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by Mike Pingleton
February 8th, 2014, 11:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 NAFHA Spring trip: ANF!
Replies: 132
Views: 23291

Re: 2014 NAFHA Spring trip: ANF!

Put me down for a strong maybe.

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
January 14th, 2014, 6:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My 2013 Year in Review...
Replies: 10
Views: 3405

Re: My 2013 Year in Review...

Top-notch photo-magic, Erik. The Ruthven's Whipsnake is just a knockout.

Good to see you again amigo.
-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
January 5th, 2014, 10:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping: 2013 EOY post
Replies: 41
Views: 23160

Re: Hot Stove Herping: 2013 EOY post

Or perhaps sp. novum . O. planiceps is as close as I could get on that one. I've seen them on both of my trips. -Mike The bromeliad frogs are beautiful and sometimes difficult to identify. This is the Flat-Headed Bromeliad Frog (Osteocephalus planiceps) Tough genus to pin to species sometimes, but t...
by Mike Pingleton
January 5th, 2014, 10:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Inspired by others, another end of year post...
Replies: 15
Views: 4750

Re: Inspired by others, another end of year post...

Superb! The Africa stuff was a knockout. The Yucatan Banded Gecko is a spectacular critter, as was the greenish Rock Rattler.

I'm glad you posted!

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
January 3rd, 2014, 6:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 - Year at a Glance.
Replies: 3
Views: 1505

Re: 2013 - Year at a Glance.

wow, great shots in there Daniel! How'd you get the tiger beetles to hold still long enough for a shot?

very cool.

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
January 2nd, 2014, 7:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping: 2013 EOY post
Replies: 41
Views: 23160

Re: Hot Stove Herping: 2013 EOY post

thanks for all the great replies - I do like sharing the joy of herping.

Carl, one of these days I am going to get a decent shot of a Kirtlands....

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
January 1st, 2014, 6:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Australia: 2013 in review (pic heavy)
Replies: 24
Views: 7992

Re: Australia: 2013 in review (pic heavy)

wow, wonderful!

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
January 1st, 2014, 1:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping: 2013 EOY post
Replies: 41
Views: 23160

Re: Hot Stove Herping: 2013 EOY post

Mike, did you have any time to work or do chores around the house? Awesome year and a Bushmaster to top it off. Definitely some rare species in there too. It was great herping with you as always. Looking forward to more adventures and to reading about Peru in Herp Nation. My Resolution for 2014, li...
by Mike Pingleton
January 1st, 2014, 1:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping: 2013 EOY post
Replies: 41
Views: 23160

Re: Hot Stove Herping: 2013 EOY post

2013 was a deeper experience. The first few days of my 2011 trip I was in a state of shock. Sensory overload.
-Mike
Ribbit wrote:Wheeee!! So much goodness. How did 2013 compare with your epic 2011?

John
by Mike Pingleton
January 1st, 2014, 12:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping: 2013 EOY post
Replies: 41
Views: 23160

Hot Stove Herping: 2013 EOY post

How did my field herping in 2013 stack up? I’ll put it in the Not Bad category. Time is at a premium, so it all goes in the mixer and out comes this single Hot Stove post, from pole to pole, from start to finish. We’ll start at the equator. http://www.pingleton.com/field/2013/Peru/Day8/P1020805.JPG ...
by Mike Pingleton
January 1st, 2014, 11:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013- A Naturalist's Year
Replies: 15
Views: 4025

Re: 2013- A Naturalist's Year

Wow, nice set, Jim! You saw some incredible stuff! I love the format too.

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
January 1st, 2014, 11:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping: Part One
Replies: 49
Views: 23938

Re: Hot Stove Herping: Part One

Gekkotan, that Helicops was found at night among floating water plants in a small river.

cheers, Mike
by Mike Pingleton
January 1st, 2014, 11:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazonia, or is that Amazonian Peru?
Replies: 63
Views: 37444

Re: Peruvian Amazonia, or is that Amazonian Peru?

Good to see this one bumped up again!

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
November 7th, 2013, 1:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New to herping
Replies: 8
Views: 1550

Re: New to herping

Welcome!

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
October 31st, 2013, 12:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My BEST September ever. (pic overload >120 shots)
Replies: 30
Views: 9147

Re: My BEST September ever. (pic overload >120 shots)

Nice job, Andy! You got some great shots. Always nice to see the trip thru someone else's camera :)

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
October 31st, 2013, 11:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Year in Review, April-June 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2989

Re: My Year in Review, April-June 2012

<LIKE>

:)

Mike
by Mike Pingleton
October 31st, 2013, 11:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Road October 3-7 2013
Replies: 26
Views: 7130

Re: Snake Road October 3-7 2013

Nice work! Excellent photos and congrats on the Farancia.

It's nice to see that good looking pleuralis, those don't show up every time.

Eastern Mud Turtles have been documented from where you found the Stinker, but not many.

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
October 31st, 2013, 11:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 End of Year post
Replies: 15
Views: 3830

Re: 2013 End of Year post

wow! great photos!

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
October 31st, 2013, 10:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Road plus other stuff
Replies: 1
Views: 924

Re: Snake Road plus other stuff

nice photos!

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
October 31st, 2013, 10:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Elegant Bronzeback and Painted Bronzeback
Replies: 4
Views: 1475

Re: Elegant Bronzeback and Painted Bronzeback

Awesome photos. I love the Bronzies!
by Mike Pingleton
October 31st, 2013, 10:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake Research in Illinois
Replies: 10
Views: 3211

Re: Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake Research in Illinois

I done donated.

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
October 5th, 2013, 4:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How would you schedule a snake Big Year?
Replies: 26
Views: 5473

Re: How would you schedule a snake Big Year?

I've had this Big Year discussion with a number of field herpers over the years. I'm still tempted to try it in a few years when I retire. However, I wouldn't limit the effort to snakes - I'd go for ALL the herps. All of them. Go big or go home. (Yes I know, that's not bloody likely, but you gotta d...
by Mike Pingleton
October 5th, 2013, 4:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Has anyone ever encountered Bipes?
Replies: 18
Views: 5536

Re: Has anyone ever encountered Bipes?

You got some great shots of that critter, Matt!

That was certainly a top-tier find on a trip with many cool finds.

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
October 5th, 2013, 3:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Possible Country Records for the US
Replies: 194
Views: 121988

Re: Possible Country Records for the US

Great post / thread. Here's an Ambystoma rosaceum search image for anyone heading for the Animas:

Image

This one was car-squashed but still alive up near Yecora. I'd love to see a healthy one from either side of the border.

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
August 20th, 2013, 8:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazonia, or is that Amazonian Peru?
Replies: 63
Views: 37444

Re: Peruvian Amazonia, or is that Amazonian Peru?

As per usual, I am late to the party....what a great post! You've got me all riled up for a return trip, John! Great photos too! Guess I'm off the hook for my own FHF post! :) On top of everything else, it was a great place to finally meet you (John and I were keepers of life lists and other herpara...
by Mike Pingleton
August 1st, 2013, 9:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Hyla (?) id
Replies: 6
Views: 4032

Re: Peruvian Hyla (?) id

That's what I was thinking.
-Mike
Cole Grover wrote:It looks awfully like a Dendropsophus leali metamorph, with the red eyes and all.

-Cole
by Mike Pingleton
August 1st, 2013, 9:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Panama and Norway - Photo warning
Replies: 14
Views: 5911

Re: Herping Panama and Norway - Photo warning

Fantastic!

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
July 18th, 2013, 7:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arkansas - First Half of 2013, Parts 1 and 2
Replies: 7
Views: 2635

Re: Arkansas - First Half of 2013, Parts 1 and 2

excellent! some great images in this post.

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
July 16th, 2013, 5:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April in lower Alabama (same as SE Chapter post)
Replies: 24
Views: 6374

Re: April in lower Alabama (same as SE Chapter post)

Great stuff, Tamara! I like that Virginia closeup best of all.

This post was all that and a bag of chips, with a glimpse at the noble art of chickenry for dessert :)

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
July 12th, 2013, 8:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lost Maples SP photo from today
Replies: 12
Views: 1802

Re: Lost Maples SP photo from today

Nice shot! Lost Maples is a cool place.

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
July 12th, 2013, 8:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT - FHF Radio in on the air!
Replies: 4
Views: 1436

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT - FHF Radio in on the air!

Listening to Matt right now.

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
July 11th, 2013, 6:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Spring in the Southwest (this is a long one)
Replies: 18
Views: 6633

Re: My Spring in the Southwest (this is a long one)

Excellent, Mike - I like seeing the family shots mixed in there, and I'm not in the least bit surprised you've got the young fella out there digging the planet already. Congrats on all the great finds too!

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
June 25th, 2013, 7:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Opportunistic Mediterranean cruise herping
Replies: 28
Views: 21629

Re: Opportunistic Mediterranean cruise herping

Talk about maximizing your chances! Very cool, John.

I have not read My Family and Other Animals, but will do so, in honor of this fine post.

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
June 21st, 2013, 6:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photos from the UAE, June 2013
Replies: 13
Views: 5226

Re: Photos from the UAE, June 2013

Fantastic! The eyes on those Stenodactylus are incredible.

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
June 21st, 2013, 5:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eremean Easter: south-west Queensland, Australia
Replies: 17
Views: 9262

Re: Eremean Easter: south-west Queensland, Australia

Awesome post! That Varanus panoptes is an impressive animal. And I never get tired of seeing Strophurus!

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
June 21st, 2013, 5:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Helping a visitor complete quite the herping feat
Replies: 13
Views: 3314

Re: Helping a visitor complete quite the herping feat

Dell used up all the beer clinker icons,

so I'll just say congrats, Tim! That is a BIG deal.

and great post, Andy. It's fun to participate in someone else's quest (I was present for Tim's second-to-last find).

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
June 12th, 2013, 10:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring- this is long, put couple beers on ice!
Replies: 21
Views: 6813

Re: Spring- this is long, put couple beers on ice!

wow! good thing I had a beer on hand! that was epic.

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
June 6th, 2013, 11:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The next step and a Rachel
Replies: 7
Views: 2853

Re: The next step and a Rachel

excellent, Kyle. I like the way you documented this, and enjoyed following along.

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
June 6th, 2013, 11:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps of 2013 -- Casual Observer's Edition
Replies: 23
Views: 5079

Re: @)!# -- My Year to Date

Jim - very cool! That laticauda is spectacular among all the great stuff.

Enjoyed the illustrated fable of The Fox and the Black Witch as well :)

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
June 6th, 2013, 10:43 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A month in Belize
Replies: 36
Views: 28073

Re: A month in Belize

great stuff - that T. venulosa was flipping spectacular!

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
June 6th, 2013, 10:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spain with Fåkkel and four more people
Replies: 7
Views: 3028

Re: Spain with Fåkkel and four more people

Vipera seaonei is amazing! Wow.

Great stuff! Love the Natterjack as well. Quite colorful.

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
June 6th, 2013, 10:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: China post #46, HONG KONG!!
Replies: 17
Views: 7953

Re: China post #46, HONG KONG!!

How did I miss this?

If ever a post deserved a bump, it's this one.

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
June 6th, 2013, 9:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping the Big Sky.
Replies: 33
Views: 11364

Re: Herping the Big Sky.

A tag-team Montana post. Awesome.

Look at all those gorgeous rocks! :D

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
June 6th, 2013, 8:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Put The Rock Back - A Public Service Announcement
Replies: 23
Views: 5999

Re: Put The Rock Back - A Public Service Announcement

Tamara D. McConnell wrote:I don't usually watch videos on FHF, am so glad I watched this one...even though now I'm going to have a PTRBB earworm for the rest of the day.
Mission accomplished! :thumb:

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
June 4th, 2013, 11:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Put The Rock Back - A Public Service Announcement
Replies: 23
Views: 5999

Re: Put The Rock Back - A Public Service Announcement

that's a Missouri milksnake.
-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
June 2nd, 2013, 6:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Put The Rock Back - A Public Service Announcement
Replies: 23
Views: 5999

Re: Put The Rock Back - A Public Service Announcement

These things take on a life of their own. You should hear Marty do "I've Herped Everywhere". Mike, I've heard this late nights at campfires half done for years. I never actually thought it would be a real song. This is awesome. Talena heard it from the other room and said it was terrible but she isn...
by Mike Pingleton
June 2nd, 2013, 5:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Put The Rock Back - A Public Service Announcement
Replies: 23
Views: 5999

Re: Put The Rock Back - A Public Service Announcement

Bill, that's perfect :) "The problem is all inside your head", she said to me The answer is easy if you take it logically I'd like to help you in your struggle with a tree There must be fifty ways to roll the log back. She said it's really not my habit to intrude Furthermore, I hope my meaning won't...
by Mike Pingleton
June 1st, 2013, 5:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Few Pics
Replies: 7
Views: 1542

Re: A Few Pics

Nice finds Barry - good to run into you again! Love those cypress shots you got.

I also rescued a snapper heading home - it managed to cross 3 lanes of I-24. I helped it over the last leg.

cheers, Mike
by Mike Pingleton
June 1st, 2013, 5:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Put The Rock Back - A Public Service Announcement
Replies: 23
Views: 5999

Re: Put The Rock Back - A Public Service Announcement

I almost never look at posted videos, however i like this one alot. It not only applies to herping but entomology as well. I hope you do not mind but i linked to the video on my farcebook page. Thanks Gordon, and I don't mind at all. I had the inverts in mind as well, but "gently return the heavy r...
by Mike Pingleton
June 1st, 2013, 10:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Put The Rock Back - A Public Service Announcement
Replies: 23
Views: 5999

Re: Put The Rock Back - A Public Service Announcement

jswingchun wrote:Don't forget Minnesota, Mike...
I have it in my head that J is an Iowan. Dual citizenship!