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by Rman
January 19th, 2017, 8:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hooked on 2016. La,Tx,NM, Yucatan. EOY
Replies: 17
Views: 8424

Re: Hooked on 2016. La,Tx,NM, Yucatan. EOY

Really nice post.....there are milkheads doing backflips over the Blanchard's Milk. Thank you very much! We found a few very painful milk DORs on the trip but when we found that incredible, and live! blanchard in the road, we were blown away. I'm sure we looked ridiculous jumping around and cheerin...
by Rman
January 16th, 2017, 2:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hooked on 2016. La,Tx,NM, Yucatan. EOY
Replies: 17
Views: 8424

Re: Hooked on 2016. La,Tx,NM, Yucatan. EOY

Awesome post, Armin. Your photos are superb. Thank you! I enjoy making them. You popped a good year, bud! Your photography has really become fantastic. All these images are great, it's hard to pick out a favorite. That Blanchardi has me itching to get to Mexico! Thanks bud! It'll be a great time wh...
by Rman
January 12th, 2017, 4:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: It's been awhile! Year end review 2016 (CA, TX, AZ, and MX)
Replies: 11
Views: 5926

Re: It's been awhile! Year end review 2016 (CA, TX, AZ, and

Nice post Chad! That Great Basin Rattlesnake is terrific!
by Rman
January 10th, 2017, 4:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 (TX, NM, AZ, and Croatia)
Replies: 14
Views: 4546

Re: 2016 (TX, NM, AZ, and Croatia)

Very nice! Love the alterna.
by Rman
January 8th, 2017, 5:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hooked on 2016. La,Tx,NM, Yucatan. EOY
Replies: 17
Views: 8424

Re: Hooked on 2016. La,Tx,NM, Yucatan. EOY

Thanks Daniel! Two targets for 2017. A Mole king and rainbow snake from Louisiana. Both are really tough finds here. I think there are only 5-6 accounts of mole kings in Louisiana so I'm looking forward to that challenge. Jeff, Thanks for your generous observation. I will be glad to comment in great...
by Rman
January 8th, 2017, 5:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EOY 2016 (FL, MI, Canada)
Replies: 8
Views: 4245

Re: EOY 2016 (FL, MI, Canada)

Looks like a very nice year!
by Rman
January 8th, 2017, 1:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hooked on 2016. La,Tx,NM, Yucatan. EOY
Replies: 17
Views: 8424

Hooked on 2016. La,Tx,NM, Yucatan. EOY

With the passing of another terrific year in the field, it's time again to reflect with photos and recall good times with great friends. Some Southeast Louisiana salamanders in January. https://c4.staticflickr.com/2/1526/23770539779_7ccd1d5646_c.jpg Webster's Salamander Southeast Louisiana, January ...
by Rman
December 11th, 2016, 3:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sweet '16: Year in Review (TX, LA, NM, UT, MT)
Replies: 20
Views: 11542

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

You totally milked this post!
Your 2016 was excellent and I'm glad to have been there for parts of it.
by Rman
January 27th, 2016, 3:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Oklahoma rattlesnakes summer 2015
Replies: 13
Views: 5727

Re: Oklahoma rattlesnakes summer 2015

Nice post! Interesting pattern toward the tail end of the sauga.
by Rman
January 25th, 2016, 5:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of Year 2015! (TX, MX, AZ, NM)
Replies: 4
Views: 3629

Re: End of Year 2015! (TX, MX, AZ, NM)

Looks like a great year to me. Nice!
by Rman
January 14th, 2016, 3:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!
Replies: 61
Views: 38803

Re: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!

by Rman
January 13th, 2016, 5:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 Year In Review
Replies: 3
Views: 2665

Re: 2015 Year In Review

I went through the snake link and really enjoyed it!
by Rman
January 9th, 2016, 8:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 8, Southern Eyre Peninsula
Replies: 21
Views: 12937

Re: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 8, Southern Eyre Peninsula

The entire series was outstanding! Thanks for sharing!
by Rman
January 8th, 2016, 12:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Flipping over 2015 (La, Tex, Miss, Ala, Fla. Co.) EOY
Replies: 5
Views: 5565

Re: Flipping over 2015 (La, Tex, Miss, Ala, Fla. Co.) EOY

Thank you Kyle, Tamara and Berkeley very much! It's been such a pleasure to to have these times in the field. Tamara, I would love to return to your area of Alabama. It's definitely a great place for herping. I also want to make the same offer for you and Raymond to visit my place in Louisiana. I ha...
by Rman
January 6th, 2016, 6:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Flipping over 2015 (La, Tex, Miss, Ala, Fla. Co.) EOY
Replies: 5
Views: 5565

Flipping over 2015 (La, Tex, Miss, Ala, Fla. Co.) EOY

It was a great year of field herping for me. So many terrific finds with the best people to share them with. There were quite a few memorable experiences with no bad ones to recall. The best part of field herping for me is having good friends that share the same passion for the hunt and drive to fin...
by Rman
January 3rd, 2016, 5:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Okefenokee Trip 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 9988

Re: Okefenokee Trip 2015

Outstanding canebrake! And the jorts...hahaha
by Rman
January 2nd, 2016, 9:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: We're Not Out of The Woods Yet (TX,LA,MS,AL,FL): 2015 EOY
Replies: 34
Views: 24101

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

This post really reinforced for me how much fun we had last year. I'll never forget these adventures and will not feel surprised when they somehow keep getting better. Outstanding photography as always!
by Rman
January 11th, 2015, 12:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Can't Get Tired Yet" 2014 (EOY) Post
Replies: 9
Views: 4654

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

Thanks for the nice comments, guys. Kyle, last year was really great for me and I look forward to many more of these trips. I'm pretty pumped at this point about our February run and not to mention the trip in April. Gonna be another great year in 2015. One of the surprising things is that I havn't ...
by Rman
December 23rd, 2014, 2:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Can't Get Tired Yet" 2014 (EOY) Post
Replies: 9
Views: 4654

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 Thanks! Come on over. There are a few horridus around here and they're often found in the direction Kyle is heading. Love it man! What a year. Ready for m...
by Rman
December 20th, 2014, 1:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Can't Get Tired Yet" 2014 (EOY) Post
Replies: 9
Views: 4654

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

"Can't get tired yet" is a phrase used multiple times while snake hunting with Kyle (Soopaman). The trips in the field that we took together were designed to be pretty aggressive toward maximizing the time spent hunting and not doing any unnecessary things like eating and resting. This happens to be...
by Rman
December 18th, 2014, 6:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EOY 2014 (Big DUW) Trans-Pecos, Arizona, Illinois
Replies: 7
Views: 4529

Re: EOY 2014 (Big DUW) Trans-Pecos, Arizona, Illinois

That's a great post! Never too many Saugas.
by Rman
December 12th, 2014, 7:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Exploring Texas 2014: An East Texan forges new Trails (EOY)
Replies: 27
Views: 11572

Re: Exploring Texas 2014: An East Texan forges new Trails (E

Your post appears to have tripped a breaker in my house. What an incredible year you've had. I feel privileged to have experienced some of these great finds with you and I'm looking forward to our next successful trip. As always, the photography is terrific. The corn shot and that mud are treasure.
by Rman
December 12th, 2014, 6:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My real 2014 year in review...
Replies: 16
Views: 6439

Re: My real 2014 year in review...

Very nice! Thank you!
by Rman
December 12th, 2014, 5:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 Year in Review: Tennessee, Texas, Georgia and Belize.
Replies: 3
Views: 2624

Re: 2014 Year in Review: Tennessee, Texas, Georgia and Beliz

Looks like you had a good year. Well done!
by Rman
August 3rd, 2014, 8:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: August Species List
Replies: 2
Views: 1759

Re: August Species List

Went up to Tunica Hills with the family yesterday.

Found
1 Speckled King under ,ac.
1 Corn Snake under ,ac.
1 Garter Snake ,out.
1 Black racer, out.
1 Canebrake Rattlesnake, out. Eighteen segments and soon will be nineteen.
by Rman
June 5th, 2014, 4:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Central Chapter field trip
Replies: 19
Views: 5109

Re: South Central Chapter field trip

I'll be out of pocket then. Pickup a couple of milks while you're there.
by Rman
June 1st, 2014, 4:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: LA TX NM AZ CA NV - roadtrip 2014
Replies: 19
Views: 5102

Re: LA TX NM AZ CA NV - roadtrip 2014

It looks like y'all's trip was really great. I was glad to be in a part of it. And no better way to start that trip than getting a rat snake titty twister. It's just how we welcome foreigners to Louisiana. Haha
by Rman
April 29th, 2014, 4:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: some recent finds from Louisisana
Replies: 3
Views: 1365

Re: some recent finds from Louisisana

That's a handsome Iberville Parish swamp cane.
by Rman
April 27th, 2014, 7:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April Species Counts
Replies: 22
Views: 4887

Re: April Species Counts

Had a fun trip to West Feliciana parish this weekend and got to share that with Jeffro, Soopaman, Ritt and Jeroen Speybroeck with his pal just arrived from Belgium for some herping and touring. I am unable to spell or pronounce his pals name. My bad. Snake finds from 4/26 and 4/27 5 Pantherophis gut...
by Rman
April 14th, 2014, 4:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Prairie Adventure
Replies: 14
Views: 4019

Re: Prairie Adventure

I could use a few Calligaster days like that one. Jeez!
by Rman
April 13th, 2014, 4:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April Species Counts
Replies: 22
Views: 4887

Re: April Species Counts

Congrats on the Worm Snake, Brennan.

Went to West Feliciana Parish. About four hours of herping produced.

10 Lampropeltis getula holbrooki. Speckled Kings.
3 Pantherophis obsoleta. Texas Rats.
2 Crotalus horridus. Canebrakes.

1 Plethodon mississippi. Slimy Salamander
by Rman
April 5th, 2014, 12:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April Species Counts
Replies: 22
Views: 4887

Re: April Species Counts

While suffering at work yesterday because Kyle kept sending me texts of what he was finding, it became clear to me that I had to find a quality place for mud snakes to be happy again. 2 AOR Nerodia faciata broad banded watersnakes. 1 AOR Farancia abacura reinwardtii. Western Mud Snake St. James Pari...
by Rman
March 23rd, 2014, 6:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: March Species Counts
Replies: 10
Views: 2816

Re: March Species Counts

Chris, it's really getting a slow start up in Tunica. While I did manage to find a few goodies, the copper and the corn have been in the same place nearly all winter and the corn is looking quite nasty right now. It could use a good shed. The baby cane was nice to see. The only time I ever see the b...
by Rman
March 23rd, 2014, 3:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: March Species Counts
Replies: 10
Views: 2816

Re: March Species Counts

Congrats on those maps,Brennan.

Went to the Tunica Hills yesterday.

1 Speckled King Snake. Under ac
1 Texas Rat Snake. Under ac
1 Southern Copperhead. Under ac
1 Corn Snake. Under ac
1 Juvenile Canebrake. On road. (Moved off the road)
by Rman
March 16th, 2014, 5:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: March Species Counts
Replies: 10
Views: 2816

Re: March Species Counts

I think there were 3 Slender Glass Lizards as well under AC.
by Rman
March 16th, 2014, 8:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A most EPIC week in Florida.
Replies: 12
Views: 3372

Re: A most EPIC week in Florida.

SFMK! Shazamm!!!
by Rman
January 22nd, 2014, 5:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chapter field trips
Replies: 40
Views: 11908

Re: Chapter field trips

That whipsnake is worth the drive I think, Kyle. I'm looking forward to some coastal Texas herping.
by Rman
January 21st, 2014, 4:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1906

Re: 2013

I'm also joining that corn snake's fan club. Nice contrast!
by Rman
January 19th, 2014, 4:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Artificial Cover
Replies: 13
Views: 3793

Re: Artificial Cover

I have had little success with boards in forested areas as Kyle mentioned. They seem to be really good in open sunny areas though. The way your cover is placed is critical in the species of snakes you'll find. If the tin is flat on the ground you'll find mostly kings, corns, and some burrowing types...
by Rman
December 9th, 2013, 3:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Since July in Louisiana, Arizona and Mississippi
Replies: 2
Views: 920

Re: Since July in Louisiana, Arizona and Mississippi

Thanks Beanie, I have difficulty getting excited about amphibians except I do enjoy going after amphiumas to feed my mud snake. To keep from going insane during wintertime I have been moving some of my unsuccessful artificial cover to new locations and adding more new cover to places and hopefully i...
by Rman
December 9th, 2013, 7:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Since July in Louisiana, Arizona and Mississippi
Replies: 8
Views: 1239

Re: Since July in Louisiana, Arizona and Mississippi

Thanks for the very nice comments. Good stuff Rman! I'm still kicking myself for missing out on that MS day trip. And when the hell did you have time to squeeze in an AZ trip with everything else? I didn't even realize you made it out this year. Chris Good stuff Rman! I'm still kicking myself for mi...
by Rman
December 8th, 2013, 2:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Since July in Louisiana, Arizona and Mississippi
Replies: 8
Views: 1239

Since July in Louisiana, Arizona and Mississippi

Its been a fun year in herping for me but its nearly over. Not much to do except post some of the animals I liked the most since July. I hope ya'll enjoy them. LOUISIANA This was a large (5') speckled king hunting the cover for a mouse. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7309/9119395227_e50a6a7e2c_z.jpg ...
by Rman
December 8th, 2013, 2:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Since July in Louisiana, Arizona and Mississippi
Replies: 2
Views: 920

Since July in Louisiana, Arizona and Mississippi

Its been a fun year in herping for me but its nearly over. Not much to do except post some of the animals I liked the most since July. I hope ya'll enjoy them. LOUISIANA This was a large (5') speckled king hunting the cover for a mouse. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7309/9119395227_e50a6a7e2c_z.jpg ...
by Rman
November 19th, 2013, 5:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Brennan's photo thread from 2013.
Replies: 14
Views: 4374

Re: Brennan's photo thread from 2013.

Great post Brennan!
I believe we should be calling "crayfish snakes", "crawfish snakes" here in Louisiana. "Crayfish" is just wrong. :lol:

With all the new flip sites developing, next year look to be even better than this one. Can't wait!

Armin
by Rman
October 27th, 2013, 4:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: October Species Counts
Replies: 7
Views: 2831

Re: October Species Counts

It was my initial plan to call the local herpers for a trip to W. Feliciana Parish for some fun. However, my brother was looking for my help to put up some deer stands. I'm not much for deer hunting anymore, but as long as he has his stands I'll continue to put out my snake hunting cover. Kind of a ...
by Rman
October 13th, 2013, 6:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: October Species Counts
Replies: 7
Views: 2831

Re: October Species Counts

10-13-2013 West Felisiana Parish, Louisiana

4 Crotalus horridus canebrake rattlesnake.
2 Lampropeltis getula speckled king snake
1 Pantherophis guttatus corn snake
1 Pantherophis obsoletus Texas rat snake
1 Coluber constrictor black racer
by Rman
September 18th, 2013, 2:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lifelisting San Diego County – late Spring 2013
Replies: 14
Views: 4064

Re: Lifelisting San Diego County – late Spring 2013

The pale speck is my favorite. Good job!
by Rman
September 10th, 2013, 6:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: September Species Count
Replies: 3
Views: 1132

Re: September Species Count

Jeff, it's not worth it. Besides, you'll probably survive that fall. Mississippi is part of the Southeast Chapter, but they have been ignoring it lately and they didnt send the Chapter police to stop me. :lol: I still have hope for those species being tucked away in remote areas this side of the Pea...
by Rman
September 8th, 2013, 9:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: September Species Count
Replies: 3
Views: 1132

Re: September Species Count

9-7-2013 Drove to Perry County Mississippi for a seemingly slim yet possible chance at finally finding a live Black Pine Snake and seeing an Eastern Diamondback. Its been over 15 years that I saw a live Black Pine that was found by a tortoise researcher in Mississippi and just as long since I found ...