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by Porter
April 5th, 2020, 12:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 17
Views: 2023

Re: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field

These questions might sound dumb, but are you in NorCal? And are those sharp tailed snakes? I've never seen so many herps under one piece of cover. Is that common where you're located? Appreciate the shares. 💪🏻 Then at my buddies spot he flipped a bunch of racers and gophers...maybe a king. I want ...
by Porter
April 3rd, 2020, 8:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 17
Views: 2023

Re: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field

I want to point something out that I feel is important to address. There are some scenes in my past vids (and here) that might give the impression that I'm being careless or rough with the animals. Jerking them around and whipping them out of the scene. Most of these scene have been sped up into fas...
by Porter
April 3rd, 2020, 7:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 17
Views: 2023

Re: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field

Welp...YouTube strikes again 😑 They blocked the usage of one of my favorite childhood songs, Rocky Raccoon (The Beatles). So, you'll have to listen to me baby-talking instead :lol: Pretty bummed but an Awesome raccoon experience nontheless. Best encounter I’ve had with one of these adorable little g...
by Porter
April 3rd, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 17
Views: 2023

Re: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field

Nice to see someone getting outside and enjoying the hobby during this stormy season of life. And refreshing to see activity on the forum. There are some rad shots in this thread, and my daughter and I think the videos are fun. Thanks Man ☺️ I appreciate that 🍻 I’m having fun just doing my own thin...
by Porter
March 23rd, 2020, 7:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 17
Views: 2023

Re: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field

Turning over artificial cover to see what turns up. To reveal the hidden truth... the hidden beauty. Looking for love in all the wrong places..? Only time shall tell...



by Porter
March 18th, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 17
Views: 2023

Re: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field

Ok, Video re-uploaded... Now the 4k is working. I think it's best to leave the YouTube window up until processing is finished when uploading larger files. Added some comparison pics at the end. Enjoy.. :mrgreen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsGBod52mO0 Visited by an old friend during my ventures...
by Porter
March 7th, 2020, 11:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 17
Views: 2023

Re: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field

An artistic drive into the world of field herping...



Holy Jumping Juvi...

by Porter
March 4th, 2020, 11:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 17
Views: 2023

Re: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field

Kelly Mc wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 5:15 pm
Beautiful work.
Thank you!
by Porter
February 29th, 2020, 12:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Odd colored Large Eyes Pit Viper
Replies: 5
Views: 702

Re: Odd colored Large Eyes Pit Viper

But maybe I’m not understanding your video… And you were Referring to phases in vipers. Like perhaps it’s going through a brown phase, Like the green babies that eventually become blue as adults…?
by Porter
February 29th, 2020, 12:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Odd colored Large Eyes Pit Viper
Replies: 5
Views: 702

Re: Odd colored Large Eyes Pit Viper

I watched your video today before work. Awesome brownie :beer: I love finding rarities like that. That’s my favorite aspect of the field Herping. I think you would call it an Aberrant or possibly a morph. Occasionally I come across red colored yellow bellied racers. I like to call them morphs, but I...
by Porter
February 28th, 2020, 5:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not my board line
Replies: 18
Views: 1532

Re: Not my board line

So like I suggested before… The most respectful thing you can do is to post a screenshot of the Google Earth board line. Remove the GPS. And ask permission to go there. Only a person who knows the board line will know where it is. So you ask them to tell you where it is by giving you the latitude an...
by Porter
February 28th, 2020, 5:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not my board line
Replies: 18
Views: 1532

Re: Not my board line

Wow I guess I really got you thinking :D . I was merely looking for yes or no answers but your response was quite elaborate. I read your posts but I’m not the one to respond to it all. Lol under no obligation to. Yeah, once I get on a subject I feel like I need to explain myself thoroughly and not ...
by Porter
February 27th, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not my board line
Replies: 18
Views: 1532

Re: Not my board line

But with cats, even that’s Debatable because you don’t truly know the reason the cat is doing it. Honestly, I believe it’s a result of domestication. Mother Cats probably did that to teach the kittens how to hunt, by weakening the prey items or simply showing them how to kill something to eat it. Bu...
by Porter
February 27th, 2020, 6:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not my board line
Replies: 18
Views: 1532

Re: Not my board line

And what I mean by “killing is only justifiable if it’s to save life” i’m speaking specifically to the natural world. In regards to predator and prey. Not any human justifying in their mind through insanity that they’re doing something right and that it’s going to have some benefit by killing someon...
by Porter
February 27th, 2020, 5:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not my board line
Replies: 18
Views: 1532

Re: Not my board line

All right I’m sorry but I have to clarify what I mean by “crime against nature” because I can already see how people are gonna swing this around,In their minds in a negative way, to something that I’m not saying.. I don’t mean crime against nature as it’s commonly referred to in legal terms. What I ...
by Porter
February 27th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not my board line
Replies: 18
Views: 1532

Re: Not my board line

I’m really sorry for dragging this on…lol but I just woke up for a moment and was rolling around in bed and something else funny occurred to me. So if it’s unethical to hunt an animal without the intention of survival. Then the person who is checking the traps to see if the Hunter caught anything, i...
by Porter
February 27th, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not my board line
Replies: 18
Views: 1532

Re: Not my board line

There’s only one true 100% morally correct ethical method of field Herping… In situ photography. Otherwise you’re all bad guys :lol: :lol: :lol:

…And road cruising. That takes it even a step farther because you’re Saving an animal’s life
by Porter
February 27th, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not my board line
Replies: 18
Views: 1532

Re: Not my board line

So the main point about the trotline and crawdad trap is… If you’re going to set down a board in hopes to catch a snake from under it, essentially it’s a trap. And then when you set a trap to catch an animal, we normally call that hunting. So, you have to ask yourself how do ethics tie into hunting?...
by Porter
February 27th, 2020, 3:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 17
Views: 2023

Re: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field

Thanks Chris :) I showed my friend the picture right after I took it and we were Trippin on how cool the clouds look. The tree branches on the left seem to mirror the cloud shapes. So, I incorporated that best the I could. The scattered broken light. Right place at the right time
by Porter
February 27th, 2020, 3:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not my board line
Replies: 18
Views: 1532

Re: Not my board line

Oh yeah and if anyone didn’t get the Nick Nolte reference you need to be watching the Mandalorian ... what the heck. Or you could just reference the nick Nolte to not understanding what the hell I’m saying because of auto correct :lol: and for that I’m not going to correct that last paragraph above ...
by Porter
February 27th, 2020, 2:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not my board line
Replies: 18
Views: 1532

Re: Not my board line

You should post what you find to the thread! If it were my board line, Id want to see what was found there… Think of it like a crawdad trap or a trotline... If you come across one out in the middle of nowhere, it’s probably OK to check it. But if there’s fish on the hook or dad’s in the trap, it wou...
by Porter
February 26th, 2020, 9:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 17
Views: 2023

Re: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field

Unfortunately YouTube has blocked my awesome usage of Kimbra's, The Build Up... :cry: I was however able to upload it into Flickr. Flickr has a 3 minute limit to video uploads. So I had to devide it into 2 parts. Pretty bummed, but at least I can share the beautiful artistic footage of this native ...
by Porter
February 22nd, 2020, 9:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not my board line
Replies: 18
Views: 1532

Re: Not my board line

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by Porter
February 20th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not my board line
Replies: 18
Views: 1532

Re: Not my board line

If you’re truly worried about disrespecting this person’s board line. I have the coolest suggestion in the world… Screen shoot the board line and post it to this thread. (Removing the Lat and long) and ask the person to PM you. They may just join up with you for the day :beer:
by Porter
February 20th, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not my board line
Replies: 18
Views: 1532

Re: Not my board line

You know what they say… One man’s trash is another man’s trash I was going to lay down the law with a 13 point subparagraph underlining user manual Rule-of-dr- Herp-thumb... But instead I’ll just share this... In Northern California, it’s been way too early to be going out. However in my first coupl...
by Porter
February 17th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 17
Views: 2023

Re: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field

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by Porter
February 16th, 2020, 1:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 17
Views: 2023

Re: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field

Ok, so I received some complements and encouragement on the mattress video by another videographer tonight :beer: Also, wanted to say something.… I got a little touch of the anxiety over the preface last couple days. Worried it would be taken out of context. I just want people to know that I’m not t...
by Porter
February 14th, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field
Replies: 17
Views: 2023

The Mattress - An ongoing thread of stories from the field

PREFACE: I’m not gonna lie… This is going to be The most unentertaining thing you’ve ever seen. You’re better off watching your computer screensaver and starting an update ...Or charging your phone and staring at it until it's done. You’ll be left with the feeling of, “why did I waste the last 3 mi...
by Porter
February 14th, 2020, 6:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine
Replies: 9
Views: 1735

Re: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine

Copy and paste did from Owens post : Also Porter, to respond to you question on airpockets, Gigas have been documented overwintering in air pockets. Seems like lots of burrows get flooded and snakes of all species come out and float to higher ground during major flood events, but a number of years ...
by Porter
February 13th, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Big Gartersnake Post
Replies: 7
Views: 1719

Re: The Big Gartersnake Post

Also Porter, to respond to you question on airpockets, Gigas have been documented overwintering in air pockets. Seems like lots of burrows get flooded and snakes of all species come out and float to higher ground during major flood events, but a number of years back a telemtry tracked snake stayed ...
by Porter
February 13th, 2020, 7:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine
Replies: 9
Views: 1735

Re: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine

Then, to test to see if the snake actually is utilizing the bubble. Stick one of those giant garter snake tracking devices on a individual within the habitat. There may already be documented records of a snake surviving under a flood out there, who knows. Talk to your colleagues. They just didn’t pu...
by Porter
February 13th, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine
Replies: 9
Views: 1735

Re: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine

So, if they know how many number of breaths a mouse can take per square inch of oxygen. Then you put a mouse and a snack at the same temperature and calculate how many less breaths of air the snake takes in comparison to the mouse. Neither animal needs to be submerged beneath the water. The only thi...
by Porter
February 13th, 2020, 3:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine
Replies: 9
Views: 1735

Re: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine

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by Porter
February 13th, 2020, 3:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine
Replies: 9
Views: 1735

Re: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine

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by Porter
February 13th, 2020, 3:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine
Replies: 9
Views: 1735

Re: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine

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by Porter
February 12th, 2020, 9:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine
Replies: 9
Views: 1735

Re: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine

K, after getting a full nights sleep. And thinking more clearly, I want to state That I highly am against putting any snake or mouse in such a traumatizing and terrifying situation as I suggested yesterday :lol: :crazyeyes: That I highly am against putting any snake or mouse in such a traumatizing a...
by Porter
February 12th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: (almost) All the Garter Snakes on the West Coast
Replies: 10
Views: 1335

Re: (almost) All the Garter Snakes on the West Coast

-Also, I think Johnathan found that spot before contacting me...if I remember correctly. He just messaged me cause he knew it was my stomping grounds ;) :)
by Porter
February 12th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: (almost) All the Garter Snakes on the West Coast
Replies: 10
Views: 1335

Re: (almost) All the Garter Snakes on the West Coast

Yeah, I thought about including more stories but it was already too long. The Willamette Valley morph came due to a huge assist from my wife and my dad, the gigas was from your help, the vagrans was a totally random story where I found a random picture on the internet that eventually led me to a fi...
by Porter
February 12th, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine
Replies: 9
Views: 1735

Re: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine

Here's something to add to this. I had a conversation yesterday with someone (they asked to not be revealed due to separate personal reasons of a different issue with the forum) about this and wanted to share in case anyone out there has constructed a Ant-farm-terrarium like the one described... Or ...
by Porter
February 10th, 2020, 1:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Big Gartersnake Post
Replies: 7
Views: 1719

Re: The Big Gartersnake Post

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49514667813_a101faf493_c.jpg 17073197100_44445bda14_o by The Singing Frog , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49515185306_7a58bac0e5_c.jpg 17767412588_3933604b28_o by The Singing Frog , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49514667673_85fd32b...
by Porter
February 10th, 2020, 1:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Big Gartersnake Post
Replies: 7
Views: 1719

Re: The Big Gartersnake Post

Those are some BIG gartersnakes :beer: I don't usually take measurements, which I regret... but I can share a few photos of some individuals I'm sure were over 3 feet. Mostly gigas, which I can't measure anyway. But I know they are somewhere between 3 and 4 ft. Closer to 3 feet for the gigas. Larges...
by Porter
February 9th, 2020, 10:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [VIDEO] Florida Python Trip
Replies: 3
Views: 823

Re: [VIDEO] Florida Python Trip

Thank you Porter! Hah that ass-biting softshell turtle cracked me up too. I was in the right place at the right time with a 35-100mm zoom lens and a circular polarizing filter to cut reflections on the water surface. I also encountered a lot of wary turtles that wouldn't let me get anywhere near th...
by Porter
February 8th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [VIDEO] Florida Python Trip
Replies: 3
Views: 823

Re: [VIDEO] Florida Python Trip

Cool video and Awesome trip! You guys “lived it” out there ;) :) All the footage looks great and cool graphics. I really liked seeing the snapping turtle in the beginning, all the gator and fish in situs, The basking iguana in situ (wow, What artistically perfect well balanced interweaving of colors...
by Porter
January 31st, 2020, 3:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northern Rubber Boa Elevations
Replies: 5
Views: 1668

Re: Northern Rubber Boa Elevations

Found my lifer on the western Sierra side at 3650 back either in the summer of 1990 or 91. I returned to the same area at least 10 to 15 times over the last 10 years and never saw another... there are still Zonata in Placerville, so I would assume it’s possible to find one there. Also they can be fo...
by Porter
January 23rd, 2020, 6:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: (almost) All the Garter Snakes on the West Coast
Replies: 10
Views: 1335

Re: (almost) All the Garter Snakes on the West Coast

Nice collection of Morphage :beer: I think I read your other more extensive post from this earlier this year… Not sure now. I think I was going to comment but I got caught up with something. Read the story about the Willamette Valley morph. Cool stuff! I Remember i liked the story behind that. those...
by Porter
January 23rd, 2020, 5:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake Trying to Eat a Rodent
Replies: 3
Views: 904

Re: Rattlesnake Trying to Eat a Rodent

I remember seeing this earlier this year and commenting on it… :beer: Excellent footage! It really looks like that meat bee is taking some bites of the snake there... Makes me wonder if that’s accidental or if the bee’s trying to get the snake to free up a meal for the kids...
by Porter
January 23rd, 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes found on vacation in Vietnam II!
Replies: 3
Views: 1116

Re: Snakes found on vacation in Vietnam II!

Also your intros reminded me… I got to get my salamander icon Thing going on this year lol
(Cool intro logo :beer: )
by Porter
January 23rd, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes found on vacation in Vietnam II!
Replies: 3
Views: 1116

Re: Snakes found on vacation in Vietnam II!

Cool videos :thumb: I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything from Vietnam before. I like your style of footage and the in situ favored aspect. Back when I saw the first part to this, I watched some other vids on your channel... liked the footage of you walking a creek at night and filming some salamand...