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by soulsurvivor
September 4th, 2017, 12:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Florida hot grand slam in 4.5 days
Replies: 8
Views: 4730

Re: Florida hot grand slam in 4.5 days

Gorgeous photos from you, as always! :beer:

-Bree
by soulsurvivor
February 3rd, 2016, 3:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Request for some animals....
Replies: 10
Views: 1906

Re: Request for some animals....

Jake, I've got a garnotii for him, maybe you could pick up if it's convenient to take with you to Athens. If not, no biggie.

~Bree
by soulsurvivor
January 29th, 2016, 10:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Request for some animals....
Replies: 10
Views: 1906

Re: Request for some animals....

I'm driving to Okeefenokee tomorrow, but don't know what I can round up by then, or if you'd even be available.
by soulsurvivor
January 29th, 2016, 10:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Request for some animals....
Replies: 10
Views: 1906

Re: Request for some animals....

What city are you in? I might be interested in bringing you some anoles.
by soulsurvivor
December 28th, 2015, 3:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gopher tortoise combat
Replies: 4
Views: 1551

Re: Gopher tortoise combat

Simus - did you notice at the end when the middle tortoise did a brief head bob? Do females bob, too? I was imagining the two on the mound were males. In any case, I do know now without doubt that the very small population isolated in our neighborhood is still reproducing, as I found a hatchling in ...
by soulsurvivor
December 26th, 2015, 4:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gopher tortoise combat
Replies: 4
Views: 1551

Gopher tortoise combat

I wanted to share a short video I shot on Christmas of some gopher tortoise interaction in the yard, and get some input. Two of the three tortoises in this video are "head-butting" and I am wondering if they are males fighting over a female. I have seen the head bobbing behavior before, but never se...
by soulsurvivor
November 29th, 2015, 7:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Last 6 months - Southeast & Southwest
Replies: 10
Views: 2491

Re: Last 6 months - Southeast & Southwest

Thanks for the comments, Tamara! I try my best to take interesting pics when I can. And yes, finding a gila is always a great experience. I have herped AZ four times, and been blessed to find gilas all four times. It never gets old.

~Bree
by soulsurvivor
November 29th, 2015, 7:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Last 6 months - Southeast & Southwest
Replies: 10
Views: 2491

Re: Last 6 months - Southeast & Southwest

Simus, I am very fortunate to live on a large river. I see 2 alligators regularly, and a variety of snake species, but usually only have my phone on me for pics, so I post more on FB and Instagram these days.

~Bree
by soulsurvivor
November 29th, 2015, 7:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Last 6 months - Southeast & Southwest
Replies: 10
Views: 2491

Re: Last 6 months - Southeast & Southwest

Kyle, those cottons were in a roadside ditch. There was a piece of plywood at the top of the ditch, which I flipped to find the smaller of the two you see pictured. It wasn't until that snake flipped itself down the bank that I noticed the big mama stretched out by the water. That got me looking aro...
by soulsurvivor
November 29th, 2015, 7:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Last 6 months - Southeast & Southwest
Replies: 10
Views: 2491

Re: Last 6 months - Southeast & Southwest

Dave, I do have other pics on my cell phone, but too much trouble to try to post here. If you haven't seen it already, check out this video of the hog on my Flickr account.
https://flic.kr/p/uBheCS

~Bree
by soulsurvivor
November 28th, 2015, 2:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping the smokies
Replies: 14
Views: 2531

Re: Herping the smokies

Nice finds! I would like to go on a sally-huntin' trip one of these days. I love your newt photos, and the trout!

~Bree
by soulsurvivor
November 28th, 2015, 2:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: March 2015 Trip to Pigeon Mountain and Okefenokee Swamp
Replies: 10
Views: 4019

Re: March 2015 Trip to Pigeon Mountain and Okefenokee Swamp

Nice photos, Daniel! I really like that NEWT! ;)

~Bree
by soulsurvivor
November 28th, 2015, 2:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Last 6 months - Southeast & Southwest
Replies: 10
Views: 2491

Last 6 months - Southeast & Southwest

Hello, herpy people. It's been a while since I visited here. But as I sit here on my Thanksgiving holiday weekend, too full to move, it occurs to me this might be a good time to catch up. Perhaps, you are also too full to move, and would enjoy seeing some photos of animals we all love? Well I will i...
by soulsurvivor
August 25th, 2015, 1:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast Spring 2015 (yeah, I'm behind)
Replies: 3
Views: 1211

Re: Southeast Spring 2015 (yeah, I'm behind)

Dang, I wish I could just click "LIKE" on all my favorite photos from this post. Too many to comment on!

~Bree
by soulsurvivor
August 25th, 2015, 1:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: May through beginning of August. (Updated)
Replies: 8
Views: 1836

Re: May through beginning of August.

Nice hognose. I have only found easterns. Would be nice to get to some simus habitat one of these days! And your sky photographs are AMAZING.

~Bree
by soulsurvivor
August 7th, 2015, 12:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Justice For Cecil
Replies: 5
Views: 2974

Re: Justice For Cecil

YES.
by soulsurvivor
August 7th, 2015, 12:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Food for thought - turtles
Replies: 20
Views: 3873

Re: Food for thought - turtles

This is pure speculation, but I wonder if poverty has anything do with it too. If you don't make much money, live in low cost rural areas with limited economic opportunity, and the tortoise is a cultural delicacy, why not take one now and again to put food on your table? I do not believe this to be...
by soulsurvivor
July 28th, 2015, 5:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Food for thought - turtles
Replies: 20
Views: 3873

Re: Food for thought - turtles

Yes, Dave, sad but true. I wrote a newspaper article about this very subject last year. It is typically older black folks here in the south that still eat gopher tortoises. It's a way of life they never gave up, even when the tortoises were granted federal protection.

~Bree
by soulsurvivor
July 28th, 2015, 1:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Food for thought - turtles
Replies: 20
Views: 3873

Re: Food for thought - turtles

I agree - I find it sad that people eat turtles. They are one of my favorite critters! I honestly don't know all the laws here in FL about what turtles are legal to take, but I can tell you the gopher tortoise is protected and people still eat them.

~Bree
by soulsurvivor
July 26th, 2015, 3:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: To share or not to share?
Replies: 18
Views: 3918

Re: To share or not to share?

I find it curious that my own husband, who herps with me on occasion, can't get approved membership here by Mr Scott Waters, yet someone with the user nam "AlterEgo" can. :?: To the original poster: if I were you, I would tell no one the locality and continue to go back to the spot myself. Imagine t...
by soulsurvivor
July 8th, 2015, 6:05 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Finch w/ conjunctivitis or avian pox? (Warning-Graphic)
Replies: 3
Views: 4578

Re: Finch w/ conjunctivitis or avian pox? (Warning-Graphic)

Looks a bit extreme to be conjunctivitis. May be avian pox, but I'd think there would be more than one large lesion. It reminds me of the malignant tumors that guinea pigs get sometimes in old age. Pretty sad to see a wild animal afflicted like this. If you're concerned for the other birds, it defin...
by soulsurvivor
July 7th, 2015, 2:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: frog in bag of salad
Replies: 27
Views: 5130

Re: frog in bag of salad

It makes me think of the Sierran tree frogs I saw occasionally in Placer County. Who knows where it came from?! Ask Costco where they harvest their lettuce. :)

~Bree
by soulsurvivor
July 4th, 2015, 12:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamania 2015 - more details
Replies: 53
Views: 10809

Re: Salamania 2015 - more details

Josh Holbrook wrote:
I know what you mean, a lot of ego in one place :beer: and I say that with all the love in my heart.
You don't say! :crazyeyes:
by soulsurvivor
July 3rd, 2015, 5:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Florida Keys Hemidactylus ID
Replies: 6
Views: 1839

Re: Florida Keys Hemidactylus ID

I felt certain the last is garnotii. Was leaning towards mabouia on the first two, as umop stated, but I only feel sure about the last one.

~Bree
by soulsurvivor
June 23rd, 2015, 9:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SE Summer BBQ Herp-a-palooza - Manatee Springs (results)
Replies: 26
Views: 4405

Re: SE Summer July 11th BBQ Herp-a-palooza - Manatee Springs

I'd like to see the springs, but I won't be able to make it either, as that is one of two weekends in July I am participating in a turtle research project with a local grad student. Additionally, while I enjoy camping, doing it in the middle of summer in Florida is not my idea of fun. :-D

~Bree
by soulsurvivor
June 20th, 2015, 11:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamania 2015 - more details
Replies: 53
Views: 10809

Re: Salamania 2015 - more details

Would love to see some sals, but I'll be heading to AZ about that time in September. Looking forward to everyone's photos though!

~Bree
by soulsurvivor
June 15th, 2015, 5:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your most significant find in 2015
Replies: 51
Views: 10971

Re: Your most significant find in 2015

Well, the year is half over, and I'll have to call this recent find my most significant so far. Only the second eastern hognose I have EVER found, cruised one afternoon on a forest road in north Florida. https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/375/18163897814_be6d9a0bd3_c.jpg eastern hognose by Bree McGhee , ...
by soulsurvivor
June 15th, 2015, 4:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Florida's Green Swamp - Updated June 15th
Replies: 11
Views: 2467

Re: Florida's Green Swamp - Updated June 15th

I love your calling pinewoods video! That looks like a striped mud turtle to me, but not 100% sure.

~Bree
by soulsurvivor
June 10th, 2015, 5:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: May 7th-June 10th. Highlights and heartbreaks. (pic heavy)
Replies: 8
Views: 1754

Re: May 7th-June 10th. Highlights and heartbreaks. (pic heav

Very nice post, Solomon. I'm sorry to hear about your grandfather. I also find road cruising to be a great stress release, particularly solo trips. That's good you have been able to get out. Keep it up whenever possible.

~Bree
by soulsurvivor
June 2nd, 2015, 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Central Florida Job Opportunity
Replies: 0
Views: 3624

Central Florida Job Opportunity

Awesome opportunity for somebody who is driven by the conservation of reptiles. Tell your friends!

http://daytona.craigslist.org/npo/5054192557.html

~Bree
by soulsurvivor
May 31st, 2015, 6:23 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Whale Sharks
Replies: 7
Views: 5864

Re: Whale Sharks

Super cool!! I liked the little crab swimming as much as the footage of the sharks. :-)

~Bree
by soulsurvivor
May 31st, 2015, 6:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pet Peeves
Replies: 54
Views: 14370

Re: Pet Peeves

Hellihooks, the two individuals I'm thinking of are not "kids", to my knowledge. But rudeness can exist in any age group. Just to be clear though, I'm not talking about giving locations. I don't give my spots to people I haven't personally herped with. I have tried to help people with other things, ...
by soulsurvivor
May 31st, 2015, 5:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pet Peeves
Replies: 54
Views: 14370

Re: Pet Peeves

One of my biggest gripes here is people who have asked me directly for help, which I gave, and then they never said thank you, and similarly, people that posted generally, and then never said thank you when I PM'd them. I'm about done bothering trying to help anyone. There are a lot of arrogant arse...
by soulsurvivor
May 28th, 2015, 6:03 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Sh - sh - sh - sh - sh
Replies: 8
Views: 6367

Re: Sh - sh - sh - sh - sh

Awww, kicked back, leaning against the tree trunk. Love it!

~Bree
by soulsurvivor
May 20th, 2015, 4:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping, travel, and gear
Replies: 40
Views: 9174

Re: Herping, travel, and gear

Hi Heather! Here are my answers, boring as they may be.... 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 do have a "home range", which I road cruise as much as possible. Last ...
by soulsurvivor
May 19th, 2015, 3:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2520

Re: Spring 2015

Nice pics, Adam. Love those brakers!

~Bree
by soulsurvivor
May 18th, 2015, 3:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April and some of May - NW Florida
Replies: 7
Views: 1884

Re: April and some of May - NW Florida

That pine looks old in the face. How long was it?
by soulsurvivor
May 17th, 2015, 3:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring in NE Florida (pics added 5/17/15)
Replies: 17
Views: 2546

Re: Spring in NE Florida

Well, time and money to herp have mostly eluded me since my vacation. But I got out yesterday for a late afternoon road cruise, and turned up some beautiful snakes. Eastern Diamondback https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5454/17727538376_36ddde30d2_z.jpg Eastern diamondback by Bree McGhee , on Flickr http...
by soulsurvivor
May 13th, 2015, 4:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Early May in NorCal
Replies: 8
Views: 3136

Re: Early May in NorCal

When I was in NorCal, I missed Florida. Now I'm in Florida, and I miss NorCal! Your pics make me miss it more! I never got to see any sallies while we lived there. That will be on the top of my list when we return. Great pics!

~Bree
by soulsurvivor
May 13th, 2015, 2:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Floridian visiting the Midwest
Replies: 12
Views: 4638

Re: Floridian visiting the Midwest

Tim's got jokes.
by soulsurvivor
May 12th, 2015, 5:39 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: hairy herpetologists
Replies: 9
Views: 4177

Re: hairy herpetologists

Love your kitty pics! Nice caging, too.

~Bree
by soulsurvivor
May 8th, 2015, 3:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes So Far (Mostly Florida)
Replies: 4
Views: 1862

Re: Snakes So Far (Mostly Florida)

A pair of Florida Cottonmouths, and an unfortunate circumstance for the little one. They were near each other on the road, and I moved them next to each other for the picture, and the big one apparently didn't like the little one, and... :( So don't be dumb like me and try to get a two for one deal...
by soulsurvivor
May 7th, 2015, 4:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The past few weeks
Replies: 8
Views: 1809

Re: The past few weeks

Awesome pics! I love the scarlet king, mud, and swamp snake. Your owl pic is very nice, too!

~Bree
by soulsurvivor
May 6th, 2015, 3:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Third of 2015.... early Year in Review
Replies: 7
Views: 1233

Re: First Third of 2015.... early Year in Review

You have some really beautiful photos. Herps in habitat shots are really cool. And I love the bats in flight!

~Bree
by soulsurvivor
May 3rd, 2015, 3:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First 1/3 of 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2020

Re: First 1/3 of 2015

That gratiosa pic is excellent!!

~Bree
by soulsurvivor
May 3rd, 2015, 3:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Discussion Q: how young is too young to freehandle hots?
Replies: 19
Views: 3458

Re: Discussion Q: how young is too young to freehandle hots?

How awesome for you! You look very proud. Congrats!!!

~Bree
by soulsurvivor
April 30th, 2015, 4:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring in NE Florida (pics added 5/17/15)
Replies: 17
Views: 2546

Re: Spring in NE Florida

No worries, Daniel. There will be other times! :thumb:

~Bree
by soulsurvivor
April 25th, 2015, 4:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping NW Ohio April 9-11
Replies: 5
Views: 2594

Re: Herping NW Ohio April 9-11

The black garters ARE cool. How common are they?

~Bree
by soulsurvivor
April 25th, 2015, 11:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Interesting Chuckwalla
Replies: 7
Views: 2190

Re: Interesting Chuckwalla

Wow! I've never seen a blond chuckwalla. Great find!

~Bree
by soulsurvivor
April 25th, 2015, 9:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring in NE Florida (pics added 5/17/15)
Replies: 17
Views: 2546

Re: Spring in NE Florida

Thanks, Josh. I hope you're enjoying life in the mountains!