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by yoloherper
February 3rd, 2015, 10:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thailand/Cambodia January 2015
Replies: 18
Views: 5758

Re: Thailand/Cambodia January 2015

Great stuff Jim,
Love the tree snake shot/story and the elephant is incredible! Must have been a wild experience in the jungle to have that pop out in front of you.
-Elliot
by yoloherper
February 2nd, 2015, 5:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Amazing start to the year: January 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 2466

Re: Amazing start to the year: January 2015

Dang, I can't believe you already got a night snake. Good stuff!
-Elliot
by yoloherper
February 2nd, 2015, 5:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Amazing start to the year: January 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1667

Re: Amazing start to the year: January 2015

Dang, I can't believe you already got a night snake. Good stuff!
-Elliot
by yoloherper
January 29th, 2015, 10:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Better late than never: 2014 in N. CA (and some Ecuador)
Replies: 13
Views: 3639

Re: Better late than never: 2014 in N. CA (and some Ecuador)

Thanks guys Derek: Hopefully finishing up the Santa Cruz county reptiles now. And maybe a few other things a little farther from home, but they might be a little harder haha. We'll see. Rothdigga: I can't recommend them enough. We didn't have the best weather (pretty dry the day they were with us), ...
by yoloherper
January 29th, 2015, 10:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Better late than never: 2014 in N. CA (and some Ecuador)
Replies: 13
Views: 2211

Re: Better late than never: 2014 in N. CA (and some Ecuador)

Thanks guys Derek: Hopefully finishing up the Santa Cruz county reptiles now. And maybe a few other things a little farther from home, but they might be a little harder haha. We'll see. Rothdigga: I can't recommend them enough. We didn't have the best weather (pretty dry the day they were with us), ...
by yoloherper
January 27th, 2015, 5:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Better late than never: 2014 in N. CA (and some Ecuador)
Replies: 13
Views: 3639

Better late than never: 2014 in N. CA (and some Ecuador)

A warning: this is going to be a pretty long post.. I was pretty busy most of last year and haven’t really posted any finds on the forum since my 2013 year's summary so this is a dump of most of my 2014 finds. However I wrote narrative and collected pictures a while ago so I’m just going to throw th...
by yoloherper
January 27th, 2015, 5:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Better late than never: 2014 in N. CA (and some Ecuador)
Replies: 13
Views: 2211

Better late than never: 2014 in N. CA (and some Ecuador)

A warning: this is going to be a pretty long post.. I was pretty busy most of last year and haven’t really posted any finds on the forum since my 2013 year's summary so this is a dump of most of my 2014 finds. However I wrote narrative and collected pictures a while ago so I’m just going to throw th...
by yoloherper
January 23rd, 2015, 12:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Airport Herping
Replies: 57
Views: 14466

Re: Airport Herping

The hike would be pretty tough and isn't really doable in a day because of the ferry schedules, especially adding on extra herping/hiking at the airport. I'm not sure about the exact mileage but depending on the route, I think its at least 10 or 12 miles both ways and a lot of gained elevation from ...
by yoloherper
January 23rd, 2015, 12:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Airport Herping
Replies: 39
Views: 7636

Re: Airport Herping

The hike would be pretty tough and isn't really doable in a day because of the ferry schedules, especially adding on extra herping/hiking at the airport. I'm not sure about the exact mileage but depending on the route, I think its at least 10 or 12 miles both ways and a lot of gained elevation from ...
by yoloherper
January 22nd, 2015, 10:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Second half of 2014 and some 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 2327

Re: Second half of 2014 and some 2015

Great shots! That SF garter pic is particularly awesome.
by yoloherper
January 18th, 2015, 10:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Airport Herping
Replies: 57
Views: 14466

Re: Airport Herping

almost impossible to provoke into striking
Haha don't underestimate them, because they'll definitely still strike. Both of the live ones I've encountered were heard well before they were seen and never let up on the defensive strike pose.
-Elliot
by yoloherper
January 18th, 2015, 10:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Airport Herping
Replies: 39
Views: 7636

Re: Airport Herping

almost impossible to provoke into striking
Haha don't underestimate them, because they'll definitely still strike. Both of the live ones I've encountered were heard well before they were seen and never let up on the defensive strike pose.
-Elliot
by yoloherper
January 6th, 2015, 10:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: January Soquel Demo Forest Survey
Replies: 19
Views: 4597

Re: January Soquel Demo Forest Survey

Unless something comes up, I should be able to make it.
-Elliot
by yoloherper
December 12th, 2014, 12:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Elkhorn Tigers UPDATE
Replies: 23
Views: 5418

Re: Elkhorn Tigers

So awesome Dave! I was happy to see a few tonight but 49 is unreal! That first shot is great.
-Elliot
by yoloherper
December 9th, 2014, 12:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Info Request
Replies: 21
Views: 9146

Re: Costa Rica Info Request

To echo what cbernz said, stay at La Selva field station. It's been about 5 years since I was there but I doubt much has changed. Miles of trails that can be accessed with or without guides at whatever time of day is the biggest draw. Seems like a lot of ecotourism lodges in the tropics will restric...
by yoloherper
November 30th, 2014, 3:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question: Travelling and herping in Columbia
Replies: 8
Views: 4183

Re: Question: Travelling and herping in Columbia

A close friend who is a very experienced birder and ornithologist, just left for Colombia a few days ago for 5 months. He's spent a great deal of time birding and doing research in other parts of SA, but this is his first trip to Colombia because he's never felt it was safe enough until now. From ta...
by yoloherper
November 6th, 2014, 10:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California Chapter President Nominations for 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1739

Re: California Chapter President Nominations for 2015

I agree with everyone else
by yoloherper
October 27th, 2014, 10:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Possible Country Records for the US
Replies: 181
Views: 88418

Re: Possible Country Records for the US

Hunsaker's "guadalupe canyon" ( & how many of those are there in baja?) locality that i reviewed is w/o coordinates but listed in BC Sur! Therefore there are no known vouchers of E. rosaliae between ~ 27.65 degrees N & the hoax at 32.6! Thats an unsupported 300 mile range extension, all martys blat...
by yoloherper
October 18th, 2014, 10:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Accuracy Field. Please use it.
Replies: 12
Views: 3785

Re: New Accuracy Field. Please use it.

Thanks Brian, that's exactly what I wanted to know. And yeah, I was surprised by the .2 mile difference. At first I just thought that I had been careless with a few and didn't zoom in enough to pick the spot, but that one was a snake found at a very clear rock outcrop and the marker was out in the c...
by yoloherper
October 17th, 2014, 4:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Accuracy Field. Please use it.
Replies: 12
Views: 3785

Re: New Accuracy Field. Please use it.

Glad to hear that the CDFW request is coming. I started to add accuracy to a few records and have a few questions about it and the mapping fields. Am I understanding correctly that the number we put into the accuracy field is our best guess at how close the inputted gps coordinates are to the exact ...
by yoloherper
June 30th, 2014, 8:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: June 2014- Month of the Lifers
Replies: 14
Views: 3536

Re: June 2014- Month of the Lifers

The pudgets are too sick! Looks like an awesome trip.
-Elliot
by yoloherper
May 28th, 2014, 11:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Needing help
Replies: 28
Views: 6022

Re: Needing help

I id'd it at the time as lateralis

You got it

-Elliot
by yoloherper
May 24th, 2014, 10:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peninsular Malaysia and Southern Thailand, 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 7317

Re: Peninsular Malaysia and Southern Thailand, 2014

Awesome post! That krait and those scolopendra are unreal.
Looking forward to more!
-Elliot
by yoloherper
May 22nd, 2014, 9:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: mystery DOR in Fujian Province
Replies: 13
Views: 2991

Re: mystery DOR in Fujian Province

Amphisbaenidae was my first thought, but if they don't occur in the area, I'll jump on the mammal tail bandwagon. Not sure what species are near you, but that looks pretty similar to a large rat tail, or if you were in the states i'd say opossum. Both have scaly tails with very little hair that I as...
by yoloherper
May 17th, 2014, 7:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Validity of T.sirtalis infernalis / intergrade in San Mateo
Replies: 7
Views: 1417

Re: Validity of T.sirtalis infernalis / intergrade in San Ma

Thanks for the clarification Jeff. I couldn't find references to Lagunitas in San Mateo, but the location in Marin didn't seem right.
Sounds like you've got your work cut out for you Zach.
-Elliot
by yoloherper
May 16th, 2014, 9:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Validity of T.sirtalis infernalis / intergrade in San Mateo
Replies: 7
Views: 1417

Re: Validity of T.sirtalis infernalis / intergrade in San Ma

Jeff, are you referring to lagunitas in Marin Co. or is there one in San mateo too that i'm not seeing? and if so what are the theories on how tetrataenia intergrades showed up across the bay? Also what do you mean by sirtalis are gone outside of SFO and Lagunitas?
-Elliot
by yoloherper
May 9th, 2014, 10:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: snake found in portland trailblazers locker room...ID?
Replies: 16
Views: 5992

Re: snake found in portland trailblazers locker room...ID?

because they smashed it
ESPN actually reported that one of the trainers caught it and it was released back into the wild.
-Elliot
by yoloherper
May 7th, 2014, 6:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: lizard ID
Replies: 3
Views: 1261

Re: lizard ID

young sphaerodactylus of some sort, but I have no idea as to which species
-Elliot
by yoloherper
April 26th, 2014, 4:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Cruz Survey Spring 2014
Replies: 43
Views: 9670

Re: Santa Cruz Survey Spring 2014

I'll be coming for the survey, but don't think that I can make the bbq
-Elliot
by yoloherper
April 20th, 2014, 5:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Killers In Our Own Ranks
Replies: 80
Views: 22349

Re: Snake Killers In Our Own Ranks

I have started to see the same thing happening at certain rock sites in the Santa Cruz Mountains
I counted 4 crushed lizards yesterday as well as numerous badly damaged rocks. It's a bummer :(
by yoloherper
April 6th, 2014, 5:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yolo Bypass Survey - April 5
Replies: 20
Views: 4387

Re: Yolo Bypass Survey - April 5

Wow guys! Great looking striper! Bummed I missed it but looks like you did pretty well. Never would have guessed otters utilize coverboards. That's a pretty cool observation. And I love the look of the elgaria at that spot. Someone else beat me to the pond turtle record for 2014... :x you snooze you...
by yoloherper
March 25th, 2014, 1:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Luis Obispo County Database Species List update
Replies: 8
Views: 1724

Re: San Luis Obispo County Database Species List update

I just added a vouchered gilbert's skink from a few years back so you could check that one off.
-Elliot
by yoloherper
March 23rd, 2014, 10:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Largest snake?
Replies: 18
Views: 3389

Re: Largest snake?

I don't doubt you, I was just hoping to see a few pics. I had read boas max out at 4ft but never seen pictures and someone posted a big one earlier this year that looked awesome so I was interested. The biggest snake I've ever seen was a 76 inch gopher that I measured but didn't photograph though so...
by yoloherper
March 23rd, 2014, 9:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Largest snake?
Replies: 18
Views: 3389

Re: Largest snake?

Fieldherper, quite a few of those would be record lengths, and some by quite a bit, like a 4ft zaxanthus. You have any pics by chance, because I would love see that rosy.
-Elliot
by yoloherper
March 18th, 2014, 2:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Francisco moisture condition?
Replies: 4
Views: 733

Re: San Francisco moisture condition?

As with everywhere we are feeling the effects of the drought, but right now, conditions aren't too bad. Slenders are doing fine with the current conditions, so as long as you go to known gavilanensis spots, you should be good. Been about a month since I've seen SC blacks, but I also haven't spent an...
by yoloherper
March 17th, 2014, 8:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Opinions Wanted
Replies: 15
Views: 1442

Re: Opinions Wanted

Last confirmed and reported sightings seem to be from 2006 and then again in 2009. I think those two bring the total confirmed sightings in CA to ~28.
-Elliot
by yoloherper
March 15th, 2014, 8:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A most EPIC week in Florida.
Replies: 12
Views: 3141

Re: A most EPIC week in Florida.

WOW! That mole king is smokin'! Road cruising a croc must have been pretty cool as well.
-Elliot
by yoloherper
March 14th, 2014, 11:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ants under coverboards
Replies: 6
Views: 2178

Re: Ants under coverboards

Thanks for the suggestions guys, I'm going to cross my fingers and hope that they miraculously all move this week, but sounds like I'll probably need to move the cover boards, at least temporarily. And Brian there seems to be a variety of different species. Argentine, some slightly bigger black ones...
by yoloherper
March 12th, 2014, 8:54 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thread..
Replies: 212
Views: 182073

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

Here's a Centralian Bearded Dragons P. vitticeps as found in NSW. This guy was a very willing subject and after this picture, my dad reached down and gave him a pet across the back. His response was to turn 180 degrees and then let me continue photographing for another 5 minutes. http://farm6.static...
by yoloherper
March 12th, 2014, 6:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ants under coverboards
Replies: 6
Views: 2178

Ants under coverboards

Anyone had this problem? I check a board line set out for SF garters and other San Mateo County herps and have been finding colonies of ants with increasing regularity. I've been interning weekly since October when there were a few nests under boards, but really started to notice it in the past mont...
by yoloherper
March 10th, 2014, 6:39 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thread..
Replies: 212
Views: 182073

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

I'll add to the mating behavior pictures with these racers found in a small oak tree
Image
by yoloherper
March 5th, 2014, 3:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Cruz Survey Spring 2014
Replies: 43
Views: 9670

Re: Santa Cruz Survey Spring 2014

I think April 26 is a Saturday. Do you mean that Saturday or the 27th which is the Sunday after?
And you've miraculously picked the only 3 weekends that I'm free in spring so unless something changes,
they all work for me.
-Elliot
by yoloherper
February 28th, 2014, 7:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Barbara County Database Species list update
Replies: 6
Views: 986

Re: Santa Barbara County Database Species list update

unfortunately, you are :lol:
caliherps site has pics from SB county
by yoloherper
February 25th, 2014, 11:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yolo County Species List and Database Gaps
Replies: 6
Views: 2431

Re: Yolo County Species List and Database Gaps

Gluesenkamp, I figured that with all of the nonnative turtles around California, one would have been released in Yolo. And it's a shame that so much of the native habitat that likely used to have longnosed snakes is farm fields now. There's still some good looking habitat in the foothills, but like ...
by yoloherper
February 20th, 2014, 6:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yolo County Species List and Database Gaps
Replies: 6
Views: 2431

Re: Yolo County Species List and Database Gaps

Thanks Derek, I've been meaning to put this together for awhile and the recent activity on the other thread reminded me. I have a few good ideas of where to find 8 or 9 of the species (conditions and luck permitting), but now that I'm at school it's going to be harder to find time to fill in the gap...
by yoloherper
February 20th, 2014, 11:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yolo County Species List and Database Gaps
Replies: 6
Views: 2431

Yolo County Species List and Database Gaps

There are currently 505 records from Yolo County, but almost 300 of these are pond turtles, red-eared sliders, and gopher snakes alone. There are quite a few species that should or might occur in the coast range on the western edge of the county, but unfortunately, most of this land is privately own...
by yoloherper
February 20th, 2014, 9:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: County Species Profiles and Database holes.
Replies: 21
Views: 2326

Re: County Species Profiles and Database holes.

I'm finishing up Yolo. Is there a thread to post it in, or should I just create a new thread?
-Elliot
*edit, I figured out and posted Yolo
by yoloherper
January 30th, 2014, 9:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frog ID Help
Replies: 44
Views: 6629

Re: Frog ID Help

fundad definitely got it right in the beginning, Pseudacris hypochondriaca. The fully developed eye stripe, triangle between the eyes, and the striping along the back are the giveaway. Yours has a little bit more patterning than typical, but is still definately a Baja. Here's a pic from Gary Nafis a...
by yoloherper
January 21st, 2014, 11:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best news all year...
Replies: 46
Views: 7437

Re: Best news all year...

Congrats! Sounds pretty incredible.
by yoloherper
January 20th, 2014, 9:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 Recap: Striped gophers, SF garters, and more
Replies: 20
Views: 4245

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

Klawnskale, I had thought about applying, but I ended up having a scheduling conflict. Pit_fan, awesome shots. I really like the first adults. It's been awhile since I've seen an adult striper Brian, I didn't know striped phases came from that area. Interesting snake with the stripe but also the sma...