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by Saunders
September 14th, 2015, 8:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your all-time best rattlesnake shots
Replies: 37
Views: 12871

Re: Your all-time best rattlesnake shots

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5330/9087591106_67f0bdc130_k.jpg Ornate Blacktail Rattlesnake (Crotalus ornatus) by Saunders Drukker , on Flickr https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5541/9085466567_858e139a2c_k.jpg Prairie Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis) by Saunders Drukker , on Flickr https://farm6.static...
by Saunders
September 2nd, 2015, 5:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ANF let me in on it's secret.
Replies: 9
Views: 5128

Re: ANF let me in on it's secret.

Great find man, maybe I can have the same luck next time I'm down there.
by Saunders
August 27th, 2015, 5:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Summer 2015, Tennesee, Georgia, Florida, Texas and Arizona
Replies: 11
Views: 3921

Re: Summer 2015, Tennesee, Georgia, Florida, Texas and Arizo

I agree that it looks more like an American, but the reason I call it a Fowlers is cause I sat and watched it call for a good long while, and it was definitely making a Fowler's call. Interesting. And it's not like their calls are easy to confuse with one another. I was very thrown off by it when I...
by Saunders
August 27th, 2015, 6:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Summer 2015, Tennesee, Georgia, Florida, Texas and Arizona
Replies: 11
Views: 3921

Re: Summer 2015, Tennesee, Georgia, Florida, Texas and Arizo

Great shots and awesome finds all around - lots of diversity, too! I think your calling Fowler's Toad at Sewanee (where is that, by the way?) is an Eastern American Toad. The warts aren't in clusters like they are with Fowler's, and the toad pictured has spurs between the paratoid glands and crania...
by Saunders
August 26th, 2015, 12:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Summer 2015, Tennesee, Georgia, Florida, Texas and Arizona
Replies: 11
Views: 3921

Summer 2015, Tennesee, Georgia, Florida, Texas and Arizona

It's been a while since I posted on here, and I've done quite a bit of herping since that time, so I guess I'll just jump in where I last left off, starting in the late spring in Tennessee. As things started to warm up in the mountains of southeastern Tennessee, I got out cruising and herping more a...
by Saunders
April 23rd, 2015, 10:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 so far (Costa Rica, Tennessee, Georgia) lots of photos.
Replies: 6
Views: 2855

Re: 2015 so far (Costa Rica, Tennessee, Georgia) lots of pho

Cool post -- that was certainly a lot of pictures! Here are a couple thoughts: I believe your first rainfrog is Craugastor fitzingeri, and the second one is likely Pristimantis ridens (most likely) or P. cruentus. Your Canopy/Pug-nosed Anole (Norops capito) looks a little off to me. I wonder if it ...
by Saunders
April 23rd, 2015, 4:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 so far (Costa Rica, Tennessee, Georgia) lots of photos.
Replies: 6
Views: 2855

Re: 2015 so far (Costa Rica, Tennessee, Georgia) lots of pho

BlackPearl wrote:Nice post!

I believe your Costa Rican racer is a juvenile Salmon-Bellied Racer (Mastigodryas) and not a Barred Racer (Dendrophidian)...
Ah thanks!
by Saunders
April 22nd, 2015, 3:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 so far (Costa Rica, Tennessee, Georgia) lots of photos.
Replies: 6
Views: 2855

2015 so far (Costa Rica, Tennessee, Georgia) lots of photos.

It's been a while since I've posted on here, things have been busy with school and whatnot, but there's been some awesome herping thus far. I'll start from the beginning of 2015 when I headed south to the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. Some views from the flight in. https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8642...
by Saunders
December 12th, 2014, 4:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 Year in Review: Tennessee, Texas, Georgia and Belize.
Replies: 3
Views: 2410

2014 Year in Review: Tennessee, Texas, Georgia and Belize.

Well Guys, I think the season is just about over for me for the most part. Anyways, starting from January 1st here is how my herping year went for me. First snake of the year was this Thornscrub Ratsnake (Pantherophis emoryii meahllmorum) from South Texas https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5493/12299086...
by Saunders
December 5th, 2014, 9:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fall in Sewanee
Replies: 8
Views: 3273

Re: Fall in Sewanee

Saunders - Great post! That Coachwhip is a really nice specimen indeed. Did you find that in TN??? And I would dare to say that if memory is correct, that is only the second Tennessee Cave Salamander I have ever seen posted on FHF. WoW what a find. Thanks for sharing. Dave Nah the Coachwhip was fou...
by Saunders
November 25th, 2014, 10:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fall in Sewanee
Replies: 8
Views: 3273

Re: Fall in Sewanee

The slimy is certainly weird looking, but it is definitely a glutinosus, ID was confirmed by my advisor Kristen Cecala who happens to have a Phd in herpetology. The salamander was found pretty close to the entrance, in what is still considered the twilight zone of the cave. The rat snake is a a gray...
by Saunders
November 24th, 2014, 8:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fall in Sewanee
Replies: 8
Views: 3273

Fall in Sewanee

Well its been a while since I've posted, and since that last post I've returned to college here at Sewanee in Tennessee and have been doing some herping for the past few months. So without further ado, here is the stuff I've seen. First animal upon return was this nice looking Southern Black Racer (...
by Saunders
August 24th, 2014, 8:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Summer 2014: Belize and West Texas.
Replies: 6
Views: 2493

Re: Summer 2014: Belize and West Texas.

Great post, great series of pics. That big spider photo creeps me out. I've seen that species (?) before, but never eating something that large. That is simultaneously cool and creeps me out. Your grebes are Least Grebes. Male Yellow-legged (aka Shining) Honeycreepers have yellow legs. Your Honeycr...
by Saunders
August 15th, 2014, 12:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Summer 2014: Belize and West Texas.
Replies: 6
Views: 2493

Re: Summer 2014: Belize and West Texas.

That post was rad. At snake days, all Ben would talk about was how lame Saunders is, but he might have been slightly wrong :P When will you be back in Texas? Ryan Im back in Texas now for a few days before I head back off to school in TN, I'm hoping to make one more trip to South Texas before I lea...
by Saunders
August 15th, 2014, 9:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Summer 2014: Belize and West Texas.
Replies: 6
Views: 2493

Summer 2014: Belize and West Texas.

Well as the title says I went on two different trips this summer, one was with my university down to Belize to do some research in the rainforest and the coral reef, and the other trip was my annual June trip to West Texas. I'll start off with Belize: we didn't see many herps because they weren't th...
by Saunders
May 22nd, 2014, 8:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Last Few Weeks.
Replies: 2
Views: 878

Last Few Weeks.

Well in the last few weeks I have finished school up in TN, driven home and done some herping, so here is a amalgamation of pics from this time. First off are the last snakes I found in TN before coming home. Second to last was this baby Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus) https://farm8.staticflick...
by Saunders
April 30th, 2014, 9:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring in Tennessee
Replies: 2
Views: 1163

Spring in Tennessee

Well spring has finally arrived to the South Cumberland Plateau, and the herps are moving, and I've been finding some pretty cool stuff. So without any further ado, heres what's been going on. Some habitat for salamanders. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7073/13706939444_cfcce273ef_c.jpg Forest strea...
by Saunders
March 25th, 2014, 5:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring is starting in Tennessee and Texas
Replies: 5
Views: 2025

Re: Spring is starting in Tennessee and Texas

The specimen has been sent to be in a museum collection, and I assume the people there will look at it and see if it is something special. We assume that there my be some phenotypic differences in the population because of the uniqueness of the location, maybe resulting in the smaller jaws as well a...
by Saunders
March 24th, 2014, 2:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring is starting in Tennessee and Texas
Replies: 5
Views: 2025

Re: Spring is starting in Tennessee and Texas

Update: I talked to my professor ad we got a positive ID on the salamander and it is indeed a Tiger.
by Saunders
March 24th, 2014, 12:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NM, AZ, FL, NC, CA, & TX - Shuffled
Replies: 58
Views: 24939

Re: NM, AZ, FL, NC, CA, & TX - Shuffled

Amazing photos and great set! I'm loving those klaubs, especially the Franklins, definitely the best locality in my opinion.
by Saunders
March 24th, 2014, 9:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring is starting in Tennessee and Texas
Replies: 5
Views: 2025

Spring is starting in Tennessee and Texas

Hey guys, well it's the time of year when the herps start moving. Up here in Tennessee I've found a few things, and then I went down back home to Texas and got some more good stuff. So without andy further ado, here are some herps. First off, a led phase Zig Zag Salamander ( Plethodon dorsalis ) htt...
by Saunders
March 10th, 2014, 7:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spotted Salamanders and all the stuff from this year so far.
Replies: 5
Views: 2600

Re: Spotted Salamanders and all the stuff from this year so

Thanks! The rat snake isn't in-situ, we found it under some sheet metal.

And yes, I used a go pro for the video.
Thanks for the replies.
by Saunders
February 19th, 2014, 9:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spotted Salamanders and all the stuff from this year so far.
Replies: 5
Views: 2600

Spotted Salamanders and all the stuff from this year so far.

Hey guys, I haven't posted on here since December, and I've done some herping since then, so without further adieu I'll show off what I've found. Early January I was in Texas for winter break, and a friend and I decided to go down to South Texas to look for some herps. First snake of the year was th...
by Saunders
November 13th, 2013, 10:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 EOY Report - Texas/Mississippi (Huge DUW, 80+ photos)
Replies: 10
Views: 2519

Re: 2013 EOY Report - Texas/Mississippi (Huge DUW, 80+ photo

Great shots man, some of them bring back memories.
Can't wait to do it all again next year.
by Saunders
November 12th, 2013, 7:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Ambystoma Appreciation Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 10581

Re: The Ambystoma Appreciation Thread

Ambystoma talpoideum http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7363/10821190813_86bfb08367_c.jpg Mole Salamander by Saundersdrukk , on Flickr Ambystoma maculatum http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5529/10821034474_998bac87e4_c.jpg Spotted Salamander by Saundersdrukk , on Flickr Here is a maculatum I found sitting ri...
by Saunders
November 3rd, 2013, 5:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some more from Sewanee
Replies: 0
Views: 1108

Some more from Sewanee

Well, herping has slowed down a little here, and I'm just waiting for salamander migration, but in the mean time I've found some stuff. Eastern Gartesnake: http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2842/10593019546_17a41613fa_c.jpg _DSC0004 by Saundersdrukk , on Flickr Zig Zag Salamander http://farm6.staticflic...
by Saunders
October 11th, 2013, 2:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Saunders went down to Georgia.
Replies: 5
Views: 1507

Re: Saunders went down to Georgia.

Axe: I love the south east so far, there is so much cool stuff.
I'm in central TN so I'm kinda far from there, but not extremely far.

Robb: It was an AWESOME weekend.
by Saunders
October 11th, 2013, 8:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Saunders went down to Georgia.
Replies: 5
Views: 1507

Saunders went down to Georgia.

Well, since I'm now a southeast herper I decided to take advantage of my position. One of my professors here at Sewanee told me about how some of the people she worked with when she was at UGA were going to do a bioblitz last weekend in southern GA, I jumped on this opportunity and decided to go dow...
by Saunders
October 3rd, 2013, 9:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Purple and black Harlequin toad, is it real?
Replies: 12
Views: 4411

Re: Purple and black Harlequin toad, is it real?

There are quite a few badly photoshopped dart frogs around it, but as for the Harlequin I'd still say it is shopped, a darn good one, but shopped nonetheless.
by Saunders
October 3rd, 2013, 7:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sewanee Herp Survey
Replies: 4
Views: 1267

Sewanee Herp Survey

Well this past weekend my Herpetology professor and I set up a herp bioblitz, here are some of the cool things we found that I got pics of. We found more than just this, but I didn't get photos of everything. Northern Slimy Salamanders (Plethodon glutinosis) http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7308/100560...
by Saunders
September 26th, 2013, 3:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Georgia
Replies: 2
Views: 935

Re: South Georgia

Sweetness
by Saunders
September 26th, 2013, 6:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Georgia
Replies: 2
Views: 935

South Georgia

Hey I was wondering if anyone who is more familiar with the area if it is worth taking a trip to south GA around mid October? Obviously I won't go if the weather is bad, but with good conditions would there still be much herp activity near Okefenokee or Folkston?
Thanks.
by Saunders
September 25th, 2013, 4:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Getting settled in Tennessee
Replies: 7
Views: 2151

Re: Getting settled in Tennessee

I'm actually very close to Chatanooga, only about an hour north.
by Saunders
September 24th, 2013, 8:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Getting settled in Tennessee
Replies: 7
Views: 2151

Re: Getting settled in Tennessee

I'm at Sewanee: The University of the South, about an hour and a half south of Nashville.
by Saunders
September 24th, 2013, 6:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Getting settled in Tennessee
Replies: 7
Views: 2151

Getting settled in Tennessee

Well, Ive been in Tennessee at college for about a month now and I've had some nice success. I guess I'll go in chronological order. First off, I've been finding quite a few of these salamanders recently, they're pretty cool I guess... Aneides aeneus (Green Salamander) http://farm8.staticflickr.com/...
by Saunders
September 9th, 2013, 5:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Few Weeks at Sewanee
Replies: 2
Views: 619

First Few Weeks at Sewanee

Well as some of you may know, I'm now at college at Sewanee: The University of the South. First off, you may wonder why I picked Sewanee? Well, it is a good school and as a bonus it has 13000 acres of wilderness for me to hero, cave, mountain bike and rock climb on. Anyway, I've done some herping si...
by Saunders
June 30th, 2013, 6:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: West Texas Trip 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 6922

Re: West Texas Trip 2013

Thanks for all the comments guys, also, the reticulated gecko is just a banded gecko, Chris showed me the error of my ways.
by Saunders
June 30th, 2013, 6:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: West Texas Trip 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 6922

Re: West Texas Trip 2013

Thanks for all the comments guys, also, the reticulated gecko is just a banded gecko, Chris showed me the error of my ways.
by Saunders
June 28th, 2013, 9:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: West Texas Trip 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 6922

Re: West Texas Trip 2013

Thats my only pic of one that I got ( they are so annoying to photograph so I don't bother usually).
Im pretty sure about it, I had a few people verify it.
by Saunders
June 28th, 2013, 10:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: West Texas Trip 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 6922

West Texas Trip 2013

Well, this summer I met up with my good friend Ben, and did a little herping. Yes, it's true I was out in West Texas, and this post is about that trip. My herp trip started a few hours before Ben's did, you see we met up in McCamey, but I got there a few hours before him, so I decided to do some fli...
by Saunders
May 22nd, 2013, 7:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Guadalupe Herping
Replies: 8
Views: 1998

Re: Guadalupe Herping

How do I keep misspelling this? :o
by Saunders
May 22nd, 2013, 12:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Guadalupe Herping
Replies: 8
Views: 1998

Re: Guadelupe Herping

Yea sorry, my computer auto corrected it to the wrong form of Guadelupe, I fixed it though.
by Saunders
May 21st, 2013, 11:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Guadalupe Herping
Replies: 8
Views: 1998

Guadalupe Herping

Well, since I finished school last week after doing my senior thesis I have been binge herping in order to occupy myself. On Sunday I decided to go herp along the Guadeloupe river, and I ended up being pleasantly surprised. First off, I found this massive Western Coachwhip Coluber (Masticophis) flag...
by Saunders
May 21st, 2013, 11:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coachwhip thread
Replies: 28
Views: 4327

Re: Coachwhip thread

Here's a big guy I found this weekend. He measured out to be 6 foot 3 inches. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8416/8773575910_3da9fc1497_c.jpg _DSC0038 by Saundersdrukk , on Flickr Sadly, his head was out of the picture. http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2832/8773628202_bf2b615b66_c.jpg _DSC0010 by Saunde...
by Saunders
May 18th, 2013, 7:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coachwhip thread
Replies: 28
Views: 4327

Re: Coachwhip thread

Image
_DSC0044 by Saundersdrukk, on Flickr

Image
_DSC0141 by Saundersdrukk, on Flickr
by Saunders
May 17th, 2013, 11:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frogs and Birds and more.
Replies: 4
Views: 1086

Re: Frogs and Birds and more.

Thanks for the replies.
Thanks for the duck ID's, I'm sub-par with my bird skills.
JAMAUGHN wrote:Great post. For what it's worth, I think your Cricket Frog with a fly on its nose might just be my current favorite herp photo.

JimM
Thank you very much.
by Saunders
May 17th, 2013, 1:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frogs and Birds and more.
Replies: 4
Views: 1086

Frogs and Birds and more.

Well, here are some photos from the past few weeks. First off, these are some cool Birds that Ive seen recently (you'll have to wait just a little for the herps) Escaped Peacock http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8411/8748918532_9580dbd19b_c.jpg _DSC0004 by Saundersdrukk , on Flickr Some Ducks that I hav...
by Saunders
May 9th, 2013, 10:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring in South Texas.
Replies: 4
Views: 1540

Re: Spring in South Texas.

Thanks!
I loved finding that Red Spotted toad, I didn't even know they could be found around here, but as the post shows, they can be.
by Saunders
May 8th, 2013, 3:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring in South Texas.
Replies: 4
Views: 1540

Re: Spring in South Texas.

Thanks, that coachwhip was one of my favorite finds of the spring, it's the first banded phase I've found in the hill country. Oh also, some two non herp things that I thought were pretty cool. Orange Throated Darter http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8261/8711675716_ed9904eeba_c.jpg _DSC0118 by Saunders...