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by rtdunham
July 15th, 2018, 2:42 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: black lighting
Replies: 4
Views: 8624

Re: black lighting

So where's your "local swamp"? State?
by rtdunham
April 26th, 2017, 3:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question / Poll : How Far do you move herps from roads?
Replies: 22
Views: 8029

Re: Question / Poll : How Far do you move herps from roads?

Another simple but important point is that when removing animals from the road is to get off the road ASAP. It sounds stupid but a few years back, road cruising for the first time in Arkansas, I jumped out to grab a ratsnake off the road, and got too interested in the event. A semi came barreling a...
by rtdunham
April 26th, 2017, 3:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question / Poll : How Far do you move herps from roads?
Replies: 22
Views: 8029

Re: Question / Poll : How Far do you move herps from roads?

Another simple but important point is that when removing animals from the road is to get off the road ASAP. It sounds stupid but a few years back, road cruising for the first time in Arkansas, I jumped out to grab a ratsnake off the road, and got too interested in the event. A semi came barreling a...
by rtdunham
April 26th, 2017, 3:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: vehicle light bars for road hunting
Replies: 23
Views: 7493

vehicle light bars for road hunting

I recently got a toyota fj cruiser. i road hunt a dozen times or so a year at night. Are light bars useful? Better than fog lights? If i add a light bar, what works best for spotting herps--bumper level? top of hood? on roof? thanks. any recommendations on light output recommendations, lightbar widt...
by rtdunham
October 1st, 2016, 1:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: North Carolina weekend
Replies: 5
Views: 2491

Re: North Carolina weekend

blacktara wrote:Like i said, I suck at turtles. Thanks for the clarification. That said another friend says its a baby musk
I think a baby musk would have a sharper keel.
by rtdunham
September 27th, 2016, 1:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Locality Bull Snake
Replies: 7
Views: 3494

Re: Locality Bull Snake

travesty wrote:Forgive my naivety; why do you want to collect a pair from Hartley specifically if you haven't seen them there?
What makes them so cool?
Note the OP's name.
by rtdunham
August 22nd, 2016, 9:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Special finds from Africa. Eastern Cape, South Africa
Replies: 7
Views: 3666

Re: Special finds from Africa. Eastern Cape, South Africa

I enjoyed everything about your post, from the first image to the last. I'm glad you found your quarry.
by rtdunham
May 4th, 2016, 11:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April Highlights in South Florida (Long!)
Replies: 8
Views: 3632

Re: April Highlights in South Florida (Long!)

Great experience, great snakes, great photos. Thanks for sharing.
by rtdunham
April 10th, 2016, 8:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnakes are out and about
Replies: 2
Views: 1828

Re: Rattlesnakes are out and about

Nice pictures!
by rtdunham
April 5th, 2016, 9:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chelonians in the news!
Replies: 9
Views: 3062

Re: Chelonians in the news!

I heard it is all true and is being claimed to be a hoax in order to protect the animals in the wild. (hey, why not feed a hoax!?)
by rtdunham
April 4th, 2016, 5:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping buddy request mid April in Highlands and Okeechobee
Replies: 4
Views: 1685

Re: Herping buddy request mid April in Highlands and Okeecho

I might be able to join you on 19th or 20th. Check your PM.
by rtdunham
February 23rd, 2016, 4:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hybrid Evolving Morphological Theory
Replies: 83
Views: 15363

Re: Hybrid Evolving Morphological Theory

I think you also referred to western king snakes with spotted markings on their sides, a trait you saw in common with gophers and... But I can't find the reference. At any rate, here's an eastern king from rowan county, NC, that has that same sort of marking. It's from uplands--check rowan county on...
by rtdunham
February 15th, 2016, 8:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: florida herp activity question
Replies: 14
Views: 4733

Re: florida herp activity question

simus343 wrote:...king snakes...have been being turned up left right and center these past few weeks by some people I know down there...
Are there still a lot of people collecting what they find here? And to what end? Or is it more observing, photographing and releasing?
by rtdunham
February 15th, 2016, 8:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Important main forum post on salamander fungus
Replies: 1
Views: 888

Re: Important main forum post on salamander fungus

Really significant and the type of thing we can help with. http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=23129 As the article points out, the hope is we won't get the opportunity to use the site for reporting observations of this fungus in the U.S. But what we might be more likely to do t...
by rtdunham
February 14th, 2016, 9:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hybrid Evolving Morphological Theory
Replies: 83
Views: 15363

Re: Hybrid Evolving Morphological Theory

One of the problems I have with your hypothesis is that it seems to have an assumption--or an inclination to believe--that characteristics in one species must come from another (i.e., striping in king snakes and gopher snakes). Consider albinism: Yes, it has occurred in lampropeltis and in pituophis...
by rtdunham
February 6th, 2016, 1:22 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Fill flash for daytime shooting
Replies: 12
Views: 8335

Re: Fill flash for daytime shooting

[quote="dwakefield"]Thanks for the advice! Yesterday was my first attempt at using some fill flash. It was bright sunlight instead of dappled light this time. I still need to work on it, but I think it's an improvement. Comments are welcome! That's a beautiful picture. The difference between night a...
by rtdunham
January 5th, 2016, 9:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great start to the New Year
Replies: 6
Views: 2152

Re: Great start to the New Year

Porter wrote:Diggin that black on the top shot of the Nor pac :thumb:
It's an Okeetee Nor pac!
by rtdunham
January 3rd, 2016, 5:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: We're Not Out of The Woods Yet (TX,LA,MS,AL,FL): 2015 EOY
Replies: 34
Views: 18505

Re: We're Not Out of The Woods Yet (TX,LA,MS,AL,FL): 2015 EO

Your canebrake & starry night photo is one of the most memorable pics I've ever seen on the forum. Could you explain what you had to do to achieve that? Great work throughout, btw
by rtdunham
December 5th, 2015, 9:25 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Sony had a good year
Replies: 8
Views: 4947

Re: Sony had a good year

DPReview just released its buying guides and recommendations for the best overall interchangeable lens cameras in the following price ranges: under $500 = Sony E5100 between $500-800 = Sony E6000 between $800-1200 = Nikon D7200 between $1200-2000 range = Sony Alpha a7 II high end interchangeable le...
by rtdunham
November 20th, 2015, 9:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Traveling with hook.
Replies: 15
Views: 5095

Re: Traveling with hook.

while admittedly within the US... i just went to a nursury when i got where i was going and bought a collaspable 3-prong potato rake, for a few bucks... worked fine... :thumb: Yeah, I did that on a trip to California a couple years ago, when I packed only a carry-on. Left the rake behind, but liked...
by rtdunham
October 25th, 2015, 5:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bioflourescent Hawksbill Turtle
Replies: 5
Views: 4052

Re: Bioflourescent Hawksbill Turtle

Is the premise that all hawksbills are biofluorescent and they simply hadn't been observed in this way before? Or that generally speaking they are not, and this animal is a unique or very unusual Hawksbill?
by rtdunham
October 9th, 2015, 8:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Terry Wilkins hurt by python (updated)
Replies: 3
Views: 2202

Re: Terry Wilkins hurt by python (updated)

Local news says Terry was released from hospital earlier this week, so that's great news. I"ll leave any further reports on how he's doing to him or others.
by rtdunham
October 5th, 2015, 11:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Terry Wilkins hurt by python (updated)
Replies: 3
Views: 2202

Terry Wilkins hurt by python (updated)

Update: WLWT reported shortly after 5 pm today that Mr Wilkins will survive. The station says when two officers entered the shop they found the snake wrapped around his head and body, and that he was unresponsive. One grabbed the head, and together they unwrapped the snake and returned it to a cage....
by rtdunham
September 1st, 2015, 6:51 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Go on a date, it'll be fun they say!
Replies: 1
Views: 5517

Re: Go on a date, it'll be fun they say!

i think she's just trying to give spider CPR.
by rtdunham
July 10th, 2015, 3:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hiding in the open.
Replies: 4
Views: 1996

Re: Hiding in the open.

Fun. Tiny indeed. Surely there were sibs nearby.
by rtdunham
June 1st, 2015, 4:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Getting ready for tour- some recent Bay Area finds
Replies: 11
Views: 3115

Re: Getting ready for tour- some recent Bay Area finds

Wow, Zach, that's an ambitious tour. I hope it's great for you.

It would have been nice to be able to say Hi when you're in Cincinnati but I leave the morning of your show there for South Carolina. I know you're moving at a rapid pace but if you have any questions about the city let me know.

Terry
by rtdunham
May 20th, 2015, 6:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Georgia, March - May 20, 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 2479

Re: Herping Georgia, March - May 20, 2015

Very nice pictures. And some gorgeous kings. What part of the state are they from?
by rtdunham
April 26th, 2015, 7:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carter Caves April 24, 25 and 26
Replies: 7
Views: 3368

Re: Carter Caves April 24, 25 and 26

People unfamiliar with Ravine Salamanders may not appreciate how much credit you deserve for that excellent photo of a tiny worm-sized critter. Cool!
by rtdunham
April 4th, 2015, 7:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lifer Z 'cincta
Replies: 11
Views: 3065

Re: Lifer Z 'cincta

Good for you, Zak.
by rtdunham
March 8th, 2015, 8:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cincinnati Ohio area herpers and intro
Replies: 4
Views: 1696

Re: Cincinnati Ohio area herpers and intro

Natural bridge state resort park 606-663-2214
by rtdunham
March 8th, 2015, 8:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cincinnati Ohio area herpers and intro
Replies: 4
Views: 1696

Re: Cincinnati Ohio area herpers and intro

…I'm trying to find new places to herp to increase the diversity of what we've found Jeff, you can contact the greater Cincinnati herpetological society at GCHS.[email protected].com. I'd recommend it. Kentucky hosts a reptile weekend at natural bridge state park each spring, talks and field trips and v...
by rtdunham
November 26th, 2014, 7:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Evil Eye
Replies: 11
Views: 4408

Re: Evil Eye

I think it's art, not nature photography. Everyone reacts differently to art. I like it.
by rtdunham
November 22nd, 2014, 8:04 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Some local birds ...updated with new photos
Replies: 115
Views: 101917

Re: Some local birds ...new photos and a RARE sight!

Fantastic picture, mark, those eagles look almost alive.

But seriously, buddy, a fantastic two-year run of incredible photos. I'd be proud to have taken just one of them. Beautiful work.
by rtdunham
November 14th, 2014, 11:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cobb County Ga Hike
Replies: 30
Views: 8587

Re: Cobb County Ga Hike

I tried finding your entry on HERP and could not locate it. Thanks. I checked again (I'm using the mobile app--what it is, exactly, is a little confusing: when opened, it says "H.E.R.P." at the top; below that there's a snake-coiled-on-earth logo saying "NAFHA" and below that, "Powered by Mobile Ma...
by rtdunham
November 13th, 2014, 8:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cobb County Ga Hike
Replies: 30
Views: 8587

Re: Cobb County Ga Hike

I was talking about rtdunham's shot in Kentucky about the rat snake... would have the first records in those counties! Pretty cool considering there are almost 200,000 records on naherp! I finally got around to trying the mobile mapper app and reporting my first record tonight, the chipmunk-scarfin...
by rtdunham
September 23rd, 2014, 6:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carolina Pygmies
Replies: 16
Views: 2345

Re: Carolina Pygmies

Is that one example a hypo---or something? I've never seen one even close to being that pale before. I have considered this, Carl, since there is absolutely no black on it. I'm no morph expert though, and haven't seen a ton of wild Carolina pygmies to know what is atypical. Based just on those two ...
by rtdunham
September 20th, 2014, 9:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cobb County Ga Hike
Replies: 30
Views: 8587

Re: Cobb County Ga Hike

Black Rat Snake enjoying chipmunk in my backyard (northern ky).

Image
by rtdunham
August 24th, 2014, 4:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: This Guy Needs To Be Stopped...
Replies: 7
Views: 1871

Re: This Guy Needs To Be Stopped...

Looks like he was. What was the problem?
by rtdunham
August 20th, 2014, 3:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: interesting field observation
Replies: 8
Views: 2729

interesting field observation

So I traipse all over looking for interesting finds in the field. Then I run across this in my backyard. When I noticed it the chipmunk was dead, in the snake's grip at the entrance to one of the mammal's burrows. It either grabbed it as it exited the burrow or caught it in the burrow and backed out...
by rtdunham
July 18th, 2014, 11:44 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Home invasion
Replies: 12
Views: 10704

Re: Home invasion

...we have about 20 feet of deck railing that we line with seed several times a day. We get all the day birds and squirrels and some night visitors: Flying Squirrels, Opossums, Raccoons, etc.... They're regular nighttime guests at the feeders on the walkway railing outside the dining room at Natura...
by rtdunham
July 18th, 2014, 11:23 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Mole
Replies: 14
Views: 11909

Re: Mole

BillMcGighan wrote:RTD, Remove the "s" (security) from "https" and it will work.

thanks, bill.

(One neighbor hated them so much that he tried to hit me in the face with a shovel, just cause I had a mole on my cheek!)
it's a jungle out there.

terry
by rtdunham
July 17th, 2014, 7:01 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Mole
Replies: 14
Views: 11909

Re: Mole

...I'm not sure what species it is but it was found in central Florida toward the east coast last week. I'd love for y'all to share any info you can on moles or experiences with moles that you may have had. Here's one I turned with a shovel in my yard in northern ky. They've done considerable damag...
by rtdunham
July 11th, 2014, 1:31 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Anyone Know what species this Jellyfish is...?
Replies: 13
Views: 11605

Re: Anyone Know what species this Jellyfish is...?

Fieldnotes wrote:...Obama...would send these scientists to the Gas Chamber if he could...

Well, geez, I think now I'm ready to believe everything you say...
by rtdunham
July 5th, 2014, 8:50 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: A few boring moths
Replies: 4
Views: 2568

Re: A few boring moths

I shared your photos with several families with children and have already gotten feedback of kids who were highly impressed. Your "boring" photos enhanced a number of kids' appreciation for nature. And mine too. Thanks for sharing.
by rtdunham
June 26th, 2014, 12:21 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Stolen Tortoises-- BOTH tortoises now recovered!
Replies: 34
Views: 11372

Re: Stolen Tortoises-- BOTH tortoises now recovered!

Is the conclusion that they escaped? If so, it might be a reminder to all keepers to check their enclosures today, make sure nothing's gotten loose/vulnerable over time. For the tortoises' sakes, it makes no difference to their welfare whether a kid lifted them out of the pen and released them, or t...
by rtdunham
May 15th, 2014, 1:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: herps found during sports
Replies: 7
Views: 1884

Re: Herps at sporting events...

Nice. And congrats on that oriole shot. I know it's hard to get a good exposure of a black bird against a bright overcast sky like that. Spot metering on an SLR? ... So, naturally, I picked up the toad and wandered off the field to give it to my father to hold. Apparently, behind me, the opposing pl...