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by ElliotH
July 30th, 2013, 7:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone in the San Francisco area?
Replies: 2
Views: 545

Anyone in the San Francisco area?

It's been a while since I posted, but I'm in California for the next day. Currently I'm staying in/around San Francisco and am heading out early Thursday morning. This is a call for help to anyone willing to throw me some tips, or meet up. Shoot me a PM and maybe we could work something out. I was h...
by ElliotH
September 28th, 2011, 7:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Green Salamander Babies Hatching (revisited w/blue babies)
Replies: 26
Views: 4140

Re: Green Salamander Babies Hatching (revisited w/blue babie

Man, posts like this make me regret moving back to NY. Great shots of two species I was dying to see while I was down there!!!
by ElliotH
May 8th, 2011, 2:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Random (with results)
Replies: 18
Views: 2412

Re: Random (with results)

Ahhhh gotcha! An obscure species for a yankee to know about, so I don't feel as nooby. Exciting and depressing at the same time!
by ElliotH
May 8th, 2011, 7:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Random (with results)
Replies: 18
Views: 2412

Re: Random (with results)

I feel like such a noob asking, but what was the first snake? I might be able to guess, but I'd much rather just ask straight out and not feel so nooby.
by ElliotH
May 6th, 2011, 3:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Collectors/collecting...
Replies: 47
Views: 5993

Re: Collectors/collecting...

HECK YEA EVERYONE!!!11!!! :D :thumb: :beer: :thumb: :D
by ElliotH
April 28th, 2011, 8:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamandering
Replies: 5
Views: 1074

Re: Salamandering

That Weller's is a beauty! Still need to plan a trip out your way soon! Need to scratch some of the salamanders off my list out that way. :D
by ElliotH
April 27th, 2011, 4:52 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: 2011 zonata pairings (discussion about GIFTED hatchlings)
Replies: 128
Views: 97634

Re: 2011 zonata pairings (discussion about GIFTED hatchlings

I'm also curious how this would work for people on the East coast interested in taking a few in. I dig this whole idea and wish more people thought like that, it's very interesting and all the feedback is impressive. They are definitely beautiful snakes that you don't see very often around here and ...
by ElliotH
April 27th, 2011, 12:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake Myths
Replies: 57
Views: 9677

Re: Rattlesnake Myths

Ahhh yes, The hoop snake! They sure are dangerous! If they bite the wooden handle of a hoe it will swell large enough to build a barn with all the lumber!
by ElliotH
April 26th, 2011, 7:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Odd request for Ambystoma... sketches.
Replies: 4
Views: 2733

Re: Odd request for Ambystoma... sketches.

Thanks everyone for the help and suggestions.

Crocdoc, that is very similar to what I want. Now to try and get that a bit more like a spotted and I'll be good to go! Great starting point for me though.

Salamanderhunter, I'll PM ya in a wee bit.
by ElliotH
April 25th, 2011, 4:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Odd request for Ambystoma... sketches.
Replies: 4
Views: 2733

Odd request for Ambystoma... sketches.

So basically I'm in need of some sketches of a Spotted Salamander's life cycle from egg to adult with almost every stage in between. I'm thinking of getting a tattoo on my calf to show my love for the common as dirt herp that started my love for them as kid! Problem is I can't seem to find anything ...
by ElliotH
April 25th, 2011, 7:01 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Vet Bills
Replies: 9
Views: 3890

Re: Vet Bills

When I live out in Utah I ended up paying around a total of 50 bucks for the visit and the meds for my Ball Python. After that first visit any call about a respiratory infection ended up with me getting the snake weighed, picking up the meds and doing the injections myself for around 30-35 bucks. Ha...
by ElliotH
April 25th, 2011, 6:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Out from under a rock
Replies: 7
Views: 930

Re: Out from under a rock

Welcome back! Now you two have to make a trip down to the mountains here. We'll have an epic salamander hunting time!
by ElliotH
April 21st, 2011, 9:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Collectors/collecting...
Replies: 47
Views: 5993

Re: Collectors/collecting...

Unfortunately I think the civil posts were a result of who started the thread. If a newbie came in here posting the same thing I could see it getting pretty heated pretty quickly. In fact I seem to remember some people posting similar threads on here and getting destroyed in the process. No offense ...
by ElliotH
April 21st, 2011, 5:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mole Kingsnake
Replies: 11
Views: 4279

Re: Mole Kingsnake

Those are some nice captives. I have a friend down here that tried to get a breeding project going with them, but stopped because he thought they would be too hard to breed. Would you say that are more difficult than more common snakes in the hobby as far as CB breeding goes?
by ElliotH
April 17th, 2011, 1:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mole Kingsnake
Replies: 11
Views: 4279

Re: Mole Kingsnake

Here's one I found just the other week. From the NC Piedmont. http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j439/ehunsinger/DSCN2307.jpg I am under the impression that it isn't something that most say you could target. From the people I've heard who have found them it was almost always just stumbling on them....
by ElliotH
April 15th, 2011, 11:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Herps of 2011- Cumberland County, NC
Replies: 3
Views: 1158

Re: First Herps of 2011- Cumberland County, NC

Those are some very nice first herps of the year, I'm a bit jealous. :mrgreen: Hoggies have eluded me thus far and I have yet to be in suitable habitat for pines.
by ElliotH
April 15th, 2011, 9:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Collectors/collecting...
Replies: 47
Views: 5993

Re: Collectors/collecting...

Might just take you up on that offer. She has relatives there and we have a friend we were thinking of visiting. Now just to get the time off and money haha.
by ElliotH
April 15th, 2011, 9:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Collectors/collecting...
Replies: 47
Views: 5993

Re: Collectors/collecting...

A buddy of mine brought one of those critter keeper things along for pictures in the water. I put about 4 of them in there to grow them up a bit to ID. Only later did I realize that he has quite a few exotic amphibians and a few had been housed in the same container as the larvae. I don't know for s...
by ElliotH
April 15th, 2011, 6:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Collectors/collecting...
Replies: 47
Views: 5993

Re: Collectors/collecting...

Pretty much like everyone else has said here. If it's legal, not on a huge scale, and an abundant species I don't really see a problem with it. I recently collected two ambystoma larvae to ID them and then ended up having to keep them due to possible contamination. Ended up being marbleds which I'm ...
by ElliotH
April 12th, 2011, 1:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Brief KY post - Green sally and Hognose
Replies: 10
Views: 1606

Re: Brief KY post - Green sally and Hognose

Oh man I hate that feeling. Happened to me twice while in Utah, makes you want to run em down. Awesome find with the green though! Definitely on my list of manders I need to see.
by ElliotH
April 11th, 2011, 5:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First King... with a twist!
Replies: 23
Views: 2247

Re: First King... with a twist!

As promised more pics! I took quite a few more, but these are the only ones that turned out to be ok. Truly was a beautiful snake. http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j439/ehunsinger/DSCN2322.jpg http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j439/ehunsinger/DSCN2320.jpg http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j43...
by ElliotH
April 10th, 2011, 8:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Don't let these pigs destroy your favorite herp site
Replies: 51
Views: 5084

Re: Don't let these pigs destroy your favorite herp site

I'm pretty sure my dad used to hunt hogs in Upstate NY as well. The sucky thing is there're bag limits on (INVASIVE) feral hogs on some Florida WMA lands :-/ The area I'm from in NY (Scott) definitely had some hog problems. I think they came from a game farm of some sort and if I'm right it very we...
by ElliotH
April 10th, 2011, 1:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First King... with a twist!
Replies: 23
Views: 2247

Re: First King... with a twist!

Sweet find Elliot, what a cool snake. How big would you guess it was? It looks pretty stout I'd say around 2.5 feet. I'm horrible at eye balling lengths though haha. This one was incredibly stout and seemed to have a stubby tail. Definitely very different than most snakes I've seen. Gorgeous. I'm j...
by ElliotH
April 10th, 2011, 10:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: a few from this weekend
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

Re: a few from this weekend

Awesome shot of that red!!! I'm hoping to add them and muds to my NC list soon.
by ElliotH
April 9th, 2011, 6:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First King... with a twist!
Replies: 23
Views: 2247

Re: First King... with a twist!

Couldn't tell if you were bein sarcastic at first or not haha. They are very beautiful snakes and this one seemed fairly docile, I posed it and held it without it trying to strike even once. Hopefully this spot will produce some more for me, but I'm not counting on it. ;) Mole Kings are a very cool ...
by ElliotH
April 8th, 2011, 7:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First King... with a twist!
Replies: 23
Views: 2247

Re: First King... with a twist!

Haha, thanks. Much better than the dead Eastern, but you and I both know I had to kill it to protect everyone there. Words can not express how happy I was when I found the source of that good ol slithering sound. Now to go back and check that old sofa that was laying close to where I found this one....
by ElliotH
April 8th, 2011, 3:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First King... with a twist!
Replies: 23
Views: 2247

Re: First King... with a twist!

I'd call that one a mole. ;) :thumb:

Seriously though I did not think I'd be seeing one of these in my time down here. Least of all in my county.
by ElliotH
April 8th, 2011, 12:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First King... with a twist!
Replies: 23
Views: 2247

Re: First King... with a twist!

Thanks everyone! It definitely was one of the most exciting finds I've ever had. It's been fairly dead around here and I almost lost faith in this spot, but now it will probably turn into an obsession checking it. I couldn't be happier for it being my first king. Now I just need to find my first hog...
by ElliotH
April 8th, 2011, 10:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First King... with a twist!
Replies: 23
Views: 2247

First King... with a twist!

Let me say that I have seen kingsnakes in the wild before, but only on the NE chapter trip and they weren't my find. This however was all mine and complete dumb luck. Not the species I expected to be my first king! http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j439/ehunsinger/DSCN2298-1.jpg For some reason my...
by ElliotH
March 31st, 2011, 9:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Hook question.
Replies: 1
Views: 411

Snake Hook question.

So I finally have the money to invest in a hook. Any suggestions on brand or types? Also, there is a reptile show coming up here anyone have any experience in price difference between ordering it online or picking one up at the show? Any other cheap gear suggestions would also be appreciated. Thanks!
by ElliotH
March 31st, 2011, 9:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: few things from this month
Replies: 13
Views: 1818

Re: few things from this month

I agree that spotted is beautiful. They are much better looking than the ones I would find up north, the orange is very striking. All I had up in NY were pure yellow spots. I wish I was in range of green trees, well anything more than just greys haha.
by ElliotH
March 29th, 2011, 10:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chorus Frogs
Replies: 3
Views: 1032

Re: Chorus Frogs

I've been hearing feriarum calling, but I'm not really in the range of any others. I would assume they are with the numbers I've been hearing out there.
by ElliotH
March 21st, 2011, 6:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some more finds of 2011.
Replies: 7
Views: 1594

Re: Some more finds of 2011.

We had tried to get a picture of it under water, but failed. It acted like it was perfectly comfortable there.
by ElliotH
March 15th, 2011, 8:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some more finds of 2011.
Replies: 7
Views: 1594

Re: Some more finds of 2011.

I should note that most of these finds were from GA and from a professional. It was an awesome trip and wouldn't have been possible without some help! My recent trip to GA ended with 26 species seen and none of these would have been possible without the help of a good friend. Will miss ya and the go...
by ElliotH
March 15th, 2011, 6:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some more finds of 2011.
Replies: 7
Views: 1594

Re: Some more finds of 2011.

It really was. When I came up even closer it ended up diving under water and stayed there for quite a while.
by ElliotH
March 14th, 2011, 9:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some more finds of 2011.
Replies: 7
Views: 1594

Re: Some more finds of 2011.

Nah, there wasn't a whole lot of wampum. Thanks for the kind comments though!
by ElliotH
March 14th, 2011, 8:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some more finds of 2011.
Replies: 7
Views: 1594

Some more finds of 2011.

Figured it was about time to actually put a story with this. Over spring break I made a visit to Gyri down in GA. Of course if you know Gyri you know what he works with and what our focus would be. I had made it down there in the past (about 6 hours) and got almost completely skunked. This time I wa...
by ElliotH
March 6th, 2011, 8:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: salamander ID
Replies: 21
Views: 2805

Re: salamander ID

The head shape does look a bit off for a spotted, but what do I know?
by ElliotH
March 3rd, 2011, 1:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2011 NAFHA Northeast Outing #1
Replies: 73
Views: 5516

Re: 2011 NAFHA Northeast Outing #1

Haha, awesome. It's about the same amount of time it took me to get there from NY.
by ElliotH
March 3rd, 2011, 12:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need an answer please
Replies: 19
Views: 1736

Re: Need an answer please

brick911 wrote::lol: They were my almost-step-daughter's. I was getting pelted by 7 kids with nerf guns at a birthday party. I needed protection! Those darts fire hard.

Sheesh... This is the last time I help. :lol:
I was trying to give you a compliment!
by ElliotH
March 3rd, 2011, 12:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2011 NAFHA Northeast Outing #1
Replies: 73
Views: 5516

Re: 2011 NAFHA Northeast Outing #1

If I can swing the time and money I'd love to come again! That is if I'm still welcome on the NE trips. :mrgreen:
by ElliotH
March 3rd, 2011, 12:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need an answer please
Replies: 19
Views: 1736

Re: Need an answer please

It's ok I still can't ID dusky for my life.

I can't help but be jel of those sunglasses. They're just too fabulous! :cry:
by ElliotH
March 3rd, 2011, 12:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need an answer please
Replies: 19
Views: 1736

Re: Need an answer please

Gyri wrote:Of course Brick knew the difference.
His stylin new herp sunglasses helped him out there.
by ElliotH
March 2nd, 2011, 7:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: North Carolina Grand Slam? You be the judge.
Replies: 25
Views: 3246

Re: North Carolina Grand Slam? You be the judge.

Man that looks like it was a killer trip! Awesome finds and shots. I can only hope to find some of those species before I leave NC. That pine is amazing I would kill to see one.
by ElliotH
February 24th, 2011, 9:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some NC/SC/GA stuff. LOTS of pics (98 to be exact)
Replies: 24
Views: 2888

Re: Some NC/SC/GA stuff. LOTS of pics (98 to be exact)

Awesome finds man! I need to get to the sandhills down here soon. I've heard they're great for a variety of species and with this post it just makes me want to get goin even more.
by ElliotH
February 24th, 2011, 8:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 11
Views: 1443

Re: Greetings

Depending on the dates and distance I'd love to join in!
by ElliotH
February 23rd, 2011, 6:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Plethodon petraeus: Ferreting out a Georgian Gem in February
Replies: 11
Views: 2118

Re: Plethodon petraeus: Ferreting out a Georgian Gem in Febr

Posts like these are making me feel like I might be catching the salamander bug. Especially that PM salamander. Awesome find!
by ElliotH
February 23rd, 2011, 8:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The worst thing thats happend to you while herping
Replies: 215
Views: 24317

Re: The worst thing thats happend to you while herping

This one time my friend drove 6+ hours to find some water dogs here. The first trip we got skunked. The second trip (again 6+ hours) we drove almost 3 hours in the wrong direction. Turns out NC likes to have multiple towns with the same name. I think we spent more time in the car than the time actua...
by ElliotH
February 22nd, 2011, 10:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First finds of 2011.
Replies: 8
Views: 1632

Re: First finds of 2011.

Yea that was the first snake of the year I've seen here. I have a feeling they will be popping up now though. I started seein some lizards running around and the days have been pretty warm. Hoping to find some hoggies comin up. Have a pretty decent lookin spot here. :D
by ElliotH
February 22nd, 2011, 9:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First finds of 2011.
Replies: 8
Views: 1632

Re: First finds of 2011.

Yea, I took the high road and joked about it. Mostly to hide the tears comin up inside me. :( I live in good kingsnake territory now so I'm sure I will come across more. It was a very interesting find. It was found on the shore of a nice little river. Had a few wounds, but we all just assumed it was...