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You Know You're a Herper....

Post by hellihooks » April 21st, 2016, 2:59 pm

Been a few years, but this was always fun... "You know you're a Herper, when..."

"You know you're a Herper, when... you take a squat in the field, and reach over to flip a board, before wiping." :lol: :lol: :lol:


Bring it.... :crazyeyes:


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Post by bgorum » April 22nd, 2016, 12:34 pm

hellihooks wrote:Been a few years, but this was always fun... "You know you're a Herper, when..."

"You know you're a Herper, when... you take a squat in the field, and reach over to flip a board, before wiping." :lol: :lol: :lol:


Bring it.... :crazyeyes:
So you're the one who's been crapping next to my boards!

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Post by hellihooks » April 22nd, 2016, 4:48 pm

bgorum wrote:
So you're the one who's been crapping next to my boards!
It's a dirty job... but someone's gotta do it... :lol: :lol: :lol:

You know you're a herper, when... your vacations are planned around herping destinations... :)

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Re: You Know You're a Herper....

Post by Kelly Mc » April 22nd, 2016, 5:21 pm

you know you're a herper when someone you never met miles away says something about a toad and you realize its the biggest and best reason to like them.

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Post by sjfriend » April 22nd, 2016, 6:00 pm

You know your a herper when... even living in Alaska, every time you see something laying on a road your first reaction is to slow down and see what kind of snake it is.

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Post by hellihooks » April 22nd, 2016, 6:49 pm

thank you for that cogent contribution. Richard. no... really... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: You Know You're a Herper....

Post by Porter » April 22nd, 2016, 9:54 pm

I do what I can... 8-)

Here's a couple other versions before I settled on that last ingenious grumble roar soaring & belly ache contortion morphing...


https://www.speakpipe.com/voice-recorde ... 1w30uu1vcm

https://www.speakpipe.com/voice-recorde ... b3386je805


It's healthy to let out a good screen every now and then :thumb:

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Re: You Know You're a Herper....

Post by pythonregius3 » April 25th, 2016, 7:37 am

You know your a herper when you tell people your wife is gravid even when you know 99 percent of the time you will have to explain what that means.

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Re: You Know You're a Herper....

Post by pythonregius3 » April 25th, 2016, 7:39 am

You know you are a herper when you notice that snake misk doesnt seem to smell that bad because you are so used to it by now.

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Re: You Know You're a Herper....

Post by Hadar » April 25th, 2016, 8:49 am

pythonregius3 wrote:You know you are a herper when you notice that snake misk doesnt seem to smell that bad because you are so used to it by now.
I would add to this. You know you are a herper when the smell of snake musk means success.

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Post by Hadar » April 25th, 2016, 8:56 am

hellihooks wrote:You know you're a herper, when... your vacations are planned around herping destinations... :)
Spot on! That's my life everyday. I also have difficulty passing up fun herping trips. Friend's wedding or 3 day herp trip? Beach house for 4 days or herp trip? Fly to my destination and save 4-6 days of travel or drive and stop along the way to herp even if "along the way" is 6 hours out of the way. So far herping is winning out. Sorry friends...

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Post by Hadar » April 25th, 2016, 9:11 am

Here are a few:

1. You know you're a herper when you use terms like crot or dicamp and wonder why non-herpers are staring at you blankly.
2. You know you're a herper when your first question before moving to a new place is what the herpetofauna diversity is.
3. You know you're a herper when you refuse to wear insect repellent in tick infested woods or swamps because you don't want to harm any amphibians you might have contact with.
4. You know you're a herper when your idea of having a wild time in NOLA is spending 24 straight hours waist deep in the swamp.
5. You know you're a herper when you not only volunteer for helping others with field sampling (e.g. attaching radio transmitters to rattlesnakes, swimming with alligators, or removing cottonmouths from minnow traps) but you actively search for such opportunities.

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Post by Jeroen Speybroeck » April 25th, 2016, 3:14 pm

Hadar wrote:
pythonregius3 wrote:You know you are a herper when you notice that snake misk doesnt seem to smell that bad because you are so used to it by now.
I would add to this. You know you are a herper when the smell of snake musk means success.
:thumb:

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Post by chris_mcmartin » April 25th, 2016, 5:09 pm

hellihooks wrote:You know you're a herper, when... your vacations are planned around herping destinations... :)
Every time we plan a family outing, my wife warns me, "This isn't going to be a reptile trip."

Yet somehow, they always are.

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Post by cbernz » April 25th, 2016, 5:37 pm

chris_mcmartin wrote:
hellihooks wrote:You know you're a herper, when... your vacations are planned around herping destinations... :)
Every time we plan a family outing, my wife warns me, "This isn't going to be a reptile trip."

Yet somehow, they always are.
In a similar vein...

You know you are a herper when you come back from a family vacation with about 25 photos of each of your kids and about 50 photos of each snake and lizard you found while you were supposed to be playing with your kids. (This may or may not be a true story).

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Post by hellihooks » April 25th, 2016, 5:39 pm

You Know You're a Herper, when..... most of the tools in your toolbox, you found lying in the road... :roll:

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Post by hellihooks » April 25th, 2016, 5:43 pm

You Know You're a Herper, when your camera cost more than your car

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Post by hellihooks » April 25th, 2016, 6:42 pm

Ostensibly... these are supposed to be funny (as much or more than) just true... :crazyeyes: :crazyeyes: :beer:

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Post by MCHerper » April 26th, 2016, 6:08 am

You know you're a herper when construction materials trash pile = field of dreams

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Post by Porter » April 26th, 2016, 7:50 am

You know you're a field herper when you are within the 2% of the American people who know the definition of field herping without having to look it up on... Wikipedia

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Post by Porter » April 26th, 2016, 7:58 am

MCHerper wrote:You know you're a herper when construction materials trash pile = field of dreams
:lol: :lol: :lol: that about sums it up. Best i read so far :thumb: one man's trash is another man's gold is definitely the motto of field herping

cbernz wrote:
You know you are a herper when you come back from a family vacation with about 25 photos of each of your kids and about 50 photos of each snake and lizard you found while you were supposed to be playing with your kids. (This may or may not be a true story).
:lol: same goes 4 Mojave desert road trips with the girlfriend :P
I mean ...EX girlfriend

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Re: You Know You're a Herper....

Post by Porter » April 26th, 2016, 8:33 am

hellihooks wrote:Ostensibly... these are supposed to be funny (as much or more than) just true... :crazyeyes: :crazyeyes: :beer:
your original multi-tasking schematic field herping strategy reference is still my fav Hooks :lol: :beer:

... that's the only way to flip a turtle :lol: :lol:

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Re: You Know You're a Herper....

Post by simus343 » April 27th, 2016, 8:41 pm

You know, I don't think I've ever seen the most obvious one.

You know you're a herper when you go deliberately looking for reptiles and amphibians ;)

Yeah, I'm that bloody original haha.

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Post by ebit123 » April 28th, 2016, 9:44 am

You know you're a herper when "Is that snake poisonous?" sounds like fingernails on chalkboard to your ears.

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Post by kevin h » April 28th, 2016, 7:25 pm

You know you're a herper when the majority of your clothing has a herp on it AND you know the Latin name.

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Post by craigb » April 29th, 2016, 9:38 am

You know you're a Herper when you refer to your kids as F1, and your grand kids as F2 :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by hellihooks » April 29th, 2016, 4:22 pm

You Know You're a Herper, when you tell a homeless dude he should let you check under his mattress for legless lizards, so they won't crawl up his butt... :crazyeyes: (is that wrong???) :lol:

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Re: You Know You're a Herper....

Post by nightdriver » May 1st, 2016, 7:02 pm

You know your a herper when it takes you twice as long and twice as many miles to get somewhere because you keep going back to see what that DOR was..

-nightdriver

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Post by Noah M » May 5th, 2016, 11:18 am

You know you're a herper when you change your eating habits to drop some weight so you'll be more agile walking around muddy seeps looking for salamanders.

I'm down 30lbs and counting!!

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Post by Kelly Mc » May 5th, 2016, 11:34 am

Noah M wrote:You know you're a herper when you change your eating habits to drop some weight so you'll be more agile walking around muddy seeps looking for salamanders.

I'm down 30lbs and counting!!

You're Badass. :thumb:

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Post by ErinChapman » May 7th, 2016, 1:40 pm

You know you're a herper when you're late to meetings because you flipped every log on the way to the building.

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Post by blueboost68 » May 7th, 2016, 9:17 pm

You know you,er a herper when a snake hook is used to get the keys you locked in the car.(twice)

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Post by Porter » May 8th, 2016, 9:52 am

:lol:

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Re: You Know You're a Herper....

Post by MCHerper » June 24th, 2016, 3:44 pm

You know you're a herper if you've ever played a game of "name that musk".


(sorry, it came to me today while I was in the field)

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Post by Jeremy Wright » July 1st, 2016, 4:03 pm

You know you're a herper when you put a led light bar and spotlights on a sedan...
True story, not me :lol: :lol:

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Re: You Know You're a Herper....

Post by Muchobirdnerd » July 4th, 2016, 10:22 am

You know you're a herper when you plan your vacations during the rainy season.

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