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by Gabrial
April 11th, 2015, 6:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RFI:South Africa and Nearby Countries
Replies: 0
Views: 1019

RFI:South Africa and Nearby Countries

Hello everyone. So I'm about to start a 9+ month open ended backpacking trip starting on May 12th, and South Africa and the countries surrounding it are high on my list of countries to visit. However, this is a new development in my travel plans, and though I will be researching this further on my o...
by Gabrial
June 9th, 2014, 7:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Last night N. siamensis saved from deathrow, krait and frogs
Replies: 34
Views: 9121

Re: Last night N. siamensis saved from deathrow, krait and f

I have not posted on this forum in a long time, but that video really disturbed me. You were just friggin with that cobra for no reason other than you felt like it. That whole pretending to bite it and and taunting it, as well as the absolute stupidity exemplified by touching its head, made absolute...
by Gabrial
August 5th, 2012, 1:42 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Rise Against Rattlesnake Roundups
Replies: 43
Views: 16263

Re: Rise Against Rattlesnake Roundups

I don't post here much, but I will to say; I have always enjoyed your videos, and have actually recently been curious as to why you hadn't posted a video on here in a while. Guess I got my answer. I suggest you ignore those people who are sending those messages, and keep posting videos, cause I thin...
by Gabrial
July 18th, 2012, 7:44 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Herp Oriented Conservation Organizations
Replies: 86
Views: 33234

Re: Herp Oriented Conservation Organizations

To everyone else, I really appreciate all those who gave suggestions, but in the future, maybe you should consider keeping your arguments to private messages. It seems a lot of threads around here end up in the Boardline, or just getting hijacked in general, and I think this could have been a more ...
by Gabrial
July 17th, 2012, 7:54 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Herp Oriented Conservation Organizations
Replies: 86
Views: 33234

Re: Herp Oriented Conservation Organizations

Gabe, My name is Chris Jenkins and I am the CEO of The Orianne Society. I wanted to thank you for considering to donate to our organization and to let you know that if you have any questions about us to please contact me. While I am on here, I thought I would take a moment to address some of the th...
by Gabrial
July 7th, 2012, 11:56 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Herp Oriented Conservation Organizations
Replies: 86
Views: 33234

Re: Herp Oriented Conservation Organizations

Well, this thread has gotten a lot more posts than I was expecting. Let me start by saying that I wasn't looking for people to decide who I donated to, I was just looking for ideas so I could weed out the ones I like. Through my own research, of course... I appreciate all of the ideas. Also, after a...
by Gabrial
July 6th, 2012, 8:27 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Herp Oriented Conservation Organizations
Replies: 86
Views: 33234

Re: Herp Oriented Conservation Organizations

I would give to any organization that uses your money to purchase land. Land that would then be forever protected from any type of development or exploitation. Not only will it conserve the herps present, but everything else that resides there as well. RW That's a great idea! I will look into that.
by Gabrial
July 6th, 2012, 8:26 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Herp Oriented Conservation Organizations
Replies: 86
Views: 33234

Re: Herp Oriented Conservation Organizations

Thanks for all the suggestions everyone!

Dan- I'm looking forward to the day I receive my copy of AlternaRush. :beer:

Atrox- I won't be starting this until next year, but I will contact you then. Thanks!
by Gabrial
July 5th, 2012, 8:03 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Herp Oriented Conservation Organizations
Replies: 86
Views: 33234

Re: Herp Oriented Conservation Organizations

http://www.newtstees.com/apps/webstore/products/show/3166613 Each of these purchases donated $5 to stopping the Rattlesnake Round ups. Id say thats a good Herp oriented conservation cause. For sure! Do you know if they accept donations without the purchase of a shirt? I'm sure they do, but you neve...
by Gabrial
July 5th, 2012, 7:15 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Herp Oriented Conservation Organizations
Replies: 86
Views: 33234

Re: Herp Oriented Conservation Organizations

chris_mcmartin wrote:Donate locally--Kansas City Herp Society? ;)
I got the vibe that they were more herpetoculture oriented, but I could very well be wrong about that. I would be interested in donating to the Kansas Herp Society, though. Thanks for the suggestion.
by Gabrial
July 5th, 2012, 7:12 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Herp Oriented Conservation Organizations
Replies: 86
Views: 33234

Re: Herp Oriented Conservation Organizations

Chris Smith wrote:Partners for Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (and their regional chapters)
Orianne Society
Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
Herps Societies (MN Herp Society)


just to name a few....

-Chris
Thanks, I take a look at those!
by Gabrial
July 5th, 2012, 5:49 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Herp Oriented Conservation Organizations
Replies: 86
Views: 33234

Herp Oriented Conservation Organizations

Hey everyone, I'm looking to put together a list of places to donate the money from a hobby business I will be starting, and was was wondering what you guys would consider the best/highest impact herp oriented conservation organizations are? I've already got Save The Frogs on the list, but I want to...
by Gabrial
June 18th, 2012, 9:58 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Natural History of Python Regius
Replies: 3
Views: 1018

Re: Natural History of Python Regius

Look up Ghana - Python regius
Thank you!
by Gabrial
June 18th, 2012, 9:58 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Natural History of Python Regius
Replies: 3
Views: 1018

Re: Natural History of Python Regius

Just remember that the ground temperature can reach over 100F on a 65 degree day. Surface temperatures are much different than air temps. Thanks for pointing that out. I did take that into consideration, but my belief was that it wouldn't get that hot in a rodent burrow, as it would be underground,...
by Gabrial
June 17th, 2012, 3:37 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Natural History of Python Regius
Replies: 3
Views: 1018

Natural History of Python Regius

I would like to learn more about the natural history of Python Regius, but am having trouble finding any scientific papers on them, and I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction? Has there even been papers written on this subject? I'm looking for papers with detailed descriptio...
by Gabrial
May 30th, 2012, 7:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: DAGHESTAN HERP TRIP (North Caucasus, Russia) 2008 pictures
Replies: 20
Views: 4414

Re: DAGHESTAN HERP TRIP (North Caucasus, Russia) 2008 pictur

Very cool post!

Hope you don't mind me asking, but are you, or were you, a Navy SEAL? I ask because of the hat...
by Gabrial
May 22nd, 2012, 3:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 20 Foot Black Snake in Columbia, SC? See for yourself
Replies: 9
Views: 4999

Re: 20 Foot Black Snake in Columbia, MO? See for yourself

Isn't much you can make of it. Just another jackass looking for attention. It looks to be your average Black Rat, albeit, using the usual perspective trick to make it look bigger.
by Gabrial
February 2nd, 2012, 9:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Video Filmer Wanted!
Replies: 4
Views: 967

Re: Video Filmer Wanted!

I use DVInfo.net for learning about videography. Mabey someone there could help you with your project.
by Gabrial
February 1st, 2012, 4:11 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: He's got a point!
Replies: 36
Views: 10390

Re: He's got a point!

Just claiming we shouldn't be regulated has more danger to it IMO--as our hobby continues to grow, the problems within it (and there are problems, look at how wide spread red ears are now) will get worse and pressure will mount to fix them. Exactly. We need to except that if we aren't regulated at ...
by Gabrial
February 1st, 2012, 3:17 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: He's got a point!
Replies: 36
Views: 10390

Re: He's got a point!

I see your point, and it's a good one. Chances are, alot of ball pythons, and other pythons, will be called burms, and be confiscated. That is if they can actually enforce this ban at all. When I got my first call from the city of Cedar Rapids after arranging to take seized reptiles, they told me t...
by Gabrial
February 1st, 2012, 3:09 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: He's got a point!
Replies: 36
Views: 10390

Re: He's got a point!

I agree with this. I personally feel that burms are a bit much without permitting, retics too, but this ban also affected things like super dwarf, and half-dwarf burms, which grow to 5-8 feet. How do you distinguish a super dwarf burm, from a small normal burm? They don't look different than a norm...
by Gabrial
February 1st, 2012, 2:50 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: He's got a point!
Replies: 36
Views: 10390

Re: He's got a point!

I think one of the best tactics we COULD use is in areas where legislation is proposed is to have a pro forma set of regulations ready to go in, in place of a ban. They would dictate things like secure cages, license fees, etc. Just to show we're not blindly going "NO NO NO NO" and sticking our fin...
by Gabrial
February 1st, 2012, 2:25 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: He's got a point!
Replies: 36
Views: 10390

Re: He's got a point!

I want to see you getting slapped in the field :lol: I'm curious exactly what dumb shit you did. The main one that always popped in my head, I actually got slapped later at dinner after telling Pingleton what I had done (I think that was the first time he ever slapped me). We were at the salamander...
by Gabrial
February 1st, 2012, 2:23 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: He's got a point!
Replies: 36
Views: 10390

Re: He's got a point!

What about field herping? We go out and chase snakes, and flip rocks that haven't been lifted in years drying out the soil under it, and you've got the irresponsible group of field herpers too, who don't know what there doing, and by accident, end up killing or harming them while they are looking, ...
by Gabrial
February 1st, 2012, 1:48 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: He's got a point!
Replies: 36
Views: 10390

Re: He's got a point!

I couldn't even finish the video. The editing was super annoying and made the guy seem like a bigger douche than he alone would have been able to. just talk straight, I don't need all that "in case you're not good with numbers, a million is a lot" crap. You're not on e! tv. One factor to consider i...
by Gabrial
January 31st, 2012, 7:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pythons in the Everglades
Replies: 22
Views: 3662

Re: Pythons in the Everglades

Maarten said they should round up the pythons, and ship 'em over to Asia to be released, you said there would be problems with disease, and he can back with pointing out the CB operations to reintroduce endangeared animals, like the tiger. I was saying there is a difference between captive bred, and...
by Gabrial
January 31st, 2012, 6:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pythons in the Everglades
Replies: 22
Views: 3662

Re: Pythons in the Everglades

Not trying to speak for withalligators, but what I got from yours and his post was that they are using captive animals to reintroduce into the wild, but using wild animals is dangerous due to sickness/chemical exposure.
by Gabrial
January 31st, 2012, 6:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pythons in the Everglades
Replies: 22
Views: 3662

Re: Pythons in the Everglades

I think it is plausible . That doesn't mean it is certain. This is the beauty of science. Theory is thrown out all the time as it is proven false. I'm not sure if you have issue with the ban or the killing of burms in the wild. Might say that it isn't a ban, just no interstate travel, or importatio...
by Gabrial
January 31st, 2012, 5:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pythons in the Everglades
Replies: 22
Views: 3662

Re: Pythons in the Everglades

If you are referring to the really poorly modeled potential habitat range map, then yes, I'm right there with you. that was bad science. Ultimately, people are responsible for everything, but that's beyond the scope of things here. I do feel bad for the snakes being destroyed, but I can't think of ...
by Gabrial
January 31st, 2012, 5:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pythons in the Everglades
Replies: 22
Views: 3662

Re: Pythons in the Everglades

Might also mention that I agree that a large predator introduced into a new ecosystem is going to do damage to it. I just don't see how blaming all of the decline on the burms can be thought of as plausible...
by Gabrial
January 31st, 2012, 5:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pythons in the Everglades
Replies: 22
Views: 3662

Re: Pythons in the Everglades

That wasn't in response to the article, more the acquisition of bitching and whining. I know of some people that were dramatically affected by this rule, and they aren't whining, they're figuring out what there going to do. Are you saying that burms are at fault for the decline of mammals? I really ...
by Gabrial
January 31st, 2012, 4:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pythons in the Everglades
Replies: 22
Views: 3662

Re: Pythons in the Everglades

Great paper . I actually know a few people in the reptile industry who actually refuse to read such information. Only want to quote extremists.("they just hate snakes!") Ive been so tired of hearing them whine and bitch. Interesting how opposing forces will often sip from the same goblet of hyperbo...
by Gabrial
January 29th, 2012, 4:57 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: cheap frozen rats in NYC or westchester co
Replies: 5
Views: 1844

Re: cheap frozen rats in NYC or westchester co

Hey, I know you want to buy local, but there is a guy named Marc Bailey who sells the most impressive rats I've ever seen, plus he only charges $35.00 for shipping(if I remember right). I can give you his email if you're interested.
by Gabrial
January 18th, 2012, 1:06 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Python Ban
Replies: 70
Views: 22276

Re: Python Ban

BS... do you have any proof of this?????????? You have to be totally stupid to think a person would intentionally release these animals to collect the offspring for profit. I'm not sure what, in the end, this will do to prevent the release of ecologically dangerous species which is all that it shou...
by Gabrial
January 17th, 2012, 9:07 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Python Ban
Replies: 70
Views: 22276

Re: Python Ban

Russ_Jones wrote:Am I the only one who thinks it's a good thing? Maybe even too little , to late??

Russ
I'm just curious, why do you think this is a good thing? Like Pyson said, this is just gateway legislation funded by HSUS, and PETA who think we shouldn't own pets period.
by Gabrial
January 17th, 2012, 6:59 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Python Ban
Replies: 70
Views: 22276

Re: Python Ban

Relevant link: http://us.vocuspr.com/Newsroom/Query.aspx?SiteName=FWS&Entity=PRAsset&SF_PRAsset_PRAssetID_EQ=129313&XSL=PressRelease&Cache=True Salazar Announces Ban on Importation and Interstate Transportation of Four Giant Snakes that Threaten Everglades Date: January 17, 2012 Contact: Adam Fetch...
by Gabrial
January 17th, 2012, 6:02 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Python Ban
Replies: 70
Views: 22276

Re: Python Ban

John Vanek wrote:f%*&
Yeah I know, it's complete BS. I wish it was only importing, honestly I wouldn't have a problem with it either.
by Gabrial
January 17th, 2012, 5:48 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Python Ban
Replies: 70
Views: 22276

Re: Python Ban

Even as an avid herpetoculturist, I don't have a problem with this. I WOULD have a problem with banning interstate trade, but there are already hundreds of thousands of burmese pythons in the US, and thousands of if not hundreds of thousands of retics as well. We don't need more genetics, there are...
by Gabrial
January 17th, 2012, 2:33 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Python Ban
Replies: 70
Views: 22276

Re: Python Ban

what are the 4 species? The four species (of the original 9 proposed) banned include the Burmese python, Northern and southern African rock pythons, and the yellow anaconda. The other five that are "still under consideration" include reticulated python, green anaconda, De' Shaunsee's anaconda, Beni...
by Gabrial
January 17th, 2012, 12:03 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Python Ban
Replies: 70
Views: 22276

Re: Python Ban

I know this has already been posted in the news section, but it's not just importing, it's a ban on interstate trade, AND importing.
by Gabrial
August 17th, 2011, 6:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few snakes from MO
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

Re: A few snakes from MO

Thanks for the reply Gary. Those two snakes along with a Timber are the top three snakes I want to find this fall.
by Gabrial
August 17th, 2011, 11:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few snakes from MO (same as main forum)
Replies: 0
Views: 606

A few snakes from MO (same as main forum)

Hello everyone, yesterday morning it was raining and it was only supposed to get to 84 degrees so we(my brother and I) decided to do a little herping. We found a total of three copperheads basking on a west facing bluff about 7 feet from a railroad track, and the other two snake we found basking on ...
by Gabrial
August 17th, 2011, 11:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few snakes from MO
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

Re: A few snakes from MO

Thanks Dan.I have been trying to get in situ shots as much as possible.
by Gabrial
August 17th, 2011, 11:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few snakes from MO
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

A few snakes from MO

Hello everyone, yesterday morning it was raining and it was only supposed to get to 84 degrees so we(my brother and I) decided to do a little herping. We found a total of three copperheads basking on a west facing bluff about 7 feet from a railroad track, and the other two snake we found basking on ...
by Gabrial
August 11th, 2011, 8:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nocturnal Hognose
Replies: 17
Views: 2467

Re: Nocturnal Hognose

KingCam wrote:I've never seen a hognose, period. :cry:


Nether have I. I haven't even seen a rattler. or a salamander. :cry: :cry: :cry:
by Gabrial
August 11th, 2011, 12:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Baker University wetlands
Replies: 9
Views: 1421

Re: Baker University wetlands

Unfortunately it was to fast for me to take pictures, but it was light brown, around 7", and a good sized round body.Sorry, that's the best description I have without a picture.

P.S. I'm JJuLLiAAn's brother.