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by Berkeley Boone
March 24th, 2017, 8:34 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Footprint ID
Replies: 2
Views: 2835

Re: Footprint ID

Ha ha! I know you've already figured it out, but I was going to say they were raccoon.

Both cats and foxes have four rounded toes, and cat prints will be nearly circular, and canids are a little more oval.

--Berkeley
by Berkeley Boone
February 13th, 2017, 4:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Clever Snake Mom?
Replies: 32
Views: 7399

Re: Clever Snake Mom

Could they not just be from the Musk Turtle? One of the eggs looks heavily calcified, thus rendering it more difficult to lay. The turtle could've gotten egg bound and died. The shell seems pretty fresh. It would be super cool if they were snake eggs, but the above scenario just seems more plausible...
by Berkeley Boone
February 8th, 2017, 6:45 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Introducing my new project: cyclura nublia nublia
Replies: 11
Views: 6817

Re: Introducing my new project: cyclura nublia nublia

He looks great! I'm glad to hear he is progressing right along. The enclosure looks really cool too.

Looking forward to seeing some more.
--Berkeley
by Berkeley Boone
January 12th, 2017, 9:05 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Skull ID from Borneo please!
Replies: 4
Views: 3546

Re: Skull ID from Borneo please!

Agreed, a rat of some sort was what I was thinking.
--Berkeley
by Berkeley Boone
October 31st, 2016, 5:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Australia 2016 Part 5: Dancing with Devils in the Red Centre
Replies: 8
Views: 3574

Re: Australia 2016 Part 5: Dancing with Devils in the Red Ce

JP, you have no idea how jealous I am. That is about all the coherent words my brain can come up with right now.

Looking forward to more!

--Berkeley
by Berkeley Boone
October 19th, 2016, 9:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Australia 2016 Part 4: The Queen's Land
Replies: 18
Views: 6084

Re: Australia 2016 Part 4: The Queen's Land

This is awesome. I am loving your series (and have been reading your blog as well), thanks for documenting it so well. Very cool! And as an added bit of humor and intrigue, my FitBit managed to capture the moment as well. That is hilarious! I can only imagine what mine would have shown had I found s...
by Berkeley Boone
October 3rd, 2016, 7:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: North Carolina weekend
Replies: 5
Views: 1815

Re: North Carolina weekend

It is definitely a baby mud. Musks have a sharper keel, yes, but also have bright yellow lines on the nose and eyes.

Nice job on those pigmies- very pretty!
--Berkeley
by Berkeley Boone
August 23rd, 2016, 5:34 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: What are these?
Replies: 7
Views: 6669

Re: What are these?

Hey Noah. These are all guesses, but I'd go with: 1. Channel Catfish (this is the one I'm least certain of) 2. Golden Top Minnow or a closely related species 3. Spotted or Largemouth Bass fingerling 4. Some variety of Tilapia? Even if I'm wrong, I hope my suggestions might point you in the right di...
by Berkeley Boone
June 1st, 2016, 9:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Heading to Orlando area, May 23-27
Replies: 6
Views: 3333

Re: Heading to Orlando area, May 23-27

Thanks Daniel! Perhaps one day we'll get to meet up! Matt, I got your PM's. Response sent. As an update, we enjoyed our trip. We had some technology issues and were unable to meet up with some very kind folks I'd been communicating with. That was frustrating in itself, but we also didn't turn up as ...
by Berkeley Boone
May 21st, 2016, 3:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Heading to Orlando area, May 23-27
Replies: 6
Views: 3333

Re: Heading to Orlando area, May 23-27

Thanks guys! Jimi, I appreciate the paddlin' maps. Thanks for the link to those. Easy and awesome are just fine by me! besides the spring run, and the spring vent itself (a great family-friendly turtle-snorkel!), this state park has a significant amount of well-burned xeric uplands with gopher torto...
by Berkeley Boone
May 18th, 2016, 9:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Heading to Orlando area, May 23-27
Replies: 6
Views: 3333

Heading to Orlando area, May 23-27

Hey everybody- My wife and I will be heading down to the Orlando area next week for a vacation. I will have pretty much one full day where we don't have anything planned. She and I had discussed doing some kayaking/canoeing and/or some hiking and exploring somewhere around there. The day that is fre...
by Berkeley Boone
April 29th, 2016, 8:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring break trip to AR&MO (incredibly long)
Replies: 8
Views: 3678

Re: Spring break trip to AR&MO (incredibly long)

You found a SFl Rainbow snake? Cool! :)

I know you are teasing. Looks like it was a great trip. Thanks for taking us along! I appreciate all the turtle pics- nicely done.
--Berkeley
by Berkeley Boone
April 25th, 2016, 7:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Back in Action
Replies: 4
Views: 1657

Re: Back in Action

Woo hoo! Welcome home! The clarity on your pics is amazing. I really like that first shot of the watersnake in the water. Very nicely done! It's always a good day when you get to see a Limpkin And an even better day when you can get a good photo of one like that! Those are some cool birds. --Berkeley
by Berkeley Boone
April 25th, 2016, 7:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Good Day
Replies: 4
Views: 1608

Re: A Good Day

Great set! I too, liked the Rhadinea shedding and post-shed pics. Cool experience!
--Berkeley
by Berkeley Boone
April 17th, 2016, 5:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Georgia
Replies: 4
Views: 1716

Re: Ambystoma spp?

I agree with Marbled. Especially if you were in N Georgia. What was the habitat like?

You should have hit me up! What part of GA were you in?

--Berkeley
by Berkeley Boone
April 14th, 2016, 6:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Quarter 2016 Review
Replies: 6
Views: 1896

Re: First Quarter 2016 Review

That timeline sounds about right for the southern spring, Jeff! I'm looking forward to those harbingers of the heat, as you mentioned! Glad you enjoyed that caption. I try to mix it up periodically and have a little fun with my naming. I could only wish to have a creek in the backyard! I'm impressed...
by Berkeley Boone
April 13th, 2016, 8:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Monitor lizard stuck in Broward County, FL
Replies: 7
Views: 1978

Re: Monitor lizard stuck in Broward County, FL

I'm happy to report that first off, yes, he was an iguana. And secondly, I went out at lunch and got my pants dirty and found a long palm branch and left it in his hole while I escaped for lunch. When I returned the hole was empty and there were enough iguanas around the pond I couldn't pick my lit...
by Berkeley Boone
April 12th, 2016, 7:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Monitor lizard stuck in Broward County, FL
Replies: 7
Views: 1978

Re: Monitor lizard stuck in Broward County, FL

I'm not near there (nor able to help), but looking at the picture it appears to me to be a green iguana.

--Berkeley
by Berkeley Boone
April 12th, 2016, 3:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Quarter 2016 Review
Replies: 6
Views: 1896

Re: First Quarter 2016 Review

Thanks Kfen! Yes, Kelly has a way with words, doesn't she? :) Great tip on the serpwidgets link! I have heard about that tool, but it hadn't even crossed my mind. I'll have to go and check it out! I had done a very simple hand measuring like you mentioned- with a ruler at home- and that was how I ca...
by Berkeley Boone
April 6th, 2016, 5:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Quarter 2016 Review
Replies: 6
Views: 1896

Re: First Quarter 2016 Review

Thanks very much, Kelly! I'm delighted to be able to share my adventures, and pleased to no end to know that others enjoy it!

--Berkeley
by Berkeley Boone
April 6th, 2016, 5:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chelonians in the news!
Replies: 9
Views: 1994

Re: Chelonians in the news!

Ha ha! Thanks yall, glad you enjoyed that. Damn you had me going, even as a specialist in this field I was getting very excited! Discovery of a viviparous turtle would certainly be a nature paper. That made my day, Van! FWIW, I DID question the veracity off the first paragraph due to it's inaccuraci...
by Berkeley Boone
April 4th, 2016, 5:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 1st quarter 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2614

Re: 1st quarter 2016

Those garters are something, Tamara! I like that strong checkering. Very pretty!
And the Rhadinea! Still on my list! One day I will find one....

Great start to the year!
--Berkeley
by Berkeley Boone
April 4th, 2016, 5:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Quarter 2016 Review
Replies: 5
Views: 1272

Re: First Quarter 2016 Review

Josh Holbrook wrote:Didn't you say you were at 30?
I did, but that is for total herp species found in our yard at our house. Right now, I am only at 24 species found for this year. Good eye! Sorry, I probably could have been more clear in my phrasing.

--B
by Berkeley Boone
April 4th, 2016, 11:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping buddy request mid April in Highlands and Okeechobee
Replies: 4
Views: 1191

Re: Herping buddy request mid April in Highlands and Okeecho

I wish I could. I'm tied up though! Sounds like a good time to me!

--Berkeley
by Berkeley Boone
April 4th, 2016, 11:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Quarter 2016 Review
Replies: 5
Views: 1272

Re: First Quarter 2016 Review

Tamara- thanks very much, those were very kind words! I agree, I think anoles often get overlooked. They are pretty cool little lizards. I am glad there are so many of them in my life! I hope we get to meet up this year when I am down in your neck of the woods. It would be a lot of fun to get out wi...
by Berkeley Boone
April 4th, 2016, 11:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Quarter 2016 Review
Replies: 6
Views: 1896

First Quarter 2016 Review

I can’t believe it is already a quarter of the way through 2016! I’m going to break up my reviews into quarters rather than my usual thirds to make the posts a little bit smaller. Due to a rather mild and wet winter, the herp activity really only slowed rather than stopping. My daughter and I played...
by Berkeley Boone
April 4th, 2016, 11:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chelonians in the news!
Replies: 9
Views: 1994

Re: Chelonians in the news!

TurtleTim wrote:Someone put a lot of thought into this April fools. :thumb:
Thanks man. I was pretty pleased with the name I created for the Professor: it is Mandarin for 'Fooled You'.

daniel wrote:Damn. :oops:
Sorry to get your hopes up!

--Berkeley
by Berkeley Boone
April 1st, 2016, 5:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Quarter 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1868

Re: First Quarter 2016

Nice! What a cute little baby queen!

--Berkeley
by Berkeley Boone
April 1st, 2016, 5:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Quarter 2016 Review
Replies: 5
Views: 1272

First Quarter 2016 Review

I can’t believe it is already a quarter of the way through 2016! I’m going to break up my reviews into quarters rather than my usual thirds to make the posts a little bit smaller. Due to a rather mild and wet winter, the herp activity really only slowed rather than stopping. My daughter and I played...
by Berkeley Boone
April 1st, 2016, 4:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chelonians in the news!
Replies: 9
Views: 1994

Chelonians in the news!

Have yall seen this yet? This is really cool! I guess this may go best in the "News" subforum. --Berkeley First Reported Occurrence of Viviparity in Chelonians [Ministry of Science and Technology Technical Report, Prof. Shangdang Nin, C-177.3: 27 pp. 1 April 2015] True viviparity in reptiles is rare...
by Berkeley Boone
March 24th, 2016, 4:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bite marks on deck post?!?
Replies: 7
Views: 1434

Re: Bite marks on deck post?!?

Bill, Kevin- dang, you guys could be right! I didn't even think to ask for location! ;)

WOOD frogs hadn't even crossed my mind. Ha ha!

--Berkeley
by Berkeley Boone
March 23rd, 2016, 5:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bite marks on deck post?!?
Replies: 7
Views: 1434

Re: Bite marks on deck post?!?

Anytime. Glad to help!
--Berkeley
by Berkeley Boone
March 22nd, 2016, 12:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bite marks on deck post?!?
Replies: 7
Views: 1434

Re: Bite marks on deck post?!?

Woodpecker damage, from birds looking for carpenter bee larvae.

--Berkeley
by Berkeley Boone
March 9th, 2016, 4:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Honduras Gecko ID
Replies: 3
Views: 1205

Re: Honduras Gecko ID

I agree with Chris.

Head shape, as well as rings of spines around the tail do it for me.
--Berkeley
by Berkeley Boone
March 7th, 2016, 6:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Visiting Amelia Island next week (Mar 12)
Replies: 8
Views: 1673

Re: Visiting Amelia Island next week (Mar 12)

If you're staying at one of the resorts like Amelia Island Plantation, use your access to the land, golf courses, water courses, and beaches, especially at night if temps are good. I've found 4 of your 6 right on the plantation: Corn, Yellow Rat, Coral, EDB. Check with grounds keepers for places th...
by Berkeley Boone
March 6th, 2016, 11:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Carolina Salamander ID Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 1927

Re: South Carolina Salamander ID Needed

I'm going with Dwarf Salamander as well.

--Berkeley
by Berkeley Boone
March 1st, 2016, 7:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bali, Flores, Rinca, and Komodo
Replies: 10
Views: 2978

Re: Bali, Flores, Rinca, and Komodo

Incredible, Roki! Visiting Komodo/Flores is a dream of mine. I hope to be able to go one day. The fruit bat photos are great. My wife and I got to experience that in Cairns last year. We ate dinner each night on the balcony of the hostel and watched thousands of them take off as the sun went down. F...
by Berkeley Boone
March 1st, 2016, 8:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Australia 2016 Part 1: Sydney and the Snowy Mountains
Replies: 7
Views: 2643

Re: Australia 2016 Part 1: Sydney and the Snowy Mountains

Great start, JP! I'm looking forward to more- bring it on! Birds, herps, scenery, everything!

We were there for Australia Day last year, and loved the experience. You're right- very much like the 4th of July here.

Awesome stuff! I can't wait for more updates.
--Berkeley
by Berkeley Boone
February 12th, 2016, 7:08 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Introducing my new project: cyclura nublia nublia
Replies: 11
Views: 6817

Re: Introducing my new project: cyclura nublia nublia

That is awesome! I'm looking forward to seeing how he turns out!

Have fun!
--Berkeley
by Berkeley Boone
February 10th, 2016, 5:34 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: A little Crypto Paranoia
Replies: 4
Views: 5619

Re: A little Crypto Paranoia

Agreed. Kelly said it best, and succinctly!

I think you should be fine after a time period like you mentioned (three years). But yes, it still makes the adrenal gland give a little squirt jut thinking about it, doesn't it?

--B
by Berkeley Boone
February 10th, 2016, 5:33 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: outdoor enclosures
Replies: 40
Views: 16043

Re: outdoor enclosures

Good luck! I'd love to see how you get it set up.

I've been running over some ideas for outdoor housing for bluetongues and bearded dragons lately. I hope that we can all share notes and see what works.

--Berkeley
by Berkeley Boone
February 10th, 2016, 5:31 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Questions About Breeding Diamond Pythons
Replies: 4
Views: 4464

Re: Questions About Breeding Diamond Pythons

True- good point, Jayd. The potential acquisition of another pair that I mentioned in the original post fell through, but I have been entertaining the idea of picking up another female anyway so that I can give my original female a year in between breedings once I get them going. After talking with ...
by Berkeley Boone
February 10th, 2016, 5:27 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Snakes of the Kentucky Reptile Zoo
Replies: 11
Views: 6372

Re: Snakes of the Kentucky Reptile Zoo

So cool! Great specimens- I'll look forward to seeing more pictures sometime. Interesting note on the neonates thriving better if kept with the mother. Have yall been officially documenting that or is it just anecdotal right now? And, interesting meention the horridum and their attitudes. I'd always...
by Berkeley Boone
February 10th, 2016, 5:23 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Introducing my new project: cyclura nublia nublia
Replies: 11
Views: 6817

Re: Introducing my new project: cyclura nublia nublia

That is awesome! I've always thought the rock iguanas were really cool. Never kept any, but maybe one day. So it is a for-sure male? I'm just curious- was he scoped or is that just the 'default' gender you refer to? Do the male rocks have the behavior issues when maturity is reached, like the green ...
by Berkeley Boone
February 10th, 2016, 5:19 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Pics of some critters, just because it's been a while
Replies: 16
Views: 7819

Re: Pics of some critters, just because it's been a while

Thanks man, I appreciate it. I still need to put up some pics of the whole body of those diamonds like I promised Kfen a while ago! Keep an eye out.... I may be breeding the pair this year. I'm still trying to decide if the female is ready (big enough), so that means I will probably wait. We'll see ...
by Berkeley Boone
February 9th, 2016, 5:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring in the mountains is peeking around the corner
Replies: 6
Views: 1192

Re: Spring in the mountains is peeking around the corner

Nice diversity, Bill! I love the colors on that wilderae!

--Berkeley
by Berkeley Boone
February 9th, 2016, 5:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your 2016 SE Chapter Officer Team and a call to action
Replies: 10
Views: 1563

Re: Your 2016 SE Chapter Officer Team and a call to action

Question. I noticed that there is a Mexico, California & Arizona chapter seperate from their Geopgraphical region... yet no Florida chapter.As residents of South Florida, it makes it very difficult for those representatives whom reside in Florida to attend events in the Southeast. So I move for Flo...
by Berkeley Boone
February 3rd, 2016, 11:46 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: 2015 Highlights (NJ & FL) - The Birds
Replies: 7
Views: 4652

Re: 2015 Highlights (NJ & FL) - The Birds

Nice finds, Justin, and really great photos.
Good job!
--Berkeley
by Berkeley Boone
February 3rd, 2016, 6:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Request for some animals....
Replies: 10
Views: 1484

Re: Request for some animals....

PM sent, Jake.

--Berkeley
by Berkeley Boone
February 1st, 2016, 8:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Request for some animals....
Replies: 10
Views: 1484

Re: Request for some animals....

Thanks Josh. I'll let you know as we get there.

That'd be awesome!
--Berkeley