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by Badgerberling
January 26th, 2017, 7:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Summer South Africa, a month in review.
Replies: 15
Views: 6127

Re: Summer South Africa, a month in review.

Great photos. Especially thankful for the habitat and landscape backgrounds. Great to see a country I'll probably never get to. Thanks.
by Badgerberling
November 30th, 2016, 1:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Thailand, september 2016
Replies: 26
Views: 12188

Re: Southern Thailand, september 2016

Incredible. Thank you for posting. :thumb:
by Badgerberling
November 30th, 2016, 1:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: fire in the Smokies
Replies: 2
Views: 2214

Re: fire in the Smokies

You can read the federal fire incident reports at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov. The column headings allow you to sort the reports on several parameters. Clicking on the incident name takes you to a map showing the extent of a given fire. Many of the recent fires are listed as "North Carolina".
by Badgerberling
February 21st, 2016, 6:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Can anyone help with information on snake gaiters?
Replies: 10
Views: 3704

Re: Can anyone help with information on snake gaiters?

I see you're from the midwest and just as likely to benefit from your gaiters near Timber dens as in AZ.

I wear them near the dens and can attest that Timbers all to easily show up undetected.

Thanks for the reinforcement for safety afield.
by Badgerberling
February 21st, 2016, 6:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: different snake species basking together?
Replies: 23
Views: 8353

Re: different snake species basking together?

I've only seen two species basking together once. It was early August in central Wisconsin at the rocky rip rap downstream side of a culvert (projecting from a a small dirt dam with a county road atop) about ten feet from shore. A Northern Water Snake was laying atop an Eastern Fox Snake. The NWS, s...
by Badgerberling
April 4th, 2015, 7:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First 2015 Foray, First Ever Bull Snake
Replies: 2
Views: 1759

First 2015 Foray, First Ever Bull Snake

The promise of a warm afternoon drew me to a den site. The Wisconsin overnight temp was about 30 and afternoon high 57. I was rewarded with my first ever Wisconsin Bull Snake and a very big adult at that. I've taken to the In Situ ethic and the snake was very cooperative. It's nice to just let them ...
by Badgerberling
January 20th, 2015, 5:21 am
Forum: News
Topic: Idaho Giant Sally State Symbol Denied
Replies: 4
Views: 4205

Idaho Giant Sally State Symbol Denied

The Idaho Legislature has defeated a bill to name the giant salamander a state symbol promoted by a 14 year old student. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_GIANT_SALAMANDER?SITE=WIMIL&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT or http://www.startribune.com/politics/national/289067481.html Here is a quote ...
by Badgerberling
December 17th, 2014, 10:33 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Nice pic, not mine
Replies: 0
Views: 2106

Nice pic, not mine

I could not resist posting this pic:

ImageScreen Shot 2014-12-13 at 7.09.33 PM by Richard Berling
by Badgerberling
March 28th, 2014, 2:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hiking the Grand Canyon: the Havasupai Indian Reservation
Replies: 13
Views: 3991

Re: Hiking the Grand Canyon: the Havasupai Indian Reservatio

Our son got lost at night in the Grand Canyon on a Boy Scout trip. His is one of the most harrowing tales I ever want to here. He hiked back to camp after midnight cold and barefoot. Luckily no permanent damage, but we're not sure he learned anything. He still rarely wears a bike helmet in graduate ...
by Badgerberling
March 16th, 2014, 5:49 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: First Timber
Replies: 0
Views: 1715

First Timber

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2869/13207496244_1bc90bdf00_c.jpg P7272932 by Richard Berling , on Flickr This in situ thread seems like the ideal place to post my first Timber from PA. The snake was not touched or bothered in any way and behaved just fine, never moving a muscle. I just stayed far en...
by Badgerberling
March 6th, 2014, 8:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Junior Paper Is To Include Rattlesnake Roundups
Replies: 23
Views: 7115

Re: My Junior Paper Is To Include Rattlesnake Roundups

You might contact some of the roundups and ask what benefits they expect the roundup to produce. Mostly I imagine they are fundraisers for local service clubs or fire and police departments that do good deeds in the community. They just haven't thought of a good replacement fundraiser yet. That migh...
by Badgerberling
February 4th, 2014, 8:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malayan Horned Frog
Replies: 5
Views: 1766

Re: Malayan Horned Frog

Great photos. Thanks for sharing.
by Badgerberling
December 25th, 2013, 4:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Central Wisconsin Fox Snake Relocation Help
Replies: 6
Views: 3116

Re: Central Wisconsin Fox Snake Relocation Help

I wonder if there are potential den sites close enough to the house so the snakes could simply go to a neighboring den if the house could be snake proofed? If it can't be snake proofed the snakes will never go away because it remains available and must be more attractive than available alternatives....
by Badgerberling
July 21st, 2013, 5:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Box Turtles..... To relocate or not to relocate????????
Replies: 13
Views: 3179

Re: Box Turtles..... To relocate or not to relocate????????

Perhaps this is a public relations opportunity to gain public awareness of the plight an overlooked species, the box turtle being the closest thing to a "warm fuzzy" reptile for most people. Maybe in this instance box turtles could be the poster child for a conservation statement attractive to the p...
by Badgerberling
June 10th, 2013, 5:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes in a survival situation
Replies: 20
Views: 4261

Re: Snakes in a survival situation

Sam Thayer is my married to my wife's niece. We see him occasionally and I will testify to the long hours and hard work he endures. I would imagine someone would suffer more quickly from dehydration than hunger in the desert environment and wonder if you could address keeping hydrated. Having eaten ...
by Badgerberling
May 14th, 2013, 12:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Big Snapper on log
Replies: 1
Views: 627

Big Snapper on log

I walked around a favorite pond at lunch today and discovered a huge snapper on a log. The Painted turtles are adults. I assume it is a female and have seen her before. Please pardon the poor focus, the stupid auto focus kept defaulting on the nearby bushes and I was afraid to move. Indeed she and a...
by Badgerberling
April 6th, 2013, 6:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: China post #51, Thailand and final days in HK
Replies: 9
Views: 5530

Re: China post #51, Thailand and final days in HK

http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/pos ... =2&t=15818#

Thanks for the wonderful post from a part of the world many of us will never see. I really enjoyed the habitat shots.

Awesome post.
by Badgerberling
September 21st, 2012, 5:55 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: From Sweden to you all....
Replies: 4
Views: 2534

Re: From Sweden to you all....

Great photos - Thanks for posting.
by Badgerberling
July 23rd, 2012, 11:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: N. CA First Post
Replies: 6
Views: 967

Re: N. CA First Post

Thanks correcting the lizard's name and for all the comments. Yes, we enjoy the view and the hiking in the N. Sierras. The first lizard we saw was a speedster and all I got was this quick shot, but I do wonder if it is a Whiptail? The long tail gave it every appearance of moving like a snake. http:/...
by Badgerberling
July 22nd, 2012, 5:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: N. CA First Post
Replies: 6
Views: 967

N. CA First Post

My wife's family has a cabin next at 6,250 feet in the northern CA sierras. They've owned the cabin since 1927 when a group of ranchers and teachers built summer cabins around the privately owned meadow. We go there most years to vacation with her family. We take time to enjoy nature and hike in the...
by Badgerberling
April 14th, 2011, 4:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What does DUW stand for???
Replies: 24
Views: 2773

Re: What does DUW stand for???

And all this time I thought DUW stood for "Don't U Wish". I guess us old guys need to catch up. RB