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by Brendan
November 2nd, 2016, 10:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Patternless Crotalus cerberus (same as AZ forum)
Replies: 2
Views: 3075

Re: Patternless Crotalus cerberus (same as AZ forum)

That's not true that "all or most females from this area exhibit this semi-patternless" trait". I've seen lots of highly patterned female there too. I don't think it's just females that can fade like this as adults either. It's something you can find in most populations of cerberus north or south. T...
by Brendan
January 27th, 2016, 3:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 9
Views: 4094

Re: Rattlesnake ID

A little late to the party but looks abyssus to me as well.
by Brendan
January 27th, 2016, 3:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Crotalus identification
Replies: 24
Views: 6343

Re: Crotalus identification

Been a while since I read the board but always enjoy these posts from parts less traveled.

My opinion based just on appearance is lutosus on the angel canyon snake. I've never seen that much black on the head of a young abyssus.

The chimney rock snake looks like a viridis.
by Brendan
June 17th, 2015, 3:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Please help me identify this rattlesnake
Replies: 3
Views: 1819

Re: Please help me identify this rattlesnake

Gravid female sidewinder.
by Brendan
June 12th, 2015, 10:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Speckled rattlesnake range?
Replies: 11
Views: 4534

Re: Speckled rattlesnake range?

They are very common in the Bagdad area and much farther north. In fact they go all they way to the border of Utah and into SW Utah. Farther west they are found in just about every range in the state.
by Brendan
June 4th, 2015, 7:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pure Panamint rattlesnakes? Or intergrade with C.Pyrrhus?
Replies: 16
Views: 3954

Re: Pure Panamint rattlesnakes? Or intergrade with C.Pyrrhus

I actually knew where the snake was from just by looking at it. Jacob confirmed it by pm.
by Brendan
June 3rd, 2015, 4:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pure Panamint rattlesnakes? Or intergrade with C.Pyrrhus?
Replies: 16
Views: 3954

Re: Pure Panamint rattlesnakes? Or intergrade with C.Pyrrhus

It's pure stephensii. Well within known range for this species and a classic example for this location. Nice job!
by Brendan
April 2nd, 2015, 5:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ruber/Speck hybrid...I'll let you guys decide
Replies: 9
Views: 3014

Re: Ruber/Speck hybrid...I'll let you guys decide

The truth is you'll never know for sure unless you get blood or scale clippings. Best guess is speck X ruber hybrid, second best would be aberrant ruber but it's not looking pure to me. Panamint wouldn't be an option due to tail banding and lack of supra ocular crease.
by Brendan
January 23rd, 2015, 4:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How to visually SEX a rattlesnake...
Replies: 24
Views: 14371

Re: How to SEX a rattlesnake...

It's a male. Tail is way too long and thick for a female and like hellerii and cerberus the males are usually larger and darker in color.
by Brendan
January 7th, 2015, 3:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Favorite Observation of 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 3105

Re: Favorite Observation of 2014

Cool experience and photos Bryan. I've had the same thing happen on several occasions in much the same fashion. The alpha male lutosus who was attending a group of females caught just a little bit of movement from me and immediately came at me in a raised position. I sat still long enough till he de...
by Brendan
December 31st, 2014, 3:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cal - Neva 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 5163

Re: Cal - Neva 2014

Great thread. Happy New Year! :beer:
by Brendan
December 19th, 2014, 4:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: InSitu Rattlesnakes
Replies: 48
Views: 21237

Re: InSitu Rattlesnakes

Norman D wrote:Brendan, you always amaze me with your photography and observations! I always look forward to your posts! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks buddy! You've made just as many cool observations the last few years!
by Brendan
December 1st, 2014, 10:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: InSitu Rattlesnakes
Replies: 48
Views: 21237

Re: InSitu Rattlesnakes

Thanks very much Gene. I do come across a fair number of non crotaline reptiles in the course of looking for rattlesnakes but I am not sure I have any photos that would really be too exciting. About the most exciting things I see are gila monsters, green rats, mountain kings and rosy boas. I don't ...
by Brendan
November 26th, 2014, 9:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: InSitu Rattlesnakes
Replies: 48
Views: 21237

Re: InSitu Rattlesnakes

Brendan, I'm sure I can't appreciate how much work goes into finding this many neonates. I've only seen it twice and I know I was lucky, but had worked the field a lot. Your posts are always a favorite. Thanks for the photos and documentation. This is simply outstanding, I will revisit this a few t...
by Brendan
November 26th, 2014, 8:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: InSitu Rattlesnakes
Replies: 48
Views: 21237

Re: InSitu Rattlesnakes

cameron.rognan wrote:Brendan

Awesome photos and natural observations as always. I'm still hoping to see male combat like that someday. Great work!
Thanks Cameron! Based on all the amazing things you've seen in the past few years I would say it's just a matter of time. I wanna see some of your local winders battle! ;)
by Brendan
November 26th, 2014, 8:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona 2014 year in review pics
Replies: 7
Views: 4079

Re: Arizona 2014 year in review pics

Nice assortment of AZ reptiles.
by Brendan
November 24th, 2014, 10:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring 2014: Working the Iberian Peninsula
Replies: 17
Views: 6631

Re: Spring 2014: Working the Iberian Peninsula

Gorgeous photos and awesome adders!! Kudos!
by Brendan
November 24th, 2014, 9:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: InSitu Rattlesnakes
Replies: 48
Views: 21237

Re: InSitu Rattlesnakes

Wow, that's a truly impressive collection of beautifully photographed field observations. I guess it goes without saying that you see stuff other than Crotalus in the field; mind sharing any of that stuff too? -Gene Thanks very much Gene. I do come across a fair number of non crotaline reptiles in ...
by Brendan
November 22nd, 2014, 6:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: InSitu Rattlesnakes
Replies: 48
Views: 21237

Re: InSitu Rattlesnakes

York the snake in the brittle bush was due to a flash flood which forced several animals up into the bushes and trees. The rain came down in buckets for 20 mins and filled the entire canyon. We had tracked down 7 animals prior to the rain and I sat and watched the last snake drink off her coils as t...
by Brendan
November 21st, 2014, 10:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: InSitu Rattlesnakes
Replies: 48
Views: 21237

Re: InSitu Rattlesnakes

Primitive by "scientific method" standards. I'm not testing hypothesis and collecting hard evidence that the snakes I've been seeing for the past 7 years are indeed the same snakes I "think" they are. My eyes could be lying to me. LOL They are very successful at birds! Even in vegetation they look j...
by Brendan
November 21st, 2014, 5:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: InSitu Rattlesnakes
Replies: 48
Views: 21237

Re: InSitu Rattlesnakes

Thanks very much York. From my perspective there are tons of people doing beneficial research on rattlesnakes but almost all of the studies involve direct contact with the snakes on a semi regular basis. In time there are behavioral alterations that take place and you never really get a 100% unbiase...
by Brendan
November 19th, 2014, 12:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: InSitu Rattlesnakes
Replies: 48
Views: 21237

Re: InSitu Rattlesnakes

Hey Jimi great to hear from you. Yes I'm still at it as much as ever. I located that momma speck about a week before she delivered her babies. Specks are a really hard animal to observe immediately post partum, at least for me. Of more than 40 gravid females that I may encounter in mid to late summe...
by Brendan
November 19th, 2014, 9:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: InSitu Rattlesnakes
Replies: 48
Views: 21237

Re: InSitu Rattlesnakes

Thanks Devin. I figured since I took a break from social media for a while my posting here wouldn't be too redundant. Matt it was one of those memorable moments I won't forget. https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3891/15013933039_fc5cc47b8a_b.jpg https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3875/15198227071_f933ef753a...
by Brendan
November 18th, 2014, 6:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: InSitu Rattlesnakes
Replies: 48
Views: 21237

Re: InSitu Rattlesnakes

Thanks Bethany. I don't do any research just my hobby which I'm passionate about. This is a super tiny cross section of the field observations I make each year. Many of these snakes I see over and over again every year and have for 7 years. It's fun getting to know them over the years and allows me ...
by Brendan
November 18th, 2014, 3:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: InSitu Rattlesnakes
Replies: 48
Views: 21237

Re: InSitu Rattlesnakes

Thanks Bree. I love it too. Funny thing is I didn't even notice the blacktail till I walked away and decided I needed one more shot with my cell phone. I was so focused on the speck I didn't notice the molossus.

Thanks Bill!
by Brendan
November 18th, 2014, 2:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: InSitu Rattlesnakes
Replies: 48
Views: 21237

Re: InSitu Rattlesnakes

Kfen here are a bunch more "rain harvesting" shots from the rainy season this year..... https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3894/14830346834_aebbd37ab1_b.jpg https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3859/14832765272_95b04ebebf_b.jpg https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3920/14669169080_b435ba4e3b_b.jpg https://farm6.sta...
by Brendan
November 18th, 2014, 1:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: InSitu Rattlesnakes
Replies: 48
Views: 21237

Re: InSitu Rattlesnakes

Thanks Bob! Much appreciated.

Kfen.......good spot on the speck. She was first spotted coiled on an embankment and 20 mins later the sky opened up and she moved into the open to get a drink. Got a few shots before I got soaked!!
by Brendan
November 18th, 2014, 6:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: InSitu Rattlesnakes
Replies: 48
Views: 21237

Re: InSitu Rattlesnakes

Thanks guys. After scrolling back through the post I realized I barley posted anything. Lol Seemed like I put up a lot more than I did. Forgot how long it takes to write a post. Lou the snake you are referring to is a speck. There are three posted that would be considered "white specks" in the thread.
by Brendan
November 17th, 2014, 12:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: InSitu Rattlesnakes
Replies: 48
Views: 21237

InSitu Rattlesnakes

It's been a couple years since I've shared much on here. In no particular order I'll post some highlights to the last field season. All shots are of snakes which were never disturbed for any reason. These days I always do my best to leave no footprints. https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3895/1501415910...
by Brendan
May 29th, 2014, 9:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: goodbye carl
Replies: 38
Views: 13060

Re: goodbye carl

Wow that's horrible news. I'm another here who never met Carl but certainly always enjoyed reading his posts and interacting with him. RIP Carl!
by Brendan
January 15th, 2014, 9:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake depicted in Afghanistan in Lone Survivor
Replies: 22
Views: 19367

Re: Rattlesnake depicted in Afghanistan in Lone Survivor

I had the same beef with the movie and posted that on FB after watching the movie. It was an Eastern Diamondback that they used for the brief clip.
by Brendan
January 10th, 2014, 3:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 in FL, OH, AZ, CA and Belize
Replies: 12
Views: 7185

Re: 2013 in FL, OH, AZ, CA and Belize

I'll add another kudos on those melanistic saugs. Incredible!
by Brendan
December 27th, 2013, 3:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Handful of random pics. CA,AZ, and NV.
Replies: 8
Views: 3131

Re: Handful of random pics. CA,AZ, and NV.

Great post Jason! I haven't checked in here for a while so I just saw it. Look forward to getting out next year!
by Brendan
October 7th, 2013, 1:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick ID - Speck or Panamint? And sheds also - Nevada
Replies: 33
Views: 7880

Re: Quick ID - Speck or Panamint? And sheds also - Nevada

Sorry guys to be so late to the party. I should pay better attention to this board since it's the area of the western US I am most interested in and the two species I spend most of my time chasing. I'll start by agreeing with everyone that the snake that Marc posted is pyrrhus and the shed looks lik...
by Brendan
July 3rd, 2013, 11:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pictures from Tour and a few finds from 'zona
Replies: 10
Views: 3126

Re: Pictures from Tour and a few finds from 'zona

GOOD LUCK! And let me know when you do find out because she is a total trip and living in la la land!!!
by Brendan
July 1st, 2013, 11:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pictures from Tour and a few finds from 'zona
Replies: 10
Views: 3126

Re: Pictures from Tour and a few finds from 'zona

I tried to interact with her/him/it and didn't get very far. I deleted my comments since she was obviously not making any sense at all.
by Brendan
July 1st, 2013, 9:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pictures from Tour and a few finds from 'zona
Replies: 10
Views: 3126

Re: Pictures from Tour and a few finds from 'zona

Hey Zach do you know this chic Jessica who has your photo on her flickr page? She's a few fries short of a happy meal or she's drugged out of her mind. Either way she is taking credit for your photo. http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9139478357/in/photolist-eVCdv4-eWcyJv-eVNFE7-eVM1jS-eVzA5z...
by Brendan
June 26th, 2013, 10:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So Far in SoCal - 2013
Replies: 18
Views: 7527

Re: So Far in SoCal - 2013

Great mid year re cap Kent! Looks like you guys are doing well despite the less that ideal conditions.
by Brendan
June 3rd, 2013, 7:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South-central Utah (same as main forum) *updated
Replies: 19
Views: 4460

Re: South-central Utah (same as main forum)

Thomas you snake looks to be an abyssus without knowing any background on it. I think the animals posted above are also probably abyssus. It looks to me like 4 individuals and not 3 though. The last snake looks unique from the others.
by Brendan
June 3rd, 2013, 3:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South-central Utah (same as main forum) *updated
Replies: 19
Views: 4460

Re: South-central Utah (same as main forum)

Great job on tracking those little buzzworms down in the sand. That last snake looks like a different animal than the one's in the two photos before it labeled #3. Without knowing where your study site is I'd be guarded about correcting your ID of concolor but I think that Jeremy might be onto somet...
by Brendan
May 29th, 2013, 11:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping the Big Sky.
Replies: 33
Views: 9573

Re: Herping the Big Sky.

Beautiful shots of some areas we don't commonly get to see herps from. A few of those viridis are really nice.
by Brendan
May 16th, 2013, 3:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few things from todays little outing
Replies: 21
Views: 3719

Re: A few things from todays little outing

Now that I got rid of all of my ignorant input I'll end by saying congrats on a great day in the field.

B
by Brendan
May 16th, 2013, 11:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few things from todays little outing
Replies: 21
Views: 3719

Re: A few things from todays little outing

Jimi, My intent was never to force my opinions on anyone. People are welcome to disagree and tell me I'm way off base if they feel that way. I just always wished that when I first got started in herping that those with more insight would have shared it with me do I could reflect on my actions and re...
by Brendan
May 16th, 2013, 9:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few things from todays little outing
Replies: 21
Views: 3719

Re: A few things from todays little outing

Sorry if my comments came across the wrong way. I dont think your a bad guy or have bad herping etiquette. All I was trying to say was that the less any of us (myself included) disturb the animals close to dens the better. I still enjoyed seeing the animals and don't think any were harmed.
by Brendan
May 16th, 2013, 7:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few things from todays little outing
Replies: 21
Views: 3719

Re: A few things from todays little outing

I was mistaken for taking the time to share my opinions. Forgive my ignorance Jeremy. You obviously know much more about rattlesnakes than I ever will.
by Brendan
May 15th, 2013, 7:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few things from todays little outing
Replies: 21
Views: 3719

Re: A few things from todays little outing

Your right I could never tell a female from a male from a photo! My bad.
by Brendan
May 15th, 2013, 4:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few things from todays little outing
Replies: 21
Views: 3719

Re: A few things from todays little outing

Great job Jeremy. Keep up the good work!!
Brendan
by Brendan
April 9th, 2013, 9:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip to South Texas
Replies: 12
Views: 4215

Re: Trip to South Texas

Nice series of photos Ashley. Glad you knocked out all those atrox in Texas. Now when you come to AZ they should be a breeze.
by Brendan
April 2nd, 2013, 6:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Early Crotes and High desert in the Pacific Northwest
Replies: 7
Views: 2710

Re: Early Crotes and High desert in the Pacific Northwest

Great job on the new den and some early norpacs!
by Brendan
February 20th, 2013, 3:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012 Rattlesnake Recap
Replies: 58
Views: 9803

Re: 2012 Rattlesnake Recap

Gracias amigo! Funny how this thread resurfaces once in a while and a few new peeps get to view it. Glad you enjoyed it. Once this snow storm heads out of Phoenix maybe I can get my herp on.