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by Helleri
April 10th, 2015, 8:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: WTF is the matter with people?
Replies: 23
Views: 4086

Re: WTF is the matter with people?

Maybe it would be a good idea to put notices on individual boards in a board line? Like a photocopied notice that could be sealed onto the top of boards with Art resin (FDA approved as "Food Safe" once cured and water repellent)? Wouldn't be that hard or expensive to do (time consuming but might be ...
by Helleri
April 8th, 2015, 8:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Rough Day
Replies: 5
Views: 1658

Re: A Rough Day

I would have never realized these differences on my own, thanks. I will have to 1) look up some of the words you used to know what parts your talking about. 2) Apply that to looking at pictures and noting the differences you mentioned. 3) read that publication you mentioned...*sigh* I post and I am ...
by Helleri
April 5th, 2015, 7:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Rough Day
Replies: 5
Views: 1658

A Rough Day

I have been staying at my mother's house as I get some dental work done (been in Nevada the last few months). It's in Santa Cruz County. Having been fed up with being on hold with the dentist. And, Trevor (my brother who is living here currently and whom I believe goes by the username "lyre snake" o...
by Helleri
April 16th, 2014, 7:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Close look at the Workings of a Rattlesnake's Rattle.
Replies: 1
Views: 747

Close look at the Workings of a Rattlesnake's Rattle.

So, I have 3 video here. They are all from a Youtube Channel called Earth Unplugged. These are a little more then a month to two months old (I only found the channel today through a collaboration video with a channel I subscribe to called ASAP Science). And, I thought it was pretty cool (and semi in...
by Helleri
April 10th, 2014, 8:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Island
Replies: 6
Views: 2024

Re: Snake Island

1-2 degree should be plenty enough for a cooled camera to clearly show them. Not sure about an uncooled camera. And, I forget my own b-day even.
by Helleri
April 9th, 2014, 8:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Island
Replies: 6
Views: 2024

Re: Snake Island

How close?
by Helleri
April 5th, 2014, 3:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Island
Replies: 6
Views: 2024

Re: Snake Island

He doesn't exactly look healthy does he...Very pale. I have to wonder if a lot of that "High" he gets is from an adrenaline kick. Like maybe he is fooling himself on that note, and is just a really strange thrill junkie and masochist. And, with snake island. I really thought it would have been cool ...
by Helleri
March 27th, 2014, 7:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Island
Replies: 6
Views: 2024

Snake Island

I don't post much on here. But, when I do I try to make it interesting or at least something people might not have seen for the most part (field herping was something I actively did with family back in the high desert, and while I mostly grew up in that sphere, I have other interests and hobbies now...
by Helleri
January 29th, 2014, 8:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best news all year...
Replies: 46
Views: 7514

Re: Best news all year...

There is a very distinct possibility that come May, I'll be the next live-in Caretaker at the Gun Club at Deep Creek. The 2400 acres leased by the gun club, from the Army Corp of Engineers, includes the Arroyo Toad habitat, where I have taken some of you for your Lifer Arroyos. Need to buy a frog g...
by Helleri
January 12th, 2014, 9:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need help identifying a lizard
Replies: 7
Views: 1528

Re: Need help identifying a lizard

That lizard was a drama queen...clutching a leaf laid on it's chest, head canted off to the side.
by Helleri
January 12th, 2014, 9:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Invasive species.
Replies: 55
Views: 6948

Re: Invasive species.

Seems to me like the whole matter should be handled on a case by case basis, considering heavily, what is the effect of leaving vs. removing it. I think the first question to be asked in any particular instance is "Does feral necessarily equate to invasive?" Now, in the cases where "Yes! get rid of ...
by Helleri
May 10th, 2012, 1:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA is Rockin NEW DATA Request from the National Forest
Replies: 24
Views: 2141

Re: NAFHA is Rockin NEW DATA Request from the National Fores

...Why don't they just use the data base already on the naherp site?
by Helleri
May 10th, 2012, 1:12 am
Forum: News
Topic: HumaneWatch...
Replies: 0
Views: 1142

HumaneWatch...

So, the first thing I have to say is; What I am about to get into here is nothing new. What is really news about it is the interest it is gaining. And, I have some concerns about its popularity. There is a previously little known site: http://humanewatch.org/ It has been up for a couple years and th...
by Helleri
January 8th, 2012, 2:05 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Danger Danger Danger...
Replies: 9
Views: 2626

Re: Danger Danger Danger...

I love when they are yelling about it being under the boat...Quick get Ahab! and uhh...load the cannons! CRakkkkennn!!!!
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by Helleri
January 8th, 2012, 8:19 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Danger Danger Danger...
Replies: 9
Views: 2626

Re: Danger Danger Danger...

a decent camera is what I have been after...and I should get my license for this year so I can use it. But, making sure the consignee's and bill's are paid comes first. after that we'll see. I will say it has been a bumper, last two months for business so that may very well be in the cards. oh btw p...
by Helleri
January 8th, 2012, 7:13 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Danger Danger Danger...
Replies: 9
Views: 2626

Re: Danger Danger Danger...

are you kidding me... I have seen some of your favorite vids :roll: what bugged me is he kept taking his hand off the shell and replacing it. Not a great idea when the whole time that thing was just looking for a chance to chomp something off. And who can blame it. That guy is annoying. Plus I figur...
by Helleri
January 7th, 2012, 7:52 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Danger Danger Danger...
Replies: 9
Views: 2626

Danger Danger Danger...

well, kind of reminded me of that... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIvWDraj6R4 Is this big for an alligator snapping turtle; or just average? And, I am trying to figure out how dramatized it was over real. I mean was that a little over the top and exaggerated. Or about the kind of fight one would e...
by Helleri
November 24th, 2011, 10:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In the News; from extinct to extant.
Replies: 3
Views: 646

Re: In the News; from extinct to extant.

Can someone zap this thread, please?... I mean i live in California so I thought I should post it locally but it is more relevant to the community at large and I have a duplicate post for this going in the main forums, Kinda makes this one wasted thread space (sorry).
by Helleri
November 24th, 2011, 10:21 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: In the News; from extinct to extant.
Replies: 6
Views: 1826

Re: In the News; from extinct to extant.

Here is what is funny to me: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel_painted_frog http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/6715/0 Maybe Wikipedia users should handle the classification of species from now on :crazyeyes: ? I can understand not including it officially, until a next annual update pu...
by Helleri
November 18th, 2011, 11:20 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: In the News; from extinct to extant.
Replies: 6
Views: 1826

In the News; from extinct to extant.

The video shown here and the news attached to this video, I believe was made available yesterday. Reportedly, the Hula Painted Frog (Discoglossus nigriventer), the last specimen of which was recorded in 1955 and listed as Extinct by IUCN Red List, has been discovered to not be extinct after all. The...
by Helleri
November 18th, 2011, 11:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In the News; from extinct to extant.
Replies: 3
Views: 646

In the News; from extinct to extant.

The video shown here and the news attached to this video, I believe was made available yesterday. Reportedly, the Hula Painted Frog (Discoglossus nigriventer), the last specimen of which was recorded in 1955 and listed as Extinct by IUCN Red List, has been discovered to not be extinct after all. The...
by Helleri
November 11th, 2011, 3:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gecko Saves Mate?
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Re: Gecko Saves Mate?

[email protected] :lol: ...But, seriously will one gecko defend another, or was that one going after the snake for another reason? I have seen plenty of gecko's get pissy. In, my opinion allot of them can be strait out vicious and seemingly very territorial. Like with humming birds. I have always thought th...
by Helleri
November 10th, 2011, 7:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gecko Saves Mate?
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Re: Gecko Saves Mate?

well, this was supposedly shot in thailand... so based on that, what kind of gecko's and what kind of snake is that?
by Helleri
November 10th, 2011, 3:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gecko Saves Mate?
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Gecko Saves Mate?

This video was posted from Thailand I believe and first appeared on some local new channels before having hit youtube. I figured at the very least the Gecko's must be mates? I didn't think these are animals that are capable of social bonds to this degree. Is there something else at play here? Here i...
by Helleri
May 2nd, 2011, 4:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What predator would do this?
Replies: 17
Views: 1810

Re: What predator would do this?

they get about that big...really it is a max size here. And while they do scavenge they will hunt fish, and amphibians. most probably don't think of them as both a scavenger and a predator. but just try to poke one...they will change your mind lol. But I have seen them munching on carcasses and have...
by Helleri
May 1st, 2011, 9:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Cruz Survey #2
Replies: 19
Views: 3179

Re: Santa Cruz Survey #2

That will work if I can get there in time by bus and meet at the metro there...still have a few days though, so I would like to see first if I can get a ride from some where easier to get to in good timing. I can sleep over at my shop in town or walk to a bus stop if I wake up early enough at my hou...
by Helleri
May 1st, 2011, 8:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What predator would do this?
Replies: 17
Views: 1810

Re: What predator would do this?

It's a crayfish...they do the same thing to each other. I have seen one with a small lizard before, a small fish, and a dead bird down at the junction (a riparian corridor in boulder creek) before...They get up to 8 inches, and can have pretty massive and powerful claws...any thing with legs that ar...
by Helleri
April 29th, 2011, 10:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Cruz Survey #2
Replies: 19
Views: 3179

Re: Santa Cruz Survey #2

I seen two kinds out here (walking highway 9) coastal fence and western sagebrush. The sagebrush are fairly easy to distinguish visually from what I have seen (at least the ones right where I am at) because they have a higher glossy sheen and are over all smoother. It's like looking at an oil painti...
by Helleri
April 28th, 2011, 6:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Cruz Survey #2
Replies: 19
Views: 3179

Re: Santa Cruz Survey #2

*Shrugs* That is still pretty damn funny. But yeah, I have materials to make two good snake hooks. Should have at least one done tonight. I make mine fairly heavy duty. They are mostly steel construction; usually consisting of - low fold, medium tempered, medium carbon steel poles (1/8 thickness, 1/...
by Helleri
April 28th, 2011, 1:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Cruz Survey #2
Replies: 19
Views: 3179

Re: Santa Cruz Survey #2

Hey Lawerence, I can't make it, but my oldest son Jahred (28) is a good herper and would love to go... cept he doesn't drive. He lives on Slyvan, just a few miles from you, and while I'm not in the habit of giving my Ex (his mom) Mother's day gifts... I'm sure she'd enjoy a day to herself... :lol: ...