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by txherper
April 30th, 2018, 4:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 100 Species, A 2017 in Review Post
Replies: 18
Views: 14805

Re: 100 Species, A 2017 in Review Post

you are a photographer, young man.
by txherper
September 24th, 2013, 9:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How would you schedule a snake Big Year?
Replies: 26
Views: 4912

Re: How would you schedule a snake Big Year?

Wait - I thought there were already 57.
by txherper
September 23rd, 2013, 5:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How would you schedule a snake Big Year?
Replies: 26
Views: 4912

Re: How would you schedule a snake Big Year?

West Texas, Arizona, Snake Road and Florida.
by txherper
April 7th, 2013, 2:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone ever tried using bait to attract Nerodia?
Replies: 12
Views: 2951

Re: Anyone ever tried using bait to attract Nerodia?

One thing to watch out for. If you put fish in your wire minnow/bait traps in an attempt to attract nerodia (at least in my area) the raccoons tear the traps apart to get at the bait. Been there, done that. :shock:
by txherper
March 17th, 2013, 4:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Black vultures preying on live red eared sliders
Replies: 8
Views: 3481

Re: Black vultures preying on live red eared sliders

I looked up black vultures one time because a guy had told me he saw one carrying a live snake and i didn't believe him. The book says of black vultures (but not of turkey vultures) "occasionally kills and eats prey."
by txherper
February 23rd, 2013, 7:04 am
Forum: News
Topic: Interesting solution to Guam's snake Problem
Replies: 27
Views: 8877

Re: Interesting solution to Guam's snake Problem

Won't the island tip over and sink from the extra weight of all those mice?
by txherper
December 11th, 2012, 9:19 am
Forum: News
Topic: GIANT Agkistrodon! FOX NEWS says so... It must be true!
Replies: 4
Views: 2990

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

the willingness of people, including news outlets, to believe snake "stories" never ceases to amaze me. if they fall for an 87-pound cottonmouth, would they believe a 200-lb. largemouth bass? a 400-lb. raccoon?
by txherper
November 13th, 2012, 4:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ouachita Mountain Endemics and other Odds and Ends
Replies: 14
Views: 2489

Re: Ouachita Mountain Endemics and other Odds and Ends

Mulebro, most of southwest Arkansas is historically dry right now.
by txherper
September 5th, 2012, 4:52 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - September 1-15 - "Bits and Pieces"
Replies: 45
Views: 14698

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - September 1-15 - "Bits and Pieces"

MHollanders' pic is a T-rat.
by txherper
August 23rd, 2012, 2:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Snakes Found Inside Head Start Classroom
Replies: 2
Views: 1789

Re: Snakes Found Inside Head Start Classroom

There are two ways to read that headline.
by txherper
July 11th, 2012, 2:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Enchanted Rock, Texas
Replies: 9
Views: 2870

Re: Enchanted Rock, Texas

All i can verify is the crevice spiny.
by txherper
July 9th, 2012, 4:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Black Rats RFI
Replies: 28
Views: 5846

Re: Black Rats RFI

This fatty was basking about 6 feet up on a cypress branch in a SE Arkansas swamp

He's a little pudgy, but you didn't have to call him a fatty. Or were you referring to the snake?
by txherper
June 29th, 2012, 2:15 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Anyone notice that on the Gator Boys tv show.......
Replies: 24
Views: 11113

Re: Anyone notice that on the Gator Boys tv show.......

In my part of the country we have water moccasins. Also ground rattlers, grass snakes, garden snakes, chicken snakes, and spreadin' adders.
by txherper
June 23rd, 2012, 7:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anuran ID Requests
Replies: 6
Views: 1140

Re: Anuran ID Requests

Looks like you have southern, Couch's, and plains spadefoots. (or spadefeet) :shock:
by txherper
June 23rd, 2012, 5:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anuran ID Requests
Replies: 6
Views: 1140

Re: Anuran ID Requests

I think it would be safe to say that #2 is a spadefoot of some sort. Not sure what you have in your range.
by txherper
June 21st, 2012, 2:23 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Does anyone know this moron?
Replies: 18
Views: 7686

Re: Does anyone know this moron?

He forgot to tell us he had super-glued the snake's mouth shut before the pic. :lol: :lol:
by txherper
June 20th, 2012, 3:38 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Pigmy Rattlesnakes
Replies: 92
Views: 35929

Re: Pigmy Rattlesnakes

You ain't right :lol:
by txherper
June 18th, 2012, 4:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mediterranean Geckos in Texas
Replies: 16
Views: 3455

Re: Mediterranean Geckos in Texas

marion county
by txherper
June 17th, 2012, 4:37 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Pigmy Rattlesnakes
Replies: 92
Views: 35929

Re: Pigmy Rattlesnakes

Cottonmouths, in a similar environment and feeding on frogs and fish, are known to hold on to their prey.
by txherper
June 1st, 2012, 6:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Adventures of D Wayne and Ratboy
Replies: 24
Views: 4685

Re: The Adventures of D Wayne and Ratboy

good post, but i think you misspelled "t-shirt weather" :lol:
by txherper
May 29th, 2012, 4:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: East Texas C. horridus
Replies: 8
Views: 1997

Re: East Texas C. horridus

That is a beautiful timber, especially in pic #4.
by txherper
May 24th, 2012, 3:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping in Odessa, Texas
Replies: 2
Views: 1028

Re: Herping in Odessa, Texas

i'm not from that area, but i have visited. if i were you, i'd drive over to monahans sandhills state park one evening. you're also within 200 miles of the davis mtns and big bend natl park.
by txherper
May 7th, 2012, 8:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April Species Counts
Replies: 11
Views: 1723

Northeast Texas, Marion and Harrison counties

w. cottonmouth
s. copperhead
mudsnake
yellow-bellied watersnake
diamondback "
broad-banded "
Texas brown snake
Texas rat
Rough green
e. coachwhip
s. black racer
prairie king
speckled king
by txherper
April 12th, 2012, 5:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NEW PICS! Herpin on 4/12
Replies: 3
Views: 888

Re: NEW PICS! Herpin on 4/12

i live in a salamander-impaired area. that's probably more salamanders than i've seen in my whole life!
ian, help me out here on the kingsnake! :mrgreen:
by txherper
April 11th, 2012, 5:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: PLEASE HELP: Most Common False Beliefs About Snake Bite
Replies: 16
Views: 2001

Re: PLEASE HELP: Most Common False Beliefs About Snake Bite

that many people in the u.s die from snakebite (actually it's less than 10 per year)
by txherper
April 5th, 2012, 1:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Texas field guides?
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: Texas field guides?

that's what i have, and in my opinion that's the best combination out there for texas herpers
by txherper
March 21st, 2012, 4:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 16th,March,2012
Replies: 3
Views: 804

Re: 16th,March,2012

are you jeremy lin?
by txherper
March 16th, 2012, 7:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: March Herping in OKC
Replies: 3
Views: 1303

Re: March Herping in OKC

if it's not too late to reply, my advice is to drive down to the wichita mountains. it's a natl wildlife refuge, so all you can do is look, but it's a wonderful place.
by txherper
February 3rd, 2012, 8:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #24: The Coral Snake Mistake
Replies: 48
Views: 23772

Re: Borneo Dispatches #24: The Coral Snake Mistake

I don't think you need any further "lessons." However, I think you should read the story of Joe Slowinski.
by txherper
January 11th, 2012, 6:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: They're moving!
Replies: 15
Views: 2137

Re: They're moving!

Global warming!
by txherper
November 21st, 2011, 7:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I just went back in time...(museum fail)
Replies: 13
Views: 1754

Re: I just went back in time...(museum fail)

some of those labels are almost straight out of my Ditmars books.
by txherper
October 2nd, 2011, 10:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Snake Road Trip
Replies: 42
Views: 6785

Re: My Snake Road Trip

very enjoyable post. :beer:
by txherper
October 1st, 2011, 6:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why do you herp?
Replies: 24
Views: 2272

Re: Why do you herp?

For me, it's a hoby. Wait - what's a hoby?
by txherper
October 1st, 2011, 10:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Garter Snake
Replies: 14
Views: 1828

Re: Eastern Garter Snake

i thought i was going to see another misspelled username . .
by txherper
September 5th, 2011, 4:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID Help - DOR Mammal
Replies: 21
Views: 6449

Re: ID Help - DOR Mammal

looks like a marten or a fisher to me, but some of the northern guys will be able to tell you.
by txherper
September 4th, 2011, 6:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: herping spots in tyler tx
Replies: 2
Views: 694

Re: herping spots in tyler tx

:lol: :lol:
by txherper
July 24th, 2011, 11:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: FIRST TIMBER RATTLESNAKE! Oh, the excitement!
Replies: 17
Views: 3449

Re: FIRST TIMBER RATTLESNAKE! Oh, the excitement!

that snake is a lot better looking than your toes!
by txherper
May 14th, 2011, 12:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: birthday hike, ID help
Replies: 13
Views: 1984

Re: birthday hike, ID help

i love palo duro canyon.
you should pick up 'field guide to reptiles and amphibians of texas' by judith garrett and david barker if you don't already have it.
by txherper
May 12th, 2011, 9:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA, AZ, NM, TX
Replies: 4
Views: 1466

Re: CA, AZ, NM, TX

i'm sure the reason the landowners were unhappy with you is because you didn't kill the snake. :P
by txherper
April 15th, 2011, 7:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 100 years ago
Replies: 14
Views: 3246

Re: 100 years ago

i'll second the fire ants. in my area, which is infested, the small, egg-laying snake species are virtually extinct.
by txherper
March 25th, 2011, 4:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Stebbins and Conant used to be the Bibles
Replies: 25
Views: 3515

Re: Stebbins and Conant used to be the Bibles

"Give 'em Armstrong & Murphy and send them off to Mexico..." Yea, I wish I could.....LOL Some of my fondest herping memories are from Baja and the mainland. With the current drug wars, I don't think my ex or my current wife would allow any of the kids to go Mexico these days. I am hoping this stupi...
by txherper
March 20th, 2011, 12:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: herping in oklahoma
Replies: 2
Views: 1019

Re: herping in oklahoma

if you're free to travel around in oklahoma, try wichita mountains natl wildlife refuge (no collecting, of course)
by txherper
March 17th, 2011, 5:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A silly, maybe impossible idea.
Replies: 63
Views: 6570

Re: A silly, maybe impossible idea.

i left out the fact that there would be no management needed either.
by txherper
March 17th, 2011, 5:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A silly, maybe impossible idea.
Replies: 63
Views: 6570

Re: A silly, maybe impossible idea.

:D
by txherper
March 15th, 2011, 9:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Big Thicket and East Texas
Replies: 8
Views: 3956

Re: Big Thicket and East Texas

good post! 3 of the area's venomous.
somebody correct me if i'm wrong, but i believe your two-lined may be a dwarf salamander.
also, double-check your range map on that four-lined skink.
enjoyed your photos. :beer:
by txherper
March 13th, 2011, 9:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: late-breaking CNN headline
Replies: 44
Views: 9564

Re: late-breaking CNN headline

maybe we can have a wisconsin-style protest there next year. how much do those union goons charge per hour?