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by yoloherper
January 17th, 2014, 11:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 Recap: Striped gophers, SF garters, and more
Replies: 20
Views: 4308

Re: 2013 Recap: Striped gophers, SF garters, and more

Thanks for the comments guys, Gopher, 2 out of 5 i think on this trip were black and white. I think I had only seen 4 or 5 before this and they were all yellow. Lawrence, I would guess that it wasn't quite 20" but seemed like it could have been close. Klawnskale, yes the giant garter trapping was wi...
by yoloherper
January 16th, 2014, 7:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 Recap: Striped gophers, SF garters, and more
Replies: 20
Views: 4308

2013 Recap: Striped gophers, SF garters, and more

I wrote the narrative for this post awhile ago, but finally got around to getting it onto the forum within the last couple days. I had a great year last year almost and found a few targets that I had been hoping to see for awhile. A few of these have been posted, but most of it should be new. The be...
by yoloherper
December 24th, 2013, 9:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: heading north
Replies: 6
Views: 1212

Re: heading north

I'm at home right now, but I'll be heading back to school in SC right around that time. If it works out I'd love to hit the field with you.
-Elliot
by yoloherper
December 23rd, 2013, 11:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help with two Borneo snake IDs please
Replies: 14
Views: 4172

Re: Help with two Borneo snake IDs please

Hans I've never been to Asia before, but the first snake looks like some sort of pipe snake, Calamaria or Macrocalamus. As you said though, there are quite a few species so I can't really help you further, but I think that you're on the right track.
Good luck!
-Elliot
by yoloherper
December 8th, 2013, 4:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rana draytonii or Rana boylii
Replies: 9
Views: 1491

Re: Rana draytonii or Rana boylii

That looks like draytonii to me.
-Elliot
by yoloherper
November 21st, 2013, 12:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Channel Islands
Replies: 5
Views: 1343

Re: Channel Islands

Zach the islands are incredible and I would highly recommend visiting if you get the chance. If you are at all interested in marine life, rent or bring a wetsuit and do some snorkeling (or diving if you're certified) while you're there. It's an amazing spot and the kelp forests are pristine and beau...
by yoloherper
November 11th, 2013, 8:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Ambystoma Appreciation Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 11283

Re: The Ambystoma Appreciation Thread

Unfortunately the only ambystomid I've come across
Northwestern Salamander
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-Elliot
by yoloherper
July 24th, 2013, 9:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another T. atratus ID question
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Another T. atratus ID question

I found this snake yesterday in far northern Yolo County and am wondering what others with more experience regarding atratus think about its ID. I figured it was an intergrade as that's what I'm used to seeing (about 25 miles to the south), but it looked slightly different. It definitely had more sp...
by yoloherper
May 25th, 2013, 8:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ground snake, Caracara, and a few others from the Mohave
Replies: 14
Views: 2603

Re: Ground snake, Caracara, and a few others from the Mohave

I checked and that's the one we saw. I had sent the pics to a few different biologists, but I never found out where they ended up so I was just curious
by yoloherper
May 25th, 2013, 3:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ground snake, Caracara, and a few others from the Mohave
Replies: 14
Views: 2603

Re: Ground snake, Caracara, and a few others from the Mohave

Thanks guys. I was super excited to find the ground snake. Jim, we were in San Bernardino not super far from the Nevada border in an area where Sonora have been recorded from before so I don't think this would be farther west than yours. And repaphin, I was wondering the same thing about the shovel ...
by yoloherper
May 24th, 2013, 2:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ground snake, Caracara, and a few others from the Mohave
Replies: 14
Views: 2603

Ground snake, Caracara, and a few others from the Mohave

My dad, sister, a family friend and I took a trip down to the Mohave last weekend to see what we could turn up. We struck out on our targets, but still saw some cool stuff. My favorite herp of the trip was my lifer ground snake found on the crawl in the late afternoon. The first photo was taken in s...
by yoloherper
April 30th, 2013, 4:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Belize April 2013...and a little Brazil as well
Replies: 21
Views: 3831

Re: Belize April 2013...and a little Brazil as well

Great post and to echo what others have said, that banded gecko is pretty awesome. Your Sibon doesn't look quite right though. Based on that pointed rostral scale and head shape, I'd guess it's a hooknose snake or Ficimia of some sort. Looks like Ficimia publia lives in the area ands some of the pic...
by yoloherper
April 11th, 2013, 1:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID Please: Mystery Snake from Brazil
Replies: 11
Views: 3874

Re: ID Please: Mystery Snake from Brazil

Looks like it could be philodryas patagoniensis. The pictures look pretty similar and the range is correct.
I've never seen the species though so I'm just going off of google
by yoloherper
April 10th, 2013, 8:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RFI: Remedial Lizard ID
Replies: 8
Views: 1281

Re: RFI: Remedial Lizard ID

Yep. its a uta
by yoloherper
March 22nd, 2013, 2:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Striped gopher snake from today
Replies: 21
Views: 6425

Re: Striped gopher snake from today

Thanks for the replies guys. I've seen a few different striped gophers at another location about 25 minutes away, but I was excited because this spot is just a short bike ride from my house! And nice pic mike! Here's one I think I posted a year or two ago from the other spot I've seen them at. http:...
by yoloherper
March 21st, 2013, 6:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Striped gopher snake from today
Replies: 21
Views: 6425

Striped gopher snake from today

I haven't had the chance to get out yet this year yet, but this afternoon I was at my moms workplace and decided that with the sunny weather I would check a few pieces of urban AC that occasionally produce gophers. I got lucky and found 3 gophers under the first 3 pieces I lifted. The first 2 looked...
by yoloherper
October 21st, 2012, 4:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Wolf Snake ID, please!
Replies: 2
Views: 2052

Re: Borneo Wolf Snake ID, please!

I just did a google search and it looks like Lycodon effraenis but keep in mind I have no actual experience with any species of Lycodon. Your's does look a fair bit darker and apears to have a broader head than most of the pictures I found, but this one looks pretty similar. http://m6.i.pbase.com/g4...
by yoloherper
May 14th, 2012, 9:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pacific northwest field guide suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Re: Pacific northwest field guide suggestions

I would recomend Reptiles and Amphibians of the Pacific Northwest by Alan St. John. It's really nice and is specific to just the northwest region including into north into Canada.
-Elliot Schoenig
by yoloherper
March 21st, 2012, 9:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Central Australia (yes another one!)
Replies: 14
Views: 3423

Re: Central Australia (yes another one!)

When i saw the woma and bredli i thought it couldn't get much better but the banded mendengi was amazing! Defintely one of the coolest snakes I've seen posted on here.
-Elliot Schoenig
by yoloherper
December 20th, 2011, 5:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frog ID - Unusual "speckled" hourglass tree frog?!
Replies: 7
Views: 3068

Re: Frog ID - Unusual "speckled" hourglass tree frog?!

I did a couple google searches and found a few pictures of unpatterned hourglass treefrogs. Only found one that resembled your speckled individual though. http://www.visualphotos.com/photo/1x5071365/variegated_tree_frogs_blend_into_leaf_c4016.jpg Top one looks kind of similar but with smaller speckl...
by yoloherper
May 30th, 2011, 10:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help in Maui
Replies: 6
Views: 1570

Re: Help in Maui

Yeah you shouldn't have too much trouble with blind snakes. Flipping anything from rocks in forested habitat to the bricks lining a walkway through my hotel produced quite a few on my last trip to Maui. Chameleons are a little harder though. Not sure where your going but i've had good luck in the Ku...
by yoloherper
May 4th, 2011, 6:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast herping.
Replies: 20
Views: 2469

Re: Southeast herping.

Some of those wheel bugs look albino or something. THeres two that are yeallow where they should be black.
And that last canebrake is awsome!
by yoloherper
January 31st, 2011, 8:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Only Biosphere Reserve in the Lesser Antilles
Replies: 12
Views: 3781

Re: The Only Biosphere Reserve in the Lesser Antilles

Looks like you had a pretty awsome trip. I went to Saint John 3 years ago and saw some of the same stuff but not nearly the numbers.I got lucky and found 1 Amphisbenid and 1 Typhlops on my first day but then only saw Anoles and ameivas for the rest of the trip. By the way, i think that the tiny anol...
by yoloherper
December 23rd, 2010, 5:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Species that keep alluding you
Replies: 63
Views: 8569

Re: Species that keep alluding you

The one that keeps alluding me year after year is a zonata in CA. I have been in the range and looked for every subspecies (except the 2 from baja), but I always end up striking out. Friends who live in Zonata range tell me that they have seen them the day before my family visits and hikers tell us ...
by yoloherper
December 6th, 2010, 5:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Is it just me...
Replies: 9
Views: 1220

Re: Is it just me...

The snake they caught does look dead. Anyone else notice that he acted like sea kraits were the same species as malayan kraits saying that they spend time in the water and then come onto land and into houses?
by yoloherper
November 9th, 2010, 9:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps in their Habitat Pics
Replies: 18
Views: 2631

Re: Herps in their Habitat Pics

Here's a few from the last couple years Banded gecko http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3565/3499161957_9fa5ee3c40_z.jpg Eyelash viper http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2460/3902210757_1e5fd750a3_z.jpg Pacific chorus frog http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2700/4147221367_ca429994c0_b.jpg Sonoran mud turtle ht...
by yoloherper
November 9th, 2010, 9:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Most snakes flipped under a single piece of AC?
Replies: 24
Views: 11218

Re: Most snakes flipped under a single piece of AC?

4 snakes 3 species

1 yellow belly racer
1 mountain garter
2 valley garters
unfortunatly only picture i have is film
i remember a thread like this on another forum and some of the pictures were pretty impressive
by yoloherper
October 18th, 2010, 3:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: High Elevation snake...
Replies: 24
Views: 5532

Re: High Elevation snake...

I have seen mountain garter snakes at elevations above 10,000 in the central sierras.
I googled highest altitude for snakes and got Thermophis a genus of snakes in Tibet that go up to
above 14,000 ft but like brendan said, i also saw that C. Triseriatus goes up to about 15,000 ft.
by yoloherper
September 11th, 2010, 9:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gulf state pine snakes - anyone herp for them...
Replies: 7
Views: 1491

Re: Gulf state pine snakes - anyone herp for them...

They haven't trapped one in two years now, and they believe the snakes are not reproducing anymore in the wild in east TX. WOW I didn't know they were that rare. My grandma used to live in Livingston in Polk county and had a few acres of forest behing her house. She saw one 5 years ago and one 10 y...
by yoloherper
September 8th, 2010, 4:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Can I get some Masticophis?
Replies: 34
Views: 5696

Re: Can I get some Masticophis?

M. f. piceus
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M. l. lateralis
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by yoloherper
August 28th, 2010, 10:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: An awsome Trip
Replies: 14
Views: 2986

Re: An awsome Trip

WOW! The variation in the vipers is amazing. Everytime i scrolled down i was even more amazed.
The in situ retic pic is awsome too.
by yoloherper
August 24th, 2010, 7:43 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's not the camera.....
Replies: 31
Views: 7283

Re: It's not the camera.....

Banded Gecko
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Eyelash viper
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Red Legged Frog
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by yoloherper
August 22nd, 2010, 10:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Couple tough snake ID's
Replies: 23
Views: 3221

Re: Couple tough snake ID's

The picture of the shed skin head looks like it has an enlarged rostral scale hanging of to the right side making me think patchnose.
Stripes don't always show in sheds, and often fade after awhile.
by yoloherper
August 22nd, 2010, 10:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Return to the Peruvian Amazon, part 2, May 2010
Replies: 24
Views: 6655

Re: Return to the Peruvian Amazon, part 2, May 2010

Amazing post and outstanding photography. That coral pipe
snake is one of the coolest snakes I've seen posted on the
forum. The bothrops stiking series were great too. Your first
furry snake food isn't a rat, but a mouse opossum and the
sleeping bird is a wire tailed manakin.
by yoloherper
August 22nd, 2010, 10:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Whiptails in Washington? YES and other herps too! slight DUW
Replies: 11
Views: 1942

Re: Whiptails in Washington? YES and other herps too! slight

Awsome post. It will be interesting to see if they spreap or just stay in the same area.
Your first bug id isn't a mantis fly but i'm not sure what it is.
The second is an adult antlion.
by yoloherper
August 19th, 2010, 9:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few herps from maui
Replies: 5
Views: 1663

Re: A few herps from maui

very cool post. The chameleons are great. Il have to cross the pond sometime and see them in person! Tell me more about the silver sword plant. Is it some kind of yucca or what? Its a composite (sunflower), but it doesn't really look like one. They grow for about 50 years and then flower once befor...
by yoloherper
August 18th, 2010, 3:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few herps from maui
Replies: 5
Views: 1663

A few herps from maui

Earlier this summer, my cousin got married in Maui. The trip was mostly focused around snorkling and backpacking as well as the wedding, but ther was still some time to do a little bit of herping. Since there are so few herps on maui, i had already seen most of what i saw on previous trips, but ther...
by yoloherper
August 11th, 2010, 4:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: just another AZ post 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1180

Re: just another AZ post 2010

That black tail is a beauty!
Your mystery frog looks to be a toad of some sort.
I'd say a spadefoot but not sure which one or even if that's what it is.
by yoloherper
August 11th, 2010, 4:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2010 Southeast Arizona (The Arkansas Contingent)
Replies: 17
Views: 3730

Re: 2010 Southeast Arizona (The Arkansas Contingent)

Beatiful shots of some amazing animals.
by yoloherper
August 10th, 2010, 4:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Catch-up of TX
Replies: 13
Views: 2533

Re: Catch-up of TX

Nice Post! That blackhead is awsome!
by yoloherper
August 7th, 2010, 9:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 4 months in the llanos
Replies: 14
Views: 5315

Re: 4 months in the llanos

Awsome post! Seeing an anaconda eating a caiman bust have been amazing.
by yoloherper
July 4th, 2010, 10:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: DAGHESTAN HERP TRIP (North Caucasus, Russia) 2008 pictures
Replies: 20
Views: 4204

Re: DAGHESTAN HERP TRIP (North Caucasus, Russia) 2008 pictur

Awsome post! I love that first scenery shot and the first snake.
by yoloherper
July 4th, 2010, 12:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping on Catalina Island
Replies: 23
Views: 3944

Re: Herping on Catalina Island

If your going later this summer, it will probably be pretty dry, but a friend of mine used to go every summer and said he saw some herps. Gophers and racers don't occur on the island but Two Striped Garters do. Rattelsnakes also occur on Catalina and you were right about them being helleri. There ar...
by yoloherper
July 3rd, 2010, 5:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 1/1/10 - 6/30/10... A Recap, Post-Crash
Replies: 14
Views: 2820

Re: 1/1/10 - 6/30/10... A Recap, Post-Crash

Really nice post.
I especially liked the first pine snake pic and the first june timber.
Bumber though on the coastal plains milk :(
by yoloherper
June 15th, 2010, 7:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: InSitu
Replies: 11
Views: 2787

Re: InSitu

Awsome shot of the helleri combat and the coachwip in the road.
Was the Gila in Cali? If so, nice job!
by yoloherper
June 15th, 2010, 6:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few snakes from the other day/night,
Replies: 7
Views: 2231

Re: A few snakes from the other day/night,

Nice post with two awsome species. Did you take any pictures of the Oxybelis bight?
by yoloherper
June 15th, 2010, 6:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Water Snakes of Southern Vietnam
Replies: 5
Views: 4117

Re: Water Snakes of Southern Vietnam

The tentacled snake was awsome!!
I liked the rainbow water snake too.
by yoloherper
June 14th, 2010, 8:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bay Area Summer Trip
Replies: 13
Views: 5853

Re: Bay Area Summer Trip

Nice job on the whipsnake. i've looked for them a few times, but never found them.
Regarding the DOR mammal, it looks like a long tailed weasel. The black tail tip
distinguishes them from minks, and Natalie was right about muskrats having no
hair on their tails.
by yoloherper
June 12th, 2010, 2:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your All-time Best Rattlesnake Shot!
Replies: 122
Views: 31305

Re: Your All-time Best Rattlesnake Shot!

Two of my favorites
Road cruised colorado sidewinder
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NorPac in situ under tin
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Both from earlier this year