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by tspuckler
October 5th, 2018, 5:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Road and the Surrounding Area - Sept. 30th - Oct. 4th
Replies: 3
Views: 11482

Snake Road and the Surrounding Area - Sept. 30th - Oct. 4th

With October just around the corner, it was time once again to head down to Snake Road to explore Shawnee State Forest. The weather was hot, often in the low 90s. It was humid and mosquito-ridden - but there were cool things to be found. My 2018 trip started out much like my 2017 trip, with finding ...
by tspuckler
February 24th, 2018, 6:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Long time no post: 2017/2018 USA + Australia
Replies: 5
Views: 5158

Re: Long time no post: 2017/2018 USA + Australia

Very nice Zach!

Especially the crustacean & fungi photos...and those are some classic southeastern US snake finds.
Were you using your home made light box? If so, I need to make one.

Tim
by tspuckler
October 5th, 2017, 6:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The past few days at Snake Road and the Surrounding Area
Replies: 6
Views: 3901

Re: The past few days at Snake Road and the Surrounding Area

Yep, I mislabeled (and corrected it). Longtails are far more common than Two-lineds there!
by tspuckler
October 4th, 2017, 5:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The past few days at Snake Road and the Surrounding Area
Replies: 6
Views: 3901

The past few days at Snake Road and the Surrounding Area

While driving down from St. Louis, I encountered this male Eastern Box Turtle crossing the road. http://www.thirdeyeherp.com/spuck/other/road2017/01%20eastern%20box%20turtle_1348.jpg As a neared Snake Road, I stopped at waterway and found this Midland Water Snake. http://www.thirdeyeherp.com/spuck/o...
by tspuckler
October 4th, 2016, 9:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Road (and surrounding area) September 30 - October 4
Replies: 6
Views: 4315

Snake Road (and surrounding area) September 30 - October 4

Things got off to a very rainy start. http://www.thirdeyeherp.com/spuck/other/road2016/01%20IMG_2653.JPG But there were plenty of amphibians to be found, like this Cave Salamander. http://www.thirdeyeherp.com/spuck/other/road2016/02%20cave%20salamander_7853.jpg Blanchard's Cricket Frogs were a commo...
by tspuckler
June 8th, 2016, 3:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A week in the Las Vegas Area (May 30 - June 4)
Replies: 11
Views: 6459

Re: A week in the Las Vegas Area (May 30 - June 4)

The boa was found not far from Kingman, AZ.
by tspuckler
June 5th, 2016, 1:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A week in the Las Vegas Area (May 30 - June 4)
Replies: 11
Views: 6459

A week in the Las Vegas Area (May 30 - June 4)

The trip started in the Cerbat Mountains (AZ). Daytime temperatures started out in the 90s and made it up into the 100s as the days went by. http://www.thirdeyeherp.com/spuck/vegas/2016/01%20cerbat%20mountains_2652.jpg There were many flowers in bloom and it appeared that more-than-usual rain had fa...
by tspuckler
June 2nd, 2016, 8:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rubber Boas!
Replies: 30
Views: 14830

Re: Rubber Boas!

That's a nice collection from this year, Zach! It's nice to see so much interest in this "classic" American snake.
by tspuckler
April 17th, 2016, 8:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Week in Norcal - April 8-16
Replies: 9
Views: 5392

A Week in Norcal - April 8-16

The beginning of the trip had rainy conditions, the Santa Cruz Mountains were covered in mist. http://www.thirdeyeherp.com/spuck/california/2016/01%20IMG_0624.JPG A number of wildflowers were in bloom, such as this Blue-eyed Grass. http://www.thirdeyeherp.com/spuck/california/2016/02%20IMG_0638.JPG ...
by tspuckler
March 23rd, 2016, 9:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just a few shots of some current finds
Replies: 14
Views: 4689

Re: Just a few shots of some current finds

Nice series - especially the SC Black Salamanders!
by tspuckler
March 23rd, 2016, 9:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Winter Salamanders
Replies: 4
Views: 2344

Winter Salamanders

A collection of tailed amphibians I saw in northeast Ohio this year prior to the first day of Spring. Red-spotted Newt - March 18 http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204/tspuckler/2016/01%20newt_314_zpsoaqq886s.jpg Spotted Salamander - March 12 http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204/tspuckler/201...
by tspuckler
March 6th, 2016, 4:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Carolina Salamander ID Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 2900

Re: South Carolina Salamander ID Needed

Thanks guys!
by tspuckler
March 6th, 2016, 12:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Carolina Salamander ID Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 2900

Re: South Carolina Salamander ID Needed

It was about the size of a typical Ohio Redback Salamander - about 3 inches in total length.
by tspuckler
March 5th, 2016, 8:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Carolina Salamander ID Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 2900

South Carolina Salamander ID Needed

Found today at Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge.

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by tspuckler
February 2nd, 2016, 1:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Color and Pattern Variations in Eastern Garter Snakes
Replies: 43
Views: 17266

Re: Color and Pattern Variations in Eastern Garter Snakes

Here's a series from last summer of snakes from the very same spot as my original post: http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204/tspuckler/Garters/07%20egarter_0701_zps1b2iccbw.jpg http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204/tspuckler/Garters/03%20egarter_0655_zpsxi6pusl1.jpg http://i265.photobucket.co...
by tspuckler
October 7th, 2015, 7:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How About a Little Trip Down Snake Road?
Replies: 7
Views: 6043

How About a Little Trip Down Snake Road?

Snake Road and Surrounding Area - October 1-6 Western Cottonmouths were plentiful on day one at Snake Road, at least a dozen were seen. It was mostly sunny with temperatures in the upper 60s. http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204/tspuckler/Snake%20Road%202015/cottonmouth_2991_zpsf75s1ycf.jpg West...
by tspuckler
June 1st, 2015, 12:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Last Week in the Southwest Desert
Replies: 6
Views: 3276

Re: Last Week in the Southwest Desert

Here's another photo of the Great Basin Gopher Snake.
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by tspuckler
May 30th, 2015, 12:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Last Week in the Southwest Desert
Replies: 6
Views: 3276

Last Week in the Southwest Desert

A cold spell was still in force when I paid a visit to this well known spot. http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204/tspuckler/Vegas%202015/01%20red%20rock_zpslbppqjpc.jpg The cool, rainy weather probably helped when it came to me finding one of my favorite amphibians - Red-spotted Toad. http://i26...
by tspuckler
May 11th, 2015, 7:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Early May in NorCal
Replies: 8
Views: 4123

Re: Early May in NorCal

Thanks for the flower IDs, Jim - I did not know what either of those were.

Tim
by tspuckler
May 10th, 2015, 11:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Early May in NorCal
Replies: 8
Views: 4123

Early May in NorCal

A Fence Lizard with an oceanside view. http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204/tspuckler/California%202015/01%20fence_9484_zpslhrab1mv.jpg What the beach looked like. http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204/tspuckler/California%202015/00%20aIMG_1123_zpsbba8rdzd.jpg I found a couple of "lifer" Cali...
by tspuckler
April 26th, 2015, 7:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carter Caves April 24, 25 and 26
Replies: 7
Views: 3566

Carter Caves April 24, 25 and 26

I accompanied 18 high school students from Independence, OH on their annual Biology Society Spring Trip. Rat Snake. http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204/tspuckler/Carter%20Caves%202015/01%20black%20rat_0714_zpsjap5nq6f.jpg A colorful Eastern Box Turtle. http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204/t...
by tspuckler
April 16th, 2015, 11:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping NW Ohio April 9-11
Replies: 5
Views: 3804

Herping NW Ohio April 9-11

A nice variety of cool creatures were found. A melanistic Eastern Garter Snake. http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204/tspuckler/Maumee%202015/01%20melanistic_8750_zpsfhy4ryg3.jpg Leopard Frogs were very common, many were calling. http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204/tspuckler/Maumee%202015/02...
by tspuckler
April 1st, 2015, 2:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Blanding's Turtle
Replies: 1
Views: 1502

Blanding's Turtle

A Blanding's Turtle hanging out with a Midland Painted Turtle in Northeast Ohio today.

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by tspuckler
October 10th, 2014, 2:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Road & Southern Illinois October 2-6
Replies: 4
Views: 2890

Snake Road & Southern Illinois October 2-6

The weather was all over the place, but that didn't stop many Western Cottonmouths from being out and about. http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204/tspuckler/Snake%20Road%202014/01cotton009_zps5d79613a.jpg Say "cheese." http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204/tspuckler/Snake%20Road%202014/02cotto...
by tspuckler
August 6th, 2014, 5:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Color and Pattern Variations in Eastern Garter Snakes
Replies: 43
Views: 17266

Re: Color and Pattern Variations in Eastern Garter Snakes

Some spectacular stuff being posted here! This is my favorite out-of-state Eastern Garter Snake - from Union County, IL.
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by tspuckler
July 26th, 2014, 7:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Color and Pattern Variations in Eastern Garter Snakes
Replies: 43
Views: 17266

Re: Color and Pattern Variations in Eastern Garter Snakes

Here's one that I found in Ottawa County (OH) in May of this year.
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by tspuckler
July 26th, 2014, 7:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lifelisting San Diego County 2014 – Part 1: Spring
Replies: 13
Views: 4475

Re: Lifelisting San Diego County 2014 – Part 1: Spring

You found a lot of great stuff - many herps that I'd like to find someday - and it looks like you had a good time finding them.

Tim
by tspuckler
July 20th, 2014, 9:56 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Born Today
Replies: 2
Views: 2261

Born Today

I just had my second litter of Santa Cruz Garter Snakes born here about an hour ago. Here they are spending some "quality time" with their mom.

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by tspuckler
July 12th, 2014, 9:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Color and Pattern Variations in Eastern Garter Snakes
Replies: 43
Views: 17266

Re: Color and Pattern Variations in Eastern Garter Snakes

Richard, Yes, all the same subspecies of Common Garter Snake. I've found Coast Garter Snakes to be variable as well, but not within a specific spot, where there usually tends to be one or two "looks." And I agree that it occurs in a good number of snakes - yet it's still fun to document. Tim http://...
by tspuckler
July 12th, 2014, 6:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Color and Pattern Variations in Eastern Garter Snakes
Replies: 43
Views: 17266

Color and Pattern Variations in Eastern Garter Snakes

These were all found this week within a 500 foot radius at a boardline that I have in NE Ohio. I've probably seen 50-60 individual garter snakes there (as well as a few Eastern Milks and DeKay's). The photos give an idea as to some of their different "looks." http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204...
by tspuckler
July 12th, 2014, 6:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pattern variant C. oreganus
Replies: 22
Views: 7258

Re: Pattern variant C. oreganus

That's quite attractive!
by tspuckler
July 5th, 2014, 3:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turtle ID Needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1072

Re: Turtle ID Needed

Mike, yeah - there's plenty of Midlands, even in this particular pond, by they tend to have darker shells.

Tim
by tspuckler
July 5th, 2014, 3:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turtle ID Needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1072

Turtle ID Needed

I saw this in Summit County, OH. Looks like a Western Painted, but I'm not sure.

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by tspuckler
July 5th, 2014, 6:12 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Anybody Breeding Pine Snakes here???
Replies: 8
Views: 4444

Re: Anybody Breeding Pine Snakes here???

I've been producing Northerns for quite some time.
Here's one of last year's "holdbacks."

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by tspuckler
July 5th, 2014, 6:07 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: A Leucistic Red-tail Hawk that I Saw Today
Replies: 10
Views: 5569

Re: A Leucistic Red-tail Hawk that I Saw Today

Yes, Andy it was near the Farmer's Market where it is thought to have a nest.

Tim
by tspuckler
July 4th, 2014, 4:30 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: A Leucistic Red-tail Hawk that I Saw Today
Replies: 10
Views: 5569

A Leucistic Red-tail Hawk that I Saw Today

A nice Fourth O' July sighting in NE Ohio.

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by tspuckler
July 4th, 2014, 4:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: June 2014- Month of the Lifers
Replies: 14
Views: 3459

Re: June 2014- Month of the Lifers

That's nice assortment of CA herps and NW "lifer" garters Zach!

Tim
by tspuckler
July 4th, 2014, 3:10 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: F2 Santa Cruz Garter Snake
Replies: 4
Views: 3298

F2 Santa Cruz Garter Snake

I had a litter of 21 born this week, here's one that just ate a minnow.
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by tspuckler
May 26th, 2014, 8:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A week in the Las Vegas Area - May 17-24
Replies: 11
Views: 3795

A week in the Las Vegas Area - May 17-24

The first two days started off quite warm, with temperatures hitting 100 degrees, after that things cooled down to the 70s and 80s for the rest of the trip. I started things out by checking out the Cerbat mountains in Arizona. http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204/tspuckler/Vegas%202014/cerbat_44...
by tspuckler
May 26th, 2014, 7:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some 2014 AZ Fossorials
Replies: 13
Views: 3374

Re: Some 2014 AZ Fossorials

Great idea for a topic and great photos.

Tim
by tspuckler
May 26th, 2014, 7:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: LA TX NM AZ CA NV - roadtrip 2014
Replies: 19
Views: 4717

Re: LA TX NM AZ CA NV - roadtrip 2014

I was just at that spot with the "decorated pine trees" last week.
You found a lot of cool stuff!

Tim
by tspuckler
May 5th, 2014, 6:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few central Ontario early season finds....
Replies: 8
Views: 2501

Re: A few central Ontario early season finds....

That's a great selection of finds. That also may very well be the best looking Northern Water Snake I've ever seen.

Tim
by tspuckler
May 5th, 2014, 5:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A rainy night in Haliburton Co., Ontario....
Replies: 3
Views: 1385

Re: A rainy night in Haliburton Co., Ontario....

Great shots! The contrast on the Pickerel Frog is awesome.

Tim
by tspuckler
May 4th, 2014, 6:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April 24-26 in Carter County, Kentucky
Replies: 8
Views: 3077

Re: April 24-26 in Carter County, Kentucky

Thanks Andy - I think you are right about that frog ID.
by tspuckler
May 4th, 2014, 11:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April 24-26 in Carter County, Kentucky
Replies: 8
Views: 3077

April 24-26 in Carter County, Kentucky

April 24-26 in Carter County, Kentucky I went on a weekend trip with 18 members of the Independence (OH) High School Biology Society to check out what's going on in the Bluegrass State. Things started off with a nighttime salamander hunt. http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204/tspuckler/Carter%20C...
by tspuckler
April 30th, 2014, 5:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kentucky Salamander ID Needed
Replies: 2
Views: 895

Re: Kentucky Salamander ID Needed

Thanks Mark, that makes sense. I was originally thinking they were Redbacks, until I consulted a field guide.

Tim
by tspuckler
April 29th, 2014, 6:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kentucky Salamander ID Needed
Replies: 2
Views: 895

Kentucky Salamander ID Needed

From Carter County.
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by tspuckler
April 29th, 2014, 4:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April 2014- NorCal + SoCal Retrospective- same as CA chap
Replies: 10
Views: 3186

Re: April 2014- NorCal + SoCal Retrospective- same as CA cha

Some very nice stuff there, Zach. Especially the Cal Kings and striped Gopher Snake. Those Thread Snakes can be hard to find and even harder to get good photographs of - you succeeded at both.

Tim
by tspuckler
April 20th, 2014, 4:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Northeast Ohio Herps Found in April
Replies: 1
Views: 1965

Some Northeast Ohio Herps Found in April

Spring Peeper - these can vary quite a bit in color, I liked the look of this reddish example. They can be heard calling at various times of the year, but in the last few weeks is when they've been the loudest. http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204/tspuckler/2014/02springpeeper050_zps84c144ae.jpg...
by tspuckler
April 7th, 2014, 6:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Early April in NorCal
Replies: 7
Views: 3275

Early April in NorCal

Although it has been unseasonably warm and dry, the weather for my trip was mainly cool and rainy. I started things off by herping the Santa Cruz Mountains. http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204/tspuckler/Uber%20Alles%202014/scmtns023_zpse11fc3ed.jpg There were many flowers in bloom, such as this...