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by gopher
June 15th, 2013, 11:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps of the Gabes and Berdoos
Replies: 51
Views: 11638

Re: Herps of the Gabes and Berdoos

Went to the gabes last night and walked 16 miles!
Only thing I found were newts, a DOR ringneck snake and a cult in robes surrounded by a ring of fire :?
by gopher
June 14th, 2013, 12:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps of the Gabes and Berdoos
Replies: 51
Views: 11638

Re: Herps of the Gabes and Berdoos

Well now that it is an open party :beer: I thought I might invite a few others that have not been posted.
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by gopher
June 13th, 2013, 6:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hi D Teen Scene...
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Re: Hi D Teen Scene...

Those boys look older than me haha. Anyway I can squeeze into a "kids day"? haha :lol: Nice to see other youth in the field that have the knowledge of leaving the environment back in its natural place. All to often I see smashed logs and flipped rocks. Funny the reaction of Aram and his lifer! Price...
by gopher
June 13th, 2013, 5:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps of the Gabes and Berdoos
Replies: 51
Views: 11638

Re: Herps of the Gabes and Berdoos

Nice job! There aren't any rattlesnakes there? lol There are a lot! When I am having a bad herping day I can typically count on them to cheer me up with a quick glimpse. Of course you cant pose them or anything so that explains my lack of pictures for them. One time I noticed a baby southern pacifi...
by gopher
June 12th, 2013, 11:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps of the Gabes and Berdoos
Replies: 51
Views: 11638

Re: Herps of the Gabes and Berdoos

great post, I enjoyed seeing the great diversity of herps. I to frequent the san gabriel mountains for herping, in fact it is my favorite spot. HAve yet to see a slender salamander but made up for it with Ensatina and newts. Newts my goodness are the most common herp for me, I even get more excited ...
by gopher
June 11th, 2013, 7:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SoCal Spring and some Arizona (Same as Forum)
Replies: 10
Views: 1112

Re: SoCal Spring and some Arizona (Same as Forum)

Great finds! I will say I loved every single one of your photos, but your zonata crawling down the rock and the red diamond back were my clear favorites.
by gopher
June 11th, 2013, 7:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring- this is long, put couple beers on ice!
Replies: 21
Views: 4172

Re: Spring- this is long, put couple beers on ice!

Wonderful photography and series of photos. One can almost feel all the action going on in the series with the garter snakes.
by gopher
June 3rd, 2013, 9:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is this lizard?
Replies: 28
Views: 2880

Re: What is this lizard?

I say female Uta as well.
by gopher
June 3rd, 2013, 8:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent finds from the college kid
Replies: 15
Views: 2953

Re: Recent finds from the college kid

Thanks everyone. Taking photos just add to the overall fun of herping! The worst is taking over a dozen shots and finding out I don't like any of them, which gives me an excuse to go heping again :lol: Here is my personal favorite photo of a western pond turtle that I just took the other day! https:...
by gopher
June 1st, 2013, 3:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent finds from the college kid
Replies: 15
Views: 2953

Recent finds from the college kid

Here are some of my recent find. The the term recent should be used loosely however as it may be finds from a month back. These herps were found during my hikes and surveys and none of the pictures are duplicates of the same animal. I dislike flash and only use it at night. Western pond turtle http:...
by gopher
May 17th, 2013, 10:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Invasive species.
Replies: 55
Views: 4423

Re: Invasive species.

In response to the quote pasted by Gopher: I checked with Jeff Lovich and he replied this morning that he had no direct evidence regarding bullfrog/pond turtle depredation. The citations are difficult to trace (he's lost contact with Goodman, Dan Holland vanished over a decade ago and his reference...
by gopher
May 16th, 2013, 5:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Invasive species.
Replies: 55
Views: 4423

Re: Invasive species.

Bullfrogs are notably voracious feeders, but empirical cases that those in California are traumatizing native species are very rare. Evidence is welcome. Jeff The closest thing to scientific evidence is this example of extensive bullfrog predation on western pond turtles. WESTERN POND TURTLE Clemmy...
by gopher
May 16th, 2013, 8:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Invasive species.
Replies: 55
Views: 4423

Re: Invasive species.

That is a good way to take care of the bullfrogs in your area. Most of my herping is done between classes so bullfrogs are safe as I don't want to be reeking of questionable pond water in class. I am a bit biased as any invasive species is welcome to live around my home and neighborhood; but in wild...
by gopher
May 16th, 2013, 8:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Invasive species.
Replies: 55
Views: 4423

Invasive species.

I am sure many of us have run into some invasive species during our herping trips, or as I would call them, adventures! As a a novice to the world of herps I still carry my various field guides to see if my finds are native or introduced. (already lost one petersons field guid) :cry: For the most pa...
by gopher
May 14th, 2013, 7:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coachwhip
Replies: 5
Views: 1116

Re: Coachwhip

Thank you. The initial snake racing across the field was already thrilling enough, the strike was the cherry on top!
I tried pretty hard to keep the camera steady, I might be speaking for myself but I look like a buffoon when filming and snapping photos of herps haha.
by gopher
May 10th, 2013, 11:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coachwhip
Replies: 5
Views: 1116

Coachwhip

I finally found my first coachwhip and I certainly was not disappointed. The snake was absolutely gorgeous, and lived up to its "coachwhip attitude". As I was taking some photos I didn't realize I had the camera right up in its face as opposed to using my zoom feature! Some poor hikers must of thoug...
by gopher
May 8th, 2013, 6:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Cruz Survey 11/12
Replies: 105
Views: 10829

Re: Santa Cruz Survey 11/12

[quote="Porter"]Does anyone know what kind of Moth this is? http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8117/8678990288_634461a354.jpg Hey Porter! You have yourself a picture of a Vestal Tiger Moth. I just found one today while herping. Along with a few California Newts and an Ensatina! Pretty good record for mys...