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by InfantryVeteran
August 4th, 2015, 4:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wondering Good Spots in Brevard County near Melbourne
Replies: 5
Views: 1695

Re: Wondering Good Spots in Brevard County near Melbourne

Unfortunately herping in Brevard isn't as easy as other places, however, there are snakes to be found here. I can't give you any locations, but check out some of the refuges and wildlife sanctuaries and you may turn up something good. As far as a Smooth Green Snake, I'm assuming you meant a Rough Gr...
by InfantryVeteran
June 15th, 2015, 9:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: May 7th-June 10th. Highlights and heartbreaks. (pic heavy)
Replies: 8
Views: 2697

Re: May 7th-June 10th. Highlights and heartbreaks. (pic heav

Sorry about your loss - I'm glad you were able to visit before he passed. I hope your new job is going well - you were in the animal removal business before, weren't you? Good smattering of herps you've got there. I like the Green Snake on the dirt road - your camera picked that one up nicely. Yep!...
by InfantryVeteran
June 10th, 2015, 4:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: May 7th-June 10th. Highlights and heartbreaks. (pic heavy)
Replies: 8
Views: 2697

May 7th-June 10th. Highlights and heartbreaks. (pic heavy)

Greetings all. I do apologize that its taken me over a month to make another post, but things have been difficult lately. I started a new job on the 12th of May and on the 21st, I had to travel back up to South Carolina to visit my grandfather before he passed away. Due to time constraints with the ...
by InfantryVeteran
June 9th, 2015, 12:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best Night of the Year So Far
Replies: 6
Views: 2068

Re: Best Night of the Year So Far

Congratulations!! What a fantastic night you had! Apparently last night was a great night everywhere (and of course I was at home. Oops!)

The Coral, scarlet, and Pinewoods are on my list!! Gorgeous!!
by InfantryVeteran
May 19th, 2015, 5:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 3879

Re: Spring 2015

That's a gorgeous cane!! Super vibrant!!
by InfantryVeteran
May 18th, 2015, 4:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April and some of May - NW Florida
Replies: 7
Views: 2690

Re: April and some of May - NW Florida

You're having a wonderful year!! That pine is Gorgeous!!!!
by InfantryVeteran
May 14th, 2015, 10:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Navy wont let me herp!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 4589

Re: Navy wont let me herp!!!

What they don't know isn't going to hurt them. Just be careful. When I was stationed at Ft. Lewis, WA while in the army, my 1st sgt forbade me from messing with animals. I didn't follow those instructions and went on a western wa camping trip near Ellensburg. While there, I caught 2 garter snakes an...
by InfantryVeteran
May 7th, 2015, 10:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The past few weeks
Replies: 8
Views: 2684

The past few weeks

Here are a few photos of animals I've found since mid April. I will keep the text to a minimum unless there is a cool story behind the animal photographed. Here we go! Many of you saw my previous post of my lifer Eastern DiamondBack Rattlesnake. I have a few photos I've edited since then of it and I...
by InfantryVeteran
April 24th, 2015, 11:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring in NE Florida (pics added 5/17/15)
Replies: 17
Views: 4588

Re: Spring in NE Florida

Gorgeous animals! I'm so jealous of the corals!!
by InfantryVeteran
April 19th, 2015, 5:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My most favorite lifer experience EVER!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3336

Re: My most favorite lifer experience EVER!!!

Thanks everyone! I've actually gotten 2 more lifers since this post of animals I've been excited to see. I'll post them on my next post. I love living in Florida and I'm glad I moved here.
by InfantryVeteran
April 19th, 2015, 5:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My most favorite lifer experience EVER!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3336

Re: My most favorite lifer experience EVER!!!

Carl D. May wrote:Nice going! That second photo of the EDB is fantastic...you should get it framed as a reminder of that day.
That's a fantastic Idea!
by InfantryVeteran
April 17th, 2015, 12:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My most favorite lifer experience EVER!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3336

My most favorite lifer experience EVER!!!

Here it is guys! After searching high and low for 10 straight months (I mean MANY HOURS) I finally got my lifer EASTERN DIAMONDBACK RATTLESNAKE yesterday in Sebastian!!!! I cannot express into words the excitement I felt at having found such a gorgeous animal and FINALLY fulfilling a life long dream...
by InfantryVeteran
March 26th, 2015, 6:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: March in Florida
Replies: 15
Views: 3748

Re: March in Florida

Specialist3 wrote:Ha, small world.
I'm the Gainesville/Ocala tech.
No kidding. Hey, are you the dude Mackenzie was telling me about?
by InfantryVeteran
March 26th, 2015, 3:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: March in Florida
Replies: 15
Views: 3748

Re: March in Florida

Specialist3 wrote:I'm also a wildlife tech, who do you work for?
Trutech
by InfantryVeteran
March 23rd, 2015, 3:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: March in Florida
Replies: 15
Views: 3748

Re: March in Florida

Lots of good stuff. :thumb: :thumb: When you "save" a home owner from certain death ;) from the Brazilian Free-tailed Bats, and relocate them, do they return to the same place, or does the disturbance make them find other accommodations? We first have to seal up any gaps on the homeowners house pri...
by InfantryVeteran
March 22nd, 2015, 8:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: March in Florida
Replies: 15
Views: 3748

Re: March in Florida

captainjack0000 wrote:Great stuff man! That baby mud is amazing! :thumb:

The green watersnake and swamp snake are pretty darn cool too!
Thank you!
by InfantryVeteran
March 22nd, 2015, 6:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: March in Florida
Replies: 15
Views: 3748

March in Florida

March has been amazing. While I haven't gotten to herp as frequently as I'd like to because my job gets super busy as soon as it starts warming up (for those who don't know I work as a wildlife removal tech) the few times I've gone out have been quite productive. Lets get started. I took a trip out ...
by InfantryVeteran
March 22nd, 2015, 5:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your most significant find in 2015
Replies: 51
Views: 15816

Re: Your most significant find in 2015

So far 2015 has been epic. I've added a number of lifers to my list and I feel like this year will be the most epic year I've ever had. Since I have to choose what is my most significant find to date, I will go with the baby Eastern Mud Snake. Definitely one of my most memorable finds. http://i65.ph...
by InfantryVeteran
March 15th, 2015, 6:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015-year of lifers!
Replies: 3
Views: 984

2015-year of lifers!

So far 2015 has been incredible. While I haven't exactly had much time to herp, the times I've gone out have have been extremely productive. I wanted to share with you the lifers I've found since Jan 1st. http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h232/infantrybasket/f0750b9c3e62c4b8ba624631299cf554.jpg Gree...
by InfantryVeteran
December 8th, 2014, 10:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Theme #1 - Snakes in the Road
Replies: 56
Views: 16994

Re: Theme #1 - Snakes in the Road

I find lots of Corns on this stretch of road. They're always juveniles.

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by InfantryVeteran
December 2nd, 2014, 10:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My curse is over!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2868

Re: My curse is over!!

I'm happy for you! :thumb: Some people seem to find lots of some things and hardly any of another. While I have seen my fair share of pygmies, I've only seen a couple of brown snakes, and none this year so I'm most envious of that one. Plus, I haven't seen too many ringers either. Have any pictures...
by InfantryVeteran
December 1st, 2014, 5:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My curse is over!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2868

My curse is over!!

It happened. It finally happened. After 6 months living in Brevard County I have finally found a LIVE venomous snake! Yes, others have found venomous snakes here, but this is my first and it also happens to be a Lifer!! Today started out like any other. I spent a good portion of the day on a roof se...
by InfantryVeteran
November 22nd, 2014, 4:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spacecoast since my last post..
Replies: 8
Views: 1914

Re: Spacecoast since my last post..

Good stuff, and a great improvement on photos already! The racer's scales superficially look like an indigos, but I think you maybe tweaked the contrast or something else a little to far on it, and that's what's giving it such deep black scales? Yeah, that's what happened. The photo was extremely d...
by InfantryVeteran
November 22nd, 2014, 4:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spacecoast since my last post..
Replies: 8
Views: 1914

Re: Spacecoast since my last post..

Ummm, are you sure that's a black racer? :shock: It's hard to tell in that picture, but yes. It's definitely a racer. Here are two more photos of this same snake. http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h232/infantrybasket/9eb25cbe7ce9482034b8dd7d41b4d284.jpg http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h232/infant...
by InfantryVeteran
November 21st, 2014, 5:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spacecoast since my last post..
Replies: 8
Views: 1914

Spacecoast since my last post..

I have finally gotten some time to do a little herping since the temperatures have dropped a little. Road Cruising has been slightly productive, despite the temperature drop. I road cruised this awesome Glass Lizard earlier this month. I love this picture and am finally learning how to use my T3i! h...
by InfantryVeteran
November 1st, 2014, 9:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few new finds from the spacecoast
Replies: 8
Views: 2112

Re: A few new finds from the spacecoast

Great pictures. dSLRs are great toys to have. Your musk turtle looks like a Striped Mud Turtle Kinosternon baurii I think your grasshopper is a Lubber Grasshopper (big thing right?) And your garter snake has a bit of blue in it too. The more I see and learn about Thamnophis in general, the more I l...
by InfantryVeteran
October 31st, 2014, 6:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few new finds from the spacecoast
Replies: 8
Views: 2112

A few new finds from the spacecoast

I haven't had a lot of time to go herping lately, but I always have my new camera with me just in case. This first shot is awesome! I'm not sure of the species of grasshopper. http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h232/infantrybasket/cbc0db519be9153e1ae0089952e41caa.jpg I visited the Viera Wetlands and ...
by InfantryVeteran
October 29th, 2014, 10:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Memeber! excited to be in this epic forum! (Bio)
Replies: 4
Views: 1255

Re: New Memeber! excited to be in this epic forum! (Bio)

Welcome Nick! I'm pretty sure I follow you on Instagram as well!
by InfantryVeteran
October 23rd, 2014, 5:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I recently purchased a new camera
Replies: 7
Views: 1937

I recently purchased a new camera

I recently picked up a Canon Rebel T3i and I love it! I only have the standard lens at this point, but I am planning on getting a macro lens soon. I'm not very proficient at editing my images yet, but I'm working on it! Here are a few photos I've taken recently. http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h23...
by InfantryVeteran
October 19th, 2014, 5:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Test of Patience
Replies: 1
Views: 735

Re: A Test of Patience

GORGEOUS SIMUS!!!! Congrats!
by InfantryVeteran
October 18th, 2014, 9:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Disregard
Replies: 0
Views: 1077

Disregard

Disregard post
by InfantryVeteran
September 17th, 2014, 5:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2 headed Northern Ringneck Snake same as SE forum
Replies: 2
Views: 1732

2 headed Northern Ringneck Snake same as SE forum

One of my colleagues from Virginia sent me this picture of a hatchling Northern Ringneck Snake he found, alive, and in the wild. I thought you all would enjoy this. http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h232/infantrybasket/imagejpg1.jpg note* this animal was donated to a scientific entity in VA. I don't...
by InfantryVeteran
September 17th, 2014, 1:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2 headed Northern Ringneck Snake
Replies: 9
Views: 3222

Re: 2 headed Northern Ringneck Snake

I don't have any updates on the animal. The guy who found it took it to the virginia version of FWC.

It definitely looks like a very new hatchling.
by InfantryVeteran
September 16th, 2014, 4:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Couple of days in the Okefenokee
Replies: 7
Views: 1980

Re: Couples of days in the Okefenokee

Gorgeous photos! Great post!
by InfantryVeteran
September 16th, 2014, 12:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2 headed Northern Ringneck Snake
Replies: 9
Views: 3222

2 headed Northern Ringneck Snake

One of my colleagues working in Virginia just sent me this photo of a ringneck he found today. I thought you all would appreciate it! What a find! And yes, it's alive!

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by InfantryVeteran
September 15th, 2014, 5:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: More from Brevard County
Replies: 5
Views: 1931

More from Brevard County

Unfortunately, the month of August was far to busy for me to do very much herping, however, I did manage a few finds. Let's get started. I decided to walk the canals inside my apartment complex to see what was out and about. I didn't see much with the exception of a Two-toed Amphiuma foraging in a s...
by InfantryVeteran
August 6th, 2014, 3:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Green Iguanas in Brevard county?
Replies: 5
Views: 1243

Re: Green Iguanas in Brevard county?

The question is are they breeding there? Are there more? Sounds like a good project. Some of the occasional extended deep freezes in that area every 10 or 20 years should control them. I was thinking that as well. From the direction it was running from is a large neighborhood with lots of canals. I...
by InfantryVeteran
August 6th, 2014, 2:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Green Iguanas in Brevard county?
Replies: 5
Views: 1243

Green Iguanas in Brevard county?

I was driving north on I95 today. I was almost to the Eau Gallie Blvd exit when I saw something scooting across the road up ahead. At first I wasn't sure what I was seeing until I got closer. It was a Green Iguana!! Unfortunately, I couldn't stop in time to get a voucher. I can confirm that the igua...
by InfantryVeteran
August 1st, 2014, 5:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Indigos in Mangroves?
Replies: 18
Views: 4792

Re: Indigos in Mangroves?


That's nuts!
by InfantryVeteran
July 29th, 2014, 4:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spur of the moment trip to North Carolina.
Replies: 13
Views: 3427

Re: Spur of the moment trip to North Carolina.

Awesome post! That mole king is stunning!!!!
by InfantryVeteran
July 28th, 2014, 6:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Brevard County Finds July 5-28
Replies: 6
Views: 1547

Re: Brevard County Finds July 5-28

BillMcGighan wrote:
With your job, we expect monthly installments!!! :)
I have only been on this job a little over a month and I have some crazy stories already! Especially with raccoons. They're such smart animals! Maybe I'll do a post on crazy stuff I've dealt with while working this job.
by InfantryVeteran
July 28th, 2014, 5:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Brevard County Finds July 5-28
Replies: 6
Views: 1547

Brevard County Finds July 5-28

Hello everyone! This has been quite a busy month for me with my new job which has prevented me from doing any serious herping, however, I have found some cool things that I wanted to share with you all. A Florida Venomous snake has continued to elude me unfortunately, but I am confident I will find ...
by InfantryVeteran
July 22nd, 2014, 4:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mud Snake Overload
Replies: 14
Views: 3050

Re: Mud Snake Overload

MUDs are definitely on the top of my list of species I want to find! Congrats!!
by InfantryVeteran
July 4th, 2014, 4:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first official post- Brevard Cty, FL June to present
Replies: 19
Views: 3302

Re: My first official post- Brevard Cty, FL June to present

Lots of good stuff, guy. Good break-in/intro post. How long have you been Brevard? Some time in the next couple years, we need to hear some of your interesting incidents/discussions with clients! ;) I've been here for almost a month. Haha my wife has stayed in NC for the past 6 weeks to finish up w...
by InfantryVeteran
July 4th, 2014, 3:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first official post- Brevard Cty, FL June to present
Replies: 19
Views: 3302

Re: My first official post- Brevard Cty, FL June to present

... you sure do seem to finding some nice stuff! I second that. Man, your job sounds wonderful. How does one get a job like that? Also, what critters do you get called to remove the most? Also, what is the oddest removal call you've had? I want your job. I actually started looking for a new job a f...
by InfantryVeteran
July 4th, 2014, 3:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first official post- Brevard Cty, FL June to present
Replies: 19
Views: 3302

Re: My first official post- Brevard Cty, FL June to present

sdbeazley wrote:Nice to have another Brevard resident here! IME Hots can take a while to find
Tamara, I see his company posting jobs a lot on craigslist, sounds like a lot of fun.

There are people on here from brevard county!! Thank goodness! I was beginning to wonder.
by InfantryVeteran
July 4th, 2014, 11:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first official post- Brevard Cty, FL June to present
Replies: 19
Views: 3302

Re: My first official post- Brevard Cty, FL June to present

I didn't think curlies had made it that far north. Also, your geck looks to be a tropical house gecko, H. mabouia Okay, so no venomous so far, but you sure do seem to finding some nice stuff! According the the research I've done, there seems to have been a breeding population of them in Cocoa since...
by InfantryVeteran
July 4th, 2014, 10:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first official post- Brevard Cty, FL June to present
Replies: 19
Views: 3302

My first official post- Brevard Cty, FL June to present

Hello all! As stated in the header, this is my first official post of my findings since moving to Brevard County, Florida. I moved down here to start my dream job. I am a Wildlife Removal Specialist covering the entire county. Its an extremely fun job and it allows me to see wildlife on a daily basi...
by InfantryVeteran
July 3rd, 2014, 12:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Central and southern Florida herpers please help
Replies: 8
Views: 1577

Re: Central and southern Florida herpers please help

Thank you! I'm definitely going to try changing things up a bit.

I also started a NAherp account and put my first and second record in today! One of the records was also a lifer, so there's that.
by InfantryVeteran
July 2nd, 2014, 3:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Central and southern Florida herpers please help
Replies: 8
Views: 1577

Re: Central and southern Florida herpers please help

Thank you all for the info.

I would have thought the rains would help since it's so hot here. I'm guessing road cruising will be more productive after August.

What about flipping? Is it still to hot for that?