows but didn't get any concrete answers. Jeff Nordland / Matt Gruen for President / Vice President. I don't know...
by mark buck
October 13th, 2016, 11:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery Snake from urban San Diego County
Replies: 31
Views: 8112

Re: Mystery Snake from urban San Diego County

My votes Eastern Garter, escaped pet.