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by mothman
April 22nd, 2015, 11:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping at Pico Bonito Lodge, Honduras
Replies: 5
Views: 2975

Re: Herping at Pico Bonito Lodge, Honduras

Another awesome series! Your unidentified frog looks like it could be another variant of C. fitzingeri. If I recall, not all individuals have a dorsolateral stripe. I send your images to Josiah Townsend, he'll be able to ID them for sure Thanks for forwarding the frog image to Josiah Townsend. Much...
by mothman
April 16th, 2015, 7:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp trip to Rio Santiago Nature Resort, Honduras
Replies: 8
Views: 6052

Re: Herp trip to Rio Santiago Nature Resort, Honduras

I am pretty certain your Leptophis mexicanus is actually Leptodrymus pulcherrimus , a much cooler and seldom seen snake on this forum! On my bucket list! It looks like both species live in this area. How do you distinguish them? They look very similar in photos, and I didn't see any diagnostic to t...
by mothman
April 15th, 2015, 7:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping in Roatan Island, Honduras
Replies: 9
Views: 6400

Re: Herping in Roatan Island, Honduras

We don't see enough Caribbean reports around these parts. Thanks for sharing your adventure. Looks like that male Ctenosaur lost his spiny tail? Mike, The tail of the adult male Ctenosaura is not spiny. Most of the lizard's tail in the photo is behind a rock. It would have been great if the tail wa...
by mothman
April 15th, 2015, 7:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping in Roatan Island, Honduras
Replies: 9
Views: 6400

Re: Herping in Roatan Island, Honduras

Th Lizard party! The color on that first Anolis allisoni is incredible. Those big male basilisks look soooo proud of themselves. That ironshore reminds me of the limestone tsingy from Madagascar, though it's formed a very different way. Was it as sharp as it looks? John The ironshore rock did have s...
by mothman
April 14th, 2015, 1:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping in Roatan Island, Honduras
Replies: 9
Views: 6400

Herping in Roatan Island, Honduras

I spent 3.5 days on Roatan Island at the end of February, 2015 to find and photograph some of its many reptiles. This island is about 40 miles long with a central spine of low hills. http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn16/MLB65/Honduras%20Roatan%20herps/DSC_6890_18722_zpsmqsqsowm.jpg Caribbean isla...
by mothman
April 14th, 2015, 11:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: MAN INJURED WHILE SAVING A SNAPPING TURTLE!
Replies: 21
Views: 6176

Re: MAN INJURED WHILE SAVING A SNAPPING TURTLE!

I had a "pet" 45 pound snapping turtle ( Chelydra serpentina ) when in high school many, many years ago. I always picked him up by the very base of the tail with the carapace part of the shell facing away from me. Snappers will instinctively commence swimming movements with their legs when picked up...
by mothman
April 14th, 2015, 9:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping at Pico Bonito Lodge, Honduras
Replies: 5
Views: 2975

Herping at Pico Bonito Lodge, Honduras

The Lodge at Pico Bonito is located about forty minute drive from the coastal town of La Ceiba, Honduras in the foothills of the mountains. This is a view of the coastal mountains from the harbor in La Ceiba. http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn16/MLB65/Honduras%20Pico%20Bonito%20Lodge%20Herps/DSC_...
by mothman
April 14th, 2015, 6:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp trip to Rio Santiago Nature Resort, Honduras
Replies: 8
Views: 6052

Herp trip to Rio Santiago Nature Resort, Honduras

I took a trip to Honduras in late February/early March of this year and came across some interesting herps which I thought you might be interested in seeing. I went to Rio Santiago Nature Resort and the Lodge at Pico Bonito and the Bay Islands of Roatan and Utila. I will report on the sightings from...
by mothman
July 14th, 2014, 3:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Opportunistic Caribbean Cruise Herping
Replies: 12
Views: 4652

Re: Opportunistic Caribbean Cruise Herping

Five anole species on a brief stop in Puerto Rico. Fantastic.

Mitch
by mothman
July 5th, 2014, 3:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping sites and personal guides in Panama
Replies: 6
Views: 1870

Re: Herping sites and personal guides in Panama

I cannot recommend any personal guides (was doing research), but I saw all three of your desired species on Barro Colorado Island. Also Pipeline road, near Gamboa is great - only was there once but I saw Siphlophis cervinus, Dactyloa chocorum, Norops apletophallus, Leptophis ahetulla, Hypsiboas boa...
by mothman
July 3rd, 2014, 7:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping sites and personal guides in Panama
Replies: 6
Views: 1870

Herping sites and personal guides in Panama

I will be going on a photographic birding tour in Panama to the Canopy Tower in the Canal Zone and to El Valle de Anton in the highlands in August. I want to go herping after the bird tour. Can anyone suggest some good sites to find herps? I am especially interested in finding the lizards Corytophan...
by mothman
July 3rd, 2014, 7:05 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Herping sites and personal herping guides in Panama
Replies: 0
Views: 2165

Herping sites and personal herping guides in Panama

I will be going on a photographic birding tour in Panama to the Canopy Tower in the Canal Zone and to El Valle de Anton in the highlands in August. I want to go herping after the bird tour. Can anyone suggest some good sites to find herps? I am especially interested in finding the lizards Corytophan...