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by RenoBart
November 1st, 2011, 1:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Specimen of the year post.
Replies: 75
Views: 12247

Re: Specimen of the year post.

THIS:

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Is freakin awesome. That is one unreal looking herp!

Bart
by RenoBart
August 19th, 2011, 2:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snapper Fest???
Replies: 17
Views: 1952

Re: Snapper Fest???

Signed. Snappers are my all time favorite herp. This is sickening.

Bart
by RenoBart
August 16th, 2011, 12:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Examples of multiple species sharing the same space?
Replies: 37
Views: 4890

Re: Examples of multiple species sharing the same space?

Bad pic but a gopher with some oreganus.
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Slenders and scorpions.
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Bart
by RenoBart
August 2nd, 2011, 9:30 am
Forum: News
Topic: Leave it to China...
Replies: 9
Views: 2583

Re: Leave it to China...

You saw the dyed frogs here in the States?

Wow....Bart
by RenoBart
June 22nd, 2011, 8:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2011 - so far in SoCal
Replies: 27
Views: 4001

Re: 2011 - so far in SoCal

Nice work, some very nice animals in there!!

Bart
by RenoBart
June 13th, 2011, 9:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Epic Nevada trip part 2/2 snakes DUW
Replies: 17
Views: 4607

Re: Epic Nevada trip part 2/2 snakes DUW

Nice stuff! Isn't Nevada great? How much time did you spend north of hwy 50? Looks like most of your pics are from the southern end.

Bart
by RenoBart
May 13th, 2011, 8:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: what do you bring in the field???
Replies: 53
Views: 4672

Re: what do you bring in the field???

Gloves, gotta have 'em. Recently, I bought an $8 pair of cowhide gloves and so far they are the best. When it comes to climbing, lifting and moving rocks and tin, having a sturdy pair of gauntlets to protect my hands is a must have.

Bart
by RenoBart
May 13th, 2011, 8:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snapper by the tail
Replies: 21
Views: 2793

Re: Snapper by the tail

I always used the "one hand behind the head at the front of the carapace, one hand to the left or right of the tail at the back of the carapace" hold. I've used this method numerous times on large snappers and large, flailing Florida softshells. For some reason, this hold keeps the talons away from ...
by RenoBart
May 10th, 2011, 3:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Diablo Range herpin'
Replies: 51
Views: 41363

Re: Diablo Range herpin'

The yellow-bellied racer pic is tops. Bravo on that one, very, very sharp, vivid and gorgeous.

New bg on my PC for a few weeks!!

:thumb: Bart
by RenoBart
May 10th, 2011, 3:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pics from the last couple weekends....
Replies: 6
Views: 1071

Re: Pics from the last couple weekends....

Thanks, everyone.

:beer:

Bart
by RenoBart
May 8th, 2011, 7:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pics from the last couple weekends....
Replies: 6
Views: 1071

Pics from the last couple weekends....

Last weekend, I got a chance to hit a spot in Sonoma Co. in the morning before we left. It was a rather uneventful morning, typically this local produces more. In this case, I found all of 3 snakes, 2 baby gophers and a nice king. I only have pics of one of the gophers as the other escaped into a ho...
by RenoBart
May 3rd, 2011, 3:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lyme Disease and herping questions (feedback wanted)
Replies: 56
Views: 8910

Re: Lyme Disease and herping questions (feedback wanted)

I was out in Sonoma Co yesterday, hiked around in tall grass for about 6 hours, later that day, while driving, ticks were crawling all over. Probably they were on my pants, but I showered and checked where the sun don't shine and I was tick free. Anyway, reason I'm saying this, because I have herped...
by RenoBart
April 19th, 2011, 9:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arkanstravaganza!
Replies: 38
Views: 3913

Re: Arkanstravaganza!

Thanks, Mike. We may someday take you up on that!!

Bart
by RenoBart
April 19th, 2011, 3:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arkanstravaganza!
Replies: 38
Views: 3913

Re: Arkanstravaganza!

Nice pics, Natalie. Cool that you went to see Mike!!

That hog story is cool, love the upsidedown head profile shot. And those coppers are pretty.

Bart
by RenoBart
April 18th, 2011, 3:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: like, toadally
Replies: 15
Views: 3015

Re: like, toadally

Cool report. I spent MANY, MANY days of spring as a kid in Illinois stalking American Toads. I kept several, and to this day I have a soft spot in my heart for those ever pondering, beautiful, misunderstood, toads.

Bart
by RenoBart
April 2nd, 2011, 7:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thanks, Jason, for a killer morning in So Cal!
Replies: 18
Views: 2383

Re: Thanks, Jason, for a killer morning in So Cal!

Bart...I'm just glad you were not skunked. The first spot has been a great source of pride for me and I'm glad you guys turned up those kings. It was a pain in the A#% to haul that wood up there. Glad somebody was "home." Oh yeah, man!! It was awesome. Thanks for sharing with me!! ;) I will let you...
by RenoBart
March 29th, 2011, 3:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A pretty successful weekend
Replies: 20
Views: 2414

Re: A pretty successful weekend

Very nice. Lovely king there.

Bart
by RenoBart
March 29th, 2011, 3:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp & sky landscape pic thread
Replies: 38
Views: 5110

Re: Herp & sky landscape pic thread

Here you go:

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:D Bart
by RenoBart
March 29th, 2011, 11:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thanks, Jason, for a killer morning in So Cal!
Replies: 18
Views: 2383

Re: Thanks, Jason, for a killer morning in So Cal!

Jason Mintzer wrote:Upper Respiratory Infection - common cold.
LOL, thanks. For some reason I couldn't get "UTI" out of my head and that confused me... :lol:

Bart
by RenoBart
March 29th, 2011, 7:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thanks, Jason, for a killer morning in So Cal!
Replies: 18
Views: 2383

Re: Thanks, Jason, for a killer morning in So Cal!

OK, what's a URI? Some sort of infection?

Bart
by RenoBart
March 28th, 2011, 8:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thanks, Jason, for a killer morning in So Cal!
Replies: 18
Views: 2383

Re: Thanks, Jason, for a killer morning in So Cal!

Yeah, I don't know why that picture came out so big, I uploaded it with the other 3. LOL, its ok. I just look tired, which I was. :) Nice, Bart! Glad you were able to get out. SoCal kings look a lot different and the gophers are a lot uglier than the ones up north we got you, huh? Yeah, it was awes...
by RenoBart
March 27th, 2011, 8:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thanks, Jason, for a killer morning in So Cal!
Replies: 18
Views: 2383

Re: Thanks, Jason, for a killer morning in So Cal!

Nice pics, Jason!

I look pretty creepy!! :lol:

Bart
by RenoBart
March 27th, 2011, 5:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thanks, Jason, for a killer morning in So Cal!
Replies: 18
Views: 2383

Thanks, Jason, for a killer morning in So Cal!

So, I stole away from work this morning and met up with Jason for a nice morning of herping around the Anaheim area. It was raining and a little on the cool side, but the day started like this: http://www.nofuture.com/lj/2011/03-27-11/01.jpg For me, flipping a 4 snake board was a first!! Awesome!!! ...
by RenoBart
March 23rd, 2011, 3:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First lifer snake of the year and a bit of a heartbreak...
Replies: 25
Views: 3920

Re: First lifer snake of the year and a bit of a heartbreak.

Nice Mike, that worm is purdy.

Bart
by RenoBart
March 23rd, 2011, 12:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: late-breaking CNN headline
Replies: 44
Views: 9599

Re: late-breaking CNN headline

Where's PETA at these friggin things? Or do they only care about furry animals too?

Bart
by RenoBart
March 22nd, 2011, 3:51 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Sickening, depressing and just plain sad...
Replies: 2
Views: 1576

Sickening, depressing and just plain sad...

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/living ... oundup.cnn

The quote by the girl at the end is just unbelievable...

Bart
by RenoBart
March 22nd, 2011, 12:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps in your back yard
Replies: 27
Views: 5040

Re: Herps in your back yard

Within my actual yard I have only found Pseudacris and Western Fence Lizards, but within my immediate neighborhood I can find more treefrogs and fence, bullfrogs, gopher snakes, wandering/sierra? gartersnakes and yellow bellied racers.

Bart
by RenoBart
March 22nd, 2011, 12:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: FIRST SNAKE!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1339

Re: FIRST SNAKE!!

A first rattlesnake is always a major thrill. I remember when I found my first buzzer, and it wasn't that long ago, I was stoked and beaming for the whole day. (Remember, Mike? :) ) Totally amazing creatures and so awesome to see and observe in the wild. I've thoght about getting snake boots or gait...
by RenoBart
March 21st, 2011, 9:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: WTF are these guys doing?
Replies: 64
Views: 9115

Re: WTF are these guys doing?

Porter wrote:Day sha voo
That would be "déjà vu"...lol.....is that Trolling?

:lol: Bart

PS - What happened to the Field Herping section on CRIS? I guess I missed all the drama, probably a good thing....
by RenoBart
March 21st, 2011, 6:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Where to go from the Anaheim area?
Replies: 48
Views: 4795

Re: Where to go from the Anaheim area?

Thanks, everyone. Things are looking good for Sunday. Who knows, maybe I'll get done early Saturday and have the afternoon off....

Bart
by RenoBart
March 21st, 2011, 12:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Urgent question for expert opinion @ SoCal people
Replies: 7
Views: 1079

Re: Urgent question for expert opinion @ SoCal people

I need to get back down to the Death Valley area. I camped there a couple years back, but it was Sept, so not so herpy. But, it was an awesome trip.

Can't wait to see your Toad pics, Ben.

Bart
by RenoBart
March 21st, 2011, 12:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: WTF are these guys doing?
Replies: 64
Views: 9115

Re: WTF are these guys doing?

Natalie McNear wrote:I think half the herpers in California know about that site. :lol: I know of at least a few people who discovered it independently on Google Earth.
Well, damn! Why don't I know about it!!! :lol:

Bart
by RenoBart
March 18th, 2011, 7:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Biggest Contia I ever done seen...
Replies: 27
Views: 4136

Re: Biggest Contia I ever done seen...

DMJY wrote:I don't like the salandam it is horriblle..and snake.they are animals.




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Very interesting. :crazyeyes:
by RenoBart
March 16th, 2011, 9:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Biggest Contia I ever done seen...
Replies: 27
Views: 4136

Re: Biggest Contia I ever done seen...

That snake was definitely bigger than 8"s, I would say it was at least 12"s, I know, I know, but if memory serves is was a mighty sharptail. Being this was the first one I found, I didn't have any size reference, but I know this snake was much bigger than 8"s. The only other one I have seen was tha...
by RenoBart
March 14th, 2011, 3:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Biggest Contia I ever done seen...
Replies: 27
Views: 4136

Re: Biggest Contia I ever done seen...

Yeah, If I ever find a big one like that again, I'll be sure to whip out the ruler!!!

;) Bart
by RenoBart
March 14th, 2011, 1:51 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Puerto Vallarta Sea Birds...
Replies: 2
Views: 4311

Re: Puerto Vallarta Sea Birds...

Ahhhh, frigatebirds!!! Thanks!!

Bart
by RenoBart
March 14th, 2011, 1:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Biggest Contia I ever done seen...
Replies: 27
Views: 4136

Re: Biggest Contia I ever done seen...

That snake was definitely bigger than 8"s, I would say it was at least 12"s, I know, I know, but if memory serves is was a mighty sharptail. Being this was the first one I found, I didn't have any size reference, but I know this snake was much bigger than 8"s. The only other one I have seen was that...
by RenoBart
March 14th, 2011, 10:15 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Puerto Vallarta Sea Birds...
Replies: 2
Views: 4311

Puerto Vallarta Sea Birds...

I was in Mexico for a couple days, Puerto Vallara, and lots of these birds were flying over the beaches. I have no idea what they are. Can someone ID?

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Bart
by RenoBart
March 14th, 2011, 8:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great Herping in Zombie Land
Replies: 15
Views: 2196

Re: Great Herping in Zombie Land

I definitely need to get down there, Ben.

Bart
by RenoBart
March 14th, 2011, 8:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Biggest Contia I ever done seen...
Replies: 27
Views: 4136

Re: Biggest Contia I ever done seen...

That's funny, Natalie, because I recall the one (and only one) I found ever seemed to be quite a bit bigger than that one, from the Cliff Bar reference shot. Unfortunately, I don't think I have any size reference shots, but you should be able to kinda tell how big this one was: http://www.nofuture.c...
by RenoBart
March 14th, 2011, 7:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bangkok Update: Monitors, new snakes, and walking fish
Replies: 16
Views: 4015

Re: Bangkok Update: Monitors, new snakes, and walking fish

Awesome, love those muddy mudskippers.

Bart
by RenoBart
March 14th, 2011, 7:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Camera Equipment on a Plane
Replies: 14
Views: 6211

Re: Camera Equipment on a Plane

Yeah, I carry-on my bag all the time with laptop, 2 bodies, 3 or 4 lenses, Gorrillapod and a nikon cleaning pen as well as cords and batteries and such. Never had an issue. I was thinking about a full size tripod though, and wondering if it could be used as a bludgeon in the TSA's eyes as well.

Bart
by RenoBart
March 13th, 2011, 8:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Where to go from the Anaheim area?
Replies: 48
Views: 4795

Re: Where to go from the Anaheim area?

I know I shouldn't kid like that with people who "outrank" me... I just couldn't get passed the subtle irony of the situation... without cracking a joke. sarcasm never works out well through this here interweb thing. I think you did just fine, Ben!! :lol: This thread has turned out to be quite ente...
by RenoBart
March 13th, 2011, 7:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Where to go from the Anaheim area?
Replies: 48
Views: 4795

Re: Where to go from the Anaheim area?

bewilderbeast wrote:what I meant was, we were looking for this...

and didn't find it...

If you make it to Monterey this spring I can take you out... it'll be good times :beer:
Yes, the elusive rubber boa, STILL STANDING as my curse....maybe this year.

Bart
by RenoBart
March 13th, 2011, 1:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Where to go from the Anaheim area?
Replies: 48
Views: 4795

Re: Where to go from the Anaheim area?

I have been lurking on here since mid last year, but only now just started posting, so my word doesn't have much clout of course. But I've done some herping with Bart in the past as well. Awesome guy and very fun to go herping with! That said, Bart, I'm actually going to be in that same area on the...
by RenoBart
March 13th, 2011, 11:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Where to go from the Anaheim area?
Replies: 48
Views: 4795

Re: Where to go from the Anaheim area?

Yeah, it's only ok to give out locations if you print them on paper and charge $50... Right Brian? ;) OH SNAP!!!! :lol: I'll vouch for Bart as well.... we didn't have the best luck when I took him out (not his fault) but he is a determined herper.... doesn't give a fudge about poison oak (maybe he ...
by RenoBart
March 12th, 2011, 1:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Where to go from the Anaheim area?
Replies: 48
Views: 4795

Re: Where to go from the Anaheim area?

Bart: If we can't have a little fun debate here once in awhile, we'd be no better off than the poor clones over at "not allowed" - they aren't allowed to speak freely, argue, call each other names, or mention my books... :lol: Oh, I think debate is perfectly fine, by all means, I just meant that I ...
by RenoBart
March 12th, 2011, 12:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Where to go from the Anaheim area?
Replies: 48
Views: 4795

Re: Where to go from the Anaheim area?

I'm pretty sure non of that was pointed toward you, Bart. It just happened to come up on your post because of comments made other than yours. I agree with both sides because its a personal preference type of thing. I personally don't mind sharing certain areas with out of towners that have been aro...
by RenoBart
March 12th, 2011, 11:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Where to go from the Anaheim area?
Replies: 48
Views: 4795

Re: Where to go from the Anaheim area?

Look, honestly, by all means, protect your spots!! I was never looking for specific locales with this post. But hey, if you want to help me, cool. If you don't, that's cool too. If you want to meet up, even cooler. I don't have a problem with people asking, and at the same time, I don't have a probl...