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by kschnei1
April 15th, 2016, 5:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sceloporus sp.
Replies: 3
Views: 2240

Sceloporus sp.

Hi all, I found a number of lizards up on fence posts recently in Colusa County - here is a photograph of one of them on iNat: http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2904887 Although I assumed they were S. occidentalis, my photographs seemed to show a rust-colored axilla and a dark band in front of...
by kschnei1
September 28th, 2015, 2:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Horned Lizard ID request
Replies: 26
Views: 8426

Re: Horned Lizard ID request

Thanks so much Jeremy!! Awesome set of photos. So do you agree that my photos show P. hernandesi hernandesi?

Ken
by kschnei1
September 27th, 2015, 12:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Horned Lizard ID request
Replies: 26
Views: 8426

Re: Horned Lizard ID request

Thanks Rye!
by kschnei1
September 27th, 2015, 10:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Horned Lizard ID request
Replies: 26
Views: 8426

Horned Lizard ID request

Hi all, We found a horned lizard in Garfield County, Utah on 24 September at Panguitch Lake - it was very exciting for me, as I've never encountered one of these lizards before! It appears there are only two species (?) in Utah, but I'm not sure which one this is... Can anyone give me an ID? This li...
by kschnei1
September 26th, 2015, 10:23 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Herp image from Badlands movie?
Replies: 3
Views: 11746

Re: Herp image from Badlands movie?

Thanks Paul!
by kschnei1
September 25th, 2015, 8:49 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Herp image from Badlands movie?
Replies: 3
Views: 11746

Herp image from Badlands movie?

Hi folks,

Silly question - can anyone tell me what lizard is filmed about twenty seconds into this clip from the movie Badlands? It doesn't appear to be a North American lizard to my eye?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3TSAliTwxs

Thanks!

Ken
by kschnei1
August 23rd, 2015, 5:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Valley Gartersnake?
Replies: 13
Views: 3190

Re: Valley Gartersnake?

This snake was found in a suburban backyard in Stockton - about 100-200 meters from a slough that is currently dry....
by kschnei1
August 22nd, 2015, 8:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Valley Gartersnake?
Replies: 13
Views: 3190

Re: Valley Gartersnake?

Thanks for your comments Chad. Since there seems to be some disagreement on the ID of this snake, could you explain why you think it's a Diablo gartersnake? I realize that we only have the one low-power photo, so maybe it can't be definitively identified? I've entered this observation into the HERP ...
by kschnei1
August 16th, 2015, 8:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Valley Gartersnake?
Replies: 13
Views: 3190

Re: Valley Gartersnake?

Thanks!!
by kschnei1
August 15th, 2015, 10:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Valley Gartersnake?
Replies: 13
Views: 3190

Re: Valley Gartersnake?

Thanks Elliot! Can you tell me briefly how to tell the two species apart? I know the photo isn't great...

Best wishes,
Ken
by kschnei1
August 14th, 2015, 6:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Valley Gartersnake?
Replies: 13
Views: 3190

Valley Gartersnake?

My sister found this snake in her yard recently. I assume this is T. sirtalis fitchi? Are there other possibilities for Stockton?

Only one image available - here:
https://flic.kr/p/xnoANv

Thanks!

Ken
by kschnei1
June 4th, 2015, 6:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Aquatic garter snake question
Replies: 7
Views: 2106

Aquatic garter snake question

Hi all, I found this aquatic gartersnake (T. atratus) in the creek at Uvas Canyon County Park in Santa Clara County today: https://flic.kr/p/tct4Xh The subspecies are way beyond my pay grade - can anyone tell if this is a pure "Diablo Range" individual or an intergrade with the "Santa Cruz" form? Or...
by kschnei1
May 4th, 2015, 5:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help with garter snake ID, Marion County, Oregon?
Replies: 10
Views: 3169

Re: Help with garter snake ID, Marion County, Oregon?

Thanks very much, Robert - I'll enter the data point into the HERP database.

Ken
by kschnei1
May 3rd, 2015, 2:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help with garter snake ID, Marion County, Oregon?
Replies: 10
Views: 3169

Help with garter snake ID, Marion County, Oregon?

Hi folks, I found this garter snake under a picnic table at Santiam Flats campground in Marion County, Oregon yesterday (2 May). It was acting very defensively, striking out at me while I photographed it, and I quickly left it alone and moved on... I don't know snakes well and have a lot of trouble ...
by kschnei1
May 19th, 2013, 6:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help with Sceloporus ID from Glenn County coast range
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Re: Help with Sceloporus ID from Glenn County coast range

Thanks for the ID and for the tips on separating these two species.

Ken
by kschnei1
May 18th, 2013, 6:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help with Sceloporus ID from Glenn County coast range
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Help with Sceloporus ID from Glenn County coast range

Hi all, I'm hoping to get help with the identification of this approx. 10-cm reddish lizard I found at about 3,600 feet elevation in the Mendocino NF on 14 May. I assume it's Sceloporus, but I'm having trouble between occidentalis and graciosus. I saw the helpful comparison photos on CaliforniaHerps...
by kschnei1
May 12th, 2013, 5:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help with frog ID - Point Reyes NS?
Replies: 4
Views: 1036

Re: Help with frog ID - Point Reyes NS?

Thanks very much everyone! I really appreciate it.

hey zach: I'm from the Midwest, but I've been in the Bay Area since 1990. :)

Ken
by kschnei1
May 12th, 2013, 6:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help with frog ID - Point Reyes NS?
Replies: 4
Views: 1036

Help with frog ID - Point Reyes NS?

Hi all, I took a rather bad (digiscoped) photo of a frog I found yesterday along the edge of a small ranch pond at Point Reyes National Seashore. It seemed large and I thought it might be a bullfrog, but now I don't think so.... Can this be identified? http://www.flickr.com/photos/zonotrichia/873090...
by kschnei1
September 15th, 2012, 8:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sceloporus uniformis?
Replies: 2
Views: 868

Sceloporus uniformis?

Hi all, We found this attractive lizard in a desert riparian canyon in Inyo County: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zonotrichia/7988596106/ Is this indeed a "Yellow-backed Spiny Lizard"? I noticed that this taxon isn't mentioned in Stebbins and McGinnis 2012 (or I missed it somehow) - must be a controv...
by kschnei1
August 6th, 2012, 2:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Night photography in Utah National Parks?
Replies: 2
Views: 1037

Night photography in Utah National Parks?

Hi all, I'll be visiting several UT national parks soon and I was wondering if there were any regulations regarding photographing herps at night? If I hike a trail after dark with a headlamp and take pics of herps I run across (or arthropods for that matter), am I officially disturbing wildlife or b...
by kschnei1
August 5th, 2012, 6:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New California Herps guide from Stebbins and McGinnis
Replies: 3
Views: 1278

Re: New California Herps guide from Stebbins and McGinnis

I also had it pre-ordered, directly from UC Press - maybe I got mine a little bit sooner?
by kschnei1
August 2nd, 2012, 2:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New California Herps guide from Stebbins and McGinnis
Replies: 3
Views: 1278

New California Herps guide from Stebbins and McGinnis

I just got my copy yesterday and have been leafing through it today. I'm not a "serious" herper, but it looks great to me so far. In comparion to the 2003 Western guide, it looks like this one is missing some of the illustrations and the front and back end paper drawings? How do people feel about th...
by kschnei1
June 23rd, 2012, 10:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cascades Frog?
Replies: 2
Views: 768

Re: Cascades Frog?

Thanks!
by kschnei1
June 23rd, 2012, 2:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cascades Frog?
Replies: 2
Views: 768

Cascades Frog?

I found this 4-5 cm frog on a rock in a small stream along the Long Canyon trail in Trinity County. Is this R. cascadae?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/zon ... 428270992/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/zonotrichia/7428271640/

Thanks!
Ken
by kschnei1
May 19th, 2011, 7:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID Help with Albuquerque-area rattlesnake and whiptail?
Replies: 2
Views: 732

ID Help with Albuquerque-area rattlesnake and whiptail?

Hi folks, I photographed this rattlesnake near the parking lot at Rinconada Canyon (part of Petroglyph NM) - I think it must be C. atrox, but would love confirmation - here are a couple of photos and a very short video: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zonotrichia/5731119300/ http://www.flickr.com/photo...