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by reako45
June 11th, 2016, 4:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Usual suspects from the usual place
Replies: 5
Views: 2245

Re: Usual suspects from the usual place

Good stuff. Love the Leopard Lizard. One of my fave CA lizard species.

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by reako45
June 11th, 2016, 4:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Best Herping Discovery
Replies: 26
Views: 7034

Re: My Best Herping Discovery

Amazing! Awesome find. Congrats!

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by reako45
August 16th, 2015, 12:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In Search of Baja California Rat Snakes
Replies: 16
Views: 3903

Re: In Search of Baja California Rat Snakes

Fantastic narrative, photos and adventure. The snakes down there are friggin gorgeous. Especially like that Lyre. This post was better than most of the movies I've seen this year.

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by reako45
June 14th, 2015, 1:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few good photos
Replies: 3
Views: 2287

Re: A few good photos

Outstanding pics. Great finds. Gila photo ops and Senticolis have altogether eluded me on my trips to AZ.
by reako45
June 14th, 2015, 1:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fact or fiction
Replies: 13
Views: 2310

Re: Fact or fiction

Definitely agree with the forced perspective acounting for the exaggerated size of the rattler. I guess the term "forced perspective" for photographers is kinda like "foreshortening" for comic book artists. Interesting. Didn't know it was called that. Largest rattlers I've ever seen were a 5' heller...
by reako45
June 14th, 2015, 1:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California Atrox
Replies: 5
Views: 1546

Re: California Atrox

Great find. Hiked or cruised? Haven't seen one in CA in years.

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by reako45
April 24th, 2015, 1:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Girl Scouts
Replies: 10
Views: 1930

Re: Girl Scouts

Good stuff, Lou. Great finds. Kudos to you and your son for educating them about their environment.

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by reako45
February 13th, 2015, 12:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "insitu" under AC
Replies: 20
Views: 3535

Re: "insitu" under AC

Good looking brown & white.

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by reako45
February 13th, 2015, 12:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "insitu" under AC
Replies: 22
Views: 4117

Re: "insitu" under AC

Good looking brown & white.

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by reako45
November 29th, 2014, 2:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes of 2014-Florida and Georgia - Part 1
Replies: 14
Views: 6002

Re: Snakes of 2014-Florida and Georgia - Part 1

OUTSTANDING post. Words don't do this justice! Had everything you hope to see when you think about herping Fla. Amazing shots of crocodilians. Loved seeing the mole kings, pine and the wild corns.

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by reako45
September 2nd, 2014, 11:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: .
Replies: 25
Views: 4316

Re: San Gabriel Mountains National Monument ????

Yeah, I heard about this. I guess if it protects the area, then it's a good thing.

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by reako45
September 2nd, 2014, 11:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Couple interesting recent finds...
Replies: 22
Views: 4505

Re: Couple interesting recent finds...

Great find on the Tiger. Was hoping to see one of those there, but didn't :( . They're great looking crotes.

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by reako45
September 2nd, 2014, 11:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Couple interesting recent finds...
Replies: 22
Views: 1224

Re: Couple interesting recent finds...

Great find on the Tiger. Was hoping to see one of those there, but didn't :( . They're great looking crotes.

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by reako45
September 2nd, 2014, 11:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few amphibians...
Replies: 29
Views: 5183

Re: A few amphibians...

What an outstanding post! Made my night, man. AZ has some fantastic amphibs.

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by reako45
September 2nd, 2014, 11:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few amphibians...
Replies: 29
Views: 3719

Re: A few amphibians...

What an outstanding post! Made my night, man. AZ has some fantastic amphibs.

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by reako45
July 12th, 2014, 11:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Specktacular
Replies: 5
Views: 1189

Re: Specktacular

Great looking Speck. How big was it? Looks like one I saw in S.B. Co. at 6am that saved us from a skunky night. All the ones I've seen have been in the 2.5-3' range. Toss up betwen them and rubers for the most beautiful CA crotes, but then again I've never seen a Panamint :( .

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by reako45
July 9th, 2014, 5:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arsonists spotted
Replies: 13
Views: 1592

Re: Arsonists spotted

Very cool, Jim. Good job.

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by reako45
July 9th, 2014, 4:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 So Far
Replies: 21
Views: 4550

Re: 2014 So Far

Yeah, I agree with Fieldnotes, NatGeo quality. I love the pic of that Verdugo King. One of the best looking coastals I've seen.

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by reako45
June 25th, 2014, 3:31 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Which is best?
Replies: 8
Views: 4318

Re: Which is best?

2 or 4. Nice looking Rat.

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by reako45
June 15th, 2014, 3:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great Start to the Herping Year! 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 2512

Re: Great Start to the Herping Year! 2014

Good pics, good looking snakes and good deeds. Nice to see all 3 in one post. Your local Bulls are lookers, man. Keep up the good work.

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by reako45
June 11th, 2014, 5:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: An interesting story
Replies: 13
Views: 1957

Re: An interesting story

Wow! Nothing like a little snake detective work. Very interesting story, Jim.

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by reako45
June 11th, 2014, 5:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first long-nosed snake
Replies: 7
Views: 1779

Re: My first long-nosed snake

Very cool. I love Rhinos. It seems like I waited forever til I saw my first one back in 2008. They're great snakes. I've never had one do the musk/blood /feces smearing thing. Just watch, now that you've seen your first one, there'll be many more to come. Great pictures. Doesn't look like you had an...
by reako45
June 11th, 2014, 3:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mojave Desert
Replies: 29
Views: 5338

Re: The Mojave Desert

Great job, man. Finding Gilas in 2 different states, outstanding. That pair Utah desert phase CalKings is cool too. I like the thin white bands and the high blacks. For some reason the kings in Utah and Nevada all look like they have moustaches.

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by reako45
June 11th, 2014, 3:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake ID
Replies: 19
Views: 3266

Re: Snake ID

Long thin pink tail = Striped racer.

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by reako45
June 5th, 2014, 12:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Cali Introduction
Replies: 31
Views: 5430

Re: New Cali Introduction

Great intro. Happy herping.

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by reako45
May 25th, 2014, 5:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: year summary so far
Replies: 7
Views: 1276

Re: year summary so far

You've had a great year so far. I love the striped Glossy and the Lyre (ever since I found my 1st one w/ D. Lawrence @ ARC I love finding those guys ). Good looking variety of Kings you've found this year.

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by reako45
May 11th, 2014, 1:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: the drought is over!
Replies: 18
Views: 1572

Re: the drought is over!

18 mad miles!?! Dang, Jim, now that is some serious dedicated night walking. Love the boas and the Lyre.

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by reako45
May 6th, 2014, 8:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Looking up a the right time...
Replies: 3
Views: 1363

Re: Looking up a the right time...

That's a beautiful sight. I'd love to see a suboc in situ some day. That one looks big. 4'+?

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by reako45
May 2nd, 2014, 5:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April as I Saw It
Replies: 12
Views: 3791

Re: April as I Saw It

Wow, you had a very productive April. Love the Rubber boas and the z the best. Good stuff.

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by reako45
May 2nd, 2014, 5:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes on a plane
Replies: 6
Views: 1514

Re: Snakes on a plane

Snakes? Lizards? Turtles/torts?

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by reako45
April 28th, 2014, 3:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Prairie Adventure
Replies: 14
Views: 3109

Re: Prairie Adventure

WOW! Prairie Kings are awesome. Just like with those amazing pics of the specks you sent, your pics of those calligaster really pop. Looks like nice habitat as well. Really well maintained dirt roads. I fell in love with road cruising nice dirt roads like that in AZ. I think Chris's advice on cruisi...
by reako45
April 21st, 2014, 12:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few from Clark County
Replies: 15
Views: 2983

Re: A few from Clark County

As per usual your photos are amazing. Those Chucks are beauts.

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by reako45
April 21st, 2014, 12:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Unfortunate DOR
Replies: 23
Views: 3728

Re: Unfortunate DOR

Strange and unfortunate. Only a Gophersnake. I've seen Gophers in the wild and in captivity do some pretty "wierd" stuff.

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by reako45
April 21st, 2014, 12:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sing n the Blues (video added)
Replies: 22
Views: 3307

Re: Sing n the Blues (video added)

Incredible imagery and narrative. Pics, video and story put us right there with you. That snake is gorgeous. Truly one of the moments we as herpers live for. Congrats.

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by reako45
April 20th, 2014, 11:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: LIFER Cali Atrox and LIFER Stephensi ..and other stuff
Replies: 8
Views: 2723

Re: LIFER Cali Atrox and LIFER Stephensi ..and other stuff

What a rockin' post. Love the pics of everything you saw on your atrox quest! By the pics of the Specks I'm guessing it's the same road/area where I saw my first one as well. The early am coyote and roadrunner pics were classic. Very very enjoyable reading and viewing. Herp on.

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by reako45
March 30th, 2014, 1:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: WPTs
Replies: 17
Views: 2578

Re: WPTs

Those're always neat to see.

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by reako45
March 28th, 2014, 6:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: workin but still lurkin
Replies: 6
Views: 1976

Re: workin but still lurkin

Wow. Great finds. Man, you found alot of Nightsnakes. You had a rockin' March. Loved all the Kings too.


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by reako45
March 26th, 2014, 4:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lost Pics of 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1247

Re: Lost Pics of 2013

WoW! Great looking splendida.

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by reako45
March 26th, 2014, 3:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So Cal Rain this week?
Replies: 24
Views: 3550

Re: So Cal Rain this week?

Rained a little bit this am here in the SFV. Flipping should be good.

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by reako45
March 24th, 2014, 5:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My trip with The Soopaman!
Replies: 5
Views: 1461

Re: My trip with The Soopaman!

WOW! That pick of the third King is awesome! Un-frickin'-believable! Soopaman, I sent you a pm before I saw this post. Your Specks in Houston are amazing. Thanks for posting those pics, guys. Brings back memories of the Speck I lost. I've seen pics of them from other states /areas in their range and...
by reako45
March 24th, 2014, 5:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Artificial Cover
Replies: 13
Views: 2959

Re: Artificial Cover

I know I'm late to the game on this post, but since hogs were part of the discussion (and one of my favorite snakes) I thought I'd chime in with my $.02. Last year I actually made it out to hog territory for the first time and cruised 2 on dirt roads in the morning. I'd heard they pop up once the gr...
by reako45
March 23rd, 2014, 12:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Repost- Will You Be In SoCal This Spring? Come Visit DTRNA
Replies: 4
Views: 979

Re: Repost- Will You Be In SoCal This Spring? Come Visit DTR

Cool. I'll be out there sometime in May to drop by and check you out.

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by reako45
March 21st, 2014, 7:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What the helleri?
Replies: 2
Views: 885

Re: What the helleri?

Great pics and narrative. Gives new meaning to the statement on the side of the coffee cup that reads;" Caution, contents may be hot".

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by reako45
March 10th, 2014, 12:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: February finds, Southern California edition.
Replies: 8
Views: 1829

Re: February finds, Southern California edition.

Those're some beastly boas! By that I mean BIG! Great photos. You had a heck of a February!

:thumb:
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by reako45
March 10th, 2014, 12:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lifer!
Replies: 6
Views: 1385

Re: Lifer!

WOW! Very rare /cool find. Congrats.

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by reako45
February 28th, 2014, 4:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Stepping up...
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Re: Stepping up...

Good start. Cool truck.

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by reako45
February 28th, 2014, 4:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rain!
Replies: 31
Views: 3011

Re: Rain!

Herping season is saved! Premature in my assessment? Maybe. We're getting hammered right now. All we need is for a couple more 3 day stints like this in March and April. Let it pour.

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by reako45
February 20th, 2014, 4:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent Finds
Replies: 1
Views: 456

Re: Recent Finds

That's a good day. Was the boa out on the crawl?

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by reako45
February 20th, 2014, 2:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First herping trip of the year!
Replies: 5
Views: 980

Re: First herping trip of the year!

Meant to say "my neck of the woods". Sorry. So much for trying to post comments while doing a 1:1 w/ a patient detoxing from "h". :crazyeyes:

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by reako45
February 20th, 2014, 2:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First herping trip of the year!
Replies: 5
Views: 980

Re: First herping trip of the year!

Nice looking helleri. Still amazed at how variable they are, even within locale specific pockets. You'll probably be seeing alot of them this season due to how dry it is. Last year (also dry in my neck I went to board sites that had yielded a variety of snakes previously and saw mostly helleri. reak...