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by Daryl Eby
May 26th, 2012, 8:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I found a Hognoser
Replies: 20
Views: 4406

Re: I found a Hognoser

I didn't (& won't) watch the video, but if I read the OP correctly, this is NOT her video. She merely linked it as showing a similar response to the snake she found. Without contrary evidence, I chose to assume that she did not harass her "hognoser" into his death display. I've seen hognose snakes f...
by Daryl Eby
May 20th, 2012, 9:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Female Eastern North Fl.
Replies: 31
Views: 4034

Re: Female Eastern North Fl.

OH CRAP. Time for me to eat crow. I just noticed that Chance's edit was made BEFORE anyone else commented on it. I retract my comments that basically accused him of making those changes in response to challenges. Time for me to make some edits (with explanation).

Sorry Chance.
by Daryl Eby
May 20th, 2012, 9:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Female Eastern North Fl.
Replies: 31
Views: 4034

Re: Female Eastern North Fl.

Gerry, I don't object to the edit function, just the way some use it. I use it extensively to correct typos, errors, and to improve clarity. 90% of my revisions are BEFORE anyone else replies. Whenever I make edits after someone has commented, I add a note explaining the edit. Usually something like...
by Daryl Eby
May 20th, 2012, 4:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Female Eastern North Fl.
Replies: 31
Views: 4034

Re: Female Eastern North Fl.

Re: your fascination with it's 'aberrancy' ... I was wondering the same thing. I've never worked with EDBs, but don't see anything particularly unusual about this snake. If I'm missing something, hopefully somebody will point it out. I dont care to read your ethics debates and points of view...Save...
by Daryl Eby
May 19th, 2012, 4:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Gila Monster saliva reduces food cravings
Replies: 12
Views: 5296

Gila Monster saliva reduces food cravings

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2145197/The-latest-slimming-pill-Gila-monster-saliva-reduces-food-cravings.html The latest slimming pill? Gila monster saliva reduces food cravings By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 06:38 EST, 16 May 2012 | UPDATED: 06:38 EST, 16 May 2012 A drug made from the sali...
by Daryl Eby
May 15th, 2012, 8:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fire at Wildhorse Station
Replies: 2
Views: 1303

Fire at Wildhorse Station

Also on my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.176881375770881.37231.100003470609066&type=1 WILDHORSE STATION FIRE: Field herpers and other residents and visitors to the Big Bend will be saddened to hear that one of the rental units at Wildhorse Station was struck by lightening a...
by Daryl Eby
May 14th, 2012, 8:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So I'm out in the Trans Pecos...
Replies: 13
Views: 1878

Re: So I'm out in the Trans Pecos...

We could use a few more leaders like Clay Henry. Beats the heck out of most small town mayors and definitely more intelligent than any DC politicians.
by Daryl Eby
May 9th, 2012, 11:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Equatorial Guinea Snake ID
Replies: 8
Views: 2521

Re: Equatorial Guinea Snake ID

Really wish they'd cropped that first shot a little more closely.
by Daryl Eby
May 3rd, 2012, 8:16 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Posting Links to External Sites as "field reports"
Replies: 6
Views: 3141

Re: Posting Links to External Sites as "field reports"

Follow this link for my reply.

You will need to search through all the various pages and links to find it.
by Daryl Eby
April 23rd, 2012, 2:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: found magic knife in AZ
Replies: 72
Views: 9727

Re: found magic knife in AZ

Dell Despain wrote::?: Jimbo :?:, what did that have to do with anything? :roll:
I'm having pizza for dinner.
by Daryl Eby
April 18th, 2012, 8:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best wild Rattlesnake strike "EVER" video -
Replies: 2
Views: 849

Re: Best wild Rattlesnake strike "EVER" video -

Great video. I shared the link on Facebook.
by Daryl Eby
April 18th, 2012, 7:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: found magic knife in AZ
Replies: 72
Views: 9727

Re: found magic knife in AZ

Andy Avram wrote:I lost approximately $248.39 at Snake Road a few years back. It was made up of various pennies, nickles, dimes, quarters and bills.
That must have been "magic money". Those lost pennies, nickles, dimes and quarters keep turning up beside small herps.
by Daryl Eby
April 12th, 2012, 10:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Deleted?
Replies: 21
Views: 2560

Re: Deleted?

RobK wrote:Yeah, and while we're at it, maybe we could add the bullsnake filter, too?
That would block all my flipping posts.
by Daryl Eby
April 12th, 2012, 8:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Deleted?
Replies: 21
Views: 2560

Re: Deleted?

I don't see it as a rule in the TOS, but I assume it's an unspoken rule. The forum used to have a profanity filter that replaced foul language with herp terms. The substitutions were often incongruous and made for some funny snake. I vote for bringing back that system. If you disagree, go frog your...
by Daryl Eby
April 6th, 2012, 4:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Baiting with roadkill?
Replies: 3
Views: 830

Re: Baiting with roadkill?

DORs are useful for lots of things: Museum specimens Dissection -especially for gut contents Subjects for macro photography of scale patterns or other details Food for AORs -resulting in a feeding photo op Food for captives Monitor where they were crossing for other herps -maybe a potential mate or ...
by Daryl Eby
April 5th, 2012, 6:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 22 foot croc in Niger
Replies: 31
Views: 9689

Re: 22 foot croc in Niger

That photo looks like a typical perspective trick. On first glance, it looks HUGE in comparison to all the people. Look closer and it is evident that the people are some unknown distance behind the croc. Depending on how close or far they are, that croc could be anywhere from four to forty feet in l...
by Daryl Eby
April 5th, 2012, 11:30 am
Forum: News
Topic: Snakes on a Plane -Really
Replies: 2
Views: 3022

Snakes on a Plane -Really

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/05/11030675-ive-got-snakes-on-a-plane-pilot-makes-emergency-landing?lite By Ian Johnston, msnbc.com A pilot made an emergency landing during a flight in Australia, reportedly telling air traffic controllers, "Look, you're not going to believe this. I've ...
by Daryl Eby
April 2nd, 2012, 10:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 1.2 million dollar missle to kill one python, even sillier
Replies: 9
Views: 1391

Re: 1.2 million dollar missle to kill one python, even silli

both the articles i posted are april fools jokes :) i believe.. LOL. I hope so. Hard to know for sure. I constantly come across stories and comments about crazy, unbelievable, BS, backwards, moronic, crap that SHOULD be April Fools jokes. Sadly, most turn out to be all too real. Maybe we need an "A...
by Daryl Eby
March 29th, 2012, 10:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 'Chunking'
Replies: 16
Views: 1858

Re: 'Chunking'

This is all funny, but now I'm feeling bad for derailing this thread. Can anyone give a serious answer?
by Daryl Eby
March 29th, 2012, 5:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 'Chunking'
Replies: 16
Views: 1858

Re: 'Chunking'

Soro wrote:chunking is when a generally slender snake becomes bulkier.
Incorrect. "Chunking" is what happens at the fair when you eat too many varieties of fried food on a stick, wash it down with warm Coors, then ride the Tilt-a-whirl.
by Daryl Eby
March 29th, 2012, 6:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gecko Repellent...wtf?
Replies: 8
Views: 3161

Re: Gecko Repellent...wtf?

We usually have the boys try to catch them and move them outside. Janet even joins in on the fun sometimes. These are the only herp species she has ever captured or attempted to capture. If they are on the ceiling, I'll sometimes shoot them off with a rubber band while the boys stand below and try t...
by Daryl Eby
March 29th, 2012, 4:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gecko Repellent...wtf?
Replies: 8
Views: 3161

Re: Gecko Repellent...wtf?

We have lots of Mediterranean Geckos outside our house and they occasionally find their way inside. I had almost convinced Janet to allow them to stay inside. Her tolerance for indoor geckos ended when one crawled across her face in the middle of the night. Scared the bleep out of her.
by Daryl Eby
March 22nd, 2012, 6:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake abuse or just poor training?
Replies: 12
Views: 3111

Re: Rattlesnake abuse or just poor training?

Gluesenkamp wrote:NThanks for bringing this to my attention.
In hindsight, it may have been better for me to just send it to you instead of posting it publicly. Dude is just trying to do his job and needs a little guidance. Glad you're there to provide it.
by Daryl Eby
March 22nd, 2012, 5:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake abuse or just poor training?
Replies: 12
Views: 3111

Re: Rattlesnake abuse or just poor training?

Andy,

Thanks for looking into this. I assume the guys in this image are good rangers or park service employees on most fronts. Perhaps (hopefully) they really thought they were helping. A little positive training and all will be good.

Daryl
by Daryl Eby
March 21st, 2012, 5:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake abuse or just poor training?
Replies: 12
Views: 3111

Rattlesnake abuse or just poor training?

My nephew sent me this photo. It's not his photo, but was told it was taken at Lake Whitney in Texas. http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/542777_10100735890456660_23909811_51251091_1652316496_n.jpg The ranger (?) is obviously mishandling the snake. My question: Do you think he didn't care...
by Daryl Eby
March 20th, 2012, 4:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tadpole ID Request
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Re: Tadpole ID Request

justinm wrote:Looks like a Ranid tadpole to me.
Thanks Justin

Guess that would confirm it as a Rio Grande Leopard Frog. The only other Ranid down here is the Bullfrog and I've never seen one of them along this stretch of the creek. I see or hear leopard frogs on nearly every visit.
by Daryl Eby
March 19th, 2012, 2:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: When you see a fork in the road ...
Replies: 4
Views: 937

Re: When you see a fork in the road ...

Hey, is that one of your places, with the snakes carved into the corbels, Daryl? (Are they indeed corbels? I'm not that knowledgeable about architectural terms.) Very nice! Gerry I wish that was my place. It is actually the Big Bend Family Crisis Center. They have a nice building in the Ghost Town ...
by Daryl Eby
March 19th, 2012, 7:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: When you see a fork in the road ...
Replies: 4
Views: 937

Re: When you see a fork in the road ...

When you see a fork in the road...
Look for snakes in unexpected locations.
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by Daryl Eby
March 19th, 2012, 7:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: When you see a fork in the road ...
Replies: 4
Views: 937

Re: When you see a fork in the road ...

When you see a fork in the road ...
Prey for lost soles.
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by Daryl Eby
March 19th, 2012, 6:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: When you see a fork in the road ...
Replies: 4
Views: 937

When you see a fork in the road ...

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by Daryl Eby
March 19th, 2012, 5:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Western Massasauga conservation in Nebraska
Replies: 21
Views: 3767

Re: Western Massasauga conservation in Nebraska

Do they dig their own burrows? Any info on the size and depth of the hibernaculum?

I'm surprised that they overwinter in dirt borrows near the water line. Seems like a recipe for disaster, but it's obviously working.

Keep up the good work and keep us posted.
by Daryl Eby
March 19th, 2012, 5:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My wife's pregnant
Replies: 19
Views: 2142

Re: My wife's pregnant

Congratz Paul. Kids are what life is all about.
by Daryl Eby
March 18th, 2012, 8:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tadpole ID Request
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Tadpole ID Request

I spotted this tadpole in a spring fed pool near Terlingua Texas. I assume it is a Rio Grand Leopard Frog. Approx 1" long. http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/482077_138346069624412_100003470609066_157668_394937826_n.jpg http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=138346069624412&set=a.1383431...
by Daryl Eby
March 15th, 2012, 5:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: One fewer guy killing herps on TV
Replies: 24
Views: 4243

Re: One fewer guy killing herps on TV

Hans Breuer (twoton) wrote:And it's funnier. For all his Britishness, Mr. Grylls seriously lacks in the humor department.
I'm holding out for "Monty Python: Survive This"
by Daryl Eby
March 12th, 2012, 6:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up
Replies: 84
Views: 27565

Re: World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up

Hmm. Reassurring as your suspicions are, I have a couple questions- I did not state a fact, make a claim, or of lay out a theory. I simply voiced a suspicion ( A feeling or thought that something is possible, likely, or true ). My suspicion is based on the fecundity of atrox, available habitat, pre...
by Daryl Eby
March 11th, 2012, 10:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up
Replies: 84
Views: 27565

Re: World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up

It would be my best guess that many of you either fish and / or hunt. For those that fish and hunt, tell me the difference between harvesting deer, rabbits, ducks, pheasants, trout, bass, etc. versus the harvesting of snakes. I don't hunt and haven't fished in years. However, I do eat meat and fish...
by Daryl Eby
March 11th, 2012, 2:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up
Replies: 84
Views: 27565

Re: World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up

Mike,
I know your intentions are good and I admire your dedication. I just don't see how anything positive could come from this approach. Can you provide any examples of an approach like this actually succeeding?
by Daryl Eby
March 11th, 2012, 2:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up
Replies: 84
Views: 27565

Re: World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up

"Santa isn't real" ... teach them the basics on evolution ... bashing religion ... Telling their kids there's no Santa and no god. What in wide world of weptiles does any of this have to do with animal cruelty and unsound hunting practices? Why not just call their wives hookers, bad mouth their mot...
by Daryl Eby
March 11th, 2012, 8:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up
Replies: 84
Views: 27565

Re: World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up

Maybe a video with some creative editing could open some minds to the horrors of this circus event. Don't disclose that the animals involved are snakes until the very end. Try to create the impression that the animals involved are rabbits or other rodents. Something like this perhaps: Opening shot o...
by Daryl Eby
March 5th, 2012, 8:12 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Grammar time
Replies: 130
Views: 40934

Re: Grammar time

She actually said that knowing how to spell properly should not matter since computers have spell check. That's depressing as hell. That "teacher" should be busted back to her last job, which was probably rollerskating chili dogs out to Silverados at the Odessa Sonic. C-A-N-T --- S-T-O-P --- L-A-U-...
by Daryl Eby
March 5th, 2012, 8:11 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Grammar time
Replies: 130
Views: 40934

Re: Grammar time

it's very clear that a battle is happening, and those who choose the 'y' are clearly superior beings! Absolutely correct! Y's are awesome and clearly indicative of superiority. As proof, I offer three examples: Dar y l L y nn Eb y , father or L y dia Al y ssa Eb y and Zachar y R y an Eb y (I broke ...
by Daryl Eby
March 5th, 2012, 7:51 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Grammar time
Replies: 130
Views: 40934

Re: Grammar time

I think that a lot of this stuff is a direct reflection on the sad state of the American education system. I still remember how to deal with grammar from school, 40 years ago, and my nephew tells me that they don't spend much on it at all these days. So true. Just last week at "Parent/Teacher Day",...
by Daryl Eby
February 23rd, 2012, 8:21 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: The disease of herpetoculture killing endangered wild snakes
Replies: 9
Views: 6094

Re: The disease of herpetoculture killing endangered wild sn

From the article Further testing revealed that the Chrysosporium fungi were molecularly related to samples from the diseased skin of a captive black rat snake. This suggests that the fungus could have come from released or escaped pet reptiles. Why jump to the conclusion that it came from released o...
by Daryl Eby
February 12th, 2012, 5:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mammal populations dropping dramatically in the Everglades
Replies: 95
Views: 13409

Re: Mammal populations dropping dramatically in the Everglad

PNWHerper wrote:I was wondering what happened to the new thread that was put up in reply to this thread from one of the authors of the article.
Do you mean this one: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10089 ?
by Daryl Eby
February 6th, 2012, 3:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Puerto Rico Proposes Iguana Eradication Plan
Replies: 0
Views: 1506

Puerto Rico Proposes Iguana Eradication Plan

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/weird/NATL-Puerto-Rico-Proposes-Iguana-Eradication-to-Boost-Economy-Eliminate-Nuisance-138804669.html Puerto Rico Proposes Iguana Eradication Plan: Exported meat could bring much-needed money into the territory's struggling economy Puerto Rico, plagued by iguanas for ye...
by Daryl Eby
February 1st, 2012, 9:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Possible techniques for combating pythons in the glades
Replies: 16
Views: 2218

Re: Possible techniques for combating pythons in the glads

I'll get it started: I remember reading about attempts to control population of Brown Tree Snakes in Guam by aerial drops of poisoned rodents. I'm not sure of the effectiveness or how(if) they prevented collateral damage from other animals eating the poisoned bait. Perhaps something similar could be...
by Daryl Eby
February 1st, 2012, 9:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Possible techniques for combating pythons in the glades
Replies: 16
Views: 2218

Possible techniques for combating pythons in the glades

We've had lots of discussion of pythons in the Glades. We've debated many aspects of the issue at great length. How'd they get there? How many are there? How far will they spread? How much impact will they have? Should keeping large constrictors be banned/regulated? Etc. One topic that doesn't seem ...
by Daryl Eby
February 1st, 2012, 8:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mammal populations dropping dramatically in the Everglades
Replies: 95
Views: 13409

Re: Mammal populations dropping dramatically in the Everglad

Pythons could also do a much better job than any mammalian predator of completely wiping out this or that prey species due to the fact that pythons can fast for extended periods. If the density of a prey species gets low then its mammalian predators are obliged to shift to other species or move to ...
by Daryl Eby
January 31st, 2012, 2:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mammal populations dropping dramatically in the Everglades
Replies: 95
Views: 13409

Re: Mammal populations dropping dramatically in the Everglad

Um, Jonah Goldberg is a far-right wingnut who makes a living printing controversial opinion pieces, and the National Review is a conservative mouthpiece. To lump Goldberg in with actual journalists is like calling Turtleman a herpetologist. LOL. There are too many "wingnuts" on both ends of the spe...