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by PrimitiveTim
April 25th, 2014, 6:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 NAFHA Spring trip: ANF!
Replies: 132
Views: 20609

Re: 2014 NAFHA Spring trip: ANF!

I'm not gonna be able to make it to.the.meet at camel lake but I'll be on anp all weekend. Is there a group of yall meeting up tomorrow. I'd like to join. Found loads of calling barking treefrogs tonight but not much else. I found someone's trap too. Looked like it had chopped amphiuma in it???
by PrimitiveTim
April 21st, 2014, 6:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 NAFHA Spring trip: ANF!
Replies: 132
Views: 20609

Re: 2014 NAFHA Spring trip: ANF!

I'm so freaking excited! I'm going to film this entire trip and try to get all the folks I meet in the video herping it up. Definitely going to film this music and poetry business so I don't want anyone holding back. lol. On a side note, I'm going to be hitting some of the springs after the weekend ...
by PrimitiveTim
April 8th, 2014, 5:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first Caecilian!
Replies: 6
Views: 2239

Re: My first Caecilian!

Is the caecilian and the snake mimics of each other? What advantage would that give either one? These are some awesome herps. Thanks for posting!
by PrimitiveTim
April 7th, 2014, 4:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cottonmouth-Python Hybrid (DOR photo)
Replies: 8
Views: 1846

Re: Cottonmouth-Python Hybrid (DOR photo)

Dude, I skin DORs like that. You should bring a trash bag for DORs when you cruise. That is a large one alright!
by PrimitiveTim
March 12th, 2014, 11:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Florida Herping
Replies: 3
Views: 1119

Re: South Florida Herping

Entertaining.... It would have been neat to have filmed an Alligator being scared out of the culvert as you guys floated through. Yeah, all we scared out was a fish. Probably a cichlid of some sort. How'd you come across the guy with the incredible knowledge of veiled chameleons? People like him ju...
by PrimitiveTim
March 11th, 2014, 2:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Florida Herping
Replies: 3
Views: 1119

South Florida Herping

Greensnakeman, a friend, and I headed down the the everglades and did a couple days of herping! Alex has a bunch of pictures he will likely share soon but for now we have the official Primitive Tim documentary that, of course, documents the trip and all its shenanigans and herp finds. A couple frien...
by PrimitiveTim
February 10th, 2014, 6:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast Chapter Member Biographies (2014 update)
Replies: 31
Views: 14345

Re: Southeast Chapter Member Biographies (2014 update)

I'm Tim! I'm on the east coast of Florida. I've been into reptiles since I was about 12 or so when I caught my first snake. Since then I've had the chance to do some traveling through high school and see some incredible things in the field. In the last couple years I've really broadened my interests...
by PrimitiveTim
February 3rd, 2014, 5:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field experience with Rough Greens? (No pics)
Replies: 6
Views: 1383

Re: Field experience with Rough Greens? (No pics)

I've found them roosting in wax myrtle, citrus, and smilax vine. I usually go out on warm nights sometime after most of the greenery has been frozen back as that limits their roosting range because most of the vines and thickets are void of greenery so they have to find non-deciduous (evergreen?) pl...
by PrimitiveTim
February 2nd, 2014, 5:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 NAFHA Spring trip: ANF!
Replies: 132
Views: 20609

Re: 2014 NAFHA Spring trip: ANF!

I'll be there! Not gonna camp as I can stay with my brother in Tallahassee. I think greensnakeman is in too but I'm not sure. I might have to hog tie him... shouldn't be hard at all.
by PrimitiveTim
January 12th, 2014, 2:37 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: North American big cats
Replies: 32
Views: 55948

Re: North American big cats

My latest encounter was with a bobcat over the Summer. I've seen one since but this is the only shot I ever got at one. I heard some crashing in the bushes followed by some squealing. I quickly hid by a tree and waited for more movement. Heard some movement coming toward the path and let the camera ...
by PrimitiveTim
January 9th, 2014, 6:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: .
Replies: 15
Views: 3685

Re: First Time in the Keys

Dang catching an iguana underwater at night! That's hardcore! I like it and I wish I had gone but I had plans already. It would have been truly sickening! How common were the day geckos? Yo when are we going to find some east coast terrapins?? I heard ours are even lighter colored than the others. C...
by PrimitiveTim
January 7th, 2014, 5:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Australia: 2013 in review (pic heavy)
Replies: 24
Views: 7125

Re: Australia: 2013 in review (pic heavy)

Wow I have to go to Australia! That lightning shot! I've tried shooting lightning and could never get something like but then to put a lizard in the foreground!!! Be honest with us, is Australia just crawling in herps all the time?
by PrimitiveTim
January 3rd, 2014, 7:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Official 2014 New Years Day Herp Challenge Results Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 7021

Re: Official 2014 New Years Day Herp Challenge Results Threa

Yeah I didn't get a thing on the 1st. I did ok on the 2nd though!.
by PrimitiveTim
January 2nd, 2014, 3:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA SE Chapter 2014 Field Trip(s)?
Replies: 32
Views: 10542

Re: NAFHA SE Chapter 2014 Field Trip(s)?

Got a brother in Tally so ANF sounds good. I think I'll be able to get up there pretty much anytime. Spring would be good though.
by PrimitiveTim
December 29th, 2013, 9:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 New Year's Day Herp Challenge
Replies: 21
Views: 2557

Re: 2014 New Year's Day Herp Challenge

Greensnakeman said he's in. He said, "We will find some sickening $h!& to throw in their faces I tell you what!." I'm pretty sure the means he's in. ;)
by PrimitiveTim
December 29th, 2013, 9:51 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Black vs. Turkey Vultures
Replies: 8
Views: 3370

Re: Black vs. Turkey Vultures

Their look goes perfectly with their function. Avian undertakers. More photos, please. More? All I have is video and these are screen shots from the video I took. If you want to see updates on the projects I'm working on you like my facebook page . I'll be posting photos there pretty frequently.
by PrimitiveTim
December 28th, 2013, 8:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Polishing the Unpolishable - Christmas in Southern Florida
Replies: 6
Views: 1635

Re: Polishing the Unpolishable - Christmas in Southern Flori

Not bad finds at all. Florida seems to have an abundance of dead snakes.... :(
by PrimitiveTim
December 28th, 2013, 6:57 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Black vs. Turkey Vultures
Replies: 8
Views: 3370

Re: Black vs. Turkey Vultures

Cool thanks for the info. I'll try to work that into the video. Also, it took about 1.5 to 2 hours before any vultures came down. Both black and turkey were flying in the vicinity during that time. They were flying pretty low and could easily see and smell it but I don't know why they didn't come do...
by PrimitiveTim
December 28th, 2013, 12:37 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Black vs. Turkey Vultures
Replies: 8
Views: 3370

Black vs. Turkey Vultures

Was filming vultures today and I noticed only black vultures descended onto the carcass I put out. There were a couple Turkey vultures around but they never landed. Is there any reason why turkey vultures wouldn't feed with black vultures? Any input is appreciated. FYI the carcass was roadkill. http...
by PrimitiveTim
December 28th, 2013, 6:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 New Year's Day Herp Challenge
Replies: 21
Views: 2557

Re: 2014 New Year's Day Herp Challenge

Sounds fun! I'm in. I'll try to get greensnakeman (alex) to join me.
by PrimitiveTim
December 27th, 2013, 7:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frogs and Toads from 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Frogs and Toads from 2013

I was lucky enough to get out in the field and find a decent variety of frogs and toads which normally aren't targets for me. I think seeing the treefrogs calling was my favorite part of the whole experience. Also took a trip to the cane field by Okeechobee and that whole area was pretty depressing ...
by PrimitiveTim
December 22nd, 2013, 9:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Heading to Orlando over the new year
Replies: 2
Views: 517

Re: Heading to Orlando over the new year

Shoot me an email at [email protected]. ugh, I don't like the theme parks or much of Orlando. lol
I live just east of Orlando and I'm familiar with the area.
by PrimitiveTim
December 12th, 2013, 9:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Alligator Scars (video added)
Replies: 1
Views: 651

Alligator Scars (video added)

I found a pretty beat up alligator the other day. I was wondering if it was all scars from fighting or if it had some kind of weird disease. Here are some pictures. I'm leaning more toward scars. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybTKZ6Bi0Is https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/579712_10151...
by PrimitiveTim
December 11th, 2013, 7:16 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Fresh Water Fishes
Replies: 2
Views: 7948

Re: Fresh Water Fishes

Thanks Vic. In the description of this video there's a link to my blog that will tell all about the locations. Yes, two locations were popular springs and the third place was a huge sink hole back in the woods. Had the whole place to myself. I wouldn't call them warm springs though. I shiver every t...
by PrimitiveTim
December 7th, 2013, 4:11 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Fresh Water Fishes
Replies: 2
Views: 7948

Fresh Water Fishes

Over the summer I got into a lot of cool clear water. Was able to see quite a variety of freshwater fish. Here are some of them.

by PrimitiveTim
December 5th, 2013, 5:28 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Leucistic Opossum
Replies: 19
Views: 27000

Re: Leucistic Opossum

Haha, that's awesome! They're too funny. I've seen a lot of opossums but never a white one.
by PrimitiveTim
December 5th, 2013, 5:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: If you were to go rediscover a Herp, which one would it be?
Replies: 43
Views: 12961

Re: If you were to go rediscover a Herp, which one would it

C'mon I think we can all agree that pterodactyls are the coolest things that ever existed!

More realistically though, south Florida rainbow snake for me.
by PrimitiveTim
November 29th, 2013, 8:12 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: A Few Florida Raptors
Replies: 0
Views: 1536

A Few Florida Raptors

I've been fortunate to come across a few of Florida' raptors. I've also been able to go on a few hunts with a friend that does falconry. Red tails are some serious birds!

by PrimitiveTim
November 27th, 2013, 4:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I haven't made a post in a while...
Replies: 10
Views: 1380

Re: I haven't made a post in a while...

I like 'em, especially the baby snapper and gopher tortoise. A post complete with all the rattlers in the area is cool too. I need to get on the larger counterparts.
by PrimitiveTim
November 27th, 2013, 4:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Shining for chameleons with tim borski
Replies: 31
Views: 4997

Re: Shining for chameleons with tim borski

Josh, with all due respect, you make the rules for your blog, but this site still has a TOS against exact locals, right? I have always been pretty free about sharing, as you know, but rules are rules. I think you missed the point. He didn't give an exact locale. He said an avocado grove (habitat?) ...
by PrimitiveTim
November 27th, 2013, 5:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: herping for meadow vipers in hungary -V. ursinii rakosiensis
Replies: 7
Views: 3281

Re: herping for meadow vipers in hungary -V. ursinii rakosie

This brings me back to when I first started herping. I remember seeing plenty of natrix and a few L. trilineata and viridis. It always amazed me how much those grass snakes look like some of the garter snakes in the US. That viper is stunning! They have such a clean pattern. Thanks for sharing!
by PrimitiveTim
November 24th, 2013, 6:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Summer's Aquatic Herps
Replies: 7
Views: 1209

Re: Summer's Aquatic Herps

Thanks for watching everyone! @Dery: I got the latest one at the beginning of Summer for $400. They're not good for everything but they certainly have their place underwater and when you're capturing movement. Haha, thanks Bethany. @Cap't jack: Yeah, One hour of footage usually equals about 1 minute...
by PrimitiveTim
November 22nd, 2013, 6:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Summer's Aquatic Herps
Replies: 7
Views: 1209

Re: Summer's Aquatic Herps

dery wrote:No clue. The link works well anyway. What ssp of chelydra serpentina is in there??
C. s. Osceola Spiky heads.
by PrimitiveTim
November 22nd, 2013, 6:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Summer's Aquatic Herps
Replies: 7
Views: 1209

Summer's Aquatic Herps

Over the Summer I put my GoPro to good use and was able to get in the water with some really cool herps. In order of appearance: Loggerhead musk turtle, common snapping turtle, softshell turtle, redbelly cooter, brown water snake, and a florida water snake. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Zql7SURP6...
by PrimitiveTim
November 12th, 2013, 5:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Emergence to Fall Ingress 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 4845

Re: Spring Emergence to Fall Ingress 2013

Wow, a lot of cool stuff and some great pictures! I hate how you northern herpers come down to Florida and find stuff that I've never seen before. That yellow rat is crazy looking! It seems like you didn't do anything but herp all year.
by PrimitiveTim
November 11th, 2013, 6:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Resurgent Green Turtle in Florida
Replies: 2
Views: 2245

Re: The Resurgent Green Turtle in Florida

I heard this from some of the folks that mark the nests at Canaveral Nat'l Seashore. I was glad to hear this. Ironically, I only saw loggerheads and leatherbacks this year. Maybe they're just more conspicuous than the greens.
by PrimitiveTim
November 10th, 2013, 6:33 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Reddish Egret Fishing Behavior
Replies: 2
Views: 2213

Re: Reddish Egret Fishing Behavior

Thank you! It's actually way easier than the instructions. I tried it this way before but I was having trouble. You shall never see another link from me again.
by PrimitiveTim
November 8th, 2013, 9:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best winter finds?
Replies: 30
Views: 7891

Re: Best winter finds?

Indigo and EDBs are high the list. It's been over ten years since I found an indigo and I've only found two EDBs in my life. Alligator snapping turtle would be cool to find in a backwoods spring too. Although I can be a real wuss when it come to cold water. The best would be if I could snorkel/dive ...
by PrimitiveTim
November 8th, 2013, 9:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: a paper about how my views changed with animal planet
Replies: 40
Views: 6722

Re: a paper about how my views changed with animal planet

I like this thread. I enjoy reading everyone's opinions and seeing the views of some of the experts. I think it would be more interesting to see a thread where people could share ideas of their ideal wildlife show. What do we want the future of wildlife documentaries to look like?
by PrimitiveTim
November 8th, 2013, 9:01 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Reddish Egret Fishing Behavior
Replies: 2
Views: 2213

Reddish Egret Fishing Behavior

Was able to get some interesting footage of a Reddish Egret last week. Seems like it was putting a lot of effort into catching fish but not really being that successful. It only caught two little minnows while I was filming this. Apparently this was a young one as they normally get a little bit bigg...
by PrimitiveTim
October 24th, 2013, 9:49 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: A Photographic Sampler of Mammals from Borneo
Replies: 6
Views: 10332

Re: A Photographic Sampler of Mammals from Borneo

Gibbons have got to be my favorite! I can't even imagine trying to get a shot of them in the jungle. They have some of the swiftest locomotion I've ever seen from a mammal.
by PrimitiveTim
October 24th, 2013, 9:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013-Part V
Replies: 11
Views: 2234

Re: 2013-Part V

So many cools things about this post! I really like the oddity in the scarlet king's stripes. I'm interested in how you came across that mud snake on eggs too.
by PrimitiveTim
October 23rd, 2013, 6:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Euthanizing non native species.
Replies: 30
Views: 7244

Re: Euthanizing non native species.

Bill, same thing happened at my house. There were two years where I saw no GTFs at my house and only CTFs. I started collecting the CTFs and since then I've started seeing GTFs. The CTFs are still around but the GTFs are definitely more common than before. Apparently the GTFs make a pretty quick com...
by PrimitiveTim
October 14th, 2013, 6:41 am
Forum: News
Topic: "Naked and Afraid"--No Friend of Herps
Replies: 8
Views: 4498

Re: "Naked and Afraid"--No Friend of Herps

I saw this as well. They were awful and I can't believe they started the season off with this pair. Only reason I kept watching was because of billy berger who was on like the 6th episode or something.
by PrimitiveTim
October 14th, 2013, 6:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Short-tailed Snake!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 7234

Re: Short-tailed Snake!!!

That's insane! Did you get any habitat shots with the little guy in it? How was it found? Flipped, cruised, on the crawl?
by PrimitiveTim
October 11th, 2013, 8:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red headed agamas in punta gorda
Replies: 16
Views: 3502

Re: Red headed agamas in punta gorda

Jkinnally wrote:After looking up the agamas i found out we have caiman lizards going to hit that spot to see what i can find.
What??? This is news to me! That's really interesting. I'd like to find some of those! I knew there were caiman around but not caiman lizards. Where did you read that?
by PrimitiveTim
October 6th, 2013, 8:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Euthanizing non native species.
Replies: 30
Views: 7244

Re: Euthanizing non native species.

Sorry, Tim, I thought the video was neat and I wanted to share. :| I do wonder though, suppose I find a not quite DOR snake. One that is clearly going to be dead soon. Is there something I can do to put it out of its misery? I don't know at what point it stops experiencing pain and at what point it...
by PrimitiveTim
October 5th, 2013, 9:07 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Personal Best (PB)
Replies: 41
Views: 35863

Re: Personal Best (PB)

sep11ie wrote:
PrimitiveTim wrote:
All of the reds I catch in a certain lake/creek I fish in have multiple spots.
Some in the indian river lagoon have multiple spots as well.
by PrimitiveTim
October 5th, 2013, 9:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Euthanizing non native species.
Replies: 30
Views: 7244

Re: Euthanizing non native species.

Not trying to start a moral debate here. Just trying to get an idea of anyone does it. In that case, my answer is that I do not kill them. I found a guy that has a Cuban treefrog tank. He just captures the ones he finds and lets them cohabitate together. That way they're no longer outside, and he's...
by PrimitiveTim
October 2nd, 2013, 6:58 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Personal Best (PB)
Replies: 41
Views: 35863

Re: Personal Best (PB)

Got lucky with an upper slot red first time I ever fished for them. I've caught a few after that one. Kayak fishing is where it's at!

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