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by M Wolverton
May 14th, 2013, 1:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which snakes get hit by cars the most?
Replies: 35
Views: 5264

Re: Which snakes get hit by cars the most?

I record all the DORs I find. I am not going to check, but anecdotally I think Great Basin gopher snakes are my most frequent, probably by far.

They are common snakes that move frequently.

I think in most cases motorists never even notice them.
by M Wolverton
January 17th, 2013, 10:40 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Florida python-killing contest
Replies: 301
Views: 99438

Re: Florida python-killing contest

I am fascinated by the kung bushmen, and other indiginous peoples and impressed by their tracking and hunting skills. I even believe the ability to kill cleanly and mercifully when hungry or to stop suffering is on par with the ability to care for and nurture life. If I were a hunter i would be mad...
by M Wolverton
September 15th, 2012, 11:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Eastern Washington (Sssss)
Replies: 4
Views: 2852

Re: Herping Eastern Washington (Sssss)

Great stuff!
by M Wolverton
September 10th, 2012, 9:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Baby Horned Lizard
Replies: 23
Views: 6630

Re: Baby Horned Lizard

After keeping a few over the years, my advice is to put the heat lamps and lights on a timer, and mist the tank well every morning. It can't dry out before the lizard "gets up." If you can find away to provide humid cool substrate for it to burrow into w/o bacterial build-up, do it. Last time I atte...
by M Wolverton
September 10th, 2012, 9:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Opinion on handling Helodermatidae
Replies: 79
Views: 22654

Re: Opinion on handling Helodermatidae

gbin wrote:Out of curiosity, how many folks here are familiar with Grace Olive Wiley's story? More than a little relevance there to the subject of this thread, I think.

Gerry
I am familiar. I wouldn't free-handle even a pet gila, I'll leave that activity to others.
by M Wolverton
August 2nd, 2012, 12:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Catching Up in 2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3760

Re: Catching Up in 2012

Great post! :thumb:
by M Wolverton
July 26th, 2012, 8:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Naherp Database
Replies: 26
Views: 9784

Re: Naherp Database

Hopefully we can push WA over the thousand mark this year, we are close.
by M Wolverton
July 6th, 2012, 5:40 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Here's a new "method" we might consider
Replies: 10
Views: 3941

Re: Here's a new "method" we might consider

You can put the info about the spider stuffing it's pie hole in the notes field.

Cool photos.
by M Wolverton
July 6th, 2012, 5:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Boreal Toad and Bullfrog
Replies: 4
Views: 1769

Re: Boreal Toad and Bullfrog

Really good photos.

Your toad is Anaxyrus boreas boreas.
by M Wolverton
June 29th, 2012, 6:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Someone lose a snake hook?
Replies: 12
Views: 2768

Re: Someone lose a snake hook?

It says "short, fat, and stupid is no way to go through life, son."
by M Wolverton
June 26th, 2012, 5:45 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Links for H.E.R.P. Mobile App
Replies: 51
Views: 48722

Re: Links for iPhone app

I logged twenty records over the last two days and synced them last night. It went smooth as butter.

This app is slick and will save a lot of time.
by M Wolverton
June 22nd, 2012, 3:33 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Links for H.E.R.P. Mobile App
Replies: 51
Views: 48722

Re: Links for iPhone app

Yeah, I just use the camera in the vert postion. Good deal on the rotation thing. How would I send you one of these? After they partially synced (seems like everything but the photo), I deleted them. The rest disappear after they sync. I can send you one if it happens again, if you can tell me how t...
by M Wolverton
June 21st, 2012, 11:51 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Links for H.E.R.P. Mobile App
Replies: 51
Views: 48722

Re: Links for iPhone app

At this point it appears that all of my voucher photos are rotated, which means they need to be replaced manually (not sure you can even delete the rotated ones). Also, it does not keep the records in the order they were found, which makes it a problem to go back and add more info based on hand writ...
by M Wolverton
June 18th, 2012, 6:15 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Links for H.E.R.P. Mobile App
Replies: 51
Views: 48722

Re: Links for iPhone app

As I am going back to the records to add more info, it looks like all of the times entered are two hours later than when they were actually found.
by M Wolverton
June 17th, 2012, 10:55 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Links for H.E.R.P. Mobile App
Replies: 51
Views: 48722

Re: Links for iPhone app

The next thing I tried is deleting the one it was erroring on and syncing again, that worked, the rest synced just fine.
by M Wolverton
June 17th, 2012, 10:04 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Links for H.E.R.P. Mobile App
Replies: 51
Views: 48722

Re: Links for iPhone app

Well, it synced the first two okay, but then seemed to stall out. I retried it and got an error message-

index.html

unable to parse JSON string.

It does not appear to be syncing at all now. I get the error message every time I try it.
by M Wolverton
June 15th, 2012, 8:50 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Links for H.E.R.P. Mobile App
Replies: 51
Views: 48722

Re: Links for iPhone app

Thanks Don, I'll see how it works next week sometime.
by M Wolverton
June 13th, 2012, 4:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA Database Moderators needed
Replies: 2
Views: 1244

Re: NAFHA Database Moderators needed

I think I can help with that as long as it doesn't take some super IT knowledge.
by M Wolverton
June 6th, 2012, 3:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A REGAL time in Nevada (DUW)
Replies: 42
Views: 10138

Re: A REGAL time in Nevada (DUW)

Great post and photos.
by M Wolverton
June 3rd, 2012, 7:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring! (Crote heavy as per usual).
Replies: 33
Views: 10540

Re: Spring! (Crote heavy as per usual).

Awesome post.
by M Wolverton
June 3rd, 2012, 6:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamandering the Northwest
Replies: 15
Views: 5056

Re: Salamandering the Northwest

Great post.

I seldom look for salamanders more than casually, you have it pretty well covered.
by M Wolverton
June 1st, 2012, 4:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help with Salamander ID, please
Replies: 6
Views: 2133

Re: Help with Salamander ID, please

Welcome to the NW crew.
by M Wolverton
May 25th, 2012, 10:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Central Washington In May
Replies: 14
Views: 4140

Re: Central Washington In May

Well, I am not sure those pituophis from NW of Spokane are sayi, but they certainly get larger and are more stocky than other deserticola in the state and all other states (never seen anyone post that they found a 5.5 foot or 6 foot deserticola from anywhere else), and definitely look more like sayi...
by M Wolverton
May 24th, 2012, 4:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Central Washington In May
Replies: 14
Views: 4140

Re: Central Washington In May

You guys did great, especially with the horned lizards. The road cruising will pick up a lot out there in June.
by M Wolverton
May 22nd, 2012, 8:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Vantage/Gloyds 5/18-21/2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3080

Re: Vantage/Gloyds 5/18-21/2012

Sorry I couldn't make it, I had to take off for SW WA earlier than I thought I would.

Anyway, hope you guys cleaned up.
by M Wolverton
May 15th, 2012, 6:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pacific northwest field guide suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 904

Re: Pacific northwest field guide suggestions

Alan St. John's is the best regional field guide, although Stebbins' is good as well. If you want some more technical info in a not as good field guide, Amphibians and Reptiles of the Pacific Northwest is good.
by M Wolverton
May 12th, 2012, 6:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EDBs might get federal protection!
Replies: 35
Views: 5118

Re: EDBs might get federal protection!

I suppose that is the folly of the whole program, politicians that aren't biologists or have little biological knowledge have the pull.
by M Wolverton
May 12th, 2012, 5:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EDBs might get federal protection!
Replies: 35
Views: 5118

Re: EDBs might get federal protection!

The slightly less capable atrox, however, could fill a few buses up. I think EDBs just have a smaller range and aren't encountered as often.

Anyway, makes no bearing on whether they need this protection or not.
by M Wolverton
May 11th, 2012, 3:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Major personal goal achieved
Replies: 33
Views: 4549

Re: Major personal goal achieved

His next goal is to find a snake under a pair of pants in CA.
by M Wolverton
May 9th, 2012, 4:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Jasper National Park
Replies: 9
Views: 1557

Re: Jasper National Park

Great shots.

Don't feel too bad about striking out on the grizzly Gerry. I have been to Jasper, Glacier, Yellowstone, AK (over eight times), and been all over WA, northern and central ID, western Canada, plus western MT and have still never seen one.
by M Wolverton
May 8th, 2012, 4:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping the Sunflower state with a herp legend.
Replies: 41
Views: 7006

Re: Herping the Sunflower state with a herp legend.

BTW, I saw Jeremiah Easter wash a filthy atrox once, but this is the first post that I recall having seen someone wash a POed little copperhead. :lol:
by M Wolverton
May 7th, 2012, 5:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Vantage/Gloyds 5/18-21/2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3080

Re: Vantage/Gloyds 5/18-21/2012

My project got pushed back, so I might be able to make it for part of this.
by M Wolverton
May 7th, 2012, 4:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping the Sunflower state with a herp legend.
Replies: 41
Views: 7006

Re: Herping the Sunflower state with a herp legend.

Awesome, I've got to herp Kansas sometime.
by M Wolverton
May 7th, 2012, 3:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What do you know about wild Python breitensteini?
Replies: 29
Views: 4759

Re: What do you know about wild Python breitensteini?

Cool find.

Years back I ordered a wild caught Malaysian blood python. It was an ass the first day, then although it clearly did not like any handling, it never tried to bite me again- had it for years. It could kill rats with it's jaws.
by M Wolverton
May 6th, 2012, 1:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Western WA highlights
Replies: 14
Views: 6075

Re: Western WA highlights

The darkest melanistic garters I have seen were wandering garter snakes from north and south of Spokane, one of which was entirely black, no faint pattern at all. Another had a barely visible pattern (a hint of one really) and the two white dots on top of the head, but was otherwise black.
by M Wolverton
May 6th, 2012, 1:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Western WA highlights
Replies: 14
Views: 6075

Re: Western WA highlights

Steve, San Juan has just about everything the mainland does. It is much drier than the mainland though because it is in a rain shadow (the western point of Whidbey Island even has cacti). I work on the islands quite a bit and have mostly seen ordinoides and chorus frogs. One of these days I hope to ...
by M Wolverton
May 5th, 2012, 8:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring through April
Replies: 6
Views: 1239

Re: Spring through April

Four feet is a monster Oreganus for WA, very uncommon to find one that big.
by M Wolverton
May 5th, 2012, 8:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012 through April (same as main forum)
Replies: 4
Views: 1568

Re: 2012 through April (same as main forum)

Great work. I haven't been out at all yet.
by M Wolverton
April 28th, 2012, 3:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Back at it
Replies: 5
Views: 1747

Re: Back at it

Looks like the Deschutes.
by M Wolverton
April 26th, 2012, 3:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Back at it
Replies: 7
Views: 1654

Re: Back at it

:thumb:
by M Wolverton
April 22nd, 2012, 11:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: found magic knife in AZ
Replies: 72
Views: 10270

Re: found magic knife in AZ

So how dangerous is this knife, as opposed to a *gasp*(the drama) gun?

Apparently Gerry is trippin' balls, should that be some kind of yard stick?
by M Wolverton
April 22nd, 2012, 5:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: found magic knife in AZ
Replies: 72
Views: 10270

Re: found magic knife in AZ

Someone lost a gun! Flip out, panick, call the bomb squad, the ATF, and the UN!

This isn't like a knife, it's a gun, shut everything down!
by M Wolverton
April 21st, 2012, 2:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Garters out from Hibernation!
Replies: 1
Views: 1063

Re: First Garters out from Hibernation!

Good stuff. :thumb:
by M Wolverton
April 14th, 2012, 6:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Thamnophis sirtalis photo thread
Replies: 32
Views: 10666

Re: The Thamnophis sirtalis photo thread

Fitchi, Kittitas Co. WA.

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Concinnus, Multnomah Co. OR.

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by M Wolverton
April 13th, 2012, 10:31 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: State and Regional Field Guide List...
Replies: 9
Views: 5672

Re: State and Regional Field Guide List...

Image

1983, University of Idaho Press, Moscow.
by M Wolverton
April 13th, 2012, 5:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Deleted?
Replies: 21
Views: 2704

Re: Deleted?

I don't blame you. If I found a rainbow snake I'd probably drop the f-bomb like a two pound deuce with a bad habit.
by M Wolverton
April 7th, 2012, 8:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What herps have you eaten?
Replies: 49
Views: 6250

Re: What herps have you eaten?

I've eaten oreganus, lutosus, and viridis. They all tasted about the same. It'll make a turd.

Silly hippie, snakes are for cakes.
by M Wolverton
April 6th, 2012, 5:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Seeking Rubber Boa
Replies: 7
Views: 3096

Re: Seeking Rubber Boa

Check your PMs
by M Wolverton
April 6th, 2012, 12:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Seattle in April?
Replies: 8
Views: 2495

Re: Seattle in April?

There are tons of all kinds of parks and other public land around that you can locate on a map and head to. If we start getting sunny days, just about everything should be up soon.
by M Wolverton
April 4th, 2012, 6:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A bullsnake doing what bullsnakes do.
Replies: 13
Views: 2437

Re: A bullsnake doing what bullsnakes do.

LOL, pretty normal behavior for those. Pick them up and they usually hiss some, but calm down a bit. Then if you put them down it is right back to the display.