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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by dblplay1212, Jun 21, 2015.
I promise I won't listen, but do want to see
The balls on Mocking Birds have to be the most disproportional in the animal kingdom. They will challenge so much. Saw one attacking full on a Red-tailed Hawk. Couldn’t understand why that hawk didn’t just fuck him up. Mocking Bird was dove bombing him over and over mid flight.
I want to put one up, and think i have the perfect place picked out on the back side of the house that is up high and away from trees.
But the wife would freak the fuck out if she knew
Bat houses are great, but be prepared for it to take a while (I’m talking a year +) for them to start utilizing them. When we’ve placed them for projects, we typically try to seed it with some local guano if possible.
Moved into a new house, previous owner kept bees. The full setup is down in my backyard. I'm too much of a pussy to try it.
Oh my wife would definitely make sleep in the car if I start talking about buying guano lol.
For years there would always be 1 or 2 at most (mostly just one) dive bombing my parent's pool at night in North bama. Made for fun nights when you're having a nice little drunk night swim and get dive bombed.
Had a maneater of a beaver at work a few weeks ago that I snapped a pic of. If i remember later on I'll post.
they’ll dive bomb the shit out of cats too
We have a short, one story house so my only options would be install a tall pole or climb a tree.
Stolen from ned's head
Its an alligator lizard fighting back from inside the snake
I was about to go with deer.
Saw this moulting in my neighbors yard the other day
You mean your former neighbor because you moved, right?
Anyone have any ideas what kind of snake produced that bad boy?
Based on length, thickness, and being found in a neighborhood (at least I assume so), I think it’s fairly safe to assume it’s from a rat snake.
They flying now huh
you must check the walls of your house for bees they make honeycombs in the walls.
most of the time they dont sting .
but it will scare you .
Owsley, is this a Cooper’s?
I think this is an immature red-shouldered.
Owsley what species is that?
Fuck. I let it be but it was close to the house.
I never get to see any with that pronounced of a pattern.
Not a copperhead?
Nope. They’re in the same genus, so there are similarities though.
Ran into a friend on the morning walk.
To my untrained eye that is a turtle, and then a turtle and a dog in the 2nd pic. Owsley please confirm
Would make a decent band name.
Florida banning having venomous unless they’re for exhibit, wonder what happens to all those snakes
Not familiar with this, but I’d imagine they’re grandfathered in and there will always be loopholes to get around it.
Unfortunately no snakes, but some nice pics from field work this week. Spoilered for size/quantity.
So you just play in the woods/swamp daily?
Some days are better than others, yeah.
What do you do out there? I think you've said before but I can't remember.
I was doing wetland delineations and water quality monitoring this week, but also do fish, bird, reptile/amphibian, aquatic insect, and physical habitat surveys among other things. I do plenty of desk work too - report writing, permitting, trend analysis, GIS, that sort of stuff.
Sounds hot. And humid.
looks like St. Marks. Where were you?
It is, and it’s also very cold and wet at times which is much more miserable. You’re constantly dealing with biting/stinging insects (chiggers are the worst), ticks, poison ivy, briars, extreme weather, wild dogs, and methed out rednecks. It would take life changing money for me to trade it for a traditional desk job though. I get a lot of time alone in nature which allows me plenty of time for self reflection and introspection, and I honestly think it’s made me a better person.
Yea definitely not for everyone but glad you like it. I can definitely seeing it having some cool days.
Southeast Georgia and northeast Florida. Alapaha, St. Mary’s, and St. John’s River basins.
I always learned 2 distinctions to help identify:
1) juvenile cottonmouth usually has a dark band leading back from the eyes to the body
2) copperheads generally have smoother edges on their bands
Curious to know if that's how an amateur (though I'm not so sure you're still an amateur at this point) herpetologist such as yourself knows the difference or what you look for. I also learned it doesn't matter which one it is because they will both fuck you up so leave them alone regardless. And believe me when I tell you that I do exactly that if I can.