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(For erosion control anyway) The project was completed before the 10-14 inches of rain that fell a couple weeks ago, and if this netting wasn’t put down in such huge quantities, the entire length of the trail would have been buried in mud several feet deep! we were so excited and two more lifers for all of us. Croczilla at Nine Mile Pond. The picture above is one I took when I drove out of the mountains to get a cell signal so I could send GPS coordinates for our campsite to a friend. I went back to the dirt roads and got crushed by finding a DOR hatchling simus that I would have likely found had I not left. The length of the tail is amazing and due to resolution loss in resizing the image, I pointed out the very end of the tail for you. They are fairly aggressive fish and frog eaters.

Anyway, below is a much happier find – a MacClelland’s coral snake – though my happiness apparently prevented me from taking decent pictures of it. ornatus, I noticed an object that wasn’t quite a rock. Xenophrys aceras (Perak Horned Toad) Finally some rain on our last night on Langkawi, with this one as a reward (yet oddly enough no vipers…). Mammal-wise, I don’t have much to offer photographically. You can see what became of my natural photo before the lizard escaped down a hole. Unfortunately, she’s not looking good. A shot we tried a couple of times to get but succeeded on on our last day there.

Their GPS locations are recorded. Along the way back, Kevin decided to check out a small seep we had passed by on the way up, where he found a big, gorgeous spring salamander. After a short time, she jumped up onto the branch and immediately caught the attention of its resident male. It’s hard to explain my obsession with Gerrhonotus infernalis… Given the number of rocks and crevices along this creek, there must be dozens, if not hundreds, of Watersnakes along the section that cuts through the park. Canadensis was never that common in this particular area, nor is it believed to have contributed significantly to the diet of native people here. Once we had finished recording data, we released the anacondas unharmed.

The PIT tag is a tiny transponder that is surgically implanted under the skin and transmits a unique bar code when an electronic reader is passed over it. Mt. Then 2 weeks ago I was feeling under so I hiked a local boardwalk and found 3 nice Banded Water Snakes and got some in-situ shots. A night hike produced all 3 species of rattlesnake and a few other finds, and Tim Borski had the eye for ruber coiled under bushes. It also didn’t help that, despite being literally in the middle of no where, a bunch of bogans came in and took over the campsite next to ours. I also really liked it because it was a chunky version of the Green Salamander. 6.

And thanks to any and everyone who aided in making 2015 another great year for me. That is actually something I have been thinking about. Later we heard a rumor that a herper had gone off that road, wrecking his car, and had abandoned it. I am a colubrid kinda guy but obsessive about my Crotes. These lizards primarily look for small easy to catch quick meals or scavage. Very few sediments are soft & deep enough to enable you to just body-weight bury a tub or bucket into them. Many aspiring herpetologists first hold lab assistant positions while they pursue their graduate level studies.

Any parks or specific places you guys have seen some really cool stuff? This thread has some great narration, tons of amazing… anyway here are some pics of my recent catches….yes, i caught all of these in the state of florida. I saw this lutosus eating a prairie dog in 2013. Helping students match their personal strengths and interests to opportunities within the University curriculum in general and within the Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences Undergraduate Program specifically; Assessing OSU and transfer course work relative to Fisheries and Wildlife and OSU Baccalaureate Core degree requirements; Advising on course selection and degree progression; and 4) helping students overcome challenges that hinder their academic performance. Like I said it was mid 40’s and raining most of the trip, im surprised we found what we did. Jobs in biology traditionally fall into four areas: college and university employment, government work (including state and federal), medical related work, and zoological park or museum staff.

To the surprise of most, there are no native reptiles or amphibians in Hawaii. Herpetology Collection staff and resources play an important role in undergraduate and graduate education within the UW’s College of Arts and Sciences, and especially the Biology Department.