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by Helleri
June 17th, 2018, 8:08 am
Forum: News
Topic: I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]
Replies: 27
Views: 18061

Re: I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]

Well I think one thing worth noting is that these people are Indonesian. According to wiki the average male height in Indonesia is 5'2 and for females it's 4'10. That only gives us a rough idea though. Indonesia spans a large area and like with any place there are a lot of ethnic groups. But if we m...
by Helleri
June 16th, 2018, 11:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]
Replies: 27
Views: 18061

I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]

Been a long time since I posted. But saw this video linked on imgur to a low views video on youtube. So not sure if this has made the rounds at all yet. Seemed worth posting to get people's thoughts on. The way I understood it is that constrictors generally do not get big enough to fully consume an ...
by Helleri
June 19th, 2015, 6:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Low Desert Road Cruise
Replies: 13
Views: 3702

Re: Low Desert Road Cruise

Thnx for the link and great vid. Liked and subscribed.
by Helleri
June 18th, 2015, 6:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Low Desert Road Cruise
Replies: 13
Views: 3702

Re: Low Desert Road Cruise

I can't view that on my mobile. Upload location link?
by Helleri
June 11th, 2015, 8:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: saw something. don't know what. no pic.
Replies: 7
Views: 2036

Re: saw something. don't know what. no pic.

Well it had slender-like shape. I wish I had a pic to get an ID. There is a scrap wood pile next to the fresh stack though that I need to clear out. So maybe I'll get a real chance at a pick over the weekend.
by Helleri
June 11th, 2015, 7:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: saw something. don't know what. no pic.
Replies: 7
Views: 2036

saw something. don't know what. no pic.

Was moving seasoned wood to a burn pile and decided to have a look under the ply board it was resting on once it was cleared. There were a lot of slenders (typical here). But, I also saw what looked like slender. But, it was orange and tiny (like half an inch and as thick as a pine needle). I got a ...
by Helleri
June 4th, 2015, 11:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fact or fiction
Replies: 13
Views: 2671

Re: Fact or fiction

Raises the questions though. What is the biggest rattler you ("you" being whoever) have seen in ca? I seen one at about 5 feet in the low desert once with dad (might have been smaller though...it was a long time ago). And, how big do you think this one might actually be?
by Helleri
June 4th, 2015, 6:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fact or fiction
Replies: 13
Views: 2671

Re: Fact or fiction

Forced perspective I agree. Notice how the tongs are wider with the end that is closer to the camera. The article also differs from the title (title claims 8 foot and the article says nearly 8 foot). It's a big rattlesnake. Just how big is probably exaggerated. In any case, where they found and rel...
by Helleri
June 3rd, 2015, 11:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coalinga Horned Toad Derby
Replies: 81
Views: 17184

Re: Coalinga Horned Toad Derby

I read some of that when you were writing it. Most of the letter of the word was beyond me if memory serves (like it was with your time ratification thesis). But, you also broke it down to me. And, if I understood you correctly, than a horned lizards life span vs. level of intelligence would place i...
by Helleri
June 3rd, 2015, 7:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coalinga Horned Toad Derby
Replies: 81
Views: 17184

Re: Coalinga Horned Toad Derby

It was a big part of manifest destiny ideals. This horned lizard event is about entertainment. But are they being used for labor, sex, violent competition, and being denied humanity on a world wide scale?....Just because something has one or two similarities doesn't make it a fair comparison. Your ...
by Helleri
June 2nd, 2015, 8:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coalinga Horned Toad Derby
Replies: 81
Views: 17184

Re: Coalinga Horned Toad Derby

I intentionally used slavery as an 'extreme' example, to get folks to really think about what is occuring here... taking a living creature into captivity and forcing it to do your bidding. While slavery was strictly 'for profit'... one can argue that morally this is even worse, as it's done for pro...
by Helleri
June 1st, 2015, 11:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coalinga Horned Toad Derby
Replies: 81
Views: 17184

Re: Coalinga Horned Toad Derby

I was not trying to ridicule Jim (dad) over the slavery/womens suffrage thing. Was just saying...not a good a comparison. The two things are very different in to many ways to use one fairly in talking about the other. I am wondering a few things though. Like, how many of the people posting so far ha...
by Helleri
May 31st, 2015, 11:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pet Peeves
Replies: 54
Views: 16741

Re: Pet Peeves

No rant board.
by Helleri
May 31st, 2015, 7:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coalinga Horned Toad Derby
Replies: 81
Views: 17184

Re: Coalinga Horned Toad Derby

Whoa...an annual event that some people don't like is not comparable to something like slavery. Slavery was not a tradition. If it were that would suggest that it was about values a select group of people had. Slavery was (and actually still is) a world stage issue. One that when it was legal in man...
by Helleri
May 29th, 2015, 1:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coalinga Horned Toad Derby
Replies: 81
Views: 17184

Re: Coalinga Horned Toad Derby

The best adaptation an animal can have is one that makes it useful to humans. Because we are living in a time of mass extinction (caused primarily by us...But none the less). I think having an annual competition like this can actually be a good thing. Especially if they are wild caught (but, release...
by Helleri
May 22nd, 2015, 9:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Easter Egg
Replies: 8
Views: 1925

Re: Easter Egg

Don't geocache containers usually have a list of names and dates showing who has been through that area and when?
by Helleri
May 20th, 2015, 6:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: regulations question
Replies: 24
Views: 5499

Re: regulations question

Maybe someone who knows this well could make a test for inexperienced field herpers. Just something that helps them understand instantly, out in the field, what the treatment should be of a given circumstance. It Could be a multiple choice thing, where for each question a scenario is given. Could ma...
by Helleri
May 16th, 2015, 3:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Girl Scouts
Replies: 10
Views: 2307

Re: Girl Scouts

Careful they are executives in training you might leave the table paying more.
by Helleri
May 13th, 2015, 8:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Girl Scouts
Replies: 10
Views: 2307

Re: Girl Scouts

...that has to be worth a discount on thin mints.
by Helleri
May 12th, 2015, 8:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Buddy 'Chester'
Replies: 26
Views: 4188

Re: My Buddy 'Chester'

Steve Bledsoe wrote:Just in case, big Jim, I'd carry a wooden stake and a mallet with me if I were you...... just sayin' :roll:
He is THE Wolfman. He can handle a vampire I think.
by Helleri
May 11th, 2015, 11:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Buddy 'Chester'
Replies: 26
Views: 4188

Re: My Buddy 'Chester'

I'm confident that i was not infected... and if i was, and i die... good object lesson for everyone else... what better way for a teacher to go... :lol: :lol: :lol: Jahred... THAT rosy we found that day was possibly the most 'unique' rosys I ever found, but didn't know then how unique it was. A Hi-...
by Helleri
May 10th, 2015, 5:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Buddy 'Chester'
Replies: 26
Views: 4188

Re: My Buddy 'Chester'

The funniest one I recall though, is when we were out looking for a rosy. I was about 100ft. Further up then you and you yelled rosy while looking at a crack in a rock. So, I started hurrying back down and heard you say "take your time it ain't going anywhere". I get down there and you were chucklin...
by Helleri
May 10th, 2015, 2:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Buddy 'Chester'
Replies: 26
Views: 4188

Re: My Buddy 'Chester'

It was a night time road cruise in the low desert we did years ago. It was a young rabbit that ran out on the road in front of us and the car went over it. You were number because you thought you clipped it. But I had looked behind us and it didn't come out of the back. And then you glanced your mir...
by Helleri
May 10th, 2015, 10:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Buddy 'Chester'
Replies: 26
Views: 4188

Re: My Buddy 'Chester'

Good story...doesn't surprise me with your bizarre luck. You are the same guy who stumbled across camels in the high desert at night. Which is just one of the more recent things. Heck, you remember that insanely lucky rabbit during that one road cruise years back?...I pretty much expect weird and fu...
by Helleri
May 4th, 2015, 11:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some hooks I made recently
Replies: 10
Views: 2065

Re: Some hooks I made recently

Hans Breuer (twoton) wrote:
Stronk Leike Russian Tenk
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
WoT player?
by Helleri
May 2nd, 2015, 5:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 44
Views: 7083

Re: Rattlesnake ID

I am not saying that members should become drones to a hive. And, it's understandable that a lot of the older people doing this probably only know how to go about it the way the have been. Many of them may not understand computer sciences well enough to actualize a true modern network. But, a good a...
by Helleri
May 2nd, 2015, 1:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 44
Views: 7083

Re: Rattlesnake ID

In every town and city around me there are post boards for people to put their flyers/adverts on. A lot of it is something like wood or trash hauling. Or yoga in the park. Or a band that will be playing. Never seen one that talks about a snake relocation service, a lecture, or class on snake identi...
by Helleri
May 1st, 2015, 11:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 44
Views: 7083

Re: Rattlesnake ID

I don't think there is a humane way to deal with it. My meaning (which I failed to put across, I suppose) is that I don't think a shovel behind the head is kinder than euthanizing. I think any alternative to either of those two that is kinder requires enough forethought, time and resources, that an ...
by Helleri
April 30th, 2015, 8:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some hooks I made recently
Replies: 10
Views: 2065

Re: Some hooks I made recently

Found some time to finish that little one today. http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e345/TheHelleri/Hook_Small_Finished_01_zpsjsazyzvi.jpg http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e345/TheHelleri/Hook_Small_Finished_02_zpsymrpwoca.jpg http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e345/TheHelleri/Hook_Small_Finished_03_...
by Helleri
April 30th, 2015, 2:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 44
Views: 7083

Re: Rattlesnake ID

That just makes to much sense Andy. I was going to bring it up in my original post, but I wanted to see the journey of the thread to get there. As violent as it may seem, a shovel blade behind the head might be the safest and most sane solution. I have restrained and euthanized by injection, but it...
by Helleri
April 30th, 2015, 12:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 44
Views: 7083

Re: Rattlesnake ID

Could it be that some examples like this are the last generation of an old and nearly gone population; Survivors of urbanization? I can't imagine that people have been keeping comprehensive track of this kind of information for very long time.
by Helleri
April 29th, 2015, 9:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 44
Views: 7083

Re: Rattlesnake ID

Don't the bands on a Helleri's tail typically go a lot further up then that (like usually extending at least twice as far up the tail then shown with this one)?
by Helleri
April 27th, 2015, 7:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 Data Contest Scorecard
Replies: 33
Views: 5436

Re: 2015 Data Contest Scorecard

What do the points do?
by Helleri
April 18th, 2015, 5:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Safety in the field
Replies: 18
Views: 4002

Re: Safety in the field

Wondering something....what have people seen fangs go through vs. What they have seen fangs unable to get through?
by Helleri
April 16th, 2015, 8:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Illinois-guy visiting
Replies: 15
Views: 3832

Re: Illinois-guy visiting

I'm back in BC now actually. And, it ain't even ok to talk about huge, well known, public access place that I have never even herped, outside of pm's? That seems a overly cautious to me. Especially since it is a nice looking area to take a family for a picnic as a side objective.
by Helleri
April 16th, 2015, 2:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Mexico herpers invading SoCal
Replies: 6
Views: 1760

Re: New Mexico herpers invading SoCal

Disneyland is not nearly as good as it used to be. Swiss family Robinson tree house is gone. Sub-marine ride is gone. they re-made pirates of the Caribbean to look like the movies. And I think they closed splash mountain, space mountain, and it's a small world rides (they were shut down last I was t...
by Helleri
April 16th, 2015, 10:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Illinois-guy visiting
Replies: 15
Views: 3832

Re: Illinois-guy visiting

Well one place I have been wanting to check out for a while (pretty busy these days and not a lot of time for helping) is Henry cowell park. It's. This huge chunk of public recreational access land bordered by Hwy 9. And Graham Hill rd. It's. Not that green grass and playgrounds kind of park. It's m...
by Helleri
April 15th, 2015, 3:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: WTF is the matter with people?
Replies: 23
Views: 3719

Re: WTF is the matter with people?

It's very likely to be culprits*...though if it were one sinister individual it would be a luagh. Because, worst super villain ever.
by Helleri
April 15th, 2015, 3:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The payoff of 7 years of persistence
Replies: 16
Views: 3304

Re: The payoff of 7 years of persistence

Great story put to it. A very entertaining read.
by Helleri
April 14th, 2015, 9:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chuck and a speck
Replies: 5
Views: 1610

Re: Chuck and a speck

I don't think I have seen a chuck with that much light color before. And, that little bit of red down the back is pretty cool.
by Helleri
April 14th, 2015, 8:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: WTF is the matter with people?
Replies: 23
Views: 3719

Re: WTF is the matter with people?

@Jonathan Well, one thing many successful. Youtubers have said consistently is that if you work hard at youtube you will be successful. Even if you put out terrible content. Things like, having at least 2 videos a week, dozens if not 100's of videos in your back catalog, interface your Youtube with ...
by Helleri
April 14th, 2015, 9:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some hooks I made recently
Replies: 10
Views: 2065

Re: Some hooks I made recently

I put the bell on the small one because it was turning out to be short and thin. So I figured it be used to work in small spaces or through small openings.And, likely for handling smaller snakes. And, if my hand is going to be that close to something that warrants using a hook...well it made sense t...
by Helleri
April 14th, 2015, 9:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: WTF is the matter with people?
Replies: 23
Views: 3719

Re: WTF is the matter with people?

That is why I asked if NAFHA/FHF has a Youtube Channel. I couldn't find one searching for it. And, there are enough members to keep such a channel packed with content. There are also quite a few good initial topics (could be a whole series on just 'getting started right') to start such a channel off...
by Helleri
April 13th, 2015, 7:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some hooks I made recently
Replies: 10
Views: 2065

Re: Some hooks I made recently

Looks like he might have made it in a similar manner. Is that a golf club shaft? The steel golf clubs can work really well, and the great thing is they come with a grip. Also, JB Weld is some great stuff. I like to use it on more cosmetically finished hooks to blend that little lip where the tube en...
by Helleri
April 12th, 2015, 10:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Safety in the field
Replies: 18
Views: 4002

Re: Safety in the field

I remember years ago being out with my dad herping. We rounded a boulder. He rounded it wide and I practically hugged it stepping over small shrubs. As I was taking a step I saw his hook sweep underfoot catching my heel like in a stirrup. He told me to pull my foot back slowly. And, as I did I saw a...
by Helleri
April 12th, 2015, 8:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: WTF is the matter with people?
Replies: 23
Views: 3719

Re: WTF is the matter with people?

Does NAFHA/FHF have a youtube channel?
by Helleri
April 10th, 2015, 9:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some hooks I made recently
Replies: 10
Views: 2065

Some hooks I made recently

These are not as good looking as some of the hooks I have made in the past (The last hook I made I think my dad still has, after both dropping it down a ravine and backing up over it with his car, so it probably isn't looking very well off about now either): http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e345/Th...
by Helleri
April 10th, 2015, 8:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yolo Bypass Herp Survey - March 28
Replies: 29
Views: 5473

Re: Yolo Bypass Herp Survey - March 28

I have never actually taken a good look at a tail that came off. Never thought to. Amazing how much goes into that survival mechanism.
by Helleri
April 10th, 2015, 8:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: WTF is the matter with people?
Replies: 23
Views: 3719

Re: WTF is the matter with people?

Gray areas...Hehe. From what I have seen, half the time herpers are not sure whether or not they are "technically allowed to be there". Looking over their shoulders all the time like they buried gold. Because, they are not sure if someones going to come tell them to get lost. Could do an Adopt a boa...
by Helleri
April 10th, 2015, 9:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Rough Day
Replies: 5
Views: 1531

Re: A Rough Day

Edited the op to not have as specific location information. Also, I just noticed the 4th one we took pics of has a 5th toe on the right hind foot.