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by AEthelred
October 1st, 2022, 10:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Massachusetts Timber
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: Massachusetts Timber

Makes me wonder why Maine says it has no more Timber's which makes no sense because Maine has so much wilderness. Massachusetts is fairly built up but still has a Timber population and a couple hundred copperheads and Connecticut has a small timber pop as well but so many copperheads they are not e...
by AEthelred
October 1st, 2022, 9:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Elevation for Vipera latastei?
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Elevation for Vipera latastei?

They thrive well in all environment's from mountain's to scrubland steppe to deserts

I would say just stay below the tree line because you want trees because trees have nuts and nuts attract rodents but this appears a very diverse snake.
by AEthelred
August 23rd, 2022, 3:10 am
Forum: News
Topic: Dogs bitten in Connecticut
Replies: 0
Views: 135

Dogs bitten in Connecticut

www.necn.com/two-dogs-recovering-after- ... n/2810030/

Two dogs bitten by Timber Rattlesnake in Glastonbury Connecticut
by AEthelred
August 11th, 2022, 2:10 am
Forum: News
Topic: (New Link Works) Timber King William Martin dies 80
Replies: 0
Views: 178

(New Link Works) Timber King William Martin dies 80

www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/west-virginia-rattlesnake-expert-dies-bitten-timber-rattlesnake William Marty Martin the king of the Appalachian timber rattlesnake dies at 80 Sorry link is dead and could not get it right but it will come up if you google it. He studied the Appalachian timber from Georgia ...
by AEthelred
August 9th, 2022, 5:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Massachusetts Timber
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: Massachusetts Timber

Makes me wonder why Maine says it has no more Timber's which makes no sense because Maine has so much wilderness. Massachusetts is fairly built up but still has a Timber population and a couple hundred copperheads and Connecticut has a small timber pop as well but so many copperheads they are not ev...
by AEthelred
June 12th, 2022, 9:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Massachusetts Timber
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: Massachusetts Timber

That is a very different-looking Timber! Here in Louisiana they're always yellow or beige. I was impressed by the strange black one's from New Hampshire that are shown in Al Braswell's "Timber Rattlesnake Conservation Action Plan." Yours is close. Jeff They are so dark here it is true,the...
by AEthelred
June 10th, 2022, 4:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Massachusetts Timber
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: Massachusetts Timber

No one has died from a rattlesnake here since 1793 so they don't cause many problems,the last snake death was in the 1970's when a very small child died from a copperhead. There are an estimated 500 or so rattlesnakes in the state mostly in the southern Berkshires but a few other isolated places.An ...
by AEthelred
June 10th, 2022, 4:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Massachusetts Timber
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Massachusetts Timber

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Ever seen a real Massachusetts native Timber Rattlesnake?

Here it is,I think this is from the Mt Everett area in the southern Berkshires
by AEthelred
December 9th, 2021, 1:33 am
Forum: News
Topic: Massachusetts Alligator captured
Replies: 2
Views: 814

Re: Massachusetts Alligator captured

Due to federal law stating that an animal that has learned to associate food with humans may not be returned to the wild.The alligator will live out it's years educating children on wildlife in some type of wildlife program the news has reported
by AEthelred
December 8th, 2021, 2:31 am
Forum: News
Topic: Massachusetts Alligator captured
Replies: 2
Views: 814

Massachusetts Alligator captured

In western Massachusetts the Westfield river runs from the east Berkshires down to the Connecticut river in Springfield. Over the past few months an alligator has been spotted many times in the Westfield by boaters and fishermen. Yesterday it was captured by a brave man in Agawam MA and he turned th...
by AEthelred
July 21st, 2021, 11:34 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New Fungus killing snakes
Replies: 0
Views: 2975

New Fungus killing snakes

Does anyone know anything about the fungus killing snakes in the eastern US?

I live in a region with a very fragile Timber rattlesnake,copperhead and Black Rat population and am concerned it could wipe them out.
by AEthelred
January 31st, 2021, 1:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cannibal Coachwhips?
Replies: 8
Views: 2732

Re: Cannibal Coachwhips?

Were seeing more and more snakes eating snakes that weren't previously known for eating snakes
by AEthelred
December 7th, 2020, 11:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Etymology of snake genera
Replies: 12
Views: 2123

Re: Etymology of snake genera

Wikipedia has always worked for me.
by AEthelred
October 22nd, 2020, 11:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Would a pit viper eat another pit viper
Replies: 10
Views: 2256

Re: Would a pit viper eat another pit viper

BillMcGighan wrote: October 22nd, 2020, 3:29 pm A DOR is a herp that is "Dead On Road".
Yes there are AORs
Ok I understand ,around here people call that "road kill" or sometimes slang "road pizza"
by AEthelred
October 22nd, 2020, 1:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Would a pit viper eat another pit viper
Replies: 10
Views: 2256

Re: Would a pit viper eat another pit viper

I've not witnessed live ophiophagous behavior in Cottonmouths but have occasionally found water snakes in the gut of DORs. From the 1907 edition of The Reptile Book by Raymond L. Ditmars where he describes herping in a swamp in South Carolina during a drought : “The drying up of the water appeared ...
by AEthelred
October 16th, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Would a pit viper eat another pit viper
Replies: 10
Views: 2256

Re: Would a pit viper eat another pit viper

Just saw a Mozambique spitting Cobra eat a Puff Adder,no huge surprise in an Elapid eating a Viper,if the Viper eat the Elapid,a bit more surprising.

I guess a lot primarily rodent eating snakes will eat snakes when rodents are not available.
by AEthelred
October 16th, 2020, 1:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Would a pit viper eat another pit viper
Replies: 10
Views: 2256

Re: Would a pit viper eat another pit viper

Here in NC, I've seen a photo of a copperhead eating a corn snake (not another viper). I've also seen a couple of photos of black racers eating copperheads, and of course eastern kingsnakes eating various snake species. I use this info, whenever possible, to deter people from killing snakes indiscr...
by AEthelred
October 11th, 2020, 11:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Would a pit viper eat another pit viper
Replies: 10
Views: 2256

Would a pit viper eat another pit viper

So I saw a YouTube video of a cotton mouth killing and eating a rattlesnake,I'd guess a very small Eastern Diamondback.I couldn't get how to put the video into the post but if you go to youtube and put in "water moccasin eats rattlesnake it should come up. I have never heard of this before,has ...
by AEthelred
June 24th, 2020, 4:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some young gators from northeastern North Carolina
Replies: 3
Views: 1756

Re: Some young gators from northeastern North Carolina

There is supposedly some type of crocodilian species in lake Onota in Pittsfield Massachusetts.The Mass environmental police are staking out the lake in order to see if purported sightings are accurate. Being that Alligator's are not native anywhere near Massachusetts it would have to be an exotic p...
by AEthelred
May 27th, 2020, 3:36 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 191
Views: 169104

Re: Climate change revisited

88 fahrenheit in the Berkshire hills of Massachusetts yesterday in may,it must have topped 90 in Boston.There is something going on with the climate,that's for sure.
by AEthelred
May 17th, 2020, 3:38 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Putting the blame on Asian Wet Markets and Covid-19
Replies: 6
Views: 3055

Re: Putting the blame on Asian Wet Markets and Covid-19

We already know the wet markets are likely to blame,the WHO said so via REUTERS.

There was already a thread on this matter but I had in locked due to fighting and bickering.
by AEthelred
April 14th, 2020, 4:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes and the Alaskan land bridge
Replies: 4
Views: 2371

Re: Snakes and the Alaskan land bridge

Thanks for taking the time, Bill. I just couldn't deal with the goofiness. It's a matter of evidence, not of opinion. cheers I certainly welcome any critical responses and I am not a professional scientist by any means and maybe it's just coincidence that there are similarities between snake specie...
by AEthelred
April 8th, 2020, 3:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping in New Hampshire
Replies: 3
Views: 2309

Re: Herping in New Hampshire

Hey NHherper, I am also A New Englander,I am from the Berkshire's.Your lucky to see that Timber,I have never seen a rattlesnake or copperhead in the wild.

Where about's in New Hampshire did you see that Timber,they say there is fewer than 200 left in N.H
by AEthelred
March 25th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes and the Alaskan land bridge
Replies: 4
Views: 2371

Snakes and the Alaskan land bridge

This is a post on the Alaskan land bridge theory,a belief I hold that North American snakes came from east Asia and crossed the Alaskan land bridge at a time when the climate was hospitable to snakes. North America has pit vipers and one species of Elapid,the Coral snake which are both found in east...
by AEthelred
February 26th, 2020, 4:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Odd colored Large Eyes Pit Viper
Replies: 5
Views: 2470

Re: Odd colored Large Eyes Pit Viper

Another great video Lou,you are certainly couragous picking up that pit viper,likely wouldn't kill you but would have been a painful bite.
by AEthelred
January 18th, 2020, 3:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My scariest experience while herping caught on video
Replies: 18
Views: 4157

Re: My scariest experience while herping caught on video

Where's the video,I don't see a link.
by AEthelred
December 7th, 2019, 3:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Montana Milksnake
Replies: 3
Views: 1555

Re: Montana Milksnake

Milkshakes can do well in cold weather area's and l have seen them in Vermont.
I once had to call fish and game because there was a milksnake in a Vermont laundry mat.But when fish and game arrived the snake escaped under the driers.
by AEthelred
November 16th, 2019, 6:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Top 10 Venomous Snakes
Replies: 5
Views: 2167

Re: Top 10 Venomous Snakes

Awesome video,never realized there are so many Krait species
by AEthelred
September 27th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finding Snakes in the City
Replies: 4
Views: 10704

Re: Finding Snakes in the City

Great video,I really liked that Green Mamba or maybe it was a Jamison's Mamba,they did'nt show it for very long so it was hard to tell, in that snake room.Your awfuly brave I would have been in big boots in that tall grass.
by AEthelred
September 26th, 2019, 6:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chinese Cobras Spit?
Replies: 6
Views: 12029

Re: Chinese Cobras Spit?

Stereotypicaly African cobras are spitters and Asian Cobras are bitters but there are a few Asian Cobras that spit.I think Bangladesh has a spitting cobra
by AEthelred
September 21st, 2019, 4:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chinese Cobras Spit?
Replies: 6
Views: 12029

Re: Chinese Cobras Spit?

Great video I really liked that
by AEthelred
August 30th, 2019, 5:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SF Bay Area Rubber boa Herping Advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 17512

Re: SF Bay Area Rubber boa Herping Advice?

Try Talking to the locals.stop at a store that sells outdoor supplies or a gun store.hunters know terrain.ask people at those types of stores,they may know where to go
by AEthelred
August 28th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SF Bay Area Rubber boa Herping Advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 17512

Re: SF Bay Area Rubber boa Herping Advice?

You got there habitat down for sure.you have done your research that's for sure.If you can find that habitat you should be successful.animals need a certain habitat and if you find the habitat you can usually find the animal or reptile.if your lucky enough to find someone here who knows Santa Cruz t...
by AEthelred
August 17th, 2019, 4:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Charina bottae distribution
Replies: 12
Views: 24693

Re: Charina bottae distribution

Rubber boas are officially known to live in Nevada as well as Wyoming,Montana and even British Columbia
by AEthelred
July 27th, 2019, 4:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Ghats Herping Trip Report ! (Images Up)
Replies: 13
Views: 17875

Re: Eastern Ghats Herping Trip Report ! (Images Up)

The Eastern Ghats run along India's Eastern coast, starting from the Khallikote mountains (the one we visited above) and going down further South into Peninsular India. The biodiversity here is very poorly documented compared to the Western Ghats. you read and see a lot on television about the West...
by AEthelred
July 26th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Ghats Herping Trip Report ! (Images Up)
Replies: 13
Views: 17875

Re: Eastern Ghats Herping Trip Report ! (Images Up)

I've heard of the Western Ghats but never heard of the eastern Ghats.where are they
by AEthelred
July 26th, 2019, 2:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Ghats Herping Trip Report ! (Images Up)
Replies: 13
Views: 17875

Re: Eastern Ghats Herping Trip Report ! (Images Up)

Nice photos looks like you had a fun trip.
by AEthelred
July 22nd, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: North American big cats
Replies: 34
Views: 73786

Re: North American big cats

A friend of mine said she saw a cougar on a bike path in Turner's falls Massachusetts
by AEthelred
July 19th, 2019, 11:12 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 191
Views: 169104

Re: Climate change revisited

I live in the far Western part of the state,not near Boston.its been cold here
by AEthelred
July 19th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: What is a species subspecies? Layman thoughts...
Replies: 22
Views: 35312

Re: What is a species subspecies? Layman thoughts...

There are milkshakes that grow to 5 feet long in Massachusetts I don't there at least a sub species senerio.I don't know about the other snakes
by AEthelred
July 18th, 2019, 8:34 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 191
Views: 169104

Re: Climate change revisited

It has not been getting warmer where I live.The last two years have been colder if anything.last fall we had snow on October and we had snow in May this spring.not usual for Massachusetts