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by croelke
March 7th, 2014, 6:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping in mind-late May
Replies: 2
Views: 2040

Herping in mind-late May

Hey folks, I've never been to Arizona before. I'm coming in mid-late May to visit some friends and fish in northern Arizona. I want to do some herping and wanted some advice. I'm not looking for any specific spots, but general ideas. My three targets are sidewinders, shovelnose, and desert rosy boas...
by croelke
July 22nd, 2013, 9:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: West Texas work trip
Replies: 8
Views: 2256

Re: West Texas work trip

Looks like you had a fun trip. I'm jealous of the green toads, I've found most every species in Texas I want to find after having lived here for eight years, but green toads continue to elude me. Not that I've really looked for them much. Your splendida is a screamer. That property is amazing and I'...
by croelke
March 30th, 2012, 1:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need help identifying the locality of these rosy boas
Replies: 18
Views: 3171

Re: Need help identifying the locality of these rosy boas

I released her in the middle of March at the end of a successful season. She did catch 4 snakes though. I managed to save 2 of them. The other two got converted into red tailed hawk.

CR
by croelke
March 29th, 2012, 5:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need help identifying the locality of these rosy boas
Replies: 18
Views: 3171

Re: Need help identifying the locality of these rosy boas

Andy, that's a massive rosy boa! Are you coming to the THS meet? Kids are getting big.

CR
by croelke
March 23rd, 2012, 9:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Atrox and horridus overlap?
Replies: 17
Views: 2335

Re: Atrox and horridus overlap?

I just saw the Wise County hybrid the other day. It's in a jar in the UTA collection. The animal was found in post oak savannah interspersed with patches of prairie. Neat looking snake.

CR
by croelke
November 4th, 2011, 11:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great Smoky Mountains - October, 2011
Replies: 23
Views: 3418

Re: Great Smoky Mountains - October, 2011

Excellent photography. Glad that you had a fun trip. Your photo of a "Desmognathus wrighti" is actually a salamander in the Desmognathus ochrophaeus complex called Desmognathus ocoee or orestes, depending on how far North you were. Wrighti has herringbone patterns down the back.

Corey Roelke
by croelke
June 9th, 2011, 4:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question - Conservation versus Rattlesnake Roundup mentality
Replies: 31
Views: 3320

Re: Question - Conservation versus Rattlesnake Roundup menta

Yeah, don't get me wrong, I do agree we need to just flat get rid of them and outlaw them. That's never going to happen in Texas. During the gassing hearing, one very expressive individual, who was well spoken, actually said, verbatim, "If the State of Texas puts the welfare of some bug (referencing...
by croelke
June 8th, 2011, 2:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question - Conservation versus Rattlesnake Roundup mentality
Replies: 31
Views: 3320

Re: Question - Conservation versus Rattlesnake Roundup menta

Come out and herp Texas anywhere west of Fort Worth. Atrox are one of the most common snakes. I herp one of the most easily accessible den areas that has been hit hard by collectors for roundups (it's less than an hour away from Sweetwater) and without trying usually find somewhere between 10-20 in ...
by croelke
June 7th, 2011, 9:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question - Conservation versus Rattlesnake Roundup mentality
Replies: 31
Views: 3320

Re: Question - Conservation versus Rattlesnake Roundup menta

People need to stop worrying about roundups so much. I was part of a hearing in Texas gathering input on making gassing illegal. Some of the people there supporting roundups lamented how in the 1970's in Texas, there were about 50 roundups. Now there are 7 and every one but Sweetwater has declining ...
by croelke
October 11th, 2010, 6:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Western Pygmy Rattlers
Replies: 9
Views: 2839

Re: Western Pygmy Rattlers

Fall's a good time to find them there, isn't it? That's cool you found a horridus at that spot. It's such a nice area given what surrounds it. One other cool thing I don't know whether you've seen there yet are Hypsiglena. I've found three of them there. It really is a good mix of Western and Easter...