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by Mike Pingleton
January 20th, 2016, 7:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!
Replies: 61
Views: 24945

Re: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!

I liked how this one turned out. Isla Santa Catalina in the Gulf of California, Baja Sur, Mexico. This Crotalus catalinensis was several feet off the ground and slowly making its way through a bush. We spent the night on the island and had the chance to observe a number of these snakes foraging in t...
by Mike Pingleton
January 10th, 2016, 2:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thailand, december 2015. Khao Yai National Park and Jomtien
Replies: 11
Views: 6494

Re: Thailand, december 2015. Khao Yai National Park and Jomt

Wonderful shots of the vipers and the monitor!

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
January 10th, 2016, 2:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 8, Southern Eyre Peninsula
Replies: 21
Views: 10601

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

That was a field-herping juggernaut, John :)
by Mike Pingleton
January 8th, 2016, 7:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 7, Northern Eyre Peninsula
Replies: 13
Views: 7424

Re: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 7, Northern Eyre Peninsula

Male Peninsula Dragons are just so cool - really different and striking patterns and colors.

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
January 8th, 2016, 6:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 3, West MacDonnell Ranges
Replies: 6
Views: 5766

Re: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 3, West MacDonnell Ranges

The Finke River looks like a great place to spend some time.

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
January 8th, 2016, 6:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 2, Alice Springs to Yulara
Replies: 25
Views: 13024

Re: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 2, Alice Springs to Yulara

What can I say but congratulations?

Moloch, Strophurus, Nephrurus.... so cool.
-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
January 8th, 2016, 5:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Prelude and Part 1, Sydney area
Replies: 21
Views: 13295

Re: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Prelude and Part 1, Sydney area

awesome - and this is just the hors d'oeuvres :)

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
January 8th, 2016, 4:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Happy New Years from the Bay Area
Replies: 1
Views: 2979

Re: Happy New Years from the Bay Area

Some pics didn't load, but those Santa Cruz sallies are awesome!
-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
January 8th, 2016, 4:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Andrea and Mike's 2015 Species Seen (xposted from NE Chapter
Replies: 15
Views: 6171

Re: Andrea and Mike's 2015 Species Seen (xposted from NE Cha

Most excellent. I love-love-love the spotted salamander poking through the leaves :)

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
January 8th, 2016, 3:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: We're Not Out of The Woods Yet (TX,LA,MS,AL,FL): 2015 EOY
Replies: 34
Views: 15778

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

Holy crap, Kyle. I needed a cup of coffee and a pee-break to finish this epicness.

Dang.
by Mike Pingleton
January 8th, 2016, 2:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Flipping over 2015 (La, Tex, Miss, Ala, Fla. Co.) EOY
Replies: 5
Views: 4760

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

awesome! Great pics - herp overload :)

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
January 8th, 2016, 2:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sea Turtle Stranding Beach Patrol (Cape Cod, MA) - Xpost NE
Replies: 11
Views: 5898

Re: Sea Turtle Stranding Beach Patrol (Cape Cod, MA) - Xpost

This makes me wanna drive to the Atlantic and walk the beach.

If there's an Epic Post forum, this needs to end up there.

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
January 8th, 2016, 2:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: COMING SOON! - Field Herp Forum Radio
Replies: 5
Views: 4492

Re: COMING SOON! - Field Herp Forum Radio

Hey, cool! Can't wait to see how this goes.

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
January 12th, 2015, 8:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Exploring Texas 2014: An East Texan forges new Trails (EOY)
Replies: 27
Views: 8320

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

Thunderation! What else can I say? I miss that S. TX thornscrub. Is there anything better than a Texas Speckled King? Son of a gun. I challenge anyone to show me a prior picture of three coachwhips sitting pretty in a row like that. Holy cow. thanks for taking an entire week to put this thing togeth...
by Mike Pingleton
January 10th, 2015, 11:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 and 2014 review. Slow years. CA, AZ, and a little St. L
Replies: 10
Views: 3952

Re: 2013 and 2014 review. Slow years. CA, AZ, and a little S

Awesome photos - the coral shots especially.

I liked the Cal King supper sequence! The one time I've seen that it was interrupted by a hominid :(

Good to meet you and your pup!

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
January 10th, 2015, 11:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014: Illinois, Missouri, and the Smokies
Replies: 12
Views: 6052

Re: 2014: Illinois, Missouri, and the Smokies

Great post, Edward! Excellent photos.

I also have to go with the PKs as my favorites.

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
January 6th, 2015, 1:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping, 2014
Replies: 28
Views: 11735

Re: Hot Stove Herping, 2014

thank you John! We're not terribly far apart - I'm sure we'll meet in the field someday. With a current temperature of 19 degrees and windchill at 4, I needed the hot stove. Thank you! Most of us have life lists of creatures we would like to find, but one of my life lists is the people that I would ...
by Mike Pingleton
January 2nd, 2015, 8:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping, 2014
Replies: 28
Views: 11735

Re: Hot Stove Herping, 2014

Thank you Lawrence - it was a pleasure meeting up with you and Luke and the rest of your local crew. Thanks so much for your hospitality and for letting us tag along on the survey. I won't soon forget those pools of newts in that small stream. -Mike Mike, you are an extraordinary herp magnet and pho...
by Mike Pingleton
January 2nd, 2015, 8:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Andrea & Mike's 2014 Wrap-up - The Snakes
Replies: 6
Views: 2434

Re: Andrea & Mike's 2014 Wrap-up - The Snakes

I love that shot of the yeller rat poking its head around the tree.

Heckuva snake year!
-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
January 1st, 2015, 2:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping, 2014
Replies: 28
Views: 11735

Re: Hot Stove Herping, 2014

thanks for all the comments folks - much appreciated!

2014 was pretty pretty good - I'm hoping to at least match my efforts in 2015.

cheers, Mike
by Mike Pingleton
January 1st, 2015, 2:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 Year in Review: IL, KS, MO, OK, TX
Replies: 12
Views: 5083

Re: 2014 Year in Review: IL, KS, MO, OK, TX

I dig the en flagrante snappers!

You got your Crotalus ornatus the same way I got mine, way back in the last century.

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
December 28th, 2014, 9:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping, 2014
Replies: 28
Views: 11735

Re: Hot Stove Herping, 2014

JAMAUGHN wrote:Another year, another post-to-end-all-posts. That was spectacular. It was great to run into you in San Mateo Co., if only for a few minutes!

JimM
thanks, Jim - that meeting was all too brief!
-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
December 28th, 2014, 8:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping, 2014
Replies: 28
Views: 11735

Re: Hot Stove Herping, 2014

doh! thanks for catching that!
-Mike
Chad M. Lane wrote:Wow! Fantastic post! So many species! Thank you for taking the time to post this!

By the way you've got a Coast Gartersnake listed as a Mountain Gartersnake.


Cheers,
Chad
by Mike Pingleton
December 27th, 2014, 2:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wet and wonderful Arizona 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 3621

Re: Wet and wonderful Arizona 2014

Dang it, AZ is so far away....

Nice to see one of my favorite beetles in there with the other cool stuff.

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
December 26th, 2014, 10:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping, 2014
Replies: 28
Views: 11735

Hot Stove Herping, 2014

Time to drop a little stovage down the chimney. Herp love, with a ribbon and a bow. Where better to start than at the beginning (for those of you not familiar with hot stove herping, search this site for those three words). Winter would not let go of central Illinois this year. I kept an eye out fo...
by Mike Pingleton
December 26th, 2014, 5:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 rocked! Florida, Illinois, Virginia, and good ol' Texas
Replies: 20
Views: 6569

Re: 2014 rocked! Florida, Illinois, Virginia, and good ol' T

Awesome! Nice year.

I don't think I've seen an aquatic hognose posted, ever.

That red-striped ribbon is a top-tier serpent!

thanks!
-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
December 26th, 2014, 5:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Can't Get Tired Yet" 2014 (EOY) Post
Replies: 9
Views: 3948

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

Excellent post! Some great photos in there. Hard to pick a favorite!
-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
December 26th, 2014, 3:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Year in Review PLUS
Replies: 18
Views: 4499

Re: Year in Review PLUS

Pretty good year for 'incidental" herping!

Great natural history post, Mister B. You've got your eyes open.

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
December 26th, 2014, 3:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Guyana-End of the Year wrap up (Warning LOTS OF IMAGES)
Replies: 19
Views: 7262

Re: Guyana-End of the Year wrap up (Warning LOTS OF IMAGES)

Just wonderful! It's hard to top a Lachesis, but that Hypsiboas boans "nest" is an awesome thing to see.

Great photos - those little blackwater creeks really call to me :)

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
December 26th, 2014, 3:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 'Twas the night before herping
Replies: 22
Views: 13146

Re: 'Twas the night before herping

:D A classic!

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
December 12th, 2014, 10:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My real 2014 year in review...
Replies: 16
Views: 4077

Re: My real 2014 year in review...

chad ks wrote:If there was still a picture of the week...I would nominate your eastern coachwhip periscope shot in a heart beat. Great series, outstanding photography.
I am right there with you. That shot is sick.

Great work, Santosh.

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
December 10th, 2014, 12:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Dream Come True in Borneo!
Replies: 33
Views: 14525

Re: A Dream Come True in Borneo!

Totally awesome! Wow!

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
December 10th, 2014, 11:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Jumping on the year review bandwagon
Replies: 10
Views: 3121

Re: Jumping on the year review bandwagon

Cool stuff, but the IL emoryi wins the trophy for me!

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
December 10th, 2014, 11:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 in Photography (mainly Northern California)
Replies: 30
Views: 10859

Re: 2014 in Photography (mainly Northern California)

Wonderful. You've come such a long way in a short time. (No way I can pick a favorite!)

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
October 27th, 2014, 7:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Morocco Herptrip 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 7226

Re: Morocco Herptrip 2014

Awesome trip report!

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
October 27th, 2014, 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Herp Nation and HerpMapper = Blogs!
Replies: 3
Views: 5408

Re: Herp Nation and HerpMapper = Blogs!

awesome!
-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
March 11th, 2014, 11:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpmapper is operating
Replies: 58
Views: 16822

Re: Herpmapper is operating

So anyways yes, I hope to have herpers constantly scrutinizing the species list :)
So, you want me to find MORE work for you? :D

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
February 26th, 2014, 1:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpmapper is operating
Replies: 58
Views: 16822

Re: Herpmapper is operating

HerpMapper hit the 25,000 record mark this week.

HerpMapper

PDF Flier With HerpMapper Info

HerpMapper FaceBook Group

@HerpMapper on Twitter

- Mike
by Mike Pingleton
February 26th, 2014, 11:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Part Three of my year (2013) Fall finds!!
Replies: 19
Views: 5949

Re: Part Three of my year (2013) Fall finds!!

Nice pics, Jeremy! Love the Redbelly shot mostest.

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
February 26th, 2014, 11:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The worst thing thats happend to you while herping
Replies: 215
Views: 22038

Re: The worst thing thats happend to you while herping

¡Era la mayonesa del diablo!
azatrox wrote:
Since I last posted, I'll add roadside hotdogs in Mexico to the list of horrible herping experiences....

Montezuma's revenge is a real beotch and most unpleasant.

- Kris
by Mike Pingleton
February 26th, 2014, 6:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Two days in Panama, pre-Peru
Replies: 12
Views: 5182

Re: Two days in Panama, pre-Peru

Swank hotels right next to the jungle - that ain't right! :)

Not bad for just a couple days, John! What a nice selection of critters.

The flashy flutterby - a Satyrid, Pierella sp. maybe P. helvetia.

cheers, Mike
by Mike Pingleton
February 24th, 2014, 10:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Back to Peru (with lots and lots o' photos)
Replies: 26
Views: 17002

Re: Back to Peru (with lots and lots o' photos)

Jeroen Speybroeck wrote:
Mike Pingleton wrote:Any chance you can post the reference for the Oxyrhopus vanidicus /Oxyrhopus melanogenys split
http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S00 ... ci_arttext
thanks!
-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
February 23rd, 2014, 8:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Back to Peru (with lots and lots o' photos)
Replies: 26
Views: 17002

Re: Back to Peru (with lots and lots o' photos)

Sweet! THAT took a while to get through! :) Great shots, John. You guys saw a lot of great herps. Love those planiceps - spectacular specimens! One trip is far from enough. Two trips does not cover it all. Three trips... :) Any chance you can post the reference for the Oxyrhopus vanidicus /Oxyrhopus...
by Mike Pingleton
February 17th, 2014, 1:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cat Gecko
Replies: 10
Views: 2449

Re: Cat Gecko

awesome!

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
February 17th, 2014, 1:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Best of the Midwest: My 2013 Year in Review
Replies: 31
Views: 8469

Re: The Best of the Midwest: My 2013 Year in Review

Most excellent. TWO timbers on a random SR visit? Dang dude.

-Mike