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PostSubject: Chuck Hurd   Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:36 am

My name is Samuel Charles Hurd, but commonly known as Chuck. I was born in Lebanon, VA. My fathers side of the family were farmers and we have a Family farm half way between Nicklesville, VA and Castlewood, VA. My mothers side were coal miners from the mountains of Dickinson County, VA. I moved to Gate City in 1985 and lived there until I moved to Chattanooga, TN for college in 1994.

I am a life long reptile enthusiast. It began as a small child collecting snake and turtles from the family form, or from the river that ran behind my grand mother's house in the small mining village of McClure, VA. As a child I faced many punishments for bringing home snakes. Sometime around the age of 7 I discovered a Timber Rattlesnake on the farm. From that point on I had a fascination with venomous reptiles.

I received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee and made my residence in Chattanooga for 16 years. I moved back to VA in December of 2010.

I maintain a moderate collection of reptiles. Mostly VA native snakes and turtles, and a few specimens of exotic venomous snakes. I hold a VA Wild Animal Display permit. I enjoy doing reptile displays and lectures. We call our small business, Chuck Hurd Serpentology.

In September of 2011, a fellow reptile enthusiast by the name of Silvia came to VA from France to study with me. After spending some time together, we decided to get married. She is now a full partner in CHS. She has a passion for cobras, that exceeds my own, as I much prefer the Timber Rattlesnake.

We would like to make contact with any other keepers in the Southwest VA area. We are actively involved in the Tri-Cities Herpetology Society, which services most of Southwest VA. Anyone interested in a local reptile club can find us at
http://www.facebook.com/TriCitiesHerp

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PostSubject: Re: Chuck Hurd   Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:36 pm

Hey Chuck, welcome to VaHerps!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Chuck Hurd   Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:46 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Chuck Hurd   Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:03 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Chuck Hurd   Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:04 pm

Hi Chuck! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Chuck Hurd   Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:44 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Chuck Hurd   Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:46 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Chuck Hurd   Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:30 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Chuck Hurd   Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:12 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Chuck Hurd   Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:11 am

Thanks everyone, Silvia and I are happy to be a part of your group.

Larry, I see that you are actively involved with the VHS. We were hoping to be active with them as well. I best I can tell, you have no or at least very little presents n Southwest VA....let us know how we can help change that.
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PostSubject: Re: Chuck Hurd   Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:34 am

Actually Chuck, we are probably going to be headed down that way this year. Perhaps you can be of service. Stay tuned. We may be planning a combined trip with the Tennessee Herp society. We have done surveys down that way in the past and two years ago we did a hellbender survey...just stay tuned. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Chuck Hurd   Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:27 pm

that is great news. we have a local herp club. most meeting are held in kingsport, tn...which is right on the VA line. we have over 100 members " on the books" and about 25 that attend the meetings. i am certain some will be happy to help....let me know.
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