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by Kookamongus
March 18th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 14
Views: 1981

Re: What's happening in this photo?

Looks to be a really large ringneck snake eating a ground snake.
by Kookamongus
March 11th, 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: terrapin ID question
Replies: 3
Views: 1508

Re: terrapin ID question

Best guess is graptemys sp. map turtle
by Kookamongus
February 12th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: North American big cats
Replies: 30
Views: 21180

Re: North American big cats

The only cat in north america ive seen is the bobcat, probably seen a good dozen around the bay area, especially in the east bay. I once got to see a bobcat get chased by a flock of turkeys, the cats seem a lot smaller in person
by Kookamongus
February 7th, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: trip report Corsica 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 6012

Re: trip report Corsica 2018

Love the brook newts the most, will be taking a trip down there this summer, lets hope google maps does not fail me
by Kookamongus
January 22nd, 2019, 8:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What do you consider lifers?
Replies: 73
Views: 8459

Re: What do you consider lifers?

Bryan_Hughes wrote:
June 3rd, 2011, 10:07 pm
For me, if it's in the wild, photographed in the habitat, living and healthy, it counts. Who cares who saw it first?
Same here
by Kookamongus
January 14th, 2019, 6:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Early snakes in NorCal
Replies: 0
Views: 991

Early snakes in NorCal

First snakes of the year, a newborn norpac found outside a hibernaculum, and a larger one from about three feet in. Second photo taken with a DEPSTECH endoscope, I highly recommend this for exploring deeper regions of rock crevices that are not visible from outside, connects to your phone through bl...
by Kookamongus
October 28th, 2018, 10:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Diablo Range herpin'
Replies: 51
Views: 34971

Re: Diablo Range herpin'

Ok I know im several years late but... Racer and arboreal shots are so awesome
by Kookamongus
October 28th, 2018, 9:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How to properly upload pictures?
Replies: 1
Views: 6480

Re: How to properly upload pictures?

upon reviewing the image, it does not look quite as distorted as some previous images have looked, but quality still looks substantially lower than other images on the forum look
by Kookamongus
October 28th, 2018, 9:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How to properly upload pictures?
Replies: 1
Views: 6480

How to properly upload pictures?

I've tried to upload pictures on topics, but they always display a message telling me they must be certain dimensions? Although looking at other user's uploaded pictures they look completely normal and not distorted the way mine look. Is there something I need to do to stop this, or something that o...
by Kookamongus
October 28th, 2018, 9:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The East Coast Turtles of LA County
Replies: 7
Views: 12973

Re: The East Coast Turtles of LA County

10 looks to be western pond turtle (actinemys marmorata pallida=actinemys pallida), tail long and skin cream brown (not yellowy) unlike Emys 7 is Pseudemys nelsoni, or possibly rubiventris (less likely) juvenile 8 is probably Pseudemys concinna, although not sure 9, like 8 18 ive got no idea beyond ...
by Kookamongus
September 30th, 2018, 8:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Range extensions in Marin?
Replies: 24
Views: 17794

Re: Range extensions in Marin?

Do rivularis prefer warmer and deeper water like torosa or cooler shallow water like granulosa?
by Kookamongus
September 28th, 2018, 8:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Range extensions in Marin?
Replies: 24
Views: 17794

Re: Range extensions in Marin?

haha thanks. With the coming rains probably ambystoma will be out and some of the northern marin regions could hold them
by Kookamongus
September 27th, 2018, 5:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Range extensions in Marin?
Replies: 24
Views: 17794

Re: Range extensions in Marin?

im fairly certain it was a whipsnake, pointed snout, black and white thin lines on the sides, very thin, big eyes. Although no photos were taken, so no way to confirm. im sure one of these days one will turn up for certain
by Kookamongus
September 26th, 2018, 5:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Range extensions in Marin?
Replies: 24
Views: 17794

Re: Range extensions in Marin?

the whipsnake was seen in a pile of rocks over a plastic pipe, in the central region of marin, grassy, hilly, and bone dry. About 11 am, clear sky with no wind, date was sometime in may 2018. I have returned to the pile in hopes of finding it again but never have.
by Kookamongus
September 26th, 2018, 1:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Range extensions in Marin?
Replies: 24
Views: 17794

Re: Range extensions in Marin?

also according to cal herps the species ranges into northern marin but no records yet, maybe ill set a board line somewhere up there i got no plans this weekend
by Kookamongus
September 26th, 2018, 1:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Range extensions in Marin?
Replies: 24
Views: 17794

Re: Range extensions in Marin?

great points, even if forest sharptails were in marin they probably have not been recorded yet. Another spot that might be good is the ridge behind kent lake, which is mainly dry redwood and tanoak forest. sharptails are very common here so i wouldn't be surprised if there were some isolated populat...
by Kookamongus
September 26th, 2018, 7:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Range extensions in Marin?
Replies: 24
Views: 17794

Re: Range extensions in Marin?

Another possibility is documenting the Forest Sharp-tailed Snake in the more shaded, forested areas in Marin County. The species occurs in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and San Mateo Counties to the south and then north of Marin Co along the coast just above Fort Ross Park in Sonoma Co. Richard F. Hoyer...
by Kookamongus
September 25th, 2018, 6:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Range extensions in Marin?
Replies: 24
Views: 17794

Range extensions in Marin?

I’m new to the forum so figured I’d post my first topic about range extensions in Marin. I herp mainly in Marin county ca and surrounding Bay Area. I’m wondering what you guys think about possible range extensions into this county ie zonata, masticophis, hypsiglena, Black salamanders. I’ve seen a st...