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by Kelly Mc
August 10th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: It has been a while
Replies: 3
Views: 1125

Re: It has been a while

Swamp Snake. Art.
by Kelly Mc
August 7th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Plated lizard with eye problem
Replies: 17
Views: 3123

Re: Plated lizard with eye problem

Well, I think it takes a certain righteousness to choose and provide for a Plated Lizard. They are under rated lizards and their trust takes special patience. There is a dignity about them.

I hope all is well with you both.
by Kelly Mc
July 23rd, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip
Replies: 76
Views: 45842

Re: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip

The dramatic flair unmatched in other lizard groups imo! Hey excuse the double up of posts, old device becoming more and more uncooperative But I wanted to say hi Scott and Noah and Chris too (You too Jimi) I like the collab opportunity we have here and the follow ups. We should do more - I would fo...
by Kelly Mc
July 23rd, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip
Replies: 76
Views: 45842

Re: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip

Cool Scott, plus there's the pleasure of keeping a group of Anoles.
by Kelly Mc
June 17th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Royal Tree Snake
Replies: 11
Views: 4308

Re: Royal Tree Snake

I still think its a good shot behaviorally.

Pretty is fine but discreet scope into the life of, is forever.
by Kelly Mc
June 9th, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Plated lizard with eye problem
Replies: 17
Views: 3123

Re: Plated lizard with eye problem

Word UP :beer:

what a beautiful sight Kfen
by Kelly Mc
June 9th, 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Plated lizard with eye problem
Replies: 17
Views: 3123

Re: Plated lizard with eye problem

If your animal has some version of hypercalcemia, it can be mitigated, it can get better. Lots of water, including wetting his food, good lighting for health and enrichment, especially appreciated on all levels by reptiles near the equator, and dont feel too responsible as the directions on reptile ...
by Kelly Mc
June 8th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Plated lizard with eye problem
Replies: 17
Views: 3123

Re: Plated lizard with eye problem

Well, I think you both will dig it,, no matter what. He will strike poses lol
by Kelly Mc
June 8th, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Plated lizard with eye problem
Replies: 17
Views: 3123

Re: Plated lizard with eye problem

Besides lipid deposits metabolic byproduct can accumulate in the organs and the eyes become windows to condition.

If I were you I would switch to uvb sources of d3 provision as a safer and self regulating form of its provision. It may not get better but it may stave progression
by Kelly Mc
June 8th, 2019, 5:12 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Plated lizard with eye problem
Replies: 17
Views: 3123

Re: Plated lizard with eye problem

Oh wow Chris. From what I see in the pics, it looks like corneal opacities, that are lipid deposits that show in the eye and ive seen it in long term captive plumed basilisks, horned frogs, and ackies. its not an infection but is strongly suspected to be dietary in origin, often mistaken for catarac...
by Kelly Mc
June 6th, 2019, 8:06 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Plated lizard with eye problem
Replies: 17
Views: 3123

Re: Plated lizard with eye problem

checking to see if perhaps its just a passing glitch on my end (the images) but still not coming up for me on this thing. Hey hope your animal gets better. He can. I had a leo brought in with both eyes sealed shut from being in the garbage (not exaggerating - superstitious old person something about...
by Kelly Mc
June 6th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Plated lizard with eye problem
Replies: 17
Views: 3123

Re: Plated lizard with eye problem

Dont stop treating the eye and do the full series of the meds prescribed. The only harm that could come with empirical treatment would be to stop it prematurely. No matter what the exact cause is. Just a note, not knowing your practices - Do not feed live rodents beyond fuzzy size to lizards. In pan...
by Kelly Mc
June 6th, 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Plated lizard with eye problem
Replies: 17
Views: 3123

Re: Plated lizard with eye problem

Your images dont come up for me Chris. Basic Eye Injury/Infection protocol is to remove particulate sub from the environment and check hiding areas for interior repeat contact areas that can re offend the affected eye. Strong lizards can self injure on artifacts seeking security. Eye problems cause ...
by Kelly Mc
May 2nd, 2019, 6:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New York snake-cicle
Replies: 1
Views: 2566

Re: New York snake-cicle

There are some cool (no pun intended :crazyeyes: ) articles on 'anti-freeze' glycoproteins in the blood of Garters, frogs and turtles, fish in Arctic waters have this mechanism too, I dont know if knowledge of the fish anti freeze blood pre dates our knowledge of it in herps, but I wouldnt be surpri...
by Kelly Mc
April 29th, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 74
Views: 25385

Re: Climate change revisited

It did make me wonder if "Carbon Tax" is an influential feature in some peoples viewpoint selections.
by Kelly Mc
April 29th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 74
Views: 25385

Re: Climate change revisited

Climate etc, read specious, with broad inflammatory strokes that referred to "It" (the scientific "establishment" shying away from names or specifics, unconfidently. It wasn't convincing enough because of that. Sample reader here. I dont see much other commentary so perhaps you should heed what ya g...
by Kelly Mc
April 28th, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 74
Views: 25385

Re: Climate change revisited

[quote For every Curry there are about 49 (literally, about 49) other exceptionally-qualified people who disagree. All 50 have their reasons for believing what they believe; I don't think ANY of them are liars, or completely right, or completely wrong. It just amazes me that you're not swayed by th...
by Kelly Mc
April 28th, 2019, 5:15 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 74
Views: 25385

Re: Climate change revisited

When people become zombified in repetition, and blithe in self awareness something else in going on and I think its time to head out to healthier places.

Have fun
by Kelly Mc
April 27th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 74
Views: 25385

Re: Climate change revisited

TBH, I'm more interested in the psychological ecology on this loamy rich and fecund thread, than Climate Change - The Subject.
by Kelly Mc
April 26th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 74
Views: 25385

Re: Climate change revisited

I think you have the right to say publicly that you dont believe the dominant consensus. I have a different opinion about some things too that are widely accepted, things not as important as climate change though. Im adding this because I know what its like to have a compelling mental pull in the op...
by Kelly Mc
April 26th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The year of exploration. 2018 review.
Replies: 8
Views: 6447

Re: The year of exploration. 2018 review.

Im moved. There is a spirit and relevance in your photography I get the feeling that if there were no internet sharing, your work would still be just as honed and your understanding of your subjects just as keen.

Even if no one would see it, it would still be done like this.
by Kelly Mc
April 26th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 74
Views: 25385

Re: Climate change revisited

The thing that kind of bugs is stating repeatedly that you are 'On the fence" when clearly you are not. As usual we have received the inside gears, hard-matter info, in this and tangential stuff from Jimi while you seem to be scouring google for every speck of contrarian material - or items of conte...
by Kelly Mc
April 26th, 2019, 5:46 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 74
Views: 25385

Re: Climate change revisited

I wonder if we will ever have a scientist as a president. We have a real estate mogul/reality tv star, so stranger things have happened.
by Kelly Mc
April 25th, 2019, 8:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: This hog...
Replies: 1
Views: 2464

Re: This hog...

Right shapin' Hardchaw !!
by Kelly Mc
April 24th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Another threat - invasive Pentastomid
Replies: 6
Views: 4544

Re: Another threat - invasive Pentastomid

It's not a healthy development.

I dont have alot of money but I would be happy if any of my tax dollars went to grants to pay scientists to study this and any herpetological/ecological/biological hygiene endeavor.
by Kelly Mc
April 20th, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 74
Views: 25385

Re: Climate change revisited

If someone is resistant to accepting that anthropogenic impacts have negative consequences because it aligns with their personal ideologies or agendas or political traditions, that seems like a block to understanding, as reality, Earth, has nothing to do with our belief systems, or the way we may wa...
by Kelly Mc
April 20th, 2019, 4:18 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 74
Views: 25385

Re: Climate change revisited

Nature and political leanings, are an untenable fit to my primitive mind.
by Kelly Mc
April 18th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: News
Topic: Another threat - invasive Pentastomid
Replies: 6
Views: 4544

Re: Another threat - invasive Pentastomid

I dont think overkill in applying biological hygiene is ever wasted energy. Not eating Doritos with dirty hands just because Im a mammal, is a rough example, but a problem avoided is never rewarded, but still the way to go.
by Kelly Mc
April 18th, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: News
Topic: Another threat - invasive Pentastomid
Replies: 6
Views: 4544

Re: Another threat - invasive Pentastomid

Pentastomids are invasive moving from site to site in the body of an animal. In doing so it can symptomatically look like other disease expressions, and even cause paralysis with brain tissue involvement, simulating injury, or encephalic virus infection. Thank you for the article share Bill. Pigmy R...
by Kelly Mc
April 16th, 2019, 6:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Paraguay Images Request
Replies: 1
Views: 2724

Paraguay Images Request

Hi guys, I am interested in looking at chunks of Paraguay habitat, all biomes and types. All Paraguay herps and other animals at close range would be so gratefully absorbed. Any text about your personal experiences, observations about climate, micro habs, flora and fauna also appreciated. I haven't ...
by Kelly Mc
April 8th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 12415

Re: What's happening in this photo?

And take a pic!
by Kelly Mc
April 8th, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 12415

Re: What's happening in this photo?

If you see any snake tails on mild mornings, motionless for minutes on end before a foot fall, think about it.

Maybe soon I will be able to join yooz guys
by Kelly Mc
April 5th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 74
Views: 25385

Re: Climate change revisited

I question the sincerity of Ernies participation in this thread.

I sincerely think it is only an expression of a personality disorder. The other possibility sheer intentional destructiveness

your comment should thusly be directed to your boy, Mr Hoyer, as I am not being sarcastic.
by Kelly Mc
April 5th, 2019, 6:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [Video] - Send Diego 2k19 - Spring Break Herping
Replies: 2
Views: 2699

Re: [Video] - Send Diego 2k19 - Spring Break Herping

I agree, very pleasant to watch, its "full-bodied" and you have nice energy. Snakes seem to think so too.

I will always click on to your stuff!
by Kelly Mc
April 4th, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 74
Views: 25385

Re: Climate change revisited

There are "Red Flags Everywhere" with certain personality disorders, too.
by Kelly Mc
March 27th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: The Dams and Sires of Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 6303

Re: The Dams and Sires of Spring

I'm cheered by little randy turtles and Green Snakes, of any species, are so spectacular.
by Kelly Mc
March 21st, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 12415

Re: What's happening in this photo?

I think its important to let people see that the membership here operates in a dominatingly helpful spirit. I could have easily been shamed, or savaged, but that really doesnt happen here much, and its cool to share what we think, including odd esoterics. People here who are SW experts are patient a...
by Kelly Mc
March 21st, 2019, 4:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 12415

Re: What's happening in this photo?

Yes, Ive seen prey manipulation before, but that sure is a peculiar moment.

Like the King Cobra of his mini domain. Badass.
by Kelly Mc
March 21st, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 12415

Re: What's happening in this photo?

Hey guys, Im still quite struck by the absolute mathematical rigidity of the gray snake - could it also be a clue? Would a Ringneck snake take on such an unusual conformation, or if its not a ringneck, could that be a kind of reactive physical - to ie; "biting off more than it bargained for" Or has ...
by Kelly Mc
March 21st, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 12415

Re: What's happening in this photo?

Sometimes hints or flecks of pigment can be a clue, when a solid mutation is compared to a phenotypically solid colored snake of contention, which will Always have a typically pigmented iris. An atypically solid specimen may have irises that are also pigmented atypically ( a shade matching the body,...
by Kelly Mc
March 20th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: The Dams and Sires of Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 6303

Re: The Dams and Sires of Spring

Love the door modality what a cool way to do things
by Kelly Mc
March 20th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: The Dams and Sires of Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 6303

Re: The Dams and Sires of Spring

Thank you Kfen, beautiful Spilotes pair, I love how you treat them.

I think its hilarious how the black hides, who are really nice in every way except how tough the lable is to get off, look exactly like ones ive had.
by Kelly Mc
March 18th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: The Dams and Sires of Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 6303

Re: The Dams and Sires of Spring

That sounds cool, hope it happens this Spring. I often wonder if people on here arrange for breeding loans, amongst friends, Ive seen a couple mentions. It would be cool too, to follow the keeping and breeding journey of FHFs members in documenting our stats and experiences. The full bodied round ta...
by Kelly Mc
March 18th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 12415

Re: What's happening in this photo?

The ringneck snake eating a snake makes that most likely, instead of a freak eating event and looking more like a standard snake in a clearer pic but could someone apply some clarity to me about the cryptic banded sand/ground snake species of SW?

Im not clear on identifying those. Its muddled to me.
by Kelly Mc
March 18th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 12415

Re: What's happening in this photo?

In the link pic i can easily see the scalation, eyes and even head musculature of the Grey Snake, even the slight compression of the banded snake being eaten.

But what is the grey snake?
by Kelly Mc
March 18th, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: News
Topic: Large Alligator Killed in Georgie
Replies: 5
Views: 3546

Re: Large Alligator Killed in Georgie

Oh yeah - absolutely. Random questions would be a slippery mess. A report would be nice. I guess I was a bit put off by the optical of the photo, it was too much like click bait. Coincidentally I started watching a film on a suspected man eater Nile Croc in Lake Tanganyika. They havent caught him ye...
by Kelly Mc
March 18th, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 12415

Re: What's happening in this photo?

Theres nothing like the quick sear of an enthusiastic mistake to inspire one to learn more - now Im impelled to better learn about the small banded guys of Arizona. Thanks! :oops: :) I do hope though that my caudal exposure observation is someday shared/ looked into and that I havent marred its pote...
by Kelly Mc
March 18th, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 12415

Re: What's happening in this photo?

I have never seen a live blind snake, but if that is a blind snake eating a shovel nosed snake, then I am hopeful that my theory of caudal exposure doesnt seem as crazy as it sounds. I swear that thing looks like a piece of wire fence. I didnt focus on it and in my excitement just saw the snake's ta...
by Kelly Mc
March 18th, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 12415

Re: What's happening in this photo?

I wont be embarrassed - well maybe a little - if i saw the gray object as something inorganic, in front of, a snake's tail exposed out of cover.
by Kelly Mc
March 18th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 12415

Re: What's happening in this photo?

It looks like a shovel nosed snake Bryan and what its doing is strongly similiar to what I see snakes doing in enclosures where they are exposed to ubv wavelengths. I have dozens and dozens of photos of this discreet behavior. I think it is a basking behavior or a way of 'testing' temperature and li...