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by DaveR
March 16th, 2014, 3:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: King cobra anecdote
Replies: 15
Views: 4888

Re: King cobra anecdote

Wow...incredible. Never saw one in the wild but I worked with a few 10-12 footers back in the 70's, I'm not afraid to say that they intimidated the hell out of me. They are so aware and vigilant. Nice find!
by DaveR
March 16th, 2014, 3:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A most EPIC week in Florida.
Replies: 12
Views: 2747

Re: A most EPIC week in Florida.

Nice!
by DaveR
May 27th, 2013, 4:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best hour ever in SoCal makes for a very nice day
Replies: 20
Views: 5593

Re: Best hour ever in SoCal makes for a very nice day

Nice outing. Thanks for the pictures.
by DaveR
January 9th, 2013, 4:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best way to make your yard more appealing to snakes?
Replies: 14
Views: 1504

Re: Best way to make your yard more appealing to snakes?

Make your yard look like they are going to film an episode of COPS on your property. LMAO...but sadly...often true. Seriously...when scouting potential herping spots while driving through unfamiliar territory, how many of us look for old decrepit buildings and rusted old appliances, etc? Untouched,...
by DaveR
December 31st, 2012, 4:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New girl here, first year of herping post
Replies: 51
Views: 7073

Re: New girl here, first year of herping post

Welcome Carla...ignore indigoblue...a troll. Very nice pictures.
by DaveR
November 28th, 2012, 5:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Carolina Critters
Replies: 28
Views: 5416

Re: Some Carolina Critters

Steve...That was an awesome post. I loved the shots of the kids...the look on the boy's face with the fence lizard on his shoulder...the young lady with the juvie rat snake. Some incredible photos of a wide variety of wildlife. I was thinking how much time and patience must have gone into each shot....
by DaveR
October 26th, 2012, 6:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Few Snakes of Yunnan, China
Replies: 13
Views: 5940

Re: Few Snakes of Yunnan, China

Thanks Kai...those are some great shots of some beautiful snakes. I really need to learn more about the fauna of middle east, Asia...China and India in particular. There are some spectacular animals that i've never seem. Thanks again for the great post.
by DaveR
October 25th, 2012, 3:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A novel way to control cat populations
Replies: 33
Views: 6561

Re: A novel way to control cat populations

Looks like a scene from "Bwaveheart" ...all the dead, bloody wabbits.
by DaveR
October 23rd, 2012, 4:20 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: What months are you going to see Crotalus Horridus the most?
Replies: 214
Views: 193155

Re: What months are you going to see Crotalus Horridus the m

Phil...those are some beautiful TRs. Amazing, spectacular creatures.
by DaveR
October 23rd, 2012, 4:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Israel family vacation, part 1 - Cerastes trifecta
Replies: 17
Views: 6871

Re: Israel family vacation, part 1 - Cerastes trifecta

What a GREAT post. That was an unbelievable snake...the colors and pattern were stunning. Wonderful shot of your son. I'm at a loss for adjectives...(I tried really hard not to use AWESOME...which is the first thing that came to my mind). Thank you.
by DaveR
October 22nd, 2012, 4:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A novel way to control cat populations
Replies: 33
Views: 6561

Re: A novel way to control cat populations

Gerry...You have my sympathy. I love my dogs and agonize over any illness or problem. I've always had big dogs and I spoil them rotten. I've been blessed with some great pooches. My last two big guys lived to 14. I had a great Vet put them to sleep when their health failed right in my own house whil...
by DaveR
October 21st, 2012, 8:05 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: What months are you going to see Crotalus Horridus the most?
Replies: 214
Views: 193155

Re: What months are you going to see Crotalus Horridus the m

I don't claim to have read every post...I just wanted to share my observations from Western NY. I'm aware of a FEW den pockets that still exist, but with nowhere near the vitality of 25 years ago. I know of one guy (and his crew) who decimated a once vital den by poaching over a period of a few year...
by DaveR
October 20th, 2012, 4:14 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: NOW IN STORES: My book "A Cobra Hijacked My Camera Bag!"
Replies: 49
Views: 54475

Re: NOW IN STORES: My book "A Cobra Hijacked My Camera Bag!"

Congrats Mark, helli, and Hans (and all other friends of Bill). I'll have 29 in late December. Back to the thread topic... Can't wait to read your book Hans. I always look forward to your posts. That chapter title
Krait – Satans Rubber Toy
is classic. Congratulations.
by DaveR
October 11th, 2012, 5:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mountain Kingsnakes in Arizona
Replies: 49
Views: 20227

Re: Mountain Kingsnakes in Arizona

Thanks Norman...and a shout out to Hellihooks, whose posts/contributions I always appreciate.
by DaveR
October 10th, 2012, 3:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Lowcountry South Carolina
Replies: 9
Views: 2460

Re: Herping Lowcountry South Carolina

Nice job LCS. Love that canebrake. Welcome to the best herp site on the internet.
by DaveR
October 7th, 2012, 3:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: amaZING ariZONA! (Part 2 of 2)
Replies: 12
Views: 3251

Re: amaZING ariZONA! (Part 2 of 2)

Nice job. Enjoyed both threads immensely.
by DaveR
October 7th, 2012, 3:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Young of the Year (YOY) – theme post
Replies: 52
Views: 17135

Re: Young of the Year (YOY) – theme post

Nice thread. Thanks to everyone who posted. Great pictures...too many nice ones to single any out.
by DaveR
October 3rd, 2012, 5:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: amAZing AriZona! (Part 1 of 2)
Replies: 13
Views: 4244

Re: amAZing AriZona! (Part 1 of 2)

What a great post Carl. I can relate to your excitement about herping in AZ. Being an Easterner (NY state), I've always loved the West. The beautiful scenery...the variety of plants and animals. In my mind, AZ is as close to "Oz" as I'll evr get. I've had a few opportunities to explore near Wilcox a...
by DaveR
September 13th, 2012, 11:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just a snake in a log
Replies: 8
Views: 2401

Re: Just a snake in a log

Very interesting. Makes you wonder just how many herps you miss when out looking.
by DaveR
September 10th, 2012, 1:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Opinion on handling Helodermatidae
Replies: 79
Views: 18384

Re: Opinion on handling Helodermatidae

Baby heloderms are awesome.
by DaveR
September 6th, 2012, 4:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question about holding hot snakes.
Replies: 56
Views: 10512

Re: Question about holding hot snakes.

James...You ARE aware that your need to hold every snake you see is not in any way beneficial to that snake, and is (in all probability) a traumatic and harmful experience for the animal?? I handled hots for a long time before I realized that my actions were selfish, dangerous, and had no legitimate...
by DaveR
September 6th, 2012, 3:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Aussie Snakes
Replies: 28
Views: 9392

Re: Aussie Snakes

This is a GREAT post. Love Aussie snakes. Especially liked the "action" shot of the brown snake (eastern??) striking. Thanks.
by DaveR
September 2nd, 2012, 1:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Around the world in 120 Days Part 4: Australian Snakes
Replies: 9
Views: 3508

Re: Around the world in 120 Days Part 4: Australian Snakes

Thanks EW for the awesome post. I love Australian pythons. I can't imagine seeing ANY of those animals in the wild. The odds of me ever visiting Oz is remote, so this is as close as I'll evr get to seeing them. Thanks for taking the time to share.
by DaveR
September 2nd, 2012, 5:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SF garter
Replies: 8
Views: 1728

Re: SF garter

Nice!
by DaveR
September 2nd, 2012, 5:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Melbourne Herping
Replies: 3
Views: 2354

Re: Melbourne Herping

Nice close up shot of the lowland copperhead. Love the eastern blue-tongued skink shots too. That was a baby tiger? Thanks for sharing.
by DaveR
September 1st, 2012, 2:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona S12
Replies: 36
Views: 6026

Re: Arizona S12

Nice Gila. I love the habitat shots too.
by DaveR
September 1st, 2012, 2:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Foothills of Santa Anna's
Replies: 28
Views: 4154

Re: Foothills of Santa Anna's

I love ruber. Only encountered one in all my forays to SoCal (way back in 1978). That animal never rattled and I'm convinced I could have free handled him/her w/o any problem. Luckily, I was sane enough (barely) to not attempt that....although I did "pin" it with the swatting end of a plastic fly sw...
by DaveR
August 31st, 2012, 8:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Accidental DORs
Replies: 25
Views: 5105

Re: Accidental DORs

A little off topic. I'm a runner. Several years ago during a 7.5 mile race on the roads in an area park, a deer bolted out of the woods along the paved park road and ran full-speed into a guy I know. Ran him right over...trampled him. Deer kept going, never even slowed down. The runner got up, a lit...
by DaveR
August 29th, 2012, 1:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona
Replies: 15
Views: 3479

Re: Arizona

Nice post D...looks like a pretty nice trip. I really liked some of the shots of the terrain/habitat. Also loved that dust devil and the shot with the ominous thunder storm in the background.
by DaveR
August 28th, 2012, 2:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Long Uphill Battle...it's depressing.
Replies: 21
Views: 3386

Re: Long Uphill Battle...it's depressing.

I read the posts on John's link. Maybe there is hope.
by DaveR
August 28th, 2012, 2:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Madagascar 2012: Lemurs and Langahas
Replies: 23
Views: 6339

Re: Madagascar 2012: Lemurs and Langahas

WOWSA! Amazing animals. Beautiful Sanzinia...and that Acrantophis was the biggest I've ever seen.
by DaveR
August 23rd, 2012, 10:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northern Arizona 2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2905

Re: Northern Arizona 2012

Very nice post Paul. I've only driven through N. AZ but loved the area. I'd love to retire out there. You're a lucky guy. Thanks.
by DaveR
August 23rd, 2012, 10:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Reticulated Python!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1540

Re: The Reticulated Python!!!

An animal like that would certainly get my blood pumping! I still get excited when I find a garter. I'd probably have a stroke.
by DaveR
August 22nd, 2012, 3:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Long Uphill Battle...it's depressing.
Replies: 21
Views: 3386

Re: Long Uphill Battle...it's depressing.

Bullfrog,
Post # 69 is a true "classic" - not in any positive sense. The poster - "Tim" - was attending some college ?? As the old saying goes "A mind is a terrible thing to waste." The ignorance and utter stupidity of some people is truly incredible.
by DaveR
August 22nd, 2012, 2:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Timber Rattlesnakes in Pennsylvania
Replies: 26
Views: 5088

Re: Timber Rattlesnakes in Pennsylvania

Jake, Welcome to FHF and thanks for your efforts to promote the well-being of timbers. I'm sure you will get a variety of responses to your post. This forum is a great place for thoughtful dialogue and discussion. I'm an "old-timer" (turning 60 this year!!) but I'm constantly learning from the shari...
by DaveR
August 15th, 2012, 12:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Communal Nesting! You Gotta see this!
Replies: 6
Views: 1712

Re: Communal Nesting! You Gotta see this!

Incredible.
by DaveR
August 2nd, 2012, 3:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: June and July- White Sands, West Texas, Arizona.
Replies: 42
Views: 11779

Re: June and July- White Sands, West Texas, Arizona.

Great post. Too many nice shots to single any one out...but...the more I see pics of Arizona Black Rattlesnakes, the more I like them. I'd love to see one in the wild. Some day maybe.
by DaveR
August 2nd, 2012, 3:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Bite First Aid
Replies: 124
Views: 22333

Re: Snake Bite First Aid

I spend most waking minutes trying to mentally prepare for bear fights.
:lol:
by DaveR
July 29th, 2012, 11:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Florida 2011 highlights part 1
Replies: 18
Views: 3807

Re: Florida 2011 highlights part 1

Wow...where to start. I loved the moonrise and the sunsets. Very interesting narrative. Looks like you're a magnet for interesting critters. You've seen 3 panthers?? That's pretty impressive. I loved the 1 st pic of the EDB crossing the road at sunset. How big do you think that large gator was...I h...
by DaveR
July 27th, 2012, 1:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Experience with the Monsoon Season...So Far
Replies: 9
Views: 2141

Re: My Experience with the Monsoon Season...So Far

Beautiful. Those are some of my favorite snakes. That AZ black was spectacular.
by DaveR
July 27th, 2012, 12:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: July so far in SE AZ
Replies: 10
Views: 2041

Re: July so far in SE AZ

Very nice. I'd love to retire to the Tucson area.
by DaveR
July 18th, 2012, 1:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A.N.F. to the E.N.P and a few things between.
Replies: 17
Views: 2953

Re: A.N.F. to the E.N.P and a few things between.

Wow! Great assortmant of critters and observations. I enjoyed all the pics especially the owls and the bear. That king snake making his aquatic kill was pretty unusual. Some nice looking pygmies. Looks like you saw a little bit of everything. I's be very happy with a variety like that. Thanks.
by DaveR
July 17th, 2012, 3:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So far in SoCal - 2012
Replies: 34
Views: 6848

Re: So far in SoCal - 2012

Thanks a million Kent, Loved the photos and narrative. I'm an Easterner but I've been lucky enough to herp SoCal more than a few times. The post brought back memories...like my 1st helleri in 1977...ruber...etc. I've never seen a live, wild rosy...one of my regrets...but I still love to see other he...
by DaveR
July 11th, 2012, 12:59 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: You call yourself a herper? What are your credentials?
Replies: 75
Views: 32736

Re: You call yourself a herper? What are your credentials?

As long as I can remember (as early as age 4 or 5...maybe younger), I have had a drive/interest to look at, touch, and eventually read about certain living creatures - primarily animals. I love to see what is under a rock; have a strong urge to see little "things' up close, and I've been blessed wit...
by DaveR
July 10th, 2012, 1:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Black Rats RFI
Replies: 28
Views: 5179

Re: Black Rats RFI

Love black rats and have caught a fair number in NY, PA, VA, NC, and Maryland. Of all those I found, only ONE of the adults was flipped under some AC. The rest were out cruising or climbing around. I have found only two recent hatchlings - both under natural ground cover. The vast majority were foun...
by DaveR
July 10th, 2012, 1:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica, 19 April to 28 April 2012
Replies: 23
Views: 8034

Re: Costa Rica, 19 April to 28 April 2012

Incredible post Kevin. Like others said, I hope your mom is OK. She seems like a pretty tough person. Thank goodness she came out of this freak accident without any REALLY serious injuries (likewise to you and your dad). Something like that could totally stop a trip right in it's tracks...but you gu...
by DaveR
June 26th, 2012, 5:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northwest Arizona, finds, pics from early season..
Replies: 25
Views: 2585

Re: Northwest Arizona, finds, pics from early season..

Who needs dumbells when I can do curls with a chuck.
by DaveR
June 26th, 2012, 3:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazon Part 1, The Snakes
Replies: 17
Views: 14519

Re: Peruvian Amazon Part 1, The Snakes

Wow! I'm at a loss for words. What an incredible variety of snakes. Those corals were spectacular...and the red-tail...and the tree boas...and the rainbow...and the...

Thanks Matt
by DaveR
June 25th, 2012, 2:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Most Enjoyable West TX Trip EVER!
Replies: 17
Views: 3871

Re: Most Enjoyable West TX Trip EVER!

Nice post Mark. Love WesTex...only herped there a few times under "not-so-great" conditions but I still had a all. Something about that area. Living in Western NY I can really appreciate the beauty, the vastness (did I just make that word up ??), and the terrain. Those "cabins" look pretty intriguin...
by DaveR
June 25th, 2012, 1:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Week in Vegas (June 12-18).
Replies: 10
Views: 2593

Re: A Week in Vegas (June 12-18).

VERY nice. Enjoyed the journey. Thanks