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by hellihooks
November 15th, 2015, 8:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Jim's Song - Dicamptodon (written by Jim Bass)
Replies: 18
Views: 6372

Re: Jim's Song - Dicamptodon (written by Jim Bass)

That's pretty cool Richard... don't know that anyone's ever put my poetry to music before... :shock: :thumb: Not sure why... but it kept bringing 'Spill the Wine' by the Animals, to mind... This really blew my mind, The fact that me, an overfed, long-haired, leaping gnome, Should be the star of a Ho...
by hellihooks
November 15th, 2015, 8:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bipes rumor
Replies: 7
Views: 3740

Re: Bipes rumor

yeah... that was it. I've been know to tell homeless people they should let me check under their mattresses, for legless lizards, lest they crawl up their butts. I know... So Wrong... :lol: :lol: :lol:
by hellihooks
November 14th, 2015, 6:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bipes rumor
Replies: 7
Views: 3740

Re: Bipes rumor

i posted some historical literature (on a friend's herping site) detailing Bipes from Central Ca, back in the Gold Rush days... i'll see if i can find it again
by hellihooks
October 31st, 2015, 5:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 3579

Re: Thoughts

Porter wrote: ...I may just have to take you up on that Helli Mojave tour :beer:
sounds like a laff riot to me... :thumb: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by hellihooks
October 30th, 2015, 11:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 3579

Re: Thoughts

by hellihooks
October 25th, 2015, 10:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake ID help near Tucson
Replies: 6
Views: 1836

Re: Snake ID help near Tucson

baja coach... if they occur there... Tx indigo are blk/red but doubt they're found that far west.
by hellihooks
October 22nd, 2015, 6:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which is Better?
Replies: 10
Views: 3426

Re: Which is Better?

# 2 more vibrant... :) owl bet you win... :D
by hellihooks
October 20th, 2015, 6:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So now that night temps are dropping...
Replies: 39
Views: 7951

Re: So now that night temps are dropping...

Barometric pressure is probably more important than Temp. ;)

And Hubbs.... you are wrong... no one would ever think of arguing with you... wrong, wrong, WRONG!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by hellihooks
October 16th, 2015, 3:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 3579

Re: The Singing Frog

you post things that no one else does... and i would miss your posts. if you do leave, don't think you're not welcome to a ' Helli's Mojave Tour'... you are.... jim
by hellihooks
October 16th, 2015, 6:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Road cruising on Indian reservations
Replies: 61
Views: 13136

Re: Road cruising on Indian reservations

So often... it seems the case that it's a matter of who you know.... the San Manual people call my gringo freind Andy, to come relocate rattlesnakes... and Native Americans certainly are not the only people to be very picky about property rights. Try getting on Tejon Ranch (which is HUGE) without pe...
by hellihooks
October 13th, 2015, 1:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Foothill Yellow-legged Frog
Replies: 4
Views: 2143

Re: Foothill Yellow-legged Frog

Soquel is Swell... :)
by hellihooks
October 12th, 2015, 3:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Night Stalking San Diego – Summer 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 6061

Re: Night Stalking San Diego – Summer 2015

good stuff, Jeff... :thumb:
by hellihooks
October 12th, 2015, 3:12 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: 2016 NAFHA Annual Meeting - Mena, Arkansas - Dates Poll
Replies: 8
Views: 12679

Re: 2016 NAFHA Annual Meeting - Mena, Arkansas - Dates Poll

Fundad wrote:I have to try and make this.. Awesome..

Fundad
Split Gas??? you can pretend you don't know me when we get there... :lol: :lol: :lol:
by hellihooks
October 12th, 2015, 8:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: It must be true - I read it on the internet
Replies: 5
Views: 2787

Re: It must be true - I read it on the internet

way back in the day, after I had just joined... I found a blonde trans pecos in the rain, on a cold nov. night, in my neighborhood here in so cal. Not having ever seen one before, i posted it asking what it was... and said it was emancipated, instead of emaciated... :roll: Perhaps it was because I w...
by hellihooks
October 11th, 2015, 6:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Climbing Aneides - my favorite salamander family
Replies: 13
Views: 6242

Re: The Climbing Aneides - my favorite salamander family

I wonder - is it because climbing salamanders are especially vulnerable to drying out, and so can't hold on in drier interior climates? Or is it that their microhabitat (big rotten logs in many cases) doesn't like those drier interior habitats as much? Or is it a temp issue on the other side of the...
by hellihooks
October 11th, 2015, 6:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Climbing Aneides - my favorite salamander family
Replies: 13
Views: 6242

Re: The Climbing Aneides - my favorite salamander family

I believe they've gone back to calling the very rare SB ensarina Klauberi (Lg blotch) which Can also be found in the Jacinto's. I try for those several times a year, as well. It SO WEIRD... looking for ensatinas in what is basically desert terrain. And yeah... In the Berdoo's no significant number o...
by hellihooks
October 7th, 2015, 10:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Has anyone seen one of these before? ...possible hybrid
Replies: 20
Views: 4851

Re: Has anyone seen one of these before? ...possible hybrid

you guys are Klaubering it... :crazyeyes: love the puns, Richard... :thumb:
by hellihooks
October 7th, 2015, 5:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Has anyone seen one of these before? ...possible hybrid
Replies: 20
Views: 4851

Re: Has anyone seen one of these before? ...possible hybrid

maybe hatchling monitors... so they'd be baby monitors... :)
by hellihooks
October 5th, 2015, 6:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Climbing Aneides - my favorite salamander family
Replies: 13
Views: 6242

Re: The Climbing Aneides - my favorite salamander family

As Jonathan knows, tracking down herp observations made 40 years ago can bear good fruit (our zebra tail range extension) but the one I've been teying to track down for several years now, with no success, are what I believe were Aboreals in the San Bernardino mts (never recorded before) 100 years ag...
by hellihooks
September 23rd, 2015, 1:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Introduced Aspidoscelis sonorae, or is it something else??
Replies: 10
Views: 3106

Re: Introduced Aspidoscelis sonorae, or is it something else

i don't know (basically anything) about AZ whips... but do know that OT have bright blue tails as juvies... :) seen plenty in Redlands Ca... :D
by hellihooks
September 22nd, 2015, 5:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In Memory of Kent VanSooy
Replies: 25
Views: 9994

Re: In Memory of Kent VanSooy

I'd so like to be there... but my truck ain't up to the trip and no one else (i know of) from the hi desert is going. :(

So instead... I'm meeting a venom researcher to gift him my female desert-phase helleri, for research purposes... i think Kent would like that. :|
by hellihooks
September 17th, 2015, 3:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: new invasives
Replies: 7
Views: 2652

Re: new invasives

Cool... thx Robert. saw on FB that this had come out (posted by Lemm) :thumb:
by hellihooks
September 12th, 2015, 5:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What are your favorite shots from this year?
Replies: 17
Views: 4866

Re: What are your favorite shots from this year?

And in honor of Kent... https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7314/16351295896_906359302d_c.jpg Coastal Rosy Boa (Lichanura trivirgata roseofusca) by NicholasHess , on Flickr His Rosy boa shots will always inspire me. Nicholas This is exactly the type of shot I was hoping folks would post, on the 'pictori...
by hellihooks
September 11th, 2015, 1:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: new invasives
Replies: 7
Views: 2652

new invasives

Authored by Greg Pauly and post by Gordon C Snelling on FB...
http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/los-ange ... aded-frogs
by hellihooks
September 10th, 2015, 6:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So- Cal Herper in a strange strange land!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1412

Re: So- Cal Herper in a strange strange land!!!!!

My brother lives near there, but not a herper, and an A-hole to boot... :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol: Good Luck, Bill... :thumb:
by hellihooks
September 9th, 2015, 8:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Who on the forum would you most like to meet in person...
Replies: 44
Views: 55513

Re: Who on the forum would you most like to meet in person..

probably Chad Whitney... Brick, and chris_mcmartin. Many cool guys, from across the country have dropped in for a tour of the Mojave, already... so i'm lucky, in that respect ;)

couple of Fl guys I woudn't mind meeting, as well. :D
by hellihooks
September 7th, 2015, 2:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your all-time best rattlesnake shots
Replies: 37
Views: 14436

Re: Your all-time best rattlesnake shots

"Den Defense' exhibited by male ruber... from behind, the male came to the front, allowing female to retreat down hole... the following her down. Got a series of shots... one of these days I'll remember my camera has a video function... :roll: :) http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb4/hellihooks/201...
by hellihooks
September 7th, 2015, 2:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: For Kent
Replies: 0
Views: 1162

For Kent

by hellihooks
September 7th, 2015, 2:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: For Kent
Replies: 3
Views: 1890

For Kent

As most must know by now, former Nafha Ca. Chap President Kent Van Sooy passed away last week, due to heart attack. As often as not, when things became contentious and ugly here on these forums, Kent would gently remind us why we were all here, by posting amazing shots of beautiful herps... with an ...
by hellihooks
September 5th, 2015, 2:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kent Peak?
Replies: 3
Views: 1435

Re: Kent Peak?

don't think I have... but where ever it's at... i would walk there if neccessary, to pay homage to Kent.

I Think i'm gonna go climb a mountain tonight, to find, photograph and release a rosy... in Kent's name... :|
by hellihooks
September 5th, 2015, 9:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In Memory of Kent VanSooy
Replies: 25
Views: 9994

Re: In Memory of Kent VanSooy

I served as Con Off and Ed Spec, under Kent, and a finer President we will never have. And a finer man there will never be. While not a close personal friend of Kent's, like many here... Kent and I had a few 'ties that bind'... only 6 months apart (to the day, I think) in age (57's rule)... we both ...
by hellihooks
September 1st, 2015, 6:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Our prayers are with you
Replies: 12
Views: 2958

Re: Our prayers are with you

Thanks Steve. :|
by hellihooks
September 1st, 2015, 6:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping the USA- post Tour reflection
Replies: 5
Views: 2234

Re: Herping the USA- post Tour reflection

A herper herps always, no matter where he may go. very cool post... :thumb:
by hellihooks
August 31st, 2015, 6:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Our prayers are with you
Replies: 12
Views: 2958

Re: Our prayers are with you

We all know how extrodinarily physically fit Kent is, so it behooves us all not to underestimate the dangers of excessive heat, which I have to believe was a main contributing factor. If this can happen to Kent... it could happen to any of us, so if out in extreme heat, stay well-hydrated, don't ove...
by hellihooks
August 29th, 2015, 9:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA Booth and LA County Fair in Sept, anyone want to help
Replies: 23
Views: 5179

Re: NAFHA Booth and LA County Fair in Sept, anyone want to h

Oh duhhhhh. I misread (or didn't read well enough) thought this was for a reptile supershow... DOH! Lemme see if I can get some Hi-D members committed (we pretty much all need to be committed) :crazyeyes:
by hellihooks
August 29th, 2015, 6:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Took the family west
Replies: 9
Views: 3286

Re: Took the family west

That's the thing eh Jim? You can't get them all. I was a little sad I wasn't able to see a new species of Phrynosoma on this trip but we tried, man we tried. Next time. I did tell Dr. Hoyer about that little boa and the others in that area but I didn't take measurements, samples or do any scale cou...
by hellihooks
August 29th, 2015, 6:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: TERRIBLE NEWS
Replies: 10
Views: 4184

Re: TERRIBLE NEWS

I don't have any updates... but for those of you who don't know... Kent was our Chapter Pres for several years... and no finer a person on the face of this Earth. If ANYONE could pull through this... it will be Kent.... :|
by hellihooks
August 29th, 2015, 2:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Took the family west
Replies: 9
Views: 3286

Re: Took the family west

BTW... of course... right after you left, hatchling blainville were EVERYWHERE! :roll: Richard Hoyer might be very interested in your BC boa data... :thumb:
by hellihooks
August 28th, 2015, 9:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Took the family west
Replies: 9
Views: 3286

Re: Took the family west

It was great having ya visit... get out this way, in April or May... and you'll (literally) see 4-5 times as many species (we have like 90 herps in SB co) Welcome mat's always out for you. :thumb:
by hellihooks
August 23rd, 2015, 3:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Valley Gartersnake?
Replies: 13
Views: 3070

Re: Valley Gartersnake?

While certainly not qualified to have an opinion... it seems to me that perhaps 'secondary' factors, like proximity to water, could tilt the scales. (no pun intended, for once) Of the two leading candidates... isn't one more terrestrial, and one more aquatic? How far from water 'in her yard' was the...
by hellihooks
August 18th, 2015, 4:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A couple of short trips (content removed)
Replies: 7
Views: 1421

Re: A couple of short trips (content removed)

looking forward to your trip report... :thumb: jim
by hellihooks
August 18th, 2015, 4:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SRB History / taxonomy
Replies: 38
Views: 12402

Re: SRB History / taxonomy

yeah... i learned that cruisen with Fundad... cruise the shoulders... NOT the road... :beer:
by hellihooks
August 14th, 2015, 2:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In Search of Baja California Rat Snakes
Replies: 16
Views: 5848

Re: In Search of Baja California Rat Snakes

Fieldnotes wrote: but i'm sure it will be either before or after driving to Alaska. :beer:
Won't everything be either before or after driving to Alaska??? :crazyeyes: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by hellihooks
August 12th, 2015, 8:56 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: "Rare" herp in the United States
Replies: 47
Views: 53281

Re: "Rare" herp in the United States

the rarest stuff of all is found under Hubb Caps... :lol: :lol: :lol:
by hellihooks
August 11th, 2015, 1:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: cherries and trash - from DC to Miami
Replies: 14
Views: 5360

Re: cherries and trash - from DC to Miami

awesome post. Jer... :thumb: jim
by hellihooks
August 6th, 2015, 1:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In Search of Baja California Rat Snakes
Replies: 16
Views: 5848

Re: In Search of Baja California Rat Snakes

showed that lyre pic around... and had a few folks cry 'photoshopped'... :shock: I defended your honor vigerousley... :evil: :lol: :lol: :lol: very cool post, bro... :thumb: jim
by hellihooks
August 6th, 2015, 5:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: frog in bag of salad
Replies: 27
Views: 7646

Re: frog in bag of salad

A western toad was recently found in a bag of salad at a Sam's Club. i saw the humor Richard... just didn't get around to commenting... ;) Frog update... the people who found him have spent a buttload of $ making him a big plush enclousure... named him 'Lucky' they felt so bad about him being alone....