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by pjfishpa
March 30th, 2017, 8:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Labor Day Hatchling Craziness!
Replies: 4
Views: 2857

Re: Labor Day Hatchling Craziness!

Thanks! This Forum has been dead all Winter. Hope to see it pick up this Spring.
by pjfishpa
March 30th, 2017, 8:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red Milk, Speckled King, and no spotted salamander eggs yet
Replies: 3
Views: 2180

Re: Red Milk, Speckled King, and no spotted salamander eggs

Nice pics! Good luck on the salamanders. Hope to find some spotted and tiger salamanders this weekend up here. Lots of rain last few days around NW Ohio and SE Mich. They should be in pools by now.
by pjfishpa
January 27th, 2017, 2:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EOY 2016 (FL, MI, Canada)
Replies: 8
Views: 3987

Re: EOY 2016 (FL, MI, Canada)

Great pics and post. That's a whole lot of snakes for the year! Congrats.
by pjfishpa
October 27th, 2016, 3:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yet another Missouri/Illinois post
Replies: 11
Views: 8489

Re: Yet another Missouri/Illinois post

Thanks for posting. Pretty cool place to herp for sure. Appreciate the salamander pics too! Will keep that rib place in mind next time I head over that way.
by pjfishpa
October 16th, 2016, 8:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A short trip down snake road (10-7 -> 10-8)
Replies: 8
Views: 3688

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

Nice pics man! I agree, if you are on the fence you should go and check it out. Being from NW Ohio I get super geeked over copperheads too!
by pjfishpa
September 30th, 2016, 6:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Year in Review - Wisconsin
Replies: 4
Views: 2330

Re: 2016 Year in Review - Wisconsin

That yearling racer is a great shot! In my experience much harder to find than the adults or the neonates! Nice pics man.
by pjfishpa
September 11th, 2016, 2:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Labor Day Hatchling Craziness!
Replies: 1
Views: 1318

Re: Labor Day Hatchling Craziness!

Mods. Please delete this post. I hit submit by mistake before I was done. The one with the same title but with more pics is the one to keep. Thanks!
by pjfishpa
September 11th, 2016, 2:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Labor Day Hatchling Craziness!
Replies: 4
Views: 2857

Labor Day Hatchling Craziness!

Last Monday was pretty cool. My daughter and I found a snapper laying eggs this past spring off the road near our house. We fenced the nest off to keep it save from the raccoons and skunks and 103 days later 37 hatchlings crawled out of the ground! Most of the neighbors got involved too. It was neat...
by pjfishpa
September 11th, 2016, 2:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Labor Day Hatchling Craziness!
Replies: 1
Views: 1318

Labor Day Hatchling Craziness!

Last Monday was pretty cool. My daughter and I found a snapper laying eggs this past spring off the road near our house. We fenced the nest off to keep it save from the raccoons and skunks and 103 days later 37 hatchlings crawled out of the ground! Most of the neighbors got involved too. It was neat...
by pjfishpa
September 6th, 2016, 4:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wisconsin native species videos
Replies: 8
Views: 2950

Re: Wisconsin native species videos

Fantastic! You captured some great behavior there. Thanks for posting this.
by pjfishpa
June 5th, 2016, 11:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ohio day trip locations.
Replies: 5
Views: 2524

Re: Ohio day trip locations.

Right. In the generic. I would further add that the higher the water quality of the drainage, creek, or seepage you are looking in the better luck you will have with less seldom found species.
by pjfishpa
June 3rd, 2016, 6:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ohio day trip locations.
Replies: 5
Views: 2524

Re: Ohio day trip locations.

Agreed w the above. Look at the State Parks, Wildlife Areas, and Wayne NF in the SE part of the State. Seepage and stream side salamanders fairly easy to come by.
by pjfishpa
May 15th, 2016, 3:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quiz on Amphibian Larvae in Ontario
Replies: 3
Views: 2247

Re: Quiz on Amphibian Larvae in Ontario

Book looks great. Thanks for sharing. Checked out his website and artwork. Spotted turtle painting is really cool!
by pjfishpa
April 21st, 2016, 3:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring-Time Goodies: Illinois and Missouri
Replies: 3
Views: 2596

Re: Spring-Time Goodies: Illinois and Missouri

Nice pics and post! That's hilarious about the Timber on the log. Glad things worked out for all parties involved!
by pjfishpa
March 31st, 2016, 7:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Almost every herp species of Karelia + extremely rare find!
Replies: 5
Views: 2246

Re: Almost every herp species of Karelia + extremely rare fi

Great stuff there! Thanks for posting. Love seeing the things we never get to encounter.
by pjfishpa
March 23rd, 2016, 6:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Winter Salamanders
Replies: 4
Views: 2416

Re: Winter Salamanders

Very nice pics. You're off to a great start for the year!
by pjfishpa
March 22nd, 2016, 6:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Wisconsin
Replies: 3
Views: 1965

Re: Herping Wisconsin

We have a cabin up near Tomahawk and there are just miles of public land to stomp around on up there compared to Ohio where I am. Lots of diversity too. Bigtime bogs and pine forest. If I lived there I would be on a quest to find a wood turtle ... No luck yet for me, but I'll keep looking!
by pjfishpa
January 25th, 2016, 4:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My 2015 Herps
Replies: 14
Views: 9196

Re: My 2015 Herps

You have set the bar for herp photography in my book! Stunning images for sure. Thanks for posting.
by pjfishpa
January 23rd, 2016, 7:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dangerfield Herps
Replies: 21
Views: 10506

Re: Dangerfield Herps

C. serpentina . Someone said this on here before, I don't remember who... "If they weren't so common they'd be everyone's favorite!" I couldn't agree more. http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/ww128/pjfishpa/herps/snapper%20broke%20jaw%20close%20up.jpg http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/ww128/pjfishp...
by pjfishpa
December 19th, 2015, 7:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wisconsin baby Timbers 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 3593

Re: Wisconsin baby Timbers 2015

Very very cool!
by pjfishpa
December 16th, 2015, 7:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: March 2015 Trip to Pigeon Mountain and Okefenokee Swamp
Replies: 10
Views: 5829

Re: March 2015 Trip to Pigeon Mountain and Okefenokee Swamp

Great salamander pics! Love that big red and the spring. Got me thinking about March now!
by pjfishpa
December 16th, 2015, 7:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Most of my 2015 finds
Replies: 2
Views: 3042

Re: Most of my 2015 finds

Those indigo's were great! I've seen a lab trained to find box turtles before... Snakes wow that's cool. The power of a dogs nose is a remarkable thing for sure. I trained my lab to find shed antlers and it amazes me how well she can sniff them out. Cool post!
by pjfishpa
October 25th, 2015, 3:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Tiger Sal vs. Midland Brown Snake
Replies: 7
Views: 4501

Re: Eastern Tiger Sal vs. Midland Brown Snake

Very, very, cool indeed! Nice find man.
by pjfishpa
October 19th, 2015, 7:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How About a Little Trip Down Snake Road?
Replies: 7
Views: 6306

Re: How About a Little Trip Down Snake Road?

Looks like a great trip! Very nice pics man. Hope to make it there in the spring next year.
by pjfishpa
October 19th, 2015, 7:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Salamanders
Replies: 5
Views: 2766

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Salamanders

Agreed! I loved flipping rocks and logs as a kid and still do to this day! Nice pics man.
by pjfishpa
September 11th, 2015, 4:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Highlights from 2014-15 Canada (updated Bigger Images)
Replies: 16
Views: 4221

Re: Highlights from 2014-15 Canada (updated Bigger Images)

Fantastic! Masterful use of natural lighting for sure. Thanks for posting.
by pjfishpa
August 30th, 2015, 6:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Below the Mason Dixon
Replies: 13
Views: 3857

Re: Below the Mason Dixon

Nice pics .... as usual! Those gopher tortoise pics remind me of the summers I spent in Northern FLA on an uncle's farm in high school. Very cool animal!
by pjfishpa
August 26th, 2015, 3:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: It's hatchling season in Wisconsin
Replies: 6
Views: 3974

Re: It's hatchling season in Wisconsin

Great find and great pics in that smooth green hatching out! Was out looking last weekend and zero so far for hatchlings. Cool post.
by pjfishpa
August 13th, 2015, 5:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Late Spring to Summer in Missouri
Replies: 4
Views: 2312

Re: Late Spring to Summer in Missouri

Very nice!
by pjfishpa
July 20th, 2015, 3:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Indiana Timber Rattlesnake
Replies: 11
Views: 5769

Re: Indiana Timber Rattlesnake

Congrats!!! Still looking here in Ohio. Will be at it again this fall. Nice pics too.
by pjfishpa
June 27th, 2015, 5:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New to the forum
Replies: 10
Views: 3870

Re: New to the forum

Welcome! Pretty cool forum here. Ohio well represented for sure! Lots of great photography to learn fom IMO. Some of these guys/gals take absolutely stunning pics. Congrats on the massasauga and good luck the rest of the year.
by pjfishpa
June 23rd, 2015, 3:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Blanding's, Bull, Blue, Garter, Slender
Replies: 4
Views: 3076

Re: Blanding's, Bull, Blue, Garter, Slender

Nice pics! Always nice to see blanding's turtles for sure. They have becom pretty rare around me. Thanks for posting.
by pjfishpa
May 27th, 2015, 1:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Freshwaters Illustrated hellbender video
Replies: 3
Views: 1775

Re: Freshwaters Illustrated hellbender video

Very cool video. Thanks for posting. They are all but gone here in Ohio. I know our zoo in partnership w the Columbus zoo and the ODNR ear working on raising and releasing them into what little remaining habitat there is here - and that for the most part has needed some restoration to become suitabl...
by pjfishpa
May 25th, 2015, 5:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some good stuff from the badger state
Replies: 1
Views: 1681

Re: Some good stuff from the badger state

Nice! Those bullsnakes are awesome man, great pics. Won't get up to the family cabin until mid-summer if at all this year. Would love to make a spring trip up there sometime. Thanks for posting.
by pjfishpa
May 25th, 2015, 5:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Smoky Mountain trip
Replies: 3
Views: 1917

Re: Smoky Mountain trip

Nice job on finding the salamanders! I love looking for them down in GSMNP. I am always amazed by how many people are on the road and in the parking lots ... And how few there are just a few hundred yards off the road! A 10 min hike in most places and you have the place to yourself! I'm sure there a...
by pjfishpa
May 20th, 2015, 3:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spotted Salmander development timelapse
Replies: 6
Views: 3016

Re: Spotted Salmander development timelapse

Very cool indeed! Thanks for posting.
by pjfishpa
May 10th, 2015, 3:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Timbers of the year for me..
Replies: 7
Views: 2703

Re: First Timbers of the year for me..

Nice find and great pic of those two together!
by pjfishpa
May 4th, 2015, 3:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few more from this weekend (WI)
Replies: 2
Views: 1903

Re: A few more from this weekend (WI)

I'd say a nice weekend for sure. That P catenifer mating pic is great! Thanks for posting.
by pjfishpa
April 29th, 2015, 3:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: An Ambitious Start to 2015 in the Lower Midwest
Replies: 6
Views: 2832

Re: An Ambitious Start to 2015 in the Lower Midwest

Great finds! Love the amphiuma. That spectacled king is a stunner. Thanks for posting.
by pjfishpa
April 29th, 2015, 2:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Michigan Spring Finds
Replies: 6
Views: 2553

Re: Some Michigan Spring Finds

Welcome , and thanks for posting! Someone on this forum said it once before that if they wern't so common snapping turtles would be everyone's favorites. So true! Love seeing he giants like that one. Everything should be up and active the next few days for sure down here by me. Hope to see a few mys...
by pjfishpa
April 27th, 2015, 5:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carter Caves April 24, 25 and 26
Replies: 7
Views: 3648

Re: Carter Caves April 24, 25 and 26

Great spring herping trip there! Nice pics. Thanks for posting.
by pjfishpa
April 22nd, 2015, 3:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping NW Ohio April 9-11
Replies: 5
Views: 4006

Re: Herping NW Ohio April 9-11

Couple of days of nice weather! Great pics man and congrats on that blanding's ... I find fewer and fewer every year. Thanks for posting.
by pjfishpa
March 30th, 2015, 2:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Migration predictions
Replies: 16
Views: 3830

Re: Migration predictions

Will be checking a pool in the AM before work. Thinking they will be moving tonite here or for sure Thursday night. Spring has finally arrived.
by pjfishpa
March 19th, 2015, 5:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip to NW Georgia...Salmanders!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1324

Re: Trip to NW Georgia...Salmanders!!

Thanks for posting! That green would be a lifer for me! Not very common at all anywhere close to me. I like that Spring pic. Nice he kept his chin up for you!
by pjfishpa
March 17th, 2015, 6:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few coming out for spring in Southern Ohio
Replies: 3
Views: 1456

Re: A few coming out for spring in Southern Ohio

Very cool! Love the A maculatum 'en mass' pic. Looks like things are off and running down there for sure. I bet the noise from all the frogs was deafening! Thanks for posting. Still w ice on some ponds up here but snow all gone. Dry forecast for next 7 days so not a whole lot going on except some pe...
by pjfishpa
March 12th, 2015, 5:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: January in Peru (lots of pics)
Replies: 17
Views: 8085

Re: January in Peru (lots of pics)

All that green is a shock to my eyes up here in the still frozen Midwest! Great pics, thanks for sharing. Love that matamata ... What a crazy looking turtle!
by pjfishpa
March 12th, 2015, 2:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Warm Enough?
Replies: 6
Views: 1909

Re: Warm Enough?

Sounds about right. Would prefer the nighttime temps to be in the 50's ... But if it were me cabin fever would get me out if I had the time to do so!
by pjfishpa
March 8th, 2015, 1:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cincinnati Ohio area herpers and intro
Replies: 4
Views: 1834

Re: Cincinnati Ohio area herpers and intro

I don't know of any organizations to join but I can totally relate w you. Got into taking pics of herps the same way ... W my two kids (now 13 and 15). They still dig getting out looking for herps w me. Ohio: Lots of public land East of you full of cool stuff to find. Shawnee, Brush Creek, etc.. The...
by pjfishpa
February 26th, 2015, 4:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Smokies at start of march?
Replies: 5
Views: 2272

Re: Smokies at start of march?

Agree on the book recommendation. Great referance. I have found plenty of salamanders there even with snow on the ground. Pay attention to your elevation looking for P. Jordani. They really are more abundant the higher you go! Good luck and post some pics when you get back.