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by blacktara
September 3rd, 2019, 8:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photo Attachment is now available on FHF.....
Replies: 11
Views: 36897

Re: Photo Attachment is now available on FHF.....

What is the size limit on attached photos?
by blacktara
September 3rd, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: North Carolina in late September
Replies: 0
Views: 8610

North Carolina in late September

Hello all. I will be going to North Carolina for a NASCAR race in late Sept and to do some herping beforehand. Meeting up with two friends there to go up into the mountains for a few days on the 25th and 26th, but I also want to hit the sandhills area for two days on Friday the 27th and Saturday the...
by blacktara
September 3rd, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tips for Costa Rica, please!
Replies: 8
Views: 14304

Re: Tips for Costa Rica, please!

I will second La Tarde ecolodge. Fantastic place. Gary Kritzinger is also great, but he is now in South Africa. Miguel Jimenez in LaFortuna is also a wonderful guide. And Cesar Barrio Amoros who runs DOC FROG Adventures. Lastly, if you into amphibeans, Brian Kubicki at CRARC is the man to get in con...
by blacktara
September 3rd, 2019, 7:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica - June 2019 Report
Replies: 6
Views: 12413

Re: Costa Rica - June 2019 Report

GREAT photos!! And a very nice variety.
by blacktara
March 8th, 2018, 10:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: '17season:Utah, California, Arizona, Virginia, and CostaRica
Replies: 10
Views: 7244

Re: '17season:Utah, California, Arizona, Virginia, and Costa

Great stuff. Love the rubber boa and those Utah milks. Cesar is wonderful - herped with him in CR in Feb 2016
by blacktara
December 24th, 2017, 9:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Utah Buzztail Quiz
Replies: 66
Views: 25458

Re: Southern Utah Buzztail Quiz

Don't even ask how I found this thread five years after the fact - Those five snakes originally posted 1. Abyssus 3. Lutosus 4. Concolor 5. Viridis The interesting snake is 2 - to me the head says abyssus while the back half of the body looks like lutosus - Curious if that is a House Rock area snake?
by blacktara
September 18th, 2017, 8:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question re LP Michigan this coming weekends
Replies: 3
Views: 3170

Re: Question re LP Michigan this coming weekends

Not bad. Got three lifers. A sauga, a wood frog, and a blue spotted salamander. Also saw several garter snakes.
by blacktara
August 8th, 2017, 7:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Part 1.
Replies: 11
Views: 6590

Re: Arizona Part 1.

Great pics - love em all but especially the coral and the tiger
by blacktara
August 6th, 2017, 3:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rock Flipping in Arizona in Monsoon Season
Replies: 7
Views: 3936

Re: Rock Flipping in Arizona in Monsoon Season

Kind of answered your own question I'd think
by blacktara
August 5th, 2017, 5:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question re LP Michigan this coming weekends
Replies: 3
Views: 3170

Question re LP Michigan this coming weekends

I am going to Michigan this week. Gonna be visiting some nonherping friends and going to the NASCAR race on Sunday, but also have two and half days set aside to do some herping (Thursday afternoon and pretty much all day Friday and Saturday. My primary target is to to see and photograph an eastern s...
by blacktara
June 7th, 2017, 4:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: whitewater
Replies: 75
Views: 26759

Re: whitewater

Fyi, the fire signs that were there in years past were not there a couple of weeks ago
by blacktara
June 3rd, 2017, 7:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Undercover DFG?
Replies: 6
Views: 4018

Re: Undercover DFG?

Curious what night this was. I was in that neck of the woods the nights of the 20th and 21st and did not see any such unmarked vbehicles - only other herpers we saw was one small car the night of the 21 st with two guys who jumped out to shine a couple of geckos on the road
by blacktara
June 3rd, 2017, 2:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping NE Oklahoma in late July?
Replies: 5
Views: 3209

Re: Herping NE Oklahoma in late July?

Road cruising can be pretty slow that time of year. Still, timbers and copperheads are common enough so that if you are willing to keep at it, you will eventually find a few. But it is apt to be cruising all night for a couple of snakes as opposed to cruising for a few hours for a dozen snakes.
by blacktara
May 31st, 2017, 5:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: whitewater
Replies: 75
Views: 26759

Re: whitewater

Nice ruber. We got one there last Friday afternoon. Seventy three degrees and sunny. I'm curious of yours came from the same stretch of the road. (every one ive heard of being found there is from.a very short stretch of the road) On another note, I personally think whitewater is way overrated. Only ...
by blacktara
May 30th, 2017, 3:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping NE Oklahoma in late July?
Replies: 5
Views: 3209

Re: Herping NE Oklahoma in late July?

After that, the question is, what r you looking for?
by blacktara
May 30th, 2017, 3:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping NE Oklahoma in late July?
Replies: 5
Views: 3209

Re: Herping NE Oklahoma in late July?

July can be tough around here. When you have days on end with highs over 100 degrees, activity tends to be slow. Not saying you wont find anything,and if that's the one time you can come, so be it, but early may to mid June and late August to mid October are the best times here
by blacktara
May 30th, 2017, 10:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern California Trip
Replies: 3
Views: 2410

Southern California Trip

Took a trip to California May 18 to May 27. Thanks to my buddies Michael G and Ed C for a great time. Here are some pics My primary target for this trip was to get my lifer Southern Pacific Rattlesnake - Crotalus Oreganus Helleri - We flipped four in one morning. Here are pics of three. These are fr...
by blacktara
March 9th, 2017, 1:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Wisconsin, Texas, MO, IL
Replies: 11
Views: 6470

Re: 2016 Wisconsin, Texas, MO, IL

Great stuff!
by blacktara
January 9th, 2017, 6:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 5 day trip to Morocco in October 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1993

Re: 5 day trip to Morocco in October 2016

Great stuff
by blacktara
January 1st, 2017, 3:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Year in Herps
Replies: 8
Views: 3053

Re: The Year in Herps

Nice stuff - love em all but especially the manders, the mud and those mole kings
by blacktara
December 31st, 2016, 8:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cana Bruce Peninsula question
Replies: 0
Views: 1727

Cana Bruce Peninsula question

I am starting to make plans for 2017. I definitely want to get up to the Bruce with my primary target being the Eastern sauga. My question to anyone with experience up there is when is the best time to go? June? July? August? I am tentatively planning mid June because that would jibe best with other...
by blacktara
November 1st, 2016, 10:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yet another Missouri/Illinois post
Replies: 11
Views: 8283

Re: Yet another Missouri/Illinois post

Great stuff!! Especially love the milk snake and those manders, especially the grotto, ringed and zigzag
by blacktara
October 11th, 2016, 2:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery Snake from urban San Diego County
Replies: 31
Views: 8108

Re: Mystery Snake from urban San Diego County

Looks like a cat snake
by blacktara
October 11th, 2016, 7:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Missouri and Southern Illinois
Replies: 1
Views: 1780

Missouri and Southern Illinois

So for my last herp trip of 2016 I decided to go to snake road. As it turns out, except for a short time at the north end parking area, I didn't spend any time at Snake Road at all - But the surrounding areas in southern Illinois and Missouri were very productive. I was especially thrilled with the ...
by blacktara
October 11th, 2016, 7:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Road (and surrounding area) September 30 - October 4
Replies: 6
Views: 4321

Re: Snake Road (and surrounding area) September 30 - October

Nice pics - especially love the mud snake, mole mander and the zigzag
by blacktara
October 1st, 2016, 4:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: North Carolina weekend
Replies: 5
Views: 2772

Re: North Carolina weekend

So you think it is a mud?
by blacktara
October 1st, 2016, 9:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Thailand, september 2016
Replies: 26
Views: 11597

Re: Southern Thailand, september 2016

Great stuff. Ton and Tan are great
by blacktara
September 29th, 2016, 3:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: North Carolina weekend
Replies: 5
Views: 2772

Re: North Carolina weekend

Like i said, I suck at turtles. Thanks for the clarification. That said another friend says its a baby musk
by blacktara
September 28th, 2016, 3:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: North Carolina weekend
Replies: 5
Views: 2772

North Carolina weekend

Here's some pics of my trip to North Carolina last weekend So my little excursion to North Carolina turned out pretty well. All stuff is Hyde County unless otherwise noted Let's start with the snakes Saw several garters - Thamnophis sirtalis - http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b233/blacktara/IMG_249...
by blacktara
September 21st, 2016, 11:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some pictures from my herping trips in Krabi, Thailand.
Replies: 3
Views: 9575

Re: Some pictures from my herping trips in Krabi, Thailand.

Good stuff. Love the cobra
by blacktara
September 21st, 2016, 11:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica, summer 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 2467

Re: Costa Rica, summer 2016

Some great shots. Looks like you had a real good trip
by blacktara
September 17th, 2016, 4:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone in North Carolina want to meet up?
Replies: 0
Views: 4646

Anyone in North Carolina want to meet up?

I am making a short trip to North Carolina this coming week. Flying into Norfolk Thursday evening. My plan right now is to herp Hyde that night and Friday - cruising in the evening and hiking during the day, then heading down to Craven County Saturday afternoon and evening and over to the sandhills ...
by blacktara
September 15th, 2016, 8:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Two nights in West Texas
Replies: 3
Views: 1743

Re: Two nights in West Texas

North Carolina next weekend and then snake road in early October. After that its salamander season
by blacktara
September 13th, 2016, 7:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Two nights in West Texas
Replies: 3
Views: 1743

Two nights in West Texas

Last weekend my buddy Aaron and I ran down to West Texas for two nights. He had a snake from a previous trip this summer that wasn't doing well captive so he wanted to release it. We figured if we were going all the way down there, might as well herp Friday night we were around Fort Davis - Shortly ...
by blacktara
August 18th, 2016, 5:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thailand - Some cool "Not-a-snakes"
Replies: 4
Views: 2385

Re: Thailand - Some cool "Not-a-snakes"

I also heard that there used to be two crocs. There's only one now. I guess they aren't quite sure how it got there - might've been a captive that was released.
by blacktara
August 17th, 2016, 10:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thailand - Some cool "Not-a-snakes"
Replies: 4
Views: 2385

Re: Thailand - Some cool "Not-a-snakes"

There were some no swimming signs -- it was along a trail that starts by a waterfall and some rapids and further upstream the water widens and slows and the croc hangs out there.
by blacktara
August 17th, 2016, 10:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip to Thailand - The snakes
Replies: 6
Views: 3430

Re: Trip to Thailand - The snakes

Jimi of course there's some good stories At one place we were returning to the car (parked off the road) from a hike and a car full of people stopped and asked us if we were looking for Pokémon At another place we were having dinner and suddenly there is a commotion and the owner of the restaurant c...
by blacktara
August 14th, 2016, 2:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thailand - Some cool "Not-a-snakes"
Replies: 4
Views: 2385

Thailand - Some cool "Not-a-snakes"

Asian Turtoise - Manouria emys pharei http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b233/blacktara/IMG_1489.jpg Giant Asian Pond Turtle - Heosemys grandis http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b233/blacktara/IMG_2062_1.jpg Siamese crocodile - Crocodylus siamensis http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b233/blacktara/IMG...
by blacktara
August 13th, 2016, 5:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip to Thailand - The snakes
Replies: 6
Views: 3430

Trip to Thailand - The snakes

Just finished a two week trip to Thailand. Let's start with the snakes. We saw twenty species live. Two identified snakes, the spitting cobra (naja siamensis) and the sunbeam snake -(Xenopeltis unicolor) eluded capture. We also had three snakes that got away before they could even be identified. Bes...
by blacktara
June 15th, 2016, 9:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California Utah Northern Arizona and Nevada trip
Replies: 3
Views: 2373

Re: California Utah Northern Arizona and Nevada trip

Believe it or not be got it down in fifteen or twenty minutes. We ended up seeing five live leafnose over two nonconsecutive nights in Nevada. Guy I was with said he saw one all of last year. Go figure.
by blacktara
June 14th, 2016, 7:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California Utah Northern Arizona and Nevada trip
Replies: 3
Views: 2373

California Utah Northern Arizona and Nevada trip

So I just got back from an 11 day trip out west. Had a great trip. Targeted three potential lifer crots and got two of them, 4 lifer snakes total, and got to herp with some old friends and make some new ones. Here are some highlights First night - Friday June 3 - Struck out looking for C O Helleri i...
by blacktara
April 21st, 2016, 7:55 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: 2016 NAFHA National Field Trip - Mena, AR - Apr 29 to May 1
Replies: 10
Views: 13252

Re: 2016 NAFHA National Field Trip - Mena, AR - Apr 29 to Ma

I cant even get to the point where I am entering any info - It might be that I am using an outdated browser. I will try it again from another computer later this week
by blacktara
April 21st, 2016, 6:26 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: 2016 NAFHA National Field Trip - Mena, AR - Apr 29 to May 1
Replies: 10
Views: 13252

Re: 2016 NAFHA National Field Trip - Mena, AR - Apr 29 to Ma

RSVP form doesnt work for me - I click on next and nothing happens
by blacktara
February 26th, 2016, 9:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Short trip to Costa Rica
Replies: 4
Views: 2117

Re: Short trip to Costa Rica

Ok - did some research on this - I can find no record anywhere of flavirufa from CR - The actual finds I could document only go as far as northern Honduras. I have seen MENTION of Nicaragua but in the Carib coast lowlands. Bottom line where we found this snake would a HUGE range extension for flavir...
by blacktara
February 26th, 2016, 1:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Short trip to Costa Rica
Replies: 4
Views: 2117

Re: Short trip to Costa Rica

Interesting question - I was with a guy who lives in CR, though admittedly he is native Venezuelan and not native Tico - and he said Senticolis. When he said that my first reaction was that it's far more boldly patterned than any senticolis Ive seen pics of from the states but he was prettyy insista...
by blacktara
February 26th, 2016, 1:06 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Headlamp recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 9512

Re: Headlamp recommendation

Thank you !!!!
by blacktara
February 23rd, 2016, 12:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Short trip to Costa Rica
Replies: 4
Views: 2117

Short trip to Costa Rica

Just got back from a short trip to Costa Rica - spent a few days each at several locales all over the country. Here are the highlights. First the top 5 #1. Lifer hot number one - slender hog-nosed pit viper (porthidium ophyromegas) - from near Canas in Guanacaste http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...
by blacktara
February 23rd, 2016, 11:03 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Headlamp recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 9512

Headlamp recommendation

Just got back from a short trip to Costa Rica where I fried my headlamp by dropping it in a creek. I was never really all that happy with it and am looking for peoples' input regarding what headlamp they would recommend. The only one I ever really ever liked was cycling headlamp that apparently isnt...
by blacktara
February 5th, 2016, 5:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Oklahoma rattlesnakes summer 2015
Replies: 13
Views: 5123

Re: Oklahoma rattlesnakes summer 2015

Brian Willey wrote:Just what I want to see! I am planning a trip to Oklahoma in May. Interesting photos!
When r u going to be here in Oklahoma and what do you want to see?
by blacktara
January 16th, 2016, 5:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Seeking Advice for Costa Rica in January
Replies: 12
Views: 6897

Re: Seeking Advice for Costa Rica in January

That was a partial listing of snakes. Also found tons of amphibeans. Also the wandering spiders in CR are cupiennius not phoneutria