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by Gary2sons
May 28th, 2012, 6:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My boy and backyard herping
Replies: 10
Views: 1293

Re: My boy and backyard herping

Awesome stuff Justin! :thumb:

Nothing better than making memories like that!

I'm going through the grandkids phase now which is also great. Their appreciation and knowledge of nature is amazing. They see so much on the trails that adults seem to miss. Better hearing and eyesight I guess!

Gary
by Gary2sons
May 11th, 2012, 10:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Major personal goal achieved
Replies: 33
Views: 4407

Re: Major personal goal achieved

Awesome looking coachwhip!

I agree, BIG difference finding one inside rather than under!

Gary
by Gary2sons
May 11th, 2012, 10:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping the Sunflower state with a herp legend.
Replies: 41
Views: 6800

Re: Herping the Sunflower state with a herp legend.

Awesome post Dell! :thumb:

You guys had a fantastic trip!

Gary
by Gary2sons
May 11th, 2012, 10:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finally......A Missouri Bullsnake! And a Very Unusual Lizard
Replies: 28
Views: 6503

Re: Finally......A Missouri Bullsnake! And a Very Unusual Li

That Scelop was trying it on for size. Looks like it was going to make Makaki'i with it.[/quote Thanks Owen, but I don't know what that word refers to! :lol: Thanks El Garia! Congrats, Gary. This made me glance at the atlas and I was surprised that there were so many records in Greene, since most o...
by Gary2sons
May 9th, 2012, 8:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finally......A Missouri Bullsnake! And a Very Unusual Lizard
Replies: 28
Views: 6503

Re: Finally......A Missouri Bullsnake! And a Very Unusual Li

Awesome snake. Removing the acorn seems like a small gesture, but can you imagine how much you changed that lizard's life? Imagine being locked in a sensory deprivation helmet for weeks/months? Good job sir. Thanks, removing the acorn was very important after seeing it could not dislodge it! AWESOM...
by Gary2sons
May 7th, 2012, 3:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finally......A Missouri Bullsnake! And a Very Unusual Lizard
Replies: 28
Views: 6503

Finally......A Missouri Bullsnake! And a Very Unusual Lizard

Can't remember the last time a Missouri bullsnake has been posted! Was delivering fish down in Greene county a few days ago when I spotted a snake on a paved road. Had a state employee working with me that day so he understood completely when I slammed on the brakes and ran back about a city block t...
by Gary2sons
May 6th, 2012, 8:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping So. Illinois
Replies: 18
Views: 3203

Re: Herping So. Illinois

Enjoyed the post Justin, good to see you getting out and finding some herps. I know its hard to do with the little ones!

Wow 3 milks at snake road is awesome! They do have a different look there especially the coloration on the head.

Also some really nice color on the box turtles!

Gary
by Gary2sons
May 6th, 2012, 8:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not so typical KS spring...
Replies: 28
Views: 3228

Re: Not so typical KS spring...

Nice post Chad!

Kansas is quite the herp state for sure!

Loved the in situ pic of the basking milk, don't see that very often.

And yes what a strange Spring! After finding a March 15th coachwhip the calendar just didn't seem as important after that.

Gary
by Gary2sons
May 6th, 2012, 7:47 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: A Home-Made Fox Snake Hibernation Den in my basement:
Replies: 11
Views: 5910

Re: A Home-Made Fox Snake Hibernation Den in my basement:

Really like that setup! :thumb:

Looks like a lot of work and detail went into that project! Gave me some ideas.

And if the keeper is happy and satisfied the reptile has to be better off too. Just a believer in natural setups if possible.

Gary
by Gary2sons
April 26th, 2012, 8:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Afternoon Delight on a Northern Arkansas Rocky Glade
Replies: 13
Views: 3511

Re: Afternoon Delight on a Northern Arkansas Rocky Glade

Nice post and congrats on the ground snakes! :thumb: Really like how different they can be and the centipede was awesome! We were herping on the Missouri side last Sunday and also found our first ground snakes and a centipede. They seem to be a little like tantilla, when you find one you usually fin...
by Gary2sons
April 15th, 2012, 8:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: One and Done
Replies: 8
Views: 1387

Re: One and Done

Very nice milks and I always love that deep yellow in the Kansas speckled kings!

Remember talking to you at SR one year. You showed me the little juvenile milk someone had found in the leaves by the campsite.

Best of luck in Oregon! Worked out there many years ago and really liked that place!

Gary
by Gary2sons
March 21st, 2012, 7:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My wife's pregnant
Replies: 19
Views: 2184

Re: My wife's pregnant

Congratulations Paul! :thumb:
by Gary2sons
March 21st, 2012, 7:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great Early Outing With a Very Nice Find
Replies: 8
Views: 1966

Re: Great Early Outing With a Very Nice Find

AndyO'Conner...Thanks for the comments! Andrew G...Thanks, Rockin' start for sure! mikemike...awesome seeing 4 coachwhips March 13th! Liked your post! :thumb: Interesting on the box turtle run....How often do you see that? Looks like it was pushing up the debris with it's plastron ? That is very com...
by Gary2sons
March 21st, 2012, 7:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some of 2012's herps, or "Fruit at Bottom"
Replies: 10
Views: 3653

Re: Some of 2012's herps, or "Fruit at Bottom"

Great start for the year Matt!

You always seem to find the early lampros every year! :thumb:

With all this rain it could be an awesome Spring!

Gary
by Gary2sons
March 19th, 2012, 1:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great Early Outing With a Very Nice Find
Replies: 8
Views: 1966

Great Early Outing With a Very Nice Find

March 18th herpfriend and one of my sons thought we would check out a new glade before the season really got going. My son commented like it would be a pre-season outing before the regular season. We had planned to do a walk through and scout some possible hillsides. Couldn't resist lifting a few ro...
by Gary2sons
March 13th, 2012, 1:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Our first calligaster this year, maculatum eggs and more!
Replies: 6
Views: 1057

Re: Our first calligaster this year, maculatum eggs and more

Forgot to update on the spotted salamanders. After a rain last Sunday we failed to find any more egg masses as of Monday evening. I hope they are not done because in normal years we find upwards of a hundred adults with lots of eggs. It has been somewhat dry this Spring and we have only found about ...
by Gary2sons
March 13th, 2012, 1:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Our first calligaster this year, maculatum eggs and more!
Replies: 6
Views: 1057

Re: Our first calligaster this year, maculatum eggs and more

nice king! we're still waiting on the herps up here, but they should be out in full force by next week. we have a W. terrestrial garter snake "den" around our backyard, so they don't emerge for a while, but when they do, you can't walk through the yard without stepping on one :lol: luv the pics :th...
by Gary2sons
March 13th, 2012, 1:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dumb post, but it is finally spring for this northerner...
Replies: 10
Views: 1207

Re: Dumb post, but it is finally spring for this northerner.

Yes a real bummer on your king. 20 years is a long time!

Nice spotted salamander. They have really been sporadic here in Missouri. Only 3 egg masses in our pond and no more after a decent rain this past weekend.

Gary
by Gary2sons
March 13th, 2012, 1:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Favorite Finds and Shots of '11
Replies: 20
Views: 3202

Re: Some Favorite Finds and Shots of '11

You had an awesome year Matt! Great pics!

Can't wait to see what you have found so far in 2012!

Gary
by Gary2sons
March 11th, 2012, 2:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Our first calligaster this year, maculatum eggs and more!
Replies: 6
Views: 1057

Our first calligaster this year, maculatum eggs and more!

Our best piece of tin produced this prairie king yesterday. Checked our other AC and only found a few skinks. This tin is located in a grassy field and we had just checked a couple days ago Only a quick pic before it tried to go down a hole. http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Gary2sons/IMG_7604....
by Gary2sons
March 4th, 2012, 8:53 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Grammar time
Replies: 130
Views: 41206

Re: Grammar time

I know I have made my share of grammar mistakes! But a great winter post and one that has us all thinking! Couple quick questions for those who may know! Is it pygmy or pigmy as in rattlesnakes? I thought pygmy but I have 3 books that say pigmy! Also is it hog-nose or hognose, ring-necked or ringnec...
by Gary2sons
March 3rd, 2012, 8:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Amphibian movements in S. Indiana
Replies: 7
Views: 1143

Re: Amphibian movements in S. Indiana

Nice find on the 5 spotted salamanders!

I'm guessing they were found very close to water :?:

We found 4 in our fishless pond March 1st here in southern Missouri. Dry conditions now but the next good rain there should be a lot more and laying eggs.

Gary
by Gary2sons
February 29th, 2012, 5:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Osage Copperheads and some thoughts on tin for AC
Replies: 5
Views: 1438

Re: Osage Copperheads and some thoughts on tin for AC

Brendan and Herperchance...thanks for the comments Nice post Gary and beautiful copperheads! I agree, tin stacks seem to be more productive with a bit of woody debris and leaves between the sheets. Phil Thanks Phil...You have checked far more than most yourself over the years! :thumb: stlouisdude......
by Gary2sons
February 26th, 2012, 7:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Osage Copperheads and some thoughts on tin for AC
Replies: 5
Views: 1438

Osage Copperheads and some thoughts on tin for AC

All these were found on the 8 acres we own. Had a good year for copperheads with a few seen many times. Finished with about 6 different ones. This first pair was found early May. http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Gary2sons/IMG_6420.jpg I had just moved the tin over a few inches a few days befor...
by Gary2sons
February 22nd, 2012, 9:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Missouri Trip Report
Replies: 14
Views: 4417

Re: Missouri Trip Report

Nice post Eitan!

Awesome pics as always, June can be tough in Missouri!
Herping with a great group too! :thumb:

Always enjoy your website! You have made many herping trips over the years.

Would recommend your website to anyone who hasn't checked it out!

Gary
by Gary2sons
February 14th, 2012, 10:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some red milks and update on our 8 year red milk
Replies: 27
Views: 2870

Re: Some red milks and update on our 8 year red milk

Thanks DaveR and James K for the comments! Fundad...thanks and glad you liked the post. It NEVER gets old seeing the same snakes over and over again! Enjoyed the milk snakes Gary. Beautiful selection and some great photo's! Phil Thanks Phil, glad you enjoyed the post! You have some lookers down your...
by Gary2sons
February 11th, 2012, 11:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping Part Three
Replies: 43
Views: 4906

Re: Hot Stove Herping Part Three

As always great series!

Big congrats on the moose! So much more impressive before they shed! :lol:

Interesting about the tree frog changing like that. I have seen them in our flowers by the house and several years ago used to think we had many. Finally figured out just a few that change!

Gary
by Gary2sons
February 9th, 2012, 2:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some red milks and update on our 8 year red milk
Replies: 27
Views: 2870

Re: Some red milks and update on our 8 year red milk

Syspila rule! Great post! I totally agree! Thanks for all the great pics... awesome milks! Thanks, great pics I'm not so sure :lol: but will agree great looking milks! Gary - WoW! Eight acres of what looks like primo red milk habitat. Any timbers on that prop??? I have always thought that Missouri ...
by Gary2sons
February 8th, 2012, 9:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some red milks and update on our 8 year red milk
Replies: 27
Views: 2870

Re: Some red milks and update on our 8 year red milk

Ross...thanks and I think there is a good chance this snake will show up again. Twice in the 8 year span he was only found once each year. Tim...thanks and glad you liked the milks. Interesting on you taking head pics of the corns. We also take head pics on some snakes. It works really well on speck...
by Gary2sons
February 7th, 2012, 1:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: God's Country 2011...
Replies: 59
Views: 10503

Re: God's Country 2011...

An awesome post Dave! :thumb:

Mudsnakes, the pine, milks, habitat pics, etc. Fantastic array of herps.

Also intrigued by the color the water snakes have in that part of the country!

Another post that will be worth coming back to again and again!

Gary
by Gary2sons
February 7th, 2012, 1:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Herps of the Year in NE Ohio + One Non-herp Photo
Replies: 7
Views: 1092

Re: First Herps of the Year in NE Ohio + One Non-herp Photo

Nice photo of the mink! :thumb: Except for seeing them cross roads I have only observed them once. It was in some grass at the waters edge. Squatted down just a few yards away to see a mink with two little ones. They were slightly smaller than a chipmunk. The mother mink saw me and took off down a t...
by Gary2sons
February 4th, 2012, 6:21 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: New acquisitions
Replies: 13
Views: 3974

Re: New acquisitions

Very nice looking snakes Carl!

Awesome pics of the rubber boa's, and everything else too!

Gary
by Gary2sons
February 4th, 2012, 6:12 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Red Milk, California King, plastic container
Replies: 7
Views: 1868

Red Milk, California King, plastic container

Just a couple of my snakes and something I use for temporary containers. They seem to work great. I drill holes in the bottum, sides, and lots in the lid. Very escape proof too! http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Gary2sons/IMG_7150.jpg This is the corner of my 6' x 6' snake room. A little clutte...
by Gary2sons
February 3rd, 2012, 10:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some red milks and update on our 8 year red milk
Replies: 27
Views: 2870

Re: Some red milks and update on our 8 year red milk

DracoRJC...thanks cool story on the snapper! brick911...thanks and your last post was awesome! jayder85...thanks and yes scarlet snakes are some of my favorites too. Just a little hard to find here in Missouri! cachoron...thanks! What the hell did that ribbon snake eat? Not sure Don but there is a f...
by Gary2sons
February 3rd, 2012, 9:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: IL Eastern Tiger Salamander
Replies: 6
Views: 2374

Re: IL Eastern Tiger Salamander

Really cool salamanders! We have yet to find one!

Good to see you posting again Bill!

Gary
by Gary2sons
February 3rd, 2012, 9:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Herper joins the ranks!
Replies: 13
Views: 1689

Re: New Herper joins the ranks!

Congratulations! I'm sure she will be a great little herper! :thumb:
by Gary2sons
February 1st, 2012, 11:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some red milks and update on our 8 year red milk
Replies: 27
Views: 2870

Some red milks and update on our 8 year red milk

The streak is over on finding this one another year! :( Maybe he will show up next year! :) I really shouldn't be disappointed because it was a thrill to find the same snake 8 years straight! My last post a year ago about this snake. http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4727 These...
by Gary2sons
January 30th, 2012, 9:19 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Pied Catfish
Replies: 2
Views: 2486

Re: Pied Catfish

I saw one like that a few years ago that a commercial fisherman had caught. It was about 40 pounds. Looks like a blue cat and these seem to show up occasionally. I'm guessing they are like the all white one I recently posted. Not big on morphs either but when they occur naturally like that you can't...
by Gary2sons
January 30th, 2012, 9:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My 2011 - A Northeastern Delight
Replies: 33
Views: 7027

Re: My 2011 - A Northeastern Delight

Wow! :thumb: Congrats on a great year!

Can't beat making memories with the kids!

Gary
by Gary2sons
January 27th, 2012, 9:34 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Just jani
Replies: 13
Views: 3452

Re: Just jani

Some really nice pits! Always enjoy pics of jani!

7 ft and 8 pounds is impressive!

Gary
by Gary2sons
January 27th, 2012, 9:27 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Cribo! And florida kings
Replies: 11
Views: 2401

Re: Cribo! And florida kings

Cribos really look like they would be a blast to raise!

Gary
by Gary2sons
January 27th, 2012, 9:21 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Tips and Tricks
Replies: 63
Views: 13572

Re: Tips and Tricks

Bill....I should of used that terra pot method for my juvie alterna. After several months he finally started taking pinkies after I would entice by shaking it in front of the hole in the hide box. Now it eats in the open out of my hand!

Also I really like your feeding tree, great idea!

Gary
by Gary2sons
January 16th, 2012, 5:18 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Can you ID these two seldom seen fish?
Replies: 16
Views: 6275

Re: Can you ID these two seldom seen fish?

Thanks Andy and yes I think the eggs were from a Bluntnose Minnow. Didn't realize until I looked it up that several females will use the same rock. We get an occasional one in our fish ponds. Most people just call them fatheads but they are different for sure!

Gary
by Gary2sons
January 15th, 2012, 7:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Least-herped places in the USA?
Replies: 50
Views: 4366

Re: Least-herped places in the USA?

Jonathan and Jimi---Recently talked to a good friend in Oregon who is not a herp person at all but he said he has seen coachwhips in that corner of the state. He is a rock hound so that makes sense. He gave a good description on the appearance and how fast the snakes were. Some conversation with the...
by Gary2sons
January 13th, 2012, 10:08 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Can you ID these two seldom seen fish?
Replies: 16
Views: 6275

Re: Can you ID these two seldom seen fish?

Just realized both pics are the same rock, just different angle. :lol: :oops: The other rock with eggs was very fuzzy and was found several yards away.

Gary
by Gary2sons
January 13th, 2012, 9:49 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Can you ID these two seldom seen fish?
Replies: 16
Views: 6275

Re: Can you ID these two seldom seen fish?

Coluber Constrictor---Correct on the blue sucker, and it seems everyone agrees the catfish is a blue. But a white one with dark eyes. Victort---Thanks and glad you liked the post! We spawned the blue sucker only once to see if it could be done. They are widespread but rare these days. Supposedly 100...
by Gary2sons
January 12th, 2012, 8:49 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Can you ID these two seldom seen fish?
Replies: 16
Views: 6275

Can you ID these two seldom seen fish?

Seemed like a good time for a Winter post. Thought it might be fun! Not the best photos. I was by myself this day and the temperature was 20 degrees. Couldn't keep them out of water very long! This first fish I'm sure not many people have seen before. I know the ID on this one. Bass Pro had one for ...
by Gary2sons
January 9th, 2012, 6:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Better Than a Bird in the Bathroom- L. zonata and Taricha
Replies: 20
Views: 3637

Re: Better Than a Bird in the Bathroom- L. zonata and Tarich

Enjoyed both of them.

Great job! :thumb:

Gary
by Gary2sons
January 2nd, 2012, 10:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Proven Breeder
Replies: 29
Views: 2899

Re: Proven Breeder

Congrats Justin! :thumb:
by Gary2sons
December 31st, 2011, 3:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mostly Kentucky Highlights from 2011
Replies: 24
Views: 6690

Re: Mostly Kentucky Highlights from 2011

Very enjoyable post! :thumb: Great year with that huge number of herps! Always like the variety of the milk snakes in Kentucky! The cotton eating the siren was cool but the king consuming the garter was a really neat find. Especially over the water like that! Congrats on a fantastic year! Gary