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by Marc Dubois
August 11th, 2011, 7:34 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Bumblebee killer !!
Replies: 2
Views: 1343

Bumblebee killer !!

Few weeks ago, i taken pics of a large (about 3-4cm long) Robber Fly (family: Asilidae). First pic of the ''killer''... http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/15/03/07/99/pn_asi10.jpg and a few minutes later, i saw the fly (probably the same) flying away with a prey (a small bumble bee) and after, the fly beg...
by Marc Dubois
July 8th, 2011, 10:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: West Virginia Herping and nature photography
Replies: 12
Views: 2627

Re: West Virginia Herping and nature photography

Nice pics & a great post Ashley ;)
by Marc Dubois
July 8th, 2011, 4:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: From the Everglades to the A.N.F. and a few things between.
Replies: 21
Views: 3745

Re: From the Everglades to the A.N.F. and a few things betwe

Nice post!!

It's cool to see the buried soft shell turtle 8-) Nice pics of the Swallow Tail Kites !
by Marc Dubois
July 8th, 2011, 4:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp Art
Replies: 91
Views: 25355

Re: Herp Art

Awesome !! really nice works 8-)
by Marc Dubois
July 8th, 2011, 4:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent finds in the Great Lakes region
Replies: 15
Views: 2461

Re: Recent finds in the Great Lakes region

Thanks everybody ;)
by Marc Dubois
July 1st, 2011, 6:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent finds in the Great Lakes region
Replies: 15
Views: 2461

Re: Recent finds in the Great Lakes region

I think I know exactly where you were.... tell Nick I said hello ;) I'm suprised you didn't turn up any brown's, ringnecks, or milksnakes, did you do much flipping? We did some flipping but all snakes we found where not under covers. Under some rocks we found a few red backed salamanders and many m...
by Marc Dubois
July 1st, 2011, 8:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Super Mom Pit Viper (Protobothrops)
Replies: 10
Views: 5062

Re: Super Mom Pit Viper (Protobothrops)

Good find... i really like this pit viper 8-)
by Marc Dubois
July 1st, 2011, 8:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent finds in the Great Lakes region
Replies: 15
Views: 2461

Re: Recent finds in the Great Lakes region

rtdunham wrote:Excellent photos, and great finds. How long a telephoto were you using for the chipmunk (and possibly some of the other) photos?
Thanks ;)

For the chipmunk and the porcupine i used a 70-300mm.
For the massasaugas (except gravid female) & fox snake pics i used my 18-55mm.
by Marc Dubois
July 1st, 2011, 8:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica, June 2011 trip...
Replies: 25
Views: 18410

Re: Costa Rica, June 2011 trip...

Nice finds! the smokey frog is impressive and the juvenile durissus is stunning!

The arboreal rodent is a Vesper Rat (Nyctomys sumichrasti).
by Marc Dubois
July 1st, 2011, 8:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent finds in the Great Lakes region
Replies: 15
Views: 2461

Re: Recent finds in the Great Lakes region

Thanks everybody for your comments ;)
Mark Brown wrote:pretty much at the top of the list for herping in that area, right?
Right, massasaugas & fox snakes are the top of my list when i go there... estern hognoses too but i don't find any yet.
by Marc Dubois
June 30th, 2011, 2:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent finds in the Great Lakes region
Replies: 15
Views: 2461

Recent finds in the Great Lakes region

Last weekend (june 24 to june 27), me and some friends (Alexandre, Victor & Tania) went to Georgian Bay (Ontario) and our target was massasaugas & fox snakes. - Friday was a rainy day = no herping - Saturday was cloudy and a little bit chilly and we found one massasauga - Sunday was a sunny and warm...
by Marc Dubois
May 30th, 2011, 6:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Theme post: herps eating in the wild
Replies: 101
Views: 44537

Re: Theme post: herps eating in the wild

Garter Snake eating a Wood Frog in a Connecticut forest:

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by Marc Dubois
April 11th, 2011, 12:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tree Frog ID please (ENP)
Replies: 4
Views: 974

Re: Tree Frog ID please (ENP)

Thanks guys !

It's the first time i see one spotted like that and this confuse me.

Chris Smith wrote:Lots of frogs lighten up at night (was it found at night?)
Yes, around 10 pm.
by Marc Dubois
April 11th, 2011, 9:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tree Frog ID please (ENP)
Replies: 4
Views: 974

Tree Frog ID please (ENP)

Last week we found this frog at Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park.

This is a ''pale'' Green Tree Frog (Hyla cinerea) ??

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Thanks!
by Marc Dubois
February 24th, 2011, 5:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some NC/SC/GA stuff. LOTS of pics (98 to be exact)
Replies: 24
Views: 2525

Re: Some NC/SC/GA stuff. LOTS of pics (98 to be exact)

A lot of snakes !!

Red pygmy & Diamondback :thumb:

I really like the last pic.
by Marc Dubois
February 24th, 2011, 5:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: a little bit OT, video of a captive croc feeding
Replies: 13
Views: 1828

Re: a little bit OT, video of a captive croc feeding

I found an old video of the female feeding. Excellent snapping behavior! http://www.youtube.com/user/crocdoc2#p/u/34/83as6lMvJ6o The eyes of the female are quite yellow and the eyes of Rex are brown. Are both crocs Salties? Is the female a Freshie? In your video it's a Salty (C. porosus). The Fresh...
by Marc Dubois
February 21st, 2011, 5:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herping 2006 - 2009 DUW
Replies: 13
Views: 1824

Re: Field Herping 2006 - 2009 DUW

Nice post!

I like pics of the northeastern ''hot stuff'' : Timbers & Coppers

Nice done for the close-up of the Black Racer :thumb:
by Marc Dubois
February 21st, 2011, 4:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: a little bit OT, video of a captive croc feeding
Replies: 13
Views: 1828

Re: a little bit OT, video of a captive croc feeding

I like it !!

''Godfather'' style with Don Crocodilo... 8-)
by Marc Dubois
February 21st, 2011, 4:29 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?...
Replies: 381
Views: 216645

Re: What was your last lifer?...

My last lifer it's a Saw-whet Owl in january...

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by Marc Dubois
February 20th, 2011, 8:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern California 2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2732

Re: Southern California 2008

Great post !!

I like especially the Red Diamond Rattlesnake and the Longnosed Snake.
by Marc Dubois
February 20th, 2011, 8:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some summer sighting in my area
Replies: 6
Views: 1113

Re: Some summer sighting in my area

Thanks everybody for the comments! Hate when people who are north of me make me jealous. Don't be jealous Dane, you have many more herp species in Illinois & Virginia. Here, in Québec, we have about 38 species of herps and many of them are found only in the south western part of Québec. ;) :mrgreen:
by Marc Dubois
February 20th, 2011, 3:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some summer sighting in my area
Replies: 6
Views: 1113

Some summer sighting in my area

Last summer, I visited a marsh wich is located approximately 10 min. drive from my home. I went about once a week from late june to early september. This is a great place to see a lot of frogs and birds. Here are some pics of summer 2010 to that place: Midland Painted Turtle http://u1.ipernity.com/1...
by Marc Dubois
February 20th, 2011, 12:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SOUTH AFRICA!
Replies: 24
Views: 2482

Re: SOUTH AFRICA more photos added

Great post!

The 2 pics of elephants are impressive! and the pic of male lion are very nice!

As you said, even if you are lucky for the Boomslang, it's a cool find 8-)

I'll pay attention for the next pics...
by Marc Dubois
February 20th, 2011, 12:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Africa....Revisited, and new photos
Replies: 29
Views: 7175

Re: Southern Africa....Revisited, and new photos

I did visit the KZN coastal forest this year in January, near Jozini and Ubombo, but unfortunately they have had record rains this year, and the grass was soo high that i having a hard time finding anything, and didnt see the Gabbys. I will return to the area maybe earlier in the year, and try my l...
by Marc Dubois
February 19th, 2011, 11:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Good outing.
Replies: 10
Views: 1240

Re: Good outing.

Saunders wrote:Best of luck to ya man.
Thanks ;)
by Marc Dubois
February 19th, 2011, 11:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Africa....Revisited, and new photos
Replies: 29
Views: 7175

Re: Southern Africa....Revisited, and new photos

Great post and pics !!!

I really like the south african biodiversity.

I'm a fan of Bitis and is cool to see the color variation of caudalis.

Did you go on Kwazulu-Natal coastal forest to see some Bitis gabonica ?
by Marc Dubois
February 19th, 2011, 11:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Good outing.
Replies: 10
Views: 1240

Re: Good outing.

Beautiful Texas Coral 8-)

I never see a Coral Snake in the wild and I'll go in south Florida in early april and I hope to find an Eastern Coral...
by Marc Dubois
February 19th, 2011, 10:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The pilbara: a 48hour trip.
Replies: 10
Views: 3002

Re: The pilbara: a 48hour trip.

Wow! the V. pilbarensis is so nice !

Thanks for sharing !
by Marc Dubois
February 19th, 2011, 10:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some humoristic drawing...
Replies: 8
Views: 1244

Re: Some humoristic drawing...

Thanks everybody for your comments ;) I'll probably make a ''part 2'' next week. I am not the cartoonist, but I would guess he is pretty detailed oriented. Look at a real snakes hemipenes, you will see they are often "spiky" and have rough or irregular surfaces. That's right :thumb: Warren: I'm sorr...
by Marc Dubois
February 16th, 2011, 5:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some humoristic drawing...
Replies: 8
Views: 1244

Some humoristic drawing...

Last year i had made some humorous drawing about reptiles. I want to share with you some of these. They was made in french and you'll see the translation under each drawing... 1- SNAKES IN A SEX SHOP... http://www.repticlic.com/users/2012/17/85/31/album/scan_111.jpg '' Boa gonflable '' = Inflatable ...
by Marc Dubois
December 10th, 2010, 11:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Large T. sirtalis in the wild?
Replies: 28
Views: 2616

Re: Large T. sirtalis in the wild?

A friend of mind, Simon (i think it's a member of FHF), had capture a large one in the Montréal region in Quebec. This is him with the snake (clic on the link): http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n146/varanuus/reptiles%20et%20amphibiens/giant004.jpg I don't remember the size of that snake, but it's ...
by Marc Dubois
December 10th, 2010, 11:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Remarkably Hard "Name That Snake" game
Replies: 25
Views: 5165

Re: The Remarkably Hard "Name That Snake" game

29 I had as a Bitis Rubia or Red Adder, but after checking, that pic may have been mislabled and you're probably right with the horned. And 35 I have as a elaphe quartuorlineata or 4 Lined Rat. Not sure if the latin changed on that one. You're right for the 29 it's a Bitis rubida and on the 35 i ma...
by Marc Dubois
December 10th, 2010, 11:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Few pics of 2010 (Quebec & Ontario)
Replies: 5
Views: 1204

Re: Few pics of 2010 (Quebec & Ontario)

Thanks everybodies for your comments ;)

Thesee wrote: Must be hard living in Canada with the long winters...
Ya the winter is long but we have generally a good herping time between late april to late september in southern Quebec.
by Marc Dubois
December 10th, 2010, 11:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hardcore Herping Australia November 2010 part 1 snakes
Replies: 15
Views: 7874

Re: Hardcore Herping Australia November 2010 part 1 snakes

Awesome pics!!!

The wide angle shots are very nice !

Thanks for sharing
by Marc Dubois
December 10th, 2010, 7:38 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: A Very White Red-tailed Hawk
Replies: 18
Views: 5869

Re: A Very White Red-tailed Hawk

Wow! nice shot!
by Marc Dubois
December 10th, 2010, 7:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Few pics of 2010 (Quebec & Ontario)
Replies: 5
Views: 1204

Few pics of 2010 (Quebec & Ontario)

there is a few pics of my summer 2010 herping: Painted Turtle (Sherbrooke, Quebec) http://u1.ipernity.com/16/62/92/8736292.29496646.1024.jpg Eastern Garter Snake (Georgian Bay, Ontario) http://u1.ipernity.com/16/65/31/8736531.064d699d.1024.jpg Northern Water Snake (Georgian Bay, Ontario) http://u1.i...
by Marc Dubois
December 10th, 2010, 5:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Remarkably Hard "Name That Snake" game
Replies: 25
Views: 5165

Re: The Remarkably Hard "Name That Snake" game

Nir wrote:Not surprised you answered this post Marc! hehe However, a bit dispointed that you missed number 8.

#8 = Euprepiophis conspicillatus (Japanese forest ratsnake)
:roll:

Thanks Nick ;)
by Marc Dubois
December 10th, 2010, 5:33 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Great Blue Heron in Quebec, Canada
Replies: 0
Views: 1318

Great Blue Heron in Quebec, Canada

Some pics of Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) from last summer in my region:


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by Marc Dubois
December 10th, 2010, 5:16 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Duck ID
Replies: 2
Views: 1579

Re: Duck ID

I think it's a immature White-faced Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna viduata)

Probably an escape from captivity or introduced duck ??

This specie is found in the wild in South Americe & Africa.
by Marc Dubois
December 9th, 2010, 9:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another Costa Rica post!
Replies: 8
Views: 1413

Re: Another Costa Rica post!

Nice post!
by Marc Dubois
December 9th, 2010, 9:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A seat of the pants herping excursion: Panama
Replies: 17
Views: 3892

Re: A seat of the pants herping excursion: Panama

Nice post Jon!

I really like pics of the pit vipers (4 species) 8-)

Thanks for sharing
by Marc Dubois
December 9th, 2010, 8:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka and Maldives 2010
Replies: 16
Views: 3343

Re: Sri Lanka and Maldives 2010

Awesome!!!!

It's cool to see reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds & sharks in the same post !

Thanks for sharing
by Marc Dubois
December 9th, 2010, 9:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Remarkably Hard "Name That Snake" game
Replies: 25
Views: 5165

Re: The Remarkably Hard "Name That Snake" game

I think i have 41 of 42 ... 1- Opheodrys eastivus 2- Bothrops insularis 3- Cryptelytrops macrops 4- Boiga cyanea 5- Bitis parviocula 6- Dendroaspis polylepis 7- Elaphe climacophora 8- ??? 9- Boiga gokool 10- Naja samarensis 11- Macrovipera deserti 12- Azemiops fea 13- Pituophis deppei 14- Zaoermia (...
by Marc Dubois
July 14th, 2010, 3:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Georgian Bay, Ontario... saugas & more !
Replies: 7
Views: 2876

Georgian Bay, Ontario... saugas & more !

On the last weekend of June, me and my friends (Nicholas '' Nir '', Alexandre, Severine & Victor) was on Georgian Bay. This is the list of herptiles we found: - Eastern Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus catenatus) = 6 - Fox Snake (Mintonius [Pantherophis] gloydii) = 1 DOR - Eastern Garter Snake (Thamn...
by Marc Dubois
June 19th, 2010, 4:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Enhydris chinensis - Chinese Water Snake
Replies: 10
Views: 9543

Re: Enhydris chinensis - Chinese Water Snake

Interesting species !

With their aquatic adaptation, they have eyes on the top of their head and they look like Eunectes (anaconda).

Thanks for sharing Hans.
by Marc Dubois
June 19th, 2010, 7:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malaysia, Taman Negara
Replies: 29
Views: 10613

Re: Malaysia, Taman Negara

moloch wrote: Helmeted are one of my favourites.
Me too with the Rhinoceros.

BTW nice pics of the Great Argus and fire backed, really beautiful birds !

Thanks a lot David and if I have the chance to go in southeast Asia one day, i hope to see (and hear) Hornbills in the wild.
by Marc Dubois
June 19th, 2010, 7:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Beautiful frog from QC, Canada ( more pics... )
Replies: 6
Views: 2368

Re: Beautiful frog from QC, Canada

Other pics from today... Mink Frogs with more ''spotted pattern'': http://i63.servimg.com/u/f63/15/03/07/99/marais18.jpg http://i63.servimg.com/u/f63/15/03/07/99/marais19.jpg http://i63.servimg.com/u/f63/15/03/07/99/marais20.jpg Here in Québec, the french name of this frog is '' Grenouille du Nord '...
by Marc Dubois
June 18th, 2010, 6:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malaysia, Taman Negara
Replies: 29
Views: 10613

Re: Malaysia, Taman Negara

I know it's a herp forum, but do you have some pics of Hornbills or you just heard them ?

My favorites birds :D
by Marc Dubois
June 18th, 2010, 6:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Oregon
Replies: 6
Views: 2808

Re: Southern Oregon

Nice finds even if you don't found Kingsnakes.

Cute baby Crot and a beautiful landscape !