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by Bob McKeever
January 24th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Mojave October 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1547

Re: Herping Mojave October 2019

I have to do an add-on to my last message lest I steer you into trouble. When I considered the license question I thought only of my home state, Nevada. Arizona & California (& to a much lesser extent Utah) also include the Mojave Desert within their boundaries & each of these has license requiremen...
by Bob McKeever
January 24th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Mojave October 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1547

Re: Herping Mojave October 2019

The answer to your question regarding licenses needed: none needed. But I have to agree with other comments so far in terms of time of year for herping the Mojave (at least the eastern Mojave). October is near the bottom of the list of most desirable months in the herp active season here. Might be a...
by Bob McKeever
January 18th, 2019, 9:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: If There Isnt A Photo, It Didnt Happen
Replies: 20
Views: 5199

Re: If There Isnt A Photo, It Didnt Happen

Decades ago, my three grade-school age children & I were on our way into a New Mexico mountain range for a day hike to find whatever herps that might come our way, but especially hoping to find rattlesnakes. We were in a VW Beetle driving upslope on a gravel road, so we had the engine noise & gravel...
by Bob McKeever
August 22nd, 2018, 4:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Law Enforcement Showed Up
Replies: 38
Views: 12406

Re: Law Enforcement Showed Up

Good follow-up entries by both Jimi & Fire Drake.
by Bob McKeever
August 22nd, 2018, 8:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Law Enforcement Showed Up
Replies: 38
Views: 12406

Re: Law Enforcement Showed Up

Really good advice from Jimi for all to consider.
by Bob McKeever
January 5th, 2018, 8:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Favorite Images of 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 3733

Re: Favorite Images of 2017

Would be difficult to exaggerate the impact of both the photographic/presentation skills on display and the field-effort required to make them happen. Thanks for sharing.
Bob
by Bob McKeever
September 17th, 2017, 10:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpetologists - you can help save Nevada's reptiles
Replies: 37
Views: 8880

Re: Herpetologists - you can help save Nevada's reptiles

I have no idea who or what the “Committee to Save Nevada’s Reptiles” is and I am not impressed by any argument suggesting that the species targeted in Nevada for commercial collection face an existential threat. All of the concerned species are well represented on extensive tracts of land either clo...
by Bob McKeever
October 1st, 2015, 9:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Road cruising on Indian reservations
Replies: 61
Views: 9545

Re: Road cruising on Indian reservations

Thought I'd offer up a few anecdotes to the discussion, although I wouldn't recommend using such anecdotes as a guide to herping practices, etc. They might, however, help to illustrate a reality in law enforcement contacts: That is, each officer is an individual & may approach agency (tribal) policy...
by Bob McKeever
July 31st, 2015, 11:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping during a full moon
Replies: 17
Views: 3442

Re: Herping during a full moon

I'm aware of an atrox observed not far from the preserve recently. Photo if you have one could help make a pretty cool record for the preserve & the NW known range of that critter.
Bob
by Bob McKeever
July 30th, 2015, 12:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Night road-cruising in AZ
Replies: 9
Views: 2643

Re: Night road-cruising in AZ

Thanks
by Bob McKeever
July 29th, 2015, 11:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Night road-cruising in AZ
Replies: 9
Views: 2643

Night road-cruising in AZ

I visited the AZ Game & Fish website to refresh on regulations related to reptiles & wonder if any of you folks have info that could clarify one of them. Specifically R12-4-304 F. 3. (methods of take). "May use artificial light while taking reptiles provided the light is not attached to or operated ...
by Bob McKeever
June 19th, 2015, 1:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Newberry Mountains, NV
Replies: 17
Views: 3662

Re: Newberry Mountains, NV

Very nice Devin. Sorry I had to miss the trip.
Bob
by Bob McKeever
June 6th, 2015, 7:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I've seen it, you seen it ... we've all seen...
Replies: 58
Views: 10087

Re: I've seen it, you seen it ... we've all seen...

I think Kelly has hit the nail pretty squarely regarding this behavior.
by Bob McKeever
June 4th, 2015, 8:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pure Panamint rattlesnakes? Or intergrade with C.Pyrrhus?
Replies: 16
Views: 2763

Re: Pure Panamint rattlesnakes? Or intergrade with C.Pyrrhus

Howdy,
Even without examining closeups of supraoculars & rostral etc, everything I can see says Panamint. Tail, pattern etc.
Bob
by Bob McKeever
May 24th, 2015, 6:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help with Nightsnake ID
Replies: 9
Views: 3058

Re: Help with Nightsnake ID

Hi Lawrence, You've asked a tough question but I'll give it a try. First, the names in Bartlett & Bartlett match with the names currently listed by SSAR & CNAH so I'd go with them over the other (slightly older) guides you noted. Your Night Snake #1 from Graham County is H. c. chlorophaea to my eye ...
by Bob McKeever
May 18th, 2015, 12:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake ID request
Replies: 5
Views: 1656

Re: Rattlesnake ID request

Look to be Prairie Rattlesnakes (C. viridis) to me.
Bob
by Bob McKeever
May 7th, 2015, 5:02 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Venomous Reptiles and Their Toxins
Replies: 10
Views: 6631

Re: Venomous Reptiles and Their Toxins

Since the question about target audience was asked, I thought I'd pass along my thoughts on this book which I've been wading through for a few weeks. By no means consider this a formal or critical review. There are several chapters that a good many on this forum (based on their posts) will find wort...
by Bob McKeever
May 7th, 2015, 3:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Speckled rattlesnake range?
Replies: 11
Views: 3598

Re: Speckled rattlesnake range?

I have a couple of records within 8-10 crow-flying miles of Bagdad.
Bob
by Bob McKeever
March 11th, 2015, 9:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Invitation to join us in southern Nevada in April
Replies: 9
Views: 2681

Invitation to join us in southern Nevada in April

It’s likely that some of you have already seen Bryan Hamilton’s posts in the N.A.F.H.A Rocky Mountain, Arizona, & California Chapters about our April herp survey in southern Nevada’s Newberry Mountains. This post is to provide a little more info & to alert folks outside the three local regions. The ...
by Bob McKeever
November 18th, 2014, 9:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: InSitu Rattlesnakes
Replies: 48
Views: 13905

Re: InSitu Rattlesnakes

Awesome is inadequate. Field effort & results that won't likely be matched anytime soon. Thanks much for sharing.
Bob
by Bob McKeever
September 6th, 2014, 7:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: hybrid speck×red !?
Replies: 57
Views: 11630

Re: hybrid speck×red !?

A little late to the party & I must have missed something. Where was this snake found & photographed?
by Bob McKeever
August 21st, 2014, 5:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Center for North American Herpetology
Replies: 8
Views: 2192

Re: Center for North American Herpetology

Apparently not many others with this problem but mine is solved with a switch from Internet Explorer to Safari.
by Bob McKeever
August 14th, 2014, 9:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Center for North American Herpetology
Replies: 8
Views: 2192

Center for North American Herpetology

Anyone else having trouble opening topics/subtopics on the site's home page?
by Bob McKeever
August 7th, 2014, 9:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Crotalus den *EDITED*
Replies: 6
Views: 1370

Re: Crotalus den *EDITED*

Thanks for posting this &, especially, for the Montana link. I imagine we'll be seeing these photos for a long time to come in relation to who knows how many localities. I've, so far, seen them attributed to four different states (& two different localities in one of those states): Arizona, Nevada, ...
by Bob McKeever
July 29th, 2014, 3:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Game Warden Feedback (TX Specifically)
Replies: 130
Views: 22607

Re: Game Warden Feedback (TX Specifically)

Holy smokes! This subject hits close to home and I’d like to comment on about every point that’s been made or on every question that’s been raised, but that would involve an extremely long post. Warning: This one is going to be too long as it is. Several individual threads could profitably be starte...
by Bob McKeever
July 26th, 2014, 10:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nomination for new AZ chapter president-Terry Cox
Replies: 12
Views: 2482

Re: Nomination for new AZ chapter president-Terry Cox

2nd, second if needed & vote for if accepted.
by Bob McKeever
June 29th, 2014, 9:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first Western Groundsnake
Replies: 9
Views: 1384

Re: My first Western Groundsnake

Glad you didn't move the vegetation. I think the first shot is special, in part, because of it.
Bob
by Bob McKeever
June 15th, 2014, 11:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Softshell Turtles in Las Vegas
Replies: 7
Views: 1758

Re: Softshell Turtles in Las Vegas

Hey guys, Interesting post that stirred the old memory banks & prodded me to do a little checking. Turns out that the Softshell was found in "surprising numbers" as Lake Mead filled up behind the newly constructed Hoover Dam in the late 1930's/early 1940's according to Russ Grater, a naturalist of t...
by Bob McKeever
June 13th, 2014, 7:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Softshell Turtles in Las Vegas
Replies: 5
Views: 1581

Re: Softshell Turtles in Las Vegas

Nice post Zach, looks like you've got your new lens well in hand. The "pig nose" & "beautiful eyes" shots are top-shelf.
Bob
by Bob McKeever
June 2nd, 2014, 10:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick Trip To Vegas Made Great
Replies: 8
Views: 1124

Re: Quick Trip To Vegas Made Great

It appears that the force is with you. I'm at 35 Nevada years & counting without one of those guys. Super.
by Bob McKeever
January 29th, 2014, 10:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sonora/Tantilla in March?
Replies: 11
Views: 1872

Re: Sonora/Tantilla in March?

I don't do much flipping but I've run into a few Sonora active on the surface in March (in southern Nevada, not too far away from your target area). Locations were of two types: washes & canyon bottoms (neither with permanent water anywhere nearby) & irrigated lawns near natural desert margins. Air ...
by Bob McKeever
January 21st, 2014, 3:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Texas regulations
Replies: 3
Views: 822

Re: Texas regulations

Another question regarding Texas regulations: Is road-cruising still prohibited? If so, any movement on the part of TPW toward allowing it?
by Bob McKeever
January 18th, 2014, 7:25 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Brazilian herp books
Replies: 4
Views: 2599

Re: Brazilian herp books

Thanks! This is a great resource, just added them to my favorites.
Bob
by Bob McKeever
January 9th, 2014, 2:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SSAR Standardized Names
Replies: 39
Views: 3382

Re: SSAR Standardized Names

I open with an apology for the tedium and length to follow and with thanks for the humor so far evident in this thread. I didn’t intend to contribute at first but the continued references to Mohave vs Mojave have struck a nerve and driven me to near madness (of a couple of varieties). For the Native...
by Bob McKeever
December 17th, 2013, 11:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Mexico Question
Replies: 12
Views: 2834

Re: New Mexico Question

My experience parallels Jimi's. I first learned of the need for a Non-game hunting license by calling NMG&F several years ago. Since then, each year on my first trip to NM (whether I plan to collect or not) I bring my previous year's license with me to show the clerk, usually at the Deming Wal-Mart,...
by Bob McKeever
December 8th, 2013, 4:45 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Tell me I'm not the only one
Replies: 29
Views: 8378

Re: Tell me I'm not the only one

I've had my share of minor incidents with drops, bumps, water, & gear left behind at a photo site, but nothing like some of those posted here. My most expensive and bone-headed mistake came as a result of leaving my Nikon D2X (with flash on the hot-shoe) lying on the front seat of the car while road...
by Bob McKeever
November 21st, 2013, 9:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA National Meeting 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2288

Re: NAFHA National Meeting 2014

I'm planning on attending also. Leaving from southern Nevada with room for a few riders if any are interested. I have a couple of spots I hit en route pretty regularly but am open to others needs.
Bob
by Bob McKeever
November 17th, 2013, 12:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Apologies: scam e-mail
Replies: 0
Views: 638

Apologies: scam e-mail

Apologies to any who might have received a scam e-mail from me. The address book that was hacked is no more. If anyone wants to be reinstated on a new address book of mine send me a PM Bob It's been pointed out to me that I made it sound like the scam actually came from me. Of course, it did not. Ca...
by Bob McKeever
November 13th, 2013, 8:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ornate Tree Lizards around Las Vegas
Replies: 6
Views: 1787

Re: Ornate Tree Lizards around Las Vegas

Good call Zach,
All my references ID that dorsal scale arrangement as belonging to the Tree Lizard as well. A glance at a photo can't match looking at a key or guide book. Now I'll have to get back to looking at lizards in Boulder City again.
Bob
by Bob McKeever
November 13th, 2013, 10:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ornate Tree Lizards around Las Vegas
Replies: 6
Views: 1787

Re: Ornate Tree Lizards around Las Vegas

Hi Zach, I'm not far away from you (Boulder City). From the dorsal pattern of your lizard & what I can see of tail length, I'd say Long-tailed Brush Lizard. I've only been able to find the Tree Lizard with regularity in the canyon & side-canyons of the Colorado River (including an occasional observa...
by Bob McKeever
October 3rd, 2013, 7:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick ID - Speck or Panamint? And sheds also - Nevada
Replies: 33
Views: 6200

Re: Quick ID - Speck or Panamint? And sheds also - Nevada

Jimi, Bryan & others interested,
It all looks good to me. I've got the tentative dates blocked for this.
Bob
by Bob McKeever
September 27th, 2013, 12:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick ID - Speck or Panamint? And sheds also - Nevada
Replies: 33
Views: 6200

Re: Quick ID - Speck or Panamint? And sheds also - Nevada

Howdy folks, Coming a little late to the party here but wanted to let you know about a project related to this topic. I've been looking at the rattlesnakes of the area in question for some years & agree with Bryan's notes on the subjects addressed here. Everything I've seen points to mitchellii bein...
by Bob McKeever
September 24th, 2013, 2:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: AZ Republic Story about Herping and Herpers
Replies: 10
Views: 2171

Re: AZ Republic Story about Herping and Herpers

Good stuff Dave, good stuff.
Bob
by Bob McKeever
August 11th, 2013, 5:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lizard ID Help
Replies: 4
Views: 1129

Re: Lizard ID Help

Hey Dave, I'm with Jeff. Everything about that critter says Lesser Earless Lizard. Body shape, head profile, tail length, pattern, and more. You can see just a hint of one of the dark ventro-lateral spots at the edge of a skin-fold just posterior to the right foreleg also. In this case, the Speckled...
by Bob McKeever
June 23rd, 2013, 11:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Is There Anybody Out There!?!
Replies: 18
Views: 1889

Re: Is There Anybody Out There!?!

Hi Dave, Since my trip to AZ for the expo & then a Coyotes hockey game the following week I've been so busy with a house remodel that I haven't had a chance to get out much. A few herping sessions here in southern Nevada with nothing special to say anything about, but no trips into AZ. Hoping to get...
by Bob McKeever
June 23rd, 2013, 11:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Opinions please on this unusual hognose encounter
Replies: 7
Views: 1854

Re: Opinions please on this unusual hognose encounter

In late May 2009 I was surveying a road in southern New Mexico beginning at sunset & continuing until midnight or so with multiple trips on this road. On the third pass over the road, at 9:25 PM in a steady, light rain & 58 degrees F, I found a small Plains Hog-nosed Snake DOR. Traffic was very ligh...
by Bob McKeever
June 7th, 2013, 9:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes in a survival situation
Replies: 20
Views: 2881

Re: Snakes in a survival situation

PNWHerper offers an outstanding contrast to the circumstance I intended to address. The education, training & guiding philosophies offered by the program described are top-notch. If the average participant in outdoor recreation were trained to that level I might never have had to carry a body out of...
by Bob McKeever
June 7th, 2013, 8:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes in a survival situation
Replies: 20
Views: 2881

Re: Snakes in a survival situation

The "hunger games" concept in a discussion of actual survival circumstances is so flawed I hesitate to comment. Hesitation now having been passed by I'll offer a few points. As background, in my 30 year outdoor career I dealt reasonably often with the results of folks not doing what it took to survi...
by Bob McKeever
May 13th, 2013, 4:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which snakes get hit by cars the most?
Replies: 35
Views: 3740

Re: Which snakes get hit by cars the most?

Thought I'd offer a little different take on this topic. I've been able to cruise several roads over a few decades & keep AOR/DOR records for each species on each road (among other data). One of the things that has caught my eye is the mortality rate according to species. I'll list here several spec...
by Bob McKeever
February 10th, 2013, 8:11 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: For Discussion--the Future of Herp Organizations
Replies: 197
Views: 57405

Re: For Discussion--the Future of Herp Organizations

mywan & gbin: point taken. From my position on a not very high-horse, 'nuff said.
Bob