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by Terry Basey
May 22nd, 2013, 11:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which snakes get hit by cars the most?
Replies: 35
Views: 5264

Re: Which snakes get hit by cars the most?

In Los Angeles County anyway, I would have to say Crotalus o. helleri.
by Terry Basey
May 22nd, 2013, 11:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: When do you pull the plug?
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Re: When do you pull the plug?

I would give it more time. A few days. I recall years ago that a Mexican, with his dog, brought me a kingsnake drapped over the barrel of a gun that seemed quite dead. Put it in a bag to look at it later and found that it was crawling nicely later that day.
by Terry Basey
May 22nd, 2013, 11:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kingsnake
Replies: 18
Views: 5161

Re: Kingsnake

The two Cal Kings that I have found in the Santa Clarita area were pretty generic, one black and white, the other pale yellow. Have you heard of any zonatas found in that area? Wonder what they would look like considering that this is range that potentially is a junction of three subspecies.
by Terry Basey
May 9th, 2013, 2:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Authentic (?) bite
Replies: 10
Views: 1918

Re: Authentic (?) bite

Clearly hunters find rattlesnakes as a prize target. Many find anything moving as a target. Note that a television program and communities in this country find killing rattlesnakes for sport and entertainment is just fine. Also note what Chris Christy (the politician) was just put through by PETA fo...
by Terry Basey
January 6th, 2013, 2:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Ankle Biters Present: A Weekend Trip to Mexico (DUW)
Replies: 42
Views: 16618

Re: The Ankle Biters Present: A Weekend Trip to Mexico (DUW)

Impressive collection of photos...you found amabilis and thick billed parrots in the same mountain range?
by Terry Basey
January 5th, 2013, 10:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012 Rattlesnake Recap
Replies: 58
Views: 10539

Re: 2012 Rattlesnake Recap

Brendan, I'm just in awe at your photos! And just stunned by the photos of the three gilas! How much time is represented by the timelapse video?
by Terry Basey
September 24th, 2012, 11:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2 Heads... have you seen this?
Replies: 29
Views: 4893

Re: 2 Heads... have you seen this?

Billy Bob...that pretty much sums up this extraordinary number of ding bats in one video.
by Terry Basey
September 24th, 2012, 11:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I'm embarassed to ask, but I'm dying to know the answer...
Replies: 22
Views: 4633

Re: I'm embarassed to ask, but I'm dying to know the answer.

I can easily see someone paying for an atrox over 6 feet. Not many of them around. I would like to see someone bring over a helleri over 5 feet as I have never seen one over 4 but I hear claims of them. While you are at it, I'll take an Eastern over 7 feet.
by Terry Basey
May 28th, 2012, 5:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Best of the Best I: Rarest Book/Paper
Replies: 21
Views: 3370

Re: The Best of the Best I: Rarest Book/Paper

First edition Klauber's Rattlesnakes signed by him with a photo of himself (1911 Flynn Springs, San Diego County, also signed and dated) pasted in side the cover of him holding a snake. The book was from the library of John Sloan. Also Gila Monster And Its Allies from the library of Arden Brame Jr. ...
by Terry Basey
May 28th, 2012, 5:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake hit by Car
Replies: 16
Views: 2548

Re: Snake hit by Car

Reminds me of a friend who long ago had a python escape. His neighbor ran over it in his own driveway. He said to my friend, I thought it was a log. My friend replied...why would you run over a log in your driveway? Crazy stuff.
by Terry Basey
May 28th, 2012, 5:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Expedition into Las Islas de Sonora
Replies: 29
Views: 7516

Re: Expedition into Las Islas de Sonora

Great post and photography. My choice of island Crotalus to collect would be the estabanensis. I may have to settle for the muertensis we collected many years ago. Looks like those two photos were of the same snake...is that right?
by Terry Basey
September 28th, 2011, 11:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sorry I'm a bit late to the party...DUW
Replies: 30
Views: 4587

Re: Sorry I'm a bit late to the party...DUW

Were the klauberi and silus over on the Chihuahua side?

Thanks
by Terry Basey
September 28th, 2011, 10:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Freeze Drying
Replies: 1
Views: 503

Freeze Drying

Anyone know of someone who does a good job of freeze drying small to medium sized snakes?
by Terry Basey
April 30th, 2011, 7:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake venom
Replies: 4
Views: 1413

Re: Rattlesnake venom

Long ago I had a sidewinder that was in captivity for a while and I found it one day, dead, with it's mouth still attached onto somewhere in it's own midsection.
by Terry Basey
April 30th, 2011, 7:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake Myths
Replies: 57
Views: 10863

Re: Rattlesnake Myths

"Baby rattlesnakes have more concentrated (or more potent) venom." This seems to be the most common belief. I volunteer at a canyon park where there are plenty of C. v. helleri. Maybe every third person who brings up the subject of rattlesnakes makes the statement that baby rattlesnakes are "more d...
by Terry Basey
April 24th, 2011, 10:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: C.m. stephensi or C.m. pyrrhus ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1262

Re: C.m. stephensi or C.m. pyrrhus ?

Pyrrhus...there are always those that have some similarity though to stephensi. Stephensi are not far from the Newberry's to the north.
by Terry Basey
April 20th, 2011, 3:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: This is cool
Replies: 6
Views: 2965

Re: This is cool

[quote="Correcamino"]Me encanta basiliscus! Pocito mas....

De Sonora....
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Looks like the basilossus of the Yecora area.
by Terry Basey
April 18th, 2011, 8:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Clarita (So Cal) area zonatas?
Replies: 9
Views: 1673

Re: Santa Clarita (So Cal) area zonatas?

BlackPearl wrote:"In situ" pic of that DOR above...
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Thanks! Renews my faith in those mountains...
by Terry Basey
April 17th, 2011, 9:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Clarita (So Cal) area zonatas?
Replies: 9
Views: 1673

Santa Clarita (So Cal) area zonatas?

Anyone in the Santa Clarita, California area who has looked for or knows anything of zonata in that part of the Angeles National Forest? I've heard rumours...

Thanks...
by Terry Basey
April 15th, 2011, 12:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Show your pics of some of your rarest finds!
Replies: 124
Views: 27616

Re: Show your pics of some of your rarest finds!

California...

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by Terry Basey
April 14th, 2011, 11:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Banded rocks, habitat, vistas and blood - all new pics
Replies: 57
Views: 10992

Re: Banded rocks, habitat, vistas and blood - all new pics

I'm impressed! I haven't seen anything nicer in Mexico. Did you see any habitat in that southern bootheal area that looked suitable to obscurus? Wish I had your luck with the multiple bites...one I had 7 months after another was just about as bad. Actually I think I would consider going further east...
by Terry Basey
March 30th, 2011, 5:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nevada Rosy Boa...It's official!
Replies: 249
Views: 45471

Re: Nevada Rosy Boa...It's official!

Note how the subject seems to have gotten Paul out of the hot water. I mean he just a memory right now. BTW, didn't Paul find 3 of these White Mountain zonatas? So how can you post a photo of the wrong one? Any one would be the right one. I want to see a photo of the third one now...and a webbi or t...
by Terry Basey
March 29th, 2011, 4:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nevada Rosy Boa...It's official!
Replies: 249
Views: 45471

Re: Nevada Rosy Boa...It's official!

Don Cascabel wrote:How would you guys like to see some blurry pics of a stejnegeri crawling through a marijuana field. LMAO.

Chris
I definitely want to see those pictures...
by Terry Basey
March 29th, 2011, 12:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nevada Rosy Boa...It's official!
Replies: 249
Views: 45471

Re: Nevada Rosy Boa...It's official!

Interesting banter here...almost like liberal vs. conservative. Seems that if "others" were with Paul when the specimen was found, as stated by Daryl Eby, they could make a statement here that could put much of this to rest. Paul, it's really disappointing that you had to provide the single female a...
by Terry Basey
November 29th, 2010, 2:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Don't Sleep- There Are Snakes (MAJOR DUW) PART TWO!
Replies: 73
Views: 27239

Re: Don't Sleep- There Are Snakes (MAJOR DUW) PART TWO!

Oh, and Marisa, what camera do you have? Obviously a good one.
by Terry Basey
November 29th, 2010, 1:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Don't Sleep- There Are Snakes (MAJOR DUW) PART TWO!
Replies: 73
Views: 27239

Re: Don't Sleep- There Are Snakes (MAJOR DUW) PART TWO!

Wow...I'm thoroughly impressed. The quality of the photos are just spectacular...and the photographer looks pretty darn good too! Nicely done post, habitat and sunset shots round it out really well. Thanks so much for the time you took to put this together. Looking forward to the next one.
by Terry Basey
November 1st, 2010, 11:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake observations 2010
Replies: 113
Views: 15689

Re: Rattlesnake observations 2010

Brendan...cancel what I said about the "deleted photos"...it just took a really long time for them to download apparently, as I went back and could see them.

I really like the two particularly light cinctums after the toad photo.
by Terry Basey
November 1st, 2010, 11:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake observations 2010
Replies: 113
Views: 15689

Re: Rattlesnake observations 2010

Wow Brendan...I finally got around to taking a look at your post. I am astounded by the numbers of animals you found and the quality of the photos. I don't get many photos like that with my point and shoot! I guess I missed some of the photos that seem to be deleted after the green rat snake...those...