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by Porter
January 23rd, 2020, 6:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: (almost) All the Garter Snakes on the West Coast
Replies: 3
Views: 301

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: 185

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: 351

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: 351

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...
by Porter
January 23rd, 2020, 2:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My scariest experience while herping caught on video
Replies: 17
Views: 785

Re: My scariest experience while herping caught on video

Ahhhh... Gotcha. Yeah I was thinking more literal, like John Doe from se7en complex Lol ...wasn’t familiar with the mental disorder. ...Annnnd, Just because I know how reading text through social media’s and lack of tone goes with influencing and misguiding the imagination of some readers minds... I...
by Porter
January 20th, 2020, 10:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My scariest experience while herping caught on video
Replies: 17
Views: 785

Re: My scariest experience while herping caught on video

I believe this person suffers from the God complex—a psychological fantasy when someone perceives themselves as superior in every way to everyone else, and social rules don't apply to them. That in itself isn't terrible unless it is mixed with violent tendencies. When that happens, things get prett...
by Porter
January 19th, 2020, 6:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My scariest experience while herping caught on video
Replies: 17
Views: 785

Re: My scariest experience while herping caught on video

I was taking the video. The guy in the photo in the crime file was the dude wearing camo that was stalking me up the trail. He posted the selfie of himself holding a snake at a nature preserve. Not sure why he was so angry or why he took his aggressions out on the snake but I was seriously concerne...
by Porter
January 18th, 2020, 10:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My scariest experience while herping caught on video
Replies: 17
Views: 785

Re: My scariest experience while herping caught on video

OK wow… You’re the kid. :lol: :lol: :lol: Holy mind duck Batman. :crazyeyes: . So you put your own photo on the file… I guess that’s like a missing kids report you’re trying to add at the beginning there. I thought it was a criminal wanted poster lol..... That the guy throwing the snake off the hill...
by Porter
January 18th, 2020, 10:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My scariest experience while herping caught on video
Replies: 17
Views: 785

Re: My scariest experience while herping caught on video

Wait wait wait wait… OK I’m completely freaking confused :lol: Are you the kid talking in the video or the older guy talking in the video?

Because I’m imagining some older sophisticated Herper guy videoing this snake and some punk kid coming up and bullying him… Are you the kid in the This video?!
by Porter
January 18th, 2020, 10:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My scariest experience while herping caught on video
Replies: 17
Views: 785

Re: My scariest experience while herping caught on video

OK, I got a second look at this video now… So this is the guy in the profile picture on the wanted file. How did you get a picture of him? He posed for a selfie and then chucked it over the side of a mountain? That’s weird… I’ve had some pretty strange encounters and situations. I bought my dad a co...
by Porter
January 18th, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My scariest experience while herping caught on video
Replies: 17
Views: 785

Re: My scariest experience while herping caught on video

He would’ve gotten a lot more than a mouthful for me… Maybe a mouthful a fist. There’s no way I could sit there and watch some guy grab an animal and kill it right in front of me. No way. There’s only two things that have ever forced me to initiate a fight in my life… Abuse towards women (or family)...
by Porter
January 16th, 2020, 6:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Wisconsin 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: Herping Wisconsin 2019

Snapping turtle... cool photo :thumb: I like the sticks and muck attached. definitely an artistic display piece. I like the whole concept of a chunk of muddy muck being a hidden living creature... I like a lot of the perspective points in this and the insit bullfrong with the "A" in the sticks. Im a...
by Porter
January 6th, 2020, 9:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona herps & stuff
Replies: 6
Views: 689

Re: Arizona herps & stuff

Nice photos :thumb: I like that shot of the tree frog with the red arrow pointing to it. There’s an illusion happening there because of the size of the rocks that makes it look like the size of a chuck. Also the belly shot of the rattlesnake. You don’t get to see stuff like that often (bellies of sn...
by Porter
January 6th, 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Giant Encounter - Battle for the Delta
Replies: 9
Views: 1505

Re: A Giant Encounter - Battle for the Delta

:lol: :thumb: yep :) There’s a couple scenes actually. I think he goes into the water, swim & a climb out in one of them… (could’ve been a Different jumper) But that 3:21 is Definitely the most unnoticeable one :beer: it’s a trip because it looks like the frog is actually pointing at it Lol At one p...
by Porter
January 5th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine
Replies: 1
Views: 488

Re: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine

Questions: 1. Are burrows more common in habitats where there is clay in the soil? Is it present on the roofs of these rooms? 2. Are large rocks and solid chunks of wood commonly attached to rodent Burrows? How long can that hold a bubble? 3. Can a replica ant farm type scenario be made? 4. Rates in...
by Porter
January 5th, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: We All Live In a Yellow Submarine
Replies: 1
Views: 488

We All Live In a Yellow Submarine

OK, so just to give a brief description of what this video is about... last year I was out herping with my friend who happens to have a huge interest in the unseen world. One of those things being rodent burrows. He was fascinated and curious with what goes on under ground with snakes to the point t...
by Porter
January 1st, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: UPDATED - A Dream of 2019 - A sleepy memoir of a year in field herping
Replies: 5
Views: 1197

Re: A Dream of 2019 - A sleepy memoir of a year in field herping

OK, I finished the second half… Right as I was completing it and had one minute of footage left to edit, my Iphone glitched or something, and it auto edited every film clip & music clip to the same length. Along with same duration of transitions… Which pretty much means the whole project was ruined ...
by Porter
December 25th, 2019, 12:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: UPDATED - A Dream of 2019 - A sleepy memoir of a year in field herping
Replies: 5
Views: 1197

Re: A Dream of 2019 - A sleepy memoir of a year in field herping

I absolutely loved this. The herps, the habitat, the unique take on some of my favorite music. Wow! Well Done, FH Thank you very much! I’m glad you liked it and enjoy those aspects of it. I hoped it would project an emotional experience, Understanding, and portrayal of the animals and the hobby. So...
by Porter
December 24th, 2019, 10:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: UPDATED - A Dream of 2019 - A sleepy memoir of a year in field herping
Replies: 5
Views: 1197

Re: A Dream of 2019 - A sleepy memoir of a year in field herping

I enjoyed this quite a lot...including the soundtrack. It surprises me how many boards have multiple snakes beneath them. It is usually pointless to flip boards in Arizona - or at least I never have luck. I like especially the baby rubber boas. And "Love is what I got" with a biting gopher snake. I...
by Porter
December 24th, 2019, 5:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Giant Encounter - Battle for the Delta
Replies: 9
Views: 1505

Re: A Giant Encounter - Battle for the Delta

I love this video and how there is so much going on in such a short time. I even like the interruptions of the cars driving over the bridge and your excited herp-nerdiness nearly getting you hit by one. :lol: It puzzles me how sometimes we can go days without a good find and then suddenly the sky o...
by Porter
December 24th, 2019, 5:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sky Islands first post
Replies: 6
Views: 1328

Re: Sky Islands first post

Not as cool a giant garter snake maoing down a non-native bullfrog :thumb: but a good sight to behold nonetheless. Thank you! As a birder on a herp forum, I try not to show too many birds, but those vultures were too cool. Goose It’s only cool in California ;) we have a birding section down at the ...
by Porter
December 21st, 2019, 3:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bite to the face
Replies: 4
Views: 11346

Re: Bite to the face

:lol: Cool footage :thumb:
by Porter
December 21st, 2019, 3:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why you soooooo angry?
Replies: 1
Views: 798

Re: Why you soooooo angry?

Nice collection of different species displaying the same behavior :thumb: an interesting theme for video. I especially liked that first timber rattlesnake’s pattern and Second to the last Eastern hognose. The flattened out light gray one. Beautifully colored little snake
by Porter
December 21st, 2019, 2:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2019 EOY Recap
Replies: 9
Views: 1604

Re: 2019 EOY Recap

Tons of great shots :thumb: I really like seeing those trippy looking gray banded kingsnakes. :beer:
by Porter
December 21st, 2019, 2:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sky Islands first post
Replies: 6
Views: 1328

Re: Sky Islands first post

Nice photography :thumb: what a beautifully colored gartersnake eating that toad. I like that shot of the reddish horned Liz. Also the shot of the leopard lizard asleep on the road at night. I’ve seen side-blotched lizards doing that in the desert . Never a lizard that large though Also the vultures...
by Porter
December 20th, 2019, 4:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Giant Encounter - Battle for the Delta
Replies: 9
Views: 1505

Re: A Giant Encounter - Battle for the Delta

For educational purposes: pup sounds cuter than cub. It has a better linguistical flow when placed before the word, “protecting” and it better expresses the feeling of what I want to portray... Goddammit Jim, I’m a poet not a scientist :lol: But yeah, cub would be the correct terminology lol Just a ...
by Porter
December 20th, 2019, 3:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Giant Encounter - Battle for the Delta
Replies: 9
Views: 1505

Re: A Giant Encounter - Battle for the Delta

Outstanding. I have a lot of respect for species that adapt to survive in disturbed/changing habitat, that's probably why I like Giant garters so much... living in nasty rice field canals and chowing down on invasive bullfrogs, they really are badass snakes... great video :beer: Thank you! :beer: I...
by Porter
December 15th, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Giant Encounter - Battle for the Delta
Replies: 9
Views: 1505

Re: A Giant Encounter - Battle for the Delta

Wow! Snakes never cease to amaze me. What a day! When you panned from the plane to the gopher snake you really caught me off guard. Had to do a second take. Video is very well put together. Fantastic! Nicholas Thanks Nick! I actually hadn’t noticed the gopher snake at that point. The plane was goin...
by Porter
December 15th, 2019, 5:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Giant Encounter - Battle for the Delta
Replies: 9
Views: 1505

A Giant Encounter - Battle for the Delta

by Porter
May 29th, 2019, 12:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Garter grand slam in just 1 hour
Replies: 34
Views: 16267

Re: Garter grand slam in just 1 hour

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by Porter
May 28th, 2019, 8:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Garter grand slam in just 1 hour
Replies: 34
Views: 16267

Re: Garter grand slam in just 1 hour

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by Porter
May 7th, 2019, 8:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coastal Desert Intergrade Herping
Replies: 2
Views: 4208

Re: Coastal Desert Intergrade Herping

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by Porter
January 28th, 2019, 2:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Forum updated
Replies: 3
Views: 4415

Re: Forum updated

I think it looks great. Much better design and the way the quotes are off set looks better than before. Also the green highlighting. The colors and format look great already in my opinion. Nice change. Thanks for keeping the original concept and integrity. I think I a lot of members appreciate that,...
by Porter
January 28th, 2019, 1:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video
Replies: 1
Views: 2626

Re: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video

I'm not going to finish my EOY post. I just don't have the time. I originally was looking forward to posting these pics for raptor ID. Either it's a premature Bald Eagle or Golden Eagle from what I could find out on the internet in my brief attempt to ID it back in May. Anyone know how to tell the d...
by Porter
January 27th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: If There Isnt A Photo, It Didnt Happen
Replies: 20
Views: 16886

Re: If There Isnt A Photo, It Didnt Happen

I remember this one time on Cinco de Mayo… I saw this beautiful little rattlesnake partially tucked inside a nook .I examined the area as I began planning the safest way to remove the rattlesnake without harming the individual or putting myself in a position where I can get bit. Reminded of my God-g...
by Porter
January 10th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the sequel
Replies: 12
Views: 5678

Re: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the seq

That is without a doubt the coolest gigas I’ve ever seen :thumb:wow :) I’d like to see the original photo if you don’t mind posting it and any additional photos. Feel free to just posted it my thread.
by Porter
January 10th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the sequel
Replies: 12
Views: 5678

Re: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the seq

Kelly Mc wrote:A few years back, per IRL convo Zach mentioned that Natalie McLear got a picture of a Sharp Tailed Snake basking.
That’s awesome! I’m sure she seen it several times. She should send a photo of it over to Richard.
by Porter
January 10th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the sequel
Replies: 12
Views: 5678

Re: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the seq

Porter, I am not certain if I have ever observed a Sharp-tailed Snake on the surface. But because they occur in grassland habitat without any natural cover objects under which to thermo-regulate, it stands to reason the species would coil up in grass to do so. I know they do come to the surface at ...
by Porter
January 10th, 2019, 7:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Large King Cobra
Replies: 12
Views: 8412

Re: Large King Cobra

BillMcGighan wrote:Excellent. :thumb: :thumb: video in situ!
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Porter
January 10th, 2019, 5:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the sequel
Replies: 12
Views: 5678

Re: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the seq

Porter, Unforutnately, my computer will not show all of your photographs. But what does come up are very nice. Thanks for sharing. Richard F. Hoyer Thanks Richard :beer: I'm living in Roseville CA again as of November. I work evenings but there's still a good chance I can get a photo of that contia...
by Porter
January 9th, 2019, 12:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Flat-Tailed Horned Lizard Project
Replies: 9
Views: 7229

Re: Flat-Tailed Horned Lizard Project

Very very cool :thumb: Awesome post man. Liked see in the variation and insitus of both the lizards and winders. And fence zombies.The whole studies photoset is great. It’s so cool how the They let you get so close to them. I remember when I got my life for Blainesville horned lizard shots. As long ...
by Porter
January 6th, 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the sequel
Replies: 12
Views: 5678

2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the sequel

As continues.... One day I was happily driving about. Wondering where Dave is... Davis... Daveeee… Isss? Is Dave...? Davis around here somewhere, I know it. Then a voice shook the ground from the heavens, "Dave's Not Here...." :o This was getting annoying, so I turned left down a country road and n...
by Porter
January 6th, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video
Replies: 1
Views: 2626

2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video

Well, I've said it before and I'll say it again... This is the last year I do field herp photography :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: No, but seriously... I mean it this time. Truth be told, I honestly thought last year was it. I didn't have any intentions of posting this year. I did get bored and went out a...
by Porter
January 6th, 2019, 1:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2018 EOY Recap
Replies: 18
Views: 9089

Re: 2018 EOY Recap

Awesome post and beautiful photography :thumb: I like the up close profile shots the most!
by Porter
January 4th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best of 2018 - Xenophidion schaeferi
Replies: 10
Views: 7270

Re: Best of 2018 - Xenophidion schaeferi

I dig your style :thumb: Always a pleasure to see. I really like that coil strike pose of the banded, belly display of the striped coral, and dragon wings :beer:
by Porter
December 24th, 2018, 2:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What do you call this lilac salamander...?
Replies: 19
Views: 12939

Re: What do you call this lilac salamander...?

Aright, as I'm weeding through my seemingly endless tangle mesh of 2018 photography, I came across these photos that I took mid April... I remember I wanted to add them here after Chads response. Then may or may not be evidence of what I'm suggesting, but they definitely relate to the post subject. ...
by Porter
December 23rd, 2018, 5:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo - la segunda
Replies: 0
Views: 7089

And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo - la segunda

……La Segunda parte en la Sierra de Mayo In situ hidden feasting discovered under a flat granite flip :thumb: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7814/45706196524_e9f6498c20_c.jpg DSC_1233-2 by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation , on Flickr https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7836/46378693562_ca59a5b...
by Porter
December 18th, 2018, 10:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)
Replies: 23
Views: 13317

Re: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)

Thanks Porter! Great story, pigs can be pretty intense eaters. Sounds like a scene from Silence of the Lambs. That lamb was definitely silenced lol I cant image what that sounded like...The pin was up on a hill and pretty widespead from what I remember. Away from the house. Guess thats why they did...
by Porter
December 18th, 2018, 3:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)
Replies: 23
Views: 13317

Re: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)

....So, then I got to work today and saw this driving down the road :lol: :lol:

Image045604FE-B698-45C3-A6B1-F361B49F5F74 by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr