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by Y.Morgan
February 28th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Africa - Bitis cornuta, Aspedilaps, more
Replies: 7
Views: 8079

Re: South Africa - Bitis cornuta, Aspedilaps, more

Thanks, Guys! Glad you liked the pics. If you were able to witness a rain did it at all smell similar to home? Some day I would like to take a trip like that as well. It rained plenty on the coast and in the green northeast, but we witnessed not a drop in the arid lands that reminded us of NM. Too b...
by Y.Morgan
February 23rd, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Africa - Bitis cornuta, Aspedilaps, more
Replies: 7
Views: 8079

Re: South Africa - Bitis cornuta, Aspedilaps, more

My friend spotted a rock python with a freshly-killed diker right after I departed S.A. Ouch! He watched the entire thing, which took a couple of hours. Photos with his cell phone: http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa240/ohnoym/South%20Africa/IMG957421edit.jpg http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa2...
by Y.Morgan
February 23rd, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Africa - Bitis cornuta, Aspedilaps, more
Replies: 7
Views: 8079

South Africa - Bitis cornuta, Aspedilaps, more

A herping/tourist trip to South Africa was my great pleasure in the years that have passed since my last FHF post. After only recently finishing a look at all my photos from the trip, this post includes some favorites. With apologies to South Africans for my uninformed commentary and typical tourist...
by Y.Morgan
November 26th, 2016, 12:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp Photography 2016 - 1/3
Replies: 11
Views: 7520

Re: Herp Photography 2016 - 1/3

This was my favorite of the 3. The under-chin shot of the garter snake is so cool! I also like the black & white art image of the rattler. But my favorite piece of creativity from all 3 posts is the way you posted the redtail and its gopher snake prey as 2 separate images...what a great idea! It all...
by Y.Morgan
November 26th, 2016, 12:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp Photography 2016 - 3/3
Replies: 8
Views: 6229

Re: Herp Photography 2016 - 3/3

True art - the whole series. I especially liked the speckled eye ball in this one.
York
by Y.Morgan
November 26th, 2016, 12:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp Photography 2016 - 2/3
Replies: 5
Views: 5484

Re: Herp Photography 2016 - 2/3

That first photo of the garter shedding (extra-sharp focus and no head in frame) is a wowwer! I'm glad you included shots of the head, too - but that first one is my fave. The 2 squirrels made me laugh out loud for real.
by Y.Morgan
November 26th, 2016, 12:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kofa National Wildlife Refuge September 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 7228

Re: Kofa National Wildlife Refuge September 2016

Great trip! The only time I tried Kofa, I found only a giant a$$-kicking. That head-on pic of the second speck is especially pleasing. I also like the zebra-tail on the cairn and the closeup of the desert iguana. It looks like the leopard lizard bite was no big deal? I always figured a bite from one...
by Y.Morgan
November 26th, 2016, 12:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Namibian Field Herping Trip November 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 12331

Re: Namibian Field Herping Trip November 2016

Oh Man, that first Peringuey's pic in the sand is sick! There are plenty of other great images too (duh) but the other that totally grabbed me was the eye-licking dune gecko - awesome! From beach-hiking for Bitis to straining eyes upwards into social weaver nests for Naja to chameleons in seemingly ...
by Y.Morgan
October 26th, 2016, 9:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: From the last couple of weeks. Kwa-Zulu Natal - South Africa
Replies: 6
Views: 4020

Re: From the last couple of weeks. Kwa-Zulu Natal - South Af

Cool stuff - especially considering they're just "here and there" finds! The adder eating the toad series is especially nice...what a difference from the first to last photo. I also really liked the female leaf folding frog with eggs, the spiraled slug eater, and the harlequin snake. Thanks for post...
by Y.Morgan
October 9th, 2016, 7:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First 3/4 of 2016- part one, winter and spring
Replies: 12
Views: 7002

Re: First 3/4 of 2016- part one, winter and spring

York, do your "blonde" viridis have normal dorsolateral & dorsoventral blotches? Sorry for the delay, Jimi. Still herping season = not much time online. Unfortunately, I can find only 2 photos of "blonde" viridis at the moment...and both are juveniles, although the adults I've seen have similarly r...
by Y.Morgan
September 29th, 2016, 12:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First 3/4 of 2016- part one, winter and spring
Replies: 12
Views: 7002

Re: First 3/4 of 2016- part one, winter and spring

Not to hijack this post full of photos that are more fantastic than this herper will ever muster, but just another note or 2 about night-time cerbs. I'm so intrigued by bgorum's and Jimi's observations. I've never kept cerbs and have seen only a dozen or 2 in the wild. So, I'm neither qualified nor ...
by Y.Morgan
September 16th, 2016, 9:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First 3/4 of 2016- part one, winter and spring
Replies: 12
Views: 7002

Re: First 3/4 of 2016- part one, winter and spring

I love the porcupine and skunk photos here! I, too, have found it relatively easy to get near skunks without getting sprayed. I'm glad they don't have quick triggers. This faded out appearance is something I frequently see in Prairie Rattlesnakes that are encountered on roads at night. It also occas...
by Y.Morgan
September 16th, 2016, 8:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First 3/4 of 2016- part two, what happened to the monsoons?
Replies: 5
Views: 3627

Re: First 3/4 of 2016- part two, what happened to the monsoo

That in situ side-blotched with his bright blue dots on the red rock with the blooming flora is an explosion of color that easily gets my first place vote - in this batch of photos at least. But the garter snakes foraging alongside birds is super cool. And - native or not - I like the photo of the s...
by Y.Morgan
September 16th, 2016, 8:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First 3/4 of 2016- part three, to Arizona and back
Replies: 12
Views: 6845

Re: First 3/4 of 2016- part three, to Arizona and back

Amazing shots - as always! My favorites in this batch are of the whiptail eating the caterpillar. Such detail...and patience! I'm pissed that you apparently found more localities of specks in a single trip than I've found in all of my poorly-aimed jaunts over the years. One day I'll figure them out....
by Y.Morgan
June 20th, 2016, 11:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New mexico herping help!
Replies: 8
Views: 5088

Re: New mexico herping help!

Lots of good herping to be done in the original Mexico - remakes can be kinda lame. Aye, and in addition to some of the lameness that you may encounter in the newer Mexico (see photos below); there’s also that boredom you feel when returning from a hike knowing with 100% certainty that your vehicle...
by Y.Morgan
December 17th, 2015, 1:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another Peninsula Malaysia post
Replies: 13
Views: 9911

Re: Another Peninsula Malaysia post

What a fantastic post! It's hard to imagine seeing so many cool animals and sights in only 1 week of a trip that you essentially winged. When you say kraits and vipers were most common - how common are you talking? Awesome retic! How big was it?
Thanks for your post,
York
by Y.Morgan
November 10th, 2015, 2:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Half of 2015- part 2
Replies: 14
Views: 5922

Re: First Half of 2015- part 2

That one collared lizard is absolutely ridiculous! Love the prairie dog pics, too - always had a soft spot for them.
Thanks,
York
by Y.Morgan
November 10th, 2015, 2:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First half of 2015- part 1
Replies: 3
Views: 2475

Re: First half of 2015- part 1

I would've missed this altogether but for your link in Part 2. The blacktails piled on each other in the rock cracks are killer! I also like the head-on shot of the whip snake...and many more.
Thanks,
York
by Y.Morgan
November 10th, 2015, 2:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Second half of 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 5266

Re: Second half of 2015

What a clever and gorgeous way to show off NM! Our skies really are fantastic, but less-gifted photographers like me must choose between showing the herp and showing the sky in our shots - especially at night. Your combos are so cool. Surprisingly, it's the Great Plains Toad photos that I like best,...
by Y.Morgan
September 18th, 2015, 10:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: For Kent
Replies: 3
Views: 1910

Re: For Kent

Kent had a way of looking at my posts and picking out my own favorite, obscure photos. How did he do that? Often his insightful, detailed comments had little or nothing to do with herps, which made me feel less foolish for including artistic shots. The quality and kindness of his observations make m...
by Y.Morgan
January 28th, 2015, 9:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 EOY report...KS, MO, OK, TX...
Replies: 20
Views: 9981

Re: 2014 EOY report...KS, MO, OK, TX...

Hey Chad! Looks like you had an awfully good year from where I'm sitting - great post! :beer: Obviously, all the tricolors and timber dens and W. TX finds are amazing, but I have to give special props to that lovely juvie hoggie and to the mass of ringed necks! Thanks for taking the time!
York
by Y.Morgan
January 11th, 2015, 11:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpin' in Norway!
Replies: 7
Views: 2949

Re: Herpin' in Norway!

I agree with everyone else - the variability of those adders is fantastic! I also agree with Chrish about that one high-contrast animal. What a smoker! The closeup of his eyeball is great too. Another photo that really stands out is the brown berus with its head peeking out of that mossy hole. Reall...
by Y.Morgan
December 28th, 2014, 1:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wet and wonderful Arizona 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 4462

Re: Wet and wonderful Arizona 2014

Man, warm-enough-to-herp weather seems like ages ago. This post helps pass the ages until the next season. Thanks! That first Gila looks like a pet, it's so fat. And speaking of corn fed, that twin spot is so chunky, I wasn't sure what it was at first! That klaub looks kinda New Mexican...did you sl...
by Y.Morgan
November 21st, 2014, 6:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: InSitu Rattlesnakes
Replies: 48
Views: 23080

Re: InSitu Rattlesnakes

Okay, you just topped it with that kaleidoscope of specks surrounding a New Mexican klaub! I dunno...when I glance at your shots of white specks up off the ground, my first thought is, "Hey, there's a white speck!" :D They stand out! But obviously they must be very cryptic to birds. That white one b...
by Y.Morgan
November 21st, 2014, 6:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes of 2014-Florida and Georgia - Part 1
Replies: 14
Views: 7280

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

Man oh man, Florida has some great herps...and you found lots of em! That big yellow rat stretched out on the dirt road is a smoker. I also like that extra nice mole king and the scarlet king way up the tree. Nice EDBs and pigs too!
Thanks!
York
by Y.Morgan
November 21st, 2014, 5:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona 2014 year in review pics
Replies: 7
Views: 4374

Re: Arizona 2014 year in review pics

Very cool! I'm especially envious of that vine snake - a species that has eluded me so far, except for a roadkill that wasn't so elusive. Love the juvie chuck and the 2 willardi huddled under a rock.
Thanks for posting,
York
by Y.Morgan
November 21st, 2014, 8:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: InSitu Rattlesnakes
Replies: 48
Views: 23080

Re: InSitu Rattlesnakes

My methods and those of a few others may be primitive but they lend themselves to a different perspective. What do you mean by "primitive"? Just that you aren't handling the snakes and collecting those sorts of data? Obviously, you're treading lightly, but is there something else about your approac...
by Y.Morgan
November 20th, 2014, 8:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: InSitu Rattlesnakes
Replies: 48
Views: 23080

Re: InSitu Rattlesnakes

So glad to see you post here, Brendan! Your "oh, by the way" shots tacked onto the end are better than anything I see in a given year. I'm doing something wrong! Your dedication and effort are so evident in your posts! The rainwater shots are outstanding and the combat and the birthing and the feedi...
by Y.Morgan
November 20th, 2014, 8:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Africa Oct 2014, my 4th trip back
Replies: 16
Views: 8740

Re: South Africa Oct 2014, my 4th trip back

Frickin' cool post! You're lucky to go to SA so many years in a row...for work, no less! That one Nile monitor basking on a rock looks like a captive-raised fatty. If it were in someone's collection, I'd think them an idiot for having such an obese animal. :lol: I especially like your close up photo...
by Y.Morgan
November 13th, 2014, 10:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: summer 2014- Massasaugas and more
Replies: 14
Views: 6264

Re: summer 2014- Massasaugas and more

Your photographs always remind me that when I herp NM, I'm merely taking snapshots. Love the barbed wire lightning shot, the jack rabbit licking its lips, and the sunlight accentuating the obviously in situ curves of that first prairie. I can't fathom the patience required to catch that heron eating...
by Y.Morgan
November 13th, 2014, 10:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 in review: The Midwest
Replies: 14
Views: 7312

Re: 2014 in review: The Midwest

That first red cheek is awesome - they all are actually! I also like the shot of the cottonmouth poking its head out. And all the chorus frogs chorusing - that must've been quite a sight and sound! Was that a wound on the belly of that dead Kirtland's - like something bit it? I also like the mammal ...
by Y.Morgan
November 13th, 2014, 9:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 in Missouri, Illinois, and Arkansas
Replies: 13
Views: 7068

Re: 2014 in Missouri, Illinois, and Arkansas

I agree with some of the other replies - those coachwhips are fantastic; especially the dark one with red trim! Very cool. That cottonmouth is also extra nice and the 2nd timber (in situ?) is a smoker! Thanks!
York
by Y.Morgan
November 12th, 2014, 5:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]
Replies: 50
Views: 22596

Re: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]

That was a nasty little retic bite, eh? I love it! :thumb: Thanks for taking the time to post it!
York
by Y.Morgan
November 9th, 2014, 10:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]
Replies: 50
Views: 22596

Re: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]

Haha i might just do a second post! Yeah, like maybe some shots of the same critters in situ. I'd love to see how cryptic some of those snakes must have been when you first spotted them. And how about some shots of Jannico bleeding? :lol: What are the other 3 on your list? Gaboon, bushmaster, and t...
by Y.Morgan
November 8th, 2014, 8:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]
Replies: 50
Views: 22596

Re: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]

Killer herps...I'm so envious! With the king cobra and retic, you got 2 of the top 5 from my bucket list on one trip....plus vipers, a flying frog, and orangutans. Just amazing! Oh, and I admire your deft deflection of hecklers....thought for a minute there that this was going to be another awesome ...
by Y.Morgan
October 30th, 2014, 8:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Episode VI: Return of the Clarkii
Replies: 22
Views: 8169

Re: Episode VI: Return of the Clarkii

What a fantastic post! The animal that blows me away the most is that monster coachwhip...not just it's 8' but also the girth on that thing. Suhweet! I also liked the EDB track across the road, the teenager with fists full of clarkii, the neonate pigmy, and of course - the amazing array of clarkii. ...
by Y.Morgan
June 7th, 2014, 11:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping with HOT chicks
Replies: 15
Views: 4273

Re: Herping with HOT chicks

A few months ago I was tapping along to a song on the radio when I suddenly realized the recurring "he" in the lyrics was actually the divine pronoun...He...I'd inadvertently landed on the religious station. That was the last time my reflexes were tested so thoroughly. Herping with HOT chicks CLICK ...
by Y.Morgan
June 7th, 2014, 11:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake Bite Account by Kent VanSooy - Herp Nation Mag
Replies: 8
Views: 3149

Re: Rattlesnake Bite Account by Kent VanSooy - Herp Nation M

Kent, You may have single-handedly destroyed the next generation of herpers! After the young, impressionable upstarts see your article and the gruesome photos, they'll be lining up to emulate you. "I want to be like VanSooy!" They're all going to die thanks to you and your snakebite. :lol: Now, I fi...
by Y.Morgan
May 30th, 2014, 8:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Florida herping, catching up after my FHF absence
Replies: 31
Views: 8156

Re: Florida herping, catching up after my FHF absence

What a place! What a post! Good to see you and South Florida back on the forum. That baby mud snake and also the eye of that first adult are really something. All of the underwater shots are interesting - your commentary too. It must be a rush to suddenly realize you're so close to a gator underwate...
by Y.Morgan
May 29th, 2014, 9:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lizards Gallore
Replies: 8
Views: 2227

Re: Lizards Gallore

Really cool close ups! I like all the psychedelic eyes, but especially the pupils on the Great Angle-head Lizard. Bizarre! Thanks.
by Y.Morgan
April 24th, 2014, 8:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica 2014...my 4th trip
Replies: 13
Views: 5356

Re: Costa Rica 2014...my 4th trip

I know I know...another Costa Rica post? Hopefully you guys aren't getting sick of seeing people go down there. You gots to be kidding...no way to get tired of shots like these! Nice dialogue too. I really liked your 2nd shot of the blunt-head on the fence. Cool glass frog shots! At first I was wor...
by Y.Morgan
April 15th, 2014, 1:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 Post from Virginia/North Carolina/Midwest
Replies: 7
Views: 4668

Re: 2013 Post from Virginia/North Carolina/Midwest

Looks like you had a great year! I like the red bellies and their heavy keeling...way underrated snake. Some of your cottonmouths have really cool colors too. The crayfish snake, baby corn, and spotted turtle are all great finds. The striking rat snake is a great pic! Thanks for posting! York BTW, I...
by Y.Morgan
April 14th, 2014, 8:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NM, AZ, FL, NC, CA, & TX - Shuffled
Replies: 58
Views: 27115

Re: NM, AZ, FL, NC, CA, & TX - Shuffled

[/quote] The bite???? I am sure he woke that day thinking wow I hope I get bit today and would it not be better to do it in front of kids How did you know? :lol: I say keep up the GREAT work and KEEP posting, Kansascrote - thanks a ton for your comments and encouragement. After some of the negative ...
by Y.Morgan
April 14th, 2014, 7:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: B-sides from New Mexico and Arizona plus FL, NC, and CA
Replies: 13
Views: 8385

Re: B-sides from New Mexico and Arizona plus FL, NC, and CA

Thanks Brian and Pete! HOT herp porn! HOT herp porn! Ha! There's a title for your next post! Thanks, Kent. Seems like gopher snakes get accustomed to pressing their prey against the side of a tunnel and forget how to wrap. That's gotta be it...no room to wrap inside a tunnel. And with the size and s...
by Y.Morgan
April 11th, 2014, 6:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: B-sides from New Mexico and Arizona plus FL, NC, and CA
Replies: 13
Views: 8385

Re: B-sides from New Mexico and Arizona plus FL, NC, and CA

Thanks for your comments John, Berkeley, and Travis - I'm glad you liked the shots. That sign that says "Hooker Salvage" is owned by my late wife's Stepfather. It's in Macintosh, NM. Small world. Wow, it IS a small world! Obviously, the sign is just for a salvage yard but it conjures much different ...
by Y.Morgan
April 9th, 2014, 9:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: B-sides from New Mexico and Arizona plus FL, NC, and CA
Replies: 13
Views: 8385

B-sides from New Mexico and Arizona plus FL, NC, and CA

These photos are leftovers that didn’t make the cut for the initial post - http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=19127 Since they were already edited for posting, it seemed like a good idea to slap em up here in case some might be interesting. Most pics are of animals not shown in ...
by Y.Morgan
April 8th, 2014, 8:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Australia trip Part 3
Replies: 18
Views: 8547

Re: Australia trip Part 3

All 3 parts of your post were amazing! As you said, some of the iconic mammals might be old hat to Aussie herpers, but to me they're fantastic. And your photos make them seem even moreso. Wombat, Taz devil, and all...you really tore it up! The shot of the kangaroos around your tent really tells a st...
by Y.Morgan
April 7th, 2014, 7:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NM, AZ, FL, NC, CA, & TX - Shuffled
Replies: 58
Views: 27115

Re: NM, AZ, FL, NC, CA, & TX - Shuffled

I ran over a snake which turned out to be a lyre snake and would have been a lifer for me. Ouch! That had to hurt. I love those red pigmys Me too! They're spunky and gorgeous. I think you're the first to mention them, which surprised me since they're among my very favorites to see in the wild. Isn'...
by Y.Morgan
April 4th, 2014, 8:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NM, AZ, FL, NC, CA, & TX - Shuffled
Replies: 58
Views: 27115

Re: NM, AZ, FL, NC, CA, & TX - Shuffled

they had hit a baby viridis followed by a little blackhead' and later a nightsnake. Bummer! It's gotta being on the road behind herpers who can't see. Worse than being behind me on talus this past year. I'll hit you up if/when I'm back up that way! That the people back east looking for Timbers do f...
by Y.Morgan
April 4th, 2014, 6:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Broken Hill and Menindee, NSW. Mar 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 4126

Re: Broken Hill and Menindee, NSW. Mar 2014

You really go all out with your posts, David - thanks! The map is incredibly helpful for those of us who aren't so familiar with Australia. You have lots of great images (as always) but I especially like the overhead photos of the box-patterned geckos. The 6-pack really demonstrates the uniqueness o...