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by zeevng
June 27th, 2020, 3:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping SE Sierras report
Replies: 1
Views: 202

Herping SE Sierras report

Hello all, You may or may not have seen my post of about a week and a half ago, talking about heading out to the South Eastern corner of the Sierra Nevadas, Kennedy Meadows, and other nearby areas for a bit of herping. I received incredible and generous advice from Richard Hoyer ( Thank you muchly f...
by zeevng
June 18th, 2020, 2:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping SE Sierras this weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: Herping SE Sierras this weekend

Zeevng, As a matter of fact, I did seen Richard earlier this morning before he left to go herping. The one time I did get a brief glimpse of him was when he was shaving and I was able to see him in the mirror. He then just disappeared from view and I haven’t seen him since. As for the research on C...
by zeevng
June 17th, 2020, 8:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping SE Sierras this weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Herping SE Sierras this weekend

Hey All, It's been a long time since I've posted on the forum, although I've been hanging out here as much as I can. Work as a Chef (Greuling hours, working all nights, weekends, holidays, etc) has not been conducive to getting out in the field the last few years, nearly as much as I'd like. I love ...
by zeevng
November 12th, 2017, 8:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: western ghats india
Replies: 2
Views: 3008

Re: western ghats india

Seek out Rahul Alvares. He's one of India's leading naturalists, and also does tours and herp-centric trips in the western Ghats. He is based in Goa, and does many trips in the Ghats in that area, but also travels further, including to Wayanad. http://rahulalvares.com/bird-watching-wildlife-goa/ for...
by zeevng
May 12th, 2017, 12:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID Help needed!
Replies: 3
Views: 1617

Re: ID Help needed!

Thanks guys! I'm of course familiar with Uta's, just have never seen one in a rainbow tint! :) What Nicholas says is interesting, it hadn't occurred to me that it might only be that way because of it's demise. Thanks much!

Happy Herping! :thumb:
by zeevng
May 7th, 2017, 10:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID Help needed!
Replies: 3
Views: 1617

ID Help needed!

Hi all, On Saturday, thanks to a rare day off, I got to go on quite an epic drive northwards and westwards. I herped as much as I could along the way, of course, but came up empty handed except for these two. I'll avoid any locality specifics, but it was north of the grapevine, off of a long, unbeli...
by zeevng
August 23rd, 2016, 8:51 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thread..
Replies: 212
Views: 190909

Re: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thre

Here are a few from across the three countries I've lived and herped in. India, Israel, and California: India First: Still my favorite snake to photograph, Common Vine Snake: https://c3.staticflickr.com/4/3801/8837781826_aaec508159_b.jpg Common vine snake (Ahaetulla nasuta) by eryx jhoni , on Flickr...
by zeevng
July 19th, 2016, 10:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping from San Fran southwards to LA!
Replies: 6
Views: 3149

Re: Herping from San Fran southwards to LA!

Thanks so much everyone for the help, the private messages, and the advice. You guys outdid yourselves! :D It was a great trip, I forgot how much I love getting out of the LA area! Unfortunately, not much was seen as far as herps go, a couple lizards, including a very brave little guy in Giants Stad...
by zeevng
July 7th, 2016, 2:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping from San Fran southwards to LA!
Replies: 6
Views: 3149

Re: Herping from San Fran southwards to LA!

Thanks, that's super helpful! :) :beer: Have any of you herped between Carmel- San Simeon? Most of my herping time is going to be spent in Big Sur +/- north or south. Coming from SoCal where pretty much all water sources have dried up already, this might be a stupid question, but are water sources a...
by zeevng
July 6th, 2016, 8:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping from San Fran southwards to LA!
Replies: 6
Views: 3149

Herping from San Fran southwards to LA!

Hey all! This weekend, my girlfriend and I are planning a four day road trip to the bay area and back. It's for her birthday, but since I'm the driver, she's promised me I get plenty of herping time! :thumb: The last time I was up north of SLO, I had a broken foot and couldn't do too much herping, a...
by zeevng
March 14th, 2016, 12:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Death Valley!
Replies: 10
Views: 3173

Re: Death Valley!

My optimism notwithstanding, I got pretty well skunked! :lol: The landscapes were, of course, breathtaking, and the superbloom suitably impressive. A couple of lizards, including some too-fast-to-photograph Fringe toed lizards in the dunes, and plenty of signs of snakes, mostly tracks, some very fre...
by zeevng
March 11th, 2016, 3:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Death Valley!
Replies: 10
Views: 3173

Re: Death Valley!

Thanks! That's the road I found my Sidewinders on last time!
Duly noted, I'll be touching nothing but my camera! :D

I'll report back here if I find anything interesting! :thumb:
:beer:
by zeevng
March 11th, 2016, 8:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Death Valley!
Replies: 10
Views: 3173

Re: Death Valley!

BUMP for any last minute advice! :thumb:

Heading out in a few hours, first herping trip of the year!

:beer: :thumb: :beer:
by zeevng
March 9th, 2016, 10:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Death Valley!
Replies: 10
Views: 3173

Death Valley!

Alright guys, It's time once again for my once a year appearance, asking for sage counsel and advice! :D 2016 is in it's third month, and I still haven't had a chance to herp! I've been working like crazy, as well as moving and a bunch of other stuff. I'm finally gonna be free this weekend, and my g...
by zeevng
May 2nd, 2014, 9:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Epic Road Trip/Herping Trip; Introduction!
Replies: 12
Views: 1996

Re: Epic Road Trip/Herping Trip; Introduction!

Hey all! So, first off, thank you to everyone who gave me all the great advice I needed to make this trip into a huge success. Apart from Rosy's, I hit every single one of my goal species! Jim, wish I could have taken you up on the offer, and definitely planned to, but budgetary constraints, as well...
by zeevng
April 16th, 2014, 7:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Epic Road Trip/Herping Trip; Introduction!
Replies: 12
Views: 1996

Re: Epic Road Trip/Herping Trip; Introduction!

Thank you all for your kind words and helpful advice! Having started with almost no idea of what I'll do, I now have received so many suggestions I'll have to plan a second trip! :D I can always count on the forum! :) Jim, thank you for your kind offer; I'm not entirely sure where you are located bu...
by zeevng
April 12th, 2014, 12:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Epic Road Trip/Herping Trip; Introduction!
Replies: 12
Views: 1996

Epic Road Trip/Herping Trip; Introduction!

Hi all! Some of you may remember the Anza Borrego trip I posted about last June; ( http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=16668 Although I wish I could have been out herping much more often than I have been since, I have been swamped with school and work. But, I have finally taken t...
by zeevng
December 13th, 2013, 9:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Madness?
Replies: 10
Views: 2139

Re: Madness?

Honestly, I'd be thrilled with pretty much anything. What with full time college and full time work, I haven't been able to herp in a few months. Ideally, of course, checking a few lifers off would be great. Rosy boas, long nosed snakes, and I habe a great weakness for kingsnakes. Also, any of the l...
by zeevng
December 12th, 2013, 11:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Madness?
Replies: 10
Views: 2139

Madness?

Hi all! :D So, as of today, I am finished with this semester of college, and I am already ITCHING to go herping. I'd made peace with the fact that the only likely herping to be done was maybe some flipping in the Santa Monica mountains, until this semi-warm spell hit. I looked at the forecast for th...
by zeevng
July 12th, 2013, 1:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Creepy, or cool? You decide!
Replies: 17
Views: 6671

Creepy, or cool? You decide!

So, I just came across something that both intrigued and slightly repulsed me. A Facebook friend of mine posted a video to a species of snake, discovered in 2006, in western Iraq. This snake, the Pseudocerastes urarachnoides, is a viper found exclusively in western Iraq. Pseudocerastes is a genus I ...
by zeevng
June 19th, 2013, 11:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: LA Area Question
Replies: 1
Views: 713

Re: LA Area Question

PM me your number, and I'll hit you up. Im in the San fernando valley, but don't mind driving too much.
I'm free, and itching to herp! :)
by zeevng
June 19th, 2013, 11:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need help: please salvage roadkill in southern CA!
Replies: 27
Views: 4766

Re: Need help: please salvage roadkill in southern CA!

I'm planning to go roadcruising tomorrow night.
Are you still looking for specimens? I'd be happy to collect them, and bring them to the museum itself! :)
I love the museum, and was planning to bring my little brother next week anyway. So here's a great opportunity! :D
Cheers,
Zeev
by zeevng
June 19th, 2013, 10:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SoCal Herping roundup 4th-11th of June. (Lotsa Pics!)
Replies: 9
Views: 4190

SoCal Herping roundup 4th-11th of June. (Lotsa Pics!)

Hello to all. :) So, this took me quite some time, but in my defense, my computer broke, and I just got it running again! As some may know from my previous posts, I had a friend from India come to visit. He is an award winning naturalist in Southern Asia, and an avid herper and photographer. The fir...
by zeevng
June 3rd, 2013, 7:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping trip to Anza Borrego park, 6th-11th
Replies: 3
Views: 1209

Re: Herping trip to Anza Borrego park, 6th-11th

Bump!
No takers? :)

I know all about new-comer reluctance, believe me! :D
But I assure you good people that I'm not just some guy trying to get spots off of you. I'd just like to share the experience of field herping; an activity always enjoyed best with others! :D

So come one, come all!
Let's herp!
by zeevng
June 3rd, 2013, 12:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some photos of Herping in Western Ghats(India)
Replies: 22
Views: 9446

Re: Some photos of Herping in Western Ghats(India)

Wow! That Coluber Gracilis! :shock: Speaking as someone who has herped the Western Ghats extensively, that is a nice collection there! I'd give a limb to find a Gracilis though!
Great stuff!
Zeev
by zeevng
June 2nd, 2013, 6:18 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Please Take a Look: New Herp Book Idea
Replies: 41
Views: 15031

Re: Please Take a Look: New Herp Book Idea

Hi! I am super interested! I've lived in India for years, and in Israel too, and have a large collection of herp pictures from those regions. I'd offer my SoCal ones, but there are far more and better photographers in the area. A small sample of just some pictures I had on my hardrive without lookin...
by zeevng
June 2nd, 2013, 4:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping trip to Anza Borrego park, 6th-11th
Replies: 3
Views: 1209

Herping trip to Anza Borrego park, 6th-11th

Hello all! As some of you have been told already, I have a herper friend coming from India on the 4th. He's an award-winning naturalist and wildlife photographer in Asia, and I've promised him some great desert herping. Which leads me to the body of this post; On the evening of the 6th, we will be a...
by zeevng
May 25th, 2013, 11:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: India Round-up
Replies: 20
Views: 5994

Re: India Round-up

Here is a photo of a stripe-less morph Aulicus

Image
Common wolf snake (Lycodon Aulicus) by eryx jhoni, on Flickr


That's a common morph. That, the ones you saw, and a dark chocolate brown morph with white stripes. :)
by zeevng
May 25th, 2013, 11:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes of India!
Replies: 8
Views: 2526

Re: Snakes of India!

Here are a few more I found. :) Enjoy! http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7346/8837150629_750ee09e55_c.jpg Hump-nosed pit viper (Hypnale hypnale) by eryx jhoni , on Flickr http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8407/8837150371_a327559bd2_c.jpg Hump-nosed pit viper (Hypnale hypnale) by eryx jhoni , on Flickr http:...
by zeevng
May 25th, 2013, 10:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: India Round-up
Replies: 20
Views: 5994

Re: India Round-up

Just posted a few! Most of my pictures are from the south-western coastal state of Goa, though a few are from other parts of India. No, the age wouldn't change the head shape. L. Aulicus has a LOT of variability in coloration, but that third picture isn't one of them. Also, I apologize, I misspoke w...
by zeevng
May 25th, 2013, 8:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes of India!
Replies: 8
Views: 2526

Snakes of India!

Hi everyone, This is my first topic here on FHF. I grew up in India for 15 years, and moved back to L.A last year for college. Naturally, I have a collection of photo's of Indian herpetofauna. I'll post a few each time, I have to start collecting them all into one place. Anyway, enjoy! And PS, I'm a...
by zeevng
May 25th, 2013, 8:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: India Round-up
Replies: 20
Views: 5994

Re: India Round-up

Hi there! :) Great post! I grew up in India for 15 years, moved back to the states just last year for college. You seem to have two species of wolf snakes pictured. If Aulicus really has been replaced with Capucinus , then they might all be capucinus, technically, but one of them is an "original" ca...
by zeevng
May 25th, 2013, 8:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Family Camping Weekend in Anza-Borrego DSP – April 2013
Replies: 24
Views: 6597

Re: Family Camping Weekend in Anza-Borrego DSP – April 2013

Hi all! First time posting on the forum, I just joined! That looks like it must have been an amazing weekend! :D I'm planning to visit Anza-Borrego state park, and Borrego springs between the 4th and the 12th of June. Curious to know; is anyone else going to be in the area? I'm coming with a herper ...