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by hellihooks
May 16th, 2016, 2:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need Expert Opinion On Panamint Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 56
Views: 17144

Re: Need Expert Opinion On Panamint Rattlesnake ID

If one applies the Biological species concept, you will see areas in integration/hybrids and lots variability in the contact zones from both of these species, Perhaps you know more than I (it's happened before :crazyeyes: ) but... finding specks and Panamint in the same RANGE (much less obvious int...
by hellihooks
May 16th, 2016, 6:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Herper in CA Coachella Valley Area
Replies: 7
Views: 3128

Re: New Herper in CA Coachella Valley Area

If you get a fishing license every year, anyways (you know... to fish :crazyeyes: )... by all means... go find a King you really like... but be very selective... for it's also illegal to re-release a wc, once in captivity, for a certain amount of time. Exactly how long you can have a herp captive, a...
by hellihooks
May 15th, 2016, 12:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quiz on Amphibian Larvae in Ontario
Replies: 3
Views: 2046

Re: Quiz on Amphibian Larvae in Ontario

I'm gonna go with 'Yes'.... there are amphibian larvae in Ontario. did i pass??? :lol: :lol: :lol:
by hellihooks
May 15th, 2016, 11:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Herper in CA Coachella Valley Area
Replies: 7
Views: 3128

Re: New Herper in CA Coachella Valley Area

many people WANT to assert that you only need a license for the year the snake(s) were collected (as that suits them)... but... remember... these are laws written by lawyers... who would not write 'bag and possession' limits... if the words bag and possession meant the same thing. bag limits are for...
by hellihooks
May 15th, 2016, 9:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need Expert Opinion On Panamint Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 56
Views: 17144

Re: Need Expert Opinion On Panamint Rattlesnake ID

never claimed to be an expert on panamints.... it was fleildnotes who pointed out to me, the white bordering as an ID Key... or... at best... a good clue. :beer:

https://youtu.be/lcHy8xEt2QI?t=3

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by hellihooks
May 15th, 2016, 8:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Herper in CA Coachella Valley Area
Replies: 7
Views: 3128

Re: New Herper in CA Coachella Valley Area

nice intro post... try posting it in the Ca Chap... :thumb: with a valid Ca fishing license... you could collect a wild caught king (bag limit 4, i think) but if you want to remain 'legal' (and I appreciate that you do)... you will need to renew your license every year that you have a wild caught in...
by hellihooks
May 15th, 2016, 7:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need Expert Opinion On Panamint Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 56
Views: 17144

Re: Need Expert Opinion On Panamint Rattlesnake ID

What I was trying to say is/was... when there is a white ring of scales around each blotch... good bet it's a Mint... :thumb:
by hellihooks
May 14th, 2016, 3:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need Expert Opinion On Panamint Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 56
Views: 17144

Re: Need Expert Opinion On Panamint Rattlesnake ID

i still see the wht ring... though greatly reduced in the second... is the first one that we found??? good times... :thumb:
by hellihooks
May 13th, 2016, 3:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need Expert Opinion On Panamint Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 56
Views: 17144

Re: Need Expert Opinion On Panamint Rattlesnake ID

One of the first things i look for, in Mints... is the white border around each blotch... but i've yet to see that mentioned, as an ID key (am i in left field, here?) also... for the snake that you guys consider an actual intergrade (big ups BTW)... do both mints and specks occur in the same range?...
by hellihooks
May 12th, 2016, 4:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Who wants a Melanistic Valley Gartersnake
Replies: 3
Views: 2033

Re: Who wants a Melanistic Valley Gartersnake

shut down my snake room... not keeping anything... i'd settle for SEEING ONE... even a normal... :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:

seen a few dors... but that don't get it, for me... :beer:
by hellihooks
May 12th, 2016, 4:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need Expert Opinion On Panamint Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 56
Views: 17144

Re: Need Expert Opinion On Panamint Rattlesnake ID

One of the first things i look for, in Mints... is the white border around each blotch... but i've yet to see that mentioned, as an ID key (am i in left field, here?) also... for the snake that you guys consider an actual intergrade (big ups BTW)... do both mints and specks occur in the same range? ...
by hellihooks
May 11th, 2016, 6:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: School Me on Size Sets
Replies: 7
Views: 4017

Re: School Me on Size Sets

when i was married, and asked 'who wore the pants in the family?"... i said " we both do... hers are just bigger." now i gotta pay for slaps that hard... :crazyeyes: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by hellihooks
May 11th, 2016, 6:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Tejon Ranch - May 28 Trip Cancelled
Replies: 50
Views: 15598

Re: 2016 Tejon Ranch - May 14 Trip - Sign Up Now if Interest

last trip... we ran into another docent, taking folks on a pig hunting 'tour'... he ALL BUT pulled a gun on us... insisting that we should have our 'paperwork' on our persons... once i convinced him our paperwork was with the TWO OTHER Docents, we were with... he mellowed out... :lol: He actually su...
by hellihooks
May 9th, 2016, 6:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Tejon Ranch - May 28 Trip Cancelled
Replies: 50
Views: 15598

Re: 2016 Tejon Ranch - May 14 Trip - Sign Up Now if Interest

Yeah... I got their e-mail... nice of them to take us on a 'tour'... :roll: As a Docent, you should inform this 'new guy', Who's helping Whom... :lol: :lol: :lol:
by hellihooks
May 9th, 2016, 5:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need Expert Opinion On Panamint Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 56
Views: 17144

Re: Need Expert Opinion On Panamint Rattlesnake ID

Good stuff, Steve... :thumb:
by hellihooks
May 8th, 2016, 6:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Stepping Down as President of the Chapter at the end of Year
Replies: 13
Views: 4701

Re: Stepping Down as President of the Chapter at the end of

It's the birding... :shock: gosh dang birding bug got another one of us... :crazyeyes:
by hellihooks
May 8th, 2016, 10:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mangrove Snakes in CA?
Replies: 5
Views: 2320

Re: Mangrove Snakes in CA?

probably considered an exotic venomous, and prohibited
by hellihooks
May 7th, 2016, 5:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A day to remember - milk flip-a-thon
Replies: 12
Views: 5612

Re: A day to remember - milk flip-a-thon

Also, as a "fish and game" guy I honor my mission to promote and increase enjoyment of the resource. Secrecy and heavy regulation are legitimately used, in select cases, to secure the other part of the mission - to ensure certain vulnerable species' perpetual existence. But as I began to explain ab...
by hellihooks
May 7th, 2016, 5:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need Expert Opinion On Panamint Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 56
Views: 17144

Re: Need Expert Opinion On Panamint Rattlesnake ID

looks mint to me as well (at a glance)... by no means the southern extent (try the Calicos) and actually right along the eastern (established) range (the Barstow–Ivanpah–Hoover Dam line)
by hellihooks
May 6th, 2016, 4:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Stepping Down as President of the Chapter at the end of Year
Replies: 13
Views: 4701

Re: Stepping Down as President of the Chapter at the end of

what Todd said... and since it probably can't be said any better... What Todd Said! :beer:
by hellihooks
May 6th, 2016, 9:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pet Peeves
Replies: 54
Views: 16881

Re: Pet Peeves

Steve Bledsoe wrote:Warm or cold ... who the hell wants to chug yogurt?


Image
gives me the strength to out herp guys half my age... :crazyeyes:
https://youtu.be/srtMIoM67_E?t=11
by hellihooks
May 6th, 2016, 8:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pet Peeves
Replies: 54
Views: 16881

Re: Pet Peeves

my pet peeve is empty ice cube trays in the freezer... who wants to chug warm yogurt after hours of herping in the hot sun... :crazyeyes:
by hellihooks
May 4th, 2016, 3:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My California Kingsnake segment on Discovery Digital Network
Replies: 36
Views: 8751

Re: My California Kingsnake segment on Discovery Digital Net

I now know way more about you, than (i'm pretty sure) I ever wanted too... :lol: :lol: :lol:
by hellihooks
May 4th, 2016, 3:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: White blotch Ensatina????
Replies: 15
Views: 4226

Re: White blotch Ensatina????

Very interesting looking Ensatina, Jim! Edit: don't know why the thread posted so fast. Wasn't even done with my post yet! Very interesting to see such variation in that one population. Color morphs in amphibians are always so interesting, as they are not as common as in reptiles. If in fact a Klau...
by hellihooks
May 3rd, 2016, 3:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My California Kingsnake segment on Discovery Digital Network
Replies: 36
Views: 8751

Re: My California Kingsnake segment on Discovery Digital Net

Zach, I saw this video posted on Facebook by one of your old friends (not going to name drop) a while back. He was one of the people that were extremely upset about this and did not hesitate to voice this over social media. First off, I think it's great. You did a great job not giving too much info...
by hellihooks
May 3rd, 2016, 3:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Headless Giant Salamander Question (Beware - Gory Picture)
Replies: 72
Views: 24581

Re: Headless Giant Salamander Question (Beware - Gory Pictur

[ Let's not veer too far from the subject on trial an keep things relevant to the case. Me being the guilty party to that. If we don't get the figured out, we're sure to have a marching army of dicamptazombies on our hands :shock: If anyone witnesses a tread kill, please submit your evidence. And f...
by hellihooks
May 3rd, 2016, 2:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: White blotch Ensatina????
Replies: 15
Views: 4226

Re: White blotch Ensatina????

Thx to all for the congrats/ kind replies... and especially Teel... who taught me (by example) the meaning of the word 'determined'... :thumb:

and... i keep forgetring to mention... photo credits to Jacob A.... we all know I'm not capable of shots like these ... Thx bro... :thumb:
by hellihooks
May 2nd, 2016, 6:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: White blotch Ensatina????
Replies: 15
Views: 4226

Re: White blotch Ensatina????

to give credit where credit is due... Will (fieldnotes) documented these sally's first, this year... and pointed me in the right direction. I, and other members, like Josh, Phil and Jacob have been searching other spots for years now... :? Will's one hell of a herper... :D
by hellihooks
May 2nd, 2016, 6:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: White blotch Ensatina????
Replies: 15
Views: 4226

Re: White blotch Ensatina????

Great find Jim. Congratulations! A couple of weeks ago, a friend sent me this photo asking for an ID. The photo was taken by a friend of hers who lives in the region you're talking about. Take a close look - there are 4 individuals in the shot. The property owner said he sees them every year inside...
by hellihooks
May 2nd, 2016, 4:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Headless Giant Salamander Question (Beware - Gory Picture)
Replies: 72
Views: 24581

Re: Headless Giant Salamander Question (Beware - Gory Pictur

Chug some Nyquil and go the hell to bed, dude... :lol: :lol: :lol:
by hellihooks
May 2nd, 2016, 4:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: White blotch Ensatina????
Replies: 15
Views: 4226

Re: White blotch Ensatina????

Richard F. Hoyer wrote:Jim,
Little be known that the fellow that has been painting these Ensatina all these years ran out of yellow paint. So he did the next best thing and used his white paint.

Richard FH
So.... mottled tail = cleaning his brush??? :crazyeyes: :D
by hellihooks
May 2nd, 2016, 1:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Headless Giant Salamander Question (Beware - Gory Picture)
Replies: 72
Views: 24581

Re: Headless Giant Salamander Question (Beware - Gory Pictur

Porter wrote: Until, then... this court is at recess until further notice. This case is adjourned.
Judge not, unless ye be judged... :crazyeyes: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by hellihooks
May 2nd, 2016, 1:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: White blotch Ensatina????
Replies: 15
Views: 4226

Re: White blotch Ensatina????

El Garia wrote:Those 'manders are stunning! I know you've put some time into searching, so big congrats, Jim :beer:
You're a hood gerper, my friend!

Derek
Hood Gerper might be my new user name... :crazyeyes: me, you... long-toed, tigers soon... :D
by hellihooks
May 1st, 2016, 2:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: White blotch Ensatina????
Replies: 15
Views: 4226

White blotch Ensatina????

So... with a little help from a friend, Jacob and I went up and checked Berdoo Klaubs off our lifelists. this ONE spot is described as a croceator/klaub x spot... making these one of the rarest salamanders in Ca. Jacob flipped his little sub-adult first... showing the yellow blotches this spot is kn...
by hellihooks
May 1st, 2016, 1:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Headless Giant Salamander Question (Beware - Gory Picture)
Replies: 72
Views: 24581

Re: Headless Giant Salamander Question (Beware - Gory Pictur

internal connective tissues like ligaments would not allow complete cleavage... while soft outside... tough on the inside... you know... like me... :lol: :lol: :lol:
by hellihooks
May 1st, 2016, 5:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Headless Giant Salamander Question (Beware - Gory Picture)
Replies: 72
Views: 24581

Re: Headless Giant Salamander Question (Beware - Gory Pictur

I don't believe a bike tire could or would decapitate a Di-camp. there... i said it. :lol: :lol: :lol:
by hellihooks
April 29th, 2016, 4:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: You Know You're a Herper....
Replies: 36
Views: 11640

Re: You Know You're a Herper....

You Know You're a Herper, when you tell a homeless dude he should let you check under his mattress for legless lizards, so they won't crawl up his butt... :crazyeyes: (is that wrong???) :lol:
by hellihooks
April 29th, 2016, 4:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A long weekend at the Hoyer's home
Replies: 6
Views: 2921

Re: A long weekend at the Hoyer's home

Richard Hoyer is probably one of the most awesome persons I've ever met (and herped with) a true paragon of the Fieldherping community... :thumb:
by hellihooks
April 26th, 2016, 5:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bucket Trap Mystery
Replies: 20
Views: 5294

Re: Bucket Trap Mystery

Maybe what they were trying to catch was on their bucket list... :roll: :lol:
by hellihooks
April 26th, 2016, 4:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just a heads up if you're in teh Santa Monica Mountains...
Replies: 51
Views: 12395

Re: Just a heads up if you're in teh Santa Monica Mountains.

It's called matriculation, Hubbsey... work your way up the ladder till you find someone intelligent enough to talk to... :crazyeyes:

And... our 'El Capitan' has become SO MUCH more diplomatic over the years (unlike SOME people :crazyeyes: )... he's like my hero... :thumb: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by hellihooks
April 26th, 2016, 4:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sceloporus sp.
Replies: 3
Views: 1740

Re: Sceloporus sp.

S. graciosus has white on the back of it's legs, as opposed to yellow (as Owen pointed out) in occidentalis... easy tell... even when running away... :crazyeyes:
by hellihooks
April 26th, 2016, 5:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Headless Giant Salamander Question (Beware - Gory Picture)
Replies: 72
Views: 24581

Re: Headless Giant Salamander Question (Beware - Gory Pictur

i tend to eat the heart and liver of my enemy's first... :crazyeyes:
by hellihooks
April 25th, 2016, 6:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: You Know You're a Herper....
Replies: 36
Views: 11640

Re: You Know You're a Herper....

Ostensibly... these are supposed to be funny (as much or more than) just true... :crazyeyes: :crazyeyes: :beer:
by hellihooks
April 25th, 2016, 6:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA Chapter outing 2016
Replies: 56
Views: 18110

Re: CA Chapter outing 2016

West of Ridgecrest Ca... up on the Kern Plateau (Tulare co) hope to see you guys there... :thumb:
by hellihooks
April 25th, 2016, 5:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: You Know You're a Herper....
Replies: 36
Views: 11640

Re: You Know You're a Herper....

You Know You're a Herper, when your camera cost more than your car
by hellihooks
April 25th, 2016, 5:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: You Know You're a Herper....
Replies: 36
Views: 11640

Re: You Know You're a Herper....

You Know You're a Herper, when..... most of the tools in your toolbox, you found lying in the road... :roll: