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by DennyZ
April 15th, 2016, 1:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Cali Trip - April 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1949

Re: Southern Cali Trip - April 2016

Great finds!
by DennyZ
March 14th, 2016, 1:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hovenweep National Monument, lizards were out
Replies: 6
Views: 2432

Re: Hovenweep National Monument, lizards were out

I wish that was the case in Northern Nevada. I have yet to see any lizards scurrying about but did find a recent snake skin that was pretty fresh.

Then the cold weather hit and haven't been able to sneak back out.
by DennyZ
March 9th, 2016, 2:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: lousy cell pic of my 1st herp this season
Replies: 3
Views: 1794

Re: lousy cell pic of my 1st herp this season

Nice finds! So far all I have found is a recent shed when the weather warmed up, but nothing since it started getting cold again.
by DennyZ
February 10th, 2016, 6:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Roll Call
Replies: 65
Views: 25762

Re: Roll Call

Denny Zeleniak.

Resident of Reno, Nevada and resident lurker on here. Currently waiting on some decent weather to go herping once again.
by DennyZ
December 23rd, 2015, 2:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Officers
Replies: 1
Views: 2809

Re: 2016 Officers

Congrats guys :thumb:
by DennyZ
December 14th, 2015, 4:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Elections
Replies: 21
Views: 7365

Re: Elections

I'm still somewhat a newbie around here but from what I have read on the forum. I like Bryan's nominations.

That seems like an excellent group.
by DennyZ
October 5th, 2015, 2:33 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Tarantula ID please.
Replies: 3
Views: 4874

Re: Tarantula ID please.

Thank you Gordon. I thought it was Aphonopelma but really wasn't sure. This is only my first live one found in the 20+ years of living in the area.
by DennyZ
October 4th, 2015, 1:40 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Tarantula ID please.
Replies: 3
Views: 4874

Tarantula ID please.

Found outside Reno,Nevada.

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by DennyZ
May 24th, 2015, 3:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Search Tips for Utah Mountain Kingsnakes
Replies: 5
Views: 2742

Re: Search Tips for Utah Mountain Kingsnakes

This is definitely a huge help. Thank you very much for the tips and tricks Mark.
by DennyZ
February 12th, 2015, 10:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First snakes of the year
Replies: 8
Views: 2334

Re: First snakes of the year

Nice looking garters. I've been tempted with the warmer weather occurring in Western Nevada to go out and see if I could find anything. Your pics are just the motivation I need.
by DennyZ
January 1st, 2015, 2:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Silver State as I saw it 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2184

Re: The Silver State as I saw it 2014

Great pics as always Jason. Happy holidays to you and hope to see you out there when the weather returns.
by DennyZ
August 17th, 2014, 2:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Re: Random Thought/Question
Replies: 1
Views: 916

Re: Random Thought/Question

I have no clue how this became a new subject. Please move to the appropriate section. :crazyeyes:
by DennyZ
August 17th, 2014, 2:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Re: Random Thought/Question
Replies: 1
Views: 916

Re: Random Thought/Question

With the recent rains we had in the Sierra's I decided to go check out a small landslide that occurred near my dad's house. Other than various assortment of bugs, there wasn't a herp to be found. I have seen some garters and toads before the slide, but so far nothing after. I'm thinking that the her...
by DennyZ
July 23rd, 2014, 2:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A calm girl
Replies: 7
Views: 1817

Re: A calm girl

Congrats Chris on the birth of your daughter.
by DennyZ
July 14th, 2014, 12:33 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Scorpion with a snack.
Replies: 1
Views: 1635

Scorpion with a snack.

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Was up in the Sierra Nevadas and snapped a quick picture of this scorpion eating a wind scorpion. Was surprised to find these guys up in the 7600 feet altitude range.
by DennyZ
July 14th, 2014, 12:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Calling any Nevada DB contributors, Good opportunity
Replies: 12
Views: 2555

Re: Calling any Nevada DB contributors, Good opportunity

I had totally forgotten about that post regarding Sauromalus. I've seen some large Spiny Lizards out in Austin area but nothing as large as a Chuckwalla.
by DennyZ
March 10th, 2014, 1:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Is It Spring Yet?
Replies: 4
Views: 1313

Re: Is It Spring Yet?

Great pics! It's been a dream of mine to herp down near the Grand Canyon.
by DennyZ
August 20th, 2013, 1:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Skink Id?
Replies: 4
Views: 1025

Re: Skink Id?

Yeah, did some studying and found that the Aspidoscelis tigris tigris does indeed have a blue tail.
by DennyZ
August 20th, 2013, 5:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Skink Id?
Replies: 4
Views: 1025

Re: Skink Id?

Thats what I thought at first,but never seen one with the blue tail.
by DennyZ
August 19th, 2013, 10:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Skink Id?
Replies: 4
Views: 1025

Skink Id?

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Found this little guy roaming around the parking lot at my work. Never seen a skink before around here and not exactly sure what he is.
by DennyZ
July 3rd, 2013, 3:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sceloporus in Pershing County, NV
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Re: Sceloporus in Pershing County, NV

Its definitely a uniformis. Theyre everywhere in Washoe County as well.
by DennyZ
May 26th, 2013, 2:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Great Basin Gopher for me this year
Replies: 0
Views: 773

First Great Basin Gopher for me this year

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I finally got a decent pic of one. He stayed still long enough for me to get this shot before he started chasing after some leopard lizards in the brush.
by DennyZ
May 19th, 2013, 2:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Saw this this morning about Snow Canyon
Replies: 1
Views: 444

Re: Saw this this morning about Snow Canyon

I got the same thing through a organization I am a member of. I may live in Nevada, but Utah definitely has quite an array of reptiles and amphibians from what I have seen here.
by DennyZ
May 3rd, 2013, 3:33 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Need Tarantula ID
Replies: 4
Views: 1452

Re: Need Tarantula ID

To me, it looks almost like a Brachypelma albopilosum or Mexican Curly Hair. Pretty looking one too.
by DennyZ
May 3rd, 2013, 3:22 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Need tips for tarantula photography
Replies: 2
Views: 690

Re: Need tips for tarantula photography

The urticating hairs are a problem if they get anywhere near your eyes. Not a fun sensation at all. Trust me on this. Trying to avoid flash photography because that tends to spook them. Try using hands with gloves to hold them. Never anything that could harm the spiders at all. Keeping them calm dep...
by DennyZ
April 8th, 2013, 12:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sonoran Mountain Kingsnake Surveys- Nevada
Replies: 2
Views: 838

Re: Sonoran Mountain Kingsnake Surveys- Nevada

Oh yeah. I cant wait for this :)
by DennyZ
March 28th, 2013, 3:53 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Does anyone keep Tarantulas ?
Replies: 38
Views: 6962

Re: Does anyone keep Tarantulas ?

I have a few tarantulas currently.

1 Indian Ghost Ornamental
1 Chaco Golden Knee
1 Mexican Fireleg
1 Thai Tiger
1 Rose Hair
1 P. Metallica
by DennyZ
March 28th, 2013, 3:41 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Tarantula threat pose!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1408

Re: Tarantula threat pose!!!

Those are some amazing pics Orion. I see that pose quite a bit from one of my Thai tarantulas.
by DennyZ
March 28th, 2013, 3:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CRAZY herp law changes in Calif
Replies: 11
Views: 1334

Re: CRAZY herp law changes in Calif

Yep. This guy thats introducing the bill is certainly clueless. His only answer to why he is introducing SB245 is because he wants to "Outdo the Ohio reptile regulations and bans". Somedays I dont have faith in how people can create a bill like this when he should be worrying about whats really impo...
by DennyZ
March 28th, 2013, 3:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Herp Down
Replies: 10
Views: 1366

Re: First Herp Down

Great find! Hopefully it means a great start to the year for many of us.
by DennyZ
March 26th, 2013, 3:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: snow is getting old
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: snow is getting old

No kidding. Weve been having a good day of weather, followed by a week of clouds and near freezing temps.

I was hoping the garters would start emerging, but so far I havent found anything.
by DennyZ
March 26th, 2013, 3:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CRAZY herp law changes in Calif
Replies: 11
Views: 1334

Re: CRAZY herp law changes in Calif

I feel for you guys in California. Here in Nevada, we have been dealing with SB245, which would have made it illegal to own certain snakes and mammals. But due to poor wording, it states I can own a human. Thankfully Nevada tends to ignore herping in general, and instead concentrates on frivolous la...
by DennyZ
March 26th, 2013, 3:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Herps are Coming Out!
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: The Herps are Coming Out!

The carapace problem is related to insufficient UV lighting and lack of proper diet and vitamin D. Whoever had that turtle obviously didnt know what they were doing. Probably why they eventually released it into the wild.

Still nice finds though. Good job :thumb:
by DennyZ
March 18th, 2013, 3:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few from Clark County
Replies: 15
Views: 3044

Re: A few from Clark County

I always enjoy looking at pics of Chuckwallas. Great pics!
by DennyZ
March 4th, 2013, 2:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NorCal: First King of 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Re: NorCal: First King of 2013

Thats a nice looking king. Congrats!
by DennyZ
February 22nd, 2013, 2:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Weirdness in Northern Nevada
Replies: 8
Views: 1032

Re: Weirdness in Northern Nevada

Thanks Jim. Im constantly keeping my eye out now :thumb:
by DennyZ
February 22nd, 2013, 2:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question......
Replies: 9
Views: 1502

Re: Question......

I have seen alot of mostly greyish patterned ones out near Lovelock and places like Austin. I have yet to see a white/black combo pattern one.
by DennyZ
February 21st, 2013, 7:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Saw my first herps of the year
Replies: 3
Views: 625

Re: Saw my first herps of the year

Thats what I went through. Saw my first herp and and now waiting for the snow to fall today.
by DennyZ
February 21st, 2013, 7:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Weirdness in Northern Nevada
Replies: 8
Views: 1032

Re: Weirdness in Northern Nevada

I guess youre right. I should enter it then and get my 2013 off to a good start.
by DennyZ
February 19th, 2013, 3:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Weirdness in Northern Nevada
Replies: 8
Views: 1032

Re: Weirdness in Northern Nevada

I havent seen any out and about when looking for new spots to herp. So far this ones been my first sighting of the year.

I wish I could have gotten better information on it so I can enter it in the database.
by DennyZ
February 18th, 2013, 1:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Weirdness in Northern Nevada
Replies: 8
Views: 1032

Re: Weirdness in Northern Nevada

I wish I could have find out if it was a juvenile or not. It scurried away as soon as I got close to get a better look to see how big it was. From what I could tell he seemed to be about 5 inches in length from nose to tail.
by DennyZ
February 18th, 2013, 4:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Weirdness in Northern Nevada
Replies: 8
Views: 1032

Weirdness in Northern Nevada

We've been having some strange weather here in the Reno area. One day its freezing cold, the next day its sunny and warm. Well on one of the sunny days I happened to catch this fence lizard scurrying along a curb before it darted off into a sewer grate. I was thinking that out in the fields all the ...
by DennyZ
January 28th, 2013, 5:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Baby is here
Replies: 8
Views: 871

Re: Baby is here

Congrats man to you and your family :)
by DennyZ
August 5th, 2012, 5:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why do some of us not enter our finds in the database?
Replies: 27
Views: 4068

Re: Why do some of us not enter our finds in the database?

Im semi-new to herping and still trying to get into the swing of things, but I will add anything I find into the database.
by DennyZ
July 1st, 2012, 2:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Almost missed it.
Replies: 1
Views: 682

Almost missed it.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a261/atticus_death/IMG333.jpg I finally got a couple days off work and decided to try a spot in the Reno/Sparks area that looked promising. I saw lots of movement but wasnt able to get any pics of them. While investigating what I thought to be a Leopard Lizard runn...
by DennyZ
June 28th, 2012, 11:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: H.E.R.P. Mobile App
Replies: 2
Views: 2852

Re: H.E.R.P. Mobile App

I love this app. The only trouble is when I have it ready,I cant find any herps lol
by DennyZ
June 26th, 2012, 10:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lutosus and some friends.
Replies: 11
Views: 2346

Re: Lutosus and some friends.

Awesome post! I keep hoping to find the great shots like you.Hopefully someday. Keep up the great work.
by DennyZ
May 31st, 2012, 12:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RM Chapter fieldtrip/Mtn kingsnake surv at Great Basin Nat'l
Replies: 10
Views: 3893

Re: RM Chapter fieldtrip/Mtn kingsnake surv at Great Basin N

Looks like you guys had alot of fun. The kings are always a nice sight. 8-)
by DennyZ
May 10th, 2012, 5:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping while at work
Replies: 1
Views: 486

Herping while at work

Yesterday, I was taking a smoke break at work and got a chance to do some herping. Small Pituophis that we found sunning himself on the parking lot. Placed him in the field behind my work.I didnt want a DOPL (Dead On Parking Lot) http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a261/atticus_death/Herping/IMG240.jp...
by DennyZ
May 8th, 2012, 5:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SW Trip (Part II - Nevada and SW Utah) REPOST
Replies: 4
Views: 906

Re: SW Trip (Part II - Nevada and SW Utah) REPOST

Awesome finds! The Leopard Lizard is always my fave.