The Great Outdoors

Discussion in 'The Off-topic Lounge' started by Hauler, May 25, 2016.

  1. Grateful Dude

    Grateful Dude Posting Machine

    Joined:
    May 30, 2016
    Messages:
    5,595
    Ratings:
    +8,886
    This? Left side of tree right at the base of the branch, vertical with tail hanging down


    [​IMG]
     
    • Winner Winner x 1
  2. conor mcgregor nut hugger

    conor mcgregor nut hugger Self-isolation helps flatten the curve

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2015
    Messages:
    46,420
    Ratings:
    +35,150
    I'd give you a winner rating but @Splinty@Splinty suspended my ability to rate posts.

    Great job. You would survive the swamp
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Hauler

    Hauler Unknown Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2016
    Messages:
    25,514
    Ratings:
    +38,975
    @Grateful Dude@Grateful Dude just circled the middle of the photo assuming you were smart enough to center up your subject.

    I didn't give you that much credit.
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
  4. conor mcgregor nut hugger

    conor mcgregor nut hugger Self-isolation helps flatten the curve

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2015
    Messages:
    46,420
    Ratings:
    +35,150
    [​IMG]
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  5. Hauler

    Hauler Unknown Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2016
    Messages:
    25,514
    Ratings:
    +38,975
    Jealous I didn't give you any.
     
  6. Hauler

    Hauler Unknown Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2016
    Messages:
    25,514
    Ratings:
    +38,975
    This tree is the social distancing champ of the forest.

    [​IMG]
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  7. Hauler

    Hauler Unknown Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2016
    Messages:
    25,514
    Ratings:
    +38,975
    Honey Locust trees are the assholes of the forest.
    I have 3 of these things to cut down. Not looking forward to it.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. conor mcgregor nut hugger

    conor mcgregor nut hugger Self-isolation helps flatten the curve

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2015
    Messages:
    46,420
    Ratings:
    +35,150
    I'm gonna laugh so hard if they prick the fuck out of you
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  9. Hauler

    Hauler Unknown Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2016
    Messages:
    25,514
    Ratings:
    +38,975
    Oh they will.

    Just pulling that thorn off for the picture caused some blood. They are sharp as fuck. And strong. They can puncture a tire.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  10. conor mcgregor nut hugger

    conor mcgregor nut hugger Self-isolation helps flatten the curve

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2015
    Messages:
    46,420
    Ratings:
    +35,150
    Omg I'm dying please post pics of your bloody hand lolololol
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  11. Hauler

    Hauler Unknown Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2016
    Messages:
    25,514
    Ratings:
    +38,975
    Didn't take a pic. It wasn't that bad a puncture. Probably would have landed you in the ER though.

    The good news is Locust wood has a cool grain pattern and is strong as fuck so I'm going to process them and turn them into furniture.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  12. conor mcgregor nut hugger

    conor mcgregor nut hugger Self-isolation helps flatten the curve

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2015
    Messages:
    46,420
    Ratings:
    +35,150
    @Hauler@Hauler @Grateful Dude@Grateful Dude or anyone else what are your thoughts on these tracks?

    I'm thinking bobcat in the first pic and wild boar in to the left of the feline tracks in the second pic, though the tracks could also be white-tailed deer.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Hauler

    Hauler Unknown Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2016
    Messages:
    25,514
    Ratings:
    +38,975
    Hard to tell.
    2nd pic, center left def looks deer.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  14. Grateful Dude

    Grateful Dude Posting Machine

    Joined:
    May 30, 2016
    Messages:
    5,595
    Ratings:
    +8,886
    I agree with @Hauler@Hauler....hard to tell what most of those are. But the one does look like a deer print. Would be cool if it was a bobcat though!

    out of all the years I’ve spent out on wild ranchland here, I’ve only ever seen a bobcat twice. Sneaky lil buggers, but they are very cool.
     
  15. Grateful Dude

    Grateful Dude Posting Machine

    Joined:
    May 30, 2016
    Messages:
    5,595
    Ratings:
    +8,886
    @VOTE TRUMP 2020@VOTE TRUMP 2020

    saw the greenie that hangs around my yard again yesterday. He was sunning on my makeshift sawhorses in the backyard, and then jumped onto the house as I tried to photo him. Skiddish little guy, wish he’d sit still for photos better :)


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  16. conor mcgregor nut hugger

    conor mcgregor nut hugger Self-isolation helps flatten the curve

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2015
    Messages:
    46,420
    Ratings:
    +35,150
    Awesome. Looks like his original tail and not a regrown one, so he seems to be doing very well.

    If you ever want pics of an extended dewlap, try bobbing your head up and down from a distance (too close and your size would intimidate him). He will see it as a challenge he and start bobbing his head back and extending his dewlap.

    I didn't think it would work but then I was able to do it successfully a couple weeks ago.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  17. Grateful Dude

    Grateful Dude Posting Machine

    Joined:
    May 30, 2016
    Messages:
    5,595
    Ratings:
    +8,886
    Check these out @VOTE TRUMP 2020@VOTE TRUMP 2020

    the wife and I were clearing out or garden beds of old vegetation so we can plant some new stuff, and it turned into a good backyard hunting day! Found 4 more greenies, and 3 4-lined skinks. My son was pumped :)Here’s a few pics

    One that was shedding

    [​IMG]

    One I couldn’t catch

    [​IMG]

    Another one I caught

    [​IMG]

    4-lined skink

    [​IMG]

    Another one I was actually able to catch

    [​IMG]

    And a big ass butterfly

    [​IMG]

    And a gecko

    [​IMG]
     
    • Winner Winner x 3
  18. conor mcgregor nut hugger

    conor mcgregor nut hugger Self-isolation helps flatten the curve

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2015
    Messages:
    46,420
    Ratings:
    +35,150
    Great photos!

    Is that plestiodon tetragrammus? I'm surprised you were able to catch it honestly. Its cousin plestiodon inexpectatus (southeastern five-lined skink) is super fast and skittish as fuck. Hauls ass way before the anoles even move.

    I got a close up of one before but it was entirely related to the time of day (it was early in the morning and there wasn't enough sunlight to give it the heat it requires to move)

    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. MC Gusto

    MC Gusto And now I wanna be your dog

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2016
    Messages:
    11,855
    Ratings:
    +12,449
    [​IMG]


    Found a ‘witch den’ on a walk with the boy yesterday.


    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  20. Grateful Dude

    Grateful Dude Posting Machine

    Joined:
    May 30, 2016
    Messages:
    5,595
    Ratings:
    +8,886
    yes, that’s what species I think it is.

    I collect endangered species for a living - tiny spiders and beetles, and spring salamanders. I have some skillz ;)
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  21. conor mcgregor nut hugger

    conor mcgregor nut hugger Self-isolation helps flatten the curve

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2015
    Messages:
    46,420
    Ratings:
    +35,150
    I use a panfish pole with a dental floss noose tied to the end of it lol. I have no skills and get very nervous but almost caught a southern black racer (coluber constrictor priapus) the other day. It's amazing how neither lizard nor snake sees the noose as a threat

    Here's a small female green anole I managed to catch by hand (it was very slow)

    [​IMG]

    SHOUT OUT TO THE MIAMI DOLPHINS
     
    • Winner Winner x 1
  22. Inside Job

    First 100

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2015
    Messages:
    38,630
    Ratings:
    +45,763
    Sasquatch make those homie
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  23. Inside Job

    First 100

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2015
    Messages:
    38,630
    Ratings:
    +45,763
    very cool
     
    • Like Like x 1
  24. Grateful Dude

    Grateful Dude Posting Machine

    Joined:
    May 30, 2016
    Messages:
    5,595
    Ratings:
    +8,886
    for the past 16 years I’ve worked with a bunch of hardcore biology nerds. Two guys I work with now can catch just about any frog, road, turtle, lizard, salamander, etc. I’ve picked up a few good tricks/skills along the way ;)

    I’m a geologist by education and most of my work training, but my line of work overlaps with several different endangered species (a number of invertebrates and spring salamanders). My geology work is related to our local aquifer, and coincidentally there are a bunch of endangered species that occupy the caves and springs of the aquifer. So I’ve been lucky to sort of become a biologist throughout my career as well. We study some cool little critters. Some of the cave adapted invertebrates are pretty wild, and the spring salamanders are also really cool.
     
    • Like Like x 1
Draft saved Draft deleted