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by Mattlesnake King
July 18th, 2014, 8:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: For those who order on amazon frequently
Replies: 5
Views: 2290

Re: For those who order on amazon frequently

:beer: I hope everyone remembers to pick a charity for all their amazon orders. I owe you guys some pics. I've seen a lot of horridus lately and I'll post some up real soon. Here is a GA pine from May for your troubles. http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a353/mattheking/IMAG0127_zpspshpwpec.jpg
by Mattlesnake King
July 16th, 2014, 2:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: For those who order on amazon frequently
Replies: 5
Views: 2290

For those who order on amazon frequently

Make sure to use smile.Amazon.com. You can have Amazon donate a percentage of what you spend (at zero cost to you--it is their money donated) to a charity of your choice this way. My choice is Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation. They are represented on "smile" as Amphibian and Reptile Co...
by Mattlesnake King
November 10th, 2013, 5:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Central KY Fall Herping
Replies: 8
Views: 1962

Re: Central KY Fall Herping

Did You Check The Belly On Your Northern Brown Snake?
by Mattlesnake King
September 9th, 2013, 1:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Copperhead babysitter
Replies: 8
Views: 1975

Re: Copperhead babysitter

Wonder what he/she charges per hour?

Cool series of photos. Thanks.

Matt King
by Mattlesnake King
July 27th, 2013, 9:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hands off my Bud Light!
Replies: 2
Views: 758

Re: Hands off my Bud Light!

Pretty neat. This rattler from may on the Georgia piedmont was wasted on Meister Brau, Schaefer, and Pabst.

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by Mattlesnake King
April 7th, 2013, 5:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Found in Iowa... not by me :(
Replies: 21
Views: 4982

Re: Found in Iowa... not by me :(

Cool! Thanks.
by Mattlesnake King
April 7th, 2013, 6:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Found in Iowa... not by me :(
Replies: 21
Views: 4982

Re: Found in Iowa... not by me :(

I am shocked no one has asked this yet, but what are the details around this guy's basement? Does he have visible fox snakes in it every winter? Garters too? If so does he tolerate them well? It would seem so if he picked this one up for the nature center. Really cool regardless. I love fox snakes, ...
by Mattlesnake King
February 20th, 2013, 10:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Year In Review, March 2012
Replies: 23
Views: 4637

Re: My Year In Review, March 2012

I guess I always knew that I'd wind up on fieldherpforum with my pants down.

Funny thing is the same thing happened to Brad B. with a hellbender! Remember that?

Results of the bent rod:
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by Mattlesnake King
January 25th, 2013, 6:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Impromptu January Herping (Upper Coastal Plain of Georgia)
Replies: 9
Views: 2536

Re: Impromptu January Herping (Upper Coastal Plain of Georgi

what were the temperatures like ? i will be staying on some private property in april in toombs county . im staying with some friends who own tons of land along a 3 miles stretch of road . lots of back trails and dirt roads on property that corals,scarlets , edbs ,kings ,corns canes, mocs, pygs , g...
by Mattlesnake King
January 15th, 2013, 8:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Impromptu January Herping (Upper Coastal Plain of Georgia)
Replies: 9
Views: 2536

Impromptu January Herping (Upper Coastal Plain of Georgia)

Last weekend I went with some buddies to send off one of our friends to a new job. We went to a hunting lease some of them have in Georgia. With the unseasonably warm temperatures I decided to do a little herping. Found a small trash pile on the hunt lease, and a friend spotted this adult canebrake ...
by Mattlesnake King
January 14th, 2013, 6:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: emergence triggers
Replies: 24
Views: 2082

Re: emergence triggers

Saw this guy last Saturday January 12th. Granted this was on the upper coastal plain of Georgia, but timbers are one thing I rarely see in winter. I've flipped them in South Georgia and north Florida in February but this was way earlier. Cottons and diamondbacks are frequent winter finds for us but ...
by Mattlesnake King
December 11th, 2012, 10:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thanks Coors for sponsoring the Sweetwater Roundup!
Replies: 22
Views: 4494

Re: Thanks Coors for sponsoring the Sweetwater Roundup!

I've been boycotting Coors and their crappy beer for years because of this! If I'm going to drink cheap domestic swill, I reach for Busch Light. Even PBR is owned by Miller Coors and shall not be trusted. Of course Anheuser-Busch probably sponsors something that drowns Gopher tortoises in a bucket.....
by Mattlesnake King
October 28th, 2012, 7:58 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: GA Coast in October
Replies: 6
Views: 3675

Re: GA Coast in October

Yes a lot of loggerheads nest on that beach. Some years over a hundred nests on a few miles of beach.

Catching sharks on casting gear is quite a thrill. Had a 5 to 6 foot spinner shark straighten and break an 8/0 hook!
by Mattlesnake King
October 15th, 2012, 10:08 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: GA Coast in October
Replies: 6
Views: 3675

GA Coast in October

Last week was rocking at the mouth of a small creek on the GA Coast. Mullet jumping everywhere and lots of sharks finning around. Landed and released this big stingray and several big reds. http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a353/mattheking/2012-10-11_17-56-09_313.jpg http://i15.photobucket.com/album...
by Mattlesnake King
September 16th, 2012, 5:12 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Bare hook Pumpkinseeds
Replies: 14
Views: 6218

Re: Bare hook Pumpkinseeds

Those are green sunfish Lepomis cyanellus. Definitely not pumpkinseeds. Funny they took bare hooks. Using their large mouths, I've had greens get hooked on huge buzzbaits.
by Mattlesnake King
September 10th, 2012, 3:00 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: SC shark fishing
Replies: 5
Views: 4280

Re: SC shark fishing

That looks like an Atlantic Sharpnose, not a Blacktip.... Definitely not a sharp nose. That would have been a world record sharpie as it was 5 feet long. Some blacktips that hang out in sounds and bays don't really have much in the way of black fin tips. If you would have said Dusky or Sandbar I wo...
by Mattlesnake King
September 7th, 2012, 5:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ...
Replies: 7
Views: 1649

Re: It's all about timing

I've noticed some of our local (NE GA) pit vipers don't seem to mind a big moon so much. Colubrids aren't seen too often on these big moon nights, but when they are they are usually chain kings in my experience. August and September big moon nights have historically produced me some live kings even ...
by Mattlesnake King
September 5th, 2012, 6:48 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Ever do something dumb?
Replies: 4
Views: 1120

Re: Ever do something dumb?

I did the same thing with carolina pigmy rattlesnakes. Both died. The cannibal looked like it had a figure eight inside of it. I froze the dead snake[s] and was going to preserve it, but my roomate at the time threw it out.
by Mattlesnake King
August 31st, 2012, 11:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Accidental DORs
Replies: 25
Views: 6948

Re: Accidental DORs

I have been hit by a deer. I was at nearly a complete stop and it head butted a huge dent into my front quarter panel. Lots of mourning doves (those things love my bumper), a few raccoons, and a screech owl. The owl was a huge bummer, I love those little guys. Snake wise I clipped a baby chain king ...
by Mattlesnake King
August 17th, 2012, 12:20 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Mudskippers (Now they jump unicycles through rings of fire!)
Replies: 11
Views: 6350

Re: Mudskippers

Hey, I reckon you know that I meant "Thanks for sharing, Mattlesnake King !" Gerry I assumed as much. For a minute I thought you were taking a stab at me for being youtube imbedding illiterate. Thank you for the compliments. I'll update you guys on their progress over the next few months. We have s...
by Mattlesnake King
August 16th, 2012, 11:59 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Mudskippers (Now they jump unicycles through rings of fire!)
Replies: 11
Views: 6350

Re: Mudskippers

We've only had the group for a week or so, but all 6 seem to be thriving on a diet of bloodworms, tubifex worms, and mysis shrimp. All 6 are name Muddy lol.
by Mattlesnake King
August 14th, 2012, 6:13 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Mudskippers (Now they jump unicycles through rings of fire!)
Replies: 11
Views: 6350

Re: Mudskippers

Sorry I still can't figure out how to imbed this. I've done it before but it's lost me.
by Mattlesnake King
August 14th, 2012, 6:07 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: SC shark fishing
Replies: 5
Views: 4280

SC shark fishing

Here is a SC blacktip that took some cownose ray.

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by Mattlesnake King
August 14th, 2012, 5:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Black rat communal nest
Replies: 37
Views: 8614

Re: Black rat communal nest

i just pooped a little bit.
by Mattlesnake King
August 14th, 2012, 12:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Altitude of Timbers in the Appalachians
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Altitude of Timbers in the Appalachians

Finally found a timber on a rock feature in north Georgia. It was at what I'd consider a moderate altitude. I've heard rumors of some in the southern Appalachians at dens a good chunk over 4200'. What are some altitude records for dens of the species in the Appalachians? I pulled some research paper...
by Mattlesnake King
July 26th, 2012, 4:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CSRA Georgia first half 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2975

Re: CSRA Georgia first half 2012

Yes. Yes this man is an all-star. Cary is a great herper and a great human being. Everyone who can needs to meet this man if at all possible. I've had tons of fun herping with him and his children. I don't think I've met anyone else who has such a mastery of their part of the world (in his case the ...
by Mattlesnake King
June 25th, 2012, 6:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2nd Attempt @ Cali lutosus
Replies: 3
Views: 1145

2nd Attempt @ Cali lutosus

Some of you may recall me taking a trip (and panhandling for info) out to eastern central California in search of Great Basin Rattlesnakes. It was in September of 2010. As predicted we had some halfway decent boulder walking weather and we searched hard for lutosus and headed into the White Mountain...
by Mattlesnake King
June 13th, 2012, 12:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Striped Florida King
Replies: 14
Views: 2168

Re: A Striped Florida King

Buddy of mine saw this guy get hit in SW GA. Striped eastern king. Currently at the University of Georgia Museum of Natural Histrory.

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Matt King
by Mattlesnake King
June 1st, 2012, 4:44 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Pigmy Rattlesnakes
Replies: 92
Views: 36339

Re: Pigmy Rattlesnakes

Thank you for speaking for the entire group. LOL Their area of integration is said to be into the Louisiana area but nobody I know from there has ever found one. Its possible they're too far west. Oh yeah, they're not in Texas or Oklahoma either. I wish you a complete lack of luck. http://i15.photo...
by Mattlesnake King
May 14th, 2012, 9:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 11 May 2012 in Georgia
Replies: 6
Views: 1561

11 May 2012 in Georgia

Took last Friday off work, and only had a 2 snake day to show for it. They were nice ones though. Heterodon simus: http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a353/mattheking/DSC_3447.jpg http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a353/mattheking/11MAY12Herping.jpg On the way home I found this guy in an area where the...
by Mattlesnake King
May 11th, 2012, 7:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Part II: The Return to Fisheating Creek and Other Matters
Replies: 20
Views: 6519

Re: Part II: The Return to Fisheating Creek and Other Matter

Great stuff Josh! Hate that I couldn't join you on the simus hunt. I did see a live adult male in Georgia today though. Along with some other goodies...including a nice canebrake. I don't believe in the "canebrake" ssp either. They're all Timbers in my book. Only difference is how they brumate reall...
by Mattlesnake King
May 4th, 2012, 9:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Copperhead question...
Replies: 8
Views: 2781

Re: Copperhead question...

There is a completely melanistic copperhead pictured in "Snakes of the Agkistrodon Complex." I don't have the book on me, but I believe the animal was from North Carolina.
by Mattlesnake King
April 22nd, 2012, 2:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Horry Co., SC, 4/21/12
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Re: Horry Co., SC, 4/21/12

Pretty copperheads! Thanks for sharing. Do you guys turn up many canebrakes?
by Mattlesnake King
April 5th, 2012, 7:02 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Lemonade
Replies: 9
Views: 4225

Re: Lemonade

If I was after dinner I'd smoke a couple of the mullet instead of using them for bait. -Jb Could you walk me through that? I heard that if you brine them in a chili paste and then smoke them they are out of this world! Any tips would be appreciated. Definitely a good idea to use the leftover mullet...
by Mattlesnake King
April 5th, 2012, 6:59 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Lemonade
Replies: 9
Views: 4225

Re: Lemonade

I personally couldn't ever kill a shark. There are plenty of far more fecund and sustainably fished sea critters for me to chow down on. Not that lemon sharks (nor blacktips or bulls for that matter) are in any real trouble, but that lemon shark was quickly photographed and released. I am hopeful th...
by Mattlesnake King
March 29th, 2012, 1:25 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Lemonade
Replies: 9
Views: 4225

Re: Lemonade

Nice fish! Gotta love wrenching in a shark out of the surf! Did she eat a chunk of mullet? Thank you very much! She sure did eat a chunk of mullet. I love that all you need is a cast net, fishing gear, and patience to catch good sharks on the beach. In the exact spot 2 years ago I caught a similar ...
by Mattlesnake King
March 29th, 2012, 9:01 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Lemonade
Replies: 9
Views: 4225

Lemonade

Mild winter in the southeast has let beach fishing for sharks begin early. This lemon shark is from 3/25 on the GA coast.

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Released unharmed.
by Mattlesnake King
March 23rd, 2012, 12:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Atrox and horridus overlap?
Replies: 17
Views: 2256

Re: Atrox and horridus overlap?

croelke wrote:I just saw the Wise County hybrid the other day. It's in a jar in the UTA collection. The animal was found in post oak savannah interspersed with patches of prairie. Neat looking snake.

CR
That is neat.

Did you get any pictures? I only read the abstract so far.

Thanks
by Mattlesnake King
March 22nd, 2012, 5:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Atrox and horridus overlap?
Replies: 17
Views: 2256

Re: Atrox and horridus overlap?

There is a paper about a verified hybrid from Wise county Texas. Google atrox horridus hybrid and it pops right up.
by Mattlesnake King
March 6th, 2012, 7:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Caudal luring in snakes
Replies: 23
Views: 4610

Re: Caudal luring in snakes



One from my house.
by Mattlesnake King
March 6th, 2012, 7:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Guadalupe Mntns NM
Replies: 8
Views: 1415

Re: Guadalupe Mntns NM

If I remember correctly I saw multiple syringes in that canyon. It would not surprise me at all that all kinds of "things" could be found there.
by Mattlesnake King
February 15th, 2012, 4:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: God Hates Checkered Whiptail Lizards!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 4532

Re: God Hates Checkered Whiptail Lizards!!!

Hans where/how do you find this stuff? Facebook And I'm planning on weaving this word into a conversation tomorrow. Heterozygosity. :thumb: Me, I like "catamite". Doesn't sound at all like what it actually means :-) That's funny because I plan on using “homoerotic bulldyke carpet munch humping” in ...
by Mattlesnake King
December 20th, 2011, 6:13 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Got what i think is a Boa?? (Edited): A Reticulatus Python
Replies: 27
Views: 4211

Re: Got what i think is a Boa??

I believe that is a reticulated python.
by Mattlesnake King
December 20th, 2011, 6:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Osage Copperhead
Replies: 16
Views: 3629

Re: Osage Copperhead

Anyone ever notice the strange pattern on some copperhead's heads? The second of Brandon D's copperhead pictures shows it to a degree. I can't really describe it, but see page 138 of Gloyd and Conant's Snakes of the Agkistrodon Complex. It is described there as a "lyre" and is apparently commonly pr...
by Mattlesnake King
December 9th, 2011, 8:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Basiliscus Family Values
Replies: 33
Views: 8989

Re: Basiliscus Family Values

Young,
That stuff is amazing. I've seen many rattlesnakes, but never been lucky enough to see a spent mom with youngins. Luckily I have had the pleasure of herping with you and your son. In regards to these basiliscus pics...you owe me some underwear! Thanks for sharing.

Matt K
by Mattlesnake King
December 8th, 2011, 12:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Version of 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2636

Re: My Version of 2011

The honeymoon looked like a blast! You need to fill me in [again] on the copperheads, somehow I don't remember hearing about that.

Great stuff!

Matt King
by Mattlesnake King
November 2nd, 2011, 6:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Part I: In the Summertime, You've got herpin' on your mind
Replies: 33
Views: 10457

Re: Part I: In the Summertime, You've got herpin' on your mi

Wham, Bam, Thank you M'am! That pine snake is smoking! Love those spotted turtles too. Heck everything looks good.

Good job Josh!