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by dthor68
July 26th, 2011, 4:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick Trip to NC/TN
Replies: 5
Views: 1335

Re: Quick Trip to NC/TN

Nice finds!
by dthor68
July 26th, 2011, 4:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone here from Charleston SC area.
Replies: 2
Views: 980

Re: Anyone here from Charleston SC area.

Thank You Don. I never bothered with looking at forecast for small towns like McClellanville. I get Charleston/Moncks Corner forecast. So, I checked out other towns in FMNF. Jamestown got .6 inches, get this, Huger got 9.59 inches. That is a 9" differance in a 30 mile distance. Wonder how accurate t...
by dthor68
July 26th, 2011, 2:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone here from Charleston SC area.
Replies: 2
Views: 980

Anyone here from Charleston SC area.

I see it has rained a lot there in last 24 hours. Was wondering if the dryed up Francis Marion had some water in it yet. I have made 3 trips there this year and it has been bone dry since late May, very unusual! I got a day off tomorrow and would like to know if it would be worth the 3.5 hour trip f...
by dthor68
July 26th, 2011, 12:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Stuff I saw this year BESIDES eastern hognose snakes
Replies: 19
Views: 4987

Re: Stuff I saw this year BESIDES eastern hognose snakes

The Blue Racer and Bull Snake are stunnning! The flower is a polygala. I found some 3 years ago beside a waterfall in SC. I have only found them at this one waterfall so I guess they are rare, at least in SC. Thanks for sharing.

Derek
by dthor68
July 26th, 2011, 9:49 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Two New Nikon Bodies to be Announced in August
Replies: 7
Views: 2410

Re: Two New Nikon Bodies to be Announced in August

One thing is certain, they will announce two new bodies by the end of August. Not a rumor any more. I think it will be a D4 and a D4X (replacement fot D3, D3X). Sometime in early December they will have the D400 and D800 (replacement for D300, D700). They always seem to unveil the more afordable uni...
by dthor68
July 21st, 2011, 4:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes of Åland Islands, Finland (April 2011)
Replies: 10
Views: 2916

Re: Snakes of Åland Islands, Finland (April 2011)

My brother lived in Finland for 14 years. He told me he never saw a snake there, not that he was looking. Other than the grass snake, smooth snake and adder what other snakes are found in Finland? That area looks like a great place for photography, the lichen covered rocks go well with the snakes. I...
by dthor68
July 19th, 2011, 5:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes of Kentucky web site
Replies: 12
Views: 1791

Re: Snakes of Kentucky web site

I had no idea that Corns with the orange ground color could be found in Kentucky. The ones with the grey ground color is what I expected. I take it you find the greys in the east and orange in the west? The pictures are awesome. You should add some distribution maps. Very nice work Phil!

Derek
by dthor68
July 15th, 2011, 6:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Species I can't find in South Carolina
Replies: 18
Views: 3353

Re: Species I can't find in South Carolina

Cary, the one scarlet I did find was 3/23/03 at 7:28pm in the Aiken area. That is pretty early, but it is March. I also think I would have found more but a couple months after scalet find I got ill with lyme/cfs/fibromyalgia. That took 4 years of my life. Then I got my first camera and spent the nex...
by dthor68
July 13th, 2011, 7:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Species I can't find in South Carolina
Replies: 18
Views: 3353

Re: Species I can't find in South Carolina

I appreciate the responses. I live in Greenville area, upper piedmont. I frequantly make day trips to areas all around the state. Maybe if I stuck around some of these areas till 10pm instead of leaving at 8 then I would have better luck. I like to try to get home before wife and kids go to sleep. T...
by dthor68
July 13th, 2011, 11:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Long Texas post
Replies: 35
Views: 11520

Re: Long Texas post

Wow! I dont think I have ever seen a better looking Texas Rat or Yellowbelly Racer in my life. Or is it a Tan Racer?
by dthor68
July 13th, 2011, 6:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just need some help with a couple South Fl frog IDs
Replies: 7
Views: 1414

Re: Just need some help with a couple South Fl frog IDs

Southern Leopard Frog
Southern Toad
by dthor68
July 13th, 2011, 5:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Species I can't find in South Carolina
Replies: 18
Views: 3353

Species I can't find in South Carolina

If anyone has some tips or anything they can share to help me find these species I would greatly appreciate it. I am only interested in finding them in South Carolina. I am trying to photograph all of the SC snakes(personal quest). Not asking for specific location, even if, only 2 of 8 would ever wa...
by dthor68
July 13th, 2011, 5:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nesting Hogs, 2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5646

Re: Nesting Hogs, 2011

Carl, thank you for answering my questions.
by dthor68
July 12th, 2011, 7:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Planes, Trains and Gartermobiles
Replies: 19
Views: 5221

Re: Planes, Trains and Gartermobiles

Never get tired of seeing Buttermilks!
by dthor68
July 12th, 2011, 6:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nesting Hogs, 2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5646

Re: Nesting Hogs, 2011

Very interesting stuff. I have a few questions. One, do they dig there own holes or use existing small mammal burrows? Two, where in the hell do they hide from spring to mid summer? I may find 2 hogs a year and it only happens in Aug, Sep, Oct. I have been at this game for 30 years and have never ha...
by dthor68
July 12th, 2011, 5:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Hidden Jewels of Appalachia (new short documentary)
Replies: 25
Views: 4172

Re: The Hidden Jewels of Appalachia (new short documentary)

Very nice. I have always been more interested in snakes, never paid much attention to the salamanders. A couple years ago I found a "Red Ear" Jordons and have been in love ever since. Cant wait to see more. If the goal is to stop MTR, I really hope it works. Personally, I had no idea such a thing oc...
by dthor68
July 11th, 2011, 7:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question about rock-flipping and species found
Replies: 17
Views: 3500

Re: Question about rock-flipping and species found

I use to flip tin when I was a kid. I would find racers, coachwhips, rat snakes, copperheads and ringnecks. Now that I am 42 I have to follow the No Trespassing laws. So until you can find tin on public property I dont have acess to the easy stuff. I am really jelous. I had a goal of photographing e...
by dthor68
July 7th, 2011, 4:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hilton Head Island
Replies: 9
Views: 2681

Re: Hilton Head Island

It has been horrible on the SC coastal plain so far this year. Most of the swamps and canals are bone dry. However, I saw on radar that they recieved a lot of rain last night. I doubt it will help much, better than nothing, and I am sure it was a good day today! I recommend that you just hit the bac...
by dthor68
July 7th, 2011, 3:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: waiting for the monsoons
Replies: 11
Views: 3992

Re: waiting for the monsoons

BEAUTYFUL!
by dthor68
July 6th, 2011, 5:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coachwhips and prefrontal scales
Replies: 8
Views: 1066

Re: Coachwhips and prefrontal scales

I have seen it once! It was August 10, 1986. I think I was 15? Rockwall Co. Tx. Juvinile caught with 4 prefrontals. I remember it to this day and underlined note! Never seen it on any other snake other than pituophis. Pituophis is suppose to have 4 prefrontals. What I would like to know is how one b...
by dthor68
July 3rd, 2011, 11:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Western North Carolina
Replies: 6
Views: 2622

Re: Western North Carolina

Nice finds Myles. I love western NC, live in western SC. Great place for salamanders. You are no longer a noob when you get bit on the stomach by a Rat Snake. You are now an advanced amateur!
by dthor68
July 3rd, 2011, 11:02 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Nikon 85mm
Replies: 13
Views: 3348

Re: Nikon 85mm

JJuLLiAAn, 85mm is kind of an oddball focal length, only for the fact that it falls closely between 60mm and 105mm. It may give you the best of both worlds. I have looked into that lens myself and it looks very nice. Best thing about it is it is new. Newer is always a plus in photo equipment. If you...
by dthor68
June 14th, 2011, 6:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lame, long post from the TX Panhandle (includes non-herps)
Replies: 32
Views: 8483

Re: Lame, long post from the TX Panhandle (includes non-herp

I love the shot of the racer, how could you call that worthless?

A week ago I saw a program on the dust bowl of the 30's. I think that area of Texas was involved in the dust bowl? I had no idea that dust storms like that still exsisted. Looks pretty wicked!
by dthor68
June 13th, 2011, 1:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lyme Disease and herping questions (feedback wanted)
Replies: 56
Views: 9117

Re: Lyme Disease and herping questions (feedback wanted)

These doctors and there patients are very loud and have spread the word very fast. This is absolutely not true. Lyme doctors operate discretely, do not advertise at all, and many do not even accept insurance. Try actually finding one. There are online networks designed to help people locate what ar...
by dthor68
June 13th, 2011, 9:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lyme Disease and herping questions (feedback wanted)
Replies: 56
Views: 9117

Re: Lyme Disease and herping questions (feedback wanted)

spinifer wrote "Here are some Lyme disease fact that a friend compiled and posted on FB. I am sure she doesnt mind me reposting them here:" I dont think there are any "facts" about lyme disease! What it boils down to is a group of symptoms. Some people get a bullseye rash, some don't. Some people t...
by dthor68
June 8th, 2011, 6:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question - Conservation versus Rattlesnake Roundup mentality
Replies: 31
Views: 3056

Re: Question - Conservation versus Rattlesnake Roundup menta

Come out and herp Texas anywhere west of Fort Worth. Atrox are one of the most common snakes. I herp one of the most easily accessible den areas that has been hit hard by collectors for roundups (it's less than an hour away from Sweetwater) and without trying usually find somewhere between 10-20 in...
by dthor68
June 8th, 2011, 1:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question - Conservation versus Rattlesnake Roundup mentality
Replies: 31
Views: 3056

Re: Question - Conservation versus Rattlesnake Roundup menta

Croelke & M Wolverton, maybe roundups dont effect your western populations, they do in the east! The roundup in Claxton Ga. has nearly wiped out the EDB. Add road kill, collecting and a little bit of habitat destruction(barrier islands), how they are not extinct is a wonder to me. One thing that I d...
by dthor68
May 25th, 2011, 5:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Blind, aberrantly-patterned Copperhead
Replies: 29
Views: 5864

Re: Blind, aberrantly-patterned Copperhead

At first I thought it was missing both eyes and pits. Not that it needs eyes to survive. However, it does have one eye and a pit so this snake should have no trouble surviving. It also looks well fed and that accident is possibly a year or two old. As long as it can keep away from people it should s...
by dthor68
May 24th, 2011, 5:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Longest tongue award goes to.....
Replies: 3
Views: 1163

Longest tongue award goes to.....

10" snake with 1" tongue. I bet this dude does well with the ladies. Really, is this common with Brown Snakes? I always make sure to get shots of the tongue and have never seen a snake with a tongue almost twice the length of its head. Feel free to post your pics. http://gallery.photo.net/photo/1318...
by dthor68
May 21st, 2011, 5:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arkansas Spring Herping Mega Report - Some Less Common Sp.
Replies: 13
Views: 2330

Re: Arkansas Spring Herping Mega Report - Some Less Common S

Wow, cave salamanders and cottonmouths together. What a great place for field herping! I know this sounds crazy but I like the young diamondback watersnake.
by dthor68
May 9th, 2011, 2:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April in the Upstste of South Carolina
Replies: 7
Views: 1703

Re: April in the Upstste of South Carolina

Thanks Ya'll. I am just so happy that winter is over and I am able to get out and shoot some critters! I got so bored over the winter that I started shooting trains. I was really starting to get into it. Then, I found some Green Tree Frogs and have completly forgot about the trains!

Derek
by dthor68
May 7th, 2011, 7:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April in the Upstste of South Carolina
Replies: 7
Views: 1703

April in the Upstste of South Carolina

With gas closing in on $4.00 a gallon I spent April close to home. This April has been pretty good. I have seen a lot of animals but most have escaped the cameras capture. I guess I am getting slow in my old age. Anyway, here is some of my finds for April: Sweet Pitcher Plant http://gallery.photo.ne...
by dthor68
May 6th, 2011, 5:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ringneck bit me.
Replies: 36
Views: 5220

Re: ringneck bit me.

Never been bit by a Ringneck, but I was bit by a 7' Coachwhip once, well several times. No really I was bit by a Queen Snake, it actually drew a little blood. It was a gravid female, but still a queen snake.
by dthor68
May 6th, 2011, 4:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Timber Rattler, Copperheads, Giant Black Rat Snake (71 pics)
Replies: 25
Views: 6751

Re: Timber Rattler, Copperheads, Giant Black Rat Snake (71 p

WOW! What a weekend. It would take me a month to see all of that. The bellies on the diadophis are awesome. Thanks for sharing.
by dthor68
May 6th, 2011, 4:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Head lamp suggestions?
Replies: 26
Views: 2941

Re: Head lamp suggestions?

I would agree with Tim and Josh. Fenix makes the best flashlaights, period. I have no experiances with this light but I can not imagine it being anything but awesome. I don't think a headlight is going to ruin your appearance much, and geek is the new SEXY!
by dthor68
April 29th, 2011, 5:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lyme Disease and herping questions (feedback wanted)
Replies: 56
Views: 9117

Re: Lyme Disease and herping questions (feedback wanted)

1 - Many people contract the disease without even knowing they have been bitten or ever seeing a tick. This is a problem. Not enough info on lyme and no reliable test. If you see a dr. that specializes in lyme, he/she is going to say that you have lyme. Chances are there will be a bulls eye rash. Th...
by dthor68
April 29th, 2011, 4:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lyme Disease and herping questions (feedback wanted)
Replies: 56
Views: 9117

Re: Lyme Disease and herping questions (feedback wanted)

I got it in South Carolina. 1990, camping trip on Edisto River, Aiken Co. Got home found bulls eye rash with tiny tick in center during shower on back of my leg. My dad and I looked up lyme, it matched. However, it only occurs in New England states. I let it go, it went away. 4 months later had wors...
by dthor68
April 29th, 2011, 3:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping the past
Replies: 15
Views: 3226

Re: Herping the past

Very cool Kent, thanks for sharing.
by dthor68
April 21st, 2011, 6:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few herps from the Houston area
Replies: 10
Views: 2699

Re: A few herps from the Houston area

Great pics and story Chris. I have to respond to this. After all, my interest in snakes started in the suburbs of Houston and the snake that did it was a buttermilk racer that we found DOR in the neighborhood. We lived close to Lake Houston in Humble/Huffman. The Buttermilks we had looked nothing li...
by dthor68
March 23rd, 2011, 2:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kingsnakes do the darndest things
Replies: 18
Views: 3697

Re: Kingsnakes do the darndest things

My guess is, she was more hungry than horny! WOMEN do the darndest things!
by dthor68
January 8th, 2011, 6:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ? about Mole Salamanders
Replies: 3
Views: 497

? about Mole Salamanders

I am wanting to photograph mole salamanders in the midlands of S. Carolina. I know the only chance I have of finding these guys is during the breeding season. The books all say that the Marbled Salamander breeds in November and I found many. All the other moles say from December to March. I guess th...
by dthor68
October 20th, 2010, 6:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red River Gorge
Replies: 4
Views: 1139

Re: Red River Gorge

I messed up, we are going the last weekend of October.
by dthor68
October 20th, 2010, 1:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red River Gorge
Replies: 4
Views: 1139

Red River Gorge

I will be headed to the Red River Gorge in Kentucky on the last weekend of November. Has anyone here ever been there? I doubt I will see any reptiles there this late in the year, but what can I expect to find in the way of amphibians(what is common?). What I would really love to know is where are th...
by dthor68
October 2nd, 2010, 5:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Is the year over?
Replies: 13
Views: 1415

Re: Is the year over?

Thanks for the responses. Finding snakes during the winter here in upstate SC is very difficult. However, the closer you get to the coast, Charleston or Savannah the better your luck will be. Not really worth the gas and miles just for a snakehunt. I will go for the birds anything more is a bonus. I...
by dthor68
October 2nd, 2010, 4:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Is the year over?
Replies: 13
Views: 1415

Re: Is the year over?

Justin and DBD, appreciate the input. I had a feeling they might like the cooler weather. Last year I had a lot of luck with the Marbled Salamanders in Nov. at vernal ponds. I just got to get out of this house. I have been stuck here all day. My 10 year old boy wants to play wii all day. I just can ...
by dthor68
October 2nd, 2010, 3:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Is the year over?
Replies: 13
Views: 1415

Re: Is the year over?

Salamanders will be perfectly easy to find. This cooler weather might push Green Salamanders out of their deep summer hides into places where they are easier to find (not that they are ever really easy...). I'm just south of the NC border in Georgia and was planning on salamanders tomorrow as well....
by dthor68
October 2nd, 2010, 3:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Is the year over?
Replies: 13
Views: 1415

Is the year over?

Highs tomorrow in mid-50's in Cherokee NC. Having most of my experience with snakes I know that the chances are slim to none finding one, but what about salamanders? I am kinda new with fieldherping salamanders, is it possible to find them in 50 degree weather? There is one snake I have found severa...
by dthor68
September 5th, 2010, 5:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What kind of Salamander is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 1601

Re: What kind of Salamander is this?

Thanks everyone. I was thinking ocoee too, just wanted every one elses opinion. I will have more soon.
by dthor68
September 4th, 2010, 5:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Saskatchewan herping
Replies: 22
Views: 4858

Re: Saskatchewan herping

The landscape their looks incredible! I can only imagine how awesome the sunrise/sunsets are. Real nice to see some mammals too, thanks for sharing.

Derek
by dthor68
September 4th, 2010, 4:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question about Eastern Box Turtle?
Replies: 15
Views: 2335

Re: Question about Eastern Box Turtle?

Haha! That was good Ninja.