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by snakemastermyke
January 8th, 2016, 11:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your TOP 10 Herping Trip Bucket List
Replies: 44
Views: 34656

Re: Your TOP 10 Herping Trip Bucket List

justinm wrote:10. Peru
9. Western Ghats
8. Cameroon Highlands in Malaysia
7. Northern Mexico
6. Guyana
5. Borneo
4. Northern Australia
3. Kansas, Flint Hills (over and over and over again)
2. Thailand, anywhere in Thailand
1. Iowa, just ask Don Becker about all the Brown and Garter snakes.
That's a good list.
by snakemastermyke
January 8th, 2016, 11:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your TOP 10 Herping Trip Bucket List
Replies: 44
Views: 34656

Re: Your TOP 10 Herping Trip Bucket List

1. Sumatra
2. Palau Papua, West Papua
3. South Eastern Africa
4. Western Ghats, India
5. Mindanao, Phillipines
6. Ecuador
7. Borneo
8. Madagascar
9. DRC
10. Bangladesh
by snakemastermyke
January 7th, 2016, 9:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 EOY: Massive post from Baja, Az and Cambodia
Replies: 6
Views: 4360

Re: 2015 EOY: Massive post from Baja, Az and Cambodia

Nice, but I want to see the diving photos from Cocos: hammerheads, silvertips, whale sharks? What did you see? https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t31.0-8/12314602_10153860090531654_101238308266917321_o.jpg Cocos was... well it wasn't what I expected. I was there for 5 days and was able to d...
by snakemastermyke
January 5th, 2016, 9:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 EOY: Massive post from Baja, Az and Cambodia
Replies: 6
Views: 4360

Re: 2015 EOY: Massive post from Baja, Az and Cambodia

hellihooks wrote:It's gonna be a good year tater... :D good stuff Myke. :thumb:
Thanks Jim! Fingers crossed.
by snakemastermyke
January 4th, 2016, 12:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 EOY: Massive post from Baja, Az and Cambodia
Replies: 6
Views: 4360

Re: 2015 EOY: Massive post from Baja, Az and Cambodia

The thumbnails look best on an enlarged screen with light turned all the way up, as I do edit on a mac, which can lend to a darker image on some other screens. Sorry I didn't get the time to explain each and every picture, however if you do have questions I am always game to discuss! HAPPY HERPING I...
by snakemastermyke
January 4th, 2016, 12:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 EOY: Massive post from Baja, Az and Cambodia
Replies: 6
Views: 4360

2015 EOY: Massive post from Baja, Az and Cambodia

2015 in Review. Click any pic to see the full size image. Another year has come and gone. Here is my year in review. Even if you follow me on Facebook, many of these I have saved just for this-- so it's still worth a gander especially since I found a way to gallery this post. Since this post is almo...
by snakemastermyke
September 9th, 2015, 10:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cambodia - Beautiful.
Replies: 28
Views: 7478

Re: Cambodia - Beautiful.

Awesome stuff, I plan to head there next month. Desperately looking for good herping places if anyone knows of any, or any good guides.
by snakemastermyke
July 27th, 2015, 10:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A week in the United Arab Emirates
Replies: 26
Views: 9404

Re: A week in the United Arab Emirates

Incredible post, amazing pics. Kudos!
by snakemastermyke
January 25th, 2015, 9:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Video Version of My Bipes Post (with Bipes footage!)
Replies: 14
Views: 4426

Re: The Video Version of My Bipes Post (with Bipes footage!)

Credit really goes out to Devon Massyn for the edit, magic is all in the edit.
by snakemastermyke
January 20th, 2015, 5:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Video Version of My Bipes Post (with Bipes footage!)
Replies: 14
Views: 4426

Re: The Video Version of My Bipes Post (with Bipes footage!)

That actually isn't a regular wide angle camera... its a new piece of camera tech I am one of the testers for... it shoots 360 degree frames, and isn't much bigger than a go-pro. Pretty neat toy I am sure you all will be seeing more from!
by snakemastermyke
January 19th, 2015, 10:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Years 2015 and the ever phallic Bipes
Replies: 9
Views: 3784

Re: New Years 2015 and the ever phallic Bipes

For those who care to see the video version... it's a bit silly, but lots of fun!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2InMYBknRUk
by snakemastermyke
January 19th, 2015, 10:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Video Version of My Bipes Post (with Bipes footage!)
Replies: 14
Views: 4426

The Video Version of My Bipes Post (with Bipes footage!)

Guajerras: The Quest for bipes and Tacos... Watch me and my fellow Guajerras adventures as we track down the elusive Bipes! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2InMYBknRUk Direct Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2InMYBknRUk Edited By: Devon Massyn Shot By and Starring: Devon Massyn, Myke Clarkson a...
by snakemastermyke
January 8th, 2015, 10:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Africa (part 2 is up with some namibian niceness)
Replies: 42
Views: 8803

Re: Southern Africa (part 2 is up with some namibian nicenes

Yes, I post here, but I'm too computer illiterate to post anything substantial other than a comment (that is, I can't add any photos and contribute one of my own travel adventures since I don't know how to do that. Someone explained that you have to have your photos on the web or the cloud or in th...
by snakemastermyke
January 6th, 2015, 7:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Africa (part 2 is up with some namibian niceness)
Replies: 42
Views: 8803

Re: Southern Africa (part 2 is up with some namibian nicenes

Yes, I post here, but I'm too computer illiterate to post anything substantial other than a comment (that is, I can't add any photos and contribute one of my own travel adventures since I don't know how to do that. Someone explained that you have to have your photos on the web or the cloud or in th...
by snakemastermyke
January 6th, 2015, 6:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: costa rica osa peninsula question
Replies: 5
Views: 1783

Re: costa rica osa peninsula question

Hi Blacktara, I will start with the Osa is great for all kinds of wildlife and is a nice place to get away from the crowds in other parts of Costa Rica. Also, Mike B is great. I have nothing, but good things to say about him. Very friendly, laid back, easy going, very knowledgeable about the Osa an...
by snakemastermyke
January 6th, 2015, 6:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Range Extension for Crotalus molossus molossus
Replies: 6
Views: 2487

Re: Range Extension for Crotalus molossus molossus

From Chip Cochran on the topic... this is really his published note, I just wanted to share. Chip Cochran: Everyone I know knew that molossus were there. I had been finding them there since 04 and people I talked with had been finding them there since before that. Fast forward to 2011, I start a pr...
by snakemastermyke
January 6th, 2015, 3:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Range Extension for Crotalus molossus molossus
Replies: 6
Views: 2487

Re: Range Extension for Crotalus molossus molossus

He's in California at Loma Linda, doing well.
by snakemastermyke
January 5th, 2015, 11:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: costa rica osa peninsula question
Replies: 5
Views: 1783

Re: costa rica osa peninsula question

Osa is probably one of my favorite herping spots of all time. Can't say anything as to the lodge, never been there. I did stay at Golfo Dulce lodge in 2004, and Ester was a great host, but it's been over a decade and I am not sure if she still owns it. Amazing place though, you are sure to have a te...
by snakemastermyke
January 5th, 2015, 11:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Range Extension for Crotalus molossus molossus
Replies: 6
Views: 2487

Range Extension for Crotalus molossus molossus

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7557/16026338237_18f3b1809d_c.jpg https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7467/15592315793_1853468da1_c.jpg I was on a 2009 herping trip with Chip Cochran and Austin Irwin Steagall, when we came across this beauty. As Chip had suspected, it was a range extension... USA: ARIZON...
by snakemastermyke
January 5th, 2015, 8:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Years 2015 and the ever phallic Bipes
Replies: 9
Views: 3784

Re: New Years 2015 and the ever phallic Bipes

I remember when I first got Grismer's book. Had been wanting to go to Baja before, and even more after. Finally did, and I am sure I will have many follow up trips. Too close not to.
by snakemastermyke
January 5th, 2015, 3:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Years 2015 and the ever phallic Bipes
Replies: 9
Views: 3784

Re: New Years 2015 and the ever phallic Bipes

Thanks man! Yeah it was sort of one of those dream finds. Right before we left the U.S. Government had put out the first ever travel warning, siting danger in La Paz, a typically peaceful area. As a result of years of travel warnings, a lot of baja has been boarded up due to the tourism drying up. T...
by snakemastermyke
January 5th, 2015, 11:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Singapore 2014. Looking back.
Replies: 17
Views: 6201

Re: Herping Singapore 2014. Looking back.

Fantastic Post! Thanks for sharing!
by snakemastermyke
January 5th, 2015, 11:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Years 2015 and the ever phallic Bipes
Replies: 9
Views: 3784

New Years 2015 and the ever phallic Bipes

What better way to kick off the New Year than with a crazy lifer right? That's exactly what myself, Devon Massyn and Bruce Edley were thinking when we made the 23 hour drive south to Baja in search of Bipes biporus. At times it was cold (40s at night), at times it was sketchy (got shot at once) and ...
by snakemastermyke
January 5th, 2015, 9:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Any Big Plans For Next Year?
Replies: 20
Views: 5078

Re: Any Big Plans For Next Year?

Just did my first trip of the year to Baja... totally worth the long ass drive! BIPES!
by snakemastermyke
December 27th, 2014, 9:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Africa (part 2 is up with some namibian niceness)
Replies: 42
Views: 8803

Re: Southern Africa (part 2 is up with some namibian nicenes

Fantastic post! I've always wanted to venture over to the Southern African deserts... And this post just refuels that wanderlust. Thanks for sharing! :beer:
by snakemastermyke
December 19th, 2014, 10:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Any Big Plans For Next Year?
Replies: 20
Views: 5078

Re: Any Big Plans For Next Year?

Yeah Myke! I'm working on finding time to hit Ecuador sometime in April. I want to find some of the Cloud Forest species of snakes there (eyelash morphs, hognosed vipers etc) as well as all the crazy lizards and frogs they've got there (and some great birding). South Africa again for the skate cont...
by snakemastermyke
December 19th, 2014, 10:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014: Lions & tigers & bears-- oh my! (mostly Peru and S.A.)
Replies: 8
Views: 3541

Re: EOY 2014: Lions & tigers & bears-- oh my! (+herps)

Great post once more, Myke. Maybe I already wrote this when you posted some of it earlier this year, but that Liophis may be Erythrolamprus reginae (cf. the one I have here => http://www.hylawerkgroep.be/jeroen/index.php?id=69). Also maybe something I already asked, but which part of Peru did you v...
by snakemastermyke
December 18th, 2014, 5:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pa Timber at its finest.
Replies: 9
Views: 2847

Re: Pa Timber at its finest.

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by snakemastermyke
December 18th, 2014, 4:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Any Big Plans For Next Year?
Replies: 20
Views: 5078

Re: Any Big Plans For Next Year?

I might be taking a trip to AZ in april and going to Texas in June.Also might be going to Costa Rica for a month in august and just exploring so cal where I live. Az is always fun. It didn't make my year in review post, but my first herp trip of 2014 was SE Az... A friend chased a twin spotted into...
by snakemastermyke
December 18th, 2014, 4:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Any Big Plans For Next Year?
Replies: 20
Views: 5078

Re: Any Big Plans For Next Year?

First and foremost, my first trip to Arizona! Aside from extensive traveling across my home state of Texas, there aren't any other concrete travel plans - but that's what I thought last year, and that didn't last long! :beer: My friends and I have thrown around the ideas of heading to Sonora, howev...
by snakemastermyke
December 18th, 2014, 4:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Any Big Plans For Next Year?
Replies: 20
Views: 5078

Re: Any Big Plans For Next Year?

JAMAUGHN wrote:Thailand for much of January. I have big dreams, but'll be happy with a Water Monitor and a Brahminy Blind Snake. :|

JimM
Thailand is high on my list! Need to get there soon!
by snakemastermyke
December 18th, 2014, 3:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Africa, Field herping it's been a long Winter.
Replies: 5
Views: 4195

Re: South Africa, Field herping it's been a long Winter.

Embarrassingly those darn Skaaps have evaded me.
by snakemastermyke
December 18th, 2014, 3:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Any Big Plans For Next Year?
Replies: 20
Views: 5078

Any Big Plans For Next Year?

My herping plans are largely dictated by work travels, and I have pitched a lot of Blue Chip Natural history to Nat Geo this winter, so hoping that pans out. But yah never know. I am planning on taking the wife to Australia next year, as her dream is to dive the great barrier reef. Outside of the ob...
by snakemastermyke
December 18th, 2014, 3:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Dream Come True in Borneo!
Replies: 33
Views: 13672

Re: A Dream Come True in Borneo!

AWESOME FIND MAN! CONGRATS!
by snakemastermyke
December 18th, 2014, 2:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014: Lions & tigers & bears-- oh my! (mostly Peru and S.A.)
Replies: 8
Views: 3541

Re: 2014: Lions, and tiger (sharks), and bears oh my! (+Herp

Awesome, glad to hear! I have a lot of Mammal pics, but I usually leave them out unless I am short on herp pics and need filler.
by snakemastermyke
December 18th, 2014, 10:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014: Lions & tigers & bears-- oh my! (mostly Peru and S.A.)
Replies: 8
Views: 3541

Re: 2014: Lions, and tiger (sharks), and bears oh my! (+Herp

Your non-banner year would make a satisfying lifetime for me. Brilliant stuff, all around. That Grizzly photo is great. All the photos are great. JimM Thanks! Yeah, it was up there for me, but not the year I had thought it would be at the beginning of it. Lots of trips got canceled, but the ones th...
by snakemastermyke
December 18th, 2014, 10:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014: Lions & tigers & bears-- oh my! (mostly Peru and S.A.)
Replies: 8
Views: 3541

2014: Lions & tigers & bears-- oh my! (mostly Peru and S.A.)

2014 was not my "BIG YEAR" (Movie reference), but it wasn't bad either. There were some fun experiences and a decent amount of new herp species, though I do regret not getting into the field much locally this year. In fact I hardly herped California at all this year. That said I did get to hit up a ...
by snakemastermyke
November 17th, 2014, 8:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Africa Oct 2014, my 4th trip back
Replies: 16
Views: 6323

Re: South Africa Oct 2014, my 4th trip back

More herpers need to get out to SA, its really an awesome experience. I try to go once a year... and still have a ton to find and see!

Failed at atropos this year, but saw some cool cham lifers.
by snakemastermyke
November 17th, 2014, 8:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Africa Oct 2014, my 4th trip back
Replies: 16
Views: 6323

Re: South Africa Oct 2014, my 4th trip back

Nothing smells worse than those marsh terrapins, uff!
by snakemastermyke
August 18th, 2014, 8:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: La Culebras de Madre de Dios... My first taste of Peru
Replies: 12
Views: 7271

Re: La Culebras de Madre de Dios... My first taste of Peru

The first person to guess which one of these shots will be used in Issue #17 of Herp Nation Magazine gets a FREE COPY. Reply now! Go! To reply click the link below, and enter your guess in the comments section of the photo... https://www.facebook.com/HerpNation/photos/a.123550357794702.27807.1103450...
by snakemastermyke
August 14th, 2014, 11:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: La Culebras de Madre de Dios... My first taste of Peru
Replies: 12
Views: 7271

Re: La Culebras de Madre de Dios... My first taste of Peru

In Peru it's little red snakes that all look alike, in South Africa it's little black snakes that all look alike.
Evolution must have realized some day herpers would need something to scratch their heads over.
by snakemastermyke
August 13th, 2014, 11:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: La Culebras de Madre de Dios... My first taste of Peru
Replies: 12
Views: 7271

Re: La Culebras de Madre de Dios... My first taste of Peru

Very nice! Could you be persuaded to provide some narrative on the shushupe find? While I'm not claiming to have a comprehensive view on Liophis s.l., I'd guess this is Erythrolamprus reginae (formerly Liophis). I'm guessing the presumed Pseudoboa may rather be a Clelia juvenile or Drepanoides, but...
by snakemastermyke
August 13th, 2014, 11:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: La Culebras de Madre de Dios... My first taste of Peru
Replies: 12
Views: 7271

Re: La Culebras de Madre de Dios... My first taste of Peru

Very nice! Could you be persuaded to provide some narrative on the shushupe find? While I'm not claiming to have a comprehensive view on Liophis s.l., I'd guess this is Erythrolamprus reginae (formerly Liophis). I'm guessing the presumed Pseudoboa may rather be a Clelia juvenile or Drepanoides, but...
by snakemastermyke
August 12th, 2014, 7:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: La Culebras de Madre de Dios... My first taste of Peru
Replies: 12
Views: 7271

La Culebras de Madre de Dios... My first taste of Peru

It's been a hectic busy summer as it usually is and as it always seems to go, work took me to the southern hemisphere for the majority of summer... meaning their winter... but it took me cool places so it was actually awesome. I went to Peru, South Africa (again), and the Bahamas in a 5 week span. O...
by snakemastermyke
December 3rd, 2013, 11:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Very Short Post... Late October and November Herpin'
Replies: 14
Views: 2147

Re: Very Short Post... Late October and November Herpin'

Ditto. That shark is badass. You in a dry suit or just 7mm? I would love to log some dives out there. That shot is real interesting with the lighting from the hand light. Jason 7mm was good enough really. I was offered a dry suit, but want to get comfortable in a wet suite since that is what I will...
by snakemastermyke
December 3rd, 2013, 2:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Very Short Post... Late October and November Herpin'
Replies: 14
Views: 2147

Re: Very Short Post... Late October and November Herpin'

MattSullivan wrote:love that horn shark. probably my number 1 goal whenever i get to dive cali
Well when you get here hit me up and we will go for a dive. Saw two in a half hour, they are rather common just minutes from my hibernaculum (home).
by snakemastermyke
December 3rd, 2013, 12:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Very Short Post... Late October and November Herpin'
Replies: 14
Views: 2147

Re: Very Short Post... Late October and November Herpin'

That shark is pretty cool. :thumb: Where in Louisiana were you where they called cottonmouths "congos"? Never heard that term. First person I heard that from I believe was Uncle Si from Duck Dynasty while working on the pilot... so Northern Louisiana around Monroe... but I have also heard it down i...