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by Fieldnotes
June 6th, 2015, 8:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gartersnake Game - what am I?
Replies: 8
Views: 2550

Re: Gartersnake Game - what am I?

:beer:
by Fieldnotes
June 5th, 2015, 7:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sceloporus sympatry
Replies: 5
Views: 1909

Re: Sceloporus sympatry

Personally I have not found them over 6,000 ft., but reliable reports have been emailed to me from over 7,000 ft. The highest so far has been 8740 ft. from a biologist working in the San Jacinto Mtns.
by Fieldnotes
June 5th, 2015, 2:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need toad ID
Replies: 6
Views: 2165

Re: Need toad ID

First is cognatus and second is woodhousii
by Fieldnotes
June 2nd, 2015, 8:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pet Peeves
Replies: 54
Views: 21829

Re: Pet Peeves

Dang, Someone is stuck in the 80's... https://youtu.be/hFWngq2L99o :crazyeyes: Yeah, like Jeff said, cool turtle. But when you think of it, after photographing a jillion turtles your bound to come across at least one that is interesting. :thumb: Like Yoda said to Luke, "when your ready I'll help you...
by Fieldnotes
June 2nd, 2015, 3:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Getting ready for tour- some recent Bay Area finds
Replies: 11
Views: 3403

Re: Getting ready for tour- some recent Bay Area finds

Great pictures!

"Adult Dicamp on the crawl, mid day, in Marin County- biggest I have ever seen" ...and the ugliest that I have ever seen :?
by Fieldnotes
June 2nd, 2015, 3:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pet Peeves
Replies: 54
Views: 21829

Re: Pet Peeves

Pet Peeves: People who post "I love L.A." videos on a herp forum. :x
by Fieldnotes
April 28th, 2015, 4:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Retic Underwater Video
Replies: 11
Views: 4244

Re: Retic Underwater Video

I haven't seen anyone mention to you that, during the newest episode of "Naked & Afraid" someone killed a Malaysian blue coral snake, nearly getting killed in the process.
by Fieldnotes
April 15th, 2015, 9:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Mexico herpers invading SoCal
Replies: 6
Views: 1995

Re: New Mexico herpers invading SoCal

California is use to invaders from Mexico, welcome. If you get a driver's license you get free car insurance too, courtesy of taxpayers. I'm pretty sure Palm Springs is heating up into the 90's F now. Roadcrusing might produce in that area. I've been seeing active gators off-and-on now since Februar...
by Fieldnotes
April 15th, 2015, 9:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: WTF is the matter with people?
Replies: 23
Views: 4091

Re: WTF is the matter with people?

I created a small board area in the Santa Ana Mountains, east of the toll Fwy and S of the 91 Fwy, that got trashed after the first rain of the season. The person flipped after the rain, so they knew a thing about herping; flipping boards out of place and unseating rocks. Im posting here, because i'...
by Fieldnotes
April 15th, 2015, 9:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Am I doing something wrong? Zonata Search
Replies: 4
Views: 1663

Re: Am I doing something wrong? Zonata Search

Hubbs has a great book out on zonata, once you get a hold of a copy, you can't stop finding them. I found one by lifting my pillow the other night, and according to hubbs' book that was because it was the right season and the humidity was high. ;) All kidding aside, I have the best luck after a rain.
by Fieldnotes
April 15th, 2015, 9:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA National meeting post - lots of photos
Replies: 24
Views: 7317

Re: NAFHA National meeting post - lots of photos

Very cool! Sorry I missed out, looks like it was a blast. The Banded Rock lizard shot and, frankly, all the photos are amazing (as usual). :thumb:
by Fieldnotes
April 13th, 2015, 10:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: MAN INJURED WHILE SAVING A SNAPPING TURTLE!
Replies: 21
Views: 6274

Re: MAN INJURED WHILE SAVING A SNAPPING TURTLE!

Picking it up by the tail is the safest way to move the turtle, you'll be out of the reach of the turtles long neck and dangerous jaws. As far as harming the turtle, doubtful, but certainly being picked up by the tail is preferred by the turtle, than having its shell and head crushed by a tire. Good...
by Fieldnotes
April 4th, 2015, 8:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: soft shell soft sell...
Replies: 4
Views: 1569

Re: soft shell soft sell...

Yes, the HERP DATA record (Phil's) is certainly a Spiny Softshell, most likely a female. As for Identifying it to subspecies level, I can not identify it that specifically, because frankly, I don't have any experience with the subspecies. The other picture, I cant even make out that it is a turtle :D
by Fieldnotes
April 2nd, 2015, 4:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ruber/Speck hybrid...I'll let you guys decide
Replies: 9
Views: 3179

Re: Ruber/Speck hybrid...I'll let you guys decide

All kidding aside, and my compliments on superb identification photos. My first intuition is mitchellii. Then after second guessing I thought, hmmmm could this be an April fools panamintina. Now after a true examination of rostral scales, pits, and other features, my I.D. stands with mitchellii. Its...
by Fieldnotes
April 2nd, 2015, 3:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ruber/Speck hybrid...I'll let you guys decide
Replies: 9
Views: 3179

Re: Ruber/Speck hybrid...I'll let you guys decide

Yeah I know how you feel, I usually don’t bother stopping for crotes either (aka dung or as most call it excrement). Dude, there are more than 4 dungs in that area, so it will be hard narrowing that down, but the rattler is interesting. :thumb:
by Fieldnotes
April 1st, 2015, 11:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: soft shell soft sell...
Replies: 4
Views: 1569

Re: soft shell soft sell...

There is always potential for a fluke discovery of any species of turtle, but as far as established soft-shell, only the Texas Spiny is known. Stray Apalone spinifera pallida have been collected at UC Davis.
by Fieldnotes
March 24th, 2015, 10:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Guide in or near Puerto Vallarta
Replies: 4
Views: 2701

Re: Guide in or near Puerto Vallarta

I was in Puerto Vallarta a few years ago. I didn't see many herps because i stuck around the hotel, city, and nearby zip-lines. I did notice a tour service driving by on the hwy, it was an open 4x4 tour-truck that advertised adventures into the jungle on it door and side. I didnt take the tour and d...
by Fieldnotes
March 3rd, 2015, 8:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your most significant find in 2015
Replies: 51
Views: 16779

Re: Your most significant find in 2015

WoW! Cat-eyed Snake very cool!!
by Fieldnotes
January 4th, 2015, 4:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping at Mary's Peak
Replies: 11
Views: 3364

Re: Herping at Mary's Peak

WoW the mythical "stripeless" Dunn's Salamander does exist! Pretty cool. :thumb: :thumb:
by Fieldnotes
December 20th, 2014, 5:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Del Norte or Sisikiyou Mt. Salamanders?
Replies: 2
Views: 1256

Re: Del Norte or Sisikiyou Mt. Salamanders?

First, congrats on the finding a bunch of Plethodon, they are cool salamanders and some yours look like big, interesting adults. The first ones showing speckles look like stormi, while the final ones shown, lacking the speckles looks mostly like elongatus. The pictures between, those look a bit like...
by Fieldnotes
December 20th, 2014, 2:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mono County - Needs Work
Replies: 18
Views: 4975

Re: Mono County - Needs Work

I'm replaying to an old post but since Mono County is such an interesting place, I thought I'd post a fresh replay to see if any new discoveries have been made. Also the below, might help clarify a few loose ends about Mono Counties herps. Nightdriver , congrats on the boas, that's a considerable nu...
by Fieldnotes
December 16th, 2014, 10:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RFI- Anyone been to Rara Avis in Costa Rica?
Replies: 2
Views: 1760

Re: RFI- Anyone been to Rara Avis in Costa Rica?

I recommend going, it was a blast… It poured rain most of the time we were there, but I still had fun and would do it again. However, my wife was rather put off by the experience; no cocktail lounge or beach. The tractor ride in, takes a long time but you’ll be able to spot turtles, frogs, and other...
by Fieldnotes
December 12th, 2014, 4:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: blackbelly slenders found in San Diego County
Replies: 24
Views: 5070

Re: blackbelly slenders found in San Diego County

In 2006 and 2007 while attending a NAFHA meeting at San Diego Wild Animal Park, Mike Kolb and I found peculiar, black bellied salamanders at Santa Ysabel Creek. We showed them to Jeff Lemm and he contacted Dr. Wake at Berkeley. Dr. Wake suspected them as B. major due to their large eyes. The animals...
by Fieldnotes
December 12th, 2014, 4:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: blackbelly slenders found in San Diego County
Replies: 24
Views: 2178

Re: blackbelly slenders found in San Diego County

In 2006 and 2007 while attending a NAFHA meeting at San Diego Wild Animal Park, Mike Kolb and I found peculiar, black bellied salamanders at Santa Ysabel Creek. We showed them to Jeff Lemm and he contacted Dr. Wake at Berkeley. Dr. Wake suspected them as B. major due to their large eyes. The animals...
by Fieldnotes
December 10th, 2014, 5:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 in Photography (mainly Northern California)
Replies: 30
Views: 13986

Re: 2014 in Photography (mainly Northern California)

WoW! incredible photographs! I'm a fan of your photography style..."herps in Habitat" :thumb: :thumb:
by Fieldnotes
December 10th, 2014, 5:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Summer- I think chilled Jägermeister might be best for this
Replies: 46
Views: 13563

Re: Summer- I think chilled Jägermeister might be best for t

Those are some of the most amazing photographs that I've ever seen, no doubt, better than National Geographic :thumb: :thumb:
by Fieldnotes
December 10th, 2014, 4:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps of the Gabes and Berdoos
Replies: 51
Views: 14172

Re: Herps of the Gabes and Berdoos

Jonathan, about the R. boylii, the paper simply describes the location at Kern River, as the southern most site in the Sierra Nevada. If you email be at [email protected] I will respond with the PDF attached.
by Fieldnotes
December 9th, 2014, 3:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona 2014 (Same as Main Forum)
Replies: 4
Views: 2680

Re: Arizona 2014 (Same as Main Forum)

Incredible post, looks like someone had a good year. :beer:
by Fieldnotes
December 9th, 2014, 3:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps of the Gabes and Berdoos
Replies: 51
Views: 14172

Re: Herps of the Gabes and Berdoos

Since this post, new populations of Rana boylii have been found, one population was found lingering in the headwaters of the Kern River, Tulare County.
by Fieldnotes
December 2nd, 2014, 9:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes of 2014-Florida and Georgia - Part 1
Replies: 14
Views: 7076

Re: Snakes of 2014-Florida and Georgia - Part 1

I'm a fan of your photography style...awesome :thumb: :thumb:
by Fieldnotes
November 23rd, 2014, 8:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Quest: Salamanders of the U.S. - Year 1
Replies: 40
Views: 16628

Re: My Quest: Salamanders of the U.S. - Year 1

Great Pictures, its too bad that dont make more accurate range maps cause those are way off. So Off, that they are not worth adding to your outstanding pictures.
by Fieldnotes
November 23rd, 2014, 8:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Galapagos 2014 - Isla Santa Cruz
Replies: 5
Views: 3949

Re: Galapagos 2014 - Isla Santa Cruz

Jeff Lemm wrote:Very cool RSH - apparently we were there about the same time!

Yeah right, everyone knows your trip took place from the couch in front the BooB-tube. Too bad you don't have field photos and a post to prove it. (or did I miss that post) hmmmmm
by Fieldnotes
October 17th, 2014, 11:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Alaska snakes?? Soooo close!
Replies: 2
Views: 2137

Re: Alaska snakes?? Soooo close!

Awesome! Thats pretty close. :thumb: I don't think anyone can beat that, but if someone can, please chime in on this post...
by Fieldnotes
October 16th, 2014, 4:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Alaska Frawgs
Replies: 18
Views: 6536

Re: Alaska Frawgs

:thumb: This is a great post. I'm still kicking myself for not trying harder to find an Alaskan Wood Frog when I was there many years ago. I didn't find one then, so now i'm thinking of driving from California to the Article Circle in order to try again.
by Fieldnotes
October 13th, 2014, 2:44 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: rattle snake venom in eye?
Replies: 17
Views: 8308

Re: rattle snake venom in eye?

Thanks for posting that, I have not heard of Rattler venom in the eye, but after reading what happened im going to be more cautious of rattler spit.
by Fieldnotes
October 13th, 2014, 11:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Morocco Herptrip 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 8247

Re: Morocco Herptrip 2014

Incredible, that's the best post I've every seen from north Africa!! Awesome animals and great pictures too!! :beer:
by Fieldnotes
October 13th, 2014, 10:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: It rained and The Giants emerged
Replies: 10
Views: 3409

Re: It rained and The Giants emerged

Holey Cow that is awesome... huge too!!! That might be the best example of a Coast Giant I have ever seen. So the salamanders have sprung in the Pacific Northwest, pretty cool. I'm looking forward to some rainy salamander searching in Washington and perhaps even Canada this year.
by Fieldnotes
October 6th, 2014, 1:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red-bellies in the South Bay area!
Replies: 10
Views: 3014

Re: Red-bellies in the South Bay area!

Nice points.
by Fieldnotes
October 5th, 2014, 10:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red-bellies in the South Bay area!
Replies: 10
Views: 3014

Re: Red-bellies in the South Bay area!

Very interesting. I haven’t read the article in its entirety, but I suspect introduced. Taricha rivularis is a very common species in the north, it is even common where it competes with Taricha torosa and T. granulosa. Much breeding habitat (oxygenated flowing water) exists in Stevenson drainage, ye...
by Fieldnotes
September 9th, 2014, 11:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So far in SoCal 2014 - a tale of drought and fire
Replies: 19
Views: 6143

Re: So far in SoCal 2014 - a tale of drought and fire

I noticed that the forum has slowed down with report and posts about people's field adventures. So its great to see one now, maybe things with pick up again with reports. That huge Coachwhip with the black head and red body is awesome!! The Chuck picture with your wife distracting him is great too. ...
by Fieldnotes
September 3rd, 2014, 1:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: hybrid speck×red !?
Replies: 57
Views: 18408

Re: hybrid speck×red !?

100% speckled is my vote :beer:
by Fieldnotes
September 3rd, 2014, 1:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cobra on the loose in Thousand Oaks
Replies: 11
Views: 4146

Cobra on the loose in Thousand Oaks

1300 block of Rancho Lane, Thousand Oaks, CA http://ktla.com/2014/09/03/cobra-alert-poisonous-snake-loose-in-thousand-oaks-may-have-bit-dog/ http://tribktla.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/snake.jpg https://tribktla.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/cobra2.jpg https://tribktla.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/cobr...
by Fieldnotes
September 1st, 2014, 11:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Atrox or Scute? Hooded?
Replies: 9
Views: 2635

Re: Atrox or Scute? Hooded?

Looks like a scute to me. The width of the white tail band appears to be tripple the width of the black band. *Differing from the Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake ( Crotalus atrox ) that has equal length black-and-white bands, the white band of C. scutulatus is double, sometimes triple the width o...
by Fieldnotes
September 1st, 2014, 11:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Atrox or Scute? Hooded?
Replies: 9
Views: 1025

Re: Atrox or Scute? Hooded?

Looks like a scute to me. The width of the white tail band appears to be tripple the width of the black band. *Differing from the Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake ( Crotalus atrox ) that has equal length black-and-white bands, the white band of C. scutulatus is double, sometimes triple the width o...
by Fieldnotes
August 31st, 2014, 4:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arroyo Toad Site Torn Up by Off-Road Vehicles
Replies: 45
Views: 11283

Re: Arroyo Toad Site Torn Up by Off-Road Vehicles

Sounds like the DFG needs to stop laying out rubber snakes (yeah, the dead [DORs] and live snakes too) on the pavement and set up camp along this stream course.
by Fieldnotes
August 31st, 2014, 10:04 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: This Summer on the Monterey Bay
Replies: 7
Views: 11812

Re: This Summer on the Monterey Bay

Simply incredible! Incredible opportunities to get some incredible pictures, which you did. A sunfish too, those things are awesome! :beer:
by Fieldnotes
August 27th, 2014, 4:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: .
Replies: 25
Views: 5277

Re: San Gabriel Mountains National Monument ????

Therefore, they can charge the entrance fee that they have always wanted, cant charge people to enter a National Forest. Requiring a Forest Adventure Pass was found unconstitutional when in undeveloped areas.
by Fieldnotes
August 23rd, 2014, 10:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California Herping Trip Link
Replies: 34
Views: 6685

Re: California Herping Trip Link

No mistaking that pic, its a gracile in much need of some beauty sleep :thumb:
by Fieldnotes
August 22nd, 2014, 7:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California Herping Trip Link
Replies: 34
Views: 6685

Re: California Herping Trip Link

Could that Northwestern Salamander possibly be a dark, ugly, recently transformed Long-toed Salamander, like this one i just recently found. Also something to consider is the lack of parotoid glands behind the eyes and on the tail ridge; or are there? http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/imgs/512x768/0000_...