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by Josh Young
February 6th, 2017, 10:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Beginner herper.
Replies: 9
Views: 3862

Re: Beginner herper.

I've got JW Corbett near me I can check out. As someone who is intimately familiar with Corbett, it's genuinely the best local herping around, unless you wanna herp the eyesore that is the canefields. Corbett is loaded with crayfish, swamp, garter, ribbon, Florida water, green water, brown water, F...
by Josh Young
January 11th, 2017, 12:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Weird Frog
Replies: 5
Views: 2908

Re: Weird Frog

JakeScott wrote:
Josh Young wrote:Yep, it's a squirrel tree frog.
Josh, this isn't a corn snake, so how sure are you?
You're right, what was I thinking!
by Josh Young
January 9th, 2017, 9:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Weird Frog
Replies: 5
Views: 2908

Re: Weird Frog

Yep, it's a squirrel tree frog.
by Josh Young
December 20th, 2016, 2:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Everglades Herping Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 6846

Re: Everglades Herping Questions

I'd focus more with hiking than cruising during the day, especially the morning in ENP. There really isn't much to cruise in the park away from the main road and that week is the most heavily trafficked week for the park, so I doubt you'll be finding much crossing the roads alive during the day. Sca...
by Josh Young
August 28th, 2016, 4:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finally wrapped up Lampropeltis for Florida.
Replies: 5
Views: 2631

Re: Finally wrapped up Lampropeltis for Florida.

Brian Hubbs wrote:Nice find. Those can be tough. Did you flip it or cruise it?
I cruised it.
beemaster wrote:Pardon my ignorance, but are these generally considered to be tougher to find than L. extenuata and S. Fl. mole kings?
These turn up with more frequency than both short-taileds and SoFla mole kings.
by Josh Young
August 26th, 2016, 11:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finally wrapped up Lampropeltis for Florida.
Replies: 5
Views: 2631

Finally wrapped up Lampropeltis for Florida.

This past Saturday morning I finally turned up an Apalachicola lowlands kingsnake that wasn't DOR. I have absolutely terrible luck with getula in the state north of Lake Okeechobee and openly joke about being getula repellent, but kinda believe I may actually be. Maybe my repellent is starting to we...
by Josh Young
August 24th, 2016, 10:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finally wrapped up Lampropeltis for Florida.
Replies: 6
Views: 3129

Re: Finally wrapped up Lampropeltis for Florida.

I just moved to a place off the Wakulla River, so hoping to get a rainbow within the next year while I'm here.
by Josh Young
August 24th, 2016, 2:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finally wrapped up Lampropeltis for Florida.
Replies: 6
Views: 3129

Finally wrapped up Lampropeltis for Florida.

This past Saturday morning I finally turned up an Apalachicola lowlands kingsnake that wasn't DOR. I have absolutely terrible luck with getula in the state north of Lake Okeechobee and openly joke about being getula repellent, but kinda believe I may actually be. Maybe my repellent is starting to we...
by Josh Young
June 24th, 2016, 4:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post-Tropical Storm Colin and a Day with Noah M.
Replies: 11
Views: 4653

Re: Post-Tropical Storm Colin and a Day with Noah M.

Josh Holbrook wrote:The first fish looks like a bluespotted sunfish, and the Bass is indeed a bass, but not a largemouth - It's a warmouth (warmouth have red eyes).
It's a juvie largemouth. The eye color isn't uncommon at that age and it changes with age.
by Josh Young
April 8th, 2016, 4:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps in habitat - photo thread
Replies: 69
Views: 26223

Re: Herps in habitat - photo thread

A mole kingsnake from Apalachicola National Forest in the Florida panhandle. https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5824/21082675982_459a83e738_b.jpg Mole kingsnake from Apalachicola National Forest. by Josh Young , on Flickr Nikon D7100 w/ Samyang F2.8 10mm. F10 1/160 ISO 320 An eastern mudsnake from the e...
by Josh Young
January 27th, 2016, 2:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: florida herp activity question
Replies: 14
Views: 5644

Re: florida herp activity question

Plenty of Brooks kings have been turning up in ENP the past 2 months.
by Josh Young
January 14th, 2016, 11:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!
Replies: 61
Views: 36519

Re: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!

Maybe not my best, but it's my favorite from last year.

ImageMole kingsnake from Apalachicola National Forest. by Josh Young, on Flickr
by Josh Young
January 2nd, 2016, 9:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of 2015 (Salamanders and a trip to SoFla)
Replies: 7
Views: 3745

End of 2015 (Salamanders and a trip to SoFla)

In the middle of December I made a trip up about 2 1/2 hours north in west central Georgia in a passing storm front in hopes of seeing some lifer salamanders, and because the storms were just skipping my part of Georgia in general. I originally started off about an hour north of me hoping to find so...
by Josh Young
December 24th, 2015, 3:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Jewel of the Flatwoods.
Replies: 6
Views: 3086

Jewel of the Flatwoods.

I had the opportunity to see the wonderful Frosted Flatwoods salamander on 2 occasions this year. The first time I was lucky enough to see 8 individuals making their breeding migration in a passing storm front. https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5714/23394608880_59d0eab6aa_b.jpg Frosted Flatwoods Salama...
by Josh Young
December 22nd, 2015, 2:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: All them salamanders of 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 8510

Re: All them salamanders of 2015

Lot's of great photos man. Makes me want to spend more of next year looking for more salamanders.
by Josh Young
November 21st, 2015, 4:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rest of October and November so far.
Replies: 3
Views: 2045

Rest of October and November so far.

October for me was mostly spent chasing hognose snakes, and I wasn't disappointed. Hognose are one of my favorite snakes to see stretched across the road. Came across this southern hognose towards the end of October on a new road in a new county for me, crossing the road in the evening. https://farm...
by Josh Young
November 4th, 2015, 10:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help with Salamander Migrations in Florida
Replies: 6
Views: 2249

Re: Help with Salamander Migrations in Florida

It's still kinda early for Ambystomids in Florida, couple weeks will be when they kick off. I've only seen random marbleds and moles move here, as well as the ever present dwarfs. The weekend before Thanksgiving last year is when tigers started moving where I live so I imagine it will be around the ...
by Josh Young
October 25th, 2015, 10:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID question and some herping
Replies: 5
Views: 2192

Re: ID question and some herping

Occasionally an oddball squirrel treefrog pops up, like this one I found in my yard last year.

ImageSquirrel treefrog. by Josh Young, on Flickr
by Josh Young
October 15th, 2015, 4:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not a bad start to October.
Replies: 3
Views: 3110

Not a bad start to October.

This past Thursday I was in North Florida chasing simus , and this time, instead of finding a coral snake, I encountered a very large (close to 5 feet) eastern diamondback rattlesnake. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/648/22024170866_0fcc6eb13f_b.jpg Eastern diamondback rattlesnake. by Josh Young , on...
by Josh Young
October 14th, 2015, 5:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coralfest.
Replies: 6
Views: 2753

Re: Coralfest.

So Josh, Hmmmm, wonder if you went 'looking for Corals', would you actually turn up a simus ?? Ha-ha. LoL. Man, those are some pretty dang nice looking Corals, brother. Beautiful landscape and habitat shots of such awesome herp country. Thanks for sharing. Dave Actually, this past Sunday I went out...
by Josh Young
October 6th, 2015, 3:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coralfest.
Replies: 6
Views: 2753

Coralfest.

September was my best month of the year this year, started it off with finding the ANF mole king followed by some other cool stuff. September was also my best month for coral snakes since moving from SoFla where I use to find coral snakes in abundance. Last year, my first year moving back up to SoWe...
by Josh Young
September 12th, 2015, 11:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fun weekend in ANF.
Replies: 0
Views: 2221

Fun weekend in ANF.

Last weekend I joined my buddy Garrett for a weekend in ANF to chase after mole kings primarily. We struck out on getting a mole king but we had some pretty good success. Friday night we got this scarlet king, only the second I've come across AOR in the forest. https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5663/20...
by Josh Young
September 11th, 2015, 10:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ANF let me in on it's secret.
Replies: 13
Views: 3355

Re: ANF let me in on it's secret.

I'd be surprised if some "locals" accounts of corn snakes in ANF were not Mole Kings! DANG that is a nice stunner in the 2nd group of photos, even more so than the first set, despite it being the same one!. Any special lighting used or was it just that beautifully stunning?! I actually had it pegge...
by Josh Young
September 8th, 2015, 7:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your all-time best rattlesnake shots
Replies: 37
Views: 13942

Re: Your all-time best rattlesnake shots

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/462/19017018503_84d8bc2f7c_b.jpg Canebrake rattlesnake. by Josh Young , on Flickr https://farm1.staticflickr.com/618/20245729103_8c901521c7_b.jpg Canebrake rattlesnake. by Josh Young , on Flickr https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3933/15492243475_841cda912a_b.jpg Eastern ...
by Josh Young
September 8th, 2015, 7:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ANF let me in on it's secret.
Replies: 13
Views: 3355

Re: ANF let me in on it's secret.

Thanks you guys. It's a snake I've longed to see after getting the South Florida mole kingsnake last year. This mole king is my favorite snake I've found to date. So here's a couple more photos of it. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/604/20956155158_d348c5ccc7_b.jpg Mole kingsnake. by Josh Young , on ...
by Josh Young
September 2nd, 2015, 3:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ANF let me in on it's secret.
Replies: 9
Views: 5659

ANF let me in on it's secret.

Last night just after sunset after just over a year and a half of searching, ANF threw me a bone and gave up my #1 target for the area. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/711/21066500306_6869f15495_b.jpg Mole kingsnake from Apalachicola National Forest. by Josh Young , on Flickr https://farm6.staticflic...
by Josh Young
September 2nd, 2015, 3:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ANF let me in on it's secret.
Replies: 13
Views: 3355

Re: ANF let me in on it's secret.

Was it actually in the forest , or from a fringe ag area ? I know they are hard to come by, so , congrats !! It was inside the forest. Very pretty orange on that one! Most of mine are brownish or brick-red. Last night was Mole King night I guess! A neonate Mole King last night at work, sadly I was ...
by Josh Young
September 2nd, 2015, 12:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ANF let me in on it's secret.
Replies: 13
Views: 3355

ANF let me in on it's secret.

Last night just after sunset after just over a year and a half of searching, ANF threw me a bone and gave up my #1 target for the area. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/711/21066500306_6869f15495_b.jpg Mole kingsnake from Apalachicola National Forest. by Josh Young , on Flickr https://farm6.staticflic...
by Josh Young
August 28th, 2015, 9:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: May through beginning of August. (Updated)
Replies: 8
Views: 3056

Re: May through beginning of August.

I've never seen a Gartersnake like that, and that last shot with the Cottonmouth is really awesome! How long was the exposure on that shot? It's 2 separate frames, I took a shot of the cotton with my usual settings and then took a 30" exposure of the Milky Way. Nice hognose. I have only found easte...
by Josh Young
August 23rd, 2015, 4:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: May through beginning of August. (Updated)
Replies: 8
Views: 3056

May through beginning of August. (Updated)

Haven't made a post in a while, so here's some photos of what I've been up too since my last post. Came across this diamondback in ANF mid-May. https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5468/17652681589_3009c47a11_c.jpg Eastern diamondback rattlesnake. by Josh Young , on Flickr Managed to get my first coral sn...
by Josh Young
July 31st, 2015, 11:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ANF Herping
Replies: 3
Views: 1636

Re: ANF Herping

I'll likely be in there, I'm generally in there once a week at least.
by Josh Young
July 16th, 2015, 3:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RFI: Mudnsnakes?
Replies: 7
Views: 2996

Re: RFI: Mudnsnakes?

Um, I've probably cruised around half of them, the other half I shined at a spillway were most of the mud snakes I see come from, several were cruised there as well. I've gotten more DOR muds from that area this year than I did last year, also. We didn't get the rainfall this May that we did last ye...
by Josh Young
July 14th, 2015, 10:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RFI: Mudnsnakes?
Replies: 7
Views: 2996

Re: RFI: Mudnsnakes?

I've seen probably 15-20 this year, including one just the night before last, just haven't been uploading to HERP because my home's wifi has been crap lately. I also haven't spent much time out looking for them at the spot where I saw a lot last year.
by Josh Young
June 3rd, 2015, 8:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frog ID Opinion?
Replies: 9
Views: 2528

Re: Frog ID Opinion?

Josh Holbrook and I observed pig frogs and leopards frogs in a tidal salt marsh, we even saw striped mud turtles as well.
by Josh Young
May 16th, 2015, 12:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of March through Beginning of May.
Replies: 5
Views: 1726

End of March through Beginning of May.

Just wanted to share some of what I've seen over the past few weeks, been a great year so far, hoping it only gets better. https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8721/16902017991_516528e1a2_c.jpg Dwarf salamander. by Josh Young , on Flickr https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7606/16715365468_09157bb878_c.jpg Juven...
by Josh Young
April 15th, 2015, 5:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Productive Day with My Son
Replies: 9
Views: 2486

Re: A Productive Day with My Son

Blue tilapia get rather large, I think up to 20 inches and can weigh up to around 10 pounds at the extremes, but are usually around 12 inches and weigh a few pounds at max in SoFla. I use to see a lot of large ones with regularity in the canals in SoFla, and have caught quite a few that were meal wo...
by Josh Young
April 14th, 2015, 5:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Productive Day with My Son
Replies: 9
Views: 2486

Re: A Productive Day with My Son

Your unknown fish is a blue tilapia.
by Josh Young
April 7th, 2015, 1:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamander Larvae ID?
Replies: 3
Views: 1194

Re: Salamander Larvae ID?

Much darker than the larvae I see of this species, but I have found dwarf salamander larvae along the bank of Lake Seminole in southwest Georgia, I too thought it to be unusual but apparently they'll use whatever body of water they can for reproduction, in large lakes full of predatory fish they'll ...
by Josh Young
March 23rd, 2015, 3:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your most significant find in 2015
Replies: 51
Views: 16784

Re: Your most significant find in 2015

So far this tiger salamander I found on Super Bowl Sunday night is mine. I've grown extremely fond of these guys and I'm patiently counting down the time until November rolls around to chase these awesome animals crossing roads again. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7329/15803364414_7e95219283_b.jpg ...
by Josh Young
March 22nd, 2015, 10:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Looking for fellow herpers in FL
Replies: 7
Views: 2816

Re: Looking for fellow herpers in FL

Josh Holbrook- You and Josh young, and Jake scott are all legends in my eyes as far as herping goes in FL. You guys have accomplished finding a lot of herps I hope to find one day. So if any of you ever wanna team up let me know. I don't mind herping solo but I figure it'd be a little more enjoyabl...
by Josh Young
March 19th, 2015, 6:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A little of South Florida and southern Georgia.
Replies: 2
Views: 1639

A little of South Florida and southern Georgia.

I made a last minute trip down to SoFla to meet up with some guys from NC/VA/PA at the beginning of March. I went down to an area known to many for SoFla mole kings hoping to score myself another but the weather didn't do as expected and kinda flopped. It was just hot, and the only herps out were ra...
by Josh Young
March 18th, 2015, 1:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Looking for fellow herpers in FL
Replies: 7
Views: 2816

Re: Looking for fellow herpers in FL

The white blazer was Bill Barham, he's from NC.
by Josh Young
February 27th, 2015, 12:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: MOAR Tiger salamanders.
Replies: 4
Views: 1483

Re: MOAR Tiger salamanders.

Those tigrinum are something else. Have you hiked any up in their breeding ponds this season? Didn't get to hike any in the vernals this season, maybe as the year progresses I'll run into the owner of the property where I found them here and be able to get access to shine the vernals during the nex...
by Josh Young
February 26th, 2015, 11:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is that Frog?
Replies: 5
Views: 1473

Re: What is that Frog?

They all look to be bullfrogs to me.
by Josh Young
February 18th, 2015, 6:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: MOAR Tiger salamanders.
Replies: 4
Views: 1483

MOAR Tiger salamanders.

So, after finding my first tiger salamanders intentionally this past November, I have become addicted to Ambystoma. This past Monday night/early Tuesday morning I drove an hour and a half north of where I live to an area I visited last year. I was hoping to see some different salamanders moving acro...
by Josh Young
February 6th, 2015, 1:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just a few things from the past few weeks.
Replies: 3
Views: 1185

Just a few things from the past few weeks.

With most local Ambystoma activity slacked off and nearly to an end now, I thought I share the few things I've seen since the middle of January. Starting with a couple of snakes found at a pond behind my house. It was a warmish night and I had gone down to see if I could see any tiger salamander act...
by Josh Young
January 18th, 2015, 7:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Theme 6 - Camouflage
Replies: 39
Views: 9670

Re: Theme 6 - Camouflage

Juvenile gray rat snake, displaying it's common name here in south Georgia, oak snake, as it blends in with a oak tree in my yard. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7185/13864796554_808846bc8b_c.jpg Gray rat snake. by Joshua W. Young , on Flickr A large rough green snake, that baffled a few herpers as ...
by Josh Young
January 17th, 2015, 2:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Everglades National Park in the rain
Replies: 14
Views: 4516

Re: Everglades National Park in the rain

Congrats on the juvenlie brooks king, that was pretty much the only snake that eluded myself and the others I was with when we were just down there before the new year.
by Josh Young
January 13th, 2015, 4:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: More Caudate appreciation and a trip to ENP.
Replies: 2
Views: 1105

More Caudate appreciation and a trip to ENP.

My first post of Caudate appreciate in case anyone missed it. http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=21067 Towards the end of December we got some more rains that brought out more salamanders around my area. The night started off with a mole salamander down the road from my house. ...
by Josh Young
January 12th, 2015, 6:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Everglades National Park in the rain
Replies: 14
Views: 4516

Re: Everglades National Park in the rain

Rain is a good thing for cruising around sunset and after that in ENP. It'll bring out mostly natricines, such as water snakes, ribbons snakes, garter snakes, Florida brown snakes, crayfish snakes and swamp snakes. It'll also possibly bring out mud snakes. Cottonmouths will likely be present. Other...