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by OkanaganSFLT
October 1st, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Adventures in Rattlesnake Photography
Replies: 4
Views: 9340

Adventures in Rattlesnake Photography

Hi everyone, I don't post here too often, but I do lurk frequently. I thought I'd make a post now that the season is wrapping up here in British Columbia. This herping season has been an absolute blast. I was able to get intimately familiar with what has become my favorite species, the Northern Paci...
by OkanaganSFLT
September 16th, 2019, 7:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Okanagan Country
Replies: 3
Views: 8375

Re: Okanagan Country

Wish I'd had even just one more night there, what a place! Yeah the Okanagan is pretty awesome! it's the tiny bit of the country that resembles the deserts of the south. Also - I've just added your instagram page to my thankyou at the end of my report (if anyone does indeed ever get that far!) - Yo...
by OkanaganSFLT
September 13th, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Okanagan Country
Replies: 3
Views: 8375

Re: Okanagan Country

Awesome! Okanagan represent! Glad you had some success in the region.
by OkanaganSFLT
April 27th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The year of exploration. 2018 review.
Replies: 8
Views: 9282

Re: The year of exploration. 2018 review.

Awesome photos, Chad! As someone who is still just starting out in wildlife/herp photography, I’ve been looking at your body of work with such awe and inspiration.

Keep it up!

Andrew
by OkanaganSFLT
January 31st, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Start of 2019 field season
Replies: 8
Views: 7890

Re: Start of 2019 field season

Richard, that's great to hear. I actually found a DOR rubber boa last year right near Westwold. Perhaps I will find a live one in the area this season.
by OkanaganSFLT
January 30th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Start of 2019 field season
Replies: 8
Views: 7890

Re: Start of 2019 field season

Woot! Let the pacific northwest 2019 season begin!
by OkanaganSFLT
October 28th, 2018, 8:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Video: Orianne Fieldnotes 2018, Ben in KS/WA/NV
Replies: 1
Views: 7544

Re: Video: Orianne Fieldnotes 2018, Ben in KS/WA/NV

Cool video. Looks like an awesome experience!
by OkanaganSFLT
October 19th, 2018, 11:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film
Replies: 40
Views: 30782

Re: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film

Wow, really awesome video! This captures the feeling of success and deep satisfaction that one can get from herping.

I really like the part about enjoying/harassing nature. There is a line there, and it's important for people to not cross it and overhandle the snakes. You said it perfectly.
by OkanaganSFLT
October 19th, 2018, 11:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Google Earth
Replies: 10
Views: 14711

Re: Google Earth

Not sure if it's what people have mentioned in the past, but I can certainly vouch for Google Earth. It's an awesome program. I use it to scope out new areas, rocky slopes, old buildings and large artificial cover objects will be visible as well. Also, I use it to mark locations of where I found dif...
by OkanaganSFLT
September 20th, 2018, 2:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Baby rattlesnakes basking at their den (Video)
Replies: 5
Views: 8693

Re: Baby rattlesnakes basking at thier den (Video)

An interesting test - if you take a look from afar, go away for about just a few minutes, and come back for another look - see if they have moved. I have seen (when I'm too close...) that snakes won't move when I'm watching from an intermediate distance, but as soon as the coast is clear they get o...
by OkanaganSFLT
September 20th, 2018, 11:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Baby rattlesnakes basking at their den (Video)
Replies: 5
Views: 8693

Re: Baby rattlesnakes basking at thier den (Video)

Wow that sure looks like a lot of the country around here. Exactly like it. Good on ya for working through this puzzle. Feels good, eh? Absolutely! This discovery is the culmination of everything ive been working towards this summer, herping wise. It's location will be a closely guarded secret. I d...
by OkanaganSFLT
September 20th, 2018, 10:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Baby rattlesnakes basking at their den (Video)
Replies: 5
Views: 8693

Baby rattlesnakes basking at their den (Video)

After lots of searching I finally came across a rattlesnake den site and observed some brand new babies near the entrance. Upon the initial discovery three snakes were observed at the entrance, and when returning 30 mins later two additional individuals were also seen. This video features the only t...
by OkanaganSFLT
September 11th, 2018, 9:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cruising advice for NorPacs, Gophers, and Rubber Boas
Replies: 13
Views: 13080

Re: Cruising advice for NorPacs, Gophers, and Rubber Boas

I'm still trying to figure out what looks like a blue color on the first rattle segment. The mark is used for identification, and to determine how many sheds have occurred since the mark was placed there by researchers. The snake also likely has at least a PIT tag, if not a radio tracker implanted....
by OkanaganSFLT
September 8th, 2018, 7:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cruising advice for NorPacs, Gophers, and Rubber Boas
Replies: 13
Views: 13080

Re: Cruising advice for NorPacs, Gophers, and Rubber Boas

Hi all, I want to post an update here. Thanks to the replies on this thread, and other info found throughout this forum, I’ve had a really great past couple months of cruising. I’ve gone from never having seen a rattlesnake, to now having found 18 in the field since I first posted at the end of May....
by OkanaganSFLT
July 31st, 2018, 7:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cruising advice for NorPacs, Gophers, and Rubber Boas
Replies: 13
Views: 13080

Re: Cruising advice for NorPacs, Gophers, and Rubber Boas

Well with all these tips in mind I can happily say I've been having success these past few nights. I've found a couple rattlesnakes, but last night actually cruised a Valley garter snake at around 11pm which was a surprise as I thought they wouldn't be active at night. I also saw a fresh DOR Rubber ...
by OkanaganSFLT
July 23rd, 2018, 6:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cruising advice for NorPacs, Gophers, and Rubber Boas
Replies: 13
Views: 13080

Re: Cruising advice for NorPacs, Gophers, and Rubber Boas

I'll definitely switch my herping time to the evenings now, based on the info I've gotten here. Thanks! An other idea I would like to get thoughts on: In regards to pressure changes, I wonder if changing pressure may be beneficial to finding snakes on the move. I've read some research papers on Goph...
by OkanaganSFLT
July 22nd, 2018, 7:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cruising advice for NorPacs, Gophers, and Rubber Boas
Replies: 13
Views: 13080

Re: Cruising advice for NorPacs, Gophers, and Rubber Boas

Thanks technoendo, and yes, I am in fact u/DizzDongler. Something tells me you must be u/toadfury. If you are, then I must say thank you again for your help! You've given me a lot of great info here and I cant wait until later in this week/next week as the weather heats up into the low 100's. I've l...
by OkanaganSFLT
July 21st, 2018, 6:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cruising advice for NorPacs, Gophers, and Rubber Boas
Replies: 13
Views: 13080

Cruising advice for NorPacs, Gophers, and Rubber Boas

Hi there, First time poster, long time lurker on this forum. This summer I've gotten into herping, and this website along with a few others has proven invaluable to my education. There are six species that live where I am in the North Okanagan in British Columbia. These are the Northern Pacific Ratt...