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by Carl Brune
September 20th, 2013, 7:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lifelisting San Diego County – late Spring 2013
Replies: 14
Views: 3934

Re: Lifelisting San Diego County – late Spring 2013

Nice post. Love the Baja coachwhip on the road and the speckleds at the end.
by Carl Brune
September 11th, 2013, 5:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photos from the Field (DUW)
Replies: 30
Views: 10961

Re: Photos from the Field (DUW)

Great post, enjoyed scrolling through it. Excellent photography.
by Carl Brune
September 11th, 2013, 5:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My year thus far...
Replies: 4
Views: 2068

Re: My year thus far...

Yes, welcome. The larval salamander immediately following the adult Red Salamander is a Spring Salamander. Some rough idea (like the state) from where the photos are from would help with the id's and provide a little perspective for your post.
by Carl Brune
September 11th, 2013, 5:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A couple old easterners return to a special western location
Replies: 11
Views: 2871

Re: A couple old easterners return to a special western loca

Nice post. Sounds like a nice relaxing trip.
by Carl Brune
September 6th, 2013, 5:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ohio- County Record
Replies: 10
Views: 2705

Re: Ohio- County Record

Nice find.
by Carl Brune
September 5th, 2013, 5:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Past Month or so in Indiana
Replies: 10
Views: 5200

Re: Past Month or so in Indiana

Good stuff. I haven't seen either a Musk Turtle or a Redbellied Snake in southern OH in a couple of years.
by Carl Brune
August 30th, 2013, 6:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Hognose Radio-tracking (video)
Replies: 1
Views: 1143

Re: Eastern Hognose Radio-tracking (video)

Pretty cool. Kind of random that you also dug up an old piece of rope with the snake.
by Carl Brune
August 30th, 2013, 5:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Queen Snakes and Artificial Cover (Same as NE Chapter Post)
Replies: 5
Views: 1415

Re: Queen Snakes and Artificial Cover (Same as NE Chapter P

My experience is that finding queen snakes under natural cover depends on the local geology. I agree with my distinguished colleagues that finding them under natural rock works very well in Ohio. This is because there are lots of rock slabs (large area, small thickness). However, there are steams in...
by Carl Brune
August 28th, 2013, 4:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Black-Eyed Toads of Bristol County, MA (NE Chapter)
Replies: 20
Views: 6653

Re: The Black-Eyed Toads of Bristol County, MA (NE Chapter)

Very funky toads. I agree that they look to be Fowler's.
by Carl Brune
August 28th, 2013, 3:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Case Closed, its a ruber.
Replies: 10
Views: 1472

Re: What is animal “B” (Atrox or ruber?)

I am a little surprised that atrox (A) would turn up at that locality... Are you sure they didn't just scavange some random photo of a diamonback off of the internet?
by Carl Brune
August 26th, 2013, 7:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A 24 hour Regal Ringneck Run
Replies: 13
Views: 2991

Re: A 24 hour Regal Ringneck Run

Good story, pretty scenery, happy ending. Well done.
by Carl Brune
August 24th, 2013, 8:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Blue and Green Sonoran Whipsnake
Replies: 11
Views: 3519

Re: Blue and Green Sonoran Whipsnake

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From a couple of years ago.
by Carl Brune
August 22nd, 2013, 6:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My 2013 MI Trip - Part I
Replies: 11
Views: 3852

Re: My 2013 MI Trip - Part I

So I've read I, IIa, and IIb -- good work. Too bad you didn't get an alive western Fox snake. It was great meeting up with you a few days ago...
by Carl Brune
August 19th, 2013, 5:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring-Summer in Ohio
Replies: 16
Views: 5134

Re: Spring-Summer in Ohio

kricket, what I mean that you will find both scale variations thoughout their range Ohio (not sure about the extreme SW part). Assigning subspecies to individual snakes is thus not very meaningful.
by Carl Brune
August 19th, 2013, 7:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring-Summer in Ohio
Replies: 16
Views: 5134

Re: Spring-Summer in Ohio

Regarding Ohio Worm Snakes -- the state is in the integrade zone and you will find both scale variations, sometimes on the same animal: http://www.ohio.edu/people/brune/ohio-12/worm_05may12_2b.jpg This is not rare here -- Roger Conant noted in 1951 that 16 out of the 91 Ohio specimens available to h...
by Carl Brune
August 18th, 2013, 9:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring-Summer in Ohio
Replies: 16
Views: 5134

Re: Spring-Summer in Ohio

Nice work. Glad you found a copperhead. I like Whip-poor-wills.
by Carl Brune
July 22nd, 2013, 5:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need an ID on a small salamander
Replies: 17
Views: 3284

Re: Need an ID on a small salamander

Well sort of. All of the metamorphs posted after the first one look quite a bit younger. I've never found a marbled metamorph after May myself and nodded in agreement with Jeff's statement when I first read it. That is a nice photo documentation of a rarely seen life-stage. Well I think everyone did...
by Carl Brune
July 15th, 2013, 10:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID for Santa Barbara fence lizard?
Replies: 3
Views: 1983

Re: ID for Santa Barbara fence lizard?

Pretty lizard. There may not be a definitive answer to your question. SB is ~near the intergrade zone between the Great Basin (longipes) and Coast Range (bocourtii) subspecies. These subspecies are probably not that well defined anyway. See http://www.californiaherps.com/lizards/pages/s.o.bocourtii....
by Carl Brune
July 6th, 2013, 3:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Show your artistic side
Replies: 8
Views: 2124

Re: Show your artistic side

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by Carl Brune
July 5th, 2013, 3:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of Spring/Early Summer in West Virginia.
Replies: 2
Views: 779

Re: End of Spring/Early Summer in West Virginia.

Yes, good stuff.
by Carl Brune
June 25th, 2013, 7:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So Far in SoCal - 2013
Replies: 18
Views: 7934

Re: So Far in SoCal - 2013

Great post! Thoroughly enjoyed.
by Carl Brune
June 14th, 2013, 3:32 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Herplit
Replies: 24
Views: 12418

Re: Herplit

Sorry to hear you are closing. I appreciate your sharing of your perspective.
by Carl Brune
June 12th, 2013, 8:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help identifying Wyoming lizard
Replies: 4
Views: 1183

Re: Help identifying Wyoming lizard

Looks like a Sagebrush Lizard to me.
by Carl Brune
May 24th, 2013, 4:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID on Tenn Salamander larva
Replies: 11
Views: 3218

Re: ID on Tenn Salamander larva

That's interesting, Todd. Some of the tiny rubers over here (Allegheny Plateau) do show a hint of those spots, but not as prominently as mud salamanders.
by Carl Brune
May 23rd, 2013, 5:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID on Tenn Salamander larva
Replies: 11
Views: 3218

Re: ID on Tenn Salamander larva

Just reading Jakes post. The other salamander in the second photo is not a dusky, definitely twolined complex, probably Eurycea cirrigera.
by Carl Brune
May 23rd, 2013, 5:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID on Tenn Salamander larva
Replies: 11
Views: 3218

Re: ID on Tenn Salamander larva

I'm going to have to disagree with Brian regarding the Pseudotriton . I would say those two on the top of the second photo look like Mud Salamanders P. montanus , just like the diastictus we have in Ohio. I believe the isolated white spots are a characteristic of young diastictus larvae. P. ruber la...
by Carl Brune
May 17th, 2013, 8:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coachwhip thread
Replies: 28
Views: 4719

Re: Coachwhip thread

Brian, that Stanislaus Co animal brings to mind the animal in depicted in Stebbins 1st edition field guide. Here's a couple from CA:

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by Carl Brune
May 17th, 2013, 7:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Odd Looking Northern Water Snake
Replies: 5
Views: 1208

Re: Odd Looking Northern Water Snake

There was a long thread on this topic a few years ago that may be in the archives. I believe this is color morph.
by Carl Brune
May 16th, 2013, 9:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Biggest snake you have flipped under a rock?
Replies: 15
Views: 3824

Re: Biggest snake you have flipped under a rock?

Bigger rock --> Bigger snakes!
by Carl Brune
May 15th, 2013, 8:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ethics question about copperheads.
Replies: 19
Views: 5717

Re: Ethics question about copperheads.

When considering how far to relocate, I think one question you have to ask is how stable is the level of development in the area? If it's a new development, and more is likely on the way, then most populations of most species are doomed at the locality regardless of what you do. However, if the leve...
by Carl Brune
May 8th, 2013, 6:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mid Spring update> (Same as NE chapter)
Replies: 3
Views: 1415

Re: Mid Spring update> (Same as NE chapter)

Nice post. I made a foray over WV looking for P. wehrlei last weekend, but struck out.
by Carl Brune
April 24th, 2013, 1:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Deriving and Using Coordinates with Herp Data
Replies: 20
Views: 3193

Re: Deriving and Using Coordinates with Herp Data

I personally don't see much need for accuracy better than 30' and don't see much point in recording the (estimated) error so long it has reached this level. I can also appreciate that some applications / some people / some beancounting agencies may have different needs / opinions. One thing that is ...
by Carl Brune
April 21st, 2013, 7:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Look what I "spotted" in Florida
Replies: 21
Views: 4787

Re: Look what I "spotted" in Florida

Nice post.
by Carl Brune
April 8th, 2013, 4:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First quarter 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 3464

Re: First quarter 2013

Fun post. Good work on the Tantilla.
by Carl Brune
March 27th, 2013, 5:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: diurnal amphib. migration?
Replies: 3
Views: 951

Re: diurnal amphib. migration?

Wood Frogs will definitely during the day and do not require rain. A couple of weeks ago, after it had rained all day, the spotted salamanders were moving about an hour before dark.
by Carl Brune
March 13th, 2013, 7:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Catching the spring migrations
Replies: 3
Views: 1123

Re: Catching the spring migrations

Pretty awsome that you can find muds out on the road there with some consistency.
by Carl Brune
February 22nd, 2013, 4:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Washed in the Blood 2012...
Replies: 57
Views: 12518

Re: Washed in the Blood 2012...

Nice post, that' a lot of snakes.
by Carl Brune
February 10th, 2013, 6:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Save the critters that fall in your pool!
Replies: 17
Views: 4618

Re: Save the critters that fall in your pool!

Long-time pool owner here. This contraption looks useful. It will also help out the small mamals (chipmunks, shrews, etc...) that also commonly go for a swim. Even with something like this, you should be aware that a lot of the critters will probably wind up in the skimmer basket anyway due to the w...
by Carl Brune
January 29th, 2013, 8:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Since we are introducing babies on the forum...
Replies: 13
Views: 2198

Re: Since we are introducing babies on the forum...

Congrats. Look forward to your future adventures!
by Carl Brune
January 25th, 2013, 5:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kingsnake elevation limit?
Replies: 37
Views: 8325

Re: Kingsnake elevation limit?

I've never seen one in a tree, but I'm sure it happens. There is a pic of one climbing a bird nest box here:

http://www.californiaherps.com/snakes/p ... rniae.html

Standard disclaimers, I'm assuming the photo is not staged, etc...
by Carl Brune
January 25th, 2013, 7:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kingsnake elevation limit?
Replies: 37
Views: 8325

Re: Kingsnake elevation limit?

Hey Will, you are correct about there only being a few points on that ridge reaching 7400'. But if you read his description at http://www.blackturtle.us/BLOG/sep042011.html he says: 'Most of the "Snake in a Tree" video was shot on the ridge between Pleasant Canyon and Middle Park Canyon in the Panam...
by Carl Brune
January 15th, 2013, 7:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kingsnake elevation limit?
Replies: 37
Views: 8325

Re: Kingsnake elevation limit?

Lot's of stuff gets surprisingly high up in the White/Inyo/Panamint Mountains. I see little reason to doubt a cal king at 7400' there. That guy has a lot of interesting stuff on his website, I make it a point to check it out his trip reports etc... once every year or so.
by Carl Brune
January 3rd, 2013, 8:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Looking back 2012, herps of Southern Ca / Western Az
Replies: 19
Views: 3576

Re: Looking back 2012, herps of Southern Ca / Western Az

Great post. I really enjoyed seeing the various habitats.
by Carl Brune
January 3rd, 2013, 8:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: southern Ohio, 2012
Replies: 15
Views: 5821

Re: southern Ohio, 2012

Cole,

I do have the larva raising archived: http://www.ohio.edu/people/brune/larvae ... ae-08.html

Just for the record, that, and many other things are here: http://www.ohio.edu/people/brune/
by Carl Brune
January 2nd, 2013, 6:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: southern Ohio, 2012
Replies: 15
Views: 5821

Re: southern Ohio, 2012

Jason, I missed your question earlier. The answer is no. Everything in this post is from east of the Scioto River.
by Carl Brune
January 2nd, 2013, 7:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: southern Ohio, 2012
Replies: 15
Views: 5821

Re: southern Ohio, 2012

Thanks for the comments everybody!
by Carl Brune
January 1st, 2013, 10:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: southern Ohio, 2012
Replies: 15
Views: 5821

southern Ohio, 2012

Our winter was unusually mild this year and it led into an early spring. The summer was very dry, but it included a very intense derecho windstorm that knocked out the electrical power throughout the region. I didn't manage to get out into the field much during the summer. The year finished up with ...
by Carl Brune
December 31st, 2012, 9:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New girl here, first year of herping post
Replies: 51
Views: 10470

Re: New girl here, first year of herping post

Welcome to the forum. How'd that twolined salmander sneak into your post?
by Carl Brune
December 30th, 2012, 8:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I believe this is the first for this taxa on the forum
Replies: 14
Views: 2852

Re: I believe this is the first for this taxa on the forum

Thanks for the info, Josh. I agree with Dell, all forms of Tantilla are quite interesting.