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by Gary2sons
January 11th, 2011, 10:24 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Cold water and the best fishing buddy.
Replies: 8
Views: 3791

Re: Cold water and the best fishing buddy.

What a great story Bill and pics too! :)

I bet your best fishing buddy is even glad that the camera kept clicking!

Memories with documentation! :thumb:

Gary
by Gary2sons
January 1st, 2011, 9:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Giant end of year Kansas post!
Replies: 8
Views: 2848

Re: Giant end of year Kansas post!

Looks like you had a great year Kevin! :thumb:

Lots of massasaugas and milks! Always like the bulls too! It has got to be a real thrill so see them stretched across a gravel road from a distance!

Good luck in 2011!

Gary
by Gary2sons
January 1st, 2011, 9:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2010 end of the year review. (Major DUW) CA & AZ.
Replies: 31
Views: 3725

Re: 2010 end of the year review. (Major DUW) CA & AZ.

Dial-up here but soon to be wireless! :D

So thanks a lot for the long post! :P Still going through the pics!

Really Chad a great post! Very impressive year and a huge number of herps.

The garter at 9000 feet and the mountain kings caught my eye but the whole post was awesome!

Gary
by Gary2sons
January 1st, 2011, 8:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Stick a Fork in Me...I'm Done
Replies: 22
Views: 6853

Re: Stick a Fork in Me...I'm Done

Some really nice finds and pics! :thumb:

Your spider web site is very impressive!

Also really like your avatar, got my first CB pine this year and it is fast becoming a favorite!

Gary
by Gary2sons
January 1st, 2011, 8:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First snake(s) of the year.
Replies: 6
Views: 1626

Re: First snake(s) of the year.

Always a great way to get the new year going!

Didn't you do this last year too? :thumb:

Gary
by Gary2sons
December 27th, 2010, 8:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2010 Kentucky Snake Post.
Replies: 29
Views: 27075

Re: 2010 Kentucky Snake Post.

Always really like your year end posts! :thumb:

An awesome mud snake pic and the pines down there are something else!

Great pics and love the graph's! So much info there!

Do they still find coachwhips down there or is that a ways from where you guys are?

Thanks for posting!

Gary
by Gary2sons
December 23rd, 2010, 10:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coachwhips in 2010 and a few from past years
Replies: 10
Views: 2149

Re: Coachwhips in 2010 and a few from past years

jonathan--Thanks for reminding me about the NAFHA database! I entered them tonight and they were my first entries! :D

Mike--Thanks, I remember others commenting on the banded one in a previous post.

Gary
by Gary2sons
December 22nd, 2010, 7:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coachwhips in 2010 and a few from past years
Replies: 10
Views: 2149

Re: Coachwhips in 2010 and a few from past years

Kevin--Thanks and we did have unbelievably good luck this year with coachwhips! Hope your captives are doing well and looking forward to meeting up in the field some day! Ross-- As always thanks for the comments! Marisa--That pic you liked had a story as they all do I guess. We had flipped a rock on...
by Gary2sons
December 22nd, 2010, 1:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping Part Two
Replies: 31
Views: 4221

Re: Hot Stove Herping Part Two

Awesome looking buttermilk racer! :)

The 2 percent racer would have made the trip but the first was exceptional!

Great trip and finds, really impressed with that scarlet snakes size!

Gary
by Gary2sons
December 20th, 2010, 3:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coachwhips in 2010 and a few from past years
Replies: 10
Views: 2149

Coachwhips in 2010 and a few from past years

Here in Missouri we had our best year ever with a total of five! They were found in 4 different counties on 5 different glades from early April until the end of May. This first one was nice to find so early in the year. My son had yelled out COACHWHIP and I started running to where I thought the sna...
by Gary2sons
December 16th, 2010, 1:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Every milk snake we saw this year (duw, lots of pics!!)
Replies: 23
Views: 7742

Re: Every milk snake we saw this year (duw, lots of pics!!)

That was a huge number of milk snakes for one year! :thumb: Really shows how different they can be. Really awesome how many you guys found! Have always liked your herp journal, would highly recommend it to everyone. I thought the Camden county trip was especially interesting! ;) Congrats on a great ...
by Gary2sons
December 14th, 2010, 8:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another Unusual Ringneck
Replies: 10
Views: 1922

Re: Another Unusual Ringneck

Nigel-Thanks for the comment, enjoyed your Tennessee post! mikemike-Love those feeding ringer pics too, glad I had the camera handy! Mike-Will have to see what the future holds as to finding any more! Dell-It does seem like a long time ago, only about 4 years! :lol: I did not realize they constrict ...
by Gary2sons
December 13th, 2010, 2:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another Unusual Ringneck
Replies: 10
Views: 1922

Re: Another Unusual Ringneck

pretty awesome, do you see many normal ringnecks in your area? Yes we see many ringnecks here on the property. Well over 100 different adults every year and of course many, many juveniles. They are all the rather typical Missouri ringnecks. The fact this is the second one found 8 years apart shows ...
by Gary2sons
December 13th, 2010, 2:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another Unusual Ringneck
Replies: 10
Views: 1922

Another Unusual Ringneck

Found this little snake October 30th on our property. It was very small and one of the last snakes we found this year. Also found one just like it 8 years ago about 200 feet away also under tin. I guess it would be called a hypo. http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Gary2sons/IMG_6121.jpg http://i...
by Gary2sons
December 8th, 2010, 7:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ressurection N. VietNam 2009
Replies: 18
Views: 6684

Re: ressurection N. VietNam 2009

Very interesting post! :thumb: The karst areas look to be very difficult to herp. Almost have to be a mountain climber to reach the top. Great places for herps to live even being close to a large population of people. I remember reading about the karst areas where they found the Gigantopithicus foss...
by Gary2sons
December 7th, 2010, 4:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping Part One
Replies: 30
Views: 5151

Re: Hot Stove Herping Part One

Always enjoy these every winter! :thumb: Those sand prairies are really special areas! Speaking of mullein, I delivered fish to a lady once who raised sheep and sold the wool. She would dye the wool using only natural ingredients. The color yellow was made from the mullein flowers by cooking it very...
by Gary2sons
December 1st, 2010, 11:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mostly South Florida... Mostly. (1 of 3)
Replies: 23
Views: 10910

Re: Mostly South Florida... Mostly. (1 of 3)

Great post and pics as well! :thumb:

So much to see down there with so much diversity.

Also thought that you had posted pics before. Didn't you have the Frank Zappa avatar earlier? That was one that just seemed to stand out for some reason!

Gary
by Gary2sons
December 1st, 2010, 10:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yellow crowned night heron VS pygmy rattlesnake
Replies: 20
Views: 5462

Re: Yellow crowned night heron VS pygmy rattlesnake

That had to be a real thrill to witness that!

And to get that many pics too! :thumb:

Gary
by Gary2sons
November 11th, 2010, 9:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Snakes Seen on Roads in 2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2483

Re: Some Snakes Seen on Roads in 2010

Wow!

Those were some great in situ pics!

Some of those looked absolutely HUGE!

Gary
by Gary2sons
November 10th, 2010, 9:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Last Field Report of the Year, or, Horribly Bullish Kings
Replies: 17
Views: 3855

Re: Last Field Report of the Year, or, Horribly Bullish King

Horribly bullish kings post Matt! :lol: :thumb: :thumb: I do hope that is not your last post for a while! Awesome looking herps! That copperhead was something else, along with the kings. Great looking timbers and your sons with the bull snake were great pics! Also thought the ringneck pic was nice! ...
by Gary2sons
November 8th, 2010, 1:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 10 months of herps from the State of Jefferson
Replies: 7
Views: 3332

Re: 10 months of herps from the State of Jefferson

Always love these Oregon posts! :)

Having lived out there many years ago I'm familiar with those counties.

Enjoyable post with the mountain kings my favorite!

Gary
by Gary2sons
November 8th, 2010, 12:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Weekend trip to Kansas
Replies: 9
Views: 2762

Re: Weekend trip to Kansas

Without having location info you had a heck of a trip! :thumb:

Nice variety of herps. Kansas is such a great state.

The smile on your son's face said it all!

Gary
by Gary2sons
November 1st, 2010, 3:34 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Some local Ohio fishes...
Replies: 7
Views: 4326

Re: Some local Ohio fishes...

Nice looking set-up! Always enjoy looking at the native fishes. I've kept a few myself over the years and know how difficult some species are to keep. Probably my favorite was an adult male Longear. Kept him for 4 years before he died but he was fully grown when I caught him so he was probably very ...
by Gary2sons
November 1st, 2010, 3:06 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Shenandoah Brook Trout
Replies: 18
Views: 8996

Re: Shenandoah Brook Trout

Really enjoyed this post! I remember catching wild brook trout in Rhode Island many years ago when I was in the Navy. The streams were so small, much like your habitat pics. Most people went for the hatchery reared rainbows in the bigger streams. A ten inch male brook trout in spawning colors is a b...
by Gary2sons
November 1st, 2010, 2:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lined Snake. Rarest snake in Minnesota?
Replies: 21
Views: 9821

Re: Lined Snake. Rarest snake in Minnesota?

Awesome post! :thumb:

Really liked your aquarium set-up. Good way to observe a species like the lined snakes.

Also congrats on caring for the mother and her 7 little ones! Your hard work paid off!

Gary
by Gary2sons
October 27th, 2010, 2:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Peach State Tour and More
Replies: 38
Views: 9707

Re: A Peach State Tour and More

Really an awesome post! :thumb:

The pics are absolutely the best!

More in this one post than most of us do in an entire year!

Glad to see you back on FHF!

Gary
by Gary2sons
October 27th, 2010, 1:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Road Cruising Soundtracks
Replies: 89
Views: 9952

Re: Road Cruising Soundtracks

Glad Bob Dylan's name came up!

Probably my favorite song would have to be Riders on the Storm by The Doors, especially on a dark night.

I too have not heard of some all these groups! :) Must be my age! :lol:

Gary
by Gary2sons
October 25th, 2010, 8:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Snakes of Eastern Colorado - Major DUW!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 5774

Re: The Snakes of Eastern Colorado - Major DUW!!!

Great photos! :thumb:

Quite an accomplishment to find them all!

Really liked that groundsnake!

Gary
by Gary2sons
October 25th, 2010, 8:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turtle Rescue and a Couple Nice Looking Box Turtles
Replies: 4
Views: 1028

Re: Turtle Rescue and a Couple Nice Looking Box Turtles

Thanks for the comments!

The turtle rescue was fun and the box turtle with all the white was found on our property so maybe he will show up again some day. He will certainly be an easy one to remember!

Gary
by Gary2sons
October 24th, 2010, 12:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turtle Rescue and a Couple Nice Looking Box Turtles
Replies: 4
Views: 1028

Turtle Rescue and a Couple Nice Looking Box Turtles

My wife and I were floating and fishing on the Merremac river when I noticed some movement in the water. It was about 3 to 4 feet deep. This is what I saw, a large soft shell tangled up in fishing line. http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Gary2sons/IMG_5702.jpg As it struggled I could see it coul...
by Gary2sons
October 6th, 2010, 2:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some late summer/ early fall Kentucky snakes.
Replies: 31
Views: 3593

Re: Some late summer/ early fall Kentucky snakes.

As always a lot of great looking snakes!

Hope you are saving a lot for this Winter when we all do some forum herping and dreaming when the snow flies! :)

Gary
by Gary2sons
October 6th, 2010, 2:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The King at his castle
Replies: 17
Views: 2217

Re: The King at his castle

Great post!

You have certainly found a very special spot!
stlouisdude wrote:In addition to very large boards, Prairie Kings seemed fond of single sheets set in grass,
That seems to be true with us also here in south central Missouri.

Again some really great finds! :thumb:

Gary
by Gary2sons
October 5th, 2010, 3:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Color morph... how often do you see it?
Replies: 11
Views: 1570

Re: Color morph... how often do you see it?

Really cool find! :thumb:

This is the only one we have found with a black belly here in Missouri. It does have some flecks of red.

Image

I really like to check the belly patterns of snakes. Especially speckled kings and red milks!

Gary
by Gary2sons
September 30th, 2010, 5:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Missouri Calligaster Regurgitates Small Mammal (Shrew?)
Replies: 37
Views: 8356

Re: Missouri Calligaster Regurgitates Small Mammal (Shrew?)

WOW! Big thanks to Andy Avram for coming through with an ID! :thumb: I should have stayed with my first assumption about it being a shrew. My son had seen one just the day before under that same board. But with all the replies I went from shrew to vole and last night I was convinced it was a rat pup...
by Gary2sons
September 28th, 2010, 3:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Missouri Calligaster Regurgitates Small Mammal (Shrew?)
Replies: 37
Views: 8356

Re: Missouri Calligaster Regurgitates Small Mammal (Shrew?)

I wish I had taken more pics! My son had seen a shrew the day before under the same board is why I was leaning that way. But sounds like it could be a vole also. Gryi---Thanks for your input, I'm leaning towards vole now myself. Dan---Never thought of a very small rat. We have a few pack rats here b...
by Gary2sons
September 27th, 2010, 6:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Missouri Calligaster Regurgitates Small Mammal (Shrew?)
Replies: 37
Views: 8356

Missouri Calligaster Regurgitates Small Mammal (Shrew?)

Don't know how significant this is but I have heard that some captive snakes refuse shrews as food. Something about possibly being somewhat toxic? Maybe someone knows? One of my sons found this prairie king on our property under a large board last June. Since it was our only one on property this yea...
by Gary2sons
September 10th, 2010, 3:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Can I get some Masticophis?
Replies: 34
Views: 5693

Re: Can I get some Masticophis?

We have been lucky enough to find five here in Missouri this year. I will post all after the season is over. They are truly becoming one of my favorite snakes! Seems like we never would find one in situ until the last few years. Think it is because we have changed how we look for them. Here is one I...
by Gary2sons
August 12th, 2010, 12:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Rather Impressive Birding Pituophis Account
Replies: 47
Views: 6659

Re: A Rather Impressive Birding Pituophis Account

Fascinating to say the least! Thanks for posting that Matt! If we only knew for sure why it fell! Maybe too much weight but then again pits are so strong. Really some amazing pics! I've seen snakes jump from trees when forced to but the thought that it may have desended on its own is really somethin...
by Gary2sons
July 4th, 2010, 7:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 1/1/10 - 6/30/10... A Recap, Post-Crash
Replies: 14
Views: 2816

Re: 1/1/10 - 6/30/10... A Recap, Post-Crash

A very long but enjoyable post! With dialup it took me a while! :lol: Great idea with the recap from this year. Hopefully some will post again pics from several years back. So much was lost in the crash. I always enjoyed going back and looking at some of the older posts. The pine and timbers were my...
by Gary2sons
July 1st, 2010, 6:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Egg ID help
Replies: 16
Views: 3599

Re: Egg ID help

I thought for sure someone would have a very positive ID! :) I see how they could be ringneck but I'm still sticking with a worm snake. Seems like most ringneck eggs have that larger middle and not quite as tapered. Although I have seen ringneck eggs that look different. Dan brought up a good point ...
by Gary2sons
June 27th, 2010, 9:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Show me your Heterodon.
Replies: 23
Views: 4953

Re: Show me your Heterodon.

Sort of a lame joke but I laughed out loud so maybe it wasn't! :lol: Posts like these gives everyone a chance to post pics that were lost in the crash. :) Hoggies are a tough find for sure. We usually find between one and three a year and sometimes none. Found this one on a glade in late Fall. Only ...
by Gary2sons
June 27th, 2010, 6:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Egg ID help
Replies: 16
Views: 3599

Re: Egg ID help

Hi Justin!

I'm going to say western worm snake. We kept a gravid female several years ago for a few days until she layed. The eggs seemed longer than ringnecks at the time and not quite as big in the middle.

That was my first thought when I saw your pic!

Gary
by Gary2sons
June 15th, 2010, 12:35 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: CBF is up!
Replies: 5
Views: 3393

Re: CBF is up!

Bump!

Only 15 members so far! :shock:

CBF needs some serious help, I'll try and post something! :thumb:

Gary
by Gary2sons
June 12th, 2010, 8:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes I have known and photo'd (Gigantic series!)
Replies: 37
Views: 5719

Re: Snakes I have known and photo'd (Gigantic series!)

Those are some impressive snakes!

Really like the pine and big indigo!

Gary
by Gary2sons
June 12th, 2010, 8:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some more favorites: non-southwest...
Replies: 6
Views: 2418

Re: Some more favorites: non-southwest...

The GPR's in the well was awesome! :thumb:

Nice to see all the older pics again! Never get tired of looking at them.

Gary
by Gary2sons
June 8th, 2010, 6:45 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Detailed note about what happened, and the future of FHF....
Replies: 49
Views: 21830

Re: Detailed note about the data loss, and the future of FHF

Certainly was a great loss but with all the activity the last two days this forum will be OK. Nobody is giving up and seems like everyone here wants it to be a success. Scott and Don have done a great job keeping this thing going! :!: Special thanks to Don for helping me getting logged on. Been tryi...
by Gary2sons
June 8th, 2010, 6:22 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: CBF is up!
Replies: 5
Views: 3393

Re: CBF is up!

Thanks Don for helping me get logged on. :D

Hope this post stays on page one for the CBF!

If it takes off like the forum it would be great!

Your work here is greatly appreciated!

Gary