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by nhherp
October 11th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lower Coastal Plain Pine Snakes Advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 9552

Re: Lower Coastal Plain Pine Snakes Advice?

I have in the past found DOR pines snakes in the lowlands of SC. The largest contributing factor for habitiat is old pine timberland where stump removal was not practiced. So much of the lowlands is replanted money pine acreage and it can look "good" but due to practices in timbering it never sits l...
by nhherp
October 2nd, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Adventures in Rattlesnake Photography
Replies: 4
Views: 9420

Re: Adventures in Rattlesnake Photography

Den parturition and post-neo observations have always been a highlight for me when I could witness it. Thanks for sharing
-N-
by nhherp
February 24th, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Africa - Bitis cornuta, Aspedilaps, more
Replies: 7
Views: 7704

Re: South Africa - Bitis cornuta, Aspedilaps, more

Outstanding!!
Good to see you post again. If you were able to witness a rain did it at all smell similar to home? Some day I would like to take a trip like that as well.
Great post as always.
-N-
by nhherp
May 7th, 2018, 2:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thailand, Bali, Komodo - Spring 2018 PART 2
Replies: 5
Views: 5571

Re: Thailand, Bali, Komodo - Spring 2018 PART 2

Fantastic Neil!!

The Bali Retics were a favorite of many I saw in your video-log.

-Notah
by nhherp
March 10th, 2017, 7:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID this pet
Replies: 3
Views: 1715

Re: ID this pet

Bearded Dragon.

-N-
by nhherp
March 6th, 2017, 9:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: TwoThousandSixteen.. Reptiles and Landscapes
Replies: 8
Views: 4628

Re: TwoThousandSixteen.. Reptiles and Landscapes

Nice finds Notah! Looks like you had a good year! Josh Thanks Josh, I find it odd we have not met after all these years in spite of knowing mutual people! I really like the scenery shots and the various snakes. Congratulations on the lifer Mountain Kingsnake. I wanted to see one and a Great Plains ...
by nhherp
March 6th, 2017, 7:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Travels in New Mexico - Part 3
Replies: 4
Views: 2858

Re: Travels in New Mexico - Part 3

Your parting photo of CoR sunset I particularly like. Thanks for sharing. I will also agree with bgorum in the envy on your blacktail observation.

-N-
by nhherp
February 27th, 2017, 11:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: TwoThousandSixteen.. Reptiles and Landscapes
Replies: 8
Views: 4628

TwoThousandSixteen.. Reptiles and Landscapes

I have come to count my year from February to February, not sure why but anyways I realized that February was over and I had not seen anything as in years past to remind me. I like petroglyphs and to ponder what the artists meant in drawing them. Its all conjecture although some seem pretty straight...
by nhherp
February 17th, 2017, 5:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Clever Snake Mom?
Replies: 32
Views: 13837

Re: Clever Snake Mom

To the OP, Did the logs you mentioned as adjacent, by any chance have eggs or show sign of remnant shells around or within? 3 Eggs is a relatively small clutch for a snake to drop, a female will typically ensure all her eggs will fit within the chosen cavity, if this was a snake which I am leaning a...
by nhherp
January 22nd, 2017, 8:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Greetings from the southwest
Replies: 5
Views: 3445

Re: Greetings from the southwest

Jordan, Very nice overview, and I like the Sac Mtn photo! That one is on my list still to see, but I honestly have made Zero effort to go looking. Depending on when you leave in March, and the weather, you may still have a shot at a few last species here. Shoot me a text if you end up coming this wa...
by nhherp
January 8th, 2017, 9:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Introduction and EOY2016 (Long)
Replies: 8
Views: 5457

Re: Introduction and EOY2016 (Long)

Hello Ben, Nice introductory review! Your "tiny viridis" is an adult Sistrurus . Maybe one of these days I will run into you out and about. I'm not good at names so forgive me if I have met you out cruising at some point. I live off a rather common cruising route and bump into people in the summer j...
by nhherp
December 18th, 2016, 8:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sweet '16: Year in Review (TX, LA, NM, UT, MT)
Replies: 20
Views: 11055

Re: Sweet '16: Year in Review (TX, LA, NM, UT, MT)

What a summer ! Corals have been on my list for years with no success. I have yet to also see a live porcupine in all my out and abouts here.
It was nice to put a face to your screen name during Labor Day trip.
-Notah
by nhherp
October 1st, 2016, 7:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First 3/4 of 2016- part one, winter and spring
Replies: 12
Views: 6781

Re: First 3/4 of 2016- part one, winter and spring

Excellent photo journal in all its parts! Great discussion. It's been a long long time since I had any thought to hold onto a prairie longer than the several minutes it takes to remove from Road (typically) and maybe take a pic. Thanks for a good reminder of the intricacies of an animal that's easy ...
by nhherp
August 29th, 2016, 10:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone knowledgable about envenomation relative to canines?
Replies: 6
Views: 2682

Re: Anyone knowledgable about envenomation relative to canin

All of my dogs are bitten each year by viridis and sistrurus which are prolific around my home. I have not seen any adverse effect to them long term and after the first bite each summer they have little more than bee sting reaction. My german shepard was bitten in the face, approx. an inch forward o...
by nhherp
May 9th, 2016, 7:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Are these king snakes fighting or courting?
Replies: 25
Views: 9613

Re: Are these king snakes fighting or courting?

Attempting to mate. Although the video makes it hard to judge sex (and visually is never a confirmation). It would appear to be two dumb males thinking the other one is a potential female as both are exhibiting male mating tendencies, neck biting and the fast simultaneous tail twirling. Male kings w...
by nhherp
May 9th, 2016, 7:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: School Me on Size Sets
Replies: 7
Views: 4583

Re: School Me on Size Sets

Male reticulated pythons are smaller than females and will also combat , to severe injury and/or death, with other males. I once had to put over 100 stitches, combined with glue, into a friends male retic. He had taken the word of a prior owner who gave him a "female" which he failed to sex for conf...
by nhherp
March 4th, 2016, 12:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Common name for Crotalus ornatus and Crotalus molossus
Replies: 9
Views: 5293

Re: Common name for Crotalus ornatus and Crotalus molossus

I didn't know about this split. So does this mean the Blacktails I've seen in TX and AZ are two different species? If so, I guess I get to add one to my lifelist! Yep. . New Mexico has both ornatus and molossus The division lies in south-western NM. On the common name discussion , I guess I stuck w...
by nhherp
March 2nd, 2016, 9:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Common name for Crotalus ornatus and Crotalus molossus
Replies: 9
Views: 5293

Re: Common name for Crotalus ornatus and Crotalus molossus

I would go with the following for simplistic knowledge alone I think. Northern Blacktail = C. molossus Ornate Blacktail = C. Ornatus I have seen hobbyist erroneously referring C.molossus as "mountain phase ??" and C.ornatus as "desert blacktail ?" I do not understand why it's portrayed as a "phase" ...
by nhherp
March 2nd, 2016, 10:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Feb 2015 to Feb 2016- Wanderings
Replies: 7
Views: 3161

Re: Feb 2015 to Feb 2016- Wanderings

Very nice post Notah! You sure saw a lot of Crotes in your wanderings. I personally like the ringless regal ring-necked snake the best though. I'd love to find one of those in CA some day. I hope you continue to find more cool herps on your new property! I'll be sure to let you know if I'm ever in ...
by nhherp
March 1st, 2016, 11:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Feb 2015 to Feb 2016- Wanderings
Replies: 7
Views: 3161

Re: Feb 2015 to Feb 2016- Wanderings

ThamnElegans24 wrote:Great post, thanks for sharing!
Thanks for looking. I figure your temps over there are a bit ahead of mine and hopefully your season start up has been productive as well.

-N-
by nhherp
February 25th, 2016, 11:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Feb 2015 to Feb 2016- Wanderings
Replies: 7
Views: 3161

Re: Feb 2015 to Feb 2016- Wanderings

Good stuff Notah. Your canyon is beautiful! We need to get out more this year if your schedule allows. Bill, Thanks! At the moment this coming years schedule is promising to have much more free time. Looking forward to getting together and bringing you down to check out the property for dens, as we...
by nhherp
February 22nd, 2016, 4:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Feb 2015 to Feb 2016- Wanderings
Replies: 7
Views: 3161

Feb 2015 to Feb 2016- Wanderings

In February I can usually find a snake, Valentines Day atroxs are memorable but there have been others. 2015 however blessed us with a cooler month ending in a nice snowfall. So I took the opportunity to run an hour from my house to the other side of the mountains to enjoy a powder day. https://farm...
by nhherp
February 19th, 2016, 3:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: different snake species basking together?
Replies: 23
Views: 8049

Re: different snake species basking together?

Posted before but here you have atrox & molossus with a hidden klauberi https://farm1.staticflickr.com/632/21504592943_158ecd7f57_b.jpg 20150322_171458 Except for forced den basking behavior, I cannot say I have ever found snakes willingly laying on each other outside of the spring exit or fall entr...
by nhherp
November 6th, 2015, 7:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Can Snakes Strike Up?
Replies: 20
Views: 7762

Re: Can Snakes Strike Up?

It's fangs appear as though they snagged briefly on the corded loop of whatever was waved over its head to initiate the strike. Makes me postulate if a moment of the captured photo was enhanced in dragging . This is not to say Russells are not acrobatic strinkers by any means. It's a neat photo rega...
by nhherp
October 22nd, 2015, 7:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Can Snakes Strike Up?
Replies: 20
Views: 7762

Re: Can Snakes Strike Up?

Years ago I kept Bitis gabonica. They can throw crazy strikes....up, backwards and rolling over themselves. I never filmed any strikes but rats dangled on tongs overhead could be taken without issue. They, or any other large Bitis probably would come closest to meeting your question.
-N-
by nhherp
October 13th, 2015, 2:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post photos of wild herps feeding
Replies: 56
Views: 32623

Re: Post photos of wild herps feeding

Went for an afternoon hike on this last Sunday. My sister came across this female while we walked back to the truck at sunset. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/637/21955628009_094f06e7b2_b.jpg 20151011_182821 by nhherp https://farm1.staticflickr.com/614/22116351086_7c40b654b6_b.jpg 20151011_182837 by ...
by nhherp
October 12th, 2015, 9:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Diego area - request of contacts or area recommendations
Replies: 0
Views: 3372

San Diego area - request of contacts or area recommendations

My wife and I will be in San Diego on a work/vacation combined trip. Beginning 10/16 Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday to ourselves, than limited afternoons for the week. Any PM's of recommended general areas to visit, no specifics needed, would be greatly appreciated, possibly a meetup time to fi...
by nhherp
August 27th, 2015, 12:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southwest Summer + MT and CA!
Replies: 3
Views: 2299

Re: Southwest Summer + MT and CA!

Nice photo review !! I am always partial to the stories. The story highlights the photos and enhance the appreciation of the captured moments. I can show someone a dozen snake photos which they could care little about, but many times if I tell the adventure (which there seem to be regular occurrence...
by nhherp
July 23rd, 2015, 8:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: copperhead bite ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2676

Re: copperhead bite ?

You are correct on the anti-venin . Crofab has little effect on agkistrodon contortrix bites. The name says it all, predominate crotalus serum, although I realize it is 'crotaline' in reference.
-N-
by nhherp
June 28th, 2015, 11:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cape York, Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 5698

Re: Cape York, Australia

Very nice. I especially enjoyed the natural morelia specimens hosting nematodes.

-N-
by nhherp
June 19th, 2015, 4:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best Snake Tongs, Hooks, Grabbers
Replies: 4
Views: 2257

Re: Best Snake Tongs, Hooks, Grabbers

On the premise that you are familiar and experienced with tongs and hooks. Hooks are my preference, I make my own. I have no experience with any commercially made hooks. I recommend a narrow hook for elapid and a wider hook for the vipers. There are several hook makes out there that can sell you a d...
by nhherp
June 17th, 2015, 3:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping, travel, and gear
Replies: 40
Views: 12790

Re: Herping, travel, and gear

Shoes without socks. How do you avoid blisters, thorns, bites? I can vouch for the Notah and the whole no socks thing! I have no idea how he does it. We'll walk through the same areas and I'll be wearing hiking boots and a thick pair of hiking socks and I'll still get my shoes full of grass seeds a...
by nhherp
June 17th, 2015, 3:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Half of 2015- part 2
Replies: 14
Views: 5664

Re: First Half of 2015- part 2

As always a stunning photo-log of another years beginning !!
I was happy to see you did not get rained out in OK. Envy on the lyre.

-N-
by nhherp
May 21st, 2015, 10:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping, travel, and gear
Replies: 40
Views: 12790

Re: Herping, travel, and gear

1. Where do you herp? Do you herp solely in one area, do you herp a large region, nationally, internationally, etc? Is there a particular habitat you prefer or species? I live in NM, an hour south of ABQ, and tend to roam within a 75 miles radius of my home, with bias to the S/SW portion. I enjoy t...
by nhherp
April 23rd, 2015, 1:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your TOP 10 Herping Trip Bucket List
Replies: 44
Views: 53693

Re: Your TOP 10 Herping Trip Bucket List

Sulawesi
Papua/New Guinea
India
Guyana
Australia
Costa Rica
Tanzania
Louisiana
Big Bend region (revisit)
Southeast US ( SC/GA/ANF ) -revisit



-N-
by nhherp
April 17th, 2015, 5:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My FIRST in situ photographs - POST YOURS
Replies: 33
Views: 9893

Re: My FIRST in situ photographs - POST YOURS

Congrats.. !!!. Your whole spring and fall field scope was just born.. Finding. Enjoying and cherishing unknown dens. Your secret.


-N-
by nhherp
April 16th, 2015, 1:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Advice for Timing of AC Checks?
Replies: 5
Views: 2029

Re: Advice for Timing of AC Checks?

I found it best stated as. "When its to hot for for a sweatshirt but chilly enough to need one every morning, around about the time you need to take it off."

Hope that makes sense.

-N-
by nhherp
April 7th, 2015, 8:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake Handling YES or NO
Replies: 31
Views: 8382

Re: Rattlesnake Handling YES or NO

I consider WHEN and WHY necessary to decide on handling justification... WHEN TO NOT DISTURB .. At a hiberniculum during the spring emergence or fall entry. The snake is curled in ambush mode - ( no real reason other then to not lessen their chance of success ) Gravid females OR postpartum in a rook...
by nhherp
March 27th, 2015, 6:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sunday afternoon trifecta den
Replies: 7
Views: 4072

Re: Sunday afternoon trifecta den

Thank you all, happy you enjoyed. It is a nice quiet place, and a total unexpected find. I have come to prefer finding those transitional places where you are not quiet sure what will be found. Its easy to go directly to a habitat, climb in or or up and know what you will see. There is more fun for ...
by nhherp
March 27th, 2015, 6:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Man dies on the trail - be careful out there
Replies: 11
Views: 4536

Re: Man dies on the trail - be careful out there

A similar incident occurred here just last week in the Sandia Mtns. east of Albuquerque. A young lady about 17, slipped on the ice near the edge of the crest while trying to get a better view and fell a couple hundred feet.

-N-
by nhherp
March 23rd, 2015, 2:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sunday afternoon trifecta den
Replies: 7
Views: 4072

Sunday afternoon trifecta den

A perfect Sunday outing revealed a pleasant afternoon find. Elevation was around 5300 ft. The area https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7607/16289178843_097760115b_h.jpg 20150322_160650 by nhherp Spring has arrived https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7613/16701868817_cfeea44b69_b.jpg 20150322_154133 by nhherp ...
by nhherp
March 23rd, 2015, 12:16 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: They're out! buzzers, thamnophis, and pits
Replies: 79
Views: 68979

Re: They're out! buzzers, thamnophis, and pits

I cant say much to tailing. It is a useful technique when demanded to be utilized. Im in agreement with bgorum. Im betting the viridis were found on the hill in the background, sitting coiled outside the hiberniculum enjoying the 4 week progression into spring. It is Denver. They were hooked, tonged...
by nhherp
February 15th, 2015, 5:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another Thailand trip post inspired by jonathan
Replies: 10
Views: 4752

Re: Another Thailand trip post inspired by jonathan

A snake show in Bankok. Now I know why you don't mess with Large reticulated pythons CHECK OUT THOSE TEETH!! . Its not so bad really... and the scars leave forever memories.LOL http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n240/nhherp/Yellowheadbite1.jpg http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n240/nhherp/Yellowhe...
by nhherp
January 22nd, 2015, 8:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How to visually SEX a rattlesnake...
Replies: 24
Views: 14747

Re: How to SEX a rattlesnake...

Its really a matter of looking at enough specimens and learning comparitive perspective. Its easier to learn using WDB's and Red D's as the tail banding serves to create a readily visual count method to measure by. . More bands=longer tail which has greater likely hood of being a male. This method i...
by nhherp
November 8th, 2014, 6:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Big Atrox?
Replies: 11
Views: 5692

Re: Big Atrox?

Ah, the age-old trick. This looks to be maybe a four-foot rattlesnake (maybe smaller, maybe larger). Not a whopper by any means, but if you hold it up at tongs-length into the camera, with yourself in the background, it will look huge. This ↑↑↑ is exactly correct - We used to do that with fish when...
by nhherp
April 4th, 2014, 7:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NM, AZ, FL, NC, CA, & TX - Shuffled
Replies: 58
Views: 25808

Re: NM, AZ, FL, NC, CA, & TX - Shuffled

"Many herpers have run over a snake while road-cruising". Agreed, and there probably many who wouldn't admit it . I have had the disappointed evening of traveling the same road being hunted by others obviously road cruising.. They had no idea they had hit a baby viridis followed by a little blackhea...
by nhherp
March 28th, 2014, 3:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NM, AZ, FL, NC, CA, & TX - Shuffled
Replies: 58
Views: 25808

Re: NM, AZ, FL, NC, CA, & TX - Shuffled

"These are some stunning lepidus this person gets to experience in the field and I hope one day to be able to do the same" "a) killing a snake in the process of trying to just get a pic? b) mangling another one's face for the same reason? (Why not just try for the pic again, the next time out?) " Fr...
by nhherp
December 19th, 2013, 7:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Mexico Question
Replies: 12
Views: 4161

Re: New Mexico Question

My friend and I encountered NM G&F on a trip to visit a den in late October a few years ago. The 3 officers in two seperate trucks, approached us after seeing my truck, they were looking for a 'suspect' deer poaching vehicle. They had presumably already seen and run my plates to identify I was a res...
by nhherp
October 8th, 2013, 11:02 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Breeding Papuan Taipans
Replies: 9
Views: 4495

Re: Breeding Papuan Taipans

Absolutely. From a business/consumer standpoint ..Anytime a commodity can be manufactured/produced to offer a better product for the consumer it is good... correct.? From a conservation aspect. Yes...There is a need in that it offsets Wild Caught importation and the natural population explotation. I...
by nhherp
February 21st, 2013, 11:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NM & AZ w/ some Chile (S.America) - too long, so scroll fast
Replies: 28
Views: 6753

Re: NM & AZ w/ some Chile (S.America) - too long, so scroll

Great summary... as always :thumb: .

Makes me want to go hiking now, despite the 5-6 inches of snow that fell at my place last night.

3 weeks and counting.. thats about what I give it until things in my area will begin to show themselves somewhat dependably.

-N-