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by gretzkyrh4
January 12th, 2017, 5:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hooked on 2016. La,Tx,NM, Yucatan. EOY
Replies: 17
Views: 5072

Re: Hooked on 2016. La,Tx,NM, Yucatan. EOY

Dear God, Man! Do you ever work?!

Looks like a great year. Hopefully 2017 will allot me a little more time out in the field with you guys.

Chris
by gretzkyrh4
June 30th, 2016, 4:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: USGS Fraud brought to light
Replies: 9
Views: 3330

Re: USGS Fraud brought to light

It's always troubling when issues like this arise, but I don't think "The Daily Caller" or any equivalent source is the best place to go for information on the subject. Why not link the actual report from the Office of the Inspector General instead. https://www.doioig.gov/sites/doioig.gov/files/2016...
by gretzkyrh4
May 26th, 2016, 9:17 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: What are these?
Replies: 7
Views: 7702

Re: What are these?

Hey Noah. These are all guesses, but I'd go with: 1. Channel Catfish (this is the one I'm least certain of) 2. Golden Top Minnow or a closely related species 3. Spotted or Largemouth Bass fingerling 4. Some variety of Tilapia? Even if I'm wrong, I hope my suggestions might point you in the right dir...
by gretzkyrh4
March 5th, 2016, 4:02 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Playing With Gar
Replies: 5
Views: 5269

Re: Playing With Gar

Gary2sons wrote:For bait I tied on about a 6 inch hybrid bluegill through the lip with no hook so as not to harm the fish.
The bluegill may disagree.

Great pics!

Chris
by gretzkyrh4
December 28th, 2015, 4:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Officer nominations time
Replies: 6
Views: 3318

Re: 2016 Officer nominations time

Sorry for the slow reply. Been out of town/country more often than in this month.

Article VIII of the bylaws defines the various positions.

http://www.nafha.org/bylaws


Chris
by gretzkyrh4
December 11th, 2015, 12:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Officer nominations time
Replies: 6
Views: 3318

Re: 2016 Officer nominations time

Sorry to hear that, Chris. I unfortunately will not be in a position to be actively involved in 2016, so we really need a couple folks to step up to the plate. Jamie - Are you interested in holding a position again this year? I'll be out of the country 12/12-12/20. Hope we've had some discussion/int...
by gretzkyrh4
December 3rd, 2015, 4:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Officer nominations time
Replies: 6
Views: 3318

2016 Officer nominations time

Alright guys. Time to nominate officers for 2016. Here's the list of chapter officers for 2015: Chapter President: Chris Williams (gretzkyrh4) Chapter Vice- Pres: Jeff Boundy (jeff) Secretary: Jamie Zachary (jzachary1) Education Specialist: Beanie Villermin (beanie) International Board: Chris Willia...
by gretzkyrh4
July 18th, 2015, 8:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Annual Meeting
Replies: 99
Views: 36854

Re: 2016 Annual Meeting

Sorry I haven't joined in the discussion to this point. I was out of the country for a bit (former chapter pres Ritt just got married in Turkey) and have been busy catching up at the office since. I think the Eastern OK/Western AR idea sounds great. I admittedly know little about the area and won't ...
by gretzkyrh4
May 29th, 2015, 8:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Decent looking for an ugly snake?
Replies: 7
Views: 3331

Re: Decent looking for an ugly snake?

Looks like it's one full pocket gopher larger! Glad you guys had some success there! Based on the fresh wound it had on it's side, I'd say you're probably right. Thanks for pointing us in the right direction. Hopefully, I can get out to see some of those ugly calligaster with you guys one of these ...
by gretzkyrh4
May 28th, 2015, 5:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: BioBlitz 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 4416

Re: BioBlitz 2013

Great post. That was a really fun event. Jeffro and I led a few herp groups that weekend as well. It was a different and enjoyable experience leading novices through the swamp at night.

Thanks for sharing.

Chris
by gretzkyrh4
May 28th, 2015, 5:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Decent looking for an ugly snake?
Replies: 7
Views: 3331

Re: Decent looking for an ugly snake?

Nice shots guys! Seems like it was the weekend for ugly black snakes. Mine just came from areas a little further east.

Image

Clearly, it's larger than the one you found earlier this spring, Kyle.


Chris
by gretzkyrh4
April 26th, 2015, 2:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April species list
Replies: 5
Views: 2612

Re: April species list

Met Brennan this afternoon for a quick visit to some local flooded borrow pits near his house. Spent about two hours on the water and tallied a surprising number of herps basking in the trees. Here's the list: West Baton Rouge Parish, LA 04/26/2015 Snakes: 4 or 5 Nerodia cyclopion 1 Nerodia erythrog...
by gretzkyrh4
March 15th, 2015, 8:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few lifers from the last week
Replies: 6
Views: 2338

Re: A few lifers from the last week

Nice work Chris! I had figured you'd already checked off everything native to TX. Good to know there are still a few lifers out there for you.

Chris
by gretzkyrh4
February 22nd, 2015, 5:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: February Species List
Replies: 1
Views: 1408

Re: February Species List

Took advantage of some warmer weather yesterday, and went out on an Ambystoma hunt near town with Brennan. Not the greatest day in the field numbers-wise, but weather was nice (breezy and upper-60s). Can't ask for much more than that in February. East Baton Rouge Parish, LA 2/21/15 Amphibians: 3 Acr...
by gretzkyrh4
February 5th, 2015, 6:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: February Species List
Replies: 1
Views: 1408

February Species List

A new month is underway, so it's time for a new species thread. Not sure how cooperative the weather will be for most of the chapter, but if you decide to brave the elements (or venture into the southern reaches of the chapter) be sure to post here. And as I haven't been around much, Happy 2015 folk...
by gretzkyrh4
January 28th, 2015, 10:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 Officer List
Replies: 3
Views: 1662

Re: 2015 Officer List

Sorry. Just wrapped up a chaotic few weeks at work. Jeff did volunteer back on the 7th to fill the VP role. I just haven't had the chance to log back on since he emailed me.

Chris
by gretzkyrh4
December 1st, 2014, 5:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Always check those roadkills!
Replies: 18
Views: 4817

Re: Always check those roadkills!

Cool find Chris. Always pays to check, but I doubt I'd make it more than a few miles a night on certain roads during the spring. Which then leads to the next obvious question......how well have people searched the coastal dune areas of Cameron Parish, LA for them? . Regarding Cameron Parish, Rman, j...
by gretzkyrh4
November 29th, 2014, 5:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 Chapter Board Member Nominations
Replies: 6
Views: 2207

Re: 2015 Chapter Board Member Nominations

If there are no other takers, I'll be happy to accept the nomination. Work/life has limited my herping/forum time this past year, but I'll be happy to serve in any role I can. And more importantly, hope life will be more conducive to being involved in the field and online in 2015. Anyone else intere...
by gretzkyrh4
November 22nd, 2014, 9:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 Chapter Board Member Nominations
Replies: 6
Views: 2207

2015 Chapter Board Member Nominations

Hey Folks, As Fundad reminded us yesterday, it has come time once again to begin the nominations process for SC Chapter Board Members. Things have been a little slow on here in recent months with a number of members following their academic pursuits beyond the chapter boundaries, so it would be a gr...
by gretzkyrh4
November 22nd, 2014, 9:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 SC Chapter Board Members Nomination Time
Replies: 1
Views: 1063

Re: 2015 SC Chapter Board Members Nomination Time

Brian, Thanks for the reminder. Jeff moved to PA for grad school this past summer, so he hasn't been able to maintain much involvement with the chapter in the interim. Posting a nominations thread was on my to do list for the weekend. Just hadn't had a chance to sit down and sign on til now. I'll pu...
by gretzkyrh4
November 4th, 2014, 7:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: November Species List
Replies: 3
Views: 2341

Re: November Species List

Didn't realize you lived on that side of town. I'll try to shoot you an email next time Brennan and I head that way. As for the worms, we've tallied 6 on the site so far. Most have come under tin/boards with at least 1 individual being found between layers of stacked tin in direct sunlight. Chris
by gretzkyrh4
November 1st, 2014, 11:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: November Species List
Replies: 3
Views: 2341

November Species List

New month, time for a new species list. As I finally made it into the field for the first time in far too long, I figured I'd start things off. Here's the tally from a local morning hike with Brennan. Overnight low was 37 F, but temps were in the 40s by the time we started. Here's the list: East Bat...
by gretzkyrh4
September 25th, 2014, 5:00 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: A windy day of kayak fishing and the Louisiana Green Trout
Replies: 4
Views: 5299

Re: A windy day of kayak fishing and the Louisiana Green Tro

Thanks Jeff. Hope you're enjoying your first fall in the Northeast. Tim - I'd happily "bore myself to death" for a snook or tarpon (Admittedly, the latter still hasn't been checked off my bucket list). I may rig a rod with a spinnerbait or big worm before I head out this weekend. It might be interes...
by gretzkyrh4
September 20th, 2014, 8:15 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: A windy day of kayak fishing and the Louisiana Green Trout
Replies: 4
Views: 5299

A windy day of kayak fishing and the Louisiana Green Trout

Rumor had it this week, that the speckled trout here in Louisiana had finally begun their annual post-spawn migration back inshore. Excited at the prospect of not having to drive 2.5 hours for quality salt marsh fishing (and interested in scouting out some new fishing holes), I loaded up the kayak a...
by gretzkyrh4
August 25th, 2014, 5:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Advice sought: spring peepers Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas
Replies: 6
Views: 2072

Re: Advice sought: spring peepers Texas, Louisiana and Arkan

What Jeff said in regards to time frame for choruses in southern Louisiana. I will say I've seen individuals active in the middle of summer as well (usually after a rain, but not always), just not calling. As for other herps, southern LA and TX are pretty herp friendly climates even in the middle of...
by gretzkyrh4
August 7th, 2014, 7:47 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Salt water rednecks.
Replies: 7
Views: 6507

Re: Salt water rednecks.

Great post Tim! I've been trying to put together a post to share, but have been skunked and/or rained out more often than not this summer (I seem to go on a skunk streak every June & July. Heat must make me a lazy fisherman). Interesting to see some bass caught on the Spooltek. Saw a discussion abou...
by gretzkyrh4
August 2nd, 2014, 7:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: August Species List
Replies: 2
Views: 1346

August Species List

Sorry guys. I've been busy with work, and it looks like I dropped the ball on getting a species list thread up last month. So, before I get caught up in work/life again, here's an August thread to get things going. As I'll likely be limited to counting turtles in the ditch out my office window durin...
by gretzkyrh4
July 28th, 2014, 6:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mud and Musk Turtles
Replies: 6
Views: 2641

Re: Mud and Musk Turtles

Kinosternon sonoriense from southern AZ (obviously not in situ).

Image
by gretzkyrh4
July 19th, 2014, 7:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your Favorite Herp Eye?
Replies: 21
Views: 4886

Re: Your Favorite Herp Eye?

Not the greatest pic in the world, but Sachatamia (Centrolene) ilex has to have one of the coolest eyes I've seen.

Image
by gretzkyrh4
July 13th, 2014, 12:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first official post- Brevard Cty, FL June to present
Replies: 19
Views: 2596

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

Cool post and congrats on the new job. I lived in Brevard for 4 years and never realized there was a population of curly tails.

Chris
by gretzkyrh4
July 3rd, 2014, 7:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping sites and personal guides in Panama
Replies: 6
Views: 1358

Re: Herping sites and personal guides in Panama

Replied to your PM, mothman. I'll forward along more info when I'm back after the weekend. Julie is another great option as Jacob mentioned. She's a bit of a drive from El Valle though (El Cope is well worth it if you can make it though).

Chris
by gretzkyrh4
June 15th, 2014, 7:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Central Chapter field trip
Replies: 19
Views: 3558

Re: South Central Chapter field trip

Had a decent morning, Jeff. Here's the list: Snakes: 1 Agkistrodon piscivorus (Western Cottonmouth) *Big beast that exploded out of the water a foot in front of me 2 Diadophis puntatus (Mississippi Ringneck) 1 Nerodia fasciata (Broadbanded Watersnake) 2 Thamnophis proximus (Western Ribbon Snake) 1 T...
by gretzkyrh4
June 13th, 2014, 10:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NW Louisiana
Replies: 3
Views: 1507

Re: NW Louisiana

Sorry Jamie. Not sure how I didn't reply to this earlier (swear I did. Must be losing my mind.) Anyway, I haven't spent a great deal of time in NW LA, but had intended to post a link to a technique used by a few of the guys up in AR. Habitat in NW LA may be closer to what they have than to the vast ...
by gretzkyrh4
June 11th, 2014, 5:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Central Chapter field trip
Replies: 19
Views: 3558

Re: South Central Chapter field trip

Morning works for me as well. Probably need to keep an eye on the weather though. Forecast keeps fluctuating, but T-storms are predicted on and off between Friday and Sunday. (Sidenote: Brennan make sure I grab my raincoat from your place).

Chris
by gretzkyrh4
June 10th, 2014, 1:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: June Species Counts
Replies: 12
Views: 3929

Re: June Species Counts

Tallied two more day old DOR muds along everyone's favorite stretch of road in Ascension parish on 6/8 as well. Only live herps were a Trachemys and a broadband water. Debating slipping out this evening after all the rain today.

Chris
by gretzkyrh4
June 8th, 2014, 10:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: June Species Counts
Replies: 12
Views: 3929

Re: June Species Counts

That would be the same stretch of interstate, Jeff. The six I feel confident calling muds at 70 mph all appeared fresh. A dozen or so other snakes were too smashed to call definitively. By the time I was back on the highway heading westbound, it was too dark to spot anymore.

Chris
by gretzkyrh4
June 8th, 2014, 6:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: June Species Counts
Replies: 12
Views: 3929

Re: June Species Counts

Sweet! Nice find on that mud, Chris. Hope you took pics. Only took one or two quick voucher shots. The window of activity is so short this time of year, I didn't really want to burn too much of it messing with my camera. Muds are clearly still active though. I tallied at least 6 more DOR on the sid...
by gretzkyrh4
June 7th, 2014, 7:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: June Species Counts
Replies: 12
Views: 3929

Re: June Species Counts

Ran a little further from home this evening hoping to add some diversity to my recent species list. Only a brief window of activity immediately after dusk, but managed a few species haven't seen in a while. Here's the list: St. John the Baptist Parish, LA 6/7/2014 Snakes: 1 Agkistrodon piscivorus (W...
by gretzkyrh4
June 6th, 2014, 8:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Central Chapter field trip
Replies: 19
Views: 3558

Re: South Central Chapter field trip

brennan wrote:Armin, I'll get you all the milks you want. Whole or 2%?
I always figured Armin for a chocolate milk fan.
by gretzkyrh4
June 6th, 2014, 8:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: timber
Replies: 6
Views: 1614

Re: timber

Fedupdon, I appreciate your involvement in the SC Chapter. Kyle's concern which has been reiterated by Masshorridus and myself, is that the information provided may be too specific for an open internet forum. Timbers are such rare treat up near DFW that I'd hate to see increased herping traffic prov...
by gretzkyrh4
June 6th, 2014, 4:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: timber
Replies: 6
Views: 1614

Re: timber

I was hoping my Moderator privileges would allow me edit out the specifics or remove the post, but apparently those aren't options. Hopefully, the original poster will see your message and edit it.

Chris
by gretzkyrh4
June 3rd, 2014, 7:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: June Species Counts
Replies: 12
Views: 3929

Re: June Species Counts

Made a quick trip down a local road this evening with hopes of turning up something interesting. Like last time I had decent numbers, but still not the greatest diversity. May have to venture a little further from home next time. Ascension Parish, LA 06/03/2014 Snakes: 1 Agkistrodon piscivorus (West...
by gretzkyrh4
June 3rd, 2014, 7:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help needed, near Mena AR
Replies: 2
Views: 1269

Re: Help needed, near Mena AR

Not sure how frequently the AR guys check in on this subforum, but try sending a private message to "kaptainkory." He runs the Herps of AR website and may be able to put you in touch with folks who frequent the area.

Chris
by gretzkyrh4
June 1st, 2014, 4:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica herping report, Osa
Replies: 27
Views: 11130

Re: Costa Rica herping report, Osa

Awesome set of photos! Could your Liophis sp. be a Ninia sp. though? I may be incorrect, but that's what popped into my head when I saw the image. Thanks for sharing.

Chris
by gretzkyrh4
June 1st, 2014, 3:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Central Chapter field trip
Replies: 19
Views: 3558

Re: South Central Chapter field trip

Sounds good to me Beanie. Barring any unforeseen issues with work, I should be able to join in. Hopefully, we can get a decent group out there.

Thanks for making the effort to set something up.

Chris
by gretzkyrh4
June 1st, 2014, 1:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: June Species Counts
Replies: 12
Views: 3929

June Species Counts

Time for a new monthly species count thread. As I miraculously made it out into the field on the first of the month for once, I decided I'd go ahead and get it started. Below is my count from this mornings trip with rman and jeffro. West Feliciana Parish, LA 06/01/2014 Snakes: 1 Coluber constrictor ...
by gretzkyrh4
June 1st, 2014, 1:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fortnight of Field Herping Day 01
Replies: 1
Views: 662

Re: Fortnight of Field Herping Day 01

Looks like a good start. I made it out this morning and am going to do my best to make it as frequently as possible these next two weeks. June is never ideal down here, but all the recent rain should help. Looking forward to seeing how things go for you as the days progress.

Chris
by gretzkyrh4
May 31st, 2014, 6:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: May Species Counts
Replies: 11
Views: 2570

Re: May Species Counts

Took a quick cruise this evening. Found good numbers, just not much in the way of diversity. Can't really complain for this late in the spring though. Ascension Parish, LA 5/31/14 Snakes: 7 Nerodia fasciata (Broadbanded Water Snake) 1 DOR 1 Thamnophis proximis (Western Ribbon Snake) DOR Amphibians: ...
by gretzkyrh4
May 25th, 2014, 2:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: May Species Counts
Replies: 11
Views: 2570

Re: May Species Counts

Took the kayak down to the coast this morning to chase redfish. Didn't do too well on that front, but saw probably 8-10 Diamondback Terrapins. Unfortunately, they never seemed to stay up long enough to get my camera out.

Chris
by gretzkyrh4
May 24th, 2014, 6:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: May Species Counts
Replies: 11
Views: 2570

Re: May Species Counts

Finally had a free hour last night, so I decided to cruise locally for a bit. Results were less than spectacular. Hopefully, I can manage to get out next week in between the storms that should be rolling through and do a little better. 5/23/14 Ascension Parish, LA Snakes: 1 Nerodia fasciata (broadba...