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by Noah M
July 17th, 2016, 7:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Massive sea turtle deaths in Florida following fireworks
Replies: 23
Views: 7919

Re: Massive sea turtle deaths in Florida following fireworks

This is the first I've heard of this. I've seen during the day anyway many times where there are just a fences or stakes with ribbon set up around a turtle nest. The beach is still open, you just are not to disturb the nest. I've never been to a beach to see fireworks and I don't know what type of l...
by Noah M
July 16th, 2016, 11:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Happy World Snake Day!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2841

Re: Happy World Snake Day!!!

Part of June until now. Actually about a month exactly - June 16th until now.
by Noah M
July 16th, 2016, 5:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Happy World Snake Day!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2841

Happy World Snake Day!!!

Just some snakes since June to celebrate World Snake Day!! Yellowish rat http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j122/captainjack0000/2016%20Wildlife/IMG_1175-2_zpsk80owq5p.jpg Florida Redbelly (originally found by a friend) http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j122/captainjack0000/2016%20Wildlife/IMG_1200-2...
by Noah M
July 14th, 2016, 7:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What would you do if you found a Copperhead in your yard?
Replies: 16
Views: 5887

Re: What would you do if you found a Copperhead in your yard

it all depends on your wife's threshold for deceit
I didn't read this whole thread TBH, but sometimes I wonder if cbernz should have a blog or guide on how to herp and maintain a marriage. :thumb:
by Noah M
July 14th, 2016, 7:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pictures?
Replies: 3
Views: 1651

Re: Pictures?

Most of us I think use a photo hosting website like flickr or photobucket and go from there.
by Noah M
July 13th, 2016, 9:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need a frog I.D.
Replies: 12
Views: 3936

Re: Need a frog I.D.

If it isn't a squirrel tree frog, I would say either a southern or upland chorus frog. Peepers can be variable, but they frequently have an X pattern on their back, even if it is rather light. These other Pseudacris species frequntly have dark markings on their back and can be variable. Does anybody...
by Noah M
July 10th, 2016, 7:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need a frog I.D.
Replies: 12
Views: 3936

Re: Need a frog I.D.

I'm pretty sure it isn't a peeper, but I'm not sure what other chorus frogs are up there and around this time of year.

Second matt's questions too - what county was it from.
by Noah M
July 9th, 2016, 10:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some stuff
Replies: 6
Views: 2748

Re: Some stuff

I like the hog and mole king myself.
by Noah M
July 9th, 2016, 10:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need a frog I.D.
Replies: 12
Views: 3936

Re: Need a frog I.D.

Well...being down here in Florida I'm not sure how much help I can offer. My first guess would be a fairly young squirrel tree frog; or at the least a Hyla spp. But it also may be a chorus frog of some variety. The toe pads, size of the frog, etc eliminate Ranids, right?
by Noah M
July 9th, 2016, 5:53 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Bug Survey
Replies: 2
Views: 9134

Bug Survey

A professor from the university has been conducting bug surveys at a preserve I volunteer at. Last night we crossed paths and I was able to get some picture of some neat things. Unfortunately I don't really know what any of these are and the prof said he wouldn't know with certainty until he gets th...
by Noah M
July 9th, 2016, 5:44 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: A lucky photo
Replies: 4
Views: 10379

Re: A lucky photo

Cool!
by Noah M
July 4th, 2016, 11:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red, White & Blue
Replies: 1
Views: 1294

Red, White & Blue

Swamp Snake (2016) http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j122/captainjack0000/2016%20Wildlife/IMG_1117-2_zpsgxg958zk.jpg Great Egret (today) http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j122/captainjack0000/2016%20Wildlife/IMG_1035-2_zps1eihromy.jpg Blue Garter Snake (last year) http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j...
by Noah M
July 3rd, 2016, 1:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Smokies trip and questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2472

Re: Smokies trip and questions

The rule I've heard is to flip things in a manner so the escape route is away from you, in the event it is a venomous snake. You do this by putting the rock or log between you and the animal when you lift it, and it can kinda double as a shield. But I've also experienced that doing it this way makes...
by Noah M
July 2nd, 2016, 5:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Looking back on a May day in EKY
Replies: 4
Views: 2585

Re: Looking back on a May day in EKY

I'm itching to head north SO badly! Great stuff man!
by Noah M
June 25th, 2016, 2:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post-Tropical Storm Colin and a Day with Noah M.
Replies: 11
Views: 4648

Re: Post-Tropical Storm Colin and a Day with Noah M.

To be fair though, I did ask Jake if I was allowed to share that location. I hope nobody is upset I showed it to Matt.
by Noah M
June 22nd, 2016, 5:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post-Tropical Storm Colin and a Day with Noah M.
Replies: 11
Views: 4648

Re: Post-Tropical Storm Colin and a Day with Noah M.

Yeah the water levels were way down, to the point it was a creek this winter. I wonder if that has anything to do with the siren population. I've been there a few times this year and have yet to turn up any sirens, only dwarf salamanders and now a newt. Here are some of my pics from the day w/ Matt....
by Noah M
June 22nd, 2016, 4:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How dishwashing liquid saved a spitting cobra!
Replies: 11
Views: 5196

Re: How dishwashing liquid saved a spitting cobra!

Wow. That is a great story. Thanks for sharing.
by Noah M
June 15th, 2016, 5:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Prescribed Fire at Ashton Bio Preserve
Replies: 3
Views: 2683

Re: Prescribed Fire at Ashton Bio Preserve

It's also worth pointing out that oak (especially live oak, vs deciduous oak) leaf litter doesn't carry fire well at all. Yes, I saw this first hand. The waxy coating on the leaves meant they didn't even really get singed. The other thing to mention here was that the preserve property has a very hi...
by Noah M
June 10th, 2016, 4:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Prescribed Fire at Ashton Bio Preserve
Replies: 3
Views: 2683

Prescribed Fire at Ashton Bio Preserve

Some of you may know that my wife and I volunteer at a private not-for-profit biological preserve https://ashtonbiodiversity.net/ This past Wednesday they had a prescribed fire with an Florida FWC agent and several State Foresters on hand. The burn was being conducted in June to mimic when a fire mi...
by Noah M
June 9th, 2016, 3:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast Chapter Member Biographies
Replies: 110
Views: 49179

Re: Southeast Chapter Member Biographies

Welcome!!
by Noah M
June 4th, 2016, 6:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Triple Cruise FL Pines
Replies: 2
Views: 1793

Triple Cruise FL Pines

This is not my find! :cry: But I thought you all still might want to see it!

A buddy sent this picture to me yesterday. He said they were on the road only for a few minutes.

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by Noah M
June 1st, 2016, 6:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Megolithic May
Replies: 4
Views: 2090

Re: Megolithic May

Sounds like you had a great time. Congrats on all the lifers! I've been to Lake Lure a number of times, but never herped there. It is a beautiful spot. The Lake Lure Inn is pretty neat too. They have a wonderful, albeit expensive, Thanksgiving buffet.
by Noah M
May 31st, 2016, 8:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Everglades/Keys Trip Report - Scroll Down for Snakes!
Replies: 10
Views: 4829

Re: 2016 Everglades/Keys Trip Report - Scroll Down for Snake

That first pic looks like an old school postcard or something. The saturation is great. I love it.

What camera do you use now?
by Noah M
May 29th, 2016, 5:53 am
Forum: News
Topic: 'largest snake'
Replies: 3
Views: 4947

Re: 'largest snake'

Even though it died, given its size it probably had a very long and productive life, which gives me a modicum of comfort.
by Noah M
May 23rd, 2016, 1:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: FL Keys Exotics
Replies: 3
Views: 2982

Re: FL Keys Exotics

I have my issues with ashy geckos always being listed as 'non-native' or exotic. From what I understand, they've always been found in (at least) the lower Keys and there is no real specific point at which one can identify as their origin there. I've never been clear why it is assumed they are non-n...
by Noah M
May 23rd, 2016, 6:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Everglades/Keys Trip Report - Scroll Down for Snakes!
Replies: 10
Views: 4829

Re: 2016 Everglades/Keys Trip Report - Scroll Down for Snake

Overall a great post. Lots of diversity. It is hard to pick a favorite, but mud snakes and SKs are always welcomed in my book. :thumb:
by Noah M
May 23rd, 2016, 6:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: FL Keys Exotics
Replies: 3
Views: 2982

FL Keys Exotics

I think the best description I've heard of South Florida is when somebody said it was like a giant pet shop. There are many, many exotic and non-native species running around down there. All of these are from Monroe County, specifically the FL Keys area. Curly-tailed Lizard (Common in some areas. Th...
by Noah M
May 23rd, 2016, 5:48 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Another ID question
Replies: 2
Views: 9368

Re: Another ID question

Thanks for the info! Very much appreciated.
by Noah M
May 12th, 2016, 8:01 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Another ID question
Replies: 2
Views: 9368

Another ID question

Taken from a slow moving stream. I ran my dipnet along a fallen log on the edge of the stream got this one. It is 2"-3" long.

Liberty County, FL
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by Noah M
May 12th, 2016, 7:59 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: What are these?
Replies: 7
Views: 13368

Re: What are these?

I asked a colleague who studies invasive fish in Florida what he thought, and he said it looked like a juvenile blue tilapia.
Here is another photo

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by Noah M
May 9th, 2016, 12:09 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: What are these?
Replies: 7
Views: 13368

Re: What are these?

I expect to learn a lot from your posts.
I wouldn't hold your breath. I appreciate all of the compliments, but I'm also here to get schooled! (I know, bad pun.)
by Noah M
May 9th, 2016, 12:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: GA,NC, TN Salamander Suggestions?
Replies: 6
Views: 2308

Re: GA,NC, TN Salamander Suggestions?

But if she's "had it up to here!" with your surreptitious herping poorly disguised as time spent with her, this might be a risky choice. You'll surely get busted. :lol: :lol: :lol: OMG you nailed it right there!! be sure not to miss the Tennessee Aquarium Now we're talking, she loves aquariums. An ...
by Noah M
May 6th, 2016, 4:28 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: What are these?
Replies: 7
Views: 13368

What are these?

Dipnetted from a large lake in north central Florida. Any help would be appreciated. All were no more than 4". Small catfish? http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j122/captainjack0000/2016%20Wildlife/IMG_8189-2_zpsfwuireok.jpg No clue http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j122/captainjack0000/2016%20Wildli...
by Noah M
May 6th, 2016, 4:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frog-pole ID and some fish
Replies: 1
Views: 1188

Frog-pole ID and some fish

Went dipnetting today hoping for a siren and struck out. But I did get a bunch of tadpoles with legs, or are they frogs with tails? Anyway, I'm not sure on a few of them, so any help would be appreciated. S. Leopard Frog http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j122/captainjack0000/2016%20Wildlife/IMG_8169...
by Noah M
May 6th, 2016, 4:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: GA,NC, TN Salamander Suggestions?
Replies: 6
Views: 2308

Re: GA,NC, TN Salamander Suggestions?

Thanks, I'll check it out.
by Noah M
May 5th, 2016, 5:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: GA,NC, TN Salamander Suggestions?
Replies: 6
Views: 2308

GA,NC, TN Salamander Suggestions?

Hey everybody. My cravings for salamanders usually subsides as spring rolls around and the prospect of road cruising for snakes takes over. But this year my interest in them has not gone away. I tried doing a day trip up to the FL panhandle, but the best spots I know up there were filled with mosqui...
by Noah M
May 5th, 2016, 11:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: You Know You're a Herper....
Replies: 36
Views: 13958

Re: You Know You're a Herper....

You know you're a herper when you change your eating habits to drop some weight so you'll be more agile walking around muddy seeps looking for salamanders.

I'm down 30lbs and counting!!
by Noah M
May 2nd, 2016, 6:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!
Replies: 61
Views: 36508

Re: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!

For no other reason than this is my favorite species of snake

Lampropeltis extenuata
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by Noah M
May 1st, 2016, 5:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Toad
Replies: 3
Views: 1679

Re: Southern Toad

Thanks. I added another one from today.
by Noah M
April 30th, 2016, 6:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast Chapter Member Biographies
Replies: 110
Views: 49179

Re: Southeast Chapter Member Biographies

Welcome Kevin. What 2 sally species are you missing?
by Noah M
April 30th, 2016, 6:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Toad
Replies: 3
Views: 1679

Southern Toad

When does it stop being a tadpole, and start being a toad? Note: this is a series produced over a period of years, however all specimens are from Alachua County, FL http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j122/captainjack0000/Wildlife/IMG_3222-1_zpsf7c6ad8e.jpg http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j122/capta...
by Noah M
April 29th, 2016, 11:20 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: 2016 NAFHA National Field Trip - Mena, AR - Apr 29 to May 1
Replies: 10
Views: 14400

Re: 2016 NAFHA National Field Trip - Mena, AR - Apr 29 to Ma

I'm eyeball deep with school and work right now. I wish I could have attended. I wish the best of luck for all who are there.
by Noah M
April 24th, 2016, 6:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Good Day
Replies: 4
Views: 2228

Re: A Good Day

Thanks Matt. Of the barking tree frogs calling, that one was the only one not hiding in or near tall grass. And for a good half hour or so he had his back to me. I just had to sit and wait until he turned a bit and I was able to get my picture.
by Noah M
April 24th, 2016, 6:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Back in Action
Replies: 4
Views: 2266

Re: Back in Action

Glad to have you back! Your pictures are really nice too. I enjoy the water snake in the water photos. Regarding mud and musk turtles, do you know of any roads that have vegetated canals along them? It seems like I have found several small turtles cruising roads like that, especially if you go out d...
by Noah M
April 23rd, 2016, 5:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Good Day
Replies: 4
Views: 2228

A Good Day

Fridays are usually good days because they start the weekend. But yesterday was extra special. I checked my board dot and found two pine woods littersnakes, a crowned snake, and a an eastern glass lizard (that escaped because my hands were already full!) The neat thing was one of the pinewoods start...
by Noah M
April 20th, 2016, 2:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Georgia
Replies: 4
Views: 2352

Re: Georgia

Tamara D. McConnell wrote:I like your photos a lot. Very well done!
Thank you. I've been trying really hard to get better at them. Salamanders are still a tough subject for me though. They always seem to be dirty, on the move, or both :lol:
by Noah M
April 19th, 2016, 6:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Georgia
Replies: 4
Views: 2352

Re: Georgia

Aside from finding the young marbles seen above, I spent Sunday morning walking some streams and a river in Georiga. Here is what I found. The habitat was much rockier than I was used to in Florida, but the streams were clear flowing and looked to be a good spot for some 'manders. They did not disap...
by Noah M
April 17th, 2016, 3:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Georgia
Replies: 4
Views: 2352

Georgia

My wife and I were in northern GA for a bit and I took a few hours to flip some logs. I feel comfortable IDing most things (photos forthcoming) but I wasn't sure on these guys. I found 2 individuals, both about the same size ~2" and same coloration. The overall shape suggests Ambystoma spp . They we...
by Noah M
April 7th, 2016, 7:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 1st quarter 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 3819

Re: 1st quarter 2016

Love the hoggies. I am hoping to find an adult sometime as i have only seen young ones.

Berkeley - PM me about Pine Woods if you want to know how I have found mine.