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by dbh
June 30th, 2015, 7:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Annual Meeting
Replies: 99
Views: 46349

Re: 2016 Annual Meeting

Maybe ask Andy G. if there is anyplace in TX that he would want surveyed that could hold a small group and has facilities close?
by dbh
June 27th, 2015, 6:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Annual Meeting
Replies: 99
Views: 46349

Re: 2016 Annual Meeting

I have decided not to continue my position as IB in the SC chapter in 2016. I can resign now so that someone else can be elected to this position and be involved in the 2016 Annual meeting planning. I currently have less time to use for my herping interests than I would like and don't see that chang...
by dbh
April 30th, 2015, 6:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Suikerbosrand Reserve, South Africa. Nov 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 1760

Re: Suikerbosrand Reserve, South Africa. Nov 2014

I believe your strange plant is a Boophane sp. Cool plant!

David
by dbh
December 5th, 2014, 11:45 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: roaches for sale
Replies: 13
Views: 5683

Re: roaches for sale

Chris,

Try bean beetles for your Coleonyx.
Doesn't get much easier than that, although they do fly but not bad.

David
by dbh
December 5th, 2014, 11:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bagging snakes for photos?
Replies: 50
Views: 17116

Re: Bagging snakes for photos?

I do not like to criticize and only meant for my comments to be a little informative.
I certainly don't want to squelch the enthusiasm of any newcomers.
I also never meant to derail the thread.

David
by dbh
December 5th, 2014, 10:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bagging snakes for photos?
Replies: 50
Views: 17116

Re: Bagging snakes for photos?

Bill, In reference to: "I have to respectfully take exception to tailing a snake necessarily being bad. Often a fast moving racer type is best subdued quickly by tailing and swinging it between your legs as quickly as possible, catching it gently, then hand grasping it in multipoint body hold. I hav...
by dbh
December 5th, 2014, 8:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bagging snakes for photos?
Replies: 50
Views: 17116

Re: Bagging snakes for photos?

I personally do not believe that holding a snake by the tail and letting it hang is a technique that should be used. Many other ways to handle a snake that are much safer for the snake.

David
by dbh
November 26th, 2014, 5:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 Chapter Board Member Nominations
Replies: 6
Views: 2714

Re: 2015 Chapter Board Member Nominations

Chris and membership, I am interested in moving this forward if possible. Would the incumbents verify whether they are willing to serve again in the same position as last year? I guess that means to nominate yourself. Chris - would you be willing to accept President if we get no other nominations? P...
by dbh
August 15th, 2014, 9:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Everglades monster constrictor hunt. Doing my part.
Replies: 135
Views: 27440

Re: Everglades monster constrictor hunt. Doing my part.

Here is a link to one of Gordon Rodda's earlier and more interesting papers.
It is not about pythons.

Diversity: How to Lie with Biodiversity
http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/icwdm_usdanwrc/657/

I found it to be interesting reading.

David
by dbh
July 8th, 2014, 8:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Everglades snake ID Request
Replies: 7
Views: 1741

Re: Everglades snake ID Request

Looks like Nerodia taxispilota to me.

David
by dbh
June 28th, 2014, 4:19 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: A little advice on Ackie shedding issue?
Replies: 11
Views: 5094

Re: A little advice on Ackie shedding issue?

Monitor lizards don't shed all at once. How long has this been going on? Perhaps you don't have a problem.

David
by dbh
June 10th, 2014, 11:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: June Species Counts
Replies: 12
Views: 4917

Re: June Species Counts

I got my first Farancia on a road in Plaquemine parish I have hunted hard for several years on the evening of the 6th DOR. Several other Muds since, they were definitely crawling last week.

David
by dbh
June 5th, 2014, 7:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Central Chapter field trip
Replies: 19
Views: 4771

Re: South Central Chapter field trip

I have to work that day and the next so will be unable to make it.
I hope you have a good turnout!

David
by dbh
May 27th, 2014, 8:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 1 day = 4/5 venomous for sabine parish (dead or alive)
Replies: 7
Views: 2065

Re: 1 day = 4/5 venomous for sabine parish (dead or alive)

Awesome day Jeff!

David
by dbh
May 8th, 2014, 12:44 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: understory/streamside anoles?
Replies: 2
Views: 2145

Re: understory/streamside anoles?

I was watching your thread for an answer as I like these lizards too.
I did not know of any in the US.
We have Anolis argenteolus here but no one seems to be interested in them. They do quite well.

David
by dbh
April 24th, 2014, 11:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April Species Counts
Replies: 22
Views: 4682

Re: April Species Counts

I have been out of state so decided to cruise last night and see if things were picking up. I finally got an AOR Regina grahamii but it was so muddy I had to flip it over to ID it. Nerodia fasciata confluens 4 DOR Nerodia erythrogaster flavigaster 1 DOR Nerodia rhombifer rhombifer 1 DOR Nerodia cycl...
by dbh
April 3rd, 2014, 9:38 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: snake regurge question- what would you do?-another update
Replies: 36
Views: 12459

Re: snake regurge question- update, what would you do?

Sorry, I just saw this pic. I think the swelling is consistent with a probable protozoan problem. You should get a fecal smear done, not a float. I think I would treat with Flagyl asap. Of course, I am not a Vet. I have never seen Flagyl do harm when administered correctly. If you have access to a m...
by dbh
March 29th, 2014, 4:52 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: snake regurge question- what would you do?-another update
Replies: 36
Views: 12459

Re: snake regurge question- update, what would you do?

If you could post pictures of both snakes it would be helpful. If we could see the swelling in the other snake it might help. The subtle swelling caused by protozoans is sometimes recognizable, whether it is Trichomonas or an Amoeba. Is the snake defecating anything, any mucous looking liquid? A pic...
by dbh
January 24th, 2014, 9:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chapter field trips
Replies: 40
Views: 11484

Re: Chapter field trips

I believe that Chris is right about the charge of trespassing in reference to a fence for Texas. A fence is all that is required, no signs necessary, to post an area as private. I seem to remember this being explained to me by law enforcement.................... In other words - you can't cross a fe...
by dbh
December 27th, 2013, 4:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 New Year's Day Herp Challenge
Replies: 20
Views: 4146

Re: 2014 New Year's Day Herp Challenge

I will give it a try.
David
by dbh
December 6th, 2013, 10:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Show me your Salt Marsh Snake
Replies: 53
Views: 8698

Re: Show me your Salt Marsh Snake

Josh,

Some of those are close to freshwater but also close to salt, it's LA after all.
I tried not to show a bunch of road trauma snakes, there are some nice venters in my NAHERP records. Some definitely have some fasciata in them,I usually go by the venter to see that.

David
by dbh
December 6th, 2013, 9:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Show me your Salt Marsh Snake
Replies: 53
Views: 8698

Re: Show me your Salt Marsh Snake

These are all from Louisiana. These are all pics from my NAHERP records. St. Tammany Parish http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/123849-150731.jpg St. Bernard Parish http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/124906-152129.jpg http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/124906-152130.jpg http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/124903-1521...
by dbh
November 26th, 2013, 8:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Our species list for the year so far - 153 and counting
Replies: 49
Views: 14645

Re: Our species list for the year so far - 148 and counting

John,

Those are some really nice/noteworthy records!
I am envious.

David
by dbh
November 25th, 2013, 3:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 SC Chapter Officer Nominations
Replies: 7
Views: 1833

Re: 2014 SC Chapter Officer Nominations

I accept also but would also like to see Chris Harrison continue in the position.
I like the active role he has played in this Chapter.
David
by dbh
July 26th, 2013, 12:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rhinocheilus in Central and North Central Texas?
Replies: 3
Views: 1420

Re: Rhinocheilus in Central and North Central Texas?

I have caught them in West Tarrant/East Parker counties.
You would probably call them old records...........70's-80's.
Never did find a Hypsiglena in those counties though.
David
by dbh
July 26th, 2013, 12:29 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Anybody see this?
Replies: 104
Views: 33191

Re: Anybody see this?

Very true statement ---- "The law is the law and selective enforcement should scare the crap out of you." Having selective enforcement is how ridiculous laws stay on the books but that is actually a different topic. kricket, When you read this proposal you came up with this conclusion - " This isn't...
by dbh
July 23rd, 2013, 3:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: IHS and New Orleans herping
Replies: 2
Views: 984

Re: IHS and New Orleans herping

Chad,
I will see you at IHS. PM me or just see me at the meetings.
It is a banner year for deerflies.

David
by dbh
July 12th, 2013, 4:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: July Species Counts
Replies: 16
Views: 3326

Re: July Species Counts

I went out last night at sunset and had a pair of Painted Buntings also.
They were actually sitting on the road...................weird.

David
by dbh
June 20th, 2013, 3:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SoCal Herping roundup 4th-11th of June. (Lotsa Pics!)
Replies: 9
Views: 4017

Re: SoCal Herping roundup 4th-11th of June. (Lotsa Pics!)

Nice post and a good herping weekend. You had some luck.
Your American goldfinch looks like a Lesser goldfinch.
The chipmunk is an Antelope ground squirrel.

David
by dbh
June 18th, 2013, 7:09 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: beetle question
Replies: 5
Views: 1854

Re: beetle question

Caterpillar Hunter, probably Calosoma sp..

David
by dbh
June 15th, 2013, 2:09 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: pip, pip, pipped
Replies: 9
Views: 2934

Re: pip, pip, pipped

Are you saying that clutch was laid on 21 May and is hatching on 15 June?
Wow, what temperature did you incubate the eggs at?

Thanks,
David
by dbh
June 7th, 2013, 8:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northern Spain
Replies: 3
Views: 1783

Re: Northern Spain

I really liked this part: " Friday, cold,grey wind and rain. No reptiles out. Toads beneath logs. Almost giving up with this place. Saturday, Hooray the sun is shining, it's our last day and it's my 49th birthday :D I love this place." You had a great birthday! Wow, some fantastic scenery in that ar...
by dbh
June 5th, 2013, 9:28 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Shark fishing.
Replies: 11
Views: 6600

Re: Shark fishing.

Tim,
I really enjoy your posts. I hope you are putting more adventures into print!
A "book" on the natural and unnatural history of Monroe County maybe?
I bet you have some real fun examples of Keys life.
Thank you for taking the time to post this.
David
by dbh
June 5th, 2013, 8:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: June Species Counts
Replies: 12
Views: 2973

Re: June Species Counts

Last night, 4 June down this direction. Pretty slow.
David

Snakes:
8 Nerodia c. clarki 3 DOR
3 Thamnophis proximus orarius 3 DOR
1 Pantherophis obsoleta lindheimeri DOR

Amphibians:
3 Hyla cinerea
4 Ollotis nebulifer
by dbh
May 22nd, 2013, 4:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Possible Jean Lafitte Preserve Herp Survey
Replies: 8
Views: 1935

Re: Possible Jean Lafitte Preserve Herp Survey

I can help out.
David
by dbh
May 10th, 2013, 6:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Fungal Disease
Replies: 95
Views: 19496

Re: Snake Fungal Disease

Gerry, Chapter 3 is pretty good although obviously Amphib oriented. I imagine that you have already seen it. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=amphibian%20husbandry%20resource%20guide&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CCwQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aza.org%2FuploadedFiles%2FConservation%2FCommitments...
by dbh
May 9th, 2013, 11:13 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Not Gravid...
Replies: 10
Views: 2320

Re: Not Gravid...

Jim, I am not sure if you are still being sarcastic when you asked if you can have an overweight snake or not, but in case you are not................yes you can. Your 2.0 snakes are indeed overweight and in my experience that is the leading cause of death in captive snakes. It is particularly bad i...
by dbh
April 19th, 2013, 5:13 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Home invasion
Replies: 12
Views: 14409

Re: Home invasion

Do you have bird feeders out and do you see the Flying squirrels on your bird feeders?

David
by dbh
April 18th, 2013, 1:45 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Herbivorous lizard diet and gout
Replies: 7
Views: 3053

Re: Herbivorous lizard diet and gout

KevinS, I am not sure what information you want about gout but I can confirm that it will kill young Chuckwallas. It is a very complex issue when dealing with omnivores in general and lizards in particular. That tremendous food response by the neonates for live bugs I am sure is there for a reason, ...
by dbh
March 9th, 2013, 8:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NPS/NatGeo Bioblitz - Jean Lafitte NP (New Orleans)
Replies: 5
Views: 1931

Re: NPS/NatGeo Bioblitz - Jean Lafitte NP (New Orleans)

This park has experienced a huge increase in the number of feral pigs. I visit this area frequently and have watched these pigs actually flip logs with their noses. Almost every log that can be moved has been flipped by the pigs!
Hope to see you guys out there.

David
by dbh
February 27th, 2013, 5:34 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Most Important Herpetocultural Breakthroughs
Replies: 20
Views: 4077

Re: Most Important Herpetocultural Breakthroughs

Development of reliable sexing techniques made a huge difference in herpetoculture. Seems simple now but that was not always the case. Incubation techniques = same thing. Hatching clutches and sexing neonates allowed the Keeper to manage a collection and effectively line breed for the first time. Ji...
by dbh
January 2nd, 2013, 6:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SC Chapter New Years Day Herp Challenge
Replies: 11
Views: 2811

Re: SC Chapter New Years Day Herp Challenge

Wow, Eric, I wish I would have been with you! Some cool stuff and pretty fantastic for going to a new area. I had to work and then some cruising for me. Orleans Parish "city/work herping" 1- Gastrophryne carolinensis 2- Scincella lateralis 6- Anolis c. carolinensis 11- Anolis sagrei Went out cruisin...
by dbh
December 22nd, 2012, 6:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012 NAFHA Database Scoreboard
Replies: 14
Views: 4702

Re: 2012 NAFHA Database Scoreboard

Eric,
Weather forecast for south Louisiana looks pretty good next week, we should be able to get 85 Pseudacris crucifer with a little effort! I bet some other stuff will show up too.

The forecast for New Year's day on the other hand looks a little cold but at least it's a wet cold!

David
by dbh
December 11th, 2012, 7:07 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Just Curious on who keeps California Kingsnakes?
Replies: 18
Views: 3282

Re: Just Curious on who keeps California Kingsnakes?

Repaphin, It may just be the picture or the snakes pose but your huge male looks a little overweight. I can't tell for sure but if he is over 3 years old and adult size you may want to cut his food intake back. Another couple of pictures would help. Hibernating him would be a great way to start. Slo...
by dbh
December 11th, 2012, 6:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SC Chapter New Years Day Herp Challenge?
Replies: 28
Views: 4201

Re: SC Chapter New Years Day Herp Challenge?

Unfortunately I have to work on New Years Day. I will try and do some herping close to home if the weather is OK.
I wish you all good luck.
David
by dbh
December 1st, 2012, 7:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 NAFHA South Central Chapter Officer Nominations
Replies: 33
Views: 4239

Re: 2013 NAFHA South Central Chapter Officer Nominations

I agree and with the support of Officers in the chapter that are involved it enables us to have more opportunities to have official meetings. I was kinda hoping we could get some meetings in the state of Texas. You know, like dark of the moon, April, somewhere south of Freer. The possibilities are e...
by dbh
November 30th, 2012, 5:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 NAFHA South Central Chapter Officer Nominations
Replies: 33
Views: 4239

Re: 2013 NAFHA South Central Chapter Officer Nominations

Shane, I respectfully disagree about the chain of command. " Secretary: Shall maintain the non-financial business records, shall record minutes of all chapter meetings, shall maintain a journal of these minutes, recording them in a timely manner and making them available to all members of the chapte...
by dbh
November 27th, 2012, 5:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 NAFHA South Central Chapter Officer Nominations
Replies: 33
Views: 4239

Re: 2013 NAFHA South Central Chapter Officer Nominations

Kyle, I nominated you for Secretary because I think of that position as 3rd in the chain of command for the Chapter. I don't know you personally but I enjoy the positive tone of your posts and your dedication to getting out and herping. Quite frankly, I also felt that it would be good to have someon...
by dbh
November 25th, 2012, 3:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: There and Back again - A foreigners tale
Replies: 8
Views: 2343

Re: There and Back again - A foreigners tale

Nice trip report.
The immature hawk is not an Accipiter, look at the eye color and how thick the toes and legs are.
It is a Buteo, I would guess an immature Broadwing. How big was it?

David
by dbh
November 16th, 2012, 8:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 NAFHA South Central Chapter Officer Nominations
Replies: 33
Views: 4239

Re: 2013 NAFHA South Central Chapter Officer Nominations

These are my nominations.

President: Eric Rittmeyer (ritt)
VP: Chris Williams (gretzkyrh4)
Conservation Officer: Chris Williams (gretzkyrh4)
Education Specialist: Jeff Weinell (jeffro)
Secretary - Kyle Elmore (soopaman)
IB Members: Eric Rittmeyer (ritt), Chris Harrison (ChrisH)


Sincerely,
David