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by ACK!
April 12th, 2011, 11:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nevada Rosy Boa...It's official!
Replies: 249
Views: 43854

Re: Nevada Rosy Boa...It's official!

I don't think many "Boa bros" or many other herpers will hit the Newberry mtns. hard this year, I could be wrong...it is just a long ways away from so.cal and I don't see many guys-(especially boa guys, as most of them seem to stick to known areas) trying to go that far. I think if anything, this p...
by ACK!
April 10th, 2011, 5:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Boom-time: Pilbara Sandplain Wildlife (Australia)
Replies: 14
Views: 3111

Re: Boom-time: Pilbara Sandplain Wildlife (Australia)

:shock:

Wow !

I've been waiting FOREVER for you aussies to post some brevicauda....... thank you - Thank You - THANK YOU ! ! !

Got any more ?


:thumb:
by ACK!
April 5th, 2011, 9:55 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: 2011 zonata pairings (discussion about GIFTED hatchlings)
Replies: 128
Views: 116421

Re: 2011 zonata pairings (discussion about GIFTED hatchlings

:?


That wrinkly-crinkly whirly-twirly condition that affects zonata:

What is that crap, anyway? Has anybody figured that one out yet?



:?
by ACK!
April 4th, 2011, 9:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bryan Hamilton is a Rockstar! :)
Replies: 12
Views: 2163

Re: Bryan Hamilton is a Rockstar! :)

Bryan Hamilton wrote:
Bryan Hamilton is a Rockstar!
Thanks guys. I'll try not to let it go to my head. But I am going to party tonight like its 1999.
When you start reporting lots of wild "one-off" range extensions, we'll know. :shock: :crazyeyes: :lol:
by ACK!
April 2nd, 2011, 4:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nevada Rosy Boa...It's official!
Replies: 249
Views: 43854

Re: Nevada Rosy Boa...It's official!

:o Volumes of meticulously organized fieldnotes and photo documentation, yet repeatedly mixes-up important photos and details of unique accounts? I thought fieldnotes were supposed to help Herpstars keep their $#!t straight. If that boa pic wasn't taken on a dirt road, it was taken out on a dirt lot...
by ACK!
March 29th, 2011, 12:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nevada Rosy Boa...It's official!
Replies: 249
Views: 43854

Re: Nevada Rosy Boa...It's official!

Paul, I'd still like to hear what brand and model# camera you used for that voucher pic. Thanks again. Sony DCS F717. What's your real name? Thanks in advance. PL I think I'll be holding on to my anonymity for now, thank you. Besides, knowing my real name won't make your story more believable until...
by ACK!
March 28th, 2011, 1:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nevada Rosy Boa...It's official!
Replies: 249
Views: 43854

Re: Nevada Rosy Boa...It's official!

Paul, I'd still like to hear what brand and model# camera you used for that voucher pic. Thanks again.
by ACK!
March 27th, 2011, 11:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nevada Rosy Boa...It's official!
Replies: 249
Views: 43854

Re: Nevada Rosy Boa...It's official!

I would also appreciate you verifying wether or not Carol L. Spencer was with you at the time of this voucher. ACK!, I'm the person who wrote the herp note for Paul. Carol L. Spencer is the curator of reptile and amphibian specimens at the MVZ. After Paul transferred the specimen into my possession...
by ACK!
March 27th, 2011, 8:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nevada Rosy Boa...It's official!
Replies: 249
Views: 43854

Re: Nevada Rosy Boa...It's official!

Yet at least two of the six boas you claim were found cruising dirt roads, right? Cruising's not only easy, it's extremely effective if you know much about finding desert boas. No, ACK. I've only found one on the road and it's the one in the write-up. I've driven the road many times searching for b...
by ACK!
March 27th, 2011, 1:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nevada Rosy Boa...It's official!
Replies: 249
Views: 43854

Re: Nevada Rosy Boa...It's official!

I spent alot of time in the Newberry's and it was not easy work. It wasn't till after I found a few boas (There were herpers with me to witness those finds too) that two friends of mine went to check out the range. One guy spent half a day and the other two seperate days. Chances of finding a boa w...
by ACK!
March 23rd, 2011, 2:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mars Attacks!
Replies: 7
Views: 1500

Re: Mars Attacks!

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by ACK!
March 21st, 2011, 2:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: WTF are these guys doing?
Replies: 64
Views: 9028

Re: WTF are these guys doing?

:o

The rough handling and method of detention = significant stress.

The side-show recklessness & mentality casts a negative light upon the community.


:oops:
by ACK!
March 16th, 2011, 7:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp Nation LIVE - Phoenix Herp Society w/Russ Johnson
Replies: 69
Views: 7409

Re: Unbelievable! PHS should be ashamed of themselves...

:shock:


I wonder how private property rights and the legalities of "pest control" will factor into this.



:roll:
by ACK!
March 14th, 2011, 7:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Diamondbacks in March
Replies: 25
Views: 3966

Re: Eastern Diamondbacks in March

:mrgreen:

My kind of post!

Image

Thanks for sharing!


:thumb:
by ACK!
March 14th, 2011, 6:50 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Keepers?
Replies: 41
Views: 12872

Re: Keepers?

M.J.FRANETOVICH wrote:I keep them in a photo album, they do quite well very little maintenance :lol:
It must be really tough keeping such an album closed......how do you stop them from escaping between the pages?



:shock: :mrgreen: :crazyeyes:
by ACK!
March 9th, 2011, 1:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpers unite to crush gas prices!
Replies: 24
Views: 2958

Re: Herpers unite to crush gas prices!

:mrgreen:


Cheap-ass self-inviting "ballast" ought to be ditched out in the middle of the desert sometime. Maybe that'll teach 'em........ :shock: :x



:thumb:
by ACK!
March 8th, 2011, 2:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpers unite to crush gas prices!
Replies: 24
Views: 2958

Re: Herpers unite to crush gas prices!

:mrgreen: As a passenger it's best to offer to pay your fair share up-front in cash or in first tanks. 8-) It doesn't hurt offering to drive every now and then, either........(you know who you are) :oops: Maybe even offered to pay more than half when it's not convenient for you to drive......... :id...
by ACK!
February 27th, 2011, 2:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cruising in a Toyota Tundra -one thumb down
Replies: 30
Views: 4094

Re: Cruising in a Toyota Tundra -one thumb down

:mrgreen:


Absolutely the best visibility I have ever experienced road-cruising was in a 1st generation Jeep Liberty.

The ride height, angle of the hood, and stock supplemental lighting together made herps difficult to miss at low speed.



:thumb:
by ACK!
February 26th, 2011, 2:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dirt Rd Cruising w Anti-lock Brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 2388

Re: Dirt Rd Cruising w Anti-lock Brakes

4) Find & remove ABS fuse/relay and/or disconect connecter at pump. I too am not a fan of ABS, but keep in mind that removing this fuse could leave you without insurance backing if you were to hit someone or something and the insurance company was to find out you had removed the fuse. I don't disab...
by ACK!
February 25th, 2011, 10:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dirt Rd Cruising w Anti-lock Brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 2388

Re: Dirt Rd Cruising w Anti-lock Brakes

Dell Despain wrote: I used to own a Jeep Cherokee, and I don't think I've fought w/ something or someone more then that Cherokee, maybe an old girlfriend in college. :evil:

Dude....... Cherokees ROCK!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I48IBkQXduY
by ACK!
February 24th, 2011, 10:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dirt Rd Cruising w Anti-lock Brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 2388

Re: Dirt Rd Cruising w Anti-lock Brakes

:mrgreen: Easily reversable solution for ABS on dirt roads: 1) Engage emergency brake. 2) Pop the hood. 3) Disconnect negative battery terminal (optional). 4) Find & remove ABS fuse/relay and/or disconect connecter at pump. 5) Reconnect negative battery terminal (see 3). 6) Close the hood. 7) Start ...
by ACK!
February 19th, 2011, 2:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The worst thing thats happend to you while herping
Replies: 215
Views: 29328

Re: The worst thing thats happend to you while herping

I think the worst is roadcruising multiple nights a week last summer and fall with no Jack in the Box roadcruising tacos... a staple for us in California and Arizona, they're just nonexistent in Arkansas... I'm not sure I understand the last bit. Are you talking about illegal immigrants? Interestin...
by ACK!
January 21st, 2011, 1:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Burning ditches and ignorant [email protected]%s
Replies: 19
Views: 4508

Re: Burning ditches and ignorant [email protected]%s

:(

Shot fired from bank toward snake facing shooter from water = plausible scenario due to apparent lack of damage to lower jaw.

:x
JPS wrote: Image
by ACK!
January 20th, 2011, 4:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Project
Replies: 309
Views: 113490

Re: McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Project

ratsnakehaven wrote:
ACK! wrote: :mrgreen:

Tiger rattler, long-nosed snake, black-necked garter?

Desert horned lizard, long-tailed brush lizard?

Mediterranean gecko?


:thumb:

Are you saying these species probably exist on the site or that we should look to see if they're there? Thanks...TC
:idea:

YES

:!:
by ACK!
January 20th, 2011, 1:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Project
Replies: 309
Views: 113490

Re: McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Project

:mrgreen:

Tiger rattler, long-nosed snake, black-necked garter?

Desert horned lizard, long-tailed brush lizard?

Mediterranean gecko?


:thumb:
by ACK!
January 14th, 2011, 12:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mammoth 'could be reborn in four years'
Replies: 28
Views: 8963

Re: Mammoth 'could be reborn in four years'

Probability the surrogate miscarries or succumbs = ?
by ACK!
January 14th, 2011, 12:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: AZ Chapter 2011 Spring Outing...
Replies: 60
Views: 7873

Re: AZ Chapter Spring Outing...

Biker Dave wrote:New Moon Calendar for 2011

Jan 4
Feb 3
Mar 4
Apr 3 Spring?
May 3
Spring?
June 2
July 1
Aug 29 Monsoon Gathering?
Sept 27
Oct 26
Nov 25
Dec 24
Psssst, Dave........... you missed July 30th (fwiw).
by ACK!
January 13th, 2011, 9:33 am
Forum: News
Topic: How the snakes got their fangs
Replies: 203
Views: 33766

Re: How the snakes got their fangs

Image
by ACK!
January 9th, 2011, 11:34 am
Forum: News
Topic: How the snakes got their fangs
Replies: 203
Views: 33766

Re: How the snakes got their fangs

Image
by ACK!
January 4th, 2011, 12:43 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Calling the Biologists, What could have made this happen?
Replies: 83
Views: 20722

Re: Calling the Biologists, What could have made this happe

crocdoc wrote:Crop circles.


Apparently, if the aliens put too many crop circles in one area it resembles a giant smiley face and the eyes freak birds out the same way that eye spots on bird wings do.

Elvis told me.
Image
by ACK!
December 20th, 2010, 2:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Explain this to me.
Replies: 13
Views: 1470

Re: Explain this to me.

:mrgreen:

Any contact on the bajadas of the Little San Bernardino Mtns north of Dillon Road?

Both occur in the same habitat- albeit near opposite ends of that east/west oriented road.
by ACK!
November 25th, 2010, 1:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Multiple snake relocation....brumation in the broom closet.
Replies: 6
Views: 1408

Re: Multiple snake relocation....brumation in the broom clos

:shock:

0:39 = Strike first, rattle later- just about jumped out of my skin!


:lol:
by ACK!
November 5th, 2010, 9:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Variability of Crotalus oreganus lutosus
Replies: 16
Views: 2259

Re: Variability of Crotalus oreganus lutosus

:shock:

Wow- you could just about NEVER predict how a particular neonate is going to look when it grows up, could you?

MAYBE you could get a basic idea, IF you saw both parents, AND knew the typical look from THAT specific region.....


:crazyeyes:
by ACK!
October 30th, 2010, 5:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why are some people just so lucky?
Replies: 35
Views: 3770

Re: Why are some people just so lucky?

:shock:

HE . TURNED . IT . LOOSE ! ! !

:cry:
by ACK!
October 26th, 2010, 1:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Florida Coral Snakes as pests?
Replies: 30
Views: 5497

Re: Florida Coral Snakes as pests?

:shock: I had a biology professor who grew up in Florida tell me about how his rural childhood home was loaded with corals. Said his father would kill them regularly all around the house. Don't remember him ever saying they got inside, though. Could your e-mailer's cats be in some measure responsibl...
by ACK!
October 22nd, 2010, 11:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Med Spread...
Replies: 24
Views: 3519

Re: Med Spread...

:mrgreen:

Ratsnakehaven,

Years ago I saw a couple of these scampering up the stucco front wall of a "Circle K" in Tempe just west of the 101.

( Oops.............. so much for posting exact localities! )


:mrgreen:
by ACK!
October 21st, 2010, 11:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona TFC trip 2009 Dial-up warning
Replies: 40
Views: 8333

Re: Arizona TFC trip 2009 Dial-up warning

Rules are rules. I won't argue that. I didn't mean to brag about breaking AZ's wildlife laws. I'm thankful everything transpired as it did:) Paul How disappointing seeing you criticised for your only natural re-action(s) to such an incredibly unique find. No judgement here- only admiration for the ...
by ACK!
October 18th, 2010, 8:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: High Elevation snake...
Replies: 24
Views: 5471

Re: High Elevation snake...

Very cool (& soon to be cold), reptilist!

I'm curious as to what other herps you might have seen up there for wandering garters to prey upon.



Bryan Hamilton: lutosus at 13,000 feet? (Wheeler Peak??) That's freaking amazing!!!
by ACK!
October 16th, 2010, 3:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Holy smokes. This has to hurt.
Replies: 38
Views: 9011

Re: Holy smokes. This has to hurt.

I'd like to see Karl respond, discuss being contacted, update his progress, etc- all without being attacked.
by ACK!
October 14th, 2010, 7:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Melanistic helleri?
Replies: 65
Views: 9442

Re: Melanistic helleri?

Image


Wow- what an utterly unique looking helleri :!: :shock: :thumb:

Thank you for sharing! :beer:
by ACK!
October 12th, 2010, 9:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Illegal Alien Invasion In Harbor City (DUW)
Replies: 42
Views: 6994

Re: Illegal Alien Invasion In Harbor City (DUW)

No african clawed frogs (Xenopus) turned up in that pond?

Perhaps they prefer the shallow moving water of the surrounding drainages??

Great post, very informative, thank you for posting!
by ACK!
October 6th, 2010, 12:51 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Suck out the venom? Yes or no. Discuss.
Replies: 62
Views: 27161

Re: Suck out the venom? Yes or no. Discuss.

"NPD" Gerry, strikes again..... :crazyeyes: :roll: :sleep:



( Click on the yellow acronym )
by ACK!
September 28th, 2010, 3:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Epic AZ post- part 4
Replies: 17
Views: 4860

Re: Epic AZ post- part 4

...By the way, it was nice to meet you when you stopped to ask what kind of snake I had, and what else we had seen on the road that night. What was super classy, was after I answered, and then reciprocated the same question, you simply said, "a few things" and drove away. I got back into the car th...
by ACK!
September 23rd, 2010, 9:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I saw two Gilas on Saturday morning.
Replies: 23
Views: 2739

Re: I saw two Gilas on Saturday morning.

Too cool, Terry..... :thumb:

Ever get anything crawling up into the yard?
by ACK!
September 22nd, 2010, 8:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I saw two Gilas on Saturday morning.
Replies: 23
Views: 2739

Re: I saw two Gilas on Saturday morning.

Your "Rattlesnake Canyon" looks like molossus heaven!

Now you'll probably tell me you've never seen one there...... :oops:
by ACK!
September 21st, 2010, 6:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I saw two Gilas on Saturday morning.
Replies: 23
Views: 2739

Re: I saw two Gilas on Saturday morning.

Saw two gilas, but only posted one pic........ NEED MORE PICS!!! :mrgreen:
by ACK!
September 17th, 2010, 9:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chuckwalla research in Nevada
Replies: 50
Views: 9252

Re: Chuckwalla research in Nevada

I'm not alone in wishing all of the antagonism would stop- you are both guilty of it- and I doubt anyone really cares who started what.
by ACK!
September 14th, 2010, 9:01 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: The Kauffeld Conundrum
Replies: 121
Views: 34820

Re: The Kauffeld Conundrum

Holy Crap! I put up a simple observation along with a question or two (what was my original question anyway?)... That's rather disingenuous, Dave. Generating controversy was obviously your goal in starting this thread, as you even essentially stated in the opening line of your first post: Here I go...
by ACK!
September 13th, 2010, 6:26 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: The Kauffeld Conundrum
Replies: 121
Views: 34820

Re: The Kauffeld Conundrum

... Ducks unlimited and other sport groups aid in the conservation of a species to be HUNTED and killed by the support groups... Yeah, it couldn't possibly be that any of the people in those organizations actually grew to care about conserving wildlife and wild lands thanks to their hunting and/or ...