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by Bryan Hamilton
February 13th, 2019, 8:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Winter Break Happenings-Eastern US Salamanders
Replies: 5
Views: 2998

Re: Winter Break Happenings-Eastern US Salamanders

Sorry for the derail but pre-contact human population densities in the America's fascinate me. And I grew up right outside Portsmouth, pretty close to serpent mound. So I kind of love this post. Serpent mound is built on a meteor impact site too. Honestly the place kind of creeps me out. No disrespe...
by Bryan Hamilton
February 4th, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: How I've come to disdain environmentalists
Replies: 49
Views: 21549

Re: How I've come to disdain environmentalists

I hope they are paying you something for your lies Ernie.

Dr. Bryan Hamilton (since that title seems to mean something to you)
by Bryan Hamilton
February 4th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Upcoming Tejon Ranch Herping Photo Safari
Replies: 11
Views: 5086

Re: Upcoming Tejon Ranch Herping Photo Safari

Solid conversation until this..... I had the same bs in Texas last year with my African lion hunt, damn coyotes harassed it to the point of exhaustion so we brought out the chopper and warfarin and set things right. Sarcasm? In 2012, Tejon Ranch agreed to pay $136,500 in fines and restitution for il...
by Bryan Hamilton
January 23rd, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Mojave October 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1560

Re: Herping Mojave October 2019

The mohave desert is tough in the fall. Any chance you can go a bit further south into the sonoran desert? For rattlesnakes, I'd plan to road cruise as much as possible. Black widows I usually find under debris and around humans. Think abandoned buildings and junk piles. Good luck! It sounds like a ...
by Bryan Hamilton
January 18th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: If There Isnt A Photo, It Didnt Happen
Replies: 20
Views: 5223

Re: If There Isnt A Photo, It Didnt Happen

Its never happened to me since.... I still tap rocks and occasionally I'll get a snake to rattle.

We do need to flip some rocks.
by Bryan Hamilton
January 18th, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: If There Isnt A Photo, It Didnt Happen
Replies: 20
Views: 5223

Re: If There Isnt A Photo, It Didnt Happen

Twenty five years ago, early May in southern Ohio I found my first timber rattlesnake. It was on steep rocky point overlooking the Ohio river. I’d looked on my own for a couple years and had never found one. Timber rattlesnakes were kind of the “big game” of the area. Commercial collecting had just ...
by Bryan Hamilton
January 18th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: How I've come to disdain environmentalists
Replies: 49
Views: 21549

Re: How I've come to disdain environmentalists

Ernie roo roo back on the forum! I imagine a gollum like creature, sitting in the dark for the last 8 months, plotting its response, watching all the you tube, reading all the breitbart. Then risiNG lIKE A PHOENIX TO Post something SO sMaRt, Something so BRilLIant, there can be NO DOUBT! Its not har...
by Bryan Hamilton
December 24th, 2018, 9:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 'Twas the night before herping
Replies: 22
Views: 9679

Re: 'Twas the night before herping

Merry Christmas everyone. I miss seeing Ken on the forum.
by Bryan Hamilton
December 1st, 2018, 4:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Season's end - November Boston business trip
Replies: 6
Views: 3067

Re: Season's end - November Boston business trip

The scarring on that water snake suggests snake fungal disease. Do you know if its in the area?
by Bryan Hamilton
November 14th, 2018, 9:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Smoky Mountains Salamanders ID Help
Replies: 4
Views: 4811

Re: Smoky Mountains Salamanders ID Help

They both look like Desmognathus to me. Some of them can only be identified based on species or genetics.



Disclaimer: I am NOT a salamander id expert. But I like to play one online.
by Bryan Hamilton
November 6th, 2018, 4:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Google Earth
Replies: 10
Views: 10986

Re: Google Earth

dthor68 wrote:Google Earth can help you find some good locations. However, it also helps poachers and collectors find the same locations.
Such is the paradox of technology. Used for good and evil, right and wrong. Can there be light without darkness?
by Bryan Hamilton
November 5th, 2018, 8:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Reptile Replicas
Replies: 18
Views: 12963

Re: Reptile Replicas

Are they available for purchase?
by Bryan Hamilton
October 12th, 2018, 4:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: U.S. field guides
Replies: 13
Views: 15014

Re: U.S. field guides

hotographs vs drawings, maps showing delineation of subspecies, range maps on same page as the animal? All of the above. Its really the premiere guide(s) and the maps are often better than some of the state guides. They are also very, very reasonably priced at around $15. I haven't used the newly r...
by Bryan Hamilton
October 12th, 2018, 2:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: U.S. field guides
Replies: 13
Views: 15014

Re: U.S. field guides

I still like the Peterson guides. There is an eastern and western version.
by Bryan Hamilton
September 26th, 2018, 10:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wandering Garter....right?
Replies: 4
Views: 7720

Re: Wandering Garter....right?

Were you in New Mexico or Colorado? Are you thinking of Mexican gartersnake or NEW mexican gartersnake?
by Bryan Hamilton
September 25th, 2018, 9:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wandering Garter....right?
Replies: 4
Views: 7720

Re: Wandering Garter....right?

You got it.
by Bryan Hamilton
July 5th, 2018, 11:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Smoky Mountain Snakes
Replies: 6
Views: 3273

Re: Smoky Mountain Snakes

I haven't ever herped the Smoky's but reports do seem to be very salamander heavy.

Timber rattlesnakes seem to be commonly encountered in the Smoky's.

If you can find good roads to cruise get out there and do it!
by Bryan Hamilton
June 27th, 2018, 12:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]
Replies: 27
Views: 12308

Re: I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]

You probably do. And that's OK.
by Bryan Hamilton
June 25th, 2018, 8:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]
Replies: 27
Views: 12308

Re: I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]

Headland and Greene's paper on snake attacks is interesting. In spite of the high rate of attacks by giant pythons, I don't think there were any successful ingestions of adults.
by Bryan Hamilton
June 25th, 2018, 8:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Road cruising Roanoke for Timbers
Replies: 3
Views: 4980

Re: Road cruising Roanoke for Timbers

Nice job. Great idea to send some encouragement.
by Bryan Hamilton
May 28th, 2018, 7:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica the pacific coast from Panama to Nicaragua!
Replies: 16
Views: 9837

Re: Costa Rica the pacific coast from Panama to Nicaragua!

Wow. Awesome post. I liked everything except the dislocation....

What species of Bothrops is that?

Any pics of the DOR rattlesnakes?
by Bryan Hamilton
May 27th, 2018, 2:52 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Tips for cleaning snake cages
Replies: 20
Views: 7022

Re: Tips for cleaning snake cages

BillMcGighan wrote:isn't 03 possibly harmful to pets and humans?
Now that you mention it, it does say "For use only in unoccupied spaces...."

Thanks for catching that.
by Bryan Hamilton
May 27th, 2018, 11:01 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Tips for cleaning snake cages
Replies: 20
Views: 7022

Re: Tips for cleaning snake cages

Thanks for the great advice. I really appreciate it. I agree racks are easy cleaning but I've had too many escapees. I also have several rattlesnakes and I need really secure cages for them. Someday maybe I'll go back to a rack system. I might try the air purifier. I actually have a ozonater for dea...
by Bryan Hamilton
May 24th, 2018, 12:16 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Tips for cleaning snake cages
Replies: 20
Views: 7022

Tips for cleaning snake cages

I'm looking for any advice on ways to make snake cage cleaning easier and more efficient. This has become very important since I no longer have a snake room and the snakes share my bedroom.

I appreciate any advice that isn't "Stop feeding em".
by Bryan Hamilton
May 23rd, 2018, 7:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OMG, she did'nt!
Replies: 51
Views: 21864

Re: OMG, she did'nt!

Can we settle this the mature adult way? With a dance off!
by Bryan Hamilton
May 16th, 2018, 4:13 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Law Enforcement looking to catch herpers in Arizona
Replies: 10
Views: 4772

Re: Law Enforcement looking to catch herpers in Arizona

I'm glad to see that the existing laws are being enforced in Arizona. Its a good reminder to be informed and legal when field herping.
by Bryan Hamilton
May 16th, 2018, 11:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A GOOD START TO 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 5475

Re: A GOOD START TO 2018

Nicely done! Love the minecraft star wars shit too btw.
by Bryan Hamilton
April 11th, 2018, 8:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A reintroduction and a C. cerberus menagerie
Replies: 8
Views: 3615

Re: A reintroduction and a C. cerberus menagerie

cerbs are the word. welcome back.
by Bryan Hamilton
March 20th, 2018, 10:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Socal Skink ID Request
Replies: 11
Views: 5491

Re: Socal Skink ID Request

I was feeling western too at first glance. That side photo is vital...
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by Bryan Hamilton
March 20th, 2018, 10:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turtle fed puppy
Replies: 4
Views: 2857

Re: Turtle fed puppy

Kelly Mc wrote:Poorly founded lesson concept.
Or the poorest ever...
by Bryan Hamilton
March 19th, 2018, 6:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turtle fed puppy
Replies: 4
Views: 2857

Re: Turtle fed puppy

Now the lady that reported it is being threatened. Good times.
by Bryan Hamilton
March 15th, 2018, 1:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpetology School Help
Replies: 39
Views: 17001

Re: Herpetology School Help

Wildlife work is so competitive and pays so little, I don't really encourage anyone to go into it as a career anymore. Herpetology has never got much support and currently wildlife funding is taking a hard hit. I'm really pessimistic these days. Folks like Ernie, who constantly degrade science and s...
by Bryan Hamilton
February 8th, 2018, 3:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Introduction (and my favorite finds!)
Replies: 8
Views: 3667

Re: Introduction (and my favorite finds!)

Hi Hunter, Very nice stuff! I've only seen birthing once in lutosus and it was a female I brought into the lab. Would you mind if I use those pictures in my dissertation defense? Full credit to you off course..... That patternless lutosus is beautiful. I wonder if that has ever been reported in the ...
by Bryan Hamilton
February 8th, 2018, 11:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northwest, Lacey, Olympia Washington and surrounding areas
Replies: 17
Views: 7021

Re: Northwest, Lacey, Olympia Washington and surrounding are

The regional forums are in fact gone. There is a thread somewhere explaining the rationale.
by Bryan Hamilton
February 7th, 2018, 10:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Collared Lizard search Tucson Area May
Replies: 4
Views: 2826

Re: Collared Lizard search Tucson Area May

I like to be out early, when its still too cool for lizards, while it warms up. Collard lizards like it hot but they are a lot easier to capture and photograph if you you can find them when they are still a little on the cool side. We don't really give specific locations on this board but someone mi...
by Bryan Hamilton
February 7th, 2018, 10:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Utah 2017 Review
Replies: 17
Views: 5372

Re: Utah 2017 Review

Wow Rye beautiful photo's of a "slow" year. I hope to get in the field with you this year.
by Bryan Hamilton
December 24th, 2017, 9:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 'Twas the night before herping
Replies: 22
Views: 9679

Re: 'Twas the night before herping

Bumping this most excellent of posts. RIP Kent.
by Bryan Hamilton
December 21st, 2017, 12:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Winter herping in socal?
Replies: 7
Views: 3066

Re: Winter herping in socal?

I'm not sure that the role of precipitation is well understood for snake detectibility. Like a lot of people on the forum, I think precip plays a role, but it does not guarantee you'll find snakes. IMO being out there looking is much more important than waiting for the perfect window to search. This...
by Bryan Hamilton
December 10th, 2017, 12:02 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 14330

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

The only trick I have I got from Kelly. The "Root Lowell Flo-Master Pressurized Pump Sprayer " changed the way I humidify and also changed my relationship with my snakes. Its a really nice, reasonably priced sprayer compared the cheap ones that I had used in the past. The snakes (at least some of th...
by Bryan Hamilton
November 29th, 2017, 10:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best Month For Arizona and Lizards?
Replies: 10
Views: 3414

Re: Best Month For Arizona and Lizards?

May can be good for sure. Lots of folks prefer to herp the Mexican monsoon, which typically starts in July and runs through September. The pulse of moisture during the growing season can bring out your target species.

May or August would probably be my choice for time to herp Arizona.
by Bryan Hamilton
November 28th, 2017, 10:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping in Myanmmar/ Burma
Replies: 10
Views: 3253

Re: Herping in Myanmmar/ Burma

Any concerns with safety in Myannmar? It seems like a very unstable and dangerous place right now.
by Bryan Hamilton
November 21st, 2017, 9:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: tips on finding salamanders in CA
Replies: 5
Views: 2516

Re: tips on finding salamanders in CA

Hi Lawrence,

So less canopy cover is better? That's the opposite of what I would have expected. Any thoughts on why?
by Bryan Hamilton
November 17th, 2017, 11:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Could Pattern Mimicry in Snakes be Misinterpreted?
Replies: 97
Views: 23356

Re: Could Pattern Mimicry in Snakes be Misinterpreted?

Its really too bad ErnieRoo can't play nice. I wish someone would send him to time out. This was a cool discussion, but now its all lost in the rants. I had some thoughts but I'll hold off on sharing them. Ernie is the same guy that claimed its impossible to model reptile populations. In Ernie's min...