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by Speckled Rosy
February 11th, 2012, 10:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpin' with Bob
Replies: 10
Views: 1038

Re: Herpin' with Bob

Awesome! Even more amazing, is the fact that they posed for such nice photos.. when we find em in the desert down here, they are usually very spooky.

Nice finds!
by Speckled Rosy
February 9th, 2012, 4:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Name that herper
Replies: 23
Views: 1748

Re: Name that herper

:lol: :lol: :lol: I always look like a freak in any picture... lol!

Pretty funny, I can make out about half of them... :lol:
by Speckled Rosy
February 7th, 2012, 7:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A quik stroll through the ballpark...
Replies: 9
Views: 1171

Re: A quik stroll through the ballpark...

Ross: :lol: No doubt, a chicken! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Jim: Best thing about Little Leagues, especially abandoned ones.... they always seem to have a good supply of old boards.. don't know what it is with little leagues and snakes, but its true... and it works! lol!
by Speckled Rosy
February 7th, 2012, 6:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Habitat destruction and redemption in L.A.
Replies: 38
Views: 5403

Re: Habitat destruction and redemption in L.A.

Paul- yeah, we have lost too much, lowland habitat in LA... I believe the zonata were found many more places and boas also, might have ranged down much lower into the basin, in drainages like the San Gabriel. I didn't know about helleri in there, but I have seen and heard about them, in that part of...
by Speckled Rosy
February 6th, 2012, 6:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A quik stroll through the ballpark...
Replies: 9
Views: 1171

Re: A quik stroll through the ballpark...

A couple years ago, Brian and I checked a sump in the late afternoon. We saw some alligator lizards, but when Brian lifted a good-looking board in the twilight he stared at it for a second and then started running and yelling like crazy across the bottom of the sump. It had a bee-hive underneath it....
by Speckled Rosy
February 5th, 2012, 9:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A quik stroll through the ballpark...
Replies: 9
Views: 1171

Re: A quik stroll through the ballpark...

:lol: :D I didn't know you lived in Torrance. Sucks about that spot... dont know if I remember it. There are still many large sumps in Torrance where bullfrogs and Pacific treefrogs can be found..

I'm working on a Torrance king..
by Speckled Rosy
February 5th, 2012, 8:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A quik stroll through the ballpark...
Replies: 9
Views: 1171

Re: A quik stroll through the ballpark...

:lol: Yeah, Brian's actually been there too. I've only seen and heard of gopher snakes there, but certainly, others could be possible.. I've been walking around looking, flipping concrete and boards, from about the age of 6 or so.. long as I can remember. This is where my dad first showed me how you...
by Speckled Rosy
February 5th, 2012, 7:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A quik stroll through the ballpark...
Replies: 9
Views: 1171

A quik stroll through the ballpark...

Before the game today, I walked over to the field across the street from my dads house, to check a little line I'd set up, only about a month ago.. I used to find gophers out on the crawl here as a kid and hadn't seen one in years, and never flipped one either. As I walked over to my second set of b...
by Speckled Rosy
February 4th, 2012, 9:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Habitat destruction and redemption in L.A.
Replies: 38
Views: 5403

Re: Habitat destruction and redemption in L.A.

Ok... Now try the link, it will work. :D
by Speckled Rosy
February 4th, 2012, 8:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Habitat destruction and redemption in L.A.
Replies: 38
Views: 5403

Re: Habitat destruction and redemption in L.A.

Don't call him, Danny. Everything you tell him, he tells me. :shock: :lol: :thumb: Brian: fixed it, should work now.. Brad: The blue butterfly has had a lot to do with the area's preservation in a wildlife sense. Even though the construction of a "buffer zone" around the airport, was the initial re...
by Speckled Rosy
February 4th, 2012, 7:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Habitat destruction and redemption in L.A.
Replies: 38
Views: 5403

Re: Habitat destruction and redemption in L.A.

Redemption indeed.. :thumb: Here's a photo from a gloomy day, that shows interesting contrast.. http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k408/danlaw333/IMG_1208.jpg I was doing some research a while back and found this neat herp write up, from the 40's. The head biologist Jack C.vonbloeker, describes a pr...
by Speckled Rosy
February 4th, 2012, 10:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: January herps
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: January herps

Yeah, I think theres a very good chance of them being there. I also have an acount from a friend from school.. about 10-15 years ago, they were seen. Red ants, are found in this area too!
by Speckled Rosy
February 4th, 2012, 10:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How the Dodgers destroyed kingsnakes in L.A.-a true story
Replies: 63
Views: 5016

Re: How the Dodgers destroyed kingsnakes in L.A.-a true stor

This is one of the more interesting threads I've seen to date. Everybody's points are good. The dodgers are a great team, much longer history than the Angels. Many great players wore that uniform.. Brians depiction of events is of coarse a little skewed. He hates Omaley for the same reasons I do, be...
by Speckled Rosy
February 4th, 2012, 9:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How the Dodgers destroyed kingsnakes in L.A.-a true story
Replies: 63
Views: 5016

Re: How the Dodgers destroyed kingsnakes in L.A.-a true stor

hellihooks wrote:
Ross Padilla wrote:Image
:lol: :lol: :lol:
:D :D :D :D lol!
by Speckled Rosy
February 2nd, 2012, 6:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: January herps
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: January herps

Thanks for the reply's! Brad- I was surprised at the size too. We found three adults.. That one maybe gravid? Ross: Ha-ha! yeah that board probably hadn't been touched in at least 15 years... there were a few small peices there.. one splinterd up into a hundred peices while trying to exum it from th...
by Speckled Rosy
January 30th, 2012, 8:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What Kinda King Izzat
Replies: 61
Views: 10945

Re: What Kinda King Izzat

Lou, thats another cool king you've found! No doubt, due to the tail, I would classify it as an SD striper. I also recognize, that from aproxomatly San Juan Capistrano to Oceanside, both types probably intergrade.. and that king looks to fall into that catagory. I also find the amount of hyper melan...
by Speckled Rosy
January 29th, 2012, 6:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A couple Del Norte County 'manders
Replies: 5
Views: 931

Re: A couple Del Norte County 'manders

Very nice photos! Beautiful colors on those ensatina's..
by Speckled Rosy
January 29th, 2012, 6:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: January herps
Replies: 8
Views: 902

January herps

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by Speckled Rosy
January 29th, 2012, 4:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Shasta County Field Report - Jan 28
Replies: 11
Views: 1339

Re: Shasta County Field Report - Jan 28

Those shasta salamanders are sweet!
by Speckled Rosy
January 24th, 2012, 9:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: School me on this...
Replies: 18
Views: 2392

Re: School me on this...

Kirchimark: I'd be happy to edjucate you further, as I've got a bit more energy than Jim.. sucks about the wheel man.. your a trooper! We covered moisture seals on boards, but you may target something else, like an animal that dwells in a natural structure(rocks, logs,etc). Same thing, but much more...
by Speckled Rosy
January 15th, 2012, 7:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hey Ross Padilla, Great Website!
Replies: 25
Views: 5984

Re: Hey Ross Padilla, Great Website!

I too, have been really stoked on the Cal-King site. A true testament to the species..

Its amazing how much some of those dark central valley morphs, look like the LA mud and whittier morphs..

Great job, and will be looking forward to seeing it progress!

-Dan
by Speckled Rosy
January 15th, 2012, 5:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2011 Summary California
Replies: 32
Views: 4259

Re: 2011 Summary California

Exellent post! And great photos, really liked the blonde phase gopher...

Congrats on a killer year! :thumb:

-Dan
by Speckled Rosy
December 31st, 2011, 10:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Last Ensatina of the Year!
Replies: 16
Views: 2463

Re: Last Ensatina of the Year!

Nice photo!
by Speckled Rosy
December 26th, 2011, 6:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few of my favorite milk entries...
Replies: 87
Views: 9884

Re: A few of my favorite milk entries...

Anither killer post! I want that first milk! lol!
by Speckled Rosy
December 26th, 2011, 6:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few Cal King entries from 2011...
Replies: 14
Views: 2749

Re: A few Cal King entries from 2011...

Nice Brian! I don't remember seeing that dotted newporter, That thing is sweet!
by Speckled Rosy
December 24th, 2011, 10:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cal King Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1218

Re: Cal King Question

50/50 wide banded, desert phase kings are found in LA, Kern, San Bernadino, Riverside, and San Diego. Also probably occasionally found out of state.. There are some kingsnake breeders that breed locality pure Cal-kings. You gotta talk to the person who produced the animals, or you have to assume its...
by Speckled Rosy
December 22nd, 2011, 10:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Images from Ca/Az this year
Replies: 12
Views: 1614

Re: Images from Ca/Az this year

Thanks bruddah! Thanks for hooking me up with that feeder stock the other day too!
by Speckled Rosy
December 22nd, 2011, 9:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2011 end of the year review.
Replies: 11
Views: 2559

Re: 2011 end of the year review.

Very nice post! and such cool images.. love the mountain sallies!

-Dan
by Speckled Rosy
December 21st, 2011, 10:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: USGS Desert Tortoise Project: Part 5
Replies: 7
Views: 1315

Re: USGS Desert Tortoise Project: Part 5

Very informative and interesting report. I especially liked the section on human impact. Rusted out car photos are cool!

Great job and thanks for putting that together!

-Daniel Lawrence(speckled rosy)
by Speckled Rosy
December 21st, 2011, 9:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: An ophidian for every month of 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1896

Re: An ophidian for every month of 2011

Great post Sir! looks like some beautiful scenery you found this year. That last boa is really nice too!

Happy Holidays!

-Dan
by Speckled Rosy
December 21st, 2011, 9:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: An ophidian for every month of 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1896

Re: An ophidian for every month of 2011

mispost.. oops
by Speckled Rosy
December 17th, 2011, 7:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ventura County - lots more needed, recent database request
Replies: 20
Views: 2303

Re: Ventura County - lots more needed, recent database reque

If I could, I would also like to add the Coastal Rosy Boa to the possible list. I believe they could be found in the east part of the county.
by Speckled Rosy
December 17th, 2011, 7:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Running from the cold.
Replies: 4
Views: 602

Re: Running from the cold.

Nice sharptailed snake!
by Speckled Rosy
December 10th, 2011, 8:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Images from Ca/Az this year
Replies: 12
Views: 1614

Re: Images from Ca/Az this year

Thanks Kent, happy holidays!
by Speckled Rosy
December 10th, 2011, 8:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: urban update: stories from behind the lines...
Replies: 9
Views: 1732

Re: urban update: stories from behind the lines...

Thanks Jerry, Its always good catching up with you bro! If I don't talk to some of you guys before then... Happy Holidays!

-Dan
by Speckled Rosy
December 7th, 2011, 4:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of the Year Round up- SF Bay Area
Replies: 18
Views: 2804

Re: End of the Year Round up- SF Bay Area

Nice post, I love those zonata... Great job!

-Dan
by Speckled Rosy
December 6th, 2011, 8:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of the Year Round up- SF Bay Area
Replies: 4
Views: 1231

Re: End of the Year Round up- SF Bay Area

Cool.
by Speckled Rosy
December 5th, 2011, 6:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: urban update: stories from behind the lines...
Replies: 9
Views: 1732

Re: urban update: stories from behind the lines...

Thanks guys! Ross-Thanks, It took a couple seconds.... I was so used to seeing pictures, this one, I could actualy reach down and pic up. Issac- We'll get out there soon! The tacos and everthing.. hahah! Zach- Thanks and I'm glad you enjoyed it.. Jim-Thanks and I'd love to try up there. I could see ...
by Speckled Rosy
December 5th, 2011, 5:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Images from Ca/Az this year
Replies: 12
Views: 1614

Re: Images from Ca/Az this year

Bill- Thanks bruddah! I remember thinking, you would love some of those Az spots. Monklet-Thanks, its my only source of exersise.. lol! Jim- Thankyou sir, I forgot to write it in the post, but Kyle flipped the double and the screamin boa in the previous picture. Not my finds. I just had to include t...
by Speckled Rosy
December 3rd, 2011, 11:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Images from Ca/Az this year
Replies: 12
Views: 1614

Images from Ca/Az this year

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by Speckled Rosy
November 27th, 2011, 1:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My year
Replies: 14
Views: 2396

Re: My year

Great finds.. I especially like that nice 50/50 king!
by Speckled Rosy
November 16th, 2011, 7:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes, Torts, Toads, Lizards and Landscapes Part 1
Replies: 39
Views: 9663

Re: Snakes, Torts, Toads, Lizards and Landscapes Part 1

So many beautiful photos and neat finds, I don't know where to start. You have a great eye for photography... I guess I liked the rain shots the best. Great job bro!

-Dan
by Speckled Rosy
October 23rd, 2011, 8:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: new guy has questions
Replies: 19
Views: 3482

Re: new guy has questions

Yes, and I'd like a million dollars.. thats all i'd need to live on. Come on, someone can spare it right? I mean, this guys asking for secret South Bay spots, sight unseen! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: besides, theres no reptiles left in t...
by Speckled Rosy
October 1st, 2011, 6:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help identifying SoCal Lizards
Replies: 11
Views: 2158

Re: Help identifying SoCal Lizards

The second two from San D. look like granite spinys, third one for sure.
by Speckled Rosy
September 29th, 2011, 3:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Last finds of the summer
Replies: 14
Views: 1324

Re: Last finds of the summer

Great post! Thats an awesome kingsnake you guys found!
by Speckled Rosy
September 28th, 2011, 6:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OK King guys.....
Replies: 52
Views: 4674

Re: OK King guys.....

I definatly wasn't the winner. I think Ross guessed the right direction first, because guessing the exact locale was near imposible. To me, it was more to find out what it was... a Yuma-type King, or some kind of speckled king from up north.. Now that I think of it, Ventura would probably be more br...
by Speckled Rosy
September 27th, 2011, 4:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OK King guys.....
Replies: 52
Views: 4674

Re: OK King guys.....

Did anyone gues Ventura county? theres a speckled in the common kingsnake book from ventura... Otherwise without the speckling, it kind of looks like an Az king in some one of those photos..
by Speckled Rosy
September 24th, 2011, 8:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Raining rattlers
Replies: 5
Views: 1069

Re: Raining rattlers

Nice finds, the crotes were moving up here, last night....