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by chris drake
June 19th, 2013, 3:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakedays, Sanderson Texas
Replies: 11
Views: 4307

Re: Snakedays, Sanderson Texas

Great finds. Your lepidus was killer. Seems like everyone had a good time at Snake Days. Hated missing it.

Chris
by chris drake
June 19th, 2013, 3:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trans-Pecos Photo Overload (6/6-6/17)
Replies: 19
Views: 6109

Re: Trans-Pecos Photo Overload (6/6-6/17)

Definitely a great trip. Love the bairds rat. I've got to get back out there and try again in the next couple weeks.

Chris
by chris drake
June 9th, 2013, 6:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just a few shots
Replies: 8
Views: 1922

Re: Just a few shots

Great pics Jason! Hope i can get back out there in the next few weeks.

Chris
by chris drake
June 3rd, 2013, 2:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Journey Continues: 2013 in East Texas (UPDATED 1/6/14)
Replies: 48
Views: 23527

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

Great post Kyle. Very nice variety and awesome photography. Very jealous of the horridus. Still have yet to find a live one. Good job.

Chris
by chris drake
May 30th, 2013, 2:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Flashlights... what do you use?
Replies: 22
Views: 6417

Re: Flashlights... what do you use?

I use a Fenix Tk40 and just got the TK 35. Used the 35 last weekend in West Texas and it was fantastic! Also use a coast 175 lumen headlamp.
by chris drake
May 28th, 2013, 2:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping the Big Sky.
Replies: 33
Views: 10175

Re: Herping the Big Sky.

Great post Dell. Looked like a good day of herping. I could use some of those days. Love the milks. :)

Chris.
by chris drake
May 17th, 2013, 3:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Pilbara, Western Australia
Replies: 21
Views: 6407

Re: The Pilbara, Western Australia

Outstanding post! I will make it there before i die! ;) Love seeing all the Aussie geckos.

Chris
by chris drake
May 17th, 2013, 3:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coachwhip thread
Replies: 28
Views: 4539

Re: Coachwhip thread

This is a River Rd. coachwhip from last year.

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Chris
by chris drake
May 9th, 2013, 9:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Copperhead morphs
Replies: 18
Views: 6377

Re: Copperhead morphs

Found this southern last night. Love the aberrant pattern. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/extremegeckos/Herping%202013/IMG_8234_zpsde0d74d6.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/extremegeckos/Herping%202013/IMG_8237_zps7667b63e.jpg and this BB from the same area last year. http://img.ph...
by chris drake
April 29th, 2013, 3:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 26 weekends in West Texas Herping 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1874

Re: 26 weekends in West Texas Herping 2012

Nice finds. Your banded rock is actually a mottled rock though. Banded rocks are lepidus klauberi. What was the locality of the alterna? Black Gap maybe? Just curious but did you collect everything you found?

Chris
by chris drake
July 27th, 2012, 7:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Texas 2011 - 2012
Replies: 16
Views: 5918

Re: Texas 2011 - 2012

Great post as always Scott. I bet it was a great feeling to see that little hatchling pine snake. Look forward to getting back out with you again soon.

Chris
by chris drake
July 3rd, 2012, 7:29 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: JULY PHOTO ESSAY - Crotalus atrox
Replies: 28
Views: 6614

Re: JULY PHOTO ESSAY - Crotalus atrox

Just wanted a nice closeup head shot showing how calm atrox can be when they aren't being harassed. (Photographed in the Davis Mtns.)

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Chris
by chris drake
June 28th, 2012, 2:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A quick West Texas trip.
Replies: 21
Views: 5823

Re: A quick West Texas trip.

It was a little over 5ft. I stretched it out and my reach is 5ft. It was a very nice thick healthy animal.

Chris
by chris drake
June 27th, 2012, 5:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southwest Kansas Screamer Milks, and Their Neighbors....
Replies: 24
Views: 4635

Re: Southwest Kansas Screamer Milks, and Their Neighbors....

Nice milks Dan. Can't wait to get up that way. Of course it will probably be ridiculously hot when i do get there. :)

Chris
by chris drake
June 27th, 2012, 5:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A quick West Texas trip.
Replies: 21
Views: 5823

Re: A quick West Texas trip.

Made a quick trip back out West. I was more interested in herping and hiking than photographing this trip so the pics are quick voucher shots. Here are a few pics from Friday and Saturday night. Not to much moving. It stayed pretty hot at night. Blacktail rattlesnake Insitu http://img.photobucket.co...
by chris drake
June 27th, 2012, 5:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A quick West Texas trip.
Replies: 21
Views: 5823

Re: A quick West Texas trip.

Great shots Nathan. I really like the way the banded gecko and roundtail pics came out. The cemetary shot is great. That is definitely one i would frame and hang. Can't wait to go back with ya.

Chris
by chris drake
June 27th, 2012, 5:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I want to see anyones Copperhead pictures.
Replies: 46
Views: 13585

Re: I want to see anyones Copperhead pictures.

My first broadband found last year. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/extremegeckos/Herping%202011/002-5.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/extremegeckos/Herping%202011/013-4.jpg A few southerns http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/extremegeckos/Herping%202011/007-5.jpg http://img.pho...
by chris drake
May 29th, 2012, 3:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Blind Snakes in the Trans-Pecos. SUCCESS !!!
Replies: 40
Views: 5897

Re: Blind Snakes in the Trans-Pecos. Advice needed.

I've only found 1 and it was in Laredo. Flipped over a rotten prickly pear that was laying on the ground. Wasn't really expecting to find anything. lol.

Chris
by chris drake
May 29th, 2012, 2:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A quick West Texas trip.
Replies: 21
Views: 5823

Re: A quick West Texas trip.

Thanks for the comments guys. Hey John. We always seem to find DOR's of the cool stuff. lol. This was 2 years in a row now we found recently hit alterna. Mark- Thanks for the comment. Looking at it what makes you think reticulatus? We were definitely in the range and they are high on our list to fin...
by chris drake
May 22nd, 2012, 6:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A quick West Texas trip.
Replies: 21
Views: 5823

Re: A quick West Texas trip.

Thanks for the replies guys. The DOR's definitely sucked. Snakes were moving and we just happened to be a few minutes behind all the deaths it seems. This is 3 years in a row we have found a grayband for a total of 5. I sure hope to get back out there this year. I need a live TP copperhead! :) Chris
by chris drake
May 21st, 2012, 10:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A quick West Texas trip.
Replies: 21
Views: 5823

A quick West Texas trip.

My buddy Mike Davis and I drove to Austin Thursday to pick up Nathan Hall. We left early Friday morning hoping to get out West early enough to find some morning herps. Made a run down a road in Brackettville. We found 2 Central Tx whipsnakes and a coachwhip crossing the road. None of the three were ...
by chris drake
May 13th, 2012, 12:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: your "I wish" finds by State
Replies: 68
Views: 11189

Re: your "I wish" finds by State

Texas- I will go with a smooth green. I don't think there has been one documented here in a long time.

Chris
by chris drake
May 8th, 2012, 2:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ...
Replies: 17
Views: 2828

Re: ANF finds for almost the past month

Love the close up rat shot. Great pics. The pygs and eastern are awesome!

Chris
by chris drake
April 19th, 2012, 7:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A couple of Texas outings.
Replies: 18
Views: 3609

Re: A couple of Texas outings.

Thanks guys. Scott- I do seem to have some luck with heterodon. Why i have no idea. The one we found last year in Matagorda was still one of the nicest. The horridus was found in the exact same spot as the one i found last year. Robert- I sure hope you are right. Hope you guys have a good time at th...
by chris drake
April 18th, 2012, 1:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tip of Texas sighting..
Replies: 9
Views: 1727

Re: Tip of Texas sighting..

Beautiful racer! I would like to make it down that way this year. Gas doesn't get cheaper i won't be getting anywhere. :)

Chris
by chris drake
April 18th, 2012, 1:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A couple of Texas outings.
Replies: 18
Views: 3609

Re: A couple of Texas outings.

Thanks Gus. Last post was from my phone and it started acting goofy and couldn't finish. -Shane I haven't seen a box turtle in that area yet but i'm sure there are some around. -Paul It's been really good down here. I know alot of people have found some cool stuff already this year. I hope it stays ...
by chris drake
April 18th, 2012, 8:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A couple of Texas outings.
Replies: 18
Views: 3609

Re: A couple of Texas outings.

Hey Shane. This was the same frog you are referring to so we both misidentified it. :) it happens. Can't wait to get back out there. Saw 5 dor snakes and a baby mississippi mud yesterday on the way home from work. I've n
by chris drake
April 17th, 2012, 5:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A couple of Texas outings.
Replies: 18
Views: 3609

Re: A couple of Texas outings.

Thanks for the reply Ian. One of my goals this year is to get better with the camera. Oh and find as many herps as possible! :)

Chris
by chris drake
April 16th, 2012, 5:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012 SC Chapter Spring Field Trip (Photos & Species List)
Replies: 13
Views: 3768

Re: 2012 SC Chapter Spring Field Trip (Photos & Species List

Great finds. That slowinski has outstanding color. I've seen quite a few from the area and that is by far the best i've seen yet. To bad about the horridus. I found a DOR juvie last week as well. Looks like it was a good trip.

Chris
by chris drake
April 16th, 2012, 4:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #34: Bungarus flaviceps (Red-headed Krait)
Replies: 41
Views: 16378

Re: Borneo Dispatches #34: Bungarus flaviceps (Red-headed Kr

WOW! That is a good looking snake. Great find!

Chris
by chris drake
April 16th, 2012, 4:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern and Western Cape - South Africa January 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 9170

Re: Eastern and Western Cape - South Africa January 2012

Fantastic Post! The cobras, berg adder and the ghost frog are amazing. Nice pics as well. Definitely need more Africa posts.

Chris
by chris drake
April 16th, 2012, 3:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A couple of Texas outings.
Replies: 18
Views: 3609

Re: A couple of Texas outings.

Thanks guys. Yes he was like that when i found him. Seeing him like that i assumed he was alive. Took the pics and went to move him and he was dead. There were no marks or signs that he had been hit. Made me wonder if someone staged him for me to find. lol. The hogs i have found so far this year hav...
by chris drake
April 16th, 2012, 1:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A couple of Texas outings.
Replies: 18
Views: 3609

A couple of Texas outings.

So far the year has started of pretty well. Snakes seem to be moving quite a bit. My first real outing of the year was with Shane (ShaneTX) here on the forum. We got a chance to do a herp survey with FWS on one of their wildlife management properties in Brazoria Co. I was very happy to participate i...
by chris drake
April 14th, 2012, 6:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Thamnophis sirtalis photo thread
Replies: 32
Views: 10354

Re: The Thamnophis sirtalis photo thread

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Brazoria Co. TX

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Brazoria Co. TX

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Matagorda Co. TX

Chris
by chris drake
April 5th, 2012, 1:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Texas field guides?
Replies: 4
Views: 592

Re: Texas field guides?

I have that one. It's pretty good but it doesn't have any snakes in it. You could get it and then get Werler and Dixons "Texas Snakes" or Alan Tennant "Texas Snakes" to go with it.

Chris
by chris drake
March 28th, 2012, 5:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2011/2012: Texas and the Tropics
Replies: 18
Views: 4508

Re: 2011/2012: Texas and the Tropics

Great post Matthijs! Your pics are outstanding. The bothrops was a cool find.

Chris
by chris drake
February 16th, 2012, 6:56 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: OT - The great mammal thread!
Replies: 149
Views: 33675

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

I was trying to decide what pic to SQUIRREL!! :)

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Chris
by chris drake
December 4th, 2011, 5:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Big Bend lepidus?
Replies: 14
Views: 3069

Re: Big Bend lepidus?

Here is one from this year. S curves on Juno Rd. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/extremegeckos/west%20texas%202011/179.jpg 2010 Hwy 277 Carruthers Creek cut http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/extremegeckos/west%20texas%202010/268.jpg a neonate also found on Juno Rd. First lep i ever found...
by chris drake
October 24th, 2011, 6:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Specimen of the year post.
Replies: 75
Views: 12215

Re: Specimen of the year post.

This was my lifer broadband copperhead from earlier this year. I was very impressed with the color.

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Chris
by chris drake
October 14th, 2011, 6:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Francisco, East Texas, and the Blue Ridge
Replies: 21
Views: 2444

Re: San Francisco, East Texas, and the Blue Ridge

Great pics Matthijs. Your photography is really getting good. I really like the shots with the new softbox. The ratsnake shot is awesome.

Chris
by chris drake
September 24th, 2011, 8:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: North Alabama Herping
Replies: 8
Views: 1434

Re: North Alabama Herping

Great pics. Love the second shot of the cottonmouth. That is some serious gaping. :)

Chris
by chris drake
September 24th, 2011, 8:12 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: "Newbie" To the forum-Yes, "Newbie" to Field Herping-No
Replies: 88
Views: 20700

Re: "Newbie" To the forum-Yes, "Newbie" to Field Herping-No

Well said Dan. If you are going to post videos make sure they are going to be interesting to the audience. Headshot videos of you walking around rambling about projects and herps arent interesting to anybody. Make a video showing interesting herps and identifying them properly will get more attensio...
by chris drake
September 12th, 2011, 4:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping in Borneo
Replies: 13
Views: 3421

Re: Herping in Borneo

First off welcome to the forums. Great post to get started. Very nice photos. I really like the waglers pic and the hatchling sea turtle shot.

Chris
by chris drake
September 6th, 2011, 2:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: West Texas Trip and a few late summer herps
Replies: 34
Views: 4208

Re: West Texas Trip and a few late summer herps

I think you cut it a little close with that mojave. From that angle it looked like he could have had you if he wanted you since he was sitting on the hook and not curled around it.

Chris
by chris drake
September 5th, 2011, 1:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Treasures of the Sierra Madre
Replies: 65
Views: 15668

Re: Treasures of the Sierra Madre

Fantastic post! Definitely had some great finds and great pics as well. I gotta say the longnose there is definitely a goodlooking snake.

Chris
by chris drake
August 13th, 2011, 6:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A colorful Nerodia
Replies: 19
Views: 3703

Re: A colorful Nerodia

I agree you should leave the snake where he is. Chances are you are going to stress and hurt the animal trying to remove it. If you do get it out chances are it will be mad and bite you. Ive seen over 50 southern copperheads this year and have photographed 5 or 6 of them just because of pattern vari...
by chris drake
August 12th, 2011, 2:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rio Grande Chirping Frogs
Replies: 8
Views: 1940

Re: Rio Grande Chirping Frogs

We had a large natural tank setup years ago and my kids put a few Rio Grandes from our backyard in the setup. I was looking around the cage one day and found 10 or so baby frogs climbing around the cage. Flipped a piece of corkbark and found eggs. They are cool little frogs.

Chris
by chris drake
August 12th, 2011, 2:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nocturnal Hognose
Replies: 17
Views: 2359

Re: Nocturnal Hognose

We found an adult yellowbelly racer crossing the road around midnight a few weeks ago. I just figured it may because its been so hot during the day. I've only found easterns morning and dusk.

Chris
by chris drake
August 12th, 2011, 2:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A colorful Nerodia
Replies: 19
Views: 3703

Re: A colorful Nerodia

I agree with Dan on this. I watched the video and felt like i wasted 5 minutes of my life. :) Watching you balance on a branch and fall in just to try again is kind of silly. The way you were dealing with the snake you would think you were free handling a mamba. :) It is a nicely colored snake and i...
by chris drake
August 7th, 2011, 4:32 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Canon 60mm macro
Replies: 5
Views: 1959

Re: Canon 60mm macro

Thanks Robert and J-Miz. I took a couple of pics the other night with the 60mm and then the 105mm. This is my first Broad band by the way. Pretty goodlooking one for a lifer too! :) Here is a shot with the 60mm at the closest point i felt comfortable. I definitely will not be getting any close ups o...