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by M Wolverton
March 30th, 2012, 10:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 'Chunking'
Replies: 16
Views: 1994

Re: 'Chunking'

chunking is when a generally slender snake becomes bulkier. Incorrect. "Chunking" is what happens at the fair when you eat too many varieties of fried food on a stick, wash it down with warm Coors, then ride the Tilt-a-whirl. Wow, that brought back some bad memories of my youth....to much ice cream...
by M Wolverton
March 30th, 2012, 7:08 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Latest HN Issue
Replies: 34
Views: 10756

Re: Latest HN Issue

This is the first herp magazine designed to appeal to field herpers and biologists as well as deli cup folks. Some people are all three, or two, and many folks are only interested in one. One visit to a large reptile show and it becomes immediately clear that the deli cup folks are by far the larges...
by M Wolverton
March 27th, 2012, 4:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Vantage/Gloyds 5/18-21/2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3080

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

Crap, I think that is going to be right in the middle of one of my 10 day shifts on the Snake River.
by M Wolverton
March 23rd, 2012, 7:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Year End Review - Mexico Galore! DUW
Replies: 38
Views: 13368

Re: Year End Review - Mexico Galore! DUW

Excellent post!
by M Wolverton
February 6th, 2012, 8:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #24: The Coral Snake Mistake
Replies: 48
Views: 24269

Re: Borneo Dispatches #24: The Coral Snake Mistake

I have never seen a photo of that species before. It definitely does not have that elapid look (mostly the eye and head scales) to it that will often guide you with the bazillion coral snake species and mimickers in the Americas.
by M Wolverton
February 5th, 2012, 10:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Washingtonians
Replies: 3
Views: 1777

Re: Eastern Washingtonians

I'll be out along the Snake River through much of the spring and summer.

You could always head over to the wet side, the weather has been nice so there is probably some decent snot-lizard, frog, alligator lizard, and garter snake hunting.
by M Wolverton
January 17th, 2012, 8:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New snake hunting gear: laser zapper!
Replies: 28
Views: 4828

Re: New snake hunting gear: laser zapper!

Don't use it on snot lizards, curls 'em up like bacon.
by M Wolverton
January 16th, 2012, 1:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Camouflage garb for herping?
Replies: 20
Views: 6707

Re: Camouflage garb for herping?

Like it or not, camouflage does make a big difference with birds and mammals, although being able to move slowly and quietly makes more difference. That is particularly true of herps. Wearing camouflage in the US is no big deal, but in some areas of the world it is looked upon less favorably for it...
by M Wolverton
December 30th, 2011, 5:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: introducing a king snake population...
Replies: 145
Views: 25389

Re: introducing a king snake population...

Said rattlesnake may not be a threat to you but who is to say of the next person that comes along? Or if the snake changes position while you are gone from behind the flowerpot to under your doorstep. The snake is only dangerous when you can't see it, and you can not kill it when you can not see it...
by M Wolverton
December 20th, 2011, 9:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pythons commonly attacked hunter-gatherers in Philippines
Replies: 14
Views: 2939

Re: Pythons commonly attacked hunter-gatherers in Philippine

Big pythons are an easy large amount of meat for hunter/gatherers, in some regions the python can be the largest food package. They don't require any special hunting equipment, chase, or any really labor intensive processing. They are far more the prey for humans than they are the predator. I also d...
by M Wolverton
December 20th, 2011, 9:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Handling venomous snakes
Replies: 101
Views: 25120

Re: Handling venomous snakes

If you think your quicker than a rattlesnake strike, your fooling yourself. The time it takes to process incoming visual stimuli, and then activate the motor cortex can run anywhere from 0.20 to 0.80 sec... a rattlesnake can strike, inject venom, and return to coiled position in 0.50 sec... so, goo...
by M Wolverton
November 24th, 2011, 12:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: British Columbia City Herping
Replies: 5
Views: 2439

Re: British Columbia City Herping

Good stuff! You don't get to see river otters around here too often.
by M Wolverton
November 20th, 2011, 1:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps (or other animals) found outside of range
Replies: 37
Views: 3330

Re: Herps (or other animals) found outside of range

I have found two desert nightsnakes outside of their known range.
by M Wolverton
November 17th, 2011, 3:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery snake....
Replies: 68
Views: 10599

Re: Mystery snake....

I've seen a lot of racers, and that is what that looks like to me.
by M Wolverton
November 13th, 2011, 5:12 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Eight states with every county filled in on NAHERP
Replies: 13
Views: 2572

Re: Seven states with every county filled in on NAHERP

I'll probably pick up the Garfield and Asotin Counties this spring (got a big project down there that will last from April through most of the summer). Ferry County is problematic because much of it is Indian reservation. But I make it up in that corner several times a year and might be able to pick...
by M Wolverton
November 12th, 2011, 6:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Breaking the Bet, Part 1: CA and AZ (DUW)
Replies: 34
Views: 5484

Re: Breaking the Bet, Part 1: CA and AZ (DUW)

Good Stuff...Ahhhh.. to be young and not tied down... :roll: :D I almost took that BNLL survey job... did they hate it when LL's were found? :lol: Was that a Carizzo Plains Oreganus ? might soon be it's own Ssp, from what I hear... :shock: Glad you won your bet... :crazyeyes: jim That photo could h...
by M Wolverton
November 12th, 2011, 8:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So I Was Shopping For A Free Range Turkey...
Replies: 16
Views: 1512

Re: So I Was Shopping For A Free Range Turkey...

I think sliders and others are farmed for this purpose.
by M Wolverton
November 12th, 2011, 7:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Breaking the Bet, Part 1: CA and AZ (DUW)
Replies: 34
Views: 5484

Re: Breaking the Bet, Part 1: CA and AZ (DUW)

Good Stuff...Ahhhh.. to be young and not tied down... :roll: :D I almost took that BNLL survey job... did they hate it when LL's were found? :lol: Was that a Carizzo Plains Oreganus ? might soon be it's own Ssp, from what I hear... :shock: Glad you won your bet... :crazyeyes: jim That photo could h...
by M Wolverton
October 31st, 2011, 1:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: An uncomfortable question
Replies: 66
Views: 5040

Re: An uncomfortable question

I don't own guns, but I do carry a baseball bat. I have no doubt that I could use it when necessary. The moment of violence is far less painful than thinking about it for the rest my life in regret. Dan It is illegal to shoot from, near, or across a publicly maintained road here in WA and likely mo...
by M Wolverton
October 27th, 2011, 5:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Name that snake...
Replies: 31
Views: 2919

Re: Name that snake...

Pantherophis lechis.
by M Wolverton
October 24th, 2011, 8:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Super Brave Gecko
Replies: 27
Views: 2772

Re: Super Brave Gecko

The snake did not bite either one that we saw. However, the snake was clearly constricting the one, and that slow tail waiving is something tokays do when they are defensive, like when you grab them.

The other gecko was clearly defensive- mouth gaping.
by M Wolverton
October 24th, 2011, 4:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Should British Columbia be covered in the Northwest Chapter?
Replies: 5
Views: 1994

Re: Should British Columbia be covered in the Northwest Chap

I don't see any reason why not. We've had a few folks from B.C. posting in this forum in the past.
by M Wolverton
October 24th, 2011, 10:10 am
Forum: News
Topic: Anyone know this guy?
Replies: 73
Views: 17559

Re: Anyone know this guy?

squinn wrote:How does UPS, FEDEX or whoever is doing the mail order thing nowadays able to travel through this state?
Interstate commerce.
by M Wolverton
October 24th, 2011, 9:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Super Brave Gecko
Replies: 27
Views: 2772

Re: Super Brave Gecko

It's a cool video, but that gecko likely kicked the bucket after a few minutes anyway. Those Chrysopelea are rear-fanged.
by M Wolverton
October 20th, 2011, 7:54 am
Forum: News
Topic: Anyone know this guy?
Replies: 73
Views: 17559

Re: Anyone know this guy?

Since this keeps coming up, can someone point out where any rights of this guy's were violtaed? Because I don't see it. I just hear a bunch of folks coming out of the woodwork with lots of idealist/righteous bellyaching. Well, the article states that he refused a search of his vehicle. This is wher...
by M Wolverton
October 19th, 2011, 3:24 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Opinions on Swamp Brothers
Replies: 14
Views: 5664

Re: Opinions on Swamp Brothers

It's just a TV show. If anyone has ever expected actual educational programming on Discovery, Animal Planet, or NatGeo, they aren't just barking up the wrong tree, they aren't even in the right woods. If someone is such a knucklehead as to actually take these shows as a serious source of info about ...
by M Wolverton
October 19th, 2011, 3:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Anyone know this guy?
Replies: 73
Views: 17559

Re: Anyone know this guy?

I knew attitude was involved. I've yet to meet an LEA that just wasn't doing his job. I know I've been lucky. GA... all nonvenomous... Coachwhips, southern hognoses (which are listed here), corns, pines, kings and a rosy boa. Here's the link to the Atlanta Journal Constitution version of what went ...
by M Wolverton
October 18th, 2011, 12:53 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Gone to work for a couple weeks...
Replies: 253
Views: 41551

Re: Gone to work for a couple weeks...

Yes, I, for one, really like it. Very crisp and clear. Nice work, Taylor :thumb: In terms of milestones for species and counties (or county records), I'll let others weigh in. I really don't know what would make sense here. Before we forget: Let's also think about more meaningful, i.e., herping-rel...
by M Wolverton
October 17th, 2011, 11:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Official Rock Creek/Columbia Gorge Trip
Replies: 60
Views: 12937

Re: Official Rock Creek/Columbia Gorge Trip

I put everything I found or took photos of in the database.
by M Wolverton
October 15th, 2011, 10:42 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)
Replies: 612
Views: 505496

Re: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)

Mike Pingleton wrote:with beers.
And rakes.
by M Wolverton
October 12th, 2011, 10:36 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Corrections to Bartlett and Bartlett
Replies: 11
Views: 2035

Re: Corrections to Bartlett and Bartlett

In mine the San Diego gopher snake looks unusual compared to the few that I have seen and looks more like a Great Basin gopher from the CA/NV desert. But I couldn't say it is definitely not a San Diego gopher snake. The Sonoran gopher snake looks typical of the subspecies and is a good example. The ...
by M Wolverton
October 9th, 2011, 11:59 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Corrections to Bartlett and Bartlett
Replies: 11
Views: 2035

Re: Corrections to Bartlett and Bartlett

I am not sure I am following you on what you mean by two of the gopher snake subspecies being mislabeled. I am not seeing any mislabeling.
by M Wolverton
October 8th, 2011, 12:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Data regarding snakes on the roads?
Replies: 24
Views: 2287

Re: Data regarding snakes on the roads?

I don't think it matters whether the road pizza is pancaked or not, you won't know where it was originally hit.

I think you'd be better off placing large and small snakes (maybe set-up DORs that are in good shape) on the shoulder and watch or use a game camera to record what drivers do.
by M Wolverton
October 8th, 2011, 12:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Data regarding snakes on the roads?
Replies: 24
Views: 2287

Re: Data regarding snakes on the roads?

I think most drivers simply never even recognize them. You can really tell this when you take a non-herper road crusing for the first time. They do not know what to look for at first and wonder how the heck you are seeing these animals.
by M Wolverton
October 1st, 2011, 8:35 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Corrections to Bartlett and Bartlett
Replies: 11
Views: 2035

Re: Corrections to Bartlett and Bartlett

Try posting it in the main FHF forum.
by M Wolverton
October 1st, 2011, 6:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: username origination-per request
Replies: 121
Views: 8608

Re: username origination-per request

Ten Bears wrote:
M Wolverton wrote:"Every Spring the trees are filled with underwear, and every Halloween the toilets explode."
You resemble the friend of the Grey Rider that betrayed his brothers, but I see that is not you. You may go in peace.
LOL.
by M Wolverton
October 1st, 2011, 6:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why do you herp?
Replies: 24
Views: 2396

Re: Why do you herp?

I did it all for the nookie.
by M Wolverton
September 28th, 2011, 7:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: username origination-per request
Replies: 121
Views: 8608

Re: username origination-per request

"Every Spring the trees are filled with underwear, and every Halloween the toilets explode."
by M Wolverton
September 25th, 2011, 6:27 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: "Newbie" To the forum-Yes, "Newbie" to Field Herping-No
Replies: 88
Views: 20926

Re: "Newbie" To the forum-Yes, "Newbie" to Field Herping-No

Hense forth, I shall hereby be known as The Dicamptodon Douchecanoe.
by M Wolverton
September 25th, 2011, 2:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Last few wetlands for the last day of summer
Replies: 4
Views: 2120

Re: Last few wetlands for the last day of summer

:thumb:

Good numbers for the database there. Too bad about the invasives.
by M Wolverton
September 25th, 2011, 1:45 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)
Replies: 612
Views: 505496

Re: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)

I'd just like to point out that I think they should be printed in Engrish for great justice. We do not want to cause human creature or blame damage. You know what you doing.
by M Wolverton
September 21st, 2011, 11:27 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Too Close For Comfort
Replies: 94
Views: 25473

Re: Too Close For Comfort

Maybe consider getting tongs, coyotes will jump right off a hook.
by M Wolverton
September 18th, 2011, 1:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: An Introduction
Replies: 12
Views: 3009

Re: An Introduction

:thumb:

Really good photos, welcome to the forum.
by M Wolverton
September 1st, 2011, 9:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rana catesbeiana - Invasive Appreciation Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 2205

Re: Rana catesbeiana - Invasive Appreciation Thread

:lol:

I can't imagine how loud that has to be inside of a house.
by M Wolverton
August 29th, 2011, 5:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pacific NW trip - 7/28-8/13
Replies: 11
Views: 3674

Re: Pacific NW trip - 7/28-8/13

Great photos. You did great, this is kind of an off year up here.
by M Wolverton
August 25th, 2011, 1:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another meantime offering: links
Replies: 6
Views: 820

Re: Another meantime offering: links

Great photos. Good to see you posting again.
by M Wolverton
August 22nd, 2011, 10:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post your setup
Replies: 15
Views: 2204

Re: Post your setup

There is no small point and shoot that will consistently yield photos like some of the people here post. If you want to compete you need to know photography first and you need a good camera and accessories. It will be expensive and a lot to carry around- it isn't going to fit in your pocket. The nic...
by M Wolverton
August 21st, 2011, 10:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Data Collection Trip Highlights
Replies: 7
Views: 2160

Re: Data Collection Trip Highlights

The Bartlett field guide has good morphological descriptions of all the western ring-necked snakes. There are overlapping traits among them. But if you were in west-central Oregon it is a slam dunk identification unless the animal has some traits that can be used to make a compelling case otherwise....