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by BradB
February 26th, 2013, 12:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Year In Review, March 2012
Replies: 23
Views: 4521

Re: My Year In Review, March 2012

Oh yea, and Berkeley, I never realized you actually got a pic of that spotted before he disappeared in the water. Have you been back there yet this year?
by BradB
February 26th, 2013, 12:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Year In Review, March 2012
Replies: 23
Views: 4521

Re: My Year In Review, March 2012

Georgia on my mind...

And hellbenders feel much better in your pants than snakes!
by BradB
February 26th, 2013, 12:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Planning a big trip down South
Replies: 14
Views: 1905

Re: Planning a big trip down South

My advice, bring bug spray, a fishing pole, and a cooler full of beer.
by BradB
February 26th, 2013, 12:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Interesting solution to Guam's snake Problem
Replies: 27
Views: 8854

Re: Interesting solution to Guam's snake Problem

Here is a link to the study and some of the published work that relates:

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/wildlife_dama ... ndex.shtml

Note, there are links to the more info on the bottom of main page.

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/wildlife_dama ... ions.shtml
by BradB
February 26th, 2013, 12:13 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Interesting solution to Guam's snake Problem
Replies: 27
Views: 8854

Re: Interesting solution to Guam's snake Problem

I'm a little late to this thread, but thought I would chime in as I brought this up at work today with some of my coworkers. I work in Denver and one of my coworkers used to work for the NWRC in Ft. Collins. Interestingly he corrected me very quickly as I was mocking the idea of parachuting mice wit...
by BradB
January 15th, 2013, 12:45 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: In your opinion whats the best arboreal snake to keep?
Replies: 38
Views: 5080

Re: In your opinion whats the best arboreal snake to keep?

You ever thought of doing a N. American species like a rough green? You can probably house a couple of them in a cage that size and they are by far one of the most interesting snakes I have ever kept. Watching them chase crickets around is really neat. One thing is for sure though, you need a very t...
by BradB
September 11th, 2012, 2:31 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Pinesnake regurgitating issues
Replies: 44
Views: 7123

Updated: Pinesnake regurgitating issues

So its been about 6 wks since starting this thread. Since then I had a friend who is a vet have a look at the snake and inquired with some vets that I work with. After separating the male from the female and not attempting to feed him for 3 wks. he has successfully digested 4 med. sized rats and see...
by BradB
August 3rd, 2012, 11:52 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Pinesnake regurgitating issues
Replies: 44
Views: 7123

Re: Pinesnake regurgitating issues

Thanks for the info. On a side note, an external heat source is present as I use a 75 watt lamp for basking. However, the odd thing to me is that there was a very definitive line of when the problem started. He was fed 2 wks before the move and prior to that there were no problems. A couple of days ...
by BradB
August 3rd, 2012, 6:21 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Pinesnake regurgitating issues
Replies: 44
Views: 7123

Pinesnake regurgitating issues

I have a 6 year old male N. Pine who has been regurgitating most all of his meals. He is housed in a cage that is roughly 6x2x2.5 ft. His cage mate is a 6 year old female pine that hasn't had any problems under the same housing conditions. I moved about 2 months ago and prior to the move there were ...
by BradB
April 5th, 2012, 8:47 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Some of my hognose snakes
Replies: 53
Views: 12541

Re: Some of my hognose snakes

Southerns seem to do fine on rodents, however there are a few cases out there where they have developed cataracts in captivity, whether this is related to diet or something else I do not know.

Berkeley, care to chime in???
by BradB
January 11th, 2012, 10:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My year in review TN, AL, GA
Replies: 34
Views: 3620

Re: My year in review TN, AL, GA

That pine is awesome, congrats. Is that the only one you have seen in that region or do you frequently find them? If so, myself and I'm sure some others would love to see a good representaion of them.
by BradB
December 6th, 2011, 4:25 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Same ol' stuff...
Replies: 5
Views: 1695

Re: Same ol' stuff...

You have some great looking snakes, how about some pics of the Louisianna Pines?
by BradB
November 8th, 2011, 11:40 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: A couple of 2011 snakes from my collection
Replies: 14
Views: 3196

Re: A couple of 2011 snakes from my collection

I love your Kentucky pines, have you all been successful on catching anymore wild ones? Hope that one day some babies will be available for purchase! :D
by BradB
November 2nd, 2011, 8:41 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: To all the 'Friends of Bill' (slightly off topic)
Replies: 42
Views: 11774

Re: To all the 'Friends of Bill' (slightly off topic)

Rum and cokes at 9:32 am, very nice! Now go catch a canebrake!
by BradB
October 31st, 2011, 10:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Name that snake...
Replies: 31
Views: 2789

Re: Name that snake...

I've found black rats or greys or whatever that look like that about 40 miles North of Downtown Atlanta. That one looks almost identical to those that I have seen in that given area.
by BradB
August 31st, 2011, 6:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: hilton head
Replies: 4
Views: 1045

Re: hilton head

If you like herping golf courses, Hilton Head can be great! Realistically though if you want to see snakes go back to the mainland. Okeetee is only a 30-45 min. drive from there. I go to HH every year and there are not really any good road cruising roads, the island is to developed. I have found rat...
by BradB
August 17th, 2011, 6:18 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: So it happened, I found mites!
Replies: 34
Views: 6032

Re: So it happened, I found mites!

Mites are a pain in the a**. Like Berkeley said, you definately want to go ahead and treat all cages as if they have them, if you do not and there are just a couple, the cycle will start all over again. I would suggest using newspaper in all cages until you are sure you have them under control. Its ...
by BradB
July 29th, 2011, 3:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mexico
Replies: 18
Views: 4748

Re: Mexico

I would choose the Yucatan over Baja 10x over. The Yucatan has higher diversity, more groups of animals that aren't found in the US, and is probably safer travel at the moment. Plus, it is a pretty easy place to herp in my experience. Baja travel is usually safe, but there have been a few reports o...
by BradB
July 20th, 2011, 6:29 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Pines, Pythons and Boas
Replies: 14
Views: 3429

Re: Pines, Pythons and Boas

Speaking of Pituophis, are you interested in any Bulls? A guy I used to go to school with has a pair he said he would give me. I'm not going to take them as I need to keep room for the pines that are about to hatch. I don't know much about them but they have to be at least 4-5 ft. as he has had them...
by BradB
June 30th, 2011, 2:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Extra-Cool Bamboo Viper Mimic!
Replies: 13
Views: 6999

Re: Extra-Cool Bamboo Viper Mimic!

Thats amazing!
by BradB
June 30th, 2011, 3:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Half of 2011 in East Central Georgia
Replies: 12
Views: 2936

Re: First Half of 2011 in East Central Georgia

Cary, I still love that pine, it almost looks like its got a little Northern influence. Is that the simus from the day we decided to not follow you on the last pass? I wish we would have stuck around for that one. Have you come across any more pines since then?
by BradB
June 20th, 2011, 8:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need ideas for SE chapter field trip
Replies: 16
Views: 2392

Re: Need ideas for SE chapter field trip

October may be a little late for NE Alabama (at least snake wise). I would think September would probably be better.
by BradB
June 20th, 2011, 3:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need ideas for SE chapter field trip
Replies: 16
Views: 2392

Re: Need ideas for SE chapter field trip

Desoto NF is pretty cool.
by BradB
June 15th, 2011, 3:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: north ga
Replies: 21
Views: 3555

Re: north ga

Dang Berkeley, that first one is quite nice. I don't believe I've seen that picture before.
by BradB
June 14th, 2011, 3:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: north ga
Replies: 21
Views: 3555

Re: north ga

Above the fall line
by BradB
June 13th, 2011, 7:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: north ga
Replies: 21
Views: 3555

Re: north ga

North GA

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by BradB
June 7th, 2011, 3:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question - Conservation versus Rattlesnake Roundup mentality
Replies: 31
Views: 2944

Re: Question - Conservation versus Rattlesnake Roundup menta

How many EDBs are posted from mainland Ga.??? Not many. Why? Roundups I can't speak on the roundups outside of Ga, but the ones in Ga are one of the many reasons why EDBs are struggling here. Not to mention how many ignorant rednecks openly talk about gassing tortoise burrows and have no idea or don...
by BradB
May 17th, 2011, 8:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ,
Replies: 27
Views: 3928

Re: Are Apalachicola Kings really declining?

Dave Justice is a damn good herper. And has some damn good stories.
by BradB
May 17th, 2011, 3:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turkey on a shoestring
Replies: 10
Views: 2437

Re: Turkey on a shoestring

I like the tortoise in rock vally with the nice statue in the background! Did you choose that shot on purpose?
by BradB
April 22nd, 2011, 7:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Back from the Southeast
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Re: Back from the Southeast

Quit being lazy and post some pics Tim, some of us are anti-facebook and can't see them!
by BradB
April 15th, 2011, 7:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Collectors/collecting...
Replies: 47
Views: 6435

Re: Collectors/collecting...

Like Matt said, do you have more pics of that pine? Was that the one you all cruised last Fall, I think?
by BradB
April 7th, 2011, 11:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 1
Replies: 15
Views: 2218

Re: The past few week's finds with a couple Kings thrown in.

Nice Pics. Where are all the canebrakes?
by BradB
April 7th, 2011, 8:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sidewinder Relocation! Success Story
Replies: 34
Views: 3614

Re: Sidewinder Relocation! Success Story

What you did was right, a relocated snake is better than a dead snake. Another thing about relocation is when a reptile is moved to another habitat they generally try and get back to where they came from, and in most cases this means crossing roads. My guess is that road mortality is probably one of...
by BradB
March 31st, 2011, 8:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: few things from this month
Replies: 13
Views: 1912

Re: few things from this month

SnakeStick wrote:
Josh Holbrook wrote:That spotted turtle is GORGEOUS. Good post.
Lol :mrgreen: . What county in S.C did you find the sallies?

I believe that road is still in Aiken Co., but I could be wrong.
by BradB
March 18th, 2011, 6:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpetology School Help
Replies: 39
Views: 20041

Re: Herpetology School Help

University of Georgia has a good ecology school and pretty good wildlife biology program. The herpetology teacher is more of a salamander guy though. Athens is a cool town within close proximity to good herping.
by BradB
March 17th, 2011, 9:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A silly, maybe impossible idea.
Replies: 63
Views: 6520

Re: A silly, maybe impossible idea.

Win mega millions...Dream come true.
by BradB
March 15th, 2011, 3:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 1
Replies: 10
Views: 1912

Re: A few March finds so far here in the South

Nice king, unfortunately we have found 2 of 3 tin sites checked thus far this year have been cleaned up. Have you flipped any canebrakes yet?
by BradB
March 2nd, 2011, 11:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping near daytona FL
Replies: 11
Views: 2132

Re: Herping near daytona FL

Is Daytona on fire yet? Maybe some of the hotels were burn down and make for some good A/C.
by BradB
March 2nd, 2011, 11:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Time Spent in Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey
Replies: 21
Views: 3687

Re: Time Spent in Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey

That box turtle is sweet, I would have never guessed those were the same two pines. Do you have any close ups of that second pines face. He's pretty cute.
by BradB
March 2nd, 2011, 11:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping by Bicycle
Replies: 57
Views: 4611

Re: Herping by Bicycle

I've done quite a bit of mountain biking / cruising. I'm mainly out there for the cycling aspect but I always have me eyes open. I got a pinesnake while mountain biking in the ANF a couple years back. Also have seen many ratsnakes, a couple copperheads, and a few other species.
by BradB
February 15th, 2011, 9:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: target species for 2011
Replies: 27
Views: 3189

Re: target species for 2011

Southern Hognose - Seen a few, but they never get old.
Canebrakes - Last year was a bad year for me and them.
Pinesnakes - Best snake in the SE
EDB's - 20 in a day
Rainbow - I'm feeling lucky.
by BradB
February 15th, 2011, 4:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coolest things about herps
Replies: 60
Views: 6490

Re: Coolest things about herps

Let a kid take a bite from a buzztail and see if that catches their interest! Other wise, hognoses playing dead and spraying turds everywhere, pinesnakes being pissy, or I'm sure they would find it pretty cool if you set a frozen wood frog on the table at the beginning of class and let it thaw out a...
by BradB
January 31st, 2011, 7:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Impending florida state park closures
Replies: 17
Views: 3429

Re: Impending florida state park closures

This really sucks, I don't live in Florida, but have visited some of these parks in the past. I'd assume most are some of the only places that have escaped development in Florida, particularly the ones on or near the coast. For a state that has screwed its coast up so bad with hotels and golf commun...
by BradB
January 21st, 2011, 10:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: January Species Count
Replies: 28
Views: 3940

Re: January Species Count

Some friends of mine got an indigo Jan. 16 in S. Ga.

On a side note: some of the locales posted should maybe be a little less specific, just to be on the safe side.
by BradB
November 30th, 2010, 12:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wild caught albinos???
Replies: 264
Views: 99061

Re: Wild caught albinos???

A hypomelanistic Tiger Sally from Ga:

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by BradB
November 30th, 2010, 10:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why bicycle cruising is better than car cruising
Replies: 42
Views: 7213

Re: Why bicycle cruising is better than car cruising

I've spent a lot of time biking roads where I usually road cruise and have had little luck. On the other hand I have biked a pine snake in ANF and many other common species here in Ga. In essence though you cover much more ground in a car, but riding a bike is a hell of a lot funner!
by BradB
November 16th, 2010, 10:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rocktober
Replies: 49
Views: 10081

Re: Rocktober

Almost forgot... Ask him about the Mexican Pine he found in S. Ga as well. :lol: All sorts of strange things pop up on the road down here.

Yes Tim, I am not going to let that one go.
by BradB
November 16th, 2010, 9:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rocktober
Replies: 49
Views: 10081

Re: Rocktober

Been waiting for this post for awhile now... Nice pics all around. Where was the yellow rat found? Was that a Ga. snake from Ben's, I'm assuming it was S. Fla. but figured I would ask. That second coachwhip is nice. Anyways, see you come Spring. Monklet - I would agree, definately doesn't look like ...
by BradB
November 9th, 2010, 6:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dealing with annoying results...
Replies: 31
Views: 3901

Re: Dealing with annoying results...

I really like some of those pics, especially the rough green hissing and the dusky pig/pavement shot. Finding an AOR catfish is always cool too. :lol: