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by Noel Thomas
October 12th, 2014, 10:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Singapore pythons
Replies: 7
Views: 2631

Re: Singapore pythons

Hi Billy,

Please send me a PM and we can discuss pythons in Singapore.

Noel
by Noel Thomas
June 15th, 2014, 6:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Waglers Pit Viper
Replies: 10
Views: 2286

Re: Waglers Pit Viper

Great stuff Lou!
by Noel Thomas
March 25th, 2014, 5:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bimini - A shark lover's paradise
Replies: 21
Views: 7432

Re: Bimini - A shark lover's paradise

Awesome stuff! Herps and sharks. Not much more I'd ask for in a trip.
by Noel Thomas
October 21st, 2013, 8:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pink Headed Reed Snake
Replies: 2
Views: 1301

Re: Pink Headed Reed Snake

Awesome intertidal shots from Krabi dude. I probably could spend hours poking around there looking for various marine life and hoping to chance upon a sea snake. The sleeping lizard is a Calotes versicolor , Changeable lizard. And I believe your near DOR snake from Japan is a juvenile Elaphe climaco...
by Noel Thomas
July 18th, 2013, 9:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cobras and Tons More Thailand Snakes!
Replies: 24
Views: 13087

Re: Cobras and Tons More Thailand Snakes!

Just to add to Kevin's post of Asian genera

Blue necked keelback - Macropisthodon rhodomelas
Olive keelback - Atretium schistosum

That puts us at 9 genera?

keelback, racer, ratsnake = ughh
by Noel Thomas
July 13th, 2013, 5:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Snake App for Singapore
Replies: 5
Views: 1934

Re: New Snake App for Singapore

This app is targeted at the general public to create a better understanding and tolerance of snakes. As such, we kept it simple choosing to leave out the finer details you might find in a naturalist's or herper's guide. So for such usage, the "what snake is that" bit was designed the way it is. :thu...
by Noel Thomas
July 13th, 2013, 5:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Snake App for Singapore
Replies: 5
Views: 1934

Re: New Snake App for Singapore

An example of the ID process if someone spotted Ophiophagus hannah http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3747/9273738587_0ce8b376df.jpg Solid or patterned? http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5484/9276791774_e35c5699c5.jpg Brown, green, grey or black? http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7406/9274005643_4d0b8a3162.jpg S...
by Noel Thomas
July 13th, 2013, 4:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Snake App for Singapore
Replies: 5
Views: 1934

New Snake App for Singapore

A new snake app was launched today for snakes in Singapore. It is called "SG Snakes" and is available for download on Android and Apple. It is free on both platforms. The project was initiated and funded by the Wildlife Reserves of Singapore (WRS) Conservation department. National University of Sing...
by Noel Thomas
June 13th, 2013, 11:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: June Holidays
Replies: 17
Views: 4790

Re: June Holidays

D. cyanochloris and D. haasi are definitely rarer in terms of occurances and distribution.

D. caudolineatus is quite widespread and relatiely common in Singapore.

That Lipinia vittigera is a pretty sweet find. Gorgeous skink.
by Noel Thomas
January 27th, 2013, 8:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica January 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 4745

Re: Costa Rica January 2013

Nice collection.

Thanks for sharing.
by Noel Thomas
January 27th, 2013, 8:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Western Whip Snake (Hierophis viridiflavus) from Italy
Replies: 6
Views: 2102

Re: Western Whip Snake (Hierophis viridiflavus) from Italy

So cool! Kudos to your patience and awesome perspective.
by Noel Thomas
January 24th, 2013, 6:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cat Dog SNAKE (off season gems)
Replies: 15
Views: 4312

Re: Cat Dog SNAKE (off season gems)

Nice find with that cyanea! I'd love to encounter one when I travel North again.

Hans, that's close to as big as cynodon gets! Wow. The longest one I have found was 207cm. Love them!
by Noel Thomas
January 21st, 2013, 6:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Guanwu salamander, Taiwan
Replies: 7
Views: 1832

Re: Guanwu salamander, Taiwan

Awesome!
by Noel Thomas
January 10th, 2013, 5:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Aggression in Bronchocela cristatella
Replies: 3
Views: 1504

Re: Aggression in Bronchocela cristatella

Rags wrote:Interesting observation. How did the conflict end?
They were both completely exhausted shortly after that video was taken. We picked them up and that's when I determined the sex. Released them on different trees.
by Noel Thomas
January 3rd, 2013, 8:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Aggression in Bronchocela cristatella
Replies: 3
Views: 1504

Aggression in Bronchocela cristatella

We found this pair locked in this position some time back and I shot this with my phone. These lizards are by no means shy and will pose beautifully for pictures but I have never seen this level of ignorance to surroundings in them. We were standing barely half a meter from them and they paid us no ...
by Noel Thomas
January 3rd, 2013, 5:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My yard is infested with herpetofauna!
Replies: 34
Views: 10390

Re: My yard is infested with herpetofauna!

Too awesome!

Would love to head that way for a herping trip in the near future.
by Noel Thomas
December 27th, 2012, 8:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My recent life as a herper
Replies: 9
Views: 1756

Re: My recent life as a herper

Nice post. I miss my N.A sallies.
by Noel Thomas
December 5th, 2012, 1:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Singapore Herping site (in the making)
Replies: 3
Views: 1293

Re: Singapore Herping site (in the making)

Interesting :!:
by Noel Thomas
December 2nd, 2012, 7:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Good Times and Great Finds - Several Sweet Snakes
Replies: 20
Views: 4853

Re: Good Times and Good Finds - Thailand Post 1

Great post and indeed a very pretty Lycodon.
by Noel Thomas
December 1st, 2012, 12:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery Snake ID - Help Needed - Singapore South East Asia
Replies: 8
Views: 2028

Re: Mystery Snake ID - Help Needed - Singapore South East As

As mentioned, I did not take this photograph. A friend of mine did at the stated location. I would definitely have picked it up as it looks like nothing I have seen before. Given I haven't found Gongylosoma baliodeira myself, I am probably not in the best position to say it is not, at least not that...
by Noel Thomas
November 28th, 2012, 12:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Indonesia, West Malaysia and Borneo 2012
Replies: 60
Views: 25785

Re: Indonesia, West Malaysia and Borneo 2012

Ridiculously awesome post!
by Noel Thomas
November 28th, 2012, 12:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery Snake ID - Help Needed - Singapore South East Asia
Replies: 8
Views: 2028

Re: Mystery Snake ID - Help Needed - Singapore South East As

Jlassiter wrote:I wonder if the short tail is the result of the snake loosing part of it.

If not, the short tail reminds me of Macrocalamus, but the "pattern" is off.....
Agreed that the short tail may be a result of part of it being lost.
by Noel Thomas
November 27th, 2012, 10:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery Snake ID - Help Needed - Singapore South East Asia
Replies: 8
Views: 2028

Mystery Snake ID - Help Needed - Singapore South East Asia

Hey guys Could use a little help with one. Time: Approx 0800 Locality: Singapore, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Dairy Farm. I have considered Lycodon, Gongylosoma, Dryocalamus , Sibynophis and Amphiesma . None really fit. I am also considering if it may be introduced or a pet release. This specimen ha...
by Noel Thomas
November 27th, 2012, 5:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #60: Seven Snake Adventures
Replies: 22
Views: 7946

Re: Borneo Dispatches #60: Seven Snake Adventures

Great post and some nice finds Hans. Hopefully 2013 works out and a few of us can head that way.
by Noel Thomas
November 24th, 2012, 1:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New snake guide by Indraneil Das!
Replies: 12
Views: 4091

Re: New snake guide by Indraneil Das!

Ordered. Waiting for it.
by Noel Thomas
November 2nd, 2012, 10:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps of Singapore
Replies: 39
Views: 10540

Re: Herps of Singapore

That ain't Cerberus dude. Fordonia leucobalia perhaps?
by Noel Thomas
November 2nd, 2012, 12:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Guide for Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia???
Replies: 25
Views: 5992

Re: Field Guide for Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia???

I checked Amazon to see if there was anything new, or that I had missed. I found this, http://www.amazon.com/Snakes-South-East-Naturalists-Guide/dp/1906780706/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1351783328&sr=8-4&keywords=snakes+southeast+asia It should be released today. I don't know how good it is, but I orde...
by Noel Thomas
October 31st, 2012, 5:45 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: What months are you going to see Crotalus Horridus the most?
Replies: 214
Views: 254298

Re: What months are you going to see Crotalus Horridus the m

I found a total of 4 in southern TN in the months of July - August.
by Noel Thomas
October 31st, 2012, 5:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Guide for Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia???
Replies: 25
Views: 5992

Re: Field Guide for Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia???

Just found this one on a quick Amazon search. At least helping with the Singapore part....- Lizards of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Their Adjacent Archipelagos by Lee Grismer Amphibians and Reptiles of the Seribuat Archipelago (Peninsula Malaysia) also by Grismer a little bit further SE.... S...
by Noel Thomas
October 30th, 2012, 6:23 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - October 16-31 - Scary Herp Shot
Replies: 44
Views: 16107

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - October 16-31 - Scary Herp Shot

Image
Cryptelytrops purpureomaculatus

Happy Halloween, tick and all.
by Noel Thomas
October 30th, 2012, 5:58 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Canon MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite Flash
Replies: 13
Views: 5626

Re: Canon MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite Flash

I bought the MT-24ex Twin Lite from a friend recently and I have to say that I am really enjoying it. It takes a minute or 2 to set up so it isn't the best candidate for that quick whip out and snap in situ shot, unless you walk around set up of course. I use the 100L so I needed to get a ring lite ...
by Noel Thomas
October 30th, 2012, 5:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Guide for Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia???
Replies: 25
Views: 5992

Re: Field Guide for Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia???

I live and herp in Singapiore and the surrounding region and am always interested in acquiring new literature. In fact it is the one this I ask my friends who travel the regoin, (either for birding, trekking or on vacation) to bring me back. Thus, I'd also be interested to see what suggestions come ...
by Noel Thomas
October 29th, 2012, 11:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Few Snakes of Yunnan, China
Replies: 13
Views: 6668

Re: Few Snakes of Yunnan, China

Great shots. I especially love the ones of the Pseudoxenodon.
by Noel Thomas
October 28th, 2012, 10:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps of Singapore
Replies: 39
Views: 10540

Re: Herps of Singapore

That kopsteini is gorgeous!! Noel told me he was with you on some of these. Tell him to stop being lazy and to make a post himself. ha That Kopstein's had to be held on to prevent it from escaping. Thus, it flared up displaying the beautiful colours of it in defensive mode. The shots of the juvenil...
by Noel Thomas
October 28th, 2012, 10:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: China post #46, HONG KONG!!
Replies: 17
Views: 7403

Re: China post #46, HONG KONG!!

Awesome Kevin.
by Noel Thomas
October 17th, 2011, 5:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica - Amphibians Part 1
Replies: 30
Views: 6644

Re: Costa Rica - Amphibians

Amazing finds! Truly amazing. Kudos!
by Noel Thomas
October 2nd, 2011, 5:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some recent sundalanders (some dors)
Replies: 27
Views: 4829

Re: Some recent sundalanders (some dors)

Great pictures and posts David. Check your inbox, PM sent.
by Noel Thomas
September 27th, 2011, 2:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica trip 2009; 25 - 30 April
Replies: 10
Views: 5401

Re: Costa Rica trip 2009; 25 - 30 April

Great pictures and awesome way to document a trip man. Costa Rica is definitely a place that I feel like I left a piece of my soul in. The biodiversity both in flora and fauna is unrivaled. Not to mention the herpetofauna. Great post.