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by Porter
December 6th, 2021, 9:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The ADD YOUR photos to this photo-post POST 📷
Replies: 19
Views: 820

Re: The ADD YOUR photos to this photo-post POST 📷

Here are a couple more shots and close-ups of the two presumed to be Hybrigades (by myself, and only myself) :mrgreen: The black coloration extends down from the eye on both snakes. This is difficult to see because of the glare casted down from the sky. The same glare that is affecting the head scal...
by Porter
December 5th, 2021, 5:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The ADD YOUR photos to this photo-post POST 📷
Replies: 19
Views: 820

Re: The ADD YOUR photos to this photo-post POST 📷

So, I was wondering what should be the next installment for this weekend... and JWO's post of the Washington snakes and krismunk's white lite-blueish assume-toned thamnophis-ish Vipera seoanei insitu, led me here: A few years ago, my employer needed someone to cover a weeklong shift for another driv...
by Porter
December 3rd, 2021, 10:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NW Oregon Banana Belt
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: NW Oregon Banana Belt

Sounds tempting… 🤔 I can say this for the Northern Central Valley: We’ve been getting a lot of dense fog lately. So thick I could barely see a couple cars ahead of me while driving at work. It’s like that tonight. The ground is sopping wet from it. However, I think I may be done with videos for the ...
by Porter
December 3rd, 2021, 4:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The ADD YOUR photos to this photo-post POST 📷
Replies: 19
Views: 820

Re: The ADD YOUR photos to this photo-post POST 📷

I was sure that was Thamnophis… :lol:

What the hell is that… A new England cottonmouth? 🧐 …or a Scottish water moccasin?
by Porter
November 29th, 2021, 10:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping In An Indian Mangrove Forest (pic heavy)
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: Herping In An Indian Mangrove Forest (pic heavy)

Kelly’s right, those shots of the Viper are rad :thumb: I also really like the Chamaeleon photography
by Porter
November 29th, 2021, 12:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The ADD YOUR photos to this photo-post POST 📷
Replies: 19
Views: 820

Re: The ADD YOUR photos to this photo-post POST 📷

I've got two "Radioactive" :crazyeyes: Northern Pacific Rattlesnakes from the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Benton County, Washington State. Nice :thumb: You should stick those things under a blacklight and see if they glow :lol: That sucks about the rattlers. It’s the same out here in Roseville. ...
by Porter
November 29th, 2021, 2:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The ADD YOUR photos to this photo-post POST 📷
Replies: 19
Views: 820

Re: The ADD YOUR photos to this photo-post POST 📷

Ok, I was gonna wait awhile for this one... but, now seems to be the appropriate time 💁🏻‍♂️ This was my first time seeing a California Mountain Kingsnake. The infamous, zonata ... Two of four or five individuals found that day. Souly by the efforts of Mr. Chad M Lane. I can say with certainty that t...
by Porter
November 28th, 2021, 4:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Snake in the Monkey Cup – A Greenhorn Naturalist in Borneo
Replies: 6
Views: 2230

Re: The Snake in the Monkey Cup – A Greenhorn Naturalist in Borneo

Hans Breuer (twoton) wrote:
November 27th, 2021, 6:42 pm
Very good question - let me ask!
Cool :thumb: I have 0 - No time to read these days. I would have to listen to it while driving at work.
by Porter
November 28th, 2021, 4:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The ADD YOUR photos to this photo-post POST 📷
Replies: 19
Views: 820

Re: The ADD YOUR photos to this photo-post POST 📷

Jeff wrote:
November 27th, 2021, 3:40 pm
On the springtime in California theme...
A Northern Pacific Rattlesnake in the Diablo Range in the late 1980s.
That's a vintage classic right there, Jeff :thumb: What's the story behind that one..?
by Porter
November 28th, 2021, 4:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The ADD YOUR photos to this photo-post POST 📷
Replies: 19
Views: 820

Re: The ADD YOUR photos to this photo-post POST 📷

Here is a juvenile Northern Desert Nightsnake. This is the first confirmed one I have found in Washington State after looking for almost twenty years. I think I might have found a different one two years ago but i wasn't able to confirm before it slipped away. Found in Benton County, Washington Sta...
by Porter
November 27th, 2021, 9:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Snake in the Monkey Cup – A Greenhorn Naturalist in Borneo
Replies: 6
Views: 2230

Re: The Snake in the Monkey Cup – A Greenhorn Naturalist in Borneo

Hans, is this going to be available in audiobook format?
by Porter
November 27th, 2021, 9:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The ADD YOUR photos to this photo-post POST 📷
Replies: 19
Views: 820

Re: The ADD YOUR photos to this photo-post POST 📷

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50941819013_62ac133029_c.jpg FotoJet - 2021-02-14T052017.887 by The Singing Frog , on Flickr I started this webpage up in 2010. It was somewhere towards the end of 2009, that I starting getting into the photography aspect of field herping. I had seen Calherps for...
by Porter
November 27th, 2021, 8:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The ADD YOUR photos to this photo-post POST 📷
Replies: 19
Views: 820

Re: The ADD YOUR photos to this photo-post POST 📷

These shots are from one of Dave's Yolo County surveys. This was my first time participating with a group of herpers. We all met up in the morning and Dave asked us to form a circle to introduce ourselves to the group. Each person stated their name and a gave little bit about themselves: field of st...
by Porter
November 22nd, 2021, 4:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The ADD YOUR photos to this photo-post POST 📷
Replies: 19
Views: 820

Re: The ADD YOUR photos to this photo-post POST 📷

One last rule ☝ ... (the most important thing, of course I forget :roll: ) And then, I'm done and I'll leave this alone for a while. No Jelly ... No one is allowed to used the word, "Jelly." Not unless it's attached to a fish, a sandwich, or a friggin pastry 🤨👉 If I hear that dumb fruggin word like ...
by Porter
November 21st, 2021, 3:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The ADD YOUR photos to this photo-post POST 📷
Replies: 19
Views: 820

Re: The ADD YOUR photos to this photo-post POST 📷

I forgot to add my story...!! :lol: Ok, so... When I was like 11-12 years old. My Dad lived downtown and I used to visit every other weekend. He kept a few terrariums at his apartment for me and one of them, at one time, housed a few Alligator Lizards ( Elgaria multicarinata multicarinata ). So, I g...
by Porter
November 21st, 2021, 11:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The ADD YOUR photos to this photo-post POST 📷
Replies: 19
Views: 820

The ADD YOUR photos to this photo-post POST 📷

It was just the other day, I was chatting in PM's with Mr. Richard F Hoyer... (wait-a-minute 🤔 that was Yesterday) ...and I wrote to him something like: "...I liked when people would collaborate on a subject together on one post. Now it seems like you’re lucky if one person post's photography, and i...
by Porter
November 21st, 2021, 10:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Road and Surrounding Area October 2-8.
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: Snake Road and Surrounding Area October 2-8.

Awesome post! I was gonna head out there for a video series this past fall, after I missed out on the great AZ opportunity. I still wasn't in a good enough financial place to make the trip. It left me wondering what it would've been like :mrgreen: :thumb: The greyish tones on that copperhead look co...
by Porter
November 21st, 2021, 10:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping In An Indian Mangrove Forest (pic heavy)
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: Herping In An Indian Mangrove Forest (pic heavy)

I've been trying to think of a joke about that cow with a hoof on his back... For a whole hour, BACK...get it? Maybe I'll get back to this in an hour, BACK get it...!? It could take a few days... a few months... maybe just an HOUR BACK... Get It...?! I'll call ya back in an hour... BACK... get it? I...
by Porter
November 18th, 2021, 6:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herping has begun for our Amphibious Little Friends
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: Field Herping has begun for our Amphibious Little Friends

Porter, I concur. But I would also believe that in Calif., especially southern California and along the California coast, the season for encountering reptiles also continues. Here in northwestern Oregon, on Nov. 14th, which was totally overcast and 64 degrees, at one site I came across one juvenile...
by Porter
November 18th, 2021, 5:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herping has begun for our Amphibious Little Friends
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: Field Herping has begun for our Amphibious Little Friends

That’s awesome! :thumb: I keep hearing stories about people finding snakes in the rain, we’re just having a hell of a time trying to find the damn rain..! ☔️🤷🏻‍♂️ Normally, this time of year is comfortable moist conditions. Despite the lack of moisture, we’re doing pretty good. So far we got one blo...
by Porter
November 17th, 2021, 4:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 59
Views: 34730

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

🛸 👽 4am 11/17/2021 Nevada A vertical chemtrail leading straight down to the top of a church… True story ⛪️ Field a herping has begun for are amphibious little friends… https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51687072460_9aeb4c1cfd_z.jpg Untitled by The Singing Frog , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr...
by Porter
November 10th, 2021, 1:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake headscale diagram request?
Replies: 23
Views: 1042

Re: Snake headscale diagram request?

What’s that old saying… You can lead a mule To a jackass but you can’t make it an eastern milksnake..?

😳🤭
by Porter
November 10th, 2021, 12:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake headscale diagram request?
Replies: 23
Views: 1042

Re: Snake headscale diagram request?

More Supporting Evidence…
Is it all starting to make sense yet…? :lol:

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by Porter
November 9th, 2021, 12:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake headscale diagram request?
Replies: 23
Views: 1042

Re: Snake headscale diagram request?

Sorry it took me a few years to get back with a response to this… Things have been busy. But I suppose that’s the beauty of time travel 💁🏻‍♂️ 🧭 What are the green circles drawn on the snake photos supposed to show/mean? I have looked a couple times pretty close and have been around a lifetime full o...
by Porter
November 8th, 2021, 4:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake headscale diagram request?
Replies: 23
Views: 1042

Re: Snake headscale diagram request?

Ok, gotta go… 👋 This post is here for other citizen scientist to take over. If you think this seems complicated, try negotiating the survival of the earth & human race with an inter-dimensional octopus 🤦🏻‍♂️✌🏻

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by Porter
November 8th, 2021, 2:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake headscale diagram request?
Replies: 23
Views: 1042

Re: Snake headscale diagram request?

I'm not gonna copy/paste everything I wrote over there, but I will add the Ensatina hybrid stuff to this post for it's relevance in nature: Ok... So, I have a story. Once upon a time, back around 2011. A series of Sierra Nevada Ensatina variations were posted to the forum from a secluded unknown pop...
by Porter
November 8th, 2021, 2:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake headscale diagram request?
Replies: 23
Views: 1042

Re: Snake headscale diagram request?

It would seem important to include in this pursuit research into pie balding and perhaps other pigmentation anomaly as it is a strong item of contention in the snake shown. What snake shown... The King x Gopher? You must be referring to the snake (that is not pibald, but lacking pigment) from Chad'...
by Porter
November 7th, 2021, 10:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tips for finding Salamanders in AR
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Tips for finding Salamanders in AR

To find a salamander… You must think like a salamander🤨👉
by Porter
November 6th, 2021, 5:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake headscale diagram request?
Replies: 23
Views: 1042

Re: Snake headscale diagram request?

by Porter
November 6th, 2021, 5:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake headscale diagram request?
Replies: 23
Views: 1042

Re: Snake headscale diagram request?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1wL4PMc4Vo So, try to follow me on this... black of hair would represent the dominant DNA coding for a normal looking kingsnake ...OR... the dominant DNA coding for a normal looking gopher snake. blonde of hair would represent the ONE recessive child of either two k...
by Porter
November 6th, 2021, 5:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake headscale diagram request?
Replies: 23
Views: 1042

Re: Snake headscale diagram request?

I don’t have time to read Jeff’s paper… Nor do I have time to draw a diagrams…But after sitting here gathering my thoughts on the subject for a good five minutes, something occurred to me: The Hinds gopher snake x Kingsnake hybrid did not come from a parent gopher snake and parent kingsnake. Neither...
by Porter
October 31st, 2021, 8:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Box Spring
Replies: 17
Views: 5530

Re: The Box Spring

If these videos visually suck... you need to click the little gear ⚙️ icon at the bottom before playing and select a high quality of playback 🤨👉 Also, playing the video within the FHF comment box is highly recommended. The videos are made for the forum and the forum only. The night blends into the b...
by Porter
October 31st, 2021, 7:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Box Spring
Replies: 17
Views: 5530

Re: The Box Spring

Hungry Herps emerge from their underground tombs & wander the Earth's surface: 🎃 Happy Holloween 🎃 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1WlsAz3rwE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmrwQasc04Q Songs: Kashmir - Midtown Stories (Led Zeppelin) Kasmir - Rockabye Baby! (Led Zeppelin) Eye of the Tiger - Van Lar...
by Porter
October 31st, 2021, 7:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Box Spring
Replies: 17
Views: 5530

Re: The Box Spring

Porter, I think you have a true love of nature and herps, and other animals too and that it comes through so vibrantly through your skills. The music, both yours, and your concept choices. You could encourage people, especially kids and young people, with your gifts in a channel they arent being en...
by Porter
October 28th, 2021, 5:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick day trip to the desert
Replies: 11
Views: 574

Re: Quick day trip to the desert

Thanks! I think I have an allotted 3 shovelnoses per year. Last year I had 3 of the Colorado desert ones and no Mojave, this year I had 3 Mojaves and no Colorado desert ones (and not for lack of trying on the latter!). I guess I need to use one of those up on Tucson shovelnose next year. Nice 👍🏻 No...
by Porter
October 28th, 2021, 5:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 45
Views: 1700

Re: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.

Cole Grover wrote:
October 28th, 2021, 11:44 am
I LOVE this post. The "hybrid milk" thing has me befuddled, though, as there's no way any of the animals posted even resemble a hybrid. 100% lactose.
That’s a bold statement sir 🤨 I want a full list of ingredients after making such a claim 🤨👉
by Porter
October 26th, 2021, 5:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick day trip to the desert
Replies: 11
Views: 574

Re: Quick day trip to the desert

I love that. If I was the leader of a desert guardian motorcycle club that made cars go around snakes on the roads, and moved them into the scrub and things like that, that would be the patch on our backs. I almost got in a fight with a motorcycle gang this year :lol: I got back from road cruising,...
by Porter
October 19th, 2021, 2:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake headscale diagram request?
Replies: 23
Views: 1042

Re: Snake headscale diagram request?

And I’m not so much worried about the Wright’s feelings Getting hurt as much as I am aware of the false judgment the Gen Y’s seem to always be accusing me of… :lol: I don’t know Y, but they always treat me like I should be X-ed out 💁🏻‍♂️

Ok, I feel better now that we cleared that up 🤗 🌸
by Porter
October 18th, 2021, 8:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake headscale diagram request?
Replies: 23
Views: 1042

Re: Snake headscale diagram request?

🤦🏻‍♂️ Geez Louise! 😳 Am I having an acid flashback or Were those drawings done from preserved Deteriorated jar specimens..?? It’s just as I feared… Our greatest fears have come true. I’m going to have to draw my own damn diagrams 😑 Thank you for posting that Jeff! :beer: i’ll check out that link wh...
by Porter
October 18th, 2021, 5:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake headscale diagram request?
Replies: 23
Views: 1042

Re: Snake headscale diagram request?

Porter A sample from Wright and Wright -- F2855526-464A-4D9E-81AE-E2602CB41015.jpeg Here is a link to a paper on Lampropeltini phylogeny: https://sierraherps.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Pyron_Burbrink_2009a.pdf Jeff 🤦🏻‍♂️ Geez Louise! 😳 Am I having an acid flashback or Were those drawings done f...
by Porter
October 17th, 2021, 1:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake headscale diagram request?
Replies: 23
Views: 1042

Re: Snake headscale diagram request?

Is there an evolutionary tree of Colubrids somewhere..? Has it already been established that ALL Milksnake are hybrids? This is the best I could find when I googled, "snake tree of evolution." I'd like to see a tree that includes the genera I mentioned, if there is one... Even one that included gart...
by Porter
October 17th, 2021, 1:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake headscale diagram request?
Replies: 23
Views: 1042

Re: Snake headscale diagram request?

I just took a look at the old Stebbins guide. Here is the picture that Mr. Hoyer was referring to. Also, I couldn’t help but notice this interesting similarity between the snouts of a milk snake and longnose… 06CCDFA7-C28B-4B77-865C-E9EBDDEECBC1.jpeg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51599432247_e...
by Porter
October 16th, 2021, 8:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake headscale diagram request?
Replies: 23
Views: 1042

Re: Snake headscale diagram request?

Porter Exact, proportional drawings of head scales of all U.S. snake genera plus many species in each are in the introduction to Wright & Wright (1957) Handbook of Snakes of the United States and Canada. https://www.amazon.com/Handbook-Snakes-United-States-Canada/dp/0801482143/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&k...
by Porter
October 15th, 2021, 1:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake headscale diagram request?
Replies: 23
Views: 1042

Re: Snake headscale diagram request?

Also… Are there any normal looking Ball Pythons produced in ratio of a hybrid love conection...? Does anyone have an answer to this question? When breeding a hybrid to a normal looking parent genus in captivity, do any of the children come out looking “normal” like one of the original “normal” paren...
by Porter
October 15th, 2021, 1:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake headscale diagram request?
Replies: 23
Views: 1042

Re: Snake headscale diagram request?

So, let me explain where I’m trying to go with this… I made this comment on Chad’s milk snake post in regards to one of his locales of awesome looking milks, Possibly being a result of hybridization: Now, let’s say the first time a longnose Snake mated a milk was 1800. Even though, and intelligent m...
by Porter
October 14th, 2021, 11:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake headscale diagram request?
Replies: 23
Views: 1042

Re: Snake headscale diagram request?

Thanks for the reminder, Richard! :thumb: I do have a copy of that field guide. I’ll have to dig it up and take a look at it.. If I remember correctly, there’s just one diagram that is there to display the names of the scales…? And it looks something like this, that I just found from Googling, “Steb...
by Porter
October 14th, 2021, 10:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Folsom CA Tarantula inquiry
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: Folsom CA Tarantula inquiry

Ahhh, The Man in Black:thumb: I did it. Thanks Jeff! I’m going to take a look at this when I get a chance :beer:
by Porter
October 13th, 2021, 9:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake headscale diagram request?
Replies: 23
Views: 1042

Snake headscale diagram request?

I’ve got an odd request…Well, maybe it’s not that odd. However, maybe I’m odd for asking 🤷🏻‍♂️ Where can I find a complete diagram, top View, bottom View, sideview of the species: California glossy snake California kingsnake California Mountain kingsnake Pacific gopher snake Longnose Snake Milk snak...
by Porter
October 13th, 2021, 5:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Folsom CA Tarantula inquiry
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Folsom CA Tarantula inquiry

I heard recently that there was a new species or sub species of tarantula that was discovered existing somewhere near (within the foothills) Folsom prison. Not only is this awesome beyond belief, (and I’ve already got The Johnny Cash song picked out for the video I’m gonna make, if I ever get a car ...