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by bradlyb
May 23rd, 2015, 11:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Will Be Stationed At Kelso Depot 5/15-8/31
Replies: 26
Views: 4709

Re: Will Be Stationed At Kelso Depot 5/15-8/31

Those 2 should be in a different album. Those were both found in Seqouia National Park. On our way back from Granite Mountains we were asked where we wanted to go. I requested to look for some Zonata. I still to this day have not seen one. (except a whole bunch of frozen specimens in the lab freezer...
by bradlyb
May 23rd, 2015, 11:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Will Be Stationed At Kelso Depot 5/15-8/31
Replies: 26
Views: 4709

Re: Will Be Stationed At Kelso Depot 5/15-8/31

Another of my favoritie photos. Found on the side of the road near the dunes:

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Here is the photo album from my school trip. https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/124555703 ... 649321315/
by bradlyb
May 22nd, 2015, 7:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Will Be Stationed At Kelso Depot 5/15-8/31
Replies: 26
Views: 4709

Re: Will Be Stationed At Kelso Depot 5/15-8/31

Don't forget these! Found with my Herpetology class last year nearby:

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by bradlyb
May 22nd, 2015, 7:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Have You Viewed Cooperative Garter Hunting Behavior?
Replies: 4
Views: 1775

Re: Have You Viewed Cooperative Garter Hunting Behavior?

I am working with both Barry Sinervo and Eric Palkovaks on various projects.
by bradlyb
May 21st, 2015, 2:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Have You Viewed Cooperative Garter Hunting Behavior?
Replies: 4
Views: 1775

Re: Have You Viewed Cooperative Garter Hunting Behavior?

That's the one! Thanks Owen!
by bradlyb
May 21st, 2015, 1:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Have You Viewed Cooperative Garter Hunting Behavior?
Replies: 4
Views: 1775

Have You Viewed Cooperative Garter Hunting Behavior?

I remember seeing a video around here a couple of years back or so. I am trying to locate it for a professor of mine at UCSC, and proposing to do some research on this behavior.

Has anyone else witnessed this in the field? What species of garter? Any pictures, or videos?

Thanks,
Brad
by bradlyb
May 20th, 2015, 11:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Garter ID?
Replies: 12
Views: 2460

Re: Garter ID?

It was in SC county. That's exciting, I'll enter it in the database with some other funds! Thanks for the suggestion.

edit: location deleted
by bradlyb
May 20th, 2015, 1:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Garter ID?
Replies: 12
Views: 2460

Re: Garter ID?

Thought it could be a SF. I hadn't seen either before, and the day was spent finding Tiger Salamanders, Santa Cruz long toed salamanders, and Red Legged Frogs. With so many endangered species seen today, I though we may have been lucky.
by bradlyb
May 20th, 2015, 12:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Garter ID?
Replies: 12
Views: 2460

Re: Garter ID?

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by bradlyb
May 20th, 2015, 11:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Garter ID?
Replies: 12
Views: 2460

Garter ID?

I think I know what this is, but want a confirmation as this would be a range extension.... I also should have warned my classmates not to handle it... http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m629/junanagoh/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_1304_zpsapcrxa5t.jpg More pictures being uploaded to photobucket right now.
by bradlyb
May 4th, 2014, 8:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Day 6 at the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center (video)
Replies: 2
Views: 1066

Re: Day 6 at the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center (vide

Nice herps in the Day 5 video! I'm a big Pumilio fan, and I hope to one day have the opportunity to see some in the wild.
by bradlyb
May 4th, 2014, 8:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes and Geckos
Replies: 3
Views: 1465

Re: Snakes and Geckos

That second shot of the bronzeback is absolutely stunning.
by bradlyb
May 4th, 2013, 10:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red, Black, and White on Asphalt
Replies: 26
Views: 2006

Re: Red, Black, and White on Asphalt

Awesome job Zach! I am still waiting for my first Z, I can only hope it's as gorgeous as that one!
by bradlyb
February 18th, 2013, 8:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: One snake, one LIFER.
Replies: 29
Views: 2376

Re: One snake, one LIFER.

Brian Hubbs wrote:Because he's my friend...and he understands me... :lol: You're kinda new here, you'll catch on eventually... :thumb:
Some people just don't spam/troll :lol:

Seriously though, great find guys. I am glad to see that you found the nightsnake!
by bradlyb
February 18th, 2013, 8:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: February warm weather
Replies: 3
Views: 934

Re: February warm weather

I flipped for a good part of the day today, and found only a few lizards, a couple of frogs, and 3 arboreal salamanders. Still no snakes for me in Monterey County this year. Crossing my fingers that I find something next Sunday, I have a new spot to check out. That being said, I went out with Zach a...
by bradlyb
January 27th, 2013, 11:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: When it rains, it pours. San Mateo and Santa Clara 1/26/13
Replies: 14
Views: 1441

Re: When it rains, it pours. San Mateo and Santa Clara 1/26/

Great finds Zach! I have been searching the Santa Lucia range in Southern Monterey county this month with very little luck on the reptile front. Looks like I have a lot to learn, and maybe I need to start heading north instead of south! Heading back south for a 4 day trip tomorrow, maybe I'll get lu...
by bradlyb
January 12th, 2013, 8:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How do you guys make time for family while herping?
Replies: 55
Views: 6260

Re: How do you guys make time for family while herping?

I also have a wife who wonders why i have to go herping for more then 30 minutes. I explained that her that herping is a way for me to be in nature, and that it helps me to form the questions and hypothesis' I need to pursue my dream career as a field biologist. Currently I am a full time college st...
by bradlyb
January 3rd, 2013, 9:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 5 Footed Salamander! - and other pics
Replies: 14
Views: 3054

Re: 5 Footed Salamander! - and other pics

Interesting. I am still trying to find time to get back out to the same pond where I found the extra foot. I will make sure to take a detailed look at the tails as well. (Car trouble... so it might take some time to get out there... worst part is I had the Subaru loaded with tin to set up lines when...
by bradlyb
January 3rd, 2013, 12:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Here's to a very productive 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2403

Re: Here's to a very productive 2013

Holy smokes! Incredible photo Owen.

:beer: :beer: :beer:
by bradlyb
January 3rd, 2013, 11:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Local Ensatina color and other ramblings.
Replies: 26
Views: 2579

Re: Local Ensatina color and other ramblings.

Here are some examples of ones I have found this season in the Monterey area. Lighter individual from Pacific Grove (this was my lifer, first Ensatina I ever found) http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m629/junanagoh/IMG_20121223_134419.jpg http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m629/junanagoh/IMG_20121...
by bradlyb
December 30th, 2012, 9:35 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Look what I found !!!
Replies: 57
Views: 25416

Re: Look what I found !!!

Hahahahaha!

^^^^^ agreed!
by bradlyb
December 28th, 2012, 5:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 5 Footed Salamander! - and other pics
Replies: 14
Views: 3054

Re: 5 Footed Salamander! - and other pics

Natalie: I am going to try to head out there a few more times in the next couple of weeks to see if I can find anymore abnormalities out there. I wish I had the equipment to test the water. The parasites are supposedly more prevalent in nutrient rich water, usually from fertilizers. That connection ...
by bradlyb
December 27th, 2012, 10:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 5 Footed Salamander! - and other pics
Replies: 14
Views: 3054

Re: 5 Footed Salamander! - and other pics

Interesting thing about extra toes and limbs in salamanders is that it is usually caused by a parasite (trematodes of some species or another) and the idea behind it is it slows the host salamander down so they are more prone to predation, and the next part of the parasites life cycle begins in the...
by bradlyb
December 26th, 2012, 11:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 5 Footed Salamander! - and other pics
Replies: 14
Views: 3054

Re: 5 Footed Salamander! - and other pics

Thanks Owen! It was an exciting find :thumb:
by bradlyb
December 26th, 2012, 10:27 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Mountain Lions
Replies: 40
Views: 26372

Re: Mountain Lions

Wow Owen, great photo.
by bradlyb
December 26th, 2012, 9:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 5 Footed Salamander! - and other pics
Replies: 14
Views: 3054

5 Footed Salamander! - and other pics

Today I decided to set up some boardlines in an area I recently scouted, but I had to re-plan due to road closures. I decided to head out to a local park instead, and take a hike to see if I could find anything interesting at a seasonal pond. The pictures below are from this morning, and were taken ...
by bradlyb
December 24th, 2012, 1:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mitch Mulks ZONATA Presentation - January 5 in Manteca
Replies: 17
Views: 2744

Re: Mitch Mulks ZONATA Presentation - January 5 in Manteca

140 miles here.... so tempting...
by bradlyb
December 21st, 2012, 1:07 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Nerdy male cornsnake
Replies: 2
Views: 888

Re: Nerdy male cornsnake

Does it make him more nerdy for listening to the Ataris, or sitting on a keyboard? :)
by bradlyb
December 16th, 2012, 3:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: (my) First finds for the 2012-2013 Salamander Season
Replies: 7
Views: 1345

Re: (my) First finds for the 2012-2013 Salamander Season

Bradly: I don’t know what the situation was, but someone their had a stick up their butt. If you live on the Peninsula then the salamanders are most likely Santa Lucia Mountains Slender based on location. Not far away, to the north, the Gabilan Slender takes over. Thanks for adding to the post, you...
by bradlyb
December 16th, 2012, 11:00 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Mountain Lions
Replies: 40
Views: 26372

Re: Mountain Lions

This summer a couple of friends and I went on a 50 mile backpacking trip in Big Sur. The first part of the loop we were taking was on an exposed side of the Santa Lucia mountains, facing the ocean, and we had to travel 10 miles without water... so we decided to do the first part at night. About 7 mi...
by bradlyb
December 16th, 2012, 10:39 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Just Curious on who keeps California Kingsnakes?
Replies: 18
Views: 2946

Re: Just Curious on who keeps California Kingsnakes?

repaphin wrote:My snakes are brumating but the male i posted is like a pound! he is really heavy and active even during brumation. I have a few adults that are really sluggish now.
I would love to see a picture of your male around your neck, to get a size comparison :thumb:
by bradlyb
December 15th, 2012, 6:38 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Just Curious on who keeps California Kingsnakes?
Replies: 18
Views: 2946

Re: Just Curious on who keeps California Kingsnakes?

I think so too :)

He was owned by a 14 year old who he bit. He was pretty fiesty when I got him about 2 months ago, but has calmed down with a lot of handling. I also suspect he was underfed, he was fed pinkies. In two months he has gone from 69g to 90g, and eats like a champ!
by bradlyb
December 15th, 2012, 1:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mojave Desert: Part 7
Replies: 11
Views: 1987

Re: Mojave Desert: Part 7

Thank you all so much for the overwhelmingly encouraging feedback. It's always a challenge putting these things together in a way that truly conveys what I want them to. After each post I make, the first thing I think about is how it didn't quite get to what I was envisioning, in terms of most auth...
by bradlyb
December 15th, 2012, 1:22 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Just Curious on who keeps California Kingsnakes?
Replies: 18
Views: 2946

Re: Just Curious on who keeps California Kingsnakes?

^^ Oh, and Ross's website is awesome :thumb: :thumb:
by bradlyb
December 15th, 2012, 1:20 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Just Curious on who keeps California Kingsnakes?
Replies: 18
Views: 2946

Re: Just Curious on who keeps California Kingsnakes?

I have a CB 50/50 desert phase, recently rescued and I was told he is 2 years old, though he only weighs 69g. http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m629/junanagoh/IMAG1521-1_zps4594bb23.jpg I just got into this hobby, and I plan on getting some wild caughts next year, and plan on acquiring quite a few...
by bradlyb
December 15th, 2012, 11:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: (my) First finds for the 2012-2013 Salamander Season
Replies: 7
Views: 1345

Re: (my) First finds for the 2012-2013 Salamander Season

Nice pictures! I actually live 7 blocks from the aquarium.... it surprises me that an employee reprimanded you at the touch tank, I have been brining my daughter down there since she was born, and that's never happened to us. Anyway, your post inspired me to bring my daughter out into the yard to fl...
by bradlyb
December 11th, 2012, 1:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mojave Desert: Part 7
Replies: 11
Views: 1987

Re: Mojave Desert: Part 7

Brilliant post!

"Maybe Haeckel was right all along,
and these are Frankenstein’s Monsters"

I love it.

Thank you. I am currently studying ecology and evolutionary biology, and this was inspiring on many different levels. I love the photos, the herps, and the education you shared with the community.
by bradlyb
November 17th, 2012, 6:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cali Chapter Poll-Regarding Possible loss of Chapter Forum
Replies: 50
Views: 7742

Re: Cali Chapter Poll-Regarding Possible loss of Chapter For

How come only one single person is in control of all the data and can do whatever they want with it, whenever they please? That's pretty sketchy. That's the way the internet works. I am assuming that the domain name and hosting for the forums and the database are payed for by an individual. (Rememb...
by bradlyb
November 17th, 2012, 1:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cali Chapter Poll-Regarding Possible loss of Chapter Forum
Replies: 50
Views: 7742

Re: Cali Chapter Poll-Regarding Possible loss of Chapter For

Newbie opinion: If it was not for the California chapter, I probably would not have joined, or it would have taken longer for me to become interested in NAFHA. This chapter is a great resource. Honestly, as a resident of California I am only interested in.... reptiles and amphibians of California. Y...
by bradlyb
October 26th, 2012, 11:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How do idiots like this get jobs??
Replies: 7
Views: 1750

Re: How do idiots like this get jobs??

Wow, that is depressing.... :(
by bradlyb
October 26th, 2012, 10:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gila Monsters on the Coast?!? (Monterey Bay....)
Replies: 13
Views: 3226

Re: Gila Monsters on the Coast?!? (Monterey Bay....)

Should I suggest changing the label? I can talk to the instructor about it.

Thanks for all of the responses. I knew it was off, but with my friend suggesting one was seen only a couple of years ago in a similar area.... it just seemed bizarre.
by bradlyb
October 26th, 2012, 10:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Advice on First Herping Adventure and other zonata questions
Replies: 54
Views: 6589

Re: Advice on First Herping Adventure and other zonata quest

socalherper wrote:I love this thread. Nice picture of Chad! Love the locale specifics and the board line comments.

Bradley, get out there and find those suckers!

Heading out on Sunday, hoping to spot my first Z. then. Ill defiantly keep you posted :)
by bradlyb
October 26th, 2012, 10:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Wonders of Baby Season- Baby C, P, D, and Z
Replies: 17
Views: 1778

Re: The Wonders of Baby Season- Baby C, P, D, and Z

Amazing post! I can't wait to go out on Sunday after seeing this, gives me hope of seeing my first Z ;)
by bradlyb
October 23rd, 2012, 12:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gila Monsters on the Coast?!? (Monterey Bay....)
Replies: 13
Views: 3226

Gila Monsters on the Coast?!? (Monterey Bay....)

Is this possible? http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m629/junanagoh/IMAG1283_zps48252157.jpg This is a specimen in my biology classroom. Today I read where the specimen was found.... Pebble Beach, in 1961! Could this be accurate? While talking with another classmate about it, she stated that her fa...
by bradlyb
October 18th, 2012, 10:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Advice on First Herping Adventure and other zonata questions
Replies: 54
Views: 6589

Re: Advice on First Herping Adventure and other zonata quest

I think fundad meant your foot wear :thumb: Keep at it. You will find snakes--and even if it is not your target, you will learn a lot about herping. If you can, you may want to try laying down some artificial cover (aka start a boardline). Just find some spots you think will be promising (around ro...
by bradlyb
October 18th, 2012, 1:41 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Baby Grey Banded Kingsnake Won't Eat...
Replies: 42
Views: 24275

Re: Baby Grey Banded Kingsnake Won't Eat...

Heres the point i wanted to share tho; many, rodent eating colubrids & even the crotes invariably start life eating lizards. Keepers ought to ponder that & fully. It makes good evolutionary sense that at that size, when they detect a baby rodent, mama-mouse is likely not too far away, and to try an...
by bradlyb
October 18th, 2012, 1:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Advice on First Herping Adventure and other zonata questions
Replies: 54
Views: 6589

Re: Advice on First Herping Adventure and other zonata quest

I see your hunting in Sandals.. FYI there are Rattlesnakes in that area.. Fundad Not sure where Sandals is, but this is not it. Pretty isolated location which I am sure few herpers go. Its over an hour south of Big Sur, in the middle of nowhere and one of many dirt roads which heads inland. I am pr...
by bradlyb
October 17th, 2012, 10:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Advice on First Herping Adventure and other zonata questions
Replies: 54
Views: 6589

Re: Advice on First Herping Adventure and other zonata quest

Thanks for all of the great info everyone. After doing some research (which we all know the information on this species is limited online) I stumbled across information about Zonata on a scientific literature database. After looking quite a bit in a local spot, which was mentioned in two papers, I c...
by bradlyb
October 17th, 2012, 10:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: YOY for 2012: Let's see those babies!
Replies: 83
Views: 17607

Re: YOY for 2012: Let's see those babies!

Just discovered my first YoY (Only been field herping a little over a month)

Monterey Ring-Necked Snake:

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by bradlyb
October 17th, 2012, 10:25 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Baby Grey Banded Kingsnake Won't Eat...
Replies: 42
Views: 24275

Re: Baby Grey Banded Kingsnake Won't Eat...

Off topic, but since your name is regal ring neck.... just discovered my first one a few hours ago while looking in perfect Zonata habitat.

YoY Shot, Coastal California (Big Sur) - Monterey Ring-Necked Snake:

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