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by Daryl Eby
January 31st, 2012, 2:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mammal populations dropping dramatically in the Everglades
Replies: 95
Views: 13312

Re: Mammal populations dropping dramatically in the Everglad

They're not conclusively blaming the pythons for it yet, but they appear to think it's very likely. Perhaps the scientists and researchers aren't "conclusively blaming the pythons", but the media is falling all over themselves as they jump to wild conclusions. The politicians will soon capitalize o...
by Daryl Eby
January 31st, 2012, 6:28 am
Forum: News
Topic: Story: "Pythons apparently wiping out Everglades mammals"
Replies: 1
Views: 1436

Re: Story: "Pythons apparently wiping out Everglades mammals

Just noticed that both Jonathan and Cayrip posted the actual study on the main forum. Link to Jonathan's post with several comments: http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9970 Link to Cayrip's post: http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9969 Link to Study: http://...
by Daryl Eby
January 31st, 2012, 6:23 am
Forum: News
Topic: Story: "Pythons apparently wiping out Everglades mammals"
Replies: 1
Views: 1436

Story: "Pythons apparently wiping out Everglades mammals"

Pythons apparently wiping out Everglades mammals http://apnews.myway.com/article/20120131/D9SJL7VG0.html By MATT SEDENSKY WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A burgeoning population of huge pythons - many of them pets that were turned loose by their owners when they got too big - appears to be wiping out l...
by Daryl Eby
December 6th, 2011, 6:46 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Dancing Geckos?
Replies: 4
Views: 1991

Re: Dancing Geckos?

TNWJackson wrote:This is well documented, I'm surprised you weren't aware of it.
Yeah, well, I'm really more of a snake guy. Of course, I am a big fan of the Gieco gecko.
by Daryl Eby
December 6th, 2011, 5:13 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Dancing Geckos?
Replies: 4
Views: 1991

Dancing Geckos?

Check out this gallery.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthp ... i-Goh.html

Very interesting images. I assume the photographer posed them climbing on a glass panel or thin fishing line, but I can't spot it.
by Daryl Eby
December 5th, 2011, 6:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery snake....
Replies: 68
Views: 10038

Re: Mystery snake....

On a more serious note, since all the suspects, locations and weapons have changed...

I'm guessing Sir Henry Morton Stanley, on the mine road, with a pith helmet.
by Daryl Eby
December 5th, 2011, 6:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery snake....
Replies: 68
Views: 10038

Re: Mystery snake....

The Malumbu road in Fungurume, I'm back in Congo.
In that case, it could not possibly be a sonora, thamnophis, salvadora, or masticophis. Therefore, it MUST be coluber.
by Daryl Eby
December 3rd, 2011, 8:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mammoth 'could be reborn in four years'
Replies: 28
Views: 8732

Re: Mammoth 'could be reborn in four years'

They found viable DNA ! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2069541/Woolly-mammoth-brought-life-cloned-bone-marrow-years.html?ITO=1490 Scientists believe it may be possible to clone a woolly mammoth within five years after finding well-preserved bone marrow in a thigh bone recovered from ...
by Daryl Eby
December 2nd, 2011, 6:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Captive breeding of Hellbenders!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 4414

Re: First Captive breeding of Hellbenders!!!

jeffro wrote:Found this picture on yahoo; the soon to hatch hellbenders:
Cute little boogers.
by Daryl Eby
December 2nd, 2011, 2:18 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Protesters fight back with snakes
Replies: 0
Views: 1244

Protesters fight back with snakes

I guess that's one way to deal with the tax man. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/30/india-corruption-protest-snakes-tax-office?newsfeed=true Two farmers fed up with bribery demands have dumped three sacks filled with snakes on the floor of a busy tax office in northern India. The 40 or so s...
by Daryl Eby
December 2nd, 2011, 6:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Off season silliness - quotes on herps, herpers & herping
Replies: 49
Views: 8813

Re: Off season silliness - quotes on herps, herpers & herpin

"Does it bite?" -My friend Jimmy "Never has." -My reply About a second later, the snake (5' Central Texas Whipsnake) bit him on the lip. "Does it bite?" -a former girlfriend "Never has." -My reply A few seconds later, the snake (4' Burmese Python) crapped all over her. Hey, she never asked about th...
by Daryl Eby
December 1st, 2011, 5:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake feed conversion ratio Q.
Replies: 8
Views: 2051

Re: Snake feed conversion ratio Q.

Bob wrote:Are those real.....
They look real. I'd have to handle them to be sure.
by Daryl Eby
December 1st, 2011, 1:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Maybe a dumb question....
Replies: 35
Views: 5065

Re: Maybe a dumb question....

ThatFrogGuy wrote:Why is it that amphibians can survive in and are much less susceptible to colder temperatures than reptiles?
As a Texan, I often wonder the same thing about Canadians. Maybe they just don't know enough to come in out of the cold.
by Daryl Eby
November 30th, 2011, 9:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A small start to a winter project..making a den site?
Replies: 20
Views: 3556

Re: A small start to a winter project..making a den site?

I also must design a barrier from muskrats which my dad had a problem with this year, although I think he took "care of them". But I thought lining the "basement" floor and wall of the den with chicken wire, and possibly cement, just to keep a barrier from the den and the pond, I will probably use ...
by Daryl Eby
November 30th, 2011, 8:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A small start to a winter project..making a den site?
Replies: 20
Views: 3556

Re: A small start to a winter project..making a den site?

Hey Daryl, I'm just blown away by all your perceptive and detailed plans for creating the hibernaculum ...sounds like you've studied the problems intentfully. ...very interesting as well. :thumb: 8-) Thanks Monklet. I have given it considerable thought but never tried it. My comments were really fa...
by Daryl Eby
November 30th, 2011, 5:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #17: Oriental Whipsnake
Replies: 13
Views: 5034

Re: Borneo Dispatches #17: Oriental Whipsnake

Daryl Eby wrote:Area 51 became to well known.
Dooh! "To", "too". I always get those tew mixed up. Especially on Twosday.
by Daryl Eby
November 30th, 2011, 5:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A small start to a winter project..making a den site?
Replies: 20
Views: 3556

Re: A small start to a winter project..making a den site?

Additional thoughts: You'll probably want to limit airflow to prevent excessive heat loss. You could do this by packing soil or other substrate into most of the vertical crevices. Leave some open, obviously, but try to stagger the openings so there are no direct airways extending from the top to bot...
by Daryl Eby
November 30th, 2011, 3:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A small start to a winter project..making a den site?
Replies: 20
Views: 3556

Re: A small start to a winter project..making a den site?

You will need a lot more rock than you're showing here. Check with your local concrete company. They will be glad to let you haul off as many chunks of over spilled or "clean-out" concrete as you want. They may even be able put you in touch with a local builder that needs a place to dump his "clean ...
by Daryl Eby
November 30th, 2011, 3:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Off season silliness - quotes on herps, herpers & herping
Replies: 49
Views: 8813

Re: Off season silliness - quotes on herps, herpers & herpin

"Hold my beer while I try this" -Said by countless idiots immediately prior to envenomation. "There's something crawling up my leg. THERE'S SOMETHING ON MY LEG. IT'S STINGING ME! " -Said by my good friend Jimmy Forester as a scorpion crawled up his pants and stung him. This statement was immediately...
by Daryl Eby
November 30th, 2011, 2:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A small start to a winter project..making a den site?
Replies: 20
Views: 3556

Re: A small start to a winter project..making a den site?

Good idea. Lots of work. I've thought of doing something like that. However, my area is so full of rock outcrops and natural deep retreats that it would be nearly impossible to build something better than nature has already provided. If I was to try building a den I'd start with considering the foll...
by Daryl Eby
November 30th, 2011, 10:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #17: Oriental Whipsnake
Replies: 13
Views: 5034

Re: Borneo Dispatches #17: Oriental Whipsnake

klawnskale wrote:BTW, it's Area 51 i think you're referring to.
Naw. Area 51 became to well known. All the cool stuff is now at 52. Don't tell anyone. :lol:
by Daryl Eby
November 30th, 2011, 10:16 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)
Replies: 612
Views: 482362

Re: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)

I'm not in support of a system ... I wasn't supporting it either. Just throwing it out for thought. For the foreseeable future, I strongly agree that freedom and education are the best route to population control. However, reality sometimes has to trump ideals. Society may someday have to face some...
by Daryl Eby
November 30th, 2011, 8:49 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)
Replies: 612
Views: 482362

Re: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)

-EJ wrote:What has this post digressed to? Whateveer... it is entertaining.
Just a little diversion. Glad you at least found it entertaining. Please tip your waitress. :beer:
by Daryl Eby
November 30th, 2011, 8:25 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)
Replies: 612
Views: 482362

Re: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)

If every pair (2 people), only had 1 child, our population would decrease with every generation. Impossible to regulate, short of draconian governmental oppression. But, if some future global government wants to try it, a better approach is explored in the classic SciFi trilogy Red Mars by Kim Stan...
by Daryl Eby
November 30th, 2011, 7:58 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)
Replies: 612
Views: 482362

Re: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)

Can you please send me the reference for the drugs you are on... I can so use them. Oxygen is a waste product... and killed 95% of life on Earth... I think he was talking about the Great Oxygenation Event . The rising oxygen levels may have wiped out a huge portion of the Earth's anaerobic inhabita...
by Daryl Eby
November 29th, 2011, 6:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kinda slow day in AZ...
Replies: 9
Views: 1271

Re: Kinda slow day in AZ...

by Daryl Eby
November 29th, 2011, 5:31 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)
Replies: 612
Views: 482362

Re: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)

we WILL probably kill ourselves off, or if we're very lucky, reduce our numbers back down to the point where we can no longer significantly impact the world. :roll: :( jim This could work: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2066624/Anthrax-isnt-scary-compared-Man-flu-virus-potential-wip...
by Daryl Eby
November 28th, 2011, 7:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: are you freaking kidding me
Replies: 34
Views: 3157

Re: are you freaking kidding me

My dog is terrified.
by Daryl Eby
November 28th, 2011, 7:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: are you freaking kidding me
Replies: 34
Views: 3157

Re: are you freaking kidding me

I'm sure the government will buy it.

by Daryl Eby
November 28th, 2011, 1:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: are you freaking kidding me
Replies: 34
Views: 3157

Re: are you freaking kidding me

-EJ wrote:Through all this exchange... I have to ask... Those who have a backup plan... how did you come to developing it? Surely it's happened to you.
The smart members likely adopted a back-up plan after the first instance. It took me a few failed posts and several cuss words to figure it out.
by Daryl Eby
November 23rd, 2011, 8:13 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Press release - South Florida rainbow snake
Replies: 5
Views: 2428

Re: Press release - South Florida rainbow snake

Somebody rich please match this and make it an even grand....four figures will start to get people's attention. Maybe. However, too high a "bounty" might attract the wrong hunters or tempt typically ethical herpers to use unethical means. The last thing that is needed is for someone (or several som...
by Daryl Eby
November 19th, 2011, 5:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery snake....
Replies: 68
Views: 10038

Re: Mystery snake....

croteseeker wrote:C'mon, guys......It's C. bilineatus.
Tail doesn't look long enough IMO.
by Daryl Eby
November 17th, 2011, 8:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery snake....
Replies: 68
Views: 10038

Re: Mystery snake....

Is it possible that the snake is partly hidden in a hole? The abrupt change in pattern and body position at the primary wound area is odd. Looks like it could possibly have been crawling into and then back out of a small hole right at that wound area when it was hit. If so, it could be considerably ...
by Daryl Eby
November 17th, 2011, 5:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photo Caption Contest!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 2800

Re: Photo Caption Contest!!!

It might help to know the type of business.
by Daryl Eby
November 16th, 2011, 7:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery snake....
Replies: 68
Views: 10038

Re: Mystery snake....

I was just trying to help/be inquisitive, and throw out hypotheses. Didn't expect to be ridiculed. Sorry for my opinion. Don't let Monklet's comments bother you. He ridicules everyone and everything. Very funny guy -unless you're the target of his humor I guess. The more I look at it, the stranger ...
by Daryl Eby
November 16th, 2011, 6:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery snake....
Replies: 68
Views: 10038

Re: Mystery snake....

Did your neighbor give any type of description? Size, coloration, pattern, etc? I agree that it looks like a racer, but those pics are not much to go on. If he could confirm that it was too big to be a ground snake and positively did not have any stripes then the odds of it being a racer would go wa...
by Daryl Eby
November 16th, 2011, 5:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photo Caption Contest!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 2800

Re: Photo Caption Contest!!!

"Anyone seen the mistletoe?"
by Daryl Eby
November 16th, 2011, 7:05 am
Forum: News
Topic: 8yo boy bitten by Rattlesnake at school
Replies: 12
Views: 4129

Re: 8yo boy bitten by Rattlesnake at school

Interesting that it says the trooper captured the snake ...nothing about killing it. Seems curiously and hopefully out of character very generally speaking. Maybe he is among the more enlightened of common folk in regards to wildlife etc. Your hopefulness is well placed. The video that accompanies ...
by Daryl Eby
November 16th, 2011, 5:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Really, has it come to this?
Replies: 190
Views: 24188

Re: Really, has it come to this?

what... specificly... is specific locality information. Hard to specify. Varies due to a variety of variables. Kind of ambiguous if you ask me... regardless... if you ask me for a location... I'll give it... and I hope the recipient would do the same. I'm thinking EJ is correct on this one, Daryl. ...
by Daryl Eby
November 15th, 2011, 5:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 8yo boy bitten by Rattlesnake at school
Replies: 12
Views: 4129

Re: 8yo boy bitten by Rattlesnake at school

ugh wrote:This calls for a Texas sized roundup! :beer:
That's what I'm afraid of.
by Daryl Eby
November 15th, 2011, 5:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Really, has it come to this?
Replies: 190
Views: 24188

Re: Really, has it come to this?

-EJ wrote:what... specificly... is specific locality information.
Hard to specify. Varies due to a variety of variables.
by Daryl Eby
November 15th, 2011, 12:02 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 8yo boy bitten by Rattlesnake at school
Replies: 12
Views: 4129

Re: 8yo boy bitten by Rattlesnake at school

Was the child actually envenomated? Sorry if I missed that. Based on the photos and comment in the video about "swelling" there was at least a mild envenomation. However, no tissue damage or necrosis is visible in the video. Just found a link to an earlier story on this same bite: http://www.nbcdfw...
by Daryl Eby
November 15th, 2011, 11:28 am
Forum: News
Topic: 8yo boy bitten by Rattlesnake at school
Replies: 12
Views: 4129

8yo boy bitten by Rattlesnake at school

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Snakebite-Victim-Rattlesnake-Went-Tssss-With-Its-Tail-133856908.html?dr A Texas state trooper on Monday captured a rattlesnake at an Eastland elementary school -- four days after it bit a second-grader. The boy, 8-year-old Edwin Garcia, was released from a Fort Wort...
by Daryl Eby
November 15th, 2011, 8:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Is there a safe way to ask?
Replies: 27
Views: 4282

Re: Is there a safe way to ask?

I once had four BP officers park and watch me with binoculars for about 30 minutes while I was herping on MY OWN LAND. Worst part was, I really needed to take a dump. I think you should have gone ahead and taught them a lesson. LOL. It was never a question of crapping in their view (which would als...
by Daryl Eby
November 15th, 2011, 8:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Is there a safe way to ask?
Replies: 27
Views: 4282

Re: Is there a safe way to ask?

The biggest PITA when down by the border is all the border patrol checkpoints/convoys. It's hard to believe anything illegal goes on down there what with all the policing that goes on. Give me back the frontier! Same for my stretch of the border. I rarely see or even hear of any sign of illegal act...
by Daryl Eby
November 13th, 2011, 9:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Farancia erytrogramma seminola declared extinct by FWS
Replies: 99
Views: 10534

Re: Farancia erytrogramma seminola declared extinct by FWS

It does piss me off a little bit that one the secretary jobs they posted at our zoo last year paid over double my salary without a required degree That has to be a frustrating. Then again, I seriously doubt that many the kids passing through your zoo are dreaming of becoming a secretary. but no one...
by Daryl Eby
November 11th, 2011, 5:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My End-Of-The-Year report...DU go make dinner
Replies: 26
Views: 3320

Re: My End-Of-The-Year report...DU go make dinner

Thanks for sharing the great photos of all those incredible animals Chris. Love the first molossus and obscurus shots. I'm guessing you tossed that dead K-rat to the molossus -every cool. I occasionally pick up DOR rodents and offer them to any hungry snakes I see. This year, they've been much more ...
by Daryl Eby
November 11th, 2011, 8:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thank You for Your Service !
Replies: 4
Views: 650

Re: Thank You for Your Service !

Just read this comment in an email. Says it all.

We are the land of the free because of the brave.
by Daryl Eby
November 11th, 2011, 7:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thank You for Your Service !
Replies: 4
Views: 650

Thank You for Your Service !

Happy Veteran's Day and everlasting thanks to all of you who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces. I never had to serve, because others volunteered. I live in peace, because others suffered through hell. I am alive, because others gave their lives. Thank you! http://www.youtube.c...
by Daryl Eby
November 10th, 2011, 7:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Timber Rattlesnakes Part I: Teaser
Replies: 26
Views: 2968

Re: Timber Rattlesnakes Part I: Teaser

Very cool post. Thanks for sharing and being open to discuss what you obviously knew would be a controversial topic on this forum. This was year 6 (+/-1 I don't remember precisely) of the project, and many of the snakes have been tracked the entire time. Each snake is processed before he enters the ...