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Guess what bit me

Post by Joshua Wallace » June 14th, 2010, 4:39 pm

I recently got this nice bite from a mean herp species. Can you guess which one?

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Re: Guess what bit me

Post by hellihooks » June 14th, 2010, 4:53 pm

hard to even guess, not knowing where you live... but I'm gonna go Coachwhip... :D
Here's one for you to guess... :oops: :mrgreen:
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Re: Guess what bit me

Post by Joshua Wallace » June 14th, 2010, 5:09 pm

Nope not a coachwhip. I live way up in the great north that is Washington state. Plus a coachwhip bite like that would be nothing. Also that is a doozy of tag.

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Re: Guess what bit me

Post by hellihooks » June 14th, 2010, 5:24 pm

Oh... Great White North, ehhhh? Aboreal Sally?
BTW... my tag was from my namesake...1st one in 34 years...and pretty minor :oops: I went herping on the way home from the hsp... :mrgreen: jim

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Re: Guess what bit me

Post by Joshua Wallace » June 14th, 2010, 5:30 pm

Your a lot closer. It was a bite from one of my captive Coastal Giant Salamanders. It was a glancing blow, I dont want to feel a bite from one of the big guys full on.

Well at least you picked a good crote to get bit by. lol. At least you got to herp on your way home, that is the important thing.

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Re: Guess what bit me

Post by Natalie McNear » June 14th, 2010, 5:47 pm

LOL that's nothing... THIS is a Dicamptodon bite.

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Re: Guess what bit me

Post by Joshua Wallace » June 14th, 2010, 5:49 pm

You win. That is quite a beast.

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Re: Guess what bit me

Post by Steve Atkins » June 14th, 2010, 6:52 pm

that's funny. my wife was claiming she got bit by a dusky salamander the other day, I called BS, I think I was wrong.

That last one is a lunker, WOW

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Re: Guess what bit me

Post by Joshua Wallace » June 14th, 2010, 6:53 pm

They can get huge. Mine are medium sized and are about 9-10 inches a piece. I have seen several over 13+ inches.

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Re: Guess what bit me

Post by Schell » June 14th, 2010, 7:02 pm

I've heard that Dicamps can inflict a pretty nasty bite, but man! That's some carnage right there.

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Re: Guess what bit me

Post by Dan Krull » June 14th, 2010, 7:02 pm

Earthquakes, mudslides, brush fires, hollywood stars, and now this! Even your salamanders are dangerous on the left coast. MOVE PEOPLE. Just vacation there like the rest of us!

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Re: Guess what bit me

Post by hellihooks » June 14th, 2010, 7:41 pm

Joshua Wallace wrote:Your a lot closer. It was a bite from one of my captive Coastal Giant Salamanders. It was a glancing blow, I dont want to feel a bite from one of the big guys full on.

Well at least you picked a good crote to get bit by. lol. At least you got to herp on your way home, that is the important thing.
Actually... a Helleri bite is about the worst crote bite you could get... as Crofab isn't very effective for helleri.... which was why the snake was collected in the 1st place... for the Crofab reformulation. I caught a fang, through a bag, on my birthday no less...Doh!

Natalie's a trooper... I actually guessed aboreal cause of a pic she posted of a bite from one of them... :shock: :lol: :lol: jim

Btw... I found 2 giant sallys (Santa Cruz) on Jan.1st of this year... my first lifer of 2010... they were pretty small, and kinda drab looking... till I got a flash on them...WOW... :thumb:
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Re: Guess what bit me

Post by Joshua Wallace » June 14th, 2010, 8:00 pm

I am aware of the seriousness of a helleri bite. It was a half sarcastic response. Its amazing how much worse you helleri are then the NOR PACs that occur up here in WA.

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Re: Guess what bit me

Post by ALT » June 15th, 2010, 7:46 am

Not nearly as impressive looking as the Dicamp bite, but it is a rather obscure thing to score a bite from and this seemed like a great thread to contribute to :)

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Unfortunately I did not have my camera when it happened but it bled quite a bit more than expected! This is second-day aftermath.

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The vicious creature responsible: Pygopus schraderi! Seriously, I have a scar from a Pygopod. Ridiculous.

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Re: Guess what bit me

Post by brick911 » June 15th, 2010, 7:51 am

Wow... None of our big salamanders over here have bitten me. Only a dusky. That dicamp bite is crazy.

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Re: Guess what bit me

Post by Paul White » June 15th, 2010, 9:23 am

Salamanders can do that?!? guess I'll be more careful than I'd planned when I go look for them.

The only herp to leave any long lasting scar (which as faded over time) was a sav I had as a kid.

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Re: Guess what bit me

Post by occidentalis » June 15th, 2010, 12:05 pm

ALT wrote: Seriously, I have a scar from a Pygopod. Ridiculous.
Not Ridiculous. AWESOME!

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Re: Guess what bit me

Post by wayne_fidler » June 15th, 2010, 8:01 pm

yup duskies do bite my friend said one tried to bite him I called his bluff and poked my finger at the next one and it promptly bit down.

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