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by Porter
July 2nd, 2022, 8:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just Herping - An artistic journey into the mind of boredom induced road cruising
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: Just Herping - An artistic journey into the mind of boredom induced road cruising

Ok, I've been trying all week to get that toad video rendered higher than 720p... but I did this one in iMovie and don't have the same capabilities. This is going to be the only additional Bay-marco-test footage. Moving forward :arrow: Narration in this :thumb: ..had to redeem myself for the absent ...
by Porter
July 2nd, 2022, 5:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: May 2022 - Part 1: Oregon with Richard
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: May 2022 - Part 1: Oregon with Richard

Porter, At the bottom of your message, you asked, “Is that something you would be interested in doing?” Basically, you were proposing doing some type of joint documentary. And I likely mentioned I was not interested in such. That is different from having someone come to make searches for snakes and...
by Porter
June 29th, 2022, 3:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: May 2022 - Part 1: Oregon with Richard
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: May 2022 - Part 1: Oregon with Richard

Porter, Glad you liked the post. Richard is a good friend, always a pleasure getting out in the field with him! Very much :thumb: That shot of him crossing the river is a classic! He mentioned that spot to me and the female that resides there in his pm response. The Larson site It wouldn’t have had...
by Porter
June 27th, 2022, 2:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: May 2022 - Part 1: Oregon with Richard
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: May 2022 - Part 1: Oregon with Richard

Awesome post guys :thumb: I’m glad to see you had such a good and productive turnout! I actually tried to get something together with Richard last year, similar to this. He didn’t feel confident it was worth the time and effort. Glad to see he changed his mind and that some of those sites are still ...
by Porter
June 27th, 2022, 1:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Greece for the first time (snakes included!)
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Herping Greece for the first time (snakes included!)

Nice post :thumb: I like those shots of the katydid and assassin bug. Rad :beer:
by Porter
June 27th, 2022, 1:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just Herping - An artistic journey into the mind of boredom induced road cruising
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: Just Herping - An artistic journey into the mind of boredom induced road cruising

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNvWJP7a8zM Ok, here's the next addition to the non-music sesh... I've got a ton of 2020 footage that was a part of a quick one day Bay trip, to test out my new iPhone (Bay area being the worse conditions for color capture. As everyone knows). I don't wanna hog up th...
by Porter
June 26th, 2022, 5:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just Herping - An artistic journey into the mind of boredom induced road cruising
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: Just Herping - An artistic journey into the mind of boredom induced road cruising

I think around this time, my audience was shifting from being solely my girlfriend... to my Instagram followers. Which included some younger field herper kids, my now ex-girlfriend who had a new boyfriend, a married woman a few years younger who did nature photog (who IS NOT the girl situation refer...
by Porter
June 25th, 2022, 5:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just Herping - An artistic journey into the mind of boredom induced road cruising
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: Just Herping - An artistic journey into the mind of boredom induced road cruising

Let me just say... I apologize for the narration :lol: Understand, all of these herp/video trips occurred on a Saturday following a 12-15 hr Friday nightshift. So, I would go to work Friday at 6pm. Get off work Saturday morning around 6am - 9am. Drive straight from work to the Sierras or wherever el...
by Porter
June 24th, 2022, 5:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: my first post and best find so far(California)
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: first post and my best find so far

That’s rad head on that thing :thumb: You should make a Flickr account. It’s free and easy. You can post any size you want from there. Definitely some more head shots…
by Porter
June 20th, 2022, 8:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just Herping - An artistic journey into the mind of boredom induced road cruising
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: Just Herping - An artistic journey into the mind of boredom induced road cruising

Flew to Ohio to see my girlfriend (at the time) and did some herping in the downtime... Yoda is hiding somewhere in this video. Can you find him...?

by Porter
June 20th, 2022, 6:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just Herping - An artistic journey into the mind of boredom induced road cruising
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: Just Herping - An artistic journey into the mind of boredom induced road cruising

I took a bunch of 720p footage and rendered it at 1080p to get a sharper image... Which resulted in a ridiculously HUGE file size of 39 GB (my 4k videos are usually around 2 - 4 gigabytes). It plays on my laptop, but my phone auto selects 360p unless I change the playback setting. It should look pre...
by Porter
June 20th, 2022, 4:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mountain Kingsnakes Climbing Trees?
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Re: Mountain Kingsnakes Climbing Trees?

90CD5828-1835-4501-B361-88B39C9529C9.jpeg Richard..! Don’t use the image button at the top of the texting box. You have to use the attachments “add file” selection below. That image thing at the top is for BB codes or something like that… not actual image files. File sharing websites, or something....
by Porter
June 16th, 2022, 4:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just Herping - An artistic journey into the mind of boredom induced road cruising
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: Just Herping - An artistic journey into the mind of boredom induced road cruising

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpJcolZwSWk This is the first & ONLY video footage recorded and made available to the public of salamander metamorph first emergence-migration... So, it's pretty rad :thumb: ..and you should WATCH IT..! Lol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ml2LSy5_ktU https://www....
by Porter
June 16th, 2022, 4:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mountain Kingsnakes Climbing Trees?
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Re: Mountain Kingsnakes Climbing Trees?

Found my first California kingsnake (Lampropeltis) under a piece of loose bark that was loosely hanging to a broken dead tree trunk. Which had been struck by lightning, four or five feet off of the ground. I was peeling the bark looking for lizards (11 or 12 years old). NOTE TO ALL READERS: You shou...
by Porter
June 13th, 2022, 9:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just Herping - An artistic journey into the mind of boredom induced road cruising
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: Just Herping - An artistic journey into the mind of boredom induced road cruising

Aright... Here's the next edition in continuing the theme for non-music video content. You may however decide that you actually prefer the unorthodox alternative... after 20 minutes of listening to me babytalk little non-English speaking creatures... while attempting to sell the idea of misunderstoo...
by Porter
June 12th, 2022, 4:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Old Ass Rex does the Sierras 🦖
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Re: Old Ass Rex does the Sierras 🦖

by Porter
June 11th, 2022, 7:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp with Your Friends
Replies: 0
Views: 68

Herp with Your Friends

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52138408498_cd0b5bb28c_z.jpg Herp with Your Friends by Artistic Memoirs of Field Herping , on Flickr I was recently reminded of this idea I had a while back and re-inspired to create it. Feel free to copy, share, and post! Full original version available on Flick...
by Porter
June 8th, 2022, 8:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Old Ass Rex does the Sierras 🦖
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Old Ass Rex does the Sierras 🦖

Well, hello there boys and girls! Here is the latest installment of the vintage cult classic series... The Old Ass Rex Show . A quick rocket run to some rockflip fun (Ouch my back). I'm in the process of rebuilding my YouTube channel. It's now called, Artistic Memoirs of Field Herping . I mentioned ...
by Porter
May 31st, 2022, 3:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Arizona trip - Last week of March
Replies: 18
Views: 996

Re: First Arizona trip - Last week of March

Now I can’t go back to sleep…lol I was just reminded of this. This literally took place around the time that I wrote that extensive Hunter S Thompson/Johnny Depp - fear & loathing -esque Response about the evolution of rattlesnakes. Which probably more than likely absolutely infected my mood and...
by Porter
May 31st, 2022, 3:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Arizona trip - Last week of March
Replies: 18
Views: 996

Re: First Arizona trip - Last week of March

I changed my mind… I’m gonna leave the quote messed up just because what an amazing funny random outcome given the context :lol: :mrgreen:

I am however going back to sleep ☝️
:sleep: 🥱 💤



(I may never have a girlfriend… But at least I got emojis ) 🥰
by Porter
May 31st, 2022, 2:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Arizona trip - Last week of March
Replies: 18
Views: 996

Re: First Arizona trip - Last week of March

Oh wow… Things just got tricky lol talk about perfect examples

i’m on my cell phone and I’ll have to figure out how to fix it later. This is what I get for waking up momentarily because it’s too damn hot to sleep during the day, to turn up the AC. I gotta go back to sleep now :sleep:
by Porter
May 31st, 2022, 2:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Arizona trip - Last week of March
Replies: 18
Views: 996

Re: First Arizona trip - Last week of March

I've totally forgot how to use this forum. I looked around for the quotes but didn't find it immediately. Now I got it. Thanks for jogging my memory porter. Welcome. It’s necessary when is necessary lol I usually don’t use it if it’s Apparent who I’m responding to. Or if I’m login through my phone....
by Porter
May 27th, 2022, 2:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tips for Locating Lampropeltis Pyromelana in Arizona
Replies: 10
Views: 1004

Re: Tips for Locating Lampropeltis Pyromelana in Arizona

I'm glad you had some success. Its a fun journey. Porter isn't too far off "Turn back now before it’s too late..! That snake snake will ruin your life lol ". I think its too late for us all. Don’t mind my excess commentary grant220towne. I’m just salty at life in general. I was in the dri...
by Porter
May 27th, 2022, 2:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Arizona trip - Last week of March
Replies: 18
Views: 996

Re: First Arizona trip - Last week of March

afaik there aren't any documented atrox x scutulatus or scutulatus x oreganus hybrids. There is a hybrid zone in New Mexico where scutulatus x viridis hybrids are regularly found. ruber and atrox are each others closest relatives. It makes sense that there would be some hybridization where they co-...
by Porter
May 26th, 2022, 6:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tips for Locating Lampropeltis Pyromelana in Arizona
Replies: 10
Views: 1004

Re: Tips for Locating Lampropeltis Pyromelana in Arizona

In case anyone wanted an update... I didn't find my pyro this time around. I'm not worried though, I'm sure I will some day! I have to say, I felt closer to finding one than I ever have before. Using the tips that Bryan gave me I felt like a pro, and I found a Western Terrestrial Garter Snake by us...
by Porter
May 24th, 2022, 8:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just Herping - An artistic journey into the mind of boredom induced road cruising
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Just Herping - An artistic journey into the mind of boredom induced road cruising

This is my first attempt at a normalized standard Field Herping narration video... a Random and unrehearsed explorational drive through the realm of unpredictability. Buckle in for a nice visual treat of artistic cinematic beauty, comedic freestyle commentary, and bits of explanatory insight to some...
by Porter
May 24th, 2022, 6:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022
Replies: 11
Views: 753

Re: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022

Nice job filming that mink :beer: I've only seen a few in all my years. They're hard to come by and usually gone within a few seconds. Good job being on top of things :thumb: Just watched the other two... Liked the kingsnakes and Plains belly footage. Good finds :thumb: The dark racers look cool and...
by Porter
May 23rd, 2022, 11:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Arizona trip - Last week of March
Replies: 18
Views: 996

Re: First Arizona trip - Last week of March

Like the waters that once covered the Sands of Egypt… The deserts of death Valley, and the sands of the Mojave. The water cleared, and The tide of parental DNA within the sand-loving scute, scooted its way back home… north into it’s once formally submerged sandy desert habitat. While the generations...
by Porter
May 23rd, 2022, 10:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Arizona trip - Last week of March
Replies: 18
Views: 996

Re: First Arizona trip - Last week of March

Upon further alcoholistic beverage consumption… I would now before the court hypothesize means to a conclusion of the confusion found within visual DNA genetic analysis ☝️ I hear by declare… Until the day that supporting evidence suggests… that Evolution of the Ensatina salamanderous lung-absent rin...
by Porter
May 22nd, 2022, 3:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Arizona trip - Last week of March
Replies: 18
Views: 996

Re: First Arizona trip - Last week of March

Porter I loved reading your story, sounds like you had an awesome time! Especially for March! And I second Bryan, that rattler is definitely atrox. I’m not an expert herper yet but I feel like I am en expert on Diamondback and Mojave rattlers because I see them ALL THE DANG TIME here in AZ. Im sure...
by Porter
May 22nd, 2022, 3:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Arizona trip - Last week of March
Replies: 18
Views: 996

Re: First Arizona trip - Last week of March

On 2nd thought... I may be wrong 🤔 Calherps: light stripe runs from behind the eye diagonally to the upper lip beyond the end of the jaw, but does not cross over the lip. (The posterior light stripe of the Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake extends to the upper lip in front of the end of the jaw, cr...
by Porter
May 22nd, 2022, 2:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Arizona trip - Last week of March
Replies: 18
Views: 996

Re: First Arizona trip - Last week of March

Sorry for the late response on this guys... I've been knees depp in the trials disproving what we've excepted as fact based on what we've heard ... metaphorically enthralled in symbolic relation to my past life's romance, being played through a tube from a distant dimensional plane within the multiv...
by Porter
April 30th, 2022, 3:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Arizona trip - Last week of March
Replies: 18
Views: 996

Re: First Arizona trip - Last week of March

Also have an ID request… This snake from the first video, I originally assumed was a diamondback. It was on the crawl when I found it and would not quit moving for one second. I had to jump out with a hook quickly just to stop it from getting away, then put it as far in the middle of the road as pos...
by Porter
April 30th, 2022, 2:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Arizona trip - Last week of March
Replies: 18
Views: 996

Re: First Arizona trip - Last week of March

Also have an ID request… The snake from the first video, I originally assumed was a diamondback. It was on the crawl when I found it and would not quit moving for one second. I had to jump out with a hook quickly just to stop it from getting away, then put it as far in the middle of the road as poss...
by Porter
April 30th, 2022, 2:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Arizona trip - Last week of March
Replies: 18
Views: 996

Re: First Arizona trip - Last week of March

Looks like you had a great trip, especially for March! You never know until you go, right? That shot of the longnose on the crawl with the saguaro in the background is sweet. Looking forward to seeing part 3! Happy Herping! :thumb: Oh, believe me I knew :lol: But yes, it was great to finally get ou...
by Porter
April 27th, 2022, 2:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Arizona trip - Last week of March
Replies: 18
Views: 996

First Arizona trip - Last week of March

Before everyone lays into me for not going during the monsoons… let me just remind everyone that I’m the guy who found his lifer desert striped whipsnake rain harvesting in 54° during a brutally heavy downpour rainstorm at the end of September in the California deserts back in 2010…(whew, well that ...
by Porter
April 26th, 2022, 4:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022
Replies: 11
Views: 753

Re: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022

Where’s the videos at…?

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by Porter
April 26th, 2022, 2:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tips for Locating Lampropeltis Pyromelana in Arizona
Replies: 10
Views: 1004

Re: Tips for Locating Lampropeltis Pyromelana in Arizona

jons wrote: April 14th, 2022, 8:53 am :thumb: i remember many years ago brain almost tripped over a pyro out crawling in midday. good job brain!
I once had a crush on a girl who stepped on a rattlesnake… that has nothing to do with Brian, but it has a little bit to do with people who step on snakes 🤷🏻‍♂️

Sorta :?
by Porter
December 20th, 2021, 6:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2021 wrap up (Huge post, lotsa pics)
Replies: 6
Views: 662

Re: 2021 wrap up (Huge post, lotsa pics)

I’m just gonna go ahead and say it… That’s a hybrid slider x Actinemys and The proof is written all over his face 😳😬🤐 I do however believe there’s a good chance that purple people eater could be a melly… 🤔 Lots of great photos and details! Blackbellys are overrated and I mean, who doesn’t like findi...
by Porter
December 12th, 2021, 8:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The ADD YOUR photos to this photo-post POST 📷
Replies: 24
Views: 2157

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

Ok, so I actually just went back on H.E.R.P to read the descriptions on each of the vouchers... Yes, I did find a kingsnake on the 2nd night. Also, it looks like the " 70 " count was the sum total of both nights combined: It reads: "These individuals were found in a total count of 40 ...
by Porter
December 12th, 2021, 8:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The ADD YOUR photos to this photo-post POST 📷
Replies: 24
Views: 2157

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

Were any garter snakes out on the spadefoot night? Jeff That's a good question... Lol I remember seeing a mountain gartersnake and a Cal king at that road. I tried to look up the original FHF post for this to see if there was a mention of one of those snakes. For one, it was 2017... not 2016. And i...
by Porter
December 11th, 2021, 6:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The ADD YOUR photos to this photo-post POST 📷
Replies: 24
Views: 2157

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

One hot humid mid-July night, back in 2016... I went out exploring Sacramento County and visited some old familiar roads. The humidity was thick. The sun was gone and the evening light had nearly simmered away. The conditions seemed right, and now would be the time for some activity. After not seein...
by Porter
December 6th, 2021, 9:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The ADD YOUR photos to this photo-post POST 📷
Replies: 24
Views: 2157

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: 24
Views: 2157

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: 4
Views: 554

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: 24
Views: 2157

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: 722

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: 24
Views: 2157

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 R...