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by chad ks
January 16th, 2015, 7:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 EOY report...KS, MO, OK, TX...
Replies: 20
Views: 5223

Re: 2014 EOY report...KS, MO, OK, TX...

Good looking year, Chad. I may have to take you up on coming up there at some point. As always, I love the calligaster. Those milks sure are lookers. Great find with the pair copulating, I really like the look on both of them too. I guess those alterna are pretty neat ;) -Kyle Thanks Kyle! Yeah I g...
by chad ks
January 12th, 2015, 1:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 EOY report...KS, MO, OK, TX...
Replies: 20
Views: 5223

2014 EOY report...KS, MO, OK, TX...

Hello Folks. My end of year report doesn't compare to many of the ones folks have been putting up, but I thought I'd share it anyway. After moving back to northeastern Kansas I decided that I would focus my energy and efforts on NW MO. Eastern KS is a wonderful place to herp, as many of you know. Th...
by chad ks
January 7th, 2015, 12:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 Year in Review: IL, KS, MO, OK, TX
Replies: 12
Views: 4434

Re: 2014 Year in Review: IL, KS, MO, OK, TX

Very nice year Chris. I have a feeling that next year you'll get an alterna.
by chad ks
December 27th, 2014, 3:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping, 2014
Replies: 28
Views: 10357

Re: Hot Stove Herping, 2014

hot dawg that was some prime stovage Mike!
by chad ks
December 18th, 2014, 12:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014: Lions & tigers & bears-- oh my! (mostly Peru and S.A.)
Replies: 8
Views: 3464

Re: 2014: Lions, and tiger (sharks), and bears oh my! (+Herp

daaaamn, absolutely stellar post. I love seeing any and all wildlife from Africa. Well did.
by chad ks
December 12th, 2014, 10:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My real 2014 year in review...
Replies: 16
Views: 3466

Re: My real 2014 year in review...

If there was still a picture of the week...I would nominate your eastern coachwhip periscope shot in a heart beat. Great series, outstanding photography.
by chad ks
November 17th, 2014, 9:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Looking back at the Midwest
Replies: 7
Views: 3537

Re: Looking back at the Midwest

Hilarious! I can't wait to see you dominate NE now...
by chad ks
January 10th, 2014, 9:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Field Project aimed at rediscovering the Golden Toad!
Replies: 29
Views: 4539

Re: New Field Project aimed at rediscovering the Golden Toad

If I had extra money to donate to any charity organization or worthwhile pursuit, I would give it to this project. In fact I might soon enough, and if that time comes I'll be contributing something. If any group of herpers could ever rediscover anything, I think it's this one. I hope you guys raise ...
by chad ks
December 18th, 2013, 11:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milksnake changes published
Replies: 62
Views: 9806

Re: Milksnake changes published

Evolutionary Psychology is a legitimate science, but it's young and in an underdeveloped stage of progress. It isn't reducible to just a buncha thought experiments in the minds of academics. Neuroscience and psychiatric methods can test the hypotheses of evolutionary psychology.
by chad ks
November 3rd, 2013, 1:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Topic: herpers herping.
Replies: 135
Views: 29807

Re: Topic: herpers herping.

This thread is awesome.
by chad ks
August 6th, 2013, 10:50 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A month in Belize
Replies: 36
Views: 15591

Re: A month in Belize

Image

I found this majestic soaring eagle.
by chad ks
July 16th, 2013, 12:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turtles or birds?
Replies: 64
Views: 32079

Re: Turtles or birds?

Saying that a sound is only a pressure wave until it is perceived by a human (or other organsim capable of perceiving that pressure wave) isn't quantum mechanics, nor is it philosophy. It is semantics. And philosophy and quantum mechanics are different fields. Yes, they may have some common origins...
by chad ks
July 13th, 2013, 10:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turtles or birds?
Replies: 64
Views: 32079

Re: Turtles or birds?

A 'sound' is recognition of received and processed sound waves... without the receiving apparatus and sufficient cognition to process sound waves... there are only sound waves, bouncing off stuff. Then why are those called "sound" waves? Sound exists in the absence of perception. If a tree falls in...
by chad ks
July 3rd, 2013, 1:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tanning Roadkill Skins
Replies: 26
Views: 5521

Re: Tanning Roadkill Skins

Step one: go roadcruising.

…but you don't do that, right Justin?! ;D :beer:
by chad ks
July 2nd, 2013, 11:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: UT, W TX, NM
Replies: 13
Views: 3171

Re: UT, W TX, NM

You might indeed, Matt. :thumb:

Chris- no Sistrurus in this post unless I overlooked one.
by chad ks
May 3rd, 2013, 9:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Full Moon Cruising Along the Rio Grande
Replies: 6
Views: 1556

Re: Full Moon Cruising Along the Rio Grande

That's awesome! Those trimorphs are not easy to find...
by chad ks
April 15th, 2013, 7:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ... panhandling pituophids ...
Replies: 11
Views: 2033

Re: ... panhandling pituophids ...

Excellent post, John. And that's quite a purdy desert pine you found.
by chad ks
March 17th, 2013, 2:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question about herping Big Bend NP
Replies: 8
Views: 2199

Re: Question about herping Big Bend NP

I would listen to Tanks, and Chris' advice is stellar if you want to avoid being confronted by the park police. However, my experience is that you're more likely to be harassed outside of the park than inside…and if you aren't collecting, then it makes no difference. The only thing I'd do differentl...
by chad ks
February 28th, 2013, 2:08 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)
Replies: 612
Views: 409979

Re: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)

-EJ wrote:I had a good giggle when I read who bumped this...
chad ks wrote:bump. :beer:
…glad it wasn't the bad kind.
by chad ks
February 25th, 2013, 3:42 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Definition of "take" and legal challenges to herping.
Replies: 52
Views: 19828

Re: Definition of "take" and legal challenges to herping.

For the record: I am always extremely respectful, I never have collecting equipment unless I have a collecting permit and a reason to collect, and I'm always transparent and willing to cooperate with law enforcement. I think it's useful to point out that people can intend to only photograph, and tha...
by chad ks
February 25th, 2013, 10:54 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Definition of "take" and legal challenges to herping.
Replies: 52
Views: 19828

Re: Definition of "take" and legal challenges to herping.

Regardless of the variations in the definition of "take", I remain skeptical that I would ever receive a citation or charge for photographing a herp. :)
by chad ks
February 22nd, 2013, 10:08 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: For Discussion--the Future of Herp Organizations
Replies: 197
Views: 62680

Re: For Discussion--the Future of Herp Organizations

Thanks Mywan, appreciate the information.
by chad ks
February 20th, 2013, 8:52 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: For Discussion--the Future of Herp Organizations
Replies: 197
Views: 62680

Re: For Discussion--the Future of Herp Organizations

You can't assume this applies only to species that fall under the ESA either. Since any law using the term "take" is legally defined in context of the ESA definition. "Take" under wildlife management extends well beyond take in the usual sense, and getting close for a photograph is a "take" under t...
by chad ks
February 20th, 2013, 2:16 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: For Discussion--the Future of Herp Organizations
Replies: 197
Views: 62680

Re: For Discussion--the Future of Herp Organizations

I wish I knew the reasoning behind each state's laws. Some are wide-open, while their next-door neighbors are almost completely closed. I don't get it. For state's with bag-limits, CA is probably the worst. Sorry, a little off topic... Not really so off-topic: 1) All of us here care A LOT about her...
by chad ks
February 19th, 2013, 10:32 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: For Discussion--the Future of Herp Organizations
Replies: 197
Views: 62680

Re: For Discussion--the Future of Herp Organizations

Jim, I didn't think your archetype idea would do any good, but I've come to appreciate it a little more. Though, I tend to think that "if you build it, they will come" and that's why I think an organization with a clear purpose and system of goals related to conservation will do us some good.
by chad ks
February 19th, 2013, 8:41 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: For Discussion--the Future of Herp Organizations
Replies: 197
Views: 62680

Re: For Discussion--the Future of Herp Organizations

A little history on this discussion: When I first pitched it to Scott, I asked if it could be moved immediately to the Board Line, as I felt it was outside the scope of The Forum proper. However, it remained there until today, and ironically only moved after the discussion has seemed to start movin...
by chad ks
February 18th, 2013, 6:51 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: For Discussion--the Future of Herp Organizations
Replies: 197
Views: 62680

Re: For Discussion--the Future of Herp Organizations

Chad, you're too young to be so cynical re: "we'll never bring these two fundamentally different camps together." :P Chad, you're probably even more familiar than I with the herping "scene" in Texas, inasmuch as it is a field-herping as well as field-collecting overlap (which doesn't fit the "separ...
by chad ks
February 18th, 2013, 6:48 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: For Discussion--the Future of Herp Organizations
Replies: 197
Views: 62680

Re: For Discussion--the Future of Herp Organizations

... my point remains that in practical terms we haven't yet figured out how to artificially unite a group that folks like you and I desire to see as a real community... We disagree here, apparently, in terms of both what your point actually is and whether it's actually valid. Your declaration that ...
by chad ks
February 18th, 2013, 6:45 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: For Discussion--the Future of Herp Organizations
Replies: 197
Views: 62680

Re: For Discussion--the Future of Herp Organizations

Thanks for continuing the public chat, Chad. Let me follow suit. First, I think I did this conversation a mischief by not emphasizing enough, the important and relative differences between access-management at the legislative level and at the wildlife-agency level. Legislatures, state or federal, f...
by chad ks
February 18th, 2013, 2:43 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: For Discussion--the Future of Herp Organizations
Replies: 197
Views: 62680

Re: For Discussion--the Future of Herp Organizations

I agree with a fair amount of what Chad said above. Where our views differ, and maybe not even all that much there (we'll see, I guess), is on the relationship between the field-herping and herp-keeping parts of our community. I describe them as parts of the same community rather than two separate ...
by chad ks
February 18th, 2013, 2:15 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: For Discussion--the Future of Herp Organizations
Replies: 197
Views: 62680

Re: For Discussion--the Future of Herp Organizations

Interesting contribution Chad, thanks for it. I'd like to respond to it, wearing a particular "hat" - a "fish and game insider". Specifically I'd like to respond to "reflections 2 and 3". As I read Chad's words, I interpret the general, combined thrust of these 2 reflections to be: "Maintaining acc...
by chad ks
February 18th, 2013, 11:47 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: For Discussion--the Future of Herp Organizations
Replies: 197
Views: 62680

Re: For Discussion--the Future of Herp Organizations

. . “Join, or Die” By Chris McMartin, 01 February 2013 NOTE: This commentary is not directed at a specified individual, group, forum, or organization. The author knows people and participates in groups representing “both sides” of many ongoing differences of opinion and chooses not to take sides, b...
by chad ks
February 17th, 2013, 3:34 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: For Discussion--the Future of Herp Organizations
Replies: 197
Views: 62680

Re: For Discussion--the Future of Herp Organizations

since this conversation is not just about NAFHA, how bout we move this thing along?... I'm all for moving along (but think that folks who don't want others to repeat things shouldn't repeat things themselves, let along totally bogus things such as "NAFHA bashfest," "if you don't like it then don't ...
by chad ks
February 17th, 2013, 3:33 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: For Discussion--the Future of Herp Organizations
Replies: 197
Views: 62680

Re: For Discussion--the Future of Herp Organizations

... forgot to state in my 1st response; most of us could learn a thing or 3 from the masterful manner Chris has facilitated this thread, kudoes to our site hosts for not doing the shortterm (repugnican) smart thing and killing it. On the divide & conquer rant earlier, i also meant to add; the funny...
by chad ks
January 27th, 2013, 10:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: It’s About Time I Introduced This Guy
Replies: 22
Views: 2621

Re: It’s About Time I Introduced This Guy

...so many congratulations to you Mike, and to Mary. She's beautiful, and Fielding is a treasure. He's gonna lead one helluva good life. Best,

Chad
by chad ks
January 21st, 2013, 10:21 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Florida python-killing contest
Replies: 301
Views: 81180

Re: Florida python-killing contest

I get you now, Jim. If a person looks up the word "cruel" in a dictionary, s/he will generally find two basic definitions. One of these is simply the infliction of suffering, and the other is the intent to inflict suffering. I was using the word in the former sense (I use "sadistic" when I'm talkin...
by chad ks
December 29th, 2012, 12:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: the gadsden flag
Replies: 23
Views: 1859

Re: the gadsden flag

did not know that. thanks. i wouldn't fly it outside. unless things got really bad, then i'd fly an inverted us flag with this one underneath. -ben If you really feel like letting it fly if the government doesn't grow the hell up, then you could easily be a tea party member yourself. It isn't a bad...
by chad ks
December 29th, 2012, 12:35 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: One of our own could use a hand...
Replies: 62
Views: 20202

Re: One of our own could use a hand...

I reckon I started this thread, so I'm certainly entitled to spend a bit of time on a tangent if I wish... ;) What defines a troll? I'd say that it's not simply a person who posts something, or even a lot of somethings, that are argumentative, antagonistic, whatever-you-want-to-call-it. People of r...
by chad ks
December 21st, 2012, 9:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best place to live for herping and every day life
Replies: 114
Views: 18550

Re: Best place to live for herping and every day life

I know this is slightly off topic but I'd like to present a somewhat hypothetical question. If you could start fresh in life, no job, no family, and finances and credit in order, where would you live? Things to make mention of your reason would be proximity to civilization (jobs, sustenance, findin...
by chad ks
December 18th, 2012, 8:49 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Florida python-killing contest
Replies: 301
Views: 81180

Re: Florida python-killing contest

... The part I find ironic is Gerry believes commercial collecting cannot make a dent in populations but somehow killing snakes will... I figured this would show up sooner or later... luv, the important distinction is between live collection (be that for oneself or to sell to others) and kill harve...
by chad ks
December 15th, 2012, 8:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of Season Report...
Replies: 23
Views: 3523

Re: End of Season Report...

Thanks for the responses everyone!
by chad ks
December 10th, 2012, 11:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpin' Hounds...
Replies: 27
Views: 6089

Re: Herpin' Hounds...

If this is a post intended for all of us to share our herping hounds, then cheers to a great novel idea for a thread, or at least an idea I've yet to see on this forum. I'm happy to oblige! This is Somalia, or Molly for short. She's a purebred American Bull dog Scott type x Johnson type, and I can't...
by chad ks
November 30th, 2012, 10:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Senticolis, a year in review
Replies: 18
Views: 2633

Re: Senticolis, a year in review

I really like posts like this which focus on a specific species. So you use an ATV to find Senticolis? That is really cool.
by chad ks
November 30th, 2012, 9:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Ankle Biters Present: A Weekend Trip to Mexico (DUW)
Replies: 42
Views: 8748

Re: The Ankle Biters Present: A Weekend Trip to Mexico (DUW)

Great post Dell.

I nominated the very last pic, by Kris Hass, for POTW (in spite of the obnoxious water mark), because THAT'S what herping with friends is all about.
by chad ks
November 16th, 2012, 12:49 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Glades Herp Boys in deep trouble...
Replies: 87
Views: 53990

Re: Glades Herp Boys in deep trouble...

I'm not on the due process bandwagon, I think if people put themselves into the limelight for personal gain, for example by hosting a show, and if they either elect themselves as or grow to be representatives of a culture such as ours…they have a duty to go the extra mile to make sure that things li...
by chad ks
November 14th, 2012, 9:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chiang Mai City Herping
Replies: 12
Views: 6581

Re: Chiang Mai City Herping

Great post, but the Caecilians were a show stopper for me. Wow.
by chad ks
November 14th, 2012, 2:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The End of AZ Chapter Forum!!
Replies: 29
Views: 4692

Re: The End of AZ Chapter Forum!!

After that much effort can they have a little post vent on?? Of course they can, Brian. I never said otherwise, nor criticized them for doing so. (My comment about not caring about folks' dismay over a clique dissolving was in response to your sarcastic post aimed my way, not to what Dave and TC po...