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by PrimitiveTim
October 31st, 2015, 8:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First time in the SW US and got to do a little herping!
Replies: 3
Views: 2223

Re: First time in the SW US and got to do a little herping!

My guess would be Greater Short-horn, P. hernandesi , on your little horned lizard. The only other species in that area, to my knowledge, is P. platyrhinos . Yours looks like a juvenile short-horn to me. Awesome thanks Steve! Yes, it was very very small. Would have never seen it but it moved when I...
by PrimitiveTim
October 26th, 2015, 6:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First time in the SW US and got to do a little herping!
Replies: 3
Views: 2223

First time in the SW US and got to do a little herping!

On my road trip I went through southern California and of course on over through Arizona. I didn't get to herp as much as I would have liked to in Arizona but for the couple times of getting out of Phoenix I was pleased with my finds. I really liked Arizona and the rocks, hills, and elevation give a...
by PrimitiveTim
August 27th, 2015, 9:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sierra garter snake (Thamnophis couchii) Mutation?
Replies: 2
Views: 993

Sierra garter snake (Thamnophis couchii) Mutation?

Visited Yosemite today and I found a little garter snake that seemed to have a weird mutation on the back of its neck. It looked like large white elongated scales to me. The snake seemed to behave just like any other garter snake I've ever found. Btw, this was a lifer for me! Here are some pics. So ...
by PrimitiveTim
June 30th, 2015, 5:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: European herper looking for FL help
Replies: 10
Views: 2217

Re: European herper looking for FL help

You should kayak the silver river. You will see turtles water snakes and alligators and monkeys. Then you should go to the northern indian river lagoon and go kayaking in the bioluminescence at night. Florida has a lot of awesome kayaking to be done.
by PrimitiveTim
June 15th, 2015, 5:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Python rules
Replies: 4
Views: 1467

Re: Python rules

Also, don't reverse in the middle of the road. lol A ranger got us with that and wrote a warning. Honestly though, I prefer just to shine outside of the park for exotics and stuff.
by PrimitiveTim
May 20th, 2015, 9:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: .
Replies: 7
Views: 3450

Re: Catching Chameleons in South Florida (Part 2)

So I take it you no longer have to risk getting shot at to find these? I feel like that happened once ever... but you can find new populations that aren't widely known. That's what I did... then within a year it was bulldozed. lol my precious brazilian pepper habitat! That is impressive number of C...
by PrimitiveTim
April 21st, 2015, 6:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Interesting Chuckwalla
Replies: 7
Views: 2491

Re: Interesting Chuckwalla

Hmm, a blond chuck. lol I'd like to find a chuckwalla of any color!
by PrimitiveTim
April 19th, 2015, 10:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: This spring so far
Replies: 1
Views: 1326

Re: This spring so far

eurovipers are so sick! thanks for posting! snygg! (idk, is see scandifolks say that all the time)
by PrimitiveTim
April 18th, 2015, 9:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Crosss-country Road Trip
Replies: 0
Views: 1067

Crosss-country Road Trip

Hey everyone! I'm taking a trip across the USA in my van. Of course, I'm familiar with herping the southeast but out west is pretty foreign to me. Anyone in Oregon, California, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, or any of the neighboring states that would be willing to point me in the right direction...
by PrimitiveTim
April 15th, 2015, 7:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Morocco - april 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 7032

Re: Morocco - april 2015

Dang!!! I wanna go there and find those vipers and geckos!!! Definitely gonna need to get out to N. Africa sometime in my life.
by PrimitiveTim
April 11th, 2015, 3:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake Handling YES or NO
Replies: 31
Views: 6759

Re: Rattlesnake Handling YES or NO

Anyone can harass a rattlesnake and get cool defensive shots. Sit and watch one from a little ways off for like an hour and see what happens. It takes patience and determination to get a truly unique shot. You might witness a ground squirrel getting nailed or some combat or mating. The reason I pers...
by PrimitiveTim
April 6th, 2015, 9:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Handling Wild Herps Poll
Replies: 66
Views: 11610

Re: Handling Wild Herps Poll

Birders. Sheesh. They've never held anything in their hands, will never know how it feels, so they harass herpers out of sheer existential frustration. Don't get me started on birders..... [Disclaimer: This reply may be seen in a humorous light. Or not. Decide for yourself] Don't get me started on ...
by PrimitiveTim
April 3rd, 2015, 6:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New guy introduction and pics from the mojave!
Replies: 4
Views: 1754

Re: New guy introduction and pics from the mojave!

That rosy boa and the chuckwalla just seem so friendly. lol Awesome finds and welcome to FHF!
by PrimitiveTim
March 29th, 2015, 5:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes, lizards, frogs from Selangor
Replies: 6
Views: 2487

Re: Snakes, lizards, frogs from Selangor

Too cool! Love seeing stuff I didn't know existed!
by PrimitiveTim
March 9th, 2015, 8:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: That guy
Replies: 19
Views: 3047

Re: That guy

Go hit the everglades man! Saw a DOR scarlet last week. Bring a big light and shine some too. Shine homestead too. Shine the mangroves for some snakes too. Just don't quit and you'll find some stuff.
by PrimitiveTim
March 4th, 2015, 5:15 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: How Many in one Shot?
Replies: 10
Views: 5209

Re: How Many in one Shot?

Dang a caracara and peregrine, two of my favorites. I saw my first peregrine the other day. It was pretty awesome!
by PrimitiveTim
March 4th, 2015, 4:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Africa Herping
Replies: 4
Views: 2731

Re: South Africa Herping

I've been to Khamai! Does Given still work there? Great photos!
by PrimitiveTim
March 4th, 2015, 8:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: GoPro camera for herp pictures?
Replies: 7
Views: 2640

Re: GoPro camera for herp pictures?

In my opinion a GoPro would be terrible for what you're talking about. I have one and pretty much only use it for scenery time lapses and underwater footage. It doesn't have auto focus and it just keeps a really deep depth of field. You cannot get good macro shots. If I were you I'd use a high end p...
by PrimitiveTim
February 12th, 2015, 9:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tenerife report February 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 2315

Re: Tenerife report February 2015

This is awesome! Thanks for sharing. I love seeing species I didn't even know existed and that habitat is sweet!
by PrimitiveTim
February 10th, 2015, 4:34 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: How Many in one Shot?
Replies: 10
Views: 5209

How Many in one Shot?

How many species have you got in one shot? More points for tighter frame. I took this the other day as they foraged along the edge of a marsh and they all crossed as I snapped away. wood stork, snowy egret, and a juvi white ibis https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t31.0-8/10924155_101528289...
by PrimitiveTim
February 2nd, 2015, 8:26 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Birds of the Cayman Islands and Pantanal, Brazil
Replies: 6
Views: 7692

Re: Birds of the Cayman Islands and Pantanal, Brazil

I'm not a bird person but this is insane! I didn't realize barn owls lived in the islands.
by PrimitiveTim
February 2nd, 2015, 8:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Theme 8 - Dealing with the public
Replies: 19
Views: 3809

Re: Theme 8 - Dealing with the public

This one time I broke into the snake room at Auburn and showed my aunt and her friends an indigo snake... that was like 6 years ago though. https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/1918889_169818565473_8076052_n.jpg?oh=c131bec3cb9420405fe807eabe53b55c&oe=55621AA5 Then this other time I ...
by PrimitiveTim
January 31st, 2015, 5:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Everglades upcoming trip. Feb 16
Replies: 3
Views: 1278

Re: Everglades upcoming trip. Feb 16

bring a really good light and go shining. Shining is my favorite way to herp. You never know what you'll find down there. Do some shining outside of the park for some interesting exotics. I think the exotics are more fun to find anyway....
by PrimitiveTim
January 27th, 2015, 1:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Theme 7 - Photo bombs (human or otherwise)
Replies: 16
Views: 3172

Re: Theme 7 - Photo bombs (human or otherwise)

A little ringneck and my friend was standing at the edge of the frame and I didn't realize it til I got home. https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/216101_10150167279074865_7288756_n.jpg?oh=09e9209e5ffd1a587ed0f9b7459e6f31&oe=55567A71&__gda__=1428368544_6920682195cbac61952a...
by PrimitiveTim
January 25th, 2015, 9:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turkey, april 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 2621

Re: Turkey, april 2014

Awesome! I love seeing Turkish herps! Your O. Elegens is so much prettier than the ones I used to see around Ankara. Did you shine at night for chameleons? I've only ever seen two during the day and they were both in Antalya. I never found any v. xanthina but I have found ammodytes in Turkey. Feel f...
by PrimitiveTim
January 12th, 2015, 6:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Theme 4 - First/early herp related pictures that you took
Replies: 22
Views: 4328

Re: Theme 4 - First/early herp related pictures that you too

Wayyy back in 08 when I first started photoing.

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by PrimitiveTim
December 23rd, 2014, 8:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID needed please
Replies: 26
Views: 4472

Re: ID needed please

Mynki wrote:
Berkeley Boone wrote:
Mynki wrote:Is this another watersnake?
Sure is. Great finds! More pics!
--Berkeley

I'll post a whole thread soon.

What species of watersnake is it though? :)
another florida water snake. N. fasciata
by PrimitiveTim
December 23rd, 2014, 6:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID needed please
Replies: 26
Views: 4472

Re: ID needed please

ya ya y'all are right, it's a southern toad. Didn't really look close, it just looked really big and it was SoFlo. Hardly see anything but cane toads down there.
by PrimitiveTim
December 22nd, 2014, 9:04 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Bird ID please
Replies: 4
Views: 3053

Re: Bird ID please

female mallard?
by PrimitiveTim
December 22nd, 2014, 8:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID needed please
Replies: 26
Views: 4472

Re: ID needed please

Curly tail lizards
cane toad
florida water snake (n. fasciata
by PrimitiveTim
December 18th, 2014, 7:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: .
Replies: 13
Views: 4921

Re: Catching Chameleons in South Florida

Wow! There is so much alpha in this post. Much wow! I'm surprised you didn't mention the chameleon sith lord that we met... they will see in the video :twisted: But seriously these were some of the most fun herping trips I've ever been on. It don't get much better than climbing for herps, especially...
by PrimitiveTim
December 9th, 2014, 7:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Coral Snake
Replies: 5
Views: 1476

Re: Eastern Coral Snake

last one I saw was hiked in the evening. It was slithering through the pine needles. Coral snakes are weird. They just seem to pop up randomly here and there for me.
by PrimitiveTim
December 5th, 2014, 8:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My curse is over!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2496

Re: My curse is over!!

Well done man. Persistence pays off often enough be persistent. Tips/hints welcomed (for photoing ringers, not finding them). I'll take tips & hints for finding them :D Throw a bag of mulch out beside your house. A month later flip it in the Fall or Winter. You don't have to open it or anything. It'...
by PrimitiveTim
November 25th, 2014, 9:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring 2014: Working the Iberian Peninsula
Replies: 17
Views: 5484

Re: Spring 2014: Working the Iberian Peninsula

This amazing! Thanks so much for posting!
by PrimitiveTim
November 9th, 2014, 9:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Florida's" House Geckos
Replies: 30
Views: 25052

Re: "Florida's" House Geckos

I see only H. mabouia and garnotti here in north brevard At my house it's all garnotti and at my grandmother's it's all mabouia. I live in a really rural area and I know there have been geckos here for a long time. I never knew what the mabouia were so thanks for clearing that up for me. I always th...
by PrimitiveTim
October 30th, 2014, 6:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Florida:2014. Ok year
Replies: 14
Views: 2824

Re: Herping Florida:2014. Ok year

Not a bad year! That crocodile is going to get famous soon. lol Welcome to the forum!
by PrimitiveTim
October 17th, 2014, 11:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nafha Shirts
Replies: 5
Views: 1174

Re: Nafha Shirts

Do you have any pictures of what graphic or what they might look like?
by PrimitiveTim
October 9th, 2014, 7:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some recent Australian highlights
Replies: 12
Views: 3921

Re: Some recent Australian highlights

Awesome photos! I just recognized some of your photos from instagram. I already follow. You post some awesome photos there! Everyone should go follow her at wildlifekittens. Her account has nothing to do with kittens btw (almost). The vast majority is herps. I love the long exposure with the stars a...
by PrimitiveTim
September 26th, 2014, 8:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Columbus Day Weekend Herping in FL - Anyone Interested?
Replies: 2
Views: 1149

Re: Columbus Day Weekend Herping in FL - Anyone Interested?

I'm kind of at the edge of our herping range... I should have that day off so if you want to head east I'm over in north Brevard County.
by PrimitiveTim
September 26th, 2014, 8:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Wildlife Photography permits upcoming
Replies: 17
Views: 5701

Re: New Wildlife Photography permits upcoming

I think this is what he's talking about...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-2 ... am-picture
by PrimitiveTim
September 17th, 2014, 11:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2 headed Northern Ringneck Snake
Replies: 9
Views: 2857

Re: 2 headed Northern Ringneck Snake

How often are two-headed snakes found alive in the wild? More often than we think? Many probably go unreported. On the contrary, due to the "newsworthiness" of two-headed snakes, and many people's inherent nature to want to claim a little bit of the limelight for discovering such an aberrancy, I pe...
by PrimitiveTim
September 17th, 2014, 6:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2 headed Northern Ringneck Snake
Replies: 9
Views: 2857

Re: 2 headed Northern Ringneck Snake

Any updates on how it's doing or if it is eating? Maybe worth a writeup in Herp Review? How often are two-headed snakes found alive in the wild? More often than we think? Many probably go unreported. Here's another recent one . If anyone can ID it that would be awesome too. Ooh just found a video of...
by PrimitiveTim
September 15th, 2014, 8:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: More from Brevard County
Replies: 5
Views: 1688

Re: More from Brevard County

Cool stuff! Seems like you're getting the hang of things! Have fun in SoFlo!
by PrimitiveTim
September 12th, 2014, 9:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finding Agkistrodon piscovorous?
Replies: 13
Views: 3085

Re: Finding Agkistrodon piscovorous?

That's interesting you mention the flowing bodies of water and that you're in NW Florida. Only ones I've seen around were near Tallahassee and they were near a big spring run that had small springs running into the main run. These moccasins weren't on the edge of the run but back in the woods a litt...
by PrimitiveTim
September 11th, 2014, 7:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finding Agkistrodon piscovorous?
Replies: 13
Views: 3085

Re: Finding Agkistrodon piscovorous?

I'm no pro, but I would suggest looking in dryer areas around the swamp in addition to what you're already doing. I'm not sure how big these islands are but I've seen them out coiled sitting in some pretty dry places where there wasn't really any swamp in the immediate area.
by PrimitiveTim
September 9th, 2014, 6:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hello from Atlanta
Replies: 19
Views: 3471

Re: Hello from Atlanta

Welcome to the dark side of herping! Just forget about all those silly birds. :twisted: Georgia is a beautiful state that I visit a few times a year. Got folks in Atlanta too.
by PrimitiveTim
September 9th, 2014, 6:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Year So Far in Florida (Updated)
Replies: 27
Views: 12647

Re: Year So Far in Florida

Nice finds but dang your racers are busted looking! I guess they got it hard out there in nature.
by PrimitiveTim
September 5th, 2014, 5:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chameleon exploration
Replies: 28
Views: 5746

Re: Chameleon exploration

Isn't this information open to the public? If you google a little more... Eddmaps gives specific locations for all kinds of exotics. I wouldn't be surprised if this information is out dated as populations seem to disappear and pop up in other areas. Yeah... I don't think you're gonna find any in the...
by PrimitiveTim
September 5th, 2014, 4:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring 2014 SE US Herping ROAD TRIP!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2370

Re: Spring 2014 SE US Herping ROAD TRIP!!!

I know Holbrook has already commented on these, but I wanted to add my own 2 cents. "the lack of organization" = relaxed, laid back, come and go as you please kind of cliqueish = Some of us are more introverted than extroverted, and are hesitant to herp with people we only know from the internet. I...
by PrimitiveTim
September 5th, 2014, 3:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring 2014 SE US Herping ROAD TRIP!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2370

Re: Spring 2014 SE US Herping ROAD TRIP!!!

Really enjoyed the video. For that baby toad I believe it was a southern or maybe a fowlers, though I've never seen a baby or adult fowlers toad other than in pictures. Wasn't an oak, even as newly metamorphosed toads oaks have the obvious yellow stripe down the back, at least the ones in Ochlockne...