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by gopher
September 12th, 2015, 7:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What are your favorite shots from this year?
Replies: 17
Views: 4172

Re: What are your favorite shots from this year?

I have been wanting to take a picture of a snake in burned area of the Angeles forest. Luckily for me I met the most photogenic snake. https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5754/21342732965_cc7859b472_c.jpg Southern Pacific Rattlesnake - Crotalus oreganus helleri by Greg Litiatco , on Flickr This shot was ...
by gopher
April 3rd, 2015, 9:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: TR Roll Call for 03/28/15 Trip
Replies: 13
Views: 3452

Re: TR Roll Call for 03/28/15 Trip

How did it go?
by gopher
April 3rd, 2015, 9:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lifer Z 'cincta
Replies: 11
Views: 2851

Re: Lifer Z 'cincta

Congrats Zach! Nice save before it got away too.
This is what herping is all about. Damn, is this what life is all about it?
I can name a few things that I need in life and herping is up there!
by gopher
March 18th, 2015, 9:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Diego County – Fall 2014 to Spring 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 5085

Re: San Diego County – Fall 2014 to Spring 2015

Great work again Jeff! SD has it all! Sallies and awesome desert species.
by gopher
March 18th, 2015, 8:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Early 2015- some notable finds
Replies: 10
Views: 2972

Re: Early 2015- some notable finds

Nice work Zach! I really enjoyed the salamanders, especially the Speckled. Looking forward to herping with you soon. Those rubber boas make me jealous, I have to tell myself those are doggie poops to move on with my day. :lol:
by gopher
March 4th, 2015, 12:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How far to Pond Turtles Roam
Replies: 5
Views: 1630

Re: How far to Pond Turtles Roam

A mile from the pond is well within reach of a turtle. Males will travel to different bodies of water in search for females. I do not not know the limits to the distance they can travel unfortunately. Good luck with your search!
by gopher
February 27th, 2015, 7:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your most significant find in 2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3581

Re: Your most significant in 2015

For me it was the rosy boa I dug up by surprise in a rodent hole. I was doing some flipping and ended up with a rather fruitless day. Eventually I was getting desperate for anything (which I am sure is a feeling we all have had). So heading back to the car I decided to re-flip a random board that wa...
by gopher
February 27th, 2015, 7:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your most significant find in 2015
Replies: 51
Views: 12944

Re: Your most significant in 2015

For me it was the rosy boa I dug up by surprise in a rodent hole. I was doing some flipping and ended up with a rather fruitless day. Eventually I was getting desperate for anything (which I am sure is a feeling we all have had). So heading back to the car I decided to re-flip a random board that wa...
by gopher
February 22nd, 2015, 3:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "insitu" under AC
Replies: 20
Views: 4048

Re: "insitu" under AC

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by gopher
February 22nd, 2015, 3:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "insitu" under AC
Replies: 22
Views: 4759

Re: "insitu" under AC

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by gopher
December 12th, 2014, 2:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nor Cal Trip
Replies: 10
Views: 2365

Re: Nor Cal Trip

It burns my eyes to see these! I want to go up so badly.
by gopher
December 12th, 2014, 1:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: November 2014- A Review
Replies: 8
Views: 2098

Re: November 2014- A Review

Great finds, love the Dicamp! I am surprised you didn't find a rubber boa this month ;)
Can't wait for next month!
by gopher
December 8th, 2014, 10:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps of the Gabes and Berdoos
Replies: 51
Views: 12786

Re: Herps of the Gabes and Berdoos

Old thread but here are a few unrepresented members of the san gabes. https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/10363967_10204374010768517_6932220945724547989_n.jpg?oh=3b5b760549baa5bc34fddd5d97ef1a19&oe=55477999 https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/s720...
by gopher
December 5th, 2014, 1:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rain is on the way!
Replies: 20
Views: 3606

Re: Rain is on the way!

At least one Arroyo was out last night in northwestern SD County... http://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k610/jnordland/arroyotoadfromSantaMargaritaRiver12-2-141a_zps3ec46521.jpg Road cruising totally counts! It's definitely not easy spotting herps on the road at night in the rain. Jeff Nice work on...
by gopher
December 4th, 2014, 10:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rain is on the way!
Replies: 20
Views: 3606

Re: Rain is on the way!

Yes, nice going with the Legless Lizards. Do you have any pictures or were they running too fast? :lol: Robert Well one almost got away as it buried under a rock and almost escaped in a root system. The second one was discovered due to tracks in the soil this one was fun as it required myself to di...
by gopher
December 3rd, 2014, 10:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rain is on the way!
Replies: 20
Views: 3606

Re: Rain is on the way!

Everyone is looking for phibs! I took the time to look for legless and ended up with 3! :mrgreen:
by gopher
November 1st, 2014, 11:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: October 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 2815

Re: October 2014

Nice work! I am diggin all of those rubber boas! Keep it up.
by gopher
October 10th, 2014, 11:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A simple September 2014- hmm..Zeptember?
Replies: 5
Views: 1963

Re: A simple September 2014- hmm..Zeptember?

Nice post Zach! Glad you were able to find a zonata...again lol.
Thanks again for helping out my friends and I with finding our lifers :thumb: We had a blast!
Love those Santa Cruz Gartersnakes.
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by gopher
September 12th, 2014, 1:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So far in SoCal 2014 - a tale of drought and fire
Replies: 19
Views: 5042

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

Lovely title and jokes, I liked the cow pun.
Thanks for taking the time to make this post. You did a great job! Those photos are great, I especially enjoyed the mountain king eating the skink.

Cheers,
Greg
by gopher
September 5th, 2014, 10:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: August 2014- eh, it was ok...
Replies: 6
Views: 1840

Re: August 2014- eh, it was ok...

That "eh" slapped me across the face when I saw your finds. Great job!
It was way better than my august...well in terms of herping at least lol.
by gopher
September 3rd, 2014, 8:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 200,000 NAHERP Records!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1348

Re: 200,000 NAHERP Records!!!

Congrats Nic! Now frame that photo of your 200,000th lol
by gopher
August 7th, 2014, 9:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A very slow July 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1998

Re: A very slow July 2014

Nice San Francisco Garter Snake and Giant Salamander larvae Zach!
by gopher
August 3rd, 2014, 7:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: July-- The Dry and the Wet
Replies: 8
Views: 2206

Re: July-- The Dry and the Wet

Very nice shots! I love the Humpback Whale shots, especially since once could can see the small fish the whale is preying upon. Nice to see someone else taking some time at the beach now that snake season is slowww.
by gopher
July 19th, 2014, 12:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Desert Snakes Still Moving?
Replies: 11
Views: 2134

Re: Desert Snakes Still Moving?

LouB747 wrote:Somehow ended up at Bed Bath and Beyond. Go figure.
:lol: Well that didn't go as expected. In my recent experience the deserts are pretty barren right now, just one glossy snake on my trip wed.
by gopher
July 14th, 2014, 1:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another Great DATA Request from USGS and Partners.Now Voting
Replies: 15
Views: 2084

Re: Another Great DATA Request from USGS and Partners.

Just a tentative yeah for me :lol:
I'm all in.
by gopher
July 7th, 2014, 4:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 So Far
Replies: 21
Views: 5298

Re: 2014 So Far

Great post, love the diversity and amazing pictures are usual!
2014 has been treating you two very well :mrgreen:
by gopher
July 1st, 2014, 12:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: June 2014- Month of the Lifers
Replies: 14
Views: 3102

Re: June 2014- Month of the Lifers

Great post Zach! I love all of those garters! :beer: I'm pretty sleepy so when I scrolled onto you Puget Sound Garter Snake, I was like "wtf is that!" (without reading the name). Then I read you were not in Cali anymore :lol: I'm pretty jealous, this is coming from a guy who only has seen hammondii....
by gopher
June 26th, 2014, 12:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question about 25+ entries contest rule
Replies: 32
Views: 2867

Re: Question about 25+ entries contest rule

mattg wrote:I don't know, I just go herping.
Ditto, except I love the photos. The funny thing is that this week marked my amazing first fence lizard record for 2014. :beer:
by gopher
June 24th, 2014, 1:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question about 25+ entries contest rule
Replies: 32
Views: 2867

Re: Question about 25+ entries contest rule

mattg wrote:when nicholas gets a a car were all in trouble! :thumb:
I agree but not only would we be in trouble, Robert would be too! Road cruising is expensive Image
by gopher
June 22nd, 2014, 10:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question about 25+ entries contest rule
Replies: 32
Views: 2867

Re: Question about 25+ entries contest rule

...and by the way, Nicholas, my national count is 69, so naturally that's the number I'm expecting you to beat. I know you will, and so does Nicholas. :thumb: Talking about being, or becoming, the species king: Who would it be if AC flipped and road cruised species didn't count? We, for example, ha...
by gopher
June 22nd, 2014, 3:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question about 25+ entries contest rule
Replies: 32
Views: 2867

Re: Question about 25+ entries contest rule

Thanks for the link Robert! I am going to give you and Nic a run for your money when it comes to being "the species king" :lol: :beer:
by gopher
June 21st, 2014, 1:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question about 25+ entries contest rule
Replies: 32
Views: 2867

Re: Question about 25+ entries contest rule

Man you guys are good! I need to get myself to make a record each and every fence lizard/uta... I take the pics but then I never enter them in.
Also how/where do you view the 'scoreboard'?
by gopher
June 10th, 2014, 1:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finally! First live helleri of the year!
Replies: 12
Views: 2623

Re: Finally! First live helleri of the year!

Thanks everyone :beer: hellihooks- Sounds great, I also need to head out with you to find a particular herp that resides there *croak* ;) Robert- I must be getting good considering how I didn't feel the need to even post that rosy picture in the first place :lol: Next time we go out I will show you,...
by gopher
June 9th, 2014, 8:31 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?
Replies: 121
Views: 84462

Re: What was your last lifer?

While I am sure I walked past an assortment of lifer rodents and bats, this was the only one I snapped a picture of. :oops:
peninsular bighorn sheep
Imagepeninsular bighorn sheep by Gopher Greg, on Flickr
by gopher
June 9th, 2014, 8:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finally! First live helleri of the year!
Replies: 12
Views: 2623

Re: Finally! First live helleri of the year!

More pics: The shovel-nose being abducted into the air. https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t1.0-9/q71/s720x720/10462957_10203141713001843_2553588186771589796_n.jpg The ruber I forgot to mention. https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/t1.0-9/q71/s720x720/1901752_10203142322417...
by gopher
June 9th, 2014, 8:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finally! First live helleri of the year!
Replies: 12
Views: 2623

Re: Finally! First live helleri of the year!

SlitheringHuman- Yeah it was heart breaking! I probably would have won an Oscar if someone recorded my reaction to seeing the dying king. :( Still it was very interesting to see that longnose, I wonder what other finds one might see in DOR snakes. Phillodactylus- Thanks man! Nice to know I am not al...
by gopher
June 8th, 2014, 4:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finally! First live helleri of the year!
Replies: 12
Views: 2623

Finally! First live helleri of the year!

I know pretty lame huh? :oops: For some reason this species has eluded me despite my "improving" herping skills. Luckily for me I was able to round up some friends and convince them to do some herping during our break between classes. About 2000 feet up in elevation later we found it, a really mello...
by gopher
April 15th, 2014, 9:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coachwhip Coloration
Replies: 17
Views: 3330

Re: Coachwhip Coloration

Cool post and nice species variation. So far the two coachwhips I have managed to catch look pretty stereotypical as far as the species goes. The first individual was recently found in palm desert, the later was a coastal from a year ago. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7458/13878725834_708713b24b_c....
by gopher
April 13th, 2014, 10:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch in 2014 and Highlights from Previous Years
Replies: 47
Views: 11460

Re: Tejon Ranch in 2014 and Highlights from Previous Years

anyone interested in the 19th or the 3rd?
hope the last trip went well :)
by gopher
April 9th, 2014, 8:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: WPTs
Replies: 17
Views: 3091

Re: WPTs

Owen that video is fantastic! I could only dream of seeing such an event from my observed locality.
Probably my favorite herp video I have ever watched :beer:
by gopher
April 1st, 2014, 9:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My ruber bite...
Replies: 3
Views: 893

My ruber bite...

April Fools :lol: In all seriousness though it stuck at me so hard that it almost lifted off the ground (even with the cold weather). Looks like we have an alcoholic crot on the way. :crazyeyes: To much alcohol and they turn helleri, hell for you and hell for I. https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/h...
by gopher
March 27th, 2014, 8:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So Cal Rain this week?
Replies: 24
Views: 4182

Re: So Cal Rain this week?

Yeah, slow day if you rely on set chum board lines ;) Very dry up here in SJ. Similar rainfall as SD. Log flipped this today (OK, it was a really big log): http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7251/13458148223_b2c0d41491_b.jpg I dont rely on board lines, I am a rock/log flipper and an aimless walker :lol:...
by gopher
March 27th, 2014, 7:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So Cal Rain this week?
Replies: 24
Views: 4182

Re: So Cal Rain this week?

Fundad wrote:But 10 years from now you will call that a SLOW day..
Fundad
If that is a slow day then I definitely picked the wrong year to get into field herping. :lol:
Smack in the middle of a drought!
by gopher
March 27th, 2014, 6:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So Cal Rain this week?
Replies: 24
Views: 4182

Re: So Cal Rain this week?

Probably depends on where you want to go. San Diego country should be productive, compared to anywhere north of that. Let us know what you find when you go out in AZ.
by gopher
March 27th, 2014, 5:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So Cal Rain this week?
Replies: 24
Views: 4182

Re: So Cal Rain this week?

man helleri for everyone but me so it seems! Whoa is me :(
Didn't rain enough to clean my car, so idk how the herping is going to be in the area. Tomorrow will tell.
by gopher
March 26th, 2014, 8:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: March Madness
Replies: 13
Views: 2661

Re: March Madness

Geeze Zach great job yet again. I am tempted to head up north now!
Nice boas and county records of course. Go find an adult Northern Pacific during your last week to really get my blood boiling :lol:
Good luck
by gopher
March 18th, 2014, 8:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Break in Southern California
Replies: 16
Views: 2511

Re: Spring Break in Southern California

I came across these 2 Rattlesnakes mating, and it was really cool to see! Both of the following pictures are in situ, the snakes never got disturbed and we left before they finished. Greg got some good video of it I think, I hope he'll post it. Here is a clip of the video (shortened because it gets...
by gopher
March 16th, 2014, 4:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Break in Southern California
Replies: 16
Views: 2511

Re: Spring Break in Southern California

Yeah the Baja was really cool! After we dropped you off at your car Ted we walked back to look for more. Another one was spotted and I heard a call from up stream.
Hard to believe that the Baja's we found received the most attention :lol:
by gopher
March 11th, 2014, 8:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Helleri hookup
Replies: 5
Views: 1184

Re: Helleri hookup

nice finds! I thought you were going to post you and a lady :lol:
Really jealous of those lizards! The desert banded and the coastal horned lizard would be lifers for me!
by gopher
March 11th, 2014, 7:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch in 2014 and Highlights from Previous Years
Replies: 47
Views: 11460

Re: Tejon Ranch in 2014 and Highlights from Previous Years

I wont be able to make the first trip but I should be able to make the following three dates!