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by PNWHerper
July 15th, 2011, 10:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Western WA highlights
Replies: 14
Views: 5072

Western WA highlights

These are some pics from years ago. This is a compilation from 2004-2007. Some of these photos are crappy, but I felt they were still cool enough to share. https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-2KDO0JU2Pos/TiB3sA0LbiI/AAAAAAAACWo/DyDmmqRrm6w/s640/Common%252520garter%252520snake%252520copy.jpg A valley ...
by PNWHerper
July 15th, 2011, 8:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Columbia Gorge group trip pics (same as main forum)
Replies: 4
Views: 1666

Re: Columbia Gorge group trip pics (same as main forum)

Love the pics and story! The dark wandering gartersnake is lovely. Never seen on like it.

Your crotalus shots are great, too! Nice work, wish I could have join ya'll for that trip.
by PNWHerper
July 15th, 2011, 8:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rain, rain, go away!
Replies: 5
Views: 1426

Re: Rain, rain, go away!

Love seeing photos on this site from my stomping grounds! I go out to the Vantage area whenever I can, which lately is not very often. But, please keep me in mind if you are heading out and message me. I would love to connect with some fellow herp fans and go on an outing. I have decent photo gear a...
by PNWHerper
July 15th, 2011, 8:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hello All, New to Forum.
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Re: Hello All, New to Forum.

Oh yeah, forgot to put in my name in this post. :P

My name is Filip Tkaczyk. Fil for short.

Cheers to all you fellow reptile and amphibian fans!
by PNWHerper
July 15th, 2011, 7:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spiny Softshells in Lake Washington!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3378

Re: Spiny Softshells in Lake Washington!!!

Travis, I know that they are not native. But, they are none-the-less fascinating and are now part of the Lake Washington ecosystem for better or for worse. I have been theorizing that perhaps the several introduced species of turtles in the Lake that have reproducing populations can survive their in...
by PNWHerper
July 14th, 2011, 6:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New to this forum!
Replies: 10
Views: 1335

Re: New to this forum!

Hello Norm. I am also a newbie here, from western WA state. Look forward to reading and seeing what sort of finds you come across. There are some prairie species out in your neck of the woods I have always wanted to see. Maybe someday I will get out to ND. Would love to take a road trip across the N...
by PNWHerper
July 14th, 2011, 9:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spiny Softshells in Lake Washington!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3378

Re: Spiny Softshells in Lake Washington!!!

M, Thank you! I have heard that from others as well and it would not surprise me. Although, most of those species have not established themselves or reproduced much. The few exceptions are red-eared sliders, western painted turtles and to a much lesser extent spiny softshells. There may be soon inte...
by PNWHerper
July 14th, 2011, 8:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hello All, New to Forum.
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Hello All, New to Forum.

I was told it might be wise to repost this personal intro here. In my ignorance, I posted it in the NAFHA main forum which is perhaps not the best place. __________________________ Hello all! I am a resident of the wet, green, PNW region. I live in the foothillls of the Cascade range NE of Seattle. ...
by PNWHerper
July 14th, 2011, 8:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New to Field Herp Forum, Hello All!
Replies: 30
Views: 2959

Re: New to Field Herp Forum, Hello All!

I did not realize there was a difference between the main forums. Thank you!
by PNWHerper
July 13th, 2011, 7:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spiny Softshells in Lake Washington!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3378

Spiny Softshells in Lake Washington!!!

Dunno if any of you have heard of Spiny softshell turtles occurring in the PNW. I would not have believed it, if I had not seen it myself. Back in 2006, while I was a student at the University of Washington in Seattle, I use to go out and boat around in the lake shore wetlands adjacent to the campus...
by PNWHerper
July 13th, 2011, 5:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A very large meal-photos fixed
Replies: 20
Views: 4531

Re: A very large meal

Casey, this is an AMAZING story and great set of photos to go with it! I have never heard of garter snakes eating birds in our region. I agree with Richard's theory about this most likely being a nest predation situation. The multiple lumps in the belly, the close proximity of the adult bird and the...
by PNWHerper
July 13th, 2011, 11:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New to Field Herp Forum, Hello All!
Replies: 30
Views: 2959

Re: New to Field Herp Forum, Hello All!

Thanks for the welcome! :D I wanted to add some things about my personal background as a naturalist. I have pursued the study of the natural world all my life, and am a perpetual student even though I am also an outdoor educator. One of my passions is studying wildlife tracking. For those of you not...
by PNWHerper
July 12th, 2011, 6:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New to Field Herp Forum, Hello All!
Replies: 30
Views: 2959

Re: New to Field Herp Forum, Hello All!

Sorry, could not get my pic to post in the first message. Said board attachment quota was reached? What does that even mean?
by PNWHerper
July 12th, 2011, 6:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New to Field Herp Forum, Hello All!
Replies: 30
Views: 2959

New to Field Herp Forum, Hello All!

Hello all! I am a resident of the wet, green, PNW region. I live in the foothillls of the Cascade range NE of Seattle. Though I have lived here for about 11 years, I also lived down in So. Cal for many years. I have been a herp fan since as far back as I can remember. I am glad to have found this pl...