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by heavenscloud
October 2nd, 2013, 6:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another hognose video I KNOW you will all enjoy
Replies: 6
Views: 2031

Re: Another hognose video I KNOW you will all enjoy

Awesome. Makes you wonder how many snakes we pass by on any given herping trip. :crazyeyes:
by heavenscloud
July 13th, 2013, 6:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Kingsnakes in PA?
Replies: 6
Views: 1596

Re: Eastern Kingsnakes in PA?

I can't think of any reasons why they couldn't exist in PA. Maybe it's just a matter of finding one. ;)
by heavenscloud
May 19th, 2013, 10:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: May Milkathon!
Replies: 38
Views: 4714

Re: May Milkathon!

Ah, ThatFrogGuy posted a coastal. Henceforth, he shall be called "Braggart." :lol:
by heavenscloud
May 15th, 2013, 5:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Progression
Replies: 4
Views: 1031

Re: Milk Progression

That's really cool.
by heavenscloud
April 24th, 2013, 8:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The next step, and a Rachel
Replies: 15
Views: 2059

Re: The next step, and a Rachel

Great thread!
by heavenscloud
March 28th, 2013, 7:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Winter 2013 and the Beginning of Spring! (Pic-Heavy)
Replies: 8
Views: 1642

Re: Winter 2013 and the Beginning of Spring! (Pic-Heavy)

ZantiMissKnit wrote:One person’s trash is another person’s epic flipping spot.
Truer words. :lol:
by heavenscloud
March 28th, 2013, 7:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: YAYY!!
Replies: 4
Views: 880

Re: YAYY!!

:D
by heavenscloud
March 12th, 2013, 1:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pines in Maryland?
Replies: 14
Views: 2252

Re: Pines in Maryland?

I think forestry management practices probably were the biggest influence to their demise on delmarva. The remaining areas of suitable habitat were probably too small for long term success. This. everything adds up ............WE RUINED IT ...silly humans ......i hope more direct evaluations were d...
by heavenscloud
March 11th, 2013, 8:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pines in Maryland?
Replies: 14
Views: 2252

Re: Pines in Maryland?

pete wrote:There are an abundance of pines in Md. Human interaction occurs on a daily basis. Loblollys, whites, virginia and even pitch pines in the coastal areas. Open your eyes man! :lol:
A wise guy, eh? :lol:

spinifer, thanks for the info.
by heavenscloud
March 10th, 2013, 4:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pines in Maryland?
Replies: 14
Views: 2252

Pines in Maryland?

Curious to know if anyone thinks pines still exist in Maryland. I find it hard to believe that they've gone undetected given their size and limited/fragmented habitat (especially on Delmarva). Seems that a human-pine encounter would have happened by now. Any thoughts?
by heavenscloud
March 10th, 2013, 4:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is a 'true' coastal?
Replies: 213
Views: 22194

Re: What is a 'true' coastal?

Cole Grover wrote:As nostalgic as I feel . . ., evidence trumps.
Word to that. If only half the country thought the same way. Okay, I'll stop. :? :lol:

I only know of one person working on triangulum, but I haven't kept up with the research. Would you mind giving us an update?
by heavenscloud
March 9th, 2013, 6:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is a 'true' coastal?
Replies: 213
Views: 22194

Re: What is a 'true' coastal?

But meanwhile let's keep acknowledging the however-many dozen milk snake( or kingsnakes/ racers/gopher snakes/garters, etc...) subspecies for nothing more than the slightest variations a color or number of blotches in their pattern. :roll: :lol: He's got a point there. :thumb: Let's ask Hubbs what ...
by heavenscloud
March 1st, 2013, 9:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is a 'true' coastal?
Replies: 213
Views: 22194

Re: What is a 'true' coastal?

People get frustrated by the curiosity of others because it threatens their ideas of how things are. Especially religious ideas. Many people are not comfortable with the idea that we do not know everything...it makes them feel insecure. it threatens their whole way of thinking and being. I don't un...
by heavenscloud
February 24th, 2013, 4:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is a 'true' coastal?
Replies: 213
Views: 22194

Re: What is a 'true' coastal?

My point was that interspecfic hybridization is considered atypical. I was thinking foremost of the Pyron 2009 paper, but made the mistake of going by memory. I referred back to it and see I mispoke- by about 8 million years- at least re: the king/rat hybrids. There ya go thinkin' again, ugh, er......
by heavenscloud
February 23rd, 2013, 6:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Goals for 2013
Replies: 49
Views: 10169

Re: Goals for 2013

Still the ever-elusive Maryland coastal. I've pretty much given up on expecting to find one, though. :lol:
by heavenscloud
February 23rd, 2013, 6:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is a 'true' coastal?
Replies: 213
Views: 22194

Re: What is a 'true' coastal?

Jaycee wrote:I dunno, Brandon, why don't you go try jackin' 'em off? :lol:
Uh, no thanks. :? :lol:
by heavenscloud
February 22nd, 2013, 8:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is a 'true' coastal?
Replies: 213
Views: 22194

Re: What is a 'true' coastal?

Jaycee wrote:Remember by right those hybrid offspring will be infertile/incapable of reproduction, the two parent snakes shown to be very separate species.
Has it been demonstrated that the offspring are sterile?


-Brandon
by heavenscloud
February 19th, 2013, 4:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is a 'true' coastal?
Replies: 213
Views: 22194

Re: What is a 'true' coastal?

EasternMilkShake wrote:these are the young of the breeding above
Is that your breeding project, Ryan? Would love to see what those little buggers look like when they grow up.


-Brandon
by heavenscloud
January 26th, 2013, 9:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pinelands Preservation Alliance Project
Replies: 2
Views: 967

Re: Pinelands Preservation Alliance Project

Whoa! Congrats on the coastal, Bob. Looks like you had a good year. ;)


-Brandon
by heavenscloud
December 25th, 2012, 10:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My year, many months and finally i did it!
Replies: 8
Views: 1755

Re: My year, many months and finally i did it!

Stunning, aren't they? The good news is that finding them never gets old.


-Brandon
by heavenscloud
November 15th, 2012, 4:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ALWAYS BE ON THE LOOKOUT!!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 5511

Re: ALWAYS BE ON THE LOOKOUT!!!!

Brandon, i asked someone this back in the summer regarding kings and other species here. I was told that new blood is needed in certain county lines. I guess people are trying to get a couple pairs to get new bloodlines, either way I think its lame and i don't really understand much of this as I'm ...
by heavenscloud
November 15th, 2012, 1:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ALWAYS BE ON THE LOOKOUT!!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 5511

Re: ALWAYS BE ON THE LOOKOUT!!!!

Assuming it's true, how stupid do you have to be to poach kings from New Jersey? Is there some super-secret chocolate-covered half-caf caramel morph in the Barrens? (Is my cynicism showing? :?)


-Brandon
by heavenscloud
August 7th, 2012, 10:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: China 2012 photo teaser
Replies: 34
Views: 8189

Re: China 2012 photo teaser

jimoo742 wrote:Good god
This.


-Brandon
by heavenscloud
August 4th, 2012, 5:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Additioanal pines pix from June 10-11 2912 (Burlington Co.)
Replies: 7
Views: 1260

Re: Additioanal pines pix from June 10-11 2912 (Burlington C

tomharten wrote:Well, we went to the pines to look for pines....but had to take what we could get! 8-)
Sure. I'm just kidding around. Although, if I was fortunate enough to live down there, you can bet I'd be out looking for milks every chance I got!

-Brandon
by heavenscloud
July 21st, 2012, 5:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hogs, frogs, and other things that don't rhyme.
Replies: 3
Views: 677

Re: Hogs, frogs, and other things that don't rhyme.

brick911 wrote:I look forward to every one of your posts on these hoggies and your area. Keep up the good work.
+1
by heavenscloud
July 16th, 2012, 6:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Additioanal pines pix from June 10-11 2912 (Burlington Co.)
Replies: 7
Views: 1260

Re: Additioanal pines pix from June 10-11 2912 (Burlington C

Wait a darn minute. You live in the milksnake Mecca of the Northeast (or the continent for some of us) and you drive to the Pines to look for milks? :lol:
by heavenscloud
July 12th, 2012, 10:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: d
Replies: 35
Views: 4293

Re: d

Did I miss a coastal thread? Damn. :lol:
by heavenscloud
June 24th, 2012, 4:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping miles adding up
Replies: 10
Views: 1988

Re: Herping miles adding up

Nice finds, Kyle. Gotta love Maryland kings.

-Brandon
by heavenscloud
June 21st, 2012, 5:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #43: Too Bloody Many Short Pythons
Replies: 13
Views: 4272

Re: Borneo Dispatches #43: Too Bloody Many Short Pythons

Very entertaining read, sir. "Same species, different day" is a beotch. I feel your pain.

-Brandon
by heavenscloud
June 19th, 2012, 7:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA Western MD trip results *pics added*
Replies: 48
Views: 7776

Re: NAFHA Western MD trip results *pics added*

If you would like I can give you contact info by PM to get in touch with the people that will actually have a say in proposing changes to the Captive Comar regs. Thanks for your response. There's no need for me to bother DNR with this (unless it could help MARA in some way). I was just curious. -Br...
by heavenscloud
June 19th, 2012, 6:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA Western MD trip results *pics added*
Replies: 48
Views: 7776

Re: NAFHA Western MD trip results *pics added*

MdHerpSearch wrote:The animals that have greatly decreased (there are many) will be better protected and quite a few will be removed from list (A) on the captive reptile/amphibian permit.
I'm interested to know which species you're talking about.


-Brandon
by heavenscloud
June 7th, 2012, 4:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Two nice frogs
Replies: 5
Views: 1100

Re: Two nice frogs

Same.
by heavenscloud
June 6th, 2012, 2:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Final update - up to 6/6: My year so far.
Replies: 31
Views: 1927

Re: June 5th Update: My year so far.

Awesome post, Bob. We're tied on kings so far this year. :beer:
by heavenscloud
June 2nd, 2012, 5:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Up to 5 now!
Replies: 10
Views: 1816

Re: Up to 5 now!

Very nice. Keep us updated!


-Brandon
by heavenscloud
May 4th, 2012, 3:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malaysia Natural History Report, March 2012
Replies: 40
Views: 12404

Re: Malaysia Natural History Report, March 2012

This thread is sensory overload. Thank you for sharing these amazing finds with us.

-Brandon
by heavenscloud
May 4th, 2012, 10:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Virginia kings and the worst way to find a rainbow
Replies: 7
Views: 1396

Re: Some Virginia kings and the worst way to find a rainbow

Those kings are stunning. I never tire of them. You'd think black and white would get boring, but it never does. :)

That rainbow is still useful to science. Did you notify anyone?


-Brandon
by heavenscloud
April 21st, 2012, 5:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finally!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 834

Re: Finally!!!

Congrats, man! Those milks are nice. I especially like the "zipper" pattern on the second one. That ratsnake has black ventrals. Usually white, no?

Congrats again! Nothing beats a day like that.


-Brandon
by heavenscloud
April 19th, 2012, 1:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Adirondack Foothills
Replies: 6
Views: 1481

Re: Adirondack Foothills

Nice! IDs on the flowers? What happened to that tree?


-Brandon
by heavenscloud
April 17th, 2012, 2:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: found magic knife in AZ
Replies: 72
Views: 9026

Re: found magic knife in AZ

hellihooks wrote:So... now you're not gonna talus? I'm confused. Btw... not sure if you caught it, but someone who 'masterfully baits' people could be called a master baiter... :crazyeyes: :lol: :lol: jim
I had a good laugh at this. Thanks! :thumb:


-Brandon
by heavenscloud
April 17th, 2012, 2:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question on NJ King Snakes -Monmouth County
Replies: 31
Views: 10496

Re: Question on NJ King Snakes -Monmouth County

Just trying to spare us all page after page of arguing. :P Snakes really are where you find them (i.e., in places you might not think you should find them), which makes our hobby extremely fun. With time, your interests will broaden and you'll come to appreciate not only the herps, but the incredibl...
by heavenscloud
April 17th, 2012, 1:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Natal Midlands , Kwa Zulu Natal - South Africa
Replies: 10
Views: 4697

Re: Natal Midlands , Kwa Zulu Natal - South Africa

Fantastic post. More Bitis, please! :)


-Brandon
by heavenscloud
April 17th, 2012, 12:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question on NJ King Snakes -Monmouth County
Replies: 31
Views: 10496

Re: Question on NJ King Snakes -Monmouth County

Not going into the whole coastal thing, hah. I said, do you guys think that Coastal Plains Milksnakes inhabit Mercer County? Sorry for the misunderstanding. L. t. temporalis is a huge taxonomic debacle that has been hashed, rehashed, side-ways hashed, and served with scrambled eggs on this forum ov...
by heavenscloud
April 17th, 2012, 12:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Advice for Scarlet Snakes and Lamps please
Replies: 27
Views: 4030

Re: Advice for Scarlet Snakes and Lamps please

bwaterherper wrote:kings - if you know the habitat they like (near water) and are within their actual range then you could always get lucky
Are kings really that hard to find in NJ? I've already found one this year in Maryland.


-Brandon
by heavenscloud
April 16th, 2012, 2:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Advice for Scarlet Snakes and Lamps please
Replies: 27
Views: 4030

Re: Advice for Scarlet Snakes and Lamps please

In the words of the all-knowing Bob Assetto (Where is that guy?), "Snakes are where you find them." In my experience, he was pretty much spot on. Herping is a lot of dumb luck--you take educated stabs in the dark. Read the literature and get out in the field as often as you can.


-Brandon
by heavenscloud
April 1st, 2012, 9:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #30: Two Horned, One Flying
Replies: 18
Views: 3541

Re: Borneo Dispatches #30: Two Horned, One Flying

Aaaaaaaaand... when will your book be available? ;)


-Brandon
by heavenscloud
February 26th, 2012, 7:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: God Hates Checkered Whiptail Lizards!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 3912

Re: God Hates Checkered Whiptail Lizards!!!

"The face of spiritual destitution!!" had me in stitches.
by heavenscloud
January 29th, 2012, 4:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wow Delaware really sucks!
Replies: 33
Views: 3275

Re: Wow Delaware really sucks!

EyezOfTheWorld wrote:we have timbers in the pines , yet no timbers in delmarva
Extirpated by humans?

Also, why are Western Shore temporalis gorgeous and Jersey coastals so fugly? :lol:
by heavenscloud
January 7th, 2012, 8:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OK now were rockin ....Some videos for your eyez.......
Replies: 5
Views: 1289

Re: OK now were rockin ....Some videos for your eyez.......

I know where you found that inchworm.... Good to see you posting again.
by heavenscloud
January 1st, 2012, 3:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why does there seem to be a rift?
Replies: 39
Views: 4452

Re: Why does there seem to be a rift?

Why does there seem to be such a rift between herpers and professional biologists? Now I've never had this negative exp. and I've dealt with biologists constantly over the last five years. However, it seems that amateur herpers seem to dislike, have a lack of respect for biologists, this is just my...
by heavenscloud
December 10th, 2011, 5:18 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: nests
Replies: 7
Views: 3132

Re: nests

crocdoc wrote:Well, that's fourteen minutes and twenty-two seconds of my life I'll never get back.
I made it to 3:15. :roll:


Brandon