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by Jon Wedow
October 12th, 2011, 5:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Dreaded Two-Headed "North American Water Snake"
Replies: 11
Views: 1936

Re: The Dreaded Two-Headed "North American Water Snake"

yes looks like a Rat snake
by Jon Wedow
September 29th, 2011, 7:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Interesting photodoc of Kazakhstan herping
Replies: 13
Views: 1588

Re: Interesting photodoc of Kazakhstan herping

I'm at work and my coworkers enjoyed the bottom part of the page more so than the top. Cool report, thanks for sharing!
by Jon Wedow
September 20th, 2011, 6:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Jukkasjärvi, Swedish Lapland June 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1561

Re: Jukkasjärvi, Swedish Lapland June 2011

Beautiful/awesome snakes/habitat! I love the northern vegetation!
by Jon Wedow
September 15th, 2011, 8:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake ID? (Darien, Panama)
Replies: 3
Views: 1294

Snake ID? (Darien, Panama)

Found this snake in a Google search but can't seem to find an ID. Does any body with experience in South America recognize this snake? To me it looks like an Erythrolamprus but does not resemble any photos I have seen of E. bizona or E. mimus which are usually the only two listed for Panama from wha...
by Jon Wedow
September 2nd, 2011, 6:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Canadian Crotalus
Replies: 20
Views: 3362

Re: Some Canadian Crotalus

Great post Kevin! It really is just a sliver of habitat in Canada for a lot of herp species isn't it. Hopefully these populations stay strong.
by Jon Wedow
September 1st, 2011, 7:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Zululand, KZN, South Africa.
Replies: 25
Views: 6016

Re: Zululand, KZN, South Africa.

Great stuff! It's always enjoyable to see some new things. I'm looking forward to seeing more!

:beer:
by Jon Wedow
September 1st, 2011, 6:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #5: First Night Walk
Replies: 7
Views: 3526

Re: Borneo Dispatches #5: First Night Walk

What a stunning eyes Gonocephalus liogaster has!!! :shock:
by Jon Wedow
August 25th, 2011, 6:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tan Phase or just a juvie?
Replies: 6
Views: 836

Re: Tan Phase or just a juvie?

tan
by Jon Wedow
August 24th, 2011, 8:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone have a picture of a smooth green about to shed?
Replies: 17
Views: 1335

Re: Anyone have a picture of a smooth green about to shed?

Sorry Corey but I have to ask... you aren't colorblind by any chance are you?
by Jon Wedow
August 22nd, 2011, 7:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone have a picture of a smooth green about to shed?
Replies: 17
Views: 1335

Re: Anyone have a picture of a smooth green about to shed?

I'd say you already have a normal pic of a Smooth Green 'in the blue'!
by Jon Wedow
August 17th, 2011, 9:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Old "Wildlife Fact File" card
Replies: 17
Views: 2828

Re: Old "Wildlife Fact File" card

Here's a good current one from Natural Resources Canada's Website:
http://cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/subsite/glfc-amp ... a-obsoleta

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by Jon Wedow
August 17th, 2011, 5:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Where exactly is "snake road" Illinois?
Replies: 19
Views: 5569

Re: Where exactly is "snake road" Illinois?

Thanks all! I might be able to swing by there soon. I am helping my daughter move to London, Ontario, Canada for dental college; so the return trip may be a vacation of sorts. :thumb: That's where I live, small world isn't it! Let me know if you are considering any North of the Border herping. If I...
by Jon Wedow
August 17th, 2011, 5:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pelee island
Replies: 2
Views: 756

Re: Pelee island

You won't see "a lot" of racers on Pelee island due to the fact that there numbers are declining and probably at an all time low. Over a few days of searching you would be lucky to find one. I remember reading that there are only around 200 racers left on the island. Considering their arboreal habit...
by Jon Wedow
August 15th, 2011, 10:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cottage, Herping and Wildlife Images of Eastern Ontario
Replies: 12
Views: 1455

Re: Cottage, Herping and Wildlife Images of Eastern Ontario

Great photos Ashley! Love the coloUrs!
by Jon Wedow
August 8th, 2011, 10:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping hazard (cautionary tale)
Replies: 25
Views: 2646

Re: Herping hazard (cautionary tale)

That sucks about the wasps! Something to keep an eye out for sure!

So did you end up finding a Smooth Green yet?

Jon
by Jon Wedow
August 5th, 2011, 10:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Argentina and Brazil
Replies: 14
Views: 2795

Re: Argentina and Brazil

Any reccomendations on books/fieldguides from these parts? Thanks for sharing your photos of herps we seldomly see here!
by Jon Wedow
August 2nd, 2011, 7:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Shameless self-promotion
Replies: 10
Views: 2149

Re: Shameless self-promotion

Thanks for the input guys. Kris I just stumbled upon your posts right now and they are amazing! It sure seems like a herp rich environment! Thanks for sharing!
by Jon Wedow
July 28th, 2011, 9:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Shameless self-promotion
Replies: 10
Views: 2149

Re: Shameless self-promotion

Warren wrote:
Jon Wedow wrote:How was herping in that area?
It was fun! (not sure what you're asking)
Yes herping is always fun isn't it!? Did you come across many snakes at night? And did you feel safe herping in that area?
by Jon Wedow
July 28th, 2011, 9:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Shameless self-promotion
Replies: 10
Views: 2149

Re: Shameless self-promotion

Great stuff Warren, the stuff from Israel is especially interesting since we don't often get to see stuff from there. The Atractaspis was very cool. How was herping in that area?

Jon
by Jon Wedow
July 21st, 2011, 11:57 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Canon 40d question
Replies: 15
Views: 3471

Re: Canon 40d question

wouldn't your general problem with focus be more related to your lens or f-stop than the camera? I have a 40d and I can't see the focus well through the viewfinder. I think the dioptra is out of whack and I just havne't spent the time to correct it. I usually use the auto focus on selected AF points...
by Jon Wedow
July 21st, 2011, 6:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes of Åland Islands, Finland (April 2011)
Replies: 10
Views: 2870

Re: Snakes of Åland Islands, Finland (April 2011)

Great post, it reminds me of Northern Ontario in Canada.
by Jon Wedow
July 18th, 2011, 9:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Few Givens, and a Big Surprise!
Replies: 18
Views: 2788

Re: A Few Givens, and a Big Surprise!

Cool find! I haven't found a bridge like that yet but when I do I'm expecting to find some snakes!
by Jon Wedow
July 18th, 2011, 6:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wisconsin/ behind the cheese curtain...
Replies: 34
Views: 8904

Re: Wisconsin/ behind the cheese curtain...

WOW Tim great post! I'm impressed with how your road cruised the milk. Road cruising in the north isn't anything like the south. Typically most stuff is moving on the roads in the day except the browns/redbellys like you found. The tan smooth green was awesome too! I'd love to see one of those some ...
by Jon Wedow
July 14th, 2011, 7:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Long Texas post
Replies: 35
Views: 11386

Re: Long Texas post

WOW I had no idea a lot of that stuff was in Texas or even existed! Very cool! Great photos too
by Jon Wedow
July 8th, 2011, 7:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nesting Hogs, 2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5487

Re: Nesting Hogs, 2011

Awesome stuff! you sure nailed the right day!
by Jon Wedow
July 7th, 2011, 10:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thank you FHF and recent post from Ontario
Replies: 16
Views: 3156

Re: Thank you FHF and recent post from Ontario

Great photos as usual Ashley. South of Parry Sound and no Massassaugas? Maybe you are a bit too far to the east?
by Jon Wedow
July 7th, 2011, 5:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Road Cruising, Tank Flipping, and Bridging (fox and garters)
Replies: 17
Views: 2439

Re: Road Cruising, Tank Flipping, and Bridging (fox and gart

I'll have to give that a try! There just so happens to be a lot of bridges around here that are in Fox snake range too. It makes sense that it would be a good place to escape the heat of the day and keep warm at night. It's obviously not going to be far from water either!
by Jon Wedow
July 6th, 2011, 11:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Road Cruising, Tank Flipping, and Bridging (fox and garters)
Replies: 17
Views: 2439

Re: Road Cruising, Tank Flipping, and Bridging (fox and gart

Nice fox snakes! They are one of my favourites as well.

I'm curious about what you mean by 'bridging'?
by Jon Wedow
July 5th, 2011, 11:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Scale Rows
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Re: Scale Rows

Depending on where in the body you count the scales you may get a different number. Also some species can vary a bit and I wouldn't be surprised if Eastern Garters are one of those. For Butlers' I think the yellow stripe is centered on the third scale row. It is very distinct when you see one in per...
by Jon Wedow
June 30th, 2011, 11:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: head lamp advice
Replies: 19
Views: 4988

Re: head lamp advice

the HP10 is great ... I don't see how you could make it any better.
by Jon Wedow
June 30th, 2011, 11:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 'Snakes of Panama' field guide is in the works...
Replies: 8
Views: 3836

'Snakes of Panama' field guide is in the works...

I thought any Central American herp enthusiasts may be interested in this. It's in the early stages but Dr. Julie M. Ray and James L. Knight are working hard at work on the first ever book about Panama's snakes! If you can help out in any way I'm sure they would appreciate it! If you have collected ...
by Jon Wedow
June 30th, 2011, 10:34 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Reptiles of Central America, Kohler ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2965

Re: Reptiles of Central America, Kohler ?

It includes good keys and photos for almost all of the reptiles so can be very helpful for IDing, but there is otherwise very little writing for most species. For the $80 it costs it is well worth it. If you are looking for information specific to Costa Rica you may be better off spending your money...
by Jon Wedow
June 7th, 2011, 10:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: who here is from ontario
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: who here is from ontario

me
by Jon Wedow
June 1st, 2011, 11:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Nature and Herp
Replies: 15
Views: 2186

Re: Arizona Nature and Herp

Great photos Ashley! Love the variety and colour!
by Jon Wedow
May 19th, 2011, 5:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mission wood turtle EDIT: More pictures
Replies: 9
Views: 3046

Re: Mission wood turtle EDIT: More pictures

Very cool! Love the wood turtles!
by Jon Wedow
May 18th, 2011, 7:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Baja California - Spring 2011
Replies: 28
Views: 5350

Re: Baja California - Spring 2011

I love your pics! very inspiring!
by Jon Wedow
May 11th, 2011, 11:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Black Adder
Replies: 11
Views: 2760

Re: Black Adder

the adder shots are amazing! WOW!
by Jon Wedow
April 20th, 2011, 8:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Early Spring in Ontario
Replies: 11
Views: 1465

Re: Early Spring in Ontario

Awesome start to the year! I am yet to make it out and find any reptiles but hopefully that will change soon.
by Jon Wedow
April 5th, 2011, 11:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help: Costa Rica Herp Ideas (?)
Replies: 9
Views: 1711

Re: Help: Costa Rica Herp Ideas (?)

To me... #1 - looks like a classic Stream Anole / Anolis oxylophus? - was it found near/overtop of a stream by any chance? #2 - Lichen Anole / Anolis pentaprion ? Yours looks similar to this pic but I'm not great with IDing anoles. http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj64/jawn1983/2010-11%20Panama/li...
by Jon Wedow
March 29th, 2011, 5:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Journals of Jonathan Carver, 2 more snakes from Lake Erie:
Replies: 13
Views: 1962

Re: Journals of Jonathan Carver, 2 more snakes from Lake Eri

I have had friends give me a very similar description of a black snake with a bright orange belly that was as long as they were tall (as kids). This was about a 2 hour drive west of Fort Erie. It was found by their pond on the edge of the forest. A giant Nerodia sipedon was my best guess... funny ho...
by Jon Wedow
March 28th, 2011, 6:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Panama & Barro Colorado (?)s
Replies: 5
Views: 1255

Re: Panama & Barro Colorado (?)s

Yes you should be there for the first few months of the rainy season. The area around the canal is always warm and dries up quick with a day or two of sun so lots of rain shouldn't hurt. You should also be in some very prestine habitat so that can't hurt either. I don't know too much about BCI itsel...
by Jon Wedow
March 24th, 2011, 8:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 19
Views: 3558

Re: What is this?

Nerodia ?
by Jon Wedow
March 23rd, 2011, 8:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID please...
Replies: 12
Views: 2134

Re: ID please...

Here's another Enulius flavitorques from Chepo, Panama - just north of the Pearl Islands on the mainland. http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj64/jawn1983/2010-2011%20Panama/Enuliusflavitorques.jpg I believe photo #2 is a Bufo coniferus , here is a photo of an adult. http://i269.photobucket.com/albu...
by Jon Wedow
March 11th, 2011, 11:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Hognose in Ontario, CANADA
Replies: 13
Views: 2489

Re: Eastern Hognose in Ontario, CANADA

Welcome to the forum! Great photos!
by Jon Wedow
March 10th, 2011, 12:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Reptiles/Habitats-Cusuco National Park PART 2
Replies: 24
Views: 7283

Re: Reptiles/Habitats-Cusuco National Park PART 2

Amazing set of photos and your article was awesome too! Congrats on all the great work you have done!

I have lots of questions for you so I'll probably just send a PM.
by Jon Wedow
March 10th, 2011, 12:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Pearl Island Boas...
Replies: 35
Views: 7262

Re: Some Pearl Island Boas...

Once again, well done! It looks like we were in Panama at the same time but I was far away on the mainland. How easy is it to travel back and forth to the mainland? (Panama City?)
by Jon Wedow
March 10th, 2011, 12:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Local snake names: What do they call em where you're from?
Replies: 58
Views: 8333

Re: Local snake names: What do they call em where you're fro

Whomper = Fox snake on Lake Erie (Long Point Region, Canada). The term is also synonymous with a large water snake since most fishermen can't differentiate. "The really big ones are the Whompers!"
by Jon Wedow
March 9th, 2011, 12:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Belize Herping Tips?
Replies: 19
Views: 2920

Re: Belize Herping Tips?

Check the area again where you found the shed skin. I don't often see shed skin in Panama but when I do there area almost always snakes nearby. Not always the same snake but it's a good indicator that they are using habitat in that immediate area. Don't give up, and look EVERYWHERE, and any time of ...
by Jon Wedow
February 10th, 2011, 6:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2010 year review : Quebec and Ontario
Replies: 12
Views: 2215

Re: 2010 year review : Quebec and Ontario

A lot of great photos of equally stunning animals but that toad is probably my favourite! It rivals some of the beautiful toads of the tropics. Interesting to see it's mossy habitat as well.

Jon
by Jon Wedow
January 21st, 2011, 7:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: foot photos needed
Replies: 26
Views: 3419

Re: foot photos needed

salamanderhunter wrote: Jon...Do you know anything about the interesting foot design?
It is a sort of suction cup foot that is shared by most of the arboreal Bolitaglossa salamanders.