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by Carl Brune
November 12th, 2014, 9:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herping with a Drone
Replies: 18
Views: 8463

Re: Field Herping with a Drone

I was hoping to see the drone lift the boards...
by Carl Brune
November 12th, 2014, 8:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 in review: The Midwest
Replies: 14
Views: 7220

Re: 2014 in review: The Midwest

Good stuff. I still appreciate the old school mega post. Paticularly if it's from my area of the country.
by Carl Brune
November 10th, 2014, 8:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: summer 2014- Massasaugas and more
Replies: 14
Views: 6197

Re: summer 2014- Massasaugas and more

Stunning photos. The blacktail in the crack is very cool. As is the light atrox. And most everything else...
by Carl Brune
November 6th, 2014, 5:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone have recordings of the new Leopard Frog species?
Replies: 18
Views: 6508

Re: Anyone have recordings of the new Leopard Frog species?

Ok, thanks for the info. It really is crazy how similar that is to a sylvatica call.
by Carl Brune
November 5th, 2014, 8:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone have recordings of the new Leopard Frog species?
Replies: 18
Views: 6508

Re: Anyone have recordings of the new Leopard Frog species?

So help me out here. I have listened to the recording several times. There are obviously peepers. There are "clucks" that I would associate with sylvatica, but I suspect these are in fact the kauffeldi? This is based on reading the Feinberg paper and the description of the call. There are also a few...
by Carl Brune
November 3rd, 2014, 5:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SoCal trip report (video)
Replies: 6
Views: 2626

Re: SoCal trip report (video)

That looked like fun :thumb:
by Carl Brune
November 3rd, 2014, 5:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SoCal trip report (video)
Replies: 6
Views: 1220

Re: SoCal trip report (video)

That looked like fun :thumb:
by Carl Brune
October 24th, 2014, 4:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Possible Country Records for the US
Replies: 181
Views: 89838

Re: Possible Country Records for the US

Thanks, Marty, for the thoughtful posts.
by Carl Brune
October 17th, 2014, 6:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Alaska Frawgs
Replies: 18
Views: 6739

Re: Alaska Frawgs

Cool post. They can sure handle the cold, no doubt. Regarding them being spotted, I did see this one in Ohio last year:
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Not the norm around here, of course.
by Carl Brune
October 13th, 2014, 3:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica June 2014
Replies: 13
Views: 6454

Re: Costa Rica June 2014

Nice post. We visited Costa Rica in late June, I believe just after you did. This included one night at CRARC. Great experience, everywhere we went. I really enjoyed your post. Awesome that you got to see Jumping Pit Viper. I'm still going thru my pics, I need to get back on that...
by Carl Brune
October 2nd, 2014, 8:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Texas the Big Bend
Replies: 22
Views: 9552

Re: Texas the Big Bend

Fun post. You guys definitely rocked it.
by Carl Brune
September 24th, 2014, 6:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A short outing in the our mountains for salamanders
Replies: 16
Views: 3176

Re: A short outing in the our mountains for salamanders

Nice post and discussion. In North Carolina, it is apparently the case that most of the Brook Trout are not present today are not the native fish, but a northeastern strain. This is due to fish planting. This makes the navtive southern Appalachian strain a rare beast. Do you know what the situation ...
by Carl Brune
September 2nd, 2014, 8:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Creek Connections Creek Camp
Replies: 4
Views: 2017

Re: Creek Connections Creek Camp

Interesting. It appears that most, if not all, of the salamander larvae in the plastic container are Ambystoma.
by Carl Brune
August 7th, 2014, 5:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Crotalus den *EDITED*
Replies: 6
Views: 1919

Re: Crotalus scutulatus den

Yep, viridus, and that photo + various B.S. stories have been floating around the internet for years. This page seems quite plausible to me:

http://www.friendslittlebighorn.com/rat ... ighorn.htm

in which case the photo is from Montana.
by Carl Brune
July 22nd, 2014, 8:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lifelisting San Diego County 2014 – Part 1: Spring
Replies: 13
Views: 4757

Re: Lifelisting San Diego County – Spring through Summer 201

Nice post. Looks like you've spent quite some time in the field this year.
by Carl Brune
June 13th, 2014, 5:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 NE Chapter Outing to Mt. Rogers, VA (xpost/NE Chapter)
Replies: 4
Views: 1069

Re: 2014 NE Chapter Outing to Mt. Rogers, VA (xpost/NE Chapt

Thanks for the report. Sounds like a fun trip.
by Carl Brune
June 1st, 2014, 3:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Union County, IL and ID Help
Replies: 11
Views: 1979

Re: Union County, IL and ID Help

I would agree with 12 being Storeria dekayi. We get them like that (striped) in southern Ohio occasionally.
by Carl Brune
May 29th, 2014, 8:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: goodbye carl
Replies: 38
Views: 14447

Re: goodbye carl

Very sorry to hear this. I never met him in person. I really appreciated his posts and writings.
by Carl Brune
May 28th, 2014, 3:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Needing help
Replies: 28
Views: 6229

Re: Needing help

On the subject of identification, does anyone care to take a stab at this one:

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It's a DOR from the area under discussion. I id'd it at the time as lateralis, but unfortunately this is the only photo I took...
by Carl Brune
May 18th, 2014, 3:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Got Stuck and Died?
Replies: 10
Views: 2309

Re: Snake Got Stuck and Died?

Not rare to happen with plastic netting, such as the type used for erosion control or keeping rabits and stuff out of gardens...
by Carl Brune
May 18th, 2014, 7:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How were your Ambystoma this year? plus belly patterns
Replies: 14
Views: 2371

Re: How were your Ambystoma this year? plus belly patterns

I did not notice any decline in Ambystoma numbers this spring, but I am not revisiting sites so this statement doesn't mean a whole lot. This winter was abnormally cold and long. In southern Ohio, I feel the conditions for spring breeders was never really good. Much of March was too cold, and there ...
by Carl Brune
April 27th, 2014, 6:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Skink vs. Snake
Replies: 12
Views: 3861

Re: Skink vs. Snake

That's pretty awesome, with the ringneck wrapping some coils around skink and all.
by Carl Brune
April 18th, 2014, 5:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: LIFER Cali Atrox and LIFER Stephensi ..and other stuff
Replies: 8
Views: 3204

Re: LIFER Cali Atrox and LIFER Stephensi ..and other stuff

Nice post, viper. I like the variety of stuff herp and non-herp.
by Carl Brune
March 31st, 2014, 6:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ah, the good old days...
Replies: 13
Views: 2219

Re: Ah, the good old days...

That's very cool.
by Carl Brune
March 26th, 2014, 3:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NM, AZ, FL, NC, CA, & TX - Shuffled
Replies: 58
Views: 26430

Re: NM, AZ, FL, NC, CA, & TX - Shuffled

Very nice post, thanks for sharing. I too liked the shadow shot.
by Carl Brune
February 22nd, 2014, 7:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Secret Knowledge of Backroads...2013
Replies: 44
Views: 8498

Re: Secret Knowledge of Backroads...2013

Great photos, thanks for sharing. Lot's of great stuff in KY.
by Carl Brune
February 3rd, 2014, 8:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field experience with Rough Greens? (No pics)
Replies: 6
Views: 1458

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

Do you have the various articles by Michael Plummer?
by Carl Brune
January 28th, 2014, 9:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spotted Salamander and Wood Frog breeding phenology project
Replies: 3
Views: 789

Re: Spotted Salamander and Wood Frog breeding phenology proj

The link to the program is broken...
by Carl Brune
January 16th, 2014, 8:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast Ohio, 2013
Replies: 29
Views: 10048

Re: Southeast Ohio, 2013

Trey- Luck / timing really does matter. How did I manage to see zero live garters in a year? Here's another one. There is a little site I typically check 2-3 times every season. This year I checked it 3 times, and each time I found a different black king. However, I had not seen ANY snakes there sin...
by Carl Brune
January 16th, 2014, 4:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast Ohio, 2013
Replies: 29
Views: 10048

Re: Southeast Ohio, 2013

J-Miz wrote:And did I read that correctly...no live garters for the entire year??
Yes you did...
by Carl Brune
January 14th, 2014, 8:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast Ohio, 2013
Replies: 29
Views: 10048

Re: Southeast Ohio, 2013

It was good year. Ever year plays out differently, due to when I have time to get out, the weather, random luck, etc...

Jason- Some kind of river trip sounds good to me.
by Carl Brune
January 14th, 2014, 8:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red Salamander Eggs
Replies: 6
Views: 1057

Re: Red Salamander Eggs

Interesting. How many eggs total were there? I would suppose those are both females...
by Carl Brune
January 13th, 2014, 7:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peeper help in OH, WV, VA and KY
Replies: 8
Views: 2890

Re: Peeper help in OH, WV, VA and KY

What these guys said. I will add that the peak seems to occur pretty early, when the weather first warms up (usually sometime in the first 3 weeks of March in southern OH). Then it slowly tapers off over about 6 weeks. By the start of May it is pretty much done.
by Carl Brune
January 9th, 2014, 5:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SSAR Standardized Names
Replies: 39
Views: 5623

Re: SSAR Standardized Names

While I understand the logic behind the "no duplicate names for a species and any of its subspecies" rule, it leads to some common names which are more complex and IMO less useful, such as Eastern Long-tailed Salamander or Eastern American Toad. The latter was recently forced upon me... It seems to ...
by Carl Brune
January 7th, 2014, 8:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast Ohio, 2013
Replies: 29
Views: 10048

Re: Southeast Ohio, 2013

Thanks for the comments. Every time I do a post like this it kind of feels like same old same old... But obviously I haven't tired of getting out into the field and am certainly not bored with it.

P. wehrlei is high on my list, will probably head to WV for that.
by Carl Brune
January 5th, 2014, 6:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast Ohio, 2013
Replies: 29
Views: 10048

Southeast Ohio, 2013

Here are some reptiles and amphibians that I observed in southeastern Ohio in 2013, in chronological order. There are a few animals from neighboring states, which are also included. http://www.ohio.edu/people/brune/ohio-13/scenery_12jan12b.jpg On January 12, we had some unseasonably warm weather. A ...
by Carl Brune
January 5th, 2014, 11:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Inspired by others, another end of year post...
Replies: 15
Views: 4397

Re: Inspired by others, another end of year post...

Nice variety. I like the Yucatan gecko as well.
by Carl Brune
January 2nd, 2014, 3:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping: 2013 EOY post
Replies: 41
Views: 21040

Re: Hot Stove Herping: 2013 EOY post

Nice stuff. I particularly liked the Kirtland's and the baja stuff.
by Carl Brune
December 15th, 2013, 8:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip Completed (Part II - AZ, NM, UT)
Replies: 10
Views: 3291

Re: Trip Completed (Part II - AZ, NM, UT)

Great post. Missed the first time around.
by Carl Brune
December 12th, 2013, 9:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Handful of random pics. CA,AZ, and NV.
Replies: 8
Views: 3276

Re: Handful of random pics. CA,AZ, and NV.

Nice post. Good job on the stephensi. That one oldie looks like a 64-ish Imapala wagon.
by Carl Brune
November 29th, 2013, 5:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best winter finds?
Replies: 30
Views: 8523

Re: Best winter finds?

So what's that, Kyle? You lifted a rock that had a bottle under it, and there was a salamander in the bottle? Pretty cool. Here's one of my favorite winter herping days: http://www.ohio.edu/people/brune/muds-jan07/muds-jan07.html . It was posted on some forum at the time (Jan 2007). I added a couple...
by Carl Brune
November 21st, 2013, 9:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frog ID help - blairi confirmed - new photos
Replies: 12
Views: 2860

Re: Frog ID help - blairi confirmed - new photos

Kory, I can't contribute anything about your frog.

I did want to comment on John's frogs (hadn't see his update before). Good deal on the blairi confirmation. I wanted to mention that some of the pipiens we get see in SE have a yellow-green wash in groin area, like yours does.
by Carl Brune
November 20th, 2013, 7:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Brennan's photo thread from 2013.
Replies: 14
Views: 4261

Re: Brennan's photo thread from 2013.

The mud salamander was indeed a great find. I see now that I could answered my own question about the state by reading your post more carefully (your reply to Matt wasn't there when I posted).
by Carl Brune
November 20th, 2013, 7:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: decimal degrees vs UTMs
Replies: 7
Views: 1394

Re: decimal degrees vs UTMs

I am with you, Kevin. For the usual herper purposes, (lat,lon) in decimal degrees is the simplest, maybe also with some datum information. UTM is useful if you need to plot points on an x-y grid yourself (old school), but modern mapping programs take care of this projection stuff for you -- so there...
by Carl Brune
November 18th, 2013, 9:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Brennan's photo thread from 2013.
Replies: 14
Views: 4261

Re: Brennan's photo thread from 2013.

Nice post. I agree with MattS on the Pseudotriton. Was that from Mississippi?
by Carl Brune
October 13th, 2013, 6:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 End of Year post
Replies: 15
Views: 3585

Re: 2013 End of Year post

Nice post. That red-baked whiptail is really cool, almost looks exotic.
by Carl Brune
October 9th, 2013, 9:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Road October 3-7 2013
Replies: 26
Views: 6752

Re: Snake Road October 3-7 2013

Nice post. I don't know about the turtle, but I think the American Toad is a Fowler's Toad.
by Carl Brune
September 23rd, 2013, 4:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frog ID help - blairi confirmed - new photos
Replies: 12
Views: 2860

Re: Frog ID help - Please

Looks to me like it could be a plains. I assume you have Minton's book. The only suggestion I can add is to go back and photograph some more individuals from the same locality. My experience with northerns is that they have a lot of variability and and occasionally lack some of the typical features.