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by Carl Koch
January 1st, 2014, 4:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping: 2013 EOY post
Replies: 41
Views: 21861

Re: Hot Stove Herping: 2013 EOY post

Amazing -- what a great year! Goblin toad, variable clowns, aquatic coral, bushmaster, Kirtland's, gorgeous blue racer, Baja worm lizard, Catalina chuck and baja collared...tons of favorites in here for me. Great "toad-sticker" shot of the platirhinos. Congrats!

Carl
by Carl Koch
April 6th, 2013, 4:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes of 2012 - Northeast
Replies: 16
Views: 4873

Re: Snakes of 2012 - Northeast

Sweet post, man! Especially love the dark timbers and the creativity you put into your photography.

Carl
by Carl Koch
October 3rd, 2012, 4:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: amaZING ariZONA! (Part 2 of 2)
Replies: 3
Views: 1831

amaZING ariZONA! (Part 2 of 2)

This is a continuation of this post: http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13616 Dennis had these awesome Mexican Spider Lilies (Hymenocallis ssp.) growing in a cattle trough in his backyard. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8174/8046079286_e3418e8e7a_b.jpg P8210160 by Carl Koch , on ...
by Carl Koch
October 3rd, 2012, 4:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: amaZING ariZONA! (Part 2 of 2)
Replies: 1
Views: 1264

amaZING ariZONA! (Part 2 of 2)

This is a continuation of this post: http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13616 Dennis had these awesome Mexican Spider Lilies (Hymenocallis ssp.) growing in a cattle trough in his backyard. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8174/8046079286_e3418e8e7a_b.jpg P8210160 by Carl Koch , on ...
by Carl Koch
October 3rd, 2012, 4:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: amaZING ariZONA! (Part 2 of 2)
Replies: 12
Views: 4223

amaZING ariZONA! (Part 2 of 2)

This is a continuation of this post: http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13616 Dennis had these awesome Mexican Spider Lilies (Hymenocallis ssp.) growing in a cattle trough in his backyard. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8174/8046079286_e3418e8e7a_b.jpg P8210160 by Carl Koch , on ...
by Carl Koch
October 3rd, 2012, 4:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: amAZing AriZona! (Part 1 of 2)
Replies: 2
Views: 2404

amAZing AriZona! (Part 1 of 2)

Jeff Moorbeck, Dennis Caldwell, and Roger Repp showed me a WONDERFUL time in the Tucson area. Most of the herps, etc. we found on the trip were found on day and night hikes. Jeff had hoped to see more herps, but I was IMMENSELY satisfied with all we saw and experienced. I even got to give a Wisconsi...
by Carl Koch
October 3rd, 2012, 4:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: amAZing AriZona! (Part 1 of 2)
Replies: 4
Views: 1664

amAZing AriZona! (Part 1 of 2)

Jeff Moorbeck, Dennis Caldwell, and Roger Repp showed me a WONDERFUL time in the Tucson area. Most of the herps, etc. we found on the trip were found on day and night hikes. Jeff had hoped to see more herps, but I was IMMENSELY satisfied with all we saw and experienced. I even got to give a Wisconsi...
by Carl Koch
October 3rd, 2012, 4:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: amAZing AriZona! (Part 1 of 2)
Replies: 13
Views: 5468

amAZing AriZona! (Part 1 of 2)

Jeff Moorbeck, Dennis Caldwell, and Roger Repp showed me a WONDERFUL time in the Tucson area. Most of the herps, etc. we found on the trip were found on day and night hikes. Jeff had hoped to see more herps, but I was IMMENSELY satisfied with all we saw and experienced. I even got to give a Wisconsi...
by Carl Koch
August 4th, 2012, 7:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Wisconsin Post-Nesting
Replies: 4
Views: 1997

Re: Herping Wisconsin Post-Nesting

Yeah, prairies are VERY special and thrilling places to spend time! Jamie has just been involved with other things...I'm sure we'll see more of him again eventually...I miss him too!

Carl
by Carl Koch
August 4th, 2012, 7:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Wisconsin Post-Nesting
Replies: 16
Views: 4909

Re: Herping Wisconsin Post-Nesting

Thanks for the encouragement everyone! Thanks also for the IDs! 3D - Can't wait to get back down there to spend time with you and your awesome family! Hopefully next spring if it works for you. Tim - We'll get together eventually, perhaps even in FL! Maybe I can get my oldest brother down, too...he'...
by Carl Koch
August 1st, 2012, 2:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Wisconsin Post-Nesting
Replies: 16
Views: 4909

Re: Herping Wisconsin Post-Nesting

Thanks guys! Someday I'll make it to CO. I hear the four corners area is out of this world!
by Carl Koch
August 1st, 2012, 12:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Behind the cheese curtain: revisited 2012
Replies: 39
Views: 10356

Re: Behind the cheese curtain: revisited 2012

FANTASTIC!!! Love the arboreal milk. (As well as everything else!) When I was up there I saw a ton of the large moths too. Amazing area.
by Carl Koch
August 1st, 2012, 5:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Wisconsin Post-Nesting
Replies: 4
Views: 1997

Herping Wisconsin Post-Nesting

As I mentioned at the end of my “Herpotpourri pt. 2” post (http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12417), I thought the eastern hognose were done nesting on 6/21/12, as I found no burrowers that night or the next. I had been doing a Butler’s garter snake relocation job at a developm...
by Carl Koch
August 1st, 2012, 5:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Wisconsin Post-Nesting
Replies: 16
Views: 4909

Herping Wisconsin Post-Nesting

As I mentioned at the end of my “Herpotpourri pt. 2” post (http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12417), I thought the eastern hognose were done nesting on 6/21/12, as I found no burrowers that night or the next. I had been doing a Butler’s garter snake relocation job at a developm...
by Carl Koch
July 29th, 2012, 12:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Frogs - RIBIT!
Replies: 14
Views: 3290

Re: Wisconsin Frogs - RIBIT!

Great shots of the spring peeper! Yeah, I'm pretty sure the painters are done laying up here, Brian.
by Carl Koch
July 22nd, 2012, 7:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Frogs - RIBIT!
Replies: 14
Views: 3290

Re: Wisconsin Frogs - RIBIT!

Wow...beautiful!
by Carl Koch
July 21st, 2012, 4:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Frogs - RIBIT!
Replies: 14
Views: 3290

Re: Wisconsin Frogs - RIBIT!

Once again, excellent photos! I love the amazing variation in terms of color and pattern in American toads!
by Carl Koch
July 9th, 2012, 1:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: spring post from Mo and Ks (same as main forum)
Replies: 3
Views: 1600

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

Nice finds! Cute daughter, too!
by Carl Koch
July 9th, 2012, 12:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: More yard herps
Replies: 15
Views: 3340

Re: More yard herps

Sweet bull, man! (Or is it "Bro"? :D )
by Carl Koch
July 9th, 2012, 12:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Frogs - RIBIT!
Replies: 14
Views: 3290

Re: Wisconsin Frogs - RIBIT!

Nice photos! They are green frogs...you have to go to northern Wisconsin to find minks.
by Carl Koch
July 9th, 2012, 12:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Heterodon Hello to Indiana
Replies: 14
Views: 2811

Re: A Heterodon Hello to Indiana

Nice find & photos, Adam!
by Carl Koch
July 6th, 2012, 12:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: WI Herpotpourri, pt. 2: The Boys from CA & Hogs Nest Early
Replies: 8
Views: 3184

Re: WI Herpotpourri, pt. 2: The Boys from CA & Hogs Nest Ear

Just to clear the record, the area I was in IS open to the public.

Carl
by Carl Koch
July 3rd, 2012, 3:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Herpotpourri, pt.1: mudpuppy, rare ribbon, etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 4493

Re: Wisconsin Herpotpourri, pt.1: mudpuppy, rare ribbon, et

Thanks Ian.

Coluber -- right look to them but way too small, I think, and I don't think RWBBs nest on the ground, but I could be wrong.
by Carl Koch
June 26th, 2012, 12:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: WI Herpotpourri, pt. 2: The Boys from CA & Hogs Nest Early
Replies: 8
Views: 3184

Re: WI Herpotpourri, pt. 2: The Boys from CA & Hogs Nest Ear

Corey has valid points about not taking habitat shots, not overusing areas, and not angering agencies. There is some question as to whether or not the area in which I took the photos is open to the public, and both Corey and a friend of mine who did work at this specific site are looking into the ma...
by Carl Koch
June 25th, 2012, 7:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: WI Herpotpourri, pt. 2: The Boys from CA & Hogs Nest Early
Replies: 8
Views: 3184

Re: WI Herpotpourri, pt. 2: The Boys from CA & Hogs Nest Ear

Thanks for the compliments, everyone, and for the flower I.D., Corey!

The pic Corey is concerned about (which was not taken where he thinks it was) has been removed.

Carl
by Carl Koch
June 23rd, 2012, 5:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: WI Herpotpourri, pt. 2: The Boys from CA & Hogs Nest Early
Replies: 8
Views: 3184

WI Herpotpourri, pt. 2: The Boys from CA & Hogs Nest Early

April and May were fun (http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12414) and school (I’m a band instructor) wasn’t even over yet! Better yet, I had an extended herping trip planned to start right after the last day of school ended. On Friday, June 8th, I headed out to western Wisconsin...
by Carl Koch
June 23rd, 2012, 5:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: WI Herpotpourri, pt. 2: The Boys from CA & Hogs Nest Early
Replies: 10
Views: 2787

WI Herpotpourri, pt. 2: The Boys from CA & Hogs Nest Early

April and May were fun (http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12414) and school (I’m a band instructor) wasn’t even over yet! Better yet, I had an extended herping trip planned to start right after the last day of school ended. On Friday, June 8th, I headed out to western Wisconsin...
by Carl Koch
June 23rd, 2012, 5:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Herpotpourri, pt.1: mudpuppy, rare ribbon, etc.
Replies: 3
Views: 4276

Wisconsin Herpotpourri, pt.1: mudpuppy, rare ribbon, etc.

After doing 2012 spring break salamander egg surveys in the north woods (http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=11297), I was more than ready to start finding herps (and by-catch) closer to home. APRIL Northern redback salamander (Plethodon cinereus). http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8...
by Carl Koch
June 23rd, 2012, 5:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Herpotpourri, pt.1: mudpuppy, rare ribbon, etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 4493

Wisconsin Herpotpourri, pt.1: mudpuppy, rare ribbon, etc.

After doing 2012 spring break salamander egg surveys in the north woods (http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=11297), I was more than ready to start finding herps (and by-catch) closer to home. APRIL Northern redback salamander (Plethodon cinereus). http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8...
by Carl Koch
April 19th, 2012, 6:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: An Unusual Upper Midwestern Spring
Replies: 7
Views: 3603

Re: An Unusual Upper Midwestern Spring

Diggin' these in particular: http://gi128.photobucket.com/groups/p161/QAHKJ2QJJB/P1000493.jpg http://gi128.photobucket.com/groups/p161/QAHKJ2QJJB/IMG_1252.jpg http://gi128.photobucket.com/groups/p161/QAHKJ2QJJB/IMG_3658.jpg http://gi128.photobucket.com/groups/p161/QAHKJ2QJJB/IMG_3616.jpg http://gi12...
by Carl Koch
April 19th, 2012, 5:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: An Unusual Upper Midwestern Spring
Replies: 7
Views: 3603

Re: An Unusual Upper Midwestern Spring

Thanks, guys!

Lookin' forward to finding rattlers with you soon, Steve!

Justin, how 'bout some updated pics of your boy?

Chris -- PM me your e-mail and I'll send you some shots. Gary specifically asked me not to post them on the forums to avoid encouraging habitat damage.

Carl
by Carl Koch
April 19th, 2012, 5:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: An Unusual Upper Midwestern Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 2984

Re: An Unusual Upper Midwestern Spring

Thanks, everyone! Such fun to share these experiences with others who get as geeked out about them as I do! Jon - I'm just starting to learn about trees and forests in a bigger way...what I saw in the north woods was amazing to me, but I don't have the perspective I hope to have someday. And yes, th...
by Carl Koch
April 17th, 2012, 6:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: An Unusual Upper Midwestern Spring
Replies: 7
Views: 3603

An Unusual Upper Midwestern Spring

An Unusual Upper Midwestern Spring Such a strange year it’s been so far in Wisconsin and the North Woods. February 5th was a sunny 45 degree day, so I took advantage of the warmth to photograph my newly acquired barred tiger salamander (Ambystoma mavortium). This salamander is not a midwest native.....
by Carl Koch
April 17th, 2012, 6:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: An Unusual Upper Midwestern Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 2984

An Unusual Upper Midwestern Spring

Such a strange year it’s been so far in Wisconsin and the North Woods. February 5th was a sunny 45 degree day, so I took advantage of the warmth to photograph my newly acquired barred tiger salamander (Ambystoma mavortium). This salamander is not a midwest native...I adopted it from a local rescue, ...
by Carl Koch
April 6th, 2012, 8:32 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: New acquisitions
Replies: 13
Views: 4185

Re: New acquisitions

Thanks Gary, Jason, and Kelly! Jason -- it took me MUCH longer to start getting good indoor shots than outdoor ones. Keep messing with flash intensity, ambient lighting, and lighting you add in the form of spotlights, etc. Also try different distances from your subject and different ISO settings. Carl
by Carl Koch
March 26th, 2012, 6:34 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Garters Anyone?
Replies: 25
Views: 8627

Re: Garters Anyone?

WOW, I just reviewed this thread, thanks to Pete -- yes, Thamnophis, those are some GORGEOUS animals!
by Carl Koch
March 25th, 2012, 5:23 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Garters Anyone?
Replies: 25
Views: 8627

Re: Garters Anyone?

Beautiful animal, Pete!
by Carl Koch
March 5th, 2012, 2:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: albino western fox snake
Replies: 43
Views: 8232

Re: albino western fox snake

You'd be mean too if you were caught in giant glue trap! :lol:
by Carl Koch
March 4th, 2012, 7:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wild caught albinos???
Replies: 264
Views: 103549

Re: Wild caught albinos???

Cool thread! Here's a couple pics of the albino Thamnophis butleri I caught this past fall: http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6200/6107304999_b247ec7ecc_b.jpg Butler's Gartersnake (Thamnophis butleri), albino neonate found in the wild, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin by Carl Koch , on Flickr http://farm7.st...
by Carl Koch
March 4th, 2012, 6:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: albino western fox snake
Replies: 43
Views: 8232

Re: albino western fox snake

Nice pics, Ben...a beauty for sure and very glad you ID-ed it for the zoo!

Carl
by Carl Koch
February 20th, 2012, 5:59 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Adult male Baird's rat snake
Replies: 4
Views: 2590

Re: Adult male Baird's rat snake

Thanks, guys!

Carl
by Carl Koch
February 18th, 2012, 6:26 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Adult male Baird's rat snake
Replies: 4
Views: 2590

Adult male Baird's rat snake

I bought this adult male from my friend Steve Schindler along with the dark female I showed pics of in this post: http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=9989 http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7048/6899256081_55281de4cf_b.jpg Baird's rat snake (Pantherophis bairdi), adult male by Carl K...
by Carl Koch
February 16th, 2012, 5:33 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Couple new pics, WC Bradford Co., FL corn
Replies: 8
Views: 3222

Re: Couple new pics, WC Bradford Co., FL corn

Thanks, y'all! I agree...wild-type can be BEAUTIFUL!

Carl
by Carl Koch
February 15th, 2012, 5:45 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: JUMBO 'phibs
Replies: 13
Views: 4263

Re: JUMBO 'phibs

Thanks everybody! And those are some great animals, Cameron and Tim!

Carl
by Carl Koch
February 13th, 2012, 7:59 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: JUMBO 'phibs
Replies: 13
Views: 4263

Re: JUMBO 'phibs

What's interesting is that I believe it's the EASTERN that holds the size record, over 13", an individual from Douglas Co., MN which is where my in-laws live. I've found ten-inchers exiting ponds in August with gill bud remnants.
by Carl Koch
February 13th, 2012, 7:21 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: JUMBO 'phibs
Replies: 13
Views: 4263

JUMBO 'phibs

Adopted this magnificent 11" barred tiger from a reptile rescue. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7061/6873321493_b8f3f4b2c3_b.jpg P2050009 by Carl Koch , on Flickr http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7055/6873299751_51360d049e_b.jpg P2050035 by Carl Koch , on Flickr http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7196/687329...
by Carl Koch
February 13th, 2012, 7:16 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Couple new pics, WC Bradford Co., FL corn
Replies: 8
Views: 3222

Couple new pics, WC Bradford Co., FL corn

Found this lovely girl as a juvie in the spring of '09.

Image
P2130043 by Carl Koch, on Flickr

Image
P2130071 by Carl Koch, on Flickr

Carl
by Carl Koch
February 13th, 2012, 7:14 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Garters Anyone?
Replies: 25
Views: 8627

Re: Garters Anyone?

Lovely animals, Thomas & Tim! I keep a little plains garter from Racine County, Wisconsin, and I am raising up (with the WI DNR's blessings) an albino Butler's garter I found this past fall that will eventually be displayed in a nature center. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7163/6527529795_2f8e039b49...