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by Fieldnotes
September 13th, 2015, 11:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: new invasives
Replies: 7
Views: 2576

Re: new invasives

I have been going to garden centers, like the one at my neighborhood Home Depot and asking if they find frogs. Everyone that i have talked with so far have said, yes, at some point they have heard and found frogs in their plants. One guy, i spoke with suggested that i visit during a rainy day, that ...
by Fieldnotes
September 13th, 2015, 2:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Introduced Aspidoscelis sonorae, or is it something else??
Replies: 10
Views: 3031

Introduced Aspidoscelis sonorae, or is it something else??

Can anyone confirm this species? Is there a whiptail from Arizona that is adapting well to urban development? Perhaps this is that same species. "...found in Irvine, CA. These were first found in May of last year when my coworkers and I mistakenly identified them from afar as orange-throated whiptai...
by Fieldnotes
September 13th, 2015, 2:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What are your favorite shots from this year?
Replies: 17
Views: 4714

Re: What are your favorite shots from this year?

http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/imgs/512x768/0000_0000/0515/1652.jpeg California Chorus Frog from Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, San Diego County http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/imgs/512x768/0000_0000/0615/2715.jpeg Spotted Leaf-nosed Snake from West Mesa, Imperial County http://calphotos.berkeley.edu...
by Fieldnotes
September 8th, 2015, 11:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamander ID request from Oregon
Replies: 8
Views: 2400

Re: Salamander ID request from Oregon

Ensatina have a constriction at the tail base near the vent. As a juveniles they have stout bodies and rather short tails. This salamander has a relatively lengthy body and no tail constriction. As hard as this is to ID, i dont see it linking to Ensatina. Have you considered forwarding the image and...
by Fieldnotes
September 8th, 2015, 9:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your all-time best rattlesnake shots
Replies: 37
Views: 13934

Re: Your all-time best rattlesnake shots

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Red Diamond Rattler from Riverside County, CA
by Fieldnotes
September 7th, 2015, 11:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamander ID request from Oregon
Replies: 8
Views: 2400

Re: Salamander ID request from Oregon

Im perplexed, those don't look like the toes of an Aneides, ferreus or flavipunctatus. It must be a Plethodon. :idea: ... could it be the melanistic, Mary's Peak Plethodon dunni. http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=21160 At the end of the post, there are photos by mdagz that are ...
by Fieldnotes
September 7th, 2015, 1:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamander ID request from Oregon
Replies: 8
Views: 2400

Re: Salamander ID request from Oregon

My first inclination is the Shasta Black Salamander, but considering the distance from California's known populations and the fact that other melanistic salamanders have turned up on Mary's Peak (namely Plethodon dunni), i'm guessing this is a subadult Aneides ferreus. Shasta Salamanders like muddy,...
by Fieldnotes
September 5th, 2015, 10:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kent Peak?
Replies: 3
Views: 1401

Re: Kent Peak?

In September 2004, I inadvertently found myself at the base of Kent Peak where i found my first Trimorphodon lambda (Sonoran Lyre Snake). It was an awesome night, filled with lightening bolts and rain; a very mystical experience. Kent, was extremely friendly and generous, he will be missed. http://c...
by Fieldnotes
September 5th, 2015, 10:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In Memory of Kent VanSooy
Replies: 25
Views: 9713

Re: In Memory of Kent VanSooy

My heart felt condolences to family and friends, he will be missed.
by Fieldnotes
August 31st, 2015, 4:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Our prayers are with you
Replies: 12
Views: 2848

Re: Our prayers are with you

Horrible news, hang in there Kent.
by Fieldnotes
August 17th, 2015, 7:05 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Herp Tracking Book Progress Report
Replies: 78
Views: 67409

Re: Herp Tracking Book Progress Report

WoW, that looks like a great book. Fantastic pictures. :thumb:

I listened to the 'Tracking Radio' that was very informative. I never knew about the Hern / deformed frog link, thats very interesting. I'm going to keep listening.
by Fieldnotes
August 12th, 2015, 5:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In Search of Baja California Rat Snakes
Replies: 16
Views: 5655

Re: In Search of Baja California Rat Snakes

Thanks for the kind responses. Loreto is an awesome place, someday I would like to drive the entire peninsular, or at least to Bahia de Los Angeles. Not sure when i'll get around to doing that, but i'm sure it will be either before or after driving to Alaska. :beer:
by Fieldnotes
August 12th, 2015, 5:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In Search of Baja California Rat Snakes
Replies: 8
Views: 3999

Re: In Search of Baja California Rat Snakes

Thanks for the kind responses. Now that I know Loreto, I feel confident that I'll do better next time around. On this trip, I was just happy to get pictures of my target species, the Baja Rat. :beer:
by Fieldnotes
August 11th, 2015, 9:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: cherries and trash - from DC to Miami
Replies: 14
Views: 5229

Re: cherries and trash - from DC to Miami

WoW, what a spectacular adventure. :beer:
by Fieldnotes
August 8th, 2015, 4:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Birthday herping
Replies: 12
Views: 3654

Re: Birthday herping

Very cool and some pretty neat Herps too. I would rather go on a herp'n trip than any other. I would even pass up going to Disneyland or whatever, to be in the desert or woods. Matter fact, i still choose going herp'n over any other birthday treat. :thumb:
by Fieldnotes
August 6th, 2015, 4:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In Search of Baja California Rat Snakes
Replies: 16
Views: 5655

Re: In Search of Baja California Rat Snakes

Thanks everyone. My wife and son liked the hotel too, so while they enjoyed the pool or beach, I went off walking the hotel grounds or road cruising. The day before leaving I found some very cool remote roads that looked great for future exploring. The many islands around Loreto also looked awesome....
by Fieldnotes
August 5th, 2015, 1:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In Search of Baja California Rat Snakes
Replies: 16
Views: 5655

In Search of Baja California Rat Snakes

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by Fieldnotes
August 5th, 2015, 1:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In Search of Baja California Rat Snakes
Replies: 8
Views: 3999

In Search of Baja California Rat Snakes

https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10473062_494333690704100_3025829447763967117_n.jpg?oh=abda25e1772ad36ceba1b5029df1083b&oe=56543543 https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/1377976_494333687370767_7004938639879650259_n.jpg?oh=30b26164188f57e4f3ae5961b7924...
by Fieldnotes
August 4th, 2015, 11:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In Search of Baja California Rat Snakes
Replies: 0
Views: 2302

In Search of Baja California Rat Snakes

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by Fieldnotes
August 4th, 2015, 7:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Monitor Disguised as a Tokay... What do you think?
Replies: 11
Views: 3358

Re: Monitor Disguised as a Tokay... What do you think?

Thor's post say's it all, case closed, these guys are fools dressing monitors up as geckos. there are signs everywhere.. they are liars. :twisted: And their mommy can't feel ashamed for them, cause she is likely the one that did the sowing for the lizard's costume.
by Fieldnotes
August 4th, 2015, 12:37 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Gray Wolves in California
Replies: 7
Views: 14920

Re: Gray Wolves in California

I say, bring them on... I'd also like to see the re-establishment of Wolves and Grizzly Bears in the high Sierra Nevada.
by Fieldnotes
August 4th, 2015, 12:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Monitor Disguised as a Tokay... What do you think?
Replies: 11
Views: 3358

Re: Monitor Disguised as a Tokay... What do you think?



This is probably the same creature, but with its long tail, before cutting it town to match to suite to the top video. (??)
by Fieldnotes
August 3rd, 2015, 8:23 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: North American Herpetofauna: the literature from 1900 to now
Replies: 11
Views: 15271

Re: North American Herpetofauna: the literature from 1900 to

I've been collecting old books myself. Sometimes a person gets lucky and get one in almost, like new condition that even smell really old.
by Fieldnotes
August 3rd, 2015, 8:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Four-legged Snake
Replies: 4
Views: 3740

Re: Four-legged Snake

Ha, yeah, its called a lizard... j/k'ing. That's pretty cool evolution, that is..
by Fieldnotes
July 29th, 2015, 9:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping during a full moon
Replies: 17
Views: 5061

Re: Herping during a full moon

If your rich and can afford wasting gas and time, do it. Like others pointed out, you never know what freak might be crawling. During full moon phases, substantial numbers of reptiles are seldom encountered by night driving. Putting breeding seasons and humidity aside, when reptiles are spotted in b...
by Fieldnotes
July 27th, 2015, 4:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 Field Photography 1
Replies: 11
Views: 2165

Re: 2015 Field Photography 1

You make finding Giant Garters Snakes look easy. :thumb:
by Fieldnotes
July 27th, 2015, 12:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Western Pond Turtle Dog Days of Summer
Replies: 12
Views: 2785

Re: Western Pond Turtle Dog Days of Summer

Range maps and the science of natural history can only move forward with help from willing participants. Your not alone with that decision, many people have field notes and computers crammed full of valuable information, which they choose to keep for themselves. :thumb:
by Fieldnotes
July 27th, 2015, 12:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Western Pond Turtle Dog Days of Summer
Replies: 12
Views: 2785

Re: Western Pond Turtle Dog Days of Summer

Let me know when you go public with the info so I can update the Actinemys accounts. Of course I don't need a precise pond, but do need info like mountain or valley, as well as county, to aid credence. :beer:
by Fieldnotes
July 26th, 2015, 1:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Western Pond Turtle Dog Days of Summer
Replies: 12
Views: 2785

Re: Western Pond Turtle Dog Days of Summer

Pretty-neat post it made me appreciate California's only native, freshwater turtle a bit more. :thumb: During my research of California Herps, I have come up with the highest elevation for Actinemys marmorata at 5075 ft. in Yosemite National Park, and Actinemys pallida at (4000 ft.) in Los Padres Na...
by Fieldnotes
July 26th, 2015, 12:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A week in the United Arab Emirates
Replies: 26
Views: 12988

Re: A week in the United Arab Emirates

All those herps were found in only a weeks time, thats amazing along with pictures you took of them. :thumb:
by Fieldnotes
July 25th, 2015, 1:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Expedition to Queimada Grande for the golden lancehead
Replies: 7
Views: 2574

Re: Expedition to Queimada Grande for the golden lancehead

"Hey, you lived!" :shock: I'm currently watching that series, thanks for blowing the ending for me, I was hoping someone would get bit and die and that someone I was hoping for was you.... only kidding :thumb: Actually, i was watching the first episode last night (recorded from my DVR), noticed the ...
by Fieldnotes
July 25th, 2015, 1:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SRB History / taxonomy
Replies: 38
Views: 12072

Re: SRB History / taxonomy

Okay, that idea was solved, they are genetically inclined to be dwarfs. There is no doubt you have been collecting a wealth of information on boas, and I certainly appreciate the deeper understanding of their natural history. - thanks Will
by Fieldnotes
July 24th, 2015, 5:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SRB History / taxonomy
Replies: 38
Views: 12072

Re: SRB History / taxonomy

I printed out the papers to read over time, but once i got started couldn't put it down; very interesting, so much so that it stirred a few ideas/questions. Many animals are known to become larger when they eat more and this is especially true with reptiles. Some have said a snake will never stop gr...
by Fieldnotes
July 20th, 2015, 9:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: PHOTO REQUEST: California Tiger Salamanders
Replies: 1
Views: 807

Re: PHOTO REQUEST: California Tiger Salamanders

Checkout the below link. If you like any and need a higher resolution, just email ([email protected].com) and I'll reply with the requested image(s). http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?stat=ADVANCED&query_src=photos_custom&text_only=0&max=100&display1=image+ID+num&display2=taxon&display3=genre...
by Fieldnotes
July 17th, 2015, 10:28 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Wood turtle enclosure
Replies: 10
Views: 5512

Re: Wood turtle enclosure

Very cool. I'd like to make one for my yard someday, not for wood turtles, but something a bit more common. Perhaps a box turtle. Thanks.
by Fieldnotes
July 16th, 2015, 2:27 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Wood turtle enclosure
Replies: 10
Views: 5512

Re: Wood turtle enclosure

Dang, this is one the coolest set-ups ever. Doesn't look too expensive either; was it?
by Fieldnotes
July 16th, 2015, 2:22 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Trapdoor Spider (Cyclocosmia torreya)
Replies: 2
Views: 9434

Re: Trapdoor Spider (Cyclocosmia torreya)

Greats shots, and cool subject too; almost as cool as an Ensatina :thumb:
by Fieldnotes
July 16th, 2015, 10:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pacific Giant
Replies: 6
Views: 2153

Re: Pacific Giant

:thumb:
by Fieldnotes
July 16th, 2015, 10:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID confirmation needed (Sceloporus vs Uta)
Replies: 3
Views: 1678

Re: ID confirmation needed (Sceloporus vs Uta)

For future reference, Uta do not have blue bellies.
by Fieldnotes
July 16th, 2015, 10:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thamnophis Elegans speculation
Replies: 4
Views: 2231

Re: Thamnophis Elegans speculation

In a nutshell: They are all the same species - Thamnophis elegans, Terrestrial Garter Snake. However, someone decided to split them into 3 subspecies or pattern variations because the groups look morphologically different, thus labeling as subspecies - T. e. elegans , terrestris , and vagrans . If y...
by Fieldnotes
July 15th, 2015, 4:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How many times shoud I voucher the same rattlesnake?
Replies: 9
Views: 2373

Re: How many times shoud I voucher the same rattlesnake?

When you live with wild snakes and lizards and see them on "your patio" almost daily, try, for example ( Dates mark annual first and last observations: 6 April 2005 to November 1, 2005; 27 March 2006 to November 19, 2006; 17 February 2007 to December 6, 2007) and so on.. otherwise you will bore the ...
by Fieldnotes
July 15th, 2015, 11:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How many times shoud I voucher the same rattlesnake?
Replies: 9
Views: 2373

Re: How many times shoud I voucher the same rattlesnake?

When i find the same animal or different specimens close to the original account, I either update the original account or add dates to the Notes section, such as (Animals were also seen here on 12 June 2013, 4 July 2013, 5 June 2015) I will also attached new pictures to the original post, if I took ...
by Fieldnotes
July 1st, 2015, 2:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cape York, Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 5687

Re: Cape York, Australia

Some amazing animals, and even more amazing are the photos.. WoW! :thumb:
by Fieldnotes
June 22nd, 2015, 5:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Caymans and Everglades, Spring 2015
Replies: 14
Views: 9140

Re: Caymans and Everglades, Spring 2015

AmAzing!! :beer:
by Fieldnotes
June 17th, 2015, 10:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Aussie herps in habitat
Replies: 20
Views: 8304

Re: Aussie herps in habitat

WOW! you have perfected the herps-in-habitat shots, even background lightning-bolts in the frog pictures, simply amazing :beer:
by Fieldnotes
June 11th, 2015, 5:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April to June in So. Cal. - new photos added
Replies: 10
Views: 4911

Re: April to June in So. Cal.

AmAzing Shots!! Especially cool is the garter in the creek :thumb:
by Fieldnotes
June 8th, 2015, 6:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need an ID and also your reasoning
Replies: 6
Views: 2444

Re: Need an ID and also your reasoning

...what Kent said.
by Fieldnotes
June 8th, 2015, 10:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Most Common Herp in Your Area
Replies: 16
Views: 5041

Re: The Most Common Herp in Your Area

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For me in Anaheim, California, its the Western Fence Lizard