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by ugh
November 19th, 2010, 4:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes of Summer 2010 in Maryland plus two lifers
Replies: 61
Views: 12131

Re: Snakes of Summer 2010 in Maryland plus two lifers

kyle loucks wrote: Next Hamburg show is December 4th I think... I may have to make that one.

Anyone know if there wil be anyone selling little yellow chicks there? I could go for some of those and have been looking for some for a good while now......
by ugh
November 19th, 2010, 5:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Split Topic from incuhead's thread
Replies: 29
Views: 4724

Re: Split Topic from incuhead's thread

Bob what I was trying to convey(and maybe failed to do so) in my earlier post above is that,I still feel I can make a bigger difference by working with/thru 'the system' of contacts in actual positions that have at least some influence over such issues as development/land management....Power lies wi...
by ugh
November 17th, 2010, 8:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Split Topic from incuhead's thread
Replies: 29
Views: 4724

Re: Split Topic from incuhead's thread

Nate off the top of my head I can think of two times where the illegal trespassing/camping was an issue;as for the poaching,two or three times.And this was all in the same year.
by ugh
November 17th, 2010, 7:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Split Topic from incuhead's thread
Replies: 29
Views: 4724

Re: Split Topic from incuhead's thread

I'm not challenging you on this, ugh. I'm sure you wouldn't be putting all this out there if you weren't doing anything. But if education is the key, what are you doing to help herps? Like I said... I'm just curious. There is more than one way to skin a cat, so they say. Ok wtf I’ll delve into that...
by ugh
November 17th, 2010, 2:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Split Topic from incuhead's thread
Replies: 29
Views: 4724

Re: Split Topic from incuhead's thread

................The function of the database is two-fold: to provide an online management site for personal records and to share data with approved conservation orientated projects................. Compiling data in one repository allows for sharing with researchers and state agencies. All projects...
by ugh
November 17th, 2010, 12:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes of Summer 2010 in Maryland plus two lifers
Replies: 61
Views: 12131

Re: Snakes of Summer 2010 in Maryland plus two lifers

Nate-Thanks for the objectivity.Not disputing any points you made-just was trying to let people know that records can be viewed(with all their details or lack thereof re:habitat,time of day,conditions,date,locale data to county level,etc.) without registering,and from that point the contributor has...
by ugh
November 17th, 2010, 11:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes of Summer 2010 in Maryland plus two lifers
Replies: 61
Views: 12131

Re: Snakes of Summer 2010 in Maryland plus two lifers

Kyle-just respectfully offering some input from another point of view that doesn't often get 'airtime' on this forum,as those that share it usually aren't present/don't stick around like me. Nate-Thanks for the objectivity.Not disputing any points you made-just was trying to let people know that rec...
by ugh
November 17th, 2010, 6:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Split Topic from incuhead's thread
Replies: 29
Views: 4724

Split Topic from incuhead's thread

Btw don't feel pressured to enter your finds in any database unless YOU feel compelled to do so...All the species you posted here are well-documented from the counties your specimens came from.I understand the argument for entering some finds but I (and most other herpers I know) opt not to and I ha...
by ugh
November 17th, 2010, 5:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes of Summer 2010 in Maryland plus two lifers
Replies: 61
Views: 12131

Re: Snakes of Summer 2010 in Maryland plus two lifers

........As someone else alluded to, please be aware that Timbers are a very sensitive species and that handling them is a very stressful experience. There is a fair amount of anecdotal evidence that when a Timber is captured in its foraging or transient habitat it will abandon the site and not retu...
by ugh
November 10th, 2010, 6:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dealing with annoying results...
Replies: 31
Views: 3958

Re: Dealing with annoying results...

Ok thanks Tim,that would have been the first time I'd heard of a Spilotes being found in Florida..... Anyway I'm no professional photog myself but the first thing I did notice about the pics was that they tended to look a little soft,and while I'm sure using a camera with a small imager/sensor is a ...
by ugh
November 9th, 2010, 3:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dealing with annoying results...
Replies: 31
Views: 3958

Re: Dealing with annoying results...

my first comment/question is whether all of these subjects were found in the wild,in florida?(was wondering about the pine,and esp. the tiger rat[spilotes] and the tegu).
by ugh
October 28th, 2010, 9:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Guess this Coluber game
Replies: 10
Views: 1788

Re: Guess this Coluber game

doesn't look like any juvie Masticophis i've seen;looks very much like any juvie coluber i've seen.
by ugh
October 27th, 2010, 7:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Don't Sleep- There Are Snakes (MAJOR DUW) PART TWO!
Replies: 73
Views: 26941

Re: Don't Sleep- There Are Snakes (MAJOR DUW) PART TWO!

..............I LOVE YOU.
by ugh
October 18th, 2010, 6:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My best NJ herping day (kings and combating pines)
Replies: 29
Views: 3421

Re: My best NJ herping day (kings and combating pines)

Great observations.....pretty classic NJPB post-pinesnakes doing their thing-while crawling across ATV tracks.Perhaps lucky for them you came across the dueling duo before the next off-road vehicle did.... :thumb:
by ugh
October 18th, 2010, 3:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake observations 2010
Replies: 113
Views: 15318

Re: Rattlesnake observations 2010

Uh,wow.......
like the way you pose them,looks so natural ;) ........I second DBD's observation,re:the non-rattling.

lastly-what the heck species have we here?just a really interesting looking Atrox?
Brendan wrote:Image
by ugh
October 11th, 2010, 4:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Matt sprague Photography
Replies: 9
Views: 1616

Re: Matt sprague Photography

Thanks guys! Thesee, I watched it without sound. If there's no annoying, squealing music in the background I give it two thumbs up. Really nice!! :thumb: :thumb: hahahah yea I realized it was kind of annoying...thanks for your honesty! What i found annoying was the guy pulling the snake out of it's...
by ugh
August 28th, 2010, 7:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: short n sweet NE Florida trip w/ an arboreal canebrake
Replies: 8
Views: 1371

Re: short n sweet NE Florida trip w/ an arboreal canebrake

Very nice.......seems like the kind of thing you'd have heard first,then seen.
by ugh
August 24th, 2010, 5:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OMG... It's a double rainbow.
Replies: 25
Views: 6203

Re: OMG... It's a double rainbow.

Gyri wrote: Full On!!!

It's starting to look like a triple snake!!!

It's so bright and so vivid.

THAAAAAAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!

I'm sorry i couldn't resist,had to decompress my brain after my last post,lol
by ugh
August 17th, 2010, 7:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Final NYC Snapper Research Post new stuff (125 pics, edited)
Replies: 21
Views: 6865

Re: Final NYC Snapper Research Post, great new stuff (125 pi

Wow.Really impressive;that species seems so resiliant and adaptable.......Gotta say though unfortunately to me the most memorable shots were the couple with all the floating garbage,that sh!t's got to stop.
by ugh
August 5th, 2010, 1:35 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Blacktails, Tiger, and Speck.....(cross post)
Replies: 35
Views: 8661

Re: Blacktails, Tiger, and Speck.....(cross post)

Brendan, I wasn't reffering to you when I was talking about forcing opinions. Ugh who is admittedly anticollecting is who I was reffering to. Let me five you a scenario. I have never been to TX and I don't travel out of state to herp often if at all. Say I get the opportunity to go and while I'm th...
by ugh
August 5th, 2010, 7:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wood Turtle help (also on main forum)...
Replies: 21
Views: 3759

Re: Wood Turtle help (also on main forum)...

Of the 51 species included, the Wood Turtle is the only one I have no experience with, while every other species I have extensive experience with. Andy Look man I don't know what county you're in,but the above remark and the fact you're trying to write a book sort of implies,or had me assume,you di...
by ugh
August 5th, 2010, 6:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wood Turtle help (also on main forum)...
Replies: 21
Views: 3759

Re: Wood Turtle help (also on main forum)...

Ok so you do get my point-your first guess-after all.I wondered why/was doubting you were having trouble figuring that out........I do find it perplexing you have nothing remotely resembling a habitat shot given all your experience with those species i mentioned. And to adress your incidental questi...
by ugh
August 5th, 2010, 4:40 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Blacktails, Tiger, and Speck.....(cross post)
Replies: 35
Views: 8661

Re: Blacktails, Tiger, and Speck.....(cross post)

What is the difference? do you think the animal or her unborn babies are going to be harmed in the process? the guy is out taking pictures. Its bad enough people give someone a hard time for collecting, even when in there legal rights. But for taking pictures, come on. I have seen your photos, they...
by ugh
August 4th, 2010, 7:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wood Turtle help (also on main forum)...
Replies: 21
Views: 3759

Re: Wood Turtle help (also on main forum)...

wayne_fidler wrote:aha now I know where to find wood turtles!!! lol I've searched miles of stream and turned up nothing. oh well gonna be out there next weekend to do some more scouting.

Frickin' hayseeds....what can you say :roll:
by ugh
August 4th, 2010, 11:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wood Turtle help (also on main forum)...
Replies: 21
Views: 3759

Re: Wood Turtle help (also on main forum)...

Andy-so,does this mean you aren't willing to post the habitat shots for the species i listed? :?
by ugh
August 4th, 2010, 9:20 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Blacktails, Tiger, and Speck.....(cross post)
Replies: 35
Views: 8661

Re: Blacktails, Tiger, and Speck.....(cross post)

Very nice observations…..I particularly appreciated the tigris and the‘one year later’ bit, to me that’s a major highlight of fieldherping, the i.d.’ing of individuals seen in years past. You just have to weigh your options and consider what’s your priority….. If you can get used to laying off a bit...
by ugh
August 3rd, 2010, 12:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wood Turtle help (also on main forum)...
Replies: 21
Views: 3759

Re: Wood Turtle help (also on main forum)...

Andy I've never gone herping in Ohio but i just may next year;I too may write a book about it.would you mind explaining and posting pics of the following species' habitats? -kirtland's snakes -eastern massassuagas -fox snakes -blanding's turtles -lake erie water snakes -melanistic eastern garters Do...
by ugh
August 3rd, 2010, 12:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wood Turtle information help...
Replies: 13
Views: 3196

Re: Wood Turtle information help...

Daniel-first of all let's make clear that your opinion is coming from a guy from the pro-collecting school of thought;my opinion is from someone that opposes collecting,regardless of what their state law says.And yes I know a hell of a lot can be discerned from just a photo of a species' habitat.......
by ugh
August 3rd, 2010, 9:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wood Turtle information help...
Replies: 13
Views: 3196

Re: Wood Turtle information help...

with all due respect,not a great idea to do so here(detailing and posting pics of habitat for a species so heavily exploited by poachers).....why don't you ask for rsponses to be sent via pm or email?
by ugh
August 3rd, 2010, 9:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wood Turtle help (also on main forum)...
Replies: 21
Views: 3759

Re: Wood Turtle help (also on main forum)...

If those of you who have seen Wood Turtles (especially turtles from W. PA) can you post a little bit about their habitats? Also, if you have habitat pictures that would be great... ok with all due respect i'd call this a bad idea,kind of irresponsible to ask for such over the forum-do so via pm's i...
by ugh
July 28th, 2010, 12:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pinesnake nesting, Timber combat, and more LECHing.
Replies: 48
Views: 5952

Re: Pinesnake nesting, Timber combat, and more LECHing.

AW MAN YOU SUUUUUUUUCK!................nice pics btw. :thumb:
by ugh
July 28th, 2010, 8:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Relocating wildlife (lots of photos)
Replies: 39
Views: 5073

Re: Relocating wildlife (lots of photos)

Without question a noble effort....So many questions though,due to the well-documented mxied results-to be generous-of attempted relocations of many crotalid species (at least here in the east),I wanted to ask the following: - how long have they been practicing this with that population(or other po...
by ugh
July 28th, 2010, 7:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Relocating wildlife (lots of photos)
Replies: 39
Views: 5073

Re: Relocating wildlife (lots of photos)

Without question a noble effort....So many questions though,due to the well-documented mxied results-to be generous-of attempted relocations of many crotalid species (at least here in the east),I wanted to ask the following: - how long have they been practicing this with that population(or other pop...
by ugh
July 22nd, 2010, 12:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A little Mississippi
Replies: 28
Views: 8606

Re: A little Mississippi

Very nice,all of it but that lodingi head shot really stands out.I still say that subspecies is probably as critically endangered if not more so,than any other snake in the country due to the limited range and reduced habitat;but I've never been there exactly so hopefully I'm wrong. Would like to he...
by ugh
July 18th, 2010, 9:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: prettiest snake
Replies: 109
Views: 26546

Re: prettiest snake

edited
by ugh
July 12th, 2010, 8:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: FAST FOOD FIELD HERPING
Replies: 33
Views: 8435

Re: FAST FOOD FIELD HERPING

Bryan-I don’t see it as hypocritical-I mean what are you saying, anyone that’s been shown any site over the years has no right to use their better judgement and withold any of their own information from anyone? When herping sites are so variable, comparing something very temporary like a trash site ...
by ugh
July 12th, 2010, 7:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: FAST FOOD FIELD HERPING
Replies: 33
Views: 8435

Re: FAST FOOD FIELD HERPING

Raise your hand if you've never once received information from someone about a location or behavior. Most of us probably have, but what's that got to do with anyone using more discretion for the sake of a population of any given species' best interest? I think you have to judge each situation on it...
by ugh
July 10th, 2010, 7:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Why Snakebites Are About to Get a Lot More Deadly
Replies: 12
Views: 3810

Re: Why Snakebites Are About to Get a Lot More Deadly

......... Hes right how do you get bit. If you approach it after that it will try to get away. It will only bite when you grab em. That last part is key;assuming that article's accurate,that's definitely not good news.........I've found three corals over the years,two of which were 'bitey'.The firs...
by ugh
July 10th, 2010, 7:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: FAST FOOD FIELD HERPING
Replies: 33
Views: 8435

Re: FAST FOOD FIELD HERPING

All very moving stuff but I fully support DBD's sentiments-I don't recall him saying anything about 'slamming doors/preventing others from learning',etc.... To the contrary,the newbie's own trials and erors is the best way to learn! What I think Dave was stressing was for all concerned to be wiser a...
by ugh
June 30th, 2010, 3:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northeast herping, Spring 2010.
Replies: 35
Views: 5867

Re: Northeast herping, Spring 2010.

Hmmm....I reckon I know who you're talking about, had a real purty mouth if I recall correctly. I hear tell through the grapevine you may taken a break from ridge walking, and done some sand strolling. How did you do? RW Now hold on, let me see if I done used this machine here right.....Well I’ll b...
by ugh
June 30th, 2010, 5:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northeast herping, Spring 2010.
Replies: 35
Views: 5867

Re: Northeast herping, Spring 2010.

Amazing assortment of finds,I'm envious.......Hey you know your avatar reminds me of this italian studmuffin I heard about- used to roam the empire state mountain ranges-indeed,walking the ridges dressed in the finest designer clothing from his old world homeland.... :thumb:
by ugh
June 29th, 2010, 6:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Little Bit of West Texas,.... DBD Style -
Replies: 73
Views: 12792

Re: A Little Bit of West Texas,.... DBD Style -

I also don't see any ugly in that alterna......different,yes-any chance it's got some mexicana in it?Kinda looks that way to me but I don't have their range maps handy.
by ugh
June 14th, 2010, 10:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Memorial Day and Beyond...
Replies: 11
Views: 3607

Re: Memorial Day and Beyond...

I'm gonna go out on a limb here brick- trying to be as nice as possible though I think it's just pointing out the obvious,since no one else has- and implore you to please think about getting your kids some gaiters or at least some fricking boots(!?) .And how about pants,did you think about Lyme's di...
by ugh
June 11th, 2010, 6:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Weather sites and herping
Replies: 9
Views: 2595

Re: Weather sites and herping

I usually keep checking different websites until I find a forecast I like,then head on out.