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by lateralis
October 4th, 2013, 12:27 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: This never gets old...
Replies: 11
Views: 4492

Re: This never gets old...

Thanks Tbrock, wow 11 eggs eh, that is a good clutch indeed, I'll look forward to seeing the write up. The parents are from Pima County and there are 5 in this clutch, the 6th egg was a dud out of the gate. Kent, mine can be nervous too but overall mine seem very calm compared to others I have seen....
by lateralis
October 3rd, 2013, 6:22 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: This never gets old...
Replies: 11
Views: 4492

Re: This never gets old...

Hi Chris
Those are just some rattus verde I had in the crock pot ;) Really great captives, easy to maintain and breed in my experience and rather stately in demeanor.
Cheers
by lateralis
October 3rd, 2013, 8:25 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: This never gets old...
Replies: 11
Views: 4492

Re: This never gets old...

Thanks amigo
The 5th element popped this morning so a nice round 100% on the hatch. Momma is good but done for this year. These were incubated at 20 % less humidity than last year and hatch was better, last batch was good as well but hatched 10 days earlier at lower temps :crazyeyes:
by lateralis
October 2nd, 2013, 9:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Monsoons Sept 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1755

Re: Arizona Monsoons Sept 2013

Always a great thrill to finally find what one is seeking, nicely done and congrats - bet you forgot about or laughed at those scratches and wasp stings afterwards. 8-)
by lateralis
October 2nd, 2013, 9:02 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: This never gets old...
Replies: 11
Views: 4492

This never gets old...

baby snakes are such a blast
time for a :beer:
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by lateralis
October 2nd, 2013, 5:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ... jaguar predation on a caiman ...
Replies: 11
Views: 2874

Re: ... jaguar predation on a caiman ...

...and I thought the picture series was good...geebus.
by lateralis
September 30th, 2013, 1:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California Mountain Kingsnakes
Replies: 18
Views: 3181

Re: California Mountain Kingsnakes

Hubbsy I have 3 of your books and I still cannot find a mtn king can I have a partial refund if the dust covers are intact? :lol:
by lateralis
September 27th, 2013, 3:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Fishing/Herping Trip Part 1
Replies: 6
Views: 2337

Re: Costa Rica Fishing/Herping Trip Part 1

Great shots (ones that I could see anyways). That Rooster is nice! Great job on the Sail too. I remember my first billfish, a nice Blue Marlin taken on a cheap ass red squid lure I found in the bilge - NE coast of Jamaica at sunset - #400 if it was an ounce, we let it go but at the time (20 years ag...
by lateralis
September 26th, 2013, 3:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA Dept Of Fish and Wildlife Commission Meeting 10/2/2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3273

Re: CA Dept Of Fish and Wildlife Commission Meeting 10/2/201

Yep Betsy is retired but still helping out LP. Torin, definitely one gets more flies with honey. ;)
by lateralis
September 26th, 2013, 12:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA Dept Of Fish and Wildlife Commission Meeting 10/2/2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3273

Re: CA Dept Of Fish and Wildlife Commission Meeting 10/2/201

Brian I think the most important point is that proper science (which can be facilitated through strong relationships) be included in wildlife management. The goal of the meeting is to solicit input on target habitats and preliminary conservation strategies (which includes protection). As of a month ...
by lateralis
September 26th, 2013, 7:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA Dept Of Fish and Wildlife Commission Meeting 10/2/2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3273

Re: CA Dept Of Fish and Wildlife Commission Meeting 10/2/201

Jimi et al. Exactly the reason I posted the link to the meeting - NAFHA needs to get relations going and address pertinent issues. Definitely not the place to grouse about bag limits but it is the perfect spot to suggest better science and species that are in serious need of review. NAFHA has the op...
by lateralis
September 24th, 2013, 11:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA Dept Of Fish and Wildlife Commission Meeting 10/2/2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3273

Re: CA Dept Of Fish and Wildlife Commission Meeting 10/2/201

There is a meeting in Palm Springs on October 17 from 6_9 pm. I received the flyer in a meeting yesterday go here for a full schedule
Http://www.dfg.ca.gov/SWAP/
by lateralis
September 22nd, 2013, 11:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Triv Triv in AZ
Replies: 11
Views: 3803

Re: Triv Triv in AZ

Howdy, busy with school so to keep it short and sweet - the arguments surrounding this species have not changed but ultimately, the evidence points to them not being present in CA more so than them being an extant species. The army of folks with "mad skills" while an apt description, has in fact bee...
by lateralis
September 19th, 2013, 10:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Triv Triv in AZ
Replies: 11
Views: 3803

Re: Triv Triv in AZ

Howdy Jeff, Yeah, with all the drama rama that goes on here I didn't want to name them outright...certainly the TA's are accessible by vehicle, but they require a fair amount of footwork as well and the terrain is, in my opinion, far more difficult. Since I don't need a road to get me where the rats...
by lateralis
September 19th, 2013, 11:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Triv Triv in AZ
Replies: 11
Views: 3803

Re: Triv Triv in AZ

Rosaliae do occur in CA. Even though there has been only one documented I firmly believe they are a CA native. I'm aware of a couple specimens now that have been found south of the border on HWY 2. You could throw a rock into CA where one of the specimens was found. It's very typical for any specie...
by lateralis
September 16th, 2013, 5:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: kingsnake genetics
Replies: 5
Views: 1319

Re: kingsnake genetics

You might also look at Conservation and the Genetics of Populations by Allendorf, Luikart and Aitken (Blackwell Publishing, 2013). Read up on the Hardy-Weinberg Principle if you have not done so already. Heritability and allele frequency will be important to your questions as well as genetic drift w...
by lateralis
September 16th, 2013, 1:04 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: So...what's become of Wild Recons' Donald Schultz...?
Replies: 50
Views: 22801

Re: So...what's become of Wild Recons' Donald Schultz...?

I wonder what happened to the people on this site that he went into biz with...interviews with FWS an a deposition?
by lateralis
September 14th, 2013, 2:49 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: So...what's become of Wild Recons' Donald Schultz...?
Replies: 50
Views: 22801

Re: So...what's become of Wild Recons' Donald Schultz...?

Last time I checked the title "Herpetologist" required a college degree but maybe Chuck has a union card thru the actors guild? :lol:
by lateralis
September 10th, 2013, 10:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake ID, Sun City, CA
Replies: 19
Views: 4547

Re: Rattlesnake ID, Sun City, CA

Hey Vic Been busy with school and just saw your post: I have found several atrox on the west side of Sea. My most western find is the foothills of the Santa Rosa mtns, based off morphology it's an atrox but I have it in the freezer in case anyone has a DNA project in the pipe. I just released a 5' a...
by lateralis
September 6th, 2013, 6:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ... jaguar predation on a caiman ...
Replies: 11
Views: 2874

Re: ... jaguar predation on a caiman ...

Very cool grunion and even more impressive is 1) his right eye is damaged and 2) he's dragging a big crocodilian Back into the water before it is dead...that is mucho hombre kitty.
by lateralis
August 28th, 2013, 1:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Palm Springs/Augest Herping
Replies: 11
Views: 2562

Re: Palm Springs/Augest Herping

You definitely picked a slo time to work this area but you did very well considering the temps. Your shovelnose was very nice as well as the head shot of the iguana. That chuck from the Living Desert gets a lot of mileage! Good job and there are many places to see chucks and petrosaurus that never c...
by lateralis
August 22nd, 2013, 2:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Successful Southeast AZ trip
Replies: 57
Views: 14953

Re: Successful Southeast AZ trip

So when I originally saw this post, I too wondered about flipping a brood of Willard's and the obvious disturbance that the action caused, likewise with the Lepidus and the hooks in the frame . Now a few weeks ago I found a few Willard's and simply took photos as they went about their business I als...
by lateralis
August 20th, 2013, 2:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Triv Triv in AZ
Replies: 11
Views: 3803

Re: Triv Triv in AZ

...I'd rather hear about the rosaliae...never did get a response on the other thread :?
by lateralis
August 16th, 2013, 10:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake ID, Sun City, CA
Replies: 19
Views: 4547

Re: Rattlesnake ID, Sun City, CA

Had you said Sun City in the Coachella valley I would have said atrox but Perris Valley is too far west for them. My most western atrox is in the foothills of. The Santa Rosa mtns.
by lateralis
August 13th, 2013, 2:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ... chuck it out ...
Replies: 2
Views: 904

Re: ... chuck it out ...

Lol that thing is fake, it's the cast I gave you a year or so ago based off P.J. Phrilly's notorious San Francisco chuck found on Alcatraz Island...now go find a jaguar or something geez.... ...seriously though you lucky duck nice shot, with your new lillypad you otta see a ton of those in the yard,...
by lateralis
August 5th, 2013, 1:51 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Anybody see this?
Replies: 104
Views: 30090

Re: Anybody see this?

Kricket I am finishing my masters in conservation biology and have actually reviewed this legislation (partly for my job) so I feel pretty confident when I say this legislation will cause more problems than it is worth and it ultimately does Nothing for wild populations ( or very little from a cost ...
by lateralis
August 5th, 2013, 1:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is this Horned Lizard?
Replies: 5
Views: 1347

Re: What is this Horned Lizard?

Could be mcallii but I don't see the stripe, when I was getting certified to survey for them a few years ago all mcallii that I handled had a distinct stripe. They do hybridize with platyrhinos where range overlaps occur.
Cheers
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by lateralis
August 1st, 2013, 3:37 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A month in Belize
Replies: 36
Views: 16538

Re: A month in Belize

Having spent time in BZ I'd say you did very well but that jag looks like Junior from the BZ zoo...or as Mike said Junior has a twin. What researchers were you watching was it Panthera by any chance? I know some of the folks down there, they were looking at including a friends lodge in their habitat...
by lateralis
July 31st, 2013, 2:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)
Replies: 49
Views: 41256

Re: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)

Figured a response would have appeared by now so I will answer my inquiry - Baja ratsnakes do not exist in California and probably never did. There have been too many resource folks and herpers in the area over the years to miss a big colubrid like a Baja rat....knowing how it was placed on the SSC ...
by lateralis
July 21st, 2013, 12:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ... an unusual case out of baja-az ...
Replies: 9
Views: 2472

Re: ... an unusual case out of baja-az ...

...me thinks it is more likely to be an anemic pop than a discernible boom...Image
by lateralis
July 20th, 2013, 11:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ... an unusual case out of baja-az ...
Replies: 9
Views: 2472

Re: ... an unusual case out of baja-az ...

... i dont see any logic to that statement, so since its my frickn thread; you can host whatever clouds ewe like, but things be shining from where ever i am @ :crazyeyes: Nobody ever accused ewe of being logical so...my statement stands...and ewe need to quit ewer :cry: capiche? http://i59.photobuc...
by lateralis
July 19th, 2013, 10:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ... an unusual case out of baja-az ...
Replies: 9
Views: 2472

Re: ... an unusual case out of baja-az ...

Very sad on several levels, certainly if there is a wife and kids involved the X factor goes up significantly. Too bad his indiscretion will cast yet another cloud over field herpers AND academics alike...
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by lateralis
July 15th, 2013, 4:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April in lower Alabama (same as SE Chapter post)
Replies: 24
Views: 5194

Re: April in lower Alabama (same as SE Chapter post)

Great pictures all, especially liked the storeria. Looks like one I found a million years ago on Dauphin Island.
Cheers
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by lateralis
July 8th, 2013, 1:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)
Replies: 49
Views: 41256

Re: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)

Nice one, what are your thoughts on their presence in the U.S.? I know Grismer has found them in northerly parts (Guadalupe) etc...but how come nobody has found one in the U.S.??? Certainly not for a lack of effort, do you think they are a native to the U.S.?
by lateralis
June 26th, 2013, 8:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID Please: Mystery Snake from Brazil
Replies: 11
Views: 3047

Re: ID Please: Mystery Snake from Brazil

not sure on the range limit but it looks like some sort of Conophis or Coniophanes, very similar to Road Guarders I have seen in Belize...
by lateralis
June 13th, 2013, 2:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring in the Mojave
Replies: 7
Views: 1568

Re: Spring in the Mojave

EMNP is a magical place, some nice torts too. Granite Mtns research station????
by lateralis
June 6th, 2013, 1:43 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Iberian Lynx and other beasties trip report
Replies: 18
Views: 8907

Re: Iberian Lynx and other beasties trip report

Really great stuff, I hope that you did not support Emil McCain with any of your "safari dollars" that nitwit somehow got involved with these Lynx after he was barred from working with big cats in the U.S....how he pulled that off I wouldn't have a clue but the guy is a menace to cats everywhere...f...
by lateralis
June 4th, 2013, 9:54 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Shark fishing.
Replies: 11
Views: 5695

Re: Shark fishing.

Hi Tim
Nice lookin fish, makes me miss Fl all the more, especially the keys/homestead where I'm from. What hull are you running?
Cheers
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by lateralis
June 4th, 2013, 3:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Put The Rock Back - A Public Service Announcement
Replies: 23
Views: 4108

Re: Put The Rock Back - A Public Service Announcement

Nice job bois, that was a gas. I can see this posted up with video instead of stills and some actors...including the critters and some thought bubbles hahahahaha keep up the good work ;)
Cheers
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by lateralis
May 23rd, 2013, 12:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need help: please salvage roadkill in southern CA!
Replies: 27
Views: 3804

Re: Need help: please salvage roadkill in southern CA!

...yep, you must have an SCP to salvage ANYTHING in CA, a fishing license does not cut it. I was just in a meeting where this topic was discussed and the requirements are very clear - SCP in hand with salvage allowances duly noted on the permit. Since an SCP can take up to 6 months to issue these da...
by lateralis
May 23rd, 2013, 12:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EDB-like WDBs?
Replies: 25
Views: 4451

Re: EDB-like WDBs?

Howdy Rich, Yep, its a strange beast to be sure. I have never found a "desert phase" ruber to my knowledge, seen plenty of low desert ruber around WW and the flats between WW and Snow Creek and they all seem to be a pale color with little to no black around the dorsum. Most of the crotes I find in t...
by lateralis
May 21st, 2013, 11:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EDB-like WDBs?
Replies: 25
Views: 4451

Re: EDB-like WDBs?

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g282/warner_04/CopyofDSC03927.jpg I was made aware of this thread so I thought you might like to see this fine specimen...any guess as to my locale? Cheers Lat Here's acloseup http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g282/warner_04/CopyofDSC03927-1.jpg ...oh and that snak...
by lateralis
April 15th, 2013, 6:07 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: C.ruber or C.atrox
Replies: 6
Views: 2384

Re: C.ruber or C.atrox

DNA is likely the only way, but out here in the coachella valley our wdb are visually and behaviorally different. The wdb enter the foothills of the Santa Rosa mtns vis a vis my last voucher (awaiting someone who can do the DNA work). Ruber are quite common to the west however.
Cheers
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by lateralis
April 2nd, 2013, 12:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Attention Crote guys
Replies: 5
Views: 1518

Re: Attention Crote guys

Tiger tiger burning bright...
by lateralis
January 8th, 2013, 10:58 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: 600 reptiles and nearly 20,000 rodents Euthanized
Replies: 9
Views: 3248

Re: 600 reptiles and nearly 20,000 rodents Euthanized

Jim I am late to the game here (grad school is hell) but as was said earlier - get a good lawyer. If your report is accurate heads should roll over this. and furthermore EVERY member in this community should step up with whatever skills they have to both help you AND bring this story out of obscurit...
by lateralis
November 29th, 2012, 3:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need a pic of an Atrox from the Mojave for the magazine....
Replies: 6
Views: 1096

Re: Need a pic of an Atrox from the Mojave for the magazine.

Scott do you mean the lower Colorado subdivision? I have never seen an atrox in San Bernardino county but have seen many in riverside and imperial counties. If so let me know I can get you some nice shots
Cheers
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by lateralis
October 27th, 2012, 10:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RFI: Belize
Replies: 32
Views: 6189

Re: RFI: Belize

Ccarille yep, that was Junior, he happened to be out when we passed by so I snapped a couple of quick pics. There used to be a female at the Banana Bank Lodge as well, I do not know if she is still there however. I dug up a few more pics, I have a ton on my storage drive, if I get time I'll post up ...
by lateralis
October 26th, 2012, 2:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RFI: Belize
Replies: 32
Views: 6189

Re: RFI: Belize

Gerry, I know what you mean with the Drymobius, he/she was a pain in the butt. Brad (monklet?) you'll probably want to bring at least one tennis ball/racket ball tube with you for this, it will help. Its also a good place to stash Fer de Lance in your room lol... Your work with "Quash" sounds pretty...
by lateralis
October 25th, 2012, 9:07 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Mussuranas amongst us
Replies: 22
Views: 4758

Re: Mussuranas amongst us

Heres another Black Swan...
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by lateralis
October 25th, 2012, 9:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RFI: Belize
Replies: 32
Views: 6189

Re: RFI: Belize

Indeed, well I would have given that Tapir up for a Jag any day of the week Sir! That is a nice catch, the closest I came was a fresh pair of tracks at a water hole near the lodge. We did see a really large Tara one day at dusk walking along a cliff above us, that was an incredible beast too. Don't ...