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by Jeff
March 11th, 2019, 8:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: terrapin ID question
Replies: 3
Views: 3950

Re: terrapin ID question

Jeroen

They appear to be standard, farm-raised Pseudemys concinna. They are exported from the USA by tens of thousands each year. As are some Graptemys...

Jeff
by Jeff
March 7th, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northern California Trip Report (2/16-2/24 2019: Picture Heavy)
Replies: 7
Views: 7147

Re: Northern California Trip Report (2/16-2/24 2019: Picture Heavy)

After lunch, we made out way back into the woods, Young love This was a wonderful post for me, as I'm from the Santa Clara Valley, and made many of those same trips up the coast and down to Monterey. For twenty minutes I thought I was back in California. My office window is behind me, so I got to e...
by Jeff
January 10th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best of 2018 - Xenophidion schaeferi
Replies: 10
Views: 6730

Re: Best of 2018 - Xenophidion schaeferi

Kurt

With Anomochilus and Xenophidion under your belt, there are few remaining conquests.

Your post is a great resumé for "Expert Field Man" - others need not apply.

Jeff
by Jeff
January 3rd, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 2900

Re: Hello

locality corns you say? http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... =2&t=25426

Kelly - note reference to Okeetee
by Jeff
January 2nd, 2019, 6:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of year post
Replies: 3
Views: 2576

Re: End of year post

Are they sympatric with milks in places in LA?
No known sympatry - scarlet kings like the ridgetops and milks are in the floodplain. They probably come within a mile of each other, but neither seem to be in the forested ravines.

Jeff
by Jeff
December 27th, 2018, 9:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of year post
Replies: 3
Views: 2576

End of year post

When I say end of year, I mean December 24th. R-Man, Mike and I visited one of the usual spots north of Baton Rouge. First snake was a Black (Speckled) King Next was a corn Another corn A baby king A different king A copperhead A couple more kings And a final corn. Note that Feliciana corns are not ...
by Jeff
December 13th, 2018, 2:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)
Replies: 23
Views: 11781

Re: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)

Kyle Thanks for applying the defibrillator to FHF - stimulated me anyway. Do those snakes require therapy after enduring one of your and Armin's combined, glam studio sessions? If you get the urge for another post, I would like to see a longitudinal series of holbrooki/splendida shots from Houston t...
by Jeff
October 31st, 2018, 12:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Diablo Range herpin'
Replies: 51
Views: 40850

Re: Diablo Range herpin'

Do you know the elevation at which Mr. Hutchins found that boa? 2300-2400 feet And when are you going to retire and return to Calif. to finish the job of conducting surveys for this and that species of herp? ASAP, but don't want to dismiss the God-given gift of being a state herpetologist in a dive...
by Jeff
October 30th, 2018, 3:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Diablo Range herpin'
Replies: 51
Views: 40850

Re: Diablo Range herpin'

The vouchered specimen in the CAS was picked up by a friend of mine, Bill Hutchins, on a road on a steep, east-facing slope that was heavily wooded. The ranger at one of the nearby state parks (HWC) found a rubber boa in the head of a steep ravine back in the late 70s, a little below the ponderosa p...
by Jeff
October 8th, 2018, 7:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Curiosity about latest date people have found Pyromelana
Replies: 2
Views: 9890

Re: Curiosity about latest date people have found Pyromelana

October 1st, hatchling in Cochise County.
by Jeff
October 3rd, 2018, 4:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rana pipiens vs Rana sphenocephala
Replies: 3
Views: 11185

Re: Rana pipiens vs Rana sphenocephala

Rana sphenocephala have a white spot on the tympanum
by Jeff
October 2nd, 2018, 11:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick trip to the Smokys
Replies: 6
Views: 13558

Re: Quick trip to the Smokys

I sent your dull 2-liner photo to Dave Sever, who discovered and named Eurycea junaluska, and he had this to say:

"If it is from a base-level stream (Abrams Crk, Fighting Crk, etc.) within the GSNP or neighboring drainages (Tellico, Cheoah), then it is very likely junaluska"

Jeff
by Jeff
June 19th, 2018, 7:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Identification Help
Replies: 3
Views: 5778

Re: Identification Help

Sagebrush Lizard - Sceloporus graciosus
by Jeff
May 3rd, 2018, 12:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Licensing Question
Replies: 17
Views: 11087

Re: Licensing Question

A non-resident Basic Fishing License is $60. That will allow you to annoy, photograph, take, and possess most species in any numbers. Our Endangered (no touch) list follows the Federal Endangered list. The Forest Service requires their own permits if you are doing research (short version of what Jim...
by Jeff
December 10th, 2017, 10:16 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: A Field Guide to the Reptiles of Thailand
Replies: 2
Views: 7568

Re: A Field Guide to the Reptiles of Thailand

New paperbacks are $42 from the publisher, but you can find them online for a little less (mine was $39). I don't know the hardback price, as Oxford Press offers it in paperback. Coming from Oxford, there were probably many printed, and Oxford has regular discount catalogs. Buying expensive hardback...
by Jeff
November 4th, 2017, 4:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sumatra frog ID
Replies: 1
Views: 2057

Re: Sumatra frog ID

by Jeff
November 1st, 2017, 10:01 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Commercial harvest and export of snapping turtles
Replies: 24
Views: 19817

Re: Commercial harvest and export of snapping turtles

Is there a mechanism to propose changing the forms to better reflect the animals' source and therefore greatly improve management of the species (and others)? Seems like the farmers would be all about calling their respective Congressmen to help make it happen. Louisiana turtle farmers have been wo...
by Jeff
October 31st, 2017, 5:39 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Commercial harvest and export of snapping turtles
Replies: 24
Views: 19817

Re: Commercial harvest and export of snapping turtles

The reported numbers of wild-caught turtles that leave the United States are false due to reporting requirements on export forms. All farm-raised hatchling turtles that leave Louisiana, typically around a million per year, are required to be reported as "W" for wild-caught. The Federal export form (...
by Jeff
September 25th, 2017, 4:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpetologists - you can help save Nevada's reptiles
Replies: 37
Views: 13362

Re: Herpetologists - you can help save Nevada's reptiles

Regarding Zach's question: Wildlife enforcement tends to operate on directives from above about what agents should be looking for during a particular day, week, or season. When this new regulation takes effect, enforcement agents may be in warning mode (informing people that they encounter about the...
by Jeff
September 16th, 2017, 7:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpetologists - you can help save Nevada's reptiles
Replies: 37
Views: 13362

Re: Herpetologists - you can help save Nevada's reptiles

Kelly, Chris, Richard and Save Nevada: I am also curious about who is/are Save Nevada, but the link that was provided regarding the history of Nevada commercial take was neutral and informative. From the linked data it is apparent that a half dozen species are targeted for commercial take. From the ...
by Jeff
September 14th, 2017, 4:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Francisco Garter Snake (LIFER)
Replies: 7
Views: 5419

Re: San Francisco Garter Snake (LIFER)

Lou

Was that really in Santa Cruz County, or maybe San Mateo. There is one valid record from Santa Cruz County, and finding another would be very important toward understanding the distribution of SF Garters vs California Red-sided.

Jeff
by Jeff
August 25th, 2017, 3:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Joint Herping Post: Michigan
Replies: 4
Views: 3425

Re: Joint Herping Post: Michigan

Bethany Good see an old young face back on the Forum. This is a great tour of a place that I've never been, and I am always interested in posts from the non-usual places. It is intriguing to see animals at the margins of their geographic/climatic tolerance. What does a hog-nosed snake do during a su...
by Jeff
August 15th, 2017, 4:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gartersnake swallowing a green frog
Replies: 6
Views: 3381

Re: Gartersnake swallowing a green frog

What part of Louisiana are you from. My family is from South Plaquemines, but I grew up in Chalmette
I've lived in Baton Rouge for 25 years, but came here from California and other parts west, including western Washington (not Seattle).

Jeff
by Jeff
August 14th, 2017, 6:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gartersnake swallowing a green frog
Replies: 6
Views: 3381

Re: Gartersnake swallowing a green frog

Exhibit A: One of the sad sounds of the Louisiana swamp is the scream of small Rana clamitans being swallowed feet-first by Western Ribbon Snakes.

Evidently it is not restricted to the South.

Jeff
by Jeff
August 14th, 2017, 5:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Part 1.
Replies: 11
Views: 6591

Re: Arizona Part 1.

The patchnose is a Big Bend. Mountains have a single, wide black stripe on each side:
by Jeff
August 1st, 2017, 4:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Florida hot grand slam in 4.5 days
Replies: 8
Views: 6679

Re: Florida hot grand slam in 4.5 days

Nice job Kris. The photographic backdrops in some are great - so difficult to achieve in the shadowy east.

If the incerts reflect the new potential for Scott's photo hosting, then let me be the first to congratulate Scott on making this option available.

Jeff
by Jeff
July 23rd, 2017, 5:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Marbled salamander (Ambystoma opacum) progression from larva
Replies: 10
Views: 6073

Re: Marbled salamander (Ambystoma opacum) progression from l

Ah, much better.

I anxiously await your posts on A. talpoideum, A. texanum and A. maculatum.

Jeff
by Jeff
July 23rd, 2017, 12:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Marbled salamander (Ambystoma opacum) progression from larva
Replies: 10
Views: 6073

Re: Marbled salamander (Ambystoma opacum) progression from l

This is great for those of us in the land of 4 Ambystomas, but photos 3 and 4 have disappeared.

Jeff
by Jeff
July 21st, 2017, 4:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: turtle ID request
Replies: 2
Views: 2704

Re: turtle ID request

Old male Red-eared Slider.

Jeff
by Jeff
July 19th, 2017, 7:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Of mountains, lakes and human fish - Slovenian vacation
Replies: 4
Views: 3021

Re: Of mountains, lakes and human fish - Slovenian vacation

Yours was a very nice travelogue to a place that most of us will never see. Combining scenic photographs with the animals allows viewers to see, in a two-dimensional sense, what was certainly a very memorable trip. Pelias basking on a rock in a stream! The offhand remark that you left the family in ...
by Jeff
July 8th, 2017, 4:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question: What is the etymology of the word oreganus
Replies: 8
Views: 3463

Re: Question: What is the etymology of the word oreganus

Holbrook's original description of Crotalus oreganus was spelled thus in the first edition of his "North American Herpetology", 4th part of 1840. In his second edition (1842), he spelled the name Crotalus oregonus. In both editions he stated "...the celebrated naturalist Mr. Nuttall, who procured it...
by Jeff
July 6th, 2017, 5:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Documenting my Life List
Replies: 21
Views: 10055

Re: Documenting my Life List

Have any of you guys ever picked up a lady by embellishing your life list?
Just checked with my wife of 28 years -- was not the big life list.....
by Jeff
July 1st, 2017, 10:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Documenting my Life List
Replies: 21
Views: 10055

Re: Documenting my Life List

And still only two people posted their life totals
Sorry, 459 U.S. species, natives only, first one logged in 1964.

Jeff
by Jeff
June 28th, 2017, 4:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Checking my boards - 1st half of 2017 (NJ + MD)
Replies: 12
Views: 5987

Re: Checking my boards - 1st half of 2017 (NJ + MD)

That was an enjoyable tour of a part of the country that I have not explored. Snow in March - ugh! There are 5 mole king records for Louisiana, and none by me. I wouldn't want to ruin the thrill of the catch by finding two in a trash dump, or would I? Nevermind, I'll take one in a trash dump over 0 ...
by Jeff
June 28th, 2017, 3:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mojave Springtime
Replies: 9
Views: 4092

Re: Mojave Springtime

That first uta picture is also superb, much closer in detail than most of us ever took a second look. America's most underrated feeder lizard.

Jeff
by Jeff
June 25th, 2017, 2:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Visual Guide to Tadpoles and Morphs of the Eastern U.S.
Replies: 12
Views: 10623

Re: Visual Guide to Tadpoles and Morphs of the Eastern U.S.

I just looked at this fantastic resource - great work! Hopefully it can be stuck on fhf in a permanent format.

If not, perhaps an edited version of this post could be placed on www.amphibiaweb.org or separc.org

Jeff
by Jeff
June 24th, 2017, 8:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: One-eyed Tadpole
Replies: 2
Views: 2096

Re: One-eyed Tadpole

Nice diagnostic photo in the middle.

Slow month in Florida?

Jeff
by Jeff
June 24th, 2017, 5:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Documenting my Life List
Replies: 21
Views: 10055

Re: Documenting my Life List

you gotta take a photo or it don't count Brian seems to have missed the gold standard - you gotta pickle it for it to count. Most of the folks that I know, casual field types to academics, don't think about life lists. Most of the field-oriented folks focus on finding certain taxa, such as snakes t...
by Jeff
June 23rd, 2017, 2:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Road cruising question...
Replies: 4
Views: 2381

Re: Road cruising question...

The Mojave can get very snake-less during the summer, whereas portions of the Sonoran Desert wake up as humidity rises in July and August from adjacent monsoon activity. I analyzed my snake counts during moon phase in the non-monsoon road cruises and found that activity of some species (glossy, long...
by Jeff
June 20th, 2017, 10:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peterson FIeld Guide to Reptiles & Amphibians 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 2681

Re: Peterson FIeld Guide to Reptiles & Amphibians 2016

Most complaints will be attributed to the publisher: smaller illustrations are due to the colored border to each plate, very uneven map sizes, and loss of most of the natural history to maintain standard pagination. I also like the maps, and because Bob asked me to review those for Louisiana, I have...
by Jeff
June 5th, 2017, 6:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Reccomendations for pygmies
Replies: 12
Views: 4947

Re: Reccomendations for pygmies

Gulf Coast pygmies this time of year: They are going to be in the most deer-fly-infested places. If the flies are so bad that you risk life by leaving the car, then you are in pygmy heaven. This is not a joke.

Jeff
by Jeff
May 30th, 2017, 4:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Big Bend - Species Confirmation Support
Replies: 1
Views: 1534

Re: Big Bend - Species Confirmation Support

A nice haul.

Regarding IDs, all look correct, except the glossy is a Great Plains Rat Snake (Pantherophis emoryi).

Jeff
by Jeff
May 29th, 2017, 8:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: QUESTION: Does Your State Ban Road Cruising?
Replies: 21
Views: 15285

Re: QUESTION: Does Your State Ban Road Cruising?

Not prohibited in Louisiana

RS56.632-637
RS76.XV.100
by Jeff
May 29th, 2017, 8:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Patternless N.e. transversa?
Replies: 4
Views: 2505

Re: Patternless N.e. transversa?

It's a Cottonmouth
by Jeff
January 12th, 2017, 7:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Louisianna and/or East Texas this weekend; last minute trip
Replies: 9
Views: 4183

Re: Louisianna and/or East Texas this weekend; last minute t

The past few days, and next week, are lows in the 60s, highs in the mid 70s for southern Louisiana - shirt is optional. I could show you some spots. Otherwise, look for bottomland hardwood forest and look for trash dumps.

Jeff
by Jeff
January 11th, 2017, 5:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hooked on 2016. La,Tx,NM, Yucatan. EOY
Replies: 17
Views: 7324

Re: Hooked on 2016. La,Tx,NM, Yucatan. EOY

BTW, your pics leave to the imagination an endless possibility of enticing and gripping tales of wonderful finds and field experiences!! Like the number of mosquito bites fielded while waiting for the retinue to set up and arrange the camera/flash studio in preparation for R-Man to spend 15 minutes...
by Jeff
January 8th, 2017, 4:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hooked on 2016. La,Tx,NM, Yucatan. EOY
Replies: 17
Views: 7324

Re: Hooked on 2016. La,Tx,NM, Yucatan. EOY

Armin

It appears that all of your commentary was deleted.

Jeff
by Jeff
December 21st, 2016, 4:42 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Lifetime Reproduction in a Northern Metapopulation of Timber
Replies: 1
Views: 7011

Re: Lifetime Reproduction in a Northern Metapopulation of Ti

That is a very rare career indeed -- someone who has devoted over 30 years to study a snake population. Brown is definitely from the Henry Fitch school of autecological, perpetual inquiry. I was very surprised by the length to maturity, and then the infrequency of reproduction, in which a long-lived...