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by JAMAUGHN
September 4th, 2017, 4:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HERPING SIBERIA! Lots Of Photos, One Snake
Replies: 11
Views: 6261

Re: HERPING SIBERIA! Lots Of Photos, One Snake

Fantastic post! The only ID I'd question is "Bridge." :lol:

JimM
by JAMAUGHN
June 6th, 2017, 6:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HerpMapper vs NAHERP vs iNaturalist
Replies: 21
Views: 10660

Re: HerpMapper vs NAHERP vs iNaturalist

I use all three. I just can't get enough data entry. I'm a monster at parties.

JimM
by JAMAUGHN
May 5th, 2017, 6:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Antonio Valley Reserve Herp Survey
Replies: 22
Views: 8050

Re: San Antonio Valley Reserve Herp Survey

Is 130 over Mt. Hamilton open to Del Puerto Canyon at this point, or is it necessary to go up to Livermore to get down to the meeting spot? Caltrans.gov has been less than reliable for me on that front lately.

JimM
by JAMAUGHN
April 2nd, 2017, 4:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Post with pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 3414

Re: First Post with pictures

Excellent first post, Isaiah! I look forward to seeing more. Those bobcat shots...wow. FWIW, your username seems fine. At least you didn't pick one that just looks like you're yelling your actual name.

JimM
by JAMAUGHN
March 24th, 2017, 7:45 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Sometimes you just have to run. Happy black wolves.
Replies: 3
Views: 9791

Re: Sometimes you just have to run. Happy black wolves.

Very cool. Thanks for posting this, it cheered me up!

JimM
by JAMAUGHN
March 24th, 2017, 7:33 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Aquatic animal ID
Replies: 20
Views: 42612

Re: Aquatic animal ID

Oh, and I should mention that at the spot Jonathan describes, both species, Harbor Seal and Sea Lion, are ridiculously abundant.

JimM
by JAMAUGHN
March 24th, 2017, 7:30 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Aquatic animal ID
Replies: 20
Views: 42612

Re: Aquatic animal ID

I agree with everything you're saying here, Craig, and it could well be a Harbor Seal. My only reason for preferring the Sea Lion ID is the length of the foreflipper. It just seems a little long for a Harbor Seal. Also, I've noticed that when Harbor Seals do that kind of jump-n'roll, they tend to tu...
by JAMAUGHN
March 20th, 2017, 3:16 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Aquatic animal ID
Replies: 20
Views: 42612

Re: Aquatic animal ID

Bottlenose Dolphins would be the most likely dolphin species to be viewable from the beach , and they are very common close to Monterey Bay beaches. I usually see them every fourth or fifth trip to the beach. This doesn't look right for Tursiops, though. The position of the "fin" seems odd. Still, i...
by JAMAUGHN
March 19th, 2017, 9:57 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Aquatic animal ID
Replies: 20
Views: 42612

Re: Aquatic animal ID

Jonathan, do you know how far out in the Bay they were, and where they canoed out from, ie Santa Cruz, Monterey, or Moss Landing? My guess is the fin is the foreflipper of a California Sea Lion, and the spots are bits of water. I think the seal lion is doing a corkscrew dive, checking out the canoes...
by JAMAUGHN
March 14th, 2017, 8:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2017 LAEEF
Replies: 4
Views: 2823

Re: 2016 LAEEF

Very nice to see this. It looks like there was a lot of enthusiasm. Well done!

JimM

PS- I particularly like the loose Coral Snake next to Alex and her friend! :shock: :lol:
by JAMAUGHN
March 14th, 2017, 7:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malaysia 2017, part 2: Ulu Yam
Replies: 15
Views: 8899

Re: Malaysia 2017, part 2: Ulu Yam

Man, I never get tired of these posts, John. Fantastic...everything.

JimM
by JAMAUGHN
March 14th, 2017, 7:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Time for a February in Review Post
Replies: 8
Views: 3652

Re: Time for a February in Review Post

Excellent, Nick. Very, very excellent.

JimM
by JAMAUGHN
March 14th, 2017, 7:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Return of the Rescue-Reared Salamanders
Replies: 5
Views: 2924

Re: Return of the Rescue-Reared Salamanders

That's awesome, Dave. Hurray, Diane!


JimM
by JAMAUGHN
March 13th, 2017, 10:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Database Contest Results
Replies: 15
Views: 7490

Re: 2016 Database Contest Results

I've never knowingly identified a rock. I have been mistaken for one, once in a while.

...and just for that comment, Mr. Hubbs, I condemn you to Moth Identification. Your eyes will bleed. :twisted:

http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/

JimM
by JAMAUGHN
February 17th, 2017, 1:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I Got My Own fhf Account
Replies: 2
Views: 1772

Re: I Got My Own fhf Account

Welcome to the forum, NIcholas! ;)

JimM
by JAMAUGHN
February 17th, 2017, 8:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New to the Forum
Replies: 16
Views: 6813

Re: New to the Forum

Welcome, Ryan!

JimM
by JAMAUGHN
February 16th, 2017, 8:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 in Alta and Baja California
Replies: 12
Views: 6472

Re: 2016 in Alta and Baja California

Damn! :shock:

JimM
by JAMAUGHN
February 16th, 2017, 8:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes In Situ, Partially Hiding - Request for Images
Replies: 28
Views: 11023

Re: Snakes In Situ, Partially Hiding - Request for Images

Here's a few. I think this category constitutes about 3/4 of the photos I take. The oldest herp photo I have. Taken in 1991: https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5579/14548651108_87b56ac9c8_b.jpg Black Racer, Coluber constrictor constrictor by JAMES MAUGHN , on Flickr https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2895/145...
by JAMAUGHN
February 16th, 2017, 1:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Database Contest Results
Replies: 15
Views: 7490

Re: 2016 Database Contest Results

Nicholas gives me something to aspire to. And, yeah, I guess Hubbs, too. :mrgreen:

Just sloggin' along,
JimM
by JAMAUGHN
October 21st, 2016, 9:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nicholas wins international photography competition
Replies: 18
Views: 8575

Re: Nicholas wins international photography competition

Congratulations, Nicholas! Those are stellar photos, both. A well-deserved victory.

Here's to many more! :beer:

JimM
by JAMAUGHN
July 15th, 2016, 10:15 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: What is this aquatic mammal?
Replies: 18
Views: 17874

Re: What is this aquatic mammal?

I'm hardly an expert, or even a novice, really, but it looks kind of like an American Mink to me.

Cool find!
JimM
by JAMAUGHN
June 25th, 2016, 8:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Green Sea Turtle in Monterey Bay
Replies: 4
Views: 2458

Re: Green Sea Turtle in Monterey Bay

Fantastic find! I'm now completely consumed with jealousy.

JimM
by JAMAUGHN
April 27th, 2016, 8:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mount Hamilton - South Valley survey April 29th.
Replies: 18
Views: 7392

Re: Mount Hamilton - South Valley survey April 29th.

Augggh, I really want to do this one, and it's quickly receding from my reach. This is an amazing area, and I strongly encourage anyone who can make it to do so.

JimM
by JAMAUGHN
April 26th, 2016, 9:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Headless Giant Salamander Question (Beware - Gory Picture)
Replies: 72
Views: 29544

Re: Headless Giant Salamander Question (Beware - Gory Pictur

Here's a couple of shot of Banana Slug eggs (and hatchlings)...seems like it could be a good match. I have no idea if that's what's in that salamander, though. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/622/22584603059_e39799e4e2_c.jpg Banana Slug Eggs (Ariolimax genus) by J. Maughn , on Flickr https://farm1.st...
by JAMAUGHN
April 23rd, 2016, 2:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Week in Norcal - April 8-16
Replies: 9
Views: 5681

Re: A Week in Norcal - April 8-16

I'd have to agree about you're having mastered the S.C. Mountains. You saw some things I still haven't seen yet this year, and I've had a bit more than a week to spend looking. The tiny boa in the Coast Live Oak leaf is fantastic.

JimM
by JAMAUGHN
April 1st, 2016, 7:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My trip to the Mohave
Replies: 17
Views: 7127

Re: My trip to the Mohave

Not incoherent at all, esp. considering it it was your first time chaperoning HS students! Very enjoyable post, Zach, and congratulations on that Lyre Snake.

JimM
by JAMAUGHN
March 11th, 2016, 7:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Little Introduction
Replies: 14
Views: 3185

Re: A Little Introduction

Welcome, Jeremy! As everyone has already said, great photos. I'm looking forward to seeing what comes next!

JimM
by JAMAUGHN
March 6th, 2016, 5:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rain?
Replies: 20
Views: 6362

Re: Rain?

Those ensatina are so beautiful!

There were also a few newts out yesterday, though not on my driveway...

ImageA Few California Newts (Taricha torosa) by J. Maughn, on Flickr

JimM
by JAMAUGHN
March 6th, 2016, 10:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rain?
Replies: 20
Views: 6362

Re: Rain?

Yesterday's rain brought out the salamanders...onto my driveway. Right in the middle of downtown Santa Cruz:

ImageArboreal Salamander, Aneides lugubris by J. Maughn, on Flickr

JimM
by JAMAUGHN
February 27th, 2016, 9:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another Jim, Another Possible B. nigriventris...
Replies: 5
Views: 2818

Re: Another Jim, Another Possible B. nigriventris...

I didn't get the macro shot of the foot...didn't have that camera on me. The feet, though, did look smaller than that of B. gavilanensis, and was reminiscent of B. attenuatus. I noticed that before I looked at the belly. Ditto the narrow head, long tail, etc.
by JAMAUGHN
February 27th, 2016, 7:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another Jim, Another Possible B. nigriventris...
Replies: 5
Views: 2818

Re: Another Jim, Another Possible B. nigriventris...

Ha, I didn't know that about Wanda Sykes. I just thought it was an accurate description of Southern San Benito County! :lol:

JimM
by JAMAUGHN
February 26th, 2016, 10:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another Jim, Another Possible B. nigriventris...
Replies: 5
Views: 2818

Another Jim, Another Possible B. nigriventris...

Hi all, So, this is a Slender I found today down towards the bottom of San Benito County. It had a narrower head, longer tail, and littler little feet than the B. gavilanensis I've seen. It also had a Black belly. I'm inclined to call it a B. nigriventris, except they're not really supposed to be in...
by JAMAUGHN
January 26th, 2016, 10:03 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?
Replies: 121
Views: 115771

Re: What was your last lifer?

Finally managed to see my first American Badger yesterday:

ImageAmerican Badger, Taxidea taxus by J. Maughn, on Flickr
by JAMAUGHN
January 26th, 2016, 9:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dangerfield Herps
Replies: 21
Views: 10569

Re: Dangerfield Herps

I love how many of these I'd give my eye teeth to see. (Rough Green Snakes! Queen snakes! I mean, really...) Anyway, here's a Western Side-blotched Lizard I saw yesterday: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1495/24251252899_5774090b9b_h.jpg Western Side-blotched Lizard, Uta stansburiana elegans by J. Ma...
by JAMAUGHN
January 21st, 2016, 9:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dangerfield Herps
Replies: 21
Views: 10569

Re: Dangerfield Herps

I love this idea, too. Here are a few: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7590/17220474536_7327d7a157_k.jpg California Slender Salamander, Batrachoseps attenuatus, with a Tylobolus Millipede by JAMES MAUGHN , on Flickr https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7608/16201083864_ae50326ab1_k.jpg Coast Range Fence Li...
by JAMAUGHN
January 18th, 2016, 9:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Favorite Finds and/or Pictures of 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 4848

Re: Favorite Finds and/or Pictures of 2015

These are all fantastic photos, everyone. Most of my favorite finds this year are either of nonherps or are from far-flung destinations. Here's a couple of locals, though: https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8734/16868649566_eeb63d92c4_k.jpg Coast Horned Lizard, Phrynosoma blainvillii by JAMES MAUGHN , o...
by JAMAUGHN
January 12th, 2016, 9:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 in California (Same as main forum)
Replies: 8
Views: 3054

Re: 2015 in California (Same as main forum)

Spectacular photos and finds, Elliot!

JimM
by JAMAUGHN
January 11th, 2016, 10:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 8, Southern Eyre Peninsula
Replies: 21
Views: 12491

Re: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 8, Southern Eyre Peninsula

Excellent series, John. The photos are all stellar, and you are one of those people who's posts I would turn to even if it had only text. Your writing style is so engaging and enjoyable.

I hope 2016 will find you in more places that compel you to post long series on FHF!

JimM
by JAMAUGHN
December 9th, 2015, 10:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Prelude and Part 1, Sydney area
Replies: 21
Views: 15953

Re: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Prelude and Part 1, Sydney area

That was a blast. I can't wait for the rest!

JimM
by JAMAUGHN
November 18th, 2015, 10:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Couple of shots I like- salamanders and a snake or two
Replies: 2
Views: 2475

Re: Couple of shots I like- salamanders and a snake or two

Very nice, Zach! That first Rough-skinned looks a little thin, though.

JimM
by JAMAUGHN
November 12th, 2015, 8:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tigers on the road
Replies: 5
Views: 2933

Re: Tigers on the road

Very nice, Dave!
by JAMAUGHN
November 3rd, 2015, 12:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rainy day salamanders in Mendocino County
Replies: 12
Views: 3935

Re: Rainy day salamanders in Mendocino County

Excellent, Zach! That Torrent is fantastic.

JimM
by JAMAUGHN
October 22nd, 2015, 9:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which is Better?
Replies: 10
Views: 3309

Re: Which is Better?

I agree with Fieldnotes. Get a bag, so you can put this one in it.

JimM
by JAMAUGHN
October 22nd, 2015, 8:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Bay Area Salamanders from this weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 2762

Re: Some Bay Area Salamanders from this weekend

Excellent photography, Zach. That waterbug is imposing!

JimM
by JAMAUGHN
October 18th, 2015, 6:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not My Find, but I Wish...
Replies: 30
Views: 9274

Re: Not My Find, but I Wish...

Fair points.

JimM
by JAMAUGHN
October 18th, 2015, 6:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not My Find, but I Wish...
Replies: 30
Views: 9274

Re: Not My Find, but I Wish...

Matt,

So long as the coordinates are accurate, I don't really see a problem, either. Christopher Smith is a Herpmapper project coordinator, and I assume got in touch with the finder via the facebook thingamajig. Seems legit enough for me.

JimM
by JAMAUGHN
October 18th, 2015, 9:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not My Find, but I Wish...
Replies: 30
Views: 9274

Re: Not My Find, but I Wish...

Did anyone else catch this reference in the LA Times?
"Officials are warning the public not to touch such snakes. Instead, they said to take photos and report sightings and locations to iNaturalist and HerpMapper websites."

HerpMapper!

JimM