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by TeeJay
October 1st, 2017, 12:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photo Attachment is now available on FHF.....
Replies: 10
Views: 28034

Re: Photo Attachment is now available on FHF.....

Got it. Thanks! However... I was only able to add 25 photos on to an old post, and that's about it. Every time I try to add more, it only uploads photo # 25. (?) Hope it's a temporary glitch. I'll try again later.
by TeeJay
September 25th, 2017, 5:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photo Attachment is now available on FHF.....
Replies: 10
Views: 28034

Re: Photo Attachment is now available on FHF.....

OK I'm an idiot. I try to replace missing photos on an old post with images directly from my computer and apparently I'm missing a vital step... like exactly how you do it! What am I missing?
by TeeJay
September 25th, 2017, 8:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nylon Mesh Snake Death Trap
Replies: 34
Views: 34598

Re: Nylon Mesh Snake Death Trap

Looks like I haven't been here for a while. And now I see PhotoBucket will gladly upgrade me for $400 a year? (!!!!) Looks like I've got some up-dating to do to get these pics back up again. Nice to see I can upload them direct. Might take a while though.
by TeeJay
November 4th, 2015, 8:18 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: small scale mouse breeding
Replies: 67
Views: 34504

Re: small scale mouse breeding

Has anyone here kept African soft furred rats or African spiny mice? I just did a Google search with videos on each. Pretty interesting. Plenty of pros and cons with each. They have African spiny mice at our local pet store. Was just wondering that because they're a more dry habitat species that may...
by TeeJay
November 1st, 2015, 7:53 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: small scale mouse breeding
Replies: 67
Views: 34504

Re: small scale mouse breeding

As long as we're on the subject... does anyone here raise Deer Mice or Meadow Voles? And what's the latest on Hanta-virus? (I live in south central Minnesota)
by TeeJay
July 15th, 2015, 7:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gartersnake (cyrtopsis) behavior - Rhabdophis impersonation
Replies: 41
Views: 8274

Re: Gartersnake (cyrtopsis) behavior - Rhabdophis impersonat

A friend of mine just described seeing this exact same behavior with a large Common Garter here in southern Minnesota. I think he suspects I didn't believe him. I'll have to show him these pics.
by TeeJay
May 18th, 2015, 7:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Denmark, April 2015 & a bit (for Hans, 11 months late)
Replies: 8
Views: 3022

Re: Denmark, April 2015 & a bit (for Hans, 11 months late)

Those Green Toads are pretty cool! I just Googled them up and see on the Wikipedia map that they just barely range into S.E. Denmark. (?) And I also heard a sound sample of their call. They almost sound like our American Screech Owls.

And as for that last pic: One of the People of Walmart? :shock:
by TeeJay
October 31st, 2014, 8:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lined snake
Replies: 7
Views: 2551

Re: Lined snake

Do we get to know which county? I just checked the Snakes of Illinois and see that Lined Snakes are quite a ways south of Wisconsin. Looking forward to hearing more about this.
by TeeJay
October 31st, 2014, 8:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lined snake
Replies: 7
Views: 1525

Re: Lined snake

Do we get to know which county? I just checked the Snakes of Illinois and see that Lined Snakes are quite a ways south of Wisconsin. Looking forward to hearing more about this.
by TeeJay
October 20th, 2014, 7:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lined snake
Replies: 7
Views: 2551

Re: Lined snake

I've been monitoring Lined snakes in SW Minnesota for many long years now. I just checked out the Wisconsin Herp Atlas and couldn't find Lined snakes in the list: http://www4.uwm.edu/fieldstation/herpetology/AtlasFr1.html Have they been added recently or is just too early in the morning for the coff...
by TeeJay
October 20th, 2014, 7:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lined snake
Replies: 7
Views: 1525

Re: Lined snake

I've been monitoring Lined snakes in SW Minnesota for many long years now. I just checked out the Wisconsin Herp Atlas and couldn't find Lined snakes in the list: http://www4.uwm.edu/fieldstation/herpetology/AtlasFr1.html Have they been added recently or is just too early in the morning for the coff...
by TeeJay
September 26th, 2014, 8:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 4 meter Black Mamba (DOR)
Replies: 18
Views: 6751

Re: 4 meter Black Mamba (DOR)

Simple... post a photo of the guys upper arm for comparison. :D
by TeeJay
March 23rd, 2014, 7:46 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Vanilla in Rodent Colony Drinking Water...
Replies: 5
Views: 3013

Vanilla in Rodent Colony Drinking Water...

It's been well over 6 months now since I finally started adding a few drops of vanilla to my rodents water supply. If you haven't tried it yet... do it! The positive results here have been absolutely stunning. I now clean the cages half the time I used to, and have even more rats and mice than I did...
by TeeJay
January 17th, 2014, 10:23 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Lets see your homemade cages!
Replies: 15
Views: 6236

Re: Lets see your homemade cages!

Hey...Thanks for the reminder. I just realized I never posted the pics of the big Fox snake cage I made last year. This was an ongoing project connected to a home-made Fox snake hibernation den I made here 2 years ago: http://fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=11515 Here's the latest upgr...
by TeeJay
November 30th, 2013, 9:08 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Ivory-billed Woodpecker sighting! (Oklahoma, Sept. 4, 1820)
Replies: 9
Views: 4187

Ivory-billed Woodpecker sighting! (Oklahoma, Sept. 4, 1820)

I just finished reading 'An account of an expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains' (The Stephen H. Long Expedition of 1819-1820) On their way down the Canadian River near present day Calvin, Oklahoma, they recorded this: "We listened, as we rode forward, to the note of a bird, new to some ...
by TeeJay
October 17th, 2013, 4:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Fox snake in Toledo area needs help!
Replies: 2
Views: 1436

Eastern Fox snake in Toledo area needs help!

I just received this E-mail from a vet tech in Toledo. Send me a pm if you can help and I'll send you her E-mail address. Thanks! TeeJay. I was just looking for someone knowledgeable of eastern fox snakes. I'm a veterinary technician at a local vet in Toledo Ohio- when it come to the mammals I'm goo...
by TeeJay
October 17th, 2013, 9:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Blandings Turtles finally hatching in southern Minnesota.
Replies: 2
Views: 1733

Blandings Turtles finally hatching in southern Minnesota.

All of our radioed Blandings turtles nested nearly a month later than usual (During the first week of July) due to the cold late Spring. We've been monitoring 3 caged nests, all in a bean field. The first nest hatched September 27, all hatchlings were big and healthy. Nest #2 hatched last Sunday, Oc...
by TeeJay
September 1st, 2013, 1:48 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Fox snakes hatching.
Replies: 4
Views: 2698

Re: Fox snakes hatching.

Soldering iron! Great idea Pete. Thanks.
by TeeJay
August 28th, 2013, 6:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: i know it's only a garter snake
Replies: 5
Views: 1424

Re: i know it's only a garter snake

That's cool you were there to film the first baby being born.
by TeeJay
August 27th, 2013, 10:02 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Fox snakes hatching.
Replies: 4
Views: 2698

Fox snakes hatching.

These are the last two remaining Fox snakes I rescued from that erosion control mesh netting in May of 2011. All the others either died or recovered enough to be released back where they were found. The mesh at the site has now either been completely buried or degraded to the point that it is now ha...
by TeeJay
August 4th, 2013, 9:48 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Fox Snakes Fighting.
Replies: 1
Views: 1344

Fox Snakes Fighting.

Back in 2011 I rescued a pair of 2 large adult Western Fox snakes from that dreaded nylon mesh erosion control netting. They both went right in to feeding nicely but never mated until April of this year. I only saw them going at it once, and then observed nothing, so in May I found a smaller wild ma...
by TeeJay
August 4th, 2013, 9:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gravid Plains Garter snake necropsy... done by a Badger.
Replies: 5
Views: 2738

Re: Gravid Plains Garter snake necropsy... done by a Badger.

'Stinkin Badgers'... :thumb: We have more Badger Holes around here than badgers. (or seems like it anyway) The last Badger I saw was a pair of green eyes shining out of a hole at night, 3 years ago. Last time I was greeted by a real live snarling Badger at its hole was back in 1996. Occasionally see...
by TeeJay
August 4th, 2013, 9:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Minnesota Fox snake takes a tumble!
Replies: 4
Views: 1944

Re: Minnesota Fox snake takes a tumble!

Wow! Videos's been up for over 2 months and now I get accused of harassing wildlife. I'm surprised PETA hasn't sent out the black helicopters to haul me in.

And I wouldn't describe him as frightened. Pissed off maybe yes... but he certainly wasn't afraid of me!
by TeeJay
July 20th, 2013, 7:57 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Small snake, big eggs
Replies: 4
Views: 2248

Re: Small snake, big eggs

That's really late for a wild Fox laying eggs... but everything else is late too. How long is she?
by TeeJay
July 10th, 2013, 9:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gravid Plains Garter snake necropsy... done by a Badger.
Replies: 5
Views: 2738

Gravid Plains Garter snake necropsy... done by a Badger.

Finally getting around to posting these pics. A year ago on June 15, 2012, a Bio Blitz was conducted on a newly developed Waterfowl Production Area here in southern Minnesota. Last year, with Spring temps hitting the mid 80's already in March, everything was off to a tremendous head start. Everythin...
by TeeJay
June 23rd, 2013, 9:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Minnesota Fox snake takes a tumble!
Replies: 4
Views: 1944

Minnesota Fox snake takes a tumble!

I've been monitoring a den-site in the Minnesota River Valley and last May I was trying to get some close-up video of a large adult male Fox snake rattling its tail in dry leaves shortly after leaving the hibernacula. It was all going well until 3:35 when he suddenly lost his balance and rolled all ...
by TeeJay
June 9th, 2013, 8:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Blandings Turtles nesting yet?
Replies: 4
Views: 1344

Blandings Turtles nesting yet?

By this time a year ago all our turtles were done, but due to the cool wet Spring, none of them are even close. We've been checking them for egg development and not only are they not ready yet, many of them seem to be completely empty inside! (It's only during the last week or so that a few are deve...
by TeeJay
May 30th, 2013, 7:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nerodia's Head Stuck in a Snail Shell
Replies: 11
Views: 3010

Re: Nerodia's Head Stuck in a Snail Shell

So nice to start the day with something weird, even before the fist cup of coffee has kicked in!
by TeeJay
May 29th, 2013, 7:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: my first fox snake
Replies: 3
Views: 1415

Re: my first fox snake

Good looking Fox with a nice clean pattern. Glad you got to meet a mellow one for your first time. Looks like a big adult male too. If you had found him out in the sun on a hot day, you might have needed bandaids! ;)
by TeeJay
May 25th, 2013, 8:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bitten by a Snapping Turtle !
Replies: 11
Views: 6561

Bitten by a Snapping Turtle !

After 18 years of working for the Minnesota DNR and dozens of close calls... it finally happened: I got bit by a Snapping Turtle. I was 'noodling' down in a muddy creek for Blandings Turtles and I saw a turtle head disappear down into the mud. Now we're very careful to feel down around the edge of a...
by TeeJay
May 6th, 2013, 5:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Minnesota Fox Snake Hibernation Den
Replies: 8
Views: 2448

Re: Minnesota Fox Snake Hibernation Den

I saw 7 in one crack. Total of a dozen while I was there the 2nd day. They're probably on their way out today and tomorrow, unfortunately I won't get back there again until Wedensday when I'm sure I'll start seeing road kills nearby.
by TeeJay
May 5th, 2013, 8:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Minnesota Fox Snake Hibernation Den
Replies: 8
Views: 2448

Minnesota Fox Snake Hibernation Den

Like clock work... the first 70 degree days of the last week of April... Fox snakes begin poking their noses out of the cracks of the hibernacula. During the heat of the afternoon a few will be seen crawling in and out of the cracks, but few of them actually leave the site until temps get well into ...
by TeeJay
May 5th, 2013, 8:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fox Snake Hibernation Den
Replies: 0
Views: 843

Fox Snake Hibernation Den

Like clock work... the first 70 degree days of the last week of April... Fox snakes begin poking their noses out of the cracks of the hibernacula. During the heat of the afternoon a few will be seen crawling in and out of the cracks, but few of them actually leave the site until temps get well into ...
by TeeJay
May 3rd, 2013, 9:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another odd Blandings turtle shell...
Replies: 2
Views: 1306

Another odd Blandings turtle shell...

Despite the fact that we've been bouncing back and forth between Spring and Winter here in southern Minnesota (several times now) our Blandings turtles emerged from their den sites on April 3. One day later, we already observed courtship behavior! (Water temp: 34 degrees F) A couple years ago I post...
by TeeJay
April 23rd, 2013, 8:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turtle Icicles
Replies: 13
Views: 2994

Re: Turtle Icicles

Hey John... When you mentioned Ray Singleton... something snapped! I think I bought 2 Box turtles from him in the early '70's !!! I wonder who still has his old price lists. I remember being able to buy and sell snakes 'by the foot'. I'm gonna bring this up on the Herpetoculture Forum.
by TeeJay
April 23rd, 2013, 7:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turtle Icicles
Replies: 13
Views: 2994

Re: Turtle Icicles

The conditions you describe of those turtles sounds just like turtles that have been trapped underwater and suffering from a lack of oxygen. I've been trapping turtles for research since 1995 and a few (Painted, Snappers and a Blandings) have been accidentally submerged in a collapsed trap for too l...
by TeeJay
March 16th, 2013, 6:43 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: so, I started a mouse colony...
Replies: 37
Views: 8624

Re: so, I started a mouse colony...

Thanks Chris... But I am fully aware that the vanilla is for the mice. (Thanks for the reminder tho) As for masking the smell... I've been using Tequila... for Me! (Not the mice) :thumb:

Raise Mice if you like Mice. If you do it to 'save money' it'll be like work.
by TeeJay
March 15th, 2013, 8:34 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: so, I started a mouse colony...
Replies: 37
Views: 8624

Re: so, I started a mouse colony...

Wow! This is great. I was just about to start a thread regarding wild mice in captivity, but it looks like this is already off to a good start. I didn't read every word of the above threads, so sorry if someone already mentioned this but... does anyone have any experience with keeping and breeding M...
by TeeJay
February 23rd, 2013, 8:34 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Most expensive snake?
Replies: 11
Views: 7436

Most expensive snake?

Hi. This all started with a Facebook conversation about Tessera Cornsnakes and the fluctuating price tags. Someone then posted a link to a price list of various morphs of Scaleless Corns. (!) Got me to wondering... what is the highest known price ever paid for a snake?
by TeeJay
February 22nd, 2013, 8:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Washed in the Blood 2012...
Replies: 57
Views: 7083

Re: Washed in the Blood 2012...

That 'coral on denim' Redbelly is amazing! Got any more pics of it?
by TeeJay
January 31st, 2013, 8:15 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Varied Thrush in Madelia, Minnesota. January, 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2907

Re: Varied Thrush in Madelia, Minnesota. January, 2013

Mostly regular bird seed. It also likes rabbit food and once I saw it grab a peanut-in-the-shell and fly off with it.
by TeeJay
January 30th, 2013, 9:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: About Cats
Replies: 31
Views: 4678

Re: About Cats

"Cats...I have no problem with killing them all. And I mean 'all'. Sorry cat lovers."

Kind of like: "The only good snake, is a dead snake."
by TeeJay
January 21st, 2013, 12:26 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Varied Thrush in Madelia, Minnesota. January, 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2907

Varied Thrush in Madelia, Minnesota. January, 2013

This female Varied Thrush showed up in our backyard on December 15, 2012 and is still here as of January 21, 2013. Here's a few pics: http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/uu270/TeeJay_05/1-5.jpg http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/uu270/TeeJay_05/2-5.jpg http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/uu270/TeeJay_...
by TeeJay
January 21st, 2013, 9:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coldest day you have ever found a herp?
Replies: 56
Views: 6465

Re: Coldest day you have ever found a herp?

Thanks to Psyon and Chris for the help! I think I got it now. (And yes I DO need new glasses) 8-) Here's a quick video of a murder mystery taken on Feb. 1, 2012. Air temp was 25 F. There was no open standing water visible for several hundred feet, so there's no way it could have hopped that far befo...
by TeeJay
January 5th, 2013, 8:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Caulker Caye Lizard i.d.?
Replies: 10
Views: 1516

Re: Caulker Caye Lizard i.d.?

Oh it's one of those. Cool! I'm familiar with the adults, as I have several photos and postcards of them scatterd around from people vacationing in Mexico. Whats the latest on the Caulker Caye Boas? Since my friend said she was on the island I Googled up the details. Pretty interesting feeding habit...
by TeeJay
January 4th, 2013, 10:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Caulker Caye Lizard i.d.?
Replies: 10
Views: 1516

Caulker Caye Lizard i.d.?

A friend of mine and her family are on Caulker Caye off the coast of Belize. She sent me a pic of this lizard on a telephone pole. 10 inches long from nose to tip of tail. (Thinking some kind of juvy Iguana?) Thanks! http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/uu270/TeeJay_05/379413_10200227550199378_1492594...
by TeeJay
January 4th, 2013, 10:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Truoble with Photobucket!
Replies: 13
Views: 1869

Re: Truoble with Photobucket!

Well sure enough... Upon closer examination I see there was an option to switch back to the old format (in barely visible letters way up in the corner) Thanks!
by TeeJay
January 3rd, 2013, 12:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Truoble with Photobucket!
Replies: 13
Views: 1869

Truoble with Photobucket!

It would appear that Photobucket just changed their entire format so that now I have NO idea how to post pics on FHF! Anyone else having trouble with this? Of course Photobucket is telling me nothing. Grrrrr.....
by TeeJay
January 2nd, 2013, 8:41 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Tangerine Hondurans Hatching
Replies: 17
Views: 3566

Re: Tangerine Hondurans Hatching

I got my Hondurans from John Meltzer of the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. I've lost contact with him for many years now, so I don't know if he would have info on where he got the parents from. Maybe I'll see if I can find his E-mail address and find out. I'll try and get a better pic of Big Mommas ...
by TeeJay
December 30th, 2012, 11:35 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Tangerine Hondurans Hatching
Replies: 17
Views: 3566

Tangerine Hondurans Hatching

Field herping has been pretty slow up here in the north lately now that we actually have Winter again... with SNOW ! So I thought I would put up some pics of past hi lites with the critters indoors. I bought these 2 Tangerine Honduran Milksnakes as hatchlings in 1997. The big old momma has produced ...