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by Matt Cage
March 7th, 2013, 2:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few from 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3971

Re: A few from 2012

Thanks everybody! It was a great year. I'm hoping to get some Peru posts up soon. Dave, I love those too, they are always a treat to find. Some have that blue hue on them. We usually find 2 or 3 per trip. Dell, Thanks! We actually found about a dozen horridum last year. We ended with 2 Senticolis. I...
by Matt Cage
March 4th, 2013, 2:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few from 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3971

A few from 2012

I have not posted a whole lot recently, so here is some of my favorites from 2012: Here is a couple from the Peruvain Amazon in January 2012: http://cages.smugmug.com/Other/Peru-Amazon-2012/i-2DHbZ78/0/L/Scinax%20garbei%20%20Santa%20Cruz-L.jpg Scinax garbei Fringe Lipped Treefrog http://cages.smugmu...
by Matt Cage
January 8th, 2013, 3:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Caulker Caye Lizard i.d.?
Replies: 10
Views: 1719

Re: Caulker Caye Lizard i.d.?

Yeah, it's C. similis, I have found a lot of them on Caye Caulker. I did not have any luck finding boas there. I enjoyed the photos!
by Matt Cage
September 18th, 2012, 5:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazon - May 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 4939

Re: Peruvian Amazon - May 2012

Alex

Wow, very nice shots of a very familiar place! You found some great stuff. I'm jealous of the Leptomicrurus, I have not seen one down there. Great photos!

Matt
by Matt Cage
September 11th, 2012, 1:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Around the world in 120 Days Part 8: Central America lizards
Replies: 2
Views: 2154

Re: Around the world in 120 Days Part 8: Central America liz

Eli

Great stuff!! Looks like you had a GREAT time.
by Matt Cage
September 11th, 2012, 1:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip to Costa Rica, August 2012
Replies: 25
Views: 8351

Re: Trip to Costa Rica, August 2012

David

I don't even know where to begin. Your photography, stories, and subjects are simply incredible. I have not been to CR for a few years now and I NEED to go back. You found some stuff that I wanted to see. Thanks for posting this!!!!!

Hope all is well.

Matt
by Matt Cage
September 7th, 2012, 1:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping in Taiwan - The Book - DONE!
Replies: 52
Views: 46482

Re: Herping in Taiwan - The Book - DONE!

Hans

I can't wait to read it! Congrats!
by Matt Cage
August 9th, 2012, 1:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: China 2012 photo teaser
Replies: 34
Views: 7582

Re: China 2012 photo teaser

Wow.....................incredible! That Sinomicrurus macclellandi really cool and the Azemiops feae is absolutely insane. and the cobra? I'm in a bit of overload! I think Hong Kong just moved up on my "need to visit" list. Great shots, can't wait to hear the rest of the stories!
by Matt Cage
August 9th, 2012, 3:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazon Part 3, Amphibians
Replies: 18
Views: 14891

Re: Peruvian Amazon Part 3, Amphibians

Thanks to everybody for the replies! As you can all see, I'm pretty slow to change the taxonomy. I am especially slow with some of the genus changes that I have been confortable with for my whole life. CC, Martti, Jordo, Jeroen, Rags,Justin, thanks for the comments!! Kurakura, going to have to wait ...
by Matt Cage
August 1st, 2012, 8:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Toad invasion! need ID's
Replies: 9
Views: 1505

Re: Toad invasion! need ID's

Not even a question. Woodhouse.
by Matt Cage
July 31st, 2012, 3:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazon Part 3, Amphibians
Replies: 18
Views: 14891

Peruvian Amazon Part 3, Amphibians

Thanks to everybody for the comments on the first couple of posts, which are here: Part 1: http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12448 Part 2: http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12773 Everytime I go to the Amazon, I am absolutely amazed by the diversity of the ...
by Matt Cage
July 28th, 2012, 4:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Massive African rock python caught!
Replies: 26
Views: 5361

Re: Massive African rock python caught!

Very nice! I found a large one in Botswana in a tree in a similar situation but wrapped in a nest. It had a tactical advantage and I only got a couple of crappy shots. I really enjoyed the photos and narrative!
by Matt Cage
July 25th, 2012, 4:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Florida 2011 highlights part 1
Replies: 18
Views: 3809

Re: Florida 2011 highlights part 1

Chris

Wow, great array of photos. Your photography is incredible! Never get tired of seeing S. FL stuff! Hope you are doing well.

Matt
by Matt Cage
July 24th, 2012, 3:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So far in SoCal - 2012
Replies: 34
Views: 6849

Re: So far in SoCal - 2012

Kent,

Wow, an incredible post. I especially liked the Arizona feeding sequence. Incredible stuff! Thanks for posting!

Matt
by Matt Cage
July 23rd, 2012, 1:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazon Part II, January 2012 Reptiles (no snakes)
Replies: 6
Views: 12322

Peruvian Amazon Part II, January 2012 Reptiles (no snakes)

Part 1, introduction and snakes is here: http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12448 I will focus on the lizards, crocs, and turtles in this post. I'll start with the turtles. Overall, you just don't see too many in the Amazon. I always search the shore as we boat down and I'm amaz...
by Matt Cage
July 14th, 2012, 4:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coming to Colorado.
Replies: 2
Views: 701

Re: Coming to Colorado.

Ahhh...Longmont. A town I know way too well. Feel free to PM me and we shall talk.
by Matt Cage
July 7th, 2012, 3:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica/Nicaragua June 2012.
Replies: 19
Views: 3749

Re: Costa Rica/Nicaragua June 2012.

I agree with the Senticolis ID. And, I found one in Costa Rica on the Caribbean side perched 25 feet up a tree at night, so they are at least semi-arboreal. That Ungaliophis is incredible!
by Matt Cage
June 30th, 2012, 4:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazon Part 1, The Snakes
Replies: 17
Views: 14521

Re: Peruvian Amazon Part 1, The Snakes

Thanks to all who viewed and replied! Mike V, I was disappointed that we did not find the Anaconda on this trip. I did enjoy seeing the one that was brought in. They are always fun. Helicops does act very similar to Nerodia. They are active day and night and have attitude. Some are quite pretty with...
by Matt Cage
June 25th, 2012, 2:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photoguide to Australian Geckos -- Part 3
Replies: 10
Views: 5509

Re: Photoguide to Australian Geckos -- Part 3

David

All I can say is WOW. I know there are lots of Aussie herp books, but I hope you put these together sometime somehow. I want an autographed copy. I'm hoping to sometime get back out there.

Am I going to see you in January?

All the best,

Matt
by Matt Cage
June 25th, 2012, 2:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazon Part 1, The Snakes
Replies: 17
Views: 14521

Peruvian Amazon Part 1, The Snakes

I led a small group of herpers on this trip back in January. The trip started off tough. My Dad (Young Cage) was ticketed and planning on going on the trip. He got sick just a week prior to the departure date and had to cancel. The rest of the story with with him is well documented in other posts. I...
by Matt Cage
June 20th, 2012, 10:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012 Smorgasbord: Herps and wildlife- Ontario, Mich, WV, MD
Replies: 16
Views: 5193

Re: 2012 Smorgasbord: Herps and wildlife- Ontario, Mich, WV,

Wow, great shots!! I really enjoyed them. The fox shots are incredible!
by Matt Cage
June 20th, 2012, 10:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Extreme Southern Arizona Coleonyx... has anyone found one?
Replies: 1
Views: 752

Re: Extreme Southern Arizona Coleonyx... has anyone found on

I have found quite a few in Arivaca and a few near Sasabe. They don't look any different then Tucson geckos.
by Matt Cage
June 7th, 2012, 3:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: R.I.P. Young Cage
Replies: 41
Views: 6510

Re: R.I.P. Young Cage

Wow, what a tribute. Many of you know that I have been dealing with issues related to my Dad since January. He was originally going to Peru with me in January, but he got sick on New Years Eve. I was under obligation to go on the trip, but he had to cancel. I missed him on the trip and worried about...
by Matt Cage
May 11th, 2012, 2:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping the Sunflower state with a herp legend.
Replies: 41
Views: 6158

Re: Herping the Sunflower state with a herp legend.

Dell

Wow, quite a trip and a very enjoyable post! Looks like everybody have a great time. Looks like you did great on calligaster. Very nice finds! Wish I could have made it, but thanks again for the hospitality and for understanding!

Matt
by Matt Cage
April 19th, 2012, 9:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Trip to Southeastern Herp Mecca, March 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 4071

Re: A Trip to Southeastern Herp Mecca, March 2011

Berkeley,

Lack of herps or not, we had a GREAT time. Thanks for setting this up and for bringing back the memories of the trip with the post!

I'll see you again someday, somewhere.

Matt
by Matt Cage
March 25th, 2012, 3:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazon = amazing
Replies: 33
Views: 26502

Re: Peruvian Amazon = amazing

Kevin Wow, great post!!!! I really enjoyed going through and as you say "reliving it". You got some great shots. It was great getting to know you guys. We laughed, we cried, we got wet, and we saw some really cool stuff. Hope to see you again somewhere. I will put a post up sometime, I have been too...
by Matt Cage
March 3rd, 2012, 10:10 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Oh Goody...A New Book...
Replies: 54
Views: 25113

Re: Oh Goody...A New Book...

Got my copy a couple of days ago. Great job to you and Brendan, quite a nice book with lots of upgrades from the original.
by Matt Cage
December 26th, 2011, 6:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gear
Replies: 13
Views: 6934

Re: Gear

It's tough to rip the front and rear bumper off a rental car at once, but I did that! Some here were witnesses.
by Matt Cage
December 11th, 2011, 7:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Field Guides
Replies: 6
Views: 1328

Re: Costa Rica Field Guides

Don't forget this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Serpientes-Costa- ... 855&sr=8-1

Alejandro does a GREAT job.
by Matt Cage
December 10th, 2011, 6:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Italy: Amalfi Coast
Replies: 16
Views: 3883

Re: Italy: Amalfi Coast

David All I can say is WOW. Your scenery shots are simply stunning. Italy has always been on the list of places to go, but it may have just gotten bumped up a bit! Also, those Hierophis are very nice! The diversity of the butterflies is incredible. I'd say you had a good year! Hope to see you in 201...
by Matt Cage
December 4th, 2011, 3:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2 AMAZING weeks in South Africa, lots of pics
Replies: 32
Views: 8697

Re: 2 AMAZING weeks in South Africa, lots of pics

Incredible post! I've got to get back there! Great pictures and narrative.
by Matt Cage
December 4th, 2011, 3:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping: Part One
Replies: 49
Views: 20244

Re: Hot Stove Herping: Part One

Mike

GREAT post!!!

I love the Bothriopsis bilineatus smaragdina! Those are tough to find and that green seems to be a tough color to get to come through in photos for some reason. Hope to go down there with you sometime!

Matt
by Matt Cage
November 22nd, 2011, 2:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wild Queensland -- Nov 2011
Replies: 63
Views: 14967

Re: Wild Queensland -- Nov 2011

Holy crap David, that was AWESOME!!!

I guess I need to get back down there and see some of those places! I LOVED the post!

Matt
by Matt Cage
November 18th, 2011, 12:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Old herpers never die…..New Photos Added
Replies: 23
Views: 3648

Re: Old herpers never die…..New Photos Added

Gerold Wow, quite a year, again! Personally, I enjoyed the mcallii and the Anniella . I have not found either of those and they are fairly high on the "to find" list. Also, that rubber boa is very nice! Guess I need to spend some more time in California. Great year! BTW, I got the Rosy book, and GRE...
by Matt Cage
November 17th, 2011, 4:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Year end 2011 and some 2010 from Utah.
Replies: 28
Views: 4414

Re: Year end 2011 and some 2010 from Utah.

Brian

Awesome post, the variety of those taylori is incredible! Glad it worked out crossing paths with you this year!

Matt
by Matt Cage
November 10th, 2011, 4:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Season end report.
Replies: 30
Views: 4943

Re: Season end report.

Dell

Very nice post, looks like a very productive year! Maybe next year....

Matt
by Matt Cage
November 8th, 2011, 9:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona/Mexico 2011
Replies: 54
Views: 6328

Re: Arizona/Mexico 2011

Mike

Wow, some great photos of some awesome specimans! I especially liked the Mexican stuff, again, WOW! Thaks for taking us along.

Matt
by Matt Cage
November 8th, 2011, 9:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wow, What a Year!!! It doesn't Get Any Better Than This!!!
Replies: 49
Views: 8950

Re: Wow, What a Year!!! It doesn't Get Any Better Than This

Daniel

Wow, quite a year. You got some skills! Enjoyed the post!

Matt
by Matt Cage
November 3rd, 2011, 4:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milksnake Hibernaculum
Replies: 62
Views: 4634

Re: Milksnake Hibernaculum

William

Just saw this, GREAT stuff!! Congrats! Thanks for posting and it's a shame that some have ruined this forum with negativity. That is one of the reasons I don't mingle here much.

Matt
by Matt Cage
June 20th, 2011, 11:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Montana dries out. And I've got Poison Ivy on me.
Replies: 18
Views: 4713

Re: Montana dries out. And I've got Poison Ivy on me.

Dell

Looks like a LOT of fun. The Poison Ivy showed up in force at a few spots that I went to in the past week. I'm glad that it does not bother me. I wore shorts!

Nice shots of some amazing critters and scenery!

Matt
by Matt Cage
February 13th, 2011, 4:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kakadu in the wet
Replies: 17
Views: 2840

Re: Kakadu in the wet

David

As usual, great post!!! It really brought me back to my trip there. No carpets or black headed? Someday, I'll go back!

Matt
by Matt Cage
February 13th, 2011, 4:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I need a second opinion.
Replies: 20
Views: 2142

Re: I need a second opinion.

Regarding the intergrade zone, there is no exact point or line where it changes, it is a gradual thing as the habitat transitions from the prairies to the east to the desert to the west.
by Matt Cage
February 13th, 2011, 1:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping: Peruvian Interlude Part 1
Replies: 57
Views: 9820

Re: Hot Stove Herping: Peruvian Interlude Part 1

Mike Wow, that is some AWESOME stuff! Obviously the critters are spectacular, but the narrative and the quality of the shots was outstanding. It took me a few times to get it all in, and I had already seen some of the photos! I can't wait for the rest of the series. Isn't it funny how much you find ...
by Matt Cage
February 12th, 2011, 4:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I need a second opinion.
Replies: 20
Views: 2142

Re: I need a second opinion.

Call it what you want, either way it is Pituophis catenifer. You could find one that looks like that anywhere in Colorado under 10,000 feet. It is a nice looking one!
by Matt Cage
January 19th, 2011, 1:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2011 Target Species
Replies: 25
Views: 2651

Re: 2011 Target Species

Dell/Cole

Thanks to both of you for the hospitality. It really is a goal this year to find some nice Pales. I have found many from northern CO which have a Pale look but its just not the same. I will be in touch!

Matt
by Matt Cage
January 17th, 2011, 3:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Highlights from my time in West Texas, 2010:
Replies: 31
Views: 4889

Re: Highlights from my time in West Texas, 2010:

Chad

Great post, loved the second alterna, they are tough to find there!!! Also, love the Lyre, very nice!

Thanks for sharing!

Matt
by Matt Cage
January 12th, 2011, 2:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of year Part 2, Peruvian Amazon, Amphibians
Replies: 18
Views: 6765

Re: End of year Part 2, Peruvian Amazon, Amphibians

Part 3 is coming at some point soon.....busy Anyway, thanks to everybody for their replies and comments. Bryan, there are no fully comprehensive guides at this point. I get everything I can get my hands on to help in the area. Here is a list of some of the best field guides for the area: Richard and...
by Matt Cage
January 11th, 2011, 12:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gear
Replies: 13
Views: 6934

Re: Gear

I'm qualified!
by Matt Cage
January 11th, 2011, 12:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2011 Target Species
Replies: 25
Views: 2651

Re: 2011 Target Species

Cayrip,

Yes!!! Need to find one or two of Those! Maybe this Spring.

Matt
by Matt Cage
January 11th, 2011, 10:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A day in the Blue Mountains of Oz
Replies: 11
Views: 2039

Re: A day in the Blue Mountains of Oz

David

Awesome stuff!!!! That Blue Tongue is especially cool. Nice to see your posts again. Hope all is well.

Matt