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by yank gooner
April 23rd, 2015, 6:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Early spring finds (Wisconsin)
Replies: 7
Views: 3182

Re: Early spring finds (Wisconsin)

Nice shots, looks like you have done quite well so far this Spring! I haven't been out much yet, opting to use my free time for fly fishing, but I have run across an Eastern Hognose already (first for me). I need to tag along with you herpping! :D
by yank gooner
April 17th, 2015, 5:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Massasauga or Timbers Tips
Replies: 5
Views: 3065

Re: Wisconsin Massasauga or Timbers Tips

my only advice is to learn as much about timbers/saugas as you can and then go out and look. if you are seeking dens as you should be i will not say anything. sorry, you are asking about a pretty sensitive topic, especially with SFD becoming a problem here in wisconsin. google maps can be your best...
by yank gooner
April 13th, 2015, 6:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Massasauga or Timbers Tips
Replies: 5
Views: 3065

Wisconsin Massasauga or Timbers Tips

I've lived in Wisconsin for about 8 years now, but I've never seen either of these native snakes. Granted I have never really gone out to properly look for them, but I would like to change that. I'm not asking for any exact locations or anything like that, just a general idea of where I could go to ...
by yank gooner
January 7th, 2015, 9:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica field guide - Recommendations?
Replies: 15
Views: 4725

Re: Costa Rica field guide - Recommendations?

Luckily Costa Rica is a popular destination for many reasons, and because of that there is no shortage of information in regards to your questions. Personally I would go in the wet season (May-Nov), but that's because frogs are my first love! This would also be considered the off season there for to...
by yank gooner
January 7th, 2015, 9:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica field guide - Recommendations?
Replies: 15
Views: 4725

Re: Costa Rica field guide - Recommendations?

Is the main purpose for the trip herping, vacation with family, etc...?
by yank gooner
December 31st, 2014, 7:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: last snake ?????
Replies: 3
Views: 1215

Re: last snake ?????

That snake doesn't look too pleased. :D

Starting to forget what snow looks like here in Wisconsin!
by yank gooner
December 18th, 2014, 6:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: .
Replies: 13
Views: 6249

Re: Catching Chameleons in South Florida

axeman2729 wrote:awesome pictures! one question though probably 90% of these pictures show atleast one invasive did you keep these or let em go???
I was wondering the same myself, but aren't they all introduced species?
by yank gooner
December 17th, 2014, 11:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rican Toad
Replies: 7
Views: 2412

Re: Costa Rican Toad

cbernz wrote:Looks like Craugastor megacephalus, or one of the related species.
That was my thought as well. Not a toad however.
by yank gooner
December 15th, 2014, 1:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hispaniolan Boa - Epicrates striatus
Replies: 7
Views: 3569

Re: Hispaniolan Boa - Epicrates striatus

I mentioned to him the possibility of the smaller ones being a separate species, such as E. gracilis (Haitian Boa). E. gracilis only reach a max size of less than 4ft, but they are both similar in appearance.
by yank gooner
December 15th, 2014, 1:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hispaniolan Boa - Epicrates striatus
Replies: 7
Views: 3569

Re: Hispaniolan Boa - Epicrates striatus

Excellent shots of a really cool species! Just a thought here - could those three smaller individuals be neonates/juveniles? From what I was told they were pretty good sized snakes (~4ft), but they certainly could have been juveniles. I'm not sure if this species is known to be found in groups like...
by yank gooner
December 15th, 2014, 6:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hispaniolan Boa - Epicrates striatus
Replies: 7
Views: 3569

Re: Hispaniolan Boa - Epicrates striatus

That is a really cool observation. You and your brother might want to consider submitting it to Herpetological Review as a natural history note. I spent about a month in the DR in the 90s, and unfortunately the only Epicrates I saw had been killed. My brother has actually already submitted some dat...
by yank gooner
December 12th, 2014, 8:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hispaniolan Boa - Epicrates striatus
Replies: 7
Views: 3569

Hispaniolan Boa - Epicrates striatus

My brother recently returned from a six month stint in the Dominican Republic doing research on woodpeckers. Among his many experiences there, this was one of the highlights of his trip. The Hispaniolan Woodpeckers make their nest in small colonies high up in the native palm trees. They carve out la...
by yank gooner
December 12th, 2014, 7:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Frogs From the Dominican Republic - ID Please?
Replies: 2
Views: 1130

Re: Some Frogs From the Dominican Republic - ID Please?

The pictures are kind of small, but http://www.caribherp.org/ has faunal lists for herps of the caribbean islands, some call recordings, and range maps on each island. There are quite a few species listed, but the range maps might help - http://www.caribherp.org/index.php?il=Dominican_Republic&so=c...
by yank gooner
December 12th, 2014, 7:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Frogs From the Dominican Republic - ID Please?
Replies: 2
Views: 1130

Some Frogs From the Dominican Republic - ID Please?

Took a not so traditional trip to the Dominican Republic back in June, staying away from the tourist paradise of the Caribbean beaches. Among the abundant herptofauna I came across during my trip, these frogs that were found in Ebano Verde (altitude 800-1500m) near Jarabacoa still evade any identifi...
by yank gooner
December 9th, 2014, 7:55 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lost Chameleon Found in England
Replies: 0
Views: 2093

Lost Chameleon Found in England

I was watching the very poor match between Southampton and Manchester United yesterday and this came up. Crazy that it survived the weather there, it must not have been outside long, but who knows! http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2014-12-08/lizard-shocks-pedestrians-after-falling-from-tree-i...
by yank gooner
December 5th, 2014, 1:02 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Preserved Reptiles as Art
Replies: 13
Views: 6898

Re: Preserved Reptiles as Art

Out of curiosity mostly, I inquired on some pricing. Not surprisingly, being art, it isn't cheap. The Russell's Viper for instance is priced at a grand.
by yank gooner
December 4th, 2014, 1:23 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Preserved Reptiles as Art
Replies: 13
Views: 6898

Re: Preserved Reptiles as Art

Wow this is quite strange and very fascinating...I really don't know where I would stand on this, but I'm very curious to hear others input!
by yank gooner
November 12th, 2014, 5:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few pics from Wisconsin
Replies: 13
Views: 5774

Re: A few pics from Wisconsin

Well that was fun.

So the spot where I flipped the laterale was a pretty small reserve with several nice sized vernal ponds. I am really hoping to get out there in spring and find everything coming out from winter to breed!
by yank gooner
November 12th, 2014, 5:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few pics from Wisconsin
Replies: 13
Views: 3697

Re: A few pics from Wisconsin

Well that was fun.

So the spot where I flipped the laterale was a pretty small reserve with several nice sized vernal ponds. I am really hoping to get out there in spring and find everything coming out from winter to breed!
by yank gooner
November 11th, 2014, 6:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: summer 2014- Massasaugas and more
Replies: 14
Views: 6195

Re: summer 2014- Massasaugas and more

Ridiculous photos! Awesome shots of both the animals and landscape!
by yank gooner
November 6th, 2014, 6:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your favorite find of the month - October 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1675

Re: Your favorite find of the month - October 2014

Blue-spotted Salamander I flipped on one of the last warmer days here in Wisconsin.
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by yank gooner
October 30th, 2014, 8:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few pics from Wisconsin
Replies: 13
Views: 5774

A few pics from Wisconsin

Reptiles and amphibians have always been my one love, but I'm ashamed I don't get out more with the sole purpose of herping. This will change come spring however. Here are a few (crappy) pics from over the summer and fall here in Wisconsin. http://i.imgur.com/UBVPsEn.jpg Love these guys. http://i.im...
by yank gooner
October 30th, 2014, 8:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few pics from Wisconsin
Replies: 13
Views: 3697

A few pics from Wisconsin

Reptiles and amphibians have always been my one love, but I'm ashamed I don't get out more with the sole purpose of herping. This will change come spring however. Here are a few (crappy) pics from over the summer and fall here in Wisconsin. http://i.imgur.com/UBVPsEn.jpg Love these guys. http://i.im...
by yank gooner
October 29th, 2014, 6:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herper Bios
Replies: 92
Views: 52049

Re: Herper Bios

Just stumbled onto this site and it sure looks like a good place! My name is Cam and I am from Muskego, WI. I am 26 years old and have been interested in herptofauna since I can remember. While I have not been specifically field herping over the years, I am always outside and always make a point to ...
by yank gooner
October 28th, 2014, 12:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First post - Few pics from the past couple of months
Replies: 2
Views: 964

Re: First post - Few pics from the past couple of months

Hmm...Seems as though I have forgotten how to post images on forum boards. Any help would be appreciated! :D
by yank gooner
October 28th, 2014, 12:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First post - Few pics from the past couple of months
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Re: First post - Few pics from the past couple of months

Hmm...Seems as though I have forgotten how to post images on forum boards. Any help would be appreciated! :D
by yank gooner
October 28th, 2014, 12:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First post - Few pics from the past couple of months
Replies: 2
Views: 964

First post - Few pics from the past couple of months

I just stumbled on this forum and while the warmer days are disappearing here in Wisconsin, it has inspired me to be more active in my field herping and reporting of such. I'm looking forward to getting back out in the spring, but here are a few (crappy) pics from over the summer and this fall. http...
by yank gooner
October 28th, 2014, 12:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First post - Few pics from the past couple of months
Replies: 2
Views: 532

First post - Few pics from the past couple of months

I just stumbled on this forum and while the warmer days are disappearing here in Wisconsin, it has inspired me to be more active in my field herping and reporting of such. I'm looking forward to getting back out in the spring, but here are a few (crappy) pics from over the summer and this fall. http...