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by Jared Cain
November 18th, 2014, 5:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Larval salamanders. Any guesses?
Replies: 3
Views: 2529

Re: Larval salamanders. Any guesses?

:lol: Wow. I stared at the guide on here for a while too. I am sure I will be able to give you guys some more laughs next round.
by Jared Cain
November 17th, 2014, 5:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Larval salamanders. Any guesses?
Replies: 3
Views: 2529

Larval salamanders. Any guesses?

I am terrible at this game :? Tyler County, WV 10-19 My guess is Spring Salamander. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7494/15630162299_85cfba77b2_b.jpg 023 by Jared Cain , on Flickr Wetzel County, WV 11-16 My guess is Northern Dusky or Seal Salamander. https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8582/15630578958_61...
by Jared Cain
November 11th, 2014, 5:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northeast 2014 YOY Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 5164

Re: Northeast 2014 YOY Thread

Here are some cute little Copperheads from this year. I could see three neonates with her. https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3931/15421607721_604ee2b2c5_b.jpg Northern Copperhead and neonates. West Virginia. by Cain304 , on Flickr https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5610/15149976033_ec53beccdc_b.jpg 027 by ...
by Jared Cain
November 10th, 2014, 9:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your favorite find of the month - October 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1673

Re: Your favorite find of the month - October 2014

Easily this Spadefoot! There arent many known populations here in WV and it took three times in the area to finally get one. I have permission to be on the land which is just a field of corn. No real roads near it so cruising was always out of the question. I would go to the area on humid, rainy nig...
by Jared Cain
November 3rd, 2014, 7:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your favorite find of the month - September 2014
Replies: 12
Views: 3138

Re: Your favorite find of the month - September 2014

Nice finds, guys!! September was really good to me. Copperhead giving birth, lifer Marbled Salamander, lifer Black Kingsnake but I would say my favorite was this Eastern Hellbender. https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2945/15238054279_3fa6cbe298_b.jpg Eastern Hellbender. West Virginia. by Cain304 , on Fl...
by Jared Cain
August 31st, 2014, 4:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northeast 2014 YOY Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 5164

Re: Northeast 2014 YOY Thread

Eastern Smooth Earth snake. I am guessing this would be one of last years new borns since they are born in August. Found in April. https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5232/13906211217_a55b0bef7e_b.jpg 012 by Cain304 , on Flickr https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5522/13906239940_4b339a56dd_b.jpg 010 by Cain3...
by Jared Cain
May 12th, 2014, 5:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick introduction and some WV Salamander ID's.
Replies: 12
Views: 4475

Re: Quick introduction and some WV Salamander ID's.

Nice looking Slimy Sals. The easiest way to tell Slimy from Wehrle's is the hind feet. Wehrle's have more webbing on the back feet. The ones I have found tend to be more slender looking and sides more blotchy than spotty also. Here are a couple pics of Wehrle's from Tyler County WV. Hind feet. https...
by Jared Cain
May 3rd, 2014, 8:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick introduction and some WV Salamander ID's.
Replies: 12
Views: 4475

Re: Quick introduction and some WV Salamander ID's.

The three desmog species that can be found in those two counties are Seals, Northern Dusky and Allegheny Mountain Dusky so I would say besides the Seal and Northerns the rest are Mountain Dusky sals. Im far from an expert on desmogs though. This site may be of some help. http://www.marshall.edu/herp...
by Jared Cain
May 2nd, 2014, 6:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your favorite find of the month - April 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1852

Re: Your favorite find of the month - April 2014

Im going to have to go with this Four-toed Salamander. I found my lifer earlier but didnt get very decent pics of it. I went out another night in the same area and struck out and then went back a third time and found this one. Much better pics than the first time but I need a macro lens for these li...
by Jared Cain
May 2nd, 2014, 6:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your favorite find of the month - March 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 894

Re: Your favorite find of the month - March 2014

Definitely this lifer Northeastern Small-mouthed Salamander.

Image059 by Cain304, on Flickr

Jealous of the Tiger Salamander! One of these days!
by Jared Cain
May 2nd, 2014, 6:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your favorite find of the month - February 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1507

Re: Your favorite find of the month - February 2014

Have to go with a FL species since I was living there at the time. Took the whole time I lived there to get a decent shot of this species. Atlantic Salt Marsh Snakes. As found. https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5319/14113006123_60eda1fc16_b.jpg 105 by Cain304 , on Flickr Arent they just a cute couple :...
by Jared Cain
April 5th, 2014, 7:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 NORTHEAST DATA CONTEST
Replies: 6
Views: 3034

Re: 2014 NORTHEAST DATA CONTEST

Where do you find out if a species has never been vouched for a county? Not a new county record for the database but never vouched in any other sources for a county. Like the Four Toed I found in Ritchie county wv and the spotted salamander for Wetzel County wv. The range maps I look at do not have ...
by Jared Cain
March 26th, 2014, 1:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few finds since Ive been back in the Northeast
Replies: 2
Views: 1295

A few finds since Ive been back in the Northeast

As some of you may or may not know I had moved to FL last year in July. Being too far away from family and my job here being better I decided to move back. I did find some cool animals when I was down there but the NE animals intrigue me more especially the WV herps since that is my home state. Not ...
by Jared Cain
March 23rd, 2014, 3:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: March 2014 Species Counts
Replies: 22
Views: 5072

Re: March 2014 Species Counts

3/14/2014 Wetzel County WV 5 Redbacks Tyler County WV 3 Redbacks 3/18/2014 Wetzel County WV 3 Northern Ravine sals Tyler County WV 6 Northern Ravine sals 3/20/2014 Tyler County WV 10 to 15 Spotted sals in the pond TMTC Eastern Newts Spring Peepers calling one vouched TMTC Bullfrog tadpoles I am gues...
by Jared Cain
March 9th, 2014, 6:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Epic Collier & Monroe (South Florida)
Replies: 17
Views: 4235

Re: Epic Collier & Monroe (South Florida)

Some nice finds!! The Panther is by far my favorite. How cool!
by Jared Cain
March 9th, 2014, 8:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northeast Member Biographies- Introduce Yourselves!
Replies: 32
Views: 12622

Re: Northeast Member Biographies- Introduce Yourselves!

Im Jared but all of my friends call me by my last name Cain. Im from WV and 31. For the last ten or so years I have worked mainly in Western MD doing irrigation so I can be found in and around both my home town and work area. I also seem to end up in FL every once in a while but end up missing the m...
by Jared Cain
March 3rd, 2014, 4:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Atlantic Salt Marsh Snakes (Nerodia clarkii taeniata).
Replies: 8
Views: 2283

Re: Atlantic Salt Marsh Snakes (Nerodia clarkii taeniata).

Thanks, everyone!! I try for in situ pics most of the time and of course this species must be in situ unless you are permitted otherwise to catch ;) I dont feel the need to catch most snakes if I can get a decent pic without disturbing them. I like to observe and leave them with as little stress as ...
by Jared Cain
March 3rd, 2014, 4:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 herping through my eyes (New, 6/11/2014)
Replies: 16
Views: 3989

Re: 2014 herping through my eyes

Cant wait to see the results!! Salamanders are my favorite :beer: As for Flickr. I have an account and its what I use but not as easy to post as photobucket. To post from flickr you have to click on the pic, click the box with an arrow )"more ways to share", pick the size you want the pics to show u...
by Jared Cain
February 28th, 2014, 2:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Atlantic Salt Marsh Snakes (Nerodia clarkii taeniata).
Replies: 8
Views: 2283

Atlantic Salt Marsh Snakes (Nerodia clarkii taeniata).

I havent been seeing many snakes lately due to the cooler weather but on my way home I spotted a nice sized Southern Black Racer so I got a wild hair and decided to go hit up a couple spots close to the house. I saw another racer while heading to the place I have seen taeniata so that got me a littl...
by Jared Cain
February 24th, 2014, 6:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Year In Pennsylvania (Same as main forum)
Replies: 6
Views: 3109

Re: My Year In Pennsylvania (Same as main forum)

Congrats on all the lifers!! Some really nice looking animals!
by Jared Cain
February 24th, 2014, 6:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Countdown to Spotted Salamanders!
Replies: 65
Views: 15737

Re: Countdown to Spotted Salamanders!

Sorry guys but I hope late late late and that I am either back in WV or MD by that time :P
by Jared Cain
February 12th, 2014, 5:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: State-by-State Status of County Records on H.E.R.P.
Replies: 11
Views: 6607

Re: State-by-State Status of County Records on H.E.R.P.

Seven of the species you list would be lifers for me, Jared, so...what you said about common. I think the effort would be worthwhile. I think it will be worthwhile also :D 12 of those would be lifers for me. At least as far as "adult lifers". Who knows what Ive seen when I was a very young lad mess...
by Jared Cain
February 11th, 2014, 5:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Narrowmouth Toad and some Bugs
Replies: 3
Views: 1612

Re: Narrowmouth Toad and some Bugs

February seems like an odd month for herping in Florida. Aint that the truth! I started talking about how the racers are starting to be very old hat and now they are even few and far between. Not even the surf has been decent lately. Id be willing to not think of herping for another month if the su...
by Jared Cain
February 11th, 2014, 4:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: State-by-State Status of County Records on H.E.R.P.
Replies: 11
Views: 6607

Re: State-by-State Status of County Records on H.E.R.P.

Piedmont is a tough sell, no one wants to go look for the common stuff. I plan on a trip to those "white" counties in the spring. Is it really that boring? I noticed it was being discussed in another thread. Ive been researching some areas in the peidmont in Loudoun and Fairfax counties. Seems like...
by Jared Cain
February 2nd, 2014, 6:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Old News About Hellbenders
Replies: 4
Views: 1397

Re: Old News About Hellbenders

I have got to get a WV Hellbender this year! Such awesome looking creatures.
by Jared Cain
January 31st, 2014, 5:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red Hills salamander blog
Replies: 5
Views: 1948

Re: Red Hills salamander blog

Very good!!!! Thanks for sharing!
by Jared Cain
January 30th, 2014, 3:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Axolotls going extinct?
Replies: 14
Views: 2568

Re: Axolotls going extinct?

Here is a documentary I found a couple months back.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wcdy9FehaI
by Jared Cain
January 18th, 2014, 6:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Goals for 2014
Replies: 23
Views: 6073

Re: Herping Goals for 2014

Number one. Get back to the Northeast!!! I think I will be doing this here soon. I have some things to take care of down in Florida but I am wanted and needed at my old job in MD and I make too much money to pass that up there. Not to mention I work with and for awesome people. As I am hoping to be ...
by Jared Cain
January 16th, 2014, 6:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Episode IV: A New Herp (or two)
Replies: 15
Views: 3695

Re: Episode IV: A New Herp (or two)

Some awesome shots in both threads!! Love the snot lizards! :beer:
by Jared Cain
January 14th, 2014, 6:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Snake of (my) Year!
Replies: 8
Views: 1834

Re: First Snake of (my) Year!

Very nice!! I have yet to see a Yellow Rat since I have moved here unfortunately. I went out yesterday and the day before. Was around 70 and sunny. Was hoping to find anything but Racers. They are getting to be like Red Back Salamanders are up north. :sleep:
by Jared Cain
January 8th, 2014, 4:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast Ohio, 2013
Replies: 29
Views: 10039

Re: Southeast Ohio, 2013

Thanks for the comments. Every time I do a post like this it kind of feels like same old same old... But obviously I haven't tired of getting out into the field and am certainly not bored with it. P. wehrlei is high on my list, will probably head to WV for that. I found them with some regularity in...
by Jared Cain
January 8th, 2014, 4:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Journey Continues: 2013 in East Texas (UPDATED 1/6/14)
Replies: 48
Views: 23806

Re: The Journey Continues: 2013 in East Texas (UPDATED 1/6/1

Holy freakin cow!!! This was a hell of a post! Great photography and the animals are just beautiful. So many cool species. :beer:
by Jared Cain
January 8th, 2014, 8:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Helping Cheat Mountain Salamanders in West Virginia's Canaan
Replies: 1
Views: 943

Helping Cheat Mountain Salamanders in West Virginia's Canaan

I am sure everyone will be glad to hear this and of course its very exciting to me since WV is my home state. http://www.fws.gov/endangered/map/ESA_success_stories/WV/WV_story3/index.html Here is another link to a documentary on neotenic Tiger Salamanders and a few others in Colorado I found the oth...
by Jared Cain
January 7th, 2014, 9:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast Ohio, 2013
Replies: 29
Views: 10039

Re: Southeast Ohio, 2013

Very nice photos and beautiful animals!! I hope 2014 brings you wehrlei ;)
by Jared Cain
January 2nd, 2014, 1:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Salamander of (my) year!
Replies: 2
Views: 1046

Re: First Salamander of (my) year!

Lucky!! All these salamander pics are making me jealous! I have got to get to salamander territory soon!
by Jared Cain
January 1st, 2014, 2:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes of Alachua County, FL
Replies: 12
Views: 3393

Re: Snakes of Alachua County, FL

Very nice animals! Definitely a good year!
by Jared Cain
December 31st, 2013, 7:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some IDs needed.
Replies: 9
Views: 1515

Re: Some IDs needed.

Thanks, Guys. Was hoping to get a couple more positives for the database. I wont enter anything that isnt 100%. Looks like I will only have about 65 vouched species for this year and around 70 seen for the year. Not bad! I think I will keep photographing turtles but the geckos and skinks I wont be t...
by Jared Cain
December 30th, 2013, 2:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some IDs needed.
Replies: 9
Views: 1515

Some IDs needed.

Hopefully the pics are good enough to get positive IDs. I know the skinks may not be. Florida Cooters? Marion County http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5496/11654415163_165c6c1227_b.jpg 060 by Cain304 , on Flickr http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7350/11654923296_a0a444b68a_b.jpg 068 by Cain304 , on Flickr h...
by Jared Cain
December 29th, 2013, 10:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of the Year 2013... #10 - CAUDATES
Replies: 12
Views: 4164

Re: End of the Year 2013... #10 - CAUDATES

First Northern Red Salamander this year. One of my favorites! http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8239/8669013787_a7824aab3d_b.jpg 043 by Cain304 , on Flickr My friend is doing a photography project on Appalachian Salamanders. I took him out one day to see what we could find (He really needs help :D ) Her...
by Jared Cain
December 29th, 2013, 9:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of the Year 2013... #11 - SNAKES (Non-venomous)
Replies: 9
Views: 3798

Re: End of the Year 2013... #11 - SNAKES (Non-venomous)

This Eastern Wormsnake was a lifer for me and DCooper. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8239/8670118842_086cb50b5b_b.jpg 023 by Cain304 , on Flickr This beefy Smooth Earthsnake was found on the same day. I just love these little snakes! http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8536/8669011909_c3a0e3d188_b.jpg 051...
by Jared Cain
December 29th, 2013, 9:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of the Year 2013... #5 - BACKYARD HERPS
Replies: 11
Views: 1886

Re: End of the Year 2013... #5 - BACKYARD HERPS

Here are some backyard herps from wild and wonderful. Pretty much everything I found in the Northeast this year could be considered "backyard". I really didnt travel much more than 30 minutes or so away from the house for the most part. I never found any herps in the backyard but you can walk to the...
by Jared Cain
December 29th, 2013, 8:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Polishing the Unpolishable - Christmas in Southern Florida
Replies: 6
Views: 1712

Re: Polishing the Unpolishable - Christmas in Southern Flori

All those DORs are such a bummer :( Im not big on road cruising. Its definitely necessary sometimes and has its benefits but I like to get to a spot and explore on foot. One of the reasons I go out herping is to get away from everything and the last thing I want to hear is a car or cell phone ;) My ...
by Jared Cain
December 27th, 2013, 7:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamanders of 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 3168

Re: Salamanders of 2013

Amazing!! The animals and photography are outstanding!! Salamanders have always been my favorite. :thumb:
by Jared Cain
December 27th, 2013, 6:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Happy Holidays
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

Re: Happy Holidays

Awesome!!!! What was the temp? Its looking good Sunday so I may try and get out to a few spots I think they could be at.

Nice find! Congrats!
by Jared Cain
December 25th, 2013, 4:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fall herping
Replies: 9
Views: 2194

Re: Fall herping

Awesome post!! The Kingsnake is awesome and I love all the salamanders :thumb: I really need to get further north and find some. 5 months is way too long not to see a salamander! Really nice looking landscape. Really makes me jealous and homesick for the mountains.
by Jared Cain
December 21st, 2013, 10:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Woodland Critter Holiday Party (anoles & frogs)
Replies: 5
Views: 1414

Re: Woodland Critter Holiday Party (anoles & frogs)

Really cool!! Im hoping to get further north sometime to find some sallies. Its been way too long since I have seen one. Almost six months :cry: Good luck on that and I hope to see some cool species soon! :beer:
by Jared Cain
December 18th, 2013, 12:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frog ID
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Re: Frog ID

spinifer wrote:Its a gravid female.

That thought had ran through my head also. Thanks for the help. Definitely the prettiest Pickerel I have seen.
by Jared Cain
December 18th, 2013, 12:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frog ID
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Re: Frog ID

Well that makes me wonder what the pickerel frogs you are used to seeing look like, because nothing looks out of the ordinary for this pickerel frog you have posted. :thumb: It just seems more round, more spotty and greener than any other that I have seen. This is typical for me. http://farm8.stati...
by Jared Cain
December 18th, 2013, 11:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frog ID
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Frog ID

I came across this frog pic and it got me wondering again. Can anyone ID this? It doesnt look like any Pickerel frogs that I have seen. I am maybe thinking Northern Leopard frog. If so it would be right on the edge of their range in Wetzel County WV. http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3696/11439133275_7b...
by Jared Cain
December 16th, 2013, 7:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: An outing with Josh Holbrook.
Replies: 9
Views: 1640

Re: An outing with Josh Holbrook.

Really nice Indigo :mrgreen: Im hoping the couple spots Ive been looking at may turn one up eventually. Those are some awesome Male Veileds! Chameleons are my favorite reptiles and I kept and bred them for around 10 years but got out of the hobby a few years back. Im just not into keeping anything i...