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by BethH
April 17th, 2019, 4:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes in Disneyland?
Replies: 2
Views: 415

Re: Snakes in Disneyland?

Umm, why did you start out using a hook to lift the boards, and then just use your hand?

Beth, who is chicken and jumpy.
by BethH
January 24th, 2018, 5:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Magnificent 7 - Episode III - Blue Racer
Replies: 4
Views: 3107

Re: The Magnificent 7 - Episode III - Blue Racer

Thanks for the answer. Apparently they are sneaky little plants.
by BethH
January 24th, 2018, 5:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Update on my milk snake that came home after escaping!
Replies: 12
Views: 4696

Re: Update on my milk snake that came home after escaping!

It's a great story. I doubt it'll come out as a Disney movie, but it's still a great story.
by BethH
January 23rd, 2018, 5:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Magnificent 7 - Episode III - Blue Racer
Replies: 4
Views: 3107

Re: The Magnificent 7 - Episode III - Blue Racer

Very nice. Did you take the images yourself? I saw in one there were what appeared to be prickly pear cactus. Are there cactus in Wisconsin? Thanks for sharing these. Beth
by BethH
January 23rd, 2018, 5:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Magnificent 7 - Episode IV - Timber Rattlesnake
Replies: 6
Views: 2683

Re: The Magnificent 7 - Episode IV - Timber Rattlesnake

Well, it was clear that it was no where near where I thought it might be. That was a very interesting excerpt. Thanks for sharing it.
by BethH
January 23rd, 2018, 5:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Magnificent 7 - Episode IV - Timber Rattlesnake
Replies: 6
Views: 2683

Re: The Magnificent 7 - Episode IV - Timber Rattlesnake

That's really interesting. I probably did get the information from the Ditmers book, which was in the library. I wasn't on the group at the time you mention, so I knew nothing about that. Can I guess that the area they are describing was along the Mississippi, near the Iowa/Minnesota border? When I ...
by BethH
January 21st, 2018, 2:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Colored pencil drawing .....
Replies: 3
Views: 2967

Re: Colored pencil drawing .....

Wow, that's beautiful.
by BethH
January 21st, 2018, 2:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Magnificent 7 - Episode IV - Timber Rattlesnake
Replies: 6
Views: 2683

Re: The Magnificent 7 - Episode IV - Timber Rattlesnake

At the very beginning, one person asks the other about the number of venomous snakes in Wisconsin. I know the two listed are native, but I'd always heard that a grivid female western diamondback "escaped" from a circus train after it derailed, and that due to that, there was a small population of we...
by BethH
January 21st, 2018, 2:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Vipers of 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 3679

Re: Vipers of 2017

Those are beautiful portraits.
by BethH
January 9th, 2018, 6:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Magnificent 7 - Episode II - Bullsnake
Replies: 3
Views: 1833

Re: The Magnificent 7 - Episode II - Bullsnake

Really nice work!
by BethH
January 9th, 2018, 6:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Magnificent 7 - Episode I - Eastern Hognose Snake
Replies: 1
Views: 1476

Re: The Magnificent 7 - Episode I - Eastern Hognose Snake

That's cool! I learned a lot. Thanks for sharing it.

Would you do Wyoming snakes? Pleeeeeeeaaaaaaase!
by BethH
June 27th, 2017, 5:10 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: A few of my better bird shots
Replies: 20
Views: 11658

Re: A few of my better bird shots

A number of the flycatchers have a little top knot... like the kingbirds, and that last photo of the Pee-wee. It looks like it might be where some catch-a-bug-muscle attaches, rather than like the crest of a cardinal or titmouse. Do you know if that "knot" has something to do with the business of ca...
by BethH
June 23rd, 2017, 4:01 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: A few of my better bird shots
Replies: 20
Views: 11658

Re: A few of my better bird shots

Thanks for the answers.

That kite is beautiful.
by BethH
May 31st, 2017, 4:25 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: A few of my better bird shots
Replies: 20
Views: 11658

Re: A few of my better bird shots

Wonderful pictures. I especially like the red-faced warbler and the painted redstart. Maybe I like red... . I have a different point and shoot with a zoom lens, and when I try to take pictures of birds, and they're in bushes, I have a dickens of a time convincing the camera what to focus on. I think...
by BethH
March 29th, 2017, 4:29 am
Forum: News
Topic: 30-some reptiles died in Zoo Knoxville
Replies: 2
Views: 3357

30-some reptiles died in Zoo Knoxville

If this has been reported elsewhere on the site, I'm sorry. I didn't see it.

The Knoxville Zoo had some kind of an unfortunate event.

http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/loca ... /99682162/
by BethH
March 9th, 2017, 5:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Wisconsin, Texas, MO, IL
Replies: 11
Views: 3520

Re: 2016 Wisconsin, Texas, MO, IL

Beautiful. The coloration on the Transpecos Copperhead is wonderful. Thanks for using the common names, too. :-)
by BethH
January 5th, 2017, 5:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: fire in the Smokies
Replies: 2
Views: 1708

Re: fire in the Smokies

I have absolutely no idea of the number of acres that burned, but I was there a couple of weeks ago and can tell you what my non-scientist eyes saw. I was on or near the road the whole time. There were areas near the Chimneys, and toward Gatlinburg that very obviously burned, but there were *many* g...
by BethH
January 5th, 2017, 5:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EOY 2016 (Grand Cayman, NC, Snake Road)
Replies: 4
Views: 1717

Re: EOY 2016 (Grand Cayman, NC, Snake Road)

Very nice pictures. Thank you for posting them.
by BethH
December 27th, 2016, 5:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Review Part 2
Replies: 10
Views: 4531

Re: 2016 Review Part 2

They're more like portraits than pictures. You captured the essence of the individuals. I love looking at the pictures on this forum, because all kinds of creatures get photographed. Thank you for sharing.
by BethH
December 27th, 2016, 5:16 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Bird Photography 2016
Replies: 18
Views: 12730

Re: Bird Photography 2016

Great pictures. Thank you so much for sharing them.
by BethH
October 19th, 2016, 4:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A short trip down snake road (10-7 -> 10-8)
Replies: 8
Views: 2830

Re: A short trip down snake road (10-7 -> 10-8)

Thank you for your answer. I guess that area has a pretty high density of all kinds of venomous creatures, then. I didn't realize different snakes migrate different distances, but that makes sense.
by BethH
October 18th, 2016, 5:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A short trip down snake road (10-7 -> 10-8)
Replies: 8
Views: 2830

Re: A short trip down snake road (10-7 -> 10-8)

How far from that bluff do the snakes range during the summer? Can they disperse over, say, 5 miles?

Beautiful pictures.

Beth
by BethH
October 18th, 2016, 5:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Missouri and Southern Illinois
Replies: 1
Views: 1374

Re: Missouri and Southern Illinois

Beautiful. Thank you for posting.
by BethH
September 21st, 2016, 7:33 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: America's Snake: The Rise and Fall of the Timber Rattlesnake
Replies: 10
Views: 6994

Re: America's Snake: The Rise and Fall of the Timber Rattles

Thanks for the replies. I really appreciate the time you take to explain things. Do any of you have a picture, or a link to a picture, of one of the piebald snakes the author talks about? I'm really enjoying the book. I don't believe all of it, but it generates a lot of curiosity about the timber ra...
by BethH
September 20th, 2016, 7:20 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: America's Snake: The Rise and Fall of the Timber Rattlesnake
Replies: 10
Views: 6994

Re: America's Snake: The Rise and Fall of the Timber Rattles

Thank you both for your answers. I'm really surprised at how long snakes can live. I never really thought about it until the author brought it up. That reminds me, I've got to get off the Internet and go read the book. :-).
by BethH
September 20th, 2016, 4:22 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: America's Snake: The Rise and Fall of the Timber Rattlesnake
Replies: 10
Views: 6994

Re: America's Snake: The Rise and Fall of the Timber Rattles

Thank you for your informative response, Richard. I would have never guessed that ay snake would live for decades, and I would have never guessed that they reproduced so infrequently. Does anyone know if garter snakes are of a similar age before they reproduce, and if they can also live for decades?...
by BethH
September 19th, 2016, 6:27 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: America's Snake: The Rise and Fall of the Timber Rattlesnake
Replies: 10
Views: 6994

Re: America's Snake: The Rise and Fall of the Timber Rattles

My library just got this book, and I've just started reading it. I have some questions... I'm not a biologist, I'm a trumpeter/librarian, so forgive my silly questions. The author says at one point that someone is studying Timber Rattlesnakes, and has identified a 45 year old female that is still re...
by BethH
June 30th, 2016, 4:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Road cruising question/observations
Replies: 7
Views: 2002

Re: Road cruising question/observations

So it's daytime temps, not night time temps that should determine when they are out. That's easy enough. Thanks!
by BethH
June 29th, 2016, 5:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Road cruising question/observations
Replies: 7
Views: 2002

Re: Road cruising question/observations

Nice video, LouB. Mark, I'm not exactly sure how much time elapsed, but I think I started down the rod at about five, and got off around 6:30. It didn't get dark until maybe 7:30 or 8. I didn't think about time of day, until you mentioned it, but I wanted to get back to my campground before dark, an...
by BethH
June 28th, 2016, 7:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Road cruising question/observations
Replies: 7
Views: 2002

Re: Road cruising question/observations

Thank you bgorum. It seemed too consistent to not be a species and temperature thing, but I don't know enough about it to really deny that it could be a conincidence.
by BethH
June 28th, 2016, 7:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Road cruising question/observations
Replies: 7
Views: 2002

Road cruising question/observations

I was driving the auto tour of Tule River Wildlife Refuge in California in the evening. I was looking for birds, but I noticed that there seemed to be a bunch of bull snakes on the road. At least I think they were bull snakes, and there were 7 of them over about 5 miles. I noted that according to my...
by BethH
May 7th, 2016, 5:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Alabama Herping Weekend and Lampropeltis Hat Trick
Replies: 9
Views: 3157

Re: Alabama Herping Weekend and Lampropeltis Hat Trick

Thanks for the identification and explanation Adam! Beth
by BethH
May 6th, 2016, 4:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Alabama Herping Weekend and Lampropeltis Hat Trick
Replies: 9
Views: 3157

Re: Alabama Herping Weekend and Lampropeltis Hat Trick

Really nice pictures. The picture of the gray rat snake, near the top, exhibits a kind of kink or non-snake-like flow. I think I've heard people say that's a characteristic of gray rat snakes. I remember seeing that same tightness in some kind of black snake when I was hiking on the Appalachian Trai...
by BethH
April 10th, 2016, 5:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping sunday. pics added
Replies: 11
Views: 3006

Re: Herping sunday. pics added

That's really interesting. I was in Florida once, recently, and I saw a Pygmy Rattlesnake, and I was pretty happy and impressed with myself. I also saw a cottonmouth, and a couple of water snakes. Commoners, I guess. The Pygmy was a lifer for me, and I was really happy. Thanks again for the nice pic...
by BethH
April 8th, 2016, 4:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping sunday. pics added
Replies: 11
Views: 3006

Re: Herping sunday. pics added

Thanks for the information. They're such pretty little snakes.
by BethH
April 7th, 2016, 4:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping sunday. pics added
Replies: 11
Views: 3006

Re: Herping sunday. pics added

Very nice pictures. Thank you for posting them. You said in the text that the Pygmy rattlesnake is the most common snake in Florida, is that true? Both it, and the cottonmouth had beautiful coloration.
by BethH
March 16th, 2016, 5:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hovenweep National Monument, lizards were out
Replies: 6
Views: 1986

Re: Hovenweep National Monument, lizards were out

Thank you herpseeker.
by BethH
March 14th, 2016, 6:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hovenweep National Monument, lizards were out
Replies: 6
Views: 1986

Re: Hovenweep National Monument, lizards were out

Thank you, Bryan. As I said initially, the lizards that I was seeing were "zip dang" fast, and maybe 4 inches long. They were wherever there were rocks, and there were a lot of rocks. There were no larger lizards visible. The trail led down to a creek bed, through a bunch of rocks, and then back up ...
by BethH
March 14th, 2016, 3:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hovenweep National Monument, lizards were out
Replies: 6
Views: 1986

Re: Hovenweep National Monument, lizards were out

Thank you for answering DennyZ. I hope spring, and your herps, return to Northern Nevada soon.
by BethH
March 12th, 2016, 5:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hovenweep National Monument, lizards were out
Replies: 6
Views: 1986

Hovenweep National Monument, lizards were out

I was at Hovenweep National Monument last week, and I saw a number of little lizards. I have no idea what they were, they were about 4 inches long and scurried around at about Mach 3. I asked the ranger if snakes were out, and I was told no, that the lizards are out before snakes, that the snakes ca...
by BethH
February 24th, 2016, 4:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New to herping! San Diego
Replies: 12
Views: 3941

Re: New to herping! San Diego

Do you folks know of a site that does Wyoming helps, like the one below covers California helps? Thanks. Beth Hi Derek, Here are some tips: - keep reading FHF! - study all the great info on Californiaherps.com http://www.Californiaherps.com - make sure you're familiar with the CDFW regulations perta...
by BethH
December 29th, 2015, 4:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hibernation questions
Replies: 57
Views: 14750

Re: Hibernation questions

I nevver thought about snakes (and others) having their full repertoire of locomotion from the get-go before. TThat's a neat fact. And I'm sorry if asking about whether snakes might not be able to sense if it was "cold" was goofy--I just wondered because, if bears don't see all that well, and humans...
by BethH
December 26th, 2015, 6:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hibernation questions
Replies: 57
Views: 14750

Re: Hibernation questions

So is this a chicken-egg thing at this point? The snakes won't react to cold temperatures because for eons they simply haven't had to deal with this, so they "ignore it," even to the point of death.

I love the apple with the blanket idea.

Thanks for the information. Beth
by BethH
December 25th, 2015, 4:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hibernation questions
Replies: 57
Views: 14750

Re: Hibernation questions

You've given me a LOT to think about. And I found the article about the snakes that kept heading out the door at night and freezing very interesting, and similarly, I enjoyed the aritlce about brumation and hibernation. I'll stick to the term hibernation. Might I ask, rather than a behavior issue, w...
by BethH
December 24th, 2015, 10:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hibernation questions
Replies: 57
Views: 14750

Re: Hibernation questions

Thank you for the detailed answers. You said that the pythons in the Everglades will try to take cover from the cold, but "their bodies cannot physically handle it." Is that partly due to size? If most or all snakes can do brumation, then why would the pythons be different in their success at it? I ...
by BethH
December 23rd, 2015, 6:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hibernation questions
Replies: 57
Views: 14750

Hibernation questions

I have a couple of questions about hibernation. I believe I was told that snakes don't hibernate, they brumate (brunate?). And I've been told that bears don't hibernate, they do something else, too. In a nutshell, what's the difference between those things, and hibernating? Black bears go into a den...
by BethH
December 21st, 2015, 4:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Where do snakes winter if there isn't a rocky den place?
Replies: 35
Views: 8472

Re: Where do snakes winter if there isn't a rocky den place?

Thank you for the book suggestions! Beth
by BethH
December 21st, 2015, 3:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bothrocophias Research. need info on spatial ecology
Replies: 15
Views: 5687

Re: Bothrocophias Research. need info on spatial ecology

Thank you for the explanations.
by BethH
December 19th, 2015, 6:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Where do snakes winter if there isn't a rocky den place?
Replies: 35
Views: 8472

Re: Where do snakes winter if there isn't a rocky den place?

I'll put Winter World and Summer World on my reading list. Is there a book that talks about the natural history of snakes? Or snake bahavior and "habits"? I'm hoping for something that's science/observation based, and not of the horror-stories in print type. I'd also prefer it not be for four year o...
by BethH
December 17th, 2015, 8:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Where do snakes winter if there isn't a rocky den place?
Replies: 35
Views: 8472

Re: Where do snakes winter if there isn't a rocky den place?

But aren't telephone poles (supposed to be) solid? Wouldn't hunting for one that had a hollow spot... oh, are you saying BESIDE the phone pole? Like wiggle down beside the pole? If you do that, doesn't all the cold air come, too?