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by Zach_Lim
November 13th, 2010, 10:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Advice needed: where to go in CA 4th week of November
Replies: 19
Views: 3218

Re: Advice needed: where to go in CA 4th week of November

Completely down with that as well. Please let me know when, or make a post on here, and I'll be sure to get it.
by Zach_Lim
November 13th, 2010, 10:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Snakes Seen on Roads in 2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2483

Re: Some Snakes Seen on Roads in 2010

excellent pictures and finds! Love the black king and long nosed....such gorgeous snakes.
by Zach_Lim
November 10th, 2010, 8:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Advice needed: where to go in CA 4th week of November
Replies: 19
Views: 3218

Re: Advice needed: where to go in CA 4th week of November

I live in San Francisco as well and herp regularly. PM me if you need some info.
Cheers-Zach
by Zach_Lim
November 5th, 2010, 7:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A little San Fransisco fun...
Replies: 12
Views: 2234

Re: A little San Fransisco fun...

Ah, Ocean Beach, my backyard haha! Nice shots, looks like you had fun!
by Zach_Lim
October 31st, 2010, 9:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The MOST bitchenist looking herp?
Replies: 70
Views: 25751

Re: The MOST bitchenist looking herp?

I think Lemm's albino shovelnose was the 'bitchinest' herp I've seen this year. Since it takes my lame computer 5 min just to change pgs at MY own photobucket account... I don't even try posting links or watching videos or other fancy stuff like that... :roll: This was my Bitchinest snake of the ye...
by Zach_Lim
October 28th, 2010, 8:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2 Months at La Selva, Costa Rica
Replies: 22
Views: 9593

Re: 2 Months at La Selva, Costa Rica

The Lampropeltis triangulum is amazing! hounderensis or some other obscure central/south milk?
by Zach_Lim
October 28th, 2010, 12:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Baby Rubber Boas
Replies: 6
Views: 1468

Baby Rubber Boas

Got out of class early this morning and had a feeling that the weather was good for snakes. About 68F in SF. First went to my racer spot about 15 minutes outside of school. Nothing but a few ensantinas. Wanting to find some snakes, I headed further south. Well, at about noon, the temps were about 72...
by Zach_Lim
October 27th, 2010, 3:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Road Cruising Soundtracks
Replies: 89
Views: 9946

Re: Road Cruising Soundtracks

Amebix, Discharge, Inepsy, Toxic Holocaust, GBH

Cheers to Exodus, Suicidal and Motorhead
by Zach_Lim
October 25th, 2010, 5:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake In the Grass
Replies: 15
Views: 1883

Re: Snake In the Grass

Excellent getula Lou! The lighter phase is particularly eye catching!
by Zach_Lim
October 23rd, 2010, 11:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Italian Wall Lizards Have Invaded San Pedro
Replies: 31
Views: 8352

Re: Italian Wall Lizards Have Invaded San Pedro

Those Hemi's are sure resilient...I have a feeling that any given warmer than usual winter will ensure their survival outdoors here in SF...right next to the Soft Shells in Stow Lake and Spreckles Lake (I do love walking over there from my house and seeing some soft shells cruising through shallow ...
by Zach_Lim
October 23rd, 2010, 12:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Italian Wall Lizards Have Invaded San Pedro
Replies: 31
Views: 8352

Re: Italian Wall Lizards Have Invaded San Pedro

Speaking of invasive house geckos in SF...the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park apparently has released a sizable number of Hemi's to combat some pest insect they were having in their greenhouses.... I wonder when I'll see some in the park haha They did that close to ten years ago, too. I...
by Zach_Lim
October 22nd, 2010, 3:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Italian Wall Lizards Have Invaded San Pedro
Replies: 31
Views: 8352

Re: Italian Wall Lizards Have Invaded San Pedro

Speaking of invasive house geckos in SF...the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park apparently has released a sizable number of Hemi's to combat some pest insect they were having in their greenhouses....
I wonder when I'll see some in the park haha
by Zach_Lim
October 13th, 2010, 9:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pertherpin'... (Australian thread)
Replies: 21
Views: 5063

Re: Pertherpin'... (Australian thread)

that burrowing snake is like Australia's answer to North America's long nosed! gorgeous little guy!
by Zach_Lim
October 13th, 2010, 6:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: bought some wine...
Replies: 18
Views: 2364

Re: bought some wine...

I'd love to try some of that mudpuppy stout!
by Zach_Lim
October 13th, 2010, 8:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some flipped boas from this morning 10/11/2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1111

Re: Some flipped boas from this morning 10/11/2010

Richard, Thanks for the information. It was just puzzling to see two boas, especially a large, robust female, when it was really hot and dry. Funny enough, speaking of the tissue sample scar, in one of my pics, you may notice a black scar on the ventral-underside of the female...I wonder if that one...
by Zach_Lim
October 12th, 2010, 12:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few snakes from a few small trips.
Replies: 10
Views: 3096

Re: A few snakes from a few small trips.

Gotta love that tubby Z!
by Zach_Lim
October 11th, 2010, 12:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Mateo County Charina 10/11//2010
Replies: 2
Views: 698

San Mateo County Charina 10/11//2010

Here are some boas I found this morning. Just copied by post from a different forum: Well, decided to see if I can lay some boards down at this one area before class and decided to swing by the San Mateo boardline that was in disarray last time I checked. Well, it seems things got much better (proba...
by Zach_Lim
October 11th, 2010, 12:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some flipped boas from this morning 10/11/2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1111

Some flipped boas from this morning 10/11/2010

Here are some boas I found this morning. Just copied by post from a different forum: Well, decided to see if I can lay some boards down at this one area before class and decided to swing by the San Mateo boardline that was in disarray last time I checked. Well, it seems things got much better (proba...
by Zach_Lim
October 9th, 2010, 10:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some stuff from CA,AZ, and Tx
Replies: 27
Views: 3268

Re: Some stuff from CA,AZ, and Tx

show off! Haha, those Z's are to die for!
Also, was that a triangulum?
by Zach_Lim
October 7th, 2010, 10:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Southern California Herps From This Year.
Replies: 6
Views: 2058

Re: Some Southern California Herps From This Year.

Wow, nice finds! Killer zonata and shovel nose! Gotta love tricolors!
by Zach_Lim
October 1st, 2010, 6:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona pyro hunt (spring '07)
Replies: 11
Views: 3261

Re: Arizona pyro hunt (spring '07)

Excellent post! It is funny, I see a lot of zonata hunt posts on this forum, which is utterly amazing none the less, but one with looking for pyros is really cool! Just gotta love those white nosed Z's haha!
Sad to see that splendida...
by Zach_Lim
October 1st, 2010, 2:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Took out a new guy on Sunday
Replies: 16
Views: 2286

Re: Took out a new guy on Sunday

fox cove 4 wrote:looks like a great first day, are those small milks or a huge ringneck?
I was thinking the exact same thing!
by Zach_Lim
September 28th, 2010, 5:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Looking to network in Nor Cal
Replies: 4
Views: 1333

Re: Looking to network in Nor Cal

I am located in san francisco and would like to go herping with others! let me know
by Zach_Lim
September 28th, 2010, 5:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Research paper help-information about CITES
Replies: 5
Views: 1059

Research paper help-information about CITES

Hello fellow herpers, I am writing a research paper for my International Relations/Environmental Studies 331-Global Ecological Crisis class at SFSU and have decided to write a short (7-8 page) paper of the efficacy of CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and F...
by Zach_Lim
September 10th, 2010, 2:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 1/2 day afield
Replies: 8
Views: 1994

Re: 1/2 day afield

those little hoggies are awesome! the face on the fresh shed looks hilarious!
sorry about your boards man
by Zach_Lim
August 20th, 2010, 10:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nor Cal Help
Replies: 1
Views: 665

Re: Nor Cal Help

I live in SF and your best bet is to go outside of the city to look for herps. Recently, like 1 week ago, I went to one of my spots 30 minutes south of the city and really did not have too much luck. Gophers and garters were still under AC/boards, but that seems to be it for now, as it seems a lot o...
by Zach_Lim
August 20th, 2010, 9:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Change in the weather = snakes on the road
Replies: 11
Views: 1808

Re: Change in the weather = snakes on the road

i love how every CA post becomes a zonata thread lol! Who doesn't love a Z?!
Gorgeous snake, btw. Also, those crotes look big!
by Zach_Lim
August 9th, 2010, 3:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not the lifer Zonata but close enough!
Replies: 11
Views: 1880

Re: Not the lifer Zonata but close enough!

amazing find! As stated before, high black zonatas are just awesome, and this is no different! What part of AZ is this pyro from (nothing specific, just like to know area..maybe ssp)
by Zach_Lim
August 1st, 2010, 4:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some finds from the last year or so. (Lots of pics)
Replies: 22
Views: 12256

Re: Some finds from the last year or so. (Lots of pics)

Excellent finds! That Utah pyro is amazing to say the least. Great looking zonata as well. Very impressed with that shot of the centipede eating that ring neck.
by Zach_Lim
July 30th, 2010, 10:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp Inventory of Fort Richardson Military Base (DUW)
Replies: 11
Views: 2810

Re: Herp Inventory of Fort Richardson Military Base (DUW)

that shot of that sundew (Drosera angilca) is great. I just love drosera species....
by Zach_Lim
July 29th, 2010, 6:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another day at the office...
Replies: 10
Views: 1850

Re: Another day at the office...

nice find with that rubber boa! looks pretty scarred up! Hope they don't hurt that place too much!
by Zach_Lim
July 26th, 2010, 1:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping the West Coast 2010 (bit of a DUW)
Replies: 31
Views: 7098

Re: Herping the West Coast 2010 (bit of a DUW)

Oh, and another thing, why don't shovel noses follow the red/black rule....damn Chios...
by Zach_Lim
July 26th, 2010, 1:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping the West Coast 2010 (bit of a DUW)
Replies: 31
Views: 7098

Re: Herping the West Coast 2010 (bit of a DUW)

liucommajames wrote:nor cal herpers > socal herpers. there. i said it.
+1 vote right here haha!
Then again, SoCal got rosys and pulchra...
by Zach_Lim
July 25th, 2010, 4:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping the West Coast 2010 (bit of a DUW)
Replies: 31
Views: 7098

Re: Herping the West Coast 2010 (bit of a DUW)

outstanding photography! Although I am a sucker for Z's, those red sided garters were the highlight of the post IMO. Great shots and great finds.
by Zach_Lim
July 21st, 2010, 11:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: lampropeltis species name questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1616

Re: lampropeltis species name questions

interesting. thanks for the clarifications.
Mitch- are zonata zonata and multicincta considered the same animal within the "intergrade" zone, or through all ranges?
by Zach_Lim
July 21st, 2010, 7:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: lampropeltis species name questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1616

lampropeltis species name questions

Upon reading a previous thread about the speckled king and the notion about L.getula californiae now being called L.californiae, I just wanted to know if any other species of Lamps have changed. I think zonata are now considered a single species with Northen and Southern clades, rather then ssp., bu...
by Zach_Lim
June 23rd, 2010, 12:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mix bag of herps from the last few weeks.
Replies: 18
Views: 4365

Re: Mix bag of herps from the last few weeks.

nice pics chad! saw a very similar looking sc garter a week ago near ben lomond. fast little guys!
by Zach_Lim
June 21st, 2010, 10:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Montana Pale milk snakes
Replies: 36
Views: 11061

Re: Montana Pale milk snakes

milk does a body good! those multi's were amazing. i have to agree with everyone else and say those habitat shorts were/are superb.
by Zach_Lim
June 20th, 2010, 10:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The San Joaquin Valley and Central Sierra (lots'o'pix)
Replies: 3
Views: 1597

Re: The San Joaquin Valley and Central Sierra (lots'o'pix)

you're right, zonata are everyone's favorite haha! mine atleast. Nice shot of it with the moss. What was the temperature like up there?
by Zach_Lim
June 17th, 2010, 8:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Zilicious
Replies: 49
Views: 15200

Re: Zilicious

Jason Hull wrote:Cool post.
Here's a couple from earlier this year.

Image

WOW! This particular zonata is one of the oddest patterned ones I've seen! What subspecies and from where?
Awesome pics btw!
by Zach_Lim
June 17th, 2010, 5:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A trip out WEST
Replies: 25
Views: 5559

Re: A trip out WEST

Gorgeous pyro, nice find! Was it on the crawl or found under cover?
by Zach_Lim
June 16th, 2010, 7:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Zilicious
Replies: 49
Views: 15200

Re: Zilicious

Mitch, Thank you posting these pics! I simply love zonata and it is great to see a whole mess of them in one place! Quick question, about Santa Cruz County Z's, have you noticed any difference in color between different localities (that is, like from Ben Lomond compared to whatever)? From pictures I...
by Zach_Lim
June 13th, 2010, 5:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First part of 2010 in CA.
Replies: 11
Views: 3659

Re: First part of 2010 in CA.

Great finds! Were the Zonata Northern or Southern Clade?
by Zach_Lim
June 10th, 2010, 7:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Zilicious
Replies: 49
Views: 15200

Re: Zilicious

Gorgeous Zonata's! The one with the high (if not mostly black) black banding is quite amazing looking! Maybe an odd, inland variant of a L.z.herrare? :D
This thread needs more Z's!