If you find your AC has been moved or rocks have not been replaced, it’s easy to get angry and assume it was done by other herpers, but the damage could be caused by animals or others such as bug hunters, mushroom hunters, rock collectors, and even homeless people who collected the boards and tin to construct a shelter (I’ve seen this happen.) I once put an angry note under one of a group of rocks I used to find rolled over and not replaced year after year, hoping that someone would read it and start putting the rocks back. This night, however, it was Lytorhynchus. The next day, I took the boys out for a walk so mommy could rest. On compact cameras, they typically range from moderately wide-angle (~35 mm) to moderate telephoto (3x or 4x, around 100 mm to 140 mm). I took it to the same facility which treated Sunlight (this was actually before him!). But because of the poaching al the well known areas are monitored quit good by rangers. I would suggest that you all get out and about to search for your favorite reptiles and please observe the local regulations about collecting wild species.

marine camouflage pants I bought at a local market. Also, because they are made from solid materials they must usually be altered to allow animals to breath. We went for another hike down by the river, saw more cool butterflies, stick insects, spiders, hummingbirds, and a couple of common checkered whiptails, Aspidoscelis tessellatus. I did gain access to this area – by simply crossing the road without being confronted by any authorities – but I didn’t find any vipers. We don’t often go to the trouble of writing the exact location of each spot we find, but we do make annotations such as “bad road”, “good area”, “3 EDB”, “too wet”, etc. The next (and last) day of the trip dried out for us but was on the cool side. Originally Posted by red ink No point going out herping in Vic during winter mate…


I liked the look of the steep, densely vegetated barats so we set one team to work halfway down the slope while the other two were to work on the level nearby. In fact, on the contrary. If herping at night you’ll need flashlights, headlamps and bags/containers if you are going to hold something till morning for pics. You’re more likely to find stuff under cover that is sheltered from the direct sun by layers of stuff on top it. Coincidentally, my very first speckled king was found under this same piece of carpet a few years prior. * April 16th 2012 – a day in N France Finally had some time to go out. In this case, it was two yards in Pearl River home backyards on two days.

Thanks again for the information and advice here, guys, It’s much appreciated. I was determined to show him our racers from this spot, they are attractive snakes, but the way it usually works, the person in front was the only one to see them, so he didn’t see either of the two I saw. It was that huge. As a caveat, I’m thoroughly convinced Canadian mosquitoes have a serious penchant for Yankee blood. They are venomous, which is something we had to be aware of when taking pictures, but as long as we weren’t harassing or making it feel threatened it was very docile. Luck was not on our side and we managed to get a flat tire near one of the Riversleigh fossil sites. The Blanchard’s cricket frog (Acris crepitans blanchardi) also allowed us to get a close-up photograph.

The Coral snake : Honduran milk snake mimicry is so well and so perfect that there is no way to know which one you are looking at if you were to flip it under a log. Stinkpots are interesting & worthwhile so perhaps another day. We got some pretty cool video of it navigating through the branches. Comments are welcome. I was doing a last loop around a spot and found some old hunks of plywood. The best thing about that area was an ABUNDANCE of tin sites and AC from all of the old abandoned shacks and barns. Once again, knowing the habitat that particular species are found is crucial in finding it.

Quite cool! Gil (far left) lifted a rock that had three Northern Ringneck Snakes under it. The North American Field Herping Association(NAFHA) offers a chance to do this through their herp database where members can log their sightings for conservation purposes. Anyway we didn’t find any snakes. Duhhh, you say? Also, it is more difficult to stop should you find something. Field Herp Forum – This is an excellent thread full of pictures from a 2013 adventure in Western Ghats, India, including some awesome invertebrate shots, gorgeous snakes, and more.