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by ratsnakehaven
November 17th, 2014, 12:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Galapagos 2014 - Isla Santa Cruz
Replies: 5
Views: 3663

Galapagos 2014 - Isla Santa Cruz

We leave the ship on Zodiacs and land at the main port on Santa Cruz... https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/1476440_369126479922229_4323145732393556085_n.jpg?oh=c638fecfd6d821db167070c2c78def49&oe=551FF848&__gda__=1424474067_3164938e877651cafc78d35cc3f629dd A view of the ...
by ratsnakehaven
November 17th, 2014, 11:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Galapagos 2014 - lava lizards
Replies: 10
Views: 4845

Re: Galapagos 2014 - lava lizards

Thanks for the response, John. I didn't know if folks would be interested, or not.

BTW, I lived in Monterey for seven months when stationed at the Language Institute... :)
by ratsnakehaven
November 16th, 2014, 5:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NOMINATIONS FOR 2015 CHAPTER OFFICERS
Replies: 20
Views: 6015

Re: NOMINATIONS FOR 2015 CHAPTER OFFICERS

Thanks, Ben. Any ideas for VP?
by ratsnakehaven
November 16th, 2014, 4:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Galapagos 2014 - lava lizards
Replies: 10
Views: 4845

Re: Galapagos 2014

Female Galapogus lava lizard from Isla Santiago, possibly gravid...
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by ratsnakehaven
November 16th, 2014, 4:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Galapagos 2014 - lava lizards
Replies: 10
Views: 4845

Re: Galapagos 2014

Juvenile San Cristobal lava lizard...
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by ratsnakehaven
November 16th, 2014, 4:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Galapagos 2014 - lava lizards
Replies: 10
Views: 4845

Re: Galapagos 2014

Galapagos lava lizard, female, on Isla Santiago...
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by ratsnakehaven
November 16th, 2014, 4:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Galapagos 2014 - lava lizards
Replies: 10
Views: 4845

Re: Galapagos 2014 - Lava Lizards

Male San Cristobal lava lizard, Microlophus bivittatus . This is the only other lava lizard species I saw while in the Galapagos in October, 2014... https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/247165_368763036625240_6547473224231370191_n.jpg?oh=ba28e1e79efca9b8d81f59cba767c7f7&oe=54E9A...
by ratsnakehaven
November 16th, 2014, 3:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Galapagos 2014 - lava lizards
Replies: 10
Views: 4845

Re: Galapagos 2014

An adult female Galapagos lava lizard on North Seymour... https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/1390719_368428433325367_4263625771427900446_n.jpg?oh=a9c8e4ae57e73c458cdce9b8fa386ec6&oe=54D76A33 The purpose of this strand is to show some lava lizards with variation bt males, femal...
by ratsnakehaven
November 16th, 2014, 3:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Galapagos 2014 - lava lizards
Replies: 10
Views: 4845

Re: Galapagos 2014

Hey, it works...haha. Juvenile lava lizard on Isla Isabel... https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/10734232_368427143325496_2740611388512744197_n.jpg?oh=8a0e43d3e86247f8bd3c6c9b0e09a16c&oe=54E3D0C7 Galapagos lava lizard, Microlophus albemarlensis , a male, on North Seymour. Most ...
by ratsnakehaven
November 16th, 2014, 3:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Galapagos 2014 - lava lizards
Replies: 10
Views: 4845

Galapagos 2014 - lava lizards

Ok, let's see if I can post pics here. Marine iguana with a lava lizard on it's head... https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10805816_368425449992332_7643680501385226966_n.jpg?oh=55fb92dd9dab326713eb36dd8a21f376&oe=5514B4B0&__gda__=1423800889_7be74dce192b1c4b66268abaa52235...
by ratsnakehaven
November 16th, 2014, 2:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NOMINATIONS FOR 2015 CHAPTER OFFICERS
Replies: 20
Views: 6015

Re: NOMINATIONS FOR 2015 CHAPTER OFFICERS

Let's have a nomination for Vice-president please! Come on, this is an easy job... ;)
by ratsnakehaven
November 12th, 2014, 8:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NOMINATIONS FOR 2015 CHAPTER OFFICERS
Replies: 20
Views: 6015

Re: NOMINATIONS FOR 2015 CHAPTER OFFICERS

Ben Jones has been our Vice-president for some time. I'll nominate Ben for president for 2015, if he would like to accept.
by ratsnakehaven
November 11th, 2014, 7:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NOMINATIONS FOR 2015 CHAPTER OFFICERS
Replies: 20
Views: 6015

Re: NOMINATIONS FOR 2015 CHAPTER OFFICERS

PS: Don't forget to nominate candidates for International Board too. I would nominate Brian Hubbs as one of our two members for International Board. The new Chapter president would automatically become one Board member and there would be one other at-large member.
by ratsnakehaven
November 11th, 2014, 7:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NOMINATIONS FOR 2015 CHAPTER OFFICERS
Replies: 20
Views: 6015

NOMINATIONS FOR 2015 CHAPTER OFFICERS

Please make your nominations for Chapter Officers. I will not be running for an office in 2015, so please don't nominate me. There are a few other active members and/or officers that might be willing to run. I'll be in MI from 11/13 to 11/20, but will try to keep in touch with the forum for the purp...
by ratsnakehaven
October 21st, 2014, 2:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nafha Shirts
Replies: 4
Views: 1907

Re: Nafha Shirts

I'm on vacation and will be back in a week. I'm always in for a shirt though..haha.

Terry :crazyeyes:
by ratsnakehaven
October 21st, 2014, 2:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lined snake
Replies: 7
Views: 2992

Re: Lined snake

On vacation right now, but would like to know too, if they were recently added to the herps of WS. Will be back next next.

Terry :beer:
by ratsnakehaven
October 21st, 2014, 2:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lined snake
Replies: 7
Views: 1793

Re: Lined snake

On vacation right now, but would like to know too, if they were recently added to the herps of WS. Will be back next next.

Terry :beer:
by ratsnakehaven
October 14th, 2014, 4:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A short trip to AZ
Replies: 2
Views: 1647

Re: A short trip to AZ

Great pics and finds. I really like the ground snakes, because I haven't been able to find any, not being in their habitat most of the time. The frog in the creek might be a Chiricahua leopard or it might be a lowland leopard, I'm not sure. The lizards I'm sure are elegant earless. Sorry I missed ya...
by ratsnakehaven
October 14th, 2014, 4:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A short trip to AZ
Replies: 2
Views: 878

Re: A short trip to AZ

Great pics and finds. I really like the ground snakes, because I haven't been able to find any, not being in their habitat most of the time. The frog in the creek might be a Chiricahua leopard or it might be a lowland leopard, I'm not sure. The lizards I'm sure are elegant earless. Sorry I missed ya...
by ratsnakehaven
October 14th, 2014, 4:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Michigan record gaps
Replies: 10
Views: 2746

Re: Michigan record gaps

I've only lived in AZ since 2008, and I usually come back to MI either in the Spring or in July, for visits. In 2014 I managed to get records in MI's U.P., L.P., IN, IL, and WS. I'm one of MI's oldest herpers, along with a couple old guys at MSU, my friend Eddie Sanchez, and a few others. At one poi...
by ratsnakehaven
October 13th, 2014, 4:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Michigan record gaps
Replies: 10
Views: 2746

Re: Michigan record gaps

If you still need them next spring, let me know.
by ratsnakehaven
October 13th, 2014, 4:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Michigan record gaps
Replies: 10
Views: 2746

Re: Michigan record gaps

Easy to get herps in those counties. In the old days we used to take slides and stills. Sorry I don't have those pics anymore... :(

TC
by ratsnakehaven
October 13th, 2014, 4:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lined snake
Replies: 7
Views: 2992

Re: Lined snake

They look like Butler's garters and have similar habits... ;)

Terry
by ratsnakehaven
October 13th, 2014, 4:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lined snake
Replies: 7
Views: 1793

Re: Lined snake

They look like Butler's garters and have similar habits... ;)

Terry
by ratsnakehaven
October 13th, 2014, 4:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Can we hit 200,000 records this year?
Replies: 16
Views: 5113

Re: Can we hit 200,000 records this year?

i'll be photographing in the Galapagos next week. Too bad I can't record those. See you guys in a couple weeks....TC 8-)
by ratsnakehaven
October 3rd, 2014, 10:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Can we hit 200,000 records this year?
Replies: 16
Views: 5113

Re: Can we hit 200,000 records this year?

Some of us retirees just travel too much and have too many hobbies. I still have one or two hundred I'll try to get in before X-mas... :crazyeyes:

TC
by ratsnakehaven
October 3rd, 2014, 10:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What species of Sceloporus is this ??
Replies: 11
Views: 3250

Re: What species of Sceloporus is this ??

Nice find Kent. Here is a juvenile (YOY) I found in Cochise Co. in a known bimaculosus locality this year... http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/196832-255541.jpg I like your note of "high grassland" locale. I believe bimaculosus favors this habitat type in Chihuahuan desert grassland. Interestingly, Mon...
by ratsnakehaven
October 3rd, 2014, 10:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What species of Sceloporus is this ??
Replies: 11
Views: 1608

Re: What species of Sceloporus is this ??

Nice find Kent. Here is a juvenile (YOY) I found in Cochise Co. in a known bimaculosus locality this year... http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/196832-255541.jpg I like your note of "high grassland" locale. I believe bimaculosus favors this habitat type in Chihuahuan desert grassland. Interestingly, Mon...
by ratsnakehaven
September 30th, 2014, 7:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What species of Sceloporus is this ??
Replies: 11
Views: 3250

Re: What species of Sceloporus is this ??

Looks like a bimaculosus, but I think you said it was a young one. Some more info would help, like a pic of the dorsal pattern and maybe a locale, like county at least. I think magister is the only other possibility.

;)
by ratsnakehaven
September 30th, 2014, 7:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What species of Sceloporus is this ??
Replies: 11
Views: 1608

Re: What species of Sceloporus is this ??

Looks like a bimaculosus, but I think you said it was a young one. Some more info would help, like a pic of the dorsal pattern and maybe a locale, like county at least. I think magister is the only other possibility.

;)
by ratsnakehaven
September 21st, 2014, 4:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: LECHs in the SW! (NAFHA National Meeting Report)
Replies: 10
Views: 3211

Re: LECHs in the SW! (NAFHA National Meeting Report)

I remember my first monsoon trip to AZ. It was like yours, everything a lifer. I ended up retiring here....hahah!
by ratsnakehaven
September 18th, 2014, 9:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HL on my AZ property, so happy.
Replies: 9
Views: 3733

Re: HL on my AZ property, so happy.

Nice find. Cool lizards... ;)
by ratsnakehaven
September 18th, 2014, 9:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HL on my AZ property, so happy.
Replies: 9
Views: 1747

Re: HL on my AZ property, so happy.

Nice find. Cool lizards... ;)
by ratsnakehaven
September 3rd, 2014, 9:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few amphibians...
Replies: 29
Views: 6048

Re: A few amphibians...

Thanks. Love amphibian season... ;)
by ratsnakehaven
September 3rd, 2014, 9:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few amphibians...
Replies: 29
Views: 4267

Re: A few amphibians...

Thanks. Love amphibian season... ;)
by ratsnakehaven
September 3rd, 2014, 9:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Atrox or Scute? Hooded?
Replies: 9
Views: 2510

Re: Atrox or Scute? Hooded?

Not sure about the first crote, but the second one sure looks like a d-back.

I don't buy into a separate species for the "hooded" night snake, or even a subspecies. I count them the same as the other night snakes in the same range. Just my 2 cents.

Terry
by ratsnakehaven
September 3rd, 2014, 9:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Atrox or Scute? Hooded?
Replies: 9
Views: 917

Re: Atrox or Scute? Hooded?

Not sure about the first crote, but the second one sure looks like a d-back.

I don't buy into a separate species for the "hooded" night snake, or even a subspecies. I count them the same as the other night snakes in the same range. Just my 2 cents.

Terry
by ratsnakehaven
August 28th, 2014, 11:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Important info re: the 2014 NAFHA meeting in the SW
Replies: 26
Views: 5499

Re: Important info re: the 2014 NAFHA meeting in the SW

Soil should be moist and air dry and warm. Pretty good herping conditions, but maybe not so much midday.
by ratsnakehaven
August 28th, 2014, 5:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tell Us Who You Are
Replies: 156
Views: 63974

Re: Tell Us Who You Are

Hi, David. Welcome aboard. Thanks for the intro and give me a call when your in GV. It's a busy time in September, but we should at least have a little time to chat.

Terry
by ratsnakehaven
August 25th, 2014, 9:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ambulatory Night Herpin
Replies: 7
Views: 2085

Re: Ambulatory Night Herpin

Glad you found your camera. Look forward to some pics. Tucson Mtn. Park is a good area for gilas, tortoises, and a variety of lizards. Whiptails are almost impossible to catch by hand, unless they are cold, but there's others you can chase around, like side-blotched. Look for horned lizards too. The...
by ratsnakehaven
August 25th, 2014, 9:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ambulatory Night Herpin
Replies: 7
Views: 752

Re: Ambulatory Night Herpin

Glad you found your camera. Look forward to some pics. Tucson Mtn. Park is a good area for gilas, tortoises, and a variety of lizards. Whiptails are almost impossible to catch by hand, unless they are cold, but there's others you can chase around, like side-blotched. Look for horned lizards too. The...
by ratsnakehaven
August 25th, 2014, 7:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tell Us Who You Are
Replies: 156
Views: 63974

Re: Tell Us Who You Are

I might add, as a hunter-fisher person, you will be required to purchase a hunting and fishing license. Luckily, the hunting license covers all reptiles (except protected sps.) and the fishing license covers any activity with amphibians. I buy a combo license every year which is not too bad for in s...
by ratsnakehaven
August 25th, 2014, 7:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ambulatory Night Herpin
Replies: 7
Views: 2085

Re: Ambulatory Night Herpin

I have my methods, if I have to catch one, but most are not meant to be caught. Folks who study lizards up close usually noose them, I believe, but I'm not one of those. I do have lots of little cover objects in my yard, such as rocks, boards, plastic, etc. My main objective is to photograph as many...
by ratsnakehaven
August 25th, 2014, 7:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ambulatory Night Herpin
Replies: 7
Views: 752

Re: Ambulatory Night Herpin

I have my methods, if I have to catch one, but most are not meant to be caught. Folks who study lizards up close usually noose them, I believe, but I'm not one of those. I do have lots of little cover objects in my yard, such as rocks, boards, plastic, etc. My main objective is to photograph as many...
by ratsnakehaven
August 24th, 2014, 5:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tell Us Who You Are
Replies: 156
Views: 63974

Re: Tell Us Who You Are

I would start posting new strands on the main, AZ Forum, things that you see, and ask questions along with your post. For instance, I saw a gopher snake today. Here's a pic. ....And try not to give the exact locations of herping spots, unless you're talking about your yard or on the corner, somethin...
by ratsnakehaven
August 24th, 2014, 5:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ambulatory Night Herpin
Replies: 7
Views: 2085

Re: Ambulatory Night Herpin

No fox snakes, but gopher snakes are similar. Gophers and diamondbacks are the most common around housing developments. We also have garter snakes where there's water. Try herping in the early hours of the day up until about ten am. It's a good time for lizards too. The kids should like them. Terry ...
by ratsnakehaven
August 24th, 2014, 5:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ambulatory Night Herpin
Replies: 7
Views: 752

Re: Ambulatory Night Herpin

No fox snakes, but gopher snakes are similar. Gophers and diamondbacks are the most common around housing developments. We also have garter snakes where there's water. Try herping in the early hours of the day up until about ten am. It's a good time for lizards too. The kids should like them. Terry ...
by ratsnakehaven
August 21st, 2014, 2:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few amphibians...
Replies: 29
Views: 6048

Re: A few amphibians...

Southwestern Woodhouse's toad, Anaxyrus woodhousii woodhousii , found in southern Pima County several years ago... http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee276/ratsnakehaven/Arizona%20Herps/Amphibians/SouthwestWoodhousetoad.jpg Great Plains toad, Anaxyrus cognatus , for comparison... http://i234.photobu...
by ratsnakehaven
August 21st, 2014, 2:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few amphibians...
Replies: 29
Views: 4267

Re: A few amphibians...

Southwestern Woodhouse's toad, Anaxyrus woodhousii woodhousii , found in southern Pima County several years ago... http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee276/ratsnakehaven/Arizona%20Herps/Amphibians/SouthwestWoodhousetoad.jpg Great Plains toad, Anaxyrus cognatus , for comparison... http://i234.photobu...
by ratsnakehaven
August 21st, 2014, 2:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few amphibians...
Replies: 29
Views: 6048

Re: A few amphibians...

Tim Cota gave me permission to post this image of a spadefoot from northcentral AZ. http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee276/ratsnakehaven/Arizona%20Herps/Amphibians/GreatBasinSpadefootGrandCanyon2014_TimCota_zps3c4b9f66.jpg Seems to be either a Plains or a Great Basin spadefoot. Would be nice if it...