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by Bryan Hamilton
April 25th, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: This hog...
Replies: 1
Views: 3703

This hog...

..has seen some stuff man. UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_mini_181e.jpg At 487 grams, he is dominant breeding male. Check out the scarring on his chin and belly. UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_181a.jpg UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_181b.jpg These big bois are strong and eat to grow. Bigger=stronger=morefemales because they can ...
by Bryan Hamilton
April 23rd, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 97
Views: 102170

Re: Climate change revisited

It should be known that Bryan Hamilton studied at this lab, going so far as to say that it was held up as "the gold standard 0f labs". I consider this a personal attack. I'm not leaving this forum like so many other scientists have. Personal attacks I believe are against the terms of use for the fo...
by Bryan Hamilton
April 22nd, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 97
Views: 102170

Re: Climate change revisited

I've been working to communicate more effectively. I liked this article.

https://www.chatelaine.com/living/how-t ... hange/amp/
by Bryan Hamilton
April 20th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Another threat - invasive Pentastomid
Replies: 6
Views: 11581

Re: Another threat - invasive Pentastomid

Doritos, parasites and open wounds, you've seen stuff Kelly....

I don't have any real phobias but parasites creep me out. Just thinking out them makes my heart rate go up.
by Bryan Hamilton
April 20th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 97
Views: 102170

Re: Climate change revisited

With respect to my position that both sides of the 'climate change' issue should be examined, I agree that folks should examine both sides. However you're not presenting both sides Richard. You're presenting an extremist position and trying to pretend its a centrist view. You do this time and time ...
by Bryan Hamilton
April 16th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 97
Views: 102170

Re: Climate change revisited

Its a real shame Ernie still has a venue to spread his garbage here.
by Bryan Hamilton
April 16th, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Las Vegas area from June-December
Replies: 6
Views: 7314

Re: Herping Las Vegas area from June-December

Red Rocks is closed at night so not a great place for road cruising.
by Bryan Hamilton
April 15th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Las Vegas area from June-December
Replies: 6
Views: 7314

Re: Herping Las Vegas area from June-December

That's a tough time for the Mojave desert. Things usually peak mid spring and the mojave desert doesn't get he beneficial growing season rains like the sonoran desert. If you head south to the sonoran desert, mid August can be really productive. Its usually too hot around vegas in august, even at ni...
by Bryan Hamilton
April 6th, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 22907

Re: What's happening in this photo?

That sounds rad. Far enough south for mitchelli?
by Bryan Hamilton
April 5th, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 22907

Re: What's happening in this photo?

Hey Jimi,

Its from Montezuma Castle, Yavapai county.
by Bryan Hamilton
March 24th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sick
Replies: 11
Views: 10558

Re: Sick

Your title says it all. Sick post brah....

Hope you're feeling better. Those adders are spectacular.
by Bryan Hamilton
March 18th, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 22907

Re: What's happening in this photo?

Here's a link to the observation on inaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/3540904 Folks are trying to say both snakes are ground snakes. To me the "eater" is definitely not a groundsnake. I've never seen that pattern or color combination in a groundsnake and I love to look at picture...
by Bryan Hamilton
March 18th, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: News
Topic: Large Alligator Killed in Georgie
Replies: 5
Views: 9459

Re: Large Alligator Killed in Georgie

The photo was definitely click bait.

Forced perspective or not, that is a magnificent and monstrous beast....
by Bryan Hamilton
March 18th, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 22907

What's happening in this photo?

I found this on inaturalist. Pretty cool feeding observation from Arizona. I'm looking for corroboration on the species involved in this photo. Thank you. Edit: The photographer asked me to take the photo down. Follow the link to see the photo. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/3540904#activi...
by Bryan Hamilton
March 18th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: News
Topic: Large Alligator Killed in Georgie
Replies: 5
Views: 9459

Re: Large Alligator Killed in Georgie

Chris, I'm of the belief that people involved with putting down such an animal, and making it public, should make themselves available to answer questions about it. I understand the idea behind this but I can see it quickly becoming an interrogation that the biologist and agency can't win in the ey...
by Bryan Hamilton
March 13th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping with baby Sophia
Replies: 7
Views: 8170

Re: Herping with baby Sophia

That is an adorable and uplifting series of posts. Thanks for sharing, it makes me smile. really cool back story on the cornsnake too.

Congratulations on the new neonate in the family unit. I think you will be having a lot of introducing them to herps.
by Bryan Hamilton
February 13th, 2019, 8:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Winter Break Happenings-Eastern US Salamanders
Replies: 6
Views: 8717

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, 5:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Upcoming Tejon Ranch Herping Photo Safari
Replies: 11
Views: 10164

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: 5043

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: 16284

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: 16284

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
December 24th, 2018, 9:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 'Twas the night before herping
Replies: 22
Views: 16068

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: 5604

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: 6802

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: 14709

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: 20146

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: 20175

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: 20175

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: 10409

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: 10409

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: 5322

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: 27016

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: 27016

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: 6481

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: 15956

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: 25536

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: 25536

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: 25536

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: 37652

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: 13719

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: 7502

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: 7550

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: 8778

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: 5025

Re: Turtle fed puppy

Kelly Mc wrote:Poorly founded lesson concept.
Or the poorest ever...