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by Porter
May 23rd, 2020, 7:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake depicted in Afghanistan in Lone Survivor
Replies: 28
Views: 20680

Re: Rattlesnake depicted in Afghanistan in Lone Survivor

I happen to know for a fact that there’s CA kingsnakes on Dagobah... just sayin’ 🤷🏻‍♂️ 😜 Kidding aside, respect and condolences to anyone who’s lost a friend or family member during their service at war. I hope everyone has a pleasant Memorial Holiday 🍻 ..good time to get out into nature And enjoy t...
by Porter
May 22nd, 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of Decade Post: USA, Mexico, Costa Rica
Replies: 11
Views: 621

Re: End of Decade Post: USA, Mexico, Costa Rica

I’ve only got time to scan through and read bits and chunks right now… But awesome post :thumb: That shot of the kid crying in the foreground of the indigo with you guys doing work in the background is classic and may be the best field herping photo I’ve seen that has a child involved :lol: Based si...
by Porter
May 2nd, 2020, 5:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 32
Views: 4053

Re: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field

Just went through an old SD card I had in a little Canon camcorder. Had a few decent clips on there of the lilac ensatina, in situ lateralis eating a bluebelly, freshly emerged morning basking gopher, and a beauty from Elk Grove. I'll add a few shot to accompany the footage. They will magically & gr...
by Porter
April 30th, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 32
Views: 4053

Re: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ipa0gY0fL3s Alright, I finally had some time to check the blotching on the ensatina… yep, sure enough. It's the Lilac morph I found in 2018 :thumb: I thought she looked familar... I wasn't too sure at first because the color looked light, but she was covered in dust....
by Porter
April 22nd, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: (almost) All the Garter Snakes on the West Coast
Replies: 17
Views: 2463

Re: (almost) All the Garter Snakes on the West Coast

Kelly Mc wrote:
April 21st, 2020, 4:57 pm
Worry is traitorous. You are abundantly skilled at getting your points across.

If distant mindsets are already made up, no amount of clarity or curated statements can penetrate them anyway.

The truth as you see it is sure enough.

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by Porter
April 22nd, 2020, 5:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 32
Views: 4053

Re: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field

That's a lot of snakes 🤓 those striped gophers are rad! Crazy you found that one so far from where you originally saw him. The delta’s dukes shall prevail… even when the system has taken 90% of their habitat, they will adapt, evolve and survive 💪🏻 Go find some snakes!! Your Dukes are hiding out the...
by Porter
April 20th, 2020, 8:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: (almost) All the Garter Snakes on the West Coast
Replies: 17
Views: 2463

Re: (almost) All the Garter Snakes on the West Coast

Edited: Johnathan, sorry man IM too Worried about my words being taken the wrong way. Too much of my personality is lost over social medias
by Porter
April 16th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 32
Views: 4053

Re: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field

Got together with a friend for some safe holiday herping... Egg hunting with the Dukes of the Delta 🐣🐰🐣 - Day before Easter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OTHhvMinmI It was truly amazing to see this snake again after the original find, 6 years ago... Enough to make me drop the camera while filmin...
by Porter
April 16th, 2020, 2:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 32
Views: 4053

Re: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field

Last year was a good kingsnake year, huh? Could've fooled me, lol. Still got a ton of learning to do. Lol! In my experience, the hobby has been attractive to women, especially those that value education/outdoors. However, finding a woman that enjoys to go out and participate on a regular basis is a...
by Porter
April 13th, 2020, 10:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 32
Views: 4053

Re: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field

Man...I couldn't agree more. It's truly disheartening when I see signs of habitat destruction likely caused by herpers. We are supposed to be a community that honors and appreciates nature. And it's honestly devastating when it happens to a fruitful location you've frequented and taken care of for ...
by Porter
April 13th, 2020, 2:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 32
Views: 4053

Re: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field

Those multiple snake flips are crazy! I've flipped a few ringnecks at a time under natural cover, but never anything like that. As of very recently, I am no longer privy to any AC sites that aren't accessed by others (as of recently when my all my spots were recklessly visited :cry: ). Gotta find s...
by Porter
April 6th, 2020, 7:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 32
Views: 4053

Re: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field

🌧🌧🌧🌧 _ 💧💧💧 .... 📷 🐍 🦂 🐍 SquidGrip 🦑 :thumb: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49743091277_b2b98384db_z.jpg IMG_9627 by The Singing Frog , on Flickr https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TklFP0RAhKQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOIoyEJePhQ I normally don't point out aspects like this in my photograph...
by Porter
April 5th, 2020, 12:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 32
Views: 4053

Re: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field

These questions might sound dumb, but are you in NorCal? And are those sharp tailed snakes? I've never seen so many herps under one piece of cover. Is that common where you're located? Appreciate the shares. 💪🏻 Then at my buddies spot he flipped a bunch of racers and gophers...maybe a king. I want ...
by Porter
April 3rd, 2020, 8:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 32
Views: 4053

Re: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field

I want to point something out that I feel is important to address. There are some scenes in my past vids (and here) that might give the impression that I'm being careless or rough with the animals. Jerking them around and whipping them out of the scene. Most of these scene have been sped up into fas...
by Porter
April 3rd, 2020, 7:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 32
Views: 4053

Re: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field

Welp...YouTube strikes again 😑 They blocked the usage of one of my favorite childhood songs, Rocky Raccoon (The Beatles). So, you'll have to listen to me baby-talking instead :lol: Pretty bummed but an Awesome raccoon experience nontheless. Best encounter I’ve had with one of these adorable little g...
by Porter
April 3rd, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 32
Views: 4053

Re: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field

Nice to see someone getting outside and enjoying the hobby during this stormy season of life. And refreshing to see activity on the forum. There are some rad shots in this thread, and my daughter and I think the videos are fun. Thanks Man ☺️ I appreciate that 🍻 I’m having fun just doing my own thin...
by Porter
March 23rd, 2020, 7:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 32
Views: 4053

Re: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field

Turning over artificial cover to see what turns up. To reveal the hidden truth... the hidden beauty. Looking for love in all the wrong places..? Only time shall tell...



by Porter
March 18th, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 32
Views: 4053

Re: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field

Ok, Video re-uploaded... Now the 4k is working. I think it's best to leave the YouTube window up until processing is finished when uploading larger files. Added some comparison pics at the end. Enjoy.. :mrgreen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsGBod52mO0 Visited by an old friend during my ventures...
by Porter
March 7th, 2020, 11:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 32
Views: 4053

Re: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field

An artistic drive into the world of field herping...



Holy Jumping Juvi...

by Porter
March 4th, 2020, 11:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 32
Views: 4053

Re: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field

Kelly Mc wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 5:15 pm
Beautiful work.
Thank you!
by Porter
February 29th, 2020, 12:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Odd colored Large Eyes Pit Viper
Replies: 5
Views: 1360

Re: Odd colored Large Eyes Pit Viper

But maybe I’m not understanding your video… And you were Referring to phases in vipers. Like perhaps it’s going through a brown phase, Like the green babies that eventually become blue as adults…?
by Porter
February 29th, 2020, 12:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Odd colored Large Eyes Pit Viper
Replies: 5
Views: 1360

Re: Odd colored Large Eyes Pit Viper

I watched your video today before work. Awesome brownie :beer: I love finding rarities like that. That’s my favorite aspect of the field Herping. I think you would call it an Aberrant or possibly a morph. Occasionally I come across red colored yellow bellied racers. I like to call them morphs, but I...
by Porter
February 28th, 2020, 5:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not my board line
Replies: 18
Views: 2355

Re: Not my board line

So like I suggested before… The most respectful thing you can do is to post a screenshot of the Google Earth board line. Remove the GPS. And ask permission to go there. Only a person who knows the board line will know where it is. So you ask them to tell you where it is by giving you the latitude an...
by Porter
February 28th, 2020, 5:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not my board line
Replies: 18
Views: 2355

Re: Not my board line

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by Porter
February 27th, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not my board line
Replies: 18
Views: 2355

Re: Not my board line

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by Porter
February 27th, 2020, 6:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not my board line
Replies: 18
Views: 2355

Re: Not my board line

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by Porter
February 27th, 2020, 5:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not my board line
Replies: 18
Views: 2355

Re: Not my board line

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by Porter
February 27th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not my board line
Replies: 18
Views: 2355

Re: Not my board line

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by Porter
February 27th, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not my board line
Replies: 18
Views: 2355

Re: Not my board line

There’s only one true 100% morally correct ethical method of field Herping… In situ photography. Otherwise you’re all bad guys :lol: :lol: :lol:

…And road cruising. That takes it even a step farther because you’re Saving an animal’s life in the process
by Porter
February 27th, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not my board line
Replies: 18
Views: 2355

Re: Not my board line

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by Porter
February 27th, 2020, 3:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 32
Views: 4053

Re: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field

Thanks Chris :) I showed my friend the picture right after I took it and we were Trippin on how cool the clouds look. The tree branches on the left seem to mirror the cloud shapes. So, I incorporated that best the I could. The scattered broken light. Right place at the right time
by Porter
February 27th, 2020, 3:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not my board line
Replies: 18
Views: 2355

Re: Not my board line

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by Porter
February 27th, 2020, 2:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not my board line
Replies: 18
Views: 2355

Re: Not my board line

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by Porter
February 26th, 2020, 9:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 32
Views: 4053

Re: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field

Unfortunately YouTube has blocked my awesome usage of Kimbra's, The Build Up... :cry: I was however able to upload it into Flickr. Flickr has a 3 minute limit to video uploads. So I had to devide it into 2 parts. Pretty bummed, but at least I can share the beautiful artistic footage of this native ...
by Porter
February 22nd, 2020, 9:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not my board line
Replies: 18
Views: 2355

Re: Not my board line

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by Porter
February 20th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not my board line
Replies: 18
Views: 2355

Re: Not my board line

If you’re truly worried about disrespecting this person’s board line. I have the coolest suggestion in the world… Screen shoot the board line and post it to this thread. (Removing the Lat and long) and ask the person to PM you. They may just join up with you for the day :beer:
by Porter
February 20th, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not my board line
Replies: 18
Views: 2355

Re: Not my board line

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by Porter
February 17th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 32
Views: 4053

Re: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49548387663_597a670845_z.jpg IMG_0208 by The Singing Frog , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49548387823_29c3357c94_z.jpg IMG_0200 by The Singing Frog , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49548918556_2ce3892a31_z.jpg IMG_0181 by The Singin...
by Porter
February 16th, 2020, 1:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 32
Views: 4053

Re: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field

Ok, so I received some complements and encouragement on the mattress video by another videographer tonight :beer: Also, wanted to say something.… I got a little touch of the anxiety over the preface last couple days. Worried it would be taken out of context. I just want people to know that I’m not t...
by Porter
February 14th, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 32
Views: 4053

The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field

PREFACE: I’m not gonna lie… This is going to be The most unentertaining thing you’ve ever seen. You’re better off watching your computer screensaver and starting an update ...Or charging your phone and staring at it until it's done. You’ll be left with the feeling of, “why did I waste the last 3 mi...
by Porter
February 14th, 2020, 6:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine
Replies: 9
Views: 2413

Re: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine

Copy and paste did from Owens post : Also Porter, to respond to you question on airpockets, Gigas have been documented overwintering in air pockets. Seems like lots of burrows get flooded and snakes of all species come out and float to higher ground during major flood events, but a number of years ...
by Porter
February 13th, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Big Gartersnake Post
Replies: 7
Views: 2424

Re: The Big Gartersnake Post

Also Porter, to respond to you question on airpockets, Gigas have been documented overwintering in air pockets. Seems like lots of burrows get flooded and snakes of all species come out and float to higher ground during major flood events, but a number of years back a telemtry tracked snake stayed ...
by Porter
February 13th, 2020, 7:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine
Replies: 9
Views: 2413

Re: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine

Then, to test to see if the snake actually is utilizing the bubble. Stick one of those giant garter snake tracking devices on a individual within the habitat. There may already be documented records of a snake surviving under a flood out there, who knows. Talk to your colleagues. They just didn’t pu...