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by Dutchocrat
October 16th, 2015, 9:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 3581

Re: The Singing Frog

Hi Porter,

I hope these were just midnight ruminations. I always enjoy reading your great posts. Do not deprive me from these. This board need people like you that are contributing interesting posts.

Dutch
by Dutchocrat
October 12th, 2015, 5:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Foothill Yellow-legged Frog
Replies: 4
Views: 2144

Foothill Yellow-legged Frog

This Sunday I joined Lawrence (calfirecap), Yolodave, and Corey in a survey of a 2 mile section of the Soquel Creek in the Soquel Demonstration Forest. While Lawrence and Corey did all the hard work (finding specimen to place on rocks for voucher photos), Dave and I were able to get some nice photos...
by Dutchocrat
August 27th, 2015, 7:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cool predator-prey moment(story only no photos!)
Replies: 6
Views: 1401

Re: Cool predator-prey moment(story only no photos!)

Last May we were hiking when one of our hiking party pointed and said: "look there". A red-tailed had swooped down and grabbed a snake I think was a gopher, but I was so busy getting my camera ready that I did not see clearly. By the time I had the camera pointed, the hawk had disappeared into the v...
by Dutchocrat
July 12th, 2014, 11:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Specktacular
Replies: 5
Views: 1500

Re: Specktacular

No speck here! But in May, I ran (almost literally) into this Northern that was sitting in the middle of a trail. Fortunately (s)he warned me before I saw it.

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Dutch
by Dutchocrat
June 11th, 2014, 8:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: An interesting story
Replies: 13
Views: 2708

Re: An interesting story

So Andy, who recently found the helleri along the Coachella Canal, got a call from a guy he does avoidance training clinics for
Interesting story, but who is he training to avoid :lol:

Dutch
by Dutchocrat
June 5th, 2014, 9:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question for the group
Replies: 72
Views: 19303

Re: Question for the group

As an ignorant nincompoop who does not have a background in biology and who does not have the time to study herpetology in depth, I welcome suggestions after another screwup in my entries (as limited as they are). That is how I learn. It is always easier to have someone tell you what to enter then t...
by Dutchocrat
May 22nd, 2014, 7:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Albino Kings in Gran Canaria?
Replies: 19
Views: 2860

Re: Albino Kings in Gran Canaria?

Ross Padilla wrote:
He wasn't on that one.
My bad. I omitted one step. After selecting May 19, 2014, chose the 7AM slot. Then when you get "Track #1", scroll to the 55 minute mark. The clip is still there. I omitted the 7 AM slot selection.

Dutch
by Dutchocrat
May 20th, 2014, 10:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Albino Kings in Gran Canaria?
Replies: 19
Views: 2860

Re: Albino Kings in Gran Canaria?

The 5 minute Monday morning clip from CNKW can be listened to from the following link:

http://www.cknw.com/audio-vault/

Choose 5/19/2014. When you see the bar "track #1", slide the bar to the 55 minute mark. Happy listening.

Dutch
by Dutchocrat
May 19th, 2014, 8:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Albino Kings in Gran Canaria?
Replies: 19
Views: 2860

Re: Albino Kings in Gran Canaria?

Just listened to it. Good opportunity to educate, although it did not seem that you got through to the host. To much focused on "them Texas snakes biting through your boots". :roll:

At least he did look up what "herping" means :) What is the estimated listener audience of the station?

Dutch
by Dutchocrat
May 6th, 2014, 10:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Albino Kings in Gran Canaria?
Replies: 19
Views: 2860

Albino Kings in Gran Canaria?

It looks as if Spain can use some of this boards' expertise:

http://news.yahoo.com/spanish-island-fi ... 29848.html

Dutch
by Dutchocrat
April 9th, 2014, 8:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 1,000 + ALL TIME HERP Records Club (California Chapter)
Replies: 39
Views: 6050

Re: 1,000 + ALL TIME HERP Records Club (California Chapter)

Ah......fabulous! 8-) With my current rate of entry I will be exactly 100 years old when I reach the vaunted 1000 record threshold. I guess I'll stand a better chance to become member of the mile high club :beer:

Dutch
by Dutchocrat
April 5th, 2014, 7:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Love is in the air
Replies: 1
Views: 1105

Love is in the air

A modest contribution. Just fun to see these two frolic about for about 2 hours with no worry in sight. https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-mNXLyxIRWBk/U0DDfVbHBeI/AAAAAAAAHwY/P588vAcI0SE/w640-h428-no/DSC_0203.JPG https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-GrV4HhaAEQ8/U0DDfaaqyuI/AAAAAAAAHwc/7uK1ryZ2B7I/w640...
by Dutchocrat
August 28th, 2013, 10:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Mexico find
Replies: 1
Views: 529

New Mexico find

I just posted this in the Rocky Mountain chapter but thought some here might be interested. Last month I went hiking 80 miles with a bunch of boyscouts in the Sangre de Cristo mountains of North-East New Mexico. At around 8700 ft I found 2 horned lizards, several miles apart. Because i was already c...
by Dutchocrat
August 28th, 2013, 10:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: High Elevation Herps
Replies: 11
Views: 2664

Re: High Elevation Herps

Last month I was hiking 80 miles with a bunch of boyscouts in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of North-East New Mexico. At about 8700 ft I found 2 horned lizards, a few miles apart. SInce I was carrying a backpack of 60+ lbs (incompetent backpacker, but food added ~ 20 lbs), I only brought a crappy p...
by Dutchocrat
May 29th, 2012, 10:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Squirrel vs snake???
Replies: 16
Views: 2413

Re: Squirrel vs snake???

Last year on one of my hikes I ran into a similar scene. A crote tried to cross a grassy patch, but a squirrel blocked his progress, not clear why. I was a little slow with the camera, so I only captured the crote's retreat. It did not have appetite for a fight. :? https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/...
by Dutchocrat
May 26th, 2012, 7:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012 - Shades of oreganus
Replies: 31
Views: 6368

Re: 2012 - Shades of oreganus

Just found this yearling this afternoon :beer:

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I guess that you would call this "standard issue" coloring
by Dutchocrat
May 22nd, 2012, 7:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My dog found this.
Replies: 15
Views: 1769

Re: My dog found this.

I have no dog but use this opportunity to add some pictures :oops: I just ran into the sibling of that king. Depending on the sunlight it was either chocolate or dark brown/black https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-yr2mAGrQskU/T7xYQd2btUI/AAAAAAAAF8g/iMXZtTgdJ1w/s720/DSC_0064.jpg I also found a nice ...
by Dutchocrat
April 28th, 2012, 6:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Battle Scars
Replies: 1
Views: 557

Battle Scars

There have been many gorgeous pictures of beautiful herps uploaded. But just this week I found 2 animals that had battle scars. I did not find out until I downloaded the pictures and zoomed in on the heads. I do not enjoy these, but I am amazed that I have never seen such pictures before. Most likel...
by Dutchocrat
April 2nd, 2012, 11:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent Santa Clara Finds
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Recent Santa Clara Finds

Some recent finds in the northern Santa Clara area. I am not very good at identification. Three versions of Pseudacris Sierra https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-AO7x6LvAJOs/T3qd4cZniqI/AAAAAAAAFwc/zrECZG1nkK4/s720/DSC_0231.jpg https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Zrd8z33IAJo/T3qRuN_0wSI/AAAAAAAAFv0/Cg...
by Dutchocrat
February 19th, 2012, 8:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question(s) by old newbie
Replies: 1
Views: 492

Question(s) by old newbie

My first 2012 snake was today. Nothing special, a junior gopher. I entered it in the data base, but had a question regarding the data base as well as regarding the snake. First I need to let you know that I am quite ignorant on herps in general and am trying to learn, so you can have some fun here. ...
by Dutchocrat
October 1st, 2011, 11:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First snake of October and it is a LIFER!
Replies: 22
Views: 3330

Re: First snake of October and it is a LIFER!

Congrats Zach, Two years ago I saw my first calking but I did not have my camera with me. This was in the Santa Cruz mountains. I went back last year and found this one. I did not get a good shot, but the colors are similar to the one you found. I went back this year and only found one DOR. https://...
by Dutchocrat
August 15th, 2011, 7:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California Toad question
Replies: 8
Views: 1210

California Toad question

Over the weekend I took some pictures near a small pond that had hundreds of toadlets. The picture quality is not that good because I only had my 70-300 lens and the toadlets were ~ 1/2". However, I noticed that the toadlets came in quite a variety of colors. Before I put them into the data base I w...
by Dutchocrat
August 15th, 2011, 7:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: King Dilemma
Replies: 15
Views: 2673

Re: King Dilemma

Thank you for the kind reply. Just for those who are interested, I posted a subset of all the pictures I made in:

https://picasaweb.google.com/1160408978 ... tZuS5evXTA#

This shows how much effort them King had to get the gator of his tail.
by Dutchocrat
August 10th, 2011, 1:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake Bite!!!!<UPDATED>!!!
Replies: 55
Views: 7443

Re: Rattlesnake Bite!!!!

I just came back from a 7 day hike/bike trip in Tulare/Kern Counties with 10 boyscouts. We saw several crotes, only a few I had a chance to make pictures off (and bad pictures at that with this crappy camera). Anyway, as scouts are extremely curious (another word for stupid), and they allways like t...
by Dutchocrat
August 8th, 2011, 11:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: King Dilemma
Replies: 15
Views: 2673

Re: King Dilemma

The King was obviously confused. As stated before, I had the opportunity to take pictures for 15 minutes, but I did not want to interfere, so I stayed away and used a 300 mm lens. One more of the series for good measure. Thus far, all Kings I have observed in the south bay were black or dark brown. ...
by Dutchocrat
August 8th, 2011, 8:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: King Dilemma
Replies: 15
Views: 2673

King Dilemma

This is my first post, so be gentle with an amateur field herper and amateur photographer. I was hiking a pretty crowded trail when I happened upon a Kingsnake that just caught a California Alligator lizard. My first look showed a tight knot. Then the snake started to move around the lizard not know...