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by herper79
May 11th, 2014, 5:22 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Personal Best (PB)
Replies: 41
Views: 23805

Re: Personal Best (PB)

Ok all, This all happened Thursday. Before work I stopped off at a local reservoir for 1 hour and got this huge carp, a PB. My scale battery was dead but I think it weighed in around 12# https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5454/14135188222_8c607dfccd.jpg Untitled by Nick Esquivel , on Flickr https://farm...
by herper79
May 11th, 2014, 11:52 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Personal Best (PB)
Replies: 41
Views: 23805

Re: Personal Best (PB)

Hi all, those are some great catches! I haven't been on much due to work and fishing, but now I have an excuse to post. One will be soon as soon as I figure it out again lol
Tight lines -Nick
by herper79
January 4th, 2013, 6:43 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Bobcats
Replies: 13
Views: 4572

Re: Bobcats

Looks like he has something in his teeth, always has that lip up on the right. Great shoots!
by herper79
January 3rd, 2013, 8:05 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Mountain Lions
Replies: 40
Views: 25676

Re: Mountain Lions

I have been trying to get a mt lion shot too! I have seen 3 so far. All near my house. The last one jumped in front of me while I was driving home about 2 weeks ago. It jumped from the hillside, landed in the middle of the two lane and jumped to the other side in a single bound. AWESOME! I rolled my...
by herper79
December 7th, 2012, 12:08 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Personal Best (PB)
Replies: 41
Views: 23805

Re: Personal Best (PB)

Dang guys nice fish indeed! I have never caught any of those guys. guess i need to get out on the big pond lol
Nick
by herper79
December 5th, 2012, 9:50 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Personal Best (PB)
Replies: 41
Views: 23805

Re: Personal Best (PB)

Gracias El Garia. I like your new avatar. Find your pics of your PB scan them and post them! I wish more people would put their big fish pics. I surf the net just looking at monsters I wish I could get one the end of my line. Just picked up some soft plastic crawdads and jig heads that stand up to t...
by herper79
December 4th, 2012, 9:32 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Personal Best (PB)
Replies: 41
Views: 23805

Re: Personal Best (PB)

ok guys got a new one from a pond in San Jose last week while bass fishing! Fishing solo with only my cell for pics. sorry for the quality! Nick 11.4lbs http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8482/8228073553_502c366dbd.jpg 11.4# catfish by Nick Esquivel , on Flickr http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8488/82280888...
by herper79
November 24th, 2012, 9:41 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Bird-a-Day
Replies: 71
Views: 13691

Re: Bird-a-Day

Thanks, These seem to not be too common here right?
by herper79
November 23rd, 2012, 10:23 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Bird-a-Day
Replies: 71
Views: 13691

Re: Bird-a-Day

Help with ID?
Observed this one in San Mateo County. Oak/grassland area
Thanks
Nick
Image
by herper79
November 22nd, 2012, 9:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Clara County species records and data gaps
Replies: 4
Views: 1014

Re: Santa Clara County species records and data gaps

Nice job Owen. I have also heard of spadefoots being found by 2 different people in the south end of the county but from around the same time you found the tantilla. I also know someone who found a DOT (dead on trail) tantilla last year in the county.
Nick
by herper79
November 22nd, 2012, 9:39 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Alphabirding
Replies: 308
Views: 38413

Re: Alphabirding

I think you're right. I need a book lol
by herper79
November 22nd, 2012, 8:04 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Alphabirding
Replies: 308
Views: 38413

Re: Alphabirding

Mountain Bluebird
Image
P1030923 by Nick Esquivel, on Flickr
by herper79
November 19th, 2012, 8:21 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Let's see those Owls!!
Replies: 66
Views: 21356

Re: Let's see those Owls!!

Pretty sure I posted these before. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7189/6983635953_bc02d0bc53_c.jpg Long-eared Owl by Nick Esquivel , on Flickr http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7067/6837492382_a8d2645668_c.jpg Long Eared Owl by Nick Esquivel , on Flickr http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7208/6837494848_d5d7b...
by herper79
September 19th, 2012, 7:40 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Fly ID
Replies: 3
Views: 1097

Fly ID

Hi all,
Saw this fly getting eaten, but I have never seen one before. The tan parts were fuzzy. Found in Bay Area California.
Thanks, Nick
Image
Untitled by Nick Esquivel, on Flickr
by herper79
September 12th, 2012, 4:19 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Personal Best (PB)
Replies: 41
Views: 23805

Re: Personal Best (PB)

Owen, carrying a scale is no prob. I keep my scale, hooks, lures, and pliers in my vest pockets. Maybe tattoo a tape measure on your leg, then you can always measure the RSG. lol
Nick
by herper79
September 8th, 2012, 7:39 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Personal Best (PB)
Replies: 41
Views: 23805

Personal Best (PB)

Post your PB! I'll start, I just got my PB Largemouth bass that was actually weighed. After catching some bigger bass I decided to buy a scale and start weighing the 3lb plus fish. -Nick Here is my PB Largemouth caught 9/5/12, 5.35# http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8320/7941969292_4f9ced1866_z.jpg Unti...
by herper79
September 1st, 2012, 8:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Infernailis bambino
Replies: 5
Views: 1002

Re: Garter Hybrid

OK I feel foolish now, I guess all the yellow in the young age made me think too much. Nice pics, that last one is weird looking! Oh well, at least I have a new spot in Santa Clara Co. for them.
Nick
by herper79
September 1st, 2012, 8:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Infernailis bambino
Replies: 5
Views: 1002

Re: Garter Hybrid

Have you noticed that infernallis have the red tongue with black tip? I have not seen many, but I think atratus atratus when I see that. Probably just because I mainly see atratus atratus lol
by herper79
September 1st, 2012, 8:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not a terrible month, considering...
Replies: 28
Views: 4016

Re: Not a terrible month, considering...

Nice finds! I also saw a Nutria for the first time this year. Thought it was a Muskrat.
Nick
by herper79
September 1st, 2012, 8:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Infernailis bambino
Replies: 5
Views: 1002

Infernailis bambino

Was fishing, and got this little one crossing my path. Only had my cell, sorry. Looked like a hybrid infernalis x atratus, Santa Clara County. Nick http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7140/7878211646_56106126f7_z.jpg Infernalis by Nick Esquivel , on Flickr http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8321/7884174762_1bf...
by herper79
July 29th, 2012, 9:44 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Finally got some Bass fishing in
Replies: 3
Views: 2128

Re: Finally got some Bass fishing in

Gracias! Boats still good, just not at night. But night fishing from shore is ok!
Thanks for keeping your eye out!
Nick
by herper79
July 27th, 2012, 7:38 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Finally got some Bass fishing in
Replies: 3
Views: 2128

Finally got some Bass fishing in

Have not been bass fishing in over a year, so I met up with my buddy who I haven't seen in a long time who is big into bass fishing, and plan to fish every week with him now. It feels good getting the fishing fix again. Bought an Okuma Avenger AV 40b reel and love it. But my rod was still heavy for ...
by herper79
July 22nd, 2012, 9:04 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Sea Otters!
Replies: 12
Views: 4064

Re: Sea Otters!

Nice Sea Otter shots Owen! My mom just told me today how one came really close to them at the beach last weekend. I wanna poke poles with you and El Garia too! (Sounds wrong)
Nick
by herper79
June 23rd, 2012, 10:10 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Some insect shots from the past couple of months
Replies: 6
Views: 1970

Re: Some insect shots from the past couple of months

wow :beer: Those are the best insect shots I have seen! Love the flies!
Nick
by herper79
June 22nd, 2012, 8:36 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?
Replies: 121
Views: 80554

Re: What was your last lifer?

Jon must be good luck. I better stick to herping with him to get my lion shot lol
Nick
by herper79
June 21st, 2012, 9:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012 - Shades of oreganus
Replies: 31
Views: 4780

Re: 2012 - Shades of oreganus

Owen, I see what you mean, hopefully you will see it again. I want a full body shot, or more of the tail
Nick
by herper79
June 21st, 2012, 8:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring 2012 (MAR 20 - JUN 19) DUW
Replies: 20
Views: 2918

Re: Spring 2012 (MAR 20 - JUN 19) DUW

Great Job! I really like the Cnemidophrus shots, those guys are spooky and really fast.
Nick
by herper79
June 20th, 2012, 6:48 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?
Replies: 121
Views: 80554

Re: What was your last lifer?

North American Badger
Saw this guy with my friend Jon while cruising for herps in Alameda County around 2 am
Nick
Image
North American Badger by Nick Esquivel, on Flickr
by herper79
June 18th, 2012, 6:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012 - Shades of oreganus
Replies: 31
Views: 4780

Re: 2012 - Shades of oreganus

Jon and I loved this one we saw last week.
Image
Northern Pacifc Rattlesnake by Nick Esquivel, on Flickr
by herper79
June 14th, 2012, 7:25 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: New kingsnake!
Replies: 6
Views: 1374

Re: New kingsnake!

It is half of the size of your avatar. Nice snake
by herper79
June 14th, 2012, 7:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gartersnake: Diablo, Coast or Both? (update)
Replies: 40
Views: 8336

Re: Gartersnake: Diablo, Coast or Both?

I see what you mean. Good pics illustrating that.
I have never seen a YBR in water diving! Pretty cool dude.
by herper79
June 10th, 2012, 7:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tips, any advice on when and where to find CA Nightsnake?
Replies: 28
Views: 3297

Re: Tips, any advice on when and where to find CA Nightsnake

I usually find them in rocky areas, especially near grassland. This is one from Santa Clara. I have found them 4 times in Santa Clara Co all from different localities. Twice when I found them There were more than 3 all together under the same cover. I have seen them in other counties as well, same t...
by herper79
June 9th, 2012, 8:18 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Giant Stag Beetle
Replies: 5
Views: 2145

Re: Giant Stag Beetle

Awesome! Great shots. Where did you find it?
Nick
by herper79
June 2nd, 2012, 7:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: May Finds
Replies: 21
Views: 2241

Re: May Finds

Nice job dewd! What county was the night snake found in?
Nick
by herper79
May 24th, 2012, 8:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012 - Shades of oreganus
Replies: 31
Views: 4780

Re: 2012 - Shades of oreganus

Weird pink tongue! I have never seen that before. Nice shots
by herper79
May 24th, 2012, 8:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012 - Shades of oreganus
Replies: 31
Views: 4780

Re: 2012 - Shades of oreganus

Ball python? I totally see that! This one proves that the Florida burms have hit the west coast. Right?
Image
Northern Pacific Rattlesnake by Nick Esquivel, on Flickr
by herper79
May 24th, 2012, 8:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hit me with your best shot!
Replies: 20
Views: 2708

Re: Hit me with your best shot!

Great Idea and pics!
I still love looking at the eyes of the one! I always show people these eyes.

Image
Northern Pacific Rattlesnake by Nick Esquivel, on Flickr
by herper79
May 24th, 2012, 8:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012 - Shades of oreganus
Replies: 31
Views: 4780

Re: 2012 - Shades of oreganus

Nice variation indeed Owen, great idea! I like the last golden one the best. Just love those yellows. Here are a few from this year. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8162/7134475171_1abd634b60_z.jpg Northern Pacific Rattlesnakes by Nick Esquivel , on Flickr The gold one was too fast to get a better pic...
by herper79
May 23rd, 2012, 7:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: so i went fishing a couple weeks ago...
Replies: 15
Views: 1954

Re: so i went fishing a couple weeks ago...

I think it is El Garia's avatar that smells like fish! :lol:
by herper79
May 21st, 2012, 8:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My dog found this.
Replies: 15
Views: 1507

Re: My dog found this.

Owen wrote:
herper79 wrote:Very Nice, Garter is sweet
apacheanus red, right? ;)
:lol:
by herper79
May 21st, 2012, 8:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My dog found this.
Replies: 15
Views: 1507

Re: My dog found this.

Very Nice, Garter is sweet
by herper79
May 19th, 2012, 10:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The unusual Sceloporus occidentalis thread
Replies: 27
Views: 4016

Re: The unusual Sceloporus occidentalis thread

Must be the pollution in SoCal. :crazyeyes:
Image
Granite Spiny Lizard by Nick Esquivel, on Flickr
by herper79
May 19th, 2012, 10:32 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Red Jumping Spider
Replies: 2
Views: 1158

Re: Red Jumping Spider

I hope I never see an apacheanus :shock: :lol:
by herper79
May 19th, 2012, 10:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The unusual Sceloporus occidentalis thread
Replies: 27
Views: 4016

Re: The unusual Sceloporus occidentalis thread

Image
Santa Clara County by Nick Esquivel, on Flickr
Saw this one again at work today so I took a pic with my cell.
Nick
by herper79
May 11th, 2012, 8:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The unusual Sceloporus occidentalis thread
Replies: 27
Views: 4016

Re: The unusual Sceloporus occidentalis thread

Ok here is a forked tail...in the middle of the pile. Had to move these when I was dumping and refilling a water trough. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7059/6809942818_dd585d852a_z.jpg Sceloporus party by Nick Esquivel , on Flickr And the largest one out there. Scelopzilla http://farm6.staticflickr....
by herper79
May 9th, 2012, 7:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New to Nor Cal: Need Help Finding Herps
Replies: 14
Views: 2007

Re: New to Nor Cal: Need Help Finding Herps

Just ask Zach, saw a post he was taking herpers around the bay area. :lol: I like all of the gummy lizards you found and the pattern-less oreganus and the pattern-less elgaria. :beer:
Nick
by herper79
April 11th, 2012, 7:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Los Angeles Kings ....and other snakes
Replies: 21
Views: 6021

Re: Los Angeles Kings ....and other snakes

What a day! That last one is my Favorite. Looks like you guys went out at the perfect time.
Nick :beer:
by herper79
April 11th, 2012, 12:58 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Salmonella
Replies: 17
Views: 2444

Re: Salmonella

Man, you worry too much! First the tarantulas and now this? There are risks everywhere. My wife just got bucked off one of our horses, dad just got in a car accident. Just have fun and live life, acuna matada.
by herper79
April 7th, 2012, 5:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 13 day California trip from Sweden
Replies: 10
Views: 1155

Re: 13 day California trip from Sweden

No offense Stefan, but there is no way I would PM you spots. This is your 1st post and you could be a poacher for all I know. I am sure if you are experienced then you should be able to find basic herps if you hike our park systems. Look at www.californiaherps.com for habitat info.
Nick