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by El Garia
October 30th, 2014, 11:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Cali NAFHA Event Fri 4-10-15 thru Sun 4-12-15 Updated
Replies: 157
Views: 40324

Re: The Cali Chapter NAFHA Event Fri 4-10-15 thru Sun 4-12-1

Jason Hull wrote:Group events have always been a turn off for me because of the midnight herp shows that break out .
I like what you've laid down and I'd like to attend because of it.
+1
by El Garia
October 25th, 2014, 10:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need trash or rocks
Replies: 41
Views: 9484

Re: Need trash or rocks

Brian Hubbs wrote: I later asked El Garia to send Gary Nafis a PM. Gary thought he was me also...and the reply was un-printable... :lol: :lol: :lol:
And it was the best reply... EVER! :lol: Gary is genius.
by El Garia
October 25th, 2014, 8:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need trash or rocks
Replies: 41
Views: 9484

Re: Need trash or rocks

How to properly introduce oneself to a new group, when asking for assistance: http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... f=6&t=8696
by El Garia
October 23rd, 2014, 7:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nafha shirts
Replies: 8
Views: 1872

Re: Nafha shirts

I like black for it's 'slimming factor', but that being said, the slimmer my torso appears, the wider my hips appear. Maybe it's just me. I don't know. Sometimes I wonder "Does this make me look fat?"
by El Garia
October 23rd, 2014, 5:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nafha shirts
Replies: 8
Views: 1872

Re: Nafha shirts

I like shirts. Three, to be exact. I like white. Earth tones are neat, too.

Thanks Garret

Derek
by El Garia
October 23rd, 2014, 4:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake and a plane
Replies: 4
Views: 1485

Re: Snake and a plane

That's a really cool shot Lou. Very apropos! :)
by El Garia
October 23rd, 2014, 4:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Simple 2014 National Database Contest Scorecard
Replies: 7
Views: 1718

Re: Simple 2014 Nat. Database contest Scorecard

soulsurvivor wrote:Owen Holt needs to do something QUICK.
Oh My!… 'Mark of The Beast' :shock:
by El Garia
October 12th, 2014, 1:14 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Playing with the new toy: Nitecore CU6
Replies: 18
Views: 10374

Re: Playing with the new toy: Nitecore CU6

Owen - Nitecore 'borrowed' your U. mordax pics for their website: http://www.nitecorelights.com/products/ ... tra-violet
Maybe some free flashlights would be a good remedy?
by El Garia
October 5th, 2014, 2:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red-bellies in the South Bay area!
Replies: 10
Views: 3099

Re: Red-bellies in the South Bay area!

There's too many long-standing natural barriers between the South Bay population, and the northern population.

Though I'd love to believe the population is relict, I think it's a case of introduction by humans.
by El Garia
October 4th, 2014, 10:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red-bellies in the South Bay area!
Replies: 10
Views: 3099

Re: Red-bellies in the South Bay area!

Thanks for sharing this, Jeff. Muy interesante; even more so if non-introduced.
by El Garia
September 10th, 2014, 1:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: LECHs in the SW! (NAFHA National Meeting Report)
Replies: 10
Views: 3649

Re: LECHs in the SW! (NAFHA National Meeting Report)

Excellent post, Andrea! It's really nice to see that you and Mike had such a wonderful time on your first SW herp trip.

Very cool that you were able to encounter some of the iconic Southwest critters, like Horny Toads, Roadrunners, and Javelina. :thumb:


Derek
by El Garia
August 29th, 2014, 3:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arroyo Toad Site Torn Up by Off-Road Vehicles
Replies: 45
Views: 11571

Re: Arroyo Toad Site Torn Up by Off-Road Vehicles

Hi Robert - The Sheriffs Dept. has jurisdiction over unincorporated areas within the county.

edit - just re-read the thread and realized it's on BLM land. Sheriffs Dept. may have jurisdiction. I don't know
by El Garia
August 28th, 2014, 5:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: This Guy Needs To Be Stopped...
Replies: 7
Views: 2143

Re: This Guy Needs To Be Stopped...

Possession is prohibited in Ca
by El Garia
August 6th, 2014, 8:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Head torches/headlamps
Replies: 57
Views: 20441

Re: Head torches

Fenix HL55. Due for release sometime, this month: https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3842/14662432899_64e49d0b52.jpg Fenix HL55 by Mo'o , on Flickr From Fenix: "It is a new headlamp with Cree Xm-L2 T6 led and uses one 18650 battery or two CR123A batteries. The max output is 900 lumens on Burst mode, and...
by El Garia
July 26th, 2014, 4:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Head torches/headlamps
Replies: 57
Views: 20441

Re: Head torches

My favorite headlamp - Nitecore HC50. It's my first Nitecore; I'd always avoided them, thinking their products were cheaply produced. I was wrong. Very tough unibody design - the thing's built like a tank The lamp consists of a headband, and a self-contained, removable, wireless, articulating head, ...
by El Garia
July 25th, 2014, 8:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Maybe a stupid question about data entries but...
Replies: 21
Views: 3058

Re: Maybe a stupid question about data entries but...

Oh, and Derek... you DO Realize you were called an old guy, right?? that's gotta sting... :crazyeyes: :lol: :lol: Stings? Nah… just made me ponder my mortality for half the day. How should I feel when he lumps me together with guys so 'Olde' , that they have yet to drop the 'e'? Hey, Lucas - http:/...
by El Garia
July 24th, 2014, 7:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Oahu: Sea turtles, anoles, day geckos, oh my!
Replies: 9
Views: 2966

Re: Oahu: Sea turtles, anoles, day geckos, oh my!

Nice post,,, I like seeing what people are finding in The Islands.

It's a real bummer seeing what's become established in Hawai'i, but they're beautiful animals, nonetheless
by El Garia
July 24th, 2014, 4:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Maybe a stupid question about data entries but...
Replies: 21
Views: 3058

Re: Maybe a stupid question about data entries but...

Like Steve said, "it's all good."

Case in point... look at this old Bledsoe voucher I just found ,,, :o

ImageEarly-Bledsoe Period HERP voucher by Mo'o, on Flickr
by El Garia
July 24th, 2014, 1:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 24
Views: 6705

Re: Rattlesnake ID

"insert profanity here" "insert profanity here" Ross! :lol: You just know "insert profanity here" that "insert profanity here" is not a "insert profanity here" kingsnake! You "insert profanity here" crack me up! :lol:

All the best... :)
by El Garia
July 16th, 2014, 6:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's It Like Being A DTRNA Naturalist?
Replies: 17
Views: 4827

Re: What's It Like Being A DTRNA Naturalist?

What an excellent post!

Thanks for sharing your experiences with us, klawnskale :beer:
by El Garia
July 12th, 2014, 9:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP
Replies: 66
Views: 16636

Re: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP

We're flirting with a derailment, Brad :lol: but those are IGFA records, only. At her largest recorded weight, "Dottie" from Dixon Lake weighed in at 25 lbs 1 oz. She was never submitted for IGFA recognition because she was foul-hooked. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2014904/posts
by El Garia
July 12th, 2014, 3:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP
Replies: 66
Views: 16636

Re: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP

in the genus, Micropterus, which includes the largemouth bass and the n.a. sunfishes, only the smaller sacramento perch naturally occurs west of the rockies. they max out at about 16 in., whereas the largemouth can weigh 25 lbs or more. also, bass are pretty well suited to any body of water. so far ...
by El Garia
July 11th, 2014, 2:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 So Far
Replies: 21
Views: 6496

Re: 2014 So Far

wow, nick :!: fantastic post; superb shots. you really outdid yourself this time :thumb: :thumb:

derek
by El Garia
July 11th, 2014, 1:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP
Replies: 66
Views: 16636

Re: [URGENT] Native and non-native turtles NEED HELP

the practice of fangsheng (the releasing of captives, in hopes of receiving good karma) is a major cause for the growing numbers of invasive turtles in the bay area fangsheng is no secret among rangers and naturalists in my community, but its rarely (if ever) mentioned in our media. here's an articl...
by El Garia
May 14th, 2014, 3:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Albino Kings in Gran Canaria?
Replies: 19
Views: 2860

Re: Albino Kings in Gran Canaria?

Good on you, Brian! :beer: and welcome back :thumb:
by El Garia
May 14th, 2014, 2:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Validity of T.sirtalis infernalis / intergrade in San Mateo
Replies: 7
Views: 1477

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

Zach_Lim wrote: *I ask because if they are all SF Garters, I would only need one more snake species (M.lateralis) to finish the snakes of the county.... :lol:
T. planiceps ;) And yes; you still need a San Mateo Co. infernalis… distinct ssp. from tetrataenia IMO
by El Garia
May 14th, 2014, 11:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Validity of T.sirtalis infernalis / intergrade in San Mateo
Replies: 7
Views: 1477

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

Most of the garters pictured look to have a much stronger infernalis influence. That's not to say that those specimens that appear more outwardly infernalis are not intergrades; I believe they are. There are, however, a couple of snakes from the study which I would describe, just by a glance, as int...
by El Garia
May 12th, 2014, 1:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: herps found during sports
Replies: 7
Views: 2106

Re: I am such a good brother...

:D Entertaining post, Axeman! Great stories (admissions, confessions-) Like you, Jim, I was useless to my teams when insects or herps were about. Some of my 'past priorities': -herping at outdoor weddings (two of which I was in) I used a mantid I found as a living broach, at one -holding up my fours...
by El Garia
May 7th, 2014, 12:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: the drought is over!
Replies: 18
Views: 2298

Re: the drought is over!

Nice post, Kimo! Glad to that you're finding some really cool stuff. That second Leopard Lizard is a beauty. Still waiting to see a Pronghorn. I'm always hoping that I come across some, as they've been re-established in my county.

Great job on the boa! :thumb:

Derek
by El Garia
May 5th, 2014, 10:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April as I Saw It
Replies: 12
Views: 4569

Re: April as I Saw It

Spectacular post, Jim! :beer:

Derek
by El Garia
April 30th, 2014, 2:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Too early for neonate garter snakes?
Replies: 5
Views: 1592

Re: Too early for neonate garter snakes?

Fundad wrote:Fall Breeding?
atratus have been documented breeding in the fall, but given that this is a neonate, breeding likely occurred in January.
by El Garia
April 29th, 2014, 4:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Too early for neonate garter snakes?
Replies: 5
Views: 1592

Re: Too early for neonate garter snakes?

Is this a quiz? :lol:
by El Garia
April 29th, 2014, 4:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April 2014- NorCal + SoCal Retrospective
Replies: 11
Views: 2933

Re: April 2014- NorCal + SoCal Retrospective

Lots of cool finds, Zach. I'm envious of your humilis, man. They're like giant versions of the Ramphotyphlops I would catch as a kid.

Looks like you got, what?… 11 lifers? :beer:
by El Garia
April 28th, 2014, 8:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lions, Rattlesnakes, and Lyres, Oh My!
Replies: 8
Views: 2227

Re: Lions, Rattlesnakes, and Lyres, Oh My!

Gnarly!
by El Garia
April 28th, 2014, 8:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Skink vs. Snake
Replies: 12
Views: 3861

Re: Skink vs. Snake

Whoa! What an excellent post. Mucho gusto. :D

Great photographs, btw.



Fundad- lol
by El Garia
April 2nd, 2014, 12:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My ruber bite...
Replies: 3
Views: 1045

Re: My ruber bite...

Seriously, Greg; you really had me worried about you. I've got to say - I wasn't too surprised, when I thought that you had been tagged.

Too real of a scare, Greg. Be careful when you're out there

-Derek
by El Garia
April 1st, 2014, 5:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Krap-load of Klauberina
Replies: 6
Views: 1599

Re: Krap-load of Klauberina

That's great news, Jeff. :beer: Thanks for the link; I'll be reading it.
by El Garia
March 31st, 2014, 9:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A little more March Madness
Replies: 12
Views: 3375

Re: A little more March Madness

I like to sneak up on them and take their picture when they're sunbathing.

(Like I don't say that enough already)
by El Garia
March 23rd, 2014, 11:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Monterey County Coachwhips
Replies: 4
Views: 1100

Re: Monterey County Coachwhips

Has anyone else found coachwhips in Monterey County? Yes. On one particular day, in the 80s, I saw a whole lotta Coachwhip on the road, in Monterey Co. Many, many coachwhips that day. I was able to get out and look at some dor's, but the live ones were long-gone by the time I would pull over and ex...
by El Garia
March 7th, 2014, 4:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Helleri hookup
Replies: 5
Views: 1417

Re: Helleri hookup

Not bad at all, Jim! Nice post and finds :beer:
by El Garia
March 5th, 2014, 3:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Cruz Survey Spring 2014
Replies: 43
Views: 10014

Re: Santa Cruz Survey Spring 2014

I like the May 4th date, too.

Barbecue sounds good!
by El Garia
March 5th, 2014, 3:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: February Finds 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3620

Re: February Finds 2014

Too much cool stuff in this post for me to comment on it all. I really like that pic of the Arboreal going vertical; cool pic :thumb:

Jared - Scolopendra on your hand?!? You crazy... :lol:
by El Garia
March 5th, 2014, 3:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: February Finds Feat. San Mateo Co. Sirtalis Mating Ball
Replies: 14
Views: 2538

Re: February Finds Feat. San Mateo Co. Sirtalis Mating Ball

Beautiful post, Jim! I like your style... :beer:
by El Garia
February 27th, 2014, 5:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Contra Costa County Species List and Database Gaps
Replies: 29
Views: 11294

Re: Contra Costa County Species List and Database Gaps

My thinking was that they had long been extirpated, but after reading this paper: http://www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/depart/cd/water/hcp/archive/final-hcp/pdfs/apps/AppD/09agartersnake_9-28-06_profile.pdf, I'll add Giant Gartersnakes to the list. "Some experts consider Contra Costa County outside the ...
by El Garia
February 24th, 2014, 11:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Alameda County Species List and Database Gaps
Replies: 7
Views: 2104

Re: Alameda County Species List and Database Gaps

I am surprised at the overall low numbers and how many are unvouchered. I was surprised too, but I found that most of the records that lacked photo vouchers and gps were from several years ago. There's been a positive trend in data entry over the last year or so. Despite the drought, I believe we'l...
by El Garia
February 24th, 2014, 12:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Alameda County Species List and Database Gaps
Replies: 7
Views: 2104

Re: Alameda County Species List and Database Gaps

Thank You, Brian.
by El Garia
February 24th, 2014, 7:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Alameda County Species List and Database Gaps
Replies: 7
Views: 2104

Alameda County Species List and Database Gaps

Alameda County Species List And Database Gaps Species Currently In The HERP Database California Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense) 9 (5 vouchered) Arboreal Salamander (Aneides lugubris) 10 (1 additional record misidentified as Aneides flavipunctatis niger) California Slender Salamander (Bat...
by El Garia
February 21st, 2014, 7:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Crotalus ruber combat dance.
Replies: 17
Views: 3402

Re: Crotalus ruber combat dance.

Fantastic! :beer: Thanks for sharing this, gopher!

nice photos, too.
by El Garia
February 20th, 2014, 1:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yolo County Species List and Database Gaps
Replies: 6
Views: 2497

Re: Yolo County Species List and Database Gaps

Excellent list, Elliot! :thumb: Looks like a lot of time went into this. Thanks for putting this together!

Derek