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by dwakefield
August 28th, 2017, 6:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona recap: July 8-18
Replies: 10
Views: 4467

Re: Arizona recap: July 8-18

Great finds on your trip! Must have been a blast
by dwakefield
August 28th, 2017, 6:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Recap (Pt. 1 + Pt. 2)
Replies: 7
Views: 4325

Re: Arizona Recap (Pt. 1 + Pt. 2)

Man, you had some great trips! Nice seeing more photos and reading about the details of your trip. You've got me excited for mine!
by dwakefield
August 9th, 2017, 12:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Part 1.
Replies: 11
Views: 5056

Re: Arizona Part 1.

Amazing shots of great species. Can't wait till your next post to read some of the anecdotes from your trips.
by dwakefield
August 9th, 2017, 11:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Florida hot grand slam in 4.5 days
Replies: 8
Views: 5040

Re: Florida hot grand slam in 4.5 days

Happy to help, Kris! And man, you got some stunner shots of those 6 venomous species!
by dwakefield
May 26th, 2017, 5:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your TOP 10 Herping Trip Bucket List
Replies: 44
Views: 34692

Re: Your TOP 10 Herping Trip Bucket List

rhyme-defying coral snakes Can we make that an actual common name? :D Here's my top ten, in no particular order: 1. AZ (banded rocks, ridgenose, arizona blacks, etc.) 2. SoCal (ruber, boas, etc.) 3. Australia (death adders, pythons, king browns) 4. Uganda (gaboons, rhino vipers, bush vipers, forest...
by dwakefield
March 16th, 2017, 5:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona advice
Replies: 2
Views: 1957

Arizona advice

Hi everyone, I'm hoping to make my first trip to Arizona this coming August. I've driven through the state before, but this will be my first time herping it. Since different states have their own regulations concerning wildlife, I wanted to reach out to you Arizona natives and find out what I need t...
by dwakefield
March 11th, 2017, 1:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Wisconsin, Texas, MO, IL
Replies: 11
Views: 4210

Re: 2016 Wisconsin, Texas, MO, IL

That was a great post! Especially loved the Speckled Racer and the beautiful Bull Snakes. And man.......you've got some GORGEOUS horridus in Wisconsin!
by dwakefield
March 8th, 2017, 1:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malaysia 2017, part 2: Ulu Yam
Replies: 15
Views: 6318

Re: Malaysia 2017, part 2: Ulu Yam

RETIC! That alone would be a dream come true. Loving these posts!
by dwakefield
March 7th, 2017, 6:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malaysia 2017, part 1: Semenyih, or, Night of the Lifers
Replies: 20
Views: 8524

Re: Malaysia 2017, part 1: Semenyih, or, Night of the Lifers

I have a soft spot for arboreal vipers, and that wagleri is gorgeous! Looks like a fun trip!
by dwakefield
March 2nd, 2017, 4:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rogue Year
Replies: 10
Views: 3839

Re: Rogue Year

Nice finds! Wish we had copperheads in south Florida. And that American Croc laying eggs is a really sweet find.
by dwakefield
March 2nd, 2017, 4:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: TwoThousandSixteen.. Reptiles and Landscapes
Replies: 8
Views: 3279

Re: TwoThousandSixteen.. Reptiles and Landscapes

Nice finds! I especially liked the photo of the viridis sitting on red dirt.
by dwakefield
February 9th, 2017, 6:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Feb 28th and later- Palm Beach County and South activity?
Replies: 7
Views: 4783

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

We've had quite a bit of warmer weather lately, and people have been successfully cruising stuff. Yesterday was particularly warm (high of 88) and I heard about one person that cruised a Mud Snake and a Swamp Snake in Palm Beach County last night. Someone also cruised three neonate EDBs, a cottonmou...
by dwakefield
January 31st, 2017, 8:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EOY 2016 (FL, MI, Canada)
Replies: 8
Views: 3094

Re: EOY 2016 (FL, MI, Canada)

Thanks for the visits to my old stomping grounds! I've always felt that many of the corn snakes from the Devil's Garden area resemble Okeetee corns. Some (like one you posted a photo of) have very thick and clean black borders to the red blotches resulting in a nicely contrasting pattern. I love th...
by dwakefield
January 31st, 2017, 8:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EOY 2016 (FL, MI, Canada)
Replies: 8
Views: 3094

Re: EOY 2016 (FL, MI, Canada)

Spectacular year and your photos show it beautifully. Where (roughly) did you go in Ontario? I've found fox snakes to be relatively common on the north shore of Lake Erie but 4 is a great day. Thanks for sharing. Best, Nick I'm actually not supposed to say where the Fox Snakes were. I was taken the...
by dwakefield
January 31st, 2017, 6:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes In Situ, Partially Hiding - Request for Images
Replies: 28
Views: 7924

Re: Snakes In Situ, Partially Hiding - Request for Images

Cool images on this thread! Here are a few of my favorites that I've been able to capture. https://c1.staticflickr.com/2/1715/25190993346_830b7bf963_k.jpg Watch where you step by Daniel Wakefield , on Flickr https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5722/31328869515_791b618e7f_k.jpg Eastern Diamondback Rattlesn...
by dwakefield
January 27th, 2017, 8:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Vipers of 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 4680

Re: Vipers of 2016

Awesome shots! And that Malayan Pit Viper would have been such a treat to see in the wild
by dwakefield
January 26th, 2017, 6:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EOY 2016 (FL, MI, Canada)
Replies: 8
Views: 3094

Re: EOY 2016 (FL, MI, Canada)

Thanks, guys! 2017 has already gotten off to a great start
by dwakefield
January 18th, 2017, 7:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South of the border: A week in southern Sonora
Replies: 4
Views: 2015

Re: South of the border: A week in southern Sonora

Dude, you guys found some stellar herps!
by dwakefield
January 12th, 2017, 7:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Establishing reptiles on my land.
Replies: 34
Views: 7323

Re: Establishing reptiles on my land.

I agree with Kris. If you want chameleons in your yard, build a large screened in enclosure for them to prevent them escaping. If you want wild reptiles in your yard, do what you can to encourage native species to take up residence. There are some still around, even in urban areas.
by dwakefield
January 11th, 2017, 7:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 - A good year pt. 2
Replies: 11
Views: 3004

Re: 2016 - A good year pt. 2

Thanks. As for amphibians Carl, I've never had much luck dip-netting except for aquatic salamanders. I catch more turtles by random chance than I do amphibians haha. All the frogs were found by playing "macro-polo". Listen, shine, take a step, light off, repeat. Daniel, I think the appeal of the re...
by dwakefield
January 10th, 2017, 8:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Summer finds so far, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa!
Replies: 3
Views: 1622

Re: Summer finds so far, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa!

Great post! South Africa is a place I've wanted to herp for a long time, and your post certainly reminds me of that. Cobras and Mambas and Pythons would be a dream to see. Great photos too!
by dwakefield
January 8th, 2017, 2:06 pm
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

I know I said it on Facebook already, but you had a great year of finds, Armin! Hard to pick favorites, but I love all those Canebrakes and Lampros.......and the Louisiana Pine and Tzabcan Rattlesnake are stunning. Any big targets for 2017?
by dwakefield
January 5th, 2017, 8:26 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Time for a new camera
Replies: 1
Views: 5143

Re: Time for a new camera

Over the holidays, Amazon was selling the new Nikon D3400 (one of their beginner DSLRs) with a couple lenses for around $500 for the kit. Don't know if it is still going, but worth checking out.
by dwakefield
January 3rd, 2017, 9:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 - A good year pt. 2
Replies: 11
Views: 3004

Re: 2016 - A good year pt. 2

What a fantastic year of herping! Especially love all the animals you found on that red dirt road. Seems like a really cool area.
by dwakefield
January 3rd, 2017, 5:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Year in Herps
Replies: 8
Views: 2298

Re: The Year in Herps

Nicely done! Looks like you found a fair amount of Lampropeltis, which is a great year in my books :)
by dwakefield
January 3rd, 2017, 5:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Favorite Herp Pics of 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2398

Re: Favorite Herp Pics of 2016

Awesome shots! Those bronzebacks are stunning!
by dwakefield
January 3rd, 2017, 5:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Madagascar 16
Replies: 11
Views: 3997

Re: Madagascar 16

Sounds like you guys had an amazing time! I especially like those Uroplatus photos.....stunning!
by dwakefield
December 27th, 2016, 9:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Year in Review - Part Two
Replies: 8
Views: 3613

Re: Year in Review - Part Two

Love all the sallies, especially the spotteds!
by dwakefield
December 27th, 2016, 8:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Year in Review - Part One
Replies: 10
Views: 2727

Re: Year in Review - Part One

Nice post, Matt! If you're ever back in south Florida, let me know!

On to post #2...
by dwakefield
December 27th, 2016, 8:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp Photography 2016 - 2/3
Replies: 6
Views: 2514

Re: Herp Photography 2016 - 2/3

Nice work! Those striped gophers are something else
by dwakefield
December 24th, 2016, 10:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Everglades Herping Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 4985

Re: Everglades Herping Questions

I've actually found new moons to be not too bad as long as the temps are warm and it's not too windy. On November 29 (which was a new moon), I found 18 snakes down there. And back on September 1 (another new moon) I got 31 snakes. But I've also had new moons that didn't turn out as well. Any thought...
by dwakefield
December 24th, 2016, 9:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EOY 2016 (FL, MI, Canada)
Replies: 8
Views: 3094

EOY 2016 (FL, MI, Canada)

2016 has been my best year of herping ever. I moved to south Florida for work in the middle of 2015 after living in Canada for 12 years. I had herped a bit growing up in the states, but didn't do it much throughout college and for the last several years living in Canada (regretting that now because ...
by dwakefield
December 24th, 2016, 3:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Year in Review
Replies: 10
Views: 4733

Re: 2016 Year in Review

Great post, Nick......you killed it this year!
by dwakefield
December 24th, 2016, 3:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sweet '16: Year in Review (TX, LA, NM, UT, MT)
Replies: 20
Views: 8471

Re: Sweet '16: Year in Review (TX, LA, NM, UT, MT)

Awesome post, Kyle! It's hard to pick a favorite, but I always love your Canebrake shots.
by dwakefield
December 24th, 2016, 3:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Inland Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 4904

Re: Inland Australia

Awesome finds and photos! I especially loved the Death Adder.......definitely a dream species for me to find.
by dwakefield
November 10th, 2016, 11:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Road (and surrounding area) September 30 - October 4
Replies: 6
Views: 3685

Re: Snake Road (and surrounding area) September 30 - October

Wow, what a great trip that was, Tim! Awesome to finish it off with a mud and a plati :thumb:
by dwakefield
November 10th, 2016, 11:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Thailand, september 2016
Replies: 26
Views: 9581

Re: Southern Thailand, september 2016

Wow, those are some stunning animals and photos! I particularly love the arboreal pit vipers.
by dwakefield
November 10th, 2016, 11:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: October in Florida
Replies: 6
Views: 2987

Re: October in Florida

I was so enamored with the photos that I almost missed what happened on October 20th. Congrats on the PhD!!!
by dwakefield
November 10th, 2016, 11:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: October in Florida
Replies: 6
Views: 2987

Re: October in Florida

Wow, great finds! All cool finds (especially the Indigo and simus), but it's really hard to beat a huge EDB.
by dwakefield
October 20th, 2016, 7:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fall herping
Replies: 9
Views: 2938

Re: Fall herping

Dude, that is an EPIC looking road. You found some stellar stuff on it.....I loved reading about it and seeing your pics. Now if I could just find a big Pine!
by dwakefield
September 13th, 2016, 7:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Brooks Kingsnakes and a Pygmy
Replies: 3
Views: 1888

Re: Brooks Kingsnakes and a Pygmy

Thanks, guys!
by dwakefield
September 5th, 2016, 8:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Brooks Kingsnakes and a Pygmy
Replies: 3
Views: 1888

Brooks Kingsnakes and a Pygmy

I hadn't seen any Lampropeltis at all since February, so I was thrilled to find TWO Brooks Kingsnakes last Thursday night in Miami-Dade County! Brooks 1 https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8582/29350254692_033a184afc_c.jpg Brooks Kingsnake by Daniel Wakefield , on Flickr https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8732...
by dwakefield
August 18th, 2016, 12:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Craziest Border Patrol Story
Replies: 41
Views: 12184

Re: Craziest Border Patrol Story

This was a very informative/entertaining thread! I haven't herped close to a border yet, but I hope to get to west Texas/southern Arizona at some point.
by dwakefield
August 9th, 2016, 6:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Adventure Story Time!
Replies: 4
Views: 2088

Re: Adventure Story Time!

the_cw1 wrote:Awesome stuff man! The python is the cherry on top. :D
Thank you! I couldn't agree more :thumb:
by dwakefield
August 9th, 2016, 6:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Adventure Story Time!
Replies: 4
Views: 2088

Re: Adventure Story Time!

Sounds like an epic evening. It Seems like fate that your tire went out and you stopped right then and there. I'm glad that the folks in the other vehicle stopped when you flagged them down. Great photos, too...very crisp. I'd love to see an everglades python. Yeah, it was an adrenaline filled coup...
by dwakefield
August 3rd, 2016, 2:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Adventure Story Time!
Replies: 4
Views: 2088

Adventure Story Time!

August was a welcome change. After some fairly slow trips through most of July, my friend and I were eager for things to turn around. We both hadn’t seen any Burmese Pythons in a while, and my friend had never seen a baby before. One of the best locations for them was going to be drenched with rain ...
by dwakefield
August 1st, 2016, 7:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Michigan in July
Replies: 6
Views: 3001

Re: Herping Michigan in July

Great post! Especially love the Massasaugas. They're a big target of mine for when we visit my wife's family in Michigan!
by dwakefield
July 26th, 2016, 9:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring and Summer finds 2016: Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois
Replies: 7
Views: 3291

Re: Spring and Summer finds 2016: Kansas, Missouri, and Illi

Those are some awesome finds, Chad! Especially that interesting little Speckled King, quite the specimen. Also really love your wide angle, habitat shots.
by dwakefield
July 16th, 2016, 10:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: January-May critters
Replies: 6
Views: 2748

Re: January-May critters

Excellent finds and photos! I really like some of your wide angle shots that show some of the habitat with the snakes. Well done!