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SnakeMan123
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Best herp!

Post by SnakeMan123 » August 26th, 2011, 4:09 am

Hey guys! Post a pic of your best/favorite herp that you've found so far! I'm pretty excited to see these pics lol

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Re: Best herp!

Post by brick911 » August 26th, 2011, 4:25 am

Let's see how many people can actually post just one.

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Re: Best herp!

Post by J-Miz » August 26th, 2011, 5:39 am

I'd say my favorite was this Kirtland's Snake I found last year in late October. It was my best field-herping day ever...and that was before I came across this lifer. Unfortunately, I haven't really done much field-herping since :/ Perhaps another reason it is my favorite is because I found it; for some reason, my dad usually finds the coolest stuff on our trips :lol:

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Re: Best herp!

Post by KingCam » August 26th, 2011, 5:52 am

Wow, I'm glad you challenged me to find the only digital picture of my most recent favorite find! I didn't think I even still had it.

This was my first ever l.t.syspila! Found it under a rock on the edge of a pond where I wasn't expecting to find anything other than maybe a d.punctatus or a n.sipedon.

5-6-2010
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Re: Best herp!

Post by Dan Krull » August 26th, 2011, 6:36 am

This was last year, and I've certainly had some memorable finds since then, but this HUGE, adult male western hog which I cruised with my son, Fischer and some friends was a GREAT MEMORY....
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Alejandro Lozano took this shot of Erik, myself, and Fischer taking pictures of our prize.
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Earlier that same day we got this hatchling as well....
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Another car got this little one which I was able to photo:
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Chad Whitney snapped a shot of me teaching Fischer how to tail a bullsnake... GREAT MEMORY...
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Here's the boy doing what his daddy taught him:
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Anyway... yeah, posting one is tough.


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Post by Josh Holbrook » August 26th, 2011, 6:42 am

This was nice... Image

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Re: Best herp!

Post by M.J.FRANETOVICH » August 26th, 2011, 7:16 am

8-) Hahahaha!!! Stejnegeri
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Re: Best herp!

Post by Curtis Hart » August 26th, 2011, 7:18 am

After seeing pictures of one of these as a kid, I always wanted one. I found this in Sumatra in December of 2010 when the desire to keep herps had long since passed.

Heosemys spinosa
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Re: Best herp!

Post by JJuLLiAAn » August 26th, 2011, 8:11 am

Mine is nothing compared to these. I am sorry for the really bad picture quality I was still learning how to use my camera, this is my brothers find but I was the only one with a camera so I took the picture.


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Re: Best herp!

Post by KingCam » August 26th, 2011, 8:20 am

JJuLLiAAn wrote:Mine is nothing compared to these.
Nonsense. Did you see mine? :lol: Nothing special about a red milk snake, but it was special to me. That's all that matters :thumb:

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Post by chad ks » August 26th, 2011, 8:46 am

M.J.FRANETOVICH wrote:8-) Hahahaha!!! Stejnegeri
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lol, might want to find a pics of an actual stejnegeri. A old FHF user took that shot, and she's from KS too. :)

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Post by Dan Krull » August 26th, 2011, 9:03 am

JJuLLiAAn wrote:Mine is nothing compared to these. I am sorry for the really bad picture quality I was still learning how to use my camera, this is my brothers find but I was the only one with a camera so I took the picture.


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I actually think this shot is rather artistic. (even if it was an accident)

That is what rough greens are like. Green in a sea of green. Fleeting glimpses of vertebral movement among the swaying of the leaves. Nice one!

DAN

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Re: Best herp!

Post by M.J.FRANETOVICH » August 26th, 2011, 9:41 am

chad ks wrote:
M.J.FRANETOVICH wrote:8-) Hahahaha!!! Stejnegeri
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lol, might want to find a pics of an actual stejnegeri. A old FHF user took that shot, and she's from KS too. :)

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I was wondering when some one was going to call my bluff...
A very good friend e-mailed me a PDF file and attached to it was this photo! I have no idea who took it! :lol: :lol: just having some fun with you guys.

Ok here I go fore real!
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Mel :beer:

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Re: Best herp!

Post by JJuLLiAAn » August 26th, 2011, 11:10 am

KingCam wrote:
JJuLLiAAn wrote:Mine is nothing compared to these.
Nonsense. Did you see mine? :lol: Nothing special about a red milk snake, but it was special to me. That's all that matters :thumb:


I would love to find a Milk snake, that is the #1 on my list of what I want to find!

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Post by Natalie McNear » August 26th, 2011, 11:15 am

This is a tough one, but eventually I had to settle on the one herp that left me completely stoked for the next two weeks after I found it.

Annulated Tree Boa (Corallus annulatus)
La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica

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Re: Best herp!

Post by KingCam » August 26th, 2011, 11:24 am

JJuLLiAAn wrote:
KingCam wrote:
JJuLLiAAn wrote:Mine is nothing compared to these.
Nonsense. Did you see mine? :lol: Nothing special about a red milk snake, but it was special to me. That's all that matters :thumb:
I would love to find a Milk snake, that is the #1 on my list of what I want to find!
You'll find one, just keep looking. They are very secretive snakes.

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Re: Best herp!

Post by Piglet » August 26th, 2011, 1:48 pm

Mole King

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Post by Kevin Price » August 26th, 2011, 2:16 pm

Mine is not as impressive as others here but, my favorite shot of my favorite snake. Taken after midnight in a desert in So. Cal

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Red Diamond Rattlesnake Crotalus ruber

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Post by vincemartino » August 26th, 2011, 2:17 pm

MOLE KING!?

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Re: Best herp!

Post by MHollanders » August 26th, 2011, 2:38 pm

Damn Kevin, that is one solid shot.

Here's my contribution. They may be trash herps to some but they're my favorite anuran in southeast Texas.

Bufo nebulifer

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Post by Scott_Wahlberg » August 26th, 2011, 2:44 pm

MHollanders wrote:Damn Kevin, that is one solid shot.

Here's my contribution. They may be trash herps to some but they're my favorite anuran in southeast Texas.

Bufo nebulifer

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NICE! Where'd you manage to find one of those around here?

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Post by MHollanders » August 26th, 2011, 2:46 pm

Scott_Wahlberg wrote:
MHollanders wrote:Damn Kevin, that is one solid shot.

Here's my contribution. They may be trash herps to some but they're my favorite anuran in southeast Texas.

Bufo nebulifer

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NICE! Where'd you manage to find one of those around here?
I know it's been tough with the drought and all, but you can still turn them up in the sprinkler-infested habitats within the metropolitan area of Houston, TX.

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Post by Kevin Price » August 26th, 2011, 3:49 pm

Thanks Matthijs. Having seen your work, that coming from you is very cool!

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Re: Best herp!

Post by dpurcell » August 26th, 2011, 4:30 pm

I couldn't decide between an elapid i found in 2008 or a Morelia oenplliensis I found back in January. Toxicity won out in the end!
Not the best shots but a pretty cool animal anyway.

Oxyuranus microlepidotus Inand Taipan.
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Post by robbielab » August 26th, 2011, 4:52 pm

One of my all time faves... mainly because we were so lucky to find it!

Black Spitting Cobra (Naja nigricincta woodi)
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Post by Knightkrawler5 » August 26th, 2011, 5:04 pm

My first day of spring break in 2010.....record length Florida Burmese 16' 9"

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Post by Felixx68 » August 26th, 2011, 6:43 pm

Brick911, your assumption is correct! :roll:
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These were my favorite finds over the years, not just because of the animal but all of the variables also. Not the greatest pics but most are from over 6 years ago and I could not afford much for a digi-cam. :P

Joshua :beer:

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Post by Daniel D Dye » August 26th, 2011, 7:06 pm

My favorite so far this year.

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Pine Barrens Tree Frog (Hyla andersonii) by Daniel D Dye II, on Flickr

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Pine Barrens Tree Frog (Hyla andersonii) by Daniel D Dye II, on Flickr

Thanks for viewing,
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Re: Best herp!

Post by salamander » August 26th, 2011, 8:29 pm

I enjoyed the hunting and finding of a few difficult and isolated salamnder species in Virgina.

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Re: Best herp!

Post by Scott_Wahlberg » August 26th, 2011, 10:39 pm

MHollanders wrote:
Scott_Wahlberg wrote:
MHollanders wrote:Damn Kevin, that is one solid shot.

Here's my contribution. They may be trash herps to some but they're my favorite anuran in southeast Texas.

Bufo nebulifer

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NICE! Where'd you manage to find one of those around here?
I know it's been tough with the drought and all, but you can still turn them up in the sprinkler-infested habitats within the metropolitan area of Houston, TX.
Oh, I'm one of the few rational people that have chosen to let their lawns turn brown and die instead of wasting water fighting off the inevitable during the worst drought in recent record.

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Re: Best herp!

Post by MHollanders » August 26th, 2011, 10:42 pm

Scott_Wahlberg wrote:
Scott_Wahlberg wrote:
MHollanders wrote:Damn Kevin, that is one solid shot.

Here's my contribution. They may be trash herps to some but they're my favorite anuran in southeast Texas.

Bufo nebulifer

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Oh, I'm one of the few rational people that have chosen to let their lawns turn brown and die instead of wasting water fighting off the inevitable during the worst drought in recent record.
At least someone is doing something about the useless water loss.

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Post by ThatFrogGuy » August 27th, 2011, 4:53 am

One of my favorites was this Longtail salamander found this spring.
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Re: Best herp!

Post by crocdoc » August 28th, 2011, 8:22 pm

Way too many to choose from. I opted for favourite species of herp, rather than favourite individual herps, found while herping.

Crocodylus porosus
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Varanus varius
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Varanus komodoensis
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For individual herp, finding this Varanus rosenbergi digging her nest in a termite mound was pretty cool.
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