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by corey.raimond
October 14th, 2011, 5:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turtle ID
Replies: 30
Views: 2738

Re: Turtle ID

I agree with Justin and some others, doesn't look like a slider to me.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
October 10th, 2011, 7:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick ID of ugly Nerodia
Replies: 6
Views: 683

Re: Quick ID of ugly Nerodia

Yellow-belly water snake.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
October 10th, 2011, 9:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Juvenile S. Illinois Water Snake ID Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 2380

Re: Juvenile S. Illinois Water Snake ID Needed

I can't explain it in words, can just tell. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3248/2771539679_0e3a8f9acd_b.jpg Plain-belly Watersnake by corey.raimond , on Flickr http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5269/5648596530_0aaff53da2_b.jpg Juvenile Northern Water Snake by corey.raimond , on Flickr -Corey
by corey.raimond
October 9th, 2011, 6:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Juvenile S. Illinois Water Snake ID Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 2380

Re: Juvenile S. Illinois Water Snake ID Needed

The easiest is to look at the belly (plain vs half moons). I have a hard time describing the dorsal side but after you have seen a few they are easy.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
October 9th, 2011, 4:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lifer for me
Replies: 4
Views: 1264

Lifer for me

Hi everyone, I haven't been posting much lately but have been fortunate to see a few lifers in the past month. Including this mudpuppy, which I have been looking for for a few years now. Was very excited finally see one of these beasts in the wild. http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6096/6228014525_631d...
by corey.raimond
October 9th, 2011, 4:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lifer for me
Replies: 3
Views: 1113

Lifer for me

Hi everyone, I haven't been posting much lately but have been fortunate to see a few lifers in the past month. Including this mudpuppy, which I have been looking for for a few years now. Was very excited finally see one of these beasts in the wild. http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6096/6228014525_631d...
by corey.raimond
October 8th, 2011, 5:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Number of retracted papers on the rise
Replies: 5
Views: 1219

Re: Number of retracted papers on the rise

I hope they retract all the bs taxonomy changes.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
October 8th, 2011, 12:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: West Texas Rains 8Oct11
Replies: 7
Views: 1303

Re: West Texas Rains 8Oct11

Not to be a smartass, but pretty much every herp is still active in WI, they have to be down in texas.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
October 5th, 2011, 3:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: an interesting find
Replies: 13
Views: 3039

Re: an interesting find

Cool find! I hope they keep moving north and repopulate southern WI.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
September 27th, 2011, 5:51 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Inverts- Virgin Islands National Park
Replies: 15
Views: 4562

Re: Inverts- Virgin Islands National Park

Thanks Owen!

Hans, how can you tell the difference?

-Corey
by corey.raimond
September 26th, 2011, 3:51 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Inverts- Virgin Islands National Park
Replies: 15
Views: 4562

Re: Inverts- Virgin Islands National Park

Thanks for the ID help on the moth, I believe you are right!

The red and black bugs were one of the only ones I did ID, they are Dysdercus andreae

Thanks for the compliments.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
September 25th, 2011, 10:09 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Inverts- Virgin Islands National Park
Replies: 15
Views: 4562

Inverts- Virgin Islands National Park

Any ID input appreciated. http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5010/5360497263_d6011245d1.jpg Snail by corey.raimond , on Flickr http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5248/5360499049_8ee57f6b56.jpg Jack Spaniard Nest by corey.raimond , on Flickr http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5207/5360501467_91f8effdc7.jpg Congl...
by corey.raimond
September 19th, 2011, 6:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Smooth Greens in Kansas!
Replies: 17
Views: 1844

Re: Smooth Greens in Kansas!

Cool, for sure. There are still things out there to be found even in the US.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
September 16th, 2011, 3:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turtle ID
Replies: 4
Views: 1357

Re: Turtle ID

Trachemys scripta.
by corey.raimond
September 11th, 2011, 4:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New data request!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1729

Re: New data request!!

This is great, he can certainly use my records.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
September 7th, 2011, 12:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CNAH?
Replies: 15
Views: 2490

Re: CNAH?

Typing it in manually worked. Thanks

-Corey
by corey.raimond
September 7th, 2011, 9:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CNAH?
Replies: 15
Views: 2490

CNAH?

Does the CNAH not exist anymore?

Why when I type CNAH on google and click on what appears to be the center for north american herpetology am I sent to some spam shoes site?

-Corey
by corey.raimond
September 1st, 2011, 8:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How do you format your lifelist?
Replies: 24
Views: 3838

Re: How do you format your lifelist?

I usually take a list of the species in the area and highlight the ones I saw in yellow and leave the ones I haven't seen unhighlighted.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
August 29th, 2011, 4:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: BullfrogXGreen frog hybrid?
Replies: 12
Views: 2020

Re: BullfrogXGreen frog hybrid?

I've never heard anything in the literature about the two hybridizing. Not exactly sure about your animal, I'd lean towards bullfrog but who knows.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
August 26th, 2011, 7:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone have a picture of a smooth green about to shed?
Replies: 17
Views: 1460

Re: Anyone have a picture of a smooth green about to shed?

Sorry Corey but I have to ask... you aren't colorblind by any chance are you? Considering that I said there is some green coloration on the side which can sometimes be visible on tan specimens, I would say no I am not color blind. Have you ever seen a tan phase green snake before? If not, I'm not s...
by corey.raimond
August 22nd, 2011, 12:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone have a picture of a smooth green about to shed?
Replies: 17
Views: 1460

Re: Anyone have a picture of a smooth green about to shed?

So Tim, do you have an opinion as to whether my snake is a green colored one or tan when it isn't shedding? Or are you neutral?

-Corey
by corey.raimond
August 22nd, 2011, 11:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone have a picture of a smooth green about to shed?
Replies: 17
Views: 1460

Re: Anyone have a picture of a smooth green about to shed?

To snakestick,

Occasionally you can see that on tan green snakes that are not shedding.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
August 22nd, 2011, 11:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone have a picture of a smooth green about to shed?
Replies: 17
Views: 1460

Re: Anyone have a picture of a smooth green about to shed?

Thanks Tim,

Where was that one from? i.e. if it was from the central sands region of WI, it is tough to say whether it is a tan one or if that is what they all look like in the shed.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
August 22nd, 2011, 9:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone have a picture of a smooth green about to shed?
Replies: 17
Views: 1460

Re: Anyone have a picture of a smooth green about to shed?

It's OBVIOUSLY an inshed snake. I'm just wondering if it is inshed AND tan phase.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
August 22nd, 2011, 7:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone have a picture of a smooth green about to shed?
Replies: 17
Views: 1460

Re: Anyone have a picture of a smooth green about to shed?

The tan phase is not at all uncommon in the area I found the snake, my friend had found one about a month earlier (and didn't see any green colored ones). But some green is still visible on the sides, so I would like to see if anyone else has pictures.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
August 22nd, 2011, 7:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone have a picture of a smooth green about to shed?
Replies: 17
Views: 1460

Re: Anyone have a picture of a smooth green about to shed?

I'm trying to figure out if this is a tan phase or not, so I would like some comparisons, or opinions.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
August 22nd, 2011, 6:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone have a picture of a smooth green about to shed?
Replies: 17
Views: 1460

Anyone have a picture of a smooth green about to shed?

Anyone have a pics of a smooth green "in the blue?"

I found this smooth green yesterday and I would like to see what I normal smooth green about to shed looks like for comparison.

Image
Thanks,

-Corey
by corey.raimond
August 22nd, 2011, 6:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pickerel or Northern Leopard?
Replies: 22
Views: 3512

Re: Pickerel or Northern Leopard?

Brick-
From the very first post, the top one looks like a pickerel, the bottom one is hard to say. It actually looks the most like southern leopard to me.

From the most recent pictures, all those still resemble pickerel frogs to me. Do you get any other pictures?

-Corey
by corey.raimond
August 15th, 2011, 8:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2011 in the Carolinas so far (New Pics added)
Replies: 38
Views: 5907

Re: 2011 in the Carolinas so far (lots of pics)

Wow, great variety! I noticed the kid in the Brewers shirt, they are on a roll lately.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
August 14th, 2011, 5:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Louisiana, Alabama, and the Great Smoky Mountains (DUW)
Replies: 19
Views: 6374

Re: Louisiana, Alabama, and the Great Smoky Mountains (DUW)

One of my favorite posts for a while. My favorite was the amphiuma crawling out of the hole. But everything else was great too.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
August 14th, 2011, 5:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Where exactly is "snake road" Illinois?
Replies: 19
Views: 5765

Re: Where exactly is "snake road" Illinois?

LaRue-Pine hills Ecological area, nearest town=Wolf Lake.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
August 14th, 2011, 5:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hellacious Herping in Arkansas
Replies: 18
Views: 2882

Re: Hellacious Herping in Arkansas

Great post, that is a really nicely patterned mudpuppy. Looks like a great experience.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
August 14th, 2011, 5:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 6500 km in Sweden
Replies: 12
Views: 3739

Re: 6500 km in Sweden

Awesome! Love the mammals.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
August 8th, 2011, 5:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arkansan's in the other Kansas...
Replies: 22
Views: 3077

Re: Arkansan's in the other Kansas...

That radix is absolutely stunning!

-Corey
by corey.raimond
July 26th, 2011, 1:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Stuff I saw this year BESIDES eastern hognose snakes
Replies: 16
Views: 3507

Re: Stuff I saw this year BESIDES eastern hognose snakes

Cool, just wondering if it was in Sauk/Grant/Richland co area, beacause it said SW WI. It is debatable if they ever were in the that area, but some of the habitat looks excellent for them.

Yeah, that is http://wisplants.uwsp.edu/scripts/detai ... ode=POLPAU

-Corey
by corey.raimond
July 26th, 2011, 8:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Funniest signs seen while herping
Replies: 82
Views: 12512

Re: Funniest signs seen while herping

Apparently the children around here like to smoke from the bong!

Image

-Corey
by corey.raimond
July 26th, 2011, 7:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Stuff I saw this year BESIDES eastern hognose snakes
Replies: 16
Views: 3507

Re: Stuff I saw this year BESIDES eastern hognose snakes

Cool on the western hognose! What county for the glass lizard?

-Corey
by corey.raimond
July 24th, 2011, 7:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wisconsin/ behind the cheese curtain...
Replies: 34
Views: 9312

Re: Wisconsin/ behind the cheese curtain...

The tan green snakes are an excellent find, I'm hoping to find one someday, guess I have to get to the central sands more often.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
July 18th, 2011, 7:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frog ID
Replies: 15
Views: 2719

Re: Frog ID

Looks like a bullfrog. They are fairly common (but extremely localized) in some parts of extreme northern WI, (for example vilas co). I have sometimes wondered why they wouldn't be in the same habitat in Minnesota.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
July 2nd, 2011, 6:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I've been busy so...
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Re: I've been busy so...

Cool on the bullsnake in the yard! Is there some high quality prairie near?

-Corey
by corey.raimond
June 27th, 2011, 9:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2 different ringnecks?
Replies: 30
Views: 3279

Re: 2 different ringnecks?

I completely disagree, but if that is how the database is run then so be it. For example, should I then change my ringneck I found in northern WI close to the border with the UP to a southern ringneck snake that lives about 1000 miles south because that is what it "keys out to." Identification shoul...
by corey.raimond
June 16th, 2011, 8:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Is this ferarium or triseriata?
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Re: Is this ferarium or triseriata?

Do you have a pic where you can make out more of the details? It's hard enough as it is to tell them apart :lol:

-Corey
by corey.raimond
June 16th, 2011, 4:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2 different ringnecks?
Replies: 30
Views: 3279

Re: 2 different ringnecks?

They are intergrades, you can't assign them a subspecies, no matter what the belly pattern looks like.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
June 14th, 2011, 5:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mid March?
Replies: 24
Views: 3801

Re: Mid March?

Hey not bad! Looks like some good habitat.

You are right that is a common garter snake, but it might be of interest to you because it is the "chicago subspecies" you see how the yellow stripes are interrupted by black towards the head?

Also Storeria dekayi and Ambystoma tigrinum tigrinum.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
June 11th, 2011, 7:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2 different ringnecks?
Replies: 30
Views: 3279

Re: 2 different ringnecks?

Belly spotting is useless. I have found "southern" ringnecks in northern WI, and "northern" ringnecks in southern Alabama.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
June 10th, 2011, 4:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Central Iowa Herps this Spring 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 3197

Re: Central Iowa Herps this Spring 2011

Cool stuff! You have a knack for finding some huge snakes. I really like that "teenage" fox snake where you can see the juvenile and adult head patterns. You might want to consider resizing the photos though.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
May 31st, 2011, 2:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Horridus dispersal?
Replies: 12
Views: 2100

Re: Horridus dispersal?

Now is the time. But from what I hear most people have better luck on the WI side of the Mississippi.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
May 18th, 2011, 1:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mid March?
Replies: 24
Views: 3801

Re: Mid March?

Hi Lou, I think you would be very unlikely to see a green snake unless someone showed you their "secret spot(s)" Even then they can be tricky as to when they will be found under cover. You should be able to see a plains and common garter, brown snake, blue spotted salamander, tiger salamander, maybe...
by corey.raimond
May 13th, 2011, 7:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Florida, Round 5
Replies: 19
Views: 4254

Re: Florida, Round 5

Cool plants. That orchid is a Calopogon sp. there are 3 in florida, not sure which one but it looks like tuberosa.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
May 11th, 2011, 1:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just some common MO finds
Replies: 16
Views: 2339

Re: Just some common MO finds

Well they are a prairie species, ranging in areas that were historically open and absent from areas that were historically forested. Missouri and Illinois are one of the few areas where the ranges of the two species overlap, I think someone actually found a hybrid a few years ago in Missouri and pos...