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by monklet
June 12th, 2014, 7:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: An interesting story
Replies: 13
Views: 2466

Re: An interesting story

Steve Bledsoe wrote:where you find your lifers! :roll:
There is in birding. For instance, "ship assisted" or a reasonable presumption of, nullifies a record. It comes more than you'd think.
by monklet
June 11th, 2014, 1:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: An interesting story
Replies: 13
Views: 2466

Re: An interesting story

Now THAT is interesting :shock:
by monklet
May 25th, 2014, 9:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herper and a fan of Heavy Metal Music? Check it....
Replies: 39
Views: 7320

Re: Herper and a fan of Heavy Metal Music? Check it....

Mark, just listened to Meshuggah's "Break those bones...". Can't understand the lyrics but sounds like a teenager having a tantrum cuz his mother asked him to clean up his room. :lol: To him I say, get over it. Seriously though, I can't help laughing when I see that ...like, what is he so pissed ab...
by monklet
May 24th, 2014, 10:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Needing help
Replies: 28
Views: 5784

Re: Needing help

I found what I think was a DOR M. lateralis toward the top of 9 Mile a few years back. I know the difference but have to admit I was not aware that it would be unexpected and so may been too casual in my ID. I believe I told Will about it and he was naturally skeptical.
by monklet
May 24th, 2014, 8:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herper and a fan of Heavy Metal Music? Check it....
Replies: 39
Views: 7320

Re: Herper and a fan of Heavy Metal Music? Check it....

Pretty awesome guitar and drums ...kept looking for a bassist. Fred's a pretty busy guitarist! :shock: What's up with that little tab on the neck? Does that sympathetically play the high strings or something like that? ...and what's an EZ-Flow Elbow, and why does Bruce Willis have one? Now, what's u...
by monklet
May 23rd, 2014, 7:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herper and a fan of Heavy Metal Music? Check it....
Replies: 39
Views: 7320

Re: Herper and a fan of Heavy Metal Music? Check it....

Thanks guys, I just might learn something;) but too late in my day now to attempt to digest and respond. There's lots to chew on this bone. Mark, I'll listen to that later when I have a better attention span. BTW, I've always had a respect for your rational discussion. Disclaimer: I have not followe...
by monklet
May 23rd, 2014, 5:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herper and a fan of Heavy Metal Music? Check it....
Replies: 39
Views: 7320

Re: Herper and a fan of Heavy Metal Music? Check it....

I've edited out the insensitive portion of my initial comment in respect for Scott's thread, and to Scott I do apologize, my characterization of Heavy Metal was flippant, insulting and unnecessary.
by monklet
May 23rd, 2014, 5:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herper and a fan of Heavy Metal Music? Check it....
Replies: 39
Views: 7320

Re: Herper and a fan of Heavy Metal Music? Check it....

Agreed, that was unfair. I sincerely apologize. But, why all the rage in so much of the heavy metal vocals and lyrics? Not my style of music regardless of sentiments, although I'm impressed by the extremely agile musicianship ...There's plenty of great stuff out there that rips, without promoting an...
by monklet
May 22nd, 2014, 7:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: LA TX NM AZ CA NV - roadtrip 2014
Replies: 19
Views: 4691

Re: LA TX NM AZ CA NV - roadtrip 2014

Congrats on a great trip and thanks for all the nice images! :beer:
by monklet
May 2nd, 2014, 7:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Highest species count?
Replies: 21
Views: 4012

Re: Highest species count?

Nothin's worse than spoiling a good mood, have at it :thumb:
by monklet
May 2nd, 2014, 6:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Highest species count?
Replies: 21
Views: 4012

Re: Highest species count?

For snake's sake, can't we keep this serious?
by monklet
May 2nd, 2014, 10:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Highest species count?
Replies: 21
Views: 4012

Re: Highest species count?

Impressive stuff ... :beer:
by monklet
May 2nd, 2014, 8:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Highest species count?
Replies: 21
Views: 4012

Re: Highest species count?

Cool! Thx Owen :thumb:

Hubbs, Will, what full species DON'T you guys have?
by monklet
May 2nd, 2014, 7:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Highest species count?
Replies: 21
Views: 4012

Re: Highest species count?

Don knows :) ...it would probably look something like this but of course I don't know the DB schema/table/field names, so just a good guess. SELECT U.name, COUNT(DISTINCT R.species_id) AS count_species FROM users AS U JOIN records AS R ON U.id = R.user_id GROUP BY U.id ORDER BY count_species DESC, U...
by monklet
May 2nd, 2014, 7:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Highest species count?
Replies: 21
Views: 4012

Highest species count?

Who's got the highest species (subs don't count) count in DB for CA? ...not me that's for sure. :oops: It would be fun to see some personal numbers from the real herpers out there. It'd also be fun to seen what's left for those who have almost everything. County bests would be fun too. ...or have we...
by monklet
May 1st, 2014, 7:16 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Some coastal migrants from Texas - photo dump!
Replies: 9
Views: 4193

Re: Some coastal migrants from Texas - photo dump!

Really like the Brown Thasher image, very atypical for angle for a bird photo, great habitat and pose ....sure would like to get one in my home county. They're a pretty high-end vagrant in California but it's certainly possible.
by monklet
April 30th, 2014, 10:11 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thread..
Replies: 212
Views: 170793

Re: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thre

These two of Leopard Lizards were dukin' it out in the middle of a dirt road. Didn't even have to leave my truck:)
Image
by monklet
April 28th, 2014, 7:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Skink vs. Snake
Replies: 12
Views: 3643

Re: Skink vs. Snake

Mine sure didn't look weak to me.
by monklet
April 28th, 2014, 12:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Skink vs. Snake
Replies: 12
Views: 3643

Re: Skink vs. Snake

Is it a ring-less regalis Steve? How big is it?

I had a lyre that appeared to very strongly apply constriction to mice within perfect coils. I have little doubt that it was such.
by monklet
April 28th, 2014, 7:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A non herpers find in Las Cruces New Mexico.
Replies: 6
Views: 1908

Re: A non herpers find in Las Cruces New Mexico.

Stunning sockhead!
by monklet
April 28th, 2014, 7:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Skink vs. Snake
Replies: 12
Views: 3643

Re: Skink vs. Snake

Never thought of Ring-necked as constrictors but surely appears the case here.
by monklet
April 25th, 2014, 6:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Unfortunate DOR
Replies: 23
Views: 4833

Re: Unfortunate DOR

by monklet
April 23rd, 2014, 8:40 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Slide scanner recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 5787

Re: Slide scanner recommendations

Forgot to ask, is that milk, or whatever it is, wild?
by monklet
April 23rd, 2014, 8:33 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Slide scanner recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 5787

Re: Slide scanner recommendations

Lovely stuff! I do have many which scanned nicely and true to original. I suspect it has more to do with the degree of warpage on any particular slide combined with contrast. ...or, the scanner was defective.
by monklet
April 23rd, 2014, 2:01 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Scientists name world's 100 most unusual and endangered bird
Replies: 13
Views: 5079

Re: Scientists name world's 100 most unusual and endangered

That's amazing ...do you like travel 365 days a year? Must be nice :)
by monklet
April 23rd, 2014, 11:43 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Slide scanner recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 5787

Re: Slide scanner recommendations

Friend of mine had a Coolscan but there is a lot of "fogging", espcecially on high contrast images. Not sure if that is normal for those. May have to do with the slide being somewhat warped, allowing light to scatter. Not all slides of similar contract etc. did this.In either case, pretty frustratin...
by monklet
April 23rd, 2014, 11:22 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Scientists name world's 100 most unusual and endangered bird
Replies: 13
Views: 5079

Re: Scientists name world's 100 most unusual and endangered

Got one, California Condor on an old yard list. Complete with wing-tags, but hey, still a condor:)
by monklet
April 18th, 2014, 8:20 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thread..
Replies: 212
Views: 170793

Re: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thre

This is one heck of a great thread/theme. :beer: to all!

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Western Pond Turtles
by monklet
April 15th, 2014, 10:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rainbow Snake
Replies: 8
Views: 2993

Re: Rainbow Snake

Congrats! :beer: :beer: :beer:
by monklet
April 11th, 2014, 7:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: WPTs
Replies: 17
Views: 3603

Re: WPTs

Awesome ...how do you guys get so close?
by monklet
April 10th, 2014, 7:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: WPTs
Replies: 17
Views: 3603

Re: WPTs

Yep, really funny video!

Like this one best.
Image

Thanks for posting those. Everyone is else welcome to post as well. :D
by monklet
April 5th, 2014, 7:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: WPTs
Replies: 17
Views: 3603

Re: WPTs

The large female on left has a notch on back right Scute.I just zoomed in on photo. That's a good id mark to track this turtle. Do you have pictures from past five years? The other one is a sub adult male. Those two are regulars in a little tributary to Lake Casitas and even have names apparently, ...
by monklet
April 3rd, 2014, 7:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: WPTs
Replies: 17
Views: 3603

Re: WPTs

Thanks guys, it was a real pain trying to get those two to pose just right.
by monklet
March 29th, 2014, 10:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: WPTs
Replies: 17
Views: 3603

WPTs

Finally got a really nice photo op...Yay! :)

Image

Near Lake Casitas in Ventura Co.
by monklet
March 25th, 2014, 12:50 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Global warming effecting Amphibians (true or false)
Replies: 189
Views: 116912

Re: Global warming effecting Amphibians (true or false)

I find the following to be somewhat profound given the source (I guess even Exxon Mobil is in cahoots with Obama, who apparently fabricated global climate change in the first place, according to the OP anyway). Keeping in mind the central importance of energy to economies of the world, ExxonMobil be...
by monklet
March 25th, 2014, 9:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NM, AZ, FL, NC, CA, & TX - Shuffled
Replies: 58
Views: 24919

Re: NM, AZ, FL, NC, CA, & TX - Shuffled

Five Star post :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
by monklet
March 23rd, 2014, 7:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Couldn't let Hubbs beat me to it...
Replies: 12
Views: 2097

Re: Couldn't let Hubbs beat me to it...

Gotta add one more hearty congratulations to that mix. Right on Jim! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
by monklet
March 18th, 2014, 7:29 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: From the Grand Canyon
Replies: 2
Views: 2259

Re: From the Grand Canyon

chrish wrote:I find bluebirds tough to photograph.
Mealworms :)
by monklet
March 17th, 2014, 2:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: King Snakes in California
Replies: 27
Views: 4593

Re: King Snakes in California

Now THAT was an exemplary response Mr. Hubbs :thumb: :D ...and I bought a whole bag of popcorn for nothing :cry:
by monklet
March 14th, 2014, 3:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lizard Id?
Replies: 4
Views: 1598

Lizard Id?

A friend took this pic and given where it was I'm a little perplexed (or just not good with lizards). I won't mention the locale yet until some guesses come in.

Image
by monklet
March 4th, 2014, 4:13 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thread..
Replies: 212
Views: 170793

Re: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thre

chrish wrote:Wow! :shock:
Thx Chris ...that's what I said and I'm a hardcore Pituophis afficianado :) I've only been to that locale once but aim to go back if the area ever gets rain. I'd love to know if that is typical of that area from anyone who goes there, but it's pretty remote. PM if interested.
by monklet
March 4th, 2014, 1:01 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thread..
Replies: 212
Views: 170793

Re: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thre

Haven't really got a lot of honest in situs and this isn't a super image but it came to mind with the theme and it was one heck of a pretty Great Basin Gophersnake. I think it's a gravid female soaking up some morning heat on a 90F trail. http://serpentrack.com/herps/trips/2011/images/051211/great_b...
by monklet
March 4th, 2014, 8:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: High White western fence lizard
Replies: 8
Views: 1272

Re: High White western fence lizard

Owen wrote:I think you should name him 'Patches'. :mrgreen:
I tear up just thinking about it :cry:
by monklet
February 28th, 2014, 8:42 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Damsels in distress
Replies: 6
Views: 9730

Re: Damsels in distress

A lotta peeps here gonna dig on that! Thx Gerry :thumb: ...good call on posting that.
by monklet
February 22nd, 2014, 10:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Blind Snakes and Screech Owls?
Replies: 29
Views: 7153

Re: Blind Snakes and Screech Owls?

Good point. I think you're right in the case of no suffering and I was aware of that and don't know why I said that :crazyeyes: ...too early in the morning I thinketh. Of course, there'd be no basis for the relationship if the snake was not eating and thus enjoying a gain, albeit perhaps not as opti...
by monklet
February 22nd, 2014, 8:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Blind Snakes and Screech Owls?
Replies: 29
Views: 7153

Re: Blind Snakes and Screech Owls?

:shock: Thanks for posting. this is not just symbiosis. I don't get this ...seems a strong case for symbiotic mutualism. ...or, if it's determined that the blind snakes suffer or net no benefit, then a rather odd case of parasitism. The relationship between some ants and aphids seems very similar an...
by monklet
February 18th, 2014, 9:14 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Some local birds ...updated with new photos
Replies: 115
Views: 138015

Re: Some local birds

Nice trick shoving that stick up it's wazoo to get it to stand still ...but the third leg is a giveaway. :lol:
by monklet
February 17th, 2014, 10:09 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Some local birds ...updated with new photos
Replies: 115
Views: 138015

Re: Some local birds

Some really unique and beautiful :beer: shots in this ongoing series ...even see a special style emerging. Good job :thumb:
by monklet
February 14th, 2014, 9:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So how bad is this drought really?
Replies: 22
Views: 3438

Re: So how bad is this drought really?

Thanks Owen for putting that up! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
by monklet
February 11th, 2014, 9:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A big Burmese python in Everglades National Park.
Replies: 77
Views: 19531

Re: A big Burmese python in Everglades National Park.

Thx PAHotHand ...a five foot and a half WDB would be well worth a peek :)