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by rpecora
April 4th, 2019, 9:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [Video] - Send Diego 2k19 - Spring Break Herping
Replies: 2
Views: 2699

Re: [Video] - Send Diego 2k19 - Spring Break Herping

Nice vid, I enjoyed it. That is a full on adult boa, nice one too. Good job!
by rpecora
January 4th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best of 2018 - Xenophidion schaeferi
Replies: 10
Views: 5344

Re: Best of 2018 - Xenophidion schaeferi

Interesting read. A lot of conclusions made based on one sided lineage. It would appear based on that study that quite possibly X. acanthognathus may be deemed invalid and/or the white/yellowish nape be more prevalent in X. shaeferi. In any case, to have found something that has rarely been observed...
by rpecora
January 4th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best of 2018 - Xenophidion schaeferi
Replies: 10
Views: 5344

Re: Best of 2018 - Xenophidion schaeferi

I’ll check it out.
by rpecora
January 3rd, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best of 2018 - Xenophidion schaeferi
Replies: 10
Views: 5344

Re: Best of 2018 - Xenophidion schaeferi

Great post!

Question, what differentiates your Xenophidion schaeferi from Xenophidion acanthognathus?
by rpecora
November 30th, 2018, 10:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rubber Boas in Monterey County
Replies: 12
Views: 7046

Re: Rubber Boas in Monterey County

E-mail sent.
by rpecora
October 24th, 2018, 3:05 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Desert lions
Replies: 3
Views: 11860

Re: Desert lions

I saw one at the enterance to Whitewater years ago. I pulled in and a group were spotlighting it going up the hill. Pretty cool to see. When I say years ago it was about twenty or more.
by rpecora
October 23rd, 2018, 10:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID help - New Jersey
Replies: 6
Views: 9447

Re: ID help - New Jersey

Hatchling to yearling Black Ratsnake. No question.

Image
by rpecora
October 10th, 2018, 9:05 am
Forum: News
Topic: Man dies from seasnake bite
Replies: 2
Views: 6430

Re: Man dies from seasnake bite

Fire Drake wrote:And then there was this...

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-38592390
Perspective. Well done!
by rpecora
May 26th, 2018, 12:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mystery of the granted green Pseudacris
Replies: 8
Views: 7099

Re: The Mystery of the granted green Pseudacris

Because they do morph, the pseudacris, doesn’t a morph make.
by rpecora
July 12th, 2017, 1:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fluorescent CA Kingsnake
Replies: 66
Views: 26543

Re: Fluorescent CA Kingsnake

Kelly Mc wrote:I wonder if Porter has a different ability to see colors - if a person can be color blind maybe the opposite is true.

When did you find out you were color blind?
When I was in the first or second grade. About four in a hundred people are colorblind, mostly males.
by rpecora
July 12th, 2017, 5:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fluorescent CA Kingsnake
Replies: 66
Views: 26543

Re: Fluorescent CA Kingsnake

Haven't noticed in any animals I've kept in the past where the opacity isn't evenly distributed pre-shed dulling the overall appearance of the snake. Certainly none of it in the eyes, and no pre-shed wrinkles noted. Still you could be right. I have noticed it early on in the process, that the opaci...
by rpecora
July 11th, 2017, 5:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fluorescent CA Kingsnake
Replies: 66
Views: 26543

Re: Fluorescent CA Kingsnake

Haven't noticed in any animals I've kept in the past where the opacity isn't evenly distributed pre-shed dulling the overall appearance of the snake. Certainly none of it in the eyes, and no pre-shed wrinkles noted. Still you could be right.
by rpecora
July 11th, 2017, 2:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fluorescent CA Kingsnake
Replies: 66
Views: 26543

Re: Fluorescent CA Kingsnake

Porter beautiful Kingsnake. I see what you mean, the color does stand out brightly in contrast to it's base color, no question. As far as the color it looks somewhat green. That being said I'm colorblind so no doubt it's yellow, and very striking, it' pops. Kelly, I see the iridescence like appearan...
by rpecora
June 14th, 2017, 11:22 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Am i missing something?
Replies: 6
Views: 6598

Re: Am i missing something?

I definitely spend a lot less time here looking at posts since the change. It was so much easier to check out the rest of the nation and what was being seen out there when it was categorized as such. Might as well get rid of the board line and the news...too. The rational for combining the chapters ...
by rpecora
May 25th, 2017, 3:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: whitewater
Replies: 75
Views: 19639

Re: whitewater

Walking a shoreline checking fishing licenses involves checking people who are fishing or in possession of fishing gear. LE are not leaving fishing rods on the beech hoping someone picks one up and starts casting. Great analogy. Like I stated "While I don't necessarily disagree with you..." , not e...
by rpecora
May 24th, 2017, 4:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: whitewater
Replies: 75
Views: 19639

Re: whitewater

Very edge of the their range I suspect, but certainly makes sense. Plenty of water in good years, not to mention the ponds on the other side of the crossing with fish. Interesting on the e-mail, never been approached in that manner. Been approached on the road with an obvious upper desert boa before...
by rpecora
May 24th, 2017, 2:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: whitewater
Replies: 75
Views: 19639

Re: whitewater

They are. Don't recall ever seeing one there.

I recall the enyo thread.

A friend found a pine snake there also.
by rpecora
May 24th, 2017, 2:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: whitewater
Replies: 75
Views: 19639

Re: whitewater

While I don't necessarily disagree with you (semantics I guess), FG is checking for licenses, no different than walking a shoreline checking fishing licenses, no baiting required...by them. It is more newsworthy to them to use this baiting scheme to promote that people are poaching wildlife rather t...
by rpecora
May 24th, 2017, 2:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: whitewater
Replies: 75
Views: 19639

Re: whitewater

Ha, well this turned into something that I haven't seen here in quite sometime. Reminds me of the old days of the forums.

As far as Species of Special Concern goes they have no legal status of protection so as long as you are otherwise legal, interact as you wish.
by rpecora
May 22nd, 2017, 10:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: whitewater
Replies: 75
Views: 19639

Re: whitewater

No.
by rpecora
May 19th, 2017, 12:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern California - Winter / Spring 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 3440

Re: Southern California - Winter / Spring 2017

I've always adored the night sky when in Borrego, nice shot. Thanks for sharing them all.
by rpecora
May 18th, 2017, 3:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Large aggregation of painted turtles
Replies: 3
Views: 2245

Re: Large aggregation of painted turtles

Used to be a great place for waterfowl hunting back in the day.
by rpecora
May 18th, 2017, 1:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: whitewater
Replies: 75
Views: 19639

Re: whitewater

It's a Red spotted toad. Whitewater red spotted toads: http://www.fototime.com/5BD2A3BC8323E44/standard.jpg http://www.fototime.com/24583BA83E7FD02/standard.jpg http://www.fototime.com/035C10E836235A0/standard.jpg Here is one from either Arizona or the Kingstons, I don't recall and could be another ...
by rpecora
May 16th, 2017, 10:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: whitewater
Replies: 75
Views: 19639

Re: whitewater

It's a Red Spotted Toad. Very common there.
by rpecora
April 24th, 2017, 11:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A lizard with a blue spot
Replies: 2
Views: 1648

Re: A lizard with a blue spot

That looks like it's in the skin not on the skin. Most likely a scar. Looks more grey to me.
by rpecora
April 9th, 2017, 8:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: turtle ID, Albuquerque, NM
Replies: 1
Views: 1419

Re: turtle ID, Albuquerque, NM

My guess is Trachemys scripta scripta, otherwise known as the Yellow Bellied Slider. A real old one.
by rpecora
March 25th, 2017, 7:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Unusual behavior of amphibians
Replies: 9
Views: 3417

Re: Unusual behavior of amphibians

It's a male thing.
Interestingly, that looks like the same Salamandra infraimmaculata you posted on March 5th from your trip in Feb.
by rpecora
March 24th, 2017, 9:49 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Aquatic animal ID
Replies: 20
Views: 17847

Re: Aquatic animal ID

The long flipper is why I settled on Sea Lion also.
by rpecora
March 23rd, 2017, 7:57 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Aquatic animal ID
Replies: 20
Views: 17847

Re: Aquatic animal ID

Sea Lion most likely.
by rpecora
March 19th, 2017, 8:51 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Aquatic animal ID
Replies: 20
Views: 17847

Re: Aquatic animal ID

No way that's a harbor seal. The thing that gets me about this creature is the separation from body to fin. It's a funny angle to be sure but there is something about it that doesn't make sense, otherwise I would go with Orca. If that is a dorsal fin that would be the only animal I can think. The ot...
by rpecora
February 27th, 2017, 2:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help with ID from Thailand
Replies: 4
Views: 1840

Re: Help with ID from Thailand

Naja Bungarus wrote:Hi.

This is most likely a Oligodon sp., it's not the rice paddy snake :)
In all likelihood.

Out of curiosity where in Thailand was the picture taken?
by rpecora
February 26th, 2017, 10:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help with ID from Thailand
Replies: 4
Views: 1840

Re: Help with ID from Thailand

Possibly a Rice Paddy Snake.
by rpecora
January 24th, 2017, 7:18 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Global Warming?
Replies: 47
Views: 24076

Re: Global Warming?

You tried to change said assertion
I didn't try I did change the assertion.

Yes I'm just a lay person of below average intelligence. Doesn't mean I am going to take everything someone says at face value without some thought.
by rpecora
January 24th, 2017, 6:12 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Global Warming?
Replies: 47
Views: 24076

Re: Global Warming?

There is no proof that humans, cattle or God is causing any sort of Climate change. When the word evidence is thrown around the source of that evidence must first be considered. What do the providers of the evidence have to gain based on their findings. The one thing that is certain is that the Cli...
by rpecora
January 24th, 2017, 5:58 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Global Warming?
Replies: 47
Views: 24076

Re: Global Warming?

I qualified it by saying 60 years. Peaking in the mid 70's. It appears that you are in denial and wont even admit you were wrong. It's clear that you lack the capacity to be objective. I never said it was warmer in the past. I'm trying to grasp cause and effect. For a scientist, all due respects, yo...
by rpecora
January 24th, 2017, 5:35 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Global Warming?
Replies: 47
Views: 24076

Re: Global Warming?

And you're also just talking out of your ass when you say there were more cattle in the US in the early 1900s. That is an easily searchable and verifiable fact. And you're wrong. http://www.earth-policy.org/images/uploads/graphs_tables/highlights25_cattle.PNG Maybe, instead of being dismissive, you...
by rpecora
January 23rd, 2017, 10:48 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Global Warming?
Replies: 47
Views: 24076

Re: Global Warming?

You're right I wasn't taking the term seriously. I don't know how it has anything to do with global warming but as for the process it's worth a look.
by rpecora
January 23rd, 2017, 8:34 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Global Warming?
Replies: 47
Views: 24076

Re: Global Warming?

Spoken like a true denier, not a skeptic. You lost me at "97% of scientists" , and "If we do nothing, and scientists are wrong, great." "There are plenty of solutions being offered by scientists, but the key is aggressive solutions and aggressive regulations. Addiction to beef and addiction to oil ...
by rpecora
January 23rd, 2017, 7:30 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Global Warming?
Replies: 47
Views: 24076

Re: Global Warming?

Rpcora dont let a succinct combination of words ie; addiction to beef, bounce against a wall of rhetorical impression. The impacts of factory farming are heavy weight impacts and the money involved in its systematic discretion to the public on all levels keep that discretion carefully and powerfull...
by rpecora
January 23rd, 2017, 6:08 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Global Warming?
Replies: 47
Views: 24076

Re: Global Warming?

Spoken like a true denier, not a skeptic. You lost me at "97% of scientists" , and "If we do nothing, and scientists are wrong, great." "There are plenty of solutions being offered by scientists, but the key is aggressive solutions and aggressive regulations. Addiction to beef and addiction to oil ...
by rpecora
January 23rd, 2017, 4:23 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Global Warming?
Replies: 47
Views: 24076

Re: Global Warming?

Loads of false conclusions, that's why it was changed from global warming to climate change. The data just doesn't support global warming and .00000001 degree Celsius increase in the planets temperature doesn't justify the boondoggle that is climate change, IMO. Green energy hasn't proven to be the...
by rpecora
January 23rd, 2017, 3:13 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Global Warming?
Replies: 47
Views: 24076

Re: Global Warming?

Before I get into this I am certainly no expert. I do have some sense of what's going on and try to view the evidence objectively, but lacking creativity I fail sometimes to understand convoluted yet meaningful intent. When I say evidence it's just reports from both sides trying to make a case. The ...
by rpecora
January 23rd, 2017, 12:41 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Global Warming?
Replies: 47
Views: 24076

Re: Global Warming?

Overall the earth will be warming... How do you know that? Of maximum minimum that didn't stop the Burmese Python problem in the southeast. While it did have and effect when they had that wicked cold spell a few years ago it didn't wipe them out to the best of my knowledge. So, I'm not all to sure ...
by rpecora
January 22nd, 2017, 2:17 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Global Warming?
Replies: 47
Views: 24076

Re: Global Warming?

Agreed, but epidemics and war are unlikely to have any lasting long term impact. The natural culling of populations isn't suppose to be lasting or we and the rest of what's left of life wouldn't be here now. Climate change is impacting different groups of herps differently and will continue to do s...
by rpecora
January 21st, 2017, 10:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Poaching in Arizona
Replies: 46
Views: 20271

Re: Poaching in Arizona

Kelly Mc wrote:Money is one epic anomaly that makes us different from everything else alive
That is true. Therein lies the rub.
by rpecora
January 21st, 2017, 9:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Poaching in Arizona
Replies: 46
Views: 20271

Re: Poaching in Arizona

All respects. Humans are aberrant in almost every way in their relationship to other organisms and natural systems on the planet. We have willfully divorced ourselves from being a part of nature to being a super-parasite. I don't disagree with that statement (parasite) we are to some degree I suppos...
by rpecora
January 21st, 2017, 8:01 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Global Warming?
Replies: 47
Views: 24076

Re: Global Warming?

Fair enough, but this is what I read: So I went back and looked at historical weather for Savannah GA. (weather underground) and the results are pretty disturbing. January 1988 January 2017 ... I am more worried with over development than climate change. The impact of over development will have a m...
by rpecora
January 21st, 2017, 7:05 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Global Warming?
Replies: 47
Views: 24076

Re: Global Warming?

How about the other years in between? This is meaningless really. I could probably find a another year other than 1988 since records have been taken and find the opposite outcome. Below average temps beginning Friday for about a week is forecast as well. I wouldn't get too worried about it. I love h...