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by gbin
June 27th, 2010, 6:17 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: The History of the term LECH... Looking for answers
Replies: 164
Views: 38541

Re: The History of the term LECH... Looking for answers

I can't believe I forgot Jaffo!!!!... I can't either, DC! I definitely miss Jaffo! Not sure when I first logged on at "not allowed"... I suppose it might have been 1999, but 2000 seems more likely or maybe even 2001... I think I wrote about herp hunting in FL's Apalachicola National Forest, and inc...
by gbin
June 26th, 2010, 7:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Minnesota 06/24
Replies: 9
Views: 1812

Re: Minnesota 06/24

Wow, another thread making me homesick for MN! Thoroughly enjoyable, Cronin! My only pet snake escape growing up was a fox snake that I caught in southeastern MN. He was a very handsome but irascible fellow who, despite my earnest promises otherwise to my no-nonsense mother and badly frightened sist...
by gbin
June 26th, 2010, 7:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The past few weeks in Northern MN.....
Replies: 5
Views: 1400

Re: The past few weeks in Northern MN.....

Chris, you're making me homesick! (I'm originally from MN, and spent some years in college in northern WI as well.) I loved the entire show, but especially the claw-marks-on-bark shot, which is so cool that I would mat and frame it and hang it on the wall if it were mine. :thumb:

Gerry
by gbin
June 26th, 2010, 6:48 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: The History of the term LECH... Looking for answers
Replies: 164
Views: 38541

Re: The History of the term LECH... Looking for answers

Maybe we could set up some kind of a herper exchange program between east and west, or at least an arranged marriage or two?... ;)

That is indeed a lovely creature, JJ. Congratulations on finding it!

Gerry
by gbin
June 26th, 2010, 12:56 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: The History of the term LECH... Looking for answers
Replies: 164
Views: 38541

Re: The History of the term LECH... Looking for answers

You forgot one, Eimon... YES it's foolishly divisive. A lot of immature humor that works fine among buddies sitting around in a bar where they can see each other's faces, hear each other's tone and most importantly laugh things off together while they have another drink doesn't work so well when bro...
by gbin
June 26th, 2010, 10:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What snake challenged you the most?
Replies: 67
Views: 12434

Re: What snake challenged you the most?

chris_mcmartin wrote:
gbin wrote:Sorry to bother y'all with my off-topic reminiscences. I guess I've been suffering a bout of nostalgia, lately...
Old age will do that to you. :P
Ouch! The truth does hurt!

Gerry
by gbin
June 26th, 2010, 10:43 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: The History of the term LECH... Looking for answers
Replies: 164
Views: 38541

Re: The History of the term LECH... Looking for answers

I remember a dial up site back in 1995 or 1996 that was kindof like an online forum. You didnt access it through a web browser but through its own dial up number. Matter of fact, we didnt even have an internet browser back then on our computer, and I am not even sure if one existed. I got the numbe...
by gbin
June 26th, 2010, 10:11 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: The History of the term LECH... Looking for answers
Replies: 164
Views: 38541

Re: The History of the term LECH... Looking for answers

Gerry, I am really curious what got you banned? Ok, spin, but remember you asked for it... The field herping forum or whatever it was called then at "not allowed" was always a rambunctious place - we're a rough-and-tumble lot, I guess ;) - and people were infrequently/occasionally banned based on t...
by gbin
June 26th, 2010, 7:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What snake challenged you the most?
Replies: 67
Views: 12434

Re: What snake challenged you the most?

I used to see eastern coral snakes with some regularity when I lived in northcentral FL, but I used to hunt a fair bit later into the night/colder than a lot of herpers ordinarily do and I think that upped my odds of seeing them. Much of that time I was living in rural Putnam Co., too, where they se...
by gbin
June 26th, 2010, 7:14 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: The History of the term LECH... Looking for answers
Replies: 164
Views: 38541

Re: The History of the term LECH... Looking for answers

Not to derail this thread if brick or anyone else wants to continue discussing the term LECH, but now I'm wondering... Was "not allowed" the first internet herp forum, then? If so, when did Barringer start it up? If not, what came before it, and when did that start up? That was the first place I fou...
by gbin
June 26th, 2010, 6:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake I.D.?
Replies: 15
Views: 2759

Re: Snake I.D.?

Yup, definitely an eastern milk snake, as everyone here has said.

Gerry (who has found eastern milks from NY to MN ;) )
by gbin
June 25th, 2010, 2:55 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: The History of the term LECH... Looking for answers
Replies: 164
Views: 38541

Re: The History of the term LECH... Looking for answers

I think my banning from "not allowed" was just the spark that finally caught the tinder for a lot of folks there, Nick. Barringer and his equally power-mad moderators were pretty ban-happy in those days, so there were actually a lot of sparks flying around then. I even made myself a colorful " BANNE...
by gbin
June 24th, 2010, 7:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few lyres for you
Replies: 9
Views: 1861

Re: A few lyres for you

Yes sir i hardley see lryes without boas those are always the last snakes out moving in my opinion I haven't hunted lyre snakes in CA (though I'd love to sometime!), but elsewhere that's been my experience as well. I think a lot of herpers miss a lot of lyres just because they believe it's gotten t...
by gbin
June 24th, 2010, 7:34 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: I never did stuff like this when I was a kid...
Replies: 41
Views: 12220

Re: I never did stuff like this when I was a kid...

obviously you are oblivious to satire and popular culture and internet ribbing. surely you are not so ignorant as to not realize when someone is just "joshing". Is that what you call it, "Aksel"? It doesn't really matter; I'm afraid I haven't any appreciation for trolling under any name. Never mind...
by gbin
June 24th, 2010, 6:55 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: I never did stuff like this when I was a kid...
Replies: 41
Views: 12220

Re: I never did stuff like this when I was a kid...

Askel - :o interesting perspective. Unfortunately my stature does not permit such course of action. I will stick with the education route, its the best I can offer. your stature? wtf is that? unfortunately, I can only offer you a boot in the face, sounds like you need one. you can take your smart m...
by gbin
June 24th, 2010, 4:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: snake hook question
Replies: 25
Views: 5969

Re: snake hook question

Bought a Stump Ripper many years ago and it has served me wonderfully ever since. It was pricey, sure, but it was the first and I reckon will be the last field hook I ever buy. I can't imagine how much time and effort/money I might have spent over the same time period had I instead opted for a serie...
by gbin
June 24th, 2010, 3:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few lyres for you
Replies: 9
Views: 1861

Re: A few lyres for you

Thanks! Does the 9th picture show one of those striped lyre snakes I've been hearing about? :P

Gerry
by gbin
June 22nd, 2010, 4:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Show your pics of some of your rarest finds!
Replies: 124
Views: 22869

Re: Show your pics of some of your rarest finds!

Short Tailed Snake from a few years ago... You beat me to posting a short-tailed snake, Nick! Oh well, your pictures of the species are nicer than mine, anyway... Here's a lovely young Chihuahuan lyre snake - that name is much more accurate than Texas lyre snake - that Ian Murray caught and photogr...
by gbin
June 22nd, 2010, 4:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: herp colleges
Replies: 5
Views: 1929

Re: herp colleges

Truth be told, it matters very little where you go for your undergraduate degree. If you think that you'll go on to graduate school, then I suggest that you pick someplace where you'll have a decent chance of interacting with graduate students (in zoology, biology, wildlife, what-have-you) so that y...
by gbin
June 22nd, 2010, 3:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What snake challenged you the most?
Replies: 67
Views: 12434

Re: What snake challenged you the most?

... If you read (especially the old books), you might get some clues...and then the hard to find animal becomes the easy to find animal. :D I can't argue with that; some of the biggest herp hunting successes in my life have been largely a reward for having first done my homework. And sometimes, ins...
by gbin
June 20th, 2010, 8:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Back from the Bend...dial up warning.
Replies: 69
Views: 8613

Re: Back from the Bend...dial up warning.

tai haku wrote:that black and grey blacktail is unbelievable!!
I agree! Still more evidence for my contention that blacktails are the prettiest rattlers! :) Congrats on your very successful trip, Chad, and thanks for sharing it with us!

Gerry
by gbin
June 20th, 2010, 8:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What snake challenged you the most?
Replies: 67
Views: 12434

Re: What snake challenged you the most?

Lampropeltis pyromelana - Over 100 search hours and three years between individuals I can relate, Bryan. I lived in AZ for a year - even lived right in the Chiricahuas for some months straight, and spent plenty of time up on the Mogollon Rim, too - and put countless unsuccessful hours into searchin...
by gbin
June 18th, 2010, 3:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HERP NATION MAGAZINE IS HERE!!!!!........see details........
Replies: 39
Views: 10839

Re: HERP NATION MAGAZINE IS HERE!!!!!........see details....

I don't know about the "who is online" option because I never paid attention to that before, but I just noticed that I don't seem to have any way (e.g. no button on the bottom of posts) to PM anyone... The reason I bring that up here, Scott, is because I received multiple e-mails from PayPal after s...
by gbin
June 17th, 2010, 6:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My favorite Crotalus images
Replies: 26
Views: 6073

Re: My favorite Crotalus images

More support for my thinking of blacktails as the prettiest of rattlers, and of Brad as a heck of a photographer!

Gerry
by gbin
June 17th, 2010, 6:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HERP NATION MAGAZINE IS HERE!!!!!........see details........
Replies: 39
Views: 10839

Re: HERP NATION MAGAZINE IS HERE!!!!!........see details....

I just submitted my payment for the first two years - and let me add to it my best wishes for your success!

Gerry
by gbin
June 12th, 2010, 6:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Random Question
Replies: 10
Views: 3001

Re: Random Question

Again... I could be wrong but I seem to remember hearing in a lecture that live bearing snakes are not truely viviperous. They aren't, that is why I prefer the term ovoviviparous. No, it is not "true viviparity" - I think that term would only be reserved for mammals, in the truest sense of the word...
by gbin
June 11th, 2010, 5:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Topic: herpers herping.
Replies: 135
Views: 31079

Re: Topic: herpers herping.

This is one of the most awesome threads of all time, Chad! Wish I'd seen it before I posted viewtopic.php?f=2&t=285 , as that really best belongs as an entry here. I'll have to scrounge around and see what other people pictures I have...

Gerry
by gbin
June 10th, 2010, 5:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Elated Herper - by Sean
Replies: 12
Views: 2598

Elated Herper - by Sean

I thought one of my very first posts to the new FHF should be one of my very favorite field herping pictures, of Pierson Hill by Sean Belanger:

Image

:)

Gerry
by gbin
June 10th, 2010, 4:16 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Message from Scott.......please read........
Replies: 54
Views: 22165

Re: Message from Scott.......please read........

I just found out about this. It sucks mightily that all of those old posts are gone, but the people who created them are the important thing - and we're all still here (or will almost surely be back, in time)! Thank you, Scott and Don, for making that possible. To new beginnings! :beer: Gerry Binczik