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Field Herping; Searching for reptiles and amphibians in a natural setting
Topic Started: Dec 4 2017, 12:08 AM (296 Views)
Oxybelis
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Hey folks. I’m rarely active on the forums anymore and I haven’t booted up ZT2 in years. I spend most of my time finding and photographing reptiles and amphibians in the wild these days, and my search has taken me all across the United States and even out of the country. From common species to some of our more iconic ones like hellbenders and bog turtles, you can find my photos by following this link to my instagram. Feel free to drop your Instagram, Flickr, etc accounts below or photos of what you’ve found in the field. I’d love to see if anyone else shares this hobby
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caviar
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Even though herpetology is not my field, i've accompanied my friends many times, while they are heping; Usually i'm searching nocturnal birds haha

I've seen many interesting heps myself, including an unknown crystal frog, fer-de-lance and lancehead. i've also seen yellow striped dart frog and many anolis species flagging their dewlap, common and brown basilisk and golden tegu. But what i'm eager to see are any salamander or caecilians.
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Oxybelis
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Neotropical salamanders are some of the coolest in the world! Hope you find some eventually
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caviar
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I've finally met a caecilian, it was beautiful. A truly amzaing and bizarre animal.
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Anton
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King of Cotingas

My main focus is birding, but I keep track of all herps I find too. Not that much left here in Belgium (though alpine newts are wonderful!), but on holiday in Singapore and Indonesia 2 years ago I stumbled upon many monitors (water and clouded), common flying dragons, and even 3 sea turtle species while snorkling! :D

I'd love to see a wild caecilian some day!
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Furka
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Spotted a slider and a gecko basking in the sun these days, nothing exceptional if it wasn't for the fact we are in full winter and they shouldn't be around.
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Whalebite
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I like your pictures. I don't do a lot of herping , but I did a YouTube Video on my Channel Backyard Expeditions of herping along the Colorado River on a river trip (Link here). I am hoping to get more into it. I am hoping this summer to do some photography of various reptiles both in the field and in a studio, maybe do some photoshoot videos. My greatest herping adventure was when I was up in washington and I was like "you know their are salmaders under rocks here" and then the first thing i rolled had one, I barley beleved it because I was kind of bluffing, as I had no clue what lookinf for slamanders was like.
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Sheather
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Thank you for the set, Azrael!

I captured an Eastern tiger salamander on its way across a road to a breeding pond on Easter weekend, after a spring rainstorm woke them out of hibernation. It is the first time I have found a salamander and I am keeping it as a pet.

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Danny
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Such a cute salamander, Sheather!

I am not specifically into herping, I just like looking for wildlife in general (whether mammal-watching, birding or herping). However, in February I had the opportunity to do research on a species of Liopholis skink in the Australian alps. This is a little known data-deficient species related to the critically endangered Guthega skink called the Tan-backed (Mountain) skink. During the trip, I saw several other skink species and also managed to see a couple of dragons and lace monitors.
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