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by DanW
May 23rd, 2019, 6:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Virginia Copperhead
Replies: 1
Views: 1991

Re: Virginia Copperhead

Nice! I love copperheads from the NE.
by DanW
May 12th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Two Snail-eaters from Ecuador
Replies: 0
Views: 1827

Two Snail-eaters from Ecuador

This is the only specimen of Dipsas variegata that has been recorded in Ecuador, found in Napo province in the Amazon.
D. variegata.jpg
Dipsas gracilis having a snail snack near Mindo
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by DanW
February 26th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ecuador Herping Suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 6809

Re: Ecuador Herping Suggestions

Hey Jack, FYI a truck from Quito to Coca runs $140-180. Don't have rec for lodges with herp guides, sometimes its nice to have a guide who knows the trails even if they don't know much else. Not sure you need to go far down river, but others may disagree. I just spent some time in the area that was ...
by DanW
February 26th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rare Mountain Snakes in Hong Kong
Replies: 12
Views: 8384

Re: Rare Mountain Snakes in Hong Kong

WOW, amazing snakes and pictures. I need to make it to HK soon!

I was hoping to make it this fall, but looks like most my time will be in Fujian Province again.
by DanW
January 18th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sarawak Amphibians 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 3374

Re: Sarawak Amphibians 2018

Great post, I really like the Staurois guttatus
by DanW
January 18th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lyciasalamandra frenzy - SW Turkey, December 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 1825

Re: Lyciasalamandra frenzy - SW Turkey, December 2018

Amazing trip report. I was unaware of the salamander diversity in Turkey. Great pictures I really like the Lyciasalamandra antalyana antalyana.

Best,
Dan
by DanW
January 18th, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thailand Snakes part 1
Replies: 3
Views: 3331

Re: Thailand Snakes part 1

Great stuff, looks like you had a good time.

Thanks for sharing.

Dan
by DanW
October 2nd, 2018, 7:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Shiripuno Amazon Lodge, Ecuador (Part 2)
Replies: 7
Views: 11970

Re: Shiripuno Amazon Lodge, Ecuador (Part 2)

Osteocephalus in that area are quite variable and can be difficult depending on the pictures. The key characteristics are iris pattern and/or color, sometimes what color the bones in the hind legs are or webbing between the toes helps. I've never tried looking at bone color. Reading species descript...
by DanW
September 25th, 2018, 6:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Shiripuno Amazon Lodge, Ecuador (Part 2)
Replies: 7
Views: 11970

Re: Shiripuno Amazon Lodge, Ecuador (Part 2)

That Hemiphractus and Rhaebo are amazing.

Yes that frog is L. wagneri

Allobates are a pain.

Dan
by DanW
July 30th, 2018, 8:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Herping Trip June/July 2018 (lots of pics!)
Replies: 9
Views: 5003

Re: Borneo Herping Trip June/July 2018

Very cool, great variety of herps and awesome shots as usual.

Dan
by DanW
July 12th, 2018, 1:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: rarest snake in Northeastern US?
Replies: 8
Views: 4454

Re: rarest snake in Northeastern US?

Fox Snakes species are now roughly divided by the Mississippi River, so Eastern Fox Snake now has a wide range and is not rare.
by DanW
July 12th, 2018, 8:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sulawesi 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 4423

Re: Sulawesi 2018

Thanks for sharing this. Looks like a great trip to a part of the world I don't know much about. Siau Island sounds like quite the place to visit.

Dan
by DanW
June 25th, 2018, 6:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Ecuador
Replies: 4
Views: 5442

Re: Herping Ecuador

Looks like you found some cool animals. If you go back to spend more time herping you should contact Eric Osterman, who runs Mindo Night Walks.

I'm pretty sure I have pictures of the same Basilisk on the same rock.

Dan
by DanW
June 20th, 2018, 8:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ecuador Trip (Reposted)
Replies: 4
Views: 4726

Re: Ecuador Trip (Reposted)

Frog 1: Boana boans, Gladiator Treefrog Frog 3: Dendropsophus, hard to tell probably triangulum. There are several species around Tena and all are quite variable. Frog 4: Leptodactylus lineatus Frog 5: Phyllomedusa, maybe tarsius Snake 1: Helicops angulatus, Brown-banded Watersnake Snake 2: Leptodie...
by DanW
June 18th, 2018, 8:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Moloch, Morelia and more, the Red Centre, Aus.
Replies: 7
Views: 7602

Re: Moloch, Morelia and more, the Red Centre, Aus.

Awesome stuff, love the bredli.

Dan
by DanW
May 22nd, 2018, 7:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great wall of China
Replies: 3
Views: 5286

Re: Great wall of China

Beauty Snake aka Blue Beauty Ratsnake. Orthriophis taeniurus or Elaphe taeniura depending on which taxonomy you follow.

Dan
by DanW
May 21st, 2018, 11:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Amphibians from Colombia
Replies: 2
Views: 4119

Re: Amphibians from Colombia

Howdy,

The Peirera specimen will be hard, other than pristimantis sp.

Casanare:

The first is probably Leptodactylus leptodactyloides and last is Scinax ruber or similar species.

Dan
by DanW
April 23rd, 2018, 6:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Report Part 2.
Replies: 2
Views: 2787

Re: Borneo Report Part 2.

Looks like a blast, Pangolin is super cool.

Dan
by DanW
April 6th, 2018, 9:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 4 days and 3 nights in Northeastern Colombia Part 2
Replies: 2
Views: 3261

Re: 4 days and 3 nights in Northeastern Colombia Part 2

That Pampas snake is pretty cool. Looks like a lot of fun, I need to get back there.

This is the only frog we found in the park when I was there in 2015. Dendrobates truncatus.
by DanW
March 16th, 2018, 6:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Galapagos, Southern Ecuador, and Tarapoto
Replies: 3
Views: 3497

Re: Galapagos, Southern Ecuador, and Tarapoto

Thanks for sharing this, although I'm not sure I'll be jumping on a bus to Santa Isabel anytime soon.

Never realized a Friaje caused that cool of temps, I'd have been pretty disappointed if that happened when I was visiting the Amazon.

Dan
by DanW
January 26th, 2018, 12:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 4 days and 3 nights in Northeastern Colombia Part 1
Replies: 8
Views: 3672

Re: 4 days and 3 nights in Northeastern Colombia Part 1

Cool stuff, thanks for sharing. Is part 2 in Tayrona well. You did much better with snakes than me on my two nights in the park, I think we only had a tree boa and a Bothrops asper.

Dan
by DanW
January 24th, 2018, 9:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Taiwan 2017 roundup
Replies: 8
Views: 13840

Re: Taiwan 2017 roundup

Great post, thanks for putting in the time to share your pictures. One of these days I'll have to stop visiting Latin America and make it over that way, lots of cool stuff.

Dan
by DanW
January 24th, 2018, 9:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Update on my milk snake that came home after escaping!
Replies: 12
Views: 5347

Re: Update on my milk snake that came home after escaping!

Very interesting observations Gary.

Dan
by DanW
July 13th, 2017, 1:14 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea various fish/fishing
Replies: 1
Views: 3965

Re: Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea various fish/fishing

Amazing, looks like a place I need to spend winter! I'd love to snorkel around that pool by the cascade.

Dan
by DanW
July 13th, 2017, 9:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arenal Lodge and Hacienda Baru Lodge Advice Request (w/pics)
Replies: 3
Views: 2128

Re: Arenal Lodge and Hacienda Baru Lodge Advice Request (w/p

Not sure "RothDigga" is very active anymore, he took the pictures the same place I mentioned. https://www.paraisoquetzal.com/en/hotel.php

Dan
by DanW
July 10th, 2017, 9:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arenal Lodge and Hacienda Baru Lodge Advice Request (w/pics)
Replies: 3
Views: 2128

Re: Arenal Lodge and Hacienda Baru Lodge Advice Request (w/p

Howdy, If you have time and depending how much they want to charge you to enter you might consider stopping at Parque Nacional Carara. I went for a short hike there and saw some cool birds, including nesting Scarlet Macaw. Pull over to the side of the road when crossing the River Tarcoles and check ...
by DanW
March 20th, 2017, 10:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peru
Replies: 13
Views: 4376

Re: Peru

Your two amphibians look like Trachycephalus typhonius (Pepper Treefrog, Amazon Milk Frog, several common names) and Rhinella marina (Cane Toad).
by DanW
February 13th, 2017, 7:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question about snakes and a snake workshop in Manila
Replies: 5
Views: 1942

Re: Question about snakes and a snake workshop in Manila

Glad I could help, good luck with the presentation. Thanks for spending the time to educate the local community.
by DanW
January 23rd, 2017, 12:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question about snakes and a snake workshop in Manila
Replies: 5
Views: 1942

Re: Question about snakes and a snake workshop in Manila

You should contact Rafe Brown at KU, he has done extensive work in the Philippines. https://biodiversity.ku.edu/herpetology

Dan
by DanW
December 8th, 2016, 1:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 2334

Re: 2016

Awesome stuff, I'm going to be in the Choco around San Lorenzo over Xmas.
by DanW
November 23rd, 2016, 9:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: anyone been to Leticia, Colombia?
Replies: 4
Views: 3052

Re: anyone been to Leticia, Colombia?

I have not been to Leticia, but did travel around Colombia in 2015. I would suggest looking up Oswaldo Cortes from Birding Bogota, he has an interest in herps as well as birds and may have some insight. The first Colombian congress of Herpetology is going on in Medellin right now at Parque Explora F...
by DanW
June 2nd, 2016, 9:53 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: 3 Interesting Fish!
Replies: 3
Views: 4820

Re: 3 Interesting Fish!

Blacknose Crappie are mostly what the DNR seems to be stocking here in Central Illinois. I've caught a couple hundred so far this year.
by DanW
April 4th, 2016, 11:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fungal Disease in Wild Snakes?
Replies: 26
Views: 6170

Re: Fungal Disease in Wild Snakes?

The other three for Bryan: Matthew C. Allender, Christopher A. Phillips, Sarah J. Baker, Daniel B. Wylie, Amy Narotsky, and Michael J. Dreslik (2016) HEMATOLOGY IN AN EASTERN MASSASAUGA (SISTRURUS CATENATUS) POPULATION AND THE EMERGENCE OF OPHIDIOMYCES IN ILLINOIS, USA. Journal of Wildlife Diseases ...
by DanW
April 1st, 2016, 11:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fungal Disease in Wild Snakes?
Replies: 26
Views: 6170

Re: Fungal Disease in Wild Snakes?

The paper was posted because it is open source and provides many good references on the topic SFD and zoonotic diseases in reptiles. It is possible that SFD could enter captive snake populations and that these snakes could be released and could spread SFD. In the same way it is possible to ship some...
by DanW
March 29th, 2016, 6:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fungal Disease in Wild Snakes?
Replies: 26
Views: 6170

Re: Fungal Disease in Wild Snakes?

There is absolutely no evidence it had anything to do with released pets, that was an opinion piece that was lacking any real scientific evidence from a non-biologist. Any herpetologists that think that have no idea what they are talking about. Here's an open source article on SFD. Good references a...
by DanW
November 25th, 2014, 8:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question: Travelling and herping in Columbia
Replies: 8
Views: 3609

Re: Question: Travelling and herping in Columbia

Howdy, Will be able to provide better details in February 2015 from my trip. From my research if you want to do it on the cheap, Leticia seems like the place to go. I'm flying into Mitu in early January, about $300-350 round trip from BOG. Due to security issues and lack of vehicles Mitu is not part...
by DanW
November 10th, 2014, 12:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RFI: Colombia
Replies: 0
Views: 1593

RFI: Colombia

Howdy,

Planning a trip to Colombia in January. Anyone have experience herping and birding around Leticia or Santa Marta. Or suggestions on where else might be productive herp wise.

Thanks,
Dan
by DanW
October 11th, 2013, 6:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Africa- Sept. 2013...cobras and other cool critters...
Replies: 9
Views: 3564

Re: South Africa- Sept. 2013...cobras and other cool critter

Was your boat driver a zulu named Jonathan when you saw the nile?
That's very likely one of my friends marked crocs.
by DanW
October 8th, 2013, 6:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just a few swedish herps
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

Re: Just a few swedish herps

Great shots of the Hyla!
by DanW
October 8th, 2013, 6:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some amphibians in Taiwan and Scotland
Replies: 4
Views: 1374

Re: Some amphibians in Taiwan and Scotland

Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed seeing some different herps and scenery then is typically shown here.

Dan
by DanW
August 28th, 2013, 10:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RFI: Utah DOR salvage and tissue samples
Replies: 4
Views: 1558

Re: RFI: Utah DOR salvage and tissue samples

Thanks Brian, I appreciate the links and your interpretation. Not targeting anything specific, most reptile and amphibian loan requests I get throughout the year are for tissue samples these days. So, if I know I'm traveling somewhere interesting out of state or to a place that likely has not been s...
by DanW
August 28th, 2013, 8:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RFI: Utah DOR salvage and tissue samples
Replies: 4
Views: 1558

RFI: Utah DOR salvage and tissue samples

Howdy, Probably being over optimistic that I will encounter much herpetofauna and likely should just stick to fishing, but I have a few quick questions. I was hoping some of the Utah residents could give me some quick insight into salvaging DOR specimens. As a non resident passing through next week ...
by DanW
December 31st, 2012, 10:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica wedding ?s
Replies: 5
Views: 1127

Re: Costa Rica wedding ?s

http://www.haciendabaru.com/ Got married there on the beach 2 years ago, it was amazing. Been meaning to post about it. It was cheap, the owner arranged a shuttle pickup from SJO for most of our party. Miles of trails, decent number of herps. Found Tree boas and caiman every night as well as vine sn...
by DanW
November 1st, 2012, 5:31 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Savu Pythons hatching..
Replies: 5
Views: 1479

Re: Savu Pythons hatching..

Nice looking snakes, congrats
by DanW
September 3rd, 2012, 1:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Something in all this heat
Replies: 11
Views: 2609

Re: Something in all this heat

That's a nice looking yellow-bellied kingsnake you found there. :lol:
by DanW
August 10th, 2012, 6:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hog from Central IL
Replies: 4
Views: 1264

Re: Hog from Central IL

Sorry for the slow response Justin, I do not have any habitat shots and have not been to the park where the snake was caught and released. It was brought in to show the U of I herpetology class. I do know however that it was sandy oak woods with small vernal pools.

Dan
by DanW
July 24th, 2012, 8:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hog from Central IL
Replies: 4
Views: 1264

Hog from Central IL

Hard to believe a snake like this could be found in Illinois.

Image
by DanW
June 30th, 2012, 10:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #45: The Saga of Snake And Pangolin
Replies: 12
Views: 8758

Re: Borneo Dispatches #45: The Saga of Snake And Pangolin

Amazing!! I can't stop re-opening this post to look at the little pangolin.
by DanW
June 30th, 2012, 9:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just for Fun: Life Lists
Replies: 43
Views: 17052

Re: Just for Fun: Life Lists

Are you guys just typing these lists out and keeping them in a word document?
by DanW
June 23rd, 2012, 6:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trans Pecos Round Two
Replies: 24
Views: 3108

Re: Trans Pecos Round Two

Awesome post. A lot of cool herps I hope to see one day.