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by Kfen
January 18th, 2011, 4:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CENTRAL FLORIDA'S GREEN SWAMP Part 2 Getting Wet
Replies: 31
Views: 30430

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

Excellent series of posts Daniel. You combine stellar pictures with some great herps and add a whole lot of info, everything someone could ask for. Thanks for putting those together.
by Kfen
January 16th, 2011, 6:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Trip- Nov 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 970

Re: Costa Rica Trip- Nov 2010

Thanks everyone! (BTW, your Imantodes looks more like I. cenchoa .) Its possible but I used the Savage book and it keyed out to gemmistratus based on the saddle count and vertebral scale size. Thanks for sharing, I'll have some photos up after I get back as well. Good luck, there can never be too ma...
by Kfen
January 13th, 2011, 3:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Trip- Nov 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 970

Costa Rica Trip- Nov 2010

This past November I went on my honeymoom to Costa Rica. We spent just over half of our 10 day trip in Guanacaste, and the rest split between Monteverde and Arenal. Because this was my honeymoon and my wife is not a herper I was going to be happy with whatever I was able to stumble across. I have to...
by Kfen
January 6th, 2011, 3:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Trip to South America, Part 1
Replies: 11
Views: 3421

Re: My Trip to South America, Part 1

Very nice post! Glad to see some turtles included. They are often underrepresented on this forum. Looking forward to the next group of pics. How long were you there for?
by Kfen
December 28th, 2010, 2:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of year Part 2, Peruvian Amazon, Amphibians
Replies: 18
Views: 7104

Re: End of year Part 2, Peruvian Amazon, Amphibians

Fantastic! I really need to go on one of these trips. Keep the pics coming!
by Kfen
December 27th, 2010, 6:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: More herps and other wildlife from Utila, Honduras
Replies: 11
Views: 3957

Re: More herps and other wildlife from Utila, Honduras

Very nice group of posts. That ratsnake is a stunner. Whats the story with the indigo? What kind of habitat was it found in?
by Kfen
December 19th, 2010, 5:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photo in summer Draw in winter
Replies: 9
Views: 1082

Re: Photo in summer Draw in winter

That drawing is insane! I like the look for a tattoo. Nice work
by Kfen
December 18th, 2010, 9:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A seat of the pants herping excursion: Panama
Replies: 17
Views: 4419

Re: A seat of the pants herping excursion: Panama

Great post! You have some great treefrog photos and I really love the juvenile godmani shot. Looks like you did very well. I have been to CR a few times and may have to try and get to Panama now.
by Kfen
December 17th, 2010, 6:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Africa - Eco Tour 2010
Replies: 32
Views: 9813

Re: South Africa - Eco Tour 2010

Wow ! What an awesome post and trip! It is really getting me pumped for my south africa trip next year. Thanks
by Kfen
December 17th, 2010, 6:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes on coins
Replies: 8
Views: 1482

Re: Snakes on coins

Why does an Australian coin bear the Chinese character for "snake"? The Perth Mint has been issuing both gold and silver bullion coins every year following the chinese zodiac. That particular design was from the first series. They are currently on their second time around. While they are technicall...
by Kfen
December 1st, 2010, 3:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fireproof Placards for AC?
Replies: 9
Views: 2269

Re: Fireproof Placards for AC?

You could use engraved pet tags. They come with a hole that you could use to wire it to your tin. They are pretty cheap and many pet stores make them right on the spot.
by Kfen
November 22nd, 2010, 1:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dealing with annoying results...
Replies: 31
Views: 3907

Re: Dealing with annoying results...

I use a canon A710 and hate what the flash does to nighttime pictures. SO I now turn the flash off and use a strong LED flashlight that gives me (to my eye anyway) more natural looking pictures. That said, I still find lighting to be the hardest thing about taking photos. That spilotes is a great pic.
by Kfen
November 22nd, 2010, 8:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Large Tadpole ID SE
Replies: 13
Views: 3064

Re: Large Tadpole ID SE

Wild guess-but dont river frog tadpoles have reddish eyes like that? (I've never actually seen one) That would be another reasonable guess, but River Frog tadpoles would lack the spotting on the tail and they have a black leading edge on the top and bottom of the tail. Thanks, part of my reason for...
by Kfen
November 22nd, 2010, 7:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Large Tadpole ID SE
Replies: 13
Views: 3064

Re: Large Tadpole ID SE

Wild guess-but dont river frog tadpoles have reddish eyes like that? (I've never actually seen one)
by Kfen
October 28th, 2010, 2:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Peach State Tour and More
Replies: 38
Views: 9680

Re: A Peach State Tour and More

That was awesome! Thank you for taking the time to put up that post. I am very jealous of all your great salamander finds and obvious photography skills.
by Kfen
October 28th, 2010, 1:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica salamanders
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Re: Costa Rica salamanders

I dont have an answer for you, having only seen an Oedipina in Costa rica, but I am also interested. I will be in Monteverde in a few weeks and was hoping for a Bolitiglossa. Also, any tips on how to find them would be appreciated. http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg246/yousuckk77/IMG_1345_2.jpg O...
by Kfen
October 21st, 2010, 4:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My best NJ herping day (kings and combating pines)
Replies: 29
Views: 3405

Re: My best NJ herping day (kings and combating pines)

Thanks again to everyone for all the replies. How cool to get to share such an incredible experience with you via your pics and account -- that's what this forum is all about! THANK YOU, & CONGRATS!!!! I agree and I am happy that I had a camera to be able to share my experience with others. Tim, can...
by Kfen
October 19th, 2010, 2:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake observations 2010
Replies: 113
Views: 15211

Re: Rattlesnake observations 2010

Those white speckled rattlesnakes are unreal. Is that a commonly found color? This post really makes me want to get back to AZ.
by Kfen
October 19th, 2010, 2:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Only in Kenya
Replies: 23
Views: 4345

Re: Only in Kenya

Awesome post! Seeing the wild dogs must have been amazing. Biker Dave: I have not been to the "Dark Continent" yet, but am in the process of planning a trip to South Africa for next year. They speak English, have the "big 5", and tons of herps. You can drive yourself through Kruger and stay there re...
by Kfen
October 19th, 2010, 5:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake observations 2010
Replies: 113
Views: 15211

Re: Rattlesnake observations 2010

Wow! Amazing photos and amazing animals. It looks like you sure put the time in! I love the feeding patchnose, combatting rattlesnakes, and hognose the best. Thanks for that
by Kfen
October 19th, 2010, 5:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My best NJ herping day (kings and combating pines)
Replies: 29
Views: 3405

Re: My best NJ herping day (kings and combating pines)

Thank you to everyone for all the kind words. I was definately a day that I will never forget. To find 2 lifers engaged in some awesome natural history in one day will probably never happen again. Luck was definately on my side. Unreal. Not only did you find great animals fighting and breeding, you ...
by Kfen
October 18th, 2010, 12:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Day In The Sandhills (10-17-10)
Replies: 17
Views: 2893

Re: A Day In The Sandhills (10-17-10)

Some very nice snakes there! Congrats on the simus.
by Kfen
October 18th, 2010, 12:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My best NJ herping day (kings and combating pines)
Replies: 29
Views: 3405

My best NJ herping day (kings and combating pines)

Happened in the spring of last year. I had been down to the pine barrens specifically targeting pine snakes no less than 6 times previously, in areas where pinesnakes are known to occur. I had found all the common herps, and some not so common including hognoses, a rough green, and even cornsnakes, ...
by Kfen
October 18th, 2010, 8:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EDIT: Delmarva roadcruising 10/14 and lifer S. dekayi
Replies: 16
Views: 2786

Re: EDIT: Delmarva roadcruising 10/14 and lifer S. dekayi

Both of those Dekay pics are absolutely fantastic!
by Kfen
October 14th, 2010, 10:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photo Request
Replies: 11
Views: 1685

Re: Photo Request

What kind of talks are you giving? Heres a couple shots of the same mojave. Rattlesnakes are the easiest subjects for tongue shots.

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by Kfen
October 14th, 2010, 5:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rican frog ID?
Replies: 2
Views: 611

Re: Costa Rican frog ID?

I'm no expert but could it be a drab colored Phrynohyas venulosa?
by Kfen
October 13th, 2010, 12:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica- October 2010 (mega DUW)
Replies: 24
Views: 5994

Re: Costa Rica- October 2010 (mega DUW)

Great post! Congrats on all the eyelashes. Costa Rica is an amazing place. Do you mind me asking which resort you stayed at? I will be staying at the Arenal Observatory Lodge for 2 days as part of my honeymoon next month and was hoping there would be some cool herps on the grounds.
by Kfen
October 8th, 2010, 6:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rican Ameiva ID?
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Re: Costa Rican Ameiva ID?

I am certainly not an expert but would say undulata.
by Kfen
September 29th, 2010, 1:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Random night. 9/28/2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2547

Re: Random night. 9/28/2010

Thanks for keeping this idea alive. Cool post.
by Kfen
September 27th, 2010, 2:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Early August vacation in North Jersey
Replies: 14
Views: 2018

Re: Early August vacation in North Jersey

Sorry to hear about all the DORs. I just started getting into Lepidoptera and that Luna is awesome.

Raccoon roundworm can cause disorientation in mammals and sometimes spinning in circles. Just a possibility.
by Kfen
September 23rd, 2010, 3:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Round 2 in South Florida!
Replies: 28
Views: 7386

Re: Round 2 in South Florida!

Amazing post. There are some truly stunning pictures in there.
by Kfen
September 4th, 2010, 5:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Even on the hottest days...
Replies: 7
Views: 1547

Re: Even on the hottest days...

They all look like pickerels to me. Nice longtails.
by Kfen
August 30th, 2010, 4:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The year of the FROG
Replies: 22
Views: 6006

Re: The year of the FROG

Wow what a great post with some stellar photography! I thought the same as Bill said, I couldnt for the life of me get a decent pic of a little grass frog. Well done.
by Kfen
August 23rd, 2010, 2:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Return to the Peruvian Amazon, part 2, May 2010
Replies: 24
Views: 6645

Re: Return to the Peruvian Amazon, part 2, May 2010

Absolutely amazing! There could not be a better margarita tours advertisement.
by Kfen
August 14th, 2010, 12:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Crayfish snakes
Replies: 38
Views: 7681

Re: Crayfish snakes

Another alleni:
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Its the only Regina I have seen, and it was such a cool snake. Very unique head.
by Kfen
August 3rd, 2010, 12:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turtle ID
Replies: 13
Views: 2107

Re: Turtle ID

Here's a Florida softshell- the largest I have seen: http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg246/yousuckk77/Picture1394_2.jpg and a pic with my car for reference. The turtle was very much larger than my 14" tires. I wish I measured her. http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg246/yousuckk77/Picture1399_1....
by Kfen
August 3rd, 2010, 12:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wood Turtle information help...
Replies: 13
Views: 3181

Re: Wood Turtle information help...

I have no experience with wood turtles in PA but have seen LOTS of them in other north eastern states. The short answer is they can be found in any habitat near (actually suprisingly far) from streams of varying sizes. They use the streams for hibernation and breeding and then move off into the surr...
by Kfen
July 27th, 2010, 12:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Random day. 7/23/2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3790

Re: Random day. 7/23/2010

I still love this idea! Great post but what species were you looking for if there was 2-6 inches of rain? and what method?
by Kfen
July 27th, 2010, 11:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp Nation Magazine - Issue 1 - Release Date......
Replies: 30
Views: 5941

Re: Herp Nation Magazine - Issue 1 - Release Date......

What is the latest date I can order to still receive the first copy? If I wanted two copies would I have to make 2 seperate orders?
Thanks
by Kfen
July 14th, 2010, 5:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Interesting idea for a thread...
Replies: 59
Views: 10933

Re: Interesting idea for a thread...

What a great thread! I love "tagging along for the night" with others. Unfortunately I only productively roadcruise 1, or if I am lucky, 2 nights a year in the northeast. Those are the early spring days when amphibians move in force. Good nights would be impossible to stop for every one of the hundr...
by Kfen
July 13th, 2010, 4:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HERPING FLORIDA'S BROOKSVILLE RIDGE
Replies: 40
Views: 38283

Re: HERPING FLORIDA'S BROOKSVILLE RIDGE

Excellent post! I loved all the info and habitat shots you included. Thanks
by Kfen
July 3rd, 2010, 4:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: That Hard-to-Get Chick
Replies: 14
Views: 3634

Re: That Hard-to-Get Chick

Great turtle post! (not enough of those on here) That is the one turtle species I missed and really wanted to see when I was in Fl last summer. I guess I need to go back
by Kfen
June 30th, 2010, 3:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Varanus salvator
Replies: 2
Views: 1325

Re: Varanus salvator

Wow! That is gorgeous
by Kfen
June 25th, 2010, 2:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp field guides, Costa rica
Replies: 7
Views: 1897

Re: Herp field guides, Costa rica

pm sent
by Kfen
June 17th, 2010, 4:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp field guides, Costa rica
Replies: 7
Views: 1897

Re: Herp field guides, Costa rica

I will second the Savage book. I don't know what I would have done in Costa Rica without it. There have been some taxanomic changes since the printing but it is still well worth it and the price is a steal. It has pretty good color plates, keys to every species, and dot range maps.