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by Chris_VE.
June 22nd, 2013, 12:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SoCal Herping roundup 4th-11th of June. (Lotsa Pics!)
Replies: 9
Views: 3941

Re: SoCal Herping roundup 4th-11th of June. (Lotsa Pics!)

I absolutely love seeing posts like this one lol incredible photography, and great narration to go with!! I wish I could have made it out with you guys but sadly work had other plans for me during the time you were out there... Also those you were unable to identify were Jeff and his group, and Nick...
by Chris_VE.
June 22nd, 2013, 11:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yay for craigslist...
Replies: 9
Views: 3060

Re: Yay for craigslist...

I took a quick look at some other craigslist areas with the search term "snake". If I just type in snake, I don't find a whole lot I've learned, but if you go under pets and then search snake you tend to find a lot more oddly. Still haven't figured out why, but that's just personal experience. What...
by Chris_VE.
June 19th, 2013, 2:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yay for craigslist...
Replies: 9
Views: 3060

Re: Yay for craigslist...

More!!!! http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/pet/3877999800.html http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/pet/3873765273.html http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/pet/3869852380.html http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/pet/3865543132.html http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/pet/3799273676.html http://bak...
by Chris_VE.
June 19th, 2013, 2:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yay for craigslist...
Replies: 9
Views: 3060

Yay for craigslist...

So I don't have the time right now, but for anyone who wants to report these people or email them or just discuss legalities of selling herps on craigslist... Here's the spot to do so! Here are a few links I have already found... The first one is already in my other post on here... Here is the one p...
by Chris_VE.
June 19th, 2013, 2:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I call BS!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 975

Re: I call BS!!!

This current reply is from my phone, so I am too lazy to deal with quotes so you guys can figure that part out yourselves lol :D And yes... I meant a Californian mountain king... And I don't know their sub species to save my life... But due to his location in rancho cucamunga, had it been wild caugh...
by Chris_VE.
June 19th, 2013, 11:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I call BS!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 975

I call BS!!!

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/pet/3877999800.html

So I haven't posted in forever... But hopefully all of you remember me! :lol:

Basically, isn't this a cal king, and not a mountain king??? All black nose... Well I am short on time, so that is all for now!

-Chris
by Chris_VE.
February 7th, 2013, 8:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Riverside County's warming up!
Replies: 6
Views: 1279

Re: Riverside County's warming up!

I've already found two patternless this year myself already, and quite a few last year. They seem to be common in certain areas here in riverside. Sweet post by the way!! Let's make this a good year!

-Chris
by Chris_VE.
October 4th, 2012, 8:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Motion Sickness While Driving?
Replies: 16
Views: 3477

Re: Motion Sickness While Driving?

I have the same exact thing, and I'm 17 so I wouldn't say it's because you are getting old... I can't read anything or focus on anything in the car. I have a hard time using my phone for very long either. I find the best is to look around. Keep your eyes outside of the car, and don't focus too hard ...
by Chris_VE.
August 11th, 2012, 8:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: venomous snake handling
Replies: 5
Views: 1745

Re: venomous snake handling

Paul, here's a CA Herp relocation discussion from earlier: http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=10701&hilit=relocation There have also been threads regarding rattlesnake relocation and chances of survival after doing such. Here's a list of folks who do rattlesnake removal- some a...
by Chris_VE.
August 11th, 2012, 8:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Change of scenery
Replies: 8
Views: 1233

Change of scenery

Hey herpers! I haven't posted on here in forever it feels like! Probably because it has been awhile.... How have you all been? How have the herps been treating you all? It's been pretty dry for me lately... Seen a handful of Rubers, and even a few Speckleds! But that's been it for the summer so far....
by Chris_VE.
June 8th, 2012, 9:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tips, any advice on when and where to find CA Nightsnake?
Replies: 28
Views: 3728

Re: Tips, any advice on when and where to find CA Nightsnake

I always thought night snakes ate night lizards.... And when you find a good spot for night lizards, you will find night snakes... Or was that lyres.... I don't know... Someone help me on this please :lol:
by Chris_VE.
June 7th, 2012, 5:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tips, any advice on when and where to find CA Nightsnake?
Replies: 28
Views: 3728

Re: Tips, any advice on when and where to find CA Nightsnake

i live in so cal and i find them all the time in spring by flipping boards I don't think that was really the advice he was looking for :lol: To begin with, I also live in SoCal, so no matter how useful my information is from here, there is a huge chance it differs up north... But then again, I have...
by Chris_VE.
May 26th, 2012, 11:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hit me with your best shot!
Replies: 20
Views: 3237

Re: Hit me with your best shot!

These are all awesome!!!! I don't even know where to begin!!!! Robert, Nick is either getting extremely good at this... Or he just takes so many shots that it's impossible for him to not get a sweet shot :lol: Either way that is incredible... Owen, your 'ZARDOZ' has been a long time favorite of all ...
by Chris_VE.
May 24th, 2012, 2:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hit me with your best shot!
Replies: 20
Views: 3237

Hit me with your best shot!

So most people that are into our crazy hobby of searching for snakes, usually get pulled into the hobby of photography.... And all of us being the humans we are, like to brag.... We all have that photo that we ALWAYS show EVERYONE when telling people what we do, and showing a little of our picture c...
by Chris_VE.
May 22nd, 2012, 8:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hypo Highway morph :p
Replies: 47
Views: 9608

Re: Hypo Highway morph :p

And Cody, he finds everything.... Just watch what he adds to the database.... It's insane how much he gets sometimes... :shock:
by Chris_VE.
May 22nd, 2012, 8:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hypo Highway morph :p
Replies: 47
Views: 9608

Re: Hypo Highway morph :p

But other than collecting wild Herps, you don't keep snakes from other parts of the world or anything? No breeding colonies? I guess it's cheaper... But still! Like everyone on here has huge populations in their living room, it's weird to think you of all people don't!

-Chris
by Chris_VE.
May 22nd, 2012, 6:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hypo Highway morph :p
Replies: 47
Views: 9608

Re: Hypo Highway morph :p

Three.. A Dotted king, A Saddled/yellow-bellied banded king, and a 22 inch ringnecks that eats skinks and dor small snakes.. All were collected from places that are going to be or have been developed. Fundad Thanks, Fundad. I agree with that. I feel very lucky. Now hopefully, it will prove out next...
by Chris_VE.
May 12th, 2012, 10:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kingsnake Colors
Replies: 15
Views: 2583

Re: Kingsnake Colors

I just recently found a pair with the same exact colors!! One was a striped, the other was banded... What was up with them? -Chris You'd have to show a picture. What County did you find them? Both were found in the same field about twenty feet away from each other in San Diego County. I am not home...
by Chris_VE.
May 12th, 2012, 9:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kingsnake Colors
Replies: 15
Views: 2583

Re: Kingsnake Colors

I just recently found a pair with the same exact colors!! One was a striped, the other was banded... What was up with them?

-Chris
by Chris_VE.
May 3rd, 2012, 6:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carpet as AC?
Replies: 25
Views: 2318

Re: Carpet as AC?

I'm not a fan of carpet as A/C. Carpet adheres too closely to the ground in my opinion and doesn't allow enough space for herps. It doesn't make my job easier pulling carpet inch by inch when I can easily just flip over a large board. Carpet can also become very heavy when it's soaked in mud or wat...
by Chris_VE.
May 2nd, 2012, 9:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carpet as AC?
Replies: 25
Views: 2318

Re: Carpet as AC?

I beg to differ with practically everyone here and I for one love carpet! We recently had our ENTIRE second floor had all the carpet pulled out so I was able to make a HUGE carpet line that I believe has a lot of potential! The thing with carpet though, is it is an entirely different herping art whe...
by Chris_VE.
May 2nd, 2012, 9:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ringnecks
Replies: 11
Views: 1202

Re: Ringnecks

Cody, you have a sweet place that most of us would love to have. You are sick of finding kings and the two snakes I have heard you talk about the most about wanting to find are gophers and ring necks! :lol: early next spring a trip south to San Diego County and you will get sick of them in one day ;...
by Chris_VE.
April 26th, 2012, 9:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 77 Years To Find A Boa
Replies: 33
Views: 2979

Re: 77 Years To Find A Boa

As said earlier, Carlsbad boas are fairly close to the coast. I BELIEVE within 5 miles... (don't quote me on this. Never found one. Just heard a lot on em.) so a mile away? Sure! Why not. I've seen some snakes within a hundred feet of the ocean.
by Chris_VE.
April 26th, 2012, 9:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 77 Years To Find A Boa
Replies: 33
Views: 2979

Re: 77 Years To Find A Boa

Mike Waters wrote:Looks like it could be a white sided black rat. Escaped pet!
Escaped pet!? For a three foot rat... It would have to be a very pampered pet... I bet he's just on a stroll 8-)
by Chris_VE.
April 26th, 2012, 9:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 77 Years To Find A Boa
Replies: 33
Views: 2979

Re: 77 Years To Find A Boa

I disagree... It really does look like a rosy... Sen him a pic of a gopher and a rosy and ask which it was! I've got my money on a rosy!!

-Chris
by Chris_VE.
April 22nd, 2012, 9:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first Rosy
Replies: 15
Views: 1449

Re: My first Rosy

We need to somehow get an avatar for all California herpers on the forum! I was goin to say SoCal herpers... Buuuuut.... I can see you throwing out your websites logo for that purpose, and as good as it is, I don't think we want THAT many people advertising the same thing in one spot....

-Chris
by Chris_VE.
April 22nd, 2012, 9:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first Rosy
Replies: 15
Views: 1449

Re: My first Rosy

Now that time really tripped me out... I thought my iPhone was having problems with the avatar for some reason.... Then I read what you said... I give up! But I love it by the way :lol: don't I have copy right rights on my own pictures or something though? So do you have to pay me to use my avatar!?...
by Chris_VE.
April 21st, 2012, 9:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first Rosy
Replies: 15
Views: 1449

Re: My first Rosy

Congratulations!! And awesome snake!

And Ross, quit changing your avatar! Gosh! I keep seeing new ones and wondering who the new guy is... :/

-Chris
by Chris_VE.
March 26th, 2012, 12:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question:
Replies: 4
Views: 495

Re: Question:

repaphin wrote:i would trade you a king for a ring anyday.

Yeah, but your just weird... You would take almost anything over a king any day :lol:

-Chris
by Chris_VE.
March 25th, 2012, 6:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rain:
Replies: 14
Views: 1390

Re: Rain:

I found a king in the pouring rain last weekend. I normally don't bother for my own sake, but the few times I have tried, under the boards has remained fairly dry and often with snakes. If you don't mind the weather, I think it's worth a shot!

-Chris
by Chris_VE.
March 23rd, 2012, 5:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: *Sigh*.....
Replies: 7
Views: 951

Re: *Sigh*.....

I would almost bet money that a deeper investigation would reveal he's been bagging every king he sees under every board that isn't his. Got the smell of a habitat rapist to me. Tis the season of poaching and collecting You have a good point there, Nate. And he just happens to be in the same area t...
by Chris_VE.
March 23rd, 2012, 3:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: *Sigh*.....
Replies: 7
Views: 951

*Sigh*.....

Came across this while helping my cousin find a new aquarium for cheap on craigslist...

I really doubt that this sort of thing going on is legal...

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/pet/2910757605.html

But what are you going to do about it?... :?

-Chris
by Chris_VE.
March 21st, 2012, 9:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I'll play the morph game
Replies: 29
Views: 5312

Re: I'll play the morph game

Tell us who you really are, Chris. :D Eh, what the heck :lol: My name is Christopher Harvey V-- E------ and I am 16 going on 17 (sound of music flashback...) very soon. I have dirty blonde hair, and recently buzzed it off. It had been very long. I do not have my license, but I do have a little pick...
by Chris_VE.
March 21st, 2012, 9:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I'll play the morph game
Replies: 29
Views: 5312

Re: I'll play the morph game

Hey Ross, you gotta update your site! Don is no longer the only guy to find the morph! Are you butt hurt because I called you a troll? If you don't like it, be a man and tell us who you really are. Well I am Chris! Not sure that this matters... Or is any news... But just incase anybody has forgotten...
by Chris_VE.
March 20th, 2012, 8:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Odd king indeed
Replies: 24
Views: 4828

Re: a odd king indeed

That has got to be one of the coolest kings I have ever seen... Whatever its called. You topped finding an albino aberrant with that one!!! Like holy crap! Lost for words...
by Chris_VE.
March 20th, 2012, 7:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Odd king indeed
Replies: 24
Views: 4828

Re: a odd king indeed

You are getting me curious! First you pull the Newport like one out, then a barred. What else are you hiding!?

-Chris
by Chris_VE.
March 20th, 2012, 6:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Odd king indeed
Replies: 24
Views: 4828

Re: a odd king indeed

Brian Hubbs wrote:It should be "an" odd king...didn't you read the grammar post...gees...

Nice barred morph.
I was actually waiting for you to say something about that an! :lol:

And THIS IS A BARRED! Not mine ;) mine was totally different then this.... Hahaha
by Chris_VE.
March 20th, 2012, 5:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Odd king indeed
Replies: 24
Views: 4828

Re: a odd king indeed

Beyond impressed.....
by Chris_VE.
March 20th, 2012, 5:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake season is on
Replies: 5
Views: 947

Re: Snake season is on in Temecula

I am in LOVE with that king! It has absolutely nothing odd about it, and totally everything awesome! Awesome!!!!

-Chris
by Chris_VE.
March 20th, 2012, 5:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Solo a mismo, 03/20/2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1449

Re: Solo a mismo, 03/20/2012

That newt is indeed massive... And I find them even when I try to avoid them! :lol: EH, I actually haven't tried to avoid them, but, I bet I would find them if I looked for snakes with the intention not to see them.... And Robert, you are not alone.... I am squinting over here on some of them! And b...
by Chris_VE.
March 20th, 2012, 3:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A quick hello from a new member
Replies: 10
Views: 1230

Re: A quick hello from a new member

Two herping Chris's in Corona.... This could be dangerous! Welcome Chris! You live in a fantastic area to herp! I know that because I live in Corona as well! But you have my age doubled...

-Chris
by Chris_VE.
March 16th, 2012, 8:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Watch where you tread... (and a question)
Replies: 17
Views: 1516

Re: Watch where you tread... (and a question)

As I understand it, juveniles will move quite a bit to find their own territory, shelter, food sources, etc. So, you are not likely to encounter that particular helleri there again. But once they settle in somewhere, then, like Kent said, they will tend to stay put unless forced to move. Then again...
by Chris_VE.
March 15th, 2012, 2:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp Relocation?
Replies: 16
Views: 2608

Herp Relocation?

What are opinions on Herp relocation? Obviously not taking from a far location (EX 80 miles away or something) to a closer location to home just to see that herp more (or hope to...). But more that a habitat is getting totally destroyed due to construction, and and there is no way out of it for the ...
by Chris_VE.
March 8th, 2012, 8:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Band count
Replies: 14
Views: 1625

Re: Band count

Don't you count bands that go half way as well?
by Chris_VE.
March 6th, 2012, 9:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is your quota?
Replies: 34
Views: 2584

Re: What is your quota?

I know better than to set a target... murphys law will dictate that you'll see everything except it. So... I set my goals on a SB lizard... everything after that is a bonus... :D jim I am so following this philosophy! Last year I finally scored on the Mother of all other personal goals for me.. (So...
by Chris_VE.
March 4th, 2012, 3:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is your quota?
Replies: 34
Views: 2584

What is your quota?

Everyone has different levels of herping experience, and it seems the better you get, the higher and more extreme your goal gets. So let's hear everybody's quota they like to meet in order to make the day worth it! Some it doesn't matter how many snakes they see, but the day can't be over until they...
by Chris_VE.
March 4th, 2012, 3:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: cardboard?
Replies: 36
Views: 2925

Re: cardboard?

You just let the female kingsnake (which is usually the one that musks all over you) musk in a jar and add some water and sheds and crap, and blend (or stir, we don't want to use the expensive blender for this :lol: )...then put in a spray bottle. It works...trust me... Or, you could just walk the ...
by Chris_VE.
March 4th, 2012, 3:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: cardboard?
Replies: 36
Views: 2925

Re: cardboard?

You just let the female kingsnake (which is usually the one that musks all over you) musk in a jar and add some water and sheds and crap, and blend (or stir, we don't want to use the expensive blender for this :lol: )...then put in a spray bottle. It works...trust me... Or, you could just walk the ...
by Chris_VE.
March 4th, 2012, 3:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: cardboard?
Replies: 36
Views: 2925

Re: cardboard?

Brian Hubbs wrote:The musk thing was not a joke...
.... I am lost for words.... I don't even know how you would milk a snake of its musk...
by Chris_VE.
March 4th, 2012, 2:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: cardboard?
Replies: 36
Views: 2925

Re: cardboard?

Like spraying the underside of the AC with snake musk? Placing it over a rodent burrow? Removing some of the thick grass from under the object? Placing AC near where you found a shed? Tying lizards to little stakes under the AC? :lol: Don't anyone try that...I was just kidding. You had me wondering...