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by neherper
June 27th, 2013, 11:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring in Nebraska, Kansas, and Iowa (same as main forum)
Replies: 8
Views: 2626

Re: Spring in Nebraska, Kansas, and Iowa (same as main forum

Any where with flippable rocks or junk piles is fair game for finding herps.

It was Madison County, Ia.
by neherper
June 26th, 2013, 7:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring in Nebraska, Kansas, and Iowa (same as main forum)
Replies: 8
Views: 2626

Spring in Nebraska, Kansas, and Iowa (same as main forum)

Keeping it simple. Dates are from March 31 to June 18. Pictures will go in accordance with dates, starting with the earliest. My camera lense all scratched so my photo quality has diminished from last year. Seems I have also got lazy with getting animals to sit still. None the less here is what I ha...
by neherper
June 25th, 2013, 10:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring post-Nebraska,Kansas,and Iowa (milk and timber heavy)
Replies: 7
Views: 2737

Re: Spring post-Nebraska,Kansas,and Iowa (milk and timber he

The saugie habitat could not be easier to get to. This site is at a public lake. They do burns every other year, making it even EASIER to locate animals. However, people that have been fishing there for years have no clue. Which is a good thing. The other sites where they have been found are also ea...
by neherper
June 24th, 2013, 11:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring post-Nebraska,Kansas,and Iowa (milk and timber heavy)
Replies: 7
Views: 2737

Re: Spring post-Nebraska,Kansas,and Iowa (milk and timber he

Good question Ben. Out of the 30 or so timbers that I have seen this year I only tubed 2. The first one was tubed to get a better look at it's face, it has some blistering (most likely from brumation), but with the fungal disease going around...the second timber tubed was for a friend who had never ...
by neherper
June 22nd, 2013, 1:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring post-Nebraska,Kansas,and Iowa (milk and timber heavy)
Replies: 7
Views: 2737

Spring post-Nebraska,Kansas,and Iowa (milk and timber heavy)

Keeping it simple. Dates are from March 31 to June 18. Pictures will go in accordance with dates, starting with the earliest. My camera lense all scratched so my photo quality has diminished from last year. Seems I have also got lazy with getting animals to sit still. None the less here is what I ha...
by neherper
April 1st, 2013, 7:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Easter Sunday Massasaugas
Replies: 1
Views: 932

Easter Sunday Massasaugas

I guess this is a part of an on going series regarding a project at a study site for Massasauga rattlesnakes in South Eastern Nebraska. The drought the last couple years has taken a toll on the lake that they use for brumation, not to mention the increased surrounding agriculture has done its part t...
by neherper
June 5th, 2012, 8:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Holiday Hognose
Replies: 32
Views: 6645

Re: Holiday Hognose

I called you a jerkwad because your WERE being a jerk. I don't feel as if that is name calling. I could think of many more names worse than a jerk. And the hognose regurgitated after after a few photos. I didn't even have to touch the animal. I had to wait quite awhile for it to stop playing dead to...
by neherper
May 30th, 2012, 1:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I found a Hognoser
Replies: 20
Views: 4844

Re: I found a Hognoser

There are ways to learn this behavior with out torment!! Read a book servay the animal and keep your hands off watch it for a wile, that's how people learn, but to deliberately cause that leval of stress and try and justify it is ignorant... I guess there are those of us who have a deep loving pass...
by neherper
May 30th, 2012, 1:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Holiday Hognose
Replies: 32
Views: 6645

Re: Holiday Hognose

Hunting is illegal in a state park, flipping is illegal in a state park and touching the wild life is illegal in a state park!!!! WOW, just thought I would let you know!! :beer: (I'm trying to refram from my negativity)..... Hey jerkwad like everyone else said...do more research before posting some...
by neherper
May 30th, 2012, 1:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Holiday Hognose
Replies: 32
Views: 6645

Re: Holiday Hognose

John Vanek wrote:Super jealous. What were your temps?
The first day was at 1pm and the temp was 78. The second day was at 1030am and the temp was 70. Both days had rain during the night and into the early morning hours. All animals were out basking.
by neherper
May 29th, 2012, 11:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I found a Hognoser
Replies: 20
Views: 4844

Re: I found a Hognoser

there was nothing valuable learned how does one then learn how animal behavior works? yes it is pointless to bicker over this, one person shares their opinion and another shares theirs and so on. nothing wrong with that indeed, but no need to say that one person is wrong and one is right. hognose sn...
by neherper
May 29th, 2012, 9:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Holiday Hognose
Replies: 32
Views: 6645

Holiday Hognose

We had had a lot of rain during the nights and into early morning this Memorial Day weekend and temps were good throughout the day with sunny to partly sunny days. Perfect Eastern Hognose weather, so I decided to go out. I went to this location two days in a row. One on Sunday and the other on Memor...
by neherper
May 26th, 2012, 2:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I found a Hognoser
Replies: 20
Views: 4844

Re: I found a Hognoser

It's not harassment considering this is natural behavior for the animal. It does this behavior for all conceived threats, whether bird or mammal, dog or cat. And yes humans included, being a natural part of this world as well.
by neherper
May 14th, 2012, 2:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Major personal goal achieved
Replies: 33
Views: 4574

Re: Major personal goal achieved

I frequently find fox snakes, plains and red sided garters and northern prairie skinks under and in a pile of tires on my dads property in Nebraska. So I suppose finding reptiles in and under and around tires is nothing rare to me. Nice coachwhip though!
by neherper
May 11th, 2012, 6:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Part II: The Return to Fisheating Creek and Other Matters
Replies: 20
Views: 6602

Re: Part II: The Return to Fisheating Creek and Other Matter

I don't believe in the "canebrake" ssp either. They're all Timbers in my book. Only difference is how they brumate really, it's just a geographic difference. Awesome post! That platyrhinos is stunning! Almost looks melanistic but with the yellow showing through, def not. And a simus too boot! Sad no...
by neherper
May 11th, 2012, 7:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: new shorthead garter snake pics
Replies: 5
Views: 1486

Re: new shorthead garter snake pics

id say thats my first look at a short head garter and wow they look alot like a lined snake. especially that first pic. cool.
by neherper
May 11th, 2012, 7:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A skink of a different color
Replies: 25
Views: 9152

Re: A skink of a different color

great stuff! there is not enough posts on skinks on the forum
by neherper
May 7th, 2012, 7:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Copperhead question...
Replies: 8
Views: 2849

Re: Copperhead question...

I have plans to photograph all of the geographic color/pattern variations of the copperhead (I don't personally believe in subspecies of these snakes). As I have never been to Texas, my plans for finding a Trans Pecos are spending a few warm summer nights road cruising in a couple of counties that t...
by neherper
May 7th, 2012, 6:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Copperhead, Horry Co., SC
Replies: 3
Views: 861

Re: Copperhead, Horry Co., SC

A mamba?
by neherper
May 4th, 2012, 3:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Copperhead question...
Replies: 8
Views: 2849

Re: Copperhead question...

A couple of neonate trans pecos that look like the one in the book you are referring to. These are not my pictures, they are from google. http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee364/neherper/2951896122_7bac5b7161_z.jpg http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee364/neherper/2951897240_3aa7435353_z.jpg Thes...
by neherper
May 4th, 2012, 2:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Best of the Best I: Rarest Book/Paper
Replies: 21
Views: 3386

Re: The Best of the Best I: Rarest Book/Paper

a fairly rare book...systematic and natural history of the american milk snake, signed.
other signed books include the complete suboc by dusty rhoads and the 2011 kansas field guide signed by joe, also have the nebraska field guide signed by dan
by neherper
May 4th, 2012, 2:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpers II - The Movie: what do you all think?
Replies: 10
Views: 1293

Re: Herpers II - The Movie: what do you all think?

Ah i see, Oz is Kansas land to us midwesterners. And i know Dav herps Kansas alot. He never told me he went to Australia so naturally I assumed...
by neherper
May 3rd, 2012, 1:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Copperhead question...
Replies: 8
Views: 2849

Re: Copperhead question...

the copperhead you are speaking of is a neonate...i have the book as well...copperheads go through an ontogenic color change as with many other species of snakes. i can post some pics to better show what i am talking about if you so wish.
by neherper
May 3rd, 2012, 1:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpers II - The Movie: what do you all think?
Replies: 10
Views: 1293

Re: Herpers II - The Movie: what do you all think?

Chris Smith wrote:
RobK wrote:Herpers III: Tales from the Field!
They herp Oz in No. III !! :thumb:

-Chris

Yes! Love Kansas
by neherper
May 3rd, 2012, 1:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hyla versicolor and Hyla chrysoscelis calling side by side
Replies: 22
Views: 3157

Re: Hyla versicolor and Hyla chrysoscelis calling side by si

Nice! I remember you telling me you frequently heared both species calling at Wikiup
by neherper
May 1st, 2012, 10:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hello from ON / MI herpers? / Photo Variety
Replies: 8
Views: 1839

Re: Hello from ON / MI herpers? / Photo Variety

What's the status of the Massasauga in Ontario? I know the Easterns are suffering, I wasn't even aware there were Westerns in Canada! Nebraska has stable populations. New populations keep popping up here and there. Welcome to the forum.
by neherper
May 1st, 2012, 10:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpers II - The Movie: what do you all think?
Replies: 10
Views: 1293

Re: Herpers II - The Movie: what do you all think?

My buddy Dav made the "Herper's" series. The first 2 are mostly about the captive bred industry. Wait for the 3rd one, it will be strictly field herping! It should be good...it will be featuring a trip to Costa Rica and Minnesota Timber Rattlesnakes and more!
by neherper
April 30th, 2012, 11:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another new guy. with some pics too!
Replies: 11
Views: 2112

Re: Another new guy. with some pics too!

welcome officially! you have an interesting method of photography. i liked alot of those photos. you have captured some amazing things. keep posting!
by neherper
April 30th, 2012, 11:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Patience rewarded
Replies: 8
Views: 2153

Re: Patience rewarded

excellent! great observations. i would totally call in to work sick to sit and watch that.
by neherper
April 29th, 2012, 10:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nebraska and Kansas Pit Vipers w/ a taste of Black Ratsnake
Replies: 9
Views: 2510

Re: Nebraska and Kansas Pit Vipers w/ a taste of Black Ratsn

In the 10 years of field herping I've done I've never seen anything more than ringnecks under metal with huge ant mounds. I have seen snakes and toads under rocks with small ant colonies but that's it. Narrowmouth toads are common under rocks with ants, but they eat em :)
by neherper
April 29th, 2012, 10:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lifers and DORs-South Georgia
Replies: 9
Views: 1872

Re: Lifers and DORs-South Georgia

Loved those simus!
by neherper
April 28th, 2012, 4:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Nebraskan who can't stay out of Kansas
Replies: 6
Views: 1710

Re: A Nebraskan who can't stay out of Kansas

The price did go up. I can't remember what I payed in January. $85 or so. Kansas actually seems to quite leanient on collecting herps unlike Iowa and Missouri. It's more like Nebraska I'd say. Also most law enforcers do not know the laws and just get into what you are doing, IE ask questions about t...
by neherper
April 26th, 2012, 2:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Nebraskan who can't stay out of Kansas
Replies: 6
Views: 1710

Re: A Nebraskan who can't stay out of Kansas

have an annual + other collection permits.
by neherper
April 24th, 2012, 8:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nebraska and Kansas Pit Vipers w/ a taste of Black Ratsnake
Replies: 9
Views: 2510

Re: Nebraska and Kansas Pit Vipers w/ a taste of Black Ratsn

Has anyone dis-proved that timbers use the same den for life? Has there been any relocation sucess? We haven't done anything like that in Nebraska. I have heared of some success in Iowa and Kansas. I believe the Kansas story had something to do with a Walmart being built a few hundred meters away f...
by neherper
April 24th, 2012, 12:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nebraska and Kansas Pit Vipers w/ a taste of Black Ratsnake
Replies: 9
Views: 2510

Re: Nebraska and Kansas Pit Vipers w/ a taste of Black Ratsn

Those are some great finds! I need to start using A/C more in my herping, no doubt it would improve my results! Andrew It will increase your chances dramatically. Just expect to wait 1-2 years for results on anything more than ringnecks, garters, and browns. I've had AC produce garters and browns t...
by neherper
April 24th, 2012, 12:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Black Racer up tree?!
Replies: 19
Views: 2580

Re: Black Racer up tree?!

Joe Farah wrote:You sure it wasn't a milksnake and not a racer?

A milk snake in a tree? never heared of that!

I have seen many eastern yellowbelly racers flee into trees. I have also seen them hunting birds in trees like ratsnakes do.
by neherper
April 23rd, 2012, 11:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nebraska and Kansas Pit Vipers w/ a taste of Black Ratsnake
Replies: 1
Views: 1295

Nebraska and Kansas Pit Vipers w/ a taste of Black Ratsnake

My goal today was to find Timber Rattlesnakes and Copperheads in both my home state of Nebraska and my neighboring state of Kansas. After failing miserably on my last outing (see post "A Nebraskan who can't stay out of Kansas"), to find a worm snake and a horned lizard, I was NOT going to fail today...
by neherper
April 23rd, 2012, 10:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Garters out from Hibernation!
Replies: 8
Views: 1186

Re: First Garters out from Hibernation!

oh man if i had to wait till the end of april to see herps id move!
by neherper
April 23rd, 2012, 9:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nebraska and Kansas Pit Vipers w/ a taste of Black Ratsnake
Replies: 9
Views: 2510

Nebraska and Kansas Pit Vipers w/ a taste of Black Ratsnake

My goal today was to find Timber Rattlesnakes and Copperheads in both my home state of Nebraska and my neighboring state of Kansas. After failing miserably on my last outing (see post "A Nebraskan who can't stay out of Kansas"), to find a worm snake and a horned lizard, I was NOT going to fail today...
by neherper
April 23rd, 2012, 7:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Nebraskan who can't stay out of Kansas
Replies: 6
Views: 1710

A Nebraskan who can't stay out of Kansas

Took another trip into Kansas for a herp outing. My goal was to find a Texas Horned lizard. A friend, (Dan Fogell), told me about a road south of Manhattan, Ks where he and Travis Taggart had seen them the previous year and years before. I found the road and the habitat was good, but no horned lizar...
by neherper
April 22nd, 2012, 7:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Garters out from Hibernation!
Replies: 8
Views: 1186

Re: First Garters out from Hibernation!

do the garters there really come out that late? i've seen garters out in december, january, and february in nebraska on sunny days. garters are extremely cold tolerant species. i read of them being seen as early as march in canada. very cool garters though! in nebraska there are just a couple of pop...
by neherper
April 22nd, 2012, 7:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sampling adders in the finnish archipelago
Replies: 8
Views: 2663

Re: Sampling adders in the finnish archipelago

thats some of the prettiest habitat i've ever seen! love the colors! wicked snakes too. great stuff man.
by neherper
April 22nd, 2012, 7:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Albino worm snake!
Replies: 19
Views: 6404

Re: Albino worm snake!

cool!
by neherper
April 18th, 2012, 5:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Proper way to hold a snapper?
Replies: 15
Views: 4186

Re: Proper way to hold a snapper?

John I love the pic of your old "supervisor", his face is priceless! lol. great post guys, hope it gets more people to hold turtles the right way and not hurt them...(and ourselves)
by neherper
April 17th, 2012, 7:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Proper way to hold a snapper?
Replies: 15
Views: 4186

Re: Proper way to hold a snapper?

I've had difficulties holding them they way you showed in the first 2 pics because they always push my hands away with their hind legs by cutting my wrists with their hind claws. I looked like I was a emo kid by the end of the ordeal lol. And I've never had luck holding them the way you did in the 3...
by neherper
April 17th, 2012, 6:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: An Unusual Upper Midwestern Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 2913

Re: An Unusual Upper Midwestern Spring

Excellent! Love all the habitat shots. You have some nice platyrhinos spots. Jealous so jealous.
by neherper
April 17th, 2012, 6:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sauga-licious Sunday 4/15 with dessert on Monday added!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1720

Re: Sauga-licious Sunday 4/15 with dessert on Monday added!!

I'm kind of curious of the size of the larger animals. The rattles look small for the size, usually a sign of rattlesnakes who have had a hard time finding food. Great snakes none the less! I would love to see an Eastern in the next year.
by neherper
April 17th, 2012, 6:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sauga-licious Sunday 4/15 with dessert on Monday added!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1720

Re: Sauga-licious Sunday 4/15 with dessert on Monday added!!

Exactly what I wanted to see! Very nice fen habitat. Thank you for sharing!
by neherper
April 17th, 2012, 6:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Proper way to hold a snapper?
Replies: 15
Views: 4186

Re: Proper way to hold a snapper?

Holding any turtle (especially the big heavy ones) by the tail can damage the spine. Hold big snappers by the leg(s). Small ones by the carapace is fine.
by neherper
April 15th, 2012, 7:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sauga-licious Sunday 4/15 with dessert on Monday added!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1720

Re: Sauga-licious Sunday 4/15

awesome! so nice to see easterns. do you have any habitat photos? also check out my western massasaugas from nebraska :)