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by dendrelaphis
December 8th, 2019, 12:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help with some reptiles from Indonesia
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: Help with some reptiles from Indonesia

Well, the picture is better indeed but it's still hard to be 100% sure. The back of the depicted snake is more extensively black than in those specimens I have seen. I'm still pretty sure though (let's say 99%). However, I would need some morphological data to be absolutely certain….
by dendrelaphis
December 1st, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help with some reptiles from Indonesia
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: Help with some reptiles from Indonesia

I can't be 100% sure but I suspect the first snake (Waigeo) is a Dendrelaphis lineolatus. All the best, dendrelaphis
by dendrelaphis
November 30th, 2019, 5:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hong Kong's Biggest and Smallest snakes!
Replies: 1
Views: 408

Re: Hong Kong's Biggest and Smallest snakes!

Thanks for sharing, love that python!
by dendrelaphis
November 30th, 2019, 5:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Top 10 Venomous Snakes
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Re: Top 10 Venomous Snakes

Love it! And several awesome species I still have to find myself…..
by dendrelaphis
November 15th, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Moving back to Taiwan, plus a great Christmas book gift for your herping friends (and yourself)
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: Moving back to Taiwan, plus a great Christmas book gift for your herping friends (and yourself)

Dear Hans, I'm still missing your posts as well! But I have your book! Have a wonderful Christmas. All the best, Johan
by dendrelaphis
November 7th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lots of Snakes Found Herping Hong Kong
Replies: 2
Views: 1091

Re: Lots of Snakes Found Herping Hong Kong

very nice, thanks for sharing!!
by dendrelaphis
November 2nd, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Vipers, Stream Snakes and MacClelland's Coral in Hong Kong
Replies: 2
Views: 7336

Re: Vipers, Stream Snakes and MacClelland's Coral in Hong Kong

Thanks for sharing, love that Coral snake!
by dendrelaphis
October 19th, 2019, 10:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Found a Burmese Python
Replies: 1
Views: 6214

Re: Found a Burmese Python

I absolutely love finding pythons. They are so beautiful and sophisticated. They rock! King cobra's love pythons too (-: I have never found a Burmese yet, hope I will
by dendrelaphis
October 11th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bite to the face
Replies: 3
Views: 9709

Re: Bite to the face

wonderful shot!
by dendrelaphis
October 7th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: snakes on Koh Chang Island, Thailand
Replies: 7
Views: 12088

Re: snakes on Koh Chang Island, Thailand

That's a lot indeed, on Santubong, Borneo, I found one specimen in nearly 100 days (4 hours per day). I guess differences between populations and ecosystemens can be great. Example from my experience: Oligodon purpurascens from Tioman Island are fairly friendly snakes (although they will still provi...
by dendrelaphis
September 30th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finding Snakes in the City
Replies: 4
Views: 9063

Re: Finding Snakes in the City

awesome!, my favourite: the B. flaviceps.
by dendrelaphis
September 30th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chinese Cobras Spit?
Replies: 6
Views: 10379

Re: Chinese Cobras Spit?

Beautiful cobra!

Naja sumatrana from the Sunda region (Malaysia etc.) certainly spits
by dendrelaphis
September 13th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First US Herping - Everglades
Replies: 1
Views: 7897

Re: First US Herping - Everglades

Wonderful! I love Florida, thanks for sharing!
by dendrelaphis
July 4th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SE Asia Herping
Replies: 3
Views: 6648

Re: SE Asia Herping

Great, thanks!
by dendrelaphis
July 4th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Borneo
Replies: 4
Views: 9111

Re: Herping Borneo

Very cool finds indeed. I've spent quite some time on Borneo and several of those species I never found
by dendrelaphis
July 4th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Waterspouts and Pit Vipers
Replies: 4
Views: 8449

Re: Waterspouts and Pit Vipers

Amazing, I've never seen that phenomenon. and some very nice snakes as well!
by dendrelaphis
June 6th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery Reed Snake
Replies: 5
Views: 5159

Re: Mystery Reed Snake

No idea, I have never seen anything like it (neither in "the snakes of Borneo", "Amphibiens and Reptiles of Mount Kinabulu" or "Amphibien und Reptilien Sudost Asiens"). It might be an undescribed species. However, without morphological data, it's impossible to say
by dendrelaphis
June 6th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bali Herp Adventure
Replies: 3
Views: 7728

Re: Bali Herp Adventure

Love it! Three B. dendrophila in one night is spectacular...
by dendrelaphis
April 8th, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Highlights of 2018: Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan.
Replies: 9
Views: 8709

Re: Highlights of 2018: Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan.

Wow, wonderful finds and the King Ratsnake is very impressive!
by dendrelaphis
February 9th, 2019, 5:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mangrove Cat Snake
Replies: 1
Views: 3692

Re: Mangrove Cat Snake

Thanks! they are indeed great snakes to find. And you don't come across them very often.
by dendrelaphis
February 9th, 2019, 5:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo (Sabah) Jan 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 5229

Re: Borneo (Sabah) Jan 2019

These pics are amazing as always and the B. flaviceps is breathtaking....
by dendrelaphis
February 9th, 2019, 5:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thailand Snakes part 1
Replies: 3
Views: 4097

Re: Thailand Snakes part 1

Absolutely wonderful finds and shots! Thanks
by dendrelaphis
February 9th, 2019, 5:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Retic in a tree
Replies: 1
Views: 3654

Re: Retic in a tree

I love those retics! They are such beautiful snakes.
by dendrelaphis
January 19th, 2019, 1:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Banded Coral Snake
Replies: 5
Views: 5025

Re: Banded Coral Snake

Wonderful, they are so totally different from the Bornean population, amazing! This one looks like the population living on Tioman island
by dendrelaphis
January 19th, 2019, 1:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thailand Snakes part 1
Replies: 3
Views: 4097

Re: Thailand Snakes part 1

Wonderful! I'm going to Thailand in 3 months, looking forward to it!
by dendrelaphis
January 4th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: old story about taxonomic adventure
Replies: 9
Views: 6326

Re: old story about taxonomic adventure

Got it, thanks! indeed, a situation very similar to ours, also with regard to distribution patterns
by dendrelaphis
January 3rd, 2019, 1:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: old story about taxonomic adventure
Replies: 9
Views: 6326

Re: old story about taxonomic adventure

what species was that?
by dendrelaphis
January 3rd, 2019, 12:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best of 2018 - Xenophidion schaeferi
Replies: 10
Views: 6967

Re: Best of 2018 - Xenophidion schaeferi

Those finds and shots are incredible. The Xenophidion must have made your heart jump, you might consider publishing that encounter somewhere. When you say "lowland forest of sarawak", where in Sarawak was that?
by dendrelaphis
January 3rd, 2019, 12:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Large King Cobra
Replies: 12
Views: 8051

Re: Large King Cobra

Oh wow, that is such an amazing encounter. It's been 18 years since I saw my last King cobra and I can still remember that encouter vividly. Thanks for sharing! I hope to find one this april!
by dendrelaphis
December 22nd, 2018, 12:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: old story about taxonomic adventure
Replies: 9
Views: 6326

old story about taxonomic adventure

This is an story some of you may like. I had been studying the taxonomy of the Asian Bronzeback snakes (genus Dendrelaphis) for some time, together with Gernot Vogel, when I encountered this specimen from the British Museum of Natural History: http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj592/dendrelaphis/M...
by dendrelaphis
November 24th, 2018, 10:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great Christmas gift for your herping friends (and yourself)
Replies: 10
Views: 11376

Re: Great Christmas gift for your herping friends (and yours

I just ordered the book Hans, looking forward to reading it! By the way, any snakes out there in Taiwan?
by dendrelaphis
November 3rd, 2018, 5:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Hong Kong Part 3
Replies: 2
Views: 8948

Re: Herping Hong Kong Part 3

Great shots, I particularly love the juvenile O. hannah
by dendrelaphis
November 3rd, 2018, 3:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lifer Banded Krait
Replies: 3
Views: 9008

Re: Lifer Banded Krait

Awesome! I have never found a B. fasciatus! Jealous! I'll be in Thailand in april and it'll definitively be one of my primary objectives. To be honest, eveny night I go out herping in S.E. Asia I hope to find one. Where the hell are they?
by dendrelaphis
August 25th, 2018, 2:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Back to Borneo, part 5 of 5: Danum Valley
Replies: 14
Views: 14869

Re: Back to Borneo, part 5 of 5: Danum Valley

Thanks! Wonderful accounts and pictures. And a joy of recognition as I have visited several of those parcs myself. Now, after having seen your accounts, I'm considering going there again. It's been a long time and the "feeling" was suddenly back.
by dendrelaphis
April 22nd, 2018, 8:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Report Part 2.
Replies: 2
Views: 3255

Re: Borneo Report Part 2.

Wonderful finds and amazing pictures, thanks!!
by dendrelaphis
February 14th, 2018, 11:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Giant Centipede Bite and Mangrove Cat Snake
Replies: 2
Views: 3925

Re: Giant Centipede Bite and Mangrove Cat Snake

I love those Boiga dendrophila!
by dendrelaphis
February 6th, 2018, 10:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #24: The Coral Snake Mistake
Replies: 48
Views: 23730

Re: Borneo Dispatches #24: The Coral Snake Mistake

Well, I actually did properly identify the Naja sumatrana before approaching it :)

But of course you're right, it's careless
by dendrelaphis
February 5th, 2018, 10:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #24: The Coral Snake Mistake
Replies: 48
Views: 23730

Re: Borneo Dispatches #24: The Coral Snake Mistake

This is how I fortunately got away: I was walking at night through Malaysian ranforest when I heard a loud hiss. I searched for a while and then found a spitting cobra, in defensive position in a narrow stream. I put down my hand torch and backpack and approached the beautiful snake with only my hea...
by dendrelaphis
January 13th, 2018, 4:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Favorite Images of 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 6551

Re: Favorite Images of 2017

These are truely amazing finds and pictures. Mating B. flaviceps!! and B. f. baluensis, incredible...... Thanks
by dendrelaphis
November 22nd, 2017, 8:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: White Bellied Rat and others
Replies: 2
Views: 2544

Re: White Bellied Rat and others

For obvious reasons I love the D. kopsteini :) Not only because of the snake itself. After Gernot and I described it, we were contacted by F. Kopstein's son. I was quite surprised. He was very happy with the fact that his father was honoured this way. He sent me some pictures of his father in Sumatr...
by dendrelaphis
November 8th, 2017, 9:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mamushi
Replies: 3
Views: 3240

Re: Mamushi

nice, thanks!
by dendrelaphis
October 1st, 2017, 7:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Japanese Corn Snake
Replies: 8
Views: 4767

Re: Japanese Corn Snake

very nice, thanks!
by dendrelaphis
July 26th, 2017, 9:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herping | Ratsnakes in Japan
Replies: 6
Views: 3452

Re: Field Herping | Ratsnakes in Japan

love it, thanks! When I watch the video, I feel that anticipation when you are about to flip such an object, it's like I am about to flip it myself (-:
by dendrelaphis
May 25th, 2017, 9:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malaysia 2017, part 7: Bako, or, the Surprise Ending
Replies: 16
Views: 11479

Re: Malaysia 2017, part 7: Bako, or, the Surprise Ending

The leech bite actually ocurred near Kapit, the worm probably entered in Mulu while walking with sandals through the mud of a river bank catching a Boiga dendrophila. But I did not notice the worm untill we were in Bako. And I remember it so clearly because something was moving beneath my skin (very...
by dendrelaphis
May 24th, 2017, 10:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malaysia 2017, part 7: Bako, or, the Surprise Ending
Replies: 16
Views: 11479

Re: Malaysia 2017, part 7: Bako, or, the Surprise Ending

That is really bad luck. But I agree with Hans: the crocodyle is wonderful. I have seen only one head for a few seconds in Santubong. And nice to see Bako again. Form my last visit to Bako, I remember mainly that I noticed that some kind of animal was making tunnels beneath my skin. That was a bit u...
by dendrelaphis
May 20th, 2017, 6:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malaysia - East and West. 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 7036

Re: Malaysia - East and West. 2017

wonderful overview, thanks!
by dendrelaphis
May 20th, 2017, 1:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malaysia 2017, part 6: The Santubong Peninsula
Replies: 12
Views: 8828

Re: Malaysia 2017, part 6: The Santubong Peninsula

Wonderful, I've spent hunderds of hours on the Santubong peninsula and these shots bring back a lot of memories, great!
by dendrelaphis
May 7th, 2017, 5:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: trip report Peloponnese (Greece) April 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 5148

Re: trip report Peloponnese (Greece) April 2017

I'm going to Greece next year, that's all there is to it
by dendrelaphis
May 7th, 2017, 5:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lifer King Cobra
Replies: 23
Views: 14071

Re: Lifer King Cobra

Great! I know how that feels! By the way, those Kings from northern regions look so different.
by dendrelaphis
April 19th, 2017, 9:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bornean spine-jawed snake (Xenophidion acanthognathus)
Replies: 6
Views: 4855

Re: Bornean spine-jawed snake (Xenophidion acanthognathus)

Wow, amazing, this picture should be included in the next version of "A field guide to the snakes of Borneo"