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by squinn
December 27th, 2015, 5:30 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Frog Gigging Ethicss?
Replies: 81
Views: 43761

Re: Frog Gigging Ethicss?

I'm so confused op, you go out in the field to kill frogs? Why are you in a herp related forum? In Australia this is 100% completely illegal and the general public would be completely disgusted. We seem to get along fine by frog scenting to feed our native frog eaters in captivity, I'm confused as ...
by squinn
December 27th, 2015, 5:03 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Frog Gigging Ethicss?
Replies: 81
Views: 43761

Re: Frog Gigging Ethicss?

There are people on here who collect herps as feeders for other herps. As long as it's at a sustainable rate (a topic unto itself), I don't have too much of a problem with that. Same with hunting them for personal food. I've only had frog legs a couple of times and don't care too much for it myself...
by squinn
February 24th, 2013, 10:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Interresting article some may be interested in
Replies: 24
Views: 4270

Re: Interresting article some may be interested in

It's sad how many of our fellow academics don't realize that when they publish a map or exact coordinates to a site, ANYONE can find it if they look hard enough. I recently found a site that was teeming with a threatened species of salamander (saw >20 in one day) using just such methods, because th...
by squinn
February 7th, 2013, 12:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A little preview of spring in southern Indiana
Replies: 14
Views: 1797

Re: A little preview of spring in southern Indiana

that is creepy but it did make me hungry for frog legs.
by squinn
February 7th, 2013, 3:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some early IN Sals
Replies: 5
Views: 1025

Re: Some early IN Sals

love the Jefferson's pics!
by squinn
February 7th, 2013, 3:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A little preview of spring in southern Indiana
Replies: 14
Views: 1797

Re: A little preview of spring in southern Indiana

really? not the best place to mention this. go plastic. i understand that these animals are no different from minnows. i fish, so i am on your side, but, just remember your audience. would be no different than me hooking a seal to my line to catch an orka. i'd have problems with many people if i we...
by squinn
February 5th, 2013, 9:14 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: For Discussion--the Future of Herp Organizations
Replies: 197
Views: 61213

Re: For Discussion--the Future of Herp Organizations

From my perspective it all went to hell as soon as the term "investment grade ball python" was uttered for the first time, followed shortly by the publishing of the book "The Lizard King" after which those outside the hobby suddenly realized how much money was in fact changing hands among the social...
by squinn
February 4th, 2013, 3:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cat owners are fighting back!
Replies: 7
Views: 1402

Re: Cat owners are fighting back!

"Do We Really Know That Cats Kill By The Billions? Not So Fast" I don't even see why that matters. There is no other domesticated animal that is allowed to run at large, and intrude on other people's property. In my area, you can get fined for allowing your cat to run stray, but that is only enforc...
by squinn
February 4th, 2013, 8:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cat owners are fighting back!
Replies: 7
Views: 1402

Re: Cat owners are fighting back!

"Do We Really Know That Cats Kill By The Billions? Not So Fast" ------ok i'll entertain this premise. I assume the author, since he/she seems so interested in scientific integrity would be ok with a wide ranging study of the gut contents of feral and outdoor domestic cat population being done in the...
by squinn
February 3rd, 2013, 11:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A little preview of spring in southern Indiana
Replies: 14
Views: 1797

Re: A little preview of spring in southern Indiana

matt ignoffo wrote:Thanx. Cool salamanders, are A. barbouri nearby?
not near this location the area these pics were taken is classic bottomland.
by squinn
January 30th, 2013, 2:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: About Cats
Replies: 31
Views: 4119

Re: About Cats

This is well worth the read whether you are pro-cat hunting or not. I find it to be satire in the purest most enjoyable form no matter where you sit on this issue. http://www.buckstix.com/CoehornMortarHunt.htm
by squinn
January 30th, 2013, 5:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: About Cats
Replies: 31
Views: 4119

Re: About Cats

name me any other animal that it is considered ok to allow them to free range in a typical suburban/urban neighborhood with no restrictions? Dogs maybe in some rural localities but most places now have leash laws or ordinances requiring fencing that dogs can't get out of. It is beyond my ability to ...
by squinn
January 24th, 2013, 4:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A little preview of spring in southern Indiana
Replies: 14
Views: 1797

Re: A little preview of spring in southern Indiana

matt ignoffo wrote:Is the last barbouri or texanum?
texanum
by squinn
January 23rd, 2013, 8:44 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Florida python-killing contest
Replies: 301
Views: 79776

Re: Florida python-killing contest

This just in: "Lizard King" author Bryan Christy posted on the NatGeo blog against the python hunt. Says over 1,100 people have registered to hunt in the Challenge to date, and 27 pythons have been brought in. His concluding sentence? "It is a poor return on an investment in amateurs." I'm not sure...
by squinn
January 22nd, 2013, 3:37 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Florida python-killing contest
Replies: 301
Views: 79776

Re: Florida python-killing contest

You know, I've read widely in that "scientist/natural historian afield" genre, but I've not yet read anything by Jane Goodall. I reckon it's about time I did, especially now that I know how colorfully she can write! ;) It's probably worth mentioning that chimps are one of our closest relatives - bu...
by squinn
January 20th, 2013, 9:17 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Florida python-killing contest
Replies: 301
Views: 79776

Re: Florida python-killing contest

Obama is probably the reason for why not so many pythons have been found. If he would lower taxes the job creators wouldn't be having to spend so much time just trying to create jobs for real Americans and they could afford to take a couple days off and go look for pythons. Also I think the skins s...
by squinn
January 18th, 2013, 4:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How do you guys make time for family while herping?
Replies: 55
Views: 4228

Re: How do you guys make time for family while herping?

Never has come up as an issue in my family, never have had to compromise or explain this to my wife even though she has no interest whatsoever in trudging around the woods looking for snakes and salamanders but with very few exceptions my herping party includes at least one of the kids at all times ...
by squinn
January 15th, 2013, 5:09 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Florida python-killing contest
Replies: 301
Views: 79776

Re: Florida python-killing contest

You're right, squinn! If they got 800 and some registrants, each paying $25 to participate in the hunt, that adds up to somewhere over $20,000 - and they're only going to be handing out $2,500 in prizes. I don't know how much they're spending on staff, supplies and advertising for the program, but ...
by squinn
January 15th, 2013, 4:42 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Florida python-killing contest
Replies: 301
Views: 79776

Re: Florida python-killing contest

So 11 pythons in 3 days......this has certainly turned a direction i didn't expect. I'd say the state of florida got it's money worth in fees and the hunters seem to be getting very few animals in return. Stay tuned next year they will be opening a snipe season with a bigger cash reward. http://abcn...
by squinn
January 15th, 2013, 4:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A little preview of spring in southern Indiana
Replies: 14
Views: 1797

A little preview of spring in southern Indiana

found about a dozen or so combined of these three species of sally's Sunday right after the cold weather crashed in on us again. I suppose this will have to hold me until spring. http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f194/quinndragonranch/jansal_zps2814a688.jpg http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f194/qui...
by squinn
January 15th, 2013, 12:41 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Florida python-killing contest
Replies: 301
Views: 79776

Re: Florida python-killing contest

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by squinn
January 12th, 2013, 7:58 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Florida python-killing contest
Replies: 301
Views: 79776

Re: Florida python-killing contest

I need to move to KY. These boys know what's going on! http://www.kentuckyhunting.net/forums/showthread.php?125760-Snake-Hunting-Literally Here's an excerpt from that forum: If my opinion on this makes me a bad person then so be it. The only good snake is a dead snake, kill them all! Back in my you...
by squinn
January 11th, 2013, 4:59 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Florida python-killing contest
Replies: 301
Views: 79776

Re: Florida python-killing contest

I still say this contest will be won by a guy who smuggles in a cb or at least captive raised burm.
by squinn
January 1st, 2013, 5:23 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Look what I found !!!
Replies: 57
Views: 23748

Re: Look what I found !!!

Some of you Waldo huggers piss me off. You treat him like he is some kind of endangered species and take pictures of him like your out whalewatching or something. I DO NOT practice catch and release waldo hunting he clearly is an invasive species that does damage to native wildlife and should be eli...
by squinn
December 30th, 2012, 4:03 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Florida python-killing contest
Replies: 301
Views: 79776

Re: Florida python-killing contest

Merry x-mas beast hope santa brought you that black helicopter you wanted.
by squinn
December 30th, 2012, 10:02 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: One of our own could use a hand...
Replies: 62
Views: 19564

Re: One of our own could use a hand...

For all practical purposes, I'd recommend that everyone similarly ignore my personal anti-fans/stalkers (chad ks, Mike Waters, the one or two others that might yet show up to disrupt this thread) as if they were trolls, as they too are obviously here only to cause trouble. :roll: The thread has a p...
by squinn
December 29th, 2012, 6:15 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: One of our own could use a hand...
Replies: 62
Views: 19564

Re: One of our own could use a hand...

For all practical purposes, I'd recommend that everyone similarly ignore my personal anti-fans/stalkers (chad ks, Mike Waters, the one or two others that might yet show up to disrupt this thread) as if they were trolls, as they too are obviously here only to cause trouble. :roll: The thread has a p...
by squinn
December 29th, 2012, 10:42 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: One of our own could use a hand...
Replies: 62
Views: 19564

Re: One of our own could use a hand...

stunned, absolutely stunned. What the hell is wrong with this country when stuff like this is allowed to happen and they get away with it? Pardon me if i missed it but did you even have a gas leak and if not does that not give you some legal standing at that point to pursue this matter civilly for d...
by squinn
December 16th, 2012, 9:50 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Florida python-killing contest
Replies: 301
Views: 79776

Re: Florida python-killing contest

Nah I'm still around, love to look at the pretty pics. I used to respect some of you until you started bashing outdoorsmen. Here's some good family fun observing snakes. I think you guys call it roadcruising. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_u0GII4eVo I do not recall anyone here bashing outdoorsmen...
by squinn
December 8th, 2012, 4:52 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Florida python-killing contest
Replies: 301
Views: 79776

Re: Florida python-killing contest

I really don't get the whole assumption people will kill everything that slithers during this "hunt" i've never gone in the woods looking for squirrel and came back with a skunk, or gone frog gigging and came back with a salamander I have to assume the average human being participating in this ventu...
by squinn
April 26th, 2012, 4:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Something new for me in the field and stupid people GRAPHIC
Replies: 14
Views: 1745

Re: Something new for me in the field and stupid people GRAP

sounds like a nuisance animal to me in the case of the quail eating gila, it doesn't really surprise me someone would stick a fork in it for that. Last year i found a quite large black ratsnake in one of my quail pens. He had gorged himself to the point he was too fat to leave through the entrance h...
by squinn
April 25th, 2012, 2:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Something new for me in the field and stupid people GRAPHIC
Replies: 14
Views: 1745

Re: Something new for me in the field and stupid people GRAP

Now about the stupid people. Recently, I was driving up a ranch road and saw a Gila Monster in the middle of it. Not a big deal for the area where I live but right away I noticed something was wrong with the animal. There is virtually no traffic on this road and it looked like it had not been hit. ...
by squinn
April 22nd, 2012, 8:24 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: neet find saw gater snake crossing washington st at the 163
Replies: 23
Views: 6936

Re: neet find saw gater snake crossing washington st at the

I get the not posting locales on unknown spots thing....really i do, but what drives me nuts is when people get all twitchy at you for naming a local when it is on your particular states fish and wildlife home page, or snake road or any such commonly known place. The website tells you you can find ...
by squinn
April 19th, 2012, 2:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: An Unusual Upper Midwestern Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 1871

Re: An Unusual Upper Midwestern Spring

cool shot of the devil's cauldron shrooms.
by squinn
April 5th, 2012, 4:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What herps have you eaten?
Replies: 49
Views: 4285

Re: What herps have you eaten?

okay the stories of herps we ate were all fun but it's time to start actually sharing recipes! i'll get the ball rolling. Haven't tried this yet but this is what i plan for my next culinary adventure as soon as i find one of these things up for "adoption" :) Iguana in Curry Sauce 1 Iguana 5 Tbsp. Le...
by squinn
March 23rd, 2012, 2:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What herps have you eaten?
Replies: 49
Views: 4285

Re: What herps have you eaten?

Noticed this thread in the mammal forum. Figured it'd be funny to start one here. No lists, just one event per post. I'll start with Sideblotch/western fence/tiger whiptail lizards. Backpacking trip with roomie. We didn't bring any of those freeze dried dinners or beef jerky along, so were craving ...
by squinn
March 21st, 2012, 4:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What herps have you eaten?
Replies: 49
Views: 4285

Re: What herps have you eaten?

Noticed this thread in the mammal forum. Figured it'd be funny to start one here. No lists, just one event per post. I'll start with Sideblotch/western fence/tiger whiptail lizards. Backpacking trip with roomie. We didn't bring any of those freeze dried dinners or beef jerky along, so were craving ...
by squinn
March 15th, 2012, 3:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Warm Week in Southern Indiana
Replies: 9
Views: 2275

Re: A Warm Week in Southern Indiana

Nice post as always, keep 'em coming i got out twice this week in my little corner of SIN the bullfrogs and leopards were out in full force insane to think it's only half way through march. Looks like rain here tonight might have to go have a little fun tonight too.
by squinn
March 12th, 2012, 1:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up
Replies: 84
Views: 13621

Re: World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up

Paul White wrote:It's mostly the treatment prior to death and the whole carnivale aspect of it that turn a lot of us off. I mean FFS, skinning them alive?
why do they skin them alive does the meat get tough and stringy or something if they aren't dressed immediately?
by squinn
March 12th, 2012, 1:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up
Replies: 84
Views: 13621

Re: World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up

I personally have never quite gotten to the point to understand why rattlesnakes are the sacred cow for herpers. The precedent of utilizing reptiles for food and product is already here. I rarely go through a couple weeks without eating some kind of herp, traditionally frog legs or gator tail, and a...
by squinn
March 11th, 2012, 4:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up
Replies: 84
Views: 13621

Re: World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up

"Santa isn't real" ... teach them the basics on evolution ... bashing religion ... Telling their kids there's no Santa and no god. you know what sweetwater really needs, and the poster doing all the god and santa stuff could probably make this happen with or without their blessing is midget tossing...
by squinn
March 11th, 2012, 11:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frogs
Replies: 12
Views: 847

Re: Frogs

great post! gonna have to see if the frogs are out here tonight looks like rain!
by squinn
March 8th, 2012, 12:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How Many of you think this Day Gecko is REALLY extinct?
Replies: 8
Views: 1152

Re: How Many of you think this Day Gecko is REALLY extinct?

shame this species couldn't have held on another century or less it is almost certain that hobbyists and herpeculturists could have bred this species and saved it from extinction assuming it was like other day geckos. Undoubtedly this would have been a popular captive. Does make me wonder.....you wo...
by squinn
March 4th, 2012, 10:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: albino western fox snake
Replies: 43
Views: 5231

Re: albino western fox snake

any possibility this animal may be an escaped pet hybrid snake? Everything about it says that it's a fox snake. Was it an escaped pet? I think I can say with with 99.9% certainty, that no, it was not a pet. Fox snakes aren't bred much in captivity that I know of. There definitely isn't a lot of alb...
by squinn
March 4th, 2012, 7:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Amphibian movements in S. Indiana
Replies: 7
Views: 903

Re: Amphibian movements in S. Indiana

love the spotted pic.
by squinn
March 3rd, 2012, 5:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamanders of SIN
Replies: 1
Views: 413

Salamanders of SIN

hadn't been out much this year so figured i'd take my little herping buddy out today in Southern Indiana for a little salamander trip. http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f194/quinndragonranch/mar2sally011.jpg http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f194/quinndragonranch/mar2sally014.jpg http://i47.photobuc...
by squinn
March 3rd, 2012, 5:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: albino western fox snake
Replies: 43
Views: 5231

Re: albino western fox snake

any possibility this animal may be an escaped pet hybrid snake?
by squinn
March 1st, 2012, 5:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wild caught albinos???
Replies: 264
Views: 87313

Re: Wild caught albinos???

wc green frog


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by squinn
February 27th, 2012, 7:44 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: neet find saw gater snake crossing washington st at the 163
Replies: 23
Views: 6936

Re: neet find saw gater snake crossing washington st at the

I get the not posting locales on unknown spots thing....really i do, but what drives me nuts is when people get all twitchy at you for naming a local when it is on your particular states fish and wildlife home page, or snake road or any such commonly known place.