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by Speckled Rosy
April 28th, 2017, 11:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rosy guy coming out of retirement - is it still too early?
Replies: 20
Views: 5658

Re: Rosy guy coming out of retirement - is it still too earl

Your not doing anything wrong. You've just been away too long.. lol! Keep looking!
by Speckled Rosy
March 13th, 2017, 8:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Joshua Tree Lizards
Replies: 1
Views: 1336

Re: Joshua Tree Lizards

Nice! All of the colorful males out this time of year..
by Speckled Rosy
March 13th, 2017, 8:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Time for a February in Review Post
Replies: 8
Views: 3672

Re: Time for a February in Review Post

:thumb: Awesome! I enjoyed the post..
by Speckled Rosy
January 22nd, 2017, 9:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 in Alta and Baja California
Replies: 12
Views: 6511

Re: 2016 in Alta and Baja California

Amazing year! And Amazing finds! Loved the Baja island specks, and the New Island rosy boa! I assume your going to have it written up?

-Dan
by Speckled Rosy
January 17th, 2017, 8:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New to the Forum
Replies: 16
Views: 6850

Re: New to the Forum

Your on the right path, with your new found interest. Field herping and knowledge of the desert in general (the plants, trees and rocks and such) ..is a rare thing these days and the interest/passion is rapidly dyeing out with people young and old. This forum is a good place to make contact other mo...
by Speckled Rosy
January 14th, 2017, 9:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: It's been awhile! Year end review 2016 (CA, TX, AZ, and MX)
Replies: 4
Views: 2635

Re: It's been awhile! Year end review 2016 (CA, TX, AZ, and

Awesome job on the photography! Looked like a fun year!
by Speckled Rosy
January 14th, 2017, 8:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First finds of 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 2495

Re: First finds of 2017

Nice pictures! Love the salamanders!
by Speckled Rosy
June 10th, 2016, 8:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Best Herping Discovery
Replies: 26
Views: 11451

Re: My Best Herping Discovery

Awesome find Nicholas and Robert.. Definatly a rare find in that part of the range.. Superb photos as well!

-Dan
by Speckled Rosy
April 16th, 2016, 8:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just a heads up if you're in teh Santa Monica Mountains...
Replies: 51
Views: 14915

Re: Just a heads up if you're in teh Santa Monica Mountains.

Yep, its a witch-hunt now a days boys.. times are a changin. Thats why im glad I put time in years back and set up most of what I wanted to, all around LA, and got what i needed.. now its time to move a few things around one more time and disband a few other sites.. We are all considered poachers no...
by Speckled Rosy
January 31st, 2016, 4:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Technicians for CA Common Chuckwalla Behavioral Study
Replies: 25
Views: 5394

Re: Field Technicians for CA Common Chuckwalla Behavioral St

I see.. Its just I seem to be seeing a lot of elite-est talk on these threads referring to the idea that academics are better than us lamen folk.,. and its more in reference to your colleague, Regal-Sh*t-head.. I just see a pattern developing in this state.. Dont go here, don't touch that, ..access ...
by Speckled Rosy
January 31st, 2016, 2:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Technicians for CA Common Chuckwalla Behavioral Study
Replies: 25
Views: 5394

Re: Field Technicians for CA Common Chuckwalla Behavioral St

Klawnscale- I dont get it? Why do you need a degree or to be student to show up on time every day and catch chucks? You only need one or two biologists or grad-students to do the research. Catching large numbers of chucks is just "work".. Hadar- Sounds like my dream job.. I have always wanted to vis...
by Speckled Rosy
September 19th, 2015, 10:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Celebration of the Life of Kent VanSooy
Replies: 6
Views: 3185

Re: A Celebration of the Life of Kent VanSooy

Steve, can you put me down for Saturday.. The email link isn't working for me..

Thanks, Dan Lawrence
by Speckled Rosy
August 21st, 2015, 10:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Same as Main: Southwest Summer
Replies: 7
Views: 1879

Re: Same as Main: Southwest Summer

Nice post, with good variety all around! thanks for taking the time to put it together..


-Dan
by Speckled Rosy
July 25th, 2015, 7:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SRB History / taxonomy
Replies: 38
Views: 12149

Re: SRB History / taxonomy

Thanks for the informative reply Mr. Hoyer.. I think I know the mountain to the west of Abla, you are refering to.. The San Rafael mts, big pine peak? That would also put the SRB in Santa Barbara co. I think its possible, especially Reyes peak. I'll have to try up there the next chance I get.. -Dan
by Speckled Rosy
July 22nd, 2015, 8:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SRB History / taxonomy
Replies: 38
Views: 12149

Re: SRB History / taxonomy

Great write up! I have been recently wondering if Rubber Boas have been found on Reyes peak in Ventura co? Any records?

-Dan
by Speckled Rosy
July 18th, 2015, 7:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cameron Jacobs (CJ)- Amateur snake hunter
Replies: 28
Views: 5910

Re: Cameron Jacobs (CJ)- Amateur snake hunter

Welcome CJ! this is certainly a good place to meet people and gain knowledge.. We will have to get back out there herpin, again..

-Dan
by Speckled Rosy
July 11th, 2015, 9:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The local hike and all 5 frogs.
Replies: 11
Views: 2022

Re: The local hike and all 5 frogs.

Nice outing! and the yellow legged frogs, sweet!

-Dan
by Speckled Rosy
July 5th, 2015, 12:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Past Few Months
Replies: 6
Views: 1732

Re: The Past Few Months

Nice pics!
by Speckled Rosy
July 4th, 2015, 11:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So far in SoCal - 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 3457

Re: So far in SoCal - 2015

Nice collection of pics! I have to say Nadia looks about ten times better than either of you with that racer.. lol! I hear you on the el nino, it would just make sense that this warming will carry over into the next coming fall/ winter.. Happy fourth Kent!

-Dan
by Speckled Rosy
June 25th, 2015, 7:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake Removal
Replies: 4
Views: 1677

Re: Rattlesnake Removal

Nice! was that near corona or the orange county boarder.. pretty neat find for that area..
by Speckled Rosy
May 31st, 2015, 12:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coalinga Horned Toad Derby
Replies: 81
Views: 20260

Re: Coalinga Horned Toad Derby

I've heard of this event before, and it sounds like a good way to raise awareness. The lizards are returned to their habitat, fish and game approved.. I think being from SoCal, its easy to think of the Coastal horned toad as extremely rare, but perhaps in other areas, like Nor-Cal, they are much mor...
by Speckled Rosy
May 7th, 2015, 8:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ramona locality rosy
Replies: 6
Views: 1997

Re: Ramona locality rosy

Lots of localities all around there, including Ramona.. Try the big rocky mountains that souround Ramona... plenty of rosies, just be careful of rattlesnakes and private land owners..


-Dan
by Speckled Rosy
May 3rd, 2015, 7:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First portion of my year
Replies: 8
Views: 1845

Re: First portion of my year

Awesome post! your photography is really spot on.. Some pretty boas in there..

-Dan
by Speckled Rosy
April 29th, 2015, 9:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 44
Views: 8502

Re: Rattlesnake ID

Looks like a ruber to me..
by Speckled Rosy
April 28th, 2015, 1:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Airport Herping
Replies: 57
Views: 14606

Re: Airport Herping

I messaged the person who put up the video. He has it off line for a short while, to have it authenticated by some reputable members of the herp comunity.. But he swears what he filmed was a real in situation encounter. He says the video will be back for veiwing, eventually.

-Dan
by Speckled Rosy
April 28th, 2015, 9:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Airport Herping
Replies: 57
Views: 14606

Re: Airport Herping

Yeah. I saw the video as well. It did look a little suspect. If the guy could have gotten the snake to stretch out (in situ style) like that, it could have been faked.. But those definatley looked like catalina island foxes.. So I dont know.. The person in question, appears to have removed the video...
by Speckled Rosy
April 20th, 2015, 5:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: WTF is the matter with people?
Replies: 23
Views: 4108

Re: WTF is the matter with people?

This is kinda funny and sad at the same time. Hubbs is at my house right now and he says he didn't do it. In fact, he hasn't even been to Yolo county this year. And he has only seen 2 kings this spring, both were in San Luis Obispo county last month. He's tired of the board game, so now he's just ph...
by Speckled Rosy
April 16th, 2015, 8:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The payoff of 7 years of persistence
Replies: 16
Views: 3670

Re: The payoff of 7 years of persistence

Johnathan, thats a pretty nice find. A dark hyper for sure, and the chaining, though not totally abnormal for southwest LA co. is quite complete from head to tail, which is more rare. An interesting find for sure though, and I agree with Brian in guessing you were in the southern part of the LA basi...
by Speckled Rosy
April 15th, 2015, 11:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chuck and a speck
Replies: 5
Views: 1976

Re: Chuck and a speck

Nice finds dude! I like that chuck!
by Speckled Rosy
April 14th, 2015, 9:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: WTF is the matter with people?
Replies: 23
Views: 4108

Re: WTF is the matter with people?

Hide them really, really well, cover them well.. And try to find your own areas to set up, not where lots of other people go.. Now a days Google Earth, requires you cover them up really well.. I also agree with Kent, that these could be newbies, that are only half-educated..

-Dan
by Speckled Rosy
March 26th, 2015, 5:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Early 2015- some notable finds
Replies: 10
Views: 3319

Re: Early 2015- some notable finds

Nice dude! Love the Z's and rubber boas..

-Dan
by Speckled Rosy
March 26th, 2015, 5:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Diego County – Fall 2014 to Spring 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 6048

Re: San Diego County – Fall 2014 to Spring 2015

Nice Post! Looks like you got around quite a bit since last year.. Loved the habi-pics.

-Dan
by Speckled Rosy
March 26th, 2015, 5:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Slow Year, but found a King
Replies: 13
Views: 2601

Re: Slow Year, but found a King

Thats a screaming hyper king! Someone sent me a pic of a hyper found yesterday or something. Might it be the same one?
by Speckled Rosy
February 14th, 2015, 8:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch in Spring 2015? Tentative Dates Announced.
Replies: 26
Views: 7692

Re: Tejon Ranch in Spring 2015? Tentative Dates Announced.

Im interested in attending one of the earlier two trips. I really enjoyed the outing in 2013.. Is one of those first two trips the high elevation stuff?

-Dan
by Speckled Rosy
January 27th, 2015, 5:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field season begins in Oregon
Replies: 8
Views: 1724

Re: Field season begins in Oregon

Sounds like a great early season day! Im still wondering if I can find rosy boas in North Los Angeles co., this early in the year.. I think I need to take a page from your book, Mr Hoyer.. If the weather is permitting, why not try?

-Daniel
by Speckled Rosy
January 27th, 2015, 5:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field season begins in Oregon
Replies: 8
Views: 1076

Re: Field season begins in Oregon

Sounds like a great early season day! Im still wondering if I can find rosy boas in North Los Angeles co., this early in the year.. I think I need to take a page from your book, Mr Hoyer.. If the weather is permitting, why not try?

-Daniel
by Speckled Rosy
December 14th, 2014, 11:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: blackbelly slenders found in San Diego County
Replies: 24
Views: 5078

Re: blackbelly slenders found in San Diego County

Here are some of my pictures taken over the last four years or so.. All are from various locations from the western part of the LA basin.. These are just those that I photoed.. Ive seen many more over the years here in LA.. A b. major specimen found eating a large earthworm http://i326.photobucket.c...
by Speckled Rosy
December 14th, 2014, 11:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: blackbelly slenders found in San Diego County
Replies: 24
Views: 2193

Re: blackbelly slenders found in San Diego County

Here are some of my pictures taken over the last four years or so.. All are from various locations from the western part of the LA basin.. These are just those that I photoed.. Ive seen many more over the years here in LA.. A b. major specimen found eating a large earthworm http://i326.photobucket.c...
by Speckled Rosy
December 13th, 2014, 4:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Elkhorn Tigers UPDATE
Replies: 23
Views: 5500

Re: Elkhorn Tigers

Wow! pretty little guys too.. And good to hear about their hangin on in good numbers
by Speckled Rosy
December 6th, 2014, 5:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: blackbelly slenders found in San Diego County
Replies: 24
Views: 5078

Re: blackbelly slenders found in San Diego County

Wow! really nice images and close-ups on the slenders.. Great finds.. I believe in one of the photoes with two slenders you have at least one garden slender. They are identified by the larger red blotching down the back and tail.. Thats how I identify both species up here in LA co. where they can li...
by Speckled Rosy
December 6th, 2014, 5:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: blackbelly slenders found in San Diego County
Replies: 24
Views: 2193

Re: blackbelly slenders found in San Diego County

Wow! really nice images and close-ups on the slenders.. Great finds.. I believe in one of the photoes with two slenders you have at least one garden slender. They are identified by the larger red blotching down the back and tail.. Thats how I identify both species up here in LA co. where they can li...
by Speckled Rosy
November 30th, 2014, 11:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My year so far 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1533

Re: My year so far 2014

Wow! looks like you were on it this year! Love the high yellow San Diego kings..

-Dan
by Speckled Rosy
November 9th, 2014, 8:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern California Nov-Dec
Replies: 14
Views: 3015

Re: Southern California Nov-Dec

Fullerton would put you fairly close to some productive areas in western Riverside county.. Pre-scout some areas on Google earth with rocks and trash is your best bet.. Im open to PMs if you find an area you want to check out, but arent sure about.. that way you do a little of your own homework.. Yo...
by Speckled Rosy
October 27th, 2014, 9:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Possible Country Records for the US
Replies: 181
Views: 88819

Re: Possible Country Records for the US

As i've delved a bit deeper, i see here we have another classic case of piss poor peer review, coupled w/ a judicious lack of healthy skepticism by those who should know better. Grismer's rosaliae range map is really a joke as he provides no justification for it other than Hunsakers "Guadalupe cano...
by Speckled Rosy
September 13th, 2014, 9:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So far in SoCal 2014 - a tale of drought and fire
Replies: 19
Views: 6175

Re: So far in SoCal 2014 - a tale of drought and fire

Thanks for putting this together Kent.. didn't have a chance to really look through it, till this morning. I agree the drought has been a dominating factor this year, and you have still managed to get some great herping in.. I always enjoy your photo's, and this year was no exception. I really like ...
by Speckled Rosy
September 5th, 2014, 9:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cobra on the loose in Thousand Oaks
Replies: 11
Views: 4172

Re: Cobra on the loose in Thousand Oaks

Aaron, the owner of the cobra isn't who i think it is.. is it? J. B. ?
by Speckled Rosy
August 31st, 2014, 7:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arroyo Toad Site Torn Up by Off-Road Vehicles
Replies: 45
Views: 11328

Re: Arroyo Toad Site Torn Up by Off-Road Vehicles

Another sad story, of mismanagement on the part of local government.. Robert and Jim, I am glad to see you are both trying to do something. Maybe bringing this to a state senator or, someone of higher rank.. Im afraid this is probably more of a money and resources problem, than a law enforcement one...
by Speckled Rosy
July 20th, 2014, 11:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP
Replies: 66
Views: 16167

Re: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP

Thanks for the link.. Just checking it out, I realize I am a little one sided on trying to save reptliles and amphibians. There are many other species like the butterfly, that need help. Sounds like I need to get more involved, and suggest ideas that can work for all species. The restorations done b...
by Speckled Rosy
July 19th, 2014, 9:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP
Replies: 66
Views: 16167

Re: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP

Thankyou very much for your response. I apologize for lumping you into the whole restoration project, but Im sure you understand my frustrations.. I wish I would have applied myself, like you did and became a biologist.. I could perhaps do more for these area's. My parents would have paid for it. I ...