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by jared68nova
September 10th, 2014, 10:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: hybrid speck×red !?
Replies: 57
Views: 18956

Re: hybrid speck×red !?

Almost looks like some of the pics I have seen of young atrox... a bit reduced in pattern and faded maybe.. weird one.
by jared68nova
April 16th, 2014, 6:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gartersnake: Diablo, Coast or Both? (update)
Replies: 40
Views: 9640

Re: Gartersnake: Diablo, Coast or Both? (update)

Is there a definitive intergradation zone where Atratus atratus meets with Atratus zaxanthus? Like a southern version of the Marin County intergrades?
by jared68nova
April 16th, 2014, 6:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gartersnake: Diablo, Coast or Both? (update)
Replies: 40
Views: 9640

Re: Gartersnake: Diablo, Coast or Both? (update)

Awesome video footage! I had a Santa Clara county SC garter swim up in front of me last season and scarf down a newt...along with some aquatic vegetation...interesting process for sure. Since we are on the topic of strange garters... In San Mateo county on multiple outings with Zach and Talltree we ...
by jared68nova
March 27th, 2014, 8:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photos from Feb/March Tidepool Thamnophis, ringers, contia
Replies: 4
Views: 1145

Re: Photos from Feb/March Tidepool Thamnophis, ringers, cont

In retrospect, I should have sat and observed this snake for a longer period of time. The coastie did have a few bulges in it's belly from a recent meal, what that meal consisted of I'm not sure. I need to just dedicate a full day to observing this area, this was not the first time seeing them down ...
by jared68nova
March 26th, 2014, 8:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: workin but still lurkin
Replies: 6
Views: 2435

Re: workin but still lurkin

Can't wait to get down there at the end of April...great finds for you this year so far! :beer:
by jared68nova
March 26th, 2014, 7:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photos from Feb/March Tidepool Thamnophis, ringers, contia
Replies: 4
Views: 1145

Photos from Feb/March Tidepool Thamnophis, ringers, contia

Been a pretty good season so far I would say. The rain has been coming in decently..and later in the season too as compared to last year.. hoping it will extend the herping season in the Bay Area. Been herping pretty much every weekend with Zach and or Talltree now that I've made the move to the big...
by jared68nova
March 3rd, 2014, 12:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Contra Costa County Species List and Database Gaps
Replies: 29
Views: 11294

Re: Contra Costa County Species List and Database Gaps

I thought I would add some more info on the Diabl. Zonata debate. In late Aug 2013 I was hiking on mt Diablo with a lady friend right at sundown, we ended up underestimating the hike back to the car and were stopped by a ranger as we walked up to the car. The ranger had to double back on his route o...
by jared68nova
February 24th, 2014, 6:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Alameda County Species List and Database Gaps
Replies: 7
Views: 2104

Re: Alameda County Species List and Database Gaps

Don't get Jared started on the Alameda County Valley Garters! Haha! Damn those Valley Garters!I Should've just vouchered the shed I found with Talltree! Sirtalis fitchi are a pain in the ass, especially when they are living on a levee and bmx kids jack your board lines. I'll get that voucher this s...
by jared68nova
February 18th, 2014, 11:16 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Unsupport National Wildlife Fed. they support python ban
Replies: 65
Views: 49856

Re: Unsupport National Wildlife Fed. they support python ban

I for one, definitely support the ban on large constrictors...aren't people tired of seeing enough of them yet? They are seriously everywhere , so sick of seeing all these ugly, man made morphs of this or that. het/albino/snow blah, blah, blah... *yawn* I feel like it's a pretty straight forward deb...
by jared68nova
January 12th, 2014, 9:04 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: strangest thing you ever caught
Replies: 48
Views: 53911

Re: strangest thing you ever caught

Random things I have caught thus far. 3 seagulls..one on top water whilst fishing for smallmouth in Oregon, the other two from surf casting with live bait...I personally enjoy hooking into the occasional seagull...it's like fishing and flying a kite at the same time :lol: A large Muskrat...yes a mus...
by jared68nova
January 12th, 2014, 5:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Invasive species.
Replies: 55
Views: 7361

Re: Invasive species.

How many years have the bullfrogs been there? I know that pond...saw two adult WPTs there in Oct. and no bullfrogs. We talked about that... The Bullfrogs I'm pretty sure have been there from damn near the beginning of the ponds construction. My best friend was born and raised in one of the houses t...
by jared68nova
January 9th, 2014, 11:40 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: San Francisco Fishing
Replies: 18
Views: 19153

Re: San Francisco Fishing

We've thrown out surfperch and smelt as bait and have hooked into Lingcod, the crabs are voracious at this time of year, a whole squid...or anything sitting on the bottom would be snatched up in a second. I have caught a few of the bays larger predators in years past, its fun but also gets kinda old...
by jared68nova
January 9th, 2014, 1:03 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: San Francisco Fishing
Replies: 18
Views: 19153

Re: San Francisco Fishing

The Pier fishing has been excellent as of late. I have a few other species pics on my instagram, but I can't seem to be able to copy them. Here's some of my photos: Brown Irish Lord http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r92/jared68nova/fishin/brownirish_zps3d2c0b65.jpg Red Irish Lord http://i142.photob...
by jared68nova
January 8th, 2014, 11:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Invasive species.
Replies: 55
Views: 7361

Re: Invasive species.

....which was my point, that the presence of bullfrogs, and occasional (even infrequent) observations of depredation have not demonstrated that they are having a negative impact on native species of turtles or amphibians. When FHF readers do kill bullfrogs, open them up and see what they have been ...
by jared68nova
January 4th, 2014, 6:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2 flipped kings today.
Replies: 18
Views: 3764

Re: 2 flipped kings today.

Northern California seriously needs some rain...almost every single pond I know of out here in the East Bay is completely dried up, never seen it so bad. I was hoping to be able to replicate last years Dec 31st Getula flip... not looking like a good year so far, bout to start doing some tribal rain ...
by jared68nova
December 3rd, 2013, 7:29 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Polar Bears, Global Warming, and oddly - Yeti
Replies: 25
Views: 21142

Re: Polar Bears, Global Warming, and oddly - Yeti

I would love to think that there could be some long lost undiscovered species of Ape man running around out there...and I could almost, ALMOST, picture it happening in some of the other countries like Asia and the massive expanses of untouched wilderness in the Soviet. But in the U.S.... I don't thi...
by jared68nova
November 13th, 2013, 12:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: November Field Outings Thus Far, sirtalis season,crotes,ect
Replies: 5
Views: 1459

November Field Outings Thus Far, sirtalis season,crotes,ect

The East Bay is dry,dry,dry...Took a quick hike in one of my favorite East Bay parks in Alameda county with hopes of getting a photo voucher of infernalis....fail. They're here when the ponds aren't completely dried out :( ...oh well, next season. Did manage a few cool critters after finding some no...
by jared68nova
November 4th, 2013, 1:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Zach's 2013 Year in Review Updated 11/21
Replies: 41
Views: 8304

Re: Zach's 2013 Year in Review Updated 11/3

Jim, Those are some STUNNING zonata! The high black is absolutely gorgeous. You might have won the contest with best looking Z's.... I dunno man... the "one" is quite the stunner :beer: http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r92/jared68nova/035_zpsb5098cb1.jpg http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r92/jar...
by jared68nova
October 23rd, 2013, 7:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Zach's 2013 Year in Review Updated 11/21
Replies: 41
Views: 8304

Re: Zach's 2013 Year in Review

Awesome post. I'm glad I was able to be around for some of your finds and lifers, it was a great year, albeit a dry one. The Z flip will always stand out in my mind, good times for sure!
by jared68nova
September 15th, 2013, 1:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The California Gartersnake Post.
Replies: 67
Views: 9249

Re: The California Gartersnake Post.

Dang this post is stayin alive....I guess I'll add a little neonate from yesterday. Quite the bright individual for what I consider a somewhat drabbish species, at least in my neck of the woods. Awesome red coasties btw Zach, need to get out that way for sure. The bigger pics do wonders as compared ...
by jared68nova
September 12th, 2013, 10:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 1 Night Combo
Replies: 19
Views: 3834

Re: 1 Night Combo

I'm speaking from past experience...trust me, you do NOT want to get in any trouble with F&G...been down that road before a year and and a half goin to court, 3k in lawyer and court fees....woof. They press hard to make charges stick, follow the rules as much as you can and always carry a valid fish...
by jared68nova
September 8th, 2013, 12:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 1 Night Combo
Replies: 19
Views: 3834

Re: 1 Night Combo

I can say from experience that Night snakes make very rewarding captives, they are cool to watch behavior wise and some can be handled without too much fuss...but I must say, the constant search for appropriate sized lizards for feeding gets old.....fast. I have kept a Nightsnake now since March, it...
by jared68nova
September 8th, 2013, 12:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Riverside County
Replies: 18
Views: 3188

Re: Lake Perris Last Night

Ooops :lol:
by jared68nova
September 3rd, 2013, 11:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The California Gartersnake Post.
Replies: 67
Views: 9249

Re: The California Gartersnake Post.

Dang...I really missed out that one....shaking my head.
by jared68nova
August 30th, 2013, 3:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The California Gartersnake Post.
Replies: 67
Views: 9249

Re: The California Gartersnake Post.

Lukes SFG and fat Mateo Coastie via instagram and cheap cell phone, kinda like the cheezy effects. http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r92/jared68nova/IMG_20130827_202510_zps2c3b921b.jpg http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r92/jared68nova/IMG_20130827_202252_zps244189ed.jpg http://i142.photobucket.com...
by jared68nova
August 24th, 2013, 4:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SoCal Closeout and Arizona (Same as Main Forum)
Replies: 10
Views: 1989

Re: SoCal Closeout and Arizona (Same as Main Forum)

Amazing photography! Love how you manage to get the whole scene in some of your shots, crazy. :beer:
by jared68nova
August 24th, 2013, 4:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The California Gartersnake Post.
Replies: 67
Views: 9249

Re: The California Gartersnake Post.

Great post so far! Love me some Garters! I guess I'll add a few. Most of these photos were taken by Luke Talltree on our recent outings, It's great to hit the field knowing someone who can take awesome pics, unlike me :lol: . Our combined efforts are as follows. Amazing California Red-sided Garter I...
by jared68nova
August 18th, 2013, 4:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Albino Night snake.....
Replies: 5
Views: 1974

Re: Albino Night snake.....

I'm same as Zach, not usually a fan either, but if that's WC I'd be stoked to find one. Rad
by jared68nova
August 14th, 2013, 10:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Temps/humidity reqs to roadcruise in northern california
Replies: 22
Views: 4224

Re: Temps/humidity reqs to roadcruise in northern california

Thanks :beer: Good luck out there.
by jared68nova
August 14th, 2013, 2:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Temps/humidity reqs to roadcruise in northern california
Replies: 22
Views: 4224

Re: Temps/humidity reqs to roadcruise in northern california

I'm sure it's different everywhere... I have never cruised down south, could be a whole nother ball game down there. I must say though, snakes are mysterious as mysterious gets. I cruised for 3 years straight damn near every night on a road that is famous without seeing something as common as a nigh...
by jared68nova
August 14th, 2013, 12:52 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Glamour shots with some mountain kings
Replies: 22
Views: 8666

Re: Glamour shots with some mountain kings

Haha you may be on to something here Zach... Let's hit the bars in with our Zonata and see if we can't cull a few outta the herd. :beer:
by jared68nova
August 14th, 2013, 11:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Temps/humidity reqs to roadcruise in northern california
Replies: 22
Views: 4224

Re: Temps/humidity reqs to roadcruise in northern california

Oh yeah...almost forgot. Call it superstition er whatever but nights with loud crickets seem to produce best for me. If I don't hear loud crickets I usually will not bother road cruising...random I know. But it seems to be true. Maybe crickets can read Barometric pressures or something, but my best ...
by jared68nova
August 14th, 2013, 11:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Temps/humidity reqs to roadcruise in northern california
Replies: 22
Views: 4224

Re: Temps/humidity reqs to roadcruise in northern california

I have road cruised ALOT in the last 3 years as I live on one of the roads here in Alameda county that is a known hot spot. From what I have noticed the most ideal conditions for cruising in Alameda/San Jouquin counties is to have a night with little to NO moon, a strong breeze and ground temps betw...
by jared68nova
August 12th, 2013, 12:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lifer night!!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 7637

Re: Lifer night!!!!!

Took some photos as best I could with my cell phone (cameras toast)... It's hard to get all the detail in these pics. I have noticed though, that when you give a snake, hell any captive for that matter...a place to live that is naturalistic, you get to witness a whole lot more of the snakes "real" b...
by jared68nova
August 11th, 2013, 10:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lifer night!!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 7637

Re: Lifer night!!!!!

Awesome post. Glad you got your lifer...I know your pain.. it took me waaay too long to find one here. @ Brian Edgar...that nightsnake is awesome looking, looks a bit crote like. :thumb: I might have to switch mine over to ringnecks, so far he's proven to only take Scelops and YOY skinks. He's right...
by jared68nova
August 4th, 2013, 1:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Night walking Garters?
Replies: 11
Views: 2117

Re: Night walking Garters?

Thanks for all the responses guys. The reason I posed the question is as follows, On the night of July 31st, at 10:37 pm I witnessed an adult Valley Garter actively hunting juvi Bullfrogs next to a small pond up at Luke Talltrees' family farm. Temps were at about 68 degrees, the day high had been in...
by jared68nova
August 3rd, 2013, 2:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Night walking Garters?
Replies: 11
Views: 2117

Night walking Garters?

Just wondering if any of you have ever witnessed Thamnophis species actively hunting at night? From all the info I have read they seem to be recorded as strictly Diurnal...any thoughts? :beer:
by jared68nova
July 28th, 2013, 1:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery Snake
Replies: 45
Views: 11715

Re: Mystery Snake

Could it be a sickly Nerodia? I know they have been seen down south... It was found near the San Jaquin watershed? Hmmm..

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by jared68nova
July 28th, 2013, 10:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery Snake
Replies: 45
Views: 11715

Re: Mystery Snake

I feel like the front angle of the face of the "mystery" snake is too sharp and angled to be any type of king. Kings tend to be kinda bluntish towards the head, more rounded off. The pattern sure looks King though. I am now leaning towards a Rat snake of some sorts. That flat necked display, the siz...
by jared68nova
July 27th, 2013, 3:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery Snake
Replies: 45
Views: 11715

Re: Mystery Snake

I dunno why, but I feel like that snake is not native to the U.S... It reminds me of some of the patterns I have seen on Mangrove snakes and stuff like Black headed Pythons... might be an escaped pet.

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by jared68nova
July 16th, 2013, 5:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Opinion on keeping WC herps
Replies: 27
Views: 4188

Re: Opinion on keeping WC herps

Funny...this was the exact same question I asked when I first joined the forum. My opinion is that you if you collect it legally, and more importantly....have done the proper research and know how to accurately replicate the animals habitat, food items,temps, ect... I say go for it. Just be aware th...
by jared68nova
July 13th, 2013, 8:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I'm not a herper; I just like catching snakes.
Replies: 9
Views: 2109

Re: I'm not a herper; I just like catching snakes.

Awesome post! Also, I concur with post title :lol: . The shots of the Redside came out super dope. Same with that Flame phase and your freshly shed Crote. The Guiness Morph pics really show the yellow nicely. Is it just me... or does the mother of all Diablos have red flecks on it?...I suppose it co...
by jared68nova
June 24th, 2013, 12:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pictures from tour (some herps)
Replies: 3
Views: 839

Re: Pictures from tour (some herps)

That speck is sweet, awesome whiptail scorpions too. We gotta go down there soon!
by jared68nova
June 24th, 2013, 12:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Slow weekend in the the field Marin, Alameda county
Replies: 3
Views: 859

Re: Slow weekend in the the field Marin, Alameda county

Snagged one of Talltrees pics... Yeah I have noticed that in certain areas in Alameda county, that are all connected btw, have those higher band count black/crème/ black yellow kings. This snake was decent sized too, with no signs of the chocolate brown. http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r92/jared6...
by jared68nova
June 24th, 2013, 12:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Slow weekend in the the field Marin, Alameda county
Replies: 3
Views: 859

Slow weekend in the the field Marin, Alameda county

Hit the field Friday with Talltree in Marin County to look for California Red-sided and Aquatic Intergrades. Couldn't manage to get my hands on an juvie aquatic that vanished into some bunch grass. Coasties were found throughout the day as well, no photos. Did manage one beautiful red-sided though. ...
by jared68nova
June 9th, 2013, 8:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I Must Be Crazy
Replies: 15
Views: 1346

Re: I Must Be Crazy

You sir are hardcore. Well done :beer:
by jared68nova
June 6th, 2013, 2:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few herps from this weekend- San Mateo, Alameda, Marin
Replies: 6
Views: 1548

Re: A few herps from this weekend- San Mateo, Alameda, Marin

Hasn't produced yet this year, well for Sf's anyhow. I think Zach saw something like 10 coasties in a 1hr period or something like that there. It's been strange out there lately, we went on a perfect sunny warm morning and saw zero.
by jared68nova
June 6th, 2013, 2:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California Kingsnakes west of HWY 35--Pictures Added
Replies: 9
Views: 1971

Re: California Kingsnakes west of HWY 35--Pictures Added

I have read that in a few books actually. I have a field guide around here somewhere from the 60's and it mentions something to the effect of Mtn Kings pick up in density as the getula habitat becomes less ideal for them. In example, at the base of a mountain and lower foothills getula will be found...
by jared68nova
June 4th, 2013, 4:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few herps from this weekend- San Mateo, Alameda, Marin
Replies: 6
Views: 1548

Re: A few herps from this weekend- San Mateo, Alameda, Marin

Had a blast road cruising! It's always better with company, by far coolest sighting of the night was the badger though, need a photo of that guy. We'll get those rhono's and glossies next time for sure!
by jared68nova
June 2nd, 2013, 12:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent finds from the college kid
Replies: 15
Views: 3613

Re: Recent finds from the college kid

That first picture of the pond turtle is sweet, good stuff. Diggin the garter shots too.