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by Fundad
December 18th, 2015, 5:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not quite a snake but...
Replies: 11
Views: 4993

Re: Not quite a snake but...

Nice shots.. :thumb:

Love it.

Fundad
by Fundad
December 18th, 2015, 5:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 California Chapter Officer Nominations
Replies: 28
Views: 8159

Re: 2016 California Chapter Officer Nominations

Thank you for the nomination. I accept. This will be my last year as President though as I have not done a great job this last year, and I think its time for some new blood as President. Since no one else was nominated there will be no need for a vote. Thank you for everyone's time and efforts in th...
by Fundad
December 7th, 2015, 7:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 California Chapter Officer Nominations
Replies: 28
Views: 8159

Re: 2016 California Chapter Officer Nominations

Guys this a a nomination Thread, please move NAFHA politics or suggestions to a different thread, if you feel the need to discuss these matters further.

Thank You
Brian Hinds
California Chapter President
by Fundad
December 3rd, 2015, 5:22 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: **Fundraiser for H.E.R.P Database**
Replies: 3
Views: 10680

Re: **Fundraiser for H.E.R.P Database**

Thank You Dave for doing this for us.

Please post this in the California Chapter Forum.

Brian Hinds
California Chapter President
by Fundad
December 3rd, 2015, 6:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 California Chapter Officer Nominations
Replies: 28
Views: 8159

Re: 2016 California Chapter Officer Nominations

These nominations will last another week.

Thank You
Brian Hinds
California Chapter President
by Fundad
November 26th, 2015, 11:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 California Chapter Officer Nominations
Replies: 28
Views: 8159

Re: 2016 California Chapter Officer Nominations

Thank you Jim I appreciate your support. Lets try to keep it in this post, if we can to make it easy to track and official. If someone else is nominated for President I wont take it personally. I nominate all of the people below. Vice-pres: Matthew Gruen (mattg) Secretary: Derek Holt (El Garia) Educ...
by Fundad
November 25th, 2015, 6:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 California Chapter Officer Nominations
Replies: 28
Views: 8159

2016 California Chapter Officer Nominations

Hi Everyone, It's Nomination time for 2016 California Chapter Officers. Current Officers are California President: Brian Hinds (Fundad) Vice-pres: Matthew Gruen (mattg) Secretary: Derek Holt (El Garia) Education Specialist: Jeff Nordland (SurfinHerp) Conservation Officer: Lawrence Erickson (Calfirec...
by Fundad
October 15th, 2015, 8:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Road cruising on Indian reservations
Replies: 61
Views: 13444

Re: Road cruising on Indian reservations

What are we arguing about?? Semantics? I dont recommend herping on private property in Texas because its dangerous. Does that make me racist? I dont recommend herping in Oakland either. Nor do I recommend herping on Indian Reservtion without permission. I almost lost my life on Indian Reservation (d...
by Fundad
October 12th, 2015, 2:21 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: 2016 NAFHA Annual Meeting - Mena, Arkansas - Dates Poll
Replies: 8
Views: 13694

Re: 2016 NAFHA Annual Meeting - Mena, Arkansas - Dates Poll

I have to try and make this.. Awesome..

Fundad
by Fundad
October 12th, 2015, 2:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Night Stalking San Diego – Summer 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 6311

Re: Night Stalking San Diego – Summer 2015

Way to go Jeff. You and Nate are Killing it..

Anyone that can nightwalk a blindsnake, is impressive.. just sayin..

My blind rear end likely wouldn't see one.

:thumb: :beer:

I appreciate your efforts.
Brian Hinds
California Chapter President.
by Fundad
September 21st, 2015, 9:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In Memory of Kent VanSooy
Replies: 25
Views: 10290

Re: In Memory of Kent VanSooy

Jonathan Wrote I think he probably influenced more people with fewer words than anyone else in our chapter. I will miss him. Yes he did, not only with NAFHA but with friendship with many other as well.. We all will miss him, and it is our loss. My heart really goes out to his wife, family, and close...
by Fundad
September 19th, 2015, 5:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA Booth and LA County Fair in Sept, anyone want to help
Replies: 23
Views: 5379

Re: NAFHA Booth and LA County Fair in Sept, anyone want to h

I will be there one more day. Today until 4:30.

If you're going to the fair stop by and say Hi..



Fundad
by Fundad
September 15th, 2015, 9:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post photos of wild herps feeding
Replies: 56
Views: 34641

Re: Post photos of wild herps feeding

Image
by Fundad
September 15th, 2015, 9:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Celebration of the Life of Kent VanSooy
Replies: 6
Views: 3315

Re: A Celebration of the Life of Kent VanSooy

I was going to RSVP when I knew for sure, but I am planning on bringing someone, if they don't have to work. So you can put me down for two.

I can bring food or drink, if needed as well?

Brian
by Fundad
September 15th, 2015, 7:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Who on the forum would you most like to meet in person...
Replies: 44
Views: 57418

Re: Who on the forum would you most like to meet in person..

I have been fortunate enough to have meet so many here. I see Dr Sam Sweet's name here, and that's good to see, I have herped with him a couple times (Outstanding herper in the field not just the class room or forum lessons) and I am fortunate to be able to communicate with him regularly. I always l...
by Fundad
September 15th, 2015, 7:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Celebration of the Life of Kent VanSooy
Replies: 6
Views: 3315

Re: A Celebration of the Life of Kent VanSooy

Thank You Steve for keeping us updated on this and posting this for us.

I will be attending the celebration of his life event.

Respectfully
Brian Hinds
California Chapter President
by Fundad
September 12th, 2015, 7:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help Needed Sacramento area Water Snake Removal, CDFW
Replies: 9
Views: 3291

Re: Help Needed Sacramento area Water Snake Removal, CDFW

Thank you so much for updating us.

If anyone can help out please sign up.

Thank You :D
Brian
by Fundad
September 6th, 2015, 9:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In Memory of Kent VanSooy
Replies: 25
Views: 10290

Re: In Memory of Kent VanSooy

For me personally this is a lose of someone I considered a friend. Kent and I usually went herping together about once a year and we didn't mention where we were going to anyone or where we went after returning. I have been to Mexico with him, Mountain ranges very few go too, top boa locations, priv...
by Fundad
August 30th, 2015, 8:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Our prayers are with you
Replies: 12
Views: 3029

Re: Our prayers are with you

Kent is beloved by everyone he meets, and in this community that is rare... He is truly an example to us all!!! Also he is one of the original founders of NAFHA and has worked hard behind the curtain with us every year. Not to mention he was this Chapters President for years before me. Unfortunatly,...
by Fundad
August 27th, 2015, 10:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cool predator-prey moment(story only no photos!)
Replies: 6
Views: 1422

Re: Cool predator-prey moment(story only no photos!)

From what I have read Red Tailed Hawks Migrate North with diurnal snake emergence, and snake are an extremely important source of food during these migrations especially for first year RT Hawks.

Cool Story
Fundad
by Fundad
August 27th, 2015, 9:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA Booth and LA County Fair in Sept, anyone want to help
Replies: 23
Views: 5379

Re: NAFHA Booth and LA County Fair in Sept, anyone want to h

Here is the current schedule we will have a table at the fair. Saturday September 5- Brian Hinds Saturday September 12 - Matthew Gruen Sunday September 13 Jeff Nordland Saturday September 19 -Brian Hinds I am sure Matthew and I can use a hand if anyone wants to Help on any of the above days, Jeff wi...
by Fundad
August 24th, 2015, 8:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need some advice regarding San Francisco peninsula
Replies: 11
Views: 3058

Re: Need some advice regarding San Francisco peninsula

If anyone responds please do so in a PM as specific locations are not to be posted. It is the dry time of year, as soon as the rains come there will be more activity. Its amazing most areas that have not been plowed or disked contain a large number of those species you listed up there. A few days af...
by Fundad
August 24th, 2015, 7:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help Needed Sacramento area Water Snake Removal, CDFW
Replies: 9
Views: 3291

Re: Help Needed Sacramento area Water Snake Removal, CDFW

Thank you for the update Lawrence.

If you find anything else out, please keep us posted.
by Fundad
August 24th, 2015, 12:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Valley Gartersnake?
Replies: 13
Views: 3190

Re: Valley Gartersnake?

My albeit poor gartersnake IDing skills also call it a Mountain Gartersnake (Thamnophis elegans elegans). It seems if atratus occur in this area it may represent a range extension.

I too would like to see a stockon atratus photo?
by Fundad
August 20th, 2015, 6:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Same as Main: Southwest Summer
Replies: 7
Views: 1998

Re: Same as Main: Southwest Summer

Very Nice series Neil.

Have you considered entering your finds into our database? www.naherp.com

Brian Hinds
California Chapter President
by Fundad
August 20th, 2015, 6:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help Needed Sacramento area Water Snake Removal, CDFW
Replies: 9
Views: 3291

Re: Help Needed Sacramento area Water Snake Removal, CDFW

Thank you Zach, :thumb:

Please keep me in the loop on this if anyone goes.

I would like to make sure credit is given for those who go. And even better yet a few pictures would be great.

Brian
by Fundad
August 19th, 2015, 3:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help Needed Sacramento area Water Snake Removal, CDFW
Replies: 9
Views: 3291

Re: Help Needed Sacramento area Water Snake Removal, CDFW

Luke, Thank You. It would mean a lot to me, personally.

I would owe you one. ;)

Brian
by Fundad
August 18th, 2015, 1:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help Needed Sacramento area Water Snake Removal, CDFW
Replies: 9
Views: 3291

Re: Help Needed Sacramento area Water Snake Removal, CDFW

Bump, Anyway in this area available to help?
by Fundad
August 18th, 2015, 1:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SRB History / taxonomy
Replies: 38
Views: 12970

Re: SRB History / taxonomy

I have many years experience in this kind of environment. And once you get away from the traffic and the lights, magically boas appear, in good numbers again.
by Fundad
August 18th, 2015, 10:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A couple of short trips (content removed)
Replies: 7
Views: 1437

Re: A couple of short trips (content removed)

There is NO rule against posting pictures of herps here in the California Chapter that are from other states or countries. The only thing FHF asks is that if you post a "field report" in this chapter forum that you also post in the main FHF forum as well. That's it Brian Hinds California Chapter Pre...
by Fundad
August 18th, 2015, 10:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA Booth and LA County Fair in Sept, anyone want to help
Replies: 23
Views: 5379

Re: NAFHA Booth and LA County Fair in Sept, anyone want to h

These are the dates and times. Anyone else? Dates Agency 9AM-2PM 2PM-6PM Friday, September 4 ________ _____ ____________ Saturday, September 5 John Lauermann?_____ ____________ Sunday, September 6 ________ __ ____________ Monday, September 7 ________ ___________ ____________ Wednesday, September 9 _...
by Fundad
August 18th, 2015, 9:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SRB History / taxonomy
Replies: 38
Views: 12970

Re: SRB History / taxonomy

My favorite boa road used to produce 3-5 a night 10 years ago but the area has been developed and car traffic from non-existent to regular every 5 min, now I'm lucky to see one. As such, I see why mangers are cautious. The reason your are seeing less, is most likely because, 1. Boas don't like ligh...
by Fundad
August 17th, 2015, 7:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA Booth and LA County Fair in Sept, anyone want to help
Replies: 23
Views: 5379

Re: NAFHA Booth and LA County Fair in Sept, anyone want to h

When/if I hear back, I ll give you and Matt a call. :D
by Fundad
August 15th, 2015, 9:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help Needed Sacramento area Water Snake Removal, CDFW
Replies: 9
Views: 3291

Help Needed Sacramento area Water Snake Removal, CDFW

Hi Everyone, NAFHA and the CDFW need your help removing Water Snakes. Weekends and up to 4 hours. Anyone that can help, even if it is one weekend or one day please do so. If you want to go as a NAFHA member please check with me first so I can confirm you have a NAHFA membership. Please let me know i...
by Fundad
August 15th, 2015, 9:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA Booth and LA County Fair in Sept, anyone want to help
Replies: 23
Views: 5379

Re: NAFHA Booth and LA County Fair in Sept, anyone want to h

Ok we have 1st saturday and 12 or 19th.

Thanks, I put it in.

Brian
by Fundad
July 27th, 2015, 1:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Western Pond Turtle Dog Days of Summer
Replies: 12
Views: 2941

Re: Western Pond Turtle Dog Days of Summer

Those Turtles Rock..

Fundad
by Fundad
July 20th, 2015, 6:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain
Replies: 36
Views: 7271

Re: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain

Garyn Wrote: Wouldn't it be great if CDFW added more protected species to the take list with a zero bag limit? That way we could all legally engage in the sort of catch-and-release herping most of us like to do also with those protected species. We are working on adding that language into the regula...
by Fundad
July 16th, 2015, 8:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain
Replies: 36
Views: 7271

Re: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain

John Delgado Wrote: Thank you Brian ... this is what I thought too. May I quote you ??? In a CA Firearms Forum http://www.calguns.net/ - For a female Firefighter who is trying to convince her male friend that he CANNOT hunt, locate and kill a Red Diamond Rattlesnake for protection, NOT for meat, NOT...
by Fundad
July 16th, 2015, 7:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain
Replies: 36
Views: 7271

Re: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain

KichiMark But in order to move it wouldn't that be a type of "take" which is a no go? What if a home owner has one in their property and kills one for protection of themselves or family? Yes, but a Zero bag limit is not a "No Take" It means you may not kill, collect, or bag, and that if must be rele...
by Fundad
July 16th, 2015, 7:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain
Replies: 36
Views: 7271

Re: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain

I am right, I have a number you guys can call if you need clarification. Zero Bag limit=means that none may be killed. This is different than no take. You guys can say what you want, but we worked on language for other species with the CDFW that included Zero bag limits for others species we were pr...
by Fundad
July 15th, 2015, 9:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain
Replies: 36
Views: 7271

Re: Red Diamond 'Protected Species' Please Explain

You can not legally Take a Red Diamond Rattlesnake, this includes killing or collecting. (62) Red diamond rattlesnake (Crotalus ruber): Limit: Zero (0) This regulation is clear. LIMIT is Zero If the limit is ZERO that means the "take" limit, including "killing" I am not sure why some think you can k...
by Fundad
July 14th, 2015, 2:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA Booth and LA County Fair in Sept, anyone want to help
Replies: 23
Views: 5379

Re: NAFHA Booth and LA County Fair in Sept, anyone want to h

Thanks Jeff, I ll put in for one of those days for you. I talk to you John, about what day you want to do one. And Jim, well, you will need to commit to a day, cause I have to put in for it in advance or you can just join one of us on the days someone else is there.? We have have a table for 1 day o...
by Fundad
July 10th, 2015, 6:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA Booth and LA County Fair in Sept, anyone want to help
Replies: 23
Views: 5379

Re: NAFHA Booth and LA County Fair in Sept, anyone want to h

Ok, I ll get with you to see what days. I have to send in a form that says what days we are going to be there.

Thanks Matt.

Brian
by Fundad
July 10th, 2015, 7:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA Booth and LA County Fair in Sept, anyone want to help
Replies: 23
Views: 5379

NAFHA Booth and LA County Fair in Sept, anyone want to help

Good Day Valued Chapter Members, nightdriver, Keith Condon, was awesome enough to get us a booth if we want it at the LA County Fair, at the Pomona Fairgrounds. We can have a table one day or multiple days. I plan on working it a couple of the days myself. The Fair is in Sept. If anyone is intereste...
by Fundad
July 10th, 2015, 7:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chupacabra found
Replies: 4
Views: 1618

Re: Chupacabra found

agree, Domestic CAT, sometimes mistaken for a Chupacabra.
by Fundad
July 6th, 2015, 2:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CDFW Water Snake Watch and Eradication Project
Replies: 2
Views: 1304

CDFW Water Snake Watch and Eradication Project

Hi Everyone, The CDFW has asked us to help with an Water Snake Watch program they have going on and we may be asked to help with the Eradication Project very soon, so stand by for that one. If you see a water snake in California please provide the data to http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/californ...
by Fundad
July 6th, 2015, 1:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fallbrook Land Conservancy night surveys coming up
Replies: 8
Views: 2454

Re: Fallbrook Land Conservancy night surveys coming up

Fantastic Work Jeff and crew.. :beer: :thumb:
by Fundad
June 9th, 2015, 9:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CDFW Request 4 Help 2 Report Incidents of Wildlife Mortality
Replies: 6
Views: 3657

Re: CDFW Request 4 Help 2 Report Incidents of Wildlife Morta

No, They have a roadkill observation site, but DOR herps should be entered in HERP.
by Fundad
June 9th, 2015, 5:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CDFW Request 4 Help 2 Report Incidents of Wildlife Mortality
Replies: 6
Views: 3657

CDFW Request 4 Help 2 Report Incidents of Wildlife Mortality

Hi All, We can help the CDFW by Reporting Incidents of Wildlife Mortality. Here is a new Citizen Science outreach they are doing for large incidents of wildlife Mortality. Please Check it out and keep yours eye out while in the field. California Department of Fish and Wildlife News Release March 23,...