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by DracoRJC
February 12th, 2017, 8:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Waiting for Herps - herping while staying still
Replies: 7
Views: 4907

Re: Waiting for Herps - herping while staying still

While exploring Sam Houston National Forest near Houston, I came across a pond and thought I'd walk the edge of it for western pygmies. Instead I found such a multitude of aquatic snakes (diamondback, yellow bellied, broad banded waters, western ribbons, and cottonmouths), probably 10 in a matter of...
by DracoRJC
December 13th, 2016, 4:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sweet '16: Year in Review (TX, LA, NM, UT, MT)
Replies: 20
Views: 10675

Re: Sweet '16: Year in Review (TX, LA, NM, UT, MT)

Well done, sir. That lightning shot is just stupid!

Hope we see more of each other next year - curious to know what your targets will be, hopefully some of ours will cross over! I still need a big horridus, and maybe I can show you some blacknecks and gator lizards :beer:
by DracoRJC
April 23rd, 2016, 2:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Austin
Replies: 2
Views: 1693

Re: Austin

I won't be in town, but try a hike at Barton Creek. You'll definitely see something cool this time of year! It's a well-known hiking area, so try and go during work hours on a weekday if you can.

Ryan
by DracoRJC
January 18th, 2016, 10:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!
Replies: 61
Views: 34339

Re: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!

ImageGreen anole, Anolis carolinensis by Ryan Collister, on Flickr

This in-situ shot from Sabal Palm Sanctuary in south Texas last spring is probably my favorite shot of the year for me.

Ryan
by DracoRJC
January 3rd, 2016, 10:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: We're Not Out of The Woods Yet (TX,LA,MS,AL,FL): 2015 EOY
Replies: 34
Views: 21703

Re: We're Not Out of The Woods Yet (TX,LA,MS,AL,FL): 2015 EO

I'm feelin' a lot of west and central Texas this year, but I'm still lacking a lot down south and out east that is long overdue. Concerning the valley, I'm getting a little tired of the usual spots in Willacy and Cameron counties and looking to head a little more westward down there. Not to mention ...
by DracoRJC
January 3rd, 2016, 6:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: We're Not Out of The Woods Yet (TX,LA,MS,AL,FL): 2015 EOY
Replies: 34
Views: 21703

Re: We're Not Out of The Woods Yet (TX,LA,MS,AL,FL): 2015 EO

Good stuff dude. Hope we can get out again this year, it's been too long!
by DracoRJC
January 2nd, 2016, 3:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 End-o'-the-year. Stuff happened.
Replies: 4
Views: 9485

2015 End-o'-the-year. Stuff happened.

2015 was a hell of a year, front to back. Met and hung out with some amazing dudes, lifelisted like a madman, and had enough shenanigans to last a lifetime (or until spring, anyway). So with that, let's do it! In early January I took a quick trip from Texas to Virginia to visit some old herper frien...
by DracoRJC
September 4th, 2015, 9:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your all-time best rattlesnake shots
Replies: 37
Views: 13006

Your all-time best rattlesnake shots

I think the forum is in need of some good ol' fashioned eye candy, so I thought I'd resurrect an old thread idea from a few years ago - show us your all time favorite rattlesnake photos! The original thread is here: http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=316&hilit=favorite+rattlesna...
by DracoRJC
July 27th, 2015, 4:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A week in the United Arab Emirates
Replies: 26
Views: 12550

Re: A week in the United Arab Emirates

I'm mad. This beats anything I could post here this year :P
by DracoRJC
May 18th, 2015, 1:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: .
Replies: 7
Views: 3957

Re: Catching Chameleons in South Florida (Part 2)

So I take it you no longer have to risk getting shot at to find these?
by DracoRJC
April 29th, 2015, 5:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Japan?
Replies: 2
Views: 2466

Herping Japan?

I've found myself super curious lately about the herps of Japan. Andrias have always been one of my bucket list species since I was a kid, and some of the rat snakes, smaller salamanders, and pit vipers are pretty neat there as well. Anyone care to share any pictures or experiences from Japan?

Ryan
by DracoRJC
April 24th, 2015, 5:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your TOP 10 Herping Trip Bucket List
Replies: 44
Views: 50457

Re: Your TOP 10 Herping Trip Bucket List

In no particular order... I'll try and keep this outside the US. Baja California Sur (Bipes, enyo, cape gophers, rosy boas) Anywhere in the Sierra Madre Occidental (Heloderma, boas, montane crotes - especially green klaubs!) Japan (giant salamanders, habu, and the food!) Komodo (couldn't leave this ...
by DracoRJC
April 22nd, 2015, 2:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SOUTH AFRICA - THE KAROO [PHOTO HEAVY]
Replies: 14
Views: 7497

Re: SOUTH AFRICA - THE KAROO [PHOTO HEAVY]

Those elapids are stupid cool - and I'm a diehard crote guy. Good stuff.
by DracoRJC
April 18th, 2015, 3:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My FIRST in situ photographs - POST YOURS
Replies: 33
Views: 9589

Re: My FIRST in situ photographs - POST YOURS

Good stuff man, I read some of your prior threads. Those in-situ shots are much more interesting and fun to take, aren't they? 8-) Here's some in-situs of mine from this spring so far in Texas, hope you enjoy. Ripped from facebook though, so the quality isn't great - sorry, I'm lazy! https://sconten...
by DracoRJC
April 5th, 2015, 4:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I am moving to east san antonio.
Replies: 3
Views: 1686

Re: I am moving to east san antonio.

I'm located in Austin, hit me up sometime if you need herping company or a point in the right direction. Texas can be a great place to herp if you know how! If not, you'll spend a lot of time sweating with little to show ;)

Ryan
by DracoRJC
March 30th, 2015, 5:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick spring update from central Texas!
Replies: 4
Views: 2001

Quick spring update from central Texas!

Just a little taste of springtime in Austin - and people say it's a lame place to herp... Enjoy! Ryan https://scontent-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/11091328_10152648144251751_7740610920305047289_n.jpg?oh=cc14e68f00887d49566ab32732563221&oe=55BDE473 https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hp...
by DracoRJC
March 1st, 2015, 2:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your most significant find in 2015
Replies: 51
Views: 15970

Re: Your most significant find in 2015

I think Kyle (Soopaman) needs to get in here, he definitely wins.

Mine is between an EDB and a Texas alligator lizard, though neither were technically found by me. I personally did find a corn and a patchnose with an alligator lizard in its belly. I'll share pics if anyone is interested.
by DracoRJC
January 23rd, 2015, 5:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 in review
Replies: 11
Views: 6830

Re: 2014 in review

Well, I'll just stop herping now.
by DracoRJC
December 20th, 2014, 2:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Can't Get Tired Yet" 2014 (EOY) Post
Replies: 9
Views: 4376

Re: "Can't Get Tired Yet" 2014 (EOY) Post

Gettin' reeeeeeeeeeeeal tired of all these horridus you and Kyle find - I'm gonna have to join yall next year!

Good stuff though :beer:

- Ryan C
by DracoRJC
December 18th, 2014, 3:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Any Big Plans For Next Year?
Replies: 20
Views: 7048

Re: Any Big Plans For Next Year?

First and foremost, my first trip to Arizona! Aside from extensive traveling across my home state of Texas, there aren't any other concrete travel plans - but that's what I thought last year, and that didn't last long! :beer: My friends and I have thrown around the ideas of heading to Sonora, howeve...
by DracoRJC
December 8th, 2014, 2:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 rocked! Florida, Illinois, Virginia, and good ol' Texas
Replies: 20
Views: 7537

Re: 2014 rocked! Florida, Illinois, Virginia, and good ol' T

Tuataurifer wrote:You KILLED it this year. Im WAY proud of you buddy, next year Arizona.
Word. Are you still in on that? There's a little rumor of going into Mexico too, but who knows.
by DracoRJC
December 7th, 2014, 7:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Jumping on the year review bandwagon
Replies: 10
Views: 3690

Re: Jumping on the year review bandwagon

I miss you <3
by DracoRJC
December 7th, 2014, 5:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 rocked! Florida, Illinois, Virginia, and good ol' Texas
Replies: 20
Views: 7537

Re: 2014 rocked! Florida, Illinois, Virginia, and good ol' T

Jacob wrote:Alright, now I can barely wait for Spring! Ryan, I will show you some more tin sites south, east, and North (new and untouched) if you let me hitch a ride to South Texas!! Burning to get out after seeing this. Nice year.
Thanks man - I'll take you up on that offer for sure!
by DracoRJC
December 7th, 2014, 4:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 rocked! Florida, Illinois, Virginia, and good ol' Texas
Replies: 20
Views: 7537

Re: 2014 rocked! Florida, Illinois, Virginia, and good ol' T

Whoa! Well that was insane!!! Lined snakes, Rainbow, Indigo, Ringed manders, American Crocs and the most expressive Trans Pecos Rat I have ever seen. Loved that Alien too. Dang that is a lot of real estate you covered. I mean that is more places than I've been in a lifetime. I'm jealous!! But so ha...
by DracoRJC
December 6th, 2014, 9:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 rocked! Florida, Illinois, Virginia, and good ol' Texas
Replies: 20
Views: 7537

2014 rocked! Florida, Illinois, Virginia, and good ol' Texas

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10653748_10152244146211751_9019473876289877749_n.jpg?oh=9cf18de500de32fb87ee35e770947a01&oe=54FF5270&__gda__=1425608294_ef9bacc854cf359707108b5c1385a553 Ready for a doozy? Even with herping aside, 2014 has turned out to be the most ama...
by DracoRJC
November 24th, 2014, 9:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring 2014: Working the Iberian Peninsula
Replies: 17
Views: 6631

Re: Spring 2014: Working the Iberian Peninsula

Awesome post man! Great photography as usual.
by DracoRJC
November 20th, 2014, 9:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes of 2014-Florida and Georgia - Part 1
Replies: 14
Views: 6973

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

Hi josh
by DracoRJC
October 26th, 2014, 2:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Aspidoscelis septemvittata?
Replies: 3
Views: 1724

Re: Aspidoscelis septemvittata?

It's a tesselata. Look at them leg markings!
by DracoRJC
October 6th, 2014, 8:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps of Mexico field guides?
Replies: 4
Views: 1860

Herps of Mexico field guides?

Having trouble finding anything - can anyone recommend any books, or even websites? Thanks!

Ryan
by DracoRJC
October 5th, 2014, 2:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dane looking for Texas herping advice
Replies: 2
Views: 1372

Re: Dane looking for Texas herping advice

Shoot me a PM letting me know what you want to see, when you'll be here, and where. I'm in Austin and can definitely help you out. Fall can be fantastic around here! I'll be looking extremely hard for texas alligator lizards this fall and could use more eyes!

Ryan
by DracoRJC
August 15th, 2014, 10:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Summer 2014: Belize and West Texas.
Replies: 6
Views: 2508

Re: Summer 2014: Belize and West Texas.

That post was rad. At snake days, all Ben would talk about was how lame Saunders is, but he might have been slightly wrong :P When will you be back in Texas?

Ryan
by DracoRJC
August 12th, 2014, 6:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Summer Herping in the RGV – Part 2: The Sabal Palm Sanctuary
Replies: 4
Views: 4050

Re: Summer Herping in the RGV – Part 2: The Sabal Palm Sanct

I didn't think I could get any more excited for my first visit to south Texas this fall. Good stuff.
by DracoRJC
August 12th, 2014, 1:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Border safety in south tx
Replies: 3
Views: 2000

Border safety in south tx

Hey guys, I'm hoping to hit south Texas this fall, and again in spring with some out of towners. I haven't been in many years, so I was hoping you guys could give me any info as to border safety down there. I plan on sticking to NWRs and state parks for the most part, and possibly some private prope...
by DracoRJC
June 3rd, 2014, 8:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Austin, TX
Replies: 1
Views: 839

Re: Austin, TX

PM sent
by DracoRJC
May 28th, 2014, 11:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Splitting a room at Snake Days
Replies: 3
Views: 956

Re: Splitting a room at Snake Days

I'm looking to split a room Sunday night, if anyone is interested!
by DracoRJC
May 8th, 2014, 8:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Days 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2635

Re: Snake Days 2014

Question - I will be moving back to Texas literally about a week before Snake Days, and I don't have the hunting license and all that needed to legally herping there, can someone point me in the right direction to get one? I don't really know where to start!

Thanks,
Ryan
by DracoRJC
May 6th, 2014, 3:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Days 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2635

Re: Snake Days 2014

So its just a big NAFHA meeting, basically? I was at Croatan last year
by DracoRJC
May 6th, 2014, 2:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Days 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 1279

Snake Days 2014

Who's going? And if there's anyone in/near Austin who might like to carpool, hit me up! I'm not sure if I trust my 96 Accord out in the desert, haha. Also, this will be my first time going, can anyone tell me what its like/what to expect?

Ryan
by DracoRJC
May 6th, 2014, 2:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Days 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2635

Snake Days 2014

Who's going? And if there's anyone in/near Austin who might like to carpool, hit me up! I'm not sure if I trust my 96 Accord out in the desert, haha. Also, this will be my first time going, can anyone tell me what its like/what to expect?

Ryan
by DracoRJC
April 27th, 2014, 7:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Moving to Austin
Replies: 3
Views: 1637

Moving to Austin

Hey all, I'm moving to Austin in late May, and would like to extend the invitation for any of you guys to join me in the field sometime. I have researched the area pretty well and grew up in Houston, so I'm not a complete stranger, but herping Austin is going to be a first for me. My house will be r...
by DracoRJC
March 28th, 2014, 8:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Atrox
Replies: 1
Views: 772

Re: Atrox

Awesome pic of an underrated snake! :thumb: Post more if you got 'em!

Ryan
by DracoRJC
March 19th, 2014, 3:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dumb question
Replies: 4
Views: 1211

Dumb question

Let's say I am planning a long and expensive hypothetical 3-part trip to Australia and New Zealand. The first part would be doing silly Lord of the Rings stuff and chasing penguins around NZ, then flying to Cairns and playing around in the reefs and rainforests, then somehow getting out to the deser...
by DracoRJC
February 28th, 2014, 11:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Off to Florida!
Replies: 1
Views: 686

Off to Florida!

Heading out in a matter of minutes for a 9-day roadtrip from Virginia, through Georgia and Florida, with EDBs, indigos, burms, and all that good stuff on the menu. Will report back soon! :twisted:

Ryan
by DracoRJC
February 16th, 2014, 2:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Secret Knowledge of Backroads...2013
Replies: 44
Views: 8089

Re: Secret Knowledge of Backroads...2013

And you thought MY end of year post was good???
by DracoRJC
February 15th, 2014, 8:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 End of the year post - Virginia, MD, NC, TX (Finished!)
Replies: 11
Views: 2624

Re: 2013 End of the year post - Virginia, MD, NC, TX (Finish

Ryan Gawdang that is one incredible post!!! Excellent photography sir. Easily the best one yet for this year. Too much to mention with so much diversity and obvious regional locations. That huge Western Ribbon is a real stunner! Those eggs looks like spiny softshell eggs (?) Thanks for posting this...
by DracoRJC
February 14th, 2014, 11:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 End of the year post - Virginia, MD, NC, TX (Finished!)
Replies: 11
Views: 2624

Re: 2013 End of the year post - Virginia, MD, NC, TX (Finish

This was a great post. I never get tired of copperheads and I'm always partial to the virginia/carolina findings. I've never found a corn in an app mountain setting. What type of habitat was that in? Not too far from the Shenandoah River, underneath either a tarp or rock pile (I forget which) at th...
by DracoRJC
February 13th, 2014, 7:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 End of the year post - Virginia, MD, NC, TX (Finished!)
Replies: 11
Views: 2624

Re: 2013 End of the year post - Virginia, MD, NC, TX (Finish

You had a good year, dude. More mole kings, please! Glad I could help do my part. That first place we flipped the two female diamondbacks has been bulldozed and cleaned up, by the way :( Damn, thats a shame... I won't have more than a couple days to slip in some mole king flipping back home, but I'...