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by gopher
November 22nd, 2013, 10:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Who's excited about the rain we've gotten this week in CA!?
Replies: 51
Views: 9786

Re: Who's excited about the rain we've gotten this week in C

A preppy girl in ugg boots? yeah she looked good 8-) ! But not the attire to go looking for salamanders when walking through mud and damp litter. Lets just say that trip was cut short, as I was not buying anyone new shoes :lol: As for the 14th I'll keep that open, sounds great to me. Hope we can all...
by gopher
November 22nd, 2013, 4:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Who's excited about the rain we've gotten this week in CA!?
Replies: 51
Views: 9786

Re: Who's excited about the rain we've gotten this week in C

very lucky, my professor saw me staring at the rain outside class and said: "are you ok?! I bet the only thing on your mind is salamanders" :lol: 8-) In December I will be sure to head out to san diego and take you on your offer to find some botched ensatinas! Robert I think it would be neat if we c...
by gopher
November 8th, 2013, 4:27 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: My first hatchlings ever! UPDATED
Replies: 15
Views: 4564

Re: My first hatchlings ever!

Great looking cresties! I would have loved for one of the babies to take after the mother.
by gopher
October 17th, 2013, 10:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Zach's 2013 Year in Review Updated 11/21
Replies: 41
Views: 7568

Re: Zach's 2013 Year in Review

Great post! like your photos!!
It is fun to see other activities aside from herping too. Btw really enjoyed the Ensatina!
by gopher
October 15th, 2013, 3:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Palm Springs area, October 12/13
Replies: 16
Views: 2396

Re: Palm Springs area, October 12/13

very nice! :thumb: Really wish I could have made it. Wonderful photos by the both of you and congrats on the lifer, the toad, which made me unnecessarily happy for you guys :lol: The sidewinder spot was hard work for me when I went, probably due to the season too. I spend a good 4 hours walking arou...
by gopher
October 15th, 2013, 3:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 1 Night Combo
Replies: 19
Views: 3418

Re: 1 Night Combo

whoops suppose to be pm
by gopher
October 7th, 2013, 4:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 5th Annual RAAD for LA area folks
Replies: 4
Views: 944

Re: 5th Annual RAAD for LA area folks

will try to make it :D
by gopher
October 3rd, 2013, 4:32 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 146094

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

^Nice ringneck shot, have yet to see one corkscrew its' tail yet, probably because all the ones I find are dead :cry: Cool for reviving this thread, didn't notice it at first. Southern Rubber Boa (Charina umbratica) fujifilm finepix s8200 https://scontent-a-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/p480x480/138...
by gopher
September 29th, 2013, 4:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My EOY report (pic heavy)
Replies: 8
Views: 2638

Re: My EOY report (pic heavy)

very nice! Love those habitat shots and the amazing picture with the toad in the shore water :thumb:
Jealous of the san diego banded gecko.
by gopher
September 20th, 2013, 4:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Smokey the Turtle
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Re: Smokey the Turtle

whoa! :shock:
Glad it made it out ok! Cool find.
(pic of the turtle off the website)
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by gopher
September 17th, 2013, 10:24 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Melanistic morphs?
Replies: 22
Views: 14113

Re: Melanistic morphs?

hellihooks wrote:I thought I saw a black cougar once... but EVERYONE assured me that there has never been a black cougar reported in the U.S. ever... I don't know about black Bobcats. never heard of one. jim
Was this in the Gabes? There have been sightings recently and I am personally trying to find it.
by gopher
September 17th, 2013, 4:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Four new species of CA legless lizard
Replies: 28
Views: 5632

Re: Four new species of CA legless lizard

Thanks for posting. I am going to share this.
by gopher
September 10th, 2013, 9:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 1 Night Combo
Replies: 19
Views: 3418

Re: 1 Night Combo

CR3SS wrote:Does everybody on the forum actually have a license?
I do and hopefully everyone who goes out herping has one themselves.
by gopher
September 10th, 2013, 4:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA vs. NE chapter data contest
Replies: 96
Views: 13340

Re: CA vs. NE chapter data contest

alright alright I sent a PM. Looks like I am going to be on the bandwagon :thumb: .
by gopher
September 8th, 2013, 4:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 1 Night Combo
Replies: 19
Views: 3418

Re: 1 Night Combo

Both those animals have eluded me but I assume the gecko would make the better pet.
by gopher
September 8th, 2013, 3:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ruber or Atrox?
Replies: 5
Views: 1100

Re: Ruber or Atrox?

I say Ruber
by gopher
September 4th, 2013, 8:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The California Gartersnake Post.
Replies: 67
Views: 8036

Re: The California Gartersnake Post.

Great photos everyone! I am very jealous of the variety of species everyone has come across. The only garter snake I have the luxury of finding are the two stripes, lovely snakes btw. Anyone wanna trade species? :lol: http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/154894-198033.jpg ---- http://www.naherp.com/vouche...
by gopher
September 4th, 2013, 7:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: River Camping in the Klamath Mountains (part 1)
Replies: 8
Views: 2441

Re: River Camping in the Klamath Mountains (part 1)

great post!
Love the photo layout and it is straight to the point without an excess of stories crammed in between each picture ( I am guilty as charged) it was very relaxing post.

Great finds and bravo on the pond turtle/s! :thumb:
by gopher
September 2nd, 2013, 5:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Palm Springs/Augest Herping
Replies: 11
Views: 2631

Re: Palm Springs/Augest Herping

That chuck from the Living Desert gets a lot of mileage! Cheers Lat It sure did, I had to wait in line for my turn to take a pic :lol: Speaking of the living desert here is a collage of some of the zoo animals I took (done right now and all over the place) :crazyeyes: http://i1106.photobucket.com/a...
by gopher
September 2nd, 2013, 4:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Palm Springs/Augest Herping
Replies: 11
Views: 2631

Re: Palm Springs/Augest Herping

Thanks everyone for the kind words! I worked pretty hard to find what I found. I'll be sure to go back there when the herping gets conventionally better. I assume spring, correct me if I am wrong. @ Robert that place made the whole trip come to life! And walking those snakes were awesome, I might as...
by gopher
August 27th, 2013, 4:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Palm Springs/Augest Herping
Replies: 11
Views: 2631

Palm Springs/Augest Herping

Nothing like going herping during the hottest time of the year, it was so hot I watched the iguanas start panting and ducking into their burrows. While logic suggests this is not the best time to go herping, this was my last chance to have a long outing outside my comfort zone of los angelas county ...
by gopher
August 4th, 2013, 11:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA Critters (AKA: Playing with my new camera)
Replies: 2
Views: 1310

Re: CA Critters (AKA: Playing with my new camera)

wonderful photos, I love new cameras! Hands down my favorite is your scrub jay, I am very jealous. Last week I had one at a very similar angle around sunset but luck had it that a pack of halflings freaked out and scared it away before I could focus the shot. did the spiny lizard take you on a ride ...
by gopher
July 25th, 2013, 9:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Needed: Southern Pacific Rattlesnakes from San Diego area
Replies: 22
Views: 5197

Re: Needed: Southern Pacific Rattlesnakes from San Diego are

Great job you guys! I wish I had something to show for all my efforts :oops:
by gopher
July 24th, 2013, 5:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Needed: Southern Pacific Rattlesnakes from San Diego area
Replies: 22
Views: 5197

Re: Needed: Southern Pacific Rattlesnakes from San Diego are

I went out on the look for one but I only ended up finding a bunch of granite spiny lizards.
by gopher
July 21st, 2013, 9:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best Ever!
Replies: 3
Views: 943

Re: Best Ever!

Great Post! Looked like a success as well as fun. Love the pic of the three of you with your gopher snakes. I thought about doing some talks but found myself better off doing the winking ;) Must say I could never be as funny as you Jim. So whenever I am done reading your posts and trying to be witty...
by gopher
July 13th, 2013, 12:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gatersnake hunting watermelon.
Replies: 10
Views: 2294

Re: Gatersnake hunting watermelon.

Why did the watermelon and the honeydew get married... they can't elope. I know.... unbearable.. :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol: Never seen a snake do that, btw... :shock: jim What a cheezy laugh you got out of me, safe to say you are not BOARing! http://smileys.emoticonsonly.com/emoticons/p/pig-67.gif
by gopher
July 13th, 2013, 11:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gatersnake hunting watermelon.
Replies: 10
Views: 2294

Re: Gatersnake hunting watermelon.

We think the bear beats finding a good many snakes, though perhaps not a zonata :thumb: Robert and Nicholas I'll trade either you or Nicholas a ringneck snake for a bear :lol: Well maybe when you are in the area again I can take you both out and we can try to see the bears. Right now is a good time...
by gopher
July 11th, 2013, 8:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gatersnake hunting watermelon.
Replies: 10
Views: 2294

Gatersnake hunting watermelon.

It sure looks like it! The snakes mouth was open, drooling and everything :lol: https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/992879_10200855933778791_593958898_n.jpg On another note make sure you watch your back when herping, sometimes you run into these! I almost find more bears than snak...
by gopher
July 9th, 2013, 8:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent finds from the college kid
Replies: 15
Views: 3246

Re: Recent finds from the college kid

thanks everyone :thumb: The turtles just happen to be very cooperative. It also does not hurt that I like to relax in the water waiting for them. Fishing also helps pass the time! Went herping today and found nothing new of interest for anyone. This might be a foreign concept to some people but I ty...
by gopher
July 9th, 2013, 8:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Stupid turtles
Replies: 21
Views: 4300

Re: Stupid turtles

Tim Borski wrote:How did Pond turtles ever become cool? I just don't get it.

Tim
What is not cool about this?! We all love pond turtles, you just have to come out of your shell :crazyeyes:
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by gopher
July 4th, 2013, 5:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Stupid turtles
Replies: 21
Views: 4300

Re: Stupid turtles

Well your better come when the babies hatch! I think I am on a role Brian haha
My and my country legs can take me 16 miles when herping :D
by gopher
July 4th, 2013, 4:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent finds from the college kid
Replies: 15
Views: 3246

Re: Recent finds from the college kid

Thank you everyone, this was my first real year of herping so I didnt know this was a 'down' year :mrgreen: I am impressed, too. Some rather unusual finds (patchnose, ensatina in summer, a walked zonata, etc.) and very nice photography, to boot. Thank you, I tend to try to get an eye level shot of e...
by gopher
July 4th, 2013, 4:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California Kingsnake ophiophagy. Eating Nightsnake
Replies: 18
Views: 2650

Re: California Kingsnake ophiophagy. Eating Nightsnake

This 4th of July sucks...car down and too hot to herp... worked today and have to work tomorrow... oh welll... go Dodgers? :lol: :lol: :lol: jim Don't even try herping today, everywhere flooded with people and their trash. People stomping on leaf litter, ruining good habitat, and some of the worst ...
by gopher
July 4th, 2013, 4:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California Kingsnake ophiophagy. Eating Nightsnake
Replies: 18
Views: 2650

Re: California Kingsnake ophiophagy. Eating Nightsnake

Great series of photos! It is tough to imagine but it is nature, hard to imagine you didn't try to pick up both snakes :lol: :beer: .
by gopher
July 3rd, 2013, 8:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent finds from the college kid
Replies: 15
Views: 3246

Re: Recent finds from the college kid

Western Skink The one with the blue tail was very photogenic! https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1045139_10200795563549573_3463973_n.jpg https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/1010921_10200778880012495_1171960564_n.jpg Side-blotched lizard One of the little pity point herps ...
by gopher
July 3rd, 2013, 7:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Stupid turtles
Replies: 21
Views: 4300

Re: Stupid turtles

hellihooks wrote: What type of belly crawling do you recommend.... lateral undulation, or serpentine? :lol: :lol: :lol: jim
I find stalking like a velociraptor works best :lol: :oops:
my "stupid turtle" pic from today
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by gopher
June 26th, 2013, 8:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: All 3 Side-blotched Lizard color variations next to female
Replies: 6
Views: 972

Re: All 3 Side-blotched Lizard color variations next to fema

Don't stress... very few people remember that paper...You need to go to microfilch (If anyone even knows what that is, anymore... :roll: ) to find it. Seems that the 3-method (cooperation, force, deceit) mating scheme is more widespread than thought... and may apply to more than just lizards... :sh...
by gopher
June 26th, 2013, 5:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: All 3 Side-blotched Lizard color variations next to female
Replies: 6
Views: 972

Re: All 3 Side-blotched Lizard color variations next to fema

How did you manage to get this shot? Did you administer narcotics to the lizards, put them in an iced cooler or glue them to the substrate? Oh narcotics would make everyone's photography 100% easier but it will take out all the fun. It was simple, just put the lizards out at night and take the phot...
by gopher
June 26th, 2013, 4:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: All 3 Side-blotched Lizard color variations next to female
Replies: 6
Views: 972

Re: All 3 Side-blotched Lizard color variations next to fema

Nice idea... :thumb: maybe on glass, with a shot from below? :lol: :lol: Ya know... before the 'throat color' paper came out... side blotches were know for the males going through a 3 year size difference in the males (small, medium, large) for breeding... small male year...a few medium males would...
by gopher
June 25th, 2013, 11:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: All 3 Side-blotched Lizard color variations next to female
Replies: 6
Views: 972

All 3 Side-blotched Lizard color variations next to female

I took a photo to show contrast of the 3 types males next to the drab female. It would have been neat to get a natural shot of all of them together but if you know the lifestle of these lizards you would know that it would be vary hard to achieve such a shot. These lizards are cool to me as they are...
by gopher
June 24th, 2013, 10:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery Garter snake
Replies: 13
Views: 3100

Re: Mystery Garter snake

Nice photo! It is always nice to see herps that are "oddballs". Hopefully the little guy grows up to become a real stunning specimen...that I can take photos of personally :beer:
by gopher
June 23rd, 2013, 7:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery Garter snake
Replies: 13
Views: 3100

Re: Mystery Garter snake

Well that was bittersweet everyone. I was hoping it was something else but it feels good to know my hunch was correct. Jeff do you have photos of any adults that carry that pattern? I am curious as to how they turn out. Edit: Well knowing this species is a two stripe, I shall inform others not to pi...
by gopher
June 23rd, 2013, 5:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery Garter snake
Replies: 13
Views: 3100

Re: Mystery Garter snake

I thought it was a checkered until I looked up its' locality. This snake sure is a tricky one. Sadly I was not the person who got to see it in person. My friend found this guy while I was trying to identify tadpoles a few miles away, talk about the cons of no reception. Oh how I take phones for gran...
by gopher
June 23rd, 2013, 3:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery Garter snake
Replies: 13
Views: 3100

Mystery Garter snake

Found in the San Gabes, I have no idea what it is.
I thought it might be a bizarre color morph of the two stripe but it is just a wild guess.
Any help appreciated :)
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by gopher
June 18th, 2013, 7:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: what makes the rest of us look bad
Replies: 7
Views: 867

Re: what makes the rest of us look bad

reported to fish and game
by gopher
June 18th, 2013, 6:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: what makes the rest of us look bad
Replies: 7
Views: 867

Re: what makes the rest of us look bad

Good lord! Poor pond turtles, hopefully they were not from a threatened population.
I really hope no one buys them. It breaks my heart...

On a side (less serious) note: if I successfully sold newts $20 each I would be rolling in cash right now lol
by gopher
June 18th, 2013, 5:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps of the Gabes and Berdoos
Replies: 51
Views: 12738

Re: Herps of the Gabes and Berdoos

My first patch nose from the Gabes
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by gopher
June 18th, 2013, 6:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps of the Gabes and Berdoos
Replies: 51
Views: 12738

Re: Herps of the Gabes and Berdoos

Without disclosing any information about exact locality or my occupation, I was in the position where I could collect data on the snake as well as move it to a traffic free information without repercussion.

But I see your point, thanks for the concern.
by gopher
June 17th, 2013, 10:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps of the Gabes and Berdoos
Replies: 51
Views: 12738

Re: Herps of the Gabes and Berdoos

Just another Zonata from the San Gabriel mountains. Find from today.
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