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by Coluber Constrictor
August 9th, 2018, 4:44 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: change of forum format
Replies: 39
Views: 29946

Re: change of forum format

Glad to see them go. Those groups were too small. Too clique-ish and parochialist.
by Coluber Constrictor
August 22nd, 2017, 3:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: help sought finding an old thread re unethical photogs
Replies: 9
Views: 3787

Re: help sought finding an old thread re unethical photogs

shut the "insert profanity here" up about pythons already
by Coluber Constrictor
June 23rd, 2017, 6:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Documenting my Life List
Replies: 21
Views: 6899

Re: Documenting my Life List

Herpers don't talk about their life list? lol what. Every other word from some of these people is "lifer". Personally I write down all my nature observations in a notebook (as many as I can remember at least), that said I don't really bother with life lists per se.
by Coluber Constrictor
June 19th, 2017, 8:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peterson FIeld Guide to Reptiles & Amphibians 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1954

Re: Peterson FIeld Guide to Reptiles & Amphibians 2016

The new range maps are interesting. That is the only feature I liked. I like how specific they are (although some of them seem slightly off for the Mobile Bay area-FL softshell and scarlet snake come to mind). The illustrations are like 25% smaller. That pissed me off. Earlier editions were more wel...
by Coluber Constrictor
June 5th, 2017, 8:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Reccomendations for pygmies
Replies: 12
Views: 3789

Re: Reccomendations for pygmies

One of those places has zillions of pygmy rattlers and the other has very few.
by Coluber Constrictor
March 9th, 2017, 6:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Clever Snake Mom?
Replies: 32
Views: 9523

Re: Clever Snake Mom?

I have raised musk turtles from eggs before. Those are musk turtle eggs.
by Coluber Constrictor
February 16th, 2017, 5:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Mississippi in late march early April
Replies: 6
Views: 2058

Re: Southern Mississippi in late march early April

Pascagoula river can flood heavily in the spring so keep that in mind. Saw some yellow-bellied water snakes (actually not a bad find for me) at that WMA years ago, that was about it for herps. I have always had terrible luck in Desoto National Forest. Habitat is pretty though. I have never had even ...
by Coluber Constrictor
January 31st, 2017, 1:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Louisianna and/or East Texas this weekend; last minute trip
Replies: 9
Views: 3246

Re: Louisianna and/or East Texas this weekend; last minute t

Cool post, but that's not the Atlantic Ocean.
by Coluber Constrictor
January 9th, 2017, 4:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Weird Frog
Replies: 5
Views: 2040

Re: Weird Frog

Most of these "what is this frog" posts are squirrel treefrogs and I am pretty sure this one is no exception.
by Coluber Constrictor
November 29th, 2016, 8:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Year in Review - Part One
Replies: 10
Views: 2727

Re: Year in Review - Part One

i think the "gopher tortoise" burrow is more likely an armadillo burrow or similar.
by Coluber Constrictor
November 24th, 2016, 8:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Firefighter bitten by a decapitated rattlesnake's head
Replies: 6
Views: 6871

Re: Firefighter bitten by a decapitated rattlesnake's head

i don't understand why these macho, square-headed freaks do this. kill a snake because it is "dangerous," then proceed to play with the dangerous end of it and wonder why they got bit. how dumb you got to be, man?!? :x :crazyeyes:
by Coluber Constrictor
October 19th, 2016, 5:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OPINIONS ON WEATHER CHANGES STARTING TODAY AND HERPING
Replies: 4
Views: 1943

Re: OPINIONS ON WEATHER CHANGES STARTING TODAY AND HERPING

Saturday might be better for flipping tin/boards. Days with highs in 70s (sunday and later) might be good to see snakes basking, crawling etc. Right before a storm (Thursday) can be interesting if you time it just right. Personally, i'd go later in the week. I've never herped in that area so I don't...
by Coluber Constrictor
September 29th, 2016, 7:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: North Carolina weekend
Replies: 5
Views: 2129

Re: North Carolina weekend

"painted turtle"=mud turtle hatchling?

water snake=N. fasciata

Love the red pygmies.
by Coluber Constrictor
September 11th, 2016, 2:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Plestiodon laticeps/fasciatus ID help
Replies: 2
Views: 1249

Re: Plestiodon laticeps/fasciatus ID help

These can be tough, but I think yours are all broadheads.
by Coluber Constrictor
August 26th, 2016, 7:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field herping in Central Florida
Replies: 7
Views: 2888

Re: Field herping in Central Florida

In my experience, state parks aren't so strict. Just don't collect anything or have any collecting gear on you and you should be fine. I generally stay on trails but if there is really good, accessible habitat off the trail a bit I might wander. "Edge" habitat of some kind is the best place to look....
by Coluber Constrictor
August 25th, 2016, 7:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Unofficial Guide to Tadpoles and Morphs of the East
Replies: 19
Views: 5581

Re: Unofficial Guide to Tadpoles and Morphs of the East

seems late in the year for it to be a pseudacris sp?
by Coluber Constrictor
August 25th, 2016, 7:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping 8-14 through 8-18
Replies: 8
Views: 3086

Re: Herping 8-14 through 8-18

This is great stuff, especially for August which is usually a slow time of year for me. Pygmy rattlers are about all I have seen recently that was worth mentioning. Not complaining about those though.

That little racer is pretty cool. I haven't seen a little one with a pattern in a long time.
by Coluber Constrictor
August 25th, 2016, 7:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field herping in Central Florida
Replies: 7
Views: 2888

Re: Field herping in Central Florida

There are plenty of state forests and state parks in central FL. Definitely check those out. I don't know what the parks are like in that part of FL, but the ones in the panhandle and coastal AL where I live are great. I pretty much only herp at state parks and NWRs these days. In residential areas,...
by Coluber Constrictor
July 16th, 2016, 6:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Happy World Snake Day!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2214

Re: Happy World Snake Day!!!

That redbelly is pretty. I haven't seen one of those in a few years if I remember correctly.
by Coluber Constrictor
July 12th, 2016, 4:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Conecuh NF
Replies: 4
Views: 1762

Re: Conecuh NF

Is that indigo snake reintroduction thing still going on there? I haven't been in a few years but I was under the impression that any unauthorized herping would be looked down on there.
by Coluber Constrictor
July 12th, 2016, 4:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need a frog I.D.
Replies: 12
Views: 3020

Re: Need a frog I.D.

I still say squirrel treefrog, which is what probably 75% of these "what is this frog" posts turn out to be.
by Coluber Constrictor
July 9th, 2016, 3:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need a frog I.D.
Replies: 12
Views: 3020

Re: Need a frog I.D.

probably a squirrel treefrog.
by Coluber Constrictor
June 14th, 2016, 3:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Prescribed Fire at Ashton Bio Preserve
Replies: 3
Views: 2351

Re: Prescribed Fire at Ashton Bio Preserve

Interesting post. I would like to get involved with this sort of thing some time. I did try to herp near a controlled burn once last year but I was several hundred yards away and not in the immediate line of fire. I did see one garter snake (not a bad find for here) but it appeared to be out basking...
by Coluber Constrictor
May 19th, 2016, 7:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Everglades/Keys Trip Report - Scroll Down for Snakes!
Replies: 10
Views: 4207

Re: 2016 Everglades/Keys Trip Report - Scroll Down for Snake

The green anole looks like A. carolinensis to me.
by Coluber Constrictor
May 19th, 2016, 7:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Everglades/Keys Trip Report - Scroll Down for Snakes!
Replies: 10
Views: 4207

Re: 2016 Everglades/Keys Trip Report - Scroll Down for Snake

That corn snake is a beauty.

The sea life is pretty cool. I think your nudibranch is exactly that.

I love birds with pointy wings and the frigate and kite are two of my favorites. Cool post.
by Coluber Constrictor
May 19th, 2016, 2:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Blackwater River State Forest?
Replies: 6
Views: 2363

Re: Blackwater River State Forest?

Copperheads actually are kind of a big deal to me, as we do not have them on the coast here in AL (as far as I know). They get into northern Mobile/Baldwin Co. a little bit. Anyway, turns out I probably won't be able to get out much for the rest of May, and I don't really do much herping in summer, ...
by Coluber Constrictor
May 15th, 2016, 8:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Blackwater River State Forest?
Replies: 6
Views: 2363

Re: Blackwater River State Forest?

I'm more interested in hiking than cruising anyway.

I've decided I'm probably not going there anytime soon. Maybe in the fall. Is it any good there in October or so?
by Coluber Constrictor
May 12th, 2016, 9:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Blackwater River State Forest?
Replies: 6
Views: 2363

Blackwater River State Forest?

I might check that area out some time in the next couple of weeks, before the summer heat really kicks in. I remember someone on here saying it is really bad for snakes, but someone else seemed to think it was really great for them. I'd like to hear people's opinions on that.
by Coluber Constrictor
May 10th, 2016, 4:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gulf coast and Arkansas March 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 3323

Re: Gulf coast and Arkansas March 2016

The Tantilla is a Virginia striatula.

Those water bugs are neat. I used to play with those as a kid and haven't really noticed them in a long time.

The golden mouse nest is also a pretty cool observation.
by Coluber Constrictor
May 10th, 2016, 4:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA Meeting, Mena, AR?
Replies: 14
Views: 5114

Re: NAFHA Meeting, Mena, AR?

I was there. Saw 3 speckled kings, a copperhead, a smooth earth snake, ringnecks, a huge black rat snake on the Oklahoma side of Rich Mountain, and about a half dozen salamander species including Rich and Fourche Mtn. It is an interesting area. I was expecting it to be sort of a mini-Appalachia but ...
by Coluber Constrictor
May 6th, 2016, 4:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frog-pole ID and some fish
Replies: 1
Views: 953

Re: Frog-pole ID and some fish

The mystery fish are a golden topminnow, a juvenile largemouth bass, and some kind of cichlid (no idea what species). The small catfish is indeed just that. Probably a bullhead. Not really sure about the tadpoles but I think you are right on the Hyla ID.
by Coluber Constrictor
May 6th, 2016, 5:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: GA,NC, TN Salamander Suggestions?
Replies: 6
Views: 1831

Re: GA,NC, TN Salamander Suggestions?

Oh, and you can road cruise there, before/during/after rain, but personally I hate road cruising on those windy little mountain roads. I remember driving to the state park and hoping to NOT see anything on the road because there was nowhere to pull over. Some of the roads out in the countryside outs...
by Coluber Constrictor
May 6th, 2016, 5:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: GA,NC, TN Salamander Suggestions?
Replies: 6
Views: 1831

Re: GA,NC, TN Salamander Suggestions?

South Mountain NC might be worth checking out. I don't know how it is in August, but I was there in September and it was pretty decent. Saw a lot of little dusky salamanders just out basking on rocks in the streams. There are plenty of snakes there too. It is kind of out in the middle of nowhere, an...
by Coluber Constrictor
April 18th, 2016, 7:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Alabama Herping Weekend and Lampropeltis Hat Trick
Replies: 9
Views: 3454

Re: Alabama Herping Weekend and Lampropeltis Hat Trick

Looks like a fun outing. Things are heating up down here on the gulf coast as well. Saw an EDB yesterday.

That rat snake is interesting looking.

The milk snakes would have thrilled me to no end. Hoping to see those in the Ouachita mountains next week.
by Coluber Constrictor
April 14th, 2016, 7:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Florida herp field guide
Replies: 2
Views: 1352

Re: Florida herp field guide

The Eastern/Central Peterson's guide (Conant/Collins) is still the standard. The 2016 edition just came out and it has updated range maps and many new exotic species.

Dick Bartlett's books are pretty great too-"Florida's Snakes" and there is another one for all the other herp species in FL.
by Coluber Constrictor
April 10th, 2016, 6:49 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: New Data Request - Jan 26, 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 5193

Re: New Data Request - Jan 26, 2016

This is James Jeffery btw
by Coluber Constrictor
April 10th, 2016, 6:41 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: New Data Request - Jan 26, 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 5193

Re: New Data Request - Jan 26, 2016

Is it possible to have my records removed from Herpmapper? If not, how can I access my account on there?
by Coluber Constrictor
April 9th, 2016, 6:22 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: New Data Request - Jan 26, 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 5193

Re: New Data Request - Jan 26, 2016

I said no to this, and my NAHERP records apparently have been transferred to Herpmapper anyway.
by Coluber Constrictor
April 9th, 2016, 5:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: my NAHERP records are on herpmapper
Replies: 9
Views: 7957

Re: my NAHERP records are on herpmapper

Apparently I forgot to actually vote, but I did specifically state in the comments that I did not want my NAHERP records to be transferred to Herpmapper, and they were anyway.
by Coluber Constrictor
April 8th, 2016, 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: my NAHERP records are on herpmapper
Replies: 9
Views: 7957

Re: my NAHERP records are on herpmapper

The problem is, I can't find whatever poll it was. But I definitely voted no. I would prefer to use NAHERP only. This was several months ago if I remember correctly.
by Coluber Constrictor
April 8th, 2016, 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: my NAHERP records are on herpmapper
Replies: 9
Views: 7957

my NAHERP records are on herpmapper

there was a poll a while back (I can't find it on here) and I declined to give permission for my NAHERP records to be imported to Herpmapper. But they are on there. Are all NAHERP records automatically imported to herpmapper now?
by Coluber Constrictor
April 7th, 2016, 4:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 1st quarter 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2977

Re: 1st quarter 2016

That second garter is nice. A real textbook example for our area.

3 corn snakes in a day would excite me greatly since I rarely see them. I did almost trip over a big one the other day however. This spring is shaping up to be interesting, and we're not even at the peak yet...
by Coluber Constrictor
April 7th, 2016, 4:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping sunday. pics added
Replies: 11
Views: 3292

Re: Herping sunday. pics added

The skink looks like a female broadhead.

I have not seen a saltmarsh snake in a while. That's a pretty one.

I get out to St Marks every year or so but it's always in late fall or winter so I have only seen the tip of the iceberg when it comes to herps there.
by Coluber Constrictor
March 28th, 2016, 3:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping sunday. pics added
Replies: 11
Views: 3292

Re: Herping sunday.

I would if I could, but that is a bit of a drive for me just for a day trip. I need to get back there some time this year. it is a great area. Let us know what you find.
by Coluber Constrictor
March 24th, 2016, 4:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quabbin Reservoir Rattlesnake Project, MA
Replies: 14
Views: 9783

Re: Quabbin Reservoir Rattlesnake Project, MA

Is this really a good idea from the snakes' point of view though? Aren't they really picky about den sites that far north?
by Coluber Constrictor
March 24th, 2016, 4:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quabbin Reservoir Rattlesnake Project, MA
Replies: 14
Views: 9783

Re: Quabbin Reservoir Rattlesnake Project, MA

That Howie Carr guy seems like a real scumbag. he should move to Alabama, he'd fit in well with all these shitheads here.
by Coluber Constrictor
March 19th, 2016, 5:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: More Spring 2016 herping
Replies: 1
Views: 952

Re: More Spring 2016 herping

Great stuff. I like that little corn snake a lot. Nice color on it. Things didn't really pick up for me at least, around here until less than a week ago. There has been some pretty decent movement since then. Racers, a rat snake, a ribbon snake, a banded water snake, several Pseudemys alabamensis, a...
by Coluber Constrictor
March 19th, 2016, 4:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mississippi Herp Literature?
Replies: 5
Views: 1438

Re: Mississippi Herp Literature?

The MS fish and wildlife site had a catalog of the specimens from their natural history museum, arranged by county, but now I can't find it. :x
by Coluber Constrictor
March 19th, 2016, 4:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mississippi Herp Literature?
Replies: 5
Views: 1438

Re: Mississippi Herp Literature?

Coastal MS? What counties? Jackson Co. has more or less the same species as the Mobile area in AL.