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by lateralis
August 27th, 2018, 7:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Law Enforcement Showed Up
Replies: 38
Views: 18960

Re: Law Enforcement Showed Up

User pays. It's not "pay to play", it's "user pays". I think we are getting to the same place, just depends upon ones view of what they are paying for in the end. For me I pay to play (photograph reptiles), occasionally i use my license to fish (using resources), but primarily it’s so I will not be...
by lateralis
August 27th, 2018, 9:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona 2018: Good times
Replies: 16
Views: 12893

Re: Arizona 2018: Good times

That’s a fine little elapid. We were hoping to see coatis or “quash” on our recent trip to Wrightson but no joy. Cool pics those mollies are nice.
by lateralis
August 23rd, 2018, 3:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cuban Anole to identify
Replies: 4
Views: 6669

Re: Cuban Anole to identify

Anolis sagrei perhaps?
by lateralis
August 23rd, 2018, 11:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Law Enforcement Showed Up
Replies: 38
Views: 18960

Re: Law Enforcement Showed Up

Well, try it, I can virtually guarantee you're gonna be pleasantly surprised at least once in a while. But when you aren't - that's where you pleasantly say "No PC? No warrant? You wanna touch my stuff? Thanks but no thanks. Have a nice night, see you later sir. I'm gonna keep hunting, legally, now...
by lateralis
August 22nd, 2018, 10:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Law Enforcement Showed Up
Replies: 38
Views: 18960

Re: Law Enforcement Showed Up

If you have the license, way fewer guys are going to want to search. And, of them, fewer will ever invoke probable cause, since a license holder is ipso facto less likely to be a poacher. They're gonna want to leave you, a solid citizen, in peace and move on to find a dirtbag. There's a whole lotta...
by lateralis
August 20th, 2018, 10:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Law Enforcement Showed Up
Replies: 38
Views: 18960

Re: Law Enforcement Showed Up

but cleaning any tools and containers with a (fresh, recently opened) container of diluted bleach and then thoroughly dried will at least give you some ethical peace of mind. Good practice but unfortunately it will not stop Cryptosporidium as I understand it. Lou technically they could cite you, wh...
by lateralis
August 17th, 2018, 12:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Law Enforcement Showed Up
Replies: 38
Views: 18960

Re: Law Enforcement Showed Up

So my question is, did the LEO check your car to see if you were collecting or had instruments for collection? I ask, because I don't collect or keep, but I do pick up snakes on the road and temporarily hold them in bags or coolers and then photograph and release them near where I found them. I wou...
by lateralis
August 14th, 2018, 7:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Alien Lizard Identification Needed
Replies: 13
Views: 6769

Re: Alien Lizard Identification Needed

Flexilis lacerti
by lateralis
June 21st, 2018, 10:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ...good on the poe-poe ...
Replies: 2
Views: 4650

Re: ...good on the poe-poe ...

...at least it was not the same cop who "helped" the groundhog cross the road several weeks ago. That was just pathetic....
by lateralis
June 8th, 2018, 3:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 80 DBT's found dead in crab pot in NJ
Replies: 1
Views: 4679

Re: 80 DBT's found dead in crab pot in NJ

DBTs are one of my favorite turtlespecies what a tragedy. Based on the pic it looks like it was a ghost trap, at least it washed ashore and will not go on killing. But what an fing waste.
by lateralis
May 25th, 2018, 8:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping with a Dog - Advice sought...
Replies: 19
Views: 12566

Re: Herping with a Dog - Advice sought...

That’s great, congrats on your new family member! Having adopted a girl pup a few years ago I can tell you that you still have some falling to do with your new gal lol! She will likely bond with you pretty hard so get ready for a new “love” that will easily contend with your human partner :thumb:
by lateralis
May 24th, 2018, 8:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Aid options
Replies: 5
Views: 6168

Re: First Aid options

The master need not cheat the student of a learning opportunity ;) A 6mm is tough to rebound from but Tyler’s kits come standard with clotting packs, Israeli bandages and a milspec tourniquet so your deer may have pulled through had you been equipped with his gear. :thumb: we were talking today and ...
by lateralis
May 24th, 2018, 6:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Aid options
Replies: 5
Views: 6168

Re: First Aid options

Hey Chris no worries Tyler’s kits are beyond bashing to anyone who has emt training or knows a good kit when they see one. He only puts top shelf products in his kits, even the most basic kits have items you would normally see in a high value product. First aid for many is a personal gig, Tyler’s ki...
by lateralis
May 22nd, 2018, 11:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OMG, she did'nt!
Replies: 51
Views: 30041

Re: OMG, she did'nt!

Sorry Ernie but you couldn’t hand me my ass if I put it in your hands and gave you a compass and a map to my location. This video represents our brains sparring; you would be the slow white guy.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JveOq_Zbt1M

Try again sailor :roll:
by lateralis
May 22nd, 2018, 8:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OMG, she did'nt!
Replies: 51
Views: 30041

Re: OMG, she did'nt!

Ernie let’s be clear, you inserted yourself into the discussion and directed your ire at me first, time stamps don’t lie. Confront you over the years? I honestly don’t recall ever doing so, but perhaps I have called bs in the past, you would have to give me a reference point though. I’ve worked my w...
by lateralis
May 21st, 2018, 9:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OMG, she did'nt!
Replies: 51
Views: 30041

Re: OMG, she did'nt!

Hey John unfortunately that kind of ignorance is alive, healthy, and growing by leaps and bounds these days - rather disheartening to see as I grow old. As far as regal goes hes just pushing buttons cause he’s bored and still mad that I beat him in less than 12 moves during our last chess game.
by lateralis
May 21st, 2018, 3:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Aid options
Replies: 5
Views: 6168

First Aid options

So apologies ahead of time if this the wrong spot Scott but as we never came to fruition on the gear review forum idea I figured I’d put it here. im Sure we’ve all had our share of oopsies in the field ( I’ve been subject to several myself) and having the right first aid gear can make a difference. ...
by lateralis
May 21st, 2018, 2:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OMG, she did'nt!
Replies: 51
Views: 30041

Re: OMG, she did'nt!

Ernie spare us the cool aid lecture.
Xox
by lateralis
May 21st, 2018, 12:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OMG, she did'nt!
Replies: 51
Views: 30041

Re: OMG, she did'nt!

Ernie I’m too old to be a snowflake, I suggest u look up the definition so as to avoid improper use of the word, But I am old enough to know garbage when I see it. The Con using a protected species to illustrate her point is simply bad taste and sends a poor message. Like saying it’s ok to go trophy...
by lateralis
May 21st, 2018, 10:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OMG, she did'nt!
Replies: 51
Views: 30041

Re: OMG, she did'nt!

What a nice message to send out to the world. Another chump for trump, and interesting that 141 people looked at the post and didn’t condemn this idiot. Just the reference to shooting a protected species is cause enough to speak up.
by lateralis
May 1st, 2018, 8:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)
Replies: 49
Views: 43111

Re: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)

bouttime 2 saddle up & git our donkeys south of the fronterra ... I ride no donkey, but you can pick me up in the tweety bird...sounds like another round is forthcoming, stay tuned, I may even make this outing. BTW, have we broken any records with this thread, i.e. # of hits/longevity?? LOL Keep it...
by lateralis
April 12th, 2018, 4:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A reintroduction and a C. cerberus menagerie
Replies: 8
Views: 5311

Re: A reintroduction and a C. cerberus menagerie

Hey Lat! Long time no talk! Good to see ya still lurking around these parts....I remember bumpin' into ya years ago in Yuma...Was a good trip even if we didn't see much. I'm still bumpin' around AZ, photographing whatever I find. I'm looking forward to throwin' some more stuff up as time allows. Gl...
by lateralis
April 12th, 2018, 12:35 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp Photography Gear Reviews - links
Replies: 16
Views: 34501

Re: Herp Photography Gear Reviews - links

Hey Scott,
What ever happened to the gear review we talked about last year, vertical file? We should poll a gear corner/forum and see what he interest would be, there is plenty of cross over in gear and new tech popping up all the time.

Cheers
Lat
by lateralis
April 12th, 2018, 12:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A reintroduction and a C. cerberus menagerie
Replies: 8
Views: 5311

Re: A reintroduction and a C. cerberus menagerie

Some beauties there Kris! been a long time for several of us, I think the last time I saw you was down in Yuma several years ago. Like you I have been absent quite awhile, mostly busy with work and finishing grad school. Ive avoided FB and other social media sites for the simple reason that they pro...
by lateralis
December 4th, 2017, 6:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Could Pattern Mimicry in Snakes be Misinterpreted?
Replies: 97
Views: 35861

Re: Could Pattern Mimicry in Snakes be Misinterpreted?

Joe assumed and....he bought it because he believed the snake to be a harmless mimic. I did know Joe, I spent time in the field with him and almost went on his ill fated expedition but I got married instead. Had he survived the trip he would have been my graduate advisor. FYI, he didn't assume anyt...
by lateralis
November 15th, 2017, 3:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Could Pattern Mimicry in Snakes be Misinterpreted?
Replies: 97
Views: 35861

Re: Could Pattern Mimicry in Snakes be Misinterpreted?

I especially like the shift from ringed young to solid black adults in L.t.gaigeae, makes sense when you consider the risk of predation likely goes down as these snakes mature into large adults and require less protection and more thermal regulation ability at the high elevations they inhabit.
by lateralis
November 14th, 2017, 3:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Herping Adventure: Part 1
Replies: 9
Views: 5692

Re: Arizona Herping Adventure: Part 1

I second the wandering garter id
by lateralis
November 14th, 2017, 3:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)
Replies: 49
Views: 43111

Re: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uFF5Q7r0ao0

Thats a great toon, here's a Baja snake video. Thought it was a ratty in the first second or two lol but it is all pituophis Baja sur
by lateralis
November 13th, 2017, 12:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)
Replies: 49
Views: 43111

Re: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)

Paul Lynum wrote: They are down there. It's been verified recently. Info forth coming. Lot's of red tape. I think regal was calling this out above lol. What red tape? They are not even an SSC anymore. Should be pretty easy IF they are truly here in CA. I also heard it was someone's uber secret rese...
by lateralis
November 1st, 2017, 2:25 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Centruroides are now in CA
Replies: 6
Views: 8417

Re: Centruroides are now in CA

GCS that is interesting were they in the field or near habitation?
by lateralis
November 1st, 2017, 2:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)
Replies: 49
Views: 43111

Re: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)

Nice track. Don't put anymore "special projects" up w/o a consult. :beer:
by lateralis
November 1st, 2017, 12:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)
Replies: 49
Views: 43111

Re: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)

Dang it that was not the treat I meant. Now the serpents outta the bag and there goes my top secret project. :shock: I was banking my retirement on all the endorsements I was gonna get for that, ewe owe me 3 free helihoggin flights sir.
by lateralis
November 1st, 2017, 8:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)
Replies: 49
Views: 43111

Re: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)

Juan I think the more important thing to coonsider is that the ignorance would be not asking the question or in this case not initiating any investigation. Certainly it would be naive to believe/accept they are there based off of the current "evidence" but I wouldn't call anything absolute and while...
by lateralis
October 31st, 2017, 7:48 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Centruroides are now in CA
Replies: 6
Views: 8417

Re: Centruroides are now in CA

Hi Bill, Centruroides are one of two scorpions in the Buthidae family that occur in the US as I understand things. The topic of this post is indeed an AZ bark scorpion, there were 15 vouchers collected at one site the other nite...rather disturbing to see that many in less than 20-30 mins! Ive read ...
by lateralis
October 27th, 2017, 1:41 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Centruroides are now in CA
Replies: 6
Views: 8417

Centruroides are now in CA

At least in one development but who knows how many others are affected. I was called to assist the local mosquito vector control district last night for a survey and in the span of 20-30 mins we bagged 15 bark scorpions at one house. It was bizarre to see that many in so short a time. Mostly adults ...
by lateralis
October 25th, 2017, 4:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)
Replies: 49
Views: 43111

Re: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)

Hey jonathon There have been two trips made to the mtn springs area, one on the spring and one in the fall. Lots of animals seen but as I expected no rosaliae. CDFW has removed them from the SSC list but apparently residents cannot possess them. Still. So stupid as i know that at least one person wa...
by lateralis
October 19th, 2017, 1:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eyelash Vipers & Flowers
Replies: 12
Views: 5899

Re: Eyelash Vipers & Flowers

Phasmids and spiders are known for this strategy so why not snakes?
by lateralis
October 14th, 2017, 9:18 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Desert lions
Replies: 3
Views: 12764

Re: Desert lions

Hey Nate lol I so rarely get on the forum that I missed your reply, but to answer your question I did hear about the borrego cat. Though lions are not common in the low desert per se, they do venture out to other areas and cross fairly urban terrain to exploit resources in different parts of their r...
by lateralis
October 9th, 2017, 5:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NEED OF Rattlesnake Avoidanse Training For Dog - So.Cal area
Replies: 3
Views: 3428

Re: NEED OF Rattlesnake Avoidanse Training For Dog - So.Cal

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sdut-region-rattlesnake-aversion-classes-go-on-the-2012jul22-story.html Always vette your trainer and question their approach so it is acceptable. Your sister probably doesn't want her pup traumatized by the ordeal which I've heard can happen. Personally I wouldn'...
by lateralis
September 21st, 2017, 8:39 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: A little Crypto Paranoia
Replies: 4
Views: 8477

Re: A little Crypto Paranoia

Old thread but as regal said "it's never fine" stay vigilant and trust nobody. There is an individual known to this forum that has no problem selling infected snakes to people. Had I known then what I know now, I would have sent this POS packing, and most likely with a busted snout for being so evil...
by lateralis
August 28th, 2017, 4:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Recap (Pt. 1 + Pt. 2)
Replies: 7
Views: 4688

Re: Arizona Recap (Pt. 1 + Pt. 2)

Great trip, and a really great way to spend time with your dad. Quality time in a beautiful place - doesn't get any better!
by lateralis
August 23rd, 2017, 1:40 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Desert lions
Replies: 3
Views: 12764

Desert lions

It was a sad day Monday when I learned that a mature (likely female) mountain lion was discovered dor in thermal California just north of the Salton sea.
http://www.kesq.com/news/large-mountain ... /607179703
by lateralis
August 23rd, 2017, 1:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: help sought finding an old thread re unethical photogs
Replies: 9
Views: 4195

Re: help sought finding an old thread re unethical photogs

I'm acquainted with Mike and found him to be a decent fellow but I suspect many would want to be involved in such a story who knows and I certainly won't pass judgement cause I was not there. More interesting to me is how you think that photo was staged, no bashing intended just curious to hear the ...
by lateralis
July 11th, 2017, 3:36 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Wow, nobody has been on the water?
Replies: 4
Views: 7544

Re: Wow, nobody has been on the water?

Heading down to Baja in early august for yellowfin. I'll put a post up when I'm back.
by lateralis
June 12th, 2017, 4:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Boa action, crossed off targets, and nighttime magic
Replies: 9
Views: 4459

Re: Boa action, crossed off targets, and nighttime magic

Nice pics and Nice Switak's, put it in the CNDDB for sure!
by lateralis
May 23rd, 2017, 4:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: whitewater
Replies: 75
Views: 21003

Re: whitewater

I am 60 years old, you ignorant freak. The speck was not planted. I think you are just paranoid. pm sent... I would have expected a more mature response from an adult, you sound like some of my students. Ignorant sums up both your attitude and your post(s) which was obviously confrontational from t...
by lateralis
May 23rd, 2017, 8:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: whitewater
Replies: 75
Views: 21003

Re: whitewater

blah, blah, blah, .....
Do the right thing or don't.
Worry about "the man", or be the man....
:roll:

A dead speck in AB (likely planted by your warden, why else would he be watching you?) is not a good comparison. Just sit back, be quiet, and let the adults talk - you might learn something.
by lateralis
May 22nd, 2017, 6:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: whitewater
Replies: 75
Views: 21003

Re: whitewater

The problem would be there is no right answer other than no problem. It's part of being a "Good Samaritan". Removing animals threatened (by traffic) is not against any law. Definitely the "good" thing to do (save wildlife from getting hit) BUT, it would really depend upon the warden and the circums...
by lateralis
May 22nd, 2017, 2:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: whitewater
Replies: 75
Views: 21003

Re: whitewater

Does the SSC listing mean we cannot move them off the road?
No.
I'd check that out with CDFW first...
by lateralis
May 20th, 2017, 8:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: question about moving turtles across roads
Replies: 13
Views: 4385

Re: question about moving turtles across roads

You are welcome Kelly, the animal's welfare is first and foremost to me. the driver in question was a young woman driving by herself and from the look on her face I think she just didn't see it. I think she would have stopped but I fear my wrath was quite evident as we went past each other. Fortunat...