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by Blacktail31
January 10th, 2016, 7:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Sweet Little Fall AZ Trip
Replies: 13
Views: 6539

Re: A Sweet Little Fall AZ Trip

AWESOME post to see on a cold Midwestern night! Cant wait to get back to good old Arizona!
by Blacktail31
January 4th, 2016, 8:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of Year Post (long)
Replies: 5
Views: 3939

Re: End of Year Post (long)

Wow all these great EOY post are amazing and really make me feel like a lazy bum. I spent most the year in great areas too, Arizona Florida New Mexico Kansas and Missouri and have little to show for it. To 2016!!!
by Blacktail31
December 29th, 2015, 5:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Okefenokee Trip 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 9677

Re: Okefenokee Trip 2015

That has to be the most beautiful horridus I have ever seen. So pinkish!
by Blacktail31
November 7th, 2015, 6:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 Photos
Replies: 10
Views: 4410

Re: 2015 Photos

Taking a pause from lurking to say AWESOME post!!! I really like those collared lizard head shots. Thanks for posting!
by Blacktail31
January 10th, 2014, 11:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake depicted in Afghanistan in Lone Survivor
Replies: 22
Views: 19530

Re: Rattlesnake depicted in Afghanistan in Lone Survivor

Something that is little known about the whole "Lone Survivor" thing is that is was not in fact a SEAL Operation but it was a US Marine led operation. Ahmad Shah never killed 20 Marines as said in the movie. He killed less than 5 Marines. How do I know this? Oh I might have been there. Hahahah The b...
by Blacktail31
January 10th, 2014, 10:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 in FL, OH, AZ, CA and Belize
Replies: 12
Views: 7340

Re: 2013 in FL, OH, AZ, CA and Belize

That's a hell of a good herp season. Thanks for posting!
by Blacktail31
January 6th, 2014, 12:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What camera?
Replies: 3
Views: 1543

What camera?

So I have been out taking pictures of herps since I was old enough to hold a camera. That doesn't mean Ive ever taken a decent photo. I just recently bought a Nikon D3200 with multiple lenses. What do you other herpers like to use for a camera? I just moved back to Arizona 2 weeks ago and am looking...
by Blacktail31
January 5th, 2014, 11:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A sibling sighting
Replies: 0
Views: 959

A sibling sighting

From jump street I want to say that these are not photos taken by me. They are a couple cell phone pictures taken by my sister sent to me while she was vacationing in Costa Rica. Its winter so I figured even a few crappy pics are better than nothing. Crocodylus acutus Costa Rica http://i1338.photobu...
by Blacktail31
December 19th, 2013, 8:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Beach Bum Monitor
Replies: 6
Views: 1965

Re: Beach Bum Monitor

Very cool!
by Blacktail31
December 15th, 2013, 2:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Surf and Herp Summer Vacation 2013 - shark discussion too
Replies: 30
Views: 7756

Re: Surf and Herp Summer Vacation 2013

Looks like you had an awesome time! Oddly enough I think I liked those big leopard sharks the best. All in all great post! Thanks for sharing!
by Blacktail31
December 11th, 2013, 3:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping 2013 part 2
Replies: 6
Views: 2105

Re: Herping 2013 part 2

I did not go through your 4 part series in order, but thanks for the great layout of pictures. It makes winter out in the Mid west A little bit more bearable. I particularly liked the pics of the scenery in this post especially the fog cloaked saguaros and the old jet engine. Thanks again!
by Blacktail31
December 11th, 2013, 3:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping 2013 Part 4
Replies: 20
Views: 5345

Re: Herping 2013 Part 4

Those pink Specks are so cool. I love how variable that species. And I think that your definition of "skunked" and mine are vastly different. Great post I enjoyed it.
by Blacktail31
December 8th, 2013, 2:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Since July in Louisiana, Arizona and Mississippi
Replies: 8
Views: 1126

Re: Since July in Louisiana, Arizona and Mississippi

I think that's the first black pine I have seen on here! Awesome stuff!
by Blacktail31
December 5th, 2013, 3:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: An Unexpected December Find in NE Ohio Today
Replies: 15
Views: 4109

Re: An Unexpected December Find in NE Ohio Today

Nice find! I once found a huge bullsnake out in the middle of a blizzard cruising around. But I think he had gotten dug up in a near by construction site.
by Blacktail31
November 29th, 2013, 1:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Well, I lied.
Replies: 10
Views: 4358

Re: Well, I lied.

Nice post. I especially like the head shots of the Wagler's and the red tailed racers!
by Blacktail31
November 26th, 2013, 4:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2-WEEK TOUR OF ASIA-Oct'13 (Oman,Thailand,Indo,Aus+Malaysia)
Replies: 19
Views: 4436

Re: 2-WEEK TOUR OF ASIA-Oct'13 (Oman,Thailand,Indo,Aus+Malay

STUNNING PHOTOGRAPHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Blacktail31
October 25th, 2013, 8:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Invasive Alligator Snapping Turtle
Replies: 15
Views: 3479

Re: Invasive Alligator Snapping Turtle

From all the negativity posted about this article I should have just moved on but nope curiosity killed the cat, clicking that link got me 3 malicious web attacks. Hahahah
by Blacktail31
October 2nd, 2013, 2:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My BEST September ever. (pic overload >120 shots)
Replies: 30
Views: 8322

Re: My BEST September ever. (pic overload >120 shots)

That was..................... AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Blacktail31
September 30th, 2013, 12:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some action is castlewood canyon, CO
Replies: 10
Views: 2628

Re: Some action is castlewood canyon, CO

I saw my very first rattlesnake in Castlewood Canyon back in the early 90s. It was always a very reliable spot to get some pictures of prairie rattlesnakes. I spent a lot of time there when I was growing up. Nice to see that there are still some in there.
by Blacktail31
September 8th, 2013, 12:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ladies and gentlemen.... My first Rattler!
Replies: 9
Views: 3471

Re: Ladies and gentlemen.... My first Rattler!

Congrats man!!! I remember my first rattlesnake and it was also a viridis. I was 13 and my snake hook was a modified golf club crossed with a metal clothes hanger. I hope your first remains as vivid in your head as mine is.
by Blacktail31
September 7th, 2013, 3:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Summer- I think chilled Jägermeister might be best for this
Replies: 46
Views: 13592

Re: Summer- I think chilled Jägermeister might be best for t

Excellent post! Very enjoyable to see on this dull Saturday evening.
by Blacktail31
September 5th, 2013, 1:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Crazy video-sea snake and moray
Replies: 5
Views: 1662

Re: Crazy video-sea snake and moray

Wow! You don't see that every day. I wonder if later on the Moray succumbed to the venom from that sea krait or not. Cool Video thanks!
by Blacktail31
August 22nd, 2013, 11:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tucson AZ crusing?
Replies: 7
Views: 1805

Re: Tucson AZ crusing?

Kent VanSooy wrote:here ya go, this place ROCKS!

32°14'38.45"N x 111°10'5.42"W

Seriously, pay it a visit.

Kent, This is a great spot!! It does ROCK!
by Blacktail31
August 20th, 2013, 3:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Successful Southeast AZ trip (same as AZ forum)
Replies: 16
Views: 5356

Re: Successful Southeast AZ trip (same as AZ forum)

Back when I lived in San Antonio Id go to the Reptile shows they'd have in New Braunfels and there were always a couple of vendors who would have tables full of what looked like They'd just made a couple trips from W. AZ all the way back to Texas. Buckets of various spiny lizards. Skinny ill treated...
by Blacktail31
August 20th, 2013, 2:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Successful Southeast AZ trip (same as AZ forum)
Replies: 16
Views: 5356

Re: Successful Southeast AZ trip (same as AZ forum)

Posts like this are why I troll this forum for at least an hour every day. Awesome! Great job keeping that great looking little tiger from the "Texas breeders" Lord knows they probably loaded up on every animal they saw. Hopefully they had terrible luck and did not see as much as you did.
by Blacktail31
August 17th, 2013, 1:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Copperheads (Same as Northeast forum)
Replies: 10
Views: 2215

Re: Copperheads (Same as Northeast forum)

First time I have ever nominated a photo. The one with all the copperheads sticking their heads up. I think that one will get a few votes. Awesome post!
by Blacktail31
August 14th, 2013, 5:44 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Decapitated Copperhead Bites Itself
Replies: 6
Views: 5695

Re: Decapitated Copperhead Bites Itself

Such a mystery to me that people would even record such a thing when if it was a furry critter that the majority of people love there would be a national outcry for punishment. Shameful and plain cruel!
by Blacktail31
August 14th, 2013, 3:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 in Georgia and North Carolina
Replies: 21
Views: 5247

Re: 2013 in Georgia and North Carolina

Sweet post! That first C. horridus looks like a beast! Also love the Gopher frog. I don't see those very often. Great diversity!
by Blacktail31
July 31st, 2013, 2:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 Season
Replies: 8
Views: 2234

Re: 2013 Season

AWESOME POST!!! One of my favorites as of late!
by Blacktail31
July 28th, 2013, 4:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Mid-Summer Herps
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

Re: Some Mid-Summer Herps

Wicked wood frog!
by Blacktail31
July 21st, 2013, 2:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: new to the forum
Replies: 18
Views: 4204

Re: new to the forum

Welcome! And nice post! Love those hogs!
by Blacktail31
July 12th, 2013, 2:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Creepy, or cool? You decide!
Replies: 17
Views: 6529

Re: Creepy, or cool? You decide!

Very interesting! Very cool!
by Blacktail31
July 3rd, 2013, 1:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tanning Roadkill Skins
Replies: 26
Views: 7938

Re: Tanning Roadkill Skins

I do this whenever I find road kills that aren't too chewed up. I use the skins on knife sheaths and other leather projects. And the ones that I find that are too smashed up I usually try and get them off the road so that whatever comes to dine on it does not get it self hit as well.
by Blacktail31
June 28th, 2013, 7:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A little taste of AZ
Replies: 17
Views: 5892

Re: A little taste of AZ

Awesome post! Lots of great finds.
by Blacktail31
June 27th, 2013, 2:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cool sighting while fishing
Replies: 3
Views: 1317

Re: Cool sighting while fishing

I completely lost track of everything watching this take place. I watched from as close as I could get without making it spit out the fish and followed it about a hundred yards down stream totally forgetting about all my gear and things Id left under the bridge at my fishing spot. It was quite a spe...
by Blacktail31
June 27th, 2013, 11:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cool sighting while fishing
Replies: 3
Views: 1317

Cool sighting while fishing

Once again sorry for the poor image quality. I saw this yesterday while out fishing a local creek. I was underneath a bridge and no I am no troll. I heard a splashing sound underneath the cement bank and went over to look. All I could see in the ripples of watr was a very arge tail of this Northern ...
by Blacktail31
June 21st, 2013, 9:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post your Collred lizard photos
Replies: 10
Views: 2906

Re: Post your Collared lizard photos

All of those are good looking animals! Thanks. Ive only ever seen Easterns in the Wild. But Ive always been pretty partial to. C. Reticulatus and C. Vestigium. Someday Ill see one or at least I hope. Thanks again herpers!
by Blacktail31
June 20th, 2013, 3:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post your Collred lizard photos
Replies: 10
Views: 2906

Re: Post your Collred lizard photos

Those are some good looking Mountain Boomers! That Great Basin is awesome!
by Blacktail31
June 19th, 2013, 2:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post your Collred lizard photos
Replies: 10
Views: 2906

Post your Collred lizard photos

Hello, For a number of years I lived in NW New Mexico. San Jun County to be specific. I worked in the oilfield and saw hundreds of beautiful E. Collareds over the years. However I rarely had my camera while working. Anyways here is one that I managed to snap and thought Id ask to see who else has se...
by Blacktail31
May 21st, 2013, 12:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Guadalupe Herping
Replies: 8
Views: 2091

Re: Guadeloupe Herping

I lived In Bulverde, TX for a couple years and this post sure makes me miss herping around the Guadalupe. Great place. Nice post.
by Blacktail31
May 6th, 2013, 9:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fishing Bycatch
Replies: 3
Views: 997

Re: Fishing Bycatch

I was holding it by its back legs. They are such a pain to hold onto. It was the best way to hold it while I got the bait out of its mouth.
by Blacktail31
May 6th, 2013, 4:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fishing Bycatch
Replies: 3
Views: 997

Fishing Bycatch

Caught this big softshell not once but two times while catfishing today. Gladly It wasn't harmed and was returned to the water both times. Fought like a 50 pound catfish.


Image
by Blacktail31
April 28th, 2013, 7:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Creek Herping Kansas
Replies: 12
Views: 3101

Re: Creek Herping Kansas

I'm in the market for a new camera. I lost two point and shoots in the creek last summer and am now stuck with my old Sony. So hopefully by the time I start getting out daily Ill have some better equipment and much better pictures.
by Blacktail31
April 25th, 2013, 6:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Creek Herping Kansas
Replies: 12
Views: 3101

Re: Creek Herping Kansas

That's perfectly fine with me Kerby.
by Blacktail31
April 25th, 2013, 5:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Creek Herping Kansas
Replies: 12
Views: 3101

Re: Creek Herping Kansas

Yea those claws are wicked. I thought my water monitor I had growing up had rough claws, but theyre nothing compared to those bruiser snappers claws
by Blacktail31
April 25th, 2013, 12:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Creek Herping Kansas
Replies: 12
Views: 3101

Re: Creek Herping Kansas

No unfortunately I haven't ever come across any Alligator snappers. My grandfather says he used to see them not too far from where I am at over in Missouri back in the 60s and 70s. I've heard there are still a few of them South of where I live but I cannot say for sure. I was out fishing earlier thi...
by Blacktail31
April 24th, 2013, 5:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Past few weeks in Indiana
Replies: 7
Views: 2657

Re: Past few weeks in Indiana

Nice pictures. Cant wait for things to warm up around here.
by Blacktail31
April 24th, 2013, 5:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Creek Herping Kansas
Replies: 12
Views: 3101

Re: Creek Herping Kansas

No I will not be there. I have a load of family coming in from out of town. Bummer!
by Blacktail31
April 24th, 2013, 5:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Creek Herping Kansas
Replies: 12
Views: 3101

Creek Herping Kansas

I have been lurking this forum for awhile now and I think it is time for me to contribute. Most of what I found last spring and summer was all pretty common and nothing that I'd consider mind blowing. But still Its always fun to get out in the field and see some herps. Hopefully these I have uploade...