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by jonathan
February 2nd, 2018, 8:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 100 Species, A 2017 in Review Post
Replies: 18
Views: 14786

Re: 100 Species, A 2017 in Review Post

Great pics, great post!

Bobcat kitten is fantastic.
by jonathan
February 2nd, 2018, 8:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gila Monster on Google Street View
Replies: 13
Views: 10553

Re: Gila Monster on Google Street View

I'm insane jealous that you have a park with gilas so rampant that you can peep multiple on Google streetview. :lol:

Definitely enter it. I don't see any reason why that wouldn't be valid data.
by jonathan
February 1st, 2018, 1:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #24: The Coral Snake Mistake
Replies: 48
Views: 23749

Re: Borneo Dispatches #24: The Coral Snake Mistake

Understatement. How's emergency medical care in Kolkata? Surely there's a locally-produced AV for this species, but do all the hospitals stock it? Do many doctors there have successful experience treating snakebite? Taking a third-world bite is a sickening thought. Well, they do see a heck of a lot...
by jonathan
February 1st, 2018, 9:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #24: The Coral Snake Mistake
Replies: 48
Views: 23749

Re: Borneo Dispatches #24: The Coral Snake Mistake

Ran into this five years after the fact. Thanks for sharing Hans. It did take bravery to share. I'll throw in my "confession" to the mix. Several years ago I was herping a Jesuit retreat center in Kolkata. It was my second trip there and the place was yielding a ton of snakes - bronzebacks, keelback...
by jonathan
December 31st, 2017, 12:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Biking and Hiking up Doi Suthep
Replies: 13
Views: 5999

Re: Biking and Hiking up Doi Suthep

Another small skink running around. - ID? http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff45/Jonathan_Daehnke/IMG_0893-1.jpg Genus is Sphenomorphus - I don't know the local sp. for the area you were in though How about this one? 13435689_10104934154851022_30505877_n.jpg 13414530_10104934154701322_1936480453_n...
by jonathan
October 31st, 2017, 11:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)
Replies: 49
Views: 54710

Re: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)

... you guys give me a good chuckle / thnx / jimi/lat/jonathan et al. ... please ... dont be chumps ... give it a rest & take a breath ... a really slow deep breath ... there now much better ... exhale it ... & let the brain burn just a wisp of glucose ... i find it works better that way. There wil...
by jonathan
October 22nd, 2017, 9:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)
Replies: 49
Views: 54710

Re: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)

Did anything come of this? I was writing together my plans to be around the border next year, had just written "May 20-23" as the tentative dates I'd be in the area, then thought, "I wonder if this could be the trip I finally make that Baja Rat Snake search I've always wanted to do." (Some might rec...
by jonathan
September 30th, 2017, 9:12 pm
Forum: News
Topic: State pushes to tighten wild reptile collection rules-Nevada
Replies: 235
Views: 240192

Re: State pushes to tighten wild reptile collection rules-Ne

First, I would ask why any non-game species would need to be managed when there no valid, science-based information available? With a total lack of valid evidence that species are of conservation concern, what then occurs is that the listing of species represents a total, non-science approach that ...
by jonathan
September 29th, 2017, 7:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Summer Endemics
Replies: 9
Views: 6503

Re: Some Summer Endemics

Fantastic set of salis!

I would love a second post with each of those salamanders next to their microhabitat.
by jonathan
September 29th, 2017, 7:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Advice on an affordable rental for a herping trip
Replies: 12
Views: 9028

Re: Advice on an affordable rental for a herping trip

Might want to try renting from a car dealer, who rents same model for a particular class vehicle. For example, for a cross Country trip, we wanted a Suv with good cargo space. (didn't want to go through rental agency, as you don't know what you're going to get - the suv class includesjeeps ). So we...
by jonathan
September 27th, 2017, 10:50 am
Forum: News
Topic: State pushes to tighten wild reptile collection rules-Nevada
Replies: 235
Views: 240192

Re: State pushes to tighten wild reptile collection rules-Ne

I think there is a genuine need for all animal people to come together and realize that some give and take could go a long way toward making sure the future is bright and that we crank out as many people who want to preserve reptiles and other animals for the future as possible exist. That's a nice...
by jonathan
September 24th, 2017, 8:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Advice on an affordable rental for a herping trip
Replies: 12
Views: 9028

Re: Advice on an affordable rental for a herping trip

How much further North are you planning? The trip will basically be from Anza to Mojave (possibly with stops down to the Mexican and Arizona borders) then circling the Sierras from Kennedy Meadows to Yosemite and then down to Sequoia. I've hit the coast the last three times I was in America (even i...
by jonathan
September 22nd, 2017, 6:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Advice on an affordable rental for a herping trip
Replies: 12
Views: 9028

Re: Advice on an affordable rental for a herping trip

SurfinHerp wrote:You gonna cruise down to SD County while you're in So. Cal.??

Jeff

I think our main targets are going to be further north, but we have to hit Anza-Borrego and surrounding environs well so I can show him that mecca for the first time.
by jonathan
September 18th, 2017, 1:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Advice on an affordable rental for a herping trip
Replies: 12
Views: 9028

Re: Advice on an affordable rental for a herping trip

I think a Subaru wagon would also serve, but I dunno if the rental companies buy those. In the midst of all that grumbling, I think you hit a real winner here. https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5461/17612844969_722828e34d_z.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8894/17799502781_d79537d9d9_z.jpg https://c4....
by jonathan
September 17th, 2017, 1:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Advice on an affordable rental for a herping trip
Replies: 12
Views: 9028

Re: Advice on an affordable rental for a herping trip

Those new little jeeps look pretty sweet. I'm not sure if they are available to rent yet. Kind of reminds me of the old samurai type vehicle. Small, fuel efficient but decent clearance and has 4 wheel drive. That sounds like the ideal vehicle, but I'm not even looking for ideal really. Simple "smal...
by jonathan
September 16th, 2017, 1:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Advice on an affordable rental for a herping trip
Replies: 12
Views: 9028

Advice on an affordable rental for a herping trip

I'm possibly looking to rent a car for a herping trip. Not planning to be doing any off-roading or high-grade roads. 90% of the job will just be getting places on highways and road-cruising, and I'd like to do that as affordably (both rental-wise and fuel-wise) and environmentally-efficiently as pos...
by jonathan
July 23rd, 2017, 9:41 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Three new toad species in Nevada
Replies: 1
Views: 8227

Three new toad species in Nevada

Not quite a typical pure DNA splitting game, looks like each one is in a quite isolated habitat and morphologically distinct. They're Bufo boreas complex but only about two inches long “The Dixie Valley toad is a pretty toad, with flecks of gold on an olive background,” Tracy, a long-time professor ...
by jonathan
July 17th, 2017, 9:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Famed snake trackers from India latest weapon in Florida war
Replies: 12
Views: 15761

Re: Famed snake trackers from India latest weapon in Florida

Sorry to beat an old, dead horse, but if I were a FL taxpayer I would be outraged at paying for some foreign guys to essentially go on a vacation and walk around looking for snakes. Yes, I'm sure that the average Florida taxpayer's largest concern is the 0.002 dollars that they had to give towards ...
by jonathan
June 19th, 2017, 6:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HerpMapper vs NAHERP vs iNaturalist
Replies: 21
Views: 10640

Re: HerpMapper vs NAHERP vs iNaturalist

I stopped submitting records. Use to use an eTrex Legend, via serial port. PC motherboard don't have serial ports anymore. There are adapters but getting them to work in Linux (my OS) hasn't always worked. Bought a USB Garmin. It worked until I lost the cable, and it seems Garmin requires a Garmin ...
by jonathan
June 15th, 2017, 10:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New to Oregon
Replies: 5
Views: 2971

Re: New to Oregon

I don't live in Oregon anymore, but used to and know the little corner in the extreme Northwest (Columbia and Multnomah Counties, and to a much lesser degree Hood River, Washington, Linn, Clatsop, Tillamook, and Yamhill Counties) fairly well. I've also done a bit of herping in other counties south, ...
by jonathan
June 15th, 2017, 10:09 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: 55" Timber Rattlesnake Killed and Eaten
Replies: 6
Views: 12255

Re: 55" Timber Rattlesnake Killed and Eaten

I've tagged and taken home a road-killed deer. It was "very" fresh though (as in it the back of the pickup within minutes of it's last heartbeat). A family member was once driving down a highway and definitely didn't see a large road-killed elk there, then saw one on the way back. Knowing it couldn'...
by jonathan
June 15th, 2017, 10:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HerpMapper vs NAHERP vs iNaturalist
Replies: 21
Views: 10640

Re: HerpMapper vs NAHERP vs iNaturalist

I prefer NAHERP because I felt it was set up best to include the most collaborators and have the best community feel to the project. Some of that has been lost now, but I still see it as the best option of those available.
by jonathan
June 11th, 2017, 10:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Undercover DFG?
Replies: 6
Views: 4147

Re: Undercover DFG?

I would think border patrol, even a bit further north than usual.
by jonathan
June 11th, 2017, 10:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: herping Eugene/Portland area late june
Replies: 2
Views: 1727

Re: herping Eugene/Portland area late june

Turtles and frogs and garter snakes in lakes and marshes. Garter snakes and alligator lizards and racers in meadows/clearings/clearcuts. Stream salamanders and frogs in forested streams in the hills. In Portland, Google Earth will quickly lead you towards places where you can find stuff if you look ...
by jonathan
June 11th, 2017, 9:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Community Snake Workshop in Manila
Replies: 2
Views: 2358

Re: Community Snake Workshop in Manila

Quite late, I got a really nice follow-up message about the workshop. Hey, very very much overdue is this little HUGE Thank you! for the workshop on snakes you did with our crew in February. You are in best (and most memorable!) memory to them. "Jon approaches the forest differently", they told me. ...
by jonathan
April 25th, 2017, 10:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Doi Suthep from top to bottom
Replies: 2
Views: 3236

Re: Doi Suthep from top to bottom

Fieldnotes wrote:Amazing post, especially how creatively it is displayed. :thumb:
Thank you!

I had almost forgotten about this post, until I found out that one of my DOR ID's was wrong and fixed it right now.
by jonathan
April 25th, 2017, 8:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A "my kid with a snake" shot that you haven't gotten
Replies: 3
Views: 2356

Re: A "my kid with a snake" shot that you haven't gotten

Woww. Its cool how clearly the snake is focused on going about its way and the photo has that same feel as the type you see with like, the ghosts of victorian twins superimposed in the background only its real, just a natural moment of an epic snake with human beings superimposed on its life and en...
by jonathan
April 24th, 2017, 8:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A "my kid with a snake" shot that you haven't gotten
Replies: 3
Views: 2356

A "my kid with a snake" shot that you haven't gotten

https://s.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/dd049f79e479bba15eba133a841f3b08/205114298/Screen+Shot+2017-03-31+at+10.37.50+AM.png When Bianca Dickinson's 2-year-old daughter was playing around in the driveway of their home on Monday, she thought she would snap a few cute photos of the child. Instead, she...
by jonathan
April 24th, 2017, 8:52 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Jumping for Joy: Rana draytonii/Red legged frog in L. A. Co,
Replies: 1
Views: 8154

Re: Jumping for Joy: Rana draytonii/Red legged frog in L. A.

That's awesome. I wonder if this is the population that many of us know of and have been to before, or if it's a different naturally established one, or a reintroduction locale. If it's the spot I've been to before, I would be pleasantly surprised because that locale looked very borderline for the c...
by jonathan
April 24th, 2017, 8:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Habit of wanting to own nature’s beauty needs to be broken
Replies: 1
Views: 8337

Re: Habit of wanting to own nature’s beauty needs to be brok

I thought this was going to be about private property and land ownership.

I get that the desire to own animals is often misplaced, but the desire to own land is much more problematic for their welfare.
by jonathan
April 24th, 2017, 8:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Famed snake trackers from India latest weapon in Florida war
Replies: 12
Views: 15761

Re: Famed snake trackers from India latest weapon in Florida

The pilot project, being funded by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, is also relatively cheap: just $68,888 for two tribesmen and two translators for two months. Armed only with tire irons to punch through dense burma reed and sharp limestone rock and trailed by biologists, the...
by jonathan
April 24th, 2017, 8:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 30-some reptiles died in Zoo Knoxville
Replies: 2
Views: 8737

Re: 30-some reptiles died in Zoo Knoxville

Something similar, on a much smaller scale, happened in my own room once when I was a kid. I had recently hatched a clutch of six corn snakes. Four of the babies were doing quite well, one was deformed and was pretty unlikely to make it, one was runted and I doubted it would make it either. I also h...
by jonathan
April 19th, 2017, 9:21 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Interesting article on poaching in Oregon....
Replies: 59
Views: 47114

Re: Interesting article on poaching in Oregon....

I guess my narrow focus was lost on you Kelly. I seriously doubt you have been approached to buy illegally obtained California Mountain Kingsnakes and told that they came from Oregon as a selling point. You are right though about some turtles, tortoises, and egg layers that produce large clutches. ...
by jonathan
April 3rd, 2017, 10:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Man Eaters
Replies: 91
Views: 32178

Re: Man Eaters

Hunter–gatherers and other primates as prey, predators, and competitors of snakes Thomas N. Headlanda,1 and Harry W. Greeneb,1 25% of Philippine Agta Negritos men had been attacked by pythons. Snake attacks were a part of life for those people. Perhaps our fear and fascination with giant man eating...
by jonathan
April 3rd, 2017, 12:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Man Eaters
Replies: 91
Views: 32178

Re: Man Eaters

I appreciate this discussion and the thorough documentation Jeremy provided. Summarizing the photos and accounts in one place is much appreciated. Ernie's predictable appearance and personal attacks on scientists aside, I thought we'd have more discussion of the Headland and Greene PNAS paper. 25% ...
by jonathan
March 21st, 2017, 8:45 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Aquatic animal ID
Replies: 20
Views: 42498

Re: Aquatic animal ID

Jonathan, do you know how far out in the Bay they were, and where they canoed out from, ie Santa Cruz, Monterey, or Moss Landing? My guess is the fin is the foreflipper of a California Sea Lion, and the spots are bits of water. I think the seal lion is doing a corkscrew dive, checking out the canoe...
by jonathan
March 15th, 2017, 9:26 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Please contribute to the H.E.R.P. database!
Replies: 35
Views: 34681

Re: Please contribute to the H.E.R.P. database!

Actually after several tries, did manage to get the lat long in, but the last straw was of all things humidity. Tried all kinds of combos, finally just gave up, it was a long day of herping, and just lost patience The humidity field is completely optional, and in my mind unnecessary. You can just l...
by jonathan
March 14th, 2017, 11:15 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Please contribute to the H.E.R.P. database!
Replies: 35
Views: 34681

Re: Please contribute to the H.E.R.P. database!

Unfortunately i tried to enter data, and it kept telling me to enter it in certain formats, i tried and it kept rejecting it, saying it wasn't entered right, after several tries i gave up frustrated. If data needs to be formatted, the program on the site should convert it automatically, a shame tha...
by jonathan
March 7th, 2017, 11:55 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Aquatic animal ID
Replies: 20
Views: 42498

Re: Aquatic animal ID

Nice insights! Perhaps we finally have a good candidate?
by jonathan
February 12th, 2017, 11:38 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?...
Replies: 381
Views: 315300

Re: What was your last lifer?...

Short trip to Manila produced Yellow-vented Bulbul, Spotted Wood Kingfisher, Blue-eared Kingfisher, and a couple Red-crested Malkoha

Also saw a francolin/partridge of some sort and a nightjar of some sort that both would have been lifers if I’d been able to ID them.
by jonathan
February 12th, 2017, 11:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question about snakes and a snake workshop in Manila
Replies: 5
Views: 2854

Re: Question about snakes and a snake workshop in Manila

DanW wrote:You should contact Rafe Brown at KU, he has done extensive work in the Philippines. https://biodiversity.ku.edu/herpetology

Dan

Thanks a ton Dan. Rafe was in the field, but Luke Welton of KU provided the exact help that I needed.
by jonathan
February 12th, 2017, 11:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Community Snake Workshop in Manila
Replies: 2
Views: 2358

Community Snake Workshop in Manila

A few months ago someone got word that I'd be in Manila for a conference (my first time outside India in 1.5 years) and asked if I'd be willing to lead a community snake workshop in their area. The people extending the invitation were a small and quite young network of Christian organic farms and tr...
by jonathan
February 12th, 2017, 9:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Waiting for Herps - herping while staying still
Replies: 7
Views: 5204

Re: Waiting for Herps - herping while staying still

Another is a spot in west Texas where you can sit for hours in the car watching the interactions of Racerunners. This includes foraging, territorial spats, and mating (which is more like rape in their world.) That was a good mention. I remember a similar experience of watching Cozumel Whiptails on ...
by jonathan
February 11th, 2017, 12:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Waiting for Herps - herping while staying still
Replies: 7
Views: 5204

Waiting for Herps - herping while staying still

I've had a number of people, I think Flaxington and Trageser specifically, recommend the seldom-practiced technique of simply sitting still and seeing what herps (or other denizens of nature) show up. And I nearly never have the patience for it, nor am I certain that they do. But every once in a whi...
by jonathan
January 23rd, 2017, 7:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question about snakes and a snake workshop in Manila
Replies: 5
Views: 2854

Re: Question about snakes and a snake workshop in Manila

Thank you both!

I've emailed Rafe - hopefully he can get back to me quickly.
by jonathan
January 21st, 2017, 6:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question about snakes and a snake workshop in Manila
Replies: 5
Views: 2854

Question about snakes and a snake workshop in Manila

I happen to be passing through Manila briefly soon, and a friend has asked me if I could give a little workshop/presentation on snakes in a local community. Apparently, the community is made up of many people who were relocated to this forest/farming area from the city, and they’re not particularly ...
by jonathan
December 21st, 2016, 12:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some washington county herps
Replies: 4
Views: 2376

Re: Some washington county herps

Nice post
by jonathan
December 20th, 2016, 11:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID this salamander larvae
Replies: 2
Views: 1939

ID this salamander larvae

Picture from my dad. I have my guess, but I want to get other opinions before I put it in the database.

Image
by jonathan
October 7th, 2016, 7:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: An interesting article on the place of science in society
Replies: 68
Views: 33540

Re: An interesting article on the place of science in societ

I had a lot of professors who would have probably joined a suicide cult if Feynman led it. He was legendary in physics circles, and for good reason. A major issue I had with him, though, is that he frequently degraded the "philosophy of science", even though he (unintentionally?) spoke out on princi...
by jonathan
October 6th, 2016, 10:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Short southern Rajasthan trip: mammals>herps, stories>pics
Replies: 0
Views: 5073

Short southern Rajasthan trip: mammals>herps, stories>pics

My first stop was Jaipur where my wife had a workshop to attend. Though I didn't get the chance to herp, even our short excursion to the city lake resulted in a chance encounter with this fantastic softshell turtle: http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff45/Jonathan_Daehnke/India/P1010436_zpsjrzonw6k....