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by muskiemagnet
March 20th, 2017, 1:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Wisconsin, Texas, MO, IL
Replies: 11
Views: 4210

Re: 2016 Wisconsin, Texas, MO, IL

this post sucked balls.

unless you all like trash snakes.

:P

stu, that was a prairie fox snake. that's why it was ugly.

-ben
by muskiemagnet
September 10th, 2016, 11:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 'Kinda thinking of a Sept herp quicky
Replies: 7
Views: 3420

Re: 'Kinda thinking of a Sept herp quicky

Tim Borski wrote:Thanks all for the input! I've decided to go to MX instead. I'll visit WI again this year at first ice for some fishing...I'm truly excited!!

Great Fall to all.

Tim

have not been here in some time. tim, you have my number. call me if you want to hook up on the hard water.

-ben
by muskiemagnet
December 6th, 2015, 10:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: From your your neck of the woods. Caution...Thamnophis heavy
Replies: 16
Views: 6709

Re: From your your neck of the woods. Caution...Thamnophis h

Ben, I might post some pretty Fox and Milks next but I doubt you'll dig them. How are you? Tim always will like them(just not excited about them). they are very very pretty. the only neat garter i ever found was "missing" it's dorsal stripe. actually it was black cause you could see it faintly. loo...
by muskiemagnet
November 28th, 2015, 8:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: From your your neck of the woods. Caution...Thamnophis heavy
Replies: 16
Views: 6709

Re: From your your neck of the woods. Caution...Thamnophis h

garters shmarters. pretty. that's like calling a really fat girl "cute" though.

wink wink nudge nudge

-ben
by muskiemagnet
July 25th, 2015, 8:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Floridian visiting the Midwest
Replies: 12
Views: 5060

Re: Floridian visiting the Midwest

hey phil, tim was just messing around. he knows door county better than anyone. he tears it up in south florida too.

-ben
by muskiemagnet
July 25th, 2015, 8:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Indiana Timber Rattlesnake
Replies: 11
Views: 4651

Re: Indiana Timber Rattlesnake

SWEET. were your legs shaking? :P

pm sent.

-ben
by muskiemagnet
June 24th, 2015, 12:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Door County, WI herping
Replies: 1
Views: 1676

Re: Door County, WI herping

just drive around and flip as many rocks as you can. rocks are everywhere. morning is probably best for flipping. flipping in the rain is a good idea as well.

wear gloves and watch out for widows.

-ben
by muskiemagnet
May 30th, 2015, 6:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ok, help me out guys/gals
Replies: 2
Views: 1779

ok, help me out guys/gals

how come i can't right click like you used to on flickr to get the "image" location? all i can find is a "link" location. what am i doing wrong? computers are dumb!!!!!! :oops: :oops: :oops:


-ben
by muskiemagnet
May 30th, 2015, 6:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: let's try this again
Replies: 2
Views: 1763

Re: let's try this again

F it. i'm going to bed.

-ben
by muskiemagnet
May 30th, 2015, 6:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: let's try this again
Replies: 2
Views: 1763

Re: let's try this again

this is now stupid. it used to be so easy

-ben
by muskiemagnet
May 30th, 2015, 6:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: let's try this again
Replies: 2
Views: 1763

let's try this again

Image
by muskiemagnet
May 30th, 2015, 6:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: kansas april 2015
Replies: 0
Views: 1733

kansas april 2015

flickr got real stupid since i've been on it last. time to figure it out again. :roll: :roll: :roll:

-ben
by muskiemagnet
May 18th, 2015, 12:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Floridian visiting the Midwest
Replies: 12
Views: 5060

Re: Floridian visiting the Midwest

Howdy Ben, good to hear from you!! Here's my plan: If you take me hunting snakes I'll let ya take me fishing afterwards, ok? Tim lol hopefully it works. stu and i want to get to door in early june anyways. he is asking off for a weekend and i don't know which one yet. we may make a weekend of it. d...
by muskiemagnet
May 14th, 2015, 12:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Floridian visiting the Midwest
Replies: 12
Views: 5060

Re: Floridian visiting the Midwest

I'll prob focus on Milks, Fox and maybe garters, hognose and grass snakes. No interest in horridus. Thanks Chad, wish me luck! Hope you have a great season! Hey, is that Muskie magnesium guy still around? Tim hey tbor, how ya doing? asking advice? :lol: :lol: :lol: you always go for the lame stuff....
by muskiemagnet
May 2nd, 2015, 8:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Early spring finds (Wisconsin)
Replies: 7
Views: 2244

Re: Early spring finds (Wisconsin)

I have some friends that don't have facebook accounts so I post photos here occasionally. No crime against that, right? -ben, please find someone else to harass. -ben is apparently upset that I don't ask him to herp with me and has been cyber-stalking me for the last 2 years. oh you make me laugh. ...
by muskiemagnet
May 1st, 2015, 12:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Early spring finds (Wisconsin)
Replies: 7
Views: 2244

Re: Early spring finds (Wisconsin)

thought you were done here?

i got excited when you said that last year. interesting that you deleted all records of it.

-ben
by muskiemagnet
April 17th, 2015, 12:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Massasauga or Timbers Tips
Replies: 5
Views: 2367

Re: Wisconsin Massasauga or Timbers Tips

yes spreading disease but also just the fact of everyone knowing where dens are. a few bad apples can spoil the bunch. 10 to 1 bleach solution is encouraged on shoes and equipment all the time. between sites. not just the end of the day. enjoy the driftless area. very pretty. and good luck with you ...
by muskiemagnet
April 16th, 2015, 12:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Massasauga or Timbers Tips
Replies: 5
Views: 2367

Re: Wisconsin Massasauga or Timbers Tips

my only advice is to learn as much about timbers/saugas as you can and then go out and look. if you are seeking dens as you should be i will not say anything. sorry, you are asking about a pretty sensitive topic, especially with SFD becoming a problem here in wisconsin. google maps can be your best ...
by muskiemagnet
March 10th, 2015, 1:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bull Snake stuff
Replies: 5
Views: 2367

Re: Bull Snake stuff

sauk county wisconsin. this snake was pushing six and a half. saw one at same site that may have gone seven, but it was under the rocks in the spring and we did not want to just grab. we see timbers under the same overhang. https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2561/5763823890_ef06eb2a7c_z.jpg crawford cou...
by muskiemagnet
March 10th, 2015, 1:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cape girardeau salamanders tonight??
Replies: 1
Views: 1236

Re: Cape girardeau salamanders tonight??

rain would certainly help.

-ben
by muskiemagnet
March 4th, 2015, 3:29 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: A practice run ......
Replies: 3
Views: 4804

Re: A practice run ......

interesting concept of a mount. very artful. progress with this. i like it.

-ben
by muskiemagnet
February 17th, 2015, 2:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: State Goals for the coming season!
Replies: 7
Views: 2515

Re: State Goals for the coming season!

goals as far as species? i have non really. i'll have to second stu's list because there is a real good chance i will be with him anyways. my goal for this year is to piggy-back a personal study with a DNR study that stu and i have been helping with. i want to learn about movements and den utilizati...
by muskiemagnet
December 23rd, 2014, 4:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chapter Officer Nominations Needed
Replies: 24
Views: 8468

Re: Chapter Officer Nominations Needed

Okay, if it is necessary, since he is willing, I will second the nomination of Justin for President. I nominate Jeremy Schumacher as Vice President. I apologize that I did not check with you Jeremy. I hope you will continue to be involved as VP. I already nominated Ben for Conservation Officer I no...
by muskiemagnet
December 23rd, 2014, 4:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: hey guys/gals
Replies: 17
Views: 4346

Re: hey guys/gals

Good thread Ben. Were there any updates? yes. all sites(6) tested for the fungus. these are all timber sites. as of now, no active disease was found(minimal to no loss). outbreaks were not noted as compared to the fox snakes we found in my area. the fungus was not found in the few massasauga popula...
by muskiemagnet
December 23rd, 2014, 4:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Midwest NAFHA Accomplishments this year - looking for info
Replies: 16
Views: 4113

Re: Midwest NAFHA Accomplishments this year - looking for in

yes, jonathon is spot on with what i have been doing. i was involved on a minimal basis as time allowed. i plan to present a proposal to the dnr which will piggy-back on the SFD project. i'd like to learn about den utilization by specific snakes. i believe that they use different dens within their o...
by muskiemagnet
December 11th, 2014, 2:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chapter Officer Nominations Needed
Replies: 24
Views: 8468

Re: Chapter Officer Nominations Needed

i'll accept john's nomination. as i mentioned in the beginning of the year, i'd like to know more of what you all are doing as far as conservation goes. i'm putting together one project this year as well as a possible second which would couple with the SFD work that i am helping the DNR with. i have...
by muskiemagnet
December 7th, 2014, 5:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chapter Officer Nominations Needed
Replies: 24
Views: 8468

Re: Chapter Officer Nominations Needed

i'll go conservation officer again. really though. john is right, c'mon guys.

-ben
by muskiemagnet
November 12th, 2014, 2:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few pics from Wisconsin
Replies: 13
Views: 3972

Re: A few pics from Wisconsin

sounds like you have some great areas for early spring. good luck.

enjoy wisconsin.

-ben
by muskiemagnet
November 12th, 2014, 2:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few pics from Wisconsin
Replies: 13
Views: 2266

Re: A few pics from Wisconsin

sounds like you have some great areas for early spring. good luck.

enjoy wisconsin.

-ben
by muskiemagnet
November 11th, 2014, 5:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few pics from Wisconsin
Replies: 13
Views: 3972

Re: A few pics from Wisconsin

your views are your views. that's cool by me. i stated mine and now you know. over and out. -ben P.S. sorry to hijack the thread but i am done now. point was made. P.P.S. i don't want to be a DNR wannabe. that's not it. i just like to help the animals. you do not even know the whole story anyways.
by muskiemagnet
November 11th, 2014, 5:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few pics from Wisconsin
Replies: 13
Views: 2266

Re: A few pics from Wisconsin

your views are your views. that's cool by me. i stated mine and now you know. over and out. -ben P.S. sorry to hijack the thread but i am done now. point was made. P.P.S. i don't want to be a DNR wannabe. that's not it. i just like to help the animals. you do not even know the whole story anyways.
by muskiemagnet
November 10th, 2014, 2:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few pics from Wisconsin
Replies: 13
Views: 3972

Re: A few pics from Wisconsin

Yeah I know they can change colors Ben, but thanks for the science lesson and for nitpicking my comment. No wonder nobody posts in the Midwest section anymore. I'm done here. sorry johnny B, i'm going to go against you on this one. mike- then leave already. you "threatened" to leave a few times bef...
by muskiemagnet
November 10th, 2014, 2:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few pics from Wisconsin
Replies: 13
Views: 2266

Re: A few pics from Wisconsin

Yeah I know they can change colors Ben, but thanks for the science lesson and for nitpicking my comment. No wonder nobody posts in the Midwest section anymore. I'm done here. sorry johnny B, i'm going to go against you on this one. mike- then leave already. you "threatened" to leave a few times bef...
by muskiemagnet
November 7th, 2014, 3:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few pics from Wisconsin
Replies: 13
Views: 3972

Re: A few pics from Wisconsin

different color phases of timbers, red-bellies, hog-nose, etc. are not of their choosing. they are born that way. the individual animal cannot change color. this is a color phase(polymorphism). gray tree frogs change color on their own, on an individual basis. not a color phase. just the choice to b...
by muskiemagnet
November 7th, 2014, 3:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few pics from Wisconsin
Replies: 13
Views: 2266

Re: A few pics from Wisconsin

different color phases of timbers, red-bellies, hog-nose, etc. are not of their choosing. they are born that way. the individual animal cannot change color. this is a color phase(polymorphism). gray tree frogs change color on their own, on an individual basis. not a color phase. just the choice to b...
by muskiemagnet
November 3rd, 2014, 2:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few pics from Wisconsin
Replies: 13
Views: 3972

Re: A few pics from Wisconsin

mike, they change color. it's not really a phase.

-ben
by muskiemagnet
November 3rd, 2014, 2:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few pics from Wisconsin
Replies: 13
Views: 2266

Re: A few pics from Wisconsin

mike, they change color. it's not really a phase.

-ben
by muskiemagnet
October 30th, 2014, 1:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lined snake
Replies: 7
Views: 2551

Re: Lined snake

yes guys, they have been recently added.


-ben
by muskiemagnet
October 30th, 2014, 1:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lined snake
Replies: 7
Views: 1525

Re: Lined snake

yes guys, they have been recently added.


-ben
by muskiemagnet
October 30th, 2014, 1:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few pics from Wisconsin
Replies: 13
Views: 3972

Re: A few pics from Wisconsin

nice finds. good luck next year.

-ben
by muskiemagnet
October 30th, 2014, 1:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few pics from Wisconsin
Replies: 13
Views: 2266

Re: A few pics from Wisconsin

nice finds. good luck next year.

-ben
by muskiemagnet
October 22nd, 2014, 2:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wisconsin DNR Survey
Replies: 1
Views: 1147

Re: Wisconsin DNR Survey

i was unaware of this. thank you for posting it. i will look into it after dinner.

thanks again.

-ben
by muskiemagnet
October 22nd, 2014, 2:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nafha Shirts
Replies: 4
Views: 1549

Re: Nafha Shirts

JBBoiler wrote:I would buy one or two. Do you have a picture of the shirt or graphics? Let me know how to purchase them.

JB
i concur

-ben
by muskiemagnet
October 17th, 2014, 1:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nafha Shirts
Replies: 4
Views: 1549

Re: Nafha Shirts

i'd do it, but that seems pretty cheap. i hope you aren't skimping on a good quality shirt. you'll sell more if you let folks know what the shirt will be like.

-ben
by muskiemagnet
October 8th, 2014, 1:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Massasauga
Replies: 3
Views: 1513

Re: Eastern Massasauga

saugas can be found as early as the first week in may. there is no need to seek out where they hibernate. they are locked in to their habitat. all one needs to do is go to said habitat and look around. that is why i suggest earlier. the later you go, the vegetation gets thicker. going out to look wh...
by muskiemagnet
October 8th, 2014, 1:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Massasauga
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Re: Eastern Massasauga

saugas can be found as early as the first week in may. there is no need to seek out where they hibernate. they are locked in to their habitat. all one needs to do is go to said habitat and look around. that is why i suggest earlier. the later you go, the vegetation gets thicker. going out to look wh...
by muskiemagnet
October 7th, 2014, 1:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Massasauga
Replies: 3
Views: 1513

Re: Eastern Massasauga

phil, the central sands is a target of mine for next spring. saugas that is. you may want to go earlier than early summer though. end of may through june is best. we'll talk. just call me. i've got some good areas to look.

-ben
by muskiemagnet
October 7th, 2014, 1:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Massasauga
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Re: Eastern Massasauga

phil, the central sands is a target of mine for next spring. saugas that is. you may want to go earlier than early summer though. end of may through june is best. we'll talk. just call me. i've got some good areas to look.

-ben
by muskiemagnet
September 10th, 2014, 2:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: LECHs in the SW! (NAFHA National Meeting Report)
Replies: 10
Views: 2846

Re: LECHs in the SW! (NAFHA National Meeting Report)

really liked the hummer and the sphinx pix.

-ben
by muskiemagnet
August 27th, 2014, 1:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Can snakes control disease?
Replies: 10
Views: 4097

Re: Can snakes control disease?

tick-bourne. hanta. yes.

ben