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 Post subject: Recent finds in NW Florida
PostPosted: July 2nd, 2012, 6:00 pm 

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It has been a few years since my last post here, and with encouragement from Scott...here is my first in a long time. I will not spend much time on writing out stories, but will label all my photos. Enjoy them as much as I did when I looked through my camera lens.


Mole Kingsnake found during a tropical storm front
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another closer view
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a second Mole kingsnake found later that day... head ticking to mimic a Pigmy rattlesnake
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The first king photographed the next day...
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Hatchling Mud turtle
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Male Gulf Coast Box turtle
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Banded Water snake...
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Slider juvenile
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Tiny Loggerhead Musk turtle
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A super nice Banded Water snake
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A super nice Banded Water snake
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Sarracenia leucophylla, the white-topped pitcher plant
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A field of Sarracenia leucophylla, the white-topped pitcher plant
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The flower of Sarracenia leucophylla, the white-topped pitcher plant
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Black Bear tracks
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7 am
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serenity
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snake tracks
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Black Eastern Hognose snake
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Porpoise in the Gulf
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playing
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Ridley Sea turtle
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Green Anole
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Dusky Pigmy rattlesnake
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Corn snake
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Grey Ratsnake
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Juvenile Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake
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Alligator Snapping turtle
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Southern Pine snake
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Coachwhip
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Juvenile Alligator Snapping turtle
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Grey Ratsnake
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Spadefoot Toad
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Southern Toads
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Black Pinesnake
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Banded Water snake
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Slimy Salamander
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Green Anole
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Slimy Salamanders
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Gulf Coast Spiny Softshells
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Habitat they are found in
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Banded Water snakes breeding
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and a Loggerhead Musk turtle for the end...
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hope you like the line up, hopefully more in the future....

Paul


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 Post subject: Re: Recent finds in NW Florida
PostPosted: July 2nd, 2012, 6:10 pm 
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Sweet photos and finds! I really like the baby EDB and the pine!


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 Post subject: Re: Recent finds in NW Florida
PostPosted: July 2nd, 2012, 6:13 pm 
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Welcome, Paul - good to see you posting here. I usually don't view too many of people's pictures on facebook, so it's nice to see on the forum. Those mole kings are real pretty.

-Josh


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 Post subject: Re: Recent finds in NW Florida
PostPosted: July 2nd, 2012, 6:32 pm 
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Gorgeous pics - Loved all of em!!

Florida is Treasure!


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 Post subject: Re: Recent finds in NW Florida
PostPosted: July 2nd, 2012, 6:49 pm 

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Wow, those are some amazing images. I love the softshells in the sand. I also like the size of your pictures. Would you mind sharing the dimensions?


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 Post subject: Re: Recent finds in NW Florida
PostPosted: July 2nd, 2012, 9:21 pm 
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Great photography. Every picture was beautiful. Loved the EDB. Thanks for sharing.

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 Post subject: Re: Recent finds in NW Florida
PostPosted: July 3rd, 2012, 4:38 am 
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There are some great finds there, and lots of fun photos! Welcome back, Paul!

Gerry


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 Post subject: Re: Recent finds in NW Florida
PostPosted: July 3rd, 2012, 4:49 am 
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Nice stuff Paul. I'll be down that way in a couple weeks...hope i can run across 1/10 of the stuff you got posted here! Awesome.


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 Post subject: Re: Recent finds in NW Florida
PostPosted: July 3rd, 2012, 4:54 am 
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Cool post, those pitcher plants are awesome


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 Post subject: Re: Recent finds in NW Florida
PostPosted: July 3rd, 2012, 8:52 am 

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Interesting shots of that softshell. I caught a little tiny one like that last year. It's cool to watch them disappear into the sand.

Where did you find the Black Pine? (just curious as to what state, not looking for specific locations or anything). I've seen a few of those here in AL.


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 Post subject: Re: Recent finds in NW Florida
PostPosted: July 3rd, 2012, 8:53 am 

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Those are all excellent photos. I love the Pines and juvie EDB. The soft-shell aeries is probably my favorite though. Im always excited when I get a series of wildlife acting naturally.


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 Post subject: Re: Recent finds in NW Florida
PostPosted: July 3rd, 2012, 9:59 am 

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TWO mole kings in ONE day? In FLORIDA?
That's fantastic! A good friend of mine once got two mole kings in a single night while road cruising a bit west of Marianna but that was twenty years ago.
The 'serenity' photo is superb and very evocative of the Florida panhandle. Excellent stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: Recent finds in NW Florida
PostPosted: July 3rd, 2012, 11:42 am 
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Congrats on some awesome finds and pics! :thumb:

Tamara D. McConnell wrote:
Wow, those are some amazing images. I love the softshells in the sand. I also like the size of your pictures. Would you mind sharing the dimensions?


On a PC right-click on the image and select "Properties" ...that will include the pixel dimensions. Don't know what it is on Mac, but something similar I'm sure.


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 Post subject: Re: Recent finds in NW Florida
PostPosted: July 3rd, 2012, 11:45 am 
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Coluber Constrictor wrote:
Where did you find the Black Pine? (just curious as to what state, not looking for specific locations or anything


As for that species, I think that even a state could be too specific just by inference for anyone who reallly wants to nail it down. Of course, I guess they'd still have to be extremely lucky to find one.


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 Post subject: Re: Recent finds in NW Florida
PostPosted: July 3rd, 2012, 3:01 pm 

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Thank you all for the comments. The Pine was not collected by me, but I ended up trading a snake for it to get it into better hands. I do not know the exact location where it was found, so releasing it was not a option in my mind. It was found in Florida, so it is a intergrade.

The photos I uploaded were sized by photobucket so I have to look at the files there to get that info.

I wish there was a captive forum to post photos of captive animals I own...or is there now?

Anyway, have a safe a happy 4th of July and enjoy our Countries birthday.

Paul


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 Post subject: Re: Recent finds in NW Florida
PostPosted: July 3rd, 2012, 3:17 pm 
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awesome finds! love the baby turtles and the hognose especially. nice photos too :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: Recent finds in NW Florida
PostPosted: July 3rd, 2012, 3:27 pm 
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This whole post is awesome!
Especially the variety of herps and quality photo images
Great work and thanks for sharing


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 Post subject: Re: Recent finds in NW Florida
PostPosted: July 3rd, 2012, 11:21 pm 

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On a PC right-click on the image and select "Properties" ...that will include the pixel dimensions. Don't know what it is on Mac, but something similar I'm sure.


Thanks a bunch for the tip, Monklet.


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 Post subject: Re: Recent finds in NW Florida
PostPosted: July 4th, 2012, 3:43 am 

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I have herped this area for 24 yrs and only found one DOR mole king. great variety of finds. the only sad thing is no eastern kings. why are there so few left in our area??? great job herping and wonderful photos. thanks for sharing!
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 Post subject: Re: Recent finds in NW Florida
PostPosted: July 4th, 2012, 4:11 am 

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Norm, I am looking for kings, got a few spots given to me by co workers who see them in their yard occasionally. I offered a bounty if they caught them for me to photograph, none so far though. I love the area, just have not explored everything...

Paul


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 Post subject: Re: Recent finds in NW Florida
PostPosted: July 4th, 2012, 5:17 am 
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Snakeman70 wrote:
I wish there was a captive forum to post photos of captive animals I own...or is there now?

There is, indeed! Look further down the Board Index and you'll find the Herpetoculture Forum.

Gerry


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 Post subject: Re: Recent finds in NW Florida
PostPosted: July 5th, 2012, 2:31 pm 

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Thanks Gerry I will check that out. Anyone in lower Alabama or in Louisiana that would like to go out road cruising or anything with my wife and I?

Paul


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 Post subject: Re: Recent finds in NW Florida
PostPosted: July 5th, 2012, 5:30 pm 

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Anyone in lower Alabama or in Louisiana that would like to go out road cruising or anything with my wife and I?

PM sent


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 Post subject: Re: Recent finds in NW Florida
PostPosted: July 5th, 2012, 7:16 pm 
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Snakeman70 wrote:
I wish there was a captive forum to post photos of captive animals I own...or is there now?


There is, go to the board index and scroll down toward the bottom to the "Herpeticulture Forum". But here's a shortcut: http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=35


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 Post subject: Re: Recent finds in NW Florida
PostPosted: July 6th, 2012, 3:57 am 
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That field of Sarracenia is mind-blowing. Florida seems like a nice herping destination.


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 Post subject: Re: Recent finds in NW Florida
PostPosted: July 6th, 2012, 4:29 am 
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really cool shot of the snake tracks/tire tracks


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 Post subject: Re: Recent finds in NW Florida
PostPosted: July 6th, 2012, 5:43 am 

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Paul glad to see your pics...The platy is my fave....You should make a trip this way in oct and we can look for a simus east of here....great pics tho

chance


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