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by jonathan
May 26th, 2018, 9:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: S. Calif. trip
Replies: 20
Views: 15116

Re: S. Calif. trip

Hi Richard! A couple of us (the others completely new to California herping) arrived in the area right after you had left, but we did manage to see Brian in the general store before he took off. Our main focus was salamanders, not boas, but it turned out that most of the roads into wetter habitat wh...
by jonathan
May 26th, 2018, 9:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OMG, she did'nt!
Replies: 51
Views: 39982

Re: OMG, she did'nt!

I'm right on target. As is always the case. Perhaps it might not appear that way to those to distracted or to slow to follow. About the dopes that have tried for years to confront me (including "lat"). Really dumb people are confrontational and dismissive when they encounter really smart people. If...
by jonathan
May 10th, 2018, 8:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cuban field herping - Oct 6-15, 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 8136

Re: Cuban field herping - Oct 6-15, 2018

Ernie, why do you even care? This is a field herping site, yet you never, ever post about field herping. So why do you think you can be a gatekeeper over what other people post about? Why do you even care? Your response here is very much a replica of an attack you started against a project I was inv...
by jonathan
May 9th, 2018, 7:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So many teeth in the river
Replies: 7
Views: 7679

Re: So many teeth in the river

The Chambal River is a great place! That is a huge male Gharial! I was there in '09 and my Mom and brother went a couple years ago, everyone had a great trip. I would have loved to have seen the Hedgehog and Blackbuck. I think it has to be one of the most untouched wildlife spots in Uttar Pradesh.
by jonathan
May 1st, 2018, 10:15 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Troll on Craigslist
Replies: 12
Views: 22941

Re: Troll on Craigslist

When someone responds seriously to a troll post in order to inform him not to respond seriously to a troll post. :lol:
by jonathan
April 30th, 2018, 12:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 100 Species, A 2017 in Review Post
Replies: 18
Views: 15604

Re: 100 Species, A 2017 in Review Post

Thank you for bumping this! Went back through and gave it even more attention than I did the first time. You photographed the coast-side collareds! I assume the same population I've mentioned before? Where did you see bighorn? Still think that bobcat series is incredible I think your #45 toad is Woo...
by jonathan
April 29th, 2018, 10:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Day of Spotteds
Replies: 2
Views: 3547

Re: A Day of Spotteds

You need to do something about that youtube url - it's not working for me.
by jonathan
April 29th, 2018, 10:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping with friends and family
Replies: 2
Views: 4098

Re: Herping with friends and family

Cool video Lou. I've never found a Yellow bellied Racer. I only remember seeing them posted by Fundad from the SD mountains. I've heard of them from a couple other spots, but I think they are kind of rare when it comes down to it, or rarely found. :thumb: They're kinda rare in SoCal where it is mos...
by jonathan
April 27th, 2018, 11:41 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp Photography Gear Reviews - links
Replies: 16
Views: 58516

Re: Herp Photography Gear Reviews - links

What happened to Scott? His profile says that he hasn't been online since the 3rd.
by jonathan
April 26th, 2018, 6:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A gigas sized thanks...
Replies: 9
Views: 6393

Re: A gigas sized thanks...

Herpers helping herpers. :)
by jonathan
April 26th, 2018, 6:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northwest, Lacey, Olympia Washington and surrounding areas
Replies: 19
Views: 23032

Re: Northwest, Lacey, Olympia Washington and surrounding are

Hi Techno, Thank you for all the info. It helps tremendously. I am searching for laws on the WDFW site and cannot find much. So is Washington a no hold state for reptiles? Pictures ok ? I am also wondering if you can have non native species such as Cal Kings and Rosy Boas.. ??? I'm not from Washing...
by jonathan
April 23rd, 2018, 8:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: That one day a year I can flip snakes here
Replies: 6
Views: 4026

Re: That one day a year I can flip snakes here

Interesting topic Jonathan. I second what Bill M. alluded to: try flipping at night. Night flipping can work here in So. Cal. during hot weather in May and June. I've also had a little luck night flipping in AZ during the monsoons. The only other idea that comes to mind is to try larger, thicker co...
by jonathan
April 22nd, 2018, 5:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: That one day a year I can flip snakes here
Replies: 6
Views: 4026

Re: That one day a year I can flip snakes here

Wow, still fascinating and curious. Also I forgot about Enhydris plumbea . Seems like you could find them day or night, rain or shine in creeks and rice paddies, like most NA watersnakes. Looking at your coolest high temps for flipping (lowest 22C / almost 72F), and comparing to central Florida, on...
by jonathan
April 22nd, 2018, 9:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: That one day a year I can flip snakes here
Replies: 6
Views: 4026

Re: That one day a year I can flip snakes here

Johnathan, Interesting observations. What are the average month temps where you are? Here's a chart I found, which also lists the average monthly days of rain: Month High / Low(°C) Rain January 22° / 8° 1 day February 26° / 11° 1 day March 33° / 15° 1 day April 39° / 21° 0 days May 40° / 25° 1 day ...
by jonathan
April 22nd, 2018, 3:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: That one day a year I can flip snakes here
Replies: 6
Views: 4026

That one day a year I can flip snakes here

Of the many many annoying things regarding trying to herp here, this one is at least interesting. As far as I can tell, I can pretty much only meaningfully flip snakes one day a year. And in only one place in the whole city, at that. I don't mean that 100%. I can flip Indotyphlops braminus (and once...
by jonathan
April 20th, 2018, 5:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question about the Mojave rattlesnake and W. Diamondback
Replies: 17
Views: 7193

Re: Question about the Mojave rattlesnake and W. Diamondback

If none of this works sometimes they fess up if proper interview techniques are used. I dispute that a little - usually the crot just holds out until it can't anymore and then it just tells the interviewer whatever they want to hear, usually self-identifying to give them the lifer/locality they wer...
by jonathan
April 19th, 2018, 8:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First record for Placer county Spea Hammondii
Replies: 6
Views: 5919

Re: First record for Placer county Spea Hammondii

Great record Porter!
by jonathan
April 19th, 2018, 8:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hitting the Slopes in SoCal
Replies: 9
Views: 6696

Re: Hitting the Slopes in SoCal

Thanks for posting the videos Lou!

Only dating yourself slightly. Even us 1980s babies are at least aware of Men At Work.

Though when I see day/night, this is what I think of immediately:

by jonathan
April 17th, 2018, 6:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Looking for Advice on the Unthinkable
Replies: 15
Views: 14488

Re: Looking for Advice on the Unthinkable

Best thing to do is not get bit. I have hiked a 1000 miles of SC, never worried about snakebite. I worry about mosquitoes, chiggers, ticks and horseflies, in that order. I worry about the yellow jackets when they are swarming at me. It is easy to not get snakebit, use good judgement and keep your e...
by jonathan
April 17th, 2018, 10:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My close call with a venomous snake (let's hear your stories
Replies: 28
Views: 14099

Re: My close call with a venomous snake (let's hear your sto

I feel lucky, thank God that I haven't had any strikes at all yet that I can remember. The closest I can think of, an Australian friend of mine begged me to take him out to see his first rattlesnake. I took him to one of my favorite little herping spots in the world - it was hot and dry for most spe...
by jonathan
April 17th, 2018, 8:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: night snakes?
Replies: 67
Views: 22276

Re: night snakes?

Adding my two cents to a very interesting thread. My dad did 3 years of snake research with Lowell Diller in the 1970s. They worked in the Snake River Bird of Prey National Monument, focusing a lot of work on the difference in ecological niches of Great Basin Rattlesnakes and Great Basin Gophers but...
by jonathan
April 17th, 2018, 8:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Most snakes flipped under a single piece of AC?
Replies: 24
Views: 11495

Re: Most snakes flipped under a single piece of AC?

Kent VanSooy wrote:Gotcha beat Taylor - read 'em and weap! (goodness knows I've done some crying over these %^@^@[email protected] things lately...)Image
I spent forever looking for this photo from Kent once, and now found it by accident. A classic.

Miss you man.
by jonathan
April 8th, 2018, 11:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some random NV shots.
Replies: 18
Views: 9520

Re: Some random NV shots.

Nice post!
by jonathan
March 29th, 2018, 10:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photos of some recent sick herps
Replies: 20
Views: 12360

Re: Photos of some recent sick herps

Great finds, great pictures.
by jonathan
March 20th, 2018, 10:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Socal Skink ID Request
Replies: 11
Views: 9189

Re: Socal Skink ID Request

I need a shot of the tail from the side to be able to ID. You didn't get a side shot? That's where I can see if the striping is extending or not. To me the gestalt looks more like a Western, but I've been fooled by gestalt on skinks before. Really can't tell personally without a side shot of the tail.
by jonathan
March 20th, 2018, 10:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Portland, OR area.....
Replies: 5
Views: 4001

Re: Portland, OR area.....

I'll be in Portland for parts of June and early July this year. I used to live in St. Helens and get back there every so often, know the herpable areas decently well but not nearly as well as someone who lives there full time. I'll have a pregnant wife at home so I can't make just any trip, but if t...
by jonathan
March 20th, 2018, 10:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chicago Field Herping
Replies: 4
Views: 4453

Re: Chicago Field Herping

I love herping in cities. Have found great stuff right in the middle of Portland, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Atlanta, Bangkok, Kolkata, etc.
by jonathan
March 19th, 2018, 8:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Species in Big Sur
Replies: 8
Views: 6842

Re: Species in Big Sur

If I remember right, the direct area of the park itself that people usually visit is nice redwood forest. That coastal redwood forest stays moist enough that even in June, it's possible to flip Monterey Ensatina and Santa Lucia Mountains Slender Salamanders if you find the right pockets of moisture....
by jonathan
March 16th, 2018, 8:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turtle fed puppy
Replies: 4
Views: 5305

Turtle fed puppy

Turtle euthanized after teacher allegedly feeds it puppy Basically, a puppy that wasn't going to make it anyway was fed to a turtle and the world went crazy. The story generated outrage across the Internet, and police said they are increasing security at schools in the district because of threats l...
by jonathan
February 9th, 2018, 10:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Update on my milk snake that came home after escaping!
Replies: 12
Views: 8114

Re: Update on my milk snake that came home after escaping!

That's a great story. With the Burmese Pythons we were tracking in Bangladesh, they often exhibited an interesting pattern related to homing. When one would create a problem (eating domestic ducks) and need to be rescued/moved, they would sometimes be taken as much as 7-8 km away. If I recall correc...
by jonathan
February 5th, 2018, 10:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #24: The Coral Snake Mistake
Replies: 48
Views: 24720

Re: Borneo Dispatches #24: The Coral Snake Mistake

Russell's Viper....you win :-) I mean, the other guy tailed a king cobra on accident though. :shock: I actually made a grab for a snake once that I didn't conclusively ID as a rat snake or cobra (and still haven't). But tailing a regular cobra isn't exactly the scariest thing in the world. This is ...
by jonathan
February 2nd, 2018, 8:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog, or, Don't Mess with Mama.
Replies: 3
Views: 4396

Re: The Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog, or, Don't Mess with Mam

That's incredible. It really went all-in on the follow-through.
by jonathan
February 2nd, 2018, 8:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 100 Species, A 2017 in Review Post
Replies: 18
Views: 15604

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: 11225

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: 24720

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: 24720

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: 6189

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: 56572

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: 56572

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: 252880

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: 6904

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: 9280

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: 252880

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: 9280

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: 9280

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: 9280

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: 9280

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: 9280

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: 8959

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: 16960

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 ...