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by Andrew G
March 28th, 2016, 11:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some recent finds in south Florida
Replies: 5
Views: 2523

Re: Some recent finds in south Florida

Thanks, guys! Nice pictures, especially the corn snake! And of course, got to love the EDB! EDBs are one of the most exciting snakes to find, period. Finding a unique one like that was just the icing on the cake. I managed to find my lifer on a trip to Florida last week! Very exciting for sure!
by Andrew G
March 26th, 2016, 7:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some recent finds in south Florida
Replies: 5
Views: 2523

Re: Some recent finds in south Florida

Nice pictures, especially the corn snake! And of course, got to love the EDB!
by Andrew G
April 17th, 2015, 5:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: common garter snake
Replies: 7
Views: 3389

Re: found a really cool LT Syspila

Without doubt that is something 'special'! Fantastic find! :thumb:
by Andrew G
March 21st, 2015, 7:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First atrox of the year!
Replies: 3
Views: 2319

Re: First atrox of the year!

That looks like some great habitat there! Nice pics, especially the big fellow that showed up last. I notice a lot of coachwhips hanging out around timber densites in southeast Kansas...
by Andrew G
February 9th, 2015, 6:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 Pennsylvania, mostly rattlesnakes
Replies: 12
Views: 6314

Re: 2014 Pennsylvania, mostly rattlesnakes

That is an awesome assortment of timbers! Great color variation in that part of their range, they don't have that variation in my part of the country...
by Andrew G
January 18th, 2015, 11:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: East Central GA 2014 EOY with a couple AZ trips
Replies: 22
Views: 6908

Re: East Central GA 2014 EOY with a couple AZ trips

Looks like you find a lot of timbers in your area as well. Yes, Andrew, Timbers, or Canebrakes, are one of the more common rattlesnake here in out part of GA/SC. I usually find them without much effort crossing the roads at different times of the year. Do you herp much in areas where there are EDBs...
by Andrew G
January 17th, 2015, 3:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of 2014 and a Taste of 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 3303

Re: End of 2014 and a Taste of 2015

That survey with the Orianne Society looks like a blast! I love the shine on those indigos, and even if the EDB was in a hole, you still managed a nice picture.

Looks like an outstanding year of herping!
by Andrew G
January 17th, 2015, 3:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: East Central GA 2014 EOY with a couple AZ trips
Replies: 22
Views: 6908

Re: East Central GA 2014 EOY with a couple AZ trips

Fantastic post. I love the mud snakes, pine snakes and indigos! Looks like you find a lot of timbers in your area as well.
by Andrew G
January 16th, 2015, 6:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kentucky and the Little Gravel Road in Illinois 2014...
Replies: 26
Views: 8301

Re: Kentucky and the Little Gravel Road in Illinois 2014...

I have to agree with the other guys- that glass lizard is ENORMOUS! They grow 'em big in Kentucky, the ones I have seen in Kansas are 18 to 20 inches at most. Loved the mud snake, the scarlet, and of course the various timbers. The water snakes there seem to be quite attractive. I usually think of N...
by Andrew G
January 15th, 2015, 1:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EDB Venom
Replies: 5
Views: 1648

Re: EDB Venom

Thanks a lot for the link. That is very interesting and quite surprising to me (maybe not so surprising to some of you with a biology background).
by Andrew G
January 15th, 2015, 1:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 EOY report...KS, MO, OK, TX...
Replies: 20
Views: 9575

Re: 2014 EOY report...KS, MO, OK, TX...

Well done, sir! I enjoyed all those milks and the combating timbers! Seems a strange place for them to den up, but it seems that the species can show up in some unusual places in this portion of their range. Your post also reminded me that I am going to have to put some effort into finding pygmys th...
by Andrew G
January 10th, 2015, 7:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping near Orlando in January?
Replies: 3
Views: 1624

Re: Herping near Orlando in January?

I have been to Florida a few times in the cooler months since my parents moved north of Tampa a few years back. I haven't found much exciting, but usual see a few things. When I was down there a couple weeks ago, I went for about a 3 mile hike on a nice (upper 70s and partly sunny afternoon) and saw...
by Andrew G
June 8th, 2014, 6:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great Start to the Herping Year! 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 3305

Re: Great Start to the Herping Year! 2014

You live in a cool area. I drive through there at least once a year when going to the mountains for some hiking. I have always wanted to try some herping there and you may have provided me the inspiration! Your pictures of the big viridis are awesome by the way!
by Andrew G
April 27th, 2014, 6:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Road cruising tips
Replies: 16
Views: 3650

Re: Road cruising tips

I do a bit of road cruising in southern Kansas so it isn't too far away from you. I tend to like May and June in the Spring for road cruising. Warm to very warm evenings tend to be productive in the Spring, try cruising dirt roads before dark, but switch to paved roads once it gets past sunset. I fi...
by Andrew G
April 21st, 2014, 5:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Killers In Our Own Ranks
Replies: 80
Views: 22370

Re: Snake Killers In Our Own Ranks

This is sad :( I have on occasion come upon a dead snake under a rock, and I have always wondered if their deaths were herper related (some of them I was fairly certain were). Hopefully the offenders learned their lesson and will be more careful in the future.

Andrew
by Andrew G
April 6th, 2014, 7:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Noob questions re: technique, safety, etc
Replies: 38
Views: 8697

Re: Noob questions re: technique, safety, etc

I am pro wearing gloves when flipping. Last year I was hit by scorpions that were on the edges of rocks two outings in a row. From my understanding most scorpions in the U.S. aren't very dangerous, but those stings certainly did hurt. Be careful out there and stay aware of your surroundings. I hope ...
by Andrew G
August 18th, 2013, 6:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My corn snake laid eggs unexpectedly!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1637

Re: My corn snake laid eggs unexpectedly!!

It is not unusual for female corn snakes to lay infertile eggs without mating. My corn snake that has been kept in her own container for her entire life has laid them 3 or 4 times now.

Andrew
by Andrew G
June 17th, 2013, 5:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SE Colorado produces
Replies: 11
Views: 2982

Re: SE Colorado produces

It looks like you found the night snake cruising. Do you find more of them by cruising or flipping in CO? The longnose is really nice as is the pink coachwhip. I really like the coloration on those Colorado snakes.
by Andrew G
April 24th, 2013, 2:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: FYI - "Snake Fungal Disease"
Replies: 12
Views: 3103

Re: FYI - "Snake Fungal Disease"

In 2004 and 2005 Quite a few of the snakes I found in Kansas had a fungus of some sort. Especially the Rat Snakes and Getula, followed by a few milks... I remember those years being wet, while I was out there. In 2010 I didn't see many with the fungus, but it was appeared to be a much drier year.. ...
by Andrew G
April 22nd, 2013, 7:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I Diddnt think this was possible.
Replies: 11
Views: 2510

Re: I Diddnt think this was possible.

Very interesting. I would be interested in learning more or seeing any additional pictures of this snake.
by Andrew G
April 15th, 2013, 7:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ... panhandling pituophids ...
Replies: 11
Views: 3701

Re: ... panhandling pituophids ...

It must be awesome to spot a snake from your window! Cool post, thanks for sharing!
by Andrew G
April 15th, 2013, 7:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake bite first aid clarification ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2288

Re: Snake bite first aid clarification ?

8000 venomous snake bites a year in the US? That seems high, but I have nothing to base it on, so I could easily be wrong, but really 8000? That is an average of 167 bites per state (using the 48 that actually have venomous snakes), which is of course at average, so some states like Florida or Cali...
by Andrew G
April 12th, 2013, 5:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: DOR Scarlet Kingsnake
Replies: 7
Views: 1418

Re: DOR Scarlet Kingsnake

That would have been a beauty. Hopefully next time you can find a live one!
by Andrew G
April 12th, 2013, 1:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Copperhead Fight Club!
Replies: 5
Views: 2162

Re: Copperhead Fight Club!

Thanks Guys!

Dan, that is the fun thing about herping, you never know what you are going to see! It is fun to see snakes being active once in a while, instead of the usual basking!
by Andrew G
April 8th, 2013, 12:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Copperhead Fight Club!
Replies: 5
Views: 2162

Copperhead Fight Club!

I had an interesting herping experience yesterday. My wife and I observed a pair of copperheads that at the time I thought were mating. After checking with other herpers, it appears that what we saw was not mating but part of a combat dance. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8262/8632478516_eee7d9ef87_c...
by Andrew G
March 27th, 2013, 12:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arkansas checking in...
Replies: 12
Views: 3231

Re: Arkansas checking in...

That habitat is sick, I always enjoy your Arkansas posts! Do the Atrox tend to come out a bit earlier in the Spring than the Horridus? It would be awesome to see the two species in close enough proximity to get them in the same photograph.
by Andrew G
January 4th, 2013, 1:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cloacal bleeding as a defense mechanism in snakes
Replies: 10
Views: 2166

Re: Cloacal bleeding as a defense mechanism in snakes

I've seen many a bullsnake and none of them have ever displayed this behavior...

My only experience with cloacal bleeding was with a Western Hognose (I didn't even handle the snake was just near it taking pictures).
by Andrew G
December 31st, 2012, 11:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coldest day you have ever found a herp?
Replies: 56
Views: 9110

Re: Coldest day you have ever found a herp?

I flipped a Great Plains rat snake last year at 43 degrees. I am sure amphibians could be found at much colder temperatures.
by Andrew G
December 21st, 2012, 6:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of the Year Milkathon!
Replies: 28
Views: 5777

Re: End of the Year Milkathon!

Nice milks all, such a cool species with great variation... I'll add a little Kansas flavor from the Flint Hills region. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7117/6919769830_7142ddf66b_c.jpg http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7076/7128951809_1bb1923f32_c.jpg This is a closeup of the same snake in the previous p...
by Andrew G
December 13th, 2012, 2:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few quick EDB / indigo pics
Replies: 7
Views: 1807

Re: A few quick EDB / indigo pics

Those are excellent photos! A couple of Florida's most classic species right there. My parents relocated to central Florida a while back and I am hoping some day to find those two species when I am visiting!
by Andrew G
December 9th, 2012, 8:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: GIANT Agkistrodon! FOX NEWS says so... It must be true!
Replies: 4
Views: 2989

Re: GIANT Agkistrodon! FOX NEWS says so... It must be true!

87 pounds! :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol: News story fail!
by Andrew G
December 5th, 2012, 3:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012 EOY Snake Report – MA/NY/CT (Pic Heavy like WOW)
Replies: 14
Views: 2802

Re: 2012 EOY Snake Report – MA/NY/CT (Pic Heavy like WOW)

As someone who grew up in Maine, went to college in Vermont, and spent quite a bit of time in southern New England, I can appreciate how difficult snakes can be to locate in that part of the country! Great job, I especially enjoyed the copperheads, those are some gorgeous snakes!

Andrew
by Andrew G
December 2nd, 2012, 8:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lowcountry Herping 2012 (mostly SC and GA)(DUW)
Replies: 27
Views: 7318

Re: Lowcountry Herping 2012 (mostly SC and GA)(DUW)

My favorite snakes are pit vipers, hognose and kingsnakes. You certainly posted some nice examples of all of those, but that scarlet snake, WOW that takes the cake! I would be freaking out if I came across something with such a cool aberrant pattern. Great job and thanks for sharing!

Andrew
by Andrew G
November 26th, 2012, 5:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes of Maryland: 2012 edition
Replies: 10
Views: 3101

Re: Snakes of Maryland: 2012 edition

That eastern hognose is sick. Great color! East coast timbers are always nice to see as well.
by Andrew G
November 26th, 2012, 8:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My end-of-year report (dial-up warning)
Replies: 20
Views: 3898

Re: My end-of-year report (dial-up warning)

Nice assortment of snakes... the molossus and lepidus were my favorites!

Andrew
by Andrew G
November 26th, 2012, 8:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012 some east coast snakes
Replies: 16
Views: 3450

Re: 2012 some east coast snakes

Lots of good stuff there! Especially enjoyed the gorgeous timber, and the hognose series.

Andrew
by Andrew G
November 26th, 2012, 8:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Late season finds- Bosque del Apache and points nearby
Replies: 13
Views: 3658

Re: Late season finds- Bosque del Apache and points nearby

Great post! A nice array of species plus some fantastic scenery shots. :D
by Andrew G
November 17th, 2012, 2:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Year End Post (Mostly Kansas)!
Replies: 8
Views: 2645

Re: Year End Post (Mostly Kansas)!

Chris- Yeah that collared was pretty ugly, but I posted him because of the way it was eyeing the camera. It had a real suspicious "don't get any closer to me" look. Matt- Good luck with the hognose. I had seen a couple DORs before and spent some time cruising for them. Finally got my lifer. They rea...
by Andrew G
November 15th, 2012, 1:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ALWAYS BE ON THE LOOKOUT!!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 6870

Re: ALWAYS BE ON THE LOOKOUT!!!!

Who is 'we' you have a mouse in your pocket? I don't need studies and evidence to prove to me that collection is harmful to a population, its common sense. I've seen the effects with my own two eyes and don't need some study to prove that. There are very few TRs left in some northern states from ha...
by Andrew G
November 13th, 2012, 4:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Year End Post (Mostly Kansas)!
Replies: 8
Views: 2645

Year End Post (Mostly Kansas)!

The last cold front that swung through over the weekend has finally made me concede that my herping season is over. Figured I'd throw some pictures out of some of my favorite finds from the past year. Spring came early to Kansas after a very mild Winter (barely a Winter at all) and by March a variet...
by Andrew G
November 13th, 2012, 10:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yay: I rediscovered a snake thought lost for over a century
Replies: 32
Views: 7187

Re: Yay: I rediscovered a snake thought lost for over a cent

That is really cool! Congratulations on a great find, and good luck with the paper!
by Andrew G
November 13th, 2012, 10:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Autumn Atrox - Arkansas
Replies: 8
Views: 2034

Re: Autumn Atrox - Arkansas

Nice atrox there! I am hoping to get down to Arkansas this Spring for some hiking and herping. Looks like a very scenic area.
by Andrew G
November 13th, 2012, 10:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I call random - 11-11-12: Texas Gulf Coast (Results added)
Replies: 12
Views: 2238

Re: I call random - 11-11-12: Texas Gulf Coast (Results adde

The pair of diamondbacks on the beach is awesome! Nice work!
by Andrew G
November 6th, 2012, 7:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: i love this quote
Replies: 6
Views: 1532

Re: i love this quote

Not another timber thread... :lol: Great quote from a great early American, (and that's a pretty nice looking snake too)!
by Andrew G
November 3rd, 2012, 7:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: When you have but a ghost of a chance...
Replies: 1
Views: 946

Re: When you have but a ghost of a chance...

That is a cool little frog! Thanks for sharing.
by Andrew G
November 3rd, 2012, 2:08 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: What months are you going to see Crotalus Horridus the most?
Replies: 214
Views: 254202

Re: What months are you going to see Crotalus Horridus the m

There might also be the possibility of a private group taking on the problem - Orianne Society comes to mind immediately. Maybe not rangewide but - perhaps where they are either most heinously imperiled, or maybe where they're quite imperiled but not yet a lost cause. I am pretty sure the Orianne S...
by Andrew G
October 28th, 2012, 6:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of Season Report...
Replies: 23
Views: 5988

Re: End of Season Report...

Looks like you had another great year! Those central Plains milks are a lot nicer than most of the intergrades that I found. I really like those trans-pecos rat snakes, cool looking species. The habitat shots and rattlesnakes from your trips were great as well. Good luck with law school!

Andrew
by Andrew G
October 19th, 2012, 1:40 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: What months are you going to see Crotalus Horridus the most?
Replies: 214
Views: 254202

Re: What months are you going to see Crotalus Horridus the m

Some people are learning...good...It makes my heart glad... :thumb: Are you going to restrict data to your timber records that are currently publicly available from the database? Just curious, it seems hypocritical to say that others are giving out too much information with the county and date if y...
by Andrew G
September 19th, 2012, 6:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: PA Timber Rattlesnakes and Other Herps
Replies: 13
Views: 3940

Re: PA Timber Rattlesnakes and Other Herps

Awesome pictures! I love the variation of colors that you have there. I prefer to see the hands off approach with this sensitive species, you have some nice spots there and like you mentioned it will be important to keep knowledge of them minimal.

Andrew
by Andrew G
September 9th, 2012, 6:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: August in New Mexico
Replies: 27
Views: 9818

Re: August in New Mexico

Nice post! I especially liked the color on that black-tailed rattlesnake! Looks like you had quite the flash flood there!