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by dinodan
August 30th, 2017, 5:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona recap: July 8-18
Replies: 10
Views: 5899

Re: Arizona recap: July 8-18

Looks like a south mountain blue speck to me. Awesome animal! One of my favorites. Great find and congrats!
by dinodan
May 15th, 2015, 12:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Speckled rattlesnake range?
Replies: 11
Views: 4739

Re: Speckled rattlesnake range?

Nice one Steve! Some folks think the Yavapai animals are some of the prettiest specks around. (And some folks like the white or blue ones better...I just love the variety) There is no record of them in Prescott that I am aware of. I would think Prescott is about 1500' too high for them, at that lat...
by dinodan
May 15th, 2015, 12:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Speckled rattlesnake range?
Replies: 11
Views: 4739

Re: Speckled rattlesnake range?

Here's a photo of a Bagdad spec that was taken by a friend of mine. I don't know exactly how close to the center of town he found this snake, but it was definitely found in the Bagdad area. Awesome looking animal IMO. http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee226/Steve_Bledsoe/SW%20Speckled%20Rattlesnak...
by dinodan
May 9th, 2015, 11:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gopher sanke morph???
Replies: 19
Views: 3663

Re: Gopher sanke morph???

That snake was founded in AZ. It would be an absolute mut and a big disappointment if not kept locality! That is such a great find! I'm very pleased to hear your going to keep it locality! If you also wanted to breed it with another Sonoran morph it would be cool to do it with an axanthic Sonoran! ...
by dinodan
May 8th, 2015, 12:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Speckled rattlesnake range?
Replies: 11
Views: 4739

Re: Speckled rattlesnake range?

I think that is close to there cut off point northward they're also in the middle and lower Grand Canyon and also all down the Colorado, a bit up some of the s-flowing GC tribs like Kanab Creek, and all over the west end of the AZ strip, even across the Virgin - or do you just mean within Yavapai C...
by dinodan
May 6th, 2015, 5:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Speckled rattlesnake range?
Replies: 11
Views: 4739

Re: Speckled rattlesnake range?

robert wrote:I have found speckled rattlesnakes around Congress. Note quite Bagdad, but close...
Yeah i have seen them in the Congress/Yarnell area too. I think that is close to there cut off point northward.
by dinodan
May 4th, 2015, 5:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Speckled rattlesnake range?
Replies: 11
Views: 4739

Speckled rattlesnake range?

Is there speckled rattlesnakes in Bagdad AZ. I have heard conflicting things. It is to close to tell just by looking at the range map. Thanks.
by dinodan
May 3rd, 2015, 11:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gopher sanke morph???
Replies: 19
Views: 3663

Re: Gopher sanke morph???

Edit just saw Jim posted it above. I am going to breed it another Sonoran gopher snake from in the same area. They were found a 1/4 mile apart and are the same size. I am having them sexed this week and hope they are a pair. If not I will get another from that area to pair it. I was also considering...
by dinodan
May 2nd, 2015, 12:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gopher sanke morph???
Replies: 19
Views: 3663

Re: Gopher sanke morph???

Thanks for the replies. I thought it was a hypo. My first I have found in the wild.
by dinodan
May 1st, 2015, 7:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gopher sanke morph???
Replies: 19
Views: 3663

Gopher sanke morph???

I recently went to Arizona for some herping. I saw tons of herps from 3 different mountain ranges over 4 days. I saw many specks, rosy boas, blacktails, gilas, and many other species but it is a gopher snake that I want to share with you guys. I will make a different post for the other herps I saw l...
by dinodan
April 26th, 2015, 11:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pituophis question for the crotes guys
Replies: 3
Views: 1906

Re: Pituophis question for the crotes guys

That place is a dick kicker. Not many animals to be seen. I saw a gopher snake on the main dirt road (i don'tt know if people care if I post the name so i won't) that runs to the mts(parallel with the mts). It was towards the start of the dirt road. I also saw a coach whip on that road. I have yet t...
by dinodan
May 23rd, 2014, 4:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Got Stuck and Died?
Replies: 10
Views: 2309

Re: Snake Got Stuck and Died?

I suspect that this happens more often than we realize. Found these Masticophis remains miles out on the desert a few years back following what must have been a gamely but futile struggle with cholla joints. http://i446.photobucket.com/albums/qq183/Pit_fan/General%20Snake%20Stuff/Picture023_zps0add...
by dinodan
July 15th, 2013, 1:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California Kingsnake ophiophagy. Eating Nightsnake
Replies: 18
Views: 3099

Re: California Kingsnake ophiophagy. Eating Nightsnake

Yep that's what happens when you put a king snake and a night snake in a bucket...............staged??????????????but cool
by dinodan
October 24th, 2012, 3:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: YOY for 2012: Let's see those babies!
Replies: 83
Views: 19282

Re: YOY for 2012: Let's see those babies!

bradlyb wrote:Just discovered my first YoY (Only been field herping a little over a month)

Monterey Ring-Necked Snake:

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That is the tiniest coolest ring neck ever
by dinodan
November 20th, 2011, 8:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's wrong with this article?
Replies: 14
Views: 1603

Re: What's wrong with this article?

Kent VanSooy wrote:Good job Natalie!
:lol:
by dinodan
November 20th, 2011, 7:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's wrong with this article?
Replies: 14
Views: 1603

Re: What's wrong with this article?

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by dinodan
October 31st, 2011, 3:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: UPDATED ** PHOTOS ** Unusual markings on Mojave Rattlesnake
Replies: 21
Views: 2682

Re: UPDATED ** PHOTOS ** Unusual markings on Mojave Rattlesn

David Tobler wrote:Interesting mojave.. I don't see any hybrids in this thread, nor any questionable snake.
Well if you don't then there must not be.
by dinodan
October 26th, 2011, 12:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: mojave rattlesnake intergrade??
Replies: 15
Views: 1313

Re: mojave rattlesnake intergrade??

The person who gave it to him said it was a mojave but it does not look like one to me. He has no clue where it is from. Hellihooks might be right on a great Basin. I looked at some pics and they look similar. The head does not look mojave or great basin to me though
by dinodan
October 26th, 2011, 7:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: mojave rattlesnake intergrade??
Replies: 15
Views: 1313

Re: mojave rattlesnake intergrade??

I don't know if he knows where it is from as he did not collect him. I will ask though. I will try to get some better pics of his head and tail as well. I was thinking Helleri, if anything at all.
by dinodan
October 26th, 2011, 6:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: mojave rattlesnake intergrade??
Replies: 15
Views: 1313

mojave rattlesnake intergrade??

Someone I know has a Mojave rattlesnake that looks different than any I have seen. Do you guys think this is an intergrade or just different than the ones I have seen?


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by dinodan
October 25th, 2011, 2:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Western Mojave Trip
Replies: 11
Views: 1291

Re: Western Mojave Trip

Looks like fun. I love cruising the western Mojave area. What were the evening/night temps. i know it has been getting a little to cold to cruise in spots the last month.
by dinodan
October 24th, 2011, 5:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: **UPDATED!!** Octoberfest
Replies: 9
Views: 1981

Re: Octoberfest

please resize. i can't make out any of them
by dinodan
October 20th, 2011, 11:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: UPDATED ** PHOTOS ** Unusual markings on Mojave Rattlesnake
Replies: 21
Views: 2682

Re: UPDATED ** PHOTOS ** Unusual markings on Mojave Rattlesn

Up here in the bay area there are lots of Nor Pacs with those type of connected spot patterns and some stripes. One of my favorite spots to cruise has about 50% that look like that.
by dinodan
October 19th, 2011, 7:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpin' with the kiddies!
Replies: 3
Views: 653

Re: Herpin' with the kiddies!

Sweet pics. Damn that big Ruber's body looks like a WDB. What county were you in if you don't mind saying? Temps must still be nice down there.
by dinodan
October 10th, 2011, 9:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: King Me!
Replies: 40
Views: 3767

Re: King Me!

Not so sure I agree with you there NATALINA :lol: a good friend of mine was given a ticket for trespassing had to appear I'n court and pay a fine, first time offense. And that's the least of my worries, I worry more about getting shot :shock: I know personally I own 50 acers up by San Francisco and...
by dinodan
October 9th, 2011, 3:49 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: shiny building!
Replies: 8
Views: 2302

Re: shiny building!

Perfect spot to grow weed. lol
by dinodan
October 5th, 2011, 1:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Can someone tell me....
Replies: 5
Views: 1164

Re: Can someone tell me....

He looks pist
by dinodan
October 5th, 2011, 1:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arachnid Seminar
Replies: 8
Views: 953

Re: Arachnid Seminar

Mike Waters wrote:Sounds exciting! :roll:
:lol:
by dinodan
October 4th, 2011, 2:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help identifying SoCal Lizards
Replies: 11
Views: 2158

Re: Help identifying SoCal Lizards

1. blue belly
2. blue belly
3. blue belly
4. blue belly
5. blue belly
6. blue belly
7. blue belly
8. blue belly

Am I right? :mrgreen:
by dinodan
October 3rd, 2011, 7:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: another road cruise through the San Diego County desert
Replies: 11
Views: 1678

Re: another road cruise through the San Diego County desert

Got a pic of the massive dead ruber?
by dinodan
October 2nd, 2011, 6:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: BACKYARD HERPING... coralsnake...
Replies: 24
Views: 3775

Re: BACKYARD HERPING... coralsnake...

Aaron Mills wrote:
dinodan wrote: I was catching snakes when you still had training wheels on your bike.
I haven't seen any photos so I call BS
We didn't have portable cameras back then. i had to make scetches
by dinodan
September 29th, 2011, 5:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: BACKYARD HERPING... coralsnake...
Replies: 24
Views: 3775

Re: BACKYARD HERPING... coralsnake...

It makes it easy to tell the newbies when they call BS on Terry (ratsnakehaven). If you spend more time on the forum you will see A LOT of photos from Terry. Be patient, you'll be old some day too! Dave It was a joke/jab to try and get him to post some pics. I have no doubt that he found the snake....
by dinodan
September 28th, 2011, 3:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Shannon Brown update.......
Replies: 5
Views: 1311

Re: Shannon Brown update.......

hellihooks wrote:He loved an unclean woman, and... oh wait... that was me... :crazyeyes: :lol: :lol: :lol: (JK) jim
Glad to hear he's doing better... :thumb:
LOL :lol:
by dinodan
September 28th, 2011, 7:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Shannon Brown update.......
Replies: 5
Views: 1311

Re: Shannon Brown update.......

Link to what happened to him?
by dinodan
September 26th, 2011, 3:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OK King guys.....
Replies: 52
Views: 4674

Re: OK King guys.....

nor cal
by dinodan
September 26th, 2011, 6:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: BACKYARD HERPING... coralsnake...
Replies: 24
Views: 3775

Re: BACKYARD HERPING... coralsnake...

I think I have seen you say you were going to post pics in like 5 threads and never do. I am calling B.S. untill you actually figure out how to post a pic
by dinodan
September 16th, 2011, 3:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A good day out, my first NorCal lifer of the year.
Replies: 22
Views: 4661

Re: A good day out, my first NorCal lifer of the year.

Are you guys (Porter) really going to bitch at each other on every post? Get over it.
by dinodan
September 14th, 2011, 2:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ANOTHER RATTLESNAKE BITE VICTIM
Replies: 59
Views: 7550

Re: ANOTHER RATTLESNAKE BITE VICTIM

I would love to see the collections of all the guys who "Never do anything illegal in the snake field" :roll: :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by dinodan
September 12th, 2011, 2:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ANOTHER RATTLESNAKE BITE VICTIM
Replies: 59
Views: 7550

Re: ANOTHER RATTLESNAKE BITE VICTIM

Anyone who free handles hots deserves to get bit. Darwin Award 2011
by dinodan
September 7th, 2011, 3:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Night of the Nasty Neonates
Replies: 13
Views: 2088

Re: Night of the Nasty Neonates

Sorry Will, I'm not very interested in toads or frogs - they're just so abundant they don't get me excited. I would have had to spend a lot of time sorting through the multitude of common toads to find the rarer Arroyos and Spadefoots. Perhaps I'll make a special trip one day to find those guys, bu...
by dinodan
September 7th, 2011, 2:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Night of the Nasty Neonates
Replies: 13
Views: 2088

Re: Night of the Nasty Neonates

What kind of snake is in the top pic of the dead snakes? Almost looks like some kind of colubrid with a rattle.
by dinodan
September 4th, 2011, 10:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Be careful out there.
Replies: 13
Views: 1305

Re: Be careful out there.

unfortunately we don't have the privilege of trying to figure out what species of rattlesnake we spot up here like you guys have down there. :crazyeyes:
by dinodan
September 3rd, 2011, 8:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Be careful out there.
Replies: 13
Views: 1305

Re: Be careful out there.

There are only nor pacs in Alameda county, definitely not a ruber. Flipping is good just about any time of year around here. It is not like down south where it is always hot. There have only been one or two days this whole summer that have approached 100 degrees. Usual temps are mid 80's with night ...
by dinodan
July 27th, 2011, 10:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake Bite!!!!<UPDATED>!!!
Replies: 55
Views: 7413

Re: Rattlesnake Bite!!!!

How long did it take you to get to the hospital after you got bit? Do you know how big the snake was that bit you or did you not even see him? Shit like this makes you realize that this can happen to anyone. Hope you get all healed up soon. Pain meds like norco's and vicodin always made me super itc...
by dinodan
July 15th, 2011, 5:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Large Crotalus
Replies: 12
Views: 1789

Re: Large Crotalus

herper79 wrote:Ok I guess, but the bigger crotes have bigger venom glands and can dump more venom in you.
Nick
+1
by dinodan
July 11th, 2011, 5:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: High Elevation Helleri
Replies: 11
Views: 1884

Re: High Elevation Helleri

I've seen a few Nor Pacs recently that look exactly like that. They were at 1000 to 1500 ft and all were big adults. It seems the bigger snakes have less noticable pattern markings and are typically darker (almost black) up here in Nor cal. Not all of them but the majority.
by dinodan
July 9th, 2011, 4:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Too Hot to Herp this Sat?
Replies: 20
Views: 2739

Re: Too Hot to Herp this Sat?

You guys are too funny. Fundad pops up in every post and preaches about rules and regulations like he is the reptile police. Half the time I find he is completely wrong like this time. If he is that passionate about reptiles, he should be out finding poachers instead of worrying about someone bringi...
by dinodan
July 9th, 2011, 4:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Too Hot to Herp this Sat?
Replies: 20
Views: 2739

Re: Too Hot to Herp this Sat?

monklet wrote:I'm afraid ol' dinodan has publicly soiled himself ... :oops: shame, shame, shame. ..but take heart dino, you can always turn this into a learning experience. :idea:
Whatever
by dinodan
July 8th, 2011, 4:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Too Hot to Herp this Sat?
Replies: 20
Views: 2739

Re: Too Hot to Herp this Sat?

Fundad wrote:
3) Mt garter
Not legal to have from So Cal

Fundad
Thanks Deputy No Badge. But really, who gives a sh*t.