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by krisbell
September 18th, 2017, 2:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Florida hot grand slam in 4.5 days
Replies: 8
Views: 5241

Re: Florida hot grand slam in 4.5 days

Rusty - I took a few pics but they are buried, unprocessed on an external hard drive. Was there a particular reason you ask about the red rat? It was pretty typically patterned and colored.
by krisbell
August 30th, 2017, 12:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona recap: July 8-18
Replies: 10
Views: 4679

Re: Arizona recap: July 8-18

Great trip, great finds and great story-telling!
by krisbell
August 2nd, 2017, 6:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Florida hot grand slam in 4.5 days
Replies: 8
Views: 5241

Re: Florida hot grand slam in 4.5 days

Many thanks Jeff, and yes indeed the inserts are the new photo hosting - I was not aware of the problem prior to making my post and have only just read the post detailing the issue. It was quick, simple and intuitive to upload to this site.
by krisbell
August 1st, 2017, 6:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Florida hot grand slam in 4.5 days
Replies: 8
Views: 5241

Florida hot grand slam in 4.5 days

In April I took advantage of some unused vacation time, which my wife (sadly!) did not have to spare, to go on a brief and indulgent intensive herping holiday in Florida. Top targets were pine snakes, indigos and hognose and unfortunately I struck out on all of them. However, I did manage to find al...
by krisbell
April 19th, 2017, 12:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sydney Australia in April
Replies: 2
Views: 1754

Re: Sydney Australia in April

I would second all those locations given by MonarchzMan - though would say that in my opinion Ku-Ring-Gai is better for reptiles than Royal!
by krisbell
February 10th, 2017, 6:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Looking for some Florida advice!
Replies: 5
Views: 1882

Re: Looking for some Florida advice!

Hi Bryce, my apologies if this comes too late, but for future reference...I probably wouldnt recommend the deep hole at Myakka - its a long way from your chosen area, the water is permanently murky and, while I dont think the risk is massive, there are just so many gators there (depending on the tim...
by krisbell
January 22nd, 2017, 12:50 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Global Warming?
Replies: 47
Views: 24244

Re: Global Warming?

I am more worried with over development than climate change. The impact of over development will have a much more lasting and permanent affect than climate change and may just contribute more to climate change than the causes being chastised for it today. If you drain the swamp and build on it or g...
by krisbell
January 12th, 2017, 6:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Establishing reptiles on my land.
Replies: 34
Views: 7802

Re: Establishing reptiles on my land.

Most of the limited evidence suggests that chams do not have a major negative net impact on Florida's ecosystems and I can certainly understand your desire to have such incredible creatures on your property, but of course from an ecological/conservation/scientific perspective this is not the right w...
by krisbell
January 11th, 2017, 10:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Madagascar 16
Replies: 11
Views: 4202

Re: Madagascar 16

Top notch images as always. My favourite animal in that bunch has to be the weeny Brookesia, but my fav image is the Parsons - its just such a nice, uncluttered and supremely intimate shot.
by krisbell
January 7th, 2017, 6:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 5 day trip to Morocco in October 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1653

5 day trip to Morocco in October 2016

Just finally processed enough images to put together a brief report on a trip to Morocco that I undertook with 2 mates (David Nixon and Ben Dalgleish) in October. Morocco had long been a dream destination of mine having seen so many of the European herping community come back with great finds and st...
by krisbell
January 6th, 2017, 11:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lizarding across Australia: Part 1 South Austtralia
Replies: 5
Views: 2448

Re: Lizarding across Australia: Part 1 South Austtralia

Wonderful post - while I am a reptile man first and foremost I have to say the standout shots for me are the birds. I love the corella, emu and wedgey shots. Am going straight on to part 2...
by krisbell
December 4th, 2016, 11:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Traveling Southeast Queensland & Looking for Herping Advice!
Replies: 4
Views: 1920

Re: Traveling Southeast Queensland & Looking for Herping Adv

Hi Chadwick, I dont have a huge amount of experience in those exact areas but the usual rules apply, plenty of driving at night and walking alongside creeks will definitely produce some critters. Some of the species you mention are hard to target specifically but I would say if you spend sufficient ...
by krisbell
November 10th, 2016, 5:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Laowa 15mm herp shots
Replies: 12
Views: 5720

Re: Laowa 15mm herp shots

I dig some of the perspectives this lens provides, but dislike how it's basically impossible to get the background in focus in the wider shots (although the Viper with the creek behind it is pleasing). As well as adjusting the aperture, you can focus stack on still subjects to get the whole scene i...
by krisbell
November 7th, 2016, 4:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: October in Florida
Replies: 6
Views: 3082

Re: October in Florida

Some great critters - what counties were these from?
by krisbell
November 7th, 2016, 4:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Victoria brides and other flesh ads
Replies: 10
Views: 4390

Re: Victoria brides and other flesh ads

Those popups are usually based on the stored cache from your machine from sites you have visited - anything you're not telling us?
by krisbell
November 3rd, 2016, 7:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Laowa 15mm herp shots
Replies: 12
Views: 5720

Re: Laowa 15mm herp shots

I dig some of the perspectives this lens provides, but dislike how it's basically impossible to get the background in focus in the wider shots (although the Viper with the creek behind it is pleasing). Cheers, Chad As well as adjusting the aperture, you can focus stack on still subjects to get the ...
by krisbell
October 27th, 2016, 4:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Australia 2016 Part 5: Dancing with Devils in the Red Centre
Replies: 8
Views: 4131

Re: Australia 2016 Part 5: Dancing with Devils in the Red Ce

I know exactly how you felt - my first (and last) coastal taipan I watched getting run over and dying a minute later.

On my last trip to Asia my top two targets were King cobra and monocled cobra and I found both, both DOR.
by krisbell
October 25th, 2016, 5:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Australia 2016 Part 4: The Queen's Land
Replies: 18
Views: 7437

Re: Australia 2016 Part 4: The Queen's Land

Great post and series.

I'm sure I'll get roasted by proper Aussie herpers but that shot of the red-bellied under leaf litter looks quite like a small-eyed. Did you get a better look at it than that pic?
by krisbell
October 13th, 2016, 4:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: fire fight
Replies: 8
Views: 2856

Re: fire fight

Awesome stuff - I too didnt know this behavior occurred. Makes me want to see Salamandra even more now...
by krisbell
September 30th, 2016, 5:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Thailand, september 2016
Replies: 26
Views: 9916

Re: Southern Thailand, september 2016

Masterful work as always Thor - very jealous.
by krisbell
September 16th, 2016, 7:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: AUGUST 2016: TRIP TO AUSTRALIA, SINGAPORE AND MALAYSIA
Replies: 12
Views: 3864

Re: AUGUST 2016: TRIP TO AUSTRALIA, SINGAPORE AND MALAYSIA

You found the Ovophis in Langkawi?! Great selection of animals - love the Waglers and of course the C.bivirgata!
by krisbell
July 25th, 2016, 4:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Similarities between Hunting Pokemon and Snakes. Fascinating
Replies: 7
Views: 3048

Re: Similarities between Hunting Pokemon and Snakes. Fascina

Yep, I too had noted the striking similarities - not that I am a Pokemon player of course! The best thing about this Pokemon craze is that it now makes it easier to explain the attraction of herping as a hobby.
by krisbell
June 12th, 2016, 10:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Australia 2016 Part 3: The Victorian Victories
Replies: 3
Views: 2696

Re: Australia 2016 Part 3: The Victorian Victories

Great post - new mission for me when I am next in Victoria is to find a Toongabbie P.dendyi!!
by krisbell
April 4th, 2016, 9:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping buddy request mid April in Highlands and Okeechobee
Replies: 4
Views: 1505

Herping buddy request mid April in Highlands and Okeechobee

Hi all, Bit of a sad and desperate request here but does anyone fancy meeting up on or around 18th April to spend a few nights in Highlands/Okeechobee county? Targets are corals, indigos, pines, kingsnakes, coachwhips to name a few. Happy to provide the vehicle and gas but have so many areas to cove...
by krisbell
March 2nd, 2016, 10:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Panamanian prequel to Peru
Replies: 7
Views: 3542

Re: Panamanian prequel to Peru

Beautiful prose as always. I had to do a triple take after reading about the Halloween snake sliding over the anole before I could actually make it out. Looking forward to part II.
by krisbell
March 2nd, 2016, 12:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Australia 2016 Part 1: Sydney and the Snowy Mountains
Replies: 7
Views: 3529

Re: Australia 2016 Part 1: Sydney and the Snowy Mountains

Great post, looking forward to Part 2
by krisbell
February 27th, 2016, 6:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bali, Flores, Rinca, and Komodo
Replies: 10
Views: 4175

Re: Bali, Flores, Rinca, and Komodo

Great post - is your sea eagle not a brahminy kite?
by krisbell
February 23rd, 2016, 8:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Spiny Terrapin, Wallaces Flying frogs, and a few snakes.
Replies: 6
Views: 2505

Re: A Spiny Terrapin, Wallaces Flying frogs, and a few snake

Thanks. It's a tough crowd on this forum. It seems you need to find a 2 headed snake to get any comments. Not at all - I for one do most of my FHF browsing while at work and vids just dont play smoothly enough so from my perspective a couple of pics would have been nice, and I'm jealous of your Wal...
by krisbell
February 1st, 2016, 7:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My 2015 Herps
Replies: 14
Views: 8071

Re: My 2015 Herps

Wonderfully lit shots as always Kurt. My personal faves are the T. leprosum and C.pelias.
by krisbell
January 31st, 2016, 12:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thailand, december 2015. Khao Yai National Park and Jomtien
Replies: 11
Views: 6296

Re: Thailand, december 2015. Khao Yai National Park and Jomt

Great post as always Thor - its a shame you didnt get clear shots of the spitter but thats what keeps us going back again and again...
by krisbell
January 30th, 2016, 10:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!
Replies: 61
Views: 23626

Re: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!

Great post - some unbelievable shots here but for me Ryan's Cyclorana shot stands out for technical expertise and Kevin's Azemiops for sheer coolness of the species. I did close to bugger all herping in 2015 (not out of choice) so I only have a small selection to choose from. The below isnt my perso...
by krisbell
December 29th, 2015, 11:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 5, Flinders Ranges National Park
Replies: 22
Views: 11796

Re: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 5, Flinders Ranges National

You're probably right - the first one does look young and the second one probably just has a crappy original tail. Thanks for sharing, and hurry up with part 8!
by krisbell
December 29th, 2015, 11:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 5, Flinders Ranges National Park
Replies: 22
Views: 11796

Re: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 5, Flinders Ranges National

The tail on the second barking gecko looks very much liek a regen, and the first looks like a gravid female? Did you get your labels the wrong way round?
by krisbell
December 29th, 2015, 11:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 4, Adelaide to Flinders Ranges
Replies: 7
Views: 6228

Re: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 4, Adelaide to Flinders Rang

Loving this series - many, many thanks for sharing.
by krisbell
December 10th, 2015, 2:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Australian Frog Research '15 - Long and Pic Intensive!
Replies: 13
Views: 4718

Re: Australian Frog Research '15 - Long and Pic Intensive!

Great post and pics - thanks for sharing. I too was very much inspired by Steve Irwin, despite one Aussie member on this forum telling me otherwise!?!
by krisbell
December 1st, 2015, 12:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gecko ID
Replies: 9
Views: 2103

Re: Gecko ID

Shame I cant just attach a photo that my dad took to this thread as the green anole looks like, well, err, a native green anole - but I havent ever seen one in the islands off Sarasota as the whole place is overrun with browns so I'm starting to second guess myself that maybe its a hardier exotic, b...
by krisbell
December 1st, 2015, 9:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gecko ID
Replies: 9
Views: 2103

Re: Gecko ID

Many thanks once again. That does make sense as all the wild tokays I have seen have been from Thailand/peninsula Malaysia. Just checked EDDMaps and there are actually 2 other records for Sarasota county. A large green anole and a blue lizard with a yellow head?! have also been seen at my dads house...
by krisbell
December 1st, 2015, 4:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gecko ID
Replies: 9
Views: 2103

Re: Gecko ID

Thanks Berkeley - is there any one thing that makes you sure of the ID? It bears very little similarity to tokays I have seen in terms of coloration as this is very drab and south east asian local tokays are all extremely colorful.
by krisbell
November 30th, 2015, 11:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gecko ID
Replies: 9
Views: 2103

Gecko ID

Hi all, Not the best pictures but taken by my old man at his house in Sarasota. My best guess is a very drab looking Tokay as he says it is very large (approaching 12 inches) but I didnt think they had spread as far as this yet? https://farm1.staticflickr.com/699/23332155362_859e9f8e1b_o.jpg IMG_161...
by krisbell
October 7th, 2015, 8:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Aussie elapids
Replies: 11
Views: 5606

Re: Aussie elapids

Great set - particularly love the first tai and copperhead pics, and the d.rimicola shot. Even reading the place names (Cooktown, Lithgow, Pannawonnica, Mareeba etc) makes me seriously nostalgic for Australia.
by krisbell
October 6th, 2015, 9:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Second Gaboon of 2015!
Replies: 10
Views: 4516

Re: Second Gaboon of 2015!

Truly an incredible species - and a lovely individual as well!
by krisbell
September 26th, 2015, 12:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: One of the most awesome frogs IMO!
Replies: 17
Views: 6218

Re: One of the most awesome frogs IMO!

Great shots as always - that Bug-eyed frog is incredible!
by krisbell
September 23rd, 2015, 11:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Queensland over Xmas...yes, 9 months late - Frogs (w/audio)
Replies: 11
Views: 4041

Re: Queensland over Xmas...yes, 9 months late - Frogs (w/aud

Great post - really cool that you also include their calls. I have seen all these species but never before taken the trouble to put a call to the frog so many thanks for sharing.
by krisbell
September 11th, 2015, 2:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Who on the forum would you most like to meet in person...
Replies: 44
Views: 13007

Re: Who on the forum would you most like to meet in person..

Tim Borski wrote:krisbel, this about people you haven't met.
Tim
Lol I get it Tim - I havent met any of those I mentioned. In fact you are one of the very few I have actually met.
by krisbell
September 10th, 2015, 10:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Who on the forum would you most like to meet in person...
Replies: 44
Views: 13007

Re: Who on the forum would you most like to meet in person..

Really nice idea for a post Tim - an unashamed way of spreading some (mostly man)love. I am too infrequent a visitor to have a balanced view and I agree 3 is way too small a number so here are a few that spring immediately to mind, either as a result of email correspondence, assistance withlocations...
by krisbell
August 11th, 2015, 5:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: cherries and trash - from DC to Miami
Replies: 14
Views: 4571

Re: cherries and trash - from DC to Miami

Great trip report Jeroen, thanks for sharing. You really cleaned up on the salamanders - very jealous. Also, I have a first child on the way so I am pleased to see it isnt necessarily a barrier to herping trips!
by krisbell
August 4th, 2015, 10:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sydney Snakes!
Replies: 31
Views: 9465

Re: Sydney Snakes!

Great post and photography - makes me really miss living in Sydney. Next up please do a post on the lizards of the Sydney region...
by krisbell
August 3rd, 2015, 10:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Monitor Disguised as a Tokay... What do you think?
Replies: 11
Views: 2778

Re: Monitor Disguised as a Tokay... What do you think?

I've seen this before and one of the comments in that post seemed to be from an insider who admitted it was fake but I cant remember in what way or how. I have seen some monster tokays in Thailand and my brother who has lived there for 20+ years says that the 'monsters' I have seen are tiddlers comp...
by krisbell
July 28th, 2015, 1:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A week in the United Arab Emirates
Replies: 26
Views: 9815

Re: A week in the United Arab Emirates

Thanks for the comments all. I highly recommend the area for herping, particularly if you are UK or Europe-based as there are a huge number of very cheap flights going to the UAE on a daily basis. Hire cars are fairly cheap and there is a good mix of civilized culture/city stuff to do if you are wit...
by krisbell
July 26th, 2015, 7:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A week in the United Arab Emirates
Replies: 26
Views: 9815

Re: A week in the United Arab Emirates

Yes and no - I took more pics but they are now buried somewhere on my external hard-drive. I tend to only process one picture of each animal.