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by Jake Schneider
November 3rd, 2014, 1:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cozumel Turtle ID
Replies: 3
Views: 1690

Re: Cozumel Turtle ID

Thanks for the ID guys! I was pretty sure that's what they were, but I wanted to get the opinion of someone familiar with the area's turtles before entering it to NAHERP. I have zero experience with anything south of the border. Anyone know a good field guide for the herps of Mexico? One with range ...
by Jake Schneider
November 2nd, 2014, 4:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cozumel Turtle ID
Replies: 3
Views: 1690

Cozumel Turtle ID

While vacationing in Cozumel with my family last year, I found a pair of turtles sitting on the beach. At this time I wasn't really a serious herper, so I didn't think much of it and got a bad video of our encounter with them. Recently I've been bothered by the fact that I don't know what they are. ...
by Jake Schneider
November 1st, 2014, 11:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fall Pics
Replies: 8
Views: 3673

Re: Fall Pics

Thanks everyone, due to the "new and improved" flickr, I haven't found a way to increase the size of the pics. Barry, When viewing your image in Flickr, there are 3 icons to the right and slightly below the image. There's one for editing, one for sharing, and one for downloading. Click the "Share" ...
by Jake Schneider
October 27th, 2014, 11:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Skink ID Help
Replies: 9
Views: 2660

Re: Skink ID Help

I can't believe I didn't see that. I thought that fifth scale was part of the rostral scale. I agree, it's P. laticeps.
Now I have some skink records in NAHERP to double-check(again). :oops:
by Jake Schneider
October 26th, 2014, 4:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Show Us Your Rattlesnake FIELD Pics and Video of 2014
Replies: 57
Views: 25530

Re: Show Us Your Rattlesnake FIELD Pics and Video of 2014

Awesome rattlesnake diversity here. I've personally only seen 13 in my life, but then again I've only been herping for a couple years. Here are a few from this year: From MD in June, Timber Rattlesnake https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3920/14430962724_45107ec810_c.jpg SE Colorado, Prairie Rattlesnake ...
by Jake Schneider
October 26th, 2014, 4:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Skink ID Help
Replies: 9
Views: 2660

Re: Skink ID Help

I agree with BDSkinner. The 4 labial scales means it's a fasciatus when comparing to laticeps which has five scales. Sometimes the scales are hard to distinguish, but they are pretty clear in your photo.
by Jake Schneider
August 2nd, 2014, 4:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Toad Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2512

Re: Toad Questions

Oh no, no, no. That reverse herping psychology doesn't work. :lol: I know you're really hoping to stumble upon a king, copper, or queen while looking for a toad. Oh, I know that "Reverse Herping Psychology" doesn't work. On my recent trip to Kansas, I had a short list of things I wanted to find. A ...
by Jake Schneider
August 2nd, 2014, 3:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Toad Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2512

Re: Toad Questions

Awesome. Those hybrids sound really weird. I think I'm going to set finding an americanus x fowleri hybrid chorus as my #1 Goal for 2015. Who cares about finding Lampropeltis or Copperheads or a Queensnake, I'm getting myself a Toad! And I'll probably map out the whole distribution of these 2 specie...
by Jake Schneider
July 31st, 2014, 5:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Toad Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2512

Toad Questions

I recently made an account on H.E.R.P., and started entering data. This caused me to finally learn how to ID Toads. I always thought that both of the species of Toads native to Maryland lived in my neighborhood. I have since realized only Fowler's Toads live near me. However, just a few miles away a...
by Jake Schneider
July 31st, 2014, 4:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Obx HERPS on vacation
Replies: 9
Views: 2840

Re: Obx HERPS on vacation

The Cottonmouth shots are pretty awesome. I have yet to find one cruising through the water like that. They have this way of just looking awesome while doing whatever they're doing.
by Jake Schneider
July 31st, 2014, 3:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Everglades monster constrictor hunt. Doing my part.
Replies: 135
Views: 26921

Re: Everglades monster constrictor hunt. Doing my part.

Jake, if you don't see the venom and personal attacks there, then I'm guessing you just don't know the history on the python issue. Ernie is making not-the-least-bit-veiled references to specific people with those statements. But surely you can at least see the clear attacks on the research communi...
by Jake Schneider
July 31st, 2014, 1:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Everglades monster constrictor hunt. Doing my part.
Replies: 135
Views: 26921

Re: Everglades monster constrictor hunt. Doing my part.

Jake, if you are too superior and socially enlightened for this thread then, don't read it. It wasn't my intention to sound like that at all, sorry about that. But I really am wondering, what is the discussion? I don't get it. I thought it was about pythons but now it seems far bigger than that. Th...
by Jake Schneider
July 31st, 2014, 1:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Indigos in Mangroves?
Replies: 18
Views: 4946

Re: Indigos in Mangroves?

mangrove water snake (Nerodia fasciata compressicauda), the threatened Atlantic salt marsh snake (Nerodia fasciata taeniata) Wouldn't that be clarkii ????? How'd they make that mistake? As for Indigos in Mangroves, I have no idea. I met a guy while walking on a trail with water on both sides and no...
by Jake Schneider
July 31st, 2014, 12:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Everglades monster constrictor hunt. Doing my part.
Replies: 135
Views: 26921

Re: Everglades monster constrictor hunt. Doing my part.

Ernie, The question I have is what problem are the researchers trying to solve? As far as I know, there isn't a shred of proof the pythons have caused any problems at all. So just keep doing research for the sake of doing research all the while other species are headed toward extinction? The fact t...
by Jake Schneider
July 31st, 2014, 12:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Everglades monster constrictor hunt. Doing my part.
Replies: 135
Views: 26921

Re: Everglades monster constrictor hunt. Doing my part.

You should reread these parts. Perhaps you missed the obvious sarcasm the first time around? Yes, I read all of that. Clearly he's being sarcastic, but it's not "Venomous" and I saw no "Personal Attacks." Either way, that wasn't the post I was talking about. I was talking about this: I started this...
by Jake Schneider
July 31st, 2014, 10:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Everglades monster constrictor hunt. Doing my part.
Replies: 135
Views: 26921

Re: Everglades monster constrictor hunt. Doing my part.

Typical. Post for the clear purpose of spewing a bunch of venom. Gerry Hi, I'm just following the argument. Let me say first I know nothing about these invasive snakes other than that they're invasive, they've damaged the ecosystem just like every other invasive introduced anywhere, and their situa...
by Jake Schneider
July 1st, 2014, 12:09 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: How to Get & Enter Massive Quantities of Data
Replies: 10
Views: 12566

Re: How to Get & Enter Massive Quantities of Data

Brian Hubbs wrote:Hope that helps.
Yes, that helped. Thanks for responding. :)
by Jake Schneider
June 29th, 2014, 12:23 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: How to Get & Enter Massive Quantities of Data
Replies: 10
Views: 12566

Re: How to Get & Enter Massive Quantities of Data

I just started entering data into the database. I know pretty much nothing about strategy or proper data entry techniques. I like these strategies, but I was wondering about some of this. I can go to a nearby road and find at least 20 rough greensnakes in a couple hours of searching through vines. I...
by Jake Schneider
June 19th, 2014, 1:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Results from Weekend in the Mountains
Replies: 4
Views: 1962

Re: Results from Weekend in the Mountains

That timber is pretty young...I bet it hasn't moved all too far from where it was born last fall, it would be worth checking that area again during the shoulder seasons, you might see more. I'll certainly be heading back there this Fall and probably again before then. It'd be awesome to find a whol...
by Jake Schneider
June 15th, 2014, 5:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Results from Weekend in the Mountains
Replies: 4
Views: 1962

Results from Weekend in the Mountains

Hey guys. I spent the weekend in the mountains of Virginia and Maryland. I found a lot of cool stuff. I never really got pictures of most of it though. I just wasn't in the mood to try to get pictures of Salamanders and Ringnecks as they wouldn't sit still. I got pictures of the good stuff, though, ...
by Jake Schneider
June 5th, 2014, 4:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: first half of the year
Replies: 3
Views: 968

Re: first half of the year

Is the year really already half-way over? Wow, that was fast.
by Jake Schneider
June 5th, 2014, 4:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: first half of the year
Replies: 3
Views: 968

Re: first half of the year

Looks like you're having no trouble with the salamanders where you live. I'm having some bad luck with salamanders. Almost every one of those you posted would be new to me. Awesome Queen. I'm still trying to find my first one.
by Jake Schneider
June 5th, 2014, 2:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your favorite find of the month - May 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 2279

Re: Your favorite find of the month - May 2014

chrisr- That was a really good video. I can't believe you managed to observe so many snakes displaying mating behavior in one day. Really awesome filming, too. Very peaceful throughout the whole video.
by Jake Schneider
June 3rd, 2014, 2:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Baby softshell
Replies: 3
Views: 1393

Re: Baby softshell

Ummm..... That thing is REALLY cute. I've never seen one that small. :thumb:
by Jake Schneider
June 3rd, 2014, 2:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: what's usually worse? a racer bite or a N. water snake bite?
Replies: 7
Views: 1441

Re: what's usually worse? a racer bite or a N. water snake b

That's really interesting. I've never ever had a Racer hold on like that. I'm guessing if it did that, it'd probably be comparable to a watersnake bite.
by Jake Schneider
June 3rd, 2014, 1:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: what's usually worse? a racer bite or a N. water snake bite?
Replies: 7
Views: 1441

Re: what's usually worse? a racer bite or a N. water snake b

I'd say racers bite way more, but don't do as much damage as Watersnakes do. It's difficult to say, since Watersnake bites bleed more do to components in their saliva. Racers never seem to do too much damage. I don't really know what a real racer bite would be like, because I've never had one put mo...
by Jake Schneider
June 3rd, 2014, 10:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: what's everyone's experience with northern WATER SNAKES?
Replies: 26
Views: 2714

Re: what's everyone's experience with northern WATER SNAKES?

Please don't take this the wrong way (I find without inflection on the internet things are often misinterpreted) but is there any reason you are holding it by the tail like that? It was just to get a picture before I released it. It wasn't meant to be cruel or harmful. I could never hurt a snake. I...
by Jake Schneider
June 3rd, 2014, 10:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kansas in June/July/August
Replies: 3
Views: 1238

Re: Kansas in June/July/August

Kansas is probably best in May, as is most places. During the hot summer months you'll probably want to do some road cruising. Come down to AZ this summer. There's always tons of daily lizards and nighttime road cruising finds. Terry :crazyeyes: Thanks for the reply. I can't get to Arizona this yea...
by Jake Schneider
June 3rd, 2014, 9:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Year So Far
Replies: 1
Views: 681

My Year So Far

Well it's about time I made a real post. I've been busy herping this whole spring. All I've found so far have been fairly common animals. I've found a pretty nice variety, and a bunch of them were new to me, so I'm happy with it. This spring I really wanted to see the Spotted Salamander migration af...
by Jake Schneider
June 3rd, 2014, 9:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: what's everyone's experience with northern WATER SNAKES?
Replies: 26
Views: 2714

Re: what's everyone's experience with northern WATER SNAKES?

This is what every Northern Watersnake I catch initially does to me, although this is a banded watersnake in the photo. This was the only time I had someone else to get the photo. You can also see musk on my shorts from the snake. https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2908/14335456241_58e87dbbd3_b.jpg Band...
by Jake Schneider
May 29th, 2014, 4:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rough Green capturing a spider...link to my youtube video.
Replies: 9
Views: 2029

Re: Rough Green capturing a spider...link to my youtube vide

I'm surprised it ate the spider so quickly, but I guess it's better to get it down as quickly as possible than to give it a chance to wiggle free. That was really lucky to get that behavior on video. I would have loved to just see it, but to film it.... I've never seen a video of a Rough Greensnake ...
by Jake Schneider
May 26th, 2014, 2:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakin in the marsh
Replies: 5
Views: 1114

Re: Snakin in the marsh

Awesome, awesome stuff! Now I have another reason to get down to South Florida AGAIN. Hopefully I'll get down this summer and I'll definitely be targeting clarkii. Keep up the great work, I love the South Florida stuff.
by Jake Schneider
May 24th, 2014, 10:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frustration
Replies: 28
Views: 7593

Re: Frustration

JAMAUGHN wrote:It's a Monterey Ringneck.
Oh, from the picture it look giant. I didn't realize it was small. Still a cool snake though. Do they not have rings on their neck?
by Jake Schneider
May 23rd, 2014, 4:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kansas in June/July/August
Replies: 3
Views: 1238

Kansas in June/July/August

Hey all, Instead of going to Colorado and Wyoming this summer like I normally do, I've decided to take a trip throughout the East and Midwest. I was never originally going to go all the way to Kansas, but then I heard there's actually some pretty good flipping there. So I considered Kansas. I've nev...
by Jake Schneider
May 23rd, 2014, 3:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frustration
Replies: 28
Views: 7593

Re: Frustration

[url=https://flic.kr/p/faHQNj] https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5453/9299006966_ce99a44cc1.jpg That's actually a cool-looking snake. What is it? Oh, and I actually had some success today with my bus driver after we passed a Ratsnake in the road. We and a couple other people got into a discussion abou...
by Jake Schneider
May 2nd, 2014, 1:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frustration
Replies: 28
Views: 7593

Re: Frustration

One thing that I have a hard time wrapping my head around is that some people have no curiosity at all when it comes to nature. I've always enjoyed watching creatures do their thing. Have you ever seen a spider wrap up something caught in its web? It's truly fascinating! But to other people, spider...
by Jake Schneider
May 1st, 2014, 2:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frustration
Replies: 28
Views: 7593

Re: Frustration

They insisted it was copperheads "because they had red markings". Yeah, even reading that bothered me. I can't stand when people come up with such stupid identification guidelines. Red markings? I'd laugh if it wasn't such a real problem. When I show them REAL ways to identify a snake, they just go...
by Jake Schneider
April 30th, 2014, 5:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frustration
Replies: 28
Views: 7593

Frustration

Hey guys. So, I bet everyone here in the Northeast and probably everywhere have this problem. I was at a little bridge over the water, and saw people crowded around the edge looking into the water. At the bank was a medium-sized watersnake. I walked up and said to my Dad: "Hey a watersnake." A man l...
by Jake Schneider
April 30th, 2014, 4:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ANF Trip IDs
Replies: 8
Views: 1877

Re: ANF Trip IDs

Thanks for all the IDs, guys. Every animal ID'd turned out to be a lifer. Do you have any posts featuring our hometown herps? I'm still figuring out how to herp my own area, and I've only been specifically herping for a year or so. I've found lots of good stuff here in Maryland. However, I haven't r...
by Jake Schneider
April 29th, 2014, 5:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ANF Trip IDs
Replies: 8
Views: 1877

ANF Trip IDs

Hey everyone. I had a great time at ANF and found a ton of stuff and got to meet a few of you guys. However, this was my first time to the region and I'm not too familiar with the local herps. I think I ID'd most of them right, but was wondering about a few things. I found a few of these guys east o...
by Jake Schneider
April 29th, 2014, 11:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ANF Trip Species List (If you went, report in here!)
Replies: 48
Views: 5762

Re: ANF Trip Species List (If you went, report in here!)

You can add Slimy Salamander
by Jake Schneider
April 29th, 2014, 11:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ANF Trip Species List (If you went, report in here!)
Replies: 48
Views: 5762

Re: ANF Trip Species List (If you went, report in here!)

I saw a Rough Green Snake and a Gray Ratsnake so they can be added. How do you distinguish between a Brownchin and a Southern Black Racer? I saw 3 Racers and just thought they were Southern Black, since I'd never heard of a Brownchin before. They didn't have brown chins if that's the big difference....
by Jake Schneider
March 24th, 2014, 5:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Post
Replies: 5
Views: 2724

First Post

Hello everyone! I've known about this forum for about a year now, but I've never actually posted something of my own. I guess this is a good time to introduce myself since it's the beginning of a new herping season and all. My name is Jake, I'm 15 years old, and currently live in Pasadena, MD. I hav...