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by KichiMark
May 7th, 2016, 6:32 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Skin problem on ball python help
Replies: 9
Views: 7589

Re: Skin problem on ball python help

It looks like the snake is doing a tad better today since he cleaned out the cage he was in, raised the temp and is using the paper towels like you mentioned. He is also giving a betadine bath since I recommended him to do that at first and wants to know if he should use it along with the silver suf...
by KichiMark
May 7th, 2016, 2:43 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Skin problem on ball python help
Replies: 9
Views: 7589

Re: Skin problem on ball python help

Thank you very much Kelly. I am going to forward your suggestions to him right now.
by KichiMark
May 6th, 2016, 3:56 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Skin problem on ball python help
Replies: 9
Views: 7589

Skin problem on ball python help

Hello everyone, below is a picture of a ball python which is having a massive problem. The snake is not mine but from a person I know who sent me the picture to see if I know what is wrong and how to help. Honestly, I am stuck since I have never encountered something like this and I am getting more ...
by KichiMark
March 27th, 2016, 9:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few friends from Santa Clarita
Replies: 5
Views: 1726

Re: A few friends from Santa Clarita

Awesome pictures and finds. I usually go to the Santa Clarita area and herp there as well. Many of my friends constantly send me pics of helleri pictures to I.D.
by KichiMark
February 3rd, 2016, 2:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My California Kingsnake segment on Discovery Digital Network
Replies: 36
Views: 8502

Re: My California Kingsnake segment on Discovery Digital Net

Awesome job Zach. I just saw it on youtube without checking this site since it comes on my feed and I must say you did an excellent job. I really enjoy watching he BW videos and believe the whole idea is a good step in the right direction.
by KichiMark
January 29th, 2016, 10:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Tejon Ranch - May 28 Trip Cancelled
Replies: 50
Views: 14493

Re: 2016 Tejon Ranch - Tentative Dates

Can I invite another person who is into herping along?
by KichiMark
July 23rd, 2015, 9:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain
Replies: 36
Views: 5179

Re: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain

This is all silly...the ruber is the least likely rattlesnake to harm anyone unless they step on it. Then, it would be kinda late to kill it. I have never even seen a ruber rattle, let alone threaten me with a defensive posture...If they want a belt, go kill some damned helleri...or better yet, scu...
by KichiMark
July 22nd, 2015, 6:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain
Replies: 36
Views: 5179

Re: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain

I'm sad to report that some people do hunt and kill rattlesnake for 'sport'... makes them feel all 'manly' i guess... :roll: Also... what with the recent fires in the Cajon and transverse ranges... the point was raised (admittedly by me) that Firefighters routinely kill rattlesnakes while fighting ...
by KichiMark
July 22nd, 2015, 5:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain
Replies: 36
Views: 5179

Re: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain

Fundad Wrote: We are working on adding that language into the regulations, but this last go around it was rejected by the Law Enforcement Division. We have not given up on having this added.... This is something we may end up going to the commission for. Fundad I hope you can get that to happen. It...
by KichiMark
July 21st, 2015, 1:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SoCal guy goes to Hong Kong
Replies: 6
Views: 1907

Re: SoCal guy goes to Hong Kong

Ah man what a cool experience and video. I enjoyed the insects you found as well :beer: .
by KichiMark
July 20th, 2015, 5:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cameron Jacobs (CJ)- Amateur snake hunter
Replies: 28
Views: 4978

Re: Cameron Jacobs (CJ)- Amateur snake hunter

Do you still have full function of your hand Jim?
by KichiMark
July 20th, 2015, 5:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain
Replies: 36
Views: 5179

Re: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain

I raised the 'bag' vs 'possession' question, in a slightly different context. just a while back... http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=22022 Thanks for the link. It really shows how the laws can be interpreted in different ways which to me can be a bit frustrating since I like m...
by KichiMark
July 19th, 2015, 3:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another successful night!
Replies: 5
Views: 1457

Re: Another successful night!

Very cool finds. That crote does look like she is ready to explode isn't she? :o . I have seen horned lizards o the sides of roads when the sun is going down. Never would have thought they would stay there during the whole night. I wonder if it were to stay warm during the night? Was it getting chil...
by KichiMark
July 19th, 2015, 10:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cameron Jacobs (CJ)- Amateur snake hunter
Replies: 28
Views: 4978

Re: Cameron Jacobs (CJ)- Amateur snake hunter

Welcome to the forum CJ. Looks like we are pretty much neighbors.

Ricrabt - Your avatar reminds me how much I enjoyed the rifleman. Going to have to catch the show again when it comes on the weekends.
by KichiMark
July 16th, 2015, 11:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain
Replies: 36
Views: 5179

Re: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain

I understand clearly but…. Page 22 5.60. REPTILES. (a) Only the following reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sportfishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sportfishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do appl...
by KichiMark
July 16th, 2015, 4:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain
Replies: 36
Views: 5179

Re: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain

Jeff has it right in my opinion. You have to read the whole section to be able to understand it's context. It is what I was thinking as well with the "sport" word before the take. If someone is actively looking for them I can see the "0" limit with all rules being applied but if one popped up in so...
by KichiMark
July 16th, 2015, 7:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pet Peeves
Replies: 54
Views: 16102

Re: Pet Peeves

3. The lack of participants here in the last 2 years, and the length of time it takes to get another response to a post. 4. The lack of interest in the database this year, and in the CA contest. :| Only 6690 records so far in CA. :( Top 2 people have almost 40% of total records entered. (amazing ef...
by KichiMark
July 15th, 2015, 8:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain
Replies: 36
Views: 5179

Re: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain

You can not legally Take a Red Diamond Rattlesnake, this includes killing or collecting. (62) Red diamond rattlesnake (Crotalus ruber): Limit: Zero (0) This regulation is clear. LIMIT is Zero If the limit is ZERO that means the "take" limit, including "killing" I am not sure why some think you can ...
by KichiMark
July 13th, 2015, 10:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain
Replies: 36
Views: 5179

Re: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain

Excellent response Jeff :).
by KichiMark
June 15th, 2015, 8:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pet Peeves
Replies: 54
Views: 16102

Re: Pet Peeves

I lurk here mostly because even though I feel like I am an O.K. herper it can be sometimes intimidating with the herping God's around :) haha nah I am joking. I just noticed I missed a trip to survey Blunt Nosed Leopards which I have been trying to find for a while but with work and baby it really l...
by KichiMark
May 3rd, 2015, 4:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yesterday with our USGS partners
Replies: 8
Views: 2209

Re: Yesterday with our USGS partners

Very cool and awesome pictures. :thumb:
by KichiMark
May 1st, 2015, 6:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 44
Views: 6917

Re: Rattlesnake ID

Rattlesnakes don't belong in parking lots. If this pic was taken even 3-400 yards off of a path near appropriate cover this point would be moot. When fools release animals near populated areas the public welfare has to be considered. So yes you are correct. We are just exploring all possibilities. ...
by KichiMark
April 30th, 2015, 11:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 44
Views: 6917

Re: Rattlesnake ID

So let me get this straight. I post a picture for a 100% I.D. of a rattler which more than likely was dropped off by someone who wanted it as a pet and I am seeing other herpers wanting to go out and kill it because it might not make it anyways and possibly might hurt someone (might as well kill eve...
by KichiMark
April 29th, 2015, 7:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 Data Contest Scorecard
Replies: 33
Views: 5273

Re: 2015 Data Contest Scorecard

Wow Brian…that is really amazing. I will be honest and say you are inspiring me to find specifically western pond turtles. Only stuff I got are soft shells and red eared sliders….(little boy in me says when I grow up I want to be like Hubbs haha).
by KichiMark
April 29th, 2015, 6:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 Data Contest Scorecard
Replies: 33
Views: 5273

Re: 2015 Data Contest Scorecard

I must say I am a former introvert but mostly an extrovert now. I would like to get to know more people who have a similar interest such as herping but at least the vibe I got before was it is more of a solitary thing with most people from what I read. When I go out I will take a shot or two of some...
by KichiMark
April 29th, 2015, 10:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 44
Views: 6917

Re: Rattlesnake ID

It is not on a herp forum but on an off topic firearm forum…not sure if people can view without an account but this is what the guy said: "Please feel free to use the picture! It also looked to me like it should not be where I saw it (especially because of the black and white tail bands); I was wond...
by KichiMark
April 29th, 2015, 8:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 44
Views: 6917

Rattlesnake ID

Hi everyone, been a long time but I have a questions for you guys. A member on one of the other forums I frequent posted this picture of a crote in the Pasadena area in L.A. county. I find it strange since it screams like if it is ruber to me and the only rattlesnakes i have seen in this area have b...
by KichiMark
July 8th, 2014, 8:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 So Far
Replies: 21
Views: 5055

Re: 2014 So Far

wow…good year indeed. Nice photography. :thumb: .
by KichiMark
June 29th, 2014, 10:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arsonists spotted
Replies: 13
Views: 1826

Re: Arsonists spotted

This is good advice and need to keep this in mind. I myself tend to have a habit of leaving my phone behind at times. Good job sir. :beer:
by KichiMark
December 25th, 2013, 9:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Merry Christmas Everyone
Replies: 3
Views: 839

Re: Merry Christmas Everyone

Merry Christmas :beer: .
by KichiMark
December 24th, 2013, 1:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My 2013 SoCal season (Part 1: Coastal and Chaparral)
Replies: 6
Views: 1624

Re: My 2013 SoCal season (Part 1: Coastal and Chaparral)

Great post :thumb: . Only thing I find in my yard are the Elgarias and the occasional fence lizard.
by KichiMark
December 24th, 2013, 1:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fake Snakes for Road-Cruising--CHEAP!
Replies: 17
Views: 2586

Re: Fake Snakes for Road-Cruising--CHEAP!

Interesting, never knew people put out fake snakes. Man it looks like I don't get around at all :lol: . From reading all of this, is it this common for people to road cruise? I only done it a couple times in the middle of no where and perhaps seen a couple cars here and there.
by KichiMark
January 1st, 2013, 9:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Herps of Universal.
Replies: 8
Views: 1716

Re: The Herps of Universal.

hellihooks wrote:
El Garia wrote:
Love Always,

Debbie :)
WTF... :crazyeyes: Is there something you haven't told us Derek? :lol: :lol: :lol: jim
Told us? You telling me you never knew? :lol:
by KichiMark
December 31st, 2012, 6:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Herps of Universal.
Replies: 8
Views: 1716

Re: The Herps of Universal.

Nice report on what your work up there. Too bad about the brush clearing.. Its a far too common practice in coastal LA.. Good luck and keep dialing it in to get those kings! How about up around the reservor? -Dan I am practicing the AC layout in other areas. The reservoir I think you are mentioning...
by KichiMark
December 31st, 2012, 11:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Herps of Universal.
Replies: 1
Views: 592

The Herps of Universal.

Hi everyone, I understand some things have changed since my last visit several months back. I made a thread about my experiences herping at the amusement park. It is on the main forum and I hope you folks enjoy it.

http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... =2&t=14594
by KichiMark
December 31st, 2012, 11:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Herps of Universal.
Replies: 8
Views: 1716

The Herps of Universal.

Hello everyone, I must apologize for not being around much since my first year of teaching science has been very time consuming. My previous job was at Universal Studios and worked there for a number of years but it was not until I joined this site did my passion for finding reptiles and amphibians ...
by KichiMark
December 29th, 2012, 9:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Scrooge grows a heart
Replies: 17
Views: 1876

Re: Scrooge grows a heart

Good to hear Jim. I liked to read your replies and insights on certain threads. I have not been on here for a few months but I am glad you're still around. I even mentioned you to a few of my students before when I was explaining local herps to them.
by KichiMark
May 15th, 2012, 6:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some fun in Riverside County
Replies: 17
Views: 1595

Re: Some fun in Riverside County

Owen wrote:Nice critters. We need more love for lizards here.

Sometimes they'll pose themselves!

Image

There goes Owen posting his AMAZING shots. Man I wish I was as good as you right now in my shots. :beer:
by KichiMark
May 15th, 2012, 6:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My find of the week
Replies: 6
Views: 890

Re: My find of the week

I like it Jim :thumb: . I even like the toad better than the speck :lol: jk...or am I? :D They are all good.
by KichiMark
May 12th, 2012, 9:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake hit by Car
Replies: 16
Views: 2218

Re: Snake hit by Car

What color or patterns did it have? Did he say?
by KichiMark
May 9th, 2012, 1:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA is Rockin NEW DATA Request from the National Forest
Replies: 24
Views: 1826

Re: NAFHA is Rockin NEW DATA Request from the National Fores

Question. I understand that this is in a discussion stage right now and we have a couple weeks left in this process? Well I am going to be headed out into some of those areas in a week and any data I find can it still be used or is the cut off for data already in affect? I really want to add more da...
by KichiMark
May 9th, 2012, 1:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sad to see Introduced Species in Sycamore Canyon Park.
Replies: 2
Views: 666

Re: Sad to see Introduced Species in Sycamore Canyon Park.

I feel your frustration. Just the other day I was hiking (not at sycamore canyon) and found red-eared sliders and a softshell. Got a pic of the softshell: http://www.naherp.com/viewrecord.php?r_id=109497
by KichiMark
May 8th, 2012, 7:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Baby Speck day
Replies: 9
Views: 1040

Re: Baby Speck day

In that first pic it looks like he/she got run over with it being so flat looking :lol: .
by KichiMark
May 8th, 2012, 7:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Data Request
Replies: 4
Views: 1120

Re: Data Request

I released my data as well. What is the point of a database if we don't help out people that can help us herpers later?
by KichiMark
May 7th, 2012, 7:26 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: What the heck is this thing?
Replies: 16
Views: 2570

Re: What the heck is this thing?

:roll: It's a snake. :roll: :lol: :lol: :D
by KichiMark
May 6th, 2012, 2:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Too close for Comfort!! Important Reminder
Replies: 88
Views: 8089

Re: Too close for Comfort!! Important Reminder

Kent VanSooy wrote:
is this when I surrender my man card? :oops: :cry:
Yes, it is!
fine.... :lol:
Image
by KichiMark
May 5th, 2012, 9:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My weekend getaway to SLO.
Replies: 19
Views: 1866

Re: My weekend getaway to SLO.

I hate to have to admit this ...but I was having trouble also placing that snake in SLO ...to me it looks like a mojave more than anything else :roll: I'm with Monklet... that's a trippy looking NorPac. It does look 'Mojave-ish' :? btw- How many Pronghorn? We saw approximately 13 kit foxes all toge...
by KichiMark
May 5th, 2012, 9:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Too close for Comfort!! Important Reminder
Replies: 88
Views: 8089

Re: Too close for Comfort!! Important Reminder

I, along with many of you on this site have a passion for herps and do not desire to see any of them get hurt. I am sure we all get those moments when we see something get hit or killed needlessly. As Jim mentioned, one snake in the long run is not worth any detrimental consequences to you. I would ...
by KichiMark
May 5th, 2012, 7:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Introducing myself and some of my finds last weekend
Replies: 13
Views: 1389

Re: Introducing myself and some of my finds last weekend

I love the variability of the helleri in your post. I love seeing them. Looks like you've seen more in the first part of "the season" this year than I've seen in the past 2 years (Saw 0 helleri last year, and only 2 so far this year). Peoples' attitude/ignorance regarding them can be aggrivating to...
by KichiMark
May 5th, 2012, 7:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My weekend getaway to SLO.
Replies: 19
Views: 1866

Re: My weekend getaway to SLO.

reako45 wrote:Really appreciate this post. The King, the bats and the beautiful NorPac(?) :beer: . Foxes were cool to see also. Pity about you not being able to capture any Badgers on film, as they're one of my favorites.

reako45
:beer: . I will get those badgers next time. Those rattlers are norpac's.