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by Dave S
October 16th, 2013, 12:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Copper-Gold King Cobra and Thailand's Deadliest!
Replies: 24
Views: 6637

Re: Copper-Gold King Cobra and Thailand's Deadliest!

Killer Post!!!! That Red-Headed Krait is HUGE... I had no idea they got that big!

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by Dave S
September 9th, 2013, 4:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Box Turtles..... To relocate or not to relocate????????
Replies: 13
Views: 3187

Re: Box Turtles..... To relocate or not to relocate????????

Quick Update: Turns out the land owner/developer wants to put 150 homes on the site and is going through the court system to try and get the zoning fixed in his favor. The current zoning would only allow him to put about 50 homes max on the area. From what I have been told by my relatives as well, t...
by Dave S
September 9th, 2013, 4:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Skull ID....
Replies: 16
Views: 5045

Re: Skull ID....

Thanks for the replies everyone. I really had no clue to what it was... Now having seen it in person and with your help it is 100% an Armadillo Pelvis. The length estimate was off and it was just a tad shy of 7in. Bigger then what I would have expected for a Armadillo!!!??? I should have known the e...
by Dave S
September 1st, 2013, 10:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Skull ID....
Replies: 16
Views: 5045

Skull ID....

Can anyone ID this skull? It was found in an area with some nasty non non-native lizards in S, FL. I was thinking a fish of some sort but someone else said it might be a reptile. The skull is about 8-9in long..???? Thanks Dave S. Bottom http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s271/coolsalamandra/2DSC_000...
by Dave S
August 23rd, 2013, 11:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: summer herps 2013 (same as SE chapter post)
Replies: 15
Views: 3675

Re: summer herps 2013 (same as SE chapter post)

Fantastic Post :thumb: That erythristic redback salamander and the orange colored garter are AWESOME!!!! Of of a kinds for sure!!???!!
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by Dave S
August 4th, 2013, 2:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Final West Malaysia Adventure - July 2013
Replies: 14
Views: 9423

Re: Final West Malaysia Adventure - July 2013

GREAT POST!!! The Pangolin takes the cake though........unbelievable!!!!!!! :thumb:

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by Dave S
July 29th, 2013, 7:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ...
Replies: 31
Views: 6976

Re: Apalachicola Kingsnakes rare and declining?

That looked like a nice King....Sad that they keep getting pancaked.... Seems like all the Scarlet Kingsnakes I've found over the past few years have looked the same. :(
When you going to put together a real post Sean.... always like seeing your finds?

Dave S.
by Dave S
July 22nd, 2013, 6:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Scarlet kingsnakes.......Post your pictures please!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1215

Re: Scarlet kingsnakes.......Post your pictures please!!

umop apisdn: WOW!!! is all I can say.
by Dave S
July 22nd, 2013, 6:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Box Turtles..... To relocate or not to relocate????????
Replies: 13
Views: 3187

Re: Box Turtles..... To relocate or not to relocate????????

Thanks for the replies everyone. :thumb: Let me clarify something real quick then I'll give you all the update. I have read a few of the articles about relocating Box Turtles and advised my relatives against it. It was more of a title attention grabber then a practical plan. The idea of being able t...
by Dave S
July 20th, 2013, 4:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Box Turtles..... To relocate or not to relocate????????
Replies: 13
Views: 3187

Box Turtles..... To relocate or not to relocate????????

I've just been informed that one of my prime Box Turtle spots in MD is slated to be developed. My relatives have said that it is due to be bull dozed in the fall and they have asked if they should relocated the turtles. There is really no place for the turtles to go besides into the surrounding neig...
by Dave S
July 20th, 2013, 4:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Scarlet kingsnakes.......Post your pictures please!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1215

Scarlet kingsnakes.......Post your pictures please!!

I've been working with Scarlet Kingsnakes off and on for about 20 years now. Since it has been some time since I have found a live one, I'd love to see what others have found. Here is one I acquired a few month ago. http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s271/coolsalamandra/FDSC_0003_zps593246da.jpg Tha...
by Dave S
July 20th, 2013, 4:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: new to the forum
Replies: 18
Views: 4553

Re: new to the forum

Wow, That 3rd box is a BEAUTIFUL monster!!!!! Nice to see there are still a few nice ones out in the wild and not listed on Kingsnake. :(

Dave S.
by Dave S
June 5th, 2013, 7:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photo Request....Box Turtles from the area around Eglin AFB
Replies: 5
Views: 1341

Re: Photo Request....Box Turtles from the area around Eglin

Thank for the replies guys. He went online and found this photo and said the one he found looked almost exactly like it. I've never seen one that light before. Hybrid? or maybe a released pet??? http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s271/coolsalamandra/boxie040910011_zps34d1a303.jpg Thanks Dave S. PS.....
by Dave S
June 4th, 2013, 9:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photo Request....Box Turtles from the area around Eglin AFB
Replies: 5
Views: 1341

Photo Request....Box Turtles from the area around Eglin AFB

A good friend of mine just moved to Eglin AFB a few weeks back and claims to have seen a completely light tan/yellowish box turtle. He said it was the size of a Gulf Coast but almost patternless with little to no color on it's body. If I’m correct, that is still the range for Gulf Coast Box but was ...
by Dave S
June 2nd, 2013, 7:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013-Part III
Replies: 17
Views: 2690

Re: 2013-Part III

GREAT POST!!! I really like the big yellowish/black Ratsnakes at the base of the tree. Something about them really appeals to me.
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by Dave S
May 23rd, 2013, 4:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID on Tenn Salamander larva
Replies: 11
Views: 3257

Re: ID on Tenn Salamander larva

She lives in Seymour, Tennessee. If that helps.

Thanks for the replies.
Dave S.
by Dave S
May 23rd, 2013, 11:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anolis ID
Replies: 5
Views: 2052

Re: Anolis ID

Sorry, I don't have any info on the photo.... Just thought it was a beautiful lizard!!!!!

Dave S.
by Dave S
May 23rd, 2013, 11:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID on Tenn Salamander larva
Replies: 11
Views: 3257

ID on Tenn Salamander larva

I know the photos aren't that great but can anyone ID these? My sister lives in Tenn. and said there is a small creek with 100's of them in it. They are tannish in color with small dots all over them, some more noticeable then others. Most still have gills. I'm thinking Mud Salamanders http://i154.p...
by Dave S
May 21st, 2013, 12:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anolis ID
Replies: 5
Views: 2052

Anolis ID

A friend of mine on FB sent me this. Does anyone know what it is?
Image

Thanks
Dave S.
by Dave S
May 7th, 2013, 4:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mackay Island NWR - Knotts Island, NC
Replies: 8
Views: 3945

Re: Mackay Island NWR - Knotts Island, NC

That spotted turtle is insane!!!! Are they really that red?

Dave S.
by Dave S
May 7th, 2013, 4:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Carolina in May
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

Re: South Carolina in May

Take some good bug repellant with you. The Deer Fly are hell that time of the year depending on where you go.
Good Luck....
by Dave S
April 24th, 2013, 8:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: FYI - "Snake Fungal Disease"
Replies: 12
Views: 3258

Re: FYI - "Snake Fungal Disease"

Sadly I have seen this in a few populations through out S, FL. Most commonly seen in/on Corn snakes and Rat snake in NW Broward County. I believe there is someone studying the snakes in that area.

Dave S.
by Dave S
April 8th, 2013, 11:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First quarter 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 3509

Re: First quarter 2013

Nice work Tim!! I always love seeing the kings you find, both kinds.
I'm going to try and get down to your neck of the woods soon.

Dave S.
by Dave S
March 9th, 2013, 12:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cool photo....real or fake???
Replies: 9
Views: 2336

Re: Cool photo....real or fake???

Thanks for the replies :thumb: I was hoping someone might know a bit about the photo, I would love to get the full story. Only reason I was thinking it might be fake was what are the chances of walking up on 3 adult male Diamondbacks that appear to be almost the same if not the same size at the same...
by Dave S
March 9th, 2013, 5:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cool photo....real or fake???
Replies: 9
Views: 2336

Cool photo....real or fake???

A friend of mine found this photo on Facebook and thought it was cool. I don't know much about it other then it said something like "This is a photo I took awhile back of combating Diamond Backs" Any opinions????? http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s271/coolsalamandra/576040_10200545738316169_358610...
by Dave S
December 29th, 2012, 6:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My yard is infested with herpetofauna!
Replies: 34
Views: 11056

Re: My yard is infested with herpetofauna!

AWESOME!!!! :crazyeyes:
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by Dave S
December 27th, 2012, 4:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ... excellent varanid freebee ....
Replies: 8
Views: 2887

Re: ... excellent varanid freebee ....

Thank for posting. I have to say I found the image of the DOR Varanus with the Shingleback in it mouth a bit disturbing. :( Shingleback are my all time favorite skink and possibly reptile. Sadly I've noticed a extreme drop off in the # of post with them included this past year.
Dave S.
by Dave S
December 20th, 2012, 5:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In your opinion, whats your rarest reptile or amphibian?
Replies: 39
Views: 4792

Re: In your opinion, whats your rarest reptile or amphibian?

Back in 1998 I saw a single Olm (Proteus anguinus). Crazy looking amphibian thing that lives only in 1 or 2 caves in Croatia.
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by Dave S
December 18th, 2012, 6:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Part II: When I herp; I feel His pleasure.
Replies: 56
Views: 27863

Re: Part II: When I herp; I feel His pleasure.

Another GREAT post Josh....I have to say the Indigo head shot is one of my favorite photos of the year...
Great composition and the reflections of you guys in it's eye makes it even cooler.

We have to get in the field together soon!
Dave S.
by Dave S
December 14th, 2012, 4:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Florida trip report
Replies: 12
Views: 4619

Re: South Florida trip report

Great Post!!!! Really enjoyed the Terrapin...I'll never forget my 1st hands on encounter with them...(Thanks to Tim) :D
Dave S.
by Dave S
December 10th, 2012, 1:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Part I: My Herping Eden
Replies: 40
Views: 24766

Re: Part I: My Herping Eden

Nice work Josh!!!!!
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by Dave S
October 29th, 2012, 3:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Vegas ?
Replies: 2
Views: 940

Vegas ?

I'll be in Vegas next week for a few days and was wondering if anyone could point me in a direction to see some herps or just cool landscapes. Since I've never been west of the Mississippi anything would be a lifer for me. Any parks outside of town or just cool natural area you would recommend would...
by Dave S
October 24th, 2012, 3:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Netherlands: July - October
Replies: 6
Views: 3398

Re: The Netherlands: July - October

Fantastic Post!!!! :thumb: I love seeing salamandra and all the great variations they come in.

Dave S.
by Dave S
October 14th, 2012, 3:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And I thought my season was just about over.......
Replies: 6
Views: 1541

Re: And I thought my season was just about over.......

Eric: Thank it was 1 of the nicer ones I've found but nothing will ever beat this guy!!!!
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by Dave S
October 13th, 2012, 12:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And I thought my season was just about over.......
Replies: 6
Views: 1541

Re: And I thought my season was just about over.......

Hey Josh and Tim, I’ve been working as a part time landscape architect for the past few weeks, so I’ve been running down south a lot and going a tad north too. The little DB was found at a tree farm in Dade County sitting on a pile of tree stumps sunning. The Coral was found at another plant grower ...
by Dave S
October 13th, 2012, 5:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And I thought my season was just about over.......
Replies: 6
Views: 1541

And I thought my season was just about over.......

2 nice unexpected finds from the past month.
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by Dave S
October 11th, 2012, 3:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Part I: An Odd, but not Unproductive Year So Far
Replies: 26
Views: 8568

Re: Part I: An Odd, but not Unproductive Year So Far

Impressive Post!!!!!
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by Dave S
October 3rd, 2012, 7:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ...
Replies: 21
Views: 4062

Re: See if you can guess where this kingsnake was found

Sean, Finally got in touch with my bud, he didn't take any photos because he is not a fan of snakes that much. I've at least taught him not to kill them. He said if he remembered correctly "It was big wide speckled bands but they could have been blotches, I didn't get that close and only saw it for ...
by Dave S
October 1st, 2012, 12:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ...
Replies: 21
Views: 4062

Re: See if you can guess where this kingsnake was found

Ok Sean I'll make a guess...... I think it might be from Wakulla County. A friend a few years ago said he saw a very nice Chain Kingsnake there that had very wide speckled bands. He's not a big snake person so who knows what he saw, he was just comparing it to a Chain King I had at the time.
Dave S.
by Dave S
September 30th, 2012, 7:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ? about HUGE KILLER SNAPPER...HELP NEEDED
Replies: 17
Views: 3385

Re: ? about HUGE KILLER SNAPPER...HELP NEEDED

Thanks for the info guys. I've managed to put all the Ducks and Geese into a safe house for a few days giving me a chance to capture the turtle before he eats any more. Who knows what he has done to my fish at this point. I found a few plans on the WEB for building a hoop trap and have started const...
by Dave S
September 28th, 2012, 5:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ? about HUGE KILLER SNAPPER...HELP NEEDED
Replies: 17
Views: 3385

? about HUGE KILLER SNAPPER...HELP NEEDED

I need a bit of advice. I have a VERY LARGE snapping turtle that has somehow gotten into my parents pond with their Fancy Ducks and Geese. The pond is about 3/4 of an acre and ranges from 5-12ft deep. It has a 3ft high fence that goes all the way around the pond. We are not sure how the snapper got ...
by Dave S
September 24th, 2012, 3:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some most incredible copperheads
Replies: 21
Views: 5498

Re: Some most incredible copperheads

Those are some of the nicest I have ever seen. The 2nd is just awesome!!!!
Dave S.
by Dave S
September 23rd, 2012, 5:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: iAmScientist: Diamondback Terrapin Conservation
Replies: 0
Views: 1046

Re: iAmScientist: Diamondback Terrapin Conservation

By far the coolest turtle we have in the US (IMO). Here are just a few photos in random order: East Coast Terrapins http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s271/coolsalamandra/No%20Name/Wilddbt2.jpg http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s271/coolsalamandra/No%20Name/DSC_00q46.jpg Upper Keys Mangrove Terrapi...
by Dave S
September 18th, 2012, 12:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Jan-Aug 2012 MEGA POST...with a little something special!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 4916

Re: Jan-Aug 2012 MEGA POST...with a little something special

Thanks for all the comments everyone. It's always nice to get feed back from others on the forum. Tim: I think the reason it's head looks bulbous is because the snake was dehydrated and under weight, (IMO). It was a monster 38+ inches. It's head was almost as big as my thumb!!! hellihooks: I agree w...
by Dave S
September 15th, 2012, 11:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My version of a MEGA POST..FL, MD, SC and more
Replies: 0
Views: 901

My version of a MEGA POST..FL, MD, SC and more

I posted this over on the main forum as well but figured I post it here too. It's my version of a MEGA POST with a treat at the end.
http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... =2&t=13395

Thanks for looking,
Dave S.
by Dave S
September 14th, 2012, 7:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Jan-Aug 2012 MEGA POST...with a little something special!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 4916

Jan-Aug 2012 MEGA POST...with a little something special!!!!

Hello Everyone, Well it has been awhile since I have posted so I decided to make 1 MEGA POST from the last few months and a few different trips I have taken. Please forgive some of the photo quality as some of the photos where taken with camera phones, little point and shoot cameras or my Nikon D100...
by Dave S
September 12th, 2012, 8:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A little tease of what is to come!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1131

A little tease of what is to come!!!!

It's been a good year and I'm working on a MEGA POST from about 4 different trips but, I had to share just a tad of something I was lucky enough to photograph. Better photos will be in the MEGA POST when I get it organized. http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s271/coolsalamandra/cCrazycoralspot.jpg D...
by Dave S
September 9th, 2012, 6:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: August in New Mexico
Replies: 27
Views: 10201

Re: August in New Mexico

Nice work Travis :thumb:
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by Dave S
September 7th, 2012, 4:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ...
Replies: 7
Views: 1657

Re: It's all about timing

Sean,
What I meant was you hold the record for the most post that are rather depressing.... I'd like to see a post with all live animals, kinda like your post from a few years ago. Hope you find some more live stuff soon.

Dave S.
by Dave S
September 7th, 2012, 2:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ...
Replies: 7
Views: 1657

Re: It's all about timing

Ok, it's official you hold the record this year for most depressing post!!!!! :(
Dave S.