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by Carl Brune
December 29th, 2012, 7:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I believe this is the first for this taxa on the forum
Replies: 14
Views: 2849

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

Nice. I've had generally bad luck finding snakes in Florida, but this is one form that I have managed to see:
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When I posted this back in 2007 nobody said "nice find" or anything so I figured they were common.
by Carl Brune
December 23rd, 2012, 2:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping in Massachusetts in December - It Can Be Done!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3450

Re: Herping in Massachusetts in December - It Can Be Done!!

Good work on the neon green color coordination.
by Carl Brune
December 11th, 2012, 8:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Part I: My Herping Eden
Replies: 40
Views: 24469

Re: Part I: My Herping Eden

Nice post. Great variety of stuff in your area.
by Carl Brune
December 5th, 2012, 7:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012 Rattlesnake Recap
Replies: 58
Views: 10535

Re: 2012 Recap

Nice stuff. I enjoyed it all, especially the gregarious whipsnakes!
by Carl Brune
November 25th, 2012, 4:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Late season desert trip
Replies: 19
Views: 3264

Re: Late season desert trip

Good that you guys got out. I have seen a couple of Western Skinks in that area, probably the same canyon. Seeing them there did not strike me as too surprising; there were also Thamnophis hammondii in the canyon where I saw the skinks. The presence of Western Skinks in a nearby canyon is noted in a...
by Carl Brune
November 24th, 2012, 6:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Calling my first random, 11/23/12
Replies: 3
Views: 1451

Re: Calling my first random, 11/23/12

Cool post.
by Carl Brune
November 22nd, 2012, 9:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012- year of my frogs
Replies: 13
Views: 3139

Re: 2012- year of my frogs

Nice post. I like that spadefoot shot.
by Carl Brune
November 6th, 2012, 5:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best place to live for herping and every day life
Replies: 114
Views: 42739

Re: Best place to live for herping and every day life

I do think it is a healthy thing for people to experiment for themselves, trying out the big versus small city, east versus west coast, dry versus wet climate,... (skip the cold climate, lol). I don't think you can really know how you'll like it, until you try it for yourself.
by Carl Brune
October 24th, 2012, 6:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring and Red Salamanders
Replies: 8
Views: 6082

Re: Spring and Red Salamanders

Nice. Thanks for mentioning Maryland, I was wondering where (roughly) these were. Also, I'm pretty sure all of those larvae are in fact Red Salamanders.
by Carl Brune
October 4th, 2012, 4:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thoughts about this Virus?
Replies: 10
Views: 3313

Re: Thoughts about this Virus?

The reason for the focus on the northeast is because there were some recent cases of Eastern equine encephalitis in that region that received a lot of publicity. So of course those people are interested in the topic. This quote by the researcher is kind of lame though "This paper is the final nail i...
by Carl Brune
October 2nd, 2012, 6:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Road...
Replies: 26
Views: 6758

Re: Snake Road...

Looks like you had a productive trip. I wish I could have joined you guys.
by Carl Brune
September 20th, 2012, 10:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I'm embarassed to ask, but I'm dying to know the answer...
Replies: 22
Views: 4633

Re: I'm embarassed to ask, but I'm dying to know the answer.

There would probably be some interesting life history variation between those populations, both then and now. I agree, Van. I really have no idea why he didn't publish more of his thesis. I believe he went on to be a high school teacher. BTW, here is an obit for him on CNAH: http://www.cnah.org/new...
by Carl Brune
September 19th, 2012, 7:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I'm embarassed to ask, but I'm dying to know the answer...
Replies: 22
Views: 4633

Re: I'm embarassed to ask, but I'm dying to know the answer.

Bryan, I have a copy. I think that I could scan it pretty easily. Can you PM me your email address?
by Carl Brune
September 18th, 2012, 5:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I'm embarassed to ask, but I'm dying to know the answer...
Replies: 22
Views: 4633

Re: I'm embarassed to ask, but I'm dying to know the answer.

Regarding George T. McDuffie, his 1960 PhD thesis from U. of Cincinnati was titled "Studies on the Ecology and Life History of the Copperhead, Agkistrodon contortrix mokeson (Daudin), in Ohio". Only a small part of it, the stuff about the size and color patterns, was published in the JOHS article a ...
by Carl Brune
September 17th, 2012, 7:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I'm embarassed to ask, but I'm dying to know the answer...
Replies: 22
Views: 4633

Re: I'm embarassed to ask, but I'm dying to know the answer.

Bryan, That's some classic info. Y'all make it sound like timbers are a dime a dozen in these parts...
by Carl Brune
September 13th, 2012, 7:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I'm Blind!
Replies: 10
Views: 2100

Re: I'm Blind!

Cool. I saw my first one of those back in June. They are just totally spaz.
by Carl Brune
August 30th, 2012, 5:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Long-tailed Brush Lizards
Replies: 5
Views: 1349

Re: Long-tailed Brush Lizards

Nothing to add here, just that I too have always wondered about the western/northern limit of their range.
by Carl Brune
August 23rd, 2012, 12:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So far this year...
Replies: 12
Views: 3549

Re: So far this year...

Very nice post.
by Carl Brune
July 30th, 2012, 3:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Giant Water bug Predation
Replies: 9
Views: 3729

Re: Giant Water bug Predation

That's pretty cool. The "Lannoo" accounts seem to have pretty good literature searches for this sort of thing (predation is one of the categories). The account for Rana palustris does not reference anything like what you describe...
by Carl Brune
July 28th, 2012, 11:47 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Blake Shelton, Turtle Killer?
Replies: 41
Views: 14626

Re: Blake Shelton, Turtle Killer?

pete wrote:.... but who the f#ck is blake shelton??
This.
by Carl Brune
July 14th, 2012, 3:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So far in SoCal - 2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3242

Re: So far in SoCal - 2012

Thanks for posting and taking the time to write some text. Enjoyed.
by Carl Brune
July 12th, 2012, 7:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Germany - few herps, long read....
Replies: 16
Views: 5272

Re: Germany - few herps, long read....

Nice report. I'm not sure being a pro hiking guide from flat Ohio means a whole lot...
by Carl Brune
July 6th, 2012, 3:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mojave Desert: Part 6
Replies: 15
Views: 12296

Re: Mojave Desert: Part 6

Good work. I enjoyed the post, especially all of the landscapes.
by Carl Brune
June 21st, 2012, 6:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rough Green Snake
Replies: 6
Views: 1395

Re: Rough Green Snake

You've been given some good suggestions. I saw a few when I lived in the NC Piedmont (Hillsborough), including one in our yard. I found it when I was clearing honeysuckle out of a chainlink fence.
by Carl Brune
June 8th, 2012, 9:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why do some feel the need to post localities??
Replies: 69
Views: 7677

Re: Why do some feel the need to post localities??

Good (???) reasons have already been given. There is no denying that locality info (at various levels) makes a post more interesting. I was just listening to some Johnny Cash -- had it not been for that, I probably would not be replying in this thread.... Anyway, he mentions a lot of localities in h...
by Carl Brune
June 8th, 2012, 9:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A REGAL time in Nevada (DUW)
Replies: 42
Views: 10137

Re: A REGAL time in Nevada (DUW)

Great story, great finds, thanks for posting that.
by Carl Brune
June 8th, 2012, 6:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 1/1/12 - 6/6/12 In the Northeast
Replies: 11
Views: 2620

Re: 1/1/12 - 6/6/12 In the Northeast

Good work. You've spent an amazing amount of time in the field this year.
by Carl Brune
May 29th, 2012, 7:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ridge top roads....a survey
Replies: 6
Views: 994

Re: ridge top roads....a survey

Joe, we should talk this over in person someday. A few things to keep in mind: 1) some roads may be better than others for reasons we haven't even thought of yet, 2) it takes a very long time for the numbers to average out when comparing roads (partly because snake movement is not random), and 3) ju...
by Carl Brune
May 28th, 2012, 3:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ridge top roads....a survey
Replies: 6
Views: 994

Re: ridge top roads....a survey

I think it's just you... And has already been said, it depends on the species.
by Carl Brune
May 28th, 2012, 5:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sonora Islands, Mexico - Spring 2012
Replies: 16
Views: 5135

Re: Sonora Islands, Mexico - Spring 2012

Outstanding pics and narrative. I really like your in-situ lizard shots. I agree that the poses you get that way can't be beat.
by Carl Brune
May 26th, 2012, 5:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Expedition into Las Islas de Sonora
Replies: 29
Views: 7516

Re: Expedition into Las Islas de Sonora

Awesome. Loved the pics and narrative. Yes, those Uta are cool.
by Carl Brune
May 17th, 2012, 7:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamander Goldmine!
Replies: 4
Views: 1358

Re: Salamander Goldmine!

Your first mystery salamander is a Mud Salamander and the second is a Spring Salamander. Nice finds.
by Carl Brune
May 11th, 2012, 6:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Storeria occipitomaculata
Replies: 16
Views: 4167

Re: Storeria occipitomaculata

Redbellies are not common in southeast Ohio -- I've seen less than 10 in 10+ years of herping here. There's one site where I've seen 4 of them; otherwise it's a matter of sifting through hundreds of ringnecks and Dekay's... Here's a few: http://www.ohio.edu/people/brune/ohio-2002-2006/redbelly_01may...
by Carl Brune
May 9th, 2012, 3:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A skink of a different color
Replies: 25
Views: 9029

Re: A skink of a different color

Nice post!
by Carl Brune
May 2nd, 2012, 5:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Noosed a zebra-tail
Replies: 1
Views: 658

Re: Noosed a zebra-tail

Fun stuff!
by Carl Brune
April 29th, 2012, 7:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peeperazi
Replies: 7
Views: 1519

Re: Peeperazi

Funny stuff!
by Carl Brune
April 26th, 2012, 3:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Exploring Death Valley National Park – April 2012
Replies: 22
Views: 4335

Re: Exploring Death Valley National Park – April 2012

Great report. I miss that area. I did the hike all the way up to the top of Telescope Peak once. I'm thinking your Sceloporus are western fence rather than sagebrush.
by Carl Brune
April 21st, 2012, 7:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A day of herping in California...(plus a little extra)
Replies: 9
Views: 2237

Re: A day of herping in California...(plus a little extra)

Awesome, especially that coachwhip!
by Carl Brune
April 21st, 2012, 3:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Adirondack Foothills
Replies: 3
Views: 1094

Re: Adirondack Foothills

I'm quite sure that larva is a twolined -- bislineata where you're at? All larval salamanders that I'm aware of have a laterally-compressed tail with a fin, so that doesn't tell you much.
by Carl Brune
April 19th, 2012, 3:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which Snake has the worst smelling musk?
Replies: 32
Views: 6782

Re: Which Snake has the worst smelling musk?

I'd say ringnecks are the worst, particular considering the pound-for-pound factor. I usually wind up wiping it on my shirt. Then, when I work up a sweat several hours later, I get to experience it all over again. I find ratsnake musk to have a rather pleasing aroma. I also had the good fortune rece...
by Carl Brune
April 10th, 2012, 5:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Break with the boys in Anza-Borrego
Replies: 20
Views: 2751

Re: Spring Break with the boys in Anza-Borrego

Nice post, I enjoyed the lizards!
by Carl Brune
April 8th, 2012, 4:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Indiana Racer and Tadpole ID?
Replies: 12
Views: 2356

Re: Southern Indiana Racer and Tadpole ID?

That's an Eastern Spadefoot Toad tadpole. Interesting. Everything is early this year.
by Carl Brune
March 29th, 2012, 3:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2011/2012: Texas and the Tropics
Replies: 18
Views: 4574

Re: 2011/2012: Texas and the Tropics

Nice post.
by Carl Brune
March 24th, 2012, 8:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Puerto Rico herping advice
Replies: 8
Views: 2007

Re: Puerto Rico herping advice

Here's a link to some pics from a trip we took there about 5 years ago: http://www.ohio.edu/people/brune/puerto ... to-07.html

Wish we would have seen a boa... Have fun!
by Carl Brune
March 16th, 2012, 3:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another Stupid Ohio Post
Replies: 6
Views: 1689

Re: Another Stupid Ohio Post

Nice work, I like the Ambystoma.
by Carl Brune
March 14th, 2012, 9:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hognose Skin???
Replies: 9
Views: 2502

Re: Hognose Skin???

Since I have it handy, here's a similar pic of an Eastern Hog shed:

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I found it under a sheet of tin a few years back.
by Carl Brune
March 13th, 2012, 3:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Half way there with Spotted salamanders!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1504

Re: Half way there with Spotted salamanders!!

That's probably a Marbled Salamander larva (not a bad thing at all). Looks like you're in the right place. What are you trying to show in the 2nd photo? Did you see any egg masses?
by Carl Brune
March 5th, 2012, 6:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Drought Double Down
Replies: 14
Views: 3812

Re: Drought Double Down

Great post, love the Aneides.