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by Lyle
July 12th, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northwest, Lacey, Olympia Washington and surrounding areas
Replies: 19
Views: 20167

Re: Northwest, Lacey, Olympia Washington and surrounding areas

I know this is a really late reply, but I just wanted to share my experiences with rubber boas in western washington. I have found at least 20 boas in the Puget sound area. I don't know of anyone who has found more in this area so I felt obligated to comment. First, beachside habitat is ideal. If yo...
by Lyle
September 21st, 2014, 8:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpin the Northwest--Summer 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 4155

Re: Herpin the Northwest--Summer 2014

Sweet deal! I like the Pond Turtles.
by Lyle
September 14th, 2014, 11:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wild caught albinos???
Replies: 264
Views: 97609

Re: Wild caught albinos???

PNWHERPER, are you sure your melanistic red-eared slider isnt actually a western pond turtle?
by Lyle
September 27th, 2013, 10:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snapping turtles in the Northwest?
Replies: 6
Views: 1808

Re: Snapping turtles in the Northwest?

I caught one in deep lake (nolte state park) several years ago.
by Lyle
November 25th, 2012, 10:05 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Setting Up a Herp Survey in a Nature Preserve
Replies: 22
Views: 7422

Re: Setting Up a Herp Survey in a Nature Preserve

Wow, seems like a lot of effort to get permission to flip some rocks.
by Lyle
January 18th, 2012, 7:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mammoth 'could be reborn in four years'
Replies: 28
Views: 8734

Re: Mammoth 'could be reborn in four years'

I think they should do it. There's no way to know if humans caused their extinction in the first place, but I think we should give em a second chance to exist. That said, I'm way more interested in seeing them bring back the thylacine. An animal we KNOW we killed off.
by Lyle
August 28th, 2011, 10:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: possible Anery Gopher found in Gorge
Replies: 4
Views: 1457

Re: possible Anery Gopher found in Gorge

Cool snake! Have you been to the Gorge much this year? I was thinking about going again in a couple weeks. I would be getting out more for herping, but the fishing is so good right now that none of my fishing buddies will let me leave town for a weekend.
by Lyle
August 25th, 2011, 5:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2011 in the Carolinas so far (New Pics added)
Replies: 38
Views: 5157

Re: 2011 in the Carolinas so far (lots of pics)

Awesome photos! As a native to the relatively herpless Pacific Northwest, the longest I have been away from home was the six months I spent in South Carolina. I will never forget the amazing variety of species down there. You never know what you're going to find when you herp in the south! By the wa...
by Lyle
August 23rd, 2011, 10:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Saying hello!
Replies: 13
Views: 1774

Re: Saying hello!

Howdy. I think the people here are too busy herping to find the time for a good fight. Kinda sad, really. :sleep: I think you'll like it here, anyway. It's a lot different than KS. Many of the posts on FHF read like well-written articles from National Geographic. Geat pictures and stories from all o...
by Lyle
August 11th, 2011, 9:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Garter ID
Replies: 7
Views: 1878

Re: Garter ID

Yeah, you're BC island snake is a Northwestern.
by Lyle
August 7th, 2011, 8:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone Up for Herping the White Salmon/Lyle area? 8/5-7/2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2241

Re: Anyone Up for Herping the White Salmon/Lyle area? 8/5-7/

Weak sauce. I've been fishing in Nevada for a week and I stayed in Lyle last night to do some night driving on my way back home. I didn't have access to a computer, or I would have taken you up on your offer. We found a Skink and a couple Fence Lizards during the day. Aside from all the dor snakes w...
by Lyle
July 18th, 2011, 9:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: More turtles in Lake Washington
Replies: 6
Views: 4934

Re: More turtles in Lake Washington

My bad. Must have missed that pic. Have you ever witnessed nesting behavior in Red-eared Sliders in this state? I am curious to know what species have successfully reproduced in Western Washington.
by Lyle
July 17th, 2011, 3:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: More turtles in Lake Washington
Replies: 6
Views: 4934

Re: More turtles in Lake Washington

Have you ever seen newly hatched Red-eared Sliders in Washington State? I was under the impression that most, if not all, Red-ears in this state are released pets. Not sure if this is the case. I would be interested in seeing pics of baby Turtles of any species in the Puget Sound area.
by Lyle
June 21st, 2011, 6:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New CA Supreme Court Ruling Further Erodes Our Right To Hunt
Replies: 16
Views: 1762

Re: New CA Supreme Court Ruling Further Erodes Our Right To

"Seems like it could open the door to searching your home without a warrant too. Don't get me wrong I'm not a sky is falling kind of guy."

Didn't you get the memo? http://nydailyrecord.com/blog/2011/05/1 ... -expanded/
by Lyle
June 10th, 2011, 7:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2 trips East of the Cascades
Replies: 2
Views: 1217

Re: 2 trips East of the Cascades

Jake, I should be heading east tomorrow after work. I'm going camping with a friend. We're gonna spend most of Sunday exploring. We'll probably be fishing most of the time, cause he's not into reptiles. But I'm sure I'll talk him into going on a snake hunt for at least a few hours. Text me if you wa...
by Lyle
June 7th, 2011, 7:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sharptails in the Puget Sound region
Replies: 5
Views: 1468

Re: Sharptails in the Puget Sound region

Hmm.... Are all the records for them in the Tacoma area very localised, or are they spread out at least? I have driven every road between Seattle and Olympia (for my work), and I'm sure if the population was originally spread out, it has to have hung on somewhere. Some of the roads in the fort Lewis...
by Lyle
June 6th, 2011, 7:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sharptails in the Puget Sound region
Replies: 5
Views: 1468

Sharptails in the Puget Sound region

Does anyone have any info on the population that occurs (or did occur) in the Tacoma area? Like when the last individual was recorded? I want to do some searches for them in the next couple weeks, but don't know where to start. I know most of the habitat has been altered in that area, but I was thin...
by Lyle
June 5th, 2011, 8:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rain, rain, go away!
Replies: 5
Views: 1670

Re: Rain, rain, go away!

Nah, I was only there for a few hours on Sunday. Usually I go for a few nights, but I didn't decide to go till Sunday afternoon. I was lucky enough to find a Snapper in Washington years ago at Nolte State Park. Don't know if there are more there or if that was a lone Snapper in the lake. I have seen...
by Lyle
June 5th, 2011, 11:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rain, rain, go away!
Replies: 5
Views: 1670

Re: Rain, rain, go away!

Yeah, it has been a crazy year. Most of the snakes I've found this year have been juveniles as well. Watching the weather in eastern washington, it seems they haven't had any real good stretches of warm, sunny weather to really get things moving. This week looks like it will be different, though. I ...
by Lyle
June 4th, 2011, 6:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rain, rain, go away!
Replies: 5
Views: 1670

Rain, rain, go away!

Went to Eastern Wa again last weekend. Was kind of a spur of the moment trip, but it turned out ok. I know I told at least one person I would get ahold of them next time I went, but this was really a last minute decision, and an afternoon trip. My friend Tim and I started out in the Cle elum area an...
by Lyle
May 23rd, 2011, 6:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few more finds in the Gorge for early 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1327

Re: A few more finds in the Gorge for early 2011

Cool finds. That sucks about the z. Kinda gotta take it in stride when you're road hunting, though. I tend to find as many dead snakes on the road as I do live ones. I saw my one and only Western Pond Turtle years ago while traveling through the gorge. He was in a very tiny pond, all by himself. Las...
by Lyle
May 23rd, 2011, 5:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 550 miles
Replies: 9
Views: 2410

Re: 550 miles

Thanks for the extra input, guys. I'm sorry I didn't have photos of my trip. I know everyone on this forum is itching for a good field report. Or any field report, for that matter. In my defense, I tried to borrow a camera before I left. I will either buy or borrow a camera for my next trip to Easte...
by Lyle
May 22nd, 2011, 2:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 550 miles
Replies: 9
Views: 2410

Re: 550 miles

Man, I need to get a camera. I went back to Eastern Washington Friday night and came back saturday night. Saw another Sharptail, about five Garters, a Gopher Snake, and nine boas! All the boas were found in about two hours of searching for them in the Cle Elum area. Eight of them were juveniles, one...
by Lyle
May 19th, 2011, 9:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 550 miles
Replies: 9
Views: 2410

Re: 550 miles

Thanks, Richard. Yeah, it is pretty open habitat. If you were looking for a place to flip for them, you probably wouldn't stop there. I know it wouldn't be my ideal spot. That said, they are obviously there. I am going back to eastern washington for the weekend. Not sure if I'll be going to Vantage ...
by Lyle
May 17th, 2011, 6:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 550 miles
Replies: 9
Views: 2410

Re: 550 miles

That's cool. Not the kind of habitat I'm used to seeing them in. Those scorpions are pretty cool, too. I find a lot of those when I'm flipping rocks in eastern Wa. I'm pretty sure I've only found two species in this state. Those ones, and the sometimes greenish black ones in the oak woodlands of sou...
by Lyle
May 15th, 2011, 7:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 550 miles
Replies: 9
Views: 2410

550 miles

The forum is kinda dead. So, I figured I'd share my trip, even though I didn't have a camera with me. I'll try to replace pictures with a detailed story of my cold weather herping trip. I started out my trip late in the day on Saturday with a several mile hike on the Iron Horse Trail in the Cle Elum...
by Lyle
May 5th, 2011, 8:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Official Rock Creek/Columbia Gorge Trip
Replies: 60
Views: 12180

Re: Official Rock Creek/Columbia Gorge Trip

Well, that sounds better than my last trip down there. I went on a weekend road trip in April and passed through the Gorge on the first day of the trip. We decided to get out of the car and look around on the Klickitat River. All I found down there were Some Fence Lizards and a Juvenile Racer. I onl...
by Lyle
May 4th, 2011, 5:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Official Rock Creek/Columbia Gorge Trip
Replies: 60
Views: 12180

Re: Official Rock Creek/Columbia Gorge Trip

So, um, what happened? How'd it go?
by Lyle
April 29th, 2011, 1:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Official Rock Creek/Columbia Gorge Trip
Replies: 60
Views: 12180

Re: Official Rock Creek/Columbia Gorge Trip

I was going to go so I could get out of the house for a while, but it looks like I'm gonna be spending my weekend on the we(s)t side of the mountains. Good luck to you guys.
by Lyle
April 15th, 2011, 9:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Possible Species Records For The NW Chapter
Replies: 9
Views: 2858

Re: Possible Species Records For The NW Chapter

Joshua, what do you mean when you say perfect conditions? I have spent a lot of time in streamside habitat in the Olympic Mountains and have yet to see a Van Dyke's Salamander. Lots of Tailed Frogs, Olympic Torrent Salamanders, and Cope's Giant Sallies. I know I'm doing something wrong, I'm just not...
by Lyle
March 31st, 2011, 6:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wild caught albinos???
Replies: 264
Views: 97609

Re: Wild caught albinos???

I'm still waiting for someone to turn up an albino rubber boa. Does anyone know if this has happened yet?
by Lyle
March 30th, 2011, 10:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Official Rock Creek/Columbia Gorge Trip
Replies: 60
Views: 12180

Re: Official Rock Creek/Columbia Gorge Trip

Cool. I should be able to make it for at least one night since I always have sundays off. I will try to get the others off as well. Where is everyone meeting up at? Should I be getting someone's phone # so I can call when I'm in the area?
by Lyle
March 30th, 2011, 8:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Official Rock Creek/Columbia Gorge Trip
Replies: 60
Views: 12180

Re: Official Rock Creek/Columbia Gorge Trip

Is this meeting open to anyone on the forum? I would love to help in the search if I can get those days off work. I'm sure my herping and drinking skills would be of great value to the cause.
by Lyle
February 16th, 2011, 6:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Getting a early start on the Snake season in Oregon
Replies: 9
Views: 3091

Re: Getting a early start on the Snake season in Oregon

Is it a bullfrog under the grass in the shallows of the far bank? If so, what's my prize?
by Lyle
August 14th, 2010, 5:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: C. bottae size
Replies: 8
Views: 2210

Re: C. bottae size

That's awesome. Is that gonna be a record? If not, you should hold onto it until it outgrows the previous record holder. :)
by Lyle
August 13th, 2010, 9:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Contra costa county?
Replies: 13
Views: 2349

Re: Contra costa county?

Wow, thanks for the quick replies, guys! I'm actually in Washington State right now. I was just offered a job down there from a boss I used to have up here. I told him I need to save up money for a couple months and that I would move down there if the offer still stood. I'm used to backpacking in so...
by Lyle
August 13th, 2010, 7:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Contra costa county?
Replies: 13
Views: 2349

Contra costa county?

Hi all. I'm not from California, but I'm considering a move to Pittsburg. I have checked the place out on google maps and it looks like the surrounding area is pretty well developed for quite a ways. It sounds funny, but my main concern here is how far I'm gonna have to drive to find some nice wilde...
by Lyle
July 14th, 2010, 9:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ill-Conceived Wildlife Laws - RE: herps, invertebrates, etc
Replies: 31
Views: 11911

Re: Ill-Conceived Wildlife Laws - RE: herps, invertebrates,

I agree, the law is BS. If you want to get technical, it's illegal to move a snake off the road and out of the way of cars. However, the lack of any real pressure from herpers on the reptile population in this state is probably why this law has not been revised in so long to allow for the take of na...
by Lyle
July 12th, 2010, 8:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: July Gorge Chapter meeting invite
Replies: 52
Views: 11610

Re: July Gorge Chapter meeting invite

I talked to a "higher up" at the DFW several years ago, specifically about the laws here. I believe it is WAC 232-12-064(?) that says you cannot possess live native wildlife. I haven't read it in years, so I could be wrong. That was just the number that popped into my head. Anyway, I asked him what ...
by Lyle
June 23rd, 2010, 12:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northern California Trip (ID Help Needed)
Replies: 5
Views: 1771

Re: Northern California Trip (ID Help Needed)

Your mystery salamander looks like it is Ensatina as well.
by Lyle
June 23rd, 2010, 4:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northwest herp geek roll call
Replies: 28
Views: 6679

Re: Northwest herp geek roll call

Hi! I'm Lyle and I'm here. I live in Sumner, WA. Nobody here knows me, but I'm here all the time. I just don't post. It's not that I don't go herping often, I just live in the stone age and don't have a digital camera. Even my cell phone doesn't take pictures. Lame! And who wants to read field repor...