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by -EJ
August 15th, 2012, 11:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sanibel Island
Replies: 12
Views: 2250

Re: Sanibel Island

The way I understand it... there is an established population on Sanibel and Captiva islands. The only thing I intend to shoot them with is a camera.
muskiemagnet wrote:if you find any, i hope you will make them go away.

-ben
by -EJ
August 15th, 2012, 10:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sanibel Island
Replies: 12
Views: 2250

Re: Sanibel Island

As usual... nope.
Brian Hubbs wrote:Hang a left at the 7-11 store, drive into the alley, pass the homeless guy sleeping by the dumpster, climb the fence into Joe's backyard and look in his window. He has 3 of them in cages. But, watch out for the dogs, and don't fall in the pool. Hope that helps...
by -EJ
August 15th, 2012, 6:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sanibel Island
Replies: 12
Views: 2250

Sanibel Island

Me and a friend are spending a few days on Sanibel Island next week after the Daytona show. I'm looking for hints for finding Nile monitors on the island. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
by -EJ
August 5th, 2012, 4:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: TGIF Road Cruise - Norflo
Replies: 9
Views: 2217

Re: TGIF Road Cruise - Norflo

Has nothing to do with common sense... caring comes to mind. I apologize then, I completely misunderstood. I've seen quite a few rednecks flying down one lane roads around here as well, and if something as big a deer or fallen tree crossed their path there is no way that they would be able to stop. ...
by -EJ
August 5th, 2012, 3:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: TGIF Road Cruise - Norflo
Replies: 9
Views: 2217

Re: TGIF Road Cruise - Norflo

They are not cruzing looking for anything... they are looking to get from point A to point B as fast as possible... can you say NASCAR... drives me nuts. Dalton, no offense taken, but I was not insinuating that anyone would have hit the coyote on purpose. What I was saying was that the majority of t...
by -EJ
August 4th, 2012, 7:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: TGIF Road Cruise - Norflo
Replies: 9
Views: 2217

Re: TGIF Road Cruise - Norflo

That looks like a fire damaged Florida Box turtle.
by -EJ
August 4th, 2012, 7:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Interesting Dor
Replies: 15
Views: 3941

Re: Interesting Dor

THAT is a serious loss. Did you check if it might have been gravid?
by -EJ
July 28th, 2012, 11:15 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Blake Shelton, Turtle Killer?
Replies: 41
Views: 14642

Re: Blake Shelton, Turtle Killer?

Too late... the 'i did not have sexual relations' excuse is not going to cut it this late in the game. He has apologized, probably realized how much business he was losing. "Ok.. Now that "Turtle-Gate" is over I want to apologize for my ignorant joke.. I never ran over a turtle. It wasn't even possi...
by -EJ
July 28th, 2012, 11:13 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Blake Shelton, Turtle Killer?
Replies: 41
Views: 14642

Re: Blake Shelton, Turtle Killer?

wow... I can't believe how viral this thing has gotten... he may not be prosecuted... but it looks like he is surely going to pay for two counts of very bad judgement. I highly suspect the snowbally is going to get way bigger..
by -EJ
July 25th, 2012, 12:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Florida 2011 highlights part 1
Replies: 18
Views: 4400

Re: Florida 2011 highlights part 1

Stellar photos... you sure the last gator photo wasn't a croc?
by -EJ
July 16th, 2012, 9:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast Ga
Replies: 31
Views: 4889

Re: Southeast Ga

To the OP... I'm sure most would agree on this post that there is no judgement but a real curiosity as to what you saw.
by -EJ
July 15th, 2012, 6:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast Ga
Replies: 31
Views: 4889

Re: Southeast Ga

Spoken like a true science student that hasn't figured out that mother nature... in general... hasn't read what she is supposed to do. ... I'm guessing most of us posting are hoping we are presenting a wrong assumption... because it would be such a cool observation. (no pressure) I will accede to su...
by -EJ
July 15th, 2012, 4:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast Ga
Replies: 31
Views: 4889

Re: Southeast Ga

btw... your's is the superior knowledge because you were there... all else is conjecture. I really hope to see photos because I suspect you could have seen Indigos considering the wierd weather lately. I will accede to superior knowledge the reason I felt Indigo was the movement was not that fast fl...
by -EJ
July 15th, 2012, 3:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast Ga
Replies: 31
Views: 4889

Re: Southeast Ga

So... do we get to see some photos?
Jkinnally wrote:I will accede to superior knowledge the reason I felt Indigo was the movement was not that fast flash of a racer. The area at the time was still very saturated from the tropical storm.i will post what pics I have after I look up the directions.
by -EJ
July 13th, 2012, 2:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast Ga
Replies: 31
Views: 4889

Re: Southeast Ga

I'm curious myself and hope to see some photos. I found it surprising to read that he saw 2 Indigos this time of year... but you never know... they don't always study the same litterature we do. 1030 is not too long after dusk this time of year. The pictures could prove interesting one way or the ot...
by -EJ
July 10th, 2012, 11:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast Ga
Replies: 31
Views: 4889

Re: Southeast Ga

I found it surprising to read that he saw 2 Indigos this time of year... but you never know... they don't always study the same litterature we do. 1030 is not too long after dusk this time of year. The pictures could prove interesting one way or the other. I could be mistaken but it hasn't been all ...
by -EJ
July 10th, 2012, 10:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast Ga
Replies: 31
Views: 4889

Re: Southeast Ga

What about during extremely/unusual hot weather?
Josh Holbrook wrote:You sure it was an indigo? They're pretty strictly diurnal.
by -EJ
July 4th, 2012, 4:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Worst Musk
Replies: 31
Views: 7418

Re: Worst Musk

No argument on this comment at all.
sitarshaman wrote:I've heard from my friends in Fla. that Indigo snakes are the WORST !!!
by -EJ
July 4th, 2012, 4:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast Ga
Replies: 31
Views: 4889

Re: Southeast Ga

Check this out... http://www.georgiawildlife.org/sites/default/files/uploads/wildlife/maps/wma/region7/Griffin_Ridge_WMA_Topo.pdf With the recent reported rains it should be productive early in the AM or at dusk. I'll bet you'd be plesantly surprised at what you see. For more... http://www.georgiawi...
by -EJ
July 4th, 2012, 4:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: (Photo Request) Patch-nosed Snake Tracks
Replies: 5
Views: 1155

Re: (Photo Request) Patch-nosed Snake Tracks

That is a cool picture... how did you do it?
Daryl Eby wrote:Doesn't get much more confirmed than this.
Wish I'd taken a better shot of the track itself.
by -EJ
June 23rd, 2012, 3:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Expedition into Las Islas de Sonora
Replies: 29
Views: 7522

Re: Expedition into Las Islas de Sonora

The guy runs a place called Camp Gecko(has no interest in herps) and has a fishing boat... or used to. He's the coolest guy to talk to and the place is not a bad place to stay. The lizards were definitely cut and splayed open... by something. EJ - that's strange...maybe its from the pressure buildup...
by -EJ
June 22nd, 2012, 5:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Expedition into Las Islas de Sonora
Replies: 29
Views: 7522

Re: Expedition into Las Islas de Sonora

It was really interesting... the ones we found were neatly split down the middle from throat to vent and layed out flat. I originally thought fishermen had done this but we found the same in cliff crevaces. Have you ever run into the doctor at Camp Gecko... that guy seems to know the bay quite well....
by -EJ
June 20th, 2012, 6:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Viper Day at The Texas Zoo - Rattlesnake Republic
Replies: 46
Views: 5919

Re: Viper Day at The Texas Zoo - Rattlesnake Republic

Sorry, I was kinda trying to make a point. I remember John Behler was instrumental in many conservation projects at the Bronx Zoo including the St. Catherines Island facility here in GA. I thought the it was a shame the project was moved but it would seem the move was for the better. Yes, he worked ...
by -EJ
June 20th, 2012, 5:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Viper Day at The Texas Zoo - Rattlesnake Republic
Replies: 46
Views: 5919

Re: Viper Day at The Texas Zoo - Rattlesnake Republic

Didn't John Behler work at the Bronx Zoo? Having worked at a major zoo for over 40 years, I'll echo Jeff's statement and say that all AZA accredited zoos donate a ton of money to conservation programs for both in situ and ex situ programs. In fact the Bronx zoo puts more money into field conservatio...
by -EJ
June 20th, 2012, 1:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Viper Day at The Texas Zoo - Rattlesnake Republic
Replies: 46
Views: 5919

Re: Viper Day at The Texas Zoo - Rattlesnake Republic

I reread the post a couple times over... I don't see where anyone has said all zoos are conservation oriented. I said most zoos that I'm famaliar with are conservation minded... or... at least the keepers that I'm acquainted with are. I kinda see the point you are trying to make but I take offense a...
by -EJ
June 20th, 2012, 1:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Viper Day at The Texas Zoo - Rattlesnake Republic
Replies: 46
Views: 5919

Re: Viper Day at The Texas Zoo - Rattlesnake Republic

They were with the very limited range they have. I've been told that they are actually destroying eggs because of the success they are having. Both of the animals you mention are so over represented that there is no need or desire to breed them... that's gotta tell you something. You have my appolog...
by -EJ
June 20th, 2012, 12:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Viper Day at The Texas Zoo - Rattlesnake Republic
Replies: 46
Views: 5919

Re: Viper Day at The Texas Zoo - Rattlesnake Republic

Perfect example of how very limited your knowledge is of prominant zoo keepers is. To say all zoos are not conservation oriented based on your limited experience with zoos is kind of an ignorant statement. A good portion of the practices used in current herpetoculture was greaned from the workings o...
by -EJ
June 20th, 2012, 8:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Expedition into Las Islas de Sonora
Replies: 29
Views: 7522

Re: Expedition into Las Islas de Sonora

Awsome post... narrative... and photography. I really appreciated it.

Just out of curiousity... did you find any chuck remains that were splayed out and gutted? I found a bunch of these on Smith Island in Bahia de los Angeles.

Did you see any Whale sharks?
by -EJ
June 20th, 2012, 7:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Viper Day at The Texas Zoo - Rattlesnake Republic
Replies: 46
Views: 5919

Re: Viper Day at The Texas Zoo - Rattlesnake Republic

I have to disagree here. It is the keepers that make the zoo and there are many keepers who have put in huge amounts of effort along with personal time and money into conservation efforts in the area of herpetologie. You must be looking at a different rule book than I. I guess Steve Irwin and Marlin...
by -EJ
June 20th, 2012, 4:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Somewhat off-topic- Why is it important to study ecology?
Replies: 9
Views: 2256

Re: Somewhat off-topic- Why is it important to study ecology

That's a depressing... true and humorous thought.
reptilist wrote:It is important to teach kids the utter hopelessness of life, so perhaps, when they are depressed by reality, then they won't breed.
by -EJ
June 18th, 2012, 11:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A question and a story (kind of long).
Replies: 17
Views: 2427

Re: rxr; a possibly whack't out NPS ranger ...

Had that happened to me... I probably would have contacted a lawyer after the fact. ... yeah ... i have trouble w/ this one too ... tho if ya tune in & watch cally wardens hamming it up on wild justice ...hoo knows mebbe another case of life imitates art! Pointing a gun at someones head tho is a ser...
by -EJ
June 18th, 2012, 10:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A question and a story (kind of long).
Replies: 17
Views: 2427

Re: A question and a story (kind of long).

That was my point about asking for a badge #... it would most likely snowball against you... but could work. If this story is factual, a phone call to park headquarters should have been made and a meeting with the warden in question, as well as his supervisor, requested. This type of thing should no...
by -EJ
June 14th, 2012, 2:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A question and a story (kind of long).
Replies: 17
Views: 2427

Re: A question and a story (kind of long).

One of my encounters involved USFW coming to my house the day after my stop in Anza Borrego State park. Again... I consider myself lucky. I've done Mojave, didn't see a soul, but that is a reserve. Haven't done JT myself, but in general the LEOs I've met in other NPs have been anything but helpful. ...
by -EJ
June 14th, 2012, 12:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A question and a story (kind of long).
Replies: 17
Views: 2427

Re: A question and a story (kind of long).

All state parks but I have herped Joshua Tree and the Mojave without incident... snake hooks and all although I've never run into LEOs in those areas. It had to have been at least 10 or 15 occurances. Deleware Watergap... that's another one... no problems. You've met the wrong LEOs. I've never met o...
by -EJ
June 14th, 2012, 12:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A question and a story (kind of long).
Replies: 17
Views: 2427

Re: A question and a story (kind of long).

This actually happened to me twice on S2. Weapons were not drawn but the loud speakers came on... Both stories are really cool before and after the fact. Both experiences went pleasantly well. I'm willing to bet you know people who take the job only to be in charge. I don't know if I would have aske...
by -EJ
June 14th, 2012, 12:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A question and a story (kind of long).
Replies: 17
Views: 2427

Re: A question and a story (kind of long).

You've met the wrong LEOs. I've never met one who was not respectful and actually helpful. Many come to mind... in West Texas, SoCal, Pine Barrens, NJ and more. wow, what a trip :) yeah of course the park rangers mean well, but I have NEVER experienced one that doesn't act like he/she wants to put m...
by -EJ
June 13th, 2012, 12:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Plymouth turtles
Replies: 5
Views: 1359

Re: Plymouth turtles

That is so cool. The photo of the last adult is stunning.
by -EJ
June 12th, 2012, 4:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Striped Florida King
Replies: 14
Views: 2168

Re: A Striped Florida King

Cool. How is it doing?
moleking wrote:At the time I found this kings were so common there that you literaly found one every thirty feet or so over a mile long stretch. I didn't leave that one.
by -EJ
June 12th, 2012, 2:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Striped Florida King
Replies: 14
Views: 2168

Re: A Striped Florida King

How does a person leave such a thing.
by -EJ
June 10th, 2012, 5:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Plymouth turtles
Replies: 5
Views: 1359

Re: Plymouth turtles

Excuse my ignorance... wtf is bangsi... my first thought was Red Bellied turtles... which I didn't think ranged that far north. I thought Jersey was it.
(I hate the subspecies concept)(yea... I googled it)

btw... fantastic shots and info.
by -EJ
June 10th, 2012, 5:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Three Bornean Short Pythons in two hours
Replies: 17
Views: 2339

Re: Three Bornean Short Pythons in two hours

dude... totally does not count without a corroborating photo record. During yesterday's Saturday Night Cruise, we found three (3) Bornean Short Pythons ( Python breitensteini ) within two hours. This brings the tally to five, all found within exactly four weeks, and, I believe, dispels the myth that...
by -EJ
May 21st, 2012, 6:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another South Africa Post From the Field.
Replies: 6
Views: 3142

Re: Another South Africa Post From the Field.

Fantastic photography. The Pachydactylus group is at the top of my favorites list. Bibronii and capensis were some of the first geckos I kept.

No chelonians?
by -EJ
May 8th, 2012, 10:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peru- Madre De Dios/Manu National Park ROUND 2
Replies: 11
Views: 13420

Re: Peru- Madre De Dios/Manu National Park ROUND 2

You are one lucky SOB. It's a toss up between the Otter and the Scarlets on the cliff. If you were to enter a photo contest... those are the ones.

The rest... what makes this forum great.
by -EJ
May 8th, 2012, 7:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping the Sunflower state with a herp legend.
Replies: 41
Views: 7009

Re: Herping the Sunflower state with a herp legend.

Stellar post. When I saw the size reference for the cooter... I thought... holy shiznit. That is huge.
by -EJ
May 7th, 2012, 10:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The year of rare snakes
Replies: 21
Views: 2875

Re: The year of rare snakes

fraid not. ...but then again... with the demise of Dick Clark and the end of the Mayan calander... one has to wonder about the timing. This is one of the few things I can say I know... it has to do with weather, timing and activity pattern. So no one's going to go the "Snakes know the world is endin...
by -EJ
May 7th, 2012, 10:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The year of rare snakes
Replies: 21
Views: 2875

Re: The year of rare snakes

This is one of the few things I can say I know... it has to do with weather, timing and activity pattern. I've seen 'uncommon' herps in large congregations. I've also seen common herps disappear to where you can't see a single animal in a certian time period. As stated... I don't think they are rare...
by -EJ
May 7th, 2012, 8:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The year of rare snakes
Replies: 21
Views: 2875

Re: The year of rare snakes

I was just thinking this as I scrolled through this thread. imo, there are no rare snakes, only snakes that you have not yet figured out how to find. If a snake was truly "rare", the males would not be able to find the females to breed and they would go extinct. ;) Hence the quotes around "rare." Th...
by -EJ
May 6th, 2012, 4:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Long Weekend in Search of Shelled Herps in Arkansas
Replies: 10
Views: 2635

Re: Long Weekend in Search of Shelled Herps in Arkansas

I wish I had that kind of opportunity. Great presentation and great photography. That 3 Toed is unreal.
by -EJ
May 6th, 2012, 2:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Best of the Best I: Rarest Book/Paper
Replies: 21
Views: 3371

Re: The Best of the Best I: Rarest Book/Paper

That's a fraction of the best of the best. I used to collect books and will continue when finances allow. I collect note worthy papers also. Most of the books I got at fantastic prices from Bibliomania, Zoo Book Sales (Serpents Tale) and the CHS. The Snakes of Texas (the one you're talking about) I ...
by -EJ
May 5th, 2012, 7:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Best of the Best I: Rarest Book/Paper
Replies: 21
Views: 3371

Re: The Best of the Best I: Rarest Book/Paper

I've got a real obnoxious note/signiture by Hubbs... directly related to this forum. Met Conant many times... never thought to ask for him to sign any of his books... who knows why.
mjd123 wrote:I have several that are signed, including Ditmars, Kauffeld, Klauber, Conant, and of course Hubbs :lol: .