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by herper1
July 6th, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Jersey Softshells Locations
Replies: 3
Views: 8876

Re: Jersey Softshells Locations

Ive seen them in Neshamany creek, PA a few years ago
by herper1
October 2nd, 2018, 11:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick trip to the Smokys
Replies: 6
Views: 13524

Re: Quick trip to the Smokys

Thanks Jeff for your reply. Everytime I look at that pic I wonder about it. Anyhow I cam PM you the location and a few more pics if interested. I know Its not a big post with a lot of great stuff, but can anyone else help me out and verify is that in fact a Spotted Dusky? Anyone have a guess on the ...
by herper1
September 26th, 2018, 10:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick trip to the Smokys
Replies: 6
Views: 13524

Quick trip to the Smokys

Quick trip to the Smokys with my family so I didnt have a whole lot of time to herp. Also I had been there before so Im just going to post some of the salamanders I have a question about... I believe this is a Sotted Dusky http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss266/mkmlnj4/101_0930_zpsmuafyukb.jpg ano...
by herper1
July 3rd, 2017, 4:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Checking my boards - 1st half of 2017 (NJ + MD)
Replies: 12
Views: 5890

Re: Checking my boards - 1st half of 2017 (NJ + MD)

Fun post and great finds and pics! I am your neighbor to the south (southern jersey here) so if your ever down this way again feel free to hit me up. I am in Atlantic county, Is that first trash pile pic in southern NJ? That trash looks familiar!
by herper1
July 1st, 2017, 12:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Documenting my Life List
Replies: 21
Views: 9806

Re: Documenting my Life List

And still only two people posted their life totals, which is my point. I also photograph and it only "counts" if you the photo is clear enough to tell exactly what species. "funky res" I think that is a pretty impressive list for someone who doesn't get around on their own. I live in NJ and would lo...
by herper1
June 23rd, 2017, 4:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Documenting my Life List
Replies: 21
Views: 9806

Re: Documenting my Life List

My question is this... why do herpers not talk about their life list or life list number as much as birders? I know herpers are more secretive, but I've always wondered what the record is for seeing herps?
by herper1
May 30th, 2017, 5:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip Report: Virginia Appalachians
Replies: 7
Views: 3534

Re: Trip Report: Virginia Appalachians

Great job and a great post! Every time i go through VA I try to photo a VA salamander. I was going up 81 few weeks ago and I made a little side trip to get my lifer Peaks of Otter, The pic I took of the trail looks almost exactly like yours! But you did it all in one trip, that's amazing! I will be ...
by herper1
July 31st, 2016, 9:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is going on here ... more accurately NOT going on here
Replies: 10
Views: 4696

Re: What is going on here ... more accurately NOT going on h

Yea, I was wondering the same thing about the forum. Guess I am just as much to blame as everyone else, not posting here as much. Personally, I have run into more Pine snakes down here in South Jersey then any other year! http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss266/mkmlnj4/101_0320_zpsf95glg4v.jpg
by herper1
May 13th, 2016, 7:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Carolina vacation
Replies: 4
Views: 4098

South Carolina vacation

Recently back from a vacation to South Carolina. With the creation of facebook the Forum has really slowed down so I thought I would post here on the Northeast Forum and share with all of you. I believe this is a Southern flavored Racer......*LIFER* http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss266/mkmlnj4/1...
by herper1
December 31st, 2015, 9:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Year Review 2015 - PA, NJ, MD, MO, IL, FL, GA, DE
Replies: 9
Views: 6712

Re: Year Review 2015 - PA, NJ, MD, MO, IL, FL, GA, DE

Wow, that was serious post! I enjoyed every minute of it and did not want it to end. Good year! I usually like to mention a particular picture or animal but I cant decide which was my favorite, I guess I like the Jersey stuff best. Always amazes me when someone rolls into the Pine Barrens and does g...
by herper1
November 27th, 2015, 1:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Carolina in spring
Replies: 4
Views: 2203

Re: South Carolina in spring

I am from NJ and will also be in SC ( Charleston area FMNF then Mcbee area) and have many questions. Is late April, early May a good time for frogs and will they still be calling? Will it be to early to night cruise for snakes? To late for salamanders? What are daytime temps like that time of year, ...
by herper1
October 3rd, 2015, 2:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My trip from NJ to Massachusetts
Replies: 2
Views: 1538

My trip from NJ to Massachusetts

Love going south, but the wife has been wanting to go to Boston for awhile. Although I wanted to see it, I like to herp in my spare time, especially when i am in a new area and I was a little apprehensive about going north. I must say, Massachusetts was very good to me! I met our president (northeas...
by herper1
September 29th, 2015, 5:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Show Some September Snakes!
Replies: 9
Views: 2518

Re: Show Some September Snakes!

Still busy from my vacation to Mass. and I do want to make a post about it. Havent been out a whole lot since then, but found this Rough Green out and about 2 days ago....

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by herper1
August 5th, 2015, 6:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip home to central PA for a few days
Replies: 1
Views: 1003

Trip home to central PA for a few days

Recently went home for a few days to Central PA. Went out road cruising one night and if you know me you know I am very unlucky with Milk snakes. Well I cruised up my first adult Eastern Milk. http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss266/mkmlnj4/z293_zps22errw2n.jpg http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss...
by herper1
June 25th, 2015, 9:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anybody recommend a good tick repellant?
Replies: 19
Views: 5423

Re: Anybody recommend a good tick repellant?

To clarify what I said earlier when I said... I dont worry about the ticks much, I can feel them on me and see them, I do WORRY about them. But I live in an area where I pull a few off me after mowing my lawn, or go to my nephews little league game, or have a backyard bbq. In south Jersey they are p...
by herper1
May 31st, 2015, 12:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: IL town removing snakes
Replies: 14
Views: 5020

Re: IL town removing snakes

Some states it is illegal to kill snakes. Someone should check IL state laws.
by herper1
May 28th, 2015, 7:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anybody recommend a good tick repellant?
Replies: 19
Views: 5423

Re: Anybody recommend a good tick repellant?

I dont worry about the ticks much, I can feel them on me and see them, try to get them before they get you. What gets me occasionally in NJ, and I mean really rips me up, is chiggers. Cant really see them unless you get into a whole patch of them. I use the lint roller on my legs as soon as I am out...
by herper1
May 26th, 2015, 7:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Family Florida Trip May 2015(Pythons, Tegus & More Snakes)
Replies: 25
Views: 6992

Re: Family Florida Trip May 2015(Pythons, Tegus & More Snake

Tegu at KFC is a great shot! What an unexpected find, LOL. Ive been to ENP twice and havent got to see a Python yet, how did they act? Did they take off? or just kind of slither away? Seem mean? or curious? Handle any of the Pythons? Also, and being from NJ I could be way wrong, I didnt think Scarle...
by herper1
May 24th, 2015, 12:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Awsome trip to the Smoky Mountains *same as main forum*
Replies: 5
Views: 2288

Re: Awsome trip to the Smoky Mountains *same as main forum*

I was there early to mid May. Here is a pic of the unknown salamanders belly. He was right outside our camper on a rainy night so i brought him in and my wife took the shot, not very clear...



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by herper1
May 24th, 2015, 1:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Awsome trip to the Smoky Mountains *same as main forum*
Replies: 5
Views: 2288

Re: Awsome trip to the Smoky Mountains *same as main forum*

I must add, I did better then I ever imagined. Thanks to all that gave me advise before my trip. One more herp that I saw..."Accidently" road cruised this Hogger on the way from NJ to the Smokys in western VA....

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by herper1
May 24th, 2015, 1:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Smoky Mountain trip
Replies: 3
Views: 1877

Re: Smoky Mountain trip

I must add, I did better then I ever imagined. Thanks to all that gave me advise before my trip. One more herp that I saw..."Accidently" road cruised this Hogger on the way from NJ to the Smokys in western VA....

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by herper1
May 24th, 2015, 1:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Awsome trip to the Smoky Mountains *same as main forum*
Replies: 5
Views: 2288

Awsome trip to the Smoky Mountains *same as main forum*

Spent little over a week in the Smoky Mountains. Had a great time running around, hiking, and of course herping.... Black Chinned Red http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss266/mkmlnj4/z223_zpsk9kdhya7.jpg http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss266/mkmlnj4/z222_zpsicy01a8b.jpg http://i582.photobucket.co...
by herper1
May 24th, 2015, 1:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Smoky Mountain trip
Replies: 3
Views: 1877

Smoky Mountain trip

Spent little over a week in the Smoky Mountains. Had a great time running around, hiking, and of course herping.... Black Chinned Red http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss266/mkmlnj4/z223_zpsk9kdhya7.jpg http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss266/mkmlnj4/z222_zpsicy01a8b.jpg http://i582.photobucket.co...
by herper1
April 17th, 2015, 3:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: you might be done herping for the day...
Replies: 15
Views: 3659

Re: you might be done herping for the day...

While road cruising you realize that you have been fooled by the same stick on the road thinking it was a snake 4 times, you might be done herping!
by herper1
March 10th, 2015, 5:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: salamander migration
Replies: 61
Views: 18654

Re: salamander migration

I went for a little while Tues night in south jersey. High 40s and light, steady rain but snow and ice still on a lot of the ponds and swamps. Saw a few frogs though. This guy was sitting on the ice as pictured, I did not pose him.... http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss266/mkmlnj4/100_1112_zpseotw...
by herper1
January 14th, 2015, 7:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Belated 2014 End of Year Post: NJ and some Florida
Replies: 3
Views: 1510

Re: The Belated 2014 End of Year Post: NJ and some Florida

Wow, that is a great year! I like the Northern Reds, and Blue Spotted sals, very cool. I am from NJ and have never seen a Corn or Rattler in NJ, those are big time herps! Well done!
by herper1
January 14th, 2015, 7:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of Year 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 6644

Re: End of Year 2014

Great finds, great pics, and a all around great post! I heard about the Salem Co. Green tree frogs but wasn't sure it was true. Thats wild that you found them! Good job.
by herper1
January 10th, 2015, 9:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Theme 5 - Strange things seen while herping
Replies: 35
Views: 8722

Re: Theme 5 - Strange things seen while herping

Seen while herping in Arkansas....

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by herper1
December 16th, 2014, 2:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of the year Snake post 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 2308

Re: End of the year Snake post 2014

Great year, some awsome finds! Thanks for taking the time to put this together, I really enjoyed it. Mole King was my favorite.
by herper1
December 15th, 2014, 6:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Year in Review....kinda
Replies: 12
Views: 2517

Re: Year in Review....kinda

WOW ! Loved this post, I am from the northeast, I happened to be bored and looking in other chapters. Glad I did ! Thanks for taking the time to share!
by herper1
November 5th, 2014, 5:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nominations for 2015 Northeast Chapter President
Replies: 9
Views: 4044

Re: Nominations for 2015 Northeast Chapter President

Thirded, I think you have done a fine job!
by herper1
November 3rd, 2014, 5:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Questions about herping records
Replies: 3
Views: 1267

Questions about herping records

Maybe this would be a better question for the main forum but I figured I would ask friends first. I am able to find a lot of information concerning birding records, such as world record for most bird species seen in the lower 48 in a year, most seen worldwide in one year, most species seen in a life...
by herper1
October 24th, 2014, 5:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Game-Name That Herp...
Replies: 11
Views: 3029

Re: New Game-Name That Herp...

Yea, Id say Bullfrog
by herper1
October 15th, 2014, 6:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quest for the Northern Red
Replies: 4
Views: 1609

Quest for the Northern Red

I am a lifelister. Totally obsessed with finding and photographing new species of herps. Somehow after living my whole life in PA and NJ I have missed the Northern Red salamander. This fall it lined up that I would be spending a week in the Poconos, then later a long weekend in central PA. I designe...
by herper1
October 2nd, 2014, 9:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My mid west vacation.
Replies: 4
Views: 2430

Re: My mid west vacation.

Yes! Coopers rock, WV
by herper1
September 26th, 2014, 8:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My mid west vacation.
Replies: 4
Views: 2430

My mid west vacation.

I am from NJ and wasrecently out to the mid-west on vacation and thought I would share. First we were in Arkansas and I night walked some of the ponds surrounding our campsight and found a Diamondback watersnake! Then another! Stopped counting after 12, some were surprisingly large. Apparently they ...
by herper1
September 22nd, 2014, 5:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Vacation to mid-west
Replies: 1
Views: 1037

Vacation to mid-west

I was out to the mid-west but snce I am from NJ andknow a lot of you I thought I would post here for you to see. First we were in Arkansas and I night walked some of the ponds surrounding our campsight and found a Diamondback watersnake! Then another! Stopped counting after 12, some were surprisingl...
by herper1
July 31st, 2014, 4:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Obx HERPS on vacation
Replies: 9
Views: 2795

Re: Obx HERPS on vacation

Great pics! Love that King. I was in OBX last summer and loved it. You did great!
by herper1
July 26th, 2014, 2:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Summer slowing down
Replies: 1
Views: 1082

Summer slowing down

My summer always slows down in th dog days of late July and August. I guess more herps go underground, or come out at night but I thought with a cooler summer it would happen later ? But it is slowing down, at last for me down here in the pines. I did meet up with Roosters977 to do a little herping ...
by herper1
July 26th, 2014, 2:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few babes
Replies: 7
Views: 2397

Re: A few babes

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by herper1
June 7th, 2014, 2:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few babes
Replies: 7
Views: 2397

Re: A few babes

Yes, New Jersey!
by herper1
June 6th, 2014, 3:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few babes
Replies: 7
Views: 2397

A few babes

Finially got out for a little while. I was in Florida for 2 weeks earlier this year (see my post in southeast forum titled NJ to S. Florida) so I have been working hard to try an pay for it. Today got out for a little bit and first found a baby Red Belly. I am always surprised how different they loo...
by herper1
June 3rd, 2014, 6:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Baby softshell
Replies: 3
Views: 1379

Re: Baby softshell

Awsome !
by herper1
May 31st, 2014, 5:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: From NJ to S. Florida
Replies: 11
Views: 2144

Re: From NJ to S. Florida

The iguana was along a canal, (not in the glades) north of the Tamiani trail. I was pretty surprised to see it and a saw 2. I also saw another fairly large unidentied lizard ( not as big as the Iguanas) which I could not get a shot of. The Glass lizard was also north of the trail on a dirt road. Sor...
by herper1
May 25th, 2014, 1:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: From NJ to S. Florida
Replies: 11
Views: 2144

From NJ to S. Florida

This was my second trip to the Everglades and I saw 6 lifers. My goal had been a little higher but I was thrilled with what I got to see. If I misidentified anything, please feel free to correct, I was a long way from home and definatly not playing on my home field.... I believe this is whats referr...
by herper1
April 28th, 2014, 6:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Highlights
Replies: 8
Views: 1868

Re: Herping Highlights

Those are some real good pics! I like the Red Salamander best, they have been tormenting me for awhile also.
by herper1
March 27th, 2014, 3:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Break
Replies: 17
Views: 2799

Re: Spring Break

Awsome trip and looks like you did a great job.
Can we see the Sea turtle and the Python?
by herper1
March 6th, 2014, 3:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What I Learned About Life from Field Herping
Replies: 154
Views: 24426

Re: What I Learned About Life from Field Herping

I found this post late, so many good ones but I will put in my 3...

1. Wildlife is all around us, unless of course you have a camera in your hand.

2. Snakes don't read field guides.

and the one that I live by....

3. A bad day of herping is better then a good day at work !
by herper1
February 18th, 2014, 7:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mid-Winter Trip to S. Florida/ENP
Replies: 7
Views: 1217

Re: Mid-Winter Trip to S. Florida/ENP

So jealous! Keep us posted, It's snowy and freezing up here and I enjoyed seeing someone out there having fun! I will be there in May and cant wait. Those Corns are great and the Knight anole is really cool too. Keep the pics coming...
by herper1
February 16th, 2014, 2:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Random pics
Replies: 5
Views: 1469

Random pics

AAHHHH, I am going crazy waiting for herping weather. I was looking through some old pics in my file and wanted to share some random pics from the northeast that I don't think I have ever posted. Nothing great, nothing rare, just something for you to look at until the salamander posts start showing ...