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by ugh
February 9th, 2012, 7:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some more from Kentucky - mostly snakes, especially timbers
Replies: 60
Views: 17036

Re: Some more from Kentucky - mostly snakes, especially timb

ugh, Will and I collected one pair of pine snakes and now produce hatchlings each year. This has enabled us to donate hatchlings to some of the zoo's and educational facilities across the state, and to hopefully raise public awareness of this magnificent snake. I am glad that we collected the anima...
by ugh
February 8th, 2012, 4:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some more from Kentucky - mostly snakes, especially timbers
Replies: 60
Views: 17036

Re: Some more from Kentucky - mostly snakes, especially timb

That is a nice asst. of TR's but I was reminded of an old post(circa '06?'07?) from you Phil, re:a Pituophis melanoleucus collected from a very rare locale in KY for the species if I recall, for a captive breeding/propagation project of yours/Will's.The way I remember it the snake was a male;what ev...
by ugh
January 29th, 2012, 6:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone up for some Florida herping?
Replies: 10
Views: 1801

Re: Anyone up for some Florida herping?

Pine woods(Rhadinea)....Never seen one gape,what's the story behind the pic?
by ugh
January 25th, 2012, 4:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wanderlustlessness in New Mexico & Arizona
Replies: 65
Views: 11469

Re: Wanderlustlessness in New Mexico & Arizona

Hardcore....damn(head shaking/very jealous) :beer:
by ugh
January 23rd, 2012, 1:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tip of Texas Diamondback..
Replies: 6
Views: 1111

Re: Tip of Texas Diamondback..

great shot,classic.
by ugh
January 23rd, 2012, 6:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Claxton Rattlesnake Roundup no longer killing snakes
Replies: 25
Views: 5387

Re: Claxton Rattlesnake Roundup no longer killing snakes

.........I've half a mind to start one myself! And you're the perfect candidate to do it Gyri-you've got the connections to get it rolling....I'm pretty certain it'd pick up steam FAST.One taste of feral hog is all anyone would need to get on board! It's win-win all the way around. The rattlers(and...
by ugh
January 20th, 2012, 9:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pinelands Preservation Alliance Data Request
Replies: 9
Views: 1486

Re: Pinelands Preservation Alliance Data Request

I'd say,better yet, BUY THEIR STUFF, or get off a buck and DONATE CASH. Records aren't bad but for the most part they know what's there in the pines,as does the state. Not saying you can't submit your finds if you want, but these guys at PPA would probably prefer some additional funds, think about i...
by ugh
January 20th, 2012, 6:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wow Delaware really sucks!
Replies: 33
Views: 3532

Re: Wow Delaware really sucks!

Look at the pine snake's current range.About as fragmented as can be. But they're found on both sides of the DE watershed. That body of water hasn't always been at the same level as it is today. Look at what tidbit of habitat in DE that hasn't been converted into ag fields or beach house community,e...
by ugh
January 18th, 2012, 3:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some recent San Diego fun
Replies: 34
Views: 5604

Re: Some recent San Diego fun

Pretty cool outing,multigenerational-I like it. Gorgeous rattlers, all 3 species you represented....
I may finally be lured ALL THE WAY out west after all
:beer:
by ugh
January 13th, 2012, 4:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How not to handle venomous snakes...
Replies: 19
Views: 2741

Re: How not to handle venomous snakes...

Luckily I quickly got past the temptation to handle hots.Took a year or two, and the camera helped immensely.

Never been tagged. Best reason I can think of why is, I try my hardest not to give the snakes a reason to bite me.
by ugh
December 24th, 2011, 12:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Christmas Challenge?
Replies: 20
Views: 1858

Re: Christmas Challenge?

Lol sure but at what lattitude are we talking here? ;)
by ugh
December 19th, 2011, 10:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dylan Cooper
Replies: 11
Views: 1344

Re: Dylan Cooper

Definitely sorry to hear that happen to them.
by ugh
December 19th, 2011, 9:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Death of a Single Snake
Replies: 21
Views: 3898

Re: The Death of a Single Snake

Not sure why but this reminds me a little of what was probably the most frustrating of several dor's I saw in a little over a 24-hr period this fall on the east coast....Just a real carnage tour... Went like this:spent a good bit of the 'down time' part of a day scouting roads that seemed promising ...
by ugh
December 15th, 2011, 5:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Handling venomous snakes
Replies: 101
Views: 24663

Re: Handling venomous snakes

Very good point, re:tongs.At the very least,they stress the hell out of a snake,instantly.Why would anyone here want that? We all know how much snakes dislike being grabbed,or restrained in particular.And of course there's the increased potential for injuring it while it's in the tongs,as was menti...
by ugh
December 15th, 2011, 4:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Handling venomous snakes
Replies: 101
Views: 24663

Re: Handling venomous snakes

I feel it unnecessary to grab a venomous snake by it's tail because your risk of being bitten dramatically increases. I realise that most of the people on this forum are from North America, but as it still is an international forum I'd agree with your statement if you replaced 'venomous snake' with...
by ugh
December 14th, 2011, 6:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Handling venomous snakes
Replies: 101
Views: 24663

Re: Handling venomous snakes

M.J. FRANETOVICH who's that in your avatar pic?
by ugh
December 12th, 2011, 7:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lowcountry Herping 2011 (DUW)
Replies: 21
Views: 2639

Re: Lowcountry Herping 2011 (DUW)

Something about these shots are extra sweet...Pine snakes in situ,Barred owls....Habitat restoration..... :thumb: http://i751.photobucket.com/albums/xx152/iand420/Herping%202011/IMG_2241.jpg http://i751.photobucket.com/albums/xx152/iand420/Herping%202011/IMG_1128.jpg http://i751.photobucket.com/albu...
by ugh
December 12th, 2011, 6:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: mast crop
Replies: 7
Views: 1420

Re: mast crop

kinda silly i know, but it will keep me off the streets for another season :lol: Bikepaths notwithstanding...... :lol: To be honest most of the acorns I saw afield(which were abundant most if not everywhere I was) would have been from last year's crop. For the most part, where I did see this year's...
by ugh
December 12th, 2011, 8:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frozen Planet
Replies: 20
Views: 3940

Re: Frozen Planet

Already discussed at some length in the good ole NE chapter,interesting 'subplot' re:the 'controversial' final episode here,one member wrote them a letter...
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=9188
by ugh
December 8th, 2011, 2:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Timber Rattlesnake
Replies: 32
Views: 5393

Re: Timber Rattlesnake

Thanks guys but I was actually making reference to his left hand,that looks to be basically sqeezing the anterior portion of the snake's body in the surgical photo,much as one would an old tube of toothpaste....? I'm no sage veteran of snake surgical procedures but how about an operating table?A tub...
by ugh
December 8th, 2011, 7:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Timber Rattlesnake
Replies: 32
Views: 5393

Re: Timber Rattlesnake

Awesome!
Wait,what are you pit tagging them for?Hope it's important.
No idea who's working the needle in your pic but I think he might have left a few ribs intact
lol
Shelly Cox wrote:Image
by ugh
November 29th, 2011, 5:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: a quick letter to discovery channel
Replies: 32
Views: 5114

Re: a quick letter to discovery channel

Hear Hear! Can't say I'm surprised by the fact they're just hellbent on raising their bottom line... But, what does really piss me off so much about this network,'Discovery'- is the way they so skillfully and artfully perpetrated a fraud on me and the rest of the viewing public in marketing this ima...
by ugh
November 25th, 2011, 1:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thanksgiving challenge this year?
Replies: 24
Views: 2607

Re: Thanksgiving challenge this year?

That wannabe laterale phase redback is maybe the nicest I've seen!
And bald eagles can definitely be frustrating.....
by ugh
November 23rd, 2011, 12:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Breaking the Bet, Part 2: GA and beyond (major DUW)
Replies: 68
Views: 12392

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

Marissa – please excuse this aside for a second-my intent was certainly NOT to ‘sidetrack’ from your post’.Actually though it happens frequently enough that folks oughtta be used to it right? Cole- I hear you. These justifications you named-like I said, at best I see it as preaching to the choir.Peo...
by ugh
November 23rd, 2011, 7:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Breaking the Bet, Part 2: GA and beyond (major DUW)
Replies: 68
Views: 12392

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

J.Easter-saw you on TV btw- it’s true she didn’t break any forum rules. And I’d never have a forum because I’m just don’t see a reason for them.Or rather,I see too many reasons not to. But can someone humor me and answer my question-how does more attention here from herpers benefit the animals;What ...
by ugh
November 22nd, 2011, 3:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Breaking the Bet, Part 2: GA and beyond (major DUW)
Replies: 68
Views: 12392

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

HI ugh- I dont think I mentioned the specific locale of anything besides the Pigeon Mountain salamanders (and, well, their location is in their name), and the counties of the copperheads. I never even said what county the preserve is in. I'd be happy to throw up my shots with no commentating at all...
by ugh
November 22nd, 2011, 4:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Breaking the Bet, Part 2: GA and beyond (major DUW)
Replies: 68
Views: 12392

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

Beautiful stuff.That being said-you sure your employer's cool with you bringing so much attention to it all- postin this stuff here,and making mention of their project's locales-let alone doing so specifically?Incredible. Seems somewhat outside the standard practice to me,and I kinda wonder what goo...
by ugh
November 19th, 2011, 5:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: PA. reptile show to be on FOX 29 news tonight at 10.
Replies: 11
Views: 1658

Re: PA. reptile show to be on FOX 29 news tonight at 10.

OK Pete yeh bowling is way underrated in my book....so how'd you do? But to keep with the theme- No captives here.I used to keep snakes-captive bred, because I came to have a strong oppostition to taking from wild populations.But I came to realize what I like about these animals is observing them in...
by ugh
November 18th, 2011, 2:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: PA. reptile show to be on FOX 29 news tonight at 10.
Replies: 11
Views: 1658

Re: PA. reptile show to be on FOX 29 news tonight at 10.

Dragon you're an idiot. And a freak. J/K, stay cool now- Interesting concept,I never really thought of that angle in relation to the exotic pet trade but there is of course no question we are mostly a society of upright lemmings-it's monkey see,monkey do.As I've said before here, the herd mentality ...
by ugh
November 18th, 2011, 7:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery snake....
Replies: 68
Views: 10299

Re: Mystery snake....

I think this 'stripe' people are seeing on it is just the light exxagerating it's musculature.The thing just got ran over and became one with the pavement, and it's likely struggling/squirming pretty hard so patternwise Coluber constrictor makes sense.....
by ugh
November 17th, 2011, 3:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery snake....
Replies: 68
Views: 10299

Re: Mystery snake....

What pattern,the snake looks completely patternless to me?
by ugh
November 15th, 2011, 5:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 8yo boy bitten by Rattlesnake at school
Replies: 12
Views: 4185

Re: 8yo boy bitten by Rattlesnake at school

This calls for a Texas sized roundup! :beer:
by ugh
November 13th, 2011, 6:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Really, has it come to this?
Replies: 190
Views: 25955

Re: Really, has it come to this?

Thanks Mikeyfresh well said...
rosy-man wrote:Mikes got a good point too, it really dosent matter when you post pics haters r jealous 365 days a year
Wait-what??
Yeh rosyman you nailed it-pretty sure it's all about jealousy.
:roll:
Excuse me I gotta go bang my head on a frickin' wall...
by ugh
November 11th, 2011, 6:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Timber Rattlesnakes Part I: Teaser
Replies: 26
Views: 3054

Re: Timber Rattlesnakes Part I: Teaser

Gyri wrote: I am by no means trying to argue that the study is not worth the stress to a population, just pointing out that the effects of capturing and handling timbers are not as obvious as complete abandonment of sites..
Well said.
by ugh
November 11th, 2011, 6:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Timber Rattlesnakes Part I: Teaser
Replies: 26
Views: 3054

Re: Timber Rattlesnakes Part I: Teaser

NOT trying to disagree with you here on this point of avoidance(which has so many complexities and has probably been oversimplified a bit in recent discussions here) but a couple questions John: a)I admit I'm curious how many years' experience you are basing your thoughts from personal observation ...
by ugh
November 10th, 2011, 4:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Timber Rattlesnakes Part I: Teaser
Replies: 26
Views: 3054

Re: Timber Rattlesnakes Part I: Teaser

My thoughts, based on observation (not stats), says that they do NOT show avoidance. However, I should qualify that we only processed during pre and post emergence, so they are traveling anyway. Each year the snakes follow roughly the same movement pattern, sometimes utilizing the same rocks or log...
by ugh
November 9th, 2011, 10:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Two herps I have no clue how to find
Replies: 18
Views: 2389

Re: Two herps I have no clue how to find

Like any other herp-Trial and error?
Investment of time and effort-both in the field and in research, attn. to details.
Probably forgot to mention some things but that's a decent start!
by ugh
November 9th, 2011, 3:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Really, has it come to this?
Replies: 190
Views: 25955

Re: Really, has it come to this?

Another perspective............. of 'This’ being,a guy sees some pics on the internet that someone worked and learned the animals well enough to be able to get the shots-and was kind enough to share them with total STRANGERS...…And the viewer- rather then dare reconsider how he sees such creatures i...
by ugh
November 8th, 2011, 6:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: It really came to this-
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Re: It really came to this-

justinm wrote:The Redundancy Dept. of Redundancy called and said that there is a thread for this topic already.
Wait you mean the agency based in the foothills of the smokies? 8-)
by ugh
November 8th, 2011, 3:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: It really came to this-
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

It really came to this-

Has it really come to this,I said 'This’ being,a guy sees some pics on the internet that someone worked and learned the animals well enough to be able to get the shots-and was kind enough to share them with total STRANGERS...…And the viewer- rather then dare reconsider how he sees such creatures in ...
by ugh
November 7th, 2011, 2:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Really, has it come to this?
Replies: 190
Views: 25955

Re: Really, has it come to this?

GPS coordinates I can understand but can ANYONE tell me how on earth a person can ransack his reptile cache by saying his snake was seen in August? I could tell you how, but then you might ransack my reptile cache. 8-) RW LOL nice,had the same thought as I read the above question Ah who gives a f&*...
by ugh
November 6th, 2011, 11:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake areas along NJ/PA line?
Replies: 191
Views: 16003

Re: Rattlesnake areas along NJ/PA line?

HA you're the first marine I've ever heard refer to himself as an ex-marine.They call themselves former marines and will adamantly correct anyone that uses the term 'ex-marine'....Might wanna remember that next time you play that card,lol. ;) You can send me a pm anytime you want bro and we'll go fr...
by ugh
November 6th, 2011, 10:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake areas along NJ/PA line?
Replies: 191
Views: 16003

Re: Rattlesnake areas along NJ/PA line?

No Ty you're actually pretty bad at making your point clear,you sort of hop around all over the place. You're young,you're more than a little flippant/cocky but admitedly your ass did get jumped on from the word go here but you just ask for it and keep on digging,lol. Btw 'roadkill' I'd take my chan...
by ugh
November 6th, 2011, 10:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake areas along NJ/PA line?
Replies: 191
Views: 16003

Re: Rattlesnake areas along NJ/PA line?

My bad-I don't know where you live but chances are I've been to that state and seen timbers....And yes by that you could probably deduce that I've been there-even in person! And don't be so confident in being able to get away scot free.For one thing,people talk.and tak and talk and talk.There's eyes...
by ugh
November 6th, 2011, 9:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake areas along NJ/PA line?
Replies: 191
Views: 16003

Re: Rattlesnake areas along NJ/PA line?

wow, really, I know I am new here, but come on. I apply for my permit, head up to the mountain and kill my rattlesnake nice and legal. and you guys are in an uproar about him asking for a spot. why don't you get off your arses and get that outdated hunting law off the books if the rattelsnakes are ...
by ugh
November 6th, 2011, 8:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake areas along NJ/PA line?
Replies: 191
Views: 16003

Re: Rattlesnake areas along NJ/PA line?

I agree with Chris,the kid's here so deal with it. I wanted to take this approach but got pissed off,lol. And yes for damn sure,beware of all the honorable-sounding alterior motives people will hide behind to justify their exploitation of these snakes-e.g.,'education'.....'research'....etc. Heck I'm...
by ugh
November 6th, 2011, 8:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Canebrake dens?
Replies: 130
Views: 21700

Re: Canebrake dens?

Neogene diversification and taxonomic stability in the snake tribe Lampropeltini,Pyron and Burbrink '09

I misspoke,it doesn't really get into/adress relationship at the subspecific level.
by ugh
November 6th, 2011, 6:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake areas along NJ/PA line?
Replies: 191
Views: 16003

Re: Rattlesnake areas along NJ/PA line?

dragoncjo wrote:Also Jeff, its interesting to see your tone change when the subject is your backyard. You sound like me when people mention something where I live.....hah.
That's funny you mention this, I noticed that immediately and thought that was pretty stunning too,lol.
by ugh
November 6th, 2011, 4:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake areas along NJ/PA line?
Replies: 191
Views: 16003

Re: Rattlesnake areas along NJ/PA line?

I always imagined her as a very giving person 8-)
by ugh
November 5th, 2011, 9:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Canebrake dens?
Replies: 130
Views: 21700

Re: Canebrake dens?

Thanks,no this one included the entire subfamily.I'll have to look it up tommorow i guess.