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by jdustin
April 28th, 2017, 5:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: spring break 2k17
Replies: 4
Views: 2797

Re: spring break 2k17

Very cool.
I love that kingnsnake. I am so curious what kind of snake it has is its stomach.

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by jdustin
December 28th, 2015, 3:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Python challenge (Jan-Feb) 2016, WILL INCLUDE ENP
Replies: 5
Views: 3106

Re: Python challenge (Jan-Feb) 2016, WILL INCLUDE ENP

Update, in case anyone cares. After everything was said and done the decision was made that only existing Authorized Agents will be allowed to capture pythons inside ENP as part of the 2016 Python Challenge competition. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/florida/fl-python-hunt-everglades-20151005-stor...
by jdustin
August 30th, 2015, 6:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Python challenge (Jan-Feb) 2016, WILL INCLUDE ENP
Replies: 5
Views: 3106

Python challenge (Jan-Feb) 2016, WILL INCLUDE ENP

Interesting things are happening in relation to herping in south Florida. The Python Challenge that took place in 2013 is making a comeback in 2016, And will take place Jan 16- Feb 14. http://pythonchallenge.org/ The big shocker for many is that this time the event will include Everglades National P...
by jdustin
June 11th, 2015, 11:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Python rules
Replies: 4
Views: 1698

Python rules

Hello all. I haven't posted in awhile. I moved into the area last year, and was previously serving as VP of the Rocky Mountain NAFHA chapter. I'm planning a trip or two down to Florida, and am planning on putting in some time looking for herps in and around ENP and Tamiami area. Can someone possibly...
by jdustin
September 16th, 2014, 7:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help with TX rattlesnake ID
Replies: 2
Views: 1380

Help with TX rattlesnake ID

This is from reddit. It was seen in New Braunfels, TX.
My immediate thought was atrox, but the stripe behind the eye has me second guessing. Thoughts?
Thanks all

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by jdustin
June 23rd, 2014, 6:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: L.t.t, or integrade with elapsoides?
Replies: 10
Views: 2139

Re: L.t.t, or integrade with elapsoides?

I saw another milk a few nights ago. This one was on my street. : ) I LOVE basically not having to travel at all in order to see some fun herps. I live in a gated neighborhood that's nestled into the mountains just inside the Chattahoochee National Forest. It's basically scattered houses with large ...
by jdustin
May 24th, 2014, 11:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: L.t.t, or integrade with elapsoides?
Replies: 10
Views: 2139

Re: L.t.t, or integrade with elapsoides?

Here are a couple more pictures of that milk. ScottAL, it does look a lot like that Glimer county one. The one I saw was in Habersham county. http://i.imgur.com/GtlxtDw.jpg http://i.imgur.com/LqlEGbX.jpg http://i.imgur.com/YfbGzgc.jpg I've also ran across quite a few of these guys. I mean, look at t...
by jdustin
May 23rd, 2014, 6:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: L.t.t, or integrade with elapsoides?
Replies: 10
Views: 2139

L.t.t, or integrade with elapsoides?

So I drove around the block last night and found these two snakes on the next street over from mine, within about 5 minutes. I have lots of better pictures on my wife's real camera, but need to get them downloaded. I was reading that in Northern Georgia there is some integradation with L. triangulum...
by jdustin
May 16th, 2014, 8:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: VP of the Rocky Mtn Chptr, moving to NE Georgia
Replies: 4
Views: 1167

Re: VP of the Rocky Mtn Chptr, moving to NE Georgia

Thanks guys. I've been here a week and I'm loving it. My wife flew while I drove so she got here a day ahead of me, and called me as I drove to say she found a snake in the yard. She sent me a pic she snapped with her phone, and I couldn't hardly believe it. Yeah. I think I'm gonna like it here. htt...
by jdustin
May 6th, 2014, 11:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Farewell friends!
Replies: 11
Views: 2428

Re: Farewell friends!

So, my wife and daughters flew to our new home in Georgia, and I drove. She called me as I was driving and said, "Hey, there is a snake in the back yard, right next to the back porch... It's black with white stripes kinda.... I'll text you a picture." I think I'm gonna like my new home :) http://i.i...
by jdustin
April 22nd, 2014, 7:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Farewell friends!
Replies: 11
Views: 2428

Re: Farewell friends!

Thanks guys. Well, I chatted with Jerry over email, and he doesn't feel that he has the time to pur into the VP role, so he's passing on it. That said, I'd like to suggest simpleyork as my replacement. Chris is a great guy, and a great herping partner. He's gotten to know many of you on here in the ...
by jdustin
April 18th, 2014, 3:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: VP of the Rocky Mtn Chptr, moving to NE Georgia
Replies: 4
Views: 1167

VP of the Rocky Mtn Chptr, moving to NE Georgia

Hello all, Very shortly I will be moving into your chapter, and so I wanted to introduce myself. My name's Josh Dustin. I grew up chasing kings and rosy boas in Southern California, and then spent the last 12 years herping Utah. My family and I will soon be moving to Habersham County, in North East ...
by jdustin
April 7th, 2014, 8:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Farewell friends!
Replies: 11
Views: 2428

Farewell friends!

Hey guys, I'm sad and excited to report that in a few weeks my family and I are moving to out to the east coast, where I will immediately become a LECH (Lame East Coast Herper). I've very much enjoyed herping this area and being a member of our chapter. As I will be out of the area, I will need to s...
by jdustin
July 15th, 2013, 12:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A couple of female boas found together
Replies: 5
Views: 1423

A couple of female boas found together

I took the family on a drive up the mountain yesterday in the heat of the day. 2:30PM and it was over 90F in the valley when I headed up the hill. We went to one of my favorite spots. I only went there once so far this year, and saw nothing. Under a particularly thin rock I found these two adult fem...
by jdustin
July 9th, 2013, 8:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lifer night!!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 7288

Re: Lifer night!!!!!

Chris showed it to me the other night and I was quite taken a back. I've seen a fair number night snakes but never anything like that. It looks like a subadult gopher snake.
by jdustin
July 8th, 2013, 10:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: taylori
Replies: 7
Views: 1306

Re: taylori

lol, AOR simpleyork :lol:
And TimCO, it was just before 10:30.
by jdustin
July 8th, 2013, 9:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: taylori
Replies: 7
Views: 1306

taylori

I was headed out last night and called up simpleyork last minute to see if he wanted to come along. We started out the evening with a nice subadult lutosus. simpleyork snapped a few pictures of it, which he can share if he cares to. We made sure it got off the road, but the little bugger was back ou...
by jdustin
July 7th, 2013, 4:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes Survival after Being Run Over
Replies: 39
Views: 20229

Re: Snakes Survival after Being Run Over

One night, a few years back, in the San Gabriels, I rolled up on J Teel and a carload of teenagers armed with guns...
Ah yes, so many good stories start out this way... :D
by jdustin
June 17th, 2013, 2:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Desert Trip
Replies: 18
Views: 2438

Re: Desert Trip

I couldn't resist
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by jdustin
June 17th, 2013, 11:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Useful invention, "Travel Case for Snakes"
Replies: 1
Views: 887

Useful invention, "Travel Case for Snakes"

This is from a Venezuelan book of inventions I happened upon online. You can check it out if you get bored. http://imgur.com/a/Dz7Fc Some very useful inventions, including this, "Travel Case for Snakes". "Easy to use travel case for snakes on long trips. With this practical travel case you won't los...
by jdustin
June 17th, 2013, 8:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: COPARC
Replies: 3
Views: 779

Re: COPARC

Cool video.
Your turtle was begging to be turned into a gif.

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by jdustin
June 17th, 2013, 7:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Desert Trip
Replies: 18
Views: 2438

Re: Desert Trip

It was a blast. We looked around for awhile for collards with no luck, but once we found them they seemed to be everywhere. Another thing we came across kind of disturbed me a bit. A minivan that appeared to have recently rolled off the road. At first I thought it was just dumped there, but then not...
by jdustin
June 6th, 2013, 10:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Common as dirt as one thing you don't see everyday
Replies: 2
Views: 1021

Re: Common as dirt as one thing you don't see everyday

That must have been really cool to see! Awesome!
by jdustin
June 6th, 2013, 10:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The end of some pavement - go cruise it before its gone
Replies: 8
Views: 1568

Re: The end of some pavement - go cruise it before its gone

Here are a couple snakes that were seen there last night. First was a DOR striped whipsnake. I was excited to see this since I've actually never seen one. Tons of CA striped racers, but no striped whipsnakes. http://i.imgur.com/bLiXlKtl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/6nu8koil.jpg http://i.imgur.com/DBsETyEl...
by jdustin
June 5th, 2013, 7:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The end of some pavement - go cruise it before its gone
Replies: 8
Views: 1568

Re: The end of some pavement - go cruise it before its gone

I've road cruised out there a ton. Oh well. :(
My wife had something to do for a few hours in eagle mnt today, so i shot over and did one run down faust road while she was doing her thing.
I saw 3 AOR gophers, and a DOR whip snake. Ill post pictures later if anyone cares.
by jdustin
June 4th, 2013, 9:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping with my Buddies = LIFER
Replies: 14
Views: 1505

Re: Herping with my Buddies = LIFER

Nice long-nosed snakes! Very cool. They've always been one of my favorite species to see growing up, but I still haven't seen one in Utah. Very cool. And since you guys mentioned going out for boas, I'll share this DOR adult female I saw yesterday evening just a few miles from my home. I love having...
by jdustin
May 21st, 2013, 2:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kingsnake
Replies: 18
Views: 4657

Re: Kingsnake

I always get the Animal Style Chili Double Double. Cut up chilli peppers in it!
I grew up on in-n-out and didn't know about this option. I will try it before today's sun sets.
by jdustin
May 20th, 2013, 1:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kingsnake
Replies: 18
Views: 4657

Re: Kingsnake

Now that is freakin awesome!
Congrats!

---and make sure you get those double-doubles animal style.
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Heck yeah
by jdustin
May 17th, 2013, 1:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Reddest Gopher Snake
Replies: 19
Views: 3890

Re: Redest Gopher Snake

Jim, I think that's the nicest one so far. Seriously gorgeous.
by jdustin
May 16th, 2013, 12:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Highway Kingsnake?
Replies: 27
Views: 3290

Re: Highway Kingsnake?

Very nice! too bad it was DOR.
I found a similar one out on the crawl in San Diego county last month. I've heard they are less common there. It was the first non-banded king I've ever found.
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by jdustin
May 16th, 2013, 11:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Reddest Gopher Snake
Replies: 19
Views: 3890

Re: Redest Gopher Snake

Like Brian said, it doesn't seem like their color follows the rock color much.
Fyi, there is a prett great open facebook page called "pituophis enthusiasts". Check it out, i really enjoy it.
by jdustin
May 10th, 2013, 2:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Zilicious
Replies: 49
Views: 14905

Re: Zilicious

People are not very open with information about finding zonata, especially with an unknown new comer. What you want to do is buy and read this book: http://www.amazon.com/Mountain-Kings-Collective-California-Kingsnakes/dp/0975464108/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368223833&sr=8-1 It will give you the infor...
by jdustin
May 3rd, 2013, 3:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: "Snakebite kit saves man's life"
Replies: 16
Views: 6226

Re: "Snakebite kit saves man's life"

Perhaps I misrepresented your position. That wasn't my intention. Please allow me to restate what I truly believe is your position, and then I'd love it if you can correct me where I've got it wrong. From what I see of the situation, we have a manufacturer making claims of effectiveness, and a write...
by jdustin
May 3rd, 2013, 1:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: "Snakebite kit saves man's life"
Replies: 16
Views: 6226

Re: "Snakebite kit saves man's life"

and yeah, I read the other thread
by jdustin
May 3rd, 2013, 12:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: "Snakebite kit saves man's life"
Replies: 16
Views: 6226

Re: "Snakebite kit saves man's life"

I am curious about one thing. For being so skeptical of the study, you sure don't seem to apply any real scrutiny on the claims that the device works. We all know that time is vital after a bite, and this manufacturer is telling us that the best use of our time is using this device. You just seem ve...
by jdustin
May 3rd, 2013, 12:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: "Snakebite kit saves man's life"
Replies: 16
Views: 6226

Re: "Snakebite kit saves man's life"

Does the Bush writeup contain unproven conjecture? Perhaps. I can see your points. But this claim by the manufacturer is simply an all out lie, and anyone with common sense knows it. a simple push of the plunger with your thumb and the Extractor Pump ® will quickly and effectively remove venoms and ...
by jdustin
May 2nd, 2013, 2:41 pm
Forum: News
Topic: "Snakebite kit saves man's life"
Replies: 16
Views: 6226

Re: "Snakebite kit saves man's life"

For those who might come across this, and don't know.
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by jdustin
May 1st, 2013, 12:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Does this bite look real? "Bear Grylls's Producer"
Replies: 20
Views: 8993

Re: Does this bite look real? "Bear Grylls's Producer"

He seems concerned about losing the foot as well. He mentioned on twitter that his foot was "trying to decide if it wants to pursue a solo career".
I shot the pic to my brother (a foot surgeon who's done many amputations), cause I'm curious what his take will be.
by jdustin
April 30th, 2013, 9:55 am
Forum: News
Topic: Does this bite look real? "Bear Grylls's Producer"
Replies: 20
Views: 8993

Does this bite look real? "Bear Grylls's Producer"

A news site says that "Bear Grylls's Producer Got A Horrific Snake Bite". The bites I've seen have always had A LOT more swelling. Do you guys think the picture is really a bite? If so, what kind of snake bite would cause that kind of tissue damage with that low amount of swelling? Or is it perhaps ...
by jdustin
April 25th, 2013, 1:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Kennecott
Replies: 38
Views: 3659

Re: Herping Kennecott

Hey Jimi, is Kennecott still on the table with all the trouble they've had lately?
by jdustin
April 25th, 2013, 11:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Island subspecies of Rosy Boa
Replies: 10
Views: 3741

Re: Island subspecies of Rosy Boa

There was a discussion awhile back about which mexican islands boas inhabit, and according to Jerry Hartley and Ryan Shatto, they're found on Cedros, San Marcos, Mejia, Tiburon, Angel de la Guarda, Cerralvo, Santa Margarita Island, and possibly Isla Natividad. There are several pictures of Cedros an...
by jdustin
April 25th, 2013, 11:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Several trips to California - Lampropeltis heavy
Replies: 24
Views: 2938

Re: Several trips to California - Lampropeltis heavy

Alright then, so the pissing match is over? Please let it be so.

Let's get out and enjoy this lovely spring.

Cheers,
Jimi
Absolutely! It's time to get out there and enjoy it.
Then again, there are plenty of things to do inside....
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by jdustin
April 25th, 2013, 7:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Several trips to California - Lampropeltis heavy
Replies: 24
Views: 2938

Re: Several trips to California - Lampropeltis heavy

No biggie. I'll put it back in a few months. Actually, as I mentioned in the original post, I purposefully omitted any reference to what time of year the events took place. As the title says, this was several trips to CA. And Brian, considering your and many others' feelings on publicly posting when...
by jdustin
April 25th, 2013, 6:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Several trips to California - Lampropeltis heavy
Replies: 24
Views: 2938

Re: Several trips to California - Lampropeltis heavy

I removed the content.
by jdustin
April 24th, 2013, 5:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Several trips to California - Lampropeltis heavy
Replies: 24
Views: 2938

Re: Several trips to California - Lampropeltis heavy

It's not MY rule...it has been discussed many times on the main forum and the California chapter forum that posting zonata and rosy boas is not in the best interest of the animals until later in the year. However, I will admit that when I followed a link to this thread I didn't even notice it was t...
by jdustin
April 23rd, 2013, 7:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Several trips to California - Lampropeltis heavy
Replies: 24
Views: 2938

Re: Several trips to California - Lampropeltis heavy

Hey, my bad. I thought I was okay posting it just in the Rocky Mountain Chapter.
by jdustin
April 22nd, 2013, 9:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Authentic (?) bite
Replies: 8
Views: 835

Re: Authentic (?) bite

Wow, I hope he recovers quickly and well.
Kind of weird that it didn't kill the snake. A shotgun with birdshot is typically immediate death to the snake.
by jdustin
April 18th, 2013, 8:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: oregon rubber boas
Replies: 2
Views: 1095

Re: oregon rubber boas

Also, you probably already know this, but this time of year you'll probably want to look under cover objects that get a bit of sun.
Here's an example of the kind of stuff I find them under here in Utah. I imagine Oregon would be a bit less dry.