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by Heaven
November 16th, 2013, 4:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Glades Herp Owners Guilty--Lacey Act Violations
Replies: 18
Views: 12158

Re: Glades Herp Owners Guilty--Lacey Act Violations

I think all the wild herps left in Florida and Pennsylvania for that matter are breathing a sigh of relief.
by Heaven
November 15th, 2013, 12:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tired of frogs yet? :P
Replies: 7
Views: 2224

Re: Tired of frogs yet? :P

Very cool. Great shots!
by Heaven
November 10th, 2013, 7:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Central KY Fall Herping
Replies: 8
Views: 2029

Re: Central KY Fall Herping

That mud sally sure is pretty.
by Heaven
November 8th, 2013, 7:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Best of the Midwest: My 2013 Year in Review
Replies: 31
Views: 15283

Re: The Best of the Midwest: My 2013 Year in Review

WOW, so much variety. I'm jealous! Thanks for sharing.
by Heaven
November 7th, 2013, 8:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Central Wisconsin Fox Snake Relocation Help
Replies: 6
Views: 3163

Re: Central Wisconsin Fox Snake Relocation Help

I could help relocate some to a den though it's pretty late in the season. I sent you a PM.
by Heaven
October 21st, 2013, 5:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: BIG Wisconsin Bullsnake
Replies: 14
Views: 3535

Re: BIG Wisconsin Bullsnake

That'd be cool Phil. I'm definitely going to give that area another look next spring. I was talking to an old college buddy and he has some land in Burnett County that sounds very promising. I'm going to spend the winter planning my trips for next season :)
by Heaven
October 17th, 2013, 5:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few fall photos from Wisconsin
Replies: 4
Views: 1712

A few fall photos from Wisconsin

Here's a few fall photos from Wisconsin. It was a great year and I'm already looking forward to spring. http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3669/9689597494_1fbf3553b8_o.jpg 6633_framed by heavensherps , on Flickr http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3834/9689597392_66feedb112_o.jpg 6624_framed by heavensherps , ...
by Heaven
October 11th, 2013, 3:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: BIG Wisconsin Bullsnake
Replies: 14
Views: 3535

Re: BIG Wisconsin Bullsnake

Sounds good Ben. I'll do as you mentioned, I'm looking forward to an even better season next year.
by Heaven
October 10th, 2013, 9:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: BIG Wisconsin Bullsnake
Replies: 14
Views: 3535

Re: BIG Wisconsin Bullsnake

Hey Phil, have you had any luck in that area near your cabin? I've been meaning to make a fall trip up there but I haven't got around to it. I've been real happy with my finds this year. The timbers and bullsnake were the highlights. Next year I hope to photograph a non all black eastern hoggy and a...
by Heaven
September 28th, 2013, 5:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: BIG Wisconsin Bullsnake
Replies: 14
Views: 3535

Re: BIG Wisconsin Bullsnake

On a sunny fall day like today would I more likely see a fox snake out sunning next to it's den or under some sort of cover (rock, log, etc.)?
by Heaven
September 27th, 2013, 4:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: BIG Wisconsin Bullsnake
Replies: 14
Views: 3535

Re: BIG Wisconsin Bullsnake

Ben - I've had a lot of good finds this season but this was my favorite of all. I'm still hoping for a fox snake. I'm heading north tomorrow if the weather cooperates.
by Heaven
September 27th, 2013, 2:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: BIG Wisconsin Bullsnake
Replies: 14
Views: 3535

Re: BIG Wisconsin Bullsnake

Dang this place is dead. Has everyone moved to facebook?
by Heaven
September 26th, 2013, 5:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: BIG Wisconsin Bullsnake
Replies: 14
Views: 3535

BIG Wisconsin Bullsnake

I wanted to take advantage of the nice weather that mother nature has been dishing out here in Wisconsin, so I checked a couple spots Tuesday afternoon. Imagine my joy when I cam across this BIG Wiscosnin Bullsnake. I almost couldn't believe my eyes, all five feet of him stretched out catching some ...
by Heaven
September 21st, 2013, 11:54 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Michigan Native Snake Breeding/Selling
Replies: 4
Views: 3101

Re: Michigan Native Snake Breeding/Selling

The Michigan possession limit for snakes and lizards is 6 total in combination. If you have more than 6 native snakes in your possession (regardless of how they were acquired), you are likely breaking the law.
by Heaven
September 16th, 2013, 2:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: beware
Replies: 11
Views: 2198

Re: beware

Of course Ben.
by Heaven
September 16th, 2013, 3:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: beware
Replies: 11
Views: 2198

Re: beware

I like 98% of the folks there didn't touch a rock little alone a snake at the location. As you mentioned a DNR snake fungal expert accompanied us and to my knowledge had no objections to either the number of folks or to any of the activities that occurred that day. I was very grateful to have the ch...
by Heaven
September 15th, 2013, 9:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: beware
Replies: 11
Views: 2198

Re: beware

If they suspected the men of poaching then they should have performed their duties and checked the men for contraband. Officers have never been shy about asking to see my fishing license or having me show that a firearm is unloaded. I'm not sure it's wise to suggest that one event led to the other, ...
by Heaven
September 14th, 2013, 6:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: beware
Replies: 11
Views: 2198

Re: beware

My guess is that they were hunting mushrooms rather than venemous snakes.
by Heaven
August 7th, 2013, 6:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cool but productive July day in Wisconsin
Replies: 0
Views: 1467

Cool but productive July day in Wisconsin

Headed to one of my favorite spots a few weekends ago. I really wasn't expecting to find anything as temperatures struggle to hit 65 degrees, but it turned out to be a pretty productive day. I found: 5 eastern garter snakes 2 adult redbellied snakes + young 1 brownsnake 1 spotted salamander 1 tiger ...
by Heaven
July 15th, 2013, 3:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Weekend of Wisconsin herping!
Replies: 6
Views: 2704

Re: Weekend of Wisconsin herping!

Congrats on the Timbers they are very cool.
by Heaven
July 14th, 2013, 5:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Bullfrog..
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

Re: A Bullfrog..

I like it!
by Heaven
July 14th, 2013, 1:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Reptiles - May and June 2013
Replies: 16
Views: 3377

Re: Wisconsin Reptiles - May and June 2013

Here's a few more Wisconsin natives I can cross of my list:

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by Heaven
July 14th, 2013, 1:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Reptiles - May and June 2013
Replies: 16
Views: 3377

Re: Wisconsin Reptiles - May and June 2013

Out of curiousity I checked out the ******** area today. The gnats and horseflies were terrible but I still managed to hike the entire trail. Wooded area with sandy soil and two teirs of bluffs. Very few rocks that were loose or small enough to move. I saw a turtle's nest that had been uncovered by ...
by Heaven
July 6th, 2013, 5:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick Trip to Indiana
Replies: 7
Views: 2614

Re: Quick Trip to Indiana

Neat water snakes. Thanks for sharing.
by Heaven
July 3rd, 2013, 7:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Reptiles - May and June 2013
Replies: 16
Views: 3377

Re: Wisconsin Reptiles - May and June 2013

Let me clarify. I shoot aperature priority (Av). I use the canons landscape picture style for most jpegs.
by Heaven
July 3rd, 2013, 6:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring and Early Summer in Illinois
Replies: 10
Views: 3612

Re: Spring and Early Summer in Illinois

Great variety there. Nice photos. Thanks for sharing them.
by Heaven
July 3rd, 2013, 10:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Reptiles - May and June 2013
Replies: 16
Views: 3377

Re: Wisconsin Reptiles - May and June 2013

I use one of the following:
Canon T2i w/ Tamron 90mm macro
Canon 7D w/ 70-300mm L

I usually shoot in landscape profle which I think adds some brightness and saturation to the photos.
by Heaven
June 30th, 2013, 7:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Reptiles - May and June 2013
Replies: 16
Views: 3377

Re: Wisconsin Reptiles - May and June 2013

I'm not familiar with **********, I'll have to check a map. What kind of materials did you put down. I have had good luck with unsanded plywood and tin sheets. Garters seem to prefer the plywood. I think because it allows more moisture to get underneath. If there are garters in the vacinity they wil...
by Heaven
June 30th, 2013, 12:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Reptiles - May and June 2013
Replies: 16
Views: 3377

Re: Wisconsin Reptiles - May and June 2013

Thanks for the compliments fellas. :)

Which area of the state do you herp Philrezin1?
by Heaven
June 29th, 2013, 8:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Reptiles - May and June 2013
Replies: 16
Views: 3377

Wisconsin Reptiles - May and June 2013

Here a few of the photos I've taken so far this year. Snapping Turtles: http://i599.photobucket.com/albums/tt79/HeavenHell_photo/Framed%20shots/common_snapping_turtle_1445_zps8b51f65c.jpg http://i599.photobucket.com/albums/tt79/HeavenHell_photo/Framed%20shots/common_snapping_turtle_1459_zps96f9f91a....
by Heaven
June 25th, 2013, 3:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So far in SoCal - 2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2572

Re: So far in SoCal - 2013

Great post. I love the photos of the rosy boas.
by Heaven
May 25th, 2013, 11:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Awesome spot in my hometown - 4 species of snakes in 2 hours
Replies: 5
Views: 2652

Re: Awesome spot in my hometown - 4 species of snakes in 2 h

Cool post. I love the anticipation when a board is shown in a field and then we get to see what's underneath.
by Heaven
May 6th, 2013, 5:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frog, toad and rebellied snake (Madison, WI)
Replies: 0
Views: 858

Frog, toad and rebellied snake (Madison, WI)

Here's a few of my finds from last weekend. Pickerel Frog http://i599.photobucket.com/albums/tt79/HeavenHell_photo/IMG_1049_zpsdea6fca6.jpg American Toad http://i599.photobucket.com/albums/tt79/HeavenHell_photo/IMG_1073-1_zps23181b3a.jpg Green Frog (large) http://i599.photobucket.com/albums/tt79/Hea...
by Heaven
May 6th, 2013, 5:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Minnesota Fox Snake Hibernation Den
Replies: 8
Views: 3644

Re: Minnesota Fox Snake Hibernation Den

That's so cool.
by Heaven
April 29th, 2013, 4:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few photos from this weekend (around Madison, WI)
Replies: 3
Views: 1294

A few photos from this weekend (around Madison, WI)

Here's a few photos I took this weekend near Madison, WI. Some painted turtles catching some rays. http://i599.photobucket.com/albums/tt79/HeavenHell_photo/IMG_0912_zps9131b0f8.jpg http://i599.photobucket.com/albums/tt79/HeavenHell_photo/IMG_0934_zps78c58e6a.jpg A nice common garter snake http://i59...
by Heaven
August 11th, 2012, 5:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Frogs - RIBIT!
Replies: 14
Views: 3328

Re: Wisconsin Frogs - RIBIT!

Here's a couple more shots from yesterday. First a cool millipede. This guy was about 5 inches long and had some cool coloration which my camera picked up fairly well. http://i599.photobucket.com/albums/tt79/HeavenHell_photo/IMG_3263.jpg Another Green Frog. I like the angle on this one. http://i599....
by Heaven
August 6th, 2012, 5:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Wisconsin Post-Nesting
Replies: 4
Views: 2008

Re: Herping Wisconsin Post-Nesting

Awesome photos Carl. I love the shots of the eastern milk and grey tree frog.
by Heaven
July 28th, 2012, 5:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Frogs - RIBIT!
Replies: 14
Views: 3328

Re: Wisconsin Frogs - RIBIT!

It was a 90+ degree day and it's shell was all dried out. I thought it might be dead at first. You might be right but I don't think they lay eggs this late in the season, it is Wisconsin afterall. I'm pretty sure I did it a favor.
by Heaven
July 28th, 2012, 3:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Frogs - RIBIT!
Replies: 14
Views: 3328

Re: Wisconsin Frogs - RIBIT!

I found this guy today. He thankfully stayed put so I got a couple of good shots. Anyone know what kind he is?

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by Heaven
July 22nd, 2012, 7:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Frogs - RIBIT!
Replies: 14
Views: 3328

Re: Wisconsin Frogs - RIBIT!

Found this nice painted turtle as I was walking down a trail today. His shell was all dried out and he was a long way from any pond. Poured some bottled on him and stuck him in my bag. Snapped a few photos and then relocated him to a nearby lake. My good deed for the week. http://i599.photobucket.co...
by Heaven
July 21st, 2012, 2:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Frogs - RIBIT!
Replies: 14
Views: 3328

Re: Wisconsin Frogs - RIBIT!

Here's a couple of American Toads ala Wisconsin.

This was a baby only the size of a nickle
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Here's mom
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by Heaven
July 9th, 2012, 2:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Frogs - RIBIT!
Replies: 14
Views: 3328

Re: Wisconsin Frogs - RIBIT!

Thanks for the compliment Carl and the help with the ID :)
by Heaven
July 8th, 2012, 2:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Frogs - RIBIT!
Replies: 14
Views: 3328

Wisconsin Frogs - RIBIT!

I recently photographed these frogs in southcentral Wisconsin. I think they are either mink or green frogs and there was no shortage. Was hoping to find some watersnakes but no such luck. http://i599.photobucket.com/albums/tt79/HeavenHell_photo/IMG_0319.jpg http://i599.photobucket.com/albums/tt79/He...