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by hellihooks
August 4th, 2015, 5:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: frog in bag of salad
Replies: 27
Views: 7642

Re: frog in bag of salad

Brian Hubbs wrote:Hey Jim, Why do you park in a driveway and drive on a parkway?
cause someone screwed up the numbers on the curb??? :lol: :lol: :lol:
by hellihooks
August 3rd, 2015, 4:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: frog in bag of salad
Replies: 27
Views: 7642

Re: frog in bag of salad

Hey Jim, why do gopher snakes imitate rattlers? out of spite... for rattlers imitating their hissing... cause ya know... rattlers want people to think they're gophers... :crazyeyes: see how stupid it sounds when ya flip da script... :lol: :lol: :lol: see Hubbs... even my pet peeves are better than ...
by hellihooks
August 3rd, 2015, 11:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: frog in bag of salad
Replies: 27
Views: 7642

Re: frog in bag of salad

ricrabt wrote:...next thing ya know you'll be hearing about allis wanting to fly, cuz they're already "in the air"...OGR Jim!!!
that's only up in Ventura... OGR
by hellihooks
August 1st, 2015, 8:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping during a full moon
Replies: 17
Views: 5186

Re: Herping during a full moon

And if you enter data at HERP... dor is listed in the drop down 'methods' box. least we can do is enter the data on dors, to better (possibly) help the species at large, so that their deaths are not 'all for naught'. :thumb:
by hellihooks
August 1st, 2015, 6:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In search of striped whipsnake tissue samples
Replies: 14
Views: 5125

Re: In search of striped whipsnake tissue samples

A great opportunity for collaboration. No DOR collection though? :crazyeyes: I wonder how much it will take before they realize that their policies on herp collection are counterproductive to every single interest involved. There is literally nothing gained for anyone by some of these really stupid...
by hellihooks
August 1st, 2015, 6:48 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Japanese Walking Stick
Replies: 1
Views: 8925

Re: Japanese Walking Stick

Ahhhh... very skinny... must be a Ro-Calorie thing... :lol: :lol: :lol: (woo hoo.. dlb wordplay score... low calorie /locality) :lol: :lol: :lol:
by hellihooks
August 1st, 2015, 6:42 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: "Rare" herp in the United States
Replies: 47
Views: 53167

Re: "Rare" herp in the United States

Nicely done, Bill. That said...It behooves us all to remember that Mr Hubbs HAS self-published several books... so I think we should all ignore all the other possible connotations of the word 'rare', and from now on use (or rather, NOT use) the word in a manner that pleases Brian. Pet peeves are irr...
by hellihooks
July 31st, 2015, 12:43 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: "Rare" herp in the United States
Replies: 47
Views: 53167

Re: "Rare" herp in the United States

It'a actually pretty rare that Hubbs can stay on topic this long... :crazyeyes: :beer:
by hellihooks
July 31st, 2015, 6:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping during a full moon
Replies: 17
Views: 5186

Re: Herping during a full moon

Shouldn't be any Atrox in the MNP... and if that's where you were... that should be a Zebratail, rather than an earless. I've never found criusen in or after a rain very productive in the Mojave... jim
by hellihooks
July 30th, 2015, 5:50 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: "Rare" herp in the United States
Replies: 47
Views: 53167

Re: "Rare" herp in the United States

In my treatment of 'Moral Standing', I use 'rareity' as a direct reflection of overall numerical abundance, as one of several factors I scale to produce a 'morality score'... for every living thing on Earth.
by hellihooks
July 28th, 2015, 1:59 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: "Rare" herp in the United States
Replies: 47
Views: 53167

Re: "Rare" herp in the United States

But, rare animals are so scarce they wouldn't be able to find each other for breeding. Can you cite a dictionary entry, biology textbook, or scholarly article that defines "rare" as "unable to find each other for breeding"? I certainly can't, and each of the dozen or so dictionary entries I found g...
by hellihooks
July 28th, 2015, 9:18 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: "Rare" herp in the United States
Replies: 47
Views: 53167

Re: "Rare" herp in the United States

so... now you've taken to attacking me when, and where ever i post? hell hath no fury, I guess. show the world your true putrid colors then... it concerns me not one whit.
by hellihooks
July 28th, 2015, 6:20 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: "Rare" herp in the United States
Replies: 47
Views: 53167

Re: "Rare" herp in the United States

I’m rarely bare, one might say… It happens but once on a given day But since it’s predictable, and here to stay It’s just barely rare, in any way Being rarely bare is up to me… And rarely something you’d want to see So rarely bare is barely rare But I do it when herping… try not to stare. :lol: :lol...
by hellihooks
July 27th, 2015, 1:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: To share or not to share?
Replies: 18
Views: 5473

Re: To share or not to share?

the one thing no herper seems able to keep... a secret. Once word gets out it spreads like wildfire... and there are those who WILL travel to other countries to try for a new morph. Hell... i watched a show on the worlds newest, rarest viper (Maylaysian i think)... saw one for sale for like 10 grand...
by hellihooks
July 27th, 2015, 6:50 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: "Rare" herp in the United States
Replies: 47
Views: 53167

Re: "Rare" herp in the United States

Perhaps Hubbs should have said "no viable population is rare"... when something's going extinct, it will get rare, before vanishing. :| jim
by hellihooks
July 26th, 2015, 8:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain
Replies: 36
Views: 6825

Re: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain

while i agree that ruber are the least irascible of Ca's big 5... when it comes to 'den defense' they can be very agressive. I found a female at the base of the rock... put her up on the rock to take a pic, when the male came up from the back of the rock, advanced to in front of the female, till she...
by hellihooks
July 26th, 2015, 7:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 Field Photography 1
Replies: 11
Views: 2240

Re: 2015 Field Photography 1

good stuff.... :thumb:
by hellihooks
July 24th, 2015, 5:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cameron Jacobs (CJ)- Amateur snake hunter
Replies: 28
Views: 6043

Re: Cameron Jacobs (CJ)- Amateur snake hunter

the 'hook' came from my second bite... my first and third bites were on the other hand... but those are other stories... :crazyeyes:
by hellihooks
July 22nd, 2015, 3:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gartersnake (cyrtopsis) behavior - Rhabdophis impersonation
Replies: 41
Views: 14313

Re: Gartersnake (cyrtopsis) behavior - Rhabdophis impersonat

well...get degrees in those subjects, and we'll talk... don't really have time for 'musings'. It is understood Jim. And because you are so lofty and pre-occupied with less menial things.. that's probably why it never occurred to you to pay back the 20 bucks I sent you to help you out, professor. It...
by hellihooks
July 22nd, 2015, 7:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first Zonata
Replies: 14
Views: 5177

Re: My first Zonata

If you read my article, that falls under 'outlier' info, where I suggest that the 'Co level' standard can be waived... so I obviously don't have a problem with it... but... others might, so I mention it only to apprise you of our 'general' standards. My article reflects my thoughts on the subject, a...
by hellihooks
July 22nd, 2015, 5:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first Zonata
Replies: 14
Views: 5177

Re: My first Zonata

doesn't matter how difficult a locality happens to be, or what the chances of success are... the op did a great job describing how to get there (which anywhere else would be good) but we try not to be quite that precise here. I'm not even suggesting he change it... my comments were for future posts,...
by hellihooks
July 21st, 2015, 1:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gartersnake (cyrtopsis) behavior - Rhabdophis impersonation
Replies: 41
Views: 14313

Re: Gartersnake (cyrtopsis) behavior - Rhabdophis impersonat

Mimicry aside, Jim you keep referring to Theory of Mind and applying it in contexts with the effect of appearing unwittingly anthropocentric, and its ironic. When you state (repeatedly) that a snake doesn't know it exists you make an empirical claim that is unscientifically attached to "knowing" as...
by hellihooks
July 21st, 2015, 1:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first Zonata
Replies: 14
Views: 5177

Re: My first Zonata

A BIT too precise with the locality release (I could find the spot) but otherwise... very very cool on all accounts... :thumb: Use search engine to find my "locality release online: a level headed approach' essay... hardly got any negative feedback on it, and round here... that means it WAS GREAT......
by hellihooks
July 21st, 2015, 1:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gartersnake (cyrtopsis) behavior - Rhabdophis impersonation
Replies: 41
Views: 14313

Re: Gartersnake (cyrtopsis) behavior - Rhabdophis impersonat

Jim, Are you serious???? Do you think for one moment I considered the idea that this particular snake was mimicking or modeling its behavior based on its intuitive understanding of the behavior of a distantly related snake from the opposite side of the planet? :shock: :lol: The whole use of the wor...
by hellihooks
July 21st, 2015, 12:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gartersnake (cyrtopsis) behavior - Rhabdophis impersonation
Replies: 41
Views: 14313

Re: Gartersnake (cyrtopsis) behavior - Rhabdophis impersonat

Mimicry aside, Jim you keep referring to Theory of Mind and applying it in contexts with the effect of appearing unwittingly anthropocentric, and its ironic. When you state (repeatedly) that a snake doesn't know it exists you make an empirical claim that is unscientifically attached to "knowing" as...
by hellihooks
July 20th, 2015, 8:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gartersnake (cyrtopsis) behavior - Rhabdophis impersonation
Replies: 41
Views: 14313

Re: Gartersnake (cyrtopsis) behavior - Rhabdophis impersonat

.. but... REALLY??? somebody should have caught this, before it went to print. jim LOL! Oh Jim. This was not printed by Herp Nation. Jim, if you are going to push your credentials then consider having your actual name as your username. It would look more professional. Just trying to help! :) Scott ...
by hellihooks
July 20th, 2015, 8:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gartersnake (cyrtopsis) behavior - Rhabdophis impersonation
Replies: 41
Views: 14313

Re: Gartersnake (cyrtopsis) behavior - Rhabdophis impersonat

We've discussed this, recently, elsewhere. "Impersonation" and "mimic" does not necessarily imply a certain level of cognitive ability as you seem to treat it. From dictionary.com, mimicry is defined as "the close external resemblance of an organism, the mimic, to some different organism, the model...
by hellihooks
July 20th, 2015, 7:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Annual Meeting
Replies: 99
Views: 47346

Re: 2016 Annual Meeting

Not that anyone but Ca Members attended... but at this year's meet, we had Dr Fisher of the USGS, and representatives of Ca F&G TAKE us to otherwise 'closed to the public' tracts of land that hadn't been herped for decades. Couldn't one person with the proper SCP guide a group to see one hellbender....
by hellihooks
July 20th, 2015, 6:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain
Replies: 36
Views: 6825

Re: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain

Some firefighters may just fling crotes and other snakes out of their way, with hand tools... but then they have the addittional problem of one of them possibly getting tagged... so... I BELIEVE (and have witnessed) that killing rattlesnakes is standard protocol. This is not to besmirch nor condemn ...
by hellihooks
July 20th, 2015, 6:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cameron Jacobs (CJ)- Amateur snake hunter
Replies: 28
Views: 6043

Re: Cameron Jacobs (CJ)- Amateur snake hunter

Do you still have full function of your hand Jim? No... don't have full range of motion, but I've largely switched from being right-handed to left-handed... and you're only disabled if you consider yourself disabled... there is NOTHING I can't get done, one way or another... :thumb: If I put the ho...
by hellihooks
July 20th, 2015, 6:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gartersnake (cyrtopsis) behavior - Rhabdophis impersonation
Replies: 41
Views: 14313

Re: Gartersnake (cyrtopsis) behavior - Rhabdophis impersonat

Jim, "Gartersnake (cyrtopsis) behavior – Rhabdophis impersonation" is being "touted online" exactly as the author titled the forum post. Have a great day! :) Scott Hmmmm. something for both Chris and Herp Nation to consider, perhaps. Inaccurate, misleading and not up to the high standards I've come...
by hellihooks
July 20th, 2015, 8:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain
Replies: 36
Views: 6825

Re: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain

I raised the 'bag' vs 'possession' question, in a slightly different context. just a while back... http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... =6&t=22022
by hellihooks
July 20th, 2015, 7:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cameron Jacobs (CJ)- Amateur snake hunter
Replies: 28
Views: 6043

Re: Cameron Jacobs (CJ)- Amateur snake hunter

In all fairness, my first two bites (75/76) was when i was a dumb teenager, who had never been allowed to keep snakes growing up... so... day before i turned 18 (and still in high school) i rented an apt, bought a car (with $ i had saved from working since age 13) and packed my bags. I was born on m...
by hellihooks
July 20th, 2015, 6:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain
Replies: 36
Views: 6825

Re: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain

I'm sad to report that some people do hunt and kill rattlesnake for 'sport'... makes them feel all 'manly' i guess... :roll: Also... what with the recent fires in the Cajon and transverse ranges... the point was raised (admittedly by me) that Firefighters routinely kill rattlesnakes while fighting w...
by hellihooks
July 20th, 2015, 6:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: frog in bag of salad
Replies: 27
Views: 7642

Re: frog in bag of salad

thx Richard...
I still think it's a safe bet, and far more likely that the produce came from somewhere in the Sierra range, rather than from the immeadiate Bakersfield area... :thumb:
by hellihooks
July 19th, 2015, 3:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gartersnake (cyrtopsis) behavior - Rhabdophis impersonation
Replies: 41
Views: 14313

Re: Gartersnake (cyrtopsis) behavior - Rhabdophis impersonat

I'm relieved to read that you're not calling this an 'impersonation' Chris. as it's being touted online : Gartersnake (cyrtopsis) behavior – Rhabdophis impersonation No snake impersonates another snake... they don't know other species exist, or how they behave, or even have the required 'theory of m...
by hellihooks
July 18th, 2015, 7:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cameron Jacobs (CJ)- Amateur snake hunter
Replies: 28
Views: 6043

Re: Cameron Jacobs (CJ)- Amateur snake hunter

But if I had had an OG, like John, to show me the ropes, when I was a kid... i probably wouldn't be called hellihooks today... :o welcome to the forums... :thumb:
GJ OG... OGR!!! jim
by hellihooks
July 14th, 2015, 4:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California Spring/Early Summer 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1346

Re: California Spring/Early Summer 2015

nice post, and some great shots... welcome to the forums... :thumb:
by hellihooks
July 14th, 2015, 5:12 am
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

i don't know what i'm doing next week... but i always try to make these
by hellihooks
July 9th, 2015, 3:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: frog in bag of salad
Replies: 27
Views: 7642

Re: frog in bag of salad

What Brian said. If you took a baja, sierra, and pacific, and threw them all together, you wouldn't be able to dicern a difference, the males all sound the same, and the females of each would go with whatever male (based on the normal selection reasons they use) i knew this going in... although I'd...
by hellihooks
July 9th, 2015, 5:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How to Recruit...
Replies: 2
Views: 1110

Re: How to Recruit...

rather than bitch n moan bout everybody going to FB... the fact is you can reach far more people there, many of which are primed n ready and willing to collect and submit data.... :thumb:
by hellihooks
July 8th, 2015, 5:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The local hike and all 5 frogs.
Replies: 11
Views: 2071

Re: The local hike and all 5 frogs.

I count 4 frogs (and 1 toad) :crazyeyes: 2 of your frogs would, however, be lifers for me, so please disregard my anal retentiveness... :lol: :lol: :lol: :thumb: Which would those be? The 2 Rana ? yes... very hard to find down here, and never seen one up there... :shock: I'm hosting a couple of fro...
by hellihooks
July 8th, 2015, 12:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The local hike and all 5 frogs.
Replies: 11
Views: 2071

Re: The local hike and all 5 frogs.

I count 4 frogs (and 1 toad) :crazyeyes: 2 of your frogs would, however, be lifers for me, so please disregard my anal retentiveness... :lol: :lol: :lol: :thumb:
by hellihooks
July 8th, 2015, 12:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: frog in bag of salad
Replies: 27
Views: 7642

Re: frog in bag of salad

Thx Jim... been talking to Kern residents, trying to figure out how much (if any) lettuce is grown there, trying to establish a positive ID. Working 2 jobs I haven't had time to herp, or even get data from HDWG submitted... but this would be one for the books... :crazyeyes: gps accuracy.... + or - 3...
by hellihooks
July 8th, 2015, 4:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: frog in bag of salad
Replies: 27
Views: 7642

Re: frog in bag of salad

yes... it was found in a bag of organic salad... I KNOW you're up in sierra range Richard... do you know if that's where most lettuce is grown in the Central valley?
by hellihooks
July 7th, 2015, 4:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: frog in bag of salad
Replies: 27
Views: 7642

Re: frog in bag of salad

gotta be from the Central Valley... baja's only go up to about the 99 /46, in Kern Co (i may have the range extension for them) anywhere north of that would be Sierra's... so... chances are Sierra. overall gestalt says sierra, to me, as well. :) they kept him as a pet, and he's doing fine... :lol: :...
by hellihooks
July 7th, 2015, 5:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: frog in bag of salad
Replies: 27
Views: 7642

Re: frog in bag of salad

kingsnakeadam wrote:It's a frog Jim....... just a frog.............
spoken like a true 'citizen scientist'... :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by hellihooks
July 6th, 2015, 5:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fallbrook Land Conservancy night surveys coming up
Replies: 8
Views: 2369

Re: Fallbrook Land Conservancy night surveys coming up

Fallbrook's always been tough, with limited production since Robert (i think) started it. I'da been there if I coulda... hell... been skunked before... be skunked again... :lol: :lol: :lol: If I recall correctly... Jeff's always had bout the most productive efforts there... :thumb: I wanted to check...
by hellihooks
July 4th, 2015, 5:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: frog in bag of salad
Replies: 27
Views: 7642

frog in bag of salad

https://www.facebook.com/groups/highdes ... 432942445/

I say Sierra... other's think Baja.