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by Tamara D. McConnell
August 11th, 2019, 4:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: It has been a while
Replies: 3
Views: 13086

Re: It has been a while

Your photographs are amazing!
by Tamara D. McConnell
December 24th, 2018, 4:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Very Unusual Red Milk Snake Story That Started in 2004!
Replies: 14
Views: 9124

Re: Very Unusual Red Milk Snake Story That Started in 2004!

A few years ago, I heard birds out in the front yard making a commotion. Went out to check, and there was a young adult rat snake approaching a nest of baby birds. The bird parents were understandably upset. I wanted to redirect the snake, but didn't want to cheat it out of a meal, so I took it indo...
by Tamara D. McConnell
November 19th, 2018, 3:17 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: change of forum format
Replies: 39
Views: 66973

Re: change of forum format

You know, here it is so free form, maybe its naive to think this but couldnt a person just start an epic Thread focusing on a regional locality, and invite all comers to participate? They could become like Stickys, and if titled definitively serve the same purpose as the closer knit regionals so ma...
by Tamara D. McConnell
September 16th, 2018, 6:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2 years in Michigan
Replies: 7
Views: 14045

Re: 2 years in Michigan

Thank you for the beautiful post. Your photos are gorgeous. I geeked-out bigtime over the yellow boxies. Congratulations on finding the spotted salamander. Quite the accomplishment! I enjoyed the narrative, as well, because your respect for the animals shines through. I much enjoyed this vicarious t...
by Tamara D. McConnell
September 11th, 2018, 1:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Introduction, and my favorite finds from 2017-Current
Replies: 11
Views: 13963

Re: Introduction, and my favorite finds from 2017-Current

Beautiful photos! I love the turtle and bird shots. The blue jay is luminous!
by Tamara D. McConnell
September 5th, 2018, 7:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Photos for Education
Replies: 9
Views: 9548

Re: Snake Photos for Education

Don't know much about flickr.
I don't either, evidently.
by Tamara D. McConnell
September 4th, 2018, 5:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Photos for Education
Replies: 9
Views: 9548

Re: Snake Photos for Education

Not sure what this means, but it might have something to do with it. This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members) Yeah, that's it. Ok, I gotta go delete something. I def want to put my one and only rainbow snake in. Thanks, Mike. I did see the photo limit...
by Tamara D. McConnell
September 4th, 2018, 9:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Photos for Education
Replies: 9
Views: 9548

Re: Snake Photos for Education

Hey, Mike. Flickr won't let me add any more photos to your group. Is it me having the usual tech idiocy difficulties, or are other folks having problems, as well? It was fine this a.m.
by Tamara D. McConnell
September 4th, 2018, 2:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Photos for Education
Replies: 9
Views: 9548

Re: Snake Photos for Education

What fun! I added some, will add some more after work. You know you are always welcome to use my pics.
by Tamara D. McConnell
September 2nd, 2018, 5:55 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: change of forum format
Replies: 39
Views: 66973

Re: change of forum format

Omigod, Kel, I am so sorry about your cat's diagnosis. I lost a 17 year old feline compadre about a decade ago, and it hurt so bad. I still think of her sometimes, still miss her. My condolences. You have always been so kind and encouraging and wickedly funny on this site. I am sorry you are having ...
by Tamara D. McConnell
August 16th, 2018, 2:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) progression from la
Replies: 9
Views: 8072

Re: Spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) progression fro

Now you need to to do a similar progression of Rainbow Snakes!
Way above my pay grade. That's a job for the Louisiana guys. They have got the rainbow snake mojo going on in a big way.
by Tamara D. McConnell
August 14th, 2018, 1:57 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: change of forum format
Replies: 39
Views: 66973

Re: change of forum format

Thanks for hosting this site over the years, Scott!

FH
I second that emotion. Thank you, Scott Waters.
by Tamara D. McConnell
August 6th, 2018, 2:15 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: change of forum format
Replies: 39
Views: 66973

Re: change of forum format

I'd be very happy if regional forums were brought back!
by Tamara D. McConnell
July 2nd, 2018, 3:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A reproduction
Replies: 1
Views: 10616

Re: A reproduction

That's amazing!
by Tamara D. McConnell
July 1st, 2018, 6:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rainbow Snake
Replies: 4
Views: 5554

Re: Rainbow Snake

Great photos of a magnificent animal!
by Tamara D. McConnell
May 26th, 2018, 3:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping with a Dog - Advice sought...
Replies: 19
Views: 15361

Re: Herping with a Dog - Advice sought...

Owen: I am so in love with your dog. Completely. Thank you for the photos, and please give us more.

Brick: Your dog is absolutely beautiful! Am anticipating photos of her field adventures. Congratulations!
by Tamara D. McConnell
April 20th, 2018, 2:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping with a Dog - Advice sought...
Replies: 19
Views: 15361

Re: Herping with a Dog - Advice sought...

Imagine.. somewhere is Brick's dog, right now, and how good its going to be when they find each other.
Yes!
Tamara the more you share the more I wish we were neighbors.
We would have enormous fun.
by Tamara D. McConnell
April 18th, 2018, 2:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping with a Dog - Advice sought...
Replies: 19
Views: 15361

Re: Herping with a Dog - Advice sought...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/895/27583904848_89677dff7a_c.jpg Boots2 by Tamara McConnell1 , on Flickr Yes, Brick, please keep us posted! I love herping with this guy. Boots is a mutt I found in a ditch when he was a tiny puppy. He's 75 pounds now and loves to go on adventures. He learned quickly ...
by Tamara D. McConnell
April 15th, 2018, 4:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My best Find of 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 6443

Re: My best Find of 2018

Crazy beautiful. Just absolutely stunning.
by Tamara D. McConnell
August 24th, 2017, 2:28 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: best reptiles for outreach and educational programs
Replies: 21
Views: 21436

Re: best reptiles for outreach and educational programs

I also made sure I controlled the event. No excited multiple hands, no eager flurry of taking fair turns, what was "fair" for the animal was asserted as the first concern.
Oooooh, I like this very much!
by Tamara D. McConnell
August 23rd, 2017, 1:13 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: best reptiles for outreach and educational programs
Replies: 21
Views: 21436

Re: best reptiles for outreach and educational programs

I keep a 17 yr old Texas ratsnake and a ball python (both rescues) in my elementary classroom. I am blessed to have a principal who is very supportive and enthusiastic about the natural world. The kids and I take the snakes outside periodically, for UVB, to stretch, and so the kids can see the snake...
by Tamara D. McConnell
August 20th, 2017, 3:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: help sought finding an old thread re unethical photogs
Replies: 9
Views: 5468

Re: help sought finding an old thread re unethical photogs

Thank you for the link. Also, your cat is very cute.
Whoa, I did not know the python photos were staged. I guess I am pretty naive.
They were staged, for real?
by Tamara D. McConnell
August 20th, 2017, 8:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: help sought finding an old thread re unethical photogs
Replies: 9
Views: 5468

help sought finding an old thread re unethical photogs

Hello, Family. I recall an eye-opening post from a couple of years ago concerning the dastardly things people do to animals to get those cutesy fake nature photos that unfortunately tend to go viral. I would like to share the article with a couple of my friends who need educating. I am not very tech...
by Tamara D. McConnell
August 17th, 2017, 2:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Marbled salamander (Ambystoma opacum) progression from larva
Replies: 10
Views: 6360

Re: Marbled salamander (Ambystoma opacum) progression from l

Bill, this is beautiful! Thank you!
by Tamara D. McConnell
August 13th, 2017, 7:07 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: A walk on the Beach.
Replies: 1
Views: 9365

Re: A walk on the Beach.

Beautiful!
by Tamara D. McConnell
July 29th, 2017, 5:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: photobucket no longer allows 3rd party pic hosting for free
Replies: 12
Views: 7690

Re: photobucket no longer allows 3rd party pic hosting for f

So happy to hear this! Thank you, Scott!
by Tamara D. McConnell
July 29th, 2017, 12:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: photobucket no longer allows 3rd party pic hosting for free
Replies: 12
Views: 7690

Re: photobucket no longer allows 3rd party pic hosting for f

I have loved flickr for years, but for awhile now it is impossible to edit photos...something about the site is "under construction." Is anyone else experiencing this, or is this just me being a tech idiot (entirely possible). I liked filckr editing with aviary because it was easy. My photos are VER...
by Tamara D. McConnell
July 26th, 2017, 11:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hello all, new here introducing myself
Replies: 11
Views: 6435

Re: Hello all, new here introducing myself

So funny...Raising Arizona is what gave me the idea.
by Tamara D. McConnell
July 25th, 2017, 1:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hello all, new here introducing myself
Replies: 11
Views: 6435

Re: Hello all, new here introducing myself

I love the stink bomb idea! If that is not feasible, maybe some kind of fake turtle decoy filled with the kind of paint banks use in their money bags?
by Tamara D. McConnell
July 23rd, 2017, 5:00 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)
Replies: 612
Views: 497865

Re: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)

I can dig it. We all bump across this magic slate and we are all pretty lucky to talk to each other. I want to ask you stuff all the time. Maybe someday I will get to ask you in person. Yes, exactly! That is the beauty of this forum, the ability to make connections. I've fought viciously (and, I'll...
by Tamara D. McConnell
July 21st, 2017, 4:11 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: The Illegal and Secretive World of Chameleon Ranching
Replies: 40
Views: 51970

Re: The Illegal and Secretive World of Chameleon Ranching

Ernie, Why are you getting down on Josh? He's one of the nicest people on this planet. edited to add: Nevermind. I don't even want to know what you have against Josh. None of my business. I just want to state for the record that I admire/respect him tremendously. I am sorry that your view is differe...
by Tamara D. McConnell
July 19th, 2017, 3:42 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: The Illegal and Secretive World of Chameleon Ranching
Replies: 40
Views: 51970

Re: The Illegal and Secretive World of Chameleon Ranching

I couldn't see the photo, either. I didn't worry about it. I kind of don't take anybody who still labors under Photobucket seriously. Photobucket? Puh-leeze. It's the most egregious thing ever. Horrible service and horrible quality. Am not getting down on you, Ernie...but c'mon...photobucket? Nah. Y...
by Tamara D. McConnell
July 19th, 2017, 3:37 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)
Replies: 612
Views: 497865

Re: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)

I observe a resistance to discussing the relational aspect of what makes a person make a choice to leave an animal to its own course of life and death, when that person encounters it in its native state. It is my perception, in these discussions, that a choice based on a generosity of will rather t...
by Tamara D. McConnell
July 19th, 2017, 12:45 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: The Illegal and Secretive World of Chameleon Ranching
Replies: 40
Views: 51970

Re: The Illegal and Secretive World of Chameleon Ranching

Yes, I have seen those products. Not sure why they are bad?
Ernie, you are irascible, but also adorable.
I don't get why the video was bad, but I'm willing to listen, if you care to elaborate.
by Tamara D. McConnell
July 19th, 2017, 12:40 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)
Replies: 612
Views: 497865

Re: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)

Lord, this is prob gonna start a whole new mess, but I gotta say...Kel, I always enjoy you slaying folks. Love your wordsmithing. Sorry, Craigb. It's nothing personal. I just really enjoy when Kel gets on a roll. I almost always learn new words. I also know that if both of y'all met in person, you'd...
by Tamara D. McConnell
July 19th, 2017, 9:10 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: The Illegal and Secretive World of Chameleon Ranching
Replies: 40
Views: 51970

Re: The Illegal and Secretive World of Chameleon Ranching

I had an Earl Gray Tea shake.
I would have had to try that, absolutely.
by Tamara D. McConnell
July 19th, 2017, 3:39 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: The Illegal and Secretive World of Chameleon Ranching
Replies: 40
Views: 51970

Re: The Illegal and Secretive World of Chameleon Ranching

Josh did great! I loved his sleuthing explanation, that having someone tell him they threw an avocado at a cham was the final puzzle piece.
by Tamara D. McConnell
July 18th, 2017, 7:25 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: The Illegal and Secretive World of Chameleon Ranching
Replies: 40
Views: 51970

Re: The Illegal and Secretive World of Chameleon Ranching

Yes, the key lime shake is the one I love!
by Tamara D. McConnell
July 17th, 2017, 5:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Of mountains, lakes and human fish - Slovenian vacation
Replies: 4
Views: 3146

Re: Of mountains, lakes and human fish - Slovenian vacation

Wow, what a beautiful part of the world! Your family does vacations right. Thank you for the wonderful images!
by Tamara D. McConnell
July 16th, 2017, 9:13 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: The Illegal and Secretive World of Chameleon Ranching
Replies: 40
Views: 51970

Re: The Illegal and Secretive World of Chameleon Ranching

That was a fun video...except now I am craving a Robert Is Here milkshake very severely.
by Tamara D. McConnell
July 16th, 2017, 8:58 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)
Replies: 612
Views: 497865

Re: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)

Great response, Chris! You have got me thinking, and quite possibly learning.
by Tamara D. McConnell
July 15th, 2017, 8:33 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)
Replies: 612
Views: 497865

Re: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)

I have friends who collect. They are conscientious, and I have no problem with what they do. I don't care to collect, but when it is done intelligently, and with studied respect towards what the animals need, I'm ok with it. I can't really throw stones...I keep native fish, so I'm living in a glass ...
by Tamara D. McConnell
July 14th, 2017, 2:02 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)
Replies: 612
Views: 497865

Re: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)

But there's nothing "unscientific" about having a little class and restraining oneself when you see something you like, either.
I like this a lot.
by Tamara D. McConnell
July 4th, 2017, 9:03 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)
Replies: 612
Views: 497865

Re: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)

What is more rarely dared to speak of is, speaking of individuals, human and herp, is that which compels the moment of grace that forms the decision to leave an animal to its native life.
I love this!
Hubbs, I am also enjoying your comments on the process/growth of a herper.
by Tamara D. McConnell
July 3rd, 2017, 3:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Quarter 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 2822

Re: First Quarter 2017

Beautiful photos, Adam! And thanks for the kind words!
by Tamara D. McConnell
July 3rd, 2017, 3:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Second Quarter 2017: Alabama and Colorado
Replies: 7
Views: 3862

Re: Second Quarter 2017: Alabama and Colorado

Adam, I always enjoy your posts. Your photography is glorious!
by Tamara D. McConnell
June 12th, 2017, 6:50 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)
Replies: 612
Views: 497865

Re: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)

I'm not having good thoughts about this "friend." I don't need friends like that. I don't think anybody does. Good riddance.
by Tamara D. McConnell
June 12th, 2017, 6:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Reccomendations for pygmies
Replies: 12
Views: 5140

Re: Reccomendations for pygmies

ANF, totally. Best wishes for happy hunting!