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by cherper
April 22nd, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping the Island of St. Lucia
Replies: 6
Views: 6281

Herping the Island of St. Lucia

Has anyone ever herped the Island of St. Lucia (not to be confused with the African St. Lucia)? Have you had any luck? What snakes can be readily found?

CHerper
by cherper
January 4th, 2016, 7:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 Year in Review- Second Third
Replies: 13
Views: 6276

Re: 2015 Year in Review- Second Third

Berkeley,

I don't know how you find so many baby boxies. I've only found one in the past several years. Always neat to see, though. You've had a great year in 2015! Great post!

Cary
by cherper
January 4th, 2016, 7:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Episode VII: The Caudates Awaken
Replies: 10
Views: 6472

Re: Episode VII: The Caudates Awaken

I enjoyed getting out in the field with you on a few occasions and look forward to more in 2016. BTW, that photo of the Marbled we flipped was in my mind last week when Berkeley and I hit that same spot for some "fish bait". That log we flipped the tigrinum under was the only thing above water for s...
by cherper
January 4th, 2016, 7:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Okefenokee Trip 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 8312

Re: Okefenokee Trip 2015

Berkeley,

Always fun to run into herping buddies out of the blue! That was definitely one of the highlights of our camping trip. Wish we could have stayed longer to look for more critters. Great post!
by cherper
April 14th, 2015, 6:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Good start to 2015 in East Central Georgia!
Replies: 15
Views: 3326

Re: Good start to 2015 in East Central Georgia!

Baby in 8 days - might be a while, but I can't wait!
Oh, yes, I forgot, Josh. I guess I can give you a pass on this one! :lol:

i'll keep you guys in our thoughts and prayers.

Cary
by cherper
April 13th, 2015, 4:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Good start to 2015 in East Central Georgia!
Replies: 15
Views: 3326

Re: Good start to 2015 in East Central Georgia!

Thanks, Kevin and Berkeley! Next Fall and Winter I'd like to join you guys in the field to find more drymarchon.

Cary
by cherper
April 13th, 2015, 4:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Good start to 2015 in East Central Georgia!
Replies: 15
Views: 3326

Re: Good start to 2015 in East Central Georgia!

Were the Indigos from a reintroduced population? I don't believe so, Greg. We were on some private land. I hope you are doing well. Finding any EDB down there? Great stuff Cary, hopefully there's much more where that came from this year. Josh, come on down again! Already things are heating up. Find...
by cherper
March 26th, 2015, 8:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Good start to 2015 in East Central Georgia!
Replies: 15
Views: 3326

Re: Good start to 2015 in East Central Georgia!

You know, according to Dirk, Indigos hatch in the Spring so it had to be at least 9 months old. I'm not the expert on juevie size though. The Crowned Snake and Smooth Earth Snake were both found near where I live in East Central GA. There is an area where tantilla are pretty common. I see one or two...
by cherper
March 25th, 2015, 7:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Good start to 2015 in East Central Georgia!
Replies: 15
Views: 3326

Good start to 2015 in East Central Georgia!

2015 didn't waste any time in producing snakes as I took a day trip to South Georgia on New Year's Day (none of the bowl games interested me). We were able to walk up a few snakes with temps in the 60's. Corn Snake https://scontent-mia.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/t31.0-8/11041902_10153114072036147_542...
by cherper
February 3rd, 2015, 3:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Favorite Herp of the Month
Replies: 2
Views: 1176

Re: Favorite Herp of the Month

Mine would have to be this: It was my lifer adult tigrinum.

Eastern Tiger Salamander (photo taken by Josh Holbrook)
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Cary
by cherper
January 27th, 2015, 12:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Theme #1 - Snakes in the Road
Replies: 56
Views: 12019

Re: Theme #1 - Snakes in the Road

Hey, these are some fun theme posts! And I love to see everyone's snakes! I don't think that Ian Deery ever gets out of his car to herp. Just kidding, he did once. Here are a couple AOR from here in GA. Eastern Mud Snake https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-mKMpMF4qLGQ/U7rjBBW7QNI/AAAAAAAAGYU/MuEqaZ26...
by cherper
January 27th, 2015, 12:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Theme 2 - Interspecies interaction.
Replies: 37
Views: 5420

Re: Theme 2 - Interspecies interaction.

I posted this photo of two buddies hanging out talking about the weather under a warm piece of tin on a later theme but this seems more appropriate for this one.

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Cary
by cherper
January 27th, 2015, 7:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Theme 3 - "Herp-in-habitat" shots, habitat only
Replies: 32
Views: 4847

Re: Theme 3 - "Herp-in-habitat" shots, habitat only

One of the most memorable trips I was able to take was actually a work related trip to Scottsdale, AZ in 2011. Since the meetings were in February, the worst time of year for herps in AZ, I decided to drive a distance over to Southern California to meet with a herping friend. Here is some of the hab...
by cherper
January 27th, 2015, 6:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South carolina
Replies: 3
Views: 1618

Re: South carolina

Dave, if you are planning to go to Congaree you might as well come down to the Augusta area where I live. It's only about an hour and a half south of Congaree and we have the most dense population of Cottons in GA. Among other snakes as well. You can find them with temps in the 50's.

Cary
by cherper
January 27th, 2015, 6:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Theme 6 - Camouflage
Replies: 39
Views: 8197

Re: Theme 6 - Camouflage

I love these cryptic photos! Amazing how they use this defense and/or predatory mechanism. Here is one from last late Spring.

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Cary
by cherper
January 27th, 2015, 6:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Theme 7 - Photo bombs (human or otherwise)
Replies: 16
Views: 3288

Re: Theme 7 - Photo bombs (human or otherwise)

I don't know if this counts because it was rather obvious, but I love this one from last year. Two Buddies just hanging out under some warm tin.

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Cary
by cherper
January 22nd, 2015, 7:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 and 2014 review. Slow years. CA, AZ, and a little St. L
Replies: 10
Views: 3946

Re: 2013 and 2014 review. Slow years. CA, AZ, and a little S

Chad, great stuff!! That was a fun time out in AZ. You and Marisa found some awesome animals that I wish I could have seen while there. I love to see the Northern Cali stuff, too, especially the Rubber Boa. Great photos!

Cary
by cherper
January 21st, 2015, 8:13 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgia
Replies: 5
Views: 3774

Re: Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgia

One thing is for sure, Justin...Georgia is awesome for herps! Where are you headed?

Cary
by cherper
January 21st, 2015, 7:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: East Central GA 2014 EOY with a couple AZ trips
Replies: 22
Views: 5848

Re: East Central GA 2014 EOY with a couple AZ trips

Thanks MCherper, I have a work trip coming up in South Texas next month so I hope to find a few lifers right off the bat. Good luck to you this year as well!

Cary
by cherper
January 21st, 2015, 7:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: East Central GA 2014 EOY with a couple AZ trips
Replies: 22
Views: 5848

Re: East Central GA 2014 EOY with a couple AZ trips

Thanks, Berkeley! I'll look forward to getting out in the field with you this year. I still need to get you that cholla if you still need it. :lol: That silver corn was a yearling and I thought it must belong in South Florida somewhere. Also, you know the tin site where I found those two "buddies" h...
by cherper
January 20th, 2015, 7:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: East Central GA 2014 EOY with a couple AZ trips
Replies: 22
Views: 5848

Re: East Central GA 2014 EOY with a couple AZ trips

Thanks, Guys!

chrish, I just sent you a PM.
by cherper
January 19th, 2015, 4:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: East Central GA 2014 EOY with a couple AZ trips
Replies: 22
Views: 5848

Re: East Central GA 2014 EOY with a couple AZ trips

That was a great post....as a fan of Pits the Pine under the log looked very interesting.
Thanks, sjohn! Probably my favorite snake in the Southeast. Quite a thrill to see that pattern while walking a recent burn in late winter.

Cary
by cherper
January 19th, 2015, 4:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: East Central GA 2014 EOY with a couple AZ trips
Replies: 22
Views: 5848

Re: East Central GA 2014 EOY with a couple AZ trips

Thanks, herpmanATL! I assume ATL means you are in Atlanta? Daniel, It was a pleasure getting to meet you also finally in 2014! Done deal on getting out together sometime in 2015. I'd really like to get down your way sometime. I hear legendary stories about "the Farm". Nice EDB this past weekend, by ...
by cherper
January 19th, 2015, 4:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: East Central GA 2014 EOY with a couple AZ trips
Replies: 22
Views: 5848

Re: East Central GA 2014 EOY with a couple AZ trips

Andrew, That was a good observation. I live about an hour from the Northernmost range of diamondbacks. They eluded me this year despite spending some time in locales where I've found them previously. I'll admit I didn't pursue them in 2014 as diligently as other years, in fact, I didn't find my life...
by cherper
January 17th, 2015, 4:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: East Central GA 2014 EOY with a couple AZ trips
Replies: 22
Views: 5848

Re: East Central GA 2014 EOY with a couple AZ trips

Looks like you find a lot of timbers in your area as well. Yes, Andrew, Timbers, or Canebrakes, are one of the more common rattlesnake here in out part of GA/SC. I usually find them without much effort crossing the roads at different times of the year. Thanks, Dave! It was a banner year for me. I w...
by cherper
January 16th, 2015, 8:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: East Central GA 2014 EOY with a couple AZ trips
Replies: 22
Views: 5848

Re: East Central GA 2014 EOY with a couple AZ trips

You would know, Josh! You had one recently in one day! Mine was in a week. I enjoyed getting out with you in recent weeks. Let's get that Rainbow in 2015.

Cary
by cherper
January 16th, 2015, 8:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Exploring Texas 2014: An East Texan forges new Trails (EOY)
Replies: 27
Views: 8304

Re: Exploring Texas 2014: An East Texan forges new Trails (E

If I wasn't already heading to South Texas next month I would be now!!! Great post of some awesome animals! Thanks for sharing!

Cary
by cherper
January 16th, 2015, 7:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kentucky and the Little Gravel Road in Illinois 2014...
Replies: 26
Views: 6939

Re: Kentucky and the Little Gravel Road in Illinois 2014...

Dave,

Beautiful post! I'm also a midland watersnake fan from over here in Georgia! I love their color variation. We have some over here that can be Blood Red! You had some great finds up there in KY! Thanks for sharing.

Cary
by cherper
January 16th, 2015, 7:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: East Central GA 2014 EOY with a couple AZ trips
Replies: 22
Views: 5848

East Central GA 2014 EOY with a couple AZ trips

2014 was a year of lifers for me! Not so much with local animals (with a couple of exceptions) but with two short trips to Arizona I was bound to find herps I've never laid eyes on before. We'll start with a few things from the beginning of the year before my first AZ trip. A couple of warm days in ...
by cherper
January 16th, 2015, 5:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Year in Review PLUS
Replies: 18
Views: 4494

Re: Year in Review PLUS

Let's do it!!
by cherper
January 13th, 2015, 7:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Year in Review PLUS
Replies: 18
Views: 4494

Re: Year in Review PLUS

Berkeley,

I love the fact that you capture the whole experience of God's creation. Sometimes I forget the beauty of the plant life and variety of bird life around me when I'm focused on the ground. Nice work and nice year!

Cary
by cherper
November 27th, 2014, 7:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes of 2014-Florida and Georgia - Part 1
Replies: 14
Views: 6434

Re: Snakes of 2014-Florida and Georgia - Part 1

Great post and great year, Josh!
by cherper
August 4th, 2014, 11:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some N. Virginia help from a Southeast member?
Replies: 1
Views: 912

Some N. Virginia help from a Southeast member?

Hello, everyone! I was wondering if anyone familiar with the Northern VA area can help point me to some good hiking trails where I might spot some horridus basking? Only photographing! I will be in the Harrisonburg area for the week next week if anyone would like to get out to do some herping. Any h...
by cherper
May 15th, 2014, 5:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My biography
Replies: 3
Views: 937

Re: My biography

Stohlgren wrote:Those are pretty. I'm dying for a mole king.
Kevin, I see one or two a year. They are hard to target. I usually find them while looking for other things. They are one of my favorites when I find one. Get with Matt King over there in your area. I know he has found them.
by cherper
May 15th, 2014, 10:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: VP of the Rocky Mtn Chptr, moving to NE Georgia
Replies: 4
Views: 1045

Re: VP of the Rocky Mtn Chptr, moving to NE Georgia

Josh, Welcome to Georgia! I live down state from you a bit in the Augusta area. Anytime you want to get down here to do some sandhill herping let me know. I look forward to meeting you.

Cary
by cherper
May 15th, 2014, 9:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some good southeastern stuff from last fall up until now
Replies: 7
Views: 2621

Re: Some good southeastern stuff from last fall up until now

Kevin,

I haven't been on the forum in several months, but I'm certainly glad I just checked in. Great post and fantastic photos! I especially liked the crazy looking sipedon, the coral, indigos, and timbers. Any time you want to get out in the field up here in the Augusta area let me know.

Cary
by cherper
May 15th, 2014, 9:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast Chapter Member Biographies (2014 update)
Replies: 31
Views: 13164

Re: Southeast Chapter Member Biographies (2014 update)

Hi, folks! My name is Cary Howe and I live in the CSRA region of Georgia/South Carolina. I am blessed to live in an area of the Southeast which is truly diverse and plentiful with herp activity. I've lived here for over 8 years now and have spent time in other areas of the country like NE PA, Southe...
by cherper
May 15th, 2014, 9:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My biography
Replies: 3
Views: 937

My biography

Hi, folks! My name is Cary Howe and I live in the CSRA region of Georgia/South Carolina. I am blessed to live in an area of the Southeast which is truly diverse and plentiful with herp activity. I've lived here for over 8 years now and have spent time in other areas of the country like NE PA, Southe...
by cherper
January 1st, 2014, 3:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping: 2013 EOY post
Replies: 41
Views: 16550

Re: Hot Stove Herping: 2013 EOY post

Mike,
Excellent post of an excellent year! I'm jealous of your Baja and Amazon trips. I look forward to getting out in the field with you again...maybe in 2014?
by cherper
July 30th, 2013, 9:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fall Herping in March South African style!
Replies: 12
Views: 2485

Re: Fall Herping in March South African style!

Thanks, Kevin!
Sounds like an epic trip to me, I'm adding this to my bucket list
Justin, I would highly recommend this trip to anyone! In fact, I am already planning to go back so I can focus on herps with a longer time frame.
by cherper
July 30th, 2013, 8:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fall Herping in March South African style!
Replies: 12
Views: 2485

Re: Fall Herping in March South African style!

Thanks, Andy, Dave, and Hans!
by cherper
July 29th, 2013, 5:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fall Herping in March South African style!
Replies: 12
Views: 2485

Re: Fall Herping in March South African style!

might be blasphemous to say on a herp post but my favorites were the leopard and penguins :thumb: I have to say that I thought it would be a big dissapointment not to find more reptiles, but when I think of the awesome mammals that I had the opportunity to see in their environment there was very li...
by cherper
July 27th, 2013, 8:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fall Herping in March South African style!
Replies: 12
Views: 2485

Fall Herping in March South African style!

Back in March i had the opportunity to take a monumental trip to South Africa with my wife through my company. The trip was very regimented so I didn't have as much time to wander about in the field as I would have liked but I did keep my eyes on the ground and on the rocks as much as possible. The ...
by cherper
July 27th, 2013, 7:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 - Part IX
Replies: 19
Views: 2610

Re: 2013 - Part IX

Ian,

You certainly have had an epic year so far! I look forward to getting out with you more in the coming months. I hope you get your camera fixed or replaced. I want to see your spectacular photos in the future.

Cary
by cherper
July 27th, 2013, 7:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: Animal cruelty charges filed in Lake Elsinore rat reptile ca
Replies: 1
Views: 1762

Re: Animal cruelty charges filed in Lake Elsinore rat reptil

I heard about this all the way over here in Georgia. I didn't know that it was in Lake Elsinore, Mike!

Cary
by cherper
May 16th, 2013, 6:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Huntsvill AL Trip May 2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2626

Re: Huntsvill AL Trip May 2013

Great finds, Nigel! I love the kings, but I am in agreement with the nerodia. We have 4 different species over here where I live so I kind of have no choice but to like them. Keep the photos coming.

Cary
by cherper
April 29th, 2013, 6:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few hogs from april in northeast pa
Replies: 8
Views: 2038

Re: A few hogs from april in northeast pa

I agree! I couldn't get out of NE PA fast enough to get back South, although I tried to make the most of it by finding some neat things up there during the two years we lived in Drums. By the way, the hog in the photo I attched was from near me in Luzerne County just below you.

Cary
by cherper
April 25th, 2013, 11:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few hogs from april in northeast pa
Replies: 8
Views: 2038

Re: A few hogs from april in northeast pa

Nice Hogs!! I used to live below you in Luzerne County and I found a few hognose there. I miss some of the species up in NE PA. Here is a gravid female I found.

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Cary
by cherper
April 17th, 2013, 8:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Columbia, SC
Replies: 3
Views: 938

Re: Columbia, SC

Hey, man! I'm still in Augusta!

Cary
by cherper
April 10th, 2013, 12:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip to South Texas
Replies: 12
Views: 3521

Re: Trip to South Texas

Ashley, ! Loved the post! I find it very interesting that the coast of Texas/Gulf has much of the same species of wildlife as the Georgia/Atlantic coast (ie. gators, brown pelican, Green Treefrog, Green Anole, Southern Coppperhead, etc.) and just substitute a different sub-species for many of the re...