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by ugh
November 23rd, 2012, 8:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Never saw this posted here......NE chapter's demise ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1764

Re: Never saw this posted here......NE chapter's demise ?

I've just been waiting to hear the final word because I'm having trouble following that thread. Plus, I've only been here a couple of months so really don't feel as though I could provide any input. Ah I wouldn’t hesitate to add your input. This site is pretty much a free for all, people use this s...
by ugh
November 22nd, 2012, 9:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thankful for Reptiles & Amphibians 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2571

Re: Thankful for Reptiles & Amphibians 2012

What's the story behind the catenifer- did you get called to remove it or something? Is that pic in situ? Pretty crazy.....
by ugh
November 22nd, 2012, 6:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Never saw this posted here......NE chapter's demise ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1764

Re: Never saw this posted here......NE chapter's demise ?

Ah I just say let it go man, it's probably for the better Bob
Just curious what are you tryin' to do, talk him out of it or something?
by ugh
November 22nd, 2012, 5:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Never saw this posted here......NE chapter's demise ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1764

Never saw this posted here......NE chapter's demise ?

Didn't see this posted here by the president or anyone-I dunno maybe I missed it
Found it in another chapter as notification to the group as 'must read' material......

http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... =2&t=13986
by ugh
November 20th, 2012, 7:29 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Glades Herp Boys in deep trouble...
Replies: 87
Views: 59868

Re: Glades Herp Boys in deep trouble...

While we're sidetracked here-and not that it matters to me- but you keep talking down about my anonymity, implying I'm a hypocrite or whatever-AND NO ONE KNOWS WHO THE HELL YOU ARE? WTF, practice what you preach, you know?
by ugh
November 20th, 2012, 7:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Late season finds- Bosque del Apache and points nearby
Replies: 13
Views: 3566

Re: Winter stinks!

Fantastic in situ shots and very intriguing social crote observations, those are among the best in my opinion....guess I'd call them 'intangibles' for lack of a better word :beer:
by ugh
November 20th, 2012, 5:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: .
Replies: 11
Views: 3212

Re: Return of the Green Snake Man

Weird shot of that 6th pigmy-that pics give the appearance of strong postorbital stripes and an unusual pattern for barbouri.... Yes I'm saying it looks as much if not more like a young EDB than it does a pigmy lol But I guess you were close enough to confirm its id huh I think that loggerhead is ac...
by ugh
November 19th, 2012, 2:56 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Glades Herp Boys in deep trouble...
Replies: 87
Views: 59868

Re: Glades Herp Boys in deep trouble...

Cole my apologies if I misread the gist of what you were saying.....I feel like I've already said all I was trying to say on the topic. Indigo blue I'd answer anything anyone wants to know about me-anyone who knows me will vouch I'm no hypocrite- but you didn't even give me a chance to answer and no...
by ugh
November 18th, 2012, 6:49 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Glades Herp Boys in deep trouble...
Replies: 87
Views: 59868

Re: Glades Herp Boys in deep trouble...

Fair enough Kris, you made your point. No argument here. This is starting to look like a thread about me and it shouldn't be, I’d rather see the focus on these bastards getting caught; or the herps that were getting F’ed out of their wild existence at the time of the ALLEGED offense. Let’s get back ...
by ugh
November 18th, 2012, 2:19 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Glades Herp Boys in deep trouble...
Replies: 87
Views: 59868

Re: Glades Herp Boys in deep trouble...

Oh your threatening lawsuits now Phil? Hmm sound pretty defensive to me, something your hiding over there? LOL get the hell outta here. I’m not simply anti-collecting and I never said I was- if it could be done responsibly ( i.e. legally and with ecological sensitivity) but I know just way too many ...
by ugh
November 18th, 2012, 11:39 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Glades Herp Boys in deep trouble...
Replies: 87
Views: 59868

Re: Glades Herp Boys in deep trouble...

Kelly I appreciate the rare support here, thanks. I have no reason to not put my name on here but at this point I like that it pisses off so many that now I just keep the alias lol. Phil is putting words in my mouth. I guess like many here he has to manipulate or break things down to their most simp...
by ugh
November 18th, 2012, 5:59 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Glades Herp Boys in deep trouble...
Replies: 87
Views: 59868

Re: Glades Herp Boys in deep trouble...

Gerry, Kris, Cole- you guys should be defense attorneys. Offer your services to the misaligned Glades herps guys. Again, it’s probably all a big misunderstanding. And purely insignificant that these guys’ table at herp shows are covered in ~80% wild caught animals. That was of course all collected a...
by ugh
November 16th, 2012, 5:42 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Glades Herp Boys in deep trouble...
Replies: 87
Views: 59868

Re: Glades Herp Boys in deep trouble...

I was ready to join the attack on the Glades boys....... It is indeed troubling how many herpers have been wrongly charged by LE. LOL you call this an 'attack'? Lol let me find them in the woods doing this shit.... But seriously, THAT's what you found 'troubling' about this whole thing huh? :oops: ...
by ugh
November 16th, 2012, 4:50 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Glades Herp Boys in deep trouble...
Replies: 87
Views: 59868

Re: Glades Herp Boys in deep trouble...

The fact is that a captive breeding program would 'break the back' of poaching. If the authorities really cared about wildlife, they would quit with the police action and let the free market protect the wild ones by default. Ok that's a wonderful thought that sounds good on paper or forum threads.....
by ugh
November 15th, 2012, 4:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ALWAYS BE ON THE LOOKOUT!!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 6522

Re: ALWAYS BE ON THE LOOKOUT!!!!

Don't want to detract from good discussion or get too sidetracked here but I think this is very relevant. Thank you for posting this. There are people that don't believe that poaching of rattlesnakes is an issue in the northeast. Maybe this will help them open their eyes. RW Sigh. Of course poaching...
by ugh
November 14th, 2012, 6:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent outings with fellow members
Replies: 13
Views: 1601

Re: Recent outings with fellow members

Put your wallet away dollarsigns, if that peeper was amelanistic it wouldn't have black pupils. :lol:
by ugh
November 14th, 2012, 6:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Carolina Critters
Replies: 32
Views: 5078

Re: Some Carolina Critters

Holy shit those are excellent images.
I like the black bear shot in particular; I recognize that look, like you captured it right as he noticed you
And the wood stork- I can't figure it out it actually does appear to have 4 legs.....???
by ugh
November 14th, 2012, 4:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ALWAYS BE ON THE LOOKOUT!!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 6522

Re: ALWAYS BE ON THE LOOKOUT!!!!

Hard to trust breaking stories.... Kyle have you not SEEN what they sell on their tables? Pretty hysterical what some people's eye first sees as suspicious. "hard to trust" What I'd find 'hard to trust' is the two guys that MAKE THEIR LIVING OFF SELLING SNAKES ....... especially in a news report ab...
by ugh
November 14th, 2012, 3:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Glades herp busted!??!
Replies: 0
Views: 1346

Glades herp busted!??!

Never saw THIS comin lol

Just a heads up for the SE chapter...Recent report involving charges being levied on the co-owners of Glades Herp.

http://www.abc-7.com/story/20095496/rat ... ttlesnakes
by ugh
November 14th, 2012, 3:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ALWAYS BE ON THE LOOKOUT!!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 6522

Re: ALWAYS BE ON THE LOOKOUT!!!!

Kyle can you repost ur link I didnt see anything. I do know most of the stuff they sell on their table is wild caught. Think of this story next time someone asks you to go herping with them that you may not know so well.... I also wonder how such a story gets 'completely fabricated' as he claims, fr...
by ugh
November 10th, 2012, 5:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Tongs - Satan's Side Arm or God's Gift to Herpers?
Replies: 23
Views: 8914

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

Hard to believe but most snakes actually DON'T LIKE being grabbed-by your hand, a set of tongs, whatever. It immediately triggers some degree of either defensive/flight or flight behavior, at which point you trash any chance for observation of more natural behavior. By comparison a hook has a consid...
by ugh
November 5th, 2012, 4:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: new timber topic....UH-OH!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2807

Re: new timber topic....UH-OH!!!!

The defense theory doesn't make sense to me either. I suspect something relative to the parietal eye as seen in iguanids and some other herps. I also think I've seen it on more snake species than ones I haven't seen it on, not just crotalids.
by ugh
November 4th, 2012, 5:40 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: What months are you going to see Crotalus Horridus the most?
Replies: 214
Views: 243188

Re: What months are you going to see Crotalus Horridus the m

Some pretty good discussion and important points very relevant to the species were brought up here, I'm actually surprised to hear you regret it considering you have an interest in this species enough to make a post asking about when you can see them.....Maybe I was overestimating that interest. Sti...
by ugh
November 4th, 2012, 5:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best place to live for herping and every day life
Replies: 114
Views: 37729

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

I don’t know what part of the pacific NW you’re in or what the local culture or economy’s like there but I would make these among the paramount things to consider. If you move someplace with a more depressed economy or considerably different cultural vibe you’ll probably regret it. The economy thing...
by ugh
November 3rd, 2012, 1:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Product to avoid
Replies: 19
Views: 6547

Re: Product to avoid

Thanks for the kudos guys
by ugh
November 2nd, 2012, 10:15 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: What months are you going to see Crotalus Horridus the most?
Replies: 214
Views: 243188

Re: What months are you going to see Crotalus Horridus the m

Jimi , what I’m seeing here is, you’re being challenged about, or asked to justify why you would prefer to see science applied in ways more immediately and directly beneficial to the animals themselves. Yes, the animals that some of these folks here make or have made their living off of….Unbelieveab...
by ugh
November 1st, 2012, 8:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rare herp-related victory
Replies: 5
Views: 1476

Re: Rare herp-related victory

Good brick. And no it wasn’t hard to be nice. Glad you got something from that- you’re right about the ‘shotgun technique’ as I call it. I learned that after years of dealing with gov’t folks-including state biologists- that gave me lots of talk when I could track them down but did little-not even p...
by ugh
November 1st, 2012, 6:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rare herp-related victory
Replies: 5
Views: 1476

Rare herp-related victory

For my fellow NE chapter brethren.I posted this on the 'product to avoid' post on the main forum. Wanted to show what a little bit of initiative can get done. This was from a simple two paragraph email and pics I sent to the agency I guessed would be the one to contact about this kinda environmental...
by ugh
November 1st, 2012, 5:47 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: What months are you going to see Crotalus Horridus the most?
Replies: 214
Views: 243188

Re: What months are you going to see Crotalus Horridus the m

Phil these folks you’re talking about- I guess this is in Kentucky- are ignorant, and they are criminals. Both of those traits can be fixed with education of course, unless you’re just talking about total assholes. I know you interact with local folks face to face. The young people can still learn i...
by ugh
October 31st, 2012, 5:52 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: What months are you going to see Crotalus Horridus the most?
Replies: 214
Views: 243188

Re: What months are you going to see Crotalus Horridus the m

I'd personally like to see more invested by the powers that be in TR research. Phil For christ’s sake enough with so much 'research' for now how about first some applying what we already know about them? Research has it's place but how about more emphasis on things with an immediate and direct effe...
by ugh
October 31st, 2012, 5:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Product to avoid
Replies: 19
Views: 6547

Re: Product to avoid

Figured this was worth sharing here- After seeing enough of this monofilament erosion blanketing and what it can do to local wildlife esp. snakes, I decided to type up a letter describing the problem and asking for it to be banned. Initially I wasn’t sure who to send it to or if I was essentially wa...
by ugh
October 28th, 2012, 8:31 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: What months are you going to see Crotalus Horridus the most?
Replies: 214
Views: 243188

Re: What months are you going to see Crotalus Horridus the m

Aaron wrote:Hey I just got into this thread! I really don't want to read the whole thing, could somebody just tell me who's winning?

Maybe some egos.
Probably not the snakes. :oops: :x :(
by ugh
October 25th, 2012, 6:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Weekend trip
Replies: 10
Views: 1680

Re: Weekend trip

Jake man- It's made plain on this site to not mention specific place names. I know you're fairly new on this site but I also know you know better. The sole reason I even view this site anymore is to keep an eye on people and the stupid or careless things they say and/or do. I and many others keep an...
by ugh
October 24th, 2012, 4:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northeast Member Biographies
Replies: 197
Views: 43916

Re: Northeast Member Biographies

'Bout time we got some minorities up in here, this place was too damn white to be honest.....I mean right, where's the FLAVOR here, really
.........Unfortunately it's still 99.5% dudes lol.
:D
by ugh
October 24th, 2012, 4:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A thought..
Replies: 10
Views: 2003

Re: A thought..

Nick I don't think anyone doubts it's specialized diet allowed it to continue its success through today; his question re: how Regina arrived at such a narrow niche in the first place. But I'd like to hear what you think these other factors are; I'm still thinking on that one lol.
by ugh
October 23rd, 2012, 2:51 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: What months are you going to see Crotalus Horridus the most?
Replies: 214
Views: 243188

Re: What months are you going to see Crotalus Horridus the m

...... The big divide between those who care about protecting information and those who do not, is usually something related to personal effort.. Most succinct line in this thread. I'd say it's always related to personal effort- in the field, in places NOT shown to them. Unfortunately for the snake...
by ugh
October 17th, 2012, 4:00 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: What months are you going to see Crotalus Horridus the most?
Replies: 214
Views: 243188

Re: What months are you going to see Crotalus Horridus the m

Well said Hubbs- I think that last sentence of yours hit the nail on the head :roll: John Vanek that's got to be THE MOST IDIOTIC thing yet I've heard you say on this forum. Really. Can you just stop commenting about this species, ok? You're not doing them any favors, not even yourself any at this p...
by ugh
October 10th, 2012, 3:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Let's Get Rational About Snakes"
Replies: 8
Views: 1581

Re: "Let's Get Rational About Snakes"

Swampwalker- Aside from the rodent control benefit, also mention that: a) the rodents they eat host/carry deer ticks in many cases, thus spreading the disease if there's not as many snakes around to eat them- i.e. the snakes fight the spread of lyme's disease and other tick-borne illnesses. and b) w...
by ugh
October 10th, 2012, 3:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Let's Get Rational About Snakes"
Replies: 8
Views: 1581

Re: "Let's Get Rational About Snakes"

Liberal media conspiracy- gotta be!
by ugh
September 29th, 2012, 11:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hydrophis donaldi - news
Replies: 65
Views: 12375

Re: Hydrophis donaldi - news

The idea that recycling metals will ever replace mining is not even close to being a reality......... Bryan, I appreciate your balanced approach to resource exploitation vs nature preservation.... Unfortunately, the almighty dollar will win, again. (Yes, I do work in the mining industry but I would...
by ugh
September 27th, 2012, 3:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Timber Rattlesnakes and Forest Succession
Replies: 111
Views: 38164

Re: Spring Timber Rattlesnakes and Forest Succession

The poison ivy, other vines and weeds are now covering the rock piles and causing lots of shading in a few important spots where these trees were cut. Now the snakes that used to occupy one of the rocks which is now covered in vines have abandoned the area and moved to another site nearby. I'm worr...
by ugh
September 23rd, 2012, 6:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Timber Rattlesnakes and Forest Succession
Replies: 111
Views: 38164

Re: Spring Timber Rattlesnakes and Forest Succession

No one has to take my word for it. This gentleman’s words may carry a bit more weight re: Timber Rattlesnakes…. ;) “I believe shading over is the main threat to rattlesnakes across the North and Appalachians.” (Excerpt from personal communication with W.H. Martin, rattlesnake biologist) Probably car...
by ugh
September 23rd, 2012, 3:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Timber Rattlesnakes and Forest Succession
Replies: 111
Views: 38164

Re: Spring Timber Rattlesnakes and Forest Succession

Kyle, thanks for the pics. Obviously a birthing site... And btw I too above all else, try to learn something new each time out there! The day I think I know everything about anything I'm F'ed! But I think you misunderstood me, but the whole point is, that shown in your pic is very typical, and incre...
by ugh
September 23rd, 2012, 5:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Timber Rattlesnakes and Forest Succession
Replies: 111
Views: 38164

Re: Spring Timber Rattlesnakes and Forest Succession

Getting back on topic: Gestation area - Indiana Pennsylvania. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8037/8013564852_67e82ea650_z.jpg Kyle, what makes you think the snake(s) were gestating there? and did you eventually go back and see/photograph any babies?(Assuming this is in PA; what's with the Indiana ref...
by ugh
September 22nd, 2012, 3:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Timber Rattlesnakes and Forest Succession
Replies: 111
Views: 38164

Re: Spring Timber Rattlesnakes and Forest Succession

Lol hey thanks JustinM! :lol: As much as we still don’t know about this snake, we do know a HELL OF A LOT about them. And currently that knowledge is WAY WAY ahead of our land and habitat management practices in I’d say every frickin’ state the montane TR still occurs in. And that needs to change, t...
by ugh
September 21st, 2012, 3:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Timber Rattlesnakes and Forest Succession
Replies: 111
Views: 38164

Re: Spring Timber Rattlesnakes and Forest Succession

Jake man, you’re gonna miss your school bus, get out there lol. Guys this is not about winning anything, or being right,etc... try to understand that? Most of the replies here are what I expected, so that’s fine. Vanek you need to be aware you come off as dismissive to others studying these animals ...
by ugh
September 20th, 2012, 8:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Timber Rattlesnakes and Forest Succession
Replies: 111
Views: 38164

Re: Spring Timber Rattlesnakes and Forest Succession

Wait, let’s be clear- you mean the only way to actually ‘study’ them is jumping at the chance to radio track animals implanted for someone else’s research project, either for free or minimum wage, or whatever……..? ok. Yes, in that case I don’t study these animals! I'll have to inform the others too,...
by ugh
September 20th, 2012, 5:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Timber Rattlesnakes and Forest Succession
Replies: 111
Views: 38164

Re: Spring Timber Rattlesnakes and Forest Succession

I was hesitant to write my last post here for this very reason, uninformed individuals speaking with implied authority which the readers will not know better than to dismiss as crap or at least filter through it. Incuhead can you tell us a little more about these females ‘going further underground’ ...
by ugh
September 20th, 2012, 2:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Timber Rattlesnakes and Forest Succession
Replies: 111
Views: 38164

Re: Spring Timber Rattlesnakes and Forest Succession

I’m bothered by the lack of anyone with extensive experience with Timber rattlers in the northeast commenting here.......... No one with any extensive amount of time in the field in the northeast that has worked with this species will ever argue that canopy closure is a not a MAJOR PROBLEM facing th...
by ugh
September 19th, 2012, 3:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Timber Rattlesnakes and Forest Succession
Replies: 111
Views: 38164

Re: Spring Timber Rattlesnakes and Forest Succession

Well these pics undoubtedly from one of these sites shows otherwise from your claim. http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/s720x720/253534_10101263833050288_1035153931_n.jpg http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/s720x720/270633_10101265323388638_324841252_n.jpg I do see snakes there; where...