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by lashinala2
August 8th, 2012, 9:03 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Visitors from up the mountain.
Replies: 7
Views: 2897

Re: Visitors from up the mountain.

Apparently Tenn has some too. Glad to see them in SE again...and the outfitters wonder why we avoid the expense of 'going out west' to get one.
Would like to see a red wolf reintro around the same location though.
by lashinala2
August 8th, 2012, 8:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Birthday Timbers (and a few other things)
Replies: 10
Views: 1950

Re: Birthday Timbers (and a few other things)

Happy late bithday ya herpin' perp! (j/k)
Nice to see the timbers and coppers playing nicely together.
by lashinala2
May 16th, 2012, 3:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Part II: The Return to Fisheating Creek and Other Matters
Replies: 20
Views: 5769

Re: Part II: The Return to Fisheating Creek and Other Matter

Josh, what were the encouraging signs from Fisheating creek? Any eels? BTW, I'm happy to see somebody...anybody...still searching on a regular basis....judging from the terrain in the pics looks like ivory-billed hunters may want to walk the area too.....OK, j/k on that.
by lashinala2
May 16th, 2012, 3:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just moved to Mississippi (here are some crappy photos)
Replies: 23
Views: 4054

Re: Just moved to Mississippi (here are some crappy photos)

Natalie, what are you studying concerning the N. cardinals?
by lashinala2
April 13th, 2012, 3:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 1st quarter, 2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2363

Re: 1st quarter, 2012

That was a great set of pics! Looks like the rhombifer made someone pay the price for a good pic....in blood no less. Nice to see the snakes still standing up to the mammals when needed.
by lashinala2
March 22nd, 2012, 2:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First horridus of the year!
Replies: 6
Views: 959

Re: First horridus of the year!

Good stuff, Matt! Nice to know they are right on time. I'll walk some trails this weekend.
by lashinala2
March 21st, 2012, 9:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What herps have you eaten?
Replies: 49
Views: 5354

Re: What herps have you eaten?

gator, turtle (several kinds) and hundreds of frog legs (mostly bullfrog). Love turtle sauce picante, when I get the chance.
by lashinala2
March 20th, 2012, 5:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SquirrelMapper: Measuring Evolution in Action
Replies: 5
Views: 2349

Re: SquirrelMapper: Measuring Evolution in Action

John, is there any interest in blond morphs? I have one living near my house (but haven't seen it in a month or so).
by lashinala2
March 15th, 2012, 5:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sometimes I can't help myself....
Replies: 15
Views: 2145

Re: Sometimes I can't help myself....

Facebook scares me a lot more than snakes.....JMHO
by lashinala2
March 12th, 2012, 4:55 am
Forum: News
Topic: Alabama herpers: what's your view of collecting?
Replies: 13
Views: 3681

Re: Alabama herpers: what's your view of collecting?

Folks are of course free to believe whatever they wish and for whatever reason(s) they wish, and I don't honestly know how successful I or anyone else has been in persuading a person to think about the subject more broadly when s/he's already committed a lot of passion to the idea that "every anima...
by lashinala2
March 9th, 2012, 9:58 am
Forum: News
Topic: Alabama herpers: what's your view of collecting?
Replies: 13
Views: 3681

Re: Alabama herpers: what's your view of collecting?

"Extinction in our Times" by Collins and Crump (good start for a book, plenty of cited sources in it) So you are arguing that collection for the pet trade has no demonstrable effect on native populations (in herps, or in all species)? I'm confused by how a population biologist would see the effect o...
by lashinala2
March 6th, 2012, 9:55 am
Forum: News
Topic: Alabama herpers: what's your view of collecting?
Replies: 13
Views: 3681

Re: Alabama herpers: what's your view of collecting?

http://www.scribd.com/doc/67594229/Challenges-in-Evaluating-the-Impact-of-the-Trade-in-Amphibians-and-Reptiles-on-Wild-Populations (for gbin) googling it can find several others, also. I understand you are basing your observations on what you've seen of anecdotal examples, but to deny collecting ha...
by lashinala2
March 1st, 2012, 4:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Strange place to find a box turtle..
Replies: 7
Views: 1186

Re: Strange place to find a box turtle..

I have found them in caves and sinkholes before (both alive and dead). I assume they need 'some help' to get into a tree. A false map/slider wouldn't have suprised me if water close by though, they are tree climbers.
by lashinala2
February 29th, 2012, 4:44 am
Forum: News
Topic: Alabama herpers: what's your view of collecting?
Replies: 13
Views: 3681

Re: Alabama herpers: what's your view of collecting?

Yeah, and fortunately the F&W guys in south Alabama look down heavily on the turtle (or other water stuff) shooting. I agree with gbin that the kill harvesting is the serious 'immediate' problem (especially since we'll never really know how many are collected), though collecting for pets/trade is up...
by lashinala2
February 27th, 2012, 7:56 am
Forum: News
Topic: Alabama herpers: what's your view of collecting?
Replies: 13
Views: 3681

Alabama herpers: what's your view of collecting?

An article published yesterday from the Press-register: http://blog.al.com/live/2012/02/asian_appetite_threatens_alaba.html#incart_hbx Anybody? " Two Auburn herpetologists have warned the state Conservation Advisory Board that the state’s turtle populations are under siege. Craig Guyer, an Auburn pr...
by lashinala2
February 19th, 2012, 9:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Scent Marking Behavior in Lizards
Replies: 10
Views: 1529

Re: Scent Marking Behavior in Lizards

I've done some work on this with mammals, and started a zoo thread a while back about the chems attracting mates downstream or downwind. Interesting stuff, maybe try the herpetoculture forum also?
by lashinala2
February 3rd, 2012, 6:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mammal populations dropping dramatically in the Everglades
Replies: 95
Views: 12894

Re: Mammal populations dropping dramatically in the Everglad

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y172/Regalringneck/mongoose.jpg Only 50 cents for that? Bargain! Also, would not a large number of mammals dying from diseases get noticed? Greetings, im surprised one of our more experienced long term mammal observers here, hasn't mentioned that the most obvious cu...
by lashinala2
February 1st, 2012, 6:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So whats stopping them?
Replies: 31
Views: 3415

Re: So whats stopping them?

Average Joe would kill a pine or indigo and be proud of it. Not a good thing. Then they would just bury it. Even worse.
by lashinala2
February 1st, 2012, 4:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mammal populations dropping dramatically in the Everglades
Replies: 95
Views: 12894

Re: Mammal populations dropping dramatically in the Everglad

Yep. And we haven't even addressed possums on islands in the southern hemisphere. Compound 1080 is used in some of those locations (manufactured here in 'Allah Bahma').
by lashinala2
February 1st, 2012, 2:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mammal populations dropping dramatically in the Everglades
Replies: 95
Views: 12894

Re: Mammal populations dropping dramatically in the Everglad

...in North America. Both raccoons and possums are HUGE invasives in other locations though.
by lashinala2
February 1st, 2012, 6:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery skull - ID please!
Replies: 4
Views: 1251

Re: Mystery skull - ID please!

Agree, catfish. 20-25 lbs, maybe?
You didn't bring a fishing rod, did you?
by lashinala2
February 1st, 2012, 5:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mammal populations dropping dramatically in the Everglades
Replies: 95
Views: 12894

Re: Mammal populations dropping dramatically in the Everglad

Interesting. The people growing the fruits and veggies may actually WANT BP's to nest close to their trees. Hmm.
by lashinala2
February 1st, 2012, 4:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mammal populations dropping dramatically in the Everglades
Replies: 95
Views: 12894

Re: Mammal populations dropping dramatically in the Everglad

Ok, we did armadillos and nutria (strike 1 and 2). what about squirrels (nesting in trees)? Also what is the brush offset on the roads? Has it changed during the surveys? How often were roads resurfaced? Are mowing techniques any different now than 10 or more years ago. Any new chems used as pestici...
by lashinala2
January 31st, 2012, 8:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mammal populations dropping dramatically in the Everglades
Replies: 95
Views: 12894

Re: Mammal populations dropping dramatically in the Everglad

No, they will just adjust their numbers based on food availablility. I'd be curious if armadillos and nutria are counted in the survey. Also if any other 'long ago introduced' mammals are listed.
by lashinala2
January 27th, 2012, 10:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: herping partner
Replies: 12
Views: 1670

Re: herping partner

salnewt, were you worried about cougars or mountain lions or panthers?
Cougars will hurt your feelings,
mountain lions are out west
panthers are worth a lot if you could get a pic in Al or Tn, but won't hurt you.
If you get to Chatanooga area, give me a holler.
by lashinala2
January 24th, 2012, 4:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Claxton Rattlesnake Roundup no longer killing snakes
Replies: 25
Views: 4879

Re: Claxton Rattlesnake Roundup no longer killing snakes

Why not just make it the Claxton Coyote, Armadillo and Feral Hog roundup? (no, I'll pass on the coyote sauce picante, but will try the armadillo stew, please) You know, to keep the theme of things that are really unwanted? Oh, I know....the Claxton Politician Roundup! Dems in blue and Reps in red. N...
by lashinala2
January 11th, 2012, 4:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Zoo/Captive Herps Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1188

Re: Zoo/Captive Herps Questions

Moderator-Any chance to move this to herpetoculture?
Thanks.
by lashinala2
January 6th, 2012, 5:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes used to be bigger, and probably magical too
Replies: 1
Views: 785

Re: Snakes used to be bigger, and probably magical too

I've had an ambien dream kind of like this...but my snake had wings and red eyes.
by lashinala2
January 6th, 2012, 3:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Zoo/Captive Herps Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1188

Re: Zoo/Captive Herps Questions

Thx for that info. I'm a skull collector too.
by lashinala2
January 6th, 2012, 5:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Zoo/Captive Herps Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1188

Zoo/Captive Herps Questions

If you work in, or run a zoo/aviary/herp area, how do you dispose of waste? Are visitors allowed to use the waste as compost/fertilizer and is there any treatment before it's released? Are there any special precautions you must take for your specific locations due to pheromone issues? If there is a ...
by lashinala2
January 3rd, 2012, 6:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Welcome to Alabama, ya'll
Replies: 20
Views: 3210

Re: Welcome to Alabama, ya'll

Wow, what a relief to know they finally killed Harry Potter. I was getting kinda tired of his crap.... Oh, and nah....no voodoo in there....just looks like New Orleans debris goths....maybe check the local theatre for the oldest dark nailed parent haters. Or look in the book store....next to the vam...
by lashinala2
December 10th, 2011, 1:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Video Request - Wood turtle stomping for worms
Replies: 13
Views: 2472

Re: Video Request - Wood turtle stomping for worms

Justin - me too! Mike - thanks! I sent a reply. Andy - An interesting question. One of the topics we cover in the class is herp biogeography, on time scales from tens of thousands of years ago to millions of years ago. If you asked that question to some of my students, I suspect many would tell you...
by lashinala2
December 5th, 2011, 10:25 am
Forum: News
Topic: Mammoth 'could be reborn in four years'
Replies: 28
Views: 8265

Re: Mammoth 'could be reborn in four years'

I realize a lot of y'all see it as a 'cool thing to do', but think about it from a medical point of view: What if mammoths have a hormone that aids in a cancer fight? What if the mammoth is more intelligent than most apes? Lots of interesting possibilities here that can't be advanced without 'fleshi...
by lashinala2
December 1st, 2011, 9:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: november rain
Replies: 10
Views: 1907

Re: november rain

Why y'all letting the red wolves loose?
j/k...looks like coy or pure coyote (thin jowls).
by lashinala2
November 26th, 2011, 9:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Animal Planets new show about Turtleman
Replies: 87
Views: 12666

Re: Animal Planets new show about Turtleman

Anybody been to the rattlesnake rodeo in Opp, Alabama. The website is slick, making it look very 'kid friendly'.
by lashinala2
November 26th, 2011, 9:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Animal Planets new show about Turtleman
Replies: 87
Views: 12666

Re: Animal Planets new show about Turtleman

Should we include dogs and cats too, or just llimit it to herps as far as the skinning and eating goes?...cause I've got friends from 'overseas' that could help us out.... The problem with teaching people harvesting skills is that they then go out and use them without being taught why some species a...
by lashinala2
November 23rd, 2011, 9:30 am
Forum: News
Topic: Press release - South Florida rainbow snake
Replies: 5
Views: 2374

Re: Press release - South Florida rainbow snake

Somebody rich please match this and make it an even grand....four figures will start to get people's attention.
by lashinala2
November 21st, 2011, 5:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Animal Planets new show about Turtleman
Replies: 87
Views: 12666

Re: Animal Planets new show about Turtleman

cavers are about the same.
by lashinala2
November 21st, 2011, 5:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Animal Planets new show about Turtleman
Replies: 87
Views: 12666

Re: Animal Planets new show about Turtleman

At least he isn't covered in crappy tattoos and full of piercings like some freaks at reptile shows. The fact that they show country people as hard working Americans is another good part of the show. What the...? I thought tattoos and piercings were used as camo for field herping. This is not so? (...
by lashinala2
November 17th, 2011, 10:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photo Caption Contest!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 2635

Re: Photo Caption Contest!!!

Santa is No. 1, I'm just using a different finger to show it.
by lashinala2
November 16th, 2011, 3:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Come join us for the BURM BASH - It's Clobbering Time!
Replies: 39
Views: 4285

Re: Come join us for the BURM BASH - It's Clobbering Time!

I thought burmese pythons added a new trophic level to the Everglades ecosystem bringing it from a brown to a green leveled system.
(j/k...sounds fun)
by lashinala2
November 16th, 2011, 3:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End Rattlesnanke Round Ups
Replies: 3
Views: 883

Re: End Rattlesnanke Round Ups

People of mostly European descent collecting native snakes in the name of 'public safety' (btw any black/asian folk at these things?). Why would you object? Their mythology tells them snakes are the devil..doesn't it?
by lashinala2
November 12th, 2011, 4:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So I Was Shopping For A Free Range Turkey...
Replies: 16
Views: 1300

Re: So I Was Shopping For A Free Range Turkey...

Ahh....lets see. I'll have the lamb, looks cheap...dirt cheap. Get me a 8lb shoulder and start with inside cuts. Ostrich is great but the eggs give me the willies...just too much 'stuff' in there. Buffalo would be good but my freezer is full, but since you're buying I'll get at least a 10 pound outs...
by lashinala2
November 11th, 2011, 2:32 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)
Replies: 612
Views: 449479

Re: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)

This is good 'big picture/little picture' stuff, and pretty elucidating. There's always a bigger picture if you want to look...i.e. Do you vote? Then you are part of the bigger picture, like it or not. Here in bama we get the Forever Wild vote next year...in effect a 20 year vote on 'wild' areas. If...
by lashinala2
November 10th, 2011, 3:21 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)
Replies: 612
Views: 449479

Re: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)

Yes, I agree. If a commercial collector hits a spot...even regularly...they can do a lot of damage but may miss a few (whether accident or deliberate), if the spot is 'eliminated' from having any herps by a modification of the whole ecosystem, this has to be worse, and needs to be a top priority for...
by lashinala2
November 7th, 2011, 4:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Farancia erytrogramma seminola declared extinct by FWS
Replies: 99
Views: 8845

Re: Farancia erytrogramma seminola declared extinct by FWS

"The Florida fairy shrimp was known from a single pond just south of Gainesville. The pond was destroyed by development, and the species hasn’t been detected elsewhere." Would it kill them to develop somewhere other than the one pond? Really? And if y'all go, this time find a fresh market eel, not a...
by lashinala2
November 5th, 2011, 10:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Canebrake dens?
Replies: 130
Views: 15900

Re: Canebrake dens?

Sounds similar to epigenetics.....I'm with you.
I recently reread Yoon's "Naming Nature" where she brushes on this and the cladistics issues by implication. Good stuff.
by lashinala2
November 2nd, 2011, 6:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Canebrake dens?
Replies: 130
Views: 15900

Re: Canebrake dens?

vincemartino wrote:Behavior, it seems, isn't everything. And neither is color for that matter. We could go on and on looking at various species that have vast color and behavior differences between themselves.
True. We humans are a very good example of this.
by lashinala2
October 31st, 2011, 9:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: An uncomfortable question
Replies: 66
Views: 4366

Re: An uncomfortable question

I don't believe in 'mercy killing' so I either help it out or leave it. That's just how I roll. "Thats how you roll"? correct. How I roll...i.e. part of my morality...what makes me, me. I've seen many 'almost dead' animals make it to the next breeding season....especially herps, so i don't kill the...
by lashinala2
October 31st, 2011, 5:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: An uncomfortable question
Replies: 66
Views: 4366

Re: An uncomfortable question

I don't believe in 'mercy killing' so I either help it out or leave it. That's just how I roll.