Search found 24 matches

by ratsnake
January 1st, 2014, 8:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Official 2014 New Years Day Herp Challenge Results Thread
Replies: 11
Views: 2949

Re: Official 2014 New Years Day Herp Challenge Results Threa

Today was a great day. Temps were in the mid 60's with full sun. It was a bit windy. Spend the day in Dallas County TX. 12+) Acris crepitans 2) Pseudacris streckeri tadpoles 7) Anolis carolinensis 7) Scincella lateralis 1) Thamnophis proximus 1) Virginia striatula found dead in the woods I will get ...
by ratsnake
December 31st, 2013, 7:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 New Year's Day Herp Challenge
Replies: 20
Views: 4178

Re: 2014 New Year's Day Herp Challenge

Do frog calls count?
by ratsnake
December 31st, 2013, 5:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 New Year's Day Herp Challenge
Replies: 20
Views: 4178

Re: 2014 New Year's Day Herp Challenge

I am screwed! I don't think I will beat the Florida guys.
by ratsnake
December 31st, 2013, 2:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 New Year's Day Herp Challenge
Replies: 20
Views: 4178

Re: 2014 New Year's Day Herp Challenge

Looks like TX vs LA. I am way out gunned. Lol
by ratsnake
December 31st, 2013, 2:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 New Year's Day Herp Challenge
Replies: 20
Views: 4178

Re: 2014 New Year's Day Herp Challenge

Sure, why not. I am in. The weather should be good, mid 60s and full sun. I have a new spot that has been loaded with herps on previous visits.
by ratsnake
December 11th, 2012, 6:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SC Chapter New Years Day Herp Challenge?
Replies: 28
Views: 4231

Re: SC Chapter New Years Day Herp Challenge?

Sounds like a good idea. Maybe I can get members of the DFWHS it get out for a field trip.
Mark
by ratsnake
September 28th, 2012, 7:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hydrophis donaldi - news
Replies: 65
Views: 12530

Re: Hydrophis donaldi - news

Indigo, Have you ever been on an expedition to a remote part of the world? How would you get things like x-ray machines and ct-scanners there when just getting yourself there is near impossible? How would one even know what to look for internally in a new species that externally looks similar or ide...
by ratsnake
June 14th, 2012, 5:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Most Enjoyable West TX Trip EVER!
Replies: 17
Views: 4287

Re: Most Enjoyable West TX Trip EVER!

Chris- I wish you could have made it! I have an idea. Daryl has several rental properties. We could get a group of us together and rent all of his properties. We could take turns checking out the properies. I have not been to any others but if they are anything like the Huffman pond, we can't go wro...
by ratsnake
June 14th, 2012, 5:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Most Enjoyable West TX Trip EVER!
Replies: 17
Views: 4287

Re: Most Enjoyable West TX Trip EVER!

Thanks everyone! Daryl- Get with me latter, I can give you a copy of whatever you need. You are a great host! Thanks for making it available. Chrish- Thanks for the Rodent id. I have over 500 photos plus video. Narrowing it down was a challenge. I had a lot of problems with Photobucket. Has anyone e...
by ratsnake
June 13th, 2012, 8:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Most Enjoyable West TX Trip EVER!
Replies: 17
Views: 4287

Most Enjoyable West TX Trip EVER!

My youngest daughter asked me several months ago to visit the desert. That is when I realized she was seven and had never seen the desert. She had missed out on every trip. That made it easy to pick a destination for an out of town trip. The Chihuahuan Desert would be our destination. Our normal mot...
by ratsnake
May 29th, 2012, 5:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A quick West Texas trip.
Replies: 21
Views: 5834

Re: A quick West Texas trip.

I think your geckos may be reticulated geckos. Very cool post!
Mark
by ratsnake
April 3rd, 2012, 7:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: strange head movement in rat snake
Replies: 18
Views: 2040

strange head movement in rat snake

I have seen this head movement in prairie kingsnakes but not in great plains rat snakes. I assumed they were attempting to mimic the quick head movements of the western massasaugas that are common in the area. Have you ever seen this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQkNtni68u4&feature=youtube_gdata_...
by ratsnake
March 27th, 2012, 6:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: DFWHS Herp Survey
Replies: 1
Views: 764

DFWHS Herp Survey

The DFW Herp Society conducted a herp survey last weekend in Dallas county. The weather was great. The hi temp for the day was in the low 80's. The winds were light and the sun was full. The day started off slow. We did find a few TX spiny. http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g294/markpyle/Dogwood%203...
by ratsnake
January 11th, 2012, 8:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp Photobombs
Replies: 13
Views: 3301

Re: Herp Photobombs

This was a cool photobomb for me. We where shooting the copperhead and a 3 lined salamander try to commit suicide.
Image
by ratsnake
July 8th, 2011, 6:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What Herp Societies are We Members of?
Replies: 48
Views: 6658

Re: What Herp Societies are We Members of?

I have been a member of the Dallas Fort Worth Herp Society for over 10 years. It is a very stable society with great leadership. The newsletter is probably the best of any herp society. If anyone would like a PDF copy to review, just send me your e-mail. www.dfwherp.org

Mark Pyle
by ratsnake
March 2nd, 2011, 9:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: FHF POLL on HB 1788 and Herp Stamp Usage in TEXAS
Replies: 28
Views: 8299

Re: FHF POLL on HB 1788 and Herp Stamp Usage in TEXAS

I cast one vote for myself but what about the other three members of my family?
by ratsnake
March 1st, 2011, 5:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: TX HB 1788 introduced
Replies: 142
Views: 19901

Re: TX HB 1788 introduced

Daryl, There is no minumim age limit for a hunting license. He can get a youth license for $7 plus $10 for the stamp.
by ratsnake
March 1st, 2011, 5:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: TX HB 1788 introduced
Replies: 142
Views: 19901

Re: TX HB 1788 introduced

I would buy 4, one for each of us.
by ratsnake
February 28th, 2011, 9:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: TX HB 1788 introduced
Replies: 142
Views: 19901

Re: TX HB 1788 introduced

I like this idea, but I would be nice if they put a minimum age. The stamp will cost more that a youth license.
by ratsnake
February 24th, 2011, 6:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone visiting West Texas this year? *Research opportunity
Replies: 25
Views: 2974

Re: Anyone visiting West Texas this year? *Research opportu

Have you contacted UTA? I know they have samples frozen for DNA use. Not sure if they have the species your are looking for but it would be worth a try. Contact info at the bottom. http://biology.uta.edu/herpetology/Herp ... ection.htm

Mark Pyle
by ratsnake
January 4th, 2011, 1:46 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Calling the Biologists, What could have made this happen?
Replies: 83
Views: 21025

Re: Calling the Biologists, What could have made this happe

The birds fell from the sky and they found integral trauma. I wonder if the two have anything to do with each other? :? :roll:

Mark
by ratsnake
June 17th, 2010, 4:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great trip to the Trans Pecos!
Replies: 20
Views: 5832

Re: Great trip to the Trans Pecos!

Thanks everyone!
Chris, Luke did jump out with me but could not keep up! :D I cut it off before it hit the fence line and luke was able to get it. I think I reallized this may be my only shot at getting my hands on a whipsnake.
BTW, only DOR snakes where kept so the gopher is still out there!
by ratsnake
June 16th, 2010, 5:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great trip to the Trans Pecos!
Replies: 20
Views: 5832

Re: Great trip to the Trans Pecos!

Chris, The ringneck was pure luck. It was crossing the road in the day time.

nshepard, for a overweight middle aged guy, it felt like a 100 years!
by ratsnake
June 15th, 2010, 6:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great trip to the Trans Pecos!
Replies: 20
Views: 5832

Great trip to the Trans Pecos!

Special thanks to a great friend that talked me into getting away for the weekend! He even paid for gas! We decided to make a stop on the way for a chance at a lifer. I called a friend and got a lead on a spot for Concho water snakes. We very quickly started seeing water snakes. We found several blo...