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by Reptiluvr
October 6th, 2016, 6:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp Surveys in Jackson County, FL
Replies: 3
Views: 2226

Re: Herp Surveys in Jackson County, FL

The black tail tip on the last tadpole is characteristic of a cricket frog tadpole. The one right before that is a little too hard for me to tell on my mobile screen, but my brain is telling me it has the slightly odd shape of a narrowmouth. We'll wait for someone else to chime in... Also, your gre...
by Reptiluvr
October 6th, 2016, 5:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: About as exhilarating/terrifying as a herping story gets
Replies: 22
Views: 10281

Re: About as exhilarating/terrifying as a herping story gets

I've had a few good ones and heard quite a few better. You definitely win. Glad you came out of it with just the story and no injury.
by Reptiluvr
October 5th, 2016, 7:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp Surveys in Jackson County, FL
Replies: 3
Views: 2226

Herp Surveys in Jackson County, FL

I'm doing a herp survey at Apalachee Wildlife Management Area in Jackson County, Florida which is the northern panhandle. The border of the WMA is also the Chattahootchee River/Lake Seminole which is also the FL/GA border. Lots of upland pine habitat with some sandhills and plenty of little ponds. T...
by Reptiluvr
September 26th, 2016, 6:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Plestiodon laticeps/fasciatus ID help
Replies: 2
Views: 1629

Re: Plestiodon laticeps/fasciatus ID help

Well thanks for the only reply Coluber. I had sort of suspected that might be the case in the back of my mind.
by Reptiluvr
September 11th, 2016, 8:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Plestiodon laticeps/fasciatus ID help
Replies: 2
Views: 1629

Plestiodon laticeps/fasciatus ID help

I have been running a drift fence in Jackson County, Florida as part of my job and have been having trouble with Plestiodon skinks. The majority look like P. laticeps but some look like P. fasciatus and some just have characteristics that don't seem to make sense. I'm following the 2016 Peterson Gui...
by Reptiluvr
February 14th, 2016, 8:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which Coluber subspecies is this?
Replies: 14
Views: 4723

Re: Which Coluber subspecies is this?

The cruise ship docks in Port of Palm Beach. It only visits Freeport, Bahamas. I can't say if this ship was the source of the racer, but thought it might be useful information. Had I known the Bahamas did not have a native Coluber species I would have captured it. It would have been easy up in the s...
by Reptiluvr
February 11th, 2016, 2:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which Coluber subspecies is this?
Replies: 14
Views: 4723

Re: Which Coluber subspecies is this?

The snake was found the first week of July 2015 in the early afternoon or late morning at Rand Nature Center near Freeport. I told the guy manning the front desk about it. He only said it had been captured on another part of the island and brought there. No mention of it being foreign.
by Reptiluvr
February 3rd, 2016, 2:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which Coluber subspecies is this?
Replies: 14
Views: 4723

Re: Which Coluber subspecies is this?

Ok, so the locality is Grand Bahama Island at the Rand Nature Center. It was seen perched about 5 ft up in a Saw Palmetto.
by Reptiluvr
February 2nd, 2016, 2:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which Coluber subspecies is this?
Replies: 14
Views: 4723

Re: Which Coluber species is this?

I maybe should have stated subspecies, not species, to be more accurate. Yes, it's some form of Coluber constrictor. It is NOT Everglades Racer based on locality.
by Reptiluvr
February 2nd, 2016, 9:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which Coluber subspecies is this?
Replies: 14
Views: 4723

Which Coluber subspecies is this?

First, please forgive me. Just to see how good you guys are, I'd like to see if someone can identify this Coluber constrictor subspecies. I do not know the answer. The locality is the most important factor and is the reason I don't know the ID and why I'm leaving it out initially. No cheating, don't...
by Reptiluvr
September 28th, 2014, 4:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bolivian herps - many ID's needed, some photos GRAPHIC
Replies: 12
Views: 5357

Re: Bolivian herps - many ID's needed, some photos GRAPHIC

Just to be clear, when you stated: "I'm not much of a turtle guy so the Hypsiboas punctatus were my highlight because they were my first glass frog." Those are Hylids (treefrogs) and NOT Glass Frogs (Centrolinidae). -Paul Way to burst the bubble. But that's good, I would rather know the true identi...
by Reptiluvr
September 27th, 2014, 10:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bolivian herps - many ID's needed, some photos GRAPHIC
Replies: 12
Views: 5357

Re: Bolivian herps - many ID's needed, some photos GRAPHIC

Just looked at some of my turtle references, and number 8 is definitely geoffroanus by range. Tuberosus is not found in Bolivia. That would have been my highlight for the trip. Yep, that appears to be it! Thanks. I'm not much of a turtle guy so the Hypsiboas punctatus were my highlight because they...
by Reptiluvr
September 27th, 2014, 10:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bolivian herps - many ID's needed, some photos GRAPHIC
Replies: 12
Views: 5357

Re: Bolivian herps - many ID's needed, some photos GRAPHIC

Kfen is correct, Number 2 are not Hyalinobatrachium, they are Hypsiboas punctatus (Spotted Treefrogs). -Paul Thanks to both of you! Those were my favorite herp finds of the trip! For the southern (Chaco) part of Bolivia, there will be a lot of overlap with Paraguay (http://faunaparaguay.com/) Aweso...
by Reptiluvr
September 27th, 2014, 3:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bolivian herps - many ID's needed, some photos GRAPHIC
Replies: 12
Views: 5357

Re: Bolivian herps - many ID's needed, some photos GRAPHIC

Link is fixed to show larger size. Sorry about that.
Does anyone know good resources for Bolivian herpetofauna?
by Reptiluvr
September 26th, 2014, 10:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bolivian herps - many ID's needed, some photos GRAPHIC
Replies: 12
Views: 5357

Bolivian herps - many ID's needed, some photos GRAPHIC

For the whole month of July this year I traveled to Bolivia. Since it wast the dry, winter season I saw very few herps. A few frogs including my first glass frogs ever. I have found very little available information on Bolivian frog ID's so I was hoping some forum members might help. All photos are ...
by Reptiluvr
September 26th, 2014, 8:59 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Birding in Sanibel
Replies: 2
Views: 2742

Re: Birding in Sanibel

J.N. "Ding" Darling NWR is the place to go. Wildlife Drive is a road bordered by salt flats and mangroves basically. Waterbird heaven. Incredible densities. Check out the locations they have off the main portion of the NWR too for freshwater wetlands and trees/brush for passerines.
by Reptiluvr
June 1st, 2014, 6:34 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Looking for Bolivian field guides
Replies: 0
Views: 2101

Looking for Bolivian field guides

I may have the opportunity to take a month long trip to Bolivia starting late June. I would like to have some sort of guide whether a field guide or a big book that will help me ID the herps there. It can be in English or Spanish. I haven't had any luck google searching except one book titled Anfibi...
by Reptiluvr
August 25th, 2013, 6:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Getting Started in SoCal
Replies: 5
Views: 1350

Getting Started in SoCal

I just moved to Orange County and have no idea where to start with herping. I've found some great birding sites but they're a bit developed for herping. I tend to do my herping on foot, but I'm open to road cruising areas. I'm not asking for secret sites or where to find a certain species. I would j...
by Reptiluvr
August 25th, 2013, 6:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SoCal Closeout and Arizona
Replies: 19
Views: 4616

Re: SoCal Closeout and Arizona

The wide angle shots are extraordinary! The first coachwhip one especially. I too want to know what lens you're using. Great job on the lighting!
by Reptiluvr
August 8th, 2013, 1:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Jackson's Chameleons in Laguna Beach?
Replies: 5
Views: 2992

Jackson's Chameleons in Laguna Beach?

I've seen that Jackson's Chameleons are reported in Laguna Beach. The last internet buzz about it seems to be a couple years ago. There is no record in the HERP database. Has anyone verified their presence there?
by Reptiluvr
August 3rd, 2013, 8:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SE Virginia/SW Illinois
Replies: 8
Views: 3720

Re: SE Virginia/SW Illinois

Congrats on the Crayfish and Queen snakes. I have yet to find those. Looks like the herping was good.
by Reptiluvr
July 29th, 2013, 5:10 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: US Flamingo and nesting stilt- UPDATED with new photos 7/22
Replies: 12
Views: 7300

Re: US Flamingo and nesting stilt- UPDATED with new photos 7

Awesome pics! You're lucky to get to see Flamingos so close!
by Reptiluvr
July 10th, 2013, 7:52 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: PARC Job link
Replies: 0
Views: 2489

PARC Job link

I don't remember which forum is ok for job postings so I apologize if this is in the wrong forum. I saw this and thought someone here might be interested.
http://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/jobs/wildlife- ... -colorado/
by Reptiluvr
June 25th, 2013, 7:22 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Mackay Island NWR - Knotts Island, NC
Replies: 7
Views: 4367

Re: Mackay Island NWR - Knotts Island, NC

Here's the last of my photos from the King Rail project. It was a blast getting to see these birds up close and know them intimately. I monitored one nest that I found the day before eggs were laid until the chicks hatched! Most of the time we found them late in laying stage or in incubation. The ma...
by Reptiluvr
June 11th, 2013, 11:49 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Mackay Island NWR - Knotts Island, NC
Replies: 7
Views: 4367

Re: Mackay Island NWR - Knotts Island, NC

Our close association with nest monitoring has granted me some excellent behavior to photograph. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7412/9017446692_1e98542da5_c.jpg King Rail double wing display by photographerp , on Flickr http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7408/9017435914_a742bdbbd7_c.jpg King Rail double w...
by Reptiluvr
June 11th, 2013, 10:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mackay Island NWR Part Two
Replies: 4
Views: 1704

Mackay Island NWR Part Two

The herping peaked in April. The temps have been very mild here for the time of year so things are still moving around. My best find was just recently. Cottonmouths are still plentiful. Cloudy days we find the most. Our one day high is 16. This one might be the biggest I've ever found: http://farm8....
by Reptiluvr
June 11th, 2013, 9:53 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A month in Belize
Replies: 36
Views: 24523

Re: A month in Belize

The T. venulosa must have been fun to photograph. The ant squad is a great image too!
by Reptiluvr
June 11th, 2013, 9:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping the Big Sky.
Replies: 33
Views: 9482

Re: Herping the Big Sky.

I'm loving those young Phrynosoma. They're the funniest looking lizards. I liked working with P. cornutum in Texas.
by Reptiluvr
June 11th, 2013, 9:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Primetime Herping in Indiana
Replies: 8
Views: 2880

Re: Primetime Herping in Indiana

That's definitely some good herping. Congrats on the new honey hole.
by Reptiluvr
May 20th, 2013, 4:16 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Cross country road trip advice
Replies: 7
Views: 3209

Re: Cross country road trip advice

Thanks for this detailed info! The prospective dates are July 1-10.
by Reptiluvr
May 18th, 2013, 4:42 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Cross country road trip advice
Replies: 7
Views: 3209

Re: Cross country road trip advice

Thanks for these tips! I had hoped Pyrrhuloxia would be a common bird like the cardinal that I could pick up with ease. Golden-cheeked would be very cool, as would the trogon. The quail I know are harder, as quail are usually secretive, so I figure they'll be more by chance than anything. I'm thinki...
by Reptiluvr
May 16th, 2013, 4:29 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Cross country road trip advice
Replies: 7
Views: 3209

Cross country road trip advice

I have the opportunity to go on a 10 day trip from the FL panhandle to Laguna Beach, CA. It's not set in stone or anything yet. I'd like to get some advice on where to stop to gather some lifers. I have been to Texas in Brownwood, Mason, Lubbock & Amarillo. I picked up some great western birds there...
by Reptiluvr
May 16th, 2013, 4:25 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Mackay Island NWR - Knotts Island, NC
Replies: 7
Views: 4367

Re: Mackay Island NWR - Knotts Island, NC

Rallids have quickly become one of my favorite groups. I have now seen quite a few. We got a couple Clapper Rail migrants, some Virginia Rails that seem to be sticking around and we have had two sightings in the same spot of what might be a Black Rail. I'm pretty sure of it but I'd like to hear a vo...
by Reptiluvr
May 16th, 2013, 4:17 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?...
Replies: 381
Views: 296488

Re: What was your last lifer?...

Gotten a few more here at Mackay Island NWR where I'm working on King Rails:
King Rail (duh)
Clapper Rail
Virginia Rail
Black Rail (possibly, could use a vocalization to confirm)
Blackpoll Warbler
Summer Tanager
Black-necked Stilt
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Bobolink
by Reptiluvr
April 25th, 2013, 6:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nerodia aggression
Replies: 20
Views: 4310

Re: Nerodia aggression

Now that I've experience more of them lately, I can chime in. N. erythrogaster - never struck by the 2 I've handled. never tried to escape either. N. clarkii - handled two young ones; both just wanted to escape N. taxispilota - have only very rarely bitten me N. fasciata/sipedon - aggressive N. rhom...
by Reptiluvr
April 25th, 2013, 6:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mackay Island NWR - Knotts Island, NC
Replies: 8
Views: 3736

Re: Mackay Island NWR - Knotts Island, NC

No Ophisaurus, getula or terrapins. There's very little dry ground here so I think the Ophisaurus and getula would have a hard time. I'm not sure if terrapins have been seen here or not. Will they inhabit salt marsh that's been intruded by fresh water?
by Reptiluvr
April 25th, 2013, 9:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mackay Island NWR - Knotts Island, NC
Replies: 8
Views: 3736

Re: Mackay Island NWR - Knotts Island, NC

Jimi: I have seen the conservation plan for the refuge. It's actually kind of disappointing. Some things that go on here I don't personally approve of. Some things are done because it's good for the waterfowl...and the waterfowl only. The cottonmouths do retain quite a bit of banding. They look a lo...
by Reptiluvr
April 24th, 2013, 3:30 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?...
Replies: 381
Views: 296488

Re: What was your last lifer?...

I am thinking about one of those pelagics trips too! Coordinating a paycheck, good weather and a day off will be a challenge though. I have nothing on my list for pelagics unless Northern Gannets count.
by Reptiluvr
April 24th, 2013, 3:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mackay Island NWR - Knotts Island, NC
Replies: 8
Views: 3736

Re: Mackay Island NWR - Knotts Island, NC

Mackay Island NWR is really cool. The herping is great here but unfortunately most of the 8,000 acres aren't accessible by car. The refuge manager is all about "the refuge is for the waterfowl, not the people" and keeps many gates closed. There is, however, spectacular herping and birding here. I've...
by Reptiluvr
April 22nd, 2013, 1:52 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?...
Replies: 381
Views: 296488

Re: What was your last lifer?...

Congrats to Curtis for the recent trip of lifers. I'm currently working as a King Rail technician at Mackay Island NWR on Knotts Island, NC. The birding and herping here is phenomenal. I have seen 101 species of birds in 3 weeks time on 8,000 acres! New lifers: Snow Goose (incl. Blue Morph) Tundra S...
by Reptiluvr
April 22nd, 2013, 1:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The next step and a Rachel
Replies: 7
Views: 2571

Re: The next step and a Rachel

I'm stoked to see Rachel finding all sorts of herps and well beyond her 20 species minimum. I hope she had enough fun to be a new herper!
by Reptiluvr
April 22nd, 2013, 7:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I Diddnt think this was possible.
Replies: 11
Views: 2401

Re: I Diddnt think this was possible.

Someone better lump those two species now ;-)
by Reptiluvr
April 22nd, 2013, 3:55 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Mackay Island NWR - Knotts Island, NC
Replies: 7
Views: 4367

Re: Mackay Island NWR - Knotts Island, NC

There are no Clapper Rails here. The area used to be salt marsh but around 1830 a hurricane closed off the nearest inlet. Influence from rivers has allowed fresh water to encroach entirely. Most of the plants are still salt marsh species, but the water is well within the fresh water salinity levels....
by Reptiluvr
April 21st, 2013, 4:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mackay Island NWR - Knotts Island, NC
Replies: 8
Views: 3736

Mackay Island NWR - Knotts Island, NC

I'm working on this refuge for a King Rail project. You can see bird pics in the bird forum. The Cottonmouths and Green Tree Frogs are in incredible densities in the marsh. Walking around can get very hairy. The Nerodia diversity is great. I have yet to go out at night and catch frogs, but I know Bu...
by Reptiluvr
April 21st, 2013, 4:50 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Mackay Island NWR - Knotts Island, NC
Replies: 7
Views: 4367

Mackay Island NWR - Knotts Island, NC

I will be working as a technician on a project studying King Rails (Rallus elegans) at Mackay Island NWR. The habitat used to be salt marsh but has recently (1830) been cut off from salt water and has become fresh. Many of the plants are still salt marsh plants with some freshwater marsh plants taki...
by Reptiluvr
April 12th, 2013, 1:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps of Grand Cayman; if you hate Blue Iguanas, skip this
Replies: 20
Views: 11182

Re: Herps of Grand Cayman; if you hate Blue Iguanas, skip th

Very cool post. The Blue-throated Anole is gorgeous but man that Green Sea Turtle shot is amazing! The colors are surreal.
by Reptiluvr
April 10th, 2013, 1:50 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Geckos and Skinks
Replies: 13
Views: 5945

Re: Geckos and Skinks

I love the androyensis. I miss keeping those. The babies are a pain to feed. It was amazing how hungry androyensis were. Those little guys would attack and manage to eat adult crickets! If I kept them in large groups they tended to huddle up together under cover which is pretty adorable. How do you ...
by Reptiluvr
April 10th, 2013, 1:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: North Florida Question....
Replies: 3
Views: 1222

Re: North Florida Question....

This is usually a good time to see snakes starting to move. I'm in NC right now (and things are CRAZY here), but in Feb & March I was finding Nerodia and Brown-chinned/Black Racers out. You're probably late for salamanders though. I could be wrong there, I don't particularly go looking for them.
by Reptiluvr
April 10th, 2013, 1:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Poach sniffers....
Replies: 9
Views: 2642

Re: Poach sniffers....

Aside from what everyone else is also thinking about it, good and bad, I'm curious about one thing. How long does this training process cost and is it expensive? I don't know the first thing about training dogs in a manner like this.
by Reptiluvr
March 29th, 2013, 1:15 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Colorful hatchling Ashy Gecko
Replies: 19
Views: 8731

Re: Colorful hatchling Ashy Gecko

I love Sphaerodactylus too. I had some S. elegans and S. notatus that I caught in the FL Keys. They're the smartest geckos next to Phelsuma that I have seen. They behave like mini Varanus monitors.