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by ebit123
February 18th, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Feb 28th and later- Palm Beach County and South activity?
Replies: 7
Views: 3994

Re: Feb 28th and later- Palm Beach County and South activity?

Hope your trip went well. Anyway the discussion on road cruising in PBC caught my eye. I stay in delray every year at my dads and havent found a safe, public area to road cruise in soutwest PBC (i have to drive real slow so i need back roads, which dont seem to exist there). So. I am guessing youd h...
by ebit123
April 1st, 2018, 9:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: QUESTION: Does Your State Ban Road Cruising?
Replies: 21
Views: 12970

Re: QUESTION: Does Your State Ban Road Cruising?

Ok thank you, thanks for letting me know about NM herping regs. Couldn't really find much out there. And yes, we are driving out there, but that is part of the fun. (also what does
by ebit123
March 31st, 2018, 8:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: QUESTION: Does Your State Ban Road Cruising?
Replies: 21
Views: 12970

Re: QUESTION: Does Your State Ban Road Cruising?

I wonder, since it's an explicit method of take, would it thus broaden the scope of probable cause ? Could you be searched, or asked for a license, if you were cruising but had no hook, tongs, buckets or bags? You could be stopped for a number of things, by a number of different agencies. I've been...
by ebit123
September 29th, 2017, 3:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Advice on an affordable rental for a herping trip
Replies: 12
Views: 6975

Re: Advice on an affordable rental for a herping trip

Might want to try renting from a car dealer, who rents same model for a particular class vehicle. For example, for a cross Country trip, we wanted a Suv with good cargo space. (didn't want to go through rental agency, as you don't know what you're going to get - the suv class includesjeeps ). So we ...
by ebit123
August 27th, 2017, 6:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: June trip to New Mexico
Replies: 8
Views: 4051

Re: June trip to New Mexico

Thanks. Sadly, not till next year though!
by ebit123
August 27th, 2017, 5:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: June trip to New Mexico
Replies: 8
Views: 4051

Re: June trip to New Mexico

Beautiful, Brian! I love milks, and would love to see the ones out there! Looking into a couple areas in eastern NM to go to on the way back - kinda in area where plains meets chihuahua and also in Kiowa grasslands (had wanted to go there last year, on the way to Raton, but didn't have the time).
by ebit123
August 25th, 2017, 8:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: June trip to New Mexico
Replies: 8
Views: 4051

Re: June trip to New Mexico

Glad to hear you had some cool finds and targeted species, in spite of the weather. Yeah, usually we do our summer trip end of June through end of July, but in this case, planning to push it back to end of July/August. Ill have 3 weeks there, so planning on checking out a few areas (but of course no...
by ebit123
August 22nd, 2017, 12:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RFI: Visiting Albuquerque For Three Weeks
Replies: 16
Views: 5074

Re: RFI: Visiting Albuquerque For Three Weeks

Thanks Josh, I'll be in touch over the winter as I plan the trip - planning these trips gives me something to do when everything is sleeping. I plan to start out in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, but then travel to the southern part. Mratcliff, glad your trip went well! I don't mind 90s when it's dry. We...
by ebit123
August 21st, 2017, 6:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: June trip to New Mexico
Replies: 8
Views: 4051

Re: June trip to New Mexico

Hi
Planning on doing the annual herping trip out there next summer, so wondering how your trip went. Im trying to figure areas to focus on/plan the route. Curious how productive White Sands and Lincoln NF were?
by ebit123
August 21st, 2017, 1:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RFI: Visiting Albuquerque For Three Weeks
Replies: 16
Views: 5074

Re: RFI: Visiting Albuquerque For Three Weeks

Just going to piggy back on this post. Is July ok for herping as far as monsoon season goes? Is August preferable, if you have a choice?
Also, in terms of Albuquerque , is there enough public, accessible land/trails close to the city?
by ebit123
August 2nd, 2017, 9:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California trip question
Replies: 8
Views: 2462

Re: California trip question

Thank you, night driver. Im going to spend some time with him going over the range maps and the conditions, and make a decision (its either this trip to Calif., or southeast CO again, which we are pretty familar with, and then on to NM, which seems to have the favorability of monsoon season - my wal...
by ebit123
August 1st, 2017, 3:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California trip question
Replies: 8
Views: 2462

Re: California trip question

Jimi and FieldHerper, Thanks so much for the quick and informative replies! Unfortunately, bc I am a teacher, and last day of school is anywhere from June 19-June 26 (depending on snow days), earliest I can go is late June. However, we plan to be out there for 4 weeks, so I dont mind driving - the B...
by ebit123
August 1st, 2017, 7:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California trip question
Replies: 8
Views: 2462

California trip question

Thinking of having the annual herping trip in California next July, and wanted to run some ideas by people familar with herping there to see if im on the right (or wrong?) track. Main interest is snakes (I am interested in seeing the cool garters, ringnecks and yellow bellied racers out there; son i...
by ebit123
July 30th, 2017, 2:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Welcome To Arizona - Info for the Traveler and the Newbies
Replies: 37
Views: 22048

Re: Welcome To Arizona - Info for the Traveler and the Newbi

Biker Dave You mentioned monsoon season. Does this make herping more productive in the summer, in all areas of the state (including desert areas), in spite of the heat? Does it cool off enough so that observing snakes is possible n mornings (in case you prefer to go by foot as opposed to night road ...
by ebit123
May 19th, 2017, 7:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quabbin Reservoir Rattlesnake Project, MA
Replies: 14
Views: 9290

Re: Quabbin Reservoir Rattlesnake Project, MA

As of April 20, this plan is now dead ... http://boston.cbslocal.com/2017/04/19/massachusetts-drops-snake-island-plan-that-rattled-residents/ I had read elsewhere that they were going to introduce the timber rattlesnakes that had been destined for the quabbin island into areas in western mass ....l...
by ebit123
February 20th, 2017, 9:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: florida herp activity question
Replies: 14
Views: 3442

Re: florida herp activity question

I'll be down in Florida in mid April and not too far from the cane fields area. I'd like to check out, as well as hit some of the Florida trail for day hiking. Are the roads that go through the fields public access? Don't want to get in trouble for tresspassing. (We'd either drive along or walk alon...
by ebit123
January 19th, 2017, 3:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Everglades Herping Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 4528

Re: Everglades Herping Questions

Ok thanks
by ebit123
January 1st, 2017, 4:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Everglades Herping Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 4528

Re: Everglades Herping Questions

I will just tag onto this post. I will be in Florida end of April and plan to visit the everglades wmas . (I've already found out it isn't a hunting season on them then). So, are there trails on them? Or you just hike on the roads on the levees? Can you walk freely through the dry/land areas? It see...
by ebit123
January 1st, 2017, 4:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I need some short facts about some north american snakes
Replies: 5
Views: 1722

Re: I need some short facts about some north american snakes

I can see maybe like with the legend part may be interesting to hear from some actual people for you. I'd help out but sorry I'm not good with my scientific names, and too lazy to look them up at the moment.
by ebit123
August 4th, 2016, 2:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northern new mexico question
Replies: 0
Views: 1843

Northern new mexico question

Planning to return to Colorado next summer for vacation, but for a longer time, and thinking of a short side trip down to New Mexico (staying in Raton), as have never been there before. This would be in July (I know that's not ideal but thats when I have off, and we realize our daytime "herping hour...
by ebit123
April 28th, 2016, 9:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: You Know You're a Herper....
Replies: 36
Views: 9225

Re: You Know You're a Herper....

You know you're a herper when "Is that snake poisonous?" sounds like fingernails on chalkboard to your ears.
by ebit123
April 28th, 2016, 9:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NJ pine Barrens and regulations
Replies: 19
Views: 7955

Re: NJ pine Barrens and regulations

Thanks for all the info...just wanted to update. We had a great trip and was very exciting to explore a place was new for me. If I ever move back to NJ, I'm moving there! Saw herps common for the area (but a couple firsts for us!). No real issues, other than my 11-year-old telling some teenage toms ...
by ebit123
April 16th, 2016, 3:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NJ pine Barrens and regulations
Replies: 19
Views: 7955

Re: NJ pine Barrens and regulations

I think what cbernz is getting at is that, in the absence of a state field herping license (such as in Texas ) , there aren't specific state laws against picking up nongame species ...except for protected species. ... and of course, federal and some state parks (depending on state) , as well as fede...
by ebit123
April 13th, 2016, 11:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NJ pine Barrens and regulations
Replies: 19
Views: 7955

Re: NJ pine Barrens and regulations

Ok thanks .
by ebit123
April 13th, 2016, 11:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NJ Meadowlands question
Replies: 2
Views: 2330

Re: NJ Meadowlands question

Ok, thanks.
by ebit123
April 13th, 2016, 9:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NJ pine Barrens and regulations
Replies: 19
Views: 7955

Re: NJ pine Barrens and regulations

Ok thanks. guessing about the pine because the pine snake is either endangered or threatened there. We do have a snake hook in the trunk of the car I'll be driving down, so can just leave it at home. But I rarely use it anyway - I guess more concerned about flipping and if we will get any issues wit...
by ebit123
April 12th, 2016, 2:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NJ pine Barrens and regulations
Replies: 19
Views: 7955

NJ pine Barrens and regulations

Hi, in the Pine Barrens in ocean county, is it an issue to flip or to handle any nonendangered species? (We would be in state forest or county/state parks). Also, I'm interested in Forked river mountain preserve, as well, but can't find much info about it , especially trail maps. Are there. marked t...
by ebit123
April 11th, 2016, 2:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NJ Meadowlands question
Replies: 2
Views: 2330

NJ Meadowlands question

Driving down to Monmouth County next weekend (planning on checking out tine nearby pine Barrens while down there)....anyway I remember years ago going to some trails in the Meadowlands. Wondering if it's worth it to stop there on b the drive down, if we are primarily interested in snakes, or if the ...
by ebit123
April 8th, 2016, 5:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of Year 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 5297

Re: End of Year 2014

Ok, great, thanks!
by ebit123
April 8th, 2016, 9:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of Year 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 5297

Re: End of Year 2014

Hi, didn't get down to NJ last year - so planning on week of April 17...looks like it will be mid-60s when I'm there. I want to just go to northern ends of Pine Barrens (near Lacey Township area.,,possibly the state forest around there and this nature conservancy or audubon preserve..forget the name...
by ebit123
March 15th, 2016, 2:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quabbin Reservoir Rattlesnake Project, MA
Replies: 14
Views: 9290

Re: Quabbin Reservoir Rattlesnake Project, MA

I was excited to read about this project. Wonderful to bring an species population back from the brink of extirpation. However , some of the comments on the local media pages have me fuming!
by ebit123
December 18th, 2015, 4:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Female herpetologists or herp enthusiasts
Replies: 90
Views: 22298

Re: Female herpetologists or herp enthusiasts

Female here. In RI. I enjoyed catching toads as a kid and had pet newts, have always been into viewing wildlife, but didn't get into herping until my son got into it a couple years ago. Mostly interested in snakes and lizards, though of course no chance in seeing lizards where I live. I used to not ...
by ebit123
October 5th, 2015, 1:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID Black Snake from Lebanon
Replies: 33
Views: 7245

Re: ID Black Snake from Lebanon

Ok thanks
by ebit123
October 4th, 2015, 8:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID Black Snake from Lebanon
Replies: 33
Views: 7245

Re: ID Black Snake from Lebanon

I clicked this to see the Lebanese snake! But found the conversation that followed intriguing. Please exp l aim to me how far down the body woukd be considered "holding by tail"? Hard to tell in the photo, but it looks like he is holding the snake 3/4 down from the head. Is that considered tail? Is ...
by ebit123
October 4th, 2015, 8:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anybody in NC...
Replies: 4
Views: 1361

Re: Anybody in NC...

I have had people PM me/exchange phone numbers with recommendations when I've traveled to other areas, or just started out in my own area. One thing to do is just find out here from people on typical habitats and favorable weather conditions , and then cross reference with species lists from local w...
by ebit123
October 3rd, 2015, 4:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My trip from NJ to Massachusetts
Replies: 2
Views: 1242

Re: My trip from NJ to Massachusetts

Looks like a great trip! Was it just recently? A leopard frog wow....I think that is rare for Mass (well it is for RI, so I'm guessing Mass as well). And hognose....exciting!

Oh and hi to another Jerseyite (though I've been up thus way over 25 years)
by ebit123
September 27th, 2015, 1:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Garters, northern water snakes, September, So New England
Replies: 9
Views: 2027

Re: Garters, northern water snakes, September, So New Englan

Haha, no....already planned out my trip south for next summer (we like checking out snakes and turtles in other areas)
by ebit123
September 23rd, 2015, 7:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Garters, northern water snakes, September, So New England
Replies: 9
Views: 2027

Re: Garters, northern water snakes, September, So New Englan

Wow thank you for such a thorough response. Generally around here (RI/southern Mass) we go out in the afternoons (2 to 4). And, yes I have noticed garters out in the grass more frequently in May/June, and generally under tarrps, rocks, tires in August. But this Sept, just a couple young ones under r...
by ebit123
September 23rd, 2015, 1:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Garters, northern water snakes, September, So New England
Replies: 9
Views: 2027

Garters, northern water snakes, September, So New England

There's a boggy spot we frequent that has tons of garters and water snakes all summer long. Last time we went there, which was a warm day in early September , very few. Just a couple of neonates /juvenile garters., and 1 water snake. So, I'm curious, at what point would these snakes start traveling ...
by ebit123
September 23rd, 2015, 1:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post photos of wild herps feeding
Replies: 56
Views: 19329

Re: Post photos of wild herps feeding

Eastern garter eating frog, Norfolk county, massachusetts. Did not realize garters eat such huge frogs....so question....if we had stuck around a while, would he h Ave been able to finally eat it, and how long would it take to get all the way into his mouth (not fully dige s t]? http://i611.photobuc...
by ebit123
September 10th, 2015, 1:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Alabama, Mississippi visit- re water moccasins, copperheads
Replies: 10
Views: 1691

Re: Alabama, Mississippi visit- re water moccasins, copperhe

Thanks Tamara. I'll take you up on that too!
by ebit123
September 9th, 2015, 3:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Alabama, Mississippi visit- re water moccasins, copperheads
Replies: 10
Views: 1691

Re: Alabama, Mississippi visit- re water moccasins, copperhe

Again thanks so much everyone. I've been looking on AlaParc site and some helpful if there. Getting excited about ten trip.....ordered an Alabama trails book (so I have an idea of which trails go thru what kid of habitat ) Anyway, Matt Arnold and Coluber constictor, thanks for the offers, I'll messa...
by ebit123
September 5th, 2015, 5:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Alabama, Mississippi visit- re water moccasins, copperheads
Replies: 10
Views: 1691

Re: Alabama, Mississippi visit- re water moccasins, copperhe

Thanks everyone for the info so far. Matt.- we are driving from up north , so will pass thru northern Alabama twice, probably different routes. Thinking of staying near Bankhead, Talladega, and Huntsville. Plans are pretty flexible. Thanks for the offer. I can PM you closer to the time. Simus343 - y...
by ebit123
September 5th, 2015, 3:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Alabama, Mississippi visit- re water moccasins, copperheads
Replies: 10
Views: 1691

Alabama, Mississippi visit- re water moccasins, copperheads

Planning 3 week trip to Alabama and Mississippi next July. Main area of interest would be to observe water moccasins and copperheads. A few question In which regions /areas of either state are: *copperheads prevalent? *water moccasins prevalent? "herping hours" *For searching for copperheads on foot...
by ebit123
August 29th, 2015, 3:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Questions from your President
Replies: 43
Views: 8910

Re: Questions from your President

There are definitely some good areas, depending on what you're looking for. A Lot of refuges, wildlife areas, that never seem to crowded.
by ebit123
August 24th, 2015, 5:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone see box turtles in Rhode island?
Replies: 17
Views: 3202

Re: Anyone see box turtles in Rhode island?

Cool! And a bunch!
by ebit123
August 17th, 2015, 12:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question about regulations & general herping in TX, ARK, OK
Replies: 7
Views: 2658

Re: Question about regulations & general herping in TX, ARK,

When we were in OK we got a nonresident fishing license (can apply to any aquatic nonendangered life, not just fish). I did not find any requirements re reptiles. If you want to go to a Wildlife Management Area, you are supposed to have either a conservation license ($22), or fishing or hunting lice...
by ebit123
August 17th, 2015, 12:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone see box turtles in Rhode island?
Replies: 17
Views: 3202

Re: Anyone see box turtles in Rhode island?

My son told me he saw one in South county. I have a. pic of it that his teacher took, but too confused on how to upload to here. If I can figure it out, will do.
by ebit123
August 13th, 2015, 10:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Urgent Photo Request (UPDATE: Case Closed!)
Replies: 12
Views: 2414

Re: Urgent Photo Request--Snakes and Lizards

Does picture need to be "in situ" or ok with being held in one's hand?
by ebit123
August 11th, 2015, 1:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frustration
Replies: 28
Views: 6245

Re: Frustration

Having fun reading this thread. My son is always finding and handling northern water snakes up in Mass. Plenty of people telling me he's got a water moccasin, and quite worried. One guy kept insisting there are water moccasins in Massachusetts! Well I'm not going to get in a useless argument..... At...