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by Kyle from Carolina
August 12th, 2016, 6:08 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Monographs or field guides for Argentina and/or Chile
Replies: 3
Views: 4339

Re: Monographs or field guides for Argentina and/or Chile

Justin, thanks for such a thorough reply. I will check some of these out. Have you been down there?
by Kyle from Carolina
August 12th, 2016, 3:06 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Monographs or field guides for Argentina and/or Chile
Replies: 3
Views: 4339

Monographs or field guides for Argentina and/or Chile

Does anybody know of a country-wide field guide to Chile or Argentina? I've found some peer-reviewed pubs that focus on specific regions or inventory surveys, but I can't find the equivalent of a 'snakes of argentina', etc. I don't necessarily want one from the countries north of the cone, as I'm in...
by Kyle from Carolina
August 11th, 2016, 5:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Crotalus viridis swollen eye
Replies: 1
Views: 1531

Re: Crotalus viridis swollen eye

Huh, it doesn't really seem that bad to me. My first thought is mosquito bite? I have no clue...
by Kyle from Carolina
August 11th, 2016, 5:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is going on here ... more accurately NOT going on here
Replies: 10
Views: 3542

Re: What is going on here ... more accurately NOT going on h

Andrea, I have yet to herp either of those states, but they're on the list. I'm planning on hitting PA in two weeks...hoping to see some buzztails. I think the chances are good. We'll see though.
by Kyle from Carolina
August 10th, 2016, 4:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Pennsylvania Trip
Replies: 3
Views: 1972

Re: Southern Pennsylvania Trip

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by Kyle from Carolina
August 9th, 2016, 5:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is going on here ... more accurately NOT going on here
Replies: 10
Views: 3542

Re: What is going on here ... more accurately NOT going on h

Intermedius, that Pseudotriton is stunning. I really gotta get west of the Hudson some more...I remember catching those in the creek and in the mulch when I was a kid. I can't remember the last time I've seen one.
by Kyle from Carolina
August 5th, 2016, 5:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Adventure Story Time!
Replies: 4
Views: 2086

Re: Adventure Story Time!

Sounds like an epic evening. It Seems like fate that your tire went out and you stopped right then and there. I'm glad that the folks in the other vehicle stopped when you flagged them down. Great photos, too...very crisp. I'd love to see an everglades python.
by Kyle from Carolina
August 5th, 2016, 5:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is going on here ... more accurately NOT going on here
Replies: 10
Views: 3542

Re: What is going on here ... more accurately NOT going on h

Jeffrey, I agree. This chapter has been dead. That being said, I'm equally guilty of not posting. I've still been doing a lot of herping in MA, but I often don't have my camera on me when I am! That being said, I've had a little bit of dumb luck thanks to spending lots of time in the woods and happe...
by Kyle from Carolina
August 5th, 2016, 5:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Rattlesnakes!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1471

Re: First Rattlesnakes!!

Thanks for sharing. That's pretty nice you can go out on a whim and get a couple of timbers and a copper. I love times like that. The Shenandoah valley is a magical place. I hope that you'll post more of your finds from the area, maybe some pictures next time!
by Kyle from Carolina
August 1st, 2016, 12:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Michigan in July
Replies: 6
Views: 2998

Re: Herping Michigan in July

Your photos are great, very crisp. I really like that cinereus with the red flecking. It looks like it's leaning a little towards erythrism. Saugas never get old.
by Kyle from Carolina
June 24th, 2016, 2:26 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Peterson Field Guide to Eastern/Central...Fourth Edition
Replies: 7
Views: 6929

Re: Peterson Field Guide to Eastern/Central...Fourth Edition

Gene,

Thanks for the clarification. I didn't investigate the discrepancy and I'm not sure what he thought was missing.
by Kyle from Carolina
June 24th, 2016, 10:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New to central Maryland
Replies: 6
Views: 2512

Re: New to central Maryland

If you're going to go with a peterson field guide, I would go with the new one that just came out. I like it a lot and it covers the basics pretty well. The range maps can be quite coarse and a bit off at the edges, but that's to be expected in a guide that covers such a large region.
by Kyle from Carolina
June 12th, 2016, 5:44 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Peterson Field Guide to Eastern/Central...Fourth Edition
Replies: 7
Views: 6929

Re: Peterson Field Guide to Eastern/Central...Fourth Edition

I have the new one and I prefer it over the old version so far. I have yet to examine it extensively but I had some initial thoughts: Overall, I like that the taxonomy and associated range maps have been updated. Lots of splitting and lumping of species has been accounted for to reflect some more re...
by Kyle from Carolina
May 27th, 2016, 6:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thailand: Snakes bites man's penis
Replies: 0
Views: 2881

Thailand: Snakes bites man's penis

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by Kyle from Carolina
May 8th, 2016, 5:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gulf coast and Arkansas March 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 3316

Re: Gulf coast and Arkansas March 2016

Great finds Nick. It's hard to beat dipnetting mucky waters. I like the water scorpion and the toe-biter. Are the tiger sals common down there?
by Kyle from Carolina
April 30th, 2016, 11:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Westchester finds
Replies: 3
Views: 2241

Re: Westchester finds

The pitvipers are harder to come by in this part of the country compared to the west. Also, the coppers like to bask beneath leaf litter, so you may not see them even when they are 'out'. When I spent time out west, I became envious of how readily they were encountered with minimal effort. Definitel...
by Kyle from Carolina
March 28th, 2016, 5:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fungal Disease in Wild Snakes?
Replies: 26
Views: 6411

Re: Fungal Disease in Wild Snakes?

Yikes, that's pretty disturbing.
by Kyle from Carolina
March 28th, 2016, 3:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fungal Disease in Wild Snakes?
Replies: 26
Views: 6411

Re: Fungal Disease in Wild Snakes?

How sure are you that they perish from the fungal infection? Many snakes will come out of hibernation with sores and can recover after a few sheds. That may not be the case if their reproductive organs are complete rotted, but a lot of lesions and stuff can be the result of hibernation. Given the ti...
by Kyle from Carolina
March 25th, 2016, 5:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quabbin Reservoir Rattlesnake Project, MA
Replies: 14
Views: 9770

Re: Quabbin Reservoir Rattlesnake Project, MA

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by Kyle from Carolina
March 24th, 2016, 12:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post your favorite Rattlesnake photo!
Replies: 34
Views: 9525

Re: Post your favorite Rattlesnake photo!

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by Kyle from Carolina
March 24th, 2016, 8:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bite marks on deck post?!?
Replies: 7
Views: 1669

Re: Bite marks on deck post?!?

Could be woodpecker, could be a 'squatch. Probably a squatch.
by Kyle from Carolina
March 24th, 2016, 7:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few Southern OR/Northern CA herps
Replies: 7
Views: 3017

Re: A few Southern OR/Northern CA herps

Thanks for posting. That lutosus habitat looks like a lot of fun to explore.
by Kyle from Carolina
March 24th, 2016, 6:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Emergence 2016!
Replies: 19
Views: 5299

Re: Spring Emergence 2016!

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by Kyle from Carolina
March 21st, 2016, 1:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New to Maryland - First 2016 Outing
Replies: 3
Views: 1836

Re: New to Maryland - First 2016 Outing

The aquatic shots of the larval red salamander are awesome, as is that single flip that produced 12 spotted sals. That must have been fun to uncover.
by Kyle from Carolina
March 21st, 2016, 11:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quabbin Reservoir Rattlesnake Project, MA
Replies: 14
Views: 9770

Re: Quabbin Reservoir Rattlesnake Project, MA

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by Kyle from Carolina
February 10th, 2016, 5:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The interesting story of the Clarion Island Nightsnake
Replies: 14
Views: 4402

Re: The interesting story of the Clarion Island Nightsnake

Thanks for the great story. We need more of this kind of stuff around here!
by Kyle from Carolina
February 10th, 2016, 5:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Xantusia vigilis vigilis
Replies: 22
Views: 5354

Re: Xantusia vigilis vigilis

Great post. Night lizards would be a top target of mine if I were to ever visit somewhere within their range. Xantusia are wonderful little lizards. They are a very interesting Genus and have certain physiological traits unique to them. They are one of the few lizard species which are actually vivip...
by Kyle from Carolina
February 9th, 2016, 4:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Fast-food herping in FL
Replies: 1
Views: 1977

Fast-food herping in FL

by Kyle from Carolina
February 5th, 2016, 2:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In the Field: Highlights of 2014, 2015, and 2016 Thus Far
Replies: 13
Views: 4471

Re: In the Field: Highlights of 2014, 2015, and 2016 Thus Fa

Wow, awesome finds. I never realized the midwest could be so awesome. That being said, I think the real gem of this post is the saying "happier than a fish with titties".
by Kyle from Carolina
February 3rd, 2016, 6:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NM, West Texas and Arizona
Replies: 12
Views: 4107

Re: NM, West Texas and Arizona

I don't think the photo link worked, might need to try it again.
by Kyle from Carolina
February 1st, 2016, 1:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Oklahoma rattlesnakes summer 2015
Replies: 13
Views: 3794

Re: Oklahoma rattlesnakes summer 2015

I loved this post. Oklahoma has some awesome critters. I passed through in late august and met up with a friend. We got a timber on the first cruise of the first night, crossing the road in a fairly developed area. I was surprised by how plentiful the snakes were across the entire state. Great photos!
by Kyle from Carolina
January 26th, 2016, 8:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spotted Salamander Morphs
Replies: 6
Views: 2184

Re: Spotted Salamander Morphs

Can't tell if you're trolling or not. If you aren't, keep in mind that many states in the north east have possession limits and rules about collecting wildlife, even non-endangered or listed ones.
by Kyle from Carolina
January 21st, 2016, 4:08 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Drift Fence Designs w/ OR w/o Traps & Trap Designs
Replies: 14
Views: 12576

Re: Drift Fence Designs w/ OR w/o Traps & Trap Designs

Looking forward to see what shows up. Do you have a species list of what you've found so far?
by Kyle from Carolina
January 21st, 2016, 3:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dangerfield Herps
Replies: 21
Views: 6542

Re: Dangerfield Herps

Tamara, that corn with the silvery background might be one of the prettiest corns I've ever seen. Is that typical for your locale?
by Kyle from Carolina
January 20th, 2016, 4:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fall 2015 (mostly Georgia and some Florida) (same as main)
Replies: 3
Views: 1670

Re: Fall 2015 (mostly Georgia and some Florida) (same as mai

Sweet finds. That hog in the road in front of the church is cool. It looks like most of the hognose around your area are patterned, except for that one. Do you see many of the black-phase?
by Kyle from Carolina
January 18th, 2016, 6:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RFI: Pennsylvania and NY field guides
Replies: 3
Views: 1736

Re: RFI: Pennsylvania and NY field guides

Awesome. Thanks for the tips, guys!
by Kyle from Carolina
January 12th, 2016, 6:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RFI: Pennsylvania and NY field guides
Replies: 3
Views: 1736

RFI: Pennsylvania and NY field guides

I'll be spending a fair bit of time in NY and PA now that I'm in the north. I'm thinking of picking up one or both of these field guides: The Amphibians and Reptiles of New York State: Identification, Natural History, and Conservation - Gibbs & Breisch Amphibians and Reptiles of Pennsylvania and the...
by Kyle from Carolina
January 7th, 2016, 1:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Year Review 2015 - PA, NJ, MD, MO, IL, FL, GA, DE
Replies: 9
Views: 5722

Re: Year Review 2015 - PA, NJ, MD, MO, IL, FL, GA, DE

Looks like a killer year. Was that scarlet snake from NJ? Am I correct in assuming that those are not easy to come by in the pine barrens? Same thoughts for the corn.
by Kyle from Carolina
January 7th, 2016, 1:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sea Turtle Stranding Beach Patrol (Cape Cod, MA)
Replies: 10
Views: 4822

Re: Sea Turtle Stranding Beach Patrol (Cape Cod, MA)

That's awesome work yall are doing. I imagine that this is something that has been happening since the cape has been that particular shape. It looks perfect for trapping critters that are headed south. Do you know if there is a long-term strategy or is this just a temporary thing to do until sea tur...
by Kyle from Carolina
January 7th, 2016, 1:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Elections
Replies: 10
Views: 4064

Re: Elections

Yes, I'd be happy to take on some responsibilities to keep things going if I'm needed. I do think I am registered, I believe I have been since back in 2012. I was able to log on to nafha website so I'm assuming that means yes. However, I don't know if I am registered with any one chapter, as I've mo...
by Kyle from Carolina
December 22nd, 2015, 8:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: All them salamanders of 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 5869

Re: All them salamanders of 2015

Killer shots, as usual. Was that barbouri stream a temporary or permanent one? It looks like a lot of permanent streams that I see. Not sure if I'd be able to tell them apart just by looking. Were you finding them in the creeks themselves or in the adjacent terrestrial?
by Kyle from Carolina
December 10th, 2015, 1:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Episode VII: The Caudates Awaken
Replies: 7
Views: 2744

Re: Episode VII: The Caudates Awaken

Great stuff man. I hope you enjoy western NC, it's a magical place. Had fun seeing yall at salamania. Did you end up finding any local timbers yet?
by Kyle from Carolina
November 29th, 2015, 4:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Last 6 months - Southeast & Southwest
Replies: 10
Views: 2665

Re: Last 6 months - Southeast & Southwest

Great posts. Makes me wish I could spend more time in the low country. Did you hike up those cottons or do you find it's easier to encounter them from a paddle craft?
by Kyle from Carolina
November 16th, 2015, 11:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica '15, surfing crocs, bunches of Bothrops and more
Replies: 13
Views: 5056

Re: Costa Rica '15, surfing crocs, bunches of Bothrops and m

Awesome shots. I think the non-herp photos might actually be my favorite, particularly the one with the vultures and macaw in the tree. How scary was it to get that close to a great white without a cage?