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by Porter
September 23rd, 2021, 5:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 41
Views: 1100

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

Well there’s no reason for me to keep kicking a dead horse. And I’m sure Chad doesn’t mind Getting some extra attention to his post. But it is about milk snakes, and not hybrids. Lots of great variations here Chad :beer: I like the one from SW Illinois the best. My grandma was from there. That’s whe...
by Porter
September 22nd, 2021, 11:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 41
Views: 1100

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

Scott Waters wrote:
September 22nd, 2021, 5:41 pm
Porter….

The “hybrid gopher-king” spot is known by a lot of people. That spot has been herped heavily for over 40 years, probably longer. Not sure why anyone would say it’s a secret, it’s definitely not. That explains why you’re seeing herping activity.
🤦🏻‍♂️
by Porter
September 22nd, 2021, 10:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 41
Views: 1100

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

Misquoting to push a point doesn't prove a point...because half of what you're trying to reference (and only as a "here's a thought" rather than with viable evidence) is not what I wrote. Hybrids never happened here, the milks didn't colonize simply by moving from further south, and we're still at ...
by Porter
September 21st, 2021, 5:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 41
Views: 1100

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

Kelly Mc wrote:
September 21st, 2021, 5:00 pm
Chromatophore changes in amphibians make for added moot in 'pigmentation differences" being a credible litmus or correlating example.
🤔 Are you saying yay or nay to the Porter Theory?
by Porter
September 21st, 2021, 5:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 41
Views: 1100

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

So my post was quoted with a picture of known ball hybrids (and I'm familiar with most that have been made or attempted so far, part of several hybrid groups because the impact on pattern structure etc. intrigues me)...but glossed over the "intermixed" part that should be emphasized. Those hybrids ...
by Porter
September 21st, 2021, 2:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How to edit a post topic?
Replies: 10
Views: 141

Re: How to edit a post topic?

I’m flying home 👋 👽 good luck 🌍 🚀 Here's some hybrid gartersnakes: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50584738192_968b69782e_c.jpg Untitled by The Singing Frog , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50449586461_fe44dfe61f_c.jpg 0-gig-3-watermark_33398662291_o by The Singing Frog , on Flick...
by Porter
September 21st, 2021, 2:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How to edit a post topic?
Replies: 10
Views: 141

Re: How to edit a post topic?

So long story short… Old ass Rex is not about you. It’s not about old ass people. It’s not about Dick. It’s not about Jane. It’s not about somebody else I’m not gonna name. It’s not about a frog screaming at the sky to make it rain. It’s about I’m done with this form because I’m friggin going insane...
by Porter
September 21st, 2021, 2:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How to edit a post topic?
Replies: 10
Views: 141

Re: How to edit a post topic?

It’s a metaphor. That’s what influential Creative writers do. They write metaphors. This one is about chocolate coded medicine. But it’s not about chocolate coated medicine. It’s about music that has a positive influence without it being recognized by someone seeking to be a bad person by listening ...
by Porter
September 21st, 2021, 2:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How to edit a post topic?
Replies: 10
Views: 141

Re: How to edit a post topic?

And I like chocolate… And I don’t think chocolate is evil… And I never thought chocolate was evil… As a matter fact I got chocolate milk in the fridge right now LOL it’s just a powerful choice of words to get a message across. You’re just miss judging it because you can’t hear my voice
by Porter
September 21st, 2021, 1:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How to edit a post topic?
Replies: 10
Views: 141

Re: How to edit a post topic?

And I might as well just clear this up right now just in case people don’t get it… The dinosaur hand puppet does not mean I’m a psycho pathic lunatic with a split personality. Old ass Rex is the equivalent of Jim Henson‘s Kermit the frog. Old ass Rexis inspired by a movie called “stepbrothers “and i...
by Porter
September 21st, 2021, 1:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How to edit a post topic?
Replies: 10
Views: 141

Re: How to edit a post topic?

And the reason I was doing that is because it’s easier to type on a laptop without getting literature mistakes… But I need the iPhone to take the screenshots of the photos to place Betweeneach paragraph. And when you have multiple attachments to place those photos Between each paragraph, well let’s ...
by Porter
September 21st, 2021, 12:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How to edit a post topic?
Replies: 10
Views: 141

Re: How to edit a post topic?

Was this really necessary lol I thought we were friends and I thought I displayed that in the nature of my response. Whatever. Play around with this idea… Add multiple attachments, select the “place in line option “then imagine you got distracted by someone’s response and go back and try to edit tho...
by Porter
September 21st, 2021, 12:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 41
Views: 1100

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

This is a range map for Longnose snakes in California. Only where I’ve placed the little blue dot, can you find a longnose Snake Within that range, north of San Francisco. Not a single one of those snakes has been found within that range displayed. And there are quite a few study sites with active ...
by Porter
September 19th, 2021, 6:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Box Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 3909

Re: The Box Spring

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDKBQpOPkV8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeNYToA6L_o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8DkDUTGsGU Songs: Nirvana - Milk It Grimes - Rosa Trevor Jones, David Bowie - Opening Titles Including Underground David Bowie - As The World Falls Down Haley Reinhart - Creep (R...
by Porter
September 19th, 2021, 6:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Box Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 3909

Re: The Box Spring

Kelly Mc wrote:
September 7th, 2021, 5:41 am
Thats badass.

It makes me curious about the driver or co and why it was painted on there.

Great find and music choice.
Thanks. I believe they may be out of Arizona... 🤔
by Porter
September 19th, 2021, 6:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 41
Views: 1100

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

This is a range map for Longnose snakes in California. Only where I’ve placed the little blue dot, can you find a longnose Snake Within that range, north of San Francisco. Not a single one of those snakes has been found within that range displayed. And there are quite a few study sites with active ...
by Porter
September 19th, 2021, 9:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 41
Views: 1100

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

Jeez Louise Kelly… Can you wait one dang second for me to finish my post lol Now I can’t re-edit it and I have to add the rest of it here: 5EF3FEDF-A91D-46B8-BA72-A9B9D45A0FF4.jpeg FC3380BB-758D-4223-B274-21B818E3749F.jpeg I’m done for the day and I’m not gonna be riding anymore. Leave me alone lol ...
by Porter
September 19th, 2021, 7:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 41
Views: 1100

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

Beyond wishful thinking, there's no signals of hybridization here, and "lateral fading" in milks is definitely not automatically some old trait passed down from longnoses. Pics are shared fairly frequently from the region where I live of milks that have lighter sides than dorsal patterning (hell th...
by Porter
September 18th, 2021, 5:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 41
Views: 1100

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

Piebalding is a mutation in genes that causes melanin to be distributed weird. It isnt a sign of being hybridized as far as i know. I agree. One of the most commonly known snakes in the pet trade for its pie baldness, would have to be the ball python. And I wouldn’t suggest that those are hybrids. ...
by Porter
September 17th, 2021, 10:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 41
Views: 1100

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

😐 I see no reason to inject the notion that the snakes in my pics are hybrids or descendants of hybrids. What explanatory power does that notion bring to the table? Is it a matter of morphology? The weirdo gentilis with the speckles is just a variation. The other guy asked why the piebald was piebal...
by Porter
September 16th, 2021, 11:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 41
Views: 1100

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

Jeff wrote:
September 16th, 2021, 3:53 pm

Porter
Cal Kings/gopher hybrids? Did I miss a post on these, or, do you have photos?

Jeff
🤐
by Porter
September 16th, 2021, 2:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 41
Views: 1100

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

Oh have those individuals been tail-clipped and analyzed already? I was under the impression that longnose Were up for consideration to be put on a threatened list for Kansas at one time… maybe it was just some thing I miss read. Are you saying that there are no longnose upstream from where you foun...
by Porter
September 15th, 2021, 10:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 41
Views: 1100

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

OK so here’s my reasoning… It’s based mostly off of the other individuals found in W Kansas. I’m assuming they’re from the same locale, or close to it. They are the only milk snakes that have a lateral fade on the side of their bodies. Which is a trait of the longnose. Even the piebald individual ha...
by Porter
September 14th, 2021, 3:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 41
Views: 1100

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

🗺 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51475845717_f125a652f3_c.jpg Untitled by The Singing Frog , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51475845537_1ec7a9959a_c.jpg Untitled by The Singing Frog , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51476622036_52e45b4e5b_c.jpg Untitled by The Sing...
by Porter
September 14th, 2021, 2:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 41
Views: 1100

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

hcarlton wrote:
September 12th, 2021, 10:01 pm
Stuck staring at that one piebald(? not really the right term but not sure what fits) one from western Kansas; that has got to be the coolest milk I've ever seen a photo of, and I'm dying now to try and figure out what the genetics or environmental effects are behind making that.
Hybrid 🦏
by Porter
August 29th, 2021, 9:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Box Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 3909

Re: The Box Spring

Very few snakes are as elusive and hard to find as the infamous Mountain Kingsnake. I’ve rebuilt and set up rocks at famous spots, only to have other Herpers escort Arizona travelers to success there… I found DOR (dead on road) on my secret boa road, at the foot of a place I was searching for hours,...
by Porter
August 24th, 2021, 1:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: bio-fluorescent rattlesnake
Replies: 5
Views: 1209

Re: bio-fluorescent rattlesnake

Nick Hess Posted a black light (I think) shot of a species of salamander… I think it was a salamander, that was glowing beneath the blacklight. I told him he should try shining down on kingsnakes, because of the fluorescent coloring I’ve seen on a few individuals in the northern central valley area....
by Porter
August 15th, 2021, 3:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Box Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 3909

Re: The Box Spring

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by Porter
August 3rd, 2021, 3:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A very curious cottonmouth
Replies: 16
Views: 3911

Re: A very curious cottonmouth

I think the cottonmouth was momentarily percieving it as a branch mass or terra form as perhaps newly stirred out of a basky nap. It was a Nope on further inquiry of serpent I agree How refreshing the exchange of neurons between two on tranquil waters. Lol well said! My thoughts exactly. The tranqu...
by Porter
July 19th, 2021, 1:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Box Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 3909

Re: The Box Spring



Jurassic Theme - Alexandr Misko
Hahahrawrrahaha (Jeff Goldblum Laugh Remix) - FLIPSHOT /R-Bee Media
by Porter
July 8th, 2021, 10:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 58
Views: 33260

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

Good news…! Richard has returned from the eighth Dimension. The Porter was found just outside of the Sierra Nevada portal at approximately 3:49° The fate of earth will be resolved shortly… 🌍 🌎 🌏 In other news… Alien sightings of 2021 have become increasingly frequent: https://live.staticflickr.com/6...
by Porter
June 28th, 2021, 11:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Box Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 3909

Re: The Box Spring



10 points if you can find the hidden skull: 🔍💀🔎

Songs:

David Bowie - Moonage Daydream - Arnold Corns Single Version
David Bowie - Moonage Daydream - John Peel Session
by Porter
June 28th, 2021, 8:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question about holding hot snakes.
Replies: 61
Views: 23284

Re: Question about holding hot snakes.

by Porter
June 14th, 2021, 10:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Box Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 3909

Re: The Box Spring

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqoFCzvma38 Songs: Eric Burdon, War - Magic Mountain Alexandr Misko - Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VF_AiY1Z9k Songs: The Highwaymen - Highwayman (Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson) Alexandr Misko - W...
by Porter
June 14th, 2021, 10:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Box Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 3909

Re: The Box Spring



Song:

Ween - Little Birdy
by Porter
June 8th, 2021, 4:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spot Check - Memories #1 - Red-colored YBR
Replies: 6
Views: 2145

Re: Spot Check - Memories #1 - Red-colored YBR

Weeeelll… why don’t you ask him? :lol: I’m sure he wouldn’t mind. I was contacted by elementary schools, Todd Batty For a cell phone app, and gave a photo to Brian Hubbs for a book..all for free! I even saw Chad Lane selling one of my treefrog photos at a reptile show one time. I think I may have bo...
by Porter
June 7th, 2021, 12:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spot Check - Memories #1 - Red-colored YBR
Replies: 6
Views: 2145

Re: Spot Check - Memories #1 - Red-colored YBR

Also, is there any chance of a different subspecies (mountain or reds)...? How or what would be the best way to determine that?
by Porter
June 7th, 2021, 12:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spot Check - Memories #1 - Red-colored YBR
Replies: 6
Views: 2145

Re: Spot Check - Memories #1 - Red-colored YBR

Nice :thumb: Do you have access to the photos to post to the thread? They seem to be kinda sporadic here in the Central Valley and surrounding lower elevations. I've only found the one red. I wanna say Natalie McNear found one the same year or following year. There seemed to be a red aberrant/morph ...
by Porter
May 31st, 2021, 12:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question about holding hot snakes.
Replies: 61
Views: 23284

Re: Question about holding hot snakes.

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by Porter
May 31st, 2021, 12:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question about holding hot snakes.
Replies: 61
Views: 23284

Re: Question about holding hot snakes.

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by Porter
May 26th, 2021, 5:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A very curious cottonmouth
Replies: 16
Views: 3911

Re: A very curious cottonmouth

Oh yeah Porter you said something earlier - perhaps in jest, perhaps not - that bears a response. Something about grabbing a baby for photos. Just don't. Mama - the moms guard their broods for about 2 years, it's real common to see a female with 2 distinct size classes of little ones (this year's a...
by Porter
May 26th, 2021, 5:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A very curious cottonmouth
Replies: 16
Views: 3911

Re: A very curious cottonmouth

Speaking of alligators… 🎣🐊

by Porter
May 25th, 2021, 9:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A very curious cottonmouth
Replies: 16
Views: 3911

Re: A very curious cottonmouth

It’s only not fun when you don’t find anything :lol:
by Porter
May 23rd, 2021, 9:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A very curious cottonmouth
Replies: 16
Views: 3911

Re: A very curious cottonmouth

Thanks again Jimi :beer: Yeah, I definitely would want a pal to accompany me for a trip like that. My original strategy for AZ was to take someone so we could take turns sleeping while cruising. An hour or two of sleep can do wonders for a quick regen of energy. I just gotta find someone crazy as me...
by Porter
May 23rd, 2021, 9:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A very curious cottonmouth
Replies: 16
Views: 3911

Re: A very curious cottonmouth

Speaking of alligators... 🛶🐊

by Porter
May 17th, 2021, 8:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A very curious cottonmouth
Replies: 16
Views: 3911

Re: A very curious cottonmouth

Thanks for the advice! I don’t think I will be able to do a trip like that unless I’m accompanied with another Herper. It sounds expensive :lol: same goes for AZ. (That’s first on the list as far as out-a-state trips go). Last year I had money saved up and totally prepared for a solo AZ trip. Of cou...
by Porter
May 9th, 2021, 12:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ghost traps
Replies: 8
Views: 2166

Re: Ghost traps

I am seeing more development than ever, more off leash dogs than ever, more ebikes ripping up and down hillsides, more discarded water bottles, fishing line, masks and litter, more land cleared for solar panels, more bats chopped up by wind turbines, it never ends. Same over here in Northern/centra...
by Porter
May 8th, 2021, 6:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spot Check - Memories #1 - Red-colored YBR
Replies: 6
Views: 2145

Spot Check - Memories #1 - Red-colored YBR

I've got all these old photos of herping over the last 10 years... So, I thought it would be cool to share some of these to the forum for viewing pleasure and/or topics related to the content in some way or form. Feel free to add your own photography or stories to the thread! I recently mentioned th...
by Porter
May 8th, 2021, 4:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A very curious cottonmouth
Replies: 16
Views: 3911

Re: A very curious cottonmouth

Yeah that's pretty sweet. I appreciate that the boater didn't feel the need to deliver a savage paddle-chop (or five, or seventeen) to the animal. And that s(he) didn't feel the need to say anything - I love the quiet chill vibe too. The boater is obviously comfortable in the element, and among the...
by Porter
May 2nd, 2021, 2:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A very curious cottonmouth
Replies: 16
Views: 3911

A very curious cottonmouth

I drifted upon this as I was surfing the tube down the rabbit hole on my boredom… I had to share it. Look at how beautiful this footage is! This very well may be The single best Snake clip I’ve ever seen. The lighting, the surreal aspect of the snake floating on a flat calm surface as if it were tra...