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I really hate you people

Post by Joe Farah » June 23rd, 2011, 8:42 am

Sorry I meant to say, "I really miss you people"... not sure how that typo happened. Anyways, I haven't been on here much or herping much this spring. I hope everyone has been enjoying themselves so far this season.

Here are a few pics i took recently.

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The above milk would not sit still for me. After a few frustrating minutes i remember what Brian Hubbs told me he does to get his milks to pose... "Just step on it's head really hard, but not so much that you can tell in the photo..." I did that and it worked. Thanks Brian.

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Can anyone find the collared lizard in the above pic?

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Post by Paul White » June 23rd, 2011, 8:51 am

.....holy mother of god....I thought our collareds were pretty...you didn't photoshop did you?

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Post by Joe Farah » June 23rd, 2011, 9:07 am

Hey Paul,

I got your PM about wanting to collect and sell as many of those collareds as possible, and i replied with GPS coords but my computer froze up when i hit the send button... Let me know if it didn't make it to you and i'll just post them on here.

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Post by -EJ » June 23rd, 2011, 9:11 am

Super Troll... super photos... very nice. That syspila... would have went home with me.

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Post by ahockenberry » June 23rd, 2011, 10:01 am

Great poses - great shots - Love the Watersnake - very chunky !!

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Post by Paul White » June 23rd, 2011, 10:10 am

Hey Paul,

I got your PM about wanting to collect and sell as many of those collareds as possible, and i replied with GPS coords but my computer froze up when i hit the send button... Let me know if it didn't make it to you and i'll just post them on here.

:lol: :lol:
Sure, toss 'em up

You got it half right...if I had those I don't think i could make myself sell any.

are those colors normal up there? Really vivid.

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Post by David Hardesty » June 23rd, 2011, 10:22 am

Excellent shots and the collared lizards are just awesome.

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Post by Josh Holbrook » June 23rd, 2011, 11:07 am

Joe Farah wrote:Hey Paul,

I got your PM about wanting to collect and sell as many of those collareds as possible, and i replied with GPS coords but my computer froze up when i hit the send button... Let me know if it didn't make it to you and i'll just post them on here.

I'll give you a nickle each for em'. But only if they're shipped mid-July with extra heat packs; about 12 to a 6x6 box. I'm running low on cash, so 3-5 day media mail should do.

And just in case the sarcasm isn't readily apparently, let me say that the previous was meant in jest. I don't need this coming up at a job interview some day :-D

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Post by SnakeStick » June 23rd, 2011, 11:25 am

The above milk would not sit still for me. After a few frustrating minutes i remember what Brian Hubbs told me he does to get his milks to pose... "Just step on it's head really hard, but not so much that you can tell in the photo..." I did that and it worked. Thanks Brian.
I thought that method only worked on Indigos?

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Post by BChambers » June 23rd, 2011, 1:36 pm

So far this thread has it all-great shots and funny replies :lol: .

Seriously, that milk and those collareds are awesome.

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Post by Mike Pingleton » June 23rd, 2011, 4:21 pm

cool post! I've never tried stepping on my herps to photograph them, but the double-hand hard press works pretty good with milkies.

that lizard's name is Waldo. Some Rocky Mountain herp cowboys taught me how to noose lizards a couple weeks ago, so I say we hang em!

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Post by hellihooks » June 23rd, 2011, 5:04 pm

I've been seriously thinking bout buying some cb eastern collards ($40 at petsmart... :roll: ) they are AWESOME. Till then, I've settled for the nicest pair Ca has to offer... the male was rescued from certain death, from these 55 gal plastic water-catchment containers set into the ground (which I check regularily) and the female was sitting on a rock, bout 20 ft away, pretty much refusing to leave.... :crazyeyes:
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They are very happy to be re-united and spend much of their days snuggeling and holding hands... :D
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I dream of when the time comes that I see my lifer Eastern... :roll: :D GREAT Post! jim

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Post by jeffro » June 23rd, 2011, 5:54 pm

I might as well post a collard as well.

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Joe that milk is awesome as well as the collards.

-Jeff

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Post by chris drake » June 23rd, 2011, 6:05 pm

Great shots! Those collareds are killer. Nice post. Keep those nice shots coming. I don't get to see collareds here. :)

Chris

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Post by justinm » June 23rd, 2011, 6:18 pm

Joe,

Nice habitat shots, I'll take those GPS and any recipes for Collared lizards you have! Awesome little gentilis. I need to get back out to the Rockies, and make sure I have lots of pillow cases. Looks like I can get a nickel a snake!

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Post by Crimson King » June 23rd, 2011, 6:52 pm

I really hate you people
....and now we all hate you!...
Damn! What great shots of stunning animals!
One damn fine milk, if you ask me...
Thanks (I think) for posting...
:Mark

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Post by reptilist » June 23rd, 2011, 8:11 pm

Hate you back!

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Post by Joe Farah » June 24th, 2011, 6:15 am

Thanks Gents, I'm glad you enjoyed the pics.

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Post by Mike Waters » June 24th, 2011, 6:21 am

You guys shouldn't be buying and selling AC herps. Plus 12 Collards in a 6x6 box is too much. And 3 days in shipping is too much. I just can't believe what I read on here sometimes.

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Post by KingCam » June 24th, 2011, 6:35 am

Mike Waters wrote:You guys shouldn't be buying and selling AC herps. Plus 12 Collards in a 6x6 box is too much. And 3 days in shipping is too much. I just can't believe what I read on here sometimes.
:lol: :lol: :crazyeyes:

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Post by Daryl Eby » June 24th, 2011, 7:00 am

Mike Waters wrote:I just can't believe what I read on here sometimes.
Good idea. Especially if reading a Joe Farah thread. Perhaps you missed the obvious sarcasm ... or perhaps I missed yours. :?

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Post by KingCam » June 24th, 2011, 7:04 am

Daryl Eby wrote:
Mike Waters wrote:I just can't believe what I read on here sometimes.
Good idea. Especially if reading a Joe Farah thread. Perhaps you missed the obvious sarcasm ... or perhaps I missed yours. :?
Or perhaps their sarcasm canceled each other, making this thread completely serious! :crazyeyes:

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Post by Paul White » June 24th, 2011, 7:27 am

making this thread completely serious

BLASPHEMER!

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Post by Casey Lazik » June 24th, 2011, 8:00 am

Thanks Joe.
I missed your photos and your sense of humor. Very nice post all around.

Casey

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Post by RobK » June 24th, 2011, 9:06 am

If the people on here only knew how kindhearted you really were. Volunteering at cat shelters, organizing PETA rallies, sending anonymous donations to the Creation Museum, and staying up all night for the church bake sale, just to name a few.

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Post by sonorandesertman » June 24th, 2011, 9:16 am

Total awesomeness. Thanks for posting.

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Post by SoutheastColorado » June 24th, 2011, 10:12 am

Nice stuff Joe! Man has it been a slow hot year......

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Post by TimCO » June 24th, 2011, 10:39 am

Those pics really came out.

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Post by infidel » June 24th, 2011, 10:42 am

VERY nice shots and great looking collards. The trick I "heard" that works well for uncooperative snakes is to grab them by the tail and "crack them like a whip" once and they'll sit still usually after that. If that fails, you roll over them lightly with a car tire. That one has never failed me; just photoshop the tire tracks out.

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Post by brick911 » June 24th, 2011, 11:14 am

You guys are mean. Double-sided tape does the trick.

That milk is tasty!

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Post by Joe Farah » June 24th, 2011, 12:08 pm

Thanks again guys... except you, Rob

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Post by chris_mcmartin » June 27th, 2011, 7:51 am

I'd guess southwest OK for jeffro's collaris, based on the lizard itself and the rocks beneath it.

I am WAY, WAY behind on posting pics, but I found a few collareds this spring, and they didn't come close to the colors on the ones in this thread.

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Post by Bill Love » June 27th, 2011, 9:29 am

Very nice work! Those last two Crotaphytus shots are great, and the finale shot in Grismeresque style knocks my socks off!

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Post by Daniel D Dye » June 27th, 2011, 5:18 pm

RobK wrote:If the people on here only knew how kindhearted you really were. Volunteering at cat shelters, organizing PETA rallies, sending anonymous donations to the Creation Museum, and staying up all night for the church bake sale, just to name a few.
What a GREAT guy!!! And an excellent photographer as well. :thumb:

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