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by PNWHerper
December 21st, 2013, 11:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South-Central Utah (herping during thesis work) *more added
Replies: 22
Views: 6374

Re: South-Central Utah (herping during thesis work) *more ad

While I would never presume to influence your decisions... I can say I'm very happy to see you still here, and posting. Always top notch posts... :thumb: Since your subject species is active in the early morning, I thought I'd mention that I've always got my best Whiptail pics very early, as they c...
by PNWHerper
December 21st, 2013, 11:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Surf and Herp Summer Vacation 2013 - shark discussion too
Replies: 30
Views: 6128

Re: Surf and Herp Summer Vacation 2013 - shark discussion to

Kent, Awesome photo! That one is probably 13-15 foot range? Maybe bigger? Awesome beast. :shock: Hellihooks, I appreciate what you said here. As a wilderness survival instructor, I have to encourage my students to watch out for the small kinds of injuries that can become debilitating in the field. T...
by PNWHerper
December 21st, 2013, 11:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip Completed (Part I - CA)
Replies: 13
Views: 3350

Re: Trip Completed (Part I - CA)

Thank you Monklet, Thanks much for the detailed explanation. I very much appreciate your unwillingness to dig things up. I'm even pretty ambivalent about turning stones. Your mastery of tracking snakes is highly intriguing, especially your success at actually finding them by that means. There has be...
by PNWHerper
December 21st, 2013, 5:48 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: If you guys want to keep your chapter we need nominations.
Replies: 63
Views: 18686

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

I think it's just a matter of not many of us in the first place, we barely have enough active members. We are all spread out over the state, and the few times we've had scheduled chapter herping trips or meetings planned, only 3-5 people show up. Top that all off with some of the members just havin...
by PNWHerper
December 20th, 2013, 12:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South-Central Utah (herping during thesis work) *more added
Replies: 22
Views: 6374

Re: South-Central Utah (herping during thesis work) *more ad

I may have a few more pictures somewhere on my computer, I'll need to look and see what I have. Awesome, I look forward to seeing them! I'll be working on writing up my findings later this month, but I can say that these guys are pretty neat. They can reach very high population densities, are one o...
by PNWHerper
December 19th, 2013, 10:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Surf and Herp Summer Vacation 2013 - shark discussion too
Replies: 30
Views: 6128

Re: Surf and Herp Summer Vacation 2013

Post subject: Re: Surf and Herp Summer Vacation 2013 Reply with quote Regarding my shark fishing: - leopard sharks are very common and harmless to people - I sometimes keep one leopard shark per year for eating; all others are released after a few photos - they taste pretty good (the best cuts are ...
by PNWHerper
December 19th, 2013, 7:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Surf and Herp Summer Vacation 2013 - shark discussion too
Replies: 30
Views: 6128

Re: Surf and Herp Summer Vacation 2013

Forgot to respond to this... http://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k610/jnordland/family%20roadtrip%20to%20Seattle%20summer%202013/CascadesfrogatCometFalls1a_zps74940ee5.jpg Yes, tailed frog. Its the only frog we have with a vertical pupils other than spadefoots. The "droopy puppy dog" face is differe...
by PNWHerper
December 18th, 2013, 3:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Lizard Man Speaks...
Replies: 2
Views: 789

Re: The Lizard Man Speaks...

Really fun to listen too, thanks!

He is an awesome and dedicated herpetologist, who I respect a great deal.
by PNWHerper
December 18th, 2013, 1:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South-Central Utah (herping during thesis work) *more added
Replies: 22
Views: 6374

Re: South-Central Utah (herping during thesis work) *more ad

How is your research going out there? Any cool insights you want to share with us here on the forum?

Would love to see more beautiful photos from you.

Look forward to hearing from you,
by PNWHerper
December 16th, 2013, 3:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip Completed (Part I - CA)
Replies: 13
Views: 3350

Re: Trip Completed (Part I - CA)

Monklet, Fantastic stuff :thumb: That coachwhip seems a bit unusual, like it's lacking red pigment. Tail appears so white. The caption for the threadsnake and the shovel-nosed seems to imply you found those during the day? Flipped?, dugout? Thank you! That coachwhip was rather unique, with a very pa...
by PNWHerper
December 16th, 2013, 3:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip Completed (Part II - AZ, NM, UT)
Replies: 10
Views: 2749

Re: Trip Completed (Part II - AZ, NM, UT)

Jimi and others, Here are some images of the tracks and sign that helped me locate the C. o. concolor in the photograph above. I added some copyright marks on them because these will likely be published. https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-0bKrrTZh3FE/Uq97CIjoKxI/AAAAAAAADBM/aj9Tece61-s/s700/IMG_5787...
by PNWHerper
December 16th, 2013, 1:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip Completed (Part II - AZ, NM, UT)
Replies: 10
Views: 2749

Re: Trip Completed (Part II - AZ, NM, UT)

Thanks, Carl, Jim and Jimi! I sometimes wonder with my posts, when I get almost no replies if something happened and others just aren't seeing them. Glad this got bumped... don't even remember viewing it, (or commenting) first time around... some awesome lizards... the bleached earless was killer. A...
by PNWHerper
December 15th, 2013, 9:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip Completed (Part I - CA)
Replies: 13
Views: 3350

Re: Trip Completed (Part I - CA)

Regarding the mystery questions in the post... The first one, "Guess who?" is a Desert banded gecko. The second one is a Zebra-tailed lizard. Any luck finding the hidden lizards yet? Let me know when you see them. Of all the states I have had the pleasure to get to know and to herp in, California re...
by PNWHerper
December 15th, 2013, 8:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip Completed (Part II - AZ, NM, UT)
Replies: 10
Views: 2749

Re: Trip Completed (Part II - AZ, NM, UT)

Thanks ya'll. It was an ridiculous trip that will stay with me for a long time. Looks like I need to fix some typos.

Didn't get many comments here. I am guess there aren't enough charismatic species in this post. ;)
by PNWHerper
December 15th, 2013, 8:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Surf and Herp Summer Vacation 2013 - shark discussion too
Replies: 30
Views: 6128

Re: Surf and Herp Summer Vacation 2013

Jeff, This is an awesome review of your summer vacation. I had a blast being out with you in your neck of the States in CA and also showing you around in the cascades in WA state. Would love to meet up again and do some herping some time soon. Hopefully, time and funds will make it possible sometime...
by PNWHerper
December 14th, 2013, 4:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why Tracking Matters (Finding Herps)
Replies: 11
Views: 3183

Re: Why Tracking Matters (Finding Herps)

Kricket, Very cool that you have a habitat to search in where you can see such detailed tracks. If you happen to have any tips for tracking herps in forest habitats, please post them! I have to rely on sound (rustling leaf litter) or follow the trails box turtles make through invasive Japanese stilt...
by PNWHerper
December 14th, 2013, 11:14 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: A "Flame" Phase Coast Garter Snake
Replies: 6
Views: 3164

Re: A "Flame" Phase Coast Garter Snake

Beautiful animal! And good job getting sharp photos of it.

Reminds me a great deal of northwestern gatersnakes I see east of the Seattle area.
by PNWHerper
November 23rd, 2013, 11:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Legless Lizard Advice Sought
Replies: 12
Views: 1577

Re: Legless Lizard Advice Sought

It brightens my heart to hear a landowner act with such consideration. Imagine if neighborhoods were designed with herp habitat in mind?! Even if each yard left a bit of untouched habitat, it would have a pretty big cumulative effect. In the permaculture classes that are taught at the organization w...
by PNWHerper
November 23rd, 2013, 9:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: fall, from coastal carolina and VA to the Florida flatwoods
Replies: 14
Views: 1824

Re: fall, from coastal carolina and VA to the Florida flatwo

Good stuff! I would love to get to spend some time in that part of the country. I was curious if you got any good photos of the tracks of the green snake or the pygmy rattlers? http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5485/10860182283_fd32e5971f_c.jpg When I saw this cool photo, I wondered if you got any shots...
by PNWHerper
November 23rd, 2013, 8:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Who's excited about the rain we've gotten this week in CA!?
Replies: 51
Views: 9328

Re: Who's excited about the rain we've gotten this week in C

Jeff, Good to see you postin' again. Those ensatinas are lovely. Your monterreys are so striking with their black eyes and orange skin. Our Oregon ensatinas up here in WA are nothing as striking. Rain in CA is such a blessing. I remember as I kid how I use to wait for rain so I could run out to the ...
by PNWHerper
October 2nd, 2013, 8:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Seattle Oct Request for Information
Replies: 7
Views: 1599

Re: Seattle Oct Request for Information

Being work days, I wouldn't be much help either. However, I could give you some pointers as far as micro habitats and good general areas to search. Joshua is probably going to be an even better resource for you.

Glad to see someone coming to visit the land of salamanders and moss... :thumb:
by PNWHerper
September 24th, 2013, 6:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RIP Robert Stebbins
Replies: 12
Views: 1326

Re: RIP Robert Stebbins

This is deeply saddening. He was an incredible herpetologist and naturalist, and inspired many. His book THE LIVES OF DESERT ANIMALS OF JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL MONUMENT still stands out as one of my favorites. I hope that when he passed he felt that he had led a very full life and that his loved ones c...
by PNWHerper
September 15th, 2013, 9:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: If herps could talk
Replies: 24
Views: 3084

Re: If herps could talk

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"Okay, so from this angle can you see those little spots on my belly, right? Are you sure they aren't ticks?"

:?
by PNWHerper
September 12th, 2013, 9:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fake herp photography
Replies: 85
Views: 13367

Re: Fake herp photography

This has been a really interesting read. Seems like its getting a bit heated now. Hellihooks, Thanks for giving an example of a positive herp experience that was (observably) low stress all around! :thumb: I think we can all see that many people here really care about herps, and although different p...
by PNWHerper
September 12th, 2013, 8:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: If herps could talk
Replies: 24
Views: 3084

Re: If herps could talk

This is a fun thread. :thumb: "Warm rock, sunshine on my back, females nearby... all is right with the world!" :D https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-lX_-3-DrEPE/T5gXgY_-MJI/AAAAAAAADDc/tB0XpsqvAA0/s700/IMG_0187%2520copy.jpg "Ahf gopht mah mouph phull, canth thalk raght nah." https://lh4.googleuserco...
by PNWHerper
September 11th, 2013, 6:58 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Colorful hatchling Ashy Gecko
Replies: 19
Views: 7405

Re: Colorful hatchling Ashy Gecko

Beautiful animal!!

What did they egg look like that this little one hatched from?
by PNWHerper
September 11th, 2013, 6:13 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: florida naives.
Replies: 1
Views: 1413

Re: florida naives.

I would if I could. On an observational note, I wonder if people have avoided this post because you said "Florida naives" for your subject line, which has a different meaning than you intend. Also, if you post some photos of your collection I bet more people would respond. If you have protected spec...
by PNWHerper
September 11th, 2013, 6:03 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Took 4 years, but...
Replies: 6
Views: 2489

Re: Took 4 years, but...

Nice snakes, Jim! Beautiful creatures, and very cool that they are so unique.

Look forward to seeing the young ones in time.
by PNWHerper
September 11th, 2013, 6:01 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: lots of eggs at my house...
Replies: 26
Views: 8480

Re: lots of eggs at my house...

Are these the long-nosed snake eggs?
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And are these the ring-neck?
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Both very cooling clutch!

What an abundance of eggs and baby snakes you must have now. :thumb:
by PNWHerper
September 8th, 2013, 10:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Hognose Radio-tracking (video)
Replies: 9
Views: 2122

Re: Eastern Hognose Radio-tracking (video)

John, Thank you!!! That is so awesome. I would love to see as many hognose snake trail photos as you have. I am doing an extensive comparative study of the morphology of snake trails, and so the more photos the better. I will PM you what I would love to see from you regarding staged trails, etc. Joh...
by PNWHerper
September 6th, 2013, 5:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Hognose Radio-tracking (video)
Replies: 9
Views: 2122

Re: Eastern Hognose Radio-tracking (video)

John, That shot of you with the stream of poop and uric acid all over your arm is impressive! So much coming out of such a small animal. :shock: The book is going well. I have stopped personally taking trips to do data collection as my funds have run out. Now I am just writing, and asking generous p...
by PNWHerper
September 6th, 2013, 5:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Success at Last!! (Coastal Giant Salamanders)
Replies: 11
Views: 3909

Re: Success at Last!! (Coastal Giant Salamanders)

Thanks, Jonathan. It was definitely a huge highlight for me. I am still hoping to find some really large ones and get their tracks some day in the near future. I will have to try and hunt around closer to Portland from here on out for a while, as my funds are to small for trips into the Columbia Gor...
by PNWHerper
September 6th, 2013, 5:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SoCal Closeout and Arizona
Replies: 19
Views: 3392

Re: SoCal Closeout and Arizona

Jamez, PNWHerper- I thought you'd like that shovelnose shot (by the way, if you're serious about wanting a print, check out the website listed under my profile). And yes, that was me with Surfinherp back in June, bemoaning my inability to find Coachwips. I was kicking myself for not joining you guys...
by PNWHerper
September 3rd, 2013, 8:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Hognose Radio-tracking (video)
Replies: 9
Views: 2122

Re: Eastern Hognose Radio-tracking (video)

John, Great stuff! I am glad you doing that work and I hope we get to hear about what you learn. Regarding the main forum, I am not sure why that is but I have also experienced lack of much enthusiasm for my posts at times. I see lots of views, but sometimes no one comments at all. Anyway, I am exci...
by PNWHerper
September 2nd, 2013, 7:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Year-as-it-Happened Post (End of the Year Edition)
Replies: 24
Views: 3258

Re: Year-as-it-Happens Post (Updated 8/31/2013)

I have seen other animals (all herps, come to think of it) do similar posturing towards an approaching snake. My assumption was that this posture is meant to point out just what you said, that they are too big to eat. I have observed several species of frogs and toads, as well as a horned lizard (on...
by PNWHerper
September 1st, 2013, 10:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Year-as-it-Happened Post (End of the Year Edition)
Replies: 24
Views: 3258

Re: Year-as-it-Happens Post (Updated 8/31/2013)

This behavior is awesome! Did the frog discourage the gartersnake from eating it?
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by PNWHerper
August 26th, 2013, 6:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SoCal Closeout and Arizona
Replies: 19
Views: 3392

Re: SoCal Closeout and Arizona

Jamezevanz, Your images are amazing. Indeed, the wide angle shots are breath-taking. I need to play with that more in my photography. Two pictures really caught my eye... http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag124/jamezevanz/130616-N-DR144-0119_zpse0258a1d.jpg This shovel-nosed snake is mid-stride so...
by PNWHerper
August 18th, 2013, 1:30 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Rebel T5i of EOS 60D
Replies: 14
Views: 5151

Re: Rebel T5i of EOS 60D

Honestly though, these days it's really the photographer and the glass that makes the magic happen. I feel like people split hairs in regards to camera bodies.
Ultimately I gotta agree with you Travis.
by PNWHerper
August 14th, 2013, 6:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes in a survival situation
Replies: 20
Views: 3288

Re: Snakes in a survival situation

I am glad things went well. What live species did the kids get to meet? How did they take to them?

Were any kids resistant to snakes initially, but warmed up to them over the course of meeting them?
by PNWHerper
August 13th, 2013, 6:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Success at Last!! (Coastal Giant Salamanders)
Replies: 11
Views: 3909

Re: Success at Last!! (Coastal Giant Salamanders)

Thanks all, I appreciate it! When Surf'n'Herp came to visit his brothers here in WA state, I got a few hours with the 3 of them. With that time we visited a few creeks in the area to see what we could find. To my surprise, we found giant salamanders in both creeks. All of them had gills, and the fir...
by PNWHerper
August 13th, 2013, 11:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Official NW Chapter Memberlist (2013)
Replies: 13
Views: 2286

Re: Official NW Chapter Memberlist (2013)

Indafield did you want me to add you?

I added folks a few months back, but never heard back from you on that.
by PNWHerper
August 13th, 2013, 10:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 in Georgia and North Carolina
Replies: 21
Views: 3277

Re: 2013 in Georgia and North Carolina

Wow, I am so impressed with this collection of images. What an AWESOME series of photos. Your quality is top notch! :beer: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8242/8581300950_02b4ddc7c0_c.jpg I could stare at this one for a long time. Great shot. Are there other ambystomids that have similar or the same r...
by PNWHerper
August 13th, 2013, 10:42 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Self Restraint - Strategy or Pointless?
Replies: 25
Views: 9179

Re: Self Restraint - Strategy or Pointless?

What a great discussion! Its interesting to hear peoples different strategies. I think so much good stuff has been said here, that I hesitated to even post anything. Here is what came to mind for me. Antonsrkn, You mentioned the Nat Geo photographer who shot a single photo for over 90 days in the wi...
by PNWHerper
August 12th, 2013, 6:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Success at Last!! (Coastal Giant Salamanders)
Replies: 11
Views: 3909

Success at Last!! (Coastal Giant Salamanders)

A long time of trying to find some giants have finally paid off! :thumb: On and off for the past 3 years or so I have tried to find some transformed adults in the Pacific Northwest. At first, I think I was just to ignorant of where to look to really have much of a chance. Then, although I was in the...
by PNWHerper
August 12th, 2013, 2:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes in a survival situation
Replies: 20
Views: 3288

Re: Snakes in a survival situation

Sorry I haven't replied to this in a while. Its been a heck of a passed couple of months. Jim, Fil... your curriculum sounds great, and I dig it all...But...I especially appreciate the inadvertent typo above, which actually changes the word to it's polar opposite....CLASSIC :lol: :lol: :lol: inadver...
by PNWHerper
August 9th, 2013, 3:32 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Rebel T5i of EOS 60D
Replies: 14
Views: 5151

Re: Rebel T5i of EOS 60D

If you haven't already read these reviews, its worth your time:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos60D


http://www.dpreview.com/products/canon/ ... on_eos700d
by PNWHerper
August 8th, 2013, 3:32 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Rebel T5i of EOS 60D
Replies: 14
Views: 5151

Re: Rebel T5i of EOS 60D

Brick, Hands down I would invest in the 60D. For all the reasons given. I used a 20D for 8 years, and had to upgrade to a newer model of Canon about 2 months ago. And, man am I glad I did. Image quality has improved. The video capability is pretty insane. Flip screen is very handy. Its pretty much a...
by PNWHerper
July 23rd, 2013, 6:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip Completed (Part I - CA)
Replies: 13
Views: 3350

Re: Trip Completed (Part I - CA)

Here are some youtube videos for all of you to enjoy. Just short snippets of different herp encounters along the way on this trip. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUTc0AaNC_E http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2mvCgU9O4Y http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdtWl707pG0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEQvkvl0w...
by PNWHerper
July 11th, 2013, 6:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip Completed (Part I - CA)
Replies: 13
Views: 3350

Re: Trip Completed (Part I - CA)

Thanks are for looking and for the great comments! :thumb:

Jeff,

Your photo additions are excellent! :beer: Great shot of JBob with the Coachwhip!

Great memories from the coast. Thanks for those.

Here is part II:

http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... =2&t=16887
by PNWHerper
July 11th, 2013, 6:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip Completed (Part II - AZ, NM, UT)
Replies: 10
Views: 2749

Trip Completed (Part II - AZ, NM, UT)

Okay, here is the rest of the trip. In chronological order, starting with SE AZ, then NM and up into SE UT. First is the following finds all from the same location in AZ. My first black-necked gartersnake ( Thamnophis cyrtopsis ). We found a handful, all the same age. Little guys. https://lh6.google...