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by M Wolverton
February 17th, 2014, 11:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake Myth?
Replies: 10
Views: 3453

Re: Rattlesnake Myth?

Most of the historically really severe rattlesnake bite cases were from large adults. They do not have to be very large or old to have the capacity to kill though, depending on the species.

Prompt medical treatment has saved a lot of people's hides, sometimes it isn't enough.
by M Wolverton
February 8th, 2014, 9:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NW Herp Gauntlet 2013 (Pic Heavy)
Replies: 11
Views: 3472

Re: NW Herp Gauntlet 2013 (Pic Heavy)

Nice!
by M Wolverton
January 29th, 2014, 9:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chapter Goals for 2014
Replies: 18
Views: 5038

Re: Chapter Goals for 2014

I'd like to see one of the trips located central to the NW region. Past trips have mostly been WA folks, I'd like to see it easier for OR folks and ID folks to attend.
by M Wolverton
January 21st, 2014, 7:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Take Mike's advice - now with instructions for use
Replies: 13
Views: 3450

Re: Take Mike's advice - now with instructions for use

Is it filled out in the field as Jonathan or jonathan? The reason I ask is that it won't let me add you as a member. I think it is case sensitive.
by M Wolverton
January 21st, 2014, 6:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Take Mike's advice - now with instructions for use
Replies: 13
Views: 3450

Re: Take Mike's advice - now with instructions for use

I think the biggest road block is these apps are made for two kinds of phones, and both are expensive. The new herpmapper thing Don made might be better and work with other phone types (I don't know). Jonathan, I need to get you signed on as a chapter member. Can you log into naherp.org, go to your ...
by M Wolverton
January 21st, 2014, 8:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Take Mike's advice - now with instructions for use
Replies: 13
Views: 3450

Re: Take Mike's advice - now with instructions for use

Another good thing about herping with a smart phone is that if you have good cell service where you are herping, you basically have Google Earth style aerial photo maps on your phone for navigation. At night you can see what kind of habitat you are driving through, ponds off the side of the road, et...
by M Wolverton
January 17th, 2014, 7:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: URGENT! PLEASE READ!!! Our future rests on it.
Replies: 48
Views: 9334

Re: URGENT! PLEASE READ!!! Our future rests on it.

sjfriend, you are added.
by M Wolverton
January 17th, 2014, 7:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: URGENT! PLEASE READ!!! Our future rests on it.
Replies: 48
Views: 9334

Re: URGENT! PLEASE READ!!! Our future rests on it.

Travis, you are already listed as a chapter member, so you are good to go. I sent PMs to a couple of other folks to get them added. Nate, if you are still around I should be able to add you if you want to be a member. Thanks a bunch for the help Fundad. Edit, Owen has been added. I am not seeing Jon...
by M Wolverton
January 16th, 2014, 1:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: URGENT! PLEASE READ!!! Our future rests on it.
Replies: 48
Views: 9334

Re: URGENT! PLEASE READ!!! Our future rests on it.

What I need is 2014 NW board members. Did the nominations get done? If so who are the officers. Need President Vice President At Large IB member (can be VP) Once we get that I will work on getting the president and VP administration rights on nafha.org to add members. Everyone please make sure your...
by M Wolverton
January 14th, 2014, 5:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: URGENT! PLEASE READ!!! Our future rests on it.
Replies: 48
Views: 9334

Re: URGENT! PLEASE READ!!! Our future rests on it.

sjfriend wrote:I would vote but not a member. Would like to be since it is my closest chapter.
Do you want to be a member of the NW chapter?
by M Wolverton
January 14th, 2014, 5:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: URGENT! PLEASE READ!!! Our future rests on it.
Replies: 48
Views: 9334

Re: URGENT! PLEASE READ!!! Our future rests on it.

Okay thanks.

So I need to get Travis added to the chapter, and Owen. Anyone else?
by M Wolverton
January 14th, 2014, 4:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: URGENT! PLEASE READ!!! Our future rests on it.
Replies: 48
Views: 9334

Re: URGENT! PLEASE READ!!! Our future rests on it.

Well, I guess we don't need a poll then. Now I guess I need to pay dues and figure how to add people to the chapter.
by M Wolverton
January 13th, 2014, 3:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: URGENT! PLEASE READ!!! Our future rests on it.
Replies: 48
Views: 9334

Re: URGENT! PLEASE READ!!! Our future rests on it.

I think we need a second from a chapter member and then we will post a poll if I understand things right. So I second the nomination. Owen, the current president should be able to get you signed on as a member. If not, the next president should. Any other nominations? We need to know who the current...
by M Wolverton
January 8th, 2014, 11:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: URGENT! PLEASE READ!!! Our future rests on it.
Replies: 48
Views: 9334

Re: URGENT! PLEASE READ!!! Our future rests on it.

Coming in here and busting on the members isn't going to help your cause.

After your last post I am considering washing my hands of the whole thing, what a load of bs.
by M Wolverton
January 8th, 2014, 10:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: URGENT! PLEASE READ!!! Our future rests on it.
Replies: 48
Views: 9334

Re: URGENT! PLEASE READ!!! Our future rests on it.

I really don't get the point of this whole part of NAFHA. But I'll do either one for the year.

Then we'll have to get just one more grand master in the snot lizard chapter of the frat.

I will not be wearing a costume or any funny hat.
by M Wolverton
January 5th, 2014, 11:44 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: If you guys want to keep your chapter we need nominations.
Replies: 63
Views: 21471

Re: If you guys want to keep your chapter we need nomination

thx for the info... so much about cell phones I don't know (not having one) would any 'smart' phone work... and how smart do they have to be? It was just an idea... which I think is what is needed and better than just folding the tent up :roll: the chapter could get by with as little as 2 officers,...
by M Wolverton
January 4th, 2014, 8:07 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: If you guys want to keep your chapter we need nominations.
Replies: 63
Views: 21471

Re: If you guys want to keep your chapter we need nomination

They are in every lake, pond, and sewer over in that area.

I used to live over there, but now I am 5 hours away. I go over there once or twice a year to visit family, I am usually road cruising at night if it is in the summer. The family units are mostly diurnal.
by M Wolverton
December 21st, 2013, 11:54 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: If you guys want to keep your chapter we need nominations.
Replies: 63
Views: 21471

Re: If you guys want to keep your chapter we need nomination

Don made them for iphones and androids. IIRC the app is free, you just search for naherp in the app store and download it. Basically you are creating the records on your phone as you herp. It doesn't have all the same fields, but anyone who wants to can go back and add more info later. GPS, date, an...
by M Wolverton
December 20th, 2013, 6:18 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: If you guys want to keep your chapter we need nominations.
Replies: 63
Views: 21471

Re: If you guys want to keep your chapter we need nomination

We should definitely do some WA group trips this spring.

As far as entering data, it's a snap with the smart phone app. No spending forever on the computer after herping, they are ready to sync to the database about 45 seconds after you find the herp and take the photo.
by M Wolverton
December 11th, 2013, 11:01 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: If you guys want to keep your chapter we need nominations.
Replies: 63
Views: 21471

Re: If you guys want to keep your chapter we need nomination

As far as I know, I have no access to the IB. There are only a few of us. Among us, interest is not high in this forum or the database. I doubt there were a dozen contributors to the database last year. Some of the more prolific database recorders don't ever post here. More of us herp and don't part...
by M Wolverton
December 1st, 2013, 10:21 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: If you guys want to keep your chapter we need nominations.
Replies: 63
Views: 21471

Re: If you guys want to keep your chapter we need nomination

My nomination would be to continue with last years, unless someone doing those jobs wants out of it.
by M Wolverton
October 24th, 2013, 4:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake protective gear, thoughts and opinions?
Replies: 64
Views: 17266

Re: Rattlesnake protective gear, thoughts and opinions?

I never had any use for tongs or tubes. There have only been a few times in a few places when I was glad to have boots.
by M Wolverton
October 2nd, 2013, 10:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My BEST September ever. (pic overload >120 shots)
Replies: 30
Views: 8470

Re: My BEST September ever. (pic overload >120 shots)

Busy month! Awesome!
by M Wolverton
September 28th, 2013, 6:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: We've lost another legend
Replies: 4
Views: 1281

Re: We've lost another legend

Not a single reply?

RIP Stebbins.
by M Wolverton
September 28th, 2013, 11:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snapping turtles in the Northwest?
Replies: 6
Views: 1887

Re: Snapping turtles in the Northwest?

Jeremiah and I found a red-eared slider freezing it's butt off in Rattlesnake Lake a number of years back.
by M Wolverton
September 20th, 2013, 5:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick Trip Through Kansas... (with Rattlesnake ID needed)
Replies: 7
Views: 3673

Re: Quick Trip Through Kansas... (with Rattlesnake ID needed

+1 on the 'sauga ID

Cool post.
by M Wolverton
September 19th, 2013, 9:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Central British Columbia - Quest for Crotalus
Replies: 10
Views: 2321

Re: South Central British Columbia - Quest for Crotalus

Great post! The sign is Salish.
by M Wolverton
September 18th, 2013, 8:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sherman County is in the database!
Replies: 4
Views: 1092

Re: Sherman County is in the database!

Yeah, Steve was absolutely instrumental in WA getting records for every county, also lots of new species for a lot of counties.
by M Wolverton
September 15th, 2013, 10:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: If herps could talk
Replies: 24
Views: 4398

Re: If herps could talk

WTF? http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/Windustsearch/summer04005.jpg I am strangely okay with this. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/Windustsearch/CostaRica039.jpg Here's one people can come up with captions for; http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/Windustsearch/CA06010.jpg Another; ht...
by M Wolverton
September 7th, 2013, 5:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: C. bottae in Adams Co. WA
Replies: 2
Views: 1178

Re: C. bottae in Adams Co. WA

I don't know of any records or anectodal evidence. I have found them within a few miles of the county line and consider it safe to say they are almost certainly there.
by M Wolverton
September 6th, 2013, 5:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snapping turtles in the Northwest?
Replies: 6
Views: 1887

Re: Snapping turtles in the Northwest?

Not sure if he still does or not, but the owner of The Bean farm used to yard a fair number out of Lake Washington, along with lots of other non-native species. I have also heard of them comming out of Green Lake (also at least two spectacled caimens).
by M Wolverton
September 2nd, 2013, 5:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Skull ID....
Replies: 16
Views: 4997

Re: Skull ID....

Well, I just looked at the deer skeleton I happen to have on my phone and several other photos I have and it doesn't match. It does look closer to bird or dillo.
by M Wolverton
September 1st, 2013, 7:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fake herp photography
Replies: 85
Views: 16894

Re: Fake herp photography

Although I didn't read through all the commentary, I fully agree that tricking people with posed animals is bad for the uniformed public and allows them to believe that it's true. That being said, I found this anole in its natural habitat in Wyoming, advertising for Joe's Mexican Shack. It was the ...
by M Wolverton
September 1st, 2013, 5:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Skull ID....
Replies: 16
Views: 4997

Re: Skull ID....

It's too big to be a bird or dillo. If it is 8-9-in it is dog size on up to deer.
by M Wolverton
September 1st, 2013, 10:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Skull ID....
Replies: 16
Views: 4997

Re: Skull ID....

It's a pelvis, maybe dog or coyote.
by M Wolverton
August 29th, 2013, 4:34 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: What extra fields should the mobile app ask for?
Replies: 21
Views: 7268

Re: What extra fields should the mobile app ask for?

psyon wrote:
M Wolverton wrote:My iphone app is still putting the time down two hours ahead of actual time. Any way I can fix this?
H.E.R.P. Mobile, or Mobile Mapper?
HERP mobile.
by M Wolverton
August 28th, 2013, 8:04 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: What extra fields should the mobile app ask for?
Replies: 21
Views: 7268

Re: What extra fields should the mobile app ask for?

My iphone app is still putting the time down two hours ahead of actual time. Any way I can fix this?
by M Wolverton
August 1st, 2013, 4:18 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Herping the Navajo/Hopi Rez Question.
Replies: 4
Views: 2670

Re: Herping the Navajo/Hopi Rez Question.

My suggestion is that you get permission before you go herping on any reservation.
by M Wolverton
July 29th, 2013, 9:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Speckled racers?
Replies: 9
Views: 2700

Re: Speckled racers?

I found a road pizza one in Costa Rica once. It was easy to approach and would have been easy to photograph, had I been inclined.
by M Wolverton
July 26th, 2013, 3:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Traveling with snake hooks and other gear?
Replies: 30
Views: 9159

Re: Traveling with snake hooks and other gear?

If you get selected for hand search, be sure to tell the guy to really bear down on the beanbag area. If he hesitates, tell him his mom grips it like she's trying to extract nectar from a stone and he should do the same. Call the stewardess an air waitress. After she warms up to you, change it to ai...
by M Wolverton
July 24th, 2013, 9:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Traveling with snake hooks and other gear?
Replies: 30
Views: 9159

Re: Traveling with snake hooks and other gear?

You could find a long cardboard box (similar to a fishing pole tube) and/or ship it to your destination and pick it up when you get there.
by M Wolverton
July 23rd, 2013, 1:11 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: What extra fields should the mobile app ask for?
Replies: 21
Views: 7268

Re: What extra fields should the mobile app ask for?

On the iphone app it shows the elevation during the GPS process, but does not synch it to the database, it would be cool if it did. An option to add the temp would be great too.
by M Wolverton
July 22nd, 2013, 7:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Constantly Dreaming About Snakes
Replies: 18
Views: 3670

Re: Constantly Dreaming About Snakes

The other day I was half way through my morning cup of coffee when I had to hit the bathroom running to honk out a dirt snake. It was almost dream like. The toilet has still not fully recovered.
by M Wolverton
July 20th, 2013, 7:50 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Aussie elapids
Replies: 24
Views: 10672

Re: Aussie elapids

The toxicity of Collett's snake venom is about the same as the red-bellied black snake.

I have seen Collett's snakes for sale in the US before, but it has been many years and I don't really look at what is available any more.
by M Wolverton
July 15th, 2013, 9:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Washington County
Replies: 3
Views: 1350

Re: Washington County

They've also been moving on the roads at night. I recorded one in Kittitas Co. WA on the 6th.
by M Wolverton
July 7th, 2013, 3:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tanning Roadkill Skins
Replies: 26
Views: 8149

Re: Tanning Roadkill Skins

I've skinned a bunch of them. Might as well if they are already DOR.

I can't add much to what has already been added as for methods. I don't stretch them, it messes up the pattern. I no longer use borax or other drying agent, they dry by themselves fine.
by M Wolverton
June 22nd, 2013, 9:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Highlights from Washington and a little bit of Oregon
Replies: 22
Views: 5455

Re: Spring Highlights from Washington and a little bit of Or

Good additional pics. I didn't know that area of the Columbia (with the dunes) was open to the public.
by M Wolverton
June 22nd, 2013, 12:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Helping a visitor complete quite the herping feat
Replies: 13
Views: 3068

Re: Helping a visitor complete quite the herping feat

That's great. Heck of a goal to complete.
by M Wolverton
June 22nd, 2013, 12:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Highlights from Washington and a little bit of Oregon
Replies: 22
Views: 5455

Re: Spring Highlights from Washington and a little bit of Or

Good stuff, likes like you guys found quite a bit.