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by crocdoc
December 8th, 2014, 1:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bagging snakes for photos?
Replies: 50
Views: 17129

Re: Bagging snakes for photos?

Nice! I have had one run up my leg, but didn't manage a shot. Your head shot tops that. Nice frilly, too!
by crocdoc
December 7th, 2014, 10:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bagging snakes for photos?
Replies: 50
Views: 17129

Re: Bagging snakes for photos?

Hence my quotes, which in this case indicated facetiousness... Um...yeah...I realise that. I was simply pointing out that here we don't even pretend it's remotely heroic. It's just a wanker shot. Well, "impressive" would be subjective and I didn't want to touch that one. One could say the same abou...
by crocdoc
December 7th, 2014, 1:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bagging snakes for photos?
Replies: 50
Views: 17129

Re: Bagging snakes for photos?

Crocdoc, that isn't ironic, because the avatar does not constitute a "good shot." Well, you got me there. Haha. Just more good-natured ribbing...many of us have those "hero shots" holding impressive herps. You got me on it not constituting a 'good shot'. I'm going to call you on it not being an 'im...
by crocdoc
December 6th, 2014, 11:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bagging snakes for photos?
Replies: 50
Views: 17129

Re: Bagging snakes for photos?

I was reading through this thread, stumbled upon this and just had to take a screen shot.

Think I've got a new meme, here!

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Just sayin...

(I'm busting your balls, kid. Don't take it to heart, but you have to admit it IS funny)
by crocdoc
June 4th, 2014, 7:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Guyana snakes- a photolog
Replies: 23
Views: 14211

Re: Guyana snakes- a photolog

Beautiful shots of beautiful snakes.
by crocdoc
June 3rd, 2014, 9:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick quiz: Guess the snake species
Replies: 8
Views: 3874

Re: Quick quiz: Guess the snake species

Taken the same day: Necrophidians.

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by crocdoc
June 3rd, 2014, 5:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick quiz: Guess the snake species
Replies: 8
Views: 3874

Re: Quick quiz: Guess the snake species

We have several winners. Melanistic garter it is. It's a red-sided garter, Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis, from Manitoba.
by crocdoc
June 3rd, 2014, 2:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick quiz: Guess the snake species
Replies: 8
Views: 3874

Re: Quick quiz: Guess the snake species

Right. :)
by crocdoc
June 2nd, 2014, 11:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick quiz: Guess the snake species
Replies: 8
Views: 3874

Quick quiz: Guess the snake species

One hint: North America

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by crocdoc
March 17th, 2014, 8:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Last Child in the Woods
Replies: 15
Views: 4724

Re: Last Child in the Woods

Anyone read this book? Intriguing to say the least. I read it and thought it was excellent. It's been a while since I have read it, but I thought the information on brain development in homogenous vs heterogeneous environments (such as those found in nature) was interesting. I can't recall the spec...
by crocdoc
March 1st, 2014, 6:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What I Learned About Life from Field Herping
Replies: 154
Views: 26319

Re: What I Learned About Life from Field Herping

I learned to enjoy the wilderness on my own long before I started herping (I grew up in central Canada, so to call an excursion 'herping' would have been hopeful in the extreme), but one thing I have learned from field herping (more specifically, field herping photography) since then is patience. If...
by crocdoc
February 28th, 2014, 7:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What I Learned About Life from Field Herping
Replies: 154
Views: 26319

Re: What I Learned About Life from Field Herping

Serious question: without having faith in an all powerful God that will guide you and bless you, what reason is there for hope? Serious answer: If your faith is the only thing you have to live for, perhaps you should take a long hard look inward and ask yourself why that is. Then perhaps ask yourse...
by crocdoc
February 27th, 2014, 7:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mid-Winter Trip to S. Florida/ENP (xposted from NE Forum)
Replies: 20
Views: 5092

Re: Mid-Winter Trip to S. Florida/ENP (xposted from NE Forum

Someone in a canoe kept getting closer to that one, and scared it off. I'm so glad I got some decent pictures first, or I may have started yelling obscenities at the person. I've just had the most amazing case of deja vu (although in my scenario, I did not refrain from yelling obscenities)! Two yea...
by crocdoc
February 27th, 2014, 5:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What I Learned About Life from Field Herping
Replies: 154
Views: 26319

Re: What I Learned About Life from Field Herping

On topic (what I learned about life from field herping): When possible, bring a child along as they see things through fresher eyes (ie spot things these old eyes don't see). Off topic (sorry to add to the derailment, but this is meant in humour): I'd challenge you next time you're herping with a Ch...
by crocdoc
February 17th, 2014, 6:29 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Unsupport National Wildlife Fed. they support python ban
Replies: 65
Views: 48134

Re: Unsupport National Wildlife Fed. they support python ban

...seriously affecting animal related businesses such as the pet industry, the animal wrangling film industry , the zoos and aquariums, reptile education groups etc. You make it sound like affecting the animal wrangling film industry would be a bad thing. I'm with Sam, whenever that industry dies i...
by crocdoc
February 3rd, 2014, 7:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why It’s Not Raining
Replies: 29
Views: 8288

Re: Why It’s Not Raining

Too late.
by crocdoc
December 16th, 2013, 7:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Victorian Mallee
Replies: 3
Views: 2455

Re: Victorian Mallee

Nice series!

Damn, I live in Australia and I wasn't aware there were tarantulas that far south.
by crocdoc
September 14th, 2013, 10:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California newt life history and population status
Replies: 23
Views: 8705

Re: California newt life history and population status

And the great thread gets even more interesting. I still can't get over the way these things stroll out in the open, across roads, afraid of nothing. The pufferfish of the terrestrial vertebrates. Here's one I photographed while with you, Sam, a year or so ago. http://www.pbase.com/crocdoc/image/152...
by crocdoc
August 19th, 2013, 7:27 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Decapitated Copperhead Bites Itself
Replies: 6
Views: 5649

Re: Decapitated Copperhead Bites Itself

Yep, that dang snake was a jus' hidin' in the ol' woodpile, a jus' WAITIN' to attack mah son or mah dawg, anythin' it kin find that's a much bigger than itself, that it couldn't a possibly ate, that coulda likely kilt it, because that's what them snakes do. Them's evil, they is. The...slow...talking...
by crocdoc
August 19th, 2013, 7:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California newt life history and population status
Replies: 23
Views: 8705

Re: California newt life history and population status

Excellent and informative photo series!
by crocdoc
August 2nd, 2013, 3:20 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A month in Belize
Replies: 36
Views: 26004

Re: A month in Belize

Awkward! :)
by crocdoc
February 13th, 2013, 1:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Giant crocodile captured alive in Philippines
Replies: 10
Views: 5619

Re: Giant crocodile captured alive in Philippines

Sad indeed. I was wrong when I guessed that it wouldn't be anywhere near the acclaimed size, too, for it ended up measuring at 6.1m. I had a chat to Adam Britton before he flew to the Philippines for the official measurement. He was dubious, but optimistic, and jokingly referred to his measuring tap...
by crocdoc
December 29th, 2012, 10:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need advice for top end of Australia
Replies: 4
Views: 1436

Re: Need advice for top end of Australia

sent a pm
by crocdoc
December 29th, 2012, 9:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ... excellent varanid freebee ....
Replies: 8
Views: 2692

Re: ... excellent varanid freebee ....

Rags wrote:The observation on page 78 is very well written ;)
Coincidentally, I'm good friends with the person that took the photographs on the cover and inset. ;)
by crocdoc
December 28th, 2012, 2:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ... excellent varanid freebee ....
Replies: 8
Views: 2692

Re: ... excellent varanid freebee ....

Nice work on the V. rudicollis find!
by crocdoc
December 24th, 2012, 4:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best place to live for herping and every day life
Replies: 114
Views: 40873

Re: Best place to live for herping and every day life

As Antonsrkn pointed out, though, this is not the place to discuss the whys and wherefores of my stance on collecting. If you're interested in finding out why I feel the way I do (given that I'm the one that lives here and is familiar with the environment), send me a PM. As I said, a pm would have ...
by crocdoc
December 23rd, 2012, 4:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best place to live for herping and every day life
Replies: 114
Views: 40873

Re: Best place to live for herping and every day life

As I said, a pm would have been a more suitable place for this discussion. I have a lot of things I could say about what you claim are 'erroneous' assertions and why it is your assumption that all wildlife populations are the same that is erroneous, but that's for another time, place and season. Hol...
by crocdoc
December 22nd, 2012, 11:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best place to live for herping and every day life
Replies: 114
Views: 40873

Re: Best place to live for herping and every day life

Gerry, I knew exactly what he was saying. When someone says 'tsk tsk' , though, it comes off as self-righteous and condescending. If I made comments on the management of animal populations in your neck of the woods from the other side of the globe, based on hunches and guesswork, then gave you a 'ts...
by crocdoc
December 22nd, 2012, 3:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best place to live for herping and every day life
Replies: 114
Views: 40873

Re: Best place to live for herping and every day life

... just thot id add the qualifier " as ive got the pedigree and contacts that allow me to do much as i like" ... and that is a fortunate position that I know you've worked hard to get., still it just suxx for most common folk. I'm not sure who you imagine I am, but I have no rights or 'pedigree' t...
by crocdoc
December 21st, 2012, 10:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best place to live for herping and every day life
Replies: 114
Views: 40873

Re: Best place to live for herping and every day life

There's no need for you to buy it, because you don't live here, but I do and I'm okay with the laws as they are. :)
by crocdoc
December 21st, 2012, 4:10 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Cleaning Up Frog Call Recordings with Audacity
Replies: 14
Views: 12051

Re: Cleaning Up Frog Call Recordings with Audacity

Excellent tutorial and very useful!
by crocdoc
December 21st, 2012, 2:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best place to live for herping and every day life
Replies: 114
Views: 40873

Re: Best place to live for herping and every day life

Sydney would be great if it wasn't for the crappy herp laws and the huge cost of living issues. Catch 22: It's the 'crappy' herp laws that make it a good place to herp, as it hasn't been completely over-collected. Sure, there is still illegal collecting going on, but for a city this size there are ...
by crocdoc
November 10th, 2012, 1:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Tongs - Satan's Side Arm or God's Gift to Herpers?
Replies: 23
Views: 9335

Re: Snake Tongs - Satan's Side Arm or God's Gift to Herpers?

I happen to agree with the article in Hans' link. I've handled (with hooks and tongs) rattlesnakes and I've handled (with hooks) Australian elapids and couldn't imagine using tongs with the latter. Often when an elapid is encountered in the wild, it is either high-tailing it across a road or is just...
by crocdoc
November 9th, 2012, 3:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best place to live for herping and every day life
Replies: 114
Views: 40873

Re: Best place to live for herping and every day life

But I would have been primarily located in a fairly remote place (Dubbo)...I still wonder whether we made the right choice... Dude, Dubbo? You made the right choice. As an expat/transplant/immigrant myself, over the years I've met a lot of people that have come to Australia from elsewhere. One thin...
by crocdoc
November 7th, 2012, 7:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best place to live for herping and every day life
Replies: 114
Views: 40873

Re: Best place to live for herping and every day life

Do you mean extremely expensive to immigrate or extremely expensive to live? It's difficult to immigrate, yes, but expensive only if you have a lot of stuff to move :) In the grand scheme of things, Australia isn't as 'extremely' expensive as everyone makes it out to be. Sydney is definitely very ex...
by crocdoc
November 7th, 2012, 1:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best place to live for herping and every day life
Replies: 114
Views: 40873

Re: Best place to live for herping and every day life

If you could start fresh in life, no job, no family, and finances and credit in order, where would you live? Have already done this, when I was a grad student, and stayed here, in Australia. As joeysgreen said: It's a First World country, has a low population density (lower than Canada even), and t...
by crocdoc
October 16th, 2012, 1:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best state to herp January?
Replies: 23
Views: 5955

Re: Best state to herp January?

New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia are all states and are all really active, herp-wise, in January. :)
by crocdoc
October 9th, 2012, 11:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Record Mississippi Gator
Replies: 13
Views: 5897

Re: Record Mississippi Gator

Matt, that's the very reason I'm against the proposed introduction of trophy hunting of saltwater crocodiles in Australia. It's not hunting that I'm against, it's the targeting of these large males as the population dynamic changes when they are removed. American alligators are a keystone species, s...
by crocdoc
October 8th, 2012, 12:21 am
Forum: News
Topic: Record Mississippi Gator
Replies: 13
Views: 5897

Re: Record Mississippi Gator

They made a nice catch, that thing's huge! Too bad you don't see the really big ones very often. Um, there's actually a correlation between these two statements. You don't see the really big ones very often because there are people out there making 'nice catches' like these. The big ones get remove...
by crocdoc
September 21st, 2012, 4:11 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: "Rattlesnake Republic"
Replies: 86
Views: 41439

Re: "Rattlesnake Republic"

I've never watched Rattlesnake Republic, but those of you who have may find this interesting:

http://hcnews.com/pages/updates/star-of ... cent-bite/
by crocdoc
September 13th, 2012, 2:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Questions For Komodo Island Veterans!
Replies: 11
Views: 3646

Re: Questions For Komodo Island Veterans!

http://www.pbase.com/crocdoc/image/109424984.jpg I'm with Tom, go to Labuanbajo, Flores, and then hire a local crew to take you from there. It ends up being really (and I mean really ) inexpensive to organise a live-aboard for a few days. They'll cook your meals, take you to the islands, take you t...
by crocdoc
August 14th, 2012, 8:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Feral and Domestic Cats
Replies: 45
Views: 11108

Re: Feral and Domestic Cats

I think any cat lover that sees Sam's photographs and complains should be told "but it's natural".

That's the line I always get when their beloved cats eat native animals.
by crocdoc
July 11th, 2012, 3:05 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Protecting yourself when out in the field. Way out!!!
Replies: 220
Views: 69153

Re: Protecting yourself when out in the field. Way out!!!

Thank you for reviving this thread. Sam's images of the black bear at the picnic table had me chuckling over my breakfast once again!
by crocdoc
July 9th, 2012, 7:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cape York Peninsula, Australia
Replies: 20
Views: 5710

Re: Cape York Peninsula, Australia

Excellent!
by crocdoc
June 18th, 2012, 10:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The last year or so in Aus
Replies: 23
Views: 6194

Re: The last year or so in Aus

Excellent photographs! I love how you threw the Oxyuranus temporalis shots in there without comment, as though it was 'just another snake', and wondered how many readers of this forum recognise the significance of it. I see that Dean has picked up on it.
by crocdoc
June 1st, 2012, 2:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Australian Snake ID
Replies: 4
Views: 1975

Re: Australian Snake ID

Looks like a rough-scaled snake, Tropidechis carinatus

Any idea where it was found?
by crocdoc
May 12th, 2012, 6:25 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Issues with PMs?
Replies: 2
Views: 3005

Re: Issues with PMs?

Aha, that could well explain it. I'd never noticed it before - I had assumed that it was behaving as my email software behaves, in that emails that haven't been sent remain in the outbox.
by crocdoc
May 11th, 2012, 10:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Suggestions for Komodo Island?
Replies: 9
Views: 2332

Re: Suggestions for Komodo Island?

You can make the arrangements once you get to Labuanbajo, Andrew. A lot of the locals can organise the sleep-aboard boat trips that Jeff mentioned and it really is a great way to see the islands on a budget. You'll find that Rinca is a much better island for seeing the dragons than Komodo (and the d...
by crocdoc
May 11th, 2012, 4:08 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Issues with PMs?
Replies: 2
Views: 3005

Issues with PMs?

I've been trying to reply to a PM from another member on this forum, but my messages keep piling up in the 'outbox' rather than appearing in the 'sent messages' folder. Has anyone else been experiencing this?
by crocdoc
April 15th, 2012, 4:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Thamnophis sirtalis photo thread
Replies: 32
Views: 10297

Re: The Thamnophis sirtalis photo thread

Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis, Narcisse, Manitoba
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