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by Carl Brune
March 4th, 2012, 4:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RIP Jerry Feldner
Replies: 12
Views: 2134

Re: RIP Jerry Feldner

I'm very sorry to hear that. I knew him in the early 90's when we were both in the Southwestern Herpetologists Society based in Los Angeles. He was the treasurer for several years. We both moved on from LA. Later, I was happy to see a familiar name when I started visiting internet herp forums.
by Carl Brune
February 26th, 2012, 5:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A cool Experience
Replies: 5
Views: 1145

Re: A cool Experience

I can't say for sure, but it looks to me like those are Streamside Salamander (Ambystoma barbouri).
by Carl Brune
February 17th, 2012, 5:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2 Herps, soon to be 1 herp
Replies: 16
Views: 2525

Re: 2 Herps, soon to be 1 herp

Cool observation. My first impression on the lizard was Uta, but I suppose Scelop is possible.
by Carl Brune
February 14th, 2012, 4:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Starting 2012 off with a bang!
Replies: 14
Views: 2418

Re: Starting 2012 off with a bang!

Nice post, with a nice Valentine's Day theme at the end -- congrats on that!
by Carl Brune
February 11th, 2012, 8:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping Part Three
Replies: 43
Views: 5092

Re: Hot Stove Herping Part Three

That does look like hard work, and fun. Thanks for the video, Mike. I would definitely like to check out the Boundary Waters someday. Bet the fishing is very good as well.
by Carl Brune
February 10th, 2012, 6:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping Part Three
Replies: 43
Views: 5092

Re: Hot Stove Herping Part Three

Nice post. So how far did you have to walk with the canoe on your back? That looks like work.
by Carl Brune
February 4th, 2012, 5:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: God's Country 2011...
Replies: 59
Views: 10777

Re: God's Country 2011...

Nice stuff, all around. My wife is really into those elephant ear plants, like the one you show at the greenhouse.
by Carl Brune
February 3rd, 2012, 7:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How the Dodgers destroyed kingsnakes in L.A.-a true story
Replies: 63
Views: 5018

Re: How the Dodgers destroyed kingsnakes in L.A.-a true stor

Interesting history and pictures. Development sucks. On the other hand, I always thought it was pretty cool how you could walk straight from the parking lot into the upper deck seats...
by Carl Brune
January 31st, 2012, 5:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: jeffs moving tonight?
Replies: 11
Views: 1947

Re: jeffs moving tonight?

It is not necessary for a pond to dry up for marbleds to breed in them. I know of several counter examples in SE Ohio. That larva looks like a marbled to me. I'm pretty sure there was some Jefferson activity over here during that last warm rainy spell -- unfortunately I didn't get out and verify it.
by Carl Brune
January 26th, 2012, 12:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My 2011 - A Northeastern Delight
Replies: 33
Views: 7144

Re: My 2011 - A Northeastern Delight

You sure got around a bunch. Nice post. Any reason to think that muds are not still around that historic PA habitat?
by Carl Brune
January 25th, 2012, 6:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wanderlustlessness in New Mexico & Arizona
Replies: 65
Views: 11992

Re: Wanderlustlessness in New Mexico & Arizona

Great stuff, thanks for posting.
by Carl Brune
January 18th, 2012, 7:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Minnesota Herps in January ! Blandings, Fox and Garters...
Replies: 7
Views: 1524

Re: Minnesota Herps in January ! Blandings, Fox and Garters.

Nice post. Winter can be beautiful...
by Carl Brune
January 16th, 2012, 5:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2011 Summary California
Replies: 32
Views: 4260

Re: 2011 Summary California

Nice stuff. Thanks for including the scenery shots. That lyre you're holding looks pretty chunky.
by Carl Brune
January 9th, 2012, 6:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some of my favorite pics from 2011.
Replies: 18
Views: 3452

Re: Some of my favorite pics from 2011.

Very nice photography.
by Carl Brune
January 9th, 2012, 4:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My most notable herp log 2011.
Replies: 37
Views: 15055

Re: My most notable herp log 2011.

Nice post. I like the snake-on-road shots.
by Carl Brune
January 8th, 2012, 6:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ranid Roundup
Replies: 23
Views: 4148

Re: Ranid Roundup

Cool theme for a post.
by Carl Brune
January 8th, 2012, 5:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Ohio, 2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4953

Re: Southern Ohio, 2011

Andy- I really like spring salamanders as well. They are the leopard lizards of the salamander realm. Ross- Thanks! Joe- All the KY springs were from west of the Scioto River. I think that's just the way it is. Mike- I still have work to do in this area, like the spring-breeding Ambystoma . Justin- ...
by Carl Brune
January 3rd, 2012, 8:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Ohio, 2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4953

Re: Southern Ohio, 2011

Thanks for the comments everybody. Jason B- The closest to SE Ohio I've heard of smooth greens being seen recently is near where I-70 crosses the OH/WV border. Dave- No luck yet with the Kirtland's. Rock ON! Brian- Good times. Nope to both of your questions. My herping lagged the second half of the ...
by Carl Brune
January 3rd, 2012, 7:55 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Salamander Photography?
Replies: 52
Views: 13360

Re: Salamander Photography?

And A. texanum/barbouri are the worst offenders when it comes to head slouching...
by Carl Brune
January 2nd, 2012, 9:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Ohio, 2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4953

Southern Ohio, 2011

Here's some reptiles and amphibians that I observed in southern Ohio in 2011, in chronological order. Maybe also a few people and other things. http://www.ohio.edu/people/brune/ohio-11/ruber_19feb11_2b.jpg Red Salamander ( Pseudotriton ruber ) larvae observed in mid February. http://www.ohio.edu/peo...
by Carl Brune
January 2nd, 2012, 6:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coachwhips are fast.
Replies: 33
Views: 5780

Re: Coachwhips are fast.

Several years ago, my wife, son Ryan, and I came across a coachwhip in CA desert. Ryan was about seven at the time. It was early in the morning, and the snake was basking out in the open. Here's a couple in situ photos: http://www.ohio.edu/people/brune/calif-2003-2006/flagellum_16aug03_2b.jpg http:/...
by Carl Brune
January 1st, 2012, 8:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coachwhips are fast.
Replies: 33
Views: 5780

Re: Coachwhips are fast.

Trying to catch a Masticophis (or Coluber) in an open field is pretty much like a linebacker trying to tackle Barry Sanders in an ................ open field. Both are very difficult and often the catcher/tackler ends up looking stupid.
by Carl Brune
December 31st, 2011, 7:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping Part Two
Replies: 45
Views: 5982

Re: Hot Stove Herping Part Two

Nice post, Mike. I really like the shot of the calling American Toad.
by Carl Brune
December 31st, 2011, 3:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mostly Kentucky Highlights from 2011
Replies: 24
Views: 6843

Re: Mostly Kentucky Highlights from 2011

Very nice post, all around. Good work on the mud salamanders. They (diastictus) do seem to inhabit some odd places. I also enjoyed you black kingsnake action photos.
by Carl Brune
December 31st, 2011, 2:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Horned Lizards of 2011
Replies: 25
Views: 5093

Re: Horned Lizards of 2011

Very nice variety and photos. You really got around the state.
by Carl Brune
December 27th, 2011, 6:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A selection of Kentucky snakes from 2011
Replies: 38
Views: 27601

Re: A selection of Kentucky snakes from 2011

Nice stuff as usual, Phil!
by Carl Brune
December 22nd, 2011, 5:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2011 end of the year review.
Replies: 31
Views: 7328

Re: 2011 end of the year review.

Nice post. A lot of oreganus variety...
by Carl Brune
December 16th, 2011, 6:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: USGS Desert Tortoise Project: Part 5
Replies: 31
Views: 13149

Re: USGS Desert Tortoise Project: Part 5

Nice post. I enjoyed the scenery, history, art, etc... as well as the herps.
by Carl Brune
December 16th, 2011, 5:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The five stages of herper development
Replies: 20
Views: 6265

Re: The five stages of herper development

For me, I see it going like this: Child Prodigy Stage : Memorized the glossary of Stebbins at age 6, learned all about the lizards and snakes that could be found around my house growing up, keeping lots of lizards and snakes, wanting to be a herpetologist when I grow up, etc... Wayward Son Stage : N...
by Carl Brune
December 9th, 2011, 8:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Flying Coachwhips! Marty Stuart! Annual Annulatum!
Replies: 7
Views: 2461

Re: Flying Coachwhips! Marty Stuart! Annual Annulatum!

Good stuff! Nice post.
by Carl Brune
December 1st, 2011, 12:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Maybe a dumb question....
Replies: 35
Views: 5397

Re: Maybe a dumb question....

Interesting question. In the fish realm, some types (e.g., Salmonids) can thrive in temps below 40F. That always amazes me. Others (e.g., Centrarchids) are pretty much like reptiles and go dormant when temps drop below 50F.
by Carl Brune
November 29th, 2011, 5:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Year in Photographs
Replies: 36
Views: 9445

Re: The Year in Photographs

Awesome finds and photography. Thanks for posting.
by Carl Brune
November 29th, 2011, 5:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2011 Highlights
Replies: 37
Views: 7246

Re: 2011 Highlights

A lot of nice stuff there, thanks for posting. That 3-boa deal is pretty amazing.
by Carl Brune
November 28th, 2011, 5:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping: Part One
Replies: 49
Views: 22581

Re: Hot Stove Herping: Part One

Nice post, and a nice way to spend February...
by Carl Brune
November 22nd, 2011, 6:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Breaking the Bet, Part 2: GA and beyond (major DUW)
Replies: 68
Views: 12792

Re: Breaking the Bet, Part 2: GA and beyond (major DUW)

Nice post, thanks for that. I agree about the "jealous about your travels" comment as well as the 2-lined instead of 3-lined...
by Carl Brune
November 20th, 2011, 8:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: East coast 2011.
Replies: 33
Views: 8734

Re: East coast 2011.

Nice bunch of photos. Thanks for posting.
by Carl Brune
November 19th, 2011, 7:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few recent NV pics. and a couple pre crash shots to boot.
Replies: 6
Views: 1181

Re: A few recent NV pics. and a couple pre crash shots to bo

Nice stuff, thanks for posting.
by Carl Brune
November 13th, 2011, 6:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: China post #34 - Shennongjia 2011 part 2
Replies: 12
Views: 3902

Re: China post #34 - Shennongjia 2011 part 2

Great story! Thanks for posting.
by Carl Brune
November 10th, 2011, 8:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Season end report.
Replies: 30
Views: 5419

Re: Season end report.

Great post!
by Carl Brune
November 8th, 2011, 4:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes, Torts, Toads, Lizards and Landscapes Part 1
Replies: 39
Views: 9664

Re: Snakes, Torts, Toads, Lizards and Landscapes Part 1

Great photos! Thank for posting.
by Carl Brune
October 31st, 2011, 10:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona/Mexico 2011
Replies: 54
Views: 9905

Re: Arizona/Mexico 2011

Great stuff, Mike. That first shot really is excellent.
by Carl Brune
October 26th, 2011, 6:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Live Birth of Sidewinder in Utah
Replies: 20
Views: 3108

Re: Live Birth of Sidewinder in Utah

Awesome.
by Carl Brune
October 26th, 2011, 3:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Western Mojave Trip
Replies: 11
Views: 1291

Re: Western Mojave Trip

Nice post. Love the lizards and the scenery.
by Carl Brune
October 25th, 2011, 7:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Old herpers never die…..New Photos Added
Replies: 23
Views: 4278

Re: Old herpers never die…..

Very nice photos. Looks like you traveled around quite a bit. We checked out some of those burned areas depicted in your first photo -- rattlesnakes are still there...
by Carl Brune
October 23rd, 2011, 3:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another desert drive
Replies: 13
Views: 1896

Re: Another desert drive

The longnose looks great on the b/w granite.
by Carl Brune
October 12th, 2011, 8:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Cartel-Land - Fall 2011
Replies: 44
Views: 8650

Re: Herping Cartel-Land - Fall 2011

Awesome post. Thanks for sharing your adventure.
by Carl Brune
October 8th, 2011, 7:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Unleashing the Scientist in the Student
Replies: 0
Views: 1074

Unleashing the Scientist in the Student

Unleashing the Scientist in the Student
Students from Mark Twain I.S. 239 studied salamanders on Staten Island this week.
By LISA W. FODERARO
Published: October 7, 2011

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/08/nyreg ... .html?_r=1
by Carl Brune
October 3rd, 2011, 8:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: For those who have found red salamanders
Replies: 15
Views: 2280

Re: For those who have found red salamanders

A key habitat feature is a spring of some sort, kind of like a den/rookery for a timber rattlesnake. If you can find the larvae in the outflow of a spring, or in a spring-fed pool or creek, you know you are in the right place. Then flipping or roadcruising an adult is just a matter of luck and/or pe...
by Carl Brune
October 2nd, 2011, 7:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why do you herp?
Replies: 24
Views: 2396

Re: Why do you herp?

I dislike the word "herping". I like to poke around and peer into dark places, snakes just happen to be there sometimes. I started out doing it because the primal urge to hunt was strong in me as a child and growing up on the edge of Phoenix, well, that means lizards were fair game for capture and ...
by Carl Brune
September 28th, 2011, 8:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Summer Research, the WV Experience 2009 (repost)
Replies: 12
Views: 3952

Re: My Summer Research, the WV Experience 2009 (repost)

I enjoyed going through that again. Good stuff.