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by Neil M
May 4th, 2018, 12:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mohave Desert, Fungi, SF Bay Area photos
Replies: 3
Views: 4029

Re: Mohave Desert, Fungi, SF Bay Area photos

Hey Zach! Stoked to be back scrolling the forum and seeing you're still getting after it in the bay area. Amazing finds but honestly what struck me most was the photography! I am stoked you joined the Canon nation and clearly have mastered it. I shoot with a 60D that I have had for years and been co...
by Neil M
May 4th, 2018, 8:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thailand, Bali, Komodo - Spring 2018 PART 2
Replies: 5
Views: 4753

Thailand, Bali, Komodo - Spring 2018 PART 2

For those that missed it, here is a link to part 1 http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=24748 Ok, now back to Komodo. Here is where the Bali Reptile Rescue connection really came in clutch. They were able to give me the phone numbers of rangers on Komodo and Rinca that were into h...
by Neil M
May 4th, 2018, 7:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thailand, Bali, Komodo - Spring 2018 PART 1
Replies: 1
Views: 3163

Thailand, Bali, Komodo - Spring 2018 PART 1

I don't know where to begin - the last two months have been insane. My brother and I are both seasonal workers. After years of seeing each other for no more than 1-2 weeks a year, it was time for a long vacation together. We built a 9 week trip to SE Asia that revolved around three things: rock clim...
by Neil M
May 24th, 2017, 9:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thailand and Komodo Recommendation?
Replies: 3
Views: 2069

Thailand and Komodo Recommendation?

Hey everyone! My brother and I are planning a trip to Indonesia in Spring 2018 (March, April, maybe May). The trip will mainly involve free diving and rock climbing thailand and surfing bali. But I definitely want to add a herping trip in Thailand and a Komodo island excursion. Does anyone have any ...
by Neil M
January 1st, 2017, 11:14 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Mountain Kings by Brian Hubbs FOR SALE
Replies: 12
Views: 9158

Mountain Kings by Brian Hubbs FOR SALE

I am a California native that has made the move to Montana and it looks like it is going to be a permanent one. Herps are not nearly as prevalent, but mammals abound and that is what my degree is for. I have a like-new Mountain Kings book by Brian Hubbs (signature on inside cover). I love to see thi...
by Neil M
September 10th, 2015, 2:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes? Maybe a lizard or two? Frogs?
Replies: 1
Views: 1009

Re: Snakes? Maybe a lizard or two? Frogs?

Very cool Luke! If I wasn't states away, I would be there in a second! Best of luck

Neil
by Neil M
September 7th, 2015, 5:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your all-time best rattlesnake shots
Replies: 37
Views: 9219

Re: Your all-time best rattlesnake shots

Two more from this summer:

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by Neil M
September 4th, 2015, 1:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your all-time best rattlesnake shots
Replies: 37
Views: 9219

Re: Your all-time best rattlesnake shots

Two of my favorites from this summer:

Arizona

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New Mexico

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-Neil
by Neil M
August 21st, 2015, 11:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Same as Main: Southwest Summer
Replies: 7
Views: 1628

Re: Same as Main: Southwest Summer

Thanks for the replies everyone! Fundad - I definitely do, and I will try before school begins because I know things will get busy. I never got in the habit when I started herping because I was under 18 so wasn't allowed to. MarcLinsalata - Funny you say that because that is the first and only chuck...
by Neil M
August 20th, 2015, 4:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Same as Main: Southwest Summer
Replies: 7
Views: 1628

Same as Main: Southwest Summer

I know this only has a little from California but this is my home chapter so I felt the need to post it here too! Howdy everybody! I am just finishing my summer internship in New Mexico and it is time for that end of summer post before the craziness of school begins in a week or two. I spent this e...
by Neil M
August 19th, 2015, 5:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southwest Summer + MT and CA!
Replies: 3
Views: 1658

Southwest Summer + MT and CA!

Howdy everybody! I am just finishing my summer internship in New Mexico and it is time for that end of summer post before the craziness of school begins in a week or two. I spent this entire summer working on a mountain lion and mule deer project. I will show a couple photos of some kill sites I wen...
by Neil M
August 10th, 2015, 9:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Request for herping buddy in Phoenix
Replies: 1
Views: 1304

Request for herping buddy in Phoenix

Hey guys! I know these kinds of posts are really annoying and clog up the forum so I feel bad posting one. But I thought I would give a quick shoutout to see if anyone wants to join me the mornings of August 11th (tomorrow) or 12th to look for specks in southern Phoenix? I am a California herper wor...
by Neil M
May 7th, 2015, 1:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Before I Found this Forum
Replies: 5
Views: 1930

Re: Before I Found this Forum

Hahah Jim that is great! I definitely had something similar for pet-sitting reptiles. I am stoked with my herp career by 20 and I hope to add many species this summer in New Mexico!

Neil
by Neil M
May 5th, 2015, 2:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Soquel Demonstration State Forest 2015 Spring Survey
Replies: 20
Views: 3347

Re: Soquel Demonstration State Forest 2015 Spring Survey

Congrats on a awesome survey! Hopefully when I finally go back to spending more than a week visiting family in California I will make another one of these trips.

Neil
by Neil M
May 5th, 2015, 6:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Before I Found this Forum
Replies: 5
Views: 1930

Before I Found this Forum

I just came across an old blog I started when I was in high school called "Herp Adventures". My interest in herping developed after finding a Gila Monster on a short trip to Arizona when I was 10. At some point in high school, something must have triggered that passion once again and I started this ...
by Neil M
May 3rd, 2015, 8:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: fun trip
Replies: 5
Views: 2127

Re: fun trip

That's just the last few days!?!? Can you take me with you? haha incredible, very well done
by Neil M
May 2nd, 2015, 4:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: N.A.F.H.A. Field Trip 2015!
Replies: 21
Views: 5891

Re: N.A.F.H.A. Field Trip 2015!

Awesome job, I hopefully will be able to make future events! Any photos?
by Neil M
May 2nd, 2015, 4:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent trip to Southwest Arizona
Replies: 11
Views: 3882

Re: Recent trip to Southwest Arizona

Incredible. The rosy, gila, and specks are truly something. I plan on moving to Arizona to do my Master's work after my Bachelors in Montana. Great photos quality too
by Neil M
May 1st, 2015, 5:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Far-north Queensland, Australia
Replies: 13
Views: 5069

Re: Far-north Queensland, Australia

It's posts like this that keep me browsing and posting on this forum. Australia is calling me with those pythons.
by Neil M
April 8th, 2015, 12:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Roll Call
Replies: 65
Views: 26927

Re: Roll Call

Hey guys! My name is Neil (Neil M) and I am a California native but moved to Montana for college. I am studying wildlife biology and climate change at UM. Sadly, my time to herp has diminished since moving to Montana, but I would love to pick it back up and meet some of you guys! Also, this summer 2...
by Neil M
April 8th, 2015, 11:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Mexico Gas-Payer
Replies: 6
Views: 2073

Re: New Mexico Gas-Payer

Bryan- Thanks for the recommendation to post on the introductions stricky, I will do that next. I already ordered a copy of R.D. and Patricia P. Bartlett's book New Mexico's Reptiles and Amphibians: A Field Guide . Should arrive next week and I am stoked to flip through it. Thanks again Bryan and le...
by Neil M
April 7th, 2015, 10:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: quick get away
Replies: 3
Views: 1680

Re: quick get away

Woah those guys are beautiful! I need to get down to Utah soon. Well done
by Neil M
April 6th, 2015, 7:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Mexico Gas-Payer
Replies: 6
Views: 2073

Re: New Mexico Gas-Payer

Thanks Zach, you are a great pal. I hate making a post for simply info. I feel weird and terrible about it but I would love the help. I promise an epic photo post at the end of the summer!
by Neil M
April 2nd, 2015, 7:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Mexico Gas-Payer
Replies: 6
Views: 2073

New Mexico Gas-Payer

Howdy New Mexico herpers! My name is Neil and I am a California herper that moved to Montana for the past two years to pursue a wildlife biology degree at the University of Montana. I posted a lot back in California but my herping career has been on a standstill for the past two years in Montana. I ...
by Neil M
April 2nd, 2015, 5:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A life long lifer!
Replies: 6
Views: 3373

Re: A life long lifer!

Congrats Zach, I'm stoked for ya! You look so happy in that photo
by Neil M
March 11th, 2015, 6:04 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Mountain Lions
Replies: 40
Views: 26830

Re: Mountain Lions

No Way JAMAUGHN!

I have been hiking all over Santa Cruz and the bay area and never come across something like that! Did you have a long sighting where he just stared at you?! Amazing.
by Neil M
February 6th, 2015, 8:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 - The Southwest (CA, NV, UT, and AZ)
Replies: 17
Views: 8403

Re: 2014 - The Southwest (CA, NV, UT, and AZ)

WOW I can't even imagine success like that. It was like reading a herping guidebook showing every cool species one could find. I hope to someday see half those species. well done
by Neil M
December 14th, 2014, 6:34 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?
Replies: 121
Views: 84496

Re: What was your last lifer?

you saw a marbled cat!?!?? That's incredible
by Neil M
April 15th, 2014, 6:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: March 2014- San Francisco Bay Area/Northern CA
Replies: 16
Views: 6551

Re: March 2014- San Francisco Bay Area/Northern CA

Crazy Zach, just crazy. Things are much slower here in Montana. You have become a certified pro with coast mountain kings. Soon I will get that lifer, but I won't be back in the bay until the end of August!! :cry:
by Neil M
December 23rd, 2013, 2:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Florida Late December - Anyone around?
Replies: 4
Views: 722

Re: South Florida Late December - Anyone around?

Thanks for the replies guys and I will keep those ideas in mind. In fact, today was my first full day down here and I had more luck than I would have ever expected. Today was devoted to just driving to Sanibel Island. To keep things interesting, I urged my family to pull off the road and go on a qui...
by Neil M
December 20th, 2013, 9:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Florida Late December - Anyone around?
Replies: 4
Views: 722

South Florida Late December - Anyone around?

Hey everyone! I hope my title was obvious enough not to get you excited for pictures, because I hate when that happens. Anyway, I am an 18 yr old California herper, but am heading across the country for family holidays in Florida. I will be on Sanibel Island from the 23rd to 27th and then in Evergla...
by Neil M
December 15th, 2013, 9:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping 2013 Part 4
Replies: 20
Views: 4515

Re: Herping 2013 Part 4

Easily the most gorgeous variation of rattlesnakes I have seen in a long time! Very well done, that is the type of success I dream of.

Neil
by Neil M
October 20th, 2013, 7:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Zach's 2013 Year in Review Updated 11/21
Replies: 41
Views: 7596

Re: Zach's 2013 Year in Review

Damn Zach I have been off the forum for awhile having moved to Montana and this was the best reintroduction post i could have read! Amazing finds and I can tell I have been missing quite a bit lately. I had no idea you had become a SFGS pro! All these finds are amazing including the RSGS, SFGS and b...
by Neil M
August 14th, 2013, 4:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring in Nebraska, Kansas, and Iowa (same as main forum)
Replies: 8
Views: 2425

Re: Spring in Nebraska, Kansas, and Iowa (same as main forum

Awesome milk snakes and thanks for all the habitat shots. they add so much to the post

Neil
by Neil M
August 12th, 2013, 4:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Copperheads (Same as Northeast forum)
Replies: 10
Views: 1884

Re: Copperheads (Same as Northeast forum)

dear god that huge group of copperheads would be my favorite herp find ever. i have always thought those snakes are some if the prettiest in the US, just need to find my way east! Awesome finds
by Neil M
August 6th, 2013, 5:46 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Rebel T5i of EOS 60D
Replies: 14
Views: 5622

Re: Rebel T5i of EOS 60D

Just want to reiterate what some others have said. I have had the 60d for a couple years and absolutely love it. By far I use the swivel screen most for herp photography. its so great to bend down but not have to lie fully on your stomach to get a herp's perspective. highly recommended

Neil
by Neil M
June 10th, 2013, 8:03 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Field PIcs Australia
Replies: 2
Views: 2427

Re: Field PIcs Australia

Love the platypus! aren't they pretty rare?
by Neil M
June 3rd, 2013, 12:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Journey Continues: 2013 in East Texas (UPDATED 1/6/14)
Replies: 48
Views: 21652

Re: The Journey Continues: 2013 in (mostly) East Texas

Hot damn you have skills in both finding snakes and photographing em! Very awesome post

Neil
by Neil M
May 28th, 2013, 8:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping the Big Sky.
Replies: 33
Views: 6955

Re: Herping the Big Sky.

Dang you are getting me excited to move up to Montana next year for college!!! That milk and those tiger salamanders are awesome!!

Neil
by Neil M
May 16th, 2013, 7:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New to the forum
Replies: 10
Views: 1414

Re: New to the forum

Damn 30 copperheads!! I can't even imagine that, those are beautiful snakes
by Neil M
May 15th, 2013, 6:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Pilbara, Western Australia
Replies: 21
Views: 5655

Re: The Pilbara, Western Australia

Absolutely Awesome! I can never get tired of these amazing Australia posts and the great photography along with em. I absolutely love the variations of geckos and the pythons are unreal. One question that always gets me is the size of the pythons. Some I can tell seem like hatchlings and others seem...
by Neil M
May 9th, 2013, 9:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California Kingsnakes west of HWY 35--Pictures Added
Replies: 9
Views: 1705

Re: California Kingsnakes west of HWY 35

Luke you are seriously crushing it this spring, can't wait to see photos!!
by Neil M
May 5th, 2013, 7:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Slo county snake
Replies: 10
Views: 1804

Re: First Slo county snake

nice huge crote! Congrats on your first snake, i'm sure now they will start coming more often now. Solid job on just putting in the time
by Neil M
May 1st, 2013, 8:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red, Black, and White on Asphalt
Replies: 26
Views: 2024

Re: Red, Black, and White on Asphalt

you're kidding Zach!? A Z on the road! WHAT??!?! Awesome job, thats it I need my first Z...
by Neil M
April 28th, 2013, 8:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Montana Tailed Frog.
Replies: 19
Views: 3316

Re: Montana Tailed Frog.

Very cool post! Hey i'm from california but will be moving to missoula for college next fall! How's the herping up there? Maybe I can pm to ask a couple questions??

Thanks,
Neil
by Neil M
April 23rd, 2013, 5:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: AZ trip
Replies: 24
Views: 2948

Re: AZ trip

Not to copy what everyone said but incredible post! Congrats on all the targets, plus to see mating!! I love the gilas and those wide angle shots of the collard lizard are incredible. Keep up these trips and posts, we all love em!

Neil
by Neil M
April 21st, 2013, 7:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Clara County, CA- 4/19/2013
Replies: 3
Views: 815

Re: Santa Clara County, CA- 4/19/2013

Keep on killing it guys! Epic finds on the kings
by Neil M
April 21st, 2013, 7:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1554

Re: California 2012

Lovin the striped racer, very cool to meet another local! Welcome to the forum

Neil
by Neil M
April 16th, 2013, 7:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thee Day Herpathon
Replies: 16
Views: 2405

Re: Thee Day Herpathon

Damn Zach I am beyond stoked for you and your lifers! I really need to get out soon, maybe this weekend??! You and Luke are crushing the herp game lately. Haha i may need some help with my YBRs, you make those seem so easy! Congrats again on the Alamedas, absolutely gorgeous and im diggin that big c...
by Neil M
April 14th, 2013, 7:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Two images from today (2013-04-14)
Replies: 2
Views: 1334

Re: Two images from today (2013-04-14)

Why do those things just have the coolest eyes!?!