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by yoloherper
January 6th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Range extensions in Marin?
Replies: 28
Views: 26354

Re: Range extensions in Marin?

Looks like the poster has changed the location from Marin to San Benito County on that iNat record. Likely had just selected the wrong spot the first time around, as Tomales Bay State Park, or really anywhere on the Point Reyes Peninsula would be much too wet and forested for whipsnakes. If they are...
by yoloherper
September 26th, 2018, 5:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Range extensions in Marin?
Replies: 28
Views: 26354

Re: Range extensions in Marin?

Here is an old fhf post from the former california forum where we discussed possible county records, and records missing from the naherp datase, for many counties across california. Marin is included partway down the page and a number of other replies adress additional species in marin. http://field...
by yoloherper
August 14th, 2018, 4:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Melanistic Snake Identification Needed
Replies: 17
Views: 19008

Re: Melanistic Snake Identification Needed

Definitely a ringneck. Pretty sweet looking!
by yoloherper
May 25th, 2017, 8:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Western Spadefoot population discovered - voucher sorting
Replies: 4
Views: 2060

Re: Western Spadefoot population discovered - voucher sortin

Wow crazy variation! Over here on the other side of the valley they mostly just look green but those white ones are sick. Unfortunately, hammondii are only a CA special concern species, so while collecting is illegal they don't receive any habitat protection that federal listing grants. Additionally...
by yoloherper
May 25th, 2017, 7:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Contra Costa County Species List and Database Gaps
Replies: 29
Views: 9652

Re: Contra Costa County Species List and Database Gaps

Glad to see a database gap post resurfacing! I always thought these were some of the most interesting discussions and they always tipped people off to enter records they either know had but didn't know were missing or go look for new records. Might be interesting to update some of the existing count...
by yoloherper
April 20th, 2017, 9:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yolo Bypass Survey - April 15
Replies: 27
Views: 7844

Re: Yolo Bypass Survey - April 15

Congrats on the golden brown king Dave! Looks like a nice one. Bummer to hear about the boards though.
-Elliot
by yoloherper
February 27th, 2017, 10:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery Snake
Replies: 11
Views: 4354

Re: Mystery Snake

Looks like pituophis based on its head shape and white sided was the morph that came to my mind. Can't comment on whether or not it might be a released pet or a natural aberrant, but the white sided bull snakes look like a pretty good match.
by yoloherper
February 23rd, 2017, 3:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: name of a herping tool
Replies: 17
Views: 6042

Re: name of a herping tool

Bart, the video was of Rick Staub and was made by FHF's admin Scott Waters. I know that it used to be on Vimeo, but I did a quick search and didn't turn it up so not sure if it's still there. You could try messaging Scott, who might know or be able to find out where Rick got the forceps. I was alway...
by yoloherper
February 23rd, 2017, 10:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A very late January in Review post
Replies: 11
Views: 4233

Re: A very late January in Review post

Great shots Nicholas!
Your "thing" is a jelly fungus commonly called witch's butter. Edible, but apparently not great.
-Elliot
by yoloherper
February 17th, 2017, 9:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Clever Snake Mom?
Replies: 32
Views: 10481

Re: Clever Snake Mom

I've never found snake eggs, but most pictures I've seen show them being found under rocks, deep inside rotting logs, or in other secluded spots that maintain a fairly constant incubation temperature. The developmental stage is the most temperature sensitive in some herps, and I would imagine is the...
by yoloherper
February 3rd, 2017, 10:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 in Alta and Baja California
Replies: 12
Views: 5080

Re: 2016 in Alta and Baja California

Nate you should definitely do it. So much remote desert/islands out there with some sweet herps Jimi, Pulmo diving was awesome. We didn't see a few of the big fish we were hoping for, but the insane schools of jacks and snapper were unreal. Dan, yeah I wrote a little note on the boa that should be i...
by yoloherper
January 30th, 2017, 11:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes In Situ, Partially Hiding - Request for Images
Replies: 28
Views: 8695

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

A few from last year Boa on the crawl https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/300/32273569766_fe1be1ffc8_c.jpg DSC_6661 by mangoman57 , on Flickr Speckled rattlesnake coiled under a mesquite tree https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/473/31935637250_4f9c2fa894_c.jpg DSC_6630 by mangoman57 , on Flickr Cape gopher snak...
by yoloherper
January 22nd, 2017, 12:46 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Global Warming?
Replies: 47
Views: 25900

Re: Global Warming?

Climate change is impacting different groups of herps differently and will continue to do so as we shift towards warm and dry. As mentioned above, for amphibians this may mean higher rates of chytrid or less precipitation, but rising temperatures are a serious issue for reptiles as well. There's a n...
by yoloherper
January 20th, 2017, 9:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: It never rains in Southern California (or does it?)
Replies: 3
Views: 1947

Re: It never rains in Souther California (or does it?)

Good luck guys! We might get more total rain up here, but 6-10 in a storm is a lot no matter where you are! This is shaping up to be quite the winter and a lot of Northern California is on pace for the wettest on record if it keeps up. Lots of stock ponds/vernal pools filled up here that I've never ...
by yoloherper
January 16th, 2017, 4:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Request for accurate Southern Baja Herp List
Replies: 10
Views: 3879

Re: Request for accurate Southern Baja Herp List

Hi Travis, Not sure of any checklists, but this website is a good place to start http://herpatlas.sdnhm.org/ It's got range maps and some info on all the species down there. If you're looking for a book, Grismer's book on Baja herps is as good as any guide to anywhere gets. It is pretty big though, ...
by yoloherper
January 14th, 2017, 8:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 in Alta and Baja California
Replies: 12
Views: 5080

2016 in Alta and Baja California

Thought I'd share some of my favorite finds from last year. I spent a lot of time herping in new areas, and had a great year finding some locality and lifer targets. Also got to take two trips south to Baja which was a first for me and an awesome experience. I'll throw everything up in more or less ...
by yoloherper
January 9th, 2017, 9:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)
Replies: 49
Views: 42803

Re: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)

Hi guys, Though i'm quite a ways away, I've always been fascinated with the possibilty of Baja rats in CA and spent a lot of time on google earth looking at those canyons. Don't think I'll be free for long enough during the prime time to get down there with you guys, but I'll follow this thread and ...
by yoloherper
December 5th, 2016, 11:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #84: What happened to "Borneo Dispatches"?
Replies: 6
Views: 4274

Re: Borneo Dispatches #84: What happened to "Borneo Dispatch

Great to hear that you're still herping Hans! I joined the forum back in the twoton days and loved getting introduced to new species in all of the international posts. However your Taiwan posts and the "Borneo dispatches" series in particular were my favorites due to your photos and incredible narra...
by yoloherper
November 1st, 2016, 4:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp Photography 2016 - 2/3
Replies: 6
Views: 2650

Re: Herp Photography 2016 - 2/3

Great series Porter!
Loved the striped gophers, that super nice toad in part three, and that valley garter with the big red blotches and orangish stripe. Looks like some pictures i've seen of T. s. parietalis from the midwest.
-Elliot
by yoloherper
October 17th, 2016, 12:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bay Area Help & Tips
Replies: 4
Views: 2672

Re: Bay Area Help & Tips

Hi Antonsrkn, Northern California just got a big storm over the weekend that dumped quite a bit of precipitation in some areas. Looks like Berkeley got around an inch and a half while some areas in the Santa Cruz mountains got almost 10. This was our first big storm of the season though, so even aft...
by yoloherper
September 27th, 2016, 4:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HERP votes and Comment periods
Replies: 7
Views: 2430

Re: HERP votes and Comment periods

I was just coming over to the forum to make a post about this! Two big requests to vote on in the next week or so with the CDFW request and the forest service request and I worry that many people may think that they have already voted by simply commenting "yes" or "no."
-Elliot
by yoloherper
March 3rd, 2016, 5:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Yolo Bypass Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 6885

Re: 2016 Yolo Bypass Survey

I was worried I was going to miss this one, but I think that April 2nd should work for me! In the valley, I've only ever seen batrachoseps at that spot near the dump. I think we talked about it once Dave and I had found them under the same set of logs you had. I found a few while birding one day, bu...
by yoloherper
February 17th, 2016, 11:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First snake of the year
Replies: 35
Views: 6383

Re: First snake of the year

Maybe we'll find out 20 yrs from now that those boas are a species derived from hybrids just like longnose
Remind us again how rhino's evolved in your theory?
by yoloherper
February 16th, 2016, 5:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First snake of the year
Replies: 35
Views: 6383

Re: First snake of the year

Continuing with the trend of early season getula, this juvenile pair found together in Santa Cruz County were my first snakes back in January. Always nice when scouting a new potential spot turns into lucking onto one (or two) of your biggest targets of the year. -Elliot https://farm2.staticflickr.c...
by yoloherper
February 16th, 2016, 5:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: what up Norcal???
Replies: 5
Views: 1974

Re: what up Norcal???

Its been hot and dry for almost two weeks now, but there is supposed to be some rain tomorrow. Definitely plenty damp to flip salamanders, but unless you're here tomorrow and we get some serious rain extending late into the evening, Ambystoma probably wont be surface active.
-Elliot
by yoloherper
January 17th, 2016, 11:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Favorite Finds and/or Pictures of 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 3876

Re: Favorite Finds and/or Pictures of 2015

WOW! Owen do you have any closeups of pumkinhead's pumkin head? That thing is insane!
Love that pyro shot Nick!
This z shot was my favorite photo from last year
-Elliot
ImageDSC_4314 - cloned by mangoman57, on Flickr
by yoloherper
January 15th, 2016, 12:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 in California (Same as main forum)
Replies: 8
Views: 2431

Re: 2015 in California (Same as main forum)

Thanks guys!
Zach, with the exception of 2 or 3 shots, these were all with my 105mm macro.
Fieldherper, none of these were from Monterey Co., but I'll be spending some time
camping there this spring so I'm crossing my fingers.
-Elliot
by yoloherper
January 11th, 2016, 9:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 in California (Same as CA forum)
Replies: 5
Views: 2919

2015 in California (Same as CA forum)

I just dumped a ton of photos onto the California forum, but for those from other areas, I'm copying it all on to here as well. Enjoy! As much as I tried to post more often last year, it's all the sudden January again and I have an entire year's worth of photos. So here's my 2015 highlights more or ...
by yoloherper
January 11th, 2016, 9:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 in California (Same as main forum)
Replies: 8
Views: 2431

2015 in California (Same as main forum)

As much as I tried to post more often last year, it's all the sudden January again and I have an entire year's worth of photos. So here's my 2015 highlights more or less chronologically Last January, I got to herp the Soquel Demo forest with Lawrence. We had a ridiculously productive day and found s...
by yoloherper
December 9th, 2015, 12:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Prelude and Part 1, Sydney area
Replies: 21
Views: 13293

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

Nice finds! I recognize that water skink sign. I unfortunately arrived on a cold overcast day as well so had similar success finding one. My heart jumped a little when I flipped a rock and uncovered a Eulamprus but it turned out to be one of the more common species. Looking forward to the rest! -Ell...
by yoloherper
November 17th, 2015, 4:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sea turtle seen near Stockton
Replies: 8
Views: 2812

Re: Sea turtle seen near Stockton

It would be awesome to take a day and go look for it, but with the canal network in that area, who knows where it is at this point. The sighting did get reported to sea turtle researchers at NOAA so getting it into the database would be more of a personal triumph.
-Elliot
by yoloherper
November 17th, 2015, 12:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sea turtle seen near Stockton
Replies: 8
Views: 2812

Sea turtle seen near Stockton

Just got forwarded this video taken by a bass fisherman on the San Joaquin. Pretty crazy!
-Elliot
by yoloherper
November 2nd, 2015, 8:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rainy day salamanders in Mendocino County
Replies: 12
Views: 3047

Re: Rainy day salamanders in Mendocino County

That torrent salamander is awesome!!
by yoloherper
October 19th, 2015, 4:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not My Find, but I Wish...
Replies: 30
Views: 7321

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

I spent July of 2014 and august of 2015 on Catalina. In july 2014 I saw 2 different turtles and 2015 I saw the one in the video. I just kind of assumed green last year because that's what I had thought was most likely and I had seen another picture of a green off catalina, but the turtle in the vide...
by yoloherper
October 19th, 2015, 12:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not My Find, but I Wish...
Replies: 30
Views: 7321

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

I saw a green while free diving on Catalina at the end of August. Although I saw two in the same amount of time (a month) spent on the island in 2014 so I don't know if this can be attributed specifically to the predicted El Nino or more overarching warming trends in water temperature. In addition t...
by yoloherper
September 28th, 2015, 1:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID Black Snake from Lebanon
Replies: 33
Views: 8352

Re: ID Black Snake from Lebanon

I'm guessing Dolichophis jugularis based on a quick google search, but hopefully someone with experience herping in the middle east will chime in.
-Elliot
by yoloherper
September 23rd, 2015, 9:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post photos of wild herps feeding
Replies: 56
Views: 23924

Re: Post photos of wild herps feeding

Here's a fairly recent one that I already have uploaded to my flickr Taricha stopping to pull up a few earthworms on their breeding migration https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7544/16140092978_98ee49f60d_k.jpg DSC_0197 by mangoman57 , on Flickr https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7518/16327659045_8fb2d81d92...
by yoloherper
August 23rd, 2015, 6:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Valley Gartersnake?
Replies: 13
Views: 2624

Re: Valley Gartersnake?

Chad could you post a pic of a stockton atratus? My understanding was that they didn't range onto the valley floor, as historically, the area would have been home to gigas.
-Elliot
by yoloherper
August 16th, 2015, 3:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Valley Gartersnake?
Replies: 13
Views: 2624

Re: Valley Gartersnake?

Generally fitchi has faint to prominent red markings along its sides which this snake lacks. Other than that, elegans often has faint black markings where the upper labials meet creating little verticle lines of black on the lips which are pretty visible on this snake. If you look at californiaherps...
by yoloherper
August 14th, 2015, 9:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Valley Gartersnake?
Replies: 13
Views: 2624

Re: Valley Gartersnake?

It actually looks to be a mountain garter snake, T. e. elegans, which has a population on the valley floor in that area. Cool find!
-Elliot
by yoloherper
May 1st, 2015, 9:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Soquel Demonstration State Forest 2015 Spring Survey
Replies: 20
Views: 3330

Re: Soquel Demonstration State Forest 2015 Spring Survey

I like the target list! See you tomorrow Lawrence,
-Elliot
by yoloherper
April 28th, 2015, 9:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Airport Herping
Replies: 57
Views: 12811

Re: Airport Herping

Where was the video posted?
-Elliot
by yoloherper
April 22nd, 2015, 6:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Soquel Demonstration State Forest 2015 Spring Survey
Replies: 20
Views: 3330

Re: Soquel Demonstration State Forest 2015 Spring Survey

Guess I missed this earlier. I should be free and would definately like to come.
-Elliot
by yoloherper
April 4th, 2015, 12:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lifer Z 'cincta
Replies: 11
Views: 2826

Re: Lifer Z 'cincta

Sweet snake and great pics!
-Elliot
by yoloherper
March 19th, 2015, 9:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yolo Bypass Herp Survey - March 28
Replies: 29
Views: 5482

Re: Yolo Bypass Herp Survey - March 28

Really going to try and make this, but I have a return flight that might be just a little too late in the day.
-Elliot
by yoloherper
February 28th, 2015, 9:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your most significant find in 2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3508

Re: Your most significant find in 2015

Found a few of these sagebrush lizards while scouting some spots in Colusa county but it took me 3+ hours to finally get a voucher for naherp. This was actually one of a few species I was hoping to cross of from Colusa so it was nice to get it done in February. http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/216216-...
by yoloherper
February 28th, 2015, 9:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your most significant find in 2015
Replies: 51
Views: 12834

Re: Your most significant find in 2015

Found a few of these sagebrush lizards while scouting some spots in Colusa county but it took me 3+ hours to finally get a voucher for naherp. This was actually one of a few species I was hoping to cross of from Colusa so it was nice to get it done in February. http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/216216-...
by yoloherper
February 16th, 2015, 9:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: When are caecilians active (near surface)?
Replies: 6
Views: 2445

Re: When are caecilians active (near surface)?

I flipped one in November in Costa Rica under an old rotting log at around 10 or 11 PM. Not sure if it was actively moving around or if it was resting in the damp leaf litter and debris but it was very quick to escape after uncovered. Unfortunately, I can't remember what the weather was like earlier...