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by MarcLinsalata
June 28th, 2016, 4:00 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: NAHERP AND OCD
Replies: 25
Views: 24161

Re: NAHERP AND OCD

Well, the trip was somewhat successful - I closed out Texas and Louisiana. Lots of DOR records, but whatever. My last week was not so great in West Texas and New Mexico, it was awfully hot and dry and nothing much seemed to show but it was still fun and even managed a few unexpected lifers. I have m...
by MarcLinsalata
June 4th, 2016, 9:39 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: NAHERP AND OCD
Replies: 25
Views: 24161

Re: NAHERP AND OCD

Yes to the money facing the same way and the volume needing to be at regular intervals (for me it's 5). I also count stairs--number of steps per landing, etc. For example, in the last building where I worked, there was a landing between each floor (i.e. two flights of stairs), and four stairwells t...
by MarcLinsalata
June 1st, 2016, 8:21 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: NAHERP AND OCD
Replies: 25
Views: 24161

Re: NAHERP AND OCD

this is GREAT... :beer: are you seriously (as in diagnosed) as OCD??? and if so... kudos on making it a positive aspect in your life... :thumb: If just a joke... well, then... I'm stupid... but then again, so are you for poking fun at those with mental health issues.[/quote] I would never poke fun ...
by MarcLinsalata
June 1st, 2016, 8:18 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: NAHERP AND OCD
Replies: 25
Views: 24161

Re: NAHERP AND OCD

Hi guys - I finally got to log onto the internet (at some random Texas Starbucks) after non-stop driving through Texas since Saturday night. From the time I left work until about Monday night-ish, I had slept a total of 5 hours. Not that that is an amazing feat, it's just amazing that I do it withou...
by MarcLinsalata
May 27th, 2016, 2:03 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: NAHERP AND OCD
Replies: 25
Views: 24161

NAHERP AND OCD

Finishing work around 3am tonight then heading to Florida for some Everglades herping and possibly committing suicide by mosquito bites. My OCD, however, has kept me up sleepless nights staring at all of the unvouchered counties in the great state of Texas. Thus, in the next week my goal is to close...
by MarcLinsalata
May 25th, 2016, 1:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HERPS OF TEXAS . ORG
Replies: 6
Views: 4314

Re: HERPS OF TEXAS . ORG

Hi Chris M! No, I will be avoiding that area like the plague. As fun as it would be to meet up with others from the forum or from NAFHA I don't enjoy the big group outings with herpers tripping over each other in the field or on the roads and what not. That's why I avoid the National meets as well a...
by MarcLinsalata
May 22nd, 2016, 2:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HERPS OF TEXAS . ORG
Replies: 6
Views: 4314

Re: HERPS OF TEXAS . ORG

.............. The Inaturalist Herps of Texas project is OK for generating approximate range maps for some species. Also, Troy and Toby Hibbitts (et al) have just updated the field guides to all the Texas herps (except snakes for which Werler and Dixon is still the bible). Thanks again, Chris! I've...
by MarcLinsalata
May 21st, 2016, 5:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes in the Chiricahua mountains
Replies: 17
Views: 7770

Re: Snakes in the Chiricahua mountains

A Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles in Arizona http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee226/Steve_Bledsoe/Brennan_zpsetnt464g.jpg You can find this book on Amazon, or purchase it directly from the Arizona Game & Fish Department. It contains all of the state species with distribution maps. I picked...
by MarcLinsalata
May 15th, 2016, 5:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HERPS OF TEXAS . ORG
Replies: 6
Views: 4314

Re: HERPS OF TEXAS . ORG

Thanks for the reply, Chris! Yes, I'm not sure why they had to take the old site down either while updating. Oh well. I've heard of Inaturalist but truth be told I never really checked it out but am going to check it out now. That old site was enjoyable, but I'm sure this one will suffice. Thanks ag...
by MarcLinsalata
May 7th, 2016, 11:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HERPS OF TEXAS . ORG
Replies: 6
Views: 4314

HERPS OF TEXAS . ORG

Does anyone know who is in charge of this site and when it will be back up? I'll be coming through again in a month and this site was my favorite and a very useful guide last summer. I was pretty let down last week when I saw that this site was down for maintenance (or whatever). Anyone?

Marc
by MarcLinsalata
January 18th, 2016, 10:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Favorite Finds and/or Pictures of 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 4821

Re: Favorite Finds and/or Pictures of 2015

This was my favorite find during my cross country trip this past summer - I had 3 goals and accomplished 1 of them (alive). Still trying to write up my year end but the only reason why I like this pic is because it is as found at 2:30 am crawling up a rock cut. http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e354...
by MarcLinsalata
January 5th, 2016, 11:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: rain's on the way - who's going for amphibians this week?
Replies: 2
Views: 1537

Re: rain's on the way - who's going for amphibians this week

Wanted to go the past two nights but the rain stopped - so I have to go tomorrow night after work - at 3am.......... :?

Marc
by MarcLinsalata
December 8th, 2015, 11:10 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Like Field Herping?
Replies: 12
Views: 15457

Re: Like Field Herping?

Oh, and let me clarify in response to Hubbs' response - I'll be hitting these counties BEFORE my girlfriend moves in with me in September - ouch..............

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by MarcLinsalata
December 8th, 2015, 11:04 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Like Field Herping?
Replies: 12
Views: 15457

Re: Like Field Herping?

Texas will be closed out in 2016.

Arkansas/Louisiana will be hit as well.

:thumb:

Marc
by MarcLinsalata
November 8th, 2015, 10:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rainy day salamanders in Mendocino County
Replies: 12
Views: 3907

Re: Rainy day salamanders in Mendocino County

Owen- can't say that I've had a Lowenbrau in some time! Maybe we should go on a hike and change that haha! ! Everyone- let's go out salamandering! I'm doing my rain dance and getting some better boots in hopes of a nice get together! Yeah, it's been over 30 years for me with that Lowenbrau stuff (L...
by MarcLinsalata
October 6th, 2015, 10:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post photos of wild herps feeding
Replies: 56
Views: 32405

Re: Post photos of wild herps feeding

New Mexico atrox http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e354/Pinhead22/107_zpsvyoxtwel.jpg Yearling atrox in AZ with same size mouse http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e354/Pinhead22/448_zpsj7berfub.jpg California winder with an appetizer http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e354/Pinhead22/068_zps5lgovdl8.jpg
by MarcLinsalata
September 13th, 2015, 11:05 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: 4 states filled in for database in 2015...so far
Replies: 9
Views: 11253

Re: 3 states filled in for database in 2015...so far

4 hours is a hop skip and a jump, Chris :) !!!!
by MarcLinsalata
September 12th, 2015, 1:24 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: 4 states filled in for database in 2015...so far
Replies: 9
Views: 11253

Re: 3 states filled in for database in 2015...so far

I've been working on Texas - those white counties cause me sleepless nights due to my severe OCD :?
by MarcLinsalata
September 5th, 2015, 9:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In Memory of Kent VanSooy
Replies: 25
Views: 9635

Re: In Memory of Kent VanSooy

I met him twice in person and that's all I needed.....

RIP
by MarcLinsalata
September 4th, 2015, 11:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: For Kent
Replies: 8
Views: 3906

Re: For Kent

Truly horrible and just plain sad.....

RIP Kent, thanks for being the first to put me on my path to herping California.....

Marc
by MarcLinsalata
September 4th, 2015, 10:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New to the area, looking for some tips
Replies: 17
Views: 3972

Re: New to the area, looking for some tips

I need to ask what do you guys do if you find a snake on the road who has been hit by a car but it not dead yet? I found two rattlesnakes who were stil alive but just barely and probably an hour or so away from death. DO you just move them off and let them slowly die? Do you put them out of their m...
by MarcLinsalata
September 4th, 2015, 12:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New to the area, looking for some tips
Replies: 17
Views: 3972

Re: New to the area, looking for some tips

I need to ask what do you guys do if you find a snake on the road who has been hit by a car but it not dead yet? I found two rattlesnakes who were stil alive but just barely and probably an hour or so away from death. DO you just move them off and let them slowly die? Do you put them out of their m...
by MarcLinsalata
September 1st, 2015, 8:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another out of the neighbor's yard...
Replies: 5
Views: 1948

Re: Another out of the neighbor's yard...

ricrabt wrote:Oh man, seeing Kents reply kind of hit me...
I just thought the same thing :(
by MarcLinsalata
August 31st, 2015, 11:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping the USA- post Tour reflection
Replies: 5
Views: 2171

Re: Helping the USA- post Tour reflection

Cool stuff as always :thumb: - I love that herper's goldmine shot!! Hopefully, you get some rain up your way because I'm thinking of taking another trip up towards SF around the holidays again so I can knock off a lot of amphibian lifers and drink some :beer: :beer: Oh, and add HERPING to your spell...
by MarcLinsalata
August 20th, 2015, 11:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Same as Main: Southwest Summer
Replies: 7
Views: 1854

Re: Same as Main: Southwest Summer

That chuckwalla at the end is insane :)
by MarcLinsalata
August 16th, 2015, 2:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need a snake ID please
Replies: 8
Views: 2097

Re: Need a snake ID please

They don't necessarily get red. Some stay that brownish color even into adulthood, I think it depends on maybe their locatality. Some of the California natives can chime in with better info than me I'm sure. As for the sidewinder characteristics, well, it's just a sidewinder. You can see the horns a...
by MarcLinsalata
August 15th, 2015, 4:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need a snake ID please
Replies: 8
Views: 2097

Re: Need a snake ID please

Sidewinder.

Coachwhip.
by MarcLinsalata
August 12th, 2015, 8:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cole Wild closes out Colorado!
Replies: 2
Views: 1982

Re: Cole Wild closes out Colorado!

Awesome!! On my recent cross country trip I was trying to fill in as much as Texas as I could and other counties as well. Not because the herp mapping was important, but when I stare at that map those little white counties drive me INSANE because I have really bad OCD. I just finished up a quick tri...
by MarcLinsalata
August 6th, 2015, 3:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In Search of Baja California Rat Snakes
Replies: 16
Views: 5628

Re: In Search of Baja California Rat Snakes

That Lyre (and everything else that was still alive) is awesome man, great stuff!!!!!!!!!!!
by MarcLinsalata
July 30th, 2015, 11:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pet Peeves
Replies: 54
Views: 21669

Re: Pet Peeves

Actually what does bother me about this forum is a huge lack of respect some people have and the ganging up on newbies, I've seen this a few times and you know that really turns people off. You older more experienced herps should be hear to help the next generation of herpers not discurag them. It ...
by MarcLinsalata
July 27th, 2015, 6:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Western Pond Turtle Dog Days of Summer
Replies: 12
Views: 2770

Re: Western Pond Turtle Dog Days of Summer

Cool man - I still have never found a WPT - would probably help if I looked......

:beer:

Marc
by MarcLinsalata
July 27th, 2015, 6:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 Field Photography 1
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

Re: 2015 Field Photography 1

:thumb:
by MarcLinsalata
July 19th, 2015, 1:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another successful night!
Replies: 5
Views: 1639

Re: Another successful night!

I've found it pretty common to find horned lizards (and many others) to be pressed against the asphalt at random times at night but especially right after dark............. :thumb:
by MarcLinsalata
July 19th, 2015, 1:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another successful night!
Replies: 5
Views: 1639

Re: Another successful night!

That girl is about to pop!!!!!!!!!!
by MarcLinsalata
June 13th, 2015, 3:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California Atrox
Replies: 5
Views: 2009

Re: California Atrox

Likey likey that fatty :thumb: :thumb:
by MarcLinsalata
June 12th, 2015, 1:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Relocating to NYC
Replies: 6
Views: 2148

Re: Relocating to NYC

Gonna be tough, Nick, without a car. But you're only about an hour outside of the Pine Barrens so if you can find means to get down there then you have to. Otherwise, take the NJ Transit train down to Trenton and see if some of the Northeast members won't mind picking you up for a trip or two. Nick ...
by MarcLinsalata
June 1st, 2015, 10:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coalinga Horned Toad Derby
Replies: 81
Views: 20106

Re: Coalinga Horned Toad Derby

Sorry your light-hearted thread turned into a shit show, Yolo Dave. And people are wondering why no one wants to post on this forum anymore? This is a town's tradition, and I'm sure that million dollar profit they must have rolled from this thing went to the town to clean up their parks or throw som...
by MarcLinsalata
May 31st, 2015, 10:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pet Peeves
Replies: 54
Views: 21669

Re: Pet Peeves

People who don't add the time found in their database records..............
by MarcLinsalata
May 26th, 2015, 8:20 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Cross country herping adventure!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 6984

Re: Cross country herping adventure!!!

Does that mean you are not going to do the trip at all because of your pets? I was hoping to follow you on your travels because I am doing a similar trip to go back to New Jersey in T-Minus 11 days. I am just going to wing the whole thing (this is actually my 8th and 9th time I've driven cross count...
by MarcLinsalata
May 26th, 2015, 7:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need toad ID
Replies: 6
Views: 2150

Re: Need toad ID

That area is crawling with Woodhouse toads - I'd go with Will also.............. 8-)
by MarcLinsalata
May 8th, 2015, 2:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: N.A.F.H.A. Field Trip 2015!
Replies: 21
Views: 7074

Re: N.A.F.H.A. Field Trip 2015!

That area has the nicest looking gophers anywhere...........
by MarcLinsalata
May 3rd, 2015, 7:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First portion of my year
Replies: 8
Views: 1812

Re: First portion of my year

Crazy man!!

Your first portion of the year would be awesome if it was my ENTIRE year!! Great pics and I'm loving the panamint, naturally....... :beer: :beer: :beer:
by MarcLinsalata
May 3rd, 2015, 3:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yesterday with our USGS partners
Replies: 8
Views: 2732

Re: Yesterday with our USGS partners

Awesome :thumb:
by MarcLinsalata
April 3rd, 2015, 12:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Cali NAFHA Event Fri 4-10-15 thru Sun 4-12-15 Updated
Replies: 157
Views: 39345

Re: The Cali NAFHA Event Fri 4-10-15 thru Sun 4-12-15 Updat

I'm showing up sometime on Saturday - just not sure when, where, or what time.............. :beer:
by MarcLinsalata
March 12th, 2015, 10:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Cali NAFHA Event Fri 4-10-15 thru Sun 4-12-15 Updated
Replies: 157
Views: 39345

Re: The Cali Chapter NAFHA Event Fri 4-10-15 thru Sun 4-12-1

Is there going to be a dinner or a meetup for drinks or anything at this thing? I'm not much of a group herping person so pretty much would like to meet up for more of a social thing to meet some new (and old) faces......... :beer:

Marc
by MarcLinsalata
March 8th, 2015, 10:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Joaquin Coachwhip
Replies: 11
Views: 2730

Re: San Joaquin Coachwhip

:shock: :shock: :shock: :beer:
by MarcLinsalata
March 6th, 2015, 1:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ruber or Atrox?
Replies: 8
Views: 1907

Re: Ruber or Atrox?

That's a yummy looking snake, Brian!! I'm just staring at my calendar counting down the weeks now for those.............
by MarcLinsalata
February 26th, 2015, 11:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your most significant find in 2015
Replies: 51
Views: 16724

Re: Your most significant in 2015

I guess mine would be a lifer I found literally one month ago during one of those rainy days. I'm not really an amphibian person but I've been giving it a whirl with the rain we've been getting and my itch to road cruise. With nothing but some free time, a quick glance at some range maps and Google ...