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by Brandon D
December 16th, 2014, 3:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Slope aspect in relation to herp finds
Replies: 36
Views: 8295

Re: Slope aspect in relation to herp finds

I have read in many books that snakes prefer south and southwest facing hillsides. I mainly focus on milk snakes and literature over and over says that they prefer these areas. Now a lot of this literature was from many years ago or stemming from literature that was from many years ago in a not so d...
by Brandon D
July 10th, 2014, 12:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Maine Made
Replies: 24
Views: 6930

Re: Maine Made

Man I love that dark eastern Milk, that thing is awesome, great habitat shots too. awesome post thanks for sharing :beer:
by Brandon D
April 28th, 2014, 10:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Killers In Our Own Ranks
Replies: 80
Views: 23457

Re: Snake Killers In Our Own Ranks

decided not to add to this thread
by Brandon D
December 22nd, 2013, 12:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milksnake changes published
Replies: 62
Views: 47608

Re: Milksnake changes published

I have a feeling the dna study that was done just focused on the big picture of lineage and we all can agree that temporalis, syspila, and triangulum are closely related, its obvious that they are not the same animal, same species yes, but clearly there are three or four subspecies there with amaura...
by Brandon D
July 7th, 2013, 11:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes Survival after Being Run Over
Replies: 39
Views: 21842

Re: Snakes Survival after Being Run Over

I don't have any stories of snakes surviving after being hit, most I see don't make it despite any attempts of healing them, however it doesn't surprise me that some make it. Because about 12 years ago Chad W. and I were hunting a huge hillside in douglas co Kansas, we were mainly in search for milk...
by Brandon D
July 5th, 2013, 6:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mid to late spring in MO/KS
Replies: 8
Views: 3659

Re: Mid to late spring in MO/KS

Awesome post Matt! This spring was bad and hard for me as well, I ended up finding out that despite some of the low night time temps stuff was still coming up but later in the day. That milk your son found is a screamer for sure and will be a hard one to top. Great post.
by Brandon D
June 14th, 2013, 10:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How many snakes of the year?
Replies: 23
Views: 4676

Re: How many snakes of the year?

:beer:
by Brandon D
June 8th, 2013, 4:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Primetime Herping in Indiana
Replies: 8
Views: 3141

Re: Primetime Herping in Indiana

Nice post! Love that young triangulum seems like it has a bit of a dorsal stripe in places, I would visit that place again you might see something pretty neat there eventually, would also be a good spot to lay some boards down :thumb: Nice post again, you ever see any scarlet snakes or syspila over ...
by Brandon D
June 2nd, 2013, 10:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping the Big Sky.
Replies: 33
Views: 10658

Re: Herping the Big Sky.

Awesome stuff guys great post I have to make it up there some time. Love the multi I was hoping to see a charina but great post regardless it's been a tough spring for me to

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by Brandon D
June 2nd, 2013, 9:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping North Dakota? Really?
Replies: 9
Views: 3107

Re: Herping North Dakota? Really?

what no pale milks? :lol: :beer:
by Brandon D
June 2nd, 2013, 9:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Put The Rock Back - A Public Service Announcement
Replies: 23
Views: 5804

Re: Put The Rock Back - A Public Service Announcement

Awesome Mr.Pingleton, I think that guy that did the alterna rush song did something similar, out of curiosity where is that syspila from, state is fine county would be great could message it to me, not wanting locales, I think the major problem is that the ones that flip the rocks over are either be...
by Brandon D
May 23rd, 2013, 12:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finally......A Missouri Bullsnake! And a Very Unusual Lizard
Replies: 28
Views: 6736

Re: Finally......A Missouri Bullsnake! And a Very Unusual Li

good luck on sayi :lol: in Mo. Not going to happen on a short note visit. Might try Iowa or Kansas
by Brandon D
May 7th, 2013, 11:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake found by my brother in Kansas City (MO)
Replies: 5
Views: 1962

Re: Snake found by my brother in Kansas City (MO)

Definately a calligaster I have been hunting in Kc Mo all my life and have only seen one bull snake in that area, which is no longer there, and Ive only seen 3 bulls in Mo pretty rare for mo, if it was kc ks it would be different, the pics although bad are definately a calligaster
by Brandon D
April 1st, 2013, 8:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arkansas checking in...
Replies: 12
Views: 3468

Re: Arkansas checking in...

:beer:
Awesome Post man. That rocky ridge is awesome, you guys find a lot of milks there? or does it get pretty shaded by the trees later in the season?
by Brandon D
March 16th, 2013, 8:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Missouri Summer Glades Inquiry
Replies: 15
Views: 3756

Re: Missouri Summer Glades Inquiry

June can be hit or miss, especially further south, If there is moisture you will do fine, like others said early morning lifting can be good even when conditions are poor, also might try a night hike if its rather warm or drive the back roads at night. I also must mention for you to avoid saying loc...
by Brandon D
February 28th, 2013, 6:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Belated Favorites from 2012
Replies: 26
Views: 9761

Re: Some Belated Favorites from 2012

Some nice shots in there Matt, I especially liked the triangulum of course lol, Looks like you had a great year :thumb: I am transferring to weeknights and quitting my second job. So You Chad and I can probably make one of those trips we were talking about this year.
by Brandon D
February 18th, 2013, 5:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gopher or Green rat?
Replies: 18
Views: 4015

Re: Gopher or Green rat?

Definately a juvenile green rat I googled images for them, they look just like a calligaster even more so than emoryi, brian you should have known it wasn't a pitouphis for sure :lol:
by Brandon D
February 18th, 2013, 5:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gopher or Green rat?
Replies: 18
Views: 4015

Re: Gopher or Green rat?

I was going to say calligaster from the pic lol, without any other knowledge with the locale I concur Ive never seen a young green rat though, and that looks like a calligaster
by Brandon D
January 18th, 2013, 7:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Highlights from my 2012 season from Mo. and a lil bit of Ks.
Replies: 16
Views: 4051

Re: Highlights from my 2012 season from Mo. and a lil bit of

Justin thanks buddy I like Mo better than Ks although Ks is a lot easier, I would love and will get to the east side of Mo and into your state soon :beer: Ben I am pretty sure It was a flat head I have never found a madtom, I found 7 others that day around the same size one was about three times the...
by Brandon D
January 18th, 2013, 6:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How do you guys make time for family while herping?
Replies: 55
Views: 11988

Re: How do you guys make time for family while herping?

Thanks for all your comments and opinions :beer: Some were not welcomed and a bit rude lol. No hard feelings though. I was in a fight with my fiance when I wrote this thread, I had also done so after a few beers. I know that communication and compromises are key in any relationship. For the most par...
by Brandon D
January 13th, 2013, 5:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Highlights from my 2012 season from Mo. and a lil bit of Ks.
Replies: 16
Views: 4051

Re: Highlights from my 2012 season from Mo. and a lil bit of

Thanks everyone for the kind words :beer: to comment and answer some questions Zach a big part of why collareds are not seen under cover is because it's usually hard to get an in situ photo of them like that, a lot of times they run out before you can get the rock all the way up. Some of the artfiac...
by Brandon D
January 10th, 2013, 7:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How do you guys make time for family while herping?
Replies: 55
Views: 11988

Re: How do you guys make time for family while herping?

I thought this would be a good subject to talk about as it seems a lot of us have had bad relationships possibly due to our passions I will talk more on this as I am being summoned to bed goodnight folks
by Brandon D
January 10th, 2013, 7:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How do you guys make time for family while herping?
Replies: 55
Views: 11988

Re: How do you guys make time for family while herping?

I also have to say my oldest daughter loves herping and I take her with me, thats one way to make time with family, If I could only get my fiance to like it lol
by Brandon D
January 10th, 2013, 7:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How do you guys make time for family while herping?
Replies: 55
Views: 11988

Re: How do you guys make time for family while herping?

Brian and Chris I think you guys are on track. the real snake man I most definitely put my family foremost in everything. I work Two full time jobs and "keep house" and cook dinner, I take care of my family, I spend time with my family. My herping adventures amount for a couple of hours after work d...
by Brandon D
January 10th, 2013, 6:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How do you guys make time for family while herping?
Replies: 55
Views: 11988

Re: How do you guys make time for family while herping?

I enjoy all the responses I find it funny that this little post about family issues that took me 3 minutes has had more replies than my end of the year post that took easily 30 + minutes. But to be honest with everybody, I think she tries but I think she thinks a half hour is good enough, she just d...
by Brandon D
January 10th, 2013, 6:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How do you guys make time for family while herping?
Replies: 55
Views: 11988

How do you guys make time for family while herping?

Seems to me most of the successful herpers out there are either single, divorced, or in seperation mode or soon to be in my situation. My fiance and I have had many fights over me going field searching and keeping snakes not to mention my other field hobbies, we also get in fights about my computer ...
by Brandon D
January 10th, 2013, 12:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Highlights from my 2012 season from Mo. and a lil bit of Ks.
Replies: 16
Views: 4051

Highlights from my 2012 season from Mo. and a lil bit of Ks.

Here are just the highlights of my year, My fall was very uneventful due to the weather. The best thing I found this fall was a new awesome area in Cass county Mo. http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/379972_10151407015845968_1184848414_n.jpg http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/310598_1...
by Brandon D
November 7th, 2012, 5:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My First Southern Illinois Excursion
Replies: 12
Views: 6529

Re: My First Southern Illinois Excursion

I was thinkin carphophis as well, and Im glad Im not the only one that posts while intoxicated at times lol
:beer:
Brandon DeCavele
Nice post btw some nice shots in there
by Brandon D
October 10th, 2012, 7:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Road N.A.F.H.A. Report
Replies: 71
Views: 18346

Re: Snake Road N.A.F.H.A. Report

I can't believe you all found cemophora was it a county record! I have wanted to find a copei in my state of Mo. since forever Plus the gloydi crap man nice finds. Too bad my work would not approve my day off 2 months in advance...I am verry sad I couldn't make it here is some finds Ive made this fa...
by Brandon D
September 19th, 2012, 7:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: PA Timber Rattlesnakes and Other Herps
Replies: 13
Views: 4082

Re: PA Timber Rattlesnakes and Other Herps

Jake most of my pics are on Facebook Most my horridus are on my old pics album go ahead and check out my page my name is Brandon DeCavele and most my albums are public so you do not necasarily have to have a profile to view it...although if you do go ahead and add me as a friend and we will talk sna...
by Brandon D
September 18th, 2012, 4:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: PA Timber Rattlesnakes and Other Herps
Replies: 13
Views: 4082

Re: PA Timber Rattlesnakes and Other Herps

I like how the eastern horridus can be that black velvet color. The ones in my area look more like this
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Ive always wanted to find a black one, nice post :thumb:
by Brandon D
September 14th, 2012, 6:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Labor Day Herping in Indiana
Replies: 10
Views: 2833

Re: Labor Day Herping in Indiana

Yeah L.t.t Have a way of taking over, just ask the syspila that use to be inbetween temporalis (old syspila population) and the "new syspila range" :lol: Plus they both like to breed to each other and there may be snakes that more resemble syspila in that county if it is a true intergration zone so ...
by Brandon D
September 12th, 2012, 3:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Something in all this heat
Replies: 11
Views: 3226

Re: Something in all this heat

Heres some more calligasters Cass co Mo http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/226174_10150277615615968_3087057_n.jpg http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/4148_106210300967_4522865_n.jpg Jackson co Mo. http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/226600_10150277618020968_4795721_n.jpg http:/...
by Brandon D
September 11th, 2012, 6:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mountain Kingsnakes in Arizona
Replies: 49
Views: 23799

Re: Mountain Kingsnakes in Arizona

This is by far my favorite arizona post, with an exception to Paul Lynum's posts I found those a bit more interesting due to there triangulum matter but the best pyro post Ive seen I think awesome stuff man!
:beer:
Brandon DeCavele
by Brandon D
September 11th, 2012, 5:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Labor Day Herping in Indiana
Replies: 10
Views: 2833

Re: Labor Day Herping in Indiana

I think range maps can be a bit off, I agree no syspila influence in that animal what so ever, definately an L.t.t. all the way, was this on the closer side to triangulum in the "intergrade zone"? I aswell as these other guys are not trying to take away from your nice find at all. Im sure they would...
by Brandon D
September 11th, 2012, 4:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Something in all this heat
Replies: 11
Views: 3226

Re: Something in all this heat

Definately a calligaster. Just being from Kansas City would most likely justify that. great plains rats are extremely rare in that region in Mo. I have never found one from Jackson county. They are recorded but I wonder if some of those specimens were in fact calligaster instead of emoryi. Here are ...
by Brandon D
August 30th, 2012, 5:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kentucky snakes 2012 to date
Replies: 32
Views: 12108

Re: Kentucky snakes 2012 to date

Awesome post Phill Loved especially the syspila, it still amazes me that nice syspila can be found in that area, I need to travel there some day. I also really enjoyed those habitat shots, as well as your unique calligasters and your platy's and of course the horridus and triangulum :beer: Brandon D...
by Brandon D
August 6th, 2012, 6:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: a couple things I thought some of you could appreciate
Replies: 1
Views: 546

a couple things I thought some of you could appreciate

Since I havent seen much or really looked around lately heres a couple pics I wanted to put up here, the first one is an anaconda crossing the road, My uncle in australia sent me he said a friend he knew posted it, I told him they were not native to his continent, he said his friend may have been in...
by Brandon D
July 25th, 2012, 5:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why do some of us not enter our finds in the database?
Replies: 28
Views: 5127

Re: Why do some of us not enter our finds in the database?

Looking forward to next spring Hubbs maybe I will come sleep on your couch while having an adventure for my triangulum book :lol: Which I would be happy to pre sale you a coppy afterwards...Ha ha ha. But on a serious note looking forward to next spring, Ive got a ton of entries to make in the databa...
by Brandon D
July 19th, 2012, 7:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: spring post from Mo and Ks (same as main forum)
Replies: 3
Views: 1565

Re: spring post from Mo and Ks (same as main forum)

Thanks Carl, I always enjoy your posts as well. As you find a lot of stuff I don't see here like hognoses, they seem to be very uncommon in my area either that or I spend to much time on rocky open hillsides instead of flood plains. My daughter seems like she is definately going to be very enveloped...
by Brandon D
July 14th, 2012, 3:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So far in SoCal - 2012
Replies: 34
Views: 8096

Re: So far in SoCal - 2012

epic post, awesome is all I can say, if only you found an L.t.amaura while in La. thos boas are breath taking, I liked seeing those more than the zonata and Im a lampro head. Makes me want to visit that part of the country, which unfortunatly for you this post will probably have that effect on a lot...
by Brandon D
July 14th, 2012, 2:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake road this Fall RFI
Replies: 4
Views: 1247

Snake road this Fall RFI

I was going to try to go to snake road this fall. I have to request time off way in advance so was going to try to get some oppinions, I could research the forum and figure it out for myself but Id rather do it this way. I would presume that the best time (peak) for snake road starts in mid septembe...
by Brandon D
July 14th, 2012, 2:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Texas Herper Survey--FINAL REPORT
Replies: 13
Views: 2583

Re: Texas Herpers Survey--If You Herp TX, Please Participate

I filled it out as well and had a question, why were milk snakes not on the lists? Also I havent herped texas since 2004 which was before the herp stamps and vests. I do hope to make it down there next year though

:beer:

Brandon DeCavele
by Brandon D
July 11th, 2012, 4:57 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Why do some not enter data in Naherp.com?
Replies: 62
Views: 21342

Re: Why do some not enter data in Naherp.com?

Jimi, Ha I figured that would be the case, I make decent money at the walmart distribution center and get all the perks as insurance 401k and stock optons so forth make around 40k there. on the weekdays I work for a small siding company, no ac at either jobs so Im use to that aspect of things, Ill p...
by Brandon D
July 11th, 2012, 1:13 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Why do some not enter data in Naherp.com?
Replies: 62
Views: 21342

Re: Why do some not enter data in Naherp.com?

Jimi, I for the most part asked these questions for two reasons, I was curious as to the answers and I thought if other people in our "society" knew more of the reasons why it is important, it could possibly get more action, another thing would be to offer "carrots" for certain top submiters. How wo...
by Brandon D
July 10th, 2012, 7:37 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Why do some not enter data in Naherp.com?
Replies: 62
Views: 21342

Re: Why do some not enter data in Naherp.com?

Jimi, Thank you for some answers and I want to make it clear that I will be entering a lot of data very soon. Although I am still unclear on how giving exact locales is going to acomplish "site level conservation"? I understand the aspect of it, however I don't see how that info will ever get to the...
by Brandon D
July 8th, 2012, 5:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Black Rats RFI
Replies: 28
Views: 6059

Re: Black Rats RFI

I concur, woodland edge habitat, the edge that has the field or pasture with some kind of cover, Ive found them in woodland habitat under rocks, but its best on the edge, where the pasture meets the forest, for most snakes for that matter, most the times Ive seen them in the woods theres been sun ex...
by Brandon D
July 8th, 2012, 3:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Black Hills of SD
Replies: 5
Views: 1545

Re: Black Hills of SD

Brian Hubbs wrote:That's true, all you need is already in my other books. You just apply the same techniques to new terrain and look for similar situations and weather. It's easy to find milks...but maybe not at 90 degrees.
Thats not a very good selling point for people to buy your next book(s) Brian :lol:
by Brandon D
July 8th, 2012, 3:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why do some of us not enter our finds in the database?
Replies: 28
Views: 5127

Re: Why do some of us not enter our finds in the database?

Brian, Like others have mentioned, I think the biggest issue is releasing the location of there super secret spots, on a website, that possible could be viewed by others some way. I agree that the possibility of it being hacked in to is extremely low just because the data is not valuable to 95% of t...
by Brandon D
July 7th, 2012, 3:25 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Why do some not enter data in Naherp.com?
Replies: 62
Views: 21342

Re: Why do some not enter data in Naherp.com?

Brian, Like others have mentioned, I think the biggest issue is releasing the location of there super secret spots, on a website, that possible could be viewed by others some way. I agree that the possibility of it being hacked in to is extremely low just because the data is not valuable to 95% of t...