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by Jimi
June 8th, 2011, 1:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: fanning the flames
Replies: 9
Views: 2105

Re: fanning the flames

Thanks. So what's the procedure? What doesn't work is hitting the Img button in the toolbar above, hitting "Share" and then selecting "Img" in photobucket, and then hitting ctrl-V so the image link gets inserted between the |img| thingies. My settings are img on and url on. Why I give a shit today I...
by Jimi
June 8th, 2011, 12:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: fanning the flames
Replies: 9
Views: 2105

fanning the flames

On account of a) my learning (well, we'll see...) how to stick a pic, b) the evident pleasure you/we all take in arguing Colorado Plateau rattlesnake identity, and c) the recent thread re: "herps eating" (or some such), have a look at this. Please ignore what I called it. It came from Utah, in the t...
by Jimi
June 8th, 2011, 10:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First time for everything
Replies: 7
Views: 917

Re: First time for everything

Ha, guess not. Well, in another scrap of free time I'll figure out the procedure. I'm pretty Ludd-like in some instances; pictures have never been my thing.

Cheers,
Jimi
by Jimi
June 8th, 2011, 10:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First time for everything
Replies: 7
Views: 917

First time for everything

This post is actually the first time for 2 things: 1) me putting a photo in one of my posts (SFW? right...), and 2) a San Juan County Utah milksnake, found on the recent 4 corners Rocky Mtn chapter survey (now that's interesting...). http://s1187.photobucket.com/albums/z395/jimigragg/?action=view&cu...
by Jimi
June 7th, 2011, 6:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Places to Herp near Cocoa Beach Florida?
Replies: 12
Views: 1997

Re: Places to Herp near Cocoa Beach Florida?

It's a 60,000-acre property, or almost 100 square miles. In other words, few people have really done it justice - it's huge. The highest-acreage habitat is mesic (intermediate-moisture) flatwoods; this is also probably the poorest-managed habitat on 3 Lakes - same is true for most public lands in FL...
by Jimi
June 1st, 2011, 8:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Places to Herp near Cocoa Beach Florida?
Replies: 12
Views: 1997

Re: Places to Herp near Cocoa Beach Florida?

Dunno about flipping central-coastal FL in June - in my experience that was more of a winter-spring thing. Others can chime in if they know better. But near Cocoa a few of my VERY favorite public lands to explore are Merritt Island Refuge (managed by FWS) and Canaveral Seashore (NPS). People fish at...
by Jimi
May 29th, 2011, 9:22 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: patchnose enclosure question
Replies: 8
Views: 3564

Re: patchnose enclosure question

Hi Josh, Good meeting you and your wife this weekend, I had a very good time on the Chapter trip. Hope you both did too. Considering the security problem for this visually-oriented animal, have you considered a fake-rock background? This guy: http://www.lizard-landscapes.com/Fake-rock-wall-intermedi...
by Jimi
May 25th, 2011, 11:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Four Corners Survey May 26-30
Replies: 140
Views: 16437

Re: Four Corners Survey May 26-30

I'm leaving this afternoon. Hoping to cruise some tonight in S Grand & N San Juan counties ahead of the approaching cold front. Tomorrow morning I'm going to scout & flip slopes of the lower Abajos, and then (time permitting) head south down Montezuma Creek. See you in Aneth 3 PM tomorrow. Wife need...
by Jimi
May 22nd, 2011, 7:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Four Corners Survey May 26-30
Replies: 140
Views: 16437

Re: Four Corners Survey May 26-30

That's a good list to get people excited. And note that many of their "unconfirmed" taxa are also on UDWR's wish-list. A word of caution though - the staff at Hovenweep are peculiarly hostile to outsiders with biological interests. A couple of years ago a contingent of state biologists went there to...
by Jimi
May 19th, 2011, 7:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Four Corners Survey May 26-30
Replies: 140
Views: 16437

Re: Four Corners Survey May 26-30

Hi guys, a couple folks put our heads together and offer this list for your consideration. These are the herps we're really hoping to get some records for in San Juan county Utah. One or two of these surely look a little weird (to me too) but you know how it is working by committee, ha ha. I'm going...
by Jimi
May 18th, 2011, 6:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Saguaro national Park Nat Geo Bioblitz 10 /21/2011
Replies: 33
Views: 4005

Re: Saguaro national Park Nat Geo Bioblitz 10 /21/2011

This opportunity seems to align so well with the apparent mission of the organization ("Dedicated to uniting ..."), I can't imagine the organization failing to seize it. Beyond the final day of the event itself - making a good show here could really propel NAFHA-AZ forward in terms of positive profi...
by Jimi
May 6th, 2011, 10:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HB1788 being voted on today...
Replies: 14
Views: 2146

Re: HB1788 being voted on today...

So, it passed House today (presumably Local & Consent as discussed by Infidel, now on to Senate?). Agreed, the language is restrictive, even punitive. On the other hand it's better than nothing. Is this part of an incrementalist strategy to restore what existed pre-ban? Or presumably the end of the ...
by Jimi
April 28th, 2011, 2:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Permethrin and Field Herping - Are they compatible??
Replies: 23
Views: 2573

Re: Permethrin and Field Herping - Are they compatible??

KingCam- USE IT. That stuff rocks. I get mine from TravMed.com - the solution that lasts up to 6 weeks. Not the spray-on stuff that's only good for 2 weeks. Detractors- Yes, it's nasty nerve poison before it dries on the clothing - you do not want to apply it wet to yourself. But once it dries, you ...
by Jimi
April 28th, 2011, 1:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: AZ Chapter 2011 Spring Outing...
Replies: 60
Views: 7894

Re: AZ Chapter 2011 Spring Outing...

Major bummer, gotta bow out. Family emergency at home. Truck's already gassed & packed, I can't believe the timing. That's life I guess...hope to see some of you in 4 corners this time next month.

Cheers,
Jimi
by Jimi
April 27th, 2011, 7:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HB1788 being voted on today...
Replies: 14
Views: 2146

Re: HB1788 being voted on today...

http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=82R&Bill=HB1788 "Reported favorably as substituted" - looks like it now goes to a floor vote in House - it passed out of committee. Here's a visual: http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/BillStages.aspx?LegSess=82R&Bill=HB1788 Cheers, Jimi
by Jimi
April 7th, 2011, 11:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rocky Mountain Chapter Spring Trip Report
Replies: 15
Views: 4172

Re: Rocky Mountain Chapter Spring Trip Report

Glad to hear your intentions. Sorry to hear of that curator's old-school attitude. If you have no luck at SMNH, Jack Sites at BYU's Bean Museum (MLBM) would be more than happy to print your photo and stick it in a jar! (That's literally what he does; it's interesting to walk a line of jars with phot...
by Jimi
March 30th, 2011, 4:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Permit was granted for rattlesnakes in Utah
Replies: 6
Views: 1769

Re: Permit was granted for rattlesnakes in Utah

Congratulations. I am very happy you had a positive experience with the review committee and the Board. Good job keeping your eye on the prize.

Cheers,
Jimi
by Jimi
March 29th, 2011, 1:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rocky Mountain Chapter Spring Trip Report
Replies: 15
Views: 4172

Re: Rocky Mountain Chapter Spring Trip Report

Thanks for the reminders. Are you going to make the 4 corners trip??? Hope so. Say, did you photo-voucher that (& maybe the others?) pipiens at Hays State or elsewhere? It's a significant-enough range extension to make it worth it. Other historically-noted occurrences in the Fremont River have no sp...
by Jimi
March 24th, 2011, 11:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some early season southern Utah finds
Replies: 9
Views: 1894

Re: Some early season southern Utah finds

Nice finds, nice pics.

Think you'll photo-voucher those at BYU? Jack is open for business!

Cheers,
Jimi
by Jimi
March 18th, 2011, 7:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Four Corners Survey May 26-30
Replies: 140
Views: 16437

Re: Four Corners Survey May 26-30

Thom - I can probably fit one more. I have one guy coming with me from Salt Lake, and I may need to pick up somebody from Price too. Let me know if the timing works for you. I'm going to try and make it a long weekend, 4 days. Mike, Dan - so happy to have people from far away coming for this. Hopefu...
by Jimi
March 18th, 2011, 6:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: horridus habitat mgt paper
Replies: 6
Views: 1101

Re: horridus habitat mgt paper

Oh, don't look to Utah if you're looking for examples of protecting human health and the environment from industrial excesses. Of a population ~3.5 million, we have ~3000 excess deaths a year due to air pollution alone. Colorado is a lot better, California too, at protecting their people while accom...
by Jimi
March 13th, 2011, 8:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: horridus habitat mgt paper
Replies: 6
Views: 1101

Re: horridus habitat mgt paper

Billy - Here in Utah we've had numerous oil & gas booms (and "bust-lets") recently. Initial build-out is pretty ugly. Hopefully you guys will get pipelines, not have everything trucked out, as we do in our biggest oil patch, the Uintah Basin. That generates tons of 24/7 traffic, and we do get lots o...
by Jimi
March 11th, 2011, 9:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: horridus habitat mgt paper
Replies: 6
Views: 1101

horridus habitat mgt paper

Hi guys, Just a shout-out from an occasional lurker at your chapter. I just received the latest edition of Journal of Wildlife Management (75(1), Jan 2011). One article stands out as probably of interest to many here - "Response of timber rattlesnakes to commercial logging operations", by Reinert an...
by Jimi
March 10th, 2011, 12:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Diamondbacks in March
Replies: 25
Views: 3987

Re: Eastern Diamondbacks in March

Nice bright EDBs. Fun looking for them at the beach huh? Beats the palmetto bash, ha ha.

Looks like that poor gopher is going to starve to death - too much woody vegetation, too much shade. Hopefully it gets burned or roller-chopped soon. Do you know the manager?

Cheers,
Jimi
by Jimi
February 28th, 2011, 5:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New proposed language ofr Texas reptile stamp...
Replies: 11
Views: 2098

Re: New proposed language ofr Texas reptile stamp...

Andy asked: 1) How many of you would purchase a herp stamp if one were available? (I will) 2)How many of you are from TX? (Not me) 3) Does anyone know how to set up a poll on this site? (I do not) Incidentally, I wish other states would consider this...just as a way to legitimize reasonable-scale co...
by Jimi
February 16th, 2011, 7:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 3
Views: 790

Re: Hello everyone

I think this response won't get me flamed. It's no secret, and the place has law enforcement. Personally I really like Valley of Fire State Park north of Vegas a ways up I-15. Great scenery (red-rock sandstone), great animals, great petroglyphs. They have camping and you'd probably have the place al...
by Jimi
February 1st, 2011, 4:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Proper Preservation of DORs
Replies: 18
Views: 1822

Re: Proper Preservation of DORs

Bryan and Brian here have done a nice job connecting some local herpers with our local herp-repository museum (Monte Bean Museum @ BYU). We have gotten together on occasion for "pickle parties". It's both a great work day, and also pretty fun to see what the other people bring in. Also good training...
by Jimi
February 1st, 2011, 1:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Four Corners Survey May 26-30
Replies: 140
Views: 16437

Re: Four Corners Survey May 26-30

Thanks Tim, glad you've got a form. I saw that Biker Dave in AZ mentioned he had one (in the discussion of their spring field trip) so I went ahead and asked him for it. I'll forward to you if I receive it. Yeah, this is exciting - lots of potential discoveries where we're going. Given today's weath...
by Jimi
February 1st, 2011, 1:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: AZ Chapter 2011 Spring Outing...
Replies: 60
Views: 7894

Re: AZ Chapter Spring Outing...

Dave, can you shoot me one of those spreadsheets too? Rocky Mtn has a form for snakes (thanks to Brian E) but not the rest of our species. I don't want to burden myself or anyone else with the task of developing something more comprehensive, but I also don't want to impose (or even suggest, really) ...
by Jimi
January 25th, 2011, 4:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Four Corners Survey May 26-30
Replies: 140
Views: 16437

Re: Four Corners Survey May 26-30

lOh yeah, the lizard pic, sorry. Cool rock. Lizard Looks pretty sideblotchy to me. Could be wrong though, often am. Anyone see something else?

Cheers,
Jimi
by Jimi
January 25th, 2011, 4:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Four Corners Survey May 26-30
Replies: 140
Views: 16437

Re: Four Corners Survey May 26-30

Snakewise it looks like only rattlesnakes are listed as "prohibited"... So all non-venomous DOR snakes in UT are legal to salvage? Correct as far as they're (all our Crotalines) the only "prohibited" (no legal salvage without a variance from the Wildlife Board ) native snakes. It is definitely poss...
by Jimi
January 22nd, 2011, 12:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: No protection for the desert tortoise...
Replies: 29
Views: 3810

Re: No protection for the desert tortoise...

Hi guys, Glad to hear the City of Scottsdale seems amenable. I'm also hoping to make your Chapter's spring meeting near Salome, so may have the pleasure of meeting more of you there, as well as (hopefully) SWPARC later in the summer. Finally, not wishing to come off as a butt-in-ski but I think it i...
by Jimi
January 22nd, 2011, 11:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Four Corners Survey May 26-30
Replies: 140
Views: 16437

Re: Four Corners Survey May 26-30

Hi Daniel, Greetings from a former FL resident (2004-2008). Are you the guy who writes from "the farm"? With some of those southern-most canes? Nice part of the world you got there. Anyway, sure, there's plenty of room in the four corners. Hopefully we can turn up enough stuff to keep a Floridian en...
by Jimi
January 21st, 2011, 4:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Four Corners Survey May 26-30
Replies: 140
Views: 16437

Re: Four Corners Survey May 26-30

Ewostl- Good, glad the experience wasn't too-too bad. Some folks can report worse, I hear. Hopefully those days are behind us. Yeah, I did my time on Guam. Not exactly working for USGS' snake project - I was in grad school at Colorado State, which was & still is the academic nexus. My funding came f...
by Jimi
January 21st, 2011, 3:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Four Corners Survey May 26-30
Replies: 140
Views: 16437

Re: Four Corners Survey May 26-30

Nice pics. Love the face on that Cal king. Regarding your experience - very sorry - and your concerns - maybe things are no longer as bad as you remember. I work for Utah DWR and we'll probably have some other employees there too. Some who know what they're doing, and hopefully some who don't (yet?)...
by Jimi
January 20th, 2011, 10:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Four Corners Survey May 26-30
Replies: 140
Views: 16437

Re: Four Corners Survey May 26-30

Hi guys, Just a couple more things for now: 1) Since there's so much Navajo Nation around there, a neighborly thing to do might be to send them a letter mentioning we'll be on their roads and rights-of-way. I believe we're legally entitled to be there anyway, since the area between the highway fence...
by Jimi
January 19th, 2011, 12:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SWPARC 2011 Meeting
Replies: 18
Views: 3027

Re: SWPARC 2011 Meeting

In the "What is NAFHA Business?" discussion Dave suggested this: IMO to grow the organization we need to be more "visible" to the herping and non herping public. My ideas include advertising the organization, as well as potentially having displays at herp shows and other related events. I remeber in...
by Jimi
January 18th, 2011, 3:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Utah 2010
Replies: 30
Views: 10152

Re: Southern Utah 2010

That ruber and that speck look like animals I've seen together on the east slopes of the Peninsular Ranges in San Diego & Riverside Counties. They literally could have been collected the same morning or night. I've yet to see a Utah speck. Haven't been looking for them yet but I hear they're pretty ...
by Jimi
January 18th, 2011, 1:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Utah 2010
Replies: 30
Views: 10152

Re: Southern Utah 2010

Huh, weird - I composed a reply last night and thought it posted. Guess not (???) I included a link to a website (U of Az herp museum-collection) so maybe I got admin'ed? Anyway, trying again - the Geneti-kits were Jason's idea. I just helped with a little money. He's the one to contact with request...
by Jimi
January 15th, 2011, 9:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: No protection for the desert tortoise...
Replies: 29
Views: 3810

Re: No protection for the desert tortoise...

Hi guys - Klawnscale, that's a great idea. AZ Chapter should definitely at least send your conservation officer (my lurking has not yet extended to viewing your election results). SWPARC has been really eager to engage "enthusiasts" in what has been up to now "the usual suspects" in government and a...
by Jimi
January 10th, 2011, 5:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: No protection for the desert tortoise...
Replies: 29
Views: 3810

Re: No protection for the desert tortoise...

Hi guys, This is Jimi Gragg, a lurker from across the border (Utah, Rocky Mtn chapter). I met your president (hi Terry!) last May on our annual field trip. Anyway, Dave, you may (possibly) know from your McDowell permit hunt that the AGFD turtles program manager is Audrey Owens. She's good people - ...
by Jimi
January 10th, 2011, 4:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Taveuni, Fiji - way too many photos!
Replies: 18
Views: 6043

Re: Taveuni, Fiji - way too many photos!

Nice post, makes me miss the West Pac. I did my graduate research on Guam, with the usual suspect (brown treesnake). Lots and lots of similarities with what you posted, yet somehow way less cool. Ha ha. Anyway, I believe your littoral lizard is Emoia atrocostata, the tidepool skink or I think someti...
by Jimi
January 4th, 2011, 11:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some of the Favorite Finds and Photos of 2010, Part 2 of 2
Replies: 19
Views: 3372

Re: Some of the Favorite Finds and Photos of 2010, Part 2 of

Matt - Love those pale horridus. Think I recall the shots from earlier posts? Also all the shots w/ happy kids. Too cool. I'm very interested in the (midwest) glades habitat work you mention. Looking forward to the fuller story you suggest is forthcoming. Is that on public or private land? Also, I'm...
by Jimi
December 18th, 2010, 8:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Four Corners Survey May 26-30
Replies: 140
Views: 16437

Re: Four Corners Survey

Much glory would fall upon s/he who found Holbrookia in Utah! Huh Brian?

I'm in, see you there.

Cheers,
Jimi
by Jimi
December 16th, 2010, 7:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Roll Call
Replies: 65
Views: 28632

Re: Roll Call

Jimi Gragg, Salt Lake City, Utah. State wildlife agency employee, lifelong field herper and sometime keeper, and eager to work with the new conservation officer and indeed the whole officer corps.

[email protected]
801-538-4713
out of office through 1/2/2011!!!

Cheers,
Jimi
by Jimi
December 3rd, 2010, 12:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: State Of Wyoming Looking For 6 Herpetologists To Do Survey
Replies: 35
Views: 4809

Re: State Of Wyoming Looking For 6 Herpetologists To Do Surv

Cole's right - Wyoming ain't cheap right now. The ongoing (somewhat up-and-down, but basically up) petro-boom has inflated the cost of all sorts of important stuff, like housing. On the other hand, state wildlife agencies realize their pay sucks so they usually try to help cut employees' costs. For ...