Discussion in 'The Off-topic Lounge' started by Hauler, May 25, 2016.
This? Left side of tree right at the base of the branch, vertical with tail hanging down
I'd give you a winner rating but @Splinty suspended my ability to rate posts.
Great job. You would survive the swamp
@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.
Jealous I didn't give you any.
This tree is the social distancing champ of the forest.
Honey Locust trees are the assholes of the forest.
I have 3 of these things to cut down. Not looking forward to it.
I'm gonna laugh so hard if they prick the fuck out of you
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.
Omg I'm dying please post pics of your bloody hand lolololol
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.
@Hauler @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.
Hard to tell.
2nd pic, center left def looks deer.
I agree with @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.
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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
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.
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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
One I couldn’t catch
Another one I caught
Another one I was actually able to catch
And a big ass butterfly
And a gecko
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)
Found a ‘witch den’ on a walk with the boy yesterday.
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
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)
SHOUT OUT TO THE MIAMI DOLPHINS
Sasquatch make those homie
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.