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by Zach_Lim
April 5th, 2015, 7:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Elkhorn Western Pond Turtle
Replies: 2
Views: 886

Re: Elkhorn Western Pond Turtle

Excellent find, Dave.
by Zach_Lim
April 2nd, 2015, 11:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A life long lifer!
Replies: 6
Views: 3218

A life long lifer!

LIFER- Sierra Mountain Kingsnake As a child, I would thumb through my Stebbins’ Western Reptiles and Amphibians field guide and stare in awe at the California Mountain Kingsnake- a tricolored snake with a jet black head with black that bled into its red and white bands. A truly “dirty” looking serpe...
by Zach_Lim
April 2nd, 2015, 11:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lifer Z 'cincta
Replies: 11
Views: 2642

Lifer Z 'cincta

LIFER- Sierra Mountain Kingsnake As a child, I would thumb through my Stebbins’ Western Reptiles and Amphibians field guide and stare in awe at the California Mountain Kingsnake- a tricolored snake with a jet black head with black that bled into its red and white bands. A truly “dirty” looking serpe...
by Zach_Lim
April 2nd, 2015, 10:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New guy introduction and pics from the mojave!
Replies: 4
Views: 1754

Re: New guy introduction and pics from the mojave!

Great finds, Mark. Keep it up!
by Zach_Lim
March 31st, 2015, 12:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick spring update from central Texas!
Replies: 4
Views: 1767

Re: Quick spring update from central Texas!

That garter...wow!
by Zach_Lim
March 30th, 2015, 8:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Slow Year, but found a King
Replies: 13
Views: 2232

Re: Slow Year, but found a King

I hope I explained it good in there... :lol: But, basically a hyper is a kingsnake that has dark coloration where the white rings should be, which could be an overall tan or brownish color, or dark interspaces between the light scales, which may or may not bleed onto the lighter scales. Generally t...
by Zach_Lim
March 30th, 2015, 7:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yolo Bypass Herp Survey - March 28
Replies: 29
Views: 5325

Re: Yolo Bypass Herp Survey - March 28

Looks like an excellent day out at the survey! Sorry I could not attend this time.

The Valley Garter is a great find!
by Zach_Lim
March 26th, 2015, 2:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Slow Year, but found a King
Replies: 13
Views: 2232

Re: Slow Year, but found a King

Can't believe I missed this post! Awesome find, Lou! Looks like a nice melanistic king!

Grease king?
by Zach_Lim
March 25th, 2015, 8:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dream find, GABOON!
Replies: 18
Views: 5777

Re: Dream find, GABOON!

YEAH!!!!

:beer:
by Zach_Lim
March 20th, 2015, 4:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yolo Bypass Herp Survey - March 28
Replies: 29
Views: 5325

Re: Yolo Bypass Herp Survey - March 28

I will try to make it out
by Zach_Lim
March 18th, 2015, 3:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 so far- lots of snakes
Replies: 1
Views: 2314

2015 so far- lots of snakes

I realized that I have been pretty absent on the Forums. Work and tour planning has really taken a lot of my time. However, despite these impediments, I am still herping non-stop whenever I get the chance! Inspired by Jeff SurfinHerp's post, here are some notable finds from my beginning of the year-...
by Zach_Lim
March 18th, 2015, 3:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Early 2015- some notable finds
Replies: 10
Views: 2863

Early 2015- some notable finds

I realized that I have been pretty absent on the Forums. Work and tour planning has really taken a lot of my time. However, despite these impediments, I am still herping non-stop whenever I get the chance! Inspired by Jeff SurfinHerp's post, here are some notable finds from my beginning of the year-...
by Zach_Lim
March 18th, 2015, 3:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Diego County – Fall 2014 to Spring 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 4894

Re: San Diego County – Fall 2014 to Spring 2015

Excellent end of the 2014 and start of 2015, Jeff!

All your shots are wonderful, especially that of the little 'winder!
by Zach_Lim
March 6th, 2015, 12:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Looking for someone to host snakes in the Bay Area
Replies: 1
Views: 705

Re: Looking for someone to host snakes in the Bay Area

Hey Norm,

I still have an ear out for you. I doubt I can do it add I will be going on tour around that time, but I'll see Whatsup
by Zach_Lim
March 2nd, 2015, 11:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your most significant find in 2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3206

Re: Your most significant find in 2015

Nothing too crazy on my end....

Feb 28

Image
by Zach_Lim
February 18th, 2015, 2:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: June- July 2015: North America Tour/Zach Herps the US
Replies: 2
Views: 1458

June- July 2015: North America Tour/Zach Herps the US

Hey everyone, Zach from the California Chapter here with a request for some help/information. My band Scalped will be doing a full US tour this summer in support of our new record that will be coming out around that time. As I always try to squeeze in some time to herp while on our previous, much sh...
by Zach_Lim
February 10th, 2015, 11:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 so far...
Replies: 3
Views: 1085

Re: 2015 so far...

Great shots. Love the crevice helleri and speck one!
by Zach_Lim
February 10th, 2015, 11:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 so far...
Replies: 3
Views: 999

Re: 2015 so far...

Great shots. Love the crevice helleri and speck one!
by Zach_Lim
February 6th, 2015, 4:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EOY Blue Iguanas, Pyros, and What a 6-ft Caiman is Afraid Of
Replies: 21
Views: 8771

Re: EOY Blue Iguanas, Pyros, and What a 6-ft Caiman is Afrai

Absolutely stellar post. Pyros, being my favorite US snake right next to zonata, wewre an absolute treat to see. I loved the "in crack" in-situ shots.

The caiman kill was unbelievable.
by Zach_Lim
February 6th, 2015, 10:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 - The Southwest (CA, NV, UT, and AZ)
Replies: 17
Views: 8054

Re: 2014 - The Southwest (CA, NV, UT, and AZ)

Devin,

Phenomenal photographs and excellent finds. Great to see all of these full sized on a screen (as opposed to the small images on instagram).

That baby Gila is just adorable!
by Zach_Lim
February 4th, 2015, 10:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Late January Finds...
Replies: 2
Views: 1091

Re: Late January Finds...

Nice finds! That ruber looks huge!
by Zach_Lim
February 2nd, 2015, 3:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Amazing start to the year: January 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 2138

Amazing start to the year: January 2015

Well, the first month of the new year has ended and what a month it was for herping! Some great finds, some expected, while others were not. Went out on January 1st and found some of the usual suspects in San Mateo County: http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/212054-275754.jpg Yellow-eyed Ensatina http://...
by Zach_Lim
February 2nd, 2015, 3:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Amazing start to the year: January 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1398

Amazing start to the year: January 2015

Well, the first month of the new year has ended and what a month it was for herping! Some great finds, some expected, while others were not. Went out on January 1st and found some of the usual suspects in San Mateo County: http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/212054-275754.jpg Yellow-eyed Ensatina http://...
by Zach_Lim
January 28th, 2015, 2:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Better late than never: 2014 in N. CA (and some Ecuador)
Replies: 13
Views: 2807

Re: Better late than never: 2014 in N. CA (and some Ecuador)

Probably the best "end of year" report I have seen in awhile.

Really awesome finds, man. Especially the Z in the crack.

Your South American pics and finds are flawless.

Also, thanks for taking me out to the Sallie spot.

Let's hit the field again soon!
by Zach_Lim
January 28th, 2015, 2:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Better late than never: 2014 in N. CA (and some Ecuador)
Replies: 13
Views: 1775

Re: Better late than never: 2014 in N. CA (and some Ecuador)

Probably the best "end of year" report I have seen in awhile.

Really awesome finds, man. Especially the Z in the crack.

Your South American pics and finds are flawless.

Also, thanks for taking me out to the Sallie spot.

Let's hit the field again soon!
by Zach_Lim
January 28th, 2015, 9:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Cali NAFHA Event Fri 4-10-15 thru Sun 4-12-15 Updated
Replies: 157
Views: 34448

Re: The Cali Chapter NAFHA Event Fri 4-10-15 thru Sun 4-12-1

Looks like I will be having some trouble making it down to the event this year.

My band is playing a pretty big show on April 10 at 924 Gilman in Berkeley.

If I flew down after the show, late night, or very early the next morning, would I be able to meet up with the group?
by Zach_Lim
January 20th, 2015, 8:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Video Version of My Bipes Post (with Bipes footage!)
Replies: 14
Views: 4615

Re: The Video Version of My Bipes Post (with Bipes footage!)

I simply love this video. Tacos are on point, the finds were great, the chase scene out of the lot was fun, and of course, Bipes!! The bipes dance was great, too.

One of the most entertaining videos I have seen on fhf
by Zach_Lim
January 20th, 2015, 8:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: January Soquel Demo Forest Survey
Replies: 19
Views: 3950

Re: January Soquel Demo Forest Survey

Excellent finds, all of them. Especially like the sc Garter and the sharp. Sorry again for missing this survey.
by Zach_Lim
January 20th, 2015, 8:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Airport Herping
Replies: 57
Views: 12150

Re: Airport Herping

With enough time to request time off, I'd love to join
by Zach_Lim
January 20th, 2015, 8:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Airport Herping
Replies: 39
Views: 5807

Re: Airport Herping

With enough time to request time off, I'd love to join
by Zach_Lim
January 15th, 2015, 1:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of 2014 and a Taste of 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 2874

Re: End of 2014 and a Taste of 2015

Phenomenal year, especially for salamanders. Excellent shots all of them, especially the Aneides.

Good to see these full sized instead of small on Instagram.

-Zach
by Zach_Lim
January 14th, 2015, 1:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: recently enlisted in navy
Replies: 21
Views: 4087

Re: recently enlisted in navy

Thank you for your service, and as stated, it is a very patriotic stance you are taking.

Good luck out there and happy (and safe) herping. Please share pix.
by Zach_Lim
January 14th, 2015, 1:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Contia tenuis
Replies: 8
Views: 1986

Re: Contia tenuis

Thank you for the additional information, Richard. I will try to see if I can find some courting/mating Contia. I wonder if they breed fossorially? In regards to San Francisco- I have been working with my friend who is a resident Biologist in the Presidio. I have explored a handful of spots with him...
by Zach_Lim
January 14th, 2015, 1:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Contia tenuis
Replies: 8
Views: 1557

Re: Contia tenuis

Thank you for the additional information, Richard. I will try to see if I can find some courting/mating Contia. I wonder if they breed fossorially? In regards to San Francisco- I have been working with my friend who is a resident Biologist in the Presidio. I have explored a handful of spots with him...
by Zach_Lim
January 14th, 2015, 11:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: January Soquel Demo Forest Survey
Replies: 19
Views: 3950

Re: January Soquel Demo Forest Survey

Hey Lawrence,

What time is the survey expected to end? I totally forgot that I am playing a show in Oakland that night and have to be in SF (at my studio) at like 530PM.

Thanks
by Zach_Lim
January 9th, 2015, 4:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpin' in Norway!
Replies: 7
Views: 2567

Re: Herpin' in Norway!

Gorgeous snakes! The diversity in Adder is splendid.
by Zach_Lim
January 9th, 2015, 9:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Contia tenuis
Replies: 8
Views: 1986

Re: Contia tenuis

Richard-

What time of the year is best to observe this species mating? Would it be like other snakes around late Spring to early summer?

I've been finding quite a few Contia tenuis as of late.

-Zach
by Zach_Lim
January 9th, 2015, 9:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Contia tenuis
Replies: 8
Views: 1557

Re: Contia tenuis

Richard-

What time of the year is best to observe this species mating? Would it be like other snakes around late Spring to early summer?

I've been finding quite a few Contia tenuis as of late.

-Zach
by Zach_Lim
January 8th, 2015, 10:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 was pretty keen... Pt 1
Replies: 5
Views: 1141

Re: 2014 was pretty keen... Pt 1

Awesome stuff, Phil!

That patchnose is killer!

Again, great herping with you down South!
by Zach_Lim
January 8th, 2015, 10:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 was pretty keen... Pt 1
Replies: 5
Views: 889

Re: 2014 was pretty keen... Pt 1

Awesome stuff, Phil!

That patchnose is killer!

Again, great herping with you down South!
by Zach_Lim
January 8th, 2015, 10:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch in Spring 2015? Tentative Dates Announced.
Replies: 26
Views: 6130

Re: Tejon Ranch in Spring 2015?

With enough notice, I would be interested.

I'd love to see a Sierra zonata!
by Zach_Lim
January 7th, 2015, 9:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Years 2015 and the ever phallic Bipes
Replies: 9
Views: 3928

Re: New Years 2015 and the ever phallic Bipes

I knew I was gonna love this thread when I read "tacos"!

Sounds like an amazing and suspenseful trip! Bipes is high, maybe #1, on my life list, so this was a great read!
by Zach_Lim
January 6th, 2015, 9:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: December 2014- Salamanders, Crotes, Contia, and Tour
Replies: 1
Views: 1459

December 2014- Salamanders, Crotes, Contia, and Tour

Hey guys, I've been so busy with family get togethers, work, etc that I was not able to post my December finds until this new year! Due to the onset of very cold conditions here in the SF Bay Area/Northern California, I switched over to Salamander mode. Being a "snake" guy, I appreciated caudates, b...
by Zach_Lim
January 6th, 2015, 9:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A little late, but my killer December 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1913

A little late, but my killer December 2014

Hey guys, I've been so busy with family get togethers, work, etc that I was not able to post my December finds until this new year! Due to the onset of very cold conditions here in the SF Bay Area/Northern California, I switched over to Salamander mode. Being a "snake" guy, I appreciated caudates, b...
by Zach_Lim
January 6th, 2015, 9:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A little late, but my killer December 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1111

A little late, but my killer December 2014

Hey guys, I've been so busy with family get togethers, work, etc that I was not able to post my December finds until this new year! Due to the onset of very cold conditions here in the SF Bay Area/Northern California, I switched over to Salamander mode. Being a "snake" guy, I appreciated caudates, b...
by Zach_Lim
January 6th, 2015, 8:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: January Soquel Demo Forest Survey
Replies: 19
Views: 3950

Re: January Soquel Demo Forest Survey

Rain or shine, I'll be there.

I'm sure we can scare up a Contia!
by Zach_Lim
January 5th, 2015, 7:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My 2014 Year in Review
Replies: 10
Views: 2742

Re: My 2014 Year in Review

Amazing year, Lawrence. Thank you so much for organizing all the surveys. I really enjoy them and feel that they do a lot for our community.

That Regal is ridiculous.

Todd ' s z looks like a beast
by Zach_Lim
January 5th, 2015, 7:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My 2014 Year in Review
Replies: 10
Views: 1501

Re: My 2014 Year in Review

Amazing year, Lawrence. Thank you so much for organizing all the surveys. I really enjoy them and feel that they do a lot for our community.

That Regal is ridiculous.

Todd ' s z looks like a beast