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by Porter
February 27th, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not my board line
Replies: 10
Views: 750

Re: Not my board line

So the main point about the trotline and crawdad trap is… If you’re going to set down a board in hopes to catch a snake from under it, essentially it’s a trap. And then when you set a trap to catch an animal, we normally call that hunting. So, you have to ask yourself how do ethics tie into hunting?...
by Porter
February 27th, 2020, 3:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 5
Views: 760

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

Thanks Chris :) I showed my friend the picture after I took it and we were Trippin on how cool the clouds look. I like How the shapes in the clouds mirror the shape of the tree branches on the left. The scattered broken light is pretty awesome too. Right place at the right time
by Porter
February 27th, 2020, 3:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not my board line
Replies: 10
Views: 750

Re: Not my board line

Oh yeah and if anyone didn’t get the Nick Nolte reference you need to be watching the Mandalorian ... what the heck. Or you could just reference the nick Nolte to not understanding what the hell I’m saying because of auto correct :lol: and for that I’m not going to correct that last paragraph above ...
by Porter
February 27th, 2020, 2:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not my board line
Replies: 10
Views: 750

Re: Not my board line

You should post what you find to the thread! If it were my board line, Id want to see what was found there… Think of it like a crawdad trap or a trotline... If you come across one out in the middle of nowhere, it’s probably OK to check it. But if there’s fish on the hook or dad’s in the trap, it wou...
by Porter
February 26th, 2020, 9:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 5
Views: 760

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

Screenshot (37).png Well, tragedy fell upon the Mattress this past weekend... We received our first worldwide youtubean blockage for our attempts to use Kimbra's song, The Build Up for the next vid-story release :cry: We our devastated... Choosing the right track is never easy or taken lightly. I s...
by Porter
February 22nd, 2020, 9:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not my board line
Replies: 10
Views: 750

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: 10
Views: 750

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: 10
Views: 750

Re: Not my board line

You know what they say… One man’s trash is another man’s trash I was going to lay down the law with a 13 point subparagraph underlining user manual Rule-of-dr- Herp-thumb... But instead I’ll just share this... In Northern California, it’s been way too early to be going out. However in my first coupl...
by Porter
February 17th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 5
Views: 760

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

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by Porter
February 16th, 2020, 1:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 5
Views: 760

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: 5
Views: 760

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: 1295

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: 6
Views: 891

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: 1295

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...
by Porter
February 13th, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine
Replies: 9
Views: 1295

Re: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine

So, if they know how many number of breaths a mouse can take per square inch of oxygen. Then you put a mouse and a snack at the same temperature and calculate how many less breaths of air the snake takes in comparison to the mouse. Neither animal needs to be submerged beneath the water. The only thi...
by Porter
February 13th, 2020, 3:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine
Replies: 9
Views: 1295

Re: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine

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by Porter
February 13th, 2020, 3:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine
Replies: 9
Views: 1295

Re: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine

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by Porter
February 13th, 2020, 3:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine
Replies: 9
Views: 1295

Re: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine

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by Porter
February 12th, 2020, 9:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine
Replies: 9
Views: 1295

Re: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine

K, after getting a full nights sleep. And thinking more clearly, I want to state That I highly am against putting any snake or mouse in such a traumatizing and terrifying situation as I suggested yesterday :lol: :crazyeyes: That I highly am against putting any snake or mouse in such a traumatizing a...
by Porter
February 12th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: (almost) All the Garter Snakes on the West Coast
Replies: 10
Views: 906

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

-Also, I think Johnathan found that spot before contacting me...if I remember correctly. He just messaged me cause he knew it was my stomping grounds ;) :)
by Porter
February 12th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: (almost) All the Garter Snakes on the West Coast
Replies: 10
Views: 906

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

Yeah, I thought about including more stories but it was already too long. The Willamette Valley morph came due to a huge assist from my wife and my dad, the gigas was from your help, the vagrans was a totally random story where I found a random picture on the internet that eventually led me to a fi...
by Porter
February 12th, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine
Replies: 9
Views: 1295

Re: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine

Here's something to add to this. I had a conversation yesterday with someone (they asked to not be revealed due to separate personal reasons of a different issue with the forum) about this and wanted to share in case anyone out there has constructed a Ant-farm-terrarium like the one described... Or ...
by Porter
February 10th, 2020, 1:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Big Gartersnake Post
Replies: 6
Views: 891

Re: The Big Gartersnake Post

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by Porter
February 10th, 2020, 1:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Big Gartersnake Post
Replies: 6
Views: 891

Re: The Big Gartersnake Post

Those are some BIG gartersnakes :beer: I don't usually take measurements, which I regret... but I can share a few photos of some individuals I'm sure were over 3 feet. Mostly gigas, which I can't measure anyway. But I know they are somewhere between 3 and 4 ft. Closer to 3 feet for the gigas. Larges...
by Porter
February 9th, 2020, 10:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [VIDEO] Florida Python Trip
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: [VIDEO] Florida Python Trip

Thank you Porter! Hah that ass-biting softshell turtle cracked me up too. I was in the right place at the right time with a 35-100mm zoom lens and a circular polarizing filter to cut reflections on the water surface. I also encountered a lot of wary turtles that wouldn't let me get anywhere near th...
by Porter
February 8th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [VIDEO] Florida Python Trip
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: [VIDEO] Florida Python Trip

Cool video and Awesome trip! You guys “lived it” out there ;) :) All the footage looks great and cool graphics. I really liked seeing the snapping turtle in the beginning, all the gator and fish in situs, The basking iguana in situ (wow, What artistically perfect well balanced interweaving of colors...
by Porter
January 31st, 2020, 3:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northern Rubber Boa Elevations
Replies: 5
Views: 1221

Re: Northern Rubber Boa Elevations

Found my lifer on the western Sierra side at 3650 back either in the summer of 1990 or 91. I returned to the same area at least 10 to 15 times over the last 10 years and never saw another... there are still Zonata in Placerville, so I would assume it’s possible to find one there. Also they can be fo...
by Porter
January 23rd, 2020, 6:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: (almost) All the Garter Snakes on the West Coast
Replies: 10
Views: 906

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

Nice collection of Morphage :beer: I think I read your other more extensive post from this earlier this year… Not sure now. I think I was going to comment but I got caught up with something. Read the story about the Willamette Valley morph. Cool stuff! I Remember i liked the story behind that. those...
by Porter
January 23rd, 2020, 5:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake Trying to Eat a Rodent
Replies: 3
Views: 539

Re: Rattlesnake Trying to Eat a Rodent

I remember seeing this earlier this year and commenting on it… :beer: Excellent footage! It really looks like that meat bee is taking some bites of the snake there... Makes me wonder if that’s accidental or if the bee’s trying to get the snake to free up a meal for the kids...
by Porter
January 23rd, 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes found on vacation in Vietnam II!
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Re: Snakes found on vacation in Vietnam II!

Also your intros reminded me… I got to get my salamander icon Thing going on this year lol
(Cool intro logo :beer: )
by Porter
January 23rd, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes found on vacation in Vietnam II!
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Re: Snakes found on vacation in Vietnam II!

Cool videos :thumb: I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything from Vietnam before. I like your style of footage and the in situ favored aspect. Back when I saw the first part to this, I watched some other vids on your channel... liked the footage of you walking a creek at night and filming some salamand...
by Porter
January 23rd, 2020, 2:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My scariest experience while herping caught on video
Replies: 18
Views: 1488

Re: My scariest experience while herping caught on video

Ahhhh... Gotcha. Yeah I was thinking more literal, like John Doe from se7en complex Lol ...wasn’t familiar with the mental disorder. ...Annnnd, Just because I know how reading text through social media’s and lack of tone goes with influencing and misguiding the imagination of some readers minds... I...
by Porter
January 20th, 2020, 10:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My scariest experience while herping caught on video
Replies: 18
Views: 1488

Re: My scariest experience while herping caught on video

I believe this person suffers from the God complex—a psychological fantasy when someone perceives themselves as superior in every way to everyone else, and social rules don't apply to them. That in itself isn't terrible unless it is mixed with violent tendencies. When that happens, things get prett...
by Porter
January 19th, 2020, 6:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My scariest experience while herping caught on video
Replies: 18
Views: 1488

Re: My scariest experience while herping caught on video

I was taking the video. The guy in the photo in the crime file was the dude wearing camo that was stalking me up the trail. He posted the selfie of himself holding a snake at a nature preserve. Not sure why he was so angry or why he took his aggressions out on the snake but I was seriously concerne...
by Porter
January 18th, 2020, 10:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My scariest experience while herping caught on video
Replies: 18
Views: 1488

Re: My scariest experience while herping caught on video

OK wow… You’re the kid. :lol: :lol: :lol: Holy mind duck Batman. :crazyeyes: . So you put your own photo on the file… I guess that’s like a missing kids report you’re trying to add at the beginning there. I thought it was a criminal wanted poster lol..... That the guy throwing the snake off the hill...
by Porter
January 18th, 2020, 10:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My scariest experience while herping caught on video
Replies: 18
Views: 1488

Re: My scariest experience while herping caught on video

Wait wait wait wait… OK I’m completely freaking confused :lol: Are you the kid talking in the video or the older guy talking in the video?

Because I’m imagining some older sophisticated Herper guy videoing this snake and some punk kid coming up and bullying him… Are you the kid in the This video?!
by Porter
January 18th, 2020, 10:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My scariest experience while herping caught on video
Replies: 18
Views: 1488

Re: My scariest experience while herping caught on video

OK, I got a second look at this video now… So this is the guy in the profile picture on the wanted file. How did you get a picture of him? He posed for a selfie and then chucked it over the side of a mountain? That’s weird… I’ve had some pretty strange encounters and situations. I bought my dad a co...
by Porter
January 18th, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My scariest experience while herping caught on video
Replies: 18
Views: 1488

Re: My scariest experience while herping caught on video

He would’ve gotten a lot more than a mouthful for me… Maybe a mouthful a fist. There’s no way I could sit there and watch some guy grab an animal and kill it right in front of me. No way. There’s only two things that have ever forced me to initiate a fight in my life… Abuse towards women (or family)...
by Porter
January 16th, 2020, 6:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Wisconsin 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 654

Re: Herping Wisconsin 2019

Snapping turtle... cool photo :thumb: I like the sticks and muck attached. definitely an artistic display piece. I like the whole concept of a chunk of muddy muck being a hidden living creature... I like a lot of the perspective points in this and the insit bullfrong with the "A" in the sticks. Im a...
by Porter
January 6th, 2020, 9:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona herps & stuff
Replies: 6
Views: 1060

Re: Arizona herps & stuff

Nice photos :thumb: I like that shot of the tree frog with the red arrow pointing to it. There’s an illusion happening there because of the size of the rocks that makes it look like the size of a chuck. Also the belly shot of the rattlesnake. You don’t get to see stuff like that often (bellies of sn...
by Porter
January 6th, 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Giant Encounter - Battle for the Delta
Replies: 9
Views: 1922

Re: A Giant Encounter - Battle for the Delta

:lol: :thumb: yep :) There’s a couple scenes actually. I think he goes into the water, swim & a climb out in one of them… (could’ve been a Different jumper) But that 3:21 is Definitely the most unnoticeable one :beer: it’s a trip because it looks like the frog is actually pointing at it Lol At one p...
by Porter
January 5th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine
Replies: 9
Views: 1295

Re: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine

Questions: 1. Are burrows more common in habitats where there is clay in the soil? Is it present on the roofs of these rooms? 2. Are large rocks and solid chunks of wood commonly attached to rodent Burrows? How long can that hold a bubble? 3. Can a replica ant farm type scenario be made? 4. Rates in...
by Porter
January 5th, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine
Replies: 9
Views: 1295

We All Live In a Yellow Submarine

OK, so just to give a brief description of what this video is about... last year I was out herping with my friend who happens to have a huge interest in the unseen world. One of those things being rodent burrows. He was fascinated and curious with what goes on under ground with snakes to the point t...
by Porter
January 1st, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: UPDATED - A Dream of 2019 - A sleepy memoir of a year in field herping
Replies: 5
Views: 1533

Re: A Dream of 2019 - A sleepy memoir of a year in field herping

OK, I finished the second half… Right as I was completing it and had one minute of footage left to edit, my Iphone glitched or something, and it auto edited every film clip & music clip to the same length. Along with same duration of transitions… Which pretty much means the whole project was ruined ...
by Porter
December 25th, 2019, 12:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: UPDATED - A Dream of 2019 - A sleepy memoir of a year in field herping
Replies: 5
Views: 1533

Re: A Dream of 2019 - A sleepy memoir of a year in field herping

I absolutely loved this. The herps, the habitat, the unique take on some of my favorite music. Wow! Well Done, FH Thank you very much! I’m glad you liked it and enjoy those aspects of it. I hoped it would project an emotional experience, Understanding, and portrayal of the animals and the hobby. So...
by Porter
December 24th, 2019, 10:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: UPDATED - A Dream of 2019 - A sleepy memoir of a year in field herping
Replies: 5
Views: 1533

Re: A Dream of 2019 - A sleepy memoir of a year in field herping

I enjoyed this quite a lot...including the soundtrack. It surprises me how many boards have multiple snakes beneath them. It is usually pointless to flip boards in Arizona - or at least I never have luck. I like especially the baby rubber boas. And "Love is what I got" with a biting gopher snake. I...
by Porter
December 24th, 2019, 5:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Giant Encounter - Battle for the Delta
Replies: 9
Views: 1922

Re: A Giant Encounter - Battle for the Delta

I love this video and how there is so much going on in such a short time. I even like the interruptions of the cars driving over the bridge and your excited herp-nerdiness nearly getting you hit by one. :lol: It puzzles me how sometimes we can go days without a good find and then suddenly the sky o...
by Porter
December 24th, 2019, 5:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sky Islands first post
Replies: 6
Views: 1528

Re: Sky Islands first post

Not as cool a giant garter snake maoing down a non-native bullfrog :thumb: but a good sight to behold nonetheless. Thank you! As a birder on a herp forum, I try not to show too many birds, but those vultures were too cool. Goose It’s only cool in California ;) we have a birding section down at the ...
by Porter
December 21st, 2019, 3:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bite to the face
Replies: 4
Views: 11508

Re: Bite to the face

:lol: Cool footage :thumb: