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by dendrelaphis
June 6th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery Reed Snake
Replies: 5
Views: 1616

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: 2
Views: 992

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: 5703

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: 2956

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: 3807

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: 3337

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: 2901

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: 2965

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: 3337

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: 3388

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: 3388

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: 4887

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: 4588

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: 3388

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: 8678

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: 8293

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: 7840

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: 11612

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: 2790

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: 2961

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: 18524

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: 18524

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: 4580

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: 2242

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: 2655

Re: Mamushi

nice, thanks!
by dendrelaphis
October 1st, 2017, 7:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Japanese Corn Snake
Replies: 8
Views: 3910

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: 2922

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: 7867

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: 7867

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: 4588

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: 6785

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: 3720

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: 10617

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: 3330

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"
by dendrelaphis
April 10th, 2017, 9:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Man Eaters
Replies: 91
Views: 27501

Re: Man Eaters

We once found a 2 meter retic which had eaten an adult female cat. So I thought: imagine a 7 meter retic. It's 3.5*3.5*3.5= 43 times as big as a 2 meter retic (assuming equal proportions). Let's assume the cat weighed merely 2 kilograms (Malaysian cats are rather small but European adult female cats...
by dendrelaphis
April 10th, 2017, 9:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Flying Snakes
Replies: 3
Views: 1973

Re: Flying Snakes

love it, feels like I'm there when I'm watching. So looking forward to going again.
by dendrelaphis
April 10th, 2017, 9:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malaysia 2017, part 5: Kubah National Park
Replies: 14
Views: 7609

Re: Malaysia 2017, part 5: Kubah National Park

Wonderful, I have been to Kubah many years ago and remeber it was a herpetological heaven. Love that Boiga drapiezii green phenotype, I have never found it.
by dendrelaphis
March 6th, 2017, 8:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Vipers of 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 4456

Re: Vipers of 2016

awesome!
by dendrelaphis
March 6th, 2017, 8:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malaysia 2017, part 1: Semenyih, or, Night of the Lifers
Replies: 20
Views: 8233

Re: Malaysia 2017, part 1: Semenyih, or, Night of the Lifers

Wonderful, love that boiga drapeizii, you don't find them often (at least not where I've been). Looking forward to your next posts
by dendrelaphis
January 14th, 2017, 3:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malaysia, Singapore & Borneo 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1696

Re: Malaysia, Singapore & Borneo 2016

wonderful, I suspect the Dendrelaphis is a D. cyanochloris
by dendrelaphis
January 14th, 2017, 3:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2017, First snake is a lifer
Replies: 3
Views: 1585

Re: 2017, First snake is a lifer

love it!
by dendrelaphis
January 12th, 2017, 10:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID for snake from Borneo, please!
Replies: 5
Views: 2560

Re: ID for snake from Borneo, please!

Difficult to say without more morphological data but could this be a juvenile Stegnotus borneensis?

I don't know whether juveniles of this species have white bands, perhaps it is not known.
by dendrelaphis
January 7th, 2017, 9:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo 2016, some snakes
Replies: 6
Views: 2351

Re: Borneo 2016, some snakes

Me too! (-: wonderful finds.
by dendrelaphis
December 21st, 2016, 10:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #84: What happened to "Borneo Dispatches"?
Replies: 6
Views: 3921

Re: Borneo Dispatches #84: What happened to "Borneo Dispatch

Hi Hans,

I love your pictures, there's absolutely nothing wrong with them! The recent Boiga drapeizii green form was amazing. I also have a dip at the moment (is that correct English?): very sick mother and other issues. It happens. You'll be back and so will I. All the best, Johan
by dendrelaphis
December 4th, 2016, 12:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #70: Boiga drapezii, green morph
Replies: 16
Views: 5565

Re: Borneo Dispatches #70: Boiga drapezii, green morph

Hi Hans, wonderful to see a new post from you! And an amazing snake it is indeed, holy shit, I have never seen the green morph.
by dendrelaphis
November 12th, 2016, 10:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Thailand, september 2016
Replies: 26
Views: 9280

Re: Southern Thailand, september 2016

Sorry, stupid mistake of me, I read "flavipunctatus".
by dendrelaphis
November 6th, 2016, 10:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Thailand, september 2016
Replies: 26
Views: 9280

Re: Southern Thailand, september 2016

Truely amazing pictures and finds. I wish I had been so succeful during my last trip to Thailand.
I doubt that that is a X. punctulatus. Do you have more pictures?
by dendrelaphis
October 12th, 2016, 9:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Thailand, september 2016
Replies: 26
Views: 9280

Re: Southern Thailand, september 2016

wonderful observations and amazing pictures! I want to go!
by dendrelaphis
February 23rd, 2016, 10:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help herping Borneo
Replies: 2
Views: 1286

Re: Help herping Borneo

Dear Francis, Any nice rainforest area would be fine in Borneo. I would advise to walk on well-marked trails, particularly at night time. Preferably near forest streams. Take a very good head light and hand light and do a lot of searching up the trees. You should be able to find a lot. All the best,...
by dendrelaphis
January 27th, 2016, 6:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My 2015 Herps
Replies: 14
Views: 7575

Re: My 2015 Herps

oh man, incredible pictures and some of those snakes are very, very hard to find. I really need to get out there again.