2014 YOY Theme - Show us those kids for this year

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2014 YOY Theme - Show us those kids for this year

Post by BillMcGighan » July 23rd, 2014, 3:08 pm

In 2012, we did a “young of the year” (YOY) theme post. (http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... ll#p158502 )


I’d like to start another this year, so feel free to contribute any of this year’s YOY.


What brought this to mind was today I was when cleaning up old deck boards from the deck I just finished rebuilding.
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Underneath one of the old boards was a brand new garter! The board had been down only two days.
This animal was only 15 feet from that same rock wall in last year’s YOY post.
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For Noah, my dog didn’t like the new deck and showed what real melancholy looks like!

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Post by Rich in Reptiles » July 23rd, 2014, 3:49 pm

I'll have to see if i have any YOY from this year... i'm not the best at estimating age unless it's really obvious.
Alright, you have to tell us the back-story about Noah and your melon-collie dog. :lol:

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Post by BillMcGighan » July 23rd, 2014, 3:55 pm

I'll have to see if i have any YOY from this year
And these can be more as you find them for the rest of 2014.

Alright, you have to tell us the back-story
http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... 11&t=20038

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Post by Noah M » July 23rd, 2014, 4:28 pm

For Noah, my dog didn’t like the new deck and showed what real melancholy looks like!
Haha :lol: On my screen the dog even has as blue hue! Nice deck. I think that makes it a board-er collie.

Here is my YoY contribution so far. There have been several southern toads around the pond.
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Florida Watersnake
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Fence Lizard
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Post by Coluber Constrictor » July 23rd, 2014, 6:13 pm

These show up like clockwork around here on about the 4th of July. I found this one on a brush pile in the alley (which was probably going to get tossed out) and relocated him (only a few yards) to my pepper plants. He did not stick around, unfortunately. They usually get there on their own (bell pepper plants are a magnet for green anoles).

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Post by Noah M » July 23rd, 2014, 8:45 pm

I don't think I've seen a young green anole like that before. That is cute.

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Post by mtratcliffe » July 25th, 2014, 12:55 pm

Here's mine:

Tropical House Gecko

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Young Florida Leopard Frog that was living under a downspout splashguard at my house until heavy rains rolled through last week. I hope my amphibian ally is doing well! It could be a yearling, but I really don't know.

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Southern toad that hangs out around my house

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Post by Coluber Constrictor » July 25th, 2014, 1:13 pm

Here's one I found back in April. Apparently even this far south, they usually overwinter in the nest and emerge in March or early April. I saw this little guy crossing a road, making a mad dash for the water. I thought he was a big bug at first.

ImageSlider (Trachemys scripta) hatchling by Coluber Constrictor, on Flickr

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Post by Noah M » August 3rd, 2014, 4:33 pm

Micro Toad, meet Nano Toad.

I believe this one is even smaller than the first one I have posted above. It is so small that it appears to be testing the limit of my lens.

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Post by simus343 » August 4th, 2014, 7:10 pm

This is the only way I could get a picture of this little critter, it wouldn't have it any other way! Heterodon platirhinos.

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At work. He/She is a little shy and I can't exactly pull him/her out for a better look. Gopherus polyphemus.

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Just one button that I could count. Crotalus adamanteus. Received at work as a rescue from a US special forces members who did not want to kill it.

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Post by BillMcGighan » August 6th, 2014, 2:57 pm

Eastern Fence Lizards are not a too special find in the dryer areas, but they are always special here on the wet side of the Appalachians.

It's good to see the new little ones.

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Post by Noah M » August 8th, 2014, 7:41 am

My wife had told me she had seen a few baby geckos near our apartment and so last night I went and found them. I was expecting H. turcicus because of all of the geckos seen here, only one was H. mabouia. But these young look like H. mabouia to me. So perhaps on one side the complex we have breeding turcicus and on this side we have breeding mabouia.

The pictures don't really have a good reference, but both were probably no more than 3" long

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Post by BillMcGighan » August 8th, 2014, 2:34 pm

These little guys have been, for me, amazing hard to find in the southern Appalachians.
YOY Wood Frog (Lithobates sylvaticus)



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Post by Noah M » August 8th, 2014, 3:04 pm

Those are cute frogs Bill. Has anyone ever seen and photographed a YoY of Pseudacris ocularis? I'm guessing you would need one heck of a macro lens or perhaps a portable microscope!

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Post by BillMcGighan » August 8th, 2014, 3:30 pm

The smallest I've seen was a pic by Dan Parker which he posted on the forum in Jan, 2011.


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Post by Noah M » August 8th, 2014, 8:32 pm

That is tiny, but it still looks like an adult to me. Perhaps I am just very tired though.

Here is a pic of one in my wife's hand from February. I bet her fingers are smaller than Dans.

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Post by BillMcGighan » August 9th, 2014, 2:51 am

That would be an interesting project, to breed them then docment the entire life cycle.

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Post by Noah M » August 9th, 2014, 5:00 am

I don't even know what ocularis eggs would look like. Its hard for me to imagine something that small that isn't an invert.

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Post by Coluber Constrictor » August 11th, 2014, 10:06 am

YOY's that I hatched out myself (see my "snake eggs" thread in the herpetoculture subforum for the whole story):

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Post by JakeScott » August 12th, 2014, 12:58 pm

For Noah, this was a metamorph ocularis. It actually still had a small remnant tail (unfortunately I had low dof, a weird angle and no comparison object). It was about 1/3 the size of an adult, so it was infinitesimal.

ImagePseudacris ocularis by Jake M. Scott, on Flickr

Okay, and for the post, here is a hatching Kinosternon baurii from Miami-Dade. This guy was the size of my thumb nail.

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Post by Noah M » August 12th, 2014, 6:21 pm

Thanks Jake. 1/3 the size. Its a beautiful pic, but something to compare it to would have been nice. Did you use the 150mm on it?

I wonder what it eats and what eats it. ocularis is an interesting animal.

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Post by BillMcGighan » August 14th, 2014, 4:45 pm

VA 5L Skink.

(OK. Well, a peek at one anyway.) :roll:


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Post by JakeScott » August 14th, 2014, 4:47 pm

captainjack0000 wrote:Thanks Jake. 1/3 the size. Its a beautiful pic, but something to compare it to would have been nice. Did you use the 150mm on it?
Yeah I know, but I absolutely despise any pictures (of mine) with unnatural objects in the picture. You will never see me posing with an animal or a picture of one in a tank; I try my best for as natural a shot as possible. I don't mind other people doing it, I'm just not a fan in my photography. But you are right, something to show size, even just for reference, would be nice.
This was the 150mm. It's held together with tape, glue and lots of hopes. Haha.

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Post by Noah M » August 14th, 2014, 7:35 pm

Yes. I prefer the in situ or natural shots too, but like with my toad photos, something for comparison is nice. There are plenty of natural looking toad pics out there. I pose many DORs next to my yardstick too figuring a researcher may find that useful. It really just depends upon the mood. Am I there to find herps and document they exist, or am I trying to create a photograph? I herp alone fairly often so sometimes all there is is my left hand with the animal and my right hand with the camera.

Love this theme too Bill. We should do themed posts more often.

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Post by Barry R » September 20th, 2014, 10:58 am

I suspect this Milk is from last year, but i was ecstatic with it...
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Post by Tamara D. McConnell » September 21st, 2014, 6:01 am

Gorgeous milk, Barry. I would've been ecstatic, too.

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Post by BillMcGighan » September 21st, 2014, 6:25 am

but i was ecstatic with it...
I can see why, Barry.

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Post by Ecto Hunter » September 21st, 2014, 7:09 am

Neonate canebrake from Lee Co, AL
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Post by Nshepard » September 21st, 2014, 9:09 am

Scaphiopus holbrookii

This was from back in April when the first 2014 cohort of metamorphs left the ponds. There were several more breeding events and metamorph cohorts throughout the year.

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Post by Stohlgren » September 21st, 2014, 9:23 am

Gotta love 'em.

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Post by Josh Young » September 21st, 2014, 4:40 pm

Found these recently metamorphosed marbled salamanders crossing the road during some rain showers in the pre-dawn am hours in April.

ImageMarbled salamanders. by Joshua W. Young, on Flickr

Found a few recently metamorphosed ornate chorus frogs in April on the Orianne Society's PYNH 4 meeting in April.

ImageOrnate chorus frog. by Joshua W. Young, on Flickr

Found this mud snake, which I can only presume is from this year, since it was so minuscule in size.

ImageJuvenile eastern mud snake. by Joshua W. Young, on Flickr

I found this tiny recently metamorphosed Cope's gray treefrog on the plants that are planted along my house.

ImageRecently metamorphosed Cope's gray treefrog. by Joshua W. Young, on Flickr

And since I've recently posted all of the neonate dusky pygmies in a post, I'll just post this photo, since I like how it shows their diminutive size on the road.
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Post by Stohlgren » September 23rd, 2014, 3:55 am

Hatchling eastern indigo snake.
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Post by Stohlgren » September 25th, 2014, 12:29 pm

Recently hatched greater siren larva from back in April.
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Post by BillMcGighan » September 25th, 2014, 2:14 pm

OK, That's better than an Indigo.

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Post by Noah M » October 4th, 2014, 5:33 am

Found this lil guy under one of my boards a few days ago. Bill's garter seems smaller, but this is one of the smallest I've seen. Sorry for the low quality, it's a cell phone photo.

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I think I posted this elsewhere, but it can go here too. It is from about a month ago.
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Post by Nshepard » October 4th, 2014, 6:28 pm

Too early to be YOY?

Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum).

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Post by dery » October 5th, 2014, 1:56 am

Madison county, AL sternotherus ordoratus YoY from a week ago. Image

Madison County AL L.g. nigra YoY/yearling from start of this fall that appeared in this chapter's forum: Image

S. holbrookii YoY/yearling from south Louisiana in fall 2012 my photograph, but not my find:
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Post by Noah M » October 7th, 2014, 5:30 pm

Found these this afternoon with J. Schmitt

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Post by BillMcGighan » October 9th, 2014, 1:24 pm

These are all super. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:


Nate's Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum) still in the egg is the ultimate!

Only thing younger than that would be the gleam in his daddy's eye! :lol:

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Post by Noah M » October 9th, 2014, 4:39 pm

Those Greater siren shots are pretty dynamite too though :thumb:

And I like the look of Dery's stinkpot. Baby's gonna cry :cry:

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Post by Noah M » November 16th, 2014, 12:31 pm

'nother stinker - found w/ J. Scott

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