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by Lloyd Heilbrunn
April 7th, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rare Mountain Snakes in Hong Kong
Replies: 12
Views: 15751

Re: Rare Mountain Snakes in Hong Kong

Is the Red Mountain racer alive? It looks kind of funny... Yup, alive and well thankfully. Pretty chilled out temperament for the most part but once he decided to start moving there was no keeping him still for shots. Actually the most pristine Red I've ever come across, not a mark on him and brigh...
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
March 1st, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rare Mountain Snakes in Hong Kong
Replies: 12
Views: 15751

Re: Rare Mountain Snakes in Hong Kong

Is the Red Mountain racer alive? It looks kind of funny...
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
January 27th, 2019, 11:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: If There Isnt A Photo, It Didnt Happen
Replies: 20
Views: 16313

Re: If There Isnt A Photo, It Didnt Happen

A number of years back I took my first and so far only trip to West Texas. It was the year Texas instituted a herping ban, but there was some doubt concerning when the effective date was starting. As a result, when I saw a snake on the road, I would not jump out with a hook or camera, in case there ...
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
May 26th, 2018, 8:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great wall of China
Replies: 3
Views: 6045

Re: Great wall of China

DanW wrote:Beauty Snake aka Blue Beauty Ratsnake. Orthriophis taeniurus or Elaphe taeniura depending on which taxonomy you follow.

Dan
Not a "Blue Beauty" more likely what is commonly referred by the comman name "Chinese beauty", the nominate Orthriophis t. taeniurus form...
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
April 20th, 2018, 12:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My best Find of 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 6470

Re: My best Find of 2018 ... wow ... red headed indigloe

... holy smokes, glad one of my underlings sent me to this thread .... the thread title just doesnt convey the content, this should be a 1000 "hit" thread! Whhooeee what an unusual beauty, tho i must confess, i still prefer the redthroats, if the ratios were reversed. May iitoi see that it lives lo...
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
April 17th, 2018, 8:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My best Find of 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 6470

Re: My best Find of 2018

John Martin wrote::shock: :shock: About how long was that beaut Lloyd?
About 4 1/2 feet.

Thanks for the other comments.
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
April 13th, 2018, 8:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My best Find of 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 6470

My best Find of 2018

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I don't expect to top it for the rest of the year, either. I don't post here much anymore, so some of you may have already seen it on Facebook.
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
October 17th, 2017, 7:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Looking for Advice on the Unthinkable
Replies: 15
Views: 13870

Re: Looking for Advice on the Unthinkable

"Keep the limb immobilized and at the level of the heart."

"Keep the injured area still and lower than the
heart."

:(

So, which is it?
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
July 27th, 2016, 7:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why You Dont Collect
Replies: 279
Views: 99508

Re: Why You Dont Collect

For me personally, it comes down to a few things, and I am going to expand beyond just collecting, but into keeping in general, as that is the outcome of collecting for most herpers. 1) Collecting, unless for actual scientific research that is being carried out to protect and conserve the species a...
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
March 20th, 2016, 1:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ...florida python hunt results ...
Replies: 35
Views: 10058

Re: ...florida python hunt results ...

All Various actions on their part show the invasive python camp of biologists have a conflict of interest and lack of objectivity , it is provable they benefit directly by maximizing the magnitude of any problems that Burmese pythons might present, real or hypothetical. Ernie Eison And you, of cour...
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
January 2nd, 2016, 9:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 End-o'-the-year. Stuff happened.
Replies: 4
Views: 9676

Re: 2015 End-o'-the-year. Stuff happened.

Wow, I have not had a thread load this slowly since the dialup days!

Nice finds though.


Funny, that Basilisk outside the Park looks familiar! :beer:
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
October 24th, 2015, 6:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Can Snakes Strike Up?
Replies: 20
Views: 7719

Re: Can Snakes Strike Up?

I've been sitting on this question for a while, too embarrassed to ask it. It just sounds dumb when I think about it. I know researchers have examined how far forward a snake can strike relative to body length. But has anybody ever measured the angle of attack relative to a plane that holds the maj...
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
July 19th, 2015, 7:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RFI: Mudnsnakes?
Replies: 7
Views: 2995

Re: RFI: Mudnsnakes?

So far the really dry summer has depressed road cruising numbers on almost everything in South Fla., IMO.
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
May 31st, 2015, 7:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: S Carolina ID
Replies: 5
Views: 2635

Re: S Carolina ID

Yep!

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by Lloyd Heilbrunn
May 29th, 2015, 6:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Family Florida Trip May 2015(Pythons, Tegus & More Snakes)
Replies: 25
Views: 7329

Re: Family Florida Trip May 2015(Pythons, Tegus & More Snake

LOL, at the Tegu.

I've clearly been checking the wrong habitat...
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
May 26th, 2015, 5:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lake Worth, Florida lizard ID
Replies: 13
Views: 5399

Re: Lake Worth, Florida lizard ID

herpseeker1978 wrote:I've seen them in pet shops here more than a few times...

Josh

Maybe so, but Occam's Razor says that a common exotic is unlikely to be a "recent release" even though it might seem unafraid of people....
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
May 25th, 2015, 8:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lake Worth, Florida lizard ID
Replies: 13
Views: 5399

Re: Lake Worth, Florida lizard ID

herpseeker1978 wrote:that would make sense, she said it was not afraid of people, could be a recent release
I would doubt that, I don't think very many people keep them as pets.

They are both common in Palm Beach county and pretty used to people, I've decided their natural habitat in Florida is parking bumpers....
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
May 10th, 2015, 9:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Big Cypress/Everglades Questions - *TRIP UPDATE*
Replies: 15
Views: 5561

Re: Big Cypress/Everglades Questions

As for dining, Robert mentioned Rosita's which is quite good...but it's in Florida City, not Homestead. He's correct in that it's right on Palm Drive (south side) as you head west toward the park. It's in 'downtown' Florida City. Someone else mentioned Shiver's Barbeque...oh man, that place has bee...
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
May 6th, 2015, 8:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Family Florida Trip May 2015(Pythons, Tegus & More Snakes)
Replies: 25
Views: 7329

Re: Family Florida Trip May 2015

"Photo Not found"
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
May 3rd, 2015, 11:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Discussion Q: how young is too young to freehandle hots?
Replies: 19
Views: 6341

Re: Discussion Q: how young is too young to freehandle hots?

I think it is recomended to help the little ones develop their hand-to-eye coordination....
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
May 1st, 2015, 9:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Big Cypress/Everglades Questions - *TRIP UPDATE*
Replies: 15
Views: 5561

Re: Big Cypress/Everglades Questions

I would definitely eat in Homestead somewhere.

I like Shivers BBQ.

There is also good Cuban food at, I think it is called, Marios.

I don't hike ENP so you need ask someone else, LOL.
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
April 14th, 2015, 8:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Short Trips
Replies: 6
Views: 2618

Re: Short Trips

I think ribbons are the only snake I have ever stopped getting out of the car to get them off the road, on those occasional nights where they are that frequent....I was just wasting too much cruising time doing so.
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
April 13th, 2015, 8:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Short Trips
Replies: 6
Views: 2618

Re: Short Trips

Every year is year of the ribbon snake!
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
April 1st, 2015, 9:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Flying with hook-sticks
Replies: 5
Views: 3157

Re: Flying with hook-sticks

I'll say the same thing I said in the other thread: Why carry it on?

Check it in a fishing rod tube.
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
March 19th, 2015, 9:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How much does it cost?
Replies: 55
Views: 18329

Re: How much does it cost?

Well, the obvious reason Parks don't advertise herps as an attraction is that the vast majority of their customers are afraid of them.


However, I have seen Parks warn of their presence both from a danger perspective and when the herps are protected....
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
March 18th, 2015, 8:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Looking for fellow herpers in FL
Replies: 7
Views: 2811

Re: Looking for fellow herpers in FL

Where are you located?
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
March 17th, 2015, 8:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question for Roadcruising
Replies: 22
Views: 6845

Re: Question for Roadcruising

That is a nice coachwhip. Maybe it is just the camera angle, but the whole thing looks whitish, without any black on it at all. It was a silver white. Only the head was a little grey/black. http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/yy81/LloydHeilbrunn/Coach_01_01_zpsthtrpa5e.jpg Since there was no black, ...
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
March 15th, 2015, 8:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question for Roadcruising
Replies: 22
Views: 6845

Re: Question for Roadcruising

Saturday's only day cruising find:




Image



But a nice one.
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
March 15th, 2015, 8:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question for Roadcruising
Replies: 22
Views: 6845

Re: Question for Roadcruising

I think a factor that should be considered with day cruising is temperature and time of year. I'm in north central Florida and from my experience day cruising during the hottest part of the year through the hottest part of the day (as far as snakes) will get you nothing but racers and coachwhips. A...
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
March 12th, 2015, 1:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: That guy
Replies: 19
Views: 4882

Re: That guy

If you're road-cruising Main Park Road in ENP this year, it would be great if you left DOR's in place instead of chucking them off the road. Biologists associated with the park are road-cruising every night in 2015, and one of the goals is to understand relationships between traffic activity and nu...
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
March 11th, 2015, 9:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: That guy
Replies: 19
Views: 4882

Re: That guy

ENP has been slow roadcruising lately. IMO, the temps are still a bit low....
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
January 20th, 2015, 9:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Everglades National Park in the rain
Replies: 14
Views: 4511

Re: Everglades National Park in the rain

I'm going to add my vote that the odds are against you down here in the rain, but sometimes you beat the odds.....
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
January 15th, 2015, 9:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Theme 5 - Strange things seen while herping
Replies: 35
Views: 9221

Re: Theme 5 - Strange things seen while herping

umop apisdn wrote:Found this under a rock in the Florida Keys 10 years ago. Took me around 8 years to figure out what it was.

Image

Any guesses?

Echinoderm skeleton of some type?
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
January 8th, 2015, 10:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica field guide - Recommendations?
Replies: 15
Views: 4548

Re: Costa Rica field guide - Recommendations?

I took this one and bought the Leenders one at a National Park there.


http://www.amazon.com/Amphibians-Reptil ... 0520237595
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
December 20th, 2014, 10:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Info Request
Replies: 21
Views: 9204

Re: Costa Rica Info Request

BlackPearl wrote:Lloyd,

Looks good. Can you tell me more? Specifically interested in how far the park/jungle access is from the inn?

It's been a couple of years, but I'm thinking 5 minute drive to Park entrance.
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
December 18th, 2014, 10:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Info Request
Replies: 21
Views: 9204

Re: Costa Rica Info Request

Thanks for all the help guys. I want to split my time between two spots. I think we'll do La Selva Bio Station for one, but I'm still open for the other. For the second spot, I'd be looking for something more upscale. Not a high-end resort by any stretch, but more of an eco-lodge with bungalows etc...
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
December 15th, 2014, 10:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RFI- Anyone been to Rara Avis in Costa Rica?
Replies: 2
Views: 1760

Re: RFI- Anyone been to Rara Avis in Costa Rica?

PM AsydaBass. Pretty sure that is where he has spent lots of time.
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
December 9th, 2014, 1:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Info Request
Replies: 21
Views: 9204

Re: Costa Rica Info Request

I stayed here http://www.chilamaterainforest.com/


Has own trails and close to La Selva too.

Very nice people as well.
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
December 5th, 2014, 2:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Asia Adventure Part 2: Borneo!
Replies: 45
Views: 17749

Re: Asia Adventure Part 2: Borneo!

This is a thread of nice photos of interesting animals on a great trip.

It is not the place to express personal opinions on bagging or other herping "ethics" issues. The tendency to do so here annoys many.

And with that I'm done, to avoid further irrelevant derailing.
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
December 5th, 2014, 2:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Asia Adventure Part 2: Borneo!
Replies: 45
Views: 17749

Re: Asia Adventure Part 2: Borneo!

Very nice Rupert!!


And the thread derail is why a number of very good herpers don't bother with posting here any more. :(
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
November 21st, 2014, 9:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spacecoast since my last post..
Replies: 8
Views: 2092

Re: Spacecoast since my last post..

soulsurvivor wrote:Ummm, are you sure that's a black racer? :shock:
Exactly what I was thinking....
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
November 18th, 2014, 10:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need help
Replies: 26
Views: 7875

Re: Need help

If you use GoogleEarth Street Level you can sometimes see ahead of time if the road is gated or otherwise closed....
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
September 28th, 2014, 8:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Yunnan 2014
Replies: 13
Views: 7840

Re: Southern Yunnan 2014

Since I am one of the few who keeps and breeds Yunnan Beauties, it was nice to see one in the wild.

Thanks.
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
September 4th, 2014, 7:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chameleon exploration
Replies: 28
Views: 7330

Re: Chameleon exploration

biancacao626 wrote:And besides those coordinates are incorrect
:shock: :shock:

Woooossssssh....
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
August 12th, 2014, 11:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Game Warden Feedback (TX Specifically)
Replies: 130
Views: 33078

Re: Game Warden Feedback (TX Specifically)

Eric, I concur. I was thinking the law said "hunt" from a vehicle, which would require intent. What the law actually says is "locate" which requires no intent. "(e) A person may not use an artificial light from a motor vehicle in locating, capturing, or attempting to capture a reptile or amphibian ...
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
August 11th, 2014, 9:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Game Warden Feedback (TX Specifically)
Replies: 130
Views: 33078

Re: Game Warden Feedback (TX Specifically)

Eric, I concur. I was thinking the law said "hunt" from a vehicle, which would require intent. What the law actually says is "locate" which requires no intent. "(e) A person may not use an artificial light from a motor vehicle in locating, capturing, or attempting to capture a reptile or amphibian ...
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
August 3rd, 2014, 9:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The thrill of the hunt, or the prize at the end?
Replies: 23
Views: 6702

Re: The thrill of the hunt, or the prize at the end?

I buy books to read them, I go to restaurants to eat, I go fishing to catch fish, and I go herping to find herps.

Sure, a book collection is nice, restaurants may have good atmosphere, fishing gets you outdoors, and herping relaxes me, but those are not the objects of the exercise.....
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
August 3rd, 2014, 8:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Game Warden Feedback (TX Specifically)
Replies: 130
Views: 33078

Re: Game Warden Feedback (TX Specifically)

Do the rattlesnake roundup lowlifes have to buy licenses, buy stamps or wear vests?

If not, it is all blatant hypocrisy, no matter how much herpers now want to try to "work with the system".

Anybody ever cited for intentionally killing a herp without a license??
by Lloyd Heilbrunn
August 1st, 2014, 1:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Game Warden Feedback (TX Specifically)
Replies: 130
Views: 33078

Re: Game Warden Feedback (TX Specifically)

I did not see the long quote when I posted. Does the GW really think there is much more herp mortality from natural means than autos? I would highly doubt that. And he misses the point that if you can avoid some auto mortality by helping an animal, why should that be illegal? Just curious, anyone ev...