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by pete
February 9th, 2014, 3:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A big Burmese python in Everglades National Park.
Replies: 77
Views: 20546

Re: A big Burmese python in Everglades National Park.

Maybe a small raccoon for breakfast or a muskrat.
I'm with Tamara on this one. WOW!
by pete
January 26th, 2014, 2:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Suggestions for 2014 NE Chapter Trip
Replies: 27
Views: 9036

Re: Suggestions for 2014 NE Chapter Trip

I hope you go there so I can herp vicariously!
The trillium is trillium undulatum, painted trillium. The coolest of all the trilliums in my opinion. :D
by pete
January 22nd, 2014, 3:34 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Let's see those Owls!!
Replies: 66
Views: 24535

Re: Let's see those Owls!!

here are a couple of neighborhood snowys
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12084309964/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11716814576/
will go back to using photobucket, don't know why pics arent showing :?
by pete
January 19th, 2014, 1:05 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Let's see those Owls!!
Replies: 66
Views: 24535

Re: Let's see those Owls!!

Nice shots of the hawk owl!! Hopefully next weekend I'll beheading up to look for it. The farm fields surrounding Malone NY can be really productive for finding snowys. I used to frequent Saranac lake and really enjoyed winter birding in northern NY.
by pete
January 18th, 2014, 4:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake Armor!
Replies: 40
Views: 14563

Re: Rattlesnake Armor!

Those are some hefty boots! Work the leather some to soften it up a bit and hiking might not be too bad.
by pete
January 15th, 2014, 6:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Goals for 2014
Replies: 23
Views: 5955

Re: Herping Goals for 2014

My goal is just to spend more time out and about. I haven't seen a hognose in a few years, so that would be nice :D
by pete
January 8th, 2014, 7:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which Exotic Species are Really Scary?
Replies: 30
Views: 10860

Re: Which Exotic Species are Really Scary?

Garlic mustard, mile a minute vine, Asian bittersweet and kudzu are some of the exotics that keep me awake. I didn't enjoy my encounter with Africanized bees in Arizona all that much and mute swans really do a number on some of the wetlands here. The list goes on forever and to pick on herps is just...
by pete
January 3rd, 2014, 5:35 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Great white cold tolerance.
Replies: 2
Views: 8860

Re: Great white cold tolerance.

Hola Vic, The photos are not mine, just happen to have the same first name. I really thought the bite shot was intriguing . From the amount of bird footprints,I'd say the seal is dead,the closest warmer currents would be about 45 miles to the southeast. Too far to swim with such an injury and headin...
by pete
January 2nd, 2014, 3:21 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Otters...on ICE!
Replies: 6
Views: 10953

Re: Otters...on ICE!

Awesome! they are a BLAST to watch! great shots :thumb:
by pete
January 1st, 2014, 4:30 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Great white cold tolerance.
Replies: 2
Views: 8860

Great white cold tolerance.

Image posted on Flickr by Peter trull of a freshly bitten grey seal on December 22. The water temp off the outer beach is a balmy 39 degrees. Very interesting that sharks (at least one)are still actively feeding up here. Wish I knew how to post a link,but it is easy to find. I'm tech impaired at tim...
by pete
January 1st, 2014, 9:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013- A Naturalist's Year
Replies: 15
Views: 3717

Re: 2013- A Naturalist's Year

You did have a busy year! Fantastic post! I think that is the prettiest coast horned lizard I've ever seen! Jealous as hell of all your sightings! Thanks for putting em up :thumb:
by pete
December 8th, 2013, 6:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Vietnam 2013: Part 1
Replies: 13
Views: 4545

Re: Vietnam 2013: Part 1

Very interesting, you are lucky to be having such good experiences!
Looking forward to part two :thumb:
by pete
December 6th, 2013, 5:44 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Snowy Owls....on their way south
Replies: 12
Views: 5617

Re: Snowy Owls....on their way south

Nice place to see one Tom! I saw my lifer snowy in Cambridge md. In 1978. Cool shots on the tractor!
by pete
December 5th, 2013, 4:08 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Snowy Owls....on their way south
Replies: 12
Views: 5617

Re: Snowy Owls....on their way south

I've seen two so far, there are multiple birds in the Boston area and double digits around plum island. I heard rumor of one showing up in Bermuda! There have been a couple of hawk owls seen in northern Maine , I hope one makes it within driving range for me. I've chased them three times and have be...
by pete
November 26th, 2013, 3:41 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Cruzin'
Replies: 3
Views: 2367

Re: Cruzin'

Those are beautiful animals!
Similar in care to easterns?
by pete
November 24th, 2013, 3:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 - Year of the Lifer! (x-posted on Forum)
Replies: 15
Views: 2177

Re: 2013 - Year of the Lifer! (x-posted on Forum)

You two had a fantastic year!! Some cool critters and really nice shots of em :thumb: :thumb:
by pete
November 6th, 2013, 7:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: i need rattles
Replies: 10
Views: 1146

Re: i need rattles

Two coats of revlon nail enamel lasts over 4 years on rocks. Oil based paints only two seasons.
by pete
November 3rd, 2013, 4:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My apologies to Texas
Replies: 4
Views: 1978

My apologies to Texas

Animal planet has done it again. They found the stupidest human possible to represent Texas. Just watched a portion of " lone star legend" needless to say I'm appalled. They will probably team him up with the turtleman. Together they could continue to teach young Americans absolutely nothing about t...
by pete
November 3rd, 2013, 4:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Birthday Herping Oct 30-Nov 1
Replies: 9
Views: 2104

Re: Birthday Herping Oct 30-Nov 1

Nice!!! Very cool find with the short tail and the hoggie! A great birthday for sure :thumb:
by pete
October 27th, 2013, 4:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coastal Ecuador 2013: Part 4 (Series Finale)
Replies: 9
Views: 3888

Re: Coastal Ecuador 2013: Part 4 (Series Finale)

I am jealous! Great group of reports, what an experience :thumb: :thumb:
by pete
October 27th, 2013, 4:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New to Forum and Costa Rica compilation
Replies: 16
Views: 5342

Re: New to Forum and Costa Rica compilation

Glad you came out of the closet!! Fantastic photos sir!
by pete
October 22nd, 2013, 5:55 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Birds Seen on Cruise of SE Alaska
Replies: 16
Views: 6799

Re: Birds Seen on Cruise of SE Alaska

Beautiful shots of an amazing place!!! I really love the raft of murres!
by pete
October 13th, 2013, 6:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 End of Year post
Replies: 15
Views: 3501

Re: 2013 End of Year post

Some beautiful pictures there! The time lapse is awesome!
by pete
October 4th, 2013, 6:08 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: borneo bloods hatching
Replies: 7
Views: 3885

Re: borneo bloods hatching

Beautiful!
Congratulations :thumb:
by pete
October 4th, 2013, 6:05 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Live Plants?
Replies: 15
Views: 4257

Re: Live Plants?

What kind of herps?
by pete
September 29th, 2013, 6:55 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Breeding Broadhead Skinks (request)
Replies: 2
Views: 2340

Re: Breeding Broadhead Skinks (request)

I've bred fasciatus before. Kept a pair in a twenty long for several years. I would brumate them in my basement for two months. I didn't have access to UVB lights back then(30 years ago) but a 60 watt bulb over a stack of rocks provided a basking site. i think UVB would be very beneficial. A pile of...
by pete
September 29th, 2013, 6:38 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Birder in the making.
Replies: 5
Views: 3067

Re: Birder in the making.

You've got some great shots!!!

Love the spooner in flight ! :thumb:
by pete
September 29th, 2013, 6:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some action is castlewood canyon, CO
Replies: 10
Views: 2627

Re: Some action is castlewood canyon, CO

Please listen to RCampbell.
Keep up your enthusiasm but use your camera instead of your tongs ;)
by pete
September 22nd, 2013, 6:07 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: strangest thing you ever caught
Replies: 48
Views: 52747

Re: strangest thing you ever caught

Holy crap! That is one cool fish!!!:shock:
by pete
September 14th, 2013, 6:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Old field guides
Replies: 7
Views: 1160

Re: Old field guides

That is a sweet lil coastal! Ifn it's an intergrade it is more coastal than eastern. Try to find it as it grows and see how the color holds. :)
by pete
September 14th, 2013, 6:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: More odds than ends...
Replies: 13
Views: 3941

Re: More odds than ends...

That first corn is GORGEOUS!!!
Great post, you live in a great part of the country. Those western pygmies are badass! Glad to see that atrox didn't become somebodies belt :)
by pete
September 13th, 2013, 4:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Swedish smooth
Replies: 8
Views: 2006

Re: Swedish smooth

Very cool post!! That is a species I've always been curious about. Looks like a fun area to herp!
by pete
September 4th, 2013, 6:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photos from the Field (DUW)
Replies: 30
Views: 10779

Re: Photos from the Field (DUW)

Looked through this twice now. Absolutely fantastic !!

Thank you for putting up such a diverse group of wonderful images!
by pete
September 1st, 2013, 11:19 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Fox snakes hatching.
Replies: 4
Views: 3221

Re: Fox snakes hatching.

Awesome set of shots! They are such cool snakes,one day I hope to be in their range and see one!

A soldering iron is great for making airholes in plastic . Leaves a nice smooth edge :)
by pete
August 27th, 2013, 6:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Black-Eyed Toads of Bristol County, MA
Replies: 17
Views: 4588

Re: The Black-Eyed Toads of Bristol County, MA

Those are some cool lookin toads! There are a lot of areas in Plymouth , Barnstable and Bristol counties where fowlers and Americans hybridize. The offspring can be a bugger to key out. Mayhaps that is why you have found individuals resembling both species. Just something to chew on. :) :) If I foun...
by pete
August 27th, 2013, 6:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Timber Rattlesnakes mating in a drainage ditch
Replies: 12
Views: 2871

Re: Timber Rattlesnakes mating in a drainage ditch

Absolutely thrilled they weren't whacked :beer:
by pete
August 21st, 2013, 3:26 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Varied diet
Replies: 14
Views: 5164

Re: Varied diet

Garters do have a fast metabolism , I fed weekly or bi weekly to keep them lean. Not starved but lean. In the wild they are active snakes and it is hard to provide a large enough enclosure to accommodate that behavior. Even with lighter feedings, rodent only snakes became obese over time. Just obser...
by pete
August 21st, 2013, 3:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peeling Bark?
Replies: 29
Views: 8861

Re: Peeling Bark?

Words of wisdom Tim!
People get hung up on the idea that certain habitats are the ONLY place to find sks or coastals. Lots of good herping is missed because of this!
by pete
August 18th, 2013, 5:33 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Owlfly
Replies: 2
Views: 1848

Re: Owlfly

Too cool! What habitat?
by pete
August 18th, 2013, 5:31 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Varied diet
Replies: 14
Views: 5164

Re: Varied diet

Thanks Kelly ,
I don't keep snakes anymore, but did for over 25 years. Lots of fun and hard work :)
Just have a few dendrobatid frogs now. They are the herp equivalent of tropical fish and damn fine alarm clocks!
by pete
August 17th, 2013, 12:54 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Varied diet
Replies: 14
Views: 5164

Re: Varied diet

Thamnophis are another group that benefit from a varied diet. I found that a diet consisting of fish,rodents ,earthworms and frogs kept the snakes at a healthier weight than a plain rodent diet. Rodents only garters tended to be obese by their second year, even though they grew faster initially.
by pete
August 17th, 2013, 12:46 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Hybrid Lampropeltis looks like another species?
Replies: 12
Views: 4824

Re: Hybrid Lampropeltis looks like another species?

They are just intergrades that occur naturally , not hybrids.
by pete
August 13th, 2013, 12:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just dropping in to say hi.
Replies: 4
Views: 1705

Re: Just dropping in to say hi.

Hi back atcha!!
Hope things are well with you and yours. How's Millside?
by pete
August 4th, 2013, 5:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Grazalema National Park, Spain
Replies: 6
Views: 2356

Re: Grazalema National Park, Spain

I always enjoy your posts! Fantastic shots! What lens do you use for the butterflies?
by pete
July 17th, 2013, 4:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is wrong with these Seal Salamanders???
Replies: 6
Views: 1628

Re: What is wrong with these Seal Salamanders???

Looks like a fungal infection to me. You should post on the main forum and see what the big brain crowd thinks :)
by pete
July 11th, 2013, 5:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A trip to Tennessee....salamanders included
Replies: 2
Views: 779

Re: A trip to Tennessee....salamanders included

That green heron shot.......DAMN!!!!! :thumb:
by pete
June 26th, 2013, 4:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Possibly a NEW SPECIES!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 5049

Re: Possibly a NEW SPECIES!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well said Travis!!!
by pete
June 25th, 2013, 4:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So Far in SoCal - 2013
Replies: 18
Views: 7801

Re: So Far in SoCal - 2013

Great post! good company, good herping! You are a lucky man sir :thumb:

some of those hillside look familiar, I miss SoCal!
by pete
June 23rd, 2013, 2:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Look what I found while out herping!
Replies: 15
Views: 4938

Re: Look what I found while out herping!

That bear should be annoyed...It looks to have a serious case o mange.

Beautiful shot of the spider!!
by pete
June 17th, 2013, 6:27 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: A few from Texas...
Replies: 2
Views: 2045

Re: A few from Texas...

Sir, you take some FANTASTIC photos. Thanks for sharing them.