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by Zach_Lim
March 3rd, 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northern California Trip Report (2/16-2/24 2019: Picture Heavy)
Replies: 7
Views: 5853

Re: Northern California Trip Report (2/16-2/24 2019: Picture Heavy)

Fantastic finds, all of them. Makes me miss home. The Black salamander is gorgeous.

Your garter snake is actually a Coast Garter (T. elegans terrestris). Pretty one.
by Zach_Lim
January 9th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Atlanta, Georgia: Any connections?
Replies: 9
Views: 12449

Re: Atlanta, Georgia: Any connections?

Hey guys! Sorry for delayed reply- working 7 days a week between the nonprofit as an education coordinator and at the natural history museum as a Herp department coordinator. I'll give a proper reply tonight- off to survey a creek with the museum for salamanders. Been in Atlanta now for about 2 mont...
by Zach_Lim
January 8th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Range extensions in Marin?
Replies: 28
Views: 25474

Re: Range extensions in Marin?

Species that I have personally seen in Marin county: Snakes- California Kingsnake Coast Garter Aquatic Garter CA Red-sided Garter Northern Rubber Boa Common Sharp-tailed Pacific Gopher Snake Northern Pacific Rattlesnake Pacific Ring-necked WYB Racer Lizards- Coast range Fence SF Alligator Skilton's ...
by Zach_Lim
November 15th, 2018, 12:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great Christmas gift for your herping friends (and yourself)
Replies: 10
Views: 9110

Re: Great Christmas gift for your herping friends (and yours

I re-read your book all the time, Hans. Cannot wait for the new one.
by Zach_Lim
November 7th, 2018, 11:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Reptile Replicas
Replies: 18
Views: 15949

Re: Reptile Replicas

Hey Steve, Fantastic work. At my current job, we have a deceased Northern Rubber Boa preserved in alcohol. It isn't the largest boa I have ever seen, but it isn't that small (probably a few years old?). It was found dead on a trail here in Northern California with no visible injuries. Maybe that can...
by Zach_Lim
October 26th, 2018, 10:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Atlanta, Georgia: Any connections?
Replies: 9
Views: 12449

Re: Atlanta, Georgia: Any connections?

Hey Zach! I can't help with helping finding a job over there, but did want to mention the Orianne Society, a conservation group that does a bunch of work with Indigo snakes, eastern diamondbacks, spotted turtles, hognose snakes, and a long list of other critters. I briefly lived in Atlanta back in ...
by Zach_Lim
October 24th, 2018, 10:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID help - New Jersey
Replies: 6
Views: 9447

Re: ID help - New Jersey

"Rat Snake" is a term used to describe many colubrid (non venomous for the sake of simplicity) snakes found throughout the world. For this case, we will stick to the North American Ratsnakes: Pantherophis (used to be under the genus Elaphe which still may contain Asian species if memory serves me co...
by Zach_Lim
October 22nd, 2018, 12:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Identification Help: Argentina
Replies: 2
Views: 7900

Re: Identification Help: Argentina

Which i can help more, but the Amphisbaenian that you found is amazing.
by Zach_Lim
October 9th, 2018, 11:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Atlanta, Georgia: Any connections?
Replies: 9
Views: 12449

Atlanta, Georgia: Any connections?

Hey everyone, Zach here. I've been flirting with the idea of moving to Atlanta from San Francisco and was wondering if anyone of the Forum (that is still active) lives there? I was wondering if anyone knew of any potential naturalist/nature institution positions available? Looks like a wonderful cit...
by Zach_Lim
September 30th, 2018, 3:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Range extensions in Marin?
Replies: 28
Views: 25474

Re: Range extensions in Marin?

I've found myself herping more and more (hiking rather) in marin county as of late. Lateralis would be very amazing to see just north of SF.

As Elliot mentioned, Tigers would be a noble species to look for. I have heard of anecdotal reports of Taricha rivularis in northern Marin County, as well.
by Zach_Lim
August 8th, 2018, 12:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent finds: California + Arizona
Replies: 10
Views: 7951

Re: Recent finds: California + Arizona

Thank you all for the kind words.
by Zach_Lim
July 25th, 2018, 1:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent finds: California + Arizona
Replies: 10
Views: 7951

Recent finds: California + Arizona

Hey guys, Zach here. Long time no post. I was able to get out into the field and get some herping in the last few months. I'll spare the commentary and let the photos do the talking. Arizona https://farm1.staticflickr.com/841/42878619734_010476abe2_k.jpg IMG_9977 by Zachary Llim , on Flickr https://...
by Zach_Lim
July 25th, 2018, 9:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Socal Skink ID Request
Replies: 11
Views: 7195

Re: Socal Skink ID Request

I have nothing to add other than that Dreamcatcher the book and movie are fantastic.
by Zach_Lim
May 2nd, 2018, 2:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mohave Desert, Fungi, SF Bay Area photos
Replies: 3
Views: 3902

Mohave Desert, Fungi, SF Bay Area photos

Hey everyone, Just wanted to swing by and post some photos from the past few months. Will keep commentary very brief. Been shooting with the Canon 70D for almost a year now. Loving it so much. Visited Southern California and herped with Robert, Nic, Jeff Lemm, Matty Lemm, and a handful of others. So...
by Zach_Lim
March 20th, 2018, 8:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Species in Big Sur
Replies: 8
Views: 5051

Re: Species in Big Sur

Thanks for all the info. I was not aware of the amount of ticks and such. I plan on being careful with the kids when we go out. They will mostly be with my wife and inlaws during the week doing things with my wifes friend there in San Fran. I am not a city person and plan on getting away at any opp...
by Zach_Lim
February 21st, 2018, 10:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Long time no post: 2017/2018 USA + Australia
Replies: 5
Views: 4136

Long time no post: 2017/2018 USA + Australia

Hey everyone, Zach here. It has been a very long time since I made a post here on FHF. I was able to travel a bit towards the end of 2017, with a road trip through the Southern United States and an impromptu trip to Melbourne, VIC, Australia for my 30th birthday (man, I feel old). I'll lay off the h...
by Zach_Lim
December 11th, 2017, 12:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: More Boards – 2nd Half of 2017 (NJ and MD)
Replies: 9
Views: 5319

Re: More Boards – 2nd Half of 2017 (NJ and MD)

Great write up, man! Really enjoyed living vicariously through it all. Looks like a great year for you. Nice pics, too!
by Zach_Lim
November 28th, 2017, 11:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping in Myanmmar/ Burma
Replies: 10
Views: 4412

Re: Herping in Myanmmar/ Burma

Hlawga Wildlife Park, from what I am told, is a very popular, tourist wildlife park that offers guided birding tours. I would imagine that these guides could easily bring someone to where there are herps? If I recall correctly, smaller herps such as house geckos, countless frogs, turtles, etc were j...
by Zach_Lim
November 28th, 2017, 11:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping in Myanmmar/ Burma
Replies: 10
Views: 4412

Re: Herping in Myanmmar/ Burma

Re: Safety My parents are there right now and they said everything seems to be fine? Granted, they are natives and speak the language, so who really knows? Political turmoil has always been an issue there and it still is (especially now along the borders involving other ethnic minorities). Generally...
by Zach_Lim
November 27th, 2017, 9:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping in Myanmmar/ Burma
Replies: 10
Views: 4412

Re: Herping in Myanmmar/ Burma

Ps: make sure you eat lots of food. Best southeast Asian food imo. And don’t miss the water festival if you are going to be there at that time. So fun.
by Zach_Lim
November 27th, 2017, 9:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping in Myanmmar/ Burma
Replies: 10
Views: 4412

Re: Herping in Myanmmar/ Burma

My family is from Burma. Is there a specific area that you have in mind? I haven’t been back since I was a child, but my parents have pictures of me with tons of frogs, lizards and the few snakes they deemed “ok” for me to catch. I still have family in Yangon and I can ask about decent areas to Herp...
by Zach_Lim
September 25th, 2017, 2:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpetologists - you can help save Nevada's reptiles
Replies: 37
Views: 11182

Re: Herpetologists - you can help save Nevada's reptiles

I have no real opinion on collecting in Nevada, but since this law passed, will it make the concept of field herping in that state much tougher? That is, any person who is pursuing a herp for a photograph can be seen as a collector?
by Zach_Lim
September 25th, 2017, 11:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Zach Goes South 2017- Nola, Pensacola, Birmingham, Atlanta
Replies: 3
Views: 2822

Re: Zach Goes South 2017- Nola, Pensacola, Birmingham, Atlan

I guess that works, Bart, as I forgot my trip overlapped your days in the Bay! We will make something work!

If you do end up here on those dates, let me know and I'll point you the right way.
by Zach_Lim
September 25th, 2017, 9:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Zach Goes South 2017- Nola, Pensacola, Birmingham, Atlanta
Replies: 3
Views: 2822

Zach Goes South 2017- Nola, Pensacola, Birmingham, Atlanta

Hey everyone, I will be taking a road trip through some of the southern states from Sept 29-Oct 9. If anyone wants to herp, fish, hike, grab some beers and talk herping and/or hardcore punk, let me know! New Orleans: Sept 29-Oct 1 Pensacola: Oct 2 Birmingham: Oct 3 Atlanat: Oct 4- 8 For people who d...
by Zach_Lim
September 19th, 2017, 1:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Francisco Garter Snake (LIFER)
Replies: 7
Views: 4247

Re: San Francisco Garter Snake (LIFER)

Lou Was that really in Santa Cruz County, or maybe San Mateo. There is one valid record from Santa Cruz County, and finding another would be very important toward understanding the distribution of SF Garters vs California Red-sided. Jeff Jeff- Elliot and I recorded 2 SFGS in Santa Cruz County last ...
by Zach_Lim
September 1st, 2017, 11:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp Nation Magazine question and some recent shots
Replies: 5
Views: 3227

Re: Herp Nation Magazine question and some recent shots

Zach, I knew you had a gift for placing artificial cover objects to find herps. But tell me, how close to the water's edge did you place the cover object in order to attract the fish (flounder?) ? Hah Richard F. Hoyer Hey Richard! Hope all is well. And believe me, it was hard laying out AC for that...
by Zach_Lim
August 29th, 2017, 9:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp Nation Magazine question and some recent shots
Replies: 5
Views: 3227

Herp Nation Magazine question and some recent shots

Hey everyone, Been out of the loop/FHF for a while. Just taken to Instagram in regards to posting photos and NAHERP for records. Was wondering if Herp Nation magazine was still being published? Haven't received any issues for a long, long time/I think I paid for some awhile ago and nothing came of i...
by Zach_Lim
August 23rd, 2017, 9:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Recap (Pt. 1 + Pt. 2)
Replies: 7
Views: 4489

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

Fantastic recap. Looks like a wonderful trip and a great one to have gone with your dad. Your photos are spectacular.
by Zach_Lim
July 18th, 2017, 9:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hunt for a king
Replies: 26
Views: 9541

Re: Hunt for a king

Thanks for the tips! After over a dozen diamondbacks, a long nose, some garters, some coachwhips, and a night snake I finally found my first kingsnake. A beautiful 4 foot+ Cali prowling the desert prior to a monsoon storm. Some (aka me) would say you were already killing the game with all those oth...
by Zach_Lim
June 7th, 2017, 11:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: whitewater
Replies: 75
Views: 19648

Re: whitewater

All my internal dialogue as a 15 year old punk kid trapped inside a 29 year old adult screams "question the law, etc." But, in the end, i just buy a license every year. I fish for rockfish and go crabbing more than herping nowadays and I firmly believe that people should follow the rules and regulat...
by Zach_Lim
May 17th, 2017, 11:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Long time no post, some shots
Replies: 16
Views: 5381

Re: Long time no post, some shots

Busy at work, so I'll reply longer to both Brian and Porter when I can.

I guess the habitat is foothills? From what I see there its all rolling hills and not a lot of water? I'm not too sure :/
by Zach_Lim
May 16th, 2017, 11:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1438

Spring 2017

Some finds within the SF Bay Area (and an outlier from Boston) for Spring 2017 April 2017 Two yearling Z's under a cap rock 1/2 http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/274143-357614.jpg http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/274143-357616.jpg http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/274143-357618.jpg 2/2 http://www.naherp.com...
by Zach_Lim
May 16th, 2017, 11:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Long time no post, some shots
Replies: 16
Views: 5381

Re: Long time no post, some shots

Thank you all for the kind words. Here are some more from this year so far. April 2017 Two yearling Z's under a cap rock 1/2 http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/274143-357614.jpg http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/274143-357616.jpg http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/274143-357618.jpg 2/2 http://www.naherp.com/vo...
by Zach_Lim
May 12th, 2017, 8:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Antonio Valley Reserve Herp Survey
Replies: 22
Views: 5641

Re: San Antonio Valley Reserve Herp Survey

Really wish I could make this- work is killing me. Good luck out there guys, miss herping with you all!
by Zach_Lim
April 16th, 2017, 10:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Visiting Boston April 20-23, 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1554

Visiting Boston April 20-23, 2017

Hello Boston/Mass herpers, I will be visiting Boston (staying in the Cambridge area) for a few days/nights this coming weekend. Although my trip is not herp-centric (I am actually visiting to see a bunch of bands play that weekend - The Templars, Fit For Abuse, Battle Ruins, etc), I was hoping to ma...
by Zach_Lim
April 16th, 2017, 9:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Boston, April 20-23rd, 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 2572

Boston, April 20-23rd, 2017

Hello Boston/Mass herpers, I will be visiting Boston (staying in the Cambridge area) for a few days/nights this coming weekend. Although my trip is not herp-centric (I am actually visiting to see a bunch of bands play that weekend - The Templars, Fit For Abuse, Battle Ruins, etc), I was hoping to ma...
by Zach_Lim
April 13th, 2017, 9:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California shots end of 2016-to now
Replies: 1
Views: 1577

California shots end of 2016-to now

Hey everyone, Long time no post on my end. Just wanted to share some shots from the end of last year and the beginning of this year. Coast Mountain Kingsnake, San Mateo County, CA, Nov. 2016 http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/267304-348846.jpg http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/267304-348717.jpg http://www....
by Zach_Lim
April 13th, 2017, 9:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Long time no post, some shots
Replies: 16
Views: 5381

Long time no post, some shots

Hey everyone, Long time no post on my end. Just wanted to share some shots from the end of last year and the beginning of this year. Coast Mountain Kingsnake, San Mateo County, CA, Nov. 2016 http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/267304-348846.jpg http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/267304-348717.jpg http://www....
by Zach_Lim
March 23rd, 2017, 8:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: More SoCal action
Replies: 7
Views: 3583

Re: More SoCal action

Great video Lou!
by Zach_Lim
March 16th, 2017, 9:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Return of the Rescue-Reared Salamanders
Replies: 5
Views: 2080

Re: Return of the Rescue-Reared Salamanders

Thank you for the article, Dave. It was a very heart-warming read. I hope the salamanders will be ok if they keep returning to their tub site!
by Zach_Lim
February 2nd, 2017, 4:04 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Been fishin'
Replies: 1
Views: 3402

Been fishin'

I've been pretty low key for awhile and not really herping as much as I should. Took up fishing to relax. Cabezon and Monkey-faced Prickleback from rocky intertidal zone in southern San Mateo County. Normally catch the "eels" with a poke pole, but managed two huge adults with line and hook. Bait pro...
by Zach_Lim
January 27th, 2017, 12:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New to the Forum
Replies: 16
Views: 4959

Re: New to the Forum

Well, I would suggest you buy my two big books...Mtn Kings & Common Kingsnakes for all the details on how to flip...but I'm currently out of them :( ...I think amazon might have one of them... Without a doubt, these two books, particularly the Mountain King book, taught me so much about herping, fl...
by Zach_Lim
January 18th, 2017, 10:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Request for accurate Southern Baja Herp List
Replies: 10
Views: 3598

Re: Request for accurate Southern Baja Herp List

except L. herrerae isn't found in BCS or anywhere in Baja proper, is it? You could start here - https://www.inaturalist.org/check_lists/9190-Baja-California-Sur-Check-List?view=taxonomic Go down to the bottom of the page, export the taxonomic CSV and delete the non-herps. Should take about 2 minute...
by Zach_Lim
January 17th, 2017, 9:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Request for accurate Southern Baja Herp List
Replies: 10
Views: 3598

Re: Request for accurate Southern Baja Herp List

Lampropeltis zonata herrarae. That's all ya need!
by Zach_Lim
November 16th, 2016, 10:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes and the police
Replies: 1
Views: 2456

Re: Snakes and the police

Great video, Lou. It always blows my mind that you have board lines internationally haha! Probably one of the few, if not only, person with the ability to say that!

Oh cops....haha
by Zach_Lim
November 14th, 2016, 11:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cape cobra and leopard tortoise from Namibia & South Africa
Replies: 6
Views: 4241

Re: Cape cobra and leopard tortoise from Namibia & South Afr

That cobra is what in-situ dreams are made of.
by Zach_Lim
October 19th, 2016, 3:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping in Toronto
Replies: 3
Views: 2235

Re: Herping in Toronto

When my old band played a fest in Toronto last year, I recalled taking a cab from our hotel to a rather large urban park right in the middle of town. I don't recall the name. It was fairly cold and there was frost under wet cover, but I managed to find a red-backed salamander. The habitat in the for...
by Zach_Lim
October 17th, 2016, 11:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bay Area Help & Tips
Replies: 2
Views: 2589

Re: Bay Area Help & Tips

Both Taricha and Ensatina will be out and about at this time, especially due to the recent rains we got in the Bay Area. They are fairly common in the East Bay where you be around. I am not too well versed with the UC Berkeley area, but there are plenty of parks near there that will have these speci...
by Zach_Lim
October 11th, 2016, 10:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northern Spring Salamander in situ
Replies: 7
Views: 2552

Re: Northern Spring Salamander in situ

Very nice shots, man!
by Zach_Lim
October 5th, 2016, 10:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpetology/Collections Curating/Husbandry Jobs?
Replies: 3
Views: 1750

Herpetology/Collections Curating/Husbandry Jobs?

Hey everyone, I have been trying to look for herp related work out of state was of late and been having a tough time. I don't have an educational background in Biology (my degree is in Political Science and Environmental Studies), but have experience in curating/managing living collections (Zoo and ...