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by Porter
February 4th, 2019, 6:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno
Replies: 47
Views: 10376

Re: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno

So, What exactly is the crime of nature being committed here…? That the rattlesnakes will leave this nook, and go find another one? Resulting in the outcome that other field Herpers won’t be able to return to this nook and see them...? So, it’s the selfishness of Herpers wanting to see rattlesnakes...
by Porter
February 2nd, 2019, 4:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno
Replies: 47
Views: 10376

Re: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno

Okay, guys, there is a disconnect on the messages here. When Jimi said: Aww man, I was fully on-board until the tongs made their appearance at a den/rookery. Bit o' bummer. Not hating, just a little bummin' Of course, Porter’s egocentric response/reaction was off mark, which spun this in the wrong ...
by Porter
January 29th, 2019, 12:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno
Replies: 47
Views: 10376

Re: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno

I’m not lying. :| This is your ball game… I never asked you to make one single comment on this post. You chose to do it yourself. I’m gonna say just like I said before When you asked or Suggested (However you wanna word it) for me to post your coin flip video, you do it yourself. I don’t want nothin...
by Porter
January 28th, 2019, 11:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno
Replies: 47
Views: 10376

Re: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno

With all the copious text about me, and my doing your trick wrong, and all the dramatic introspection about you not budging, I see you left out entirely that I sent you the video first. We had a conversation. I was candid with you about my discomfort about implying (quite elaborately when one reads...
by Porter
January 28th, 2019, 2:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Forum updated
Replies: 3
Views: 2637

Re: Forum updated

I think it looks great. Much better design and the way the quotes are off set looks better than before. Also the green highlighting. The colors and format look great already in my opinion. Nice change. Thanks for keeping the original concept and integrity. I think I a lot of members appreciate that,...
by Porter
January 28th, 2019, 1:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video
Replies: 1
Views: 1557

Re: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video

I'm not going to finish my EOY post. I just don't have the time. I originally was looking forward to posting these pics for raptor ID. Either it's a premature Bald Eagle or Golden Eagle from what I could find out on the internet in my brief attempt to ID it back in May. Anyone know how to tell the d...
by Porter
January 27th, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno
Replies: 47
Views: 10376

Re: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno

Well, a quarter won't stay on my finger, even if I set it there, so you are The Winner! I was never trying to win anything... only to show that I didn't harm that snake and wouldn't. Certain people over the years (10 years...) seemed to have had a hard time believing in that concept. So, I spent ti...
by Porter
January 27th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno
Replies: 47
Views: 10376

Re: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno

When I read this stuff, it was late and I asked my partner to get me a quarter out of the tupperware thing we have for loose change, on the kitchen table. I couldnt get up because I had a little tiger lady stretched out over my lap. After a couple tries, I got it. It was awkward as I dont remember ...
by Porter
January 27th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: If There Isnt A Photo, It Didnt Happen
Replies: 20
Views: 8151

Re: If There Isnt A Photo, It Didnt Happen

I remember this one time on Cinco de Mayo… I saw this beautiful little rattlesnake partially tucked inside a nook .I examined the area as I began planning the safest way to remove the rattlesnake without harming the individual or putting myself in a position where I can get bit. Reminded of my God-g...
by Porter
January 10th, 2019, 8:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno
Replies: 47
Views: 10376

Re: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno

you know what… it just Dondonde me. I spent so much time thinking, how can I make things right with these people… How can I change their opinion about me. How can I help these people. The answer is clear. I need to just go away. That’s what they wanted from day one. I was always that hot come flying...
by Porter
January 10th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the sequel
Replies: 12
Views: 2299

Re: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the seq

That is without a doubt the coolest gigas I’ve ever seen :thumb:wow :) I’d like to see the original photo if you don’t mind posting it and any additional photos. Feel free to just posted it my thread.
by Porter
January 10th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno
Replies: 47
Views: 10376

Re: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno

$200 if you can find evidence of that coin check was ever performed before me. I give you my word. But the evidence can’t be fraudulent. And I want To add that that little rattlesnake dropping off a hook on the middle of the road someone trying to hook it before a car runs it over would’ve taken mor...
by Porter
January 10th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno
Replies: 47
Views: 10376

Re: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno

You never did it Kelly. You just messing with my head. And I’m tired of it so I’m not gonna respond anymore. Also with the name bombs and you know what I’m talking about. You’re trying to come up with any little thing to aggravate me. As I’m sitting here trying to make jokes and take it lightly with...
by Porter
January 10th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the sequel
Replies: 12
Views: 2299

Re: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the seq

Kelly Mc wrote:A few years back, per IRL convo Zach mentioned that Natalie McLear got a picture of a Sharp Tailed Snake basking.
That’s awesome! I’m sure she seen it several times. She should send a photo of it over to Richard.
by Porter
January 10th, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno
Replies: 47
Views: 10376

Re: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno

I cant believe I'm actually considering trying to do it again. And that Im pissed off. This feeling, that I am having right now is of the same taxon that causes people to get turned off to peoples input. It has the sharp aroma of defensiveness, and comes from a broken place. Bill was right in what ...
by Porter
January 10th, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno
Replies: 47
Views: 10376

Re: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno

Youve got to be kidding that you're the only person youve ever seen do that. It wasnt that hard, and I had a cat milling around me while I did it. But most telling, Porter is you are ignoring the actual content of the post. Well like I said, I’ve never seen anyone do it because I invented it. It’s ...
by Porter
January 10th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno
Replies: 47
Views: 10376

Re: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno

When I read this stuff, it was late and I asked my partner to get me a quarter out of the tupperware thing we have for loose change, on the kitchen table. I couldnt get up because I had a little tiger lady stretched out over my lap. After a couple tries, I got it. It was awkward as I dont remember ...
by Porter
January 10th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the sequel
Replies: 12
Views: 2299

Re: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the seq

Porter, I am not certain if I have ever observed a Sharp-tailed Snake on the surface. But because they occur in grassland habitat without any natural cover objects under which to thermo-regulate, it stands to reason the species would coil up in grass to do so. I know they do come to the surface at ...
by Porter
January 10th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno
Replies: 47
Views: 10376

Re: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno

...and no “me me me mama me” :lol: :) The only reason I wrote all that explanation is because I didn’t want kids going around flinging rattlesnakes across the forest. Since I’ve been given the crown of childhood role model within the forum Realm.And yeah given to me I didn’t ask for it. And notice, ...
by Porter
January 10th, 2019, 7:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Large King Cobra
Replies: 12
Views: 3832

Re: Large King Cobra

BillMcGighan wrote:Excellent. :thumb: :thumb: video in situ!
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Porter
January 10th, 2019, 5:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the sequel
Replies: 12
Views: 2299

Re: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the seq

Porter, Unforutnately, my computer will not show all of your photographs. But what does come up are very nice. Thanks for sharing. Richard F. Hoyer Thanks Richard :beer: I'm living in Roseville CA again as of November. I work evenings but there's still a good chance I can get a photo of that contia...
by Porter
January 10th, 2019, 5:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno
Replies: 47
Views: 10376

Re: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno

I’ve been doing this forever and I know for a fact that not a single little bone in that delicate little baby was injured. And only did it because I was 100% sure of that. I’ve got a better sense of things like that than average person on things of that nature. I was born with it. Sensitive touch. ...
by Porter
January 9th, 2019, 8:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno
Replies: 47
Views: 10376

Re: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno




I’m only posting this to a sure anyone and everyone that that little rattle snake was not harmed. For no other reason am I posting this.
by Porter
January 9th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno
Replies: 47
Views: 10376

Re: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno

Acute sense Of accuracy**
by Porter
January 9th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno
Replies: 47
Views: 10376

Re: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno

A lot goes unnoticed by the average person…
by Porter
January 9th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno
Replies: 47
Views: 10376

Re: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno

Also, I want to say. If the soft Sierra powder dirt wasn’t there… I would have never even thought of doing that. :) Again, I know how it sounds. But I’ve been doing this forever and I know for a fact that not a single little bone in that delicate little baby was injured. And only did it because I wa...
by Porter
January 9th, 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno
Replies: 47
Views: 10376

Re: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno

Aww man, I was fully on-board until the tongs made their appearance at a den/rookery. Bit o' bummer. Not hating, just a little bummin'. Otherwise, thanks for sharing. Fun looking habitat, shows some of the upside of fire. I also like those weird ensatinas you got there. cheers Lol no worries man. I...
by Porter
January 9th, 2019, 12:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Flat-Tailed Horned Lizard Project
Replies: 9
Views: 2709

Re: Flat-Tailed Horned Lizard Project

Very very cool :thumb: Awesome post man. Liked see in the variation and insitus of both the lizards and winders. And fence zombies.The whole studies photoset is great. It’s so cool how the They let you get so close to them. I remember when I got my life for Blainesville horned lizard shots. As long ...
by Porter
January 6th, 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the sequel
Replies: 12
Views: 2299

2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the sequel

As continues.... One day I was happily driving about. Wondering where Dave is... Davis... Daveeee… Isss? Is Dave...? Davis around here somewhere, I know it. Then a voice shook the ground from the heavens, "Dave's Not Here...." :o This was getting annoying, so I turned left down a country road and n...
by Porter
January 6th, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video
Replies: 1
Views: 1557

2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video

Well, I've said it before and I'll say it again... This is the last year I do field herp photography :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: No, but seriously... I mean it this time. Truth be told, I honestly thought last year was it. I didn't have any intentions of posting this year. I did get bored and went out a...
by Porter
January 6th, 2019, 1:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2018 EOY Recap
Replies: 18
Views: 4942

Re: 2018 EOY Recap

Awesome post and beautiful photography :thumb: I like the up close profile shots the most!
by Porter
January 4th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best of 2018 - Xenophidion schaeferi
Replies: 10
Views: 4172

Re: Best of 2018 - Xenophidion schaeferi

I dig your style :thumb: Always a pleasure to see. I really like that coil strike pose of the banded, belly display of the striped coral, and dragon wings :beer:
by Porter
December 24th, 2018, 2:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What do you call this lilac salamander...?
Replies: 19
Views: 9292

Re: What do you call this lilac salamander...?

Aright, as I'm weeding through my seemingly endless tangle mesh of 2018 photography, I came across these photos that I took mid April... I remember I wanted to add them here after Chads response. Then may or may not be evidence of what I'm suggesting, but they definitely relate to the post subject. ...
by Porter
December 23rd, 2018, 5:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo - la segunda
Replies: 0
Views: 1138

And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo - la segunda

……La Segunda parte en la Sierra de Mayo In situ hidden feasting discovered under a flat granite flip :thumb: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7814/45706196524_e9f6498c20_c.jpg DSC_1233-2 by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation , on Flickr https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7836/46378693562_ca59a5b...
by Porter
December 23rd, 2018, 8:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno
Replies: 47
Views: 10376

And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno

And Then, I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo..... https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7860/31489817147_117cc7c33f_c.jpg DSC_0700-2 by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4834/31489815727_35fe5f3e21_c.jpg DSC_0705-2 by California Reptile & Amphibian Apprec...
by Porter
December 18th, 2018, 10:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)
Replies: 23
Views: 5257

Re: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)

Thanks Porter! Great story, pigs can be pretty intense eaters. Sounds like a scene from Silence of the Lambs. That lamb was definitely silenced lol I cant image what that sounded like...The pin was up on a hill and pretty widespead from what I remember. Away from the house. Guess thats why they did...
by Porter
December 18th, 2018, 3:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)
Replies: 23
Views: 5257

Re: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)

....So, then I got to work today and saw this driving down the road :lol: :lol:

Image045604FE-B698-45C3-A6B1-F361B49F5F74 by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr
by Porter
December 18th, 2018, 1:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)
Replies: 23
Views: 5257

Re: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)

Thanks Porter! Great story, pigs can be pretty intense eaters. Sounds like a scene from Silence of the Lambs. That lamb was definitely silenced lol I cant image what that sounded like...The pin was up on a hill and pretty widespead from what I remember. Away from the house. Guess thats why they did...
by Porter
December 15th, 2018, 3:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film
Replies: 40
Views: 22317

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

Hey Porter, I was not aware that any other herpers took offence at my sentence Of course we could have annoyed the animals and get strike footage and such to make it "cool"... so if I did, I apologize This sentence was purely meant in reference to my video as in my own opinion, putting footage of s...
by Porter
December 15th, 2018, 4:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film
Replies: 40
Views: 22317

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

Porter - I think you're really talented and I think you're brave. I dont have very many friends because I like to stay home with my collection and my cat after work, but I shared some of your stuff with my best friend kind of brother Yeti (not a real sasquatch, but close) and he got it, and dug it ...
by Porter
December 14th, 2018, 10:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film
Replies: 40
Views: 22317

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

I see that you wrote something else as I’m logging in to post this… Don’t have time to read it I have to get back on the road and drive. I will later.

by Porter
December 14th, 2018, 7:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film
Replies: 40
Views: 22317

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

In all honesty it’s more humorous to me than anything else but now I’m just sad
by Porter
December 14th, 2018, 7:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film
Replies: 40
Views: 22317

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

Clever girl :thumb: I’m sure we’re all familiar with the reference I was never upset, again the only reason I said anything is to keep the fire from boiling over. There is no reason for BH to even say that .it’s just picking a fight. Period.And so I felt like I’m a good representative to speak up f...
by Porter
December 14th, 2018, 4:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film
Replies: 40
Views: 22317

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

Maybe its just not worth it Porter. Besides most people in the mainstream are really freaked out when they see a snake bite someone, and im telling you the truth. Except kids who seem to have a stronger sense of curiosity than fear. You can count in them absorbing the look on your face and your res...
by Porter
December 14th, 2018, 1:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film
Replies: 40
Views: 22317

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

OK so let me just clarify something before the confusion of Vague Suggestivness leads us too far off track for it to be bearable for me… ( i’m pressed for time right now but I will correct every edit this when I do have time later today if it doesn’t make sense so check back in a few hours ?I’ll wri...
by Porter
December 14th, 2018, 12:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)
Replies: 23
Views: 5257

Re: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)

The Pappa Pig gets his Goat,, reminds me of Hellihooks, who would have done a much better job with it. I miss Helli. I hope he comes back someday. Again I really like these pics never enough Lampro I get what you’re saying lol Knowing myself, it’s very possibleI was just looking For an opportunity ...
by Porter
December 14th, 2018, 12:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)
Replies: 23
Views: 5257

Re: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)

Talk about getting your goat. Sorry but it was just hanging out there, oops did it again. But for real those are some stunning photos, like painted lithographs, beautiful. Don’t let my love for comedy and clever wordplay fool you...I’m a total rhinoceros. Anytime I see a fire starting to brew up, I...
by Porter
December 13th, 2018, 10:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Here's what I have to share from this year...hope you enjoy!
Replies: 2
Views: 1614

Re: Here's what I have to share from this year...hope you en

This is some Of the most impressive collection of footage I’ve seen in the last 10 years! That fence lizard leaping off the rock in slow motion, The Photo of the other fence lizard car in midair with shadow beneath, mother cowlick in the baby cows back and then the baby Cal look in the mothers back ...
by Porter
December 13th, 2018, 10:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Central and Northern Thailand - august 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 2322

Re: Central and Northern Thailand - august 2018

Nice photography! :thumb: you’ve got a good eye for Shape balance. Beautiful artistic Imagery