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by Bill Love
June 7th, 2011, 6:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping the holy land, day 3, softshells & hardtops
Replies: 15
Views: 8619

Re: Herping the holy land, day 3, softshells & hardtops

I just reread your account of tracking the sand vipers and noticed a tidbit that is loosely connected to a theory I had years ago when keeping this species in a huge vivarium. You mentioned the tracks (of C. vipera ) wandering from bush to bush, which was presumably seeking any refugia in the open ...
by Bill Love
June 6th, 2011, 8:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping the holy land, day 3, softshells & hardtops
Replies: 15
Views: 8619

Re: Herping the holy land, day 3, softshells & hardtops

Very cool post, especially regarding the horned vipers, a personal favorite of mine. I've never thought of Israel as a place I'm particularly interested in visiting, but your post ups my interest level.
by Bill Love
June 5th, 2011, 8:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Washoe County NV Lizard eating a mouse!
Replies: 7
Views: 2127

Re: Washoe County NV Lizard eating a mouse!

Nice observation! Thanks for sharing.
by Bill Love
April 28th, 2011, 8:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping the Wet
Replies: 16
Views: 2577

Re: Herping the Wet

Nice shots, especially all the sharp amphibian close-ups! Nice silver lining to all those storms.
by Bill Love
April 28th, 2011, 7:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2011 SoCA catch-up
Replies: 31
Views: 5300

Re: 2011 SoCA catch-up

You make SoCal an exciting place with your pics, as usual, Jeff. The rosy boa shots were especially spectacular!
by Bill Love
April 28th, 2011, 7:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake under the house?
Replies: 16
Views: 2448

Re: Snake under the house?

Gasoline 'lightened' heavily in water (so you can splash alot of it under the mobile home) actually sounds like a sensible idea just to make the area slightly distasteful for snakes. The airiness under there would mean the fumes wouldn't linger longterm, but would probably be annoying enough to dri...
by Bill Love
April 26th, 2011, 6:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frozen first snakes of the year!
Replies: 6
Views: 1902

Re: Frozen first snakes of the year!

Cool, no, COLD post! Very cool too that you took the initiative to create and post the sign.
by Bill Love
April 26th, 2011, 5:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yes Virginia, South TX Looks Like a Giraffe
Replies: 21
Views: 3060

Re: Yes Virginia, South TX Looks Like a Giraffe

I'd lean toward some sort of game management too, and the plan looks like it'd be interesting for walking to view herps too. Those 'roadways', if they grassed over, ought to be great for tortoises and most herps with so many edge zones created. I hope someone notices this post who can offer a solid...
by Bill Love
April 24th, 2011, 5:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Alice Springs, NT - Australia
Replies: 7
Views: 1601

Re: Alice Springs, NT - Australia

Those were all critters I'd hoped to see out there, but didn't (mostly). The perentie was very nice, and the setting it was in really made your shots look great. Beautiful post!
by Bill Love
April 16th, 2011, 5:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finnish adders
Replies: 12
Views: 1661

Re: Finnish adders

GREAT photos! I hadn't found this post yet when I was suggesting that your pal in the video take some still photos exactly like the ones in your post. Perfect shots!
by Bill Love
April 16th, 2011, 4:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone know what this book is?
Replies: 30
Views: 4053

Re: Anyone know what this book is?

Q: Where are the best places to find reptiles?
a: Reptiles can be found throughout most countries in a wide variety of different habitat....


I'm thinking info this detailed might be too much for me to comprehend.


:?
by Bill Love
April 16th, 2011, 4:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A video of adders, snow and a fat face with bad haircut.
Replies: 14
Views: 2547

Re: A video of adders, snow and a fat face with bad haircut.

Very cool, almost chilly post! I'd love to see some ultimate still shots showing an adder with an obviously wintery setting, or better yet, actually on snow naturally --- literally, a snow snake!
by Bill Love
April 14th, 2011, 8:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Banded rocks, habitat, vistas and blood - all new pics
Replies: 57
Views: 10648

Re: Banded rocks, habitat, vistas and blood - all new pics

WOWWWWW!!!!!! A truly enjoyable mega-post! I'm only part way through it, and I had to stop to comment about how cool the 3-part rapid-fire series of the full-bellied klauberi diving for cover under the rock was. OK, back to perusing the rest of it.... Finished before the next person replied: That w...
by Bill Love
April 14th, 2011, 6:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Florida December 2010----A little overdue....
Replies: 16
Views: 2992

Re: Florida December 2010----A little overdue....

Very beautiful and artsy shots, Sarah (and presumably Andrew too). Your refreshing look at familiar critters was truly great! I really liked the close-up of the baby spiders on mom's back.
by Bill Love
April 13th, 2011, 10:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Old school Florida
Replies: 21
Views: 3231

Re: Old school Florida

A classic, for sure. I love the way Ross and his son managed to roll the anaconda around them while 'struggling' in the water.
by Bill Love
April 13th, 2011, 4:31 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Which image do you prefer?
Replies: 4
Views: 1819

Re: Which image do you prefer?

I think #1 is in slightly sharper focus on the snout, making it preferable to me.
by Bill Love
April 10th, 2011, 6:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Boom-time: Pilbara Sandplain Wildlife (Australia)
Replies: 14
Views: 3144

Re: Boom-time: Pilbara Sandplain Wildlife (Australia)

Superb shots! You must have a few habitat views to cement it all together..... PLEASE ! Port Hedland is one of the few spots in Oz that I've spent more than a pass-through, so they'd be nostalgic too.
by Bill Love
April 6th, 2011, 7:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Don't let these pigs destroy your favorite herp site
Replies: 51
Views: 5431

Re: Don't let these pigs destroy your favorite herp site

"The time has come to bring back the T-Rex. We have the technology." I like Chris McMartin's idea (above). In fact, my corn snake queen, Kathy Love, has already implemented a strategy for controlling hogs on our property with a little creative hybridization she finagled a few years ago.... http://w...
by Bill Love
April 4th, 2011, 3:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Drymobius margaretiferus..
Replies: 26
Views: 5511

Re: Drymobius margaretiferus..

VERY NICE shots, Gus! The finale big one is a beauty, but the lead shot is probably my favorite of all.
by Bill Love
March 29th, 2011, 2:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herping and Potential Reptile Mite introduction
Replies: 16
Views: 1898

Re: Field Herping and Potential Reptile Mite introduction

Without researching this further than what I've always believed and followed for decades, the really bad mites that can ravage a captive collection seem to be of S.E. Asian origin. They can quickly get out of control in a captive environment, whereas I've NEVER seen the 'common red mites' of the S....
by Bill Love
March 28th, 2011, 7:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Escaping Winter - But not enough
Replies: 14
Views: 1849

Re: Escaping Winter - But not enough

Thanks for sharing an obviously enjoyable field day with the kids! And great spotting of those rat snakes too.

Hey, was the mention of "SLowes" in your first paragraph a typo or a dig? I laughed (and agree if it's a dig), either way. :lol:
by Bill Love
March 28th, 2011, 3:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Crotalus viridis - First Rattlesnake of the year
Replies: 44
Views: 4387

Re: Crotalus viridis - First Rattlesnake of the year

Ditto on the welcome! I'd say the second-to-last pic is the one that caught my eye. The looming 'menace' of that not-yet-quite-identifiable (to this easterner) oil pump in the background is cooler to me because it sparks the imagination with the low angle view a la "What IS that thing back there?" ...
by Bill Love
March 21st, 2011, 8:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The truth about corn snakes
Replies: 5
Views: 1133

Re: The truth about corn snakes

That's Kathy, alright. No idea who's behind this, but it seems harmless and marginally funny.
by Bill Love
March 12th, 2011, 4:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Don't Sleep- There Are Snakes (MAJOR DUW) - Part One
Replies: 35
Views: 9958

Re: Don't Sleep- There Are Snakes (MAJOR DUW) - Part One

EPIC is the only word that fits that post! And I must also mention that your photographic talent has quickly reached the upper echelons. Really beautiful shots, and nicely interspersed with scenery and behaviors. All in all - the ideal post that makes this forum so great !
by Bill Love
February 19th, 2011, 7:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China 2005-2009 REDUX
Replies: 93
Views: 18155

Re: Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China 2005-2009

VERY ENJOYABLE POST !!! Your keen eye captured the beauty of that country, for sure! QUESTION: On that tall sign with all the animals pics - was that for a pet shop or a restaurant? I'd better read all the responses first, I suppose.
by Bill Love
February 19th, 2011, 7:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Port St Lucie Florida visit
Replies: 8
Views: 1504

Re: Port St Lucie Florida visit

Nice views of practically where I lived my first 5-ish years in Florida.
by Bill Love
February 19th, 2011, 6:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Florida, January: a decent day with 4 lifers
Replies: 6
Views: 3759

Re: Florida, January: a decent day with 4 lifers

Nice stuff, Steve. Yup, that first deja-vu SK under the barrel was redundantly repetitive once again! YAWNNNNN....
by Bill Love
February 19th, 2011, 6:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: blast from the past re-do...
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

Re: blast from the past re-do...

Hmmmm...... used to live in Homestead, Florida. Draped in Burmese pythons that seem to be falling from his shoulders. It's all starting to add up..... :? 8-)

Cool oldie pics!
by Bill Love
February 19th, 2011, 11:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coolest things about herps
Replies: 60
Views: 6532

Re: Coolest things about herps

Cool thread!

Caudal luring by some young vipers, boids, and a few colubrids.
by Bill Love
February 17th, 2011, 9:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping: Peruvian Interlude Part 1
Replies: 57
Views: 12930

Re: Hot Stove Herping: Peruvian Interlude Part 1

Excellent !
by Bill Love
February 17th, 2011, 5:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID Needed
Replies: 33
Views: 3004

Re: ID Needed

Gotta admit --- otter grabbed me first.
by Bill Love
February 17th, 2011, 9:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some of my field herping pics. pt.1
Replies: 24
Views: 11449

Re: Some of my field herping pics. pt.1

Ritchie - your herp photography really catches the excitement of your subjects! Nice work!
by Bill Love
February 17th, 2011, 8:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: King vs ruber and more
Replies: 14
Views: 1574

Re: King vs ruber and more

Cool find and pics!
by Bill Love
February 10th, 2011, 4:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fl summer to winter, part 2
Replies: 17
Views: 3647

Re: Fl summer to winter, part 2

Both posts were great! I think you're managing to get enough photography in despite your claims to the contrary. The number of eastern diamondbacks (and pigmies) you've stumbled upon is impressive. Thanks for find time to help with the " Alien Invaders " filming efforts lately too, and before that,...
by Bill Love
February 5th, 2011, 7:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Is Not A Crime
Replies: 152
Views: 17839

Re: Herping Is Not A Crime

Shots were fired once again last night at a notorious chameleon locale, and two sheriff's department cars responded. Apparently nothing was done because no one could identify exactly who's doing the shooting. ( < FOR REAL !!! ) Enough was enough as herpers decided it was time to take matters into t...
by Bill Love
February 4th, 2011, 6:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Is Not A Crime
Replies: 152
Views: 17839

Re: Herping Is Not A Crime

We survived! My chameleon filming crew with 1/6th of the evening's finds.
by Bill Love
February 3rd, 2011, 4:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Is Not A Crime
Replies: 152
Views: 17839

Re: Herping Is Not A Crime

Cool pics, Chris! Yeah, I'll be out here tonight with two Florida Wildlife Commission biologists and a film crew for a Canadian TV series I'm helping them film {"Alien Invaders", about exotics}. It would be better if everyone survives the evening, so I'll do my best to keep everyone out of harm's w...
by Bill Love
January 25th, 2011, 11:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mostly South Florida... Mostly (3 of 3)
Replies: 11
Views: 5885

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

Nice post! I enjoyed the huge variety. The specimen that impressed me most was that hatchling Kinosternon bauri. Either I've never seen a fresh hatchling, or that's an unusually vividly marked one!
by Bill Love
January 19th, 2011, 12:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CENTRAL FLORIDA'S GREEN SWAMP Part 2 Getting Wet
Replies: 31
Views: 30477

Re: CENTRAL FLORIDA'S GREEN SWAMP Part 2 Getting Wet

Outstanding follow-up ! I like the way you kept up the suspense from back in Part 1 on the spotted turtle. You should delve into mystery novel writing in your spare time.
by Bill Love
January 18th, 2011, 11:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CENTRAL FLORIDA'S GREEN SWAMP Part 1 Life in the Swamp
Replies: 43
Views: 31422

Re: CENTRAL FLORIDA'S GREEN SWAMP Part 1 Life in the Swamp

SPECTACULAR ! ! !

That was a book-quality post --- the "Herps of the Green Swamp", or, "....of Central Florida". And to think it's just 'Part 1". I'd better seek out Part 2 (if it's already up)....
by Bill Love
January 10th, 2011, 10:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A day in the Blue Mountains of Oz
Replies: 11
Views: 2252

Re: A day in the Blue Mountains of Oz

Breath-taking scenery, and let me add my praise to the 2-skink parting shot. What a perfect example to illustrate what's meant by depth of field in photography!
by Bill Love
January 10th, 2011, 8:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Florida Herp Society Feild Outing.. 1/08/11 1/09/11
Replies: 18
Views: 4250

Re: South Florida Herp Society Feild Outing.. 1/08/11 1/09/

A cool time you had, literally, it looked! Sorry I missed linking up.
by Bill Love
January 10th, 2011, 7:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Taveuni, Fiji - way too many photos!
Replies: 18
Views: 6058

Re: Taveuni, Fiji - way too many photos!

That was a pleasure to read and view, Chris. On my lone 5-hour visit to Fiji, friends and I hired a taxi to take us exploring between flights, and I started yakking to the driver about the 'big green lizards' I'd love to see, probably resting up in trees. No doubt what I was hoping for, eh? He surp...
by Bill Love
January 10th, 2011, 6:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My top 20 favorite photos of 2010 and some winter herps.
Replies: 23
Views: 3793

Re: My top 20 favorite photos of 2010 and some winter herps.

What a year you had! Very nice shots showing natural behaviors and action in the field. This is one of those posts worth coming back to FHF for!
by Bill Love
January 9th, 2011, 10:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 5 Years in Florida: A Retrospective (Part 2)
Replies: 43
Views: 526976

Re: 5 Years in Florida: A Retrospective (Part 2)

Epic two posts, Mike! You sure did log the Florida experience! Nice to herp with you and Chris the other night on one of your very last outings down here, not to mention turning up those "New Floridians". Good luck out in the arid zone; hope to join you out there soon!
by Bill Love
December 23rd, 2010, 7:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: YO, HO, HO.....MERRY XMAS TO ALL YOUSE GUYZ & LAST DAZE IN F
Replies: 11
Views: 1416

Re: YO, HO, HO.....MERRY XMAS TO ALL YOUSE GUYZ & LAST DAZE

Nice yellow rat, Bob. Man, you're looking trim too! What's your diet secret?
by Bill Love
December 13th, 2010, 9:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A seat of the pants herping excursion: Panama
Replies: 17
Views: 4452

Re: A seat of the pants herping excursion: Panama

Great post, and very nice images. That D. auratus poison frog was a beauty!
by Bill Love
December 12th, 2010, 9:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Large T. sirtalis in the wild?
Replies: 28
Views: 3232

Re: Large T. sirtalis in the wild?

This was a HUGE "Florida Blue" garter about 3 feet long, from Palm Beach Co., FL....
by Bill Love
December 8th, 2010, 8:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Good bye 2010 (year of the atrox), + feeding query
Replies: 18
Views: 3533

Re: Good bye 2010 (year of the atrox), + feeding query

That was a superior post, both for the observations and camera work! I reeeeally liked the gopher snake at sunset.
by Bill Love
December 8th, 2010, 11:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wild western hognose diet.... surprise!
Replies: 25
Views: 3746

Re: Wild western hognose diet.... surprise!

Cool observation, and even cooler that you documented it with photos.