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by gmerker
September 6th, 2014, 7:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: It's been a while.....
Replies: 6
Views: 3767

Re: It's been a while.....

Thanks for the kind comments.
I was thinking the toad was exuding the oviduct.
There was a ten minute difference between the first and second image. The snake appears to ingest that structure in that time, gmerker
by gmerker
September 4th, 2014, 8:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: It's been a while.....
Replies: 6
Views: 3767

It's been a while.....

....since I last posted! Because of that, this is a three-year report. All the usual places have been visited (California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and even a trip back East). Below is a sampling of what was observed by myself or the people I traveled with. There is no necessary order here….and it...
by gmerker
May 30th, 2014, 7:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: goodbye carl
Replies: 38
Views: 14447

Re: goodbye carl

Boy, very sorry to hear this. His work with hognose snakes was amazing. G. Merker
by gmerker
February 6th, 2014, 6:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Top 20 photos / subjects of 2013
Replies: 18
Views: 5155

Re: Top 20 photos / subjects of 2013

Some great shots here Matt! Looks like you had a great year, G. Merker
by gmerker
December 10th, 2013, 1:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping 2013 Part 4
Replies: 20
Views: 5437

Re: Herping 2013 Part 4

Some incredible images in all four of these Will. Great to have the other interesting finds that are not herp-related! Hope to see you in the field this year. G. Merker
by gmerker
December 4th, 2012, 8:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rosy Boas
Replies: 25
Views: 4910

Re: Rosy Boas

Awesome Post Brian....love the different boas...thanks for posting, G. Merker
by gmerker
May 30th, 2012, 3:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: R.I.P. Young Cage
Replies: 41
Views: 8263

R.I.P. Young Cage

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of frequent FHF contributor Young Cage after his long battle with cancer. I have known Young for the past quarter of a century and have shared many adventures with him and his family. I will never forget some of the wonderful places we visited with ...
by gmerker
May 22nd, 2012, 5:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not something you observe every day....zonata....
Replies: 14
Views: 3617

Re: Not something you observe every day....zonata....

http://www.fototime.com/%7B0E99E5A6-5412-4712-AC08-9F81C45FBBE6%7D/origpict/zonatafurtheraway.jpg Thanks to all for the very kind comments. I will try and answer some of the questions posed by several of you: Gerry: there is no such thing as a dumb question. Just looking at the images, it does appe...
by gmerker
May 21st, 2012, 3:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Desert Sidewinder Doing His Sidewinding Thing....Rock & Roll
Replies: 7
Views: 2272

Re: Desert Sidewinder Doing His Sidewinding Thing....Rock &

Very cool video Scott....makes me want to take another run down to the desert...I also enjoyed the Arizona Mountain video complete with the gila monster and rosy boa.....take care, gmerker
by gmerker
May 16th, 2012, 7:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not something you observe every day....zonata....
Replies: 14
Views: 3617

Not something you observe every day....zonata....

….combat dancing… I came upon this a while back…pretty interesting…two male California Mountain Kingsnakes in full combat mode: http://www.fototime.com/%7BBD63B509-8257-45AC-8C25-1B1696B7C529%7D/origpict/ZonataCombat1.jpg http://www.fototime.com/%7BC58BA6BC-EB24-4D5F-AB43-C40672C0F81F%7D/origpict/Zo...
by gmerker
March 28th, 2012, 6:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2011/2012: Texas and the Tropics
Replies: 18
Views: 4574

Re: 2011/2012: Texas and the Tropics

FANTASTIC....I am anxious to go out in the field again....loved the osprey shots, white-tailed hawk, short-eared owl, and especially the calling Pseudacris fouquettei.....the latter a real wowser! Thanks for sharing, gmerker
by gmerker
December 23rd, 2011, 12:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Old herpers never die…..New Photos Added
Replies: 23
Views: 4278

Re: Old herpers never die…..New Photos Added

Zach_Lim: Thanks for the kind words. Great to meet you at the Sacto Show....those phengodid beetles are very cool...I have seen about 10 in West Texas over the years; only two in California...how anything can eat millipedes is beyond me.... Brian Eagar: Thank you....the King/Crot shot was missing Di...
by gmerker
November 29th, 2011, 1:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping: Part One
Replies: 49
Views: 22577

Re: Hot Stove Herping: Part One

An AWESOME post...my favorite this year...thanks a lot for taking us with you....I really loved the Gladiator Frog shot....gmerker
by gmerker
November 17th, 2011, 10:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Old herpers never die…..New Photos Added
Replies: 23
Views: 4278

Re: Old herpers never die…..New Photos Added

Thanks Coach...sorry to have missed you in Texas...I hope to go again next year...take care, gmerker
by gmerker
November 13th, 2011, 8:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Season end report.
Replies: 30
Views: 5419

Re: Season end report.

Looks like you had an awesome year! That long nose snake was exquisite! As were the milks, the boa constrictors, the frogs, the beaded...and on and on...thanks for sharing, gmerker
by gmerker
November 7th, 2011, 12:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Really, has it come to this?
Replies: 190
Views: 27137

Re: Really, has it come to this?

Hey I couldn’t agree with you more desertwalker….there is nothing I despise more than seeing a really cool animal posted on this site with not a clue as to where or when it was found. I HATE that! My favorite activity of late is to pull up a chair to the old comp, look at the Field Herp Forum, and f...
by gmerker
October 28th, 2011, 7:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Old herpers never die…..New Photos Added
Replies: 23
Views: 4278

Re: Old herpers never die…..

Thanks a lot for the nice comments…I’ll try and address each one: Mikemike: The snakes were photographed in situ ….. not that I haven’t seen common kingsnakes with rattlesnakes before…. Kcmatt: a large part of the area was clear cut this past year….but do not worry…still a lot of rubber boas there…t...
by gmerker
October 25th, 2011, 6:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Old herpers never die…..New Photos Added
Replies: 23
Views: 4278

Old herpers never die…..New Photos Added

……they just get new “lifers”: My end-of-the-year post! I know, a lot of the same animals I usually post….but I did see several “lifers” this year which I’ll include later….. First some images of the places I visited this year. Overall, it was a great year for seeing lots of animals I like to see. Be...
by gmerker
September 6th, 2011, 11:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yellowstone And the Colorado Prairie
Replies: 18
Views: 8557

Re: Yellowstone And the Colorado Prairie

Hey Young,

Beautiful post...looks like you all had a fun time....I really enjoyed especially the bison shots.....the one with the animal being reflected in the water is particularly beautiful! Sorry I missed you in Arizona this year....hope to see you very soon....Gerold
by gmerker
June 11th, 2011, 7:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I have a reptile dysfunction definitely.....NEW pics added!
Replies: 39
Views: 8612

Re: I have a reptile dysfunction definitely.....NEW pics add

Thanks for the comments gila-91, Jason Mintzer, Porter, Will, and Dusty! Sorry it took so long to reply…have been busy on several projects. Dusty, Texas looks pretty grim this year in terms of a vague new law and the lack of precipitation…..I may have to wait to see you there until next year! Plenty...
by gmerker
March 2nd, 2011, 5:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: FHF POLL on HB 1788 and Herp Stamp Usage in TEXAS
Replies: 28
Views: 8434

Re: FHF POLL on HB 1788 and Herp Stamp Usage in TEXAS

I am an out-of-stater...I would definitely purchase both the hunting license and the herp stamp....G. Merker
by gmerker
November 17th, 2010, 7:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few Rosy Boas from 2010
Replies: 33
Views: 22145

Re: A few Rosy Boas from 2010

Some awesome boas there Brian...I really like the unicolor boas....very interesting...gmerker
by gmerker
October 28th, 2010, 5:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Don't Sleep- There Are Snakes (MAJOR DUW) - Part One
Replies: 35
Views: 10165

Re: Don't Sleep- There Are Snakes (MAJOR DUW) - fixed!

BEAUTIFUL shots.....unbelievable imaging.....It looks like you had a fantastic year....congratulations...gmerker
by gmerker
October 20th, 2010, 6:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few snakes from a few small trips.
Replies: 10
Views: 3185

Re: A few snakes from a few small trips.

Hey Chad,

I really like the portrait shot of the first Crotalus....very nice detail on a beautiful snake....gmerker
by gmerker
October 11th, 2010, 7:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I have a reptile dysfunction definitely.....NEW pics added!
Replies: 39
Views: 8612

Re: I have a reptile dysfunction definitely.....NEW pics add

Hey thanks Bill! Have you made your big move yet? just curious.....gmerker
by gmerker
September 24th, 2010, 6:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I have a reptile dysfunction definitely.....NEW pics added!
Replies: 39
Views: 8612

Re: I have a definite reptile dysfunction.....NEW pics added

Thanks Scott....I had a few more pictures, but was worried about the dial-up (especially on Brian Hubbs' computer)

Pete...I passed the greetings on the Walter....

Thanks a lot for the nice comments, GeckoGuy 747 and Dezert Werx....gmerker
by gmerker
September 17th, 2010, 6:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I have a reptile dysfunction definitely.....NEW pics added!
Replies: 39
Views: 8612

Re: I have a definite reptile dysfunction.....NEW pics added

Pete: thanks for the kind words...but don't tell my wife....she is not fond of me being gone as much as I am... kcmatt: thanks for the comments...I have gone years without seeing a Patchnose Snake....this year, we saw tons....those temps you observed your rubber boas at are in my opinion prime tempe...
by gmerker
September 15th, 2010, 4:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Rather Impressive Birding Pituophis Account
Replies: 47
Views: 6937

Re: A Rather Impressive Birding Pituophis Account

Hey Matt,

Can't believe I missed this post...pretty cool observations....always nice to capture photographically an animal feeding in nature...congrats, gmerker
by gmerker
September 10th, 2010, 10:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I have a reptile dysfunction definitely.....NEW pics added!
Replies: 39
Views: 8612

Re: I have a definite reptile dysfunction.....

Thanks to all for the very kind comments…I’ll take a moment to answer some of the questions. Monklet….I have a friend who is a falconer. That Merlin was a bird he was working with….it got fairly close to the camera and allowed an in-flight picture to be taken. Herp Ninja….Missed you this year! That ...
by gmerker
September 8th, 2010, 7:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I have a reptile dysfunction definitely.....NEW pics added!
Replies: 39
Views: 8612

I have a reptile dysfunction definitely.....NEW pics added!

……but I’ll throw in a couple of images of other types of animals as well. Here it is….my end of the year post….Why so early? Simple; it’s because I know I won’t be able to take any more trips this year…. This year, I visited my usual herping sites plus a few new ones. Below is a collection of habita...