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Topic: herpers herping.

Post by chad ks » June 7th, 2010, 2:04 pm

Here's a post devoted to pictures of our community doing what it does best. Feel free to add your own...unless they are embarrassing pictures of me that is.

kcmatt:
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yours truly with Brandon Bowers:
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Jim of Herpjournal.com photographing a beautiful MO syspila:
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From back to front here we have Socalherper Tony, Yani John and Kcmatt hustling back to the car before I left them all to survive in the wilds of KS...
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Yani again (the Ace Ventura edition):
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No one has ever told my good buddy Jeremiah that wine and herps don't mix...because such a statement would surely be a lie! :mrgreen:
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Here we have Matt Cage, HerpNinja Dan Krull, some innocent bystander and Court Gaverth, we tried but failed to find an eastern hognose...
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Here's my old roomate and very good friend Mike Rochford sawing logs one morning on the AZ/Mexico border...
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He looked way too comfortable so I threw sand on him to wake him up and this is how he responded... :lol:
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Here's part of our group: Mike, Ginny, Matt and Maria:
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...and here's the rest of our group, the one man herping army known as Chip Cochran:
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This is one of my favorite herper-group shots that I've ever participated in. Our group was amazing and the amount of fun I had on this trip was immeasurable...
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Those of you who were around back in the kingsnake field collecting forum days might remember my good buddy Brandon Decavele, here he is:
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Here's a recent one, this group is seriously fun to herp with (l>r: Don, Justin, Mike, Peter, me and Paul Ingram):
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Here's a great man, Young Cage of AZ:
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This is lizardman AKA Ryan Shofner trying his best to take a better picture then me, he succeeded!
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Making this post has really stirred some positive memories for me so I'd like to close with some pics of the KS herping "family":

Joe Collins and Mike Rochford:
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Curtis Schmidt:
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Ginny looking cute with me in the background:
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I have lotsa more, maybe I'll post them another time. I hope that you enjoyed this pictorial. I have made some wonderful friendships due to this website and I sincerely wish to express my thanks, that's the purpose of this post. Feel free to contribute. :)

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Re: Topic: herpers herping.

Post by Scott_Wahlberg » June 7th, 2010, 2:14 pm

That picture of you and Brandon is ridiculous. I wish I could say his sense of fashion has increased over the years.

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Post by chad ks » June 7th, 2010, 2:28 pm

I couldn't forget Jordan, who is about to marry Jamie. Kevin Jackson is the herper to the right, another friend...
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There's a lot of herping talent in this pic, Dan, Dell, Cole, Tim and his g/f and your truly...
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I have some of my best memories with this group:
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Scott, somehow we made it away from that trip without a pic of you and I. If there was one, it would have been included!

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Post by Mike Pingleton » June 7th, 2010, 2:52 pm

great topic.

Starting with recent:

Jeff, Scott Wahlberg, Matt Ricklefs, Jim Scharosch somewhere in Texas:
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Marty (MVH), Don, Greg Stephens, in Indiana this past winter:
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Peter Berg, Justin M, Greg, Chad in KS:
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David O and Andy Avram up in Ohio:
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Tracey, Marty and Mike Cravens, southern Missouri:
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Armadillo hunters Andy O'Connor and Justin Michels:
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Matt Ormsby, Andy, Justin, and Greg, southern MO:
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Me and Matt O., Team Zissou freshwater division:
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Cottonmouth, Wayne Brekhus, Kevin Scott:
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that's enough for now :)

-Mike

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Re: Topic: herpers herping.

Post by Sean D. » June 7th, 2010, 3:32 pm

Here's one of me with a black rat.

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Post by Mike Pingleton » June 7th, 2010, 3:33 pm

that's a hefty ratsnake!

-Mike

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Post by RenoBart » June 7th, 2010, 3:48 pm

Me.

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:D Bart

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Re: Topic: herpers herping.

Post by Chad M. Lane » June 7th, 2010, 4:11 pm

I don't have many but here's a few.

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Devlin, taking some video of a zonata.

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mikemike shooting a Greater Short Horned Lizard in AZ.

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From left to right. Devlin, mikemike, Ricky Ortiz, Amy, and John in AZ.

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Yours truly.

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My ugly mug, Devlin, mikemike, Edgar, Tracy, and Ricky.

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Post by justinm » June 7th, 2010, 4:52 pm

Peter Berg in Kansas
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Jason Duke and Curtis Hart working a log.
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Mike Pingleton and the Midwest's MVH Marty Whalin
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Marisa I., Mike Cravens, and Pingleton from the left. This is all these guys do.
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From the left; Mike Cravens rump, Quinn the wonder dog, Marty (MVH) Greg Stephens in the Ozarks.
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Jamie Deboer
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Andy O'connor checking our traps for Aquatic Sallies. I'm shocked he's not wearing gloves....
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Pingleton managed to get 10lbs of crap in a 5lbs suit.
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Psyon's little boy DJ.
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Peter Berg showing his son and friends the beauty of a Blue Spotted Salamander.
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Jason Duke, Psyon and Don's brother Jason from the left.
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Psyon with an above average Timber Rattler.
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Sam aka Cottonmouth111
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Travis Taggart
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Chad Whitney poses with Kansas' finest.
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Matt Ormsby who I can't find good field pics of... Despite spending a lot of time in the field with him.
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Re: Topic: herpers herping.

Post by Saunders » June 7th, 2010, 5:41 pm

Me with a Desert king snake
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Me scaling a rock in order to get to a tree frog
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Re: Topic: herpers herping.

Post by Wayne_MO » June 7th, 2010, 6:18 pm

Great thread idea, Chad! Great pictures all! Hey I even made someone's cut :)

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Re: Topic: herpers herping.

Post by Brian Hubbs » June 7th, 2010, 6:19 pm

Great post! :mrgreen:

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Re: Topic: herpers herping.

Post by Nir » June 7th, 2010, 6:26 pm

You guys are lucky to have so many people to herp with! Not many herpers up here... So here are some pictures of me... with me... hehe

Way up north where garters are the only species (between two rains...)
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In france with a really cool viper!!
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Post by Brian Hubbs » June 7th, 2010, 6:31 pm

Me, about a million years ago...
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Fundad, learning how to find turtles
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Me, showing one of the Midwest and zonata tools and the proper way to carry it.
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Doug Lindsay and Paul Bailey in Kansas
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Post by Dan Krull » June 7th, 2010, 6:34 pm

Chris McMartin
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National Geographic Photographer, Joel Sartore:
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Alejandro Lozano:
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Andrew Gizinski Calling his mommy from Black Gap:
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Roy Engeldorf and I in the front seat discussing the oncoming storms
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The three MILKskateers:
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Alison Davis being bitten
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Andrew G for gangster:
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Michael Bourdon at the Wild Horse Inn
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Summer Research Interns Phil and Dan with their county record:
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Phil Belacci with his first bullsnake:
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Me Teaching:
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Michael Bourdon with americanus and woodhouseii
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Nick Blay former president of the Iowa herpetological society:
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Courtney Gaverth who usually flips you off when you try to take his picture:
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Tom Sinclair:
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Chad Whitney:
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Tom "Coach" Eisely
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Michael Westphal:
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Jen and Max Westphal:
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Me, Scelop, and a mop on top
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Jerry Kruse having a little drink
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Bob Assetto standing where Sly Stalone stood during the movie ROCKY
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Mike Russo and Coach during an Alterna Rush shoot:
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Roy Engeldorf, Mikey Fresca, and Michael Bourdon
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Roy, Holding his nuts
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Monkey Cage
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A good group From left to right: Alejandro Lozano, Mike Tarrant, Natasha Tarrant, Justin Watkins, Courtney Watkins and Michael Bourdon Squatting:
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Bourdon:
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Alejandro in road cruising concentration mode:
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Dr. Mike Tarrant DVM avec skink
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Courtney with milk
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The gang in action:
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another good group:
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And again in action:
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Jeff L. and Chad photoing an Iowa milk
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Ok and a bunch of me, cause I'm full of myself:
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Last, my favorite herper: Fischer Daniel Krull, my oldest boy

1 1/2 years old with his first Speckled King:
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hook practice
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With a milk
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With a boxie
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Milk:
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Dipping with the boy:
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Learning about the half moons:
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Sunset
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Amongst the asters:
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Post by Casey Lazik » June 7th, 2010, 7:19 pm

Excellent!

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Post by Dougsnake » June 7th, 2010, 8:40 pm

Brian Hubbs
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I think he was waving hello

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me
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Post by Natalie McNear » June 7th, 2010, 9:13 pm

A few from the archives...

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Post by Jeremiah_Easter » June 7th, 2010, 10:56 pm

Patrick Veihover and Gary Nafis photographing a Giant Gartersnake
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Seth Rigamat and one of his first Z's
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Mike Wolverton thoroughly enjoying an encounter with a big Great Basin Gopher.
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Mike Wolverton looking like hes been lost in the desert for 5 days, good thing he found that tasty black and white snack.
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Me drinking a beer while catching a snake, This is about as multi-task capable as I get.
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My son Indiana with his second ever Cal King
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My son and I with a nice Nor Pac.
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Allen Bartlett (I believe), Bill Townsend, Kent VanSooy and Anne-Marie VanSooy at a Rosy Boa club meeting in Ridgecrest.
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Any O'Conner with his second ever Pituophis
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Josh Wallace and me in the Old Woman Mountains with a coachwhip
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Daniel Lawrence and Bill Townsend with a Black Tail in the Hualapai Mountains
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My son Indiana and daughter LaRaya examining a Fence Lizards blue belly.
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A bunch of herping hoodlums (at least half are members of this forum), I'm not going to try and name them all.
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Post by Indafield » June 8th, 2010, 7:05 am

Great idea to get the forum going again!

Herping Partner in crime

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Rainy day ringnecks

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Rainy day rat

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Too many rocks!

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Arizona

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Re: Topic: herpers herping.

Post by chad ks » June 8th, 2010, 3:33 pm

Great pics everyone, thanks for contributing!

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Post by r.edwards » June 8th, 2010, 4:14 pm

cool topic!!

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Post by Andy Avram » June 8th, 2010, 6:30 pm

I unfortunately don't take many people pictures. I need to start but here are a couple of the people I have done the most herping with.

Here is one of Jason Folt, back in 05 and the floppy hair days. The next picture is me really needing a shave. This was when both of us were just really starting to figure out this herping thing. We are holding an average sized Eastern Fox Snake and a HUGE Eastern Garter Snake from the Lake Erie islands.
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Here is one from 2008 with Jason Folt, Carl Brune and Dean A...(remember The Unknown Herper and his impossible to spell last name?). Carl is stylin' in this picture.
We are looking at an Eastern Tiger Salamander.
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Me being stupid with a bunch of Lake Erie Water Snakes and an Eastern Fox Snake.
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Me with a Common Snapping Turtle from my parents backyard. Mostly added because I look somewhat normal in this picture.
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Post by Coluber Constrictor » June 8th, 2010, 7:45 pm

Yours truly (James Jeffery aka Coluber Constrictor) with a Nerodia clarkii from spring '09
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Tamara (Snakecharmer) with a Black Racer
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Veronica with a gray rat
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Diamondback Dave and his friend with an EDB in the ANF, April '10
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Post by Coluber Constrictor » June 8th, 2010, 7:48 pm

My favorite herping buddy, Taylor:
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The two of us:
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Post by chad ks » June 8th, 2010, 11:18 pm

Excellent additions!

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Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » June 9th, 2010, 12:35 am

Excellent topic, excellent contributions! Here's Hans & Karl Twoton's Dad, grinnin' in the rain at yet another Bamboo Viper we found that night :roll:

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Post by ALT » June 9th, 2010, 4:04 pm

My epic battle with a scrubbie. I've heard all sorts of awful things about them being nasty so I started off conservative. I grabbed him, he grabbed me.

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Whoo Hoo! Turned out he was a sweetheart! :)

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Post by monklet » June 10th, 2010, 7:27 am

Wow, fun snake that scrubbie! Looks about 10-12ft. ...how ever many meters that might be?

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Post by Fundad » June 10th, 2010, 8:06 am

Some cool photos...

Am I the only one watching Alt and python, and thinking where do you find women like that.. :thumb: :crazyeyes:

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Post by monklet » June 10th, 2010, 8:13 am

Fundad wrote:Am I the only one watching Alt and python, and thinking where do you find women like that
Oz I reckon...where all the cool stuff is:)

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Post by Tim Borski » June 10th, 2010, 10:20 am

I herp with one person mostly. Probably 30 days to each one I spend afield with others. His name is Josef and most times, if I'm not solo, it's because he's along. He has only 3 snakes in extreme south Florida where we live to have lifered them all. Indigo, Tantilla oolitica and Keys Ring neck. A tall order to be sure, but I don't doubt he will accomplish it.
He'll be 10 years old this August. Some of you fellow herpers down here may even recognize him...

This is the snake that started it all...Nerodia of course. 8/13/2007
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And his most recent lifer. South Florida swamp snake. 5/10/10
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Here's some fodder of him in action to fill in the gap.
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Since I'm almost always either solo, or with Josef, pics of me herping are few and far between. Here are the only 2 in existance that I personally know of...

Making the grab on a False Cat Eye somewhere in Southwest Mex. I missed; it wouldve been a lifer.

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Me with some guy named Frank. (He's running the skiff) We went out to a Barrier Island on a hunch it might have a small population of EDB's. I've not herped with him since.

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Sorry so long winded but this is a great thread idea. Thanks Chad.
Tim

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Post by Jason Thullbery » June 10th, 2010, 11:04 am

Wow Tim, great pics. Where did your herpin buddy get that jacket with the built in mosquito net? I'd love to get something like that.

In keeping with the theme. Here's one of Josh Holbrook and myself from like 4 years ago. It's a little off kilter because I think we just set the camera on a stump or something and used the timer.

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Post by Tim Borski » June 10th, 2010, 11:13 am

Jason, it's called "Original Bug Shirt" (Elite edition.) I'm sure you can find them on line...I'm about ready for a couple more myself. (You can see the duct tape patching the rips on Josef's). Even so, They last me more than a year, which tells me normal people will get AT LEAST 5 years out of one...barring stupid stunts involving razor wire, of course.
Great product. I live all summer/fall in them.
Tim

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Post by RobK » June 10th, 2010, 11:43 am

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Nicholas and my old snake hunting buddy, walking a creek in Arkansas – looking for Cottonmouths. Found a few.

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Joe Farah – coming out of a well with a Great Plains Ratsnake.

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Eli – grabbing the snapper.

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Me and Nicholas, hanging out in AZ with a Longnose.


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Post by Correcamino » June 10th, 2010, 12:01 pm

Dang! Hubbs hasn't hardly changes in decades! Your not herping hard enough Hubbsy! Here's what fifty years of herpin' will do to ya.....

1978.....
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Now....
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Jalisco 2007....
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Post by Mike Rochford » June 10th, 2010, 5:36 pm

Great thread, Chad. I'll have to throw some up myself... but I may have to break your rule of not embarrassing you, haha.

My biggest regret that I'm only now starting to realize is that I never take pics of people when I road cruise with them down here. And since that seems to be about the only herping I've been doing lately... I am missing pics of a lot of good people I've met lately! Sorry to all of you! I'll have to do better in the future. But here are some mostly from areas where it's more fun to hike around in search of herps...

Might as well start with the best friends, Ginny and Chad circa 2005.
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Ross on one of our early Florida trips.
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Chad and Matt J. taking pics of a rough green snake back in Kansas.
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Chad, Matt N., and Ginny in Portal, AZ.
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Dan the man.
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So many good people at one of the annual meetings of the Kansas Herpetological Society... Dan F., Mike G., Tim B., Matt N., Matt I., Rob A., Chad W.
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Another pic from that meeting...
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Matt, Maria, and Eli getting pics in Kansas.
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Jacobo flippin a polystictus.
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Yours truly w/ friend and crocodile guru Jeff with our big croc.
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And Ryan with a croc from Belize.
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...with Nigel Marven after filming for the PBS python show.
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Joe Collins staring down a couple viridis on a KHS field trip.
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Alex Pyron only a couple years before publishing some pretty major papers.
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Some of you may remember John Stoklosa from wayyyyyyyyy back in the day. If any of you still see him, please tell that bastard to call me.
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Travis Taggart on St. Vincent Island long before the BP oil spill threatened the gulf.
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Matt Jeppson examining a Gambelia near Palm Springs.
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And another salute to the man who started this thread.
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A tribute to much of the crew from work (and my dog).
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Some guys enjoying a "pucha de Coronas" south of the border.
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One of many new friends we met down there.
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Jacobo, Brendan, Rich, and I enjoyed some tacos before a week of good herping.
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Joe and Suzanne Collins, John, Pierson Hill, Jerry Collins, Me, Maria, Matt, and Ginny in the FL panhandle.
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A whole bunch of us at a KHS meeting with keynote speaker Jonathan Campbell.
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Walt Meshaka, Jonathan Campbell, Curtis Schmidt, and I at a KHS meeting.
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A horridus haunt.
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Chip Cochran, star of the tongs.com brochure and "Venom in Vegas", recording data on a cerastes we found in AZ.
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Chad, Rusty, Jordan, and I looking under a rock that had a timber rattlesnake and red milk snake.
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A nice group shot taken by Mike Cravens in the vicinity of Snake Road.
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Joe Collins, John Stoklosa, Me, Alex Pyron, and Ginny Weatherman admiring one of many pygmy rattlesnakes found on one of many trips to Florida.
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Matt J., Ginny, Me, and Chad in Anza-Borrego... 2005.
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And I'll end with the full pic of my former avatar. In case anyone was wondering the source of the brown substance.... it was merely cake frosting. Sometimes entertaining kids at summer camp means being the biggest kid there.

I really enjoyed viewing this thread and I wish I could spend more time with all of you as you constantly make me jealous from other parts of the country/world.

Mike

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Post by kyle loucks » June 10th, 2010, 6:33 pm

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Kari Post, GarterGuy and Charles, photographing a narrowmouth toad.

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MattJ and asnyder with same subject.


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Jonathan getting one of his 14,000 vouchers.

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MikeFuture with a rat snake

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Kari Post, Chris Kayler, Charles, John Smith(axp117crow), Andy Wolf, my kids Kacie and Konnor.

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Another Assetto shot.

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Post by wayne_fidler » June 10th, 2010, 6:36 pm

ok I dont have a lot of diverstity but here are some pics

brandon (xxxherperxxx) dip netting
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brandon looking for a turtle
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zack (springcreeper) with a black ratsnake
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zack and brandon
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me and my nephew hunting turtles
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me with some snakes after some early season spotted turtle hunting
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niece and nephew checking out the catch
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brandon with a fat snapper from a recent outing
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brandon has some more I'll try and get him to play too.

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Post by Dan Krull » June 10th, 2010, 8:10 pm

A couple more:

Jon Park:

with Scelop:
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Copperhead:
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Joe Mahoney and family:
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I'm sure I have more somewhere...

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Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » June 10th, 2010, 8:54 pm

This is by far the coolest thread on NFHF (New Field Herp Forum) so far! Here are a few more from La Ilha Formosa:

My buddy Benny with a Ptyas dhumnades
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Bill Murphy (onionsack) at work with a Bamboo viper
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Bill sneakin' up on a Protobothrops mucrosquamatus
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Miz Twoton in the field
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Lunchtime!
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Re: Topic: herpers herping.

Post by Correcamino » June 11th, 2010, 12:55 am

AAAHH..Taco stands...

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The Mexicans always run when Brendan starts eating, he looks like he's gonna explode...
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Ceno getting ready to eat a Boa constrictor..
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Me admiring a ruber...
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Buzz sporting a Midwest shirt using my ancient homemade hook to wrangle a Mojave....
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Brendan, Ceno and Louie chasing a lizard....
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Louie with whipsnake.....
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Me shining a pyro in crack, Brendan's fiance looking on....
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Brendan shooting ruber....
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Brendan, Ceno and Ratsnakehaven shooting a boa.....
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Me an my cerb hound...
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Keep on herpin'!
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Re: Topic: herpers herping.

Post by Mourits » June 11th, 2010, 5:47 am

Me removing ticks from a Lacerta agilis:

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Me handling a turtle in Thailand:

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Henrik Bringsøe photographing Triturus vulgaris:

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Mathias Holm photographing Bufo bufo:

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Mathias Holm saving Rana temporaria eggs from desiccation:

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Re: Topic: herpers herping.

Post by brick911 » June 11th, 2010, 6:45 am

Edit: I apologize in advance. This is how you overdo it.

What a great thread... I'm just gonna go through my photobucket account and put up pics, so excuse the lack of organization and the million pics, but in the spirit of starting over, now I can come here and find all my favorite herper pics in one spot.

Wesley (My oldest son and the reason I started hardcore herping.)

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Harrison (nephew, and probably my best luck charm)

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Rebecca (daughter of gf)

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Nathan (My middle son)

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Getting a little too close (notice the patch of green missing to the bottom right)

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Lily (My little girl)

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Zach

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John L. (ricrabt)... after we got skunked on a cold night. Instead, we rocked. :lol:

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Kyle Loucks (NE Pres), Wes, and Timber

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Kyle Loucks (NE Pres)

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Jeff (notread), Wes, John (axp117crow), Harry

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Cliff (cbernz)

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Ryan (eyesoftheworld)

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John (axp117crow... or something like that)

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Jeff (notread)

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Jim

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Nate, Wes, Zach (looking for wood turtles and water snakes)

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I LOVE these in action pictures... Wes and Zach flipping for marbleds.

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Pat Schmitt, Wesley, Kyle (on the way to find some streamside sallies)

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Bryndon, Harry, Nathan, Wesley

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Nate, Harry, Wes (doing science with spotted sals)

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Roadcruising for amphibs

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Kris

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Wes and Nate

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Bryndon (God son)

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My three right before finding timbers on Father's Day at a new spot. Woohoo!

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Yours Truly, Bob

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Re: Topic: herpers herping.

Post by Mathias Holm » June 11th, 2010, 9:35 am

Mourits wrote:
Mathias Holm photographing Bufo bufo:

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Mathias Holm saving Rana temporaria eggs from desiccation:

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The first picture is terrible :D

Some pictures of you (Mourits):


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Trying to catch Bufo bufo:
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Photographing Anguis fragilis:
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Photographing Rana temporaria:
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Re: Topic: herpers herping.

Post by Kent VanSooy » June 11th, 2010, 2:33 pm

Great thread! Here’s a few from the SoCal contingent.

Lee Hull (aka Skull) is all about the photography

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Billboard in a scholarly moment

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Fundad (Brian Hinds) drawing a crowd

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Fundad doing what comes naturally

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Hellihooks (Jim Bass) doing I don’t know what with a chicken bone

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Son of Hellihooks vexing his father

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Jason Hull (aka Cal-Neva) and Billboard hamming it up

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Jed Udall (aka WildJed) with his first ever boa

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Jeff Lemm with a non-albino

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Bill Townsend with a truly frightening creature

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Jeff Lemm demonstrating the GLOVE OF POWER

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Jonathan Hakim and Todd Battey – last year’s data contest winner

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Billboard after too much driving

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Yours truly, truly happy

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Yours truly in action – photo by Fundad

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Krystal Tronboll and Frank Santana gathering data

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My grandkids admiring their first scorpion

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Lee Hull, Jackson Shedd, Billboard, and Steve Bledsoe doing NAFHA Conservancy work

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RockRatt (Rich Morgan) with his first ever boa

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Todd Battey and Lee Hull doing the paparrazi thing

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Shatty, Billboard, and friend Lyle waiting for the darkness

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Re: Topic: herpers herping.

Post by chad ks » June 11th, 2010, 3:00 pm

Awesome posts folks.

Kent- I loved your set particularly! It seems like almost any picture of BillBoard has the potential to make me chuckle- and seeing Brian (Fundad) with a group of herpers captivated by whatever he's saying really makes me smile, that guy should be listened to by even the most seasoned herper! Thanks...

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Re: Topic: herpers herping.

Post by xxxHERPERxxx » June 11th, 2010, 4:06 pm

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Re: Topic: herpers herping.

Post by gbin » June 11th, 2010, 5:50 pm

This is one of the most awesome threads of all time, Chad! Wish I'd seen it before I posted viewtopic.php?f=2&t=285 , as that really best belongs as an entry here. I'll have to scrounge around and see what other people pictures I have...

Gerry

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Re: Topic: herpers herping.

Post by chris_mcmartin » June 11th, 2010, 6:29 pm

I have some pictures of the Herp Ninja finding herps, but they all contain partial nudity ("plumber's crack"). Dan apparently likes the hip-huggers.

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