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by Scott_Wahlberg
February 6th, 2014, 8:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Meeting Proposal -Somewhere in Texas April 4-6?
Replies: 25
Views: 7259

Re: Spring Meeting Proposal - EC Texas April 4-6?

Wasn't it in the Kisatchie last year? I wasn't able to go, but east Texas is pretty similar in terms of species diversity. While there may not be many records in the NAFHA database, both forests have been heavily surveyed by the U.S. Forest Service (and still are) in regards to herpetofauna diversit...
by Scott_Wahlberg
October 10th, 2013, 1:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Austin monitor
Replies: 7
Views: 2139

Re: Austin monitor

I don't understand the point of this post!
by Scott_Wahlberg
September 4th, 2013, 5:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photos from the Field (DUW)
Replies: 30
Views: 10955

Re: Photos from the Field (DUW)

So many nice photos in here. I really like how you were able to catch the young Pyramid Magnolias in their element. I see that I missed a lot of good trips by moving out west. Your flower photos are top notch. I'm jealous of your Coal Skink pics, I've seen a number of them now and still don't have a...
by Scott_Wahlberg
September 4th, 2013, 4:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cane toads in Texas
Replies: 12
Views: 3412

Re: Cane toads in Texas

Yes, they are common throughout the Rio Grande Valley.
by Scott_Wahlberg
June 3rd, 2013, 2:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Journey Continues: 2013 in East Texas (UPDATED 1/6/14)
Replies: 48
Views: 23815

Re: The Journey Continues: 2013 in (mostly) East Texas

Kyle, You sure have had a good year so far. Good job with those horridus down there and it's extra cool that you were able to find one in the field. If that's the A. maculatum from near the Neches, then yeah that was a good find for the area. They're not particularly common in that county. When I re...
by Scott_Wahlberg
January 22nd, 2013, 1:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 Spring SCC Outing
Replies: 36
Views: 8352

Re: 2013 Spring SCC Outing

I guess I don't understand why it needs to be in east Texas every year. I live here in deep east Texas, I'm 10 mins from the Angelina National Forest and 35 mins from the Sabine National Forest. I herp these places very routinely and they are old news at this point. While it would be extremely conve...
by Scott_Wahlberg
January 8th, 2013, 9:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 Spring SCC Outing
Replies: 36
Views: 8352

Re: 2013 Spring SCC Outing

I'd be most interested in a Kisatchie trip. The U.S. Forest Service has extensively surveyed for herps in Gus Engeling, the Angelina NF, Sabine NF, Big Thicket Preserve and additionally areas in Tyler, Hardin, Trinity, Wood, Houston, Nacogdoches, Rusk and Newton Counties off an on for the past 25 ye...
by Scott_Wahlberg
October 11th, 2012, 8:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Exploring Wild Places (DUW)
Replies: 17
Views: 4113

Re: Exploring Wild Places (DUW)

WOW! Now this is nice, I mean real nice, almost a little too nice! These are some top notch photos. We did a lot of herping this year but that Terrapin ranks at the top of my list this year. Now I do have to wonder how you have time to put together a post of this magnitude which must have taken hour...
by Scott_Wahlberg
August 28th, 2012, 8:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Texas 2011 - 2012
Replies: 16
Views: 6046

Re: Texas 2011 - 2012

Awesome post. Where on the Pedernales did the cottonmouth come from? I herped along the Pedernales in Gillespie County (Blumenthal area) for many years and never saw one. I did find one on the willow city loop, but never on the Pedernales. Locals told me they were there, but I thought they were jus...
by Scott_Wahlberg
August 24th, 2012, 12:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northern Arizona 2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3429

Re: Northern Arizona 2012

Really nice, Paul. Kudos to you for taking the time to look for these species outside of their known range. I find it's much more enjoyable to herp this way too!

-Scott
by Scott_Wahlberg
August 24th, 2012, 12:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Texas 2011 - 2012
Replies: 16
Views: 6046

Re: Texas 2011 - 2012

Almost surely the only WC LA Pine ever posted here :shock: Interesting how much more yellow she looks in the second pic ...was that a shift or just how images came out? That's just how the images came out. Her color hasn't varied much since her initial date of capture. Scott, Great pic and great se...
by Scott_Wahlberg
July 26th, 2012, 1:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mediterranean Geckos in Texas
Replies: 16
Views: 3550

Re: Mediterranean Geckos in Texas

We have Med Geckos all over east, Texas. I've seen Brown Anoles in spring branch in Houston and in places throughout the LRGV. The only other exotic geckos i've see are the rough-tailed geckos on some of the warehouses in the shipping district in Galveston. I've looked for H. frenatus along some of ...
by Scott_Wahlberg
July 25th, 2012, 4:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Texas 2011 - 2012
Replies: 16
Views: 6046

Texas 2011 - 2012

Seeing as how I haven’t posted pictures in a really long and it’s hotter than hell out now, I figured there’s no time better than now. A few Texas Desmognathus. These have proven to be quite abundant at this particular locale. http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6080/6041796235_f544c65189_z.jpg http://far...
by Scott_Wahlberg
April 19th, 2012, 4:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A couple of Texas outings.
Replies: 18
Views: 3702

Re: A couple of Texas outings.

Not a bad way to start the year, Chris. You seem to have a nack for finding Heterodon. What county did you pickup that Canebrake from? I'm guessing I'll hear about it when you finally get one in Brazoria Co.

Later, Scott
by Scott_Wahlberg
March 29th, 2012, 7:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2011/2012: Texas and the Tropics
Replies: 18
Views: 4574

Re: 2011/2012: Texas and the Tropics

Mahjtsjihs, Nice work as usual. You've convinced me that I can't wait another year to see those terrapins. You should visit Wild Azalea Canyon near Burkeville next time you're in deep east Texas. It's pretty impressive when the Azaleas are in bloom.

-Scott
by Scott_Wahlberg
March 26th, 2012, 7:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring 2012 SC Chapter Field Trip (UPDATED 4/13)
Replies: 28
Views: 4306

Re: Spring 2012 SC Chapter Field Trip

I won't be able to make it as I had already committed to another herp trip in east Texas that weekend. There has been talk recently of closing some portions of the Sam Houston National Forest due to dead timber, tree snags and other hazards caused by the 2011 drought. It looks as if some of the camp...
by Scott_Wahlberg
February 13th, 2012, 7:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: God's Country 2011...
Replies: 59
Views: 10777

Re: God's Country 2011...

Very cool post! That DOR pine snake is rough, especially coming from an area where they already have a restricted range such as Kentucky. I found a roadkill ruthveni in Texas a few years ago and it's probably the worst feeling I've experienced in the field. Kentucky may soon be added to the list of ...
by Scott_Wahlberg
January 12th, 2012, 10:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How not to handle venomous snakes...
Replies: 19
Views: 2849

Re: How not to handle venomous snakes...

Here's some pics in reference to Chrish's response.

http://www.life.com/hdgallery/38752/sna ... s#index/24

-Scott
by Scott_Wahlberg
January 10th, 2012, 9:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Other Animals Found While Herping
Replies: 25
Views: 4887

Re: Other Animals Found While Herping

A badger I found in it's burrow in June of last year while conducting Sceloporus arenicolus surveys in Ward County, Texas. I was restricted to taking pics with a crappy POS as I didn't want to bring the SLR into the sands.

Image

-Scott
by Scott_Wahlberg
January 8th, 2012, 8:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamandering the Northwest
Replies: 19
Views: 3190

Re: Salamandering the Northwest

I'll take a northwest Caudate post over a socal snake post any day of the year! Very nice stuff and great variety. Thanks for all of the habitat shots as well.

-Scott
by Scott_Wahlberg
January 2nd, 2012, 6:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Daughter with Snake
Replies: 8
Views: 1461

Re: Daughter with Snake

Very nice, Jeff. Never to late to learn something. How'd y'all dow with ruthveni last year? We struck out with zero and I much expect the same results this year.

-Scott
by Scott_Wahlberg
November 22nd, 2011, 9:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Breaking the Bet, Part 2: GA and beyond (major DUW)
Replies: 68
Views: 12793

Re: Breaking the Bet, Part 2: GA and beyond (major DUW)

Nice pics! Though there are more copperhead pics than I care to see in a single post :) Nine states without one is pretty impressive. Glad to see your pics around here again. Though this was a more than dismal year for herping Texas, it seems missing from most of your travels, what gives? Later, Scott
by Scott_Wahlberg
November 17th, 2011, 11:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery snake....
Replies: 68
Views: 10599

Re: Mystery snake....

Looks an awful lot like Coluber constrictor to me.

-Scott
by Scott_Wahlberg
October 28th, 2011, 9:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milksnake Hibernaculum
Replies: 62
Views: 5742

Re: Milksnake Hibernaculum

Pretty cool, william! Tim told me how hard you've worked for those Colorado L. triangulum so congratulations. Somtimes there just isn't an opportunity for the insitu shots! Good job.

-Scott
by Scott_Wahlberg
October 16th, 2011, 10:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Francisco, East Texas, and the Blue Ridge
Replies: 21
Views: 2480

Re: San Francisco, East Texas, and the Blue Ridge

Very nice, Matthijs. It was enjoyable herping with you this summer. I forgot how much more fun it is to herp with someone. If it ever rains in east Texas again hopefully you can come up for some more fall/spring salamandering. The Ursus pics are particulary cool. I hope I can live long enough to see...
by Scott_Wahlberg
October 10th, 2011, 8:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gomer Pyle saves a King Snake!
Replies: 26
Views: 4034

Re: Gomer Pyle saves a King Snake!

Finally a youtube video worth opening. That was really cool!
by Scott_Wahlberg
September 30th, 2011, 11:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Garter Snake
Replies: 14
Views: 1907

Re: Eastern Garter Snake

Has it ever occurred to you to wait and not post a youtube video or pic of every single herp you find after you have found one? You might try making a post which includes multiple pictures and videos only after you have found a number of animals to share. Just a thought.
-Scott
by Scott_Wahlberg
September 29th, 2011, 10:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Jesse Jones Park Bio-Blitz
Replies: 18
Views: 4553

Re: Jesse Jones Park Bio-Blitz

Matt, I'm kind of interested in coming out. That area doesn't appeal to me that much since I live in deep east Texas but I'll be in town and it would be nice to meet you. I'd love to see that Chicken Turtle also, I've only ever seen two in east Texas. Let me know what all will be going on and what t...
by Scott_Wahlberg
September 26th, 2011, 12:58 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: In Memoriam
Replies: 23
Views: 7125

Re: In Memoriam

This just in: Dear Colleagues CNAH, after receiving thousands of emails enquiring about the final disposition of Eric Pianka's library, is pleased to announce that he is yet alive and well. Indeed, there were numerous sightings of him (or someone closely resembling him) on the University of Texas c...
by Scott_Wahlberg
September 26th, 2011, 12:51 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: In Memoriam
Replies: 23
Views: 7125

Re: In Memoriam

That sucks beyond belief. The Lizard Man Speaks is my absolute favorite herp read. I'm glad to say I've met him in person and have had the privilege seeing him deliver various presentations in person. He'll be sorely missed.

-Scott
by Scott_Wahlberg
September 26th, 2011, 7:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Interactive Field Herping!
Replies: 15
Views: 2631

Re: Interactive Field Herping!

I think you just won a free subscription to herp nation with this post...
by Scott_Wahlberg
September 24th, 2011, 10:53 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: "Newbie" To the forum-Yes, "Newbie" to Field Herping-No
Replies: 88
Views: 20926

Re: "Newbie" To the forum-Yes, "Newbie" to Field Herping-No

DIAMONDBACK DAVE wrote:Hey Snakeman123 and Real Snake Man.... ur both reallly gay.....
:thumb:
by Scott_Wahlberg
September 20th, 2011, 8:11 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Too Close For Comfort
Replies: 94
Views: 25473

Re: Too Close For Comfort

Looks like Norman Schlincter or whatever that guy's name was made a new account. I still learned more from this video then I did from the Texas Snake hunter youtube videos.
by Scott_Wahlberg
September 18th, 2011, 1:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID Help - DOR Mammal
Replies: 21
Views: 6550

Re: ID Help - DOR Mammal

My money is on N. vison also. I used to see them when I herped the Katy prairie and other remnants of the upper Texas coastal prairie.

-Scott
by Scott_Wahlberg
September 16th, 2011, 2:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Youtube Button Tutorial
Replies: 9
Views: 1267

Re: Youtube Button Tutorial

John Williams wrote:Don't encourage them.
My thoughts exactly!
by Scott_Wahlberg
September 6th, 2011, 2:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Treasures of the Sierra Madre
Replies: 65
Views: 16062

Re: Treasures of the Sierra Madre

That was great, Mike. That Tarahumara salamander would've made the trip for me.

-Scott
by Scott_Wahlberg
September 6th, 2011, 2:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: West Texas Trip and a few late summer herps
Replies: 34
Views: 4305

Re: West Texas Trip and a few late summer herps

OrryMartinTX wrote:I agree completely Chris. I also think after watching the footage that I cut it WAY too close with the scute. I was watching his face though trying to see where he was reading, and let go when I noticed him getting too much of an "s."

Someone was watching over me that day
Your camera man?
by Scott_Wahlberg
September 1st, 2011, 11:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: TD Thirteen
Replies: 8
Views: 1893

Re: TD Thirteen

I guess our dipshit governor didn't pray for rain hard enough. Or maybe he just prayed for rain in the wrong place...
by Scott_Wahlberg
August 26th, 2011, 10:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best herp!
Replies: 32
Views: 3239

Re: Best herp!

Damn Kevin, that is one solid shot. Here's my contribution. They may be trash herps to some but they're my favorite anuran in southeast Texas. Bufo nebulifer http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5261/5639177607_2c38ab59c7_z.jpg NICE! Where'd you manage to find one of those around here? I know it's been t...
by Scott_Wahlberg
August 26th, 2011, 2:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best herp!
Replies: 32
Views: 3239

Re: Best herp!

MHollanders wrote:Damn Kevin, that is one solid shot.

Here's my contribution. They may be trash herps to some but they're my favorite anuran in southeast Texas.

Bufo nebulifer

Image
NICE! Where'd you manage to find one of those around here?
by Scott_Wahlberg
August 20th, 2011, 9:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: We're doing OK considering
Replies: 9
Views: 1823

Re: We're doing OK considering

Those Desmog records are cool as are you palustris records for TX. What? No ruthveni entries yet? :lol: The only database entry for the species is obviously bogus. It would be nice to get a real one in there, even if you have to mark it sensitive. Those Pickerels aren't that hard to come by once yo...
by Scott_Wahlberg
August 19th, 2011, 8:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: We're doing OK considering
Replies: 9
Views: 1823

Re: We're doing OK considering

Despite the dismal conditions I've still made a number of significant herp observastions this year. I just added two of them to the database. I've been lacking on doing that so I'll start adding more over the coming days.

-Scott
by Scott_Wahlberg
August 16th, 2011, 8:20 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Western Hooknose Documentary -- The Farting Snake :)
Replies: 20
Views: 7034

Re: Western Hooknose Documentary -- The Farting Snake :)

Without a doubt that was the most informative field documentary that I have ever seen posted on the forum or anywhere for that matter at any point in time in the history of movie making.
by Scott_Wahlberg
August 16th, 2011, 6:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Central Chapter Fall Outing
Replies: 13
Views: 1920

Re: South Central Chapter Fall Outing

East Texas or the Big Thicket wouldn't be my first choices considering I live here but it sure would be convenient. If y'all do decide on a big thicket trip or somewhere else in east Texas let me know so I can help plan. I was out in the southern Angelina and southern Sabine NF's this weekend. It's ...
by Scott_Wahlberg
August 5th, 2011, 2:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Put some spring in your step part 2
Replies: 17
Views: 2530

Re: Put some spring in your step part 2

Tim, you still coming back to east Texas for the great ruthveni hunt next year? I haven't found one in a while so I hope so. Nice pics, that was a fun week of herping.

-Scott
by Scott_Wahlberg
August 1st, 2011, 8:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake on Wind shield.
Replies: 34
Views: 4573

Re: Snake on Wind shield.

I saw this on the east Texas news tonight. The morons that anchor the news called it a Cottonmouth.

-Scott
by Scott_Wahlberg
July 30th, 2011, 7:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: heat or drought, which is killing us more?
Replies: 12
Views: 2638

Re: heat or drought, which is killing us more?

I can't comment on the issue, but this year road cruising has been far more productive for me in southeast Texas than last year. I frequently got skunked and that hasn't happened this year yet, and I'm pretty sure I've gone out more. I've had similar experiences with road cruising this year. While ...
by Scott_Wahlberg
July 27th, 2011, 6:52 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Two New Nikon Bodies to be Announced in August
Replies: 7
Views: 2410

Re: Two New Nikon Bodies to be Announced in August

I wonder if Nikon will ever send any of these to their distributors? I've been waiting for d700 body only to be available for awhile now.

-Scott
by Scott_Wahlberg
July 27th, 2011, 5:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Don, I think I love you.....
Replies: 42
Views: 4349

Re: Don, I think I love you.....

If we do get some rain in southeast Texas I think I'll be hitting Colorado County. -Scott Colorado County? Rana areolata perhaps? Yesh, though not as cool as Rhinos it's probably the best anuran south east Texas had to offer and there is always the chance of a Houston toad on the road too. Not to m...
by Scott_Wahlberg
July 27th, 2011, 4:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Don, I think I love you.....
Replies: 42
Views: 4349

Re: Don, I think I love you.....

I just saw that the newest predicted location of land fall is between Corpus and Houston. But if it should happen and head south I'll see you in the valley. If we do get some rain in southeast Texas I think I'll be hitting Colorado County.

-Scott