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by lateralis
May 19th, 2017, 11:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: question about moving turtles across roads
Replies: 13
Views: 3739

Re: question about moving turtles across roads

The strategy used for tortoise here in the west is to allow the animal to complete its trek. If it is in imminent danger, it is moved in the direction of travel. Typically not lifted as they tend to void their bladder (not good in the desert) but slid on a floor mat and dragged if the situation allo...
by lateralis
May 17th, 2017, 5:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: whitewater
Replies: 75
Views: 18199

Re: whitewater

At one time WW was considered as potential critical hab by the USFWS but the surveys did not prove out, and coupled with other evidence, it was decided that they were not there and the designation was not warranted. The toad in question is not an Arroyo toad, if it is, its the ugliest one I've ever ...
by lateralis
May 12th, 2017, 3:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: vehicle light bars for road hunting
Replies: 23
Views: 6199

Re: vehicle light bars for road hunting

Nice rig....HAHA, yeah I know right! Chopping up the TRDP is no bueno but for the SS bumper I'd do it, that is exactly the bump I want in order to keep the weight off. Im on the fence about a rear bump still, just don't want to overload it since I also have a Tepui and Gobi rack on the roof. Love th...
by lateralis
May 12th, 2017, 12:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: vehicle light bars for road hunting
Replies: 23
Views: 6199

Re: vehicle light bars for road hunting

Reno Bart I have a 5th gen trdp is that the hidden winch bump from CBI? I have my bar mounted behind my grill so rox shouldn't be an issue for me but I'm interested in getting some armor up front and that bump looks like it will fit the bill.
by lateralis
April 30th, 2017, 11:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: vehicle light bars for road hunting
Replies: 23
Views: 6199

Re: vehicle light bars for road hunting

I have a light bar from vision x and it beats traditional lights hands down. Plus the older lights require covers when driving on road vs the newer tech. The lighting available today is phenomenal.
by lateralis
April 6th, 2017, 7:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Man Eaters
Replies: 91
Views: 27493

Re: Get in ma belly

It's ridiculous to claim a really large python has not ever and could not ever eat a human ...most certainly, I bet it has happened MANY times over the course of human history. It is likely a rare occurrence but more common than expected and with the advent of the cellphone and internet much more l...
by lateralis
April 5th, 2017, 12:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: get in ma belly
Replies: 0
Views: 2013

get in ma belly

Should have gone under the subject post lol
by lateralis
March 31st, 2017, 9:09 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Sometimes you just have to run. Happy black wolves.
Replies: 3
Views: 4673

Re: Sometimes you just have to run. Happy black wolves.

Wouldn't assume they are happy, quite possibly the older one out front with the grayish muzzle is running for his life. Ears back and tail down while running with another wolf on your tail generally means no Bueno in wolf world.
by lateralis
March 29th, 2017, 4:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Crotalid genomics
Replies: 0
Views: 1760

Crotalid genomics

I would be interested in speaking with anyone who is working with CA atrox genetics currently or has done so previously. If you have a contact you can forward to me all the better. If you are a prospective graduate student, I've got a project for you. All responses in pm format please.
Thanks
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by lateralis
March 10th, 2017, 9:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: High cost of antivenin
Replies: 16
Views: 4888

Re: High cost of antivenin

Many snakebite victims will not be able to pay due to lack of insurance and the hospital will eat the cost. This is one reason that the hospital marks up the product further. They need to try to recoup costs. Unfortunately this is not the case if you have a SSN. You will repay the bill one way or t...
by lateralis
February 28th, 2017, 5:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: support a female venom research student break down barriers
Replies: 5
Views: 1725

Re: support a female venom research student break down barri

Hey B,
I'll cast a vote for her as well, good cause to be sure. BTW, did you ever get the charger for your Mac that you left at the house LOL I never heard back so figured all was well.

Ciao
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by lateralis
February 22nd, 2017, 11:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nylon Mesh Snake Death Trap
Replies: 34
Views: 34058

Re: Nylon Mesh Snake Death Trap

I saw this early in my career, it's really a horror show and a sign of poor engineering and project planning, not to mention a complete lack of common sense. I hope you have contacted your local news/media and work your local wildlife orgs to get this stopped. You are finding the snakes that are not...
by lateralis
February 16th, 2017, 7:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Clever Snake Mom?
Replies: 32
Views: 9210

Re: Clever Snake Mom

Those are most definitely not turtle eggs, they would have rotted long ago and/or been eaten by the innumerable scavenging insects that likely cleaned that shell out - it looks pretty dang clean to me. Since the shell was located near logs which make a great incubation site for snake eggs, I suspect...
by lateralis
January 30th, 2017, 10:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes In Situ, Partially Hiding - Request for Images
Replies: 28
Views: 7485

Re: Snakes In Situ, Partially Hiding - Request for Images

6-7' B asper in situ in BZ http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g282/warner_04/DSC04345.jpg A slightly more viable local partially hidden http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g282/warner_04/DSC_0088_zps60e2b51d.jpg and then I found this wee M diastema partially hidden in this larger "diastemator" 8-) http...
by lateralis
January 24th, 2017, 4:18 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Global Warming?
Replies: 47
Views: 22390

Re: Global Warming?

Chicxulub crater - interesting to read about the after effects and how these types of events affect climate....
by lateralis
January 24th, 2017, 12:17 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Global Warming?
Replies: 47
Views: 22390

Re: Global Warming?

The attack on the cattle industry and trying to tie it to "Climate change" represents nothing more then the piggy backing of activist groups. One using the other to further their own agendas. The liars can get away with so much more when they back each others lies up. LOL http://cdn.theworldweekly....
by lateralis
January 20th, 2017, 1:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South of the border: A week in southern Sonora
Replies: 4
Views: 1898

Re: South of the border: A week in southern Sonora

Fantastic experience and what an opportunity. The picture of the female jaguar on their website was quite nice. That Cantil and the beadeds are sweet. Thanks for sharing!
by lateralis
January 17th, 2017, 1:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Establishing reptiles on my land.
Replies: 34
Views: 6988

Re: Establishing reptiles on my land.

I love how people cut and paste from the Internet :lol: I guess it's easier than reading the subject matter.

So are quagga mussels invasive, introduced or alien ? This is an easy one.
by lateralis
January 16th, 2017, 1:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Establishing reptiles on my land.
Replies: 34
Views: 6988

Re: Establishing reptiles on my land.

change back. There are no invasive non native reptile species in North America I see where Carl Hiaasen gets his material, you just can't make this chyt up! :thumb: I guess these are natives or non-invasive? African clawed frog Bullfrog Burmese pythons Nerodia sipedon Iguana Basilisk Niloticus What...
by lateralis
January 12th, 2017, 10:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Establishing reptiles on my land.
Replies: 34
Views: 6988

Re: Establishing reptiles on my land.

Hi lateralis....I am not trolling at all this is a serious thought that I have over if it matters that a already disturbed piece of land that will never become natural or native. if I I actually have been a member here since 2010 and made the burner account to ask this controversial/ethical questio...
by lateralis
January 12th, 2017, 10:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Establishing reptiles on my land.
Replies: 34
Views: 6988

Re: Establishing reptiles on my land.

Trolling are we lol... Seriously though, a more noble pursuit would be to KILL all nonnatives on your property and re-establish native wildlife and vegetation to the maximum extent practical...The Miccosukee, Seminole, and Calusa used native fruit trees and other plants in their gardens and so can e...
by lateralis
December 22nd, 2016, 11:48 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: What are your thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 10859

Re: What are your thoughts?

Since I have no qualms about breaking taboos or the truly useless notion of being politically correct (read mindless sheep who cannot think for themselves) I will contribute and say If one could provide assurances that those 25 kids will respect the environment, live a sustainable life and not turn ...
by lateralis
December 8th, 2016, 9:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)
Replies: 49
Views: 40079

Re: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)

Here's a list of people interested in the ratsnake search so far: myself (Jeff N.) lateralis Jimi G. Matt G. Jeremy W. Daniel S. That's a good start. A few more guys would be good. How do you guys feel about searching during the second half of May?? Like I said earlier, I'm planning to go there on ...
by lateralis
December 5th, 2016, 12:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)
Replies: 49
Views: 40079

Re: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)

Sounds like some interest is building BUT my suggestions were for a focused bogey search. Anything else is a bonus. Regarding notes - if this effort is going to be documented properly then notes must be taken and disseminated to be of value and that means a good write up. I have gotten two pms stati...
by lateralis
December 2nd, 2016, 8:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)
Replies: 49
Views: 40079

Re: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)

I like it. From what I can tell on recent GE imagery there are two ways to access what appears to be some sweet patches of habitat and connecting canyons. These areas are all due south of the spot where the DOR was taken. It would be a trek to get into but not impossible and only the committed shoul...
by lateralis
November 23rd, 2016, 11:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)
Replies: 49
Views: 40079

Re: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)

Hey Surfinherp, Im up for that and only live an hour or so away from Mtn Spring, shoot me a pm. I have a buddy in AZ who might join us; we have been discussing a trip down there for awhile. There are at least 6 palm oasis in the area that warrant a look, the remaining canyons etc...may be worthwhile...
by lateralis
November 20th, 2016, 11:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kofa National Wildlife Refuge September 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 5873

Re: Kofa National Wildlife Refuge September 2016

As I looked through your post I was taken back in time to similar trips 30 yrs ago and I think Craig nailed it. You will acquire many, many photos of all manner of critters in your life but you will only get a few photos like that last one if you are lucky.
:beer:
by lateralis
November 17th, 2016, 9:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turtle
Replies: 12
Views: 3957

Re: Turtle

Interesting garter snake porter. Regarding the turtle - I still doubt fire was involved, not saying it is a definite but I doubt it. Possibly some sort of infection I don't know but in all other aspects the turt looks to be in good condition. I've found numerous kinos in Belize in some pretty lousy ...
by lateralis
November 16th, 2016, 3:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turtle
Replies: 12
Views: 3957

Re: Turtle

I seriously doubt a fire was involved, more likely is that your flash illuminated the ocular fluid in the eye and the refraction of light is giving it a milky blue appearance. That turtle looks to be in grade A condition with typical coloration. I've seen turtles that survived wildfires and they are...
by lateralis
November 16th, 2016, 1:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Possible Tejon Ranch Trip November 20
Replies: 2
Views: 1787

Re: Possible Tejon Ranch Trip November 20

Some good pig hunting up there.
by lateralis
November 15th, 2016, 9:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turtle
Replies: 12
Views: 3957

Re: Turtle

Kinosternon leucostomum is my 0.02cents
by lateralis
November 8th, 2016, 5:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Victoria brides and other flesh ads
Replies: 10
Views: 3970

Re: Victoria brides and other flesh ads

Thanks for the reply Scott, I'll never lend my iPad out again lol. Regarding field gear, great idea and off hand I would recommend the following:
TOPS knives
Bench made knives

Packs:
Tactical tailor (us made)
Spec ops (us made)
5.11 packs, not made in USA but they are still good kit

Cheers
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by lateralis
November 7th, 2016, 12:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Victoria brides and other flesh ads
Replies: 10
Views: 3970

Re: Victoria brides and other flesh ads

lol nope happily married for 20 years, it must be some garbage cached on my ipad...I saw the Goldblum ad as well so yeah, cached cookies or whatever that crap is called....
by lateralis
November 6th, 2016, 8:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which is best survival knife
Replies: 4
Views: 2085

Re: Which is best survival knife

Being a knife guy I would recommend TOPs knives and bench made. Both have excellent warranties and are tough as nails. I've used them exclusively for the past 20 years.
by lateralis
November 6th, 2016, 8:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Victoria brides and other flesh ads
Replies: 10
Views: 3970

Victoria brides and other flesh ads

Question - does anyone else see the foreign bride ad when they get on the FHF site? Meet Ukrainian women etc? What's with all this human trafficking garbage or is it my iPad?
by lateralis
November 5th, 2016, 3:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Patternless Crotalus cerberus (same as AZ forum)
Replies: 2
Views: 2672

Re: Patternless Crotalus cerberus (same as AZ forum)

Heres one for the thread, almost no pattern but not quite ;)
Image
by lateralis
October 26th, 2016, 11:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Totonacan Rattlesnake
Replies: 3
Views: 2324

Re: The Totonacan Rattlesnake

Brave fellow to be rolling through Cartel land sporting a Suunto watch and expensive camera gear. Must be some well heeled biologists in MX lol.
by lateralis
October 25th, 2016, 7:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hello from Austria
Replies: 2
Views: 1853

Re: Hello from Austria

Hallo Kai
Willkommen bei FHF, sieht aus wie Sei einige nette Tiere finden!

Cheers
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by lateralis
October 14th, 2016, 8:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HERP users WARNING
Replies: 3
Views: 1610

Re: HERP users WARNING

If a California book was being produced I wonder if the only response from AZ would be the sound of crickets chirping lol. I think most of the prime AZ roads are known already, it's the park and hike places I would be more concerned about.
by lateralis
September 29th, 2016, 8:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID that Corpse and How Did It Get There...?
Replies: 18
Views: 4496

Re: ID that Corpse and How Did It Get There...?

Classic "Butcher Bird" behavior, i.e. the Loggerhead Shrike. They often pin their prey to kill it or return for a feed later. I see them fairly often down here in the desert and often tease colleagues about shrikes taking federally threatened and state endangered species (Uma inornata) with impunity...
by lateralis
September 15th, 2016, 9:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp ID, Belize
Replies: 10
Views: 3210

Re: Herp ID, Belize

I'm no expert on turtle taxonomy and as I understand it there is ongoing work with the kino family but the difference between white lipped muds and tobasco are simple; the tobasco have a ridge down the middle of their carapace and barbels on their chin whereas the whitelipped do not. Claudius (diffe...
by lateralis
September 15th, 2016, 8:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Amazing Predation by a Leopard Lizard
Replies: 6
Views: 2576

Re: Amazing Predation by a Leopard Lizard

Now that was cool.
by lateralis
September 13th, 2016, 11:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp ID, Belize
Replies: 10
Views: 3210

Re: Herp ID, Belize

Thanks amigo.
The most common kinosternon that I found was k.acutum and based on what I can see in your picture it is most likely that one - it has the ridge going down the carapace. K. Leucostomum was another common one as well as Claudius angustatus. Did you notice any barbels on the turtles chin?
by lateralis
September 7th, 2016, 4:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp ID, Belize
Replies: 10
Views: 3210

Re: Herp ID, Belize

I remember a couple of years before the "Great Crash" I had posted one of my trips to BZ and I had vouchered several mud turtles as I recall so here are some shots from that trip... Found at night in a jungle pool http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g282/warner_04/DSC04085-1.jpg Youngsters the size of...
by lateralis
August 25th, 2016, 2:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: When is habitat restoration for herps a good thing?
Replies: 42
Views: 13809

Re: When is habitat restoration for herps a good thing?

I have a nifty project going right now involving aeolian sand species such as fringe toed lizards and flat tailed horned lizards. Seems to be working and will be long term. I agree with you Brian that things move slow at higher levels but regional multi species plans at the county level appear to be...
by lateralis
August 24th, 2016, 6:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Craziest Border Patrol Story
Replies: 41
Views: 11627

Re: Craziest Border Patrol Story

Thanks for sharing Steve, that is truly unfortunate.
by lateralis
August 23rd, 2016, 4:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Craziest Border Patrol Story
Replies: 41
Views: 11627

Re: Craziest Border Patrol Story

Wow sounds like Kent was the victim of a very sick joke or one malicious SOB, I'd be very interested to hear the long version.
by lateralis
August 23rd, 2016, 3:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Craziest Border Patrol Story
Replies: 41
Views: 11627

Re: Craziest Border Patrol Story

You may ask yourself, if your car is clean, do you want to be be cooperative and get back to herping, or do you want to sit out in the boonies during prime herping time for an extra hour, waiting for a K9 unit to drive out to you position? Your decision… A good point but I would ask, what the proba...
by lateralis
August 22nd, 2016, 8:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Stuck Between Lava and an Avocado
Replies: 3
Views: 1796

Re: Stuck Between Lava and an Avocado

Might be a good idea, and it would reach a much larger audience than the FHF.
by lateralis
August 21st, 2016, 9:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Stuck Between Lava and an Avocado
Replies: 3
Views: 1796

Re: Stuck Between Lava and an Avocado

There was a piece on NPR Friday discussing the proliferation of Aguacate groves but they failed to mention the snake. I suspect they would have if they had known of its existence, do you reach out to these news organizations?