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by Jon Wedow
January 29th, 2016, 1:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica, May 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 11410

Re: Costa Rica, May 2015

I also count 2 snakes in your last photo ...

Amazing trip! Thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed all the B. lateralis shots :)
by Jon Wedow
December 13th, 2015, 5:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How to differentiate between Clelia, Pseudoboa, Drepanoides?
Replies: 6
Views: 2541

Re: How to differentiate between Clelia, Pseudoboa, Drepanoi

Image

Based on some other photos I am fairly confident that this snake has 15 scales across the middle of the body ..... so Drepanoides?

Thanks for the help on this.

Jon
by Jon Wedow
December 7th, 2015, 1:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How to differentiate between Clelia, Pseudoboa, Drepanoides?
Replies: 6
Views: 2541

Re: How to differentiate between Clelia, Pseudoboa, Drepanoi

Thanks everyone! i'll share a photo tonight. I hope I have enoigh photo evidence to make a possitive ID! i didn't realize there were so many possibilities until I returned home or I could have done a simple, on the spot, scale count :(! But now I know, and hopefully others can reference this as well!
by Jon Wedow
December 7th, 2015, 10:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How to differentiate between Clelia, Pseudoboa, Drepanoides?
Replies: 6
Views: 2541

How to differentiate between Clelia, Pseudoboa, Drepanoides?

I'm wondering about the small red snakes with the exact same colour pattern. And my question has nothing to do with range. I'm specifically thinking about parts of the Amazon where one may encounter all 3 genera. The more I look at photos of head scalation the more confused I get .. there has to be ...
by Jon Wedow
July 17th, 2015, 10:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Panama Hylid ID Request
Replies: 2
Views: 1819

Re: Panama Hylid ID Request

I'd lean towards Dendropsophus microcephalus, but I am a bit rusty. Was it found in either the Canal Zone or the dry coastal area west of the City?
by Jon Wedow
July 7th, 2014, 7:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping sites and personal guides in Panama
Replies: 6
Views: 1815

Re: Herping sites and personal guides in Panama

There are plenty of great trails near Gamboa. There are some local guides but most specialize in birds. Michael Castro was in Gamboa the last time I stayed there and he is mainly a bird guide but knows his reptiles well. I believe he worked for this group at the time - http://advantagepanama.com - b...
by Jon Wedow
March 3rd, 2014, 7:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: herpetofauna of Grasslands National Park Canada
Replies: 10
Views: 5256

Re: herpetofauna of Grasslands National Park Canada

Awesome! I'd really love to make it up that way herping some day.

Jon
by Jon Wedow
January 23rd, 2014, 1:33 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Field guide suggestion for Cordoba, Argentina?
Replies: 1
Views: 2160

Re: Field guide suggestion for Cordoba, Argentina?

Serpientes del Noroeste Argentino http://www.libinter.com.ar/libro.php?libro_id=358 No idea how to buy it but it was recommended to me by a herper in Argentina! Check out this site too .. http://www.faunaparaguay.com/replist.html .. a bunch of the species are also in Argentina at it will at least fa...
by Jon Wedow
January 2nd, 2014, 1:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Enulius flavitorques?
Replies: 5
Views: 1737

Re: Enulius flavitorques?

They will show up some day.. I found both of those within 5km of the resort there. Both were in the rainy season in Sept. Mario also flipped a young porthidium under a dry piece of wood in similar habitat in Aguadulce that same week. It was in similar disturbed habitat. Keep an eye out for Phimophis...
by Jon Wedow
January 2nd, 2014, 6:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Enulius flavitorques?
Replies: 5
Views: 1737

Re: Enulius flavitorques?

One of these days it will be a Micrurus dissoleucus instead, lots of good snake food around!

Happy New Year Chris and Van! :beer:
by Jon Wedow
December 23rd, 2013, 1:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cutest lil snake of all
Replies: 11
Views: 2608

Re: Cutest lil snake of all

Yes it looks like it just hatched and fell out of the tree, very nice!
by Jon Wedow
December 11th, 2013, 11:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milksnake changes published
Replies: 62
Views: 39571

Re: Milksnake changes published

This post should be a good read in a couple days. I kind of like this although I'm still wrapping my brain around what is what and which lines match up or overlap.
by Jon Wedow
December 9th, 2013, 8:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: China post #59, Wuyishan in July with Dan
Replies: 10
Views: 4382

Re: China post #59, Wuyishan in July with Dan

Great content as usual Kevin! Those red Mandarin Rats blow the socks off anything I have ever seen in the pet trade and must be one of the most beautiful snakes in the world! Amazing!
by Jon Wedow
December 5th, 2013, 12:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: If you were to go rediscover a Herp, which one would it be?
Replies: 43
Views: 12604

Re: If you were to go rediscover a Herp, which one would it

Atelopus chiriquiensis or anything else in this genus
by Jon Wedow
November 27th, 2013, 1:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: herping for meadow vipers in hungary -V. ursinii rakosiensis
Replies: 7
Views: 3241

Re: herping for meadow vipers in hungary -V. ursinii rakosie

Great post! I would love to see any Vipera some day!
by Jon Wedow
November 14th, 2013, 9:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: fox or black rat?
Replies: 32
Views: 8010

Re: fox or black rat?

Looks like a Black Rat to me. Around here in Ontario we have Fox and Rat snakes overlapping and I have never heard of a hybrid or even seen an adult of one that looks like the other. However as hatchlings they seem to be almost impossible to tell apart (around here anyway). Tim Borski, you have some...
by Jon Wedow
October 18th, 2013, 6:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fog lights question.
Replies: 2
Views: 1043

Fog lights question.

Does anybody find that these help herp visibility? I would imagine they may not help for things that are far away but maybe they cast a bit of a shadow on herps as the car rolls up on them?
by Jon Wedow
September 19th, 2013, 7:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Central British Columbia - Quest for Crotalus
Replies: 10
Views: 2122

Re: South Central British Columbia - Quest for Crotalus

Awesome post! Someday I'll be visting this area to check off some new Canadian herps and if I get 1/4 the luck you had I'll be thrilled. The nightsnake would be cool to find and I would think it should still be possible.
by Jon Wedow
September 19th, 2013, 7:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Panama Field Herping, Gamboa and El Valle
Replies: 5
Views: 2712

Re: Panama Field Herping, Gamboa and El Valle

So far so good.. looking forward to the rest!
by Jon Wedow
September 10th, 2013, 10:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ladies and gentlemen.... My first Rattler!
Replies: 9
Views: 3323

Re: Ladies and gentlemen.... My first Rattler!

Good job! I've only found a handful of rattlesnakes on my own, and the first one of the year came this past weekend. A Massassauga crossing the road at night. A great feeling isn't it?!
by Jon Wedow
September 4th, 2013, 12:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A rarely seen snake in these parts
Replies: 6
Views: 1763

Re: A rarely seen snake in these parts

Nice find! Anything you haven't seen yet in those parts?

Jon
by Jon Wedow
August 20th, 2013, 12:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Amazonia (Peru) July 2013 – (1) herp-free intro
Replies: 13
Views: 16106

Re: Amazonia (Peru) July 2013 – (1) herp-free intro

Great into! Can't wait to see the rest, and I'm thinking about an Amazon trip at this very moment thanks to you!!! I'm really looking forward to the Bothriopsis photo.

Jon
by Jon Wedow
August 8th, 2013, 11:10 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Snakes of Ontario
Replies: 1
Views: 1815

Re: Snakes of Ontario

I live in Ontario so this is obviously one of my favourite herp books! It's very well done and is very detailed but IMO doesn't cross the line as far as localities go, etc.. It has answered almost any question I had about any herp population in Ontario or at the very least has given me reference poi...
by Jon Wedow
July 30th, 2013, 12:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bood Python (Python brongermai)
Replies: 9
Views: 3846

Re: Bood Python (Python brongermai)!

Exciting find! I enjoy reading your posts, please keep it up!
by Jon Wedow
July 30th, 2013, 9:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Panama and Norway - Photo warning
Replies: 14
Views: 5095

Re: Herping Panama and Norway - Photo warning

Looks like you had a great time in both places! Where on the mainland did you go in Panama?
by Jon Wedow
July 30th, 2013, 5:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Speckled racers?
Replies: 9
Views: 2538

Re: Speckled racers?

Yes these are beautiful and underappreciated snakes. Here is one from Panama that looks a lot different. They do seem to be common on the Pacific side down there since it is mostly dry forest remnants and pasture. I have also seen them up to around 600m in what I would call wet montane forest. The f...
by Jon Wedow
July 25th, 2013, 6:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Traveling with snake hooks and other gear?
Replies: 30
Views: 8524

Re: Traveling with snake hooks and other gear?

Hockey bag with wheels. Fits everything .. literally you could travel with a kitchen sink if you wanted. As long as I'm within weight I have never had a problem with the size.
by Jon Wedow
July 23rd, 2013, 9:33 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Anyone Use a Dash Cam?
Replies: 23
Views: 23448

Re: Anyone Use a Dash Cam?

I was down in Mexico this past March and I was getting pretty tired of driving roads and finding nothing but the odd roadkill here and there. On my last day I thought, what the hell, I'll film some of these roads with my iphone just to document the road itself. I happened to get my only live snake o...
by Jon Wedow
June 25th, 2013, 11:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Epic Return to Taiwan
Replies: 9
Views: 3890

Re: Epic Return to Taiwan

Wow the length of that Habu is remarkable! I don't think I have ever seen a viper with such a slender physique.
by Jon Wedow
June 25th, 2013, 9:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: brown blue racer from wisconsin
Replies: 13
Views: 2325

Re: brown blue racer from wisconsin

If you look past the tiny weeds it looks just like a racer or even a central american coachwhip, except for the large scales I guess. Down in Panama the coachwhips are tan coloured just like that. I have always wanted to see a Smooth Green of this color phase in Ontario but as far as I can tell they...
by Jon Wedow
June 21st, 2013, 6:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Setting up artificial cover for the first time
Replies: 8
Views: 1802

Re: Setting up artificial cover for the first time

For plywood thickness can be important. When laying tin/plywood you may want to consider throwing some spacers between layers. A big fat hognose may appreciate this foresight ;) If your boards aren't on a sandy soil you may want to scrape a couple trenches with your foot or throw a branch under the ...
by Jon Wedow
June 18th, 2013, 11:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Opinions please on this unusual hognose encounter
Replies: 7
Views: 2680

Re: Opinions please on this unusual hognose encounter

Thanks for the input guys, Ben - I am very certain on the ID. The only other possibility would be a water snake, which is a pretty good match for size and colour, but they are extremely rare in this area and this was pretty far inland from the shoreline and creeks where they are still fairly uncommo...
by Jon Wedow
June 17th, 2013, 12:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Opinions please on this unusual hognose encounter
Replies: 7
Views: 2680

Opinions please on this unusual hognose encounter

Has anybody seen behaviour like this from hognosed snake before? We have had some really wet weather here in Southern Ontario so this probably has something to do with it but basically at about 9:45pm (maybe 20 minutes after dusk) I was driving home through a belt of rain and just as the rain stoppe...
by Jon Wedow
June 17th, 2013, 12:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: snake cover board surveys and moisture
Replies: 2
Views: 1289

Re: snake cover board surveys and moisture

Definitely species specific... but in general yes I don't find cover that is in wet/damp areas to produce nearly as much as pieces even a few feet higher up. Certain species seem to tolerate it though and may even prefer them at certain times of the year. Under wet or moist cover I usually find milk...
by Jon Wedow
June 17th, 2013, 12:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Can you help me solve yet ANOTHER mystery ?!?!
Replies: 6
Views: 1589

Re: Can you help me solve yet ANOTHER mystery ?!?!

Look for grassy clearings in low lying forest which does not flood. If it floods the vegetation will probably not be right. I think grass, moisture and insects are probably the main factors. Instead of looking for rock to flip look for grassy areas with more soil, and keep scanning the ground on coo...
by Jon Wedow
June 10th, 2013, 6:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping North Dakota? Really?
Replies: 9
Views: 2838

Re: Herping North Dakota? Really?

That is some beautiful country for sure! Sometimes finding just a couple cool herps in habitat like that makes up for finding numbers under a trash pile.

Jon
by Jon Wedow
May 6th, 2013, 12:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Panama snake ID? ( Now frog too)
Replies: 13
Views: 4221

Re: Panama snake ID? ( Now frog too)

I think I agree with the ID Chris suggested. It can be difficult with 3 of these Gladiator frogs being in the area (from what I understand anyway). I've never been good with these things or any frogs for that matter. Your snake is a Leptophis ahaetulla or L. depressirostris , again another genus in ...
by Jon Wedow
May 3rd, 2013, 6:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo and West Malaysia - The Snakes! (Now Frogs!)
Replies: 34
Views: 13048

Re: Borneo and West Malaysia - The Snakes!

Awesome work! It's always nice to see a new species and there were many of those in here. Congrats on finding so many of your targets!

Jon
by Jon Wedow
May 3rd, 2013, 6:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Panama snake ID? ( Now frog too)
Replies: 13
Views: 4221

Re: Panama snake ID?

You should do well in El Valle. Go see Mario at the Serpentario (the first intersection in town has a sign) and tell him I sent you! :beer: He could point you to some trails in town, there are many that run up into the mountains along creeks. Being the dry season the creeks should be productive. Goo...
by Jon Wedow
May 1st, 2013, 6:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Panama snake ID? ( Now frog too)
Replies: 13
Views: 4221

Re: Panama snake ID?

Very cool find! In Kohler's book he shows Dryadophis pleei east of the canal and Dryadophis melanolomus west of the canal but it is missleading. Oddly enough I have only found D. melanolomus east of the canal (Gamboa) and only D. pleei west of the canal (a DOR not far from Coronado on the road to El...
by Jon Wedow
April 3rd, 2013, 10:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Found in Iowa... not by me :(
Replies: 21
Views: 4349

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

That's awesome!
by Jon Wedow
March 26th, 2013, 11:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pond Turtles in Panama
Replies: 6
Views: 2971

Re: Pond Turtles in Panama

Here's one of of those turtles from near the Gatun locks in Gamboa
Image
by Jon Wedow
March 7th, 2013, 8:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In Search of Blue-spotted Salamanders
Replies: 11
Views: 1777

Re: In Search of Blue-spotted Salamanders

Interesting, I checked out the range map provided by IUCN... http://maps.iucnredlist.org/map.html?id=59060 Some gaps in it, wonder if that is due to a high percentage of them being "impure" hybrids there or if they're just working with dated/inaccurate records. For example I'm pretty sure I remembe...
by Jon Wedow
February 20th, 2013, 7:09 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Looking for a book: 'Amphibians and Reptiles of the Yucatan'
Replies: 7
Views: 3695

Re: Looking for a book: 'Amphibians and Reptiles of the Yuca

Thanks for the input everyone. I have ordered the cheaper Lee book for now. I'm actually not looking for a general guide to bring on the trip, just a good text to read at home. I have both editions of the Kohler books for Central America as well as both editions of Campbell and Lamar... so I guess y...
by Jon Wedow
February 19th, 2013, 7:46 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Looking for a book: 'Amphibians and Reptiles of the Yucatan'
Replies: 7
Views: 3695

Re: Looking for a book: 'Amphibians and Reptiles of the Yuca

Unfortunately because of a Canadian shipping address I can't order from Amazon.com .. only .ca and go figure, a similar used copy jumps to $200 plus shipping!
by Jon Wedow
February 15th, 2013, 1:15 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Looking for a book: 'Amphibians and Reptiles of the Yucatan'
Replies: 7
Views: 3695

Looking for a book: 'Amphibians and Reptiles of the Yucatan'

Julian C. Lee - 1996 - Hardcover

please email [email protected]

Shippinig would be to London, ON, Canada .. any method is fine.

Thanks!
by Jon Wedow
January 24th, 2013, 7:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Family Visit to Panama
Replies: 10
Views: 3633

Re: Family Visit to Panama

by Jon Wedow
January 24th, 2013, 7:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Family Visit to Panama
Replies: 10
Views: 3633

Re: Family Visit to Panama

Besides the sickness, sounds like you had a good visit in Panama! Hope the family is all well! That Leptophis is a pretty cool find! Looks pretty close to what I called a Leptophis nebulosus from El Cope. The elevation sounds right too. I'm not sure if there are any good diagnostics to tell it apart...
by Jon Wedow
January 11th, 2013, 7:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #64: Roadcruising Study (HELP REQUEST!)
Replies: 16
Views: 3696

Re: Borneo Dispatches #63: Roadcruising Study (HELP REQUEST!

I don't have much input, but I would love to come help out! Sounds like fun!
by Jon Wedow
December 6th, 2012, 1:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012 Rattlesnake Recap
Replies: 58
Views: 9691

Re: 2012 Recap

WOW! So much ground covered and so many cool finds! Obviously some great photography too. I'm dreaming of another trip to the SW right now!

I'm also curious just how much time some of you guys spend in the field each year. The hours must be like a full time job some months.