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by Carl Brune
January 27th, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: If There Isnt A Photo, It Didnt Happen
Replies: 20
Views: 10711

Re: If There Isnt A Photo, It Didnt Happen

One day in the 1980s I made a long hike from the floor of CA's Owen's Valley up to a lake to do some fishing. The start of hike was in that magical hour of the morning when there is a lot of lizard activity. Mostly whiptails, western fence, and sideblotches, but I recall a few zebratails, one leopar...
by Carl Brune
January 11th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Flat-Tailed Horned Lizard Project
Replies: 9
Views: 4058

Re: Flat-Tailed Horned Lizard Project

Awesome post!
by Carl Brune
June 16th, 2018, 10:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Poisonous snake in Japan
Replies: 1
Views: 5625

Re: Poisonous snake in Japan

Fund stuff indeed!
by Carl Brune
September 28th, 2017, 8:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Summer Endemics
Replies: 9
Views: 5013

Re: Some Summer Endemics

I think you did a nice job of defining endemic. And great photos.
by Carl Brune
September 6th, 2017, 11:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HERPING SIBERIA! Lots Of Photos, One Snake
Replies: 11
Views: 5028

Re: HERPING SIBERIA! Lots Of Photos, One Snake

Really cool post!
by Carl Brune
August 16th, 2017, 7:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Marbled salamander (Ambystoma opacum) progression from larva
Replies: 10
Views: 4671

Re: Marbled salamander (Ambystoma opacum) progression from l

Very nice. They are a bit under-appreciated, IMO. Kind of the cal king of the salamander world.
by Carl Brune
June 26th, 2017, 7:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring 2017 New Mexico, (and a little California)
Replies: 17
Views: 7249

Re: Spring 2017 New Mexico, (and a little California)

Great post, I really enjoyed. Some very interesting lizard behaviors that you have seen.
by Carl Brune
May 22nd, 2017, 5:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Adult frog eating tadpole, fighting frogs and toads, etc.
Replies: 5
Views: 2517

Re: Adult frog eating tadpole, fighting frogs and toads, etc

Mike, I agree with you. I don't think the tadpoles notice the frog in your "complex" habitat.
by Carl Brune
May 20th, 2017, 6:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Adult frog eating tadpole, fighting frogs and toads, etc.
Replies: 5
Views: 2517

Re: Adult frog eating tadpole, fighting frogs and toads, etc

That's very cool. Nice video of the Green Frog eating the Wood Frog tadpole. I have observed something related to this, look at http://www.ohio.edu/people/brune/ohio-13/ohio-13.html about 1/3 of the way down, taking about May 19... Very different story for toad tadpoles.
by Carl Brune
May 6th, 2017, 7:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lifer King Cobra
Replies: 23
Views: 11379

Re: Lifer King Cobra

Very cool story/video!
by Carl Brune
February 21st, 2017, 8:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rogue Year
Replies: 10
Views: 4042

Re: Rogue Year

Great post. I enjoyed seeing all the mud salamanders!
by Carl Brune
October 31st, 2016, 7:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp Photography 2016 - 3/3
Replies: 8
Views: 4998

Re: Herp Photography 2016 - 3/3

I really enjoyed your three posts. Especially the lizards in this one. And the castle at the end of the winding road.
by Carl Brune
October 7th, 2016, 5:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: An interesting article on the place of science in society
Replies: 68
Views: 15793

Re: An interesting article on the place of science in societ

Anyone who takes the cash and buys a vacation house in Baja with it while denouncing doing so out of the other side of their mouth is a fraud and hypocrite. I would not say that he denounced the Nobel Prize so much -- rather he had disdain for all titles, uniforms, prizes, etc... Feynman was a bril...
by Carl Brune
September 15th, 2016, 6:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: herpetological parenting
Replies: 6
Views: 2588

Re: herpetological parenting

Good times! But they go by too fast. My son is in college now... Here's a few: http://www.ohio.edu/people/brune/ohio-2002-2006/rypole_11may02_2b.jpg Catching tadpoles. http://www.ohio.edu/people/brune/ohio-2002-2006/milk_05may02_4b.jpg Getting chewed out by a Milksnake. http://www.ohio.edu/people/br...
by Carl Brune
September 14th, 2016, 6:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Moorish Wall Geckos in LA County
Replies: 17
Views: 4880

Re: Moorish Wall Geckos in LA County

FWIW, the Italian Wall Lizards are expanding their range in the Cincinnati area, albeit rather slowly. There's an interesting popular write up here: http://srel.uga.edu/outreach/ecoviews/ecoview140518.htm
by Carl Brune
September 14th, 2016, 3:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First 3/4 of 2016- part two, what happened to the monsoons?
Replies: 5
Views: 2963

Re: First 3/4 of 2016- part two, what happened to the monsoo

Good stuff. A lot of nice snake-on-road shots there.
by Carl Brune
September 8th, 2016, 6:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: An interesting article on the place of science in society
Replies: 68
Views: 15793

Re: An interesting article on the place of science in societ

Scientific publishing is definitely in a state of flux. The "who pays who" part is huge. In the past university and other institutional libraries have footed a large share of the bill through expensive journal subscriptions. It still works this way, but there is getting to be more push back (cancele...
by Carl Brune
September 8th, 2016, 5:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: An interesting article on the place of science in society
Replies: 68
Views: 15793

Re: An interesting article on the place of science in societ

The same thing is happening in the U.S. Most if not all of the federal agencies are moving in this direction. See, e.g., what the DOE Office of Science says: http://energy.gov/articles/us-department-energy-increases-access-results-doe-funded-scientific-research Also, many of the traditional journals...
by Carl Brune
September 6th, 2016, 7:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: An interesting article on the place of science in society
Replies: 68
Views: 15793

Re: An interesting article on the place of science in societ

The article didn't really resonate with me. In my view, it understates the checks and balances that are in place. For example, a university faculty member must answer to funding sources, students, and peers. Maybe not instantly, but if you go too far off the rails you will pay a price. Some other th...
by Carl Brune
August 4th, 2016, 6:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2 Banded Kraits and 2 Chinese Cobras
Replies: 10
Views: 3308

Re: 2 Banded Kraits and 2 Chinese Cobras

I really enjoyed the video. It's interesting that the snakes go into those concrete canals or whatever they are where there is no cover.
by Carl Brune
July 19th, 2016, 6:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cladists -- Bah!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2167

Re: Cladists -- Bah!!!

Source: https://xkcd.com/867/

There is a lot of funny stuff there...
by Carl Brune
April 2nd, 2016, 6:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Egg Mass ID help
Replies: 5
Views: 2007

Re: Egg Mass ID help

Here's some eggs that I'm quite certain were Mountain Chorus Frog:
Image

I would expect to see more jelly for Ambysoma eggs.

See also: http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... ?f=7&t=272
by Carl Brune
April 1st, 2016, 6:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Egg Mass ID help
Replies: 5
Views: 2007

Re: Egg Mass ID help

I think those could be Mountain Chorus Frog eggs.
by Carl Brune
March 26th, 2016, 7:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Can someone help me with this call?
Replies: 2
Views: 1332

Re: Can someone help me with this call?

Mountain Chorus Frog (Pseudacris brachyphona).
by Carl Brune
October 20th, 2015, 6:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Tiger Sal vs. Midland Brown Snake
Replies: 7
Views: 3656

Re: Eastern Tiger Sal vs. Midland Brown Snake

Awesome!
by Carl Brune
September 21st, 2015, 1:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: One last post from prairie Canada - lots of rattlesnakes
Replies: 19
Views: 6280

Re: One last post from prairie Canada - lots of rattlesnakes

Very cool post. Love the rattlesnakes and the fossil.
by Carl Brune
September 13th, 2015, 7:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post photos of wild herps feeding
Replies: 56
Views: 22868

Re: Post photos of wild herps feeding

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Eastern Gartersnake eating a Fowler's Toad. North Carolina.
by Carl Brune
August 26th, 2015, 6:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lizards Eating Insects and other Animals
Replies: 22
Views: 5389

Re: Lizards Eating Insects and other Animals

http://www.ohio.edu/people/brune/calif-aug08/elgaria_13aug08_1b.jpg Northern Alligator Lizard ( Elgaria coerulea ), as found eating a caterpillar in Tulare County, CA. http://www.ohio.edu/people/brune/calif-aug08/elgaria_13aug08_3b.jpg going, going,... http://www.ohio.edu/people/brune/calif-aug08/e...
by Carl Brune
July 5th, 2015, 7:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So far in SoCal - 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 2515

Re: So far in SoCal - 2015

Great post! I agree about the looking down on the boards shot being awesome.
by Carl Brune
June 25th, 2015, 9:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Half of 2015- part 2
Replies: 14
Views: 4612

Re: First Half of 2015- part 2

Very nice post. I liked all of it, especially the collared lizards.
by Carl Brune
June 19th, 2015, 11:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RFI: Smallmouth Salamanders around Columbus Ohio
Replies: 5
Views: 2334

Re: RFI: Smallmouth Salamanders around Columbus Ohio

I am afraid I don't have much of anything to offer here. I agree with what Zach said. I have seen a few smallmouths SE of Columbus, road cruising in the early spring. I do not know where the breeding pools are and also the places where I have seen them are not public land.
by Carl Brune
June 12th, 2015, 6:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April to June in So. Cal. - new photos added
Replies: 10
Views: 3316

Re: April to June in So. Cal.

Very nice. I also wonder what the snake on the road is...
by Carl Brune
May 31st, 2015, 12:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mojave and beyond (pic heavy)
Replies: 5
Views: 2751

Re: Mojave and beyond (pic heavy)

Nice report. I like seeing all the lizards. The ground snakes and panamint coiled in the sand also stood out for me.
by Carl Brune
May 29th, 2015, 1:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 so far in Indiana
Replies: 9
Views: 3932

Re: 2015 so far in Indiana

Nice post. Good variety. Your first R. pippins are an interesting drab phase. I see a few like that in SE OH. Also like the snake on the road at the end.
by Carl Brune
April 16th, 2015, 4:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: video of a rattlesnake encountering a rival
Replies: 8
Views: 2890

Re: video of a rattlesnake encountering a rival

Very cool video. Also, "SurfinHerp" seems to be a very apt name.
by Carl Brune
March 23rd, 2015, 5:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sunday afternoon trifecta den
Replies: 7
Views: 3140

Re: Sunday afternoon trifecta den

Nice post. Defintely a special spot.
by Carl Brune
March 15th, 2015, 6:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How much does it cost?
Replies: 55
Views: 9780

Re: How much does it cost?

A lot of fishing can be done on the cheap. Stream fishing for trout for example, assuming you live in the right area. But with fishing, spending money often translates into access to more opportunities. For exaple, in the southeast, it seems like most all serious fishermen wind up owning a bass boat...
by Carl Brune
February 5th, 2015, 5:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Does AC increase carrying capacity?
Replies: 14
Views: 3656

Re: Does AC increase carrying capacity?

The PA Fish & Boat Commision seems to think so: http://armgroup.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Habitat-Creation-for-Timber-Rattlesnakes_PFBC_03-05-10.pdf I'm inclined to think that habitat can be enhanced for snakes via the hand of man, including by providing various forms of AC. This would be for s...
by Carl Brune
February 4th, 2015, 6:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EOY Blue Iguanas, Pyros, and What a 6-ft Caiman is Afraid Of
Replies: 21
Views: 8778

Re: EOY Blue Iguanas, Pyros, and What a 6-ft Caiman is Afrai

Awesome post. That looks like quite a tick on the chin of that Rococo Toad...
by Carl Brune
January 23rd, 2015, 4:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kentucky and the Little Gravel Road in Illinois 2014...
Replies: 26
Views: 6640

Re: Kentucky and the Little Gravel Road in Illinois 2014...

Nice post. In addition to herps, lots of nice people pics. I guess I am not surprised to hear armadillos are in KY -- makes me wonder if they will make to OH....?
by Carl Brune
January 11th, 2015, 8:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast Ohio, 2014 Edition
Replies: 17
Views: 5755

Re: Southeast Ohio, 2014 Edition

Thanks, pjfishpa and Trey, for the kid words.
by Carl Brune
January 9th, 2015, 10:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast Ohio, 2014 Edition
Replies: 17
Views: 5755

Re: Southeast Ohio, 2014 Edition

Yes, I saw all 14 of those reds on the road, within about 2 hours on one evening. Josh, I do see P. montanus fairly often, but not this year. What looking I did do for them was trying to find new localities, which didn't pan out. Their distribution is fairly limited in OH. The roadcruised Reds were ...
by Carl Brune
January 8th, 2015, 8:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast Ohio, 2014 Edition
Replies: 17
Views: 5755

Re: Southeast Ohio, 2014 Edition

Thanks for the comments. I am a big fan of Ohio, obviously. cbernz, the tarp certainly helps keep the water warm by preventing it from mixing with the water below. Another important factor is that the pool has southern exposure, with no trees in the way. The algae grows like crazy. It's pretty cool ...
by Carl Brune
January 8th, 2015, 10:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast Ohio, 2014 Edition
Replies: 17
Views: 5755

Re: Southeast Ohio, 2014 Edition

Thanks for the comments. cbernz, the pool takes care of itself. Around Oct 1, the water is drained down by ~2' and the pool is covered with a tarp. Leaves fall on top of the tarp, and the tarp fills with rainwater. In the spring, the amphians breed. American Toads, Wood Frogs, and Cope's Grey Treefr...
by Carl Brune
January 7th, 2015, 8:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast Ohio, 2014 Edition
Replies: 17
Views: 5755

Southeast Ohio, 2014 Edition

Here are some reptiles and amphibians that I observed in southeastern Ohio in 2014, in more-or-less chronological order. http://www.ohio.edu/people/brune/ohio-14/pool_10feb14b.jpg Our pool, on an early morning in February. Winter was pretty brutal this year. http://www.ohio.edu/people/brune/ohio-14/...
by Carl Brune
January 1st, 2015, 9:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 Year in Review: IL, KS, MO, OK, TX
Replies: 12
Views: 4799

Re: 2014 Year in Review: IL, KS, MO, OK, TX

Nice post. I suspect those eggs at the end are racer (C. constrictor). They are the right size and shape. Also, racers seem to lay their eggs under boards like that fairly often.
by Carl Brune
December 31st, 2014, 7:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cal - Neva 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 4478

Re: Cal - Neva 2014

Nice post. I particularly enjoyed the basking lizards and the rattlesnakes. I think that little socal whiptail is an orange-throated.
by Carl Brune
November 17th, 2014, 10:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Galapagos 2014 - lava lizards
Replies: 10
Views: 4621

Re: Galapagos 2014 - lava lizards

I appreciate this too, Terry. I hope that we can get out to the Galapagos someday...
by Carl Brune
November 12th, 2014, 9:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herping with a Drone
Replies: 18
Views: 7593

Re: Field Herping with a Drone

I was hoping to see the drone lift the boards...