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by Don Cascabel
February 18th, 2011, 12:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Who would be interested in a Mexico Chapter of NAFHA?
Replies: 31
Views: 3505

Re: Who would be interested in a Mexico Chapter of NAFHA?

A Mexico Chapter would be enough for now... I think we are still about 10 years away from having state chapters... if Fororeptiles is any suggestions, at this point they would be more embarrassing then anything else.

Cheers,

Don Cascabel
by Don Cascabel
February 18th, 2011, 12:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Who would be interested in a Mexico Chapter of NAFHA?
Replies: 31
Views: 3505

Re: Who would be interested in a Mexico Chapter of NAFHA?

Boyli was supposedly recorded from the Martir no? Just never verified??? I think that the Martir could easily host a population of something like that, however, what's weird, is that there are absolutely no records, not even historic, from Orange, San Diego and Riverside Cos. Or am I wrong??? Don Ca...
by Don Cascabel
February 17th, 2011, 10:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Who would be interested in a Mexico Chapter of NAFHA?
Replies: 31
Views: 3505

Re: Who would be interested in a Mexico Chapter of NAFHA?

The idea is to get Mexican contributors to enter data in the NAFHA database for their own benefit. The forum would be a perk... The whole reason Mexican states and species are even in the NAFHA list was our doing (myself, JJ and Psyon)... just a heads up in case you don't remember. We never particip...
by Don Cascabel
February 16th, 2011, 11:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Who would be interested in a Mexico Chapter of NAFHA?
Replies: 31
Views: 3505

Re: Who would be interested in a Mexico Chapter of NAFHA?

Does someone have a description of what the hell NAFHA is and its purpose so I can translate it and try to get some Mexicans involved??? Again, everyone's interest is appreciated but none of you are really relevant.

Cheers,

Don Cascabel
by Don Cascabel
February 16th, 2011, 5:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Who would be interested in a Mexico Chapter of NAFHA?
Replies: 31
Views: 3505

Who would be interested in a Mexico Chapter of NAFHA?

This question came up in yesterday's post. Apparently, now would be the time to start one... so I ask, is anyone interested in putting one together? Please let me know by replying to this post. Requisites for your vote to count are as follows: 1. You live in Mexico and are a herper. 2. You don't liv...
by Don Cascabel
February 16th, 2011, 4:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Lifer of the year...
Replies: 11
Views: 1967

Re: First Lifer of the year...

Actually this time of the year California really has one up on us.... the temps down here are fine (it's about 74 right now at 6:17) but it's so damn dry here this time of the year you are really hard pressed to find anything other than maybe a Whipsnake or a Green Rat. I guess I could go chasing wa...
by Don Cascabel
February 16th, 2011, 11:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Lifer of the year...
Replies: 11
Views: 1967

Re: First Lifer of the year...

Yeah, the Mexico chapter would have to be in Spanish, in order to avoid only three participants onsite (JJ, myself and Will) and a bunch of comments from people who don't live in the area (not that those are unwelcome, but a Mexico chapter would be rather boring without actual herpers IN mexico no?)...
by Don Cascabel
February 16th, 2011, 10:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Lifer of the year...
Replies: 11
Views: 1967

Re: First Lifer of the year...

Hmmm... I would be down to start a Mexico Chapter. There's quite a few of us down here but most aren't too confident with their English and avoid the english language forums in lieu of the spanish ones. I know that there are at least three of us down here who are rather comfortable with their englis...
by Don Cascabel
February 16th, 2011, 9:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Lifer of the year...
Replies: 11
Views: 1967

Re: First Lifer of the year...

Yeah I'm thinking about posting more stuff this year.... things like stejnegeri and webbi :)

Oh that's not my last name... my nick has a meaning in Spanish.

Cheers,

Don Cascabel
by Don Cascabel
February 15th, 2011, 8:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Lifer of the year...
Replies: 11
Views: 1967

First Lifer of the year...

Kind of boring, but hey... it's winter, and I haven't posted on forums in a while :) http://www.crotalus.com/narcoslocos/Phyllodactylus_unctus_La_Paz.jpg Cape Leaf-toed Gecko - Phyllodactylus unctus - La Paz, BCS Also seen, but not photographed, were: Pituophis catenifer annectens Petrosaurus repens...
by Don Cascabel
December 5th, 2010, 11:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Loreto Mexico
Replies: 14
Views: 3557

Re: Loreto Mexico

by Don Cascabel
December 5th, 2010, 11:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Loreto Mexico
Replies: 14
Views: 3557

Re: Loreto Mexico

Here's some more stats for those of you that believe everything you hear on TV. These are the intentional homicide rates, state by state, since 1997. While I agree that Chihuahua, Durango, Sinaloa and Morelos have gotten more dangerous, most every other state either got significantly safer or stayed...
by Don Cascabel
December 5th, 2010, 10:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Loreto Mexico
Replies: 14
Views: 3557

Re: Loreto Mexico

You missed the point bro... Illinois has a higher murder rate than Baja California Sur. Do you not see that? So that is one state that is NOT safer than parts of Mexico. Noone denies that there is some serious violence going on in some of the border cities. But if you subscribe to painting a whole c...
by Don Cascabel
December 4th, 2010, 11:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Loreto Mexico
Replies: 14
Views: 3557

Re: Loreto Mexico

Taking it into perspective, the murder rate in Illinois is seven times higher than in Germany. That murder rate in Sinaloa is 7.8 times higher than in Illinois. So theoretically, Germans should be as concerned about visiting Chicago as US citizens about visiting Culiacán. Ironically, you don't hear ...
by Don Cascabel
December 4th, 2010, 11:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Loreto Mexico
Replies: 14
Views: 3557

Re: Loreto Mexico

Do your homework before you start open your mouth: Homicide rates 2009 (per 100000 people): Baja California Sur - 5 Illinois - 6 California - 5.4 Jalisco's worse, but still better than Maryland! Some of the border cities are bad, but the vast majority of Mexico is safer than Chicago or Los Angeles! ...
by Don Cascabel
December 4th, 2010, 10:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Loreto Mexico
Replies: 14
Views: 3557

Re: Loreto Mexico

Dude Chicago is more dangerous than Loreto! You are confused!

As for herps, Gary pretty much summed it up.

Cheers,

Don Cascabel
by Don Cascabel
December 4th, 2010, 10:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Unknown Mexican toad
Replies: 5
Views: 1284

Re: Unknown Mexican toad

I agree... B. Mexicanus!

Saludos,

Don Cascabel
by Don Cascabel
November 17th, 2010, 10:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frogs,Toads, Tortoises, and a few other things in 2010
Replies: 25
Views: 7632

Re: Frogs,Toads, Tortoises, and a few other things in 2010

Water Scorpion... Toe biter... Same thing! I've always called them Water Scorpions.

Don Cascabel
by Don Cascabel
November 17th, 2010, 10:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pangolin - "The Armor That Burrows Through The Mountain"
Replies: 55
Views: 31520

Re: Pangolin - "The Armor That Burrows Through The Mountain"

Awesome!!! That thing almost BEATS a herp. Definitely beats a Rat Snake ;)

Don Cascabel
by Don Cascabel
November 17th, 2010, 10:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Calling Jackson Shedd (Phrynophan)
Replies: 0
Views: 641

Calling Jackson Shedd (Phrynophan)

Jackson: Could you please post a high res image of the "Conophis" you found in Zihuatanejo two years ago... I recently saw a low res image and I'm thinking it's a Coniophanes, but I need to see a better res image of the head. Sorry for posting this here... but it is field related. Plus I lost Jackso...
by Don Cascabel
October 6th, 2010, 12:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Iphone Apps
Replies: 21
Views: 3427

Re: Herping Iphone Apps

Glenn: Don't hate on GE too much. I prophesize that I will probably find at least one completely new species of herp over the next year thanks to the Google Earth on Iphone. This is because it just puts in the palm of your hand images from space when you most need them. Basically, now nothing is una...
by Don Cascabel
October 6th, 2010, 10:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Iphone Apps
Replies: 21
Views: 3427

Herping Iphone Apps

I have been meaning to start this topic for a while, and I am surprised noone has started it yet. I am curious, how many people are using the Iphone as a herping tool, and which apps you have found to be useful. For me, personally, the Iphone has been one of the best inventions to help herping since...
by Don Cascabel
October 1st, 2010, 3:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mexico, Winter '09
Replies: 8
Views: 2413

Re: Mexico, Winter '09

Hey Matt: I might be out that way in November this year... any roads you recommend for road riding? It seems the ones you hit were high traffic, and in that area of the country one may be better off riding dirt, but I am just curious if you found any roads to be more productive than others. Cheers, ...
by Don Cascabel
September 29th, 2010, 9:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona TFC trip 2009 Dial-up warning
Replies: 40
Views: 8516

Re: Arizona TFC trip 2009 Dial-up warning

Awesome snake! That's the first time I see photos of a coral snake THAT aberrant. Dr. Gettleberg anyone?

Don Cascabel
by Don Cascabel
September 9th, 2010, 7:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Green is Good; Greater Green is Better
Replies: 10
Views: 7166

Re: Green is Good; Greater Green is Better

Cool snake! More like one of our North American Leptophis rather than the earth snakes, no???

Cheers,

Don Cascabel
by Don Cascabel
September 4th, 2010, 7:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mexico 2010 - April
Replies: 42
Views: 12448

Re: Mexico 2010 - April

It was nice to meet you Kevin! Your parents are troopers, no doubt! I am glad we were able to scare up one of each Crote, despite the dry conditions. Right now is the time of year to be doing that stuff, you would get numerous of each in one day plus C. basiliscus as well. Oh well. I know I owe you ...
by Don Cascabel
September 3rd, 2010, 1:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Baird's Rat Snake Status?
Replies: 35
Views: 6045

Re: Baird's Rat Snake Status?

I have seen a few in Texas (3) and about the same number in Nuevo León. Unfortunately the Mexican ones were DOR so I don't think I photoed them. They seem to be moderately abundant where they occur, but it is usually mid elevations and I always end up finding road killed specimens while looking for ...
by Don Cascabel
August 20th, 2010, 4:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Couple tough snake ID's
Replies: 23
Views: 3358

Re: Couple tough snake ID's

flagellum and a Lichanura....

Cheers,

Don Cascabel
by Don Cascabel
June 29th, 2010, 8:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your total list of herpspecies!
Replies: 20
Views: 7538

Re: Your total list of herpspecies!

My list is way to long to ponder or compile for one post. In Colima alone, where I have spent maybe 15% - 20% of my time herping, we have around 130 species of herp... of which I have seen pretty much all except for like 5 or 6. I have also seen most species in s. California, Arizona, Sonora, Baja C...
by Don Cascabel
June 28th, 2010, 4:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping vehicle: Tacoma vs. others
Replies: 51
Views: 19045

Re: Herping vehicle: Tacoma vs. others

Jeeps are great if you don't depend on your car. Don't get me wrong, I have a Wrangler in the drive way (well, actually right now it's in the shop) but I really only use it to drive around town with the top down. I would never in my mind take it on a real herp trip because IT WILL break down. Someon...
by Don Cascabel
June 28th, 2010, 4:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Little Bit of West Texas,.... DBD Style -
Replies: 73
Views: 13125

Re: A Little Bit of West Texas,.... DBD Style -

Awesome post! Cool animals and interesting to see someone doing W. Texas on foot. Too bad about the bite but cool pics nonetheless.

Don Cascabel
by Don Cascabel
June 27th, 2010, 10:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping vehicle: Tacoma vs. others
Replies: 51
Views: 19045

Re: Herping vehicle: Tacoma vs. others

Hey Paul are you LBC again or did you just register the old address??? Good to hear from you... when are you going to bring one of those Tacos down my way to go flip some Lampropeltis... JJ and I just scoped out a new spot for Mex Mex in Guanajuato... lots of fun exploring down here if you get bored...
by Don Cascabel
June 27th, 2010, 4:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping vehicle: Tacoma vs. others
Replies: 51
Views: 19045

Re: Herping vehicle: Tacoma vs. others

I had several wranglers before my two Tacomas. Trust me I put my cars through some SHIT most of you wouldn't dream of... ALL OF THEM. Lately, when herping areas which are dangerous enough where your ride is the last thing that should fail you, I wouldn't put my money on anything but a Toyota. I have...
by Don Cascabel
June 27th, 2010, 3:52 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: The History of the term LECH... Looking for answers
Replies: 164
Views: 44211

Re: The History of the term LECH... Looking for answers

Looks like Hubbs invented the concept, and Eimon coined the acronym:

http://forum."not allowed"/field/messages/7926.html
by Don Cascabel
June 27th, 2010, 3:40 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: The History of the term LECH... Looking for answers
Replies: 164
Views: 44211

Re: The History of the term LECH... Looking for answers

LOL I just read a post of mine from 1999 bitching about having spent over $500 dollars in S. Az. without having found a Gyalopion canum... HOW TIMES HAVE CHANGED!!!

Don Cascabel
by Don Cascabel
June 27th, 2010, 3:32 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: The History of the term LECH... Looking for answers
Replies: 164
Views: 44211

Re: The History of the term LECH... Looking for answers

Honestly, this post has been one of the more exciting on FHF (for me) in a while. There is something to be said for Nostalgia. I just looked through some of my old Ksnake posts... DAMN! Here are a few fun ones: My first field report: http://forum."not allowed"/field/messages/5979.html My first REAL ...
by Don Cascabel
June 27th, 2010, 5:30 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: The History of the term LECH... Looking for answers
Replies: 164
Views: 44211

Re: The History of the term LECH... Looking for answers

I can't believe I forgot Jaffo!!!! I bet Fundad is bummed he's not around anymore, LOL. There were also two Chrises, which was why I switched over to Mr. Sonora. Not sure who they were, but I believe ChrisNM was one, I forget who the other was.

Cheers,

Don Cascabel
by Don Cascabel
June 26th, 2010, 9:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What snake challenged you the most?
Replies: 67
Views: 14159

Re: What snake challenged you the most?

PS - I won't go into details about blood, sweat and tears but I will say that all did happen. Being able to understand and negotiate with Mexican drug traffickers is a must when looking for longtails....... as is having an to talk your way INTO and OUT OF any situation you can possibly imagine. Chee...
by Don Cascabel
June 26th, 2010, 9:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What snake challenged you the most?
Replies: 67
Views: 14159

Re: What snake challenged you the most?

RE: Lannomi Well I think JJ and I shared some insight on our long tail quest on this forum when the pub came out, but I guess that is all lost now: I will give a quick sum up... When I first started herping Mexico in 01 I though stejnegeri in Sinaloa would be the first "montane" from Mx I would come...
by Don Cascabel
June 26th, 2010, 8:47 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: The History of the term LECH... Looking for answers
Replies: 164
Views: 44211

Re: The History of the term LECH... Looking for answers

Oh and for what it's worth... JJ (Crotalus or Switaki or whatever he goes by these days) and Chris Rodriguez (Crod) have been out in the field since I have and god damn it I swear they are some of the best field herpers out there... coincidentally they are both from S. Cal.

Cheers,

Don Cascabel
by Don Cascabel
June 26th, 2010, 8:44 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: The History of the term LECH... Looking for answers
Replies: 164
Views: 44211

Re: The History of the term LECH... Looking for answers

BTW: I know I forgot some old timers in my post. KW and Troy Hibbits come to mind, not to mention a few east coasters that WERE there from the beginning, as lame as they may be ;) To settle this once and for all, let's name some of the coolest herps you have in each region, and vote on it. The east ...
by Don Cascabel
June 26th, 2010, 8:31 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: The History of the term LECH... Looking for answers
Replies: 164
Views: 44211

Re: The History of the term LECH... Looking for answers

This post is fukking great! Probably one of the most entertaining in a while... a few things... first, Mr. Justin M. - I have herped in the field with a good variety of herpers. From the US, Mexico and Europe mainly. I only have this comment: While the western US (S. Cal.) invented night driving, an...
by Don Cascabel
June 25th, 2010, 5:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What snake challenged you the most?
Replies: 67
Views: 14159

Re: What snake challenged you the most?

CROTALUS LANNOMI - Talk about blood, sweat and tears!

Don Cascabel
by Don Cascabel
June 25th, 2010, 4:56 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: The History of the term LECH... Looking for answers
Replies: 164
Views: 44211

Re: The History of the term LECH... Looking for answers

Guys... it was around on Fieldherpers since the beginning and I am pretty sure it came from the "not allowed" days. Eimon sounds right for the coiner. KS in those days was really California/ Arizona/ Tx heavy with very few east coast herpers. Fieldherpers.com started with the same crowd but got midw...
by Don Cascabel
June 25th, 2010, 12:07 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: The History of the term LECH... Looking for answers
Replies: 164
Views: 44211

Re: The History of the term LECH... Looking for answers

I agree that the term "LECH" far predates this forum. I'm am not sure if it was on the "not allowed" or fieldherpers.com forum where it had it's beginnings, but it was before FHF. I don't remember who coined the term, but it was readily used by the s. Cal and Az herpers back in the day to refer to a...
by Don Cascabel
June 10th, 2010, 3:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pink Speckled
Replies: 22
Views: 5417

Re: Pink Speckled

Dude Rockratt:

A. That is OBVIOUSLY Arizona rock. If you are really a Rock Ratt, you should know that.

B. The photos are labeled!!!

Cheers,

Don Cascabel
by Don Cascabel
June 10th, 2010, 3:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: MOON PHASE observation..what DO you guys think???
Replies: 21
Views: 4937

Re: MOON PHASE observation..what DO you guys think???

A lot of stuff (i.e. Crotalus/ Pituophis/ Lampropeltis) will move during the day so I doubt full moons affect them. What I have noticed is that on nights a lot of mammals (or at least rodents) move they don't seem to move as much. Weird huh? Unless they are full. Honestly the whole moon things has b...
by Don Cascabel
June 10th, 2010, 3:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Morocco, spring 2010
Replies: 19
Views: 4788

Re: Morocco, spring 2010

Dude Bradley.... be thankful you got your username back and go post some flower pictures!!! Seriously though, cross-posting can be a bitch sometimes, since each of the four forums I participate in uses a different format for imbedding photos and so forth. This is a large part of why I only post fiel...
by Don Cascabel
June 9th, 2010, 7:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Morocco, spring 2010
Replies: 19
Views: 4788

Re: Morocco, spring 2010

Awesome Mario! The most interesting report on the (new) FHF so far. A bit lizard heavy though, aren't there any snakes in Morocco?!?!?!??! I loved the landscape shots... amazing how similar it is to n. Mexico, until you see the architecture of course!

Cheers,

Don Cascabel