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by Nir
April 10th, 2013, 10:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "NOT" herping in the Redwoods. Trip Report with Pics
Replies: 18
Views: 3851

Re: "NOT" herping in the Redwoods. Trip Report with Pics

Nice trip, thanks for sharing!!

Some of those streams look like they need a few flies tossed in them!
by Nir
February 26th, 2013, 8:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frog Hunting on Misty Mountaintops in the Andes! (big post)
Replies: 27
Views: 6162

Re: Frog Hunting on Misty Mountaintops in the Andes! (big po

Amazing post!! Those condors are very impressive!

But the account of all those G. riobambeae takes the cake!! Awesome photography and observations!!

Thanks for taking the time to had all the narrative, makes the post feel like I was there!
by Nir
December 5th, 2012, 1:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: California Kingsnakes now established in the Canary Islands
Replies: 10
Views: 5240

Re: California Kingsnakes now established in the Canary Isla

Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

I wonder, if the kingsnake population was left untouched for some time, would the wild phenotype regain the majority over albinos.

I am guessing the albinos are numerous because most of the kingsnakes released were albinos.

It is an interesting case.
by Nir
December 5th, 2012, 11:18 am
Forum: News
Topic: Orsini's Viper: Alternates Between Reproducing and Growing
Replies: 0
Views: 1718

Orsini's Viper: Alternates Between Reproducing and Growing

Hey people, Juste thought I'd share this since Orsini's Viper ( Vipera ursinii ursinii ) is such an interesting species! I admit I am a bit biased as I had the luck of see this species in the very same population this study was done. Science News... from universities, journals, and other research or...
by Nir
December 4th, 2012, 8:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: so what do you do to help keep from herping withdrawl?
Replies: 34
Views: 6907

Re: so what do you do to help keep from herping withdrawl?

Well, besides eat, sleep and extend my knowledge of locally brewed beverages... Theres this: http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y36/nir/Peche%20blanche%20-%20Abitibi%202012/IMG_4445.jpg http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y36/nir/Peche%20blanche%20-%20Abitibi%202012/IMG_4403.jpg and this: http://i2.photo...
by Nir
December 3rd, 2012, 12:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Animal Planet wants your opinion on Rattlesnake Republic
Replies: 35
Views: 6367

Re: Animal Planet wants your opinion on Rattlesnake Republic

This was my comment, but it was also deleted... ''Where have all the shows teaching about ecology, conservation, biology, etc. gone. Now, all we get is these brainwashing, brainless entertainment shows showcasing sensationalism and stupid rednecks... You can do better than this AP, you have the powe...
by Nir
November 20th, 2012, 4:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Ankle Biters Present: A Weekend Trip to Mexico (DUW)
Replies: 42
Views: 15989

Re: The Ankle Biters Present: A Weekend Trip to Mexico (DUW)

Wow! Nice scenery and herps!

The neonate pricei is very nice!
by Nir
October 24th, 2012, 11:05 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - October 16-31 - Scary Herp Shot
Replies: 44
Views: 16088

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - October 16-31 - Scary Herp Shot

Trying is best to look (and sound) scary

Image
by Nir
October 24th, 2012, 10:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Teaching a herp class - help, ideas, anything?
Replies: 17
Views: 3118

Re: Teaching a herp class - help, ideas, anything?

Have fun!! I taught a Herpetology class to 5 differents cohorts (5 semesters in a row) of biology/ecology students. One thing I can tell you is in my experience, the class only gets better with time. I have a very good power point presentation that hundreds of hours of work into it... I could send i...
by Nir
October 24th, 2012, 10:21 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Let's see those Owls!!
Replies: 66
Views: 24392

Re: Let's see those Owls!!

Here is a couple of owl shots... Eastern Screech Owl http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y36/nir/Asio.jpg Northern Saw Whet Owl http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y36/nir/petitenyctale4.jpg Great Horned Owl http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y36/nir/Grandduc2.jpg On nest with owlets http://i2.photobucket.c...
by Nir
October 22nd, 2012, 7:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A novel way to control cat populations
Replies: 33
Views: 7483

Re: A novel way to control cat populations

It's not python that are good cat eaters... I have always like Bitis , and that is a very endearing photo...no better use for a feral cat. Did you shoot that photo? I would love to hear the story behind it. I remember visiting Lamu, Kenya, and it was unbelievable the number of feral cats there, unl...
by Nir
October 13th, 2012, 8:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A novel way to control cat populations
Replies: 33
Views: 7483

Re: A novel way to control cat populations

It's not python that are good cat eaters...

Image
by Nir
October 3rd, 2012, 11:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Roll call for NAFHA Snake Rd.
Replies: 88
Views: 16065

Re: Roll call for NAFHA Snake Rd.

I'll unfortunately be sitting this one out... I had originally wanted to go, but decided no to since it's a 20 hour drive!

Plus it's thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, so I'll be roasting turkey and drinking some good microbrewerie beer!

Have fun.
by Nir
October 3rd, 2012, 10:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Happy 100th birthday, Hobart Smith!
Replies: 10
Views: 2873

Re: Happy 100th birthday, Hobart Smith!

Wow! 100! So cool that an icon of modern herpetology like Mr Smith is still of this world!
by Nir
October 2nd, 2012, 9:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: (Re)Discovered - a real live Lanthanotus!!
Replies: 18
Views: 4659

Re: (Re)Discovered - a real live Lanthanotus!!

Hans, you have a mission! We need better pictures to fully enjoy the weirdness of this animal! So cool!!
by Nir
October 1st, 2012, 8:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 4 Belgians, 2 weeks, AZ
Replies: 76
Views: 15209

Re: 4 Belgians, 2 weeks, AZ

Great post Jeroen!! Lots of species I would love to see for myself!! And I may contact in the future for some Euro Herping. I am a huge Vipera fan!! PS: On the crazy map subject... I my humble opinion...The map you posted was more vague than this one that I found in 0.05 seconds on google typing: Cr...
by Nir
September 10th, 2012, 5:27 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Pseustes poecilonotus
Replies: 6
Views: 2966

Re: Pseustes poecilonotus

Definately an awesome colubrid!! They are beautiful and you seem to be doing a great job with them. Good luck with the breeding and keep us posted!
by Nir
August 26th, 2012, 6:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Madagascar 2012: Lemurs and Langahas
Replies: 23
Views: 7283

Re: Madagascar 2012: Lemurs and Langahas

Damn, now I really want to visit Madagasgar!

Great photography! Great post, amazing diversity!

Thanks
by Nir
July 25th, 2012, 12:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Florida 2011 highlights part 1
Replies: 18
Views: 4313

Re: Florida 2011 highlights part 1

Beautiful photography and some very cool sightings!! I recognize some of those animals, brings back good memories and makes me want even more to head down south in the spring...
by Nir
July 16th, 2012, 12:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So far in SoCal - 2012
Replies: 34
Views: 7799

Re: So far in SoCal - 2012

This post only makes me wonder even more why I live so far north..... If only... hehe

Loved the glossy sequence!!
by Nir
July 12th, 2012, 6:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Germany - few herps, long read....
Replies: 16
Views: 5132

Re: Germany - few herps, long read....

Nice! Very jealous of the fire salamander!!
by Nir
July 9th, 2012, 10:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica, 19 April to 28 April 2012
Replies: 23
Views: 8779

Re: Costa Rica, 19 April to 28 April 2012

Cool post Kevin!! Obviously, some mixed feelings about this trip! The accident must have been VERY scarry!! I am glad your mother is OK... Theft while travelling as always been a big fear for me! It sucks!!!! Big time! BUT! The array of amazing species and animals definately tried to make up for the...
by Nir
July 6th, 2012, 7:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mojave Desert: Part 6
Replies: 15
Views: 12172

Re: Mojave Desert: Part 6

Very good post!! Such details!! And information on various subject!

Very few reptiles posted, but probably one of the best post!

Thank you for taking the time to share. (The baby tort pics are the best! hehe)
by Nir
July 5th, 2012, 11:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hamburg, Germany help in August?
Replies: 3
Views: 875

Re: Hamburg, Germany help in August?

No doubt!! It's the greatest Metal festival on the planet.... I wish I would've been there for the rare performances by Bloodbath!

It's also probably the best place to get your band known! Good luck!
by Nir
July 5th, 2012, 10:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hamburg, Germany help in August?
Replies: 3
Views: 875

Re: Hamburg, Germany help in August?

I can't help you with herping Germany, but congrats on playing Wacken Festival!! Definately cool!
by Nir
July 3rd, 2012, 5:35 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Anyone notice that on the Gator Boys tv show.......
Replies: 24
Views: 11094

Re: Anyone notice that on the Gator Boys tv show.......

It doesn't really matter to the original post, but I think it worth mentionning that ''Water Moccasin'' is the exact translation of the common french name for the cottonmouth : ''Moccassin d'eau'' Also, Copperheads are called ''Copper head moccasin'' in french : ''Moccassin à tête cuivrée''... Just...
by Nir
June 29th, 2012, 6:14 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Anyone notice that on the Gator Boys tv show.......
Replies: 24
Views: 11094

Re: Anyone notice that on the Gator Boys tv show.......

It doesn't really matter to the original post, but I think it worth mentionning that ''Water Moccasin'' is the exact translation of the common french name for the cottonmouth : ''Moccassin d'eau'' Also, Copperheads are called ''Copper head moccasin'' in french : ''Moccassin à tête cuivrée''... Just ...
by Nir
June 27th, 2012, 11:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Little Dragon Snake (Xenodermus javanicus)
Replies: 15
Views: 14261

Re: Little Dragon Snake (Xenodermus javanicus)

One of the coolest/weirdest looking species out there!! Thanks for posting!!
by Nir
June 26th, 2012, 8:06 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: A Whale of a Trip!
Replies: 3
Views: 2008

Re: A Whale of a Trip!

Great post! I've been to Tadoussac many times and it is a very fun and beautiful place! It's rare I see photos from Québec that are not from me on the forum... :P
by Nir
June 21st, 2012, 11:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012 Smorgasbord: Herps and wildlife- Ontario, Mich, WV, MD
Replies: 16
Views: 5561

Re: 2012 Smorgasbord: Herps and wildlife- Ontario, Mich, WV,

Very nice pictures and specimens!

Is the black rat from Ontario?? I really wish to check these off my Canadian herp list this year!
by Nir
June 21st, 2012, 9:59 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Does anyone know this moron?
Replies: 18
Views: 7670

Re: Does anyone know this moron?

He looks like a very possible contender for a darwin award! Good for him!
by Nir
June 21st, 2012, 9:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Canada fun : Herps, birds and fish....
Replies: 12
Views: 3114

Re: Eastern Canada fun : Herps, birds and fish....

Whoa, awesome herps you got there! Georgian Bay huh? I live in Toronto so not too far from there, but i've never bothered checking that place out.. Do you know how active that place is in August? I'd love to give it a go Herping in August is not as productive but there is still plenty of stuff to f...
by Nir
June 18th, 2012, 5:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Canada fun : Herps, birds and fish....
Replies: 12
Views: 3114

Re: Eastern Canada fun : Herps, birds and fish....

Thanks for the comments guys... Great post and super photos Nick! I'll try to add a few of the pictures I took when I get home from todays turtle finding fun. You captured the spirit of the trip perfectly - cold, rainy, and action packed. p.s - what kind of attention do you hope to attract to this t...
by Nir
June 15th, 2012, 3:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Canada fun : Herps, birds and fish....
Replies: 12
Views: 3114

Eastern Canada fun : Herps, birds and fish....

Hello people!! Nick here, for those who don't know me (that's the majority I guess... hehe) Just like last year, I met with my friends from Ontario in the Geogian Bay area for some ''miraculous'' herping! The spot where we go is probably one of the best places for herps in Canada... Lots of species,...
by Nir
June 13th, 2012, 5:23 am
Forum: News
Topic: SC Press: Teen Shoots Himself After Attempting To Shoot Snak
Replies: 5
Views: 2812

Re: SC Press: Teen Shoots Himself After Attempting To Shoot

I'm finding it very hard to have any sympathy for this kid or his mom. If you're going to use a gun (or leave one accessible for your kids) you should be held responsible for its proper use and reasonable safety precautions. If you're going to kill a snake for no apparent reason, well, you just sho...
by Nir
June 12th, 2012, 6:27 am
Forum: News
Topic: SC Press: Teen Shoots Himself After Attempting To Shoot Snak
Replies: 5
Views: 2812

SC Press: Teen Shoots Himself After Attempting To Shoot Snak

Karma is a b*tch... hehe WBTV (Charlotte, S Carolina ) 01 June 12 Teen Shoots Himself After Attempting To Shoot Snake With Mom’s Gun Kershaw, S.C.: In an attempt to kill a snake, a South Carolina teen is holding a gun in one hand and his dog in the other. Needless to say, the snake got away and the ...
by Nir
May 30th, 2012, 6:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping/hiking in the scenic Northern Ontario.
Replies: 13
Views: 1869

Re: Herping/hiking in the scenic Northern Ontario.

Love seeing stuff from Canada! Scenery is awesome and the milk on the cliff is very cool!
by Nir
May 11th, 2012, 8:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EDBs might get federal protection!
Replies: 35
Views: 4973

Re: EDBs might get federal protection!

Mitchell said it isn’t the job of the Fish and Wildlife Service to base endangered species decisions on whether animals are cuddly and fuzzy mammals or venomous reptiles.
I definately enjoyed that comment! hehe
by Nir
April 12th, 2012, 8:02 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Latest HN Issue
Replies: 34
Views: 10469

Re: Latest HN Issue

Loved every issue! (havent received the last one yet...) Continue the great work guys!
by Nir
April 12th, 2012, 7:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Early Spring Herps - Ontario
Replies: 4
Views: 919

Re: Early Spring Herps - Ontario

Cool pics Dan, especially the spotteds... I am partial to those... They have personnality that transpires even through photos... I like the garters too, the melanistic one is cool. I have often wondered where the garters around your area get that copper color when they come out of hibernation.... I'...
by Nir
April 4th, 2012, 11:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Adders in the UK 2012. Pt1
Replies: 6
Views: 1037

Re: Adders in the UK 2012. Pt1

Very cool, Jason. Great shots. I'm a big Vipera fan, and one day I'm hoping to do a Europe trip for 'em. Agreed!! Big Vipera fan here too! Thanks for sharing! The first male is a stunner. I was lucky enough to find V. aspis and V. ursinii back in 2008, but I definately hope to go back for V. berus ...
by Nir
April 4th, 2012, 7:59 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Some of my hognose snakes
Replies: 53
Views: 12538

Re: Some of my hognose snakes

Sweet hognoses!! I would love to get my hands on some nice southerns... They are not very easy to find as true CBB...
by Nir
March 29th, 2012, 9:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Locality corn snake photos please
Replies: 33
Views: 10937

Re: Locality corn snake photos please

Here is two cornsnakes from the Everglades: http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y36/nir/ENP%20Avril%202011/RedRat_1568.jpg Same corn as found http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y36/nir/ENP%20Avril%202011/RedRat_1555.jpg The second one after he climbed into a tree... http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y36/n...
by Nir
March 29th, 2012, 4:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2011/2012: Texas and the Tropics
Replies: 18
Views: 4490

Re: 2011/2012: Texas and the Tropics

I love those wide angle shots!! What lens is that? Great post!!

The last terrapin shot is very cool!
by Nir
March 28th, 2012, 4:49 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: What to do in the winter??
Replies: 9
Views: 4360

Re: What to do in the winter??

Nir, you're killing me, man! I'm an ice fisherman trapped in the FL Keys. Growing up, I lived for those warm, late-ice days in March when the beer was cold and the flags were flying! Brings back a ton of great memories. I thoroughly enjoyed this post; many thanks for taking the time. :thumb: :thumb...
by Nir
March 28th, 2012, 4:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #11: Sixteen-Foot Reticulated Python
Replies: 46
Views: 17389

Re: Borneo Dispatches #11: Sixteen-Foot Reticulated Python

Seriously?!?! WOW!! Cool post! Huge Retic in it's natural range and habitat... An observation that would be hard to beat for a lot of herpers including me...

Missed this post the first time around and I'm really glad it resurfaced!
by Nir
March 24th, 2012, 1:29 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?...
Replies: 381
Views: 314290

Re: What was your last lifer?...

Latest Lifer for me (and a very good I might say!!)

Eastern Screech Owl (Megascops asio)

Image
by Nir
March 21st, 2012, 5:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Year End Review - Mexico Galore! DUW
Replies: 38
Views: 12918

Re: Year End Review - Mexico Galore! DUW

The photography is impressive!! Kudos!

This post makes me want to herp mexico... The landscape photos are breathtaking!!
by Nir
March 21st, 2012, 9:48 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Rio Fuertes hatching!
Replies: 32
Views: 5709

Re: Rio Fuertes hatching!

What amazing species! Congrats on the neat success!
by Nir
March 21st, 2012, 4:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What herps have you eaten?
Replies: 49
Views: 5948

Re: What herps have you eaten?

I have tried BBcued Burmese Python and Burmese x Sebae Hybrid.... The first burmese cooked wasn't done proper so the meat was like chewing gum (maybe even worse). However the burmese x sebae hybrid was cooked by a friend that is a chef and boy was it juicy and tender...