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by klawnskale
August 29th, 2014, 5:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arroyo Toad Site Torn Up by Off-Road Vehicles
Replies: 45
Views: 11573

Re: Arroyo Toad Site Torn Up by Off-Road Vehicles

Robert: I hate to say it, but you are going about this with a very naive idealistic approach. The only one who can really write citations out on these guys are the Law Enforcement Rangers for BLM. This is what Ed Patrovsky used to do. He lives in Apple Valley. He knows that creek very well. He still...
by klawnskale
August 29th, 2014, 12:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps in the Home
Replies: 14
Views: 4259

Re: Herps in the Home

I live in a guest house situated in someone's backyard and I have gotten visitations from Southern Alligator Lizards. I frequently get field crickets in my house and the lizards sometimes end up chasing them indoors. One alligator lizard got stuck in a glue trap which I managed to free it from with ...
by klawnskale
August 29th, 2014, 7:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arroyo Toad Site Torn Up by Off-Road Vehicles
Replies: 45
Views: 11573

Re: Arroyo Toad Site Torn Up by Off-Road Vehicles

Are there any visible signs posted in the area which indicate that OHV use is prohibited or restricted in the area you were in? If not, then it is probably open for OHV use.. Even posted signs sometimes don't discourage illegal activity from offroaders. This is an ongoing issue in California's deser...
by klawnskale
August 28th, 2014, 5:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: This Guy Needs To Be Stopped...
Replies: 7
Views: 2143

Re: This Guy Needs To Be Stopped...

Brian: there are no such loopholes within the state of California. Both species of snapping turtle are prohibited inl the pet trade here.
by klawnskale
August 28th, 2014, 11:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: This Guy Needs To Be Stopped...
Replies: 7
Views: 2143

Re: This Guy Needs To Be Stopped...

Yeah, well here is another post probably from the same moron with a sense of entitlemnent. Alligator Snappers no less...Fish and Wildlife, are you lurking?


http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/pe ... 52558.html
by klawnskale
August 26th, 2014, 5:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Can snakes control disease?
Replies: 10
Views: 5077

Re: Can snakes control disease?

Check this out for starters. Does this help?


http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1 ... lCode=fron
by klawnskale
August 24th, 2014, 8:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: This Guy Needs To Be Stopped...
Replies: 7
Views: 2143

This Guy Needs To Be Stopped...

And I hope Fish and Wildlife is lurking on this Forum...

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/pe ... 18721.html
by klawnskale
August 22nd, 2014, 11:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California Herping Trip Link
Replies: 34
Views: 6970

Re: California Herping Trip Link

When you travel thousands of miles to search and view wildlife that is not indigenous to your own region, any species you find would be considered novel and exotic. Quantities and being ubiquitous to resident herpers would be considered moot points in the case to herpers from other countries visitin...
by klawnskale
July 22nd, 2014, 8:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP
Replies: 66
Views: 16642

Re: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP

Seriously, volunteers just tried on their own to relocate an endangered species?[/quote] Yup. The problem is some of this restoration going on is not being supervised under the auspices of a formally trained ecologist/biologist who has certification with the State. Being a science teacher/naturalist...
by klawnskale
July 20th, 2014, 7:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP
Replies: 66
Views: 16642

Re: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP

I just noticed that Martin Byhower is doing restoration work at Lake Machado the second Saturday of each month from 9:00AM-12:00PM. It might be worthwhile for some of the South Coast CA NAFHA members who are interested to join up in the work. Go in armed with lots of educational material from solid ...
by klawnskale
July 19th, 2014, 11:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's It Like Being A DTRNA Naturalist?
Replies: 17
Views: 4827

Re: What's It Like Being A DTRNA Naturalist?

Kelly Mc wrote:Omar my Marginated is going to have a more interesting day today :)
:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
by klawnskale
July 19th, 2014, 10:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP
Replies: 66
Views: 16642

Re: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP

Just make sure Hubbs doesn't take the initiative and contact Byhower before you do and start chewing his ear off with his tactless rhetoric. Then you can kiss any hope of cooperation good bye.
by klawnskale
July 19th, 2014, 9:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP
Replies: 66
Views: 16642

Re: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP

Thanks for letting me state my point, as a resident of that area and someone who loves herps and wants to see the kids of that depressed area always have access to them.. Please let me know if there is still anything I can Do to help the snakes I love.. Sincerely, Daniel Lawrence[/quote] Danny: Whil...
by klawnskale
July 19th, 2014, 8:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Odd Request But I Thought I Would Try...
Replies: 8
Views: 2080

Re: Odd Request But I Thought I Would Try...

Hubbs does not like the taste of his own medicine.
by klawnskale
July 19th, 2014, 8:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's It Like Being A DTRNA Naturalist?
Replies: 17
Views: 4827

Re: What's It Like Being A DTRNA Naturalist?

I just always felt it was a shame that you and others in your position can't 'judiciously' share all the cool stuff you get to see. It is nice to see you sharing what you can... :)[/quote] This remark is so tellingly inane. It's all cool so far as I am concerned. I think there are enough posters on ...
by klawnskale
July 19th, 2014, 7:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's It Like Being A DTRNA Naturalist?
Replies: 17
Views: 4827

Re: What's It Like Being A DTRNA Naturalist?

Besides a cultivation of food manipulative skills from experience, I even think in captive situ, even many "out door pens' there is an impetus for stimuli, that without the diversity and terrain details of life in the wild, feeding and food is one of the few opportunities there is in the limited di...
by klawnskale
July 18th, 2014, 10:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's It Like Being A DTRNA Naturalist?
Replies: 17
Views: 4827

Re: What's It Like Being A DTRNA Naturalist?

Hanna... why are the people you work for generally so Stingy with their data? I notice this a lot with Field assistants who work for State/Fed agencies? What is the purpose of this remark and how does it relate to this post? What it basically comes down to is this: NAFHA is an inconsistent resource...
by klawnskale
July 18th, 2014, 7:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Odd Request But I Thought I Would Try...
Replies: 8
Views: 2080

Re: Odd Request But I Thought I Would Try...

That's just fine, Hubbs. My friend who is a raptor rehabber has a hungry red tailed hawk with a broken wing that would love your Florida King. In terms of replies I don't expect anything more from a 60 year old so called man with the emotional maturity of a 12 year old who thinks every wild kingsnak...
by klawnskale
July 17th, 2014, 5:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP
Replies: 66
Views: 16642

Re: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP

Prove I'm wrong. You had a chance when I was working at the DTRNA. You never showed up. I would have been convinced then if I saw.
by klawnskale
July 17th, 2014, 3:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP
Replies: 66
Views: 16642

Re: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP

Actually, they weren't my boards...but I know who put them there. The only boards I ever had anything to do with burned up in a fire started by homeless people. The only reason I am concerned and the reason the people who put the boards there are concerned, is because that is a small, isolated popu...
by klawnskale
July 17th, 2014, 2:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Odd Request But I Thought I Would Try...
Replies: 8
Views: 2080

Odd Request But I Thought I Would Try...

Hi Arizona People: There is a possibility that I maybe working for a month starting in August at the Petrified Forest National Park helping the staff there organize a small Park Bioblitz. If hired of course, I will be reaching out to the NAFHA members for voluntary participation for the National Par...
by klawnskale
July 17th, 2014, 12:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP
Replies: 66
Views: 16642

Re: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP

You're a brave man Jonathan... As for the cleanup...it is true they are screwing up some of the screwed up habitat that the kings inhabit, but I hope they get rid of all the homeless people too. A lot of them took our boards to make houses out of...damn lazy drug addicts...don't get me started on t...
by klawnskale
July 17th, 2014, 11:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another Great DATA Request from USGS and Partners.Now Voting
Replies: 15
Views: 2587

Re: Another Great DATA Request from USGS and Partners.

I want to know why they don't build the damn solar farms on dry lake beds...? They wouldn't impact anything on those...especially if they placed them 4 feet above ground (just in case the lake ever did get water in it). $$$$$ $$$$$ This is the "password" to success...$$$$ Because that makes sense, ...
by klawnskale
July 17th, 2014, 10:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Petition to List P. mcallii as Endangered
Replies: 21
Views: 5904

Re: Petition to List P. mcallii as Endangered

it would probably be more effective to protect what remaining habitat that still exists, which in turn would benefit other species at the same time. Obviously protecting the species and not the habitat is an exercise in futility.[/quote] This is especially germane right now because several wind ener...
by klawnskale
July 17th, 2014, 8:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Bangladesh Sundarbans
Replies: 12
Views: 7841

Re: The Bangladesh Sundarbans

Wow! What a diverse list of species! Love the vine snakes (used to keep A. prasina) and the freshwater dolphin.
by klawnskale
July 17th, 2014, 7:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's It Like Being A DTRNA Naturalist?
Replies: 17
Views: 4827

Re: What's It Like Being A DTRNA Naturalist?

Thanks for the comments guys! Geqqo (Dan): Thank you for the beetle ID. I was told by my friends about the comparison with Edward Abbey; He too was guilty of anthropomorphizing resident native animals. I did not mention the bird life in my post, but the Preserve is a wonderful site for birding and t...
by klawnskale
July 16th, 2014, 5:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's It Like Being A DTRNA Naturalist?
Replies: 17
Views: 4827

What's It Like Being A DTRNA Naturalist?

For the past two Spring Seasons I have served as the onsite naturalist at he Desert Tortoise Research Natural Area in Kern County, California. I really enjoyed living in a protected area of the Mojave Desert and being immersed 24/7 in its beauty and natural history. The major drawback was having to ...
by klawnskale
July 16th, 2014, 10:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP
Replies: 66
Views: 16642

Re: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP

As far as the kingsnakes...difficult to disagree that the stuff they're tearing into is kingsnake habitat. Since Brian left open the question of whether they'd survive the process or not...I don't see why he deserved to be mocked. I doubt the average respected trained ecologist on wetlands delineati...
by klawnskale
July 16th, 2014, 8:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP
Replies: 66
Views: 16642

Re: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP

It will be a good project for the reasons Jonathon listed, but they are also destroying a lot of kingsnake habitat at the same time. It will be interesting to see if the snakes survive the "improvements" :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol: The well researched assessment of Brian Hubbs; respected trained ecolo...
by klawnskale
July 14th, 2014, 1:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Looks Like The Mojave Desert Tortoise Has Some Company
Replies: 6
Views: 1791

Re: Looks Like The Mojave Desert Tortoise Has Some Company

My response is not disputing Mr. Bledsoe's opinion. If I did, then I would not have cited the examples I made which were related to each of the species listed. I just wanted to make it clear to readers that "State" designation is not necessarily insurance from extirpation. It is more of a public pop...
by klawnskale
July 13th, 2014, 2:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP
Replies: 66
Views: 16642

Re: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP

Yeah - they started that awhile ago and I think it's a 3 year project. That lake was perhaps the most disgusting body of water I have ever witnessed in my life - and THAT is coming from someone who spent his whole life seeing the filthiest bodies of water in the New Jersey/Philadelphia area. Machado...
by klawnskale
July 13th, 2014, 10:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP
Replies: 66
Views: 16642

Re: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP

It'd be cool if someone is able to document a king there eating a water snake.[/quote] Haven't witnessed predation from other snakes, but I did witness a red tailed hawk grab and fly off with a big plump female Nerodia in the ludwigia (yellow primrose) next to the shoreline while I was about to land...
by klawnskale
July 13th, 2014, 7:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP
Replies: 66
Views: 16642

Re: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP

Do any chorus frogs breed in the surrounding marsh? I swore that I had heard/seen them once upon a time, but I never was able to verify it in my repeated trips back. During all the times I worked there i never heard chorus frogs. It is hard to imagine that species could survive the bullfrog populati...
by klawnskale
July 12th, 2014, 9:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP
Replies: 66
Views: 16642

Re: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP

. I wonder if the giant garters will eat bullfrogs...? Hanna? In answer to your question yes they do; especially the tadpoles. And in turn, bullfrogs will consume gigas The lead field technician caught one in a minnow trap that regurgitated a carp that was just about as long as the snake. It was a s...
by klawnskale
July 12th, 2014, 7:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP
Replies: 66
Views: 16642

Re: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP

How do you know this for sure, Hubbs? I am aware that captive RES can be fed cooked chicken eggs, so why wouldn't they consume WPT eggs or hatchlings if they came upon them? RES are highly opportunistic with their choice of foods. Other species of aquatic turtles have been known to raid waterfowl ne...
by klawnskale
July 11th, 2014, 9:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP
Replies: 66
Views: 16642

Re: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP

Places like Lake Machado have probably been void of pond turtles for decades,

Lake Machado has been devoid of anything native for decades in terms of fauna. In this instance, I was referring to Lake Machado as a popular repository for fangsheng turtles; not the presence/absence of Western Ponds.
by klawnskale
July 11th, 2014, 7:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP
Replies: 66
Views: 16642

Re: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP

Hey Hubbs: Have you noticed that the WPT populations are more substantial in numbers in Northern California than in Southern California? When I was working in the Natomas Conservancy area I was quite surprised at how often I encountered them. Several times I had to remove baby pond turtles from minn...
by klawnskale
July 9th, 2014, 11:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Looks Like The Mojave Desert Tortoise Has Some Company
Replies: 6
Views: 1791

Re: Looks Like The Mojave Desert Tortoise Has Some Company

There appears to be no direct correlation between State designation and the species' survival status. The Grizzly was proclaimed State Mammal in 1953 (long after it was extinct); the Redwood State Tree in 1937 (when the timber industry was thriving). If this correlation were in any way significant, ...
by klawnskale
July 9th, 2014, 7:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP
Replies: 66
Views: 16642

Re: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP

I am actually surprised that there was a WPT residing in the same pond with the RES's and other invasive turtle species. You normally don't ever find these residing side by side in the same body of water. I am guessing that this pond was most likely man made and served as a decorative element in the...
by klawnskale
July 8th, 2014, 1:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP
Replies: 66
Views: 16642

Re: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP

Have you tried contacting someone from the Silicon Valley Chapter of the California Turtle and Tortoise Club? They usually have some sort of plan and volunteers to help out with this type of project. Go to http://www.tortoise.org/siliconvalley/ In fact they have an upcoming meeting on July 18th held...
by klawnskale
July 8th, 2014, 12:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Everglades snake ID Request
Replies: 7
Views: 1822

Re: Everglades snake ID Request

Zach: It's hard to believe that a very skilled and avid herper such as yourself has yet to spot a Nerodia in Nothern California. There are two well established invasive populations east of you existing in the Roseville area and Folsom Lake. Check out this site: http://biology.unm.edu/mmfuller/WebDoc...
by klawnskale
July 2nd, 2014, 2:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Reptile Store In North Carolna Robbed
Replies: 0
Views: 1998

Reptile Store In North Carolna Robbed

http://www.wfmynews2.com/story/news/loc ... /11795153/

Perpetrator stole high end pricey snake morphs. Watch your local Craigslist for possible sales...
by klawnskale
July 2nd, 2014, 12:00 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Herp-related tattoo ideas?
Replies: 18
Views: 21206

Re: Herp-related tattoo ideas?

Here is a page displaying samples of lizard tattoos showing different degrees of finish and styles;

http://www.zestyfashion.com/don't-miss- ... -meanings/

And here is a Pinterest page with snake tattoos:

http://www.pinterest.com/tattoodo/snake-tattoos/
by klawnskale
July 2nd, 2014, 10:22 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Herp-related tattoo ideas?
Replies: 18
Views: 21206

Re: Herp-related tattoo ideas?

This comment: What I was trying to say was that if someone's skin is saggy and wrinkly and tattooed, is it really the tattoo that turns people off, or is that just an excuse to point out how gross they think someone looks? What do you think? I don't think tattoos are gross . Never said they were. I...
by klawnskale
July 2nd, 2014, 7:21 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Herp-related tattoo ideas?
Replies: 18
Views: 21206

Re: Herp-related tattoo ideas?

Have you ever seen an 80 year old person's body that is decorated with multiple tattoos? I have; and it's not pretty. To be fair, have you ever seen an 80-year-old person's body that DID look pretty? Although I am far from an octogenarian, what you are expressing is blatant ageism. Beauty is in the...
by klawnskale
July 1st, 2014, 10:38 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Herp-related tattoo ideas?
Replies: 18
Views: 21206

Re: Herp-related tattoo ideas?

People should really be careful with those big earlobe holes though, if they decide to get a square corporate job and stop wearing the things in them, the holes shrink up and look just like cat anuses. Its true.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by klawnskale
July 1st, 2014, 9:27 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Herp-related tattoo ideas?
Replies: 18
Views: 21206

Re: Herp-related tattoo ideas?

How about not getting a tattoo at all? If the whole original purpose of people between the ages of 18-40 wanting to adorn themselves with body art is to make themselves look unique and expressive, well, the concept has now turned into a cliche. Just like any other fashionable trend eventually does. ...
by klawnskale
July 1st, 2014, 7:33 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Protection--a flawed policy
Replies: 280
Views: 222857

Re: Protection--a flawed policy

What would Ernie Eison know about 'unbiased' with his arrest record? Don't you have some gerbils that need cage cleaning and feeding?