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by ratsnakehaven
June 25th, 2010, 5:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: TUCSON
Replies: 9
Views: 2477

Re: TUCSON

That area should have some desert snakes, like shovelnose, leafnose, maybe sandsnakes, etc.
by ratsnakehaven
June 25th, 2010, 5:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: MONSOON Gathering
Replies: 48
Views: 6608

Re: MONSOON Gathering

Biker Dave wrote:August 8 - 14 is the new moon period that would be better imo.

Dave

I'm booked that week, Dave... :(
by ratsnakehaven
June 22nd, 2010, 9:29 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Chapter presidents, please tell me who your moderators are.
Replies: 9
Views: 2844

Re: Chapter presidents, please tell me who your moderators a

I'm the only moderator of the AZ Chapter, so far, but I'd like to add Dave Weber as a moderator. We need two, so we can cover for each other... ;)

Terry Cox/ratsnakehaven
AZ Chapter Pres.
by ratsnakehaven
June 22nd, 2010, 7:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: MONSOON Gathering
Replies: 48
Views: 6608

Re: MONSOON Gathering

Well, I plan to be in and around the Chiricahua Mtns most of the month of August, so let's have it out there? How about the weekend of the 21st/22nd?

* Pray for rain... ;)
by ratsnakehaven
June 22nd, 2010, 7:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HI!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1294

Re: HI!!

Hi !

We're to busy herping to post...LOL!

TC
by ratsnakehaven
June 22nd, 2010, 7:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Moving fail....
Replies: 10
Views: 2858

Re: Moving fail....

I've been to Arkansas. There's some cool herps there. Sorry you're not coming to AZ. Keep us posted on when you do... ;)

TC
by ratsnakehaven
June 22nd, 2010, 7:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fires: Flagstaff and Chiricahuas...
Replies: 4
Views: 1591

Re: Fires: Flagstaff and Chiricahuas...

Schell, thanks for the front line report... :)

CC, glad to hear the fire didn't get to your neighborhood. I'm thinking it might clear a good portion of land that will be good for herps when it grows back in grass, weeds, bushes, etc.

TC
by ratsnakehaven
June 21st, 2010, 7:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fires: Flagstaff and Chiricahuas...
Replies: 4
Views: 1591

Fires: Flagstaff and Chiricahuas...

The news reported a devastating fire in the Flagstaff area yesterday. Families at the base of a mtn just north of Flagstaff had to be evacuated. The crown fire was unstoppable and was burning the entire mountain. I guess we'll find out later if that will be good or bad for herps, as I have very litt...
by ratsnakehaven
June 20th, 2010, 8:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Welcome To Arizona - Info for the Traveler and the Newbies
Replies: 37
Views: 24292

Re: Welcome To Arizona - Info for the Traveler and the Newbi

Thanks for that useful post. Here is a link to the AZGF pamphlet in PDF format http://www.azgfd.gov/pdfs/h_f/regulations/2007-2008ReptileRegulations.pdf Just to clarify: R-12-4-304 says that one "May use artificial light while taking reptiles, if the light is not attached to or operated from a moto...
by ratsnakehaven
June 19th, 2010, 5:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Summer in the Upper Sonoran Scrub...
Replies: 11
Views: 4353

Re: Summer in the Upper Sonoran Scrub...

Thanks, guys!

Dave, those spotted leafnose snakes are nice. I like your photos, one body and one close up of the head. The scalation on the head is pretty unique on those snakes. I have yet to find one of those myself. Just gotta get up to the Phoenix area more I guess...heheh!

Later...TC
by ratsnakehaven
June 17th, 2010, 6:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Summer in the Upper Sonoran Scrub...
Replies: 11
Views: 4353

Re: Summer in the Upper Sonoran Scrub...

Thanks, everyone... :) The Sonoran shovelnose is a beauty, but I don't get into their habitat very often. I live in the sandsnake habitat, so I'm getting to know them better. They are very interesting, although very small too. I had only seen one on the road at night before this year and now have se...
by ratsnakehaven
June 15th, 2010, 10:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great Wall of China!
Replies: 9
Views: 11962

Re: Great Wall of China!

Totally awesome...the China Connection!!

I'll have more time later to check it out more thoroughly, but I love what you're doing there. Your boys are getting much bigger too... ;)

Thanks...TC
by ratsnakehaven
June 14th, 2010, 5:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Summer in the Upper Sonoran Scrub...
Replies: 11
Views: 4353

Re: Summer in the Upper Sonoran Scrub...

Yeah, I know. I might as well put up some more small fossorial snakes, which I've done earlier this year, before everything was erased... Here's a couple from the NAFHA Spring Field Trip... http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee276/ratsnakehaven/Arizona%20Herps/NAFHA%202010%20Spring/MojaveShovelnoseH...
by ratsnakehaven
June 14th, 2010, 7:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ten Days in Southern Arizona and New Mexico - Link to Part 2
Replies: 8
Views: 4265

Re: Cross Post - Ten Days in Southern Arizona and New Mexico

Great photography there, Rob. Some of my favorite colubrids too... ;)

TC
by ratsnakehaven
June 14th, 2010, 7:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Starting fresh!
Replies: 40
Views: 4809

Re: Starting fresh!

Nice photo review of the crotes, Aaron. That covers an awful lot of territory and some really nice habitat. Must keep you pretty busy in your free time... ;)

TC
by ratsnakehaven
June 14th, 2010, 7:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Summer in the Upper Sonoran Scrub...
Replies: 11
Views: 4353

Summer in the Upper Sonoran Scrub...

Although we had a cool spring and things seemed delayed this year, June has been hot and dry so far, as usual. Nothing has been too notable, except for the absence of most snakes, including rattlers and many colubrids, but some desert denizens seem better adapted to this type of climate. I've been s...
by ratsnakehaven
June 10th, 2010, 7:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Starting over...
Replies: 1
Views: 1565

Starting over...

I know this is a bad time, but I can't help it. I've had a computer crash and have to fix it and reorganize. Hope I can save my photos. More later....

Terry Cox/ratsnakehaven
AZ Chapter Pres.
by ratsnakehaven
June 8th, 2010, 10:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Maricopa County Toad ID?
Replies: 7
Views: 2673

Re: Maricopa County Toad ID?

I think it's Ollotis alvaria, Sonoran Desert Toad.

TC :shock: