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Tell Us Who You Are

Post by Biker Dave » June 10th, 2010, 7:17 pm

Hey All

I'm Dave Weber
2013 Chapter President

Welcome to the Arizona Chapter. Please tell us about yourself and include a photo of your self if you would be so kind so we can tell who we meet in the field!

M-F I am a truck driver for FedEx Freight. The rest of the time I am either in the pool consuming adult beverages, herping, riding motorcycles, or doing yard work (notice I put that one last).

I do have a few herps here at home, but I prefer seeing them in the wild.

Here is my ugly mug....

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Re: Tell Us Who You Are

Post by Azvenomous » August 10th, 2010, 11:01 pm

Hi all;
My name is Brian and I own a small ( for now ) live reptile museum called Tombstone Reptile Exhibit in historic Tombstone, Az. My main focus is to showcase the native species of venomous and non-venomous snakes, lizards, scorpions and tarantulas of Arizona and the desert southwest. I already know and have met a few of the members here, and hope to meet many more of you in the future. To answer what will be asked so you don't have to, yes the Gila in my avatar is on display @ my exhibit and yes I do have the special lic. to have and exhibit an H. suspectum suspectum. That's enough about me for now and I hope to meet and shoot the sh** and do some herping with some of you.

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Re: Tell Us Who You Are

Post by Biker Dave » August 11th, 2010, 11:29 am

Hey Brian

Glad to have you around.

You wouldnt happen to know Christian who used to be in Tombstone who had/ or was starting a herp museum down there last year. I haven't seen or heard from him in awhile.

Anyway, I'm sure we will run into each other soon.

Dave

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Post by Azvenomous » August 11th, 2010, 4:00 pm

Biker Dave wrote:Hey Brian

Glad to have you around.

You wouldnt happen to know Christian who used to be in Tombstone who had/ or was starting a herp museum down there last year. I haven't seen or heard from him in awhile.

Anyway, I'm sure we will run into each other soon.

Dave
Christian didn't know ( and never bothered to check to see) there was an existing exhibit in town and his never got off the ground. He moved to Phoenix in early spring and I haven't seen him since.
Brian

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Re: Tell Us Who You Are

Post by sauceman » August 16th, 2010, 6:05 pm

Azvenomous wrote:Hi all;
My name is Brian and I own a small ( for now ) live reptile museum called Tombstone Reptile Exhibit in historic Tombstone, Az. My main focus is to showcase the native species of venomous and non-venomous snakes, lizards, scorpions and tarantulas of Arizona and the desert southwest. I already know and have met a few of the members here, and hope to meet many more of you in the future. To answer what will be asked so you don't have to, yes the Gila in my avatar is on display @ my exhibit. I am one of the lucky few in Arizona to have a special lic. for a H. s. suspectum. That's enough about me for now and I hope to meet and shoot the sh** and do some herping with some of you.
Hi Brian,

I was just in Tombstone for a couple of days while on a herping trip. On the last day, just as I was leaving for Tucson to catch a plane, I heard about your reptile exhibit in town. I was totally disappointed that I didn't hear about it sooner so that I could have checked out your place and great animals.

I should be back in town soon. My dad has always dreamed of visiting Tombstone so I am gonna try to bring him down there. He currently lives in Nevada so not too bad. In addition, he has always wanted to see atrox and cerastes in the wild so that will hopefully be part of my present to him. Fortunately, they are pretty easy targets, it's not like he picked willardi and pricei. Those are my lofty goals... someday.

Anyway, I will definitely not pass through Tombstone again without visiting your museum.

John

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Re: Tell Us Who You Are

Post by sauceman » August 16th, 2010, 6:27 pm

While I am not from AZ, I do post here and enjoy the discussion so I figured I would introduce myself.

I live in northern CA currently. I did live in AZ for a while, Camp Verde and Cottonwood. I also spent seven years in Hawaii, which is very light on snakes but has a few interesting herps.

I am an avid photographer with herps being my main focus but I do shoot other things. I do not collect any animals from the wild. I keep two herps, both CB by a very reputable dealer (Chris Baubel)... one male Lampropeltis mexicana thayeri (Leonis) and one female Lampropeltis pyromelana pyromelana (Santa Rita line from 1989).

I am aware than Arizonans are sensitive about herpers and completely understand why. I do travel down to AZ for herping but assure you that I am very respectful, collect nothing (except trash found in habitats), and my highest concern is for the welfare of the animals and environment. I am very passionate about the protection of the incredible wildlife found in your beautiful state and it worries me that my kids may not someday be able to see some of the threatened species, so conservation is a high priority to me.

Well, that's a bit about me, here are a couple of pics.

John

Me photographing Crotalus molossus
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That's me on the right, enjoying the rain in the Costa Rican cloud forest
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Re: Tell Us Who You Are

Post by ratsnakehaven » August 18th, 2010, 5:38 pm

Hi, Craig!

Posting pics is, ok, most of the time. Just the habit of posting everything, right after finding stuff, especially if giving some locality info, is the problem we seem to be having.

Your pic of the Sonoran Desert Toad is no problem. You didn't say when you found it, or where, and it's not one of the problem species, that being species that we're trying to protect or might bring an overload to a certain spot.

PS: I'm just trying to arbitrate this mess, so people will keep posting, but not stuff that will irritate the other herpers who post here.

Cheers...Terry :beer:

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Re: Tell Us Who You Are

Post by ratsnakehaven » August 18th, 2010, 6:15 pm

Hi, all... :D

Terrence (Terry) Cox here, AKA...TC. I live in Green Valley, Pima County, AZ. I've been the AZ Chapter President from 2009-2010, but I don't plan to run again. We need some fresh blood to keep this Chapter going. I do plan to help with the forum and help moderate and maybe hold the position of Education Specialist.

Happy to meet any NAFHA members that visit my area and will get out once in awhile. I tend to work in my yard a lot and try to create habitat for herps and birds. Also spend a lot of time on my collection, mostly a few kinds of N. A. ratsnakes, and travel quite a bit. I don't go herping as much as I used to..getting older (retired)..but make several trips a year, including most of the AZ Chapter outings. Not very good at vertical hiking, so probably won't be going to any high elevations. I concentrate on desert and low-level herps.

I think NAFHA is a good place for folks to learn about herps, and the AZ Chapter is in position to add to the knowledge of herpetology in AZ, not to mention having the ability to do conservation and educational work. This "thing" about posting on the forum, however, has been a problem for the Chapter. All through our two years of existence there's been debates and discussions about what's good to post and what's not. Also, there's the problem of whether folks should have a license to do certain things, and the problem of poachers out there, and the problem of inconsiderates (meaning anyone who disrespects the herps and habitats). Many AZ herpers and others who visit regularly are very tight-lipped, because they don't want to say anything that might add to the confusion. However, many posts are innocuous, and I don't want to discourage posting.

I think the main point at this time is..."not to post anything controversial, especially during the main activity period of the year...waiting for an off-season to post anything that might draw too much attention to an area, a particular herp, or a time period when the herps should be left alone."

Talking about problems is not a favorite thing of mine, but it comes with the territory. Here's a couple old mug shots...

Herping and birding in one of my favorite spots, Madera Canyon...
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My first ever green ratsnake in the Chiricahua Mountains in 2001...
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Good hunting and good friends....TC :beer:

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Re: Tell Us Who You Are

Post by DesertZone » August 18th, 2010, 8:13 pm

Hi,
I am Aaron and live in the Idaho desert with my awesome wife. I love God, plants, herps, cars, animals, guns. I love all herps but I favor lizards most of all.
I try never to disturb any habitat when out in the wild. As some of you may know by now I am not a big fan of flipping, this could be the resone I have only ever found one night-snake and only a part of a dead ground snake. Most of what I find will be out in the open. I don't like to keep pets for to long but love to find herps around the house. When I see lizards or snake in my yard I watch from a distance, I want them to feel safe and hang around. I found a skink this year and my wife has seen them twice. Last year I only seen one lizard in the yard, but found 6 live and 2-3 dead inside the house. :lol: I found out they would come inside as we walked through the front door (seen it once)
I hope that others here will try their hand with landscaping for herps and other wildlife (Terry's place is awesome 8-) ) Good to meet everyone. :thumb:
Here is a couple of pics
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Re: Tell Us Who You Are

Post by ratsnakehaven » August 18th, 2010, 8:33 pm

Aaron, nice to meet ya', and thanks for the compliment. Hope to see you in AZ sometime. Let me know if you're ever in G. V.

PS: I love lizards in the yard... ;)

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Re: Tell Us Who You Are

Post by DesertZone » August 19th, 2010, 3:37 pm

ratsnakehaven wrote:Aaron, nice to meet ya', and thanks for the compliment. Hope to see you in AZ sometime. Let me know if you're ever in G. V.

PS: I love lizards in the yard... ;)
Evertime I drive past the Green Valley I say ratsnakehaven lives down that way. :lol: I would love to take a trip to the valley one day. 8-)

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Re: Tell Us Who You Are

Post by Biker Dave » August 19th, 2010, 9:33 pm

Welcome to everyone! Terry included....

I agree with Terry, dont be afraid to post pics, just use some common sense and a little restraint.

I understand the excitement of being in a new area and wanting to share the finds and the excitement of those finds with the rest of the world.

Just count to ten (days at least)and take a couple of deep breaths ( a couple two - three weeks is better) before posting pics.

And NEVER give exact locales.

Dave

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Re: Tell Us Who You Are

Post by azatrox » August 29th, 2010, 1:26 am

I did this once before and the server crashed so here it goes again...

My name is Kris, I'm 34 and I live in Phoenix. My primary interests are rattlesnakes, bumpy lizards and a few colubrids. I don't keep much anymore, but I've recently acquired a couple of buzzworms from a friend who had the same idea I had and largely got out of keeping altogether.

I field-herp almost every weekend and I'm pretty big into photography as well.

Happy herping.

-Kris

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Post by MarcLinsalata » August 29th, 2010, 2:09 pm

Hello - I'm not from Arizona or in Arizona but I did manage to stop over in Arizona for some quick herping on my way out to Southern California where I am now. I am originally from New Jersey and a Northeast Chapter member but now I am back in LA. I would like to meet up with some of you guys eventually, I have a long list of lifers obviously outside of the East Coast - mostly into turtles and snakes. I do not own anything and do not collect, but I just like to photo (and I definitely need to learn better photography skills!!!). Talk to you soon!!!

Marc

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Post by Biker Dave » August 29th, 2010, 3:37 pm

Welcome aboard Marc!

If you are in LA you will realize that AZ is only a 5-6 hour drive away!

We are having our 2010 Monsoon Get together the weekend after Labor Day if you want to come out here.

Dave

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Post by billboard » August 31st, 2010, 7:47 am

Hello all you happy people, My name is Billboard.

I live in The northern most regions of San Diego Co., which is the southern most county in the Most bankrupt state in the nation. I do however, own a small, but glorious parcel of God's green acre in your fine state of Arizona. Our ranch,(so to speak) is just north of the thriving metropolis of Wikieup, Arizona. I go out there two or three times a year, to view all kinds of awesome and interesting herps, and any and all members of the Az. chapter of NAFHA are more than welcome to join us out there, just send me a p.m. I know Terry and Dave pretty well, and have had the pleasure of herping with both of them out in the field. Terry is a pretty scary guy, but Dave is as harmless as a kitten. I strongly encourage any of you who are out there lurking, to join this chapter, and actively participate in collecting data and photographs for this fine Association. I look forward to meeting some of you out in the field, and as for those of you I don't get the chance to meet, perhaps our paths will cross someday, you will know me by the path I tread, which is very straight, and very narrow.


Herp hard...........

Or go Home!




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Post by ratsnakehaven » September 3rd, 2010, 1:36 pm

Thanks, Bill. I swear you can smell those rosies under their rocks... ;)

TC

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Post by Brian Hubbs » September 6th, 2010, 3:24 pm

My name is Brian. I live here. Buy my books. I sold one or two to Brian in Tombstone. Hey Brian. What's up? I know Brian Hinds too (Fundad). I only know people named Brian. :lol: Sometimes I know people named Bill, but people named Terry change their phone numbers and don't tell me...What's up Terry?

Oh yeah, Hi Dave and Craig... :lol:

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Post by ratsnakehaven » September 6th, 2010, 4:08 pm

I guess I screwed up again. Ask my wife and she'll tell you, I'm just a general screw up, or was that nutt-case. Anyway, my new phone is 520/390-6997. Don't everyone call at once.

BTW, you can always get my contact info at...www.ratsnakehaven.com.

TC :crazyeyes:

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Re: Tell Us Who You Are

Post by Brian Hubbs » September 6th, 2010, 4:19 pm

Oh, thank you...now I can call you at 3a.m.

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Re: Tell Us Who You Are

Post by Azvenomous » September 6th, 2010, 7:26 pm

Brian Hubbs wrote:My name is Brian. I live here. Buy my books. I sold one or two to Brian in Tombstone. Hey Brian. What's up? I know Brian Hinds too (Fundad). I only know people named Brian. :lol: Sometimes I know people named Bill, but people named Terry change their phone numbers and don't tell me...What's up Terry?

Oh yeah, Hi Dave and Craig... :lol:
Hey Brian how have you been. That book is getting a bit worn out (gets looked @ by a lot of herpers that come through the Exhibit) If your ever in the Tombstone area again I'll take a couple more of the Rattlesnakes of the U.S. :thumb:

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Re: Tell Us Who You Are

Post by Azvenomous » September 9th, 2010, 9:49 pm

craigb wrote:Hey Brian-Azvenomous,
I gotta come see your exhibit. I was in Tombstone a few years ago. I am a desendent of Ike Clanton. He was my great, great uncle to be exact. I gotta come into to town and get them damn Earps!!!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

See you at the corral!

craigb
Come on by when ever your in the area. We have gotten a few of your relatives through here and I guess a cousin of yours still lives in town (Terry "Ike" Clanton) He does an internet TV show from Tombstone called the Haunted Salloon. We're in the process of setting up another show featuring my Gila and a few Crotalus. Should be quite interesting.
Brian

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Post by T. Pecanic » October 7th, 2010, 3:25 pm

Pecanic family checking in!! We do ball pythons and boas.. Got too many at this point.. We are avid and very respectful herp fans; and fisherfamily!! We live in the Estrella Mtns. and I'm finding it to be an absolute herp haven... Had a coachwhip at our front door for starters and dozens of scorps... Now, whenever someone wants a partner to go to the Harq Mtn. range; chime me... I don't live far and I have got to get a set of rosy's from there...

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Post by Biker Dave » October 8th, 2010, 9:59 pm

Hello Pecanic Family!

Welcome aboard. I'm glad to see more folks from the Phoenix area checking in. We'll have to get together sometime!

But please, try not to state locations on this forum. We like to protect our own!
If you havent already, check out this link ,,,, http://fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=522

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Post by T. Pecanic » October 9th, 2010, 11:17 am

Rrrrrroger that Biker Dave!!! Point taken... Thanks for the warm welcome and pointer...

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Post by Biker Dave » October 12th, 2010, 11:52 am

We are always open to new members. Glad to have you here!

DAve

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Post by reptilist » October 12th, 2010, 1:02 pm

T. Pecanic.... Welcome to reptile cyberspace.... What's the T stand for?

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Post by T. Pecanic » October 12th, 2010, 1:47 pm

T. is for first name.. Thomass!! Lol..

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Of the Clantons, McLaurys and Earps....

Post by azatrox » October 15th, 2010, 12:04 am

Personally, I find it fascinating how one incident (which lasted less than a minute) can forever color the history of an entire state. In truth, the buildup to that days was weeks and months in the making...I'll reserve my personal feelings about the Earp/Clanton/McLaury/Brocius/Ringo/et al feuds for another time...suffice it to say that there are many sides to every legend, and then there is the truth!

-Kris

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Post by Biker Dave » October 15th, 2010, 1:55 pm

As Dr Phil says .... No matter how thin the pancake, there is always two sides. [Don't ask how I know that.]

Wasnt it Mark Twain who said there are "lies, damn lies, and statistics".

Dave

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Re: Tell Us Who You Are

Post by Bryan Hamilton » October 15th, 2010, 1:59 pm

It is easy to lie with statistics.
It is hard to tell the truth without statistics.

Andrejs Dunkels, quoted by Maindonald & Braun

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Re: Of the Clantons, McLaurys and Earps....

Post by ratsnakehaven » December 21st, 2010, 1:45 pm

azatrox wrote:Personally, I find it fascinating how one incident (which lasted less than a minute) can forever color the history of an entire state. In truth, the buildup to that days was weeks and months in the making...I'll reserve my personal feelings about the Earp/Clanton/McLaury/Brocius/Ringo/et al feuds for another time...suffice it to say that there are many sides to every legend, and then there is the truth!

-Kris

I'm related to Johnny Ringo, dude. Ringo name's been in the family for generations...haha!

TC (but I'm a pacifist...;) )

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Who's active in AZ?

Post by ratsnakehaven » December 31st, 2010, 6:51 am

I "stickied" this strand so that folks who are active NAFHA members in AZ, whether from AZ or not, can tell us who they are and what they're interested in, and so that it'll be where we can easily find it and know who the best people are to herp with, etc. Please post something about yourself, including a photo if possible, and your interests, so we can get to know each other better and start making this a great Chapter. Try to keep things current also. Thanks!

A family outing to the beach recently....
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My wife, kids, and dog.

TC

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Post by ratsnakehaven » December 31st, 2010, 7:27 am

Here's a pic of me with my first indigo snake in the wilds of Texas back in 2006...
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I have quite a few friends in TX and take trips there occasionally. I'm very interested in the Emory's ratsnakes in TX and their taxonomy. I keep several locality forms in my collection, which I fondly call, "Ratsnake Haven."

Here's one of my favorites from Brazos Island....
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I started working with him and his sweetie about seven years ago. They have since become one of my favorite pairs and given me a lot of information about Emory's ratsnakes.
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Brazos Island is on the TX Coast near the mouth of the Rio Grande River.

One more little cutie from La Salle County in south central TX...
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She's soaking in her water jug.

I also really like getting out in nature and hiking and seeing lots of interesting habitats, especially habitats that harbor new and exciting herps.

This is a scene at dusk of the horizon from the Santa Rita Mountains. Anyone recognize that distant peak?
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Hiking Palm Canyon in Anza Borrego with Jeff Lemm and the Southern Cal group....
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Some Rocky Mountain habitat here. In case anyone is wondering, I found mtn. garters and smooth green snakes in this area...
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A scene from southwestern Kansas in 2007....
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The Sierrita Mountains from east of the Santa Cruz River in Green Valley...
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This is an area rarely sampled by any herpers and may be sort of an intergrade zone for some herps from the west side to the east side. Mostly it has the regular Sonoran Desert species, however.

Just thought I'd share some old memories and let y'all get to know me a little better. I think we're going to have some fun in the AZ Chapter this year.

Happy New Year to all... :beer:

Terry

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Re: Tell Us Who You Are

Post by USNHM242 » December 31st, 2010, 10:45 am

Hey guys,
My name is Carlos and I recently moved to AZ earlier this year after serving in the military's special operations community. I am currently getting my masters degree in Biology at NAU in flagstaff.
I guess that you could say that I was originally bitten by the herping bug and schooled in the ways of herping by billboard while I was stationed in Camp Pendleton, CA many years ago.
As far as my dayjob, I am a practicing emergency medicine PA and I own a small private military contracting company http://www.specopsts.org in which I teach firearms and emergency medicine to the US military and civilians from time to time. I keep and breed womas, magrove snakes, and boa and ball python morphs.
I love spending time in the field with my wife, daughter, and son flipping rocks and night driving for herps. I also spend tons of time fishing and bow hunting with my daughter.
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I guess thats about it about me and my clan...oh yeah, my daughter wants to add that she loves Rosy boas and Mt Kings!!!

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Post by ratsnakehaven » December 31st, 2010, 12:08 pm

Carlos, very cool post. I can relate to most of what you mentioned, except I don't keep any boas, yet. That may change if one of my projects ever gets off the ground...LOL.

I can relate to bow hunting. I'm originally from Michigan and used to hunt quite a bit in that state. I no longer shoot a bow, but miss the time I spent in the woods and getting to know the animals. I do wish I had a hand gun and want to get into shooting one of those eventually.

Flagstaff is a neat area. I visited up there last year for the first time and wouldn't mind going back one of these days. I think Northern AZ has a lot to offer to us as individuals and also to NAFHA with respect to recording some data from those seldom herped counties.

Happy New Year to you and your family....

Terry

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Re: Tell Us Who You Are

Post by Biker Dave » December 31st, 2010, 12:28 pm

Welcome aboard Carlos!

Glad to see new faces around here....

Dave Weber

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Post by USNHM242 » January 1st, 2011, 6:39 pm

Thanks guys, glad to be here. I cant wait till these snows melt and I can start looking for those spring herps with my kids.

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Post by sjfriend » February 20th, 2011, 2:01 pm

Steve here. I live in AK but I try to make it to AZ at least once a year (have family there as well as herps, helps with the wife)

Any herp is COOL but my love is any snake. I love to field hunt (walk) but with pain problems I can't hike like I want to.

Used to live in CA which was great being able to herp year round, snakes one month, salamanders the next. Just way to many people.

Used to keep some snakes but due to traveling and stuff, I no longer have a collection :cry:

Seeing herps in the field and photography is why I herp. As with all real herpers, respect for the animals / locales is parimount.

I will be in AZ in June and hope to knock a few lifers off the list and add more to the database.

Hi Biker Dave (met at AHA a couple years back)

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Re: Tell Us Who You Are

Post by ratsnakehaven » February 21st, 2011, 8:10 am

Hi, Steve. Welcome to the AZ Chapter Forum. You're probably like most of the rest of us. I like to hike a little, see a few herps, photograph, and be part of the NAFHA process. Actually, the database is a good way to keep track of your activities. Are you currently living in Arkansas? That's a good place to herp also.

Regards...Terry :sleep:

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Re: Tell Us Who You Are

Post by sjfriend » February 21st, 2011, 9:38 pm

Ratsnakehaven: sorry to disappoint but AK is Alaska not Arkansas. Not much herping up here. think it has to do with the weather.

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Re: Tell Us Who You Are

Post by Biker Dave » February 22nd, 2011, 10:56 am

Hey Steve!

Glad to see you on our forums. When you get down here shoot us a message and let us know, perhaps we can schedule a day out in the field.

Do you have any old photos of your "finds"? Or any information, stories, that may be of interest to our members? Let us know so the chapter can get to know you better.

Dave Weber

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Post by sjfriend » February 22nd, 2011, 2:41 pm

thanks Biker Dave

Here is one story from a while back.

One night spent cruising a 25 mile stretch, 3 round trips, just over 11 hrs (1800 - 0530).
species: C. atrox - 1
C. cerastes cercombombus - 113 - including a pair of males in combat

went back next night. Could only do one round trip but added 33 more cerastes.

I'll never forget that night.

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About me: retired USCG, Have family in AZ so I get to visit at least once a year if I'm lucky. I no longer have a collection, but I used to breed / sale some Lampropeltis ssp but with travel and where I live it just isn't practical anymore :cry:

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Re: Tell Us Who You Are

Post by ericeod » February 22nd, 2011, 7:59 pm

Where to start... I was into herping as a kid growing up (now 33), but have only recently started getting back into reptiles. I spent 8 years in EOD and seperated from the military in 2006 to go to college. I graduated last May and moved to Tucson for work. Since I've been here I've picked up a few Ball pythons and Rosy Boas as pets, but want to get back out to the wild. I saw some interesting animals on my backpacking trip to Mt Lemmon last June whilehere during my internship. I did get a chance to see a Cal Mountain Kingsnake last year's Memorial weekend when I went camping with friends in Nor Cal. My hobbies also include backpacking, computers and working on cars (but havent worked on a car in a while). Here are some pics:

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This is me back in the Bomb Squad days (2006 in Iraq before i got out):

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Anyways, I would really like to meet the herping chapter, go out on some field excusrsions and meet people with similar interests.

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Re: Tell Us Who You Are

Post by Biker Dave » February 22nd, 2011, 8:32 pm

ericeod

Welcome aboard! We are always glad to have new folks here at the AZ Chapter.

If you are able to we have our Spring Outing coming up soon. Check the AZ forum for info.

I hope you will add your "finds" to our database http://www.naherp.com.

I do have to say, you EOD guys have quite the big cajones to do what you do. Thank you!

Dave Weber
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Re: Tell Us Who You Are

Post by ratsnakehaven » February 22nd, 2011, 9:13 pm

sjfriend wrote:Ratsnakehaven: sorry to disappoint but AK is Alaska not Arkansas. Not much herping up here. think it has to do with the weather.

Crap, I was hoping you would invite me to go ratsnake hunting... :mrgreen:

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Re: Tell Us Who You Are

Post by ratsnakehaven » February 22nd, 2011, 9:16 pm

Eric, welcome to the chapter. Hope to see you at one of our functions.

;) Terry

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