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by Hans Breuer (twoton)
November 13th, 2020, 3:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bornean Earless Monitor (Lanthanotus borneensis) - THE BOOK
Replies: 20
Views: 740

Re: Bornean Earless Monitor (Lanthanotus borneensis) - THE BOOK

Thank you, Kris - JUST DO IT - the herping world needs more reports! Thanks for the teaser, Hans, looking forward to the book. As I guess pretty much everyone else around here I've always been a fan of your writing but this is good even by your standards. Inspires me to get started on my own reports...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
November 13th, 2020, 2:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bornean Earless Monitor (Lanthanotus borneensis) - THE BOOK
Replies: 20
Views: 740

Re: Bornean Earless Monitor (Lanthanotus borneensis) - THE BOOK

Thank you very much, Kelly, that's the nicest thing anybody has said to me in a while...I'll strive to live up to it!
Kelly Mc wrote:
November 11th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Your generousity is wanton in the kindest way.

You have the ability to change things with a few words. And make a person want to be like you.
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
November 10th, 2020, 11:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bornean Earless Monitor (Lanthanotus borneensis) - THE BOOK
Replies: 20
Views: 740

Re: Bornean Earless Monitor (Lanthanotus borneensis) - THE BOOK

Kelly Mc wrote:
November 10th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Im a morbid procrastinator
I'm a morbidly obese procrastinator. So I win. But I'm very grateful for this comment; I've been percrasternatin' the entire November so far, and you pushed me back on the writing track again.
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
November 9th, 2020, 10:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bornean Earless Monitor (Lanthanotus borneensis) - THE BOOK
Replies: 20
Views: 740

Re: Bornean Earless Monitor (Lanthanotus borneensis) - THE BOOK

Hi guys, I'm very sorry to reply this late - all FHF notification mails have been ending up in my Spam folder since October, and only now I've discovered them there! Thank you for your compliments and your explanations regarding the fate of this forum. It's very sad, to say the least - this was alwa...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
November 9th, 2020, 10:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Amazing finds in this summer
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: Amazing finds in this summer

Hi Jerry, I'm back in Taiwan. Fantastic shots, Jerry!! After all these years, I have yet to see a Daboia and a Rein Snake, let alone one of those damn 100-pacers that have kept eluding me for a solid 13 years now (while everyone else seems to trip over them every time they hit the mountains). @Jimi,...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
October 8th, 2020, 9:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Amazing finds in this summer
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: Amazing finds in this summer

Fantastic shots, Jerry!! After all these years, I have yet to see a Daboia and a Rein Snake, let alone one of those damn 100-pacers that have kept eluding me for a solid 13 years now (while everyone else seems to trip over them every time they hit the mountains). @Jimi, you must come here. Everythin...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
October 8th, 2020, 9:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bornean Earless Monitor (Lanthanotus borneensis) - THE BOOK
Replies: 20
Views: 740

Re: Bornean Earless Monitor (Lanthanotus borneensis) - THE BOOK

Thank you both for your replies, guys! "Lunatic fringe"...what's that about?
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
October 5th, 2020, 8:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bornean Earless Monitor (Lanthanotus borneensis) - THE BOOK
Replies: 20
Views: 740

Re: Bornean Earless Monitor (Lanthanotus borneensis) - THE BOOK

gcsnelling wrote:
October 5th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Good stuff, thanks for posting.
Thank you! By the way, what happened to all the traffic here on FHF? Looks pretty deserted these days. Does the pandemic keep people from herping, or have they moved to a hipper place I haven't heard about yet? :D
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
October 4th, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bornean Earless Monitor (Lanthanotus borneensis) - THE BOOK
Replies: 20
Views: 740

Re: Bornean Earless Monitor (Lanthanotus borneensis) - THE BOOK

Thank you, Bill. Here you go. No pix , though - the ones available online outpretty the ones I took back then :) ========================================================================================== In December 2013, the cover photo of the august Herpetological Review shook the world of reptile...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
October 4th, 2020, 6:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bornean Earless Monitor (Lanthanotus borneensis) - THE BOOK
Replies: 20
Views: 740

Bornean Earless Monitor (Lanthanotus borneensis) - THE BOOK

Hey everyone, I haven't been very active here the past few years, due to our relocation to Taiwan and the lesser amount of time I could dedicate to herping in either Borneo or Taiwan, and due to a thousand other factors, some tragic, some boring. The good news , though, is that I've finished 80% of ...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
November 12th, 2019, 12:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Moving back to Taiwan, plus a great Christmas book gift for your herping friends (and yourself)
Replies: 3
Views: 1359

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

The holiday season is yet again upon us. What better gift for your herping friends (or yourself) than this wonderfully enlightening, hilarious, and strange book? A Cobra Hijacked My Camera Bag! Snakes and Stories from Taiwan Thanks, again, for letting me plug my stuff here with shameless abandon :-)...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
November 11th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The day the music died.
Replies: 7
Views: 4362

Re: The day the music died.

Wow, that's almost been a decade now?
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
September 30th, 2019, 12:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tips for Costa Rica, please!
Replies: 8
Views: 18326

Re: Tips for Costa Rica, please!

Thank you, Frank! Hi Hans I have been to CR last year. Not especialy for snakes but birds and reptiles. Monteverde is beautifull i recommend that. Arenal observatory lodge is also beautifull. They have a frog pond. You can go there by night and find lots of frogs and snakes. The saripiqui area has l...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
September 4th, 2019, 1:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tips for Costa Rica, please!
Replies: 8
Views: 18326

Re: Tips for Costa Rica, please!

Thank you very much! I will second La Tarde ecolodge. Fantastic place. Gary Kritzinger is also great, but he is now in South Africa. Miguel Jimenez in LaFortuna is also a wonderful guide. And Cesar Barrio Amoros who runs DOC FROG Adventures. Lastly, if you into amphibeans, Brian Kubicki at CRARC is ...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
June 30th, 2019, 9:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tips for Costa Rica, please!
Replies: 8
Views: 18326

Re: Tips for Costa Rica, please!

Hi all,

thank you very much for taking the time to post all your wonderful tips! I'll spend a few days now researching all this and will come back with a tentative agenda for you to check :)

Thanks again!!

Hans
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
June 19th, 2019, 2:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tips for Costa Rica, please!
Replies: 8
Views: 18326

Tips for Costa Rica, please!

Hi all, we're planning to do our annual wildlife watching trip next year between January and June, and we picked Costa Rica. We have ten days in-country, we want to go see everything from bugs to reptiles (avian included) and from lowland to cloud forests, and we have no bloody idea where to start (...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
February 20th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nepal Lizard ID, please!
Replies: 5
Views: 6770

Re: Nepal Lizard ID, please!

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by Hans Breuer (twoton)
February 20th, 2019, 12:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nepal Lizard ID, please!
Replies: 5
Views: 6770

Re: Nepal Lizard ID, please!

Hi guys, thank you very much!! As for my experiences in Nepal, check my Facebook wall for starters. There's a bird album, a general album, a Dulit album, and others. After our wildlife trip to Chitwan NP, I spent an extra three weeks alone in Kathmandu, waiting for a new passport. And I got adopted ...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
February 18th, 2019, 4:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nepal Lizard ID, please!
Replies: 5
Views: 6770

Nepal Lizard ID, please!

Hi all,

would anyone be able to identify this ca. 15-20 cm long lizard we found basking on a wall close to the Gurkha Museum in Pokhara, Nepal?
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Hans
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Thanks very much in advance!

Cheers,

Hans
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
November 25th, 2018, 8:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great Christmas gift for your herping friends (and yourself)
Replies: 10
Views: 11859

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

Thank you very much for your patronage!! Northern Taiwan, where I am now, is a tad cold now, only bamboo vipers (Viridovipera steijnegeri) are still out and about. But I saw my first Grey-capped (Pygmy) Woodpecker yesterday in the Central Mountains, so not all is lost :)

Thanks again!

Cheers

Hans
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
November 15th, 2018, 7:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great Christmas gift for your herping friends (and yourself)
Replies: 10
Views: 11859

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

I re-read your book all the time, Hans. Cannot wait for the new one. Thank you too, Zach! I'm making good progress, actually. We're back in Northern Taiwan for two months, since Malaysia observes school holidays now, and the place where I live, as magically beautiful as it is , in winter it's the w...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
November 11th, 2018, 11:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great Christmas gift for your herping friends (and yourself)
Replies: 10
Views: 11859

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

Fieldherper wrote:Great Book and highly recommended. ! I too am awaiting the second book.

FH
Thank you!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
November 9th, 2018, 10:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great Christmas gift for your herping friends (and yourself)
Replies: 10
Views: 11859

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

I said it before, and imma say it again: The holiday season is upon us. What better gift for your herping friends (or yourself) than this wonderful book? A Cobra Hijacked My Camera Bag! Snakes and Stories from Taiwan Thanks for your continuous support :-) Cheers from Taiwan Hans PS: For those who've...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
September 27th, 2018, 4:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Singapore customs vs. snake hook
Replies: 3
Views: 12041

Re: Singapore customs vs. snake hook

Martti Niskanen wrote:The immigration-process at the land-border is interesting to say the least.
Tell us!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
September 26th, 2018, 10:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Taiwan 2017 roundup
Replies: 8
Views: 16037

Re: Taiwan 2017 roundup

What a haul! Love the ferret-badger ... great shots! How did he allow you to get this close, and why did he hold still this long?
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
September 11th, 2018, 8:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Back to Borneo, part 5 of 5: Danum Valley
Replies: 14
Views: 15557

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

Ribbit wrote:You didn't. I did. (Shhh, don't tell Hans.)
I HEARD THAT!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
August 31st, 2018, 8:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Singapore customs vs. snake hook
Replies: 3
Views: 12041

Re: Singapore customs vs. snake hook

Lots of Singaporean herpers visit Borneo, where I live, and bring their own snake hooks. I don't think there should be an issue. Parangs, however, they will confiscate, even from check-in luggage.
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
August 31st, 2018, 8:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Back to Borneo, part 5 of 5: Danum Valley
Replies: 14
Views: 15557

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

Wonderful stuff! That Aphaniotis ornata is amazing ... reminds me of the leaf-nose lizards in Sri Lanka. Didn't know these existed in Borneo!

Thanks for sharing!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
April 11th, 2018, 5:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photos from my New Guinea trip
Replies: 0
Views: 5587

Photos from my New Guinea trip

Hi all, I just came back from a ten-day field trip to West Papua, the Indonesian side of New Guinea. It was technically a birding trip, as we (my uncle and I) stayed in a birding lodge and did the whole up-at-oh-four-hundred-and-straight-into-the-mud-without-tea thing every day. But this was also ou...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
April 11th, 2018, 4:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo report Part 1
Replies: 8
Views: 9139

Re: Borneo report Part 1

Very nice post! Envy you the Xenodermus ! As far as I know, Camponotus gigas was recently given the new and IMHO much cooler name Dinomyrmex gigas . Yes, that's "Terror Ant" :-) That horned frog...are you sure it was nasuta ? There are so many different hornies these days... Excellent tarsier shots,...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
March 1st, 2018, 2:28 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Cheap and awesome birding camera
Replies: 3
Views: 18250

Re: Cheap and awesome birding camera

Ha! No way!!! :-)
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
February 27th, 2018, 10:46 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: HELP! Two binocular questions
Replies: 18
Views: 33727

Re: HELP! Two binocular questions

Cool! Glad everything worked out! Yeah, Zeiss, Leica, Swarovski are expensive, but you know what they say: cry once, enjoy forever. Looking forward to your mail!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
February 27th, 2018, 10:45 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Cheap and awesome birding camera
Replies: 3
Views: 18250

Cheap and awesome birding camera

If you're looking for a really nice and almost cheap birding camera you won't have to hock the farm for, look into the Nikon Coolpix P900. Just bought one for my upcoming Papua trip, and it's badass. 83x magnification (equivalent to a four thousand mm lens, half of that from optics), and a really as...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
February 6th, 2018, 9:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #24: The Coral Snake Mistake
Replies: 48
Views: 25356

Re: Borneo Dispatches #24: The Coral Snake Mistake

WSTREPS wrote:This ties in with the somewhat recent thread about mimicry that unfortunately became overly convoluted thanks in part to the MonarchzMan and his serious case of Dunning–Kruger effect.
What thread is that?
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
February 5th, 2018, 9:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #24: The Coral Snake Mistake
Replies: 48
Views: 25356

Re: Borneo Dispatches #24: The Coral Snake Mistake

Russell's Viper....you win :-)
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
July 19th, 2017, 12:47 am
Forum: News
Topic: Famed snake trackers from India latest weapon in Florida war
Replies: 12
Views: 17667

Re: Famed snake trackers from India latest weapon in Florida

"I've got nothing against foreigners, some of my best friends are foreigners, but these particular foreigners aren't from here!"
- Geriatrix
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
June 14th, 2017, 10:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Going the Extra Mile - DOR live birth
Replies: 25
Views: 19211

Re: Going the Extra Mile - DOR live birth

Never seen anything like it - excellent job!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 31st, 2017, 11:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Guide for New Guinea?
Replies: 7
Views: 6149

Re: Field Guide for New Guinea?

Thanks very much for the tips and the encouragement, Curtis and intermedius! I had actually also ordered Beehler's book...you can't have too many field guides! As for O'Shea's material, I had a look at the website, and while it is very interesting indeed, I still have to find a way to operate it so ...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 27th, 2017, 8:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malaysia 2017, part 7: Bako, or, the Surprise Ending
Replies: 16
Views: 12221

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

Did you see any other herps from boats, like Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus?
T. purp doesn't exist in Borneo.
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 26th, 2017, 10:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malaysia 2017, part 2: Ulu Yam
Replies: 15
Views: 9658

Re: Malaysia 2017, part 2: Ulu Yam

I viewed this and all recent Malaysia posts and enjoyed them more than most books & movies. Well, if I may shamelessly barge in with a plug here: you're in luck, Ameron. I'm turning our experiences from the past six years in Borneo into a book. Look forward to the balls-out hilarious, yet intriguin...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 25th, 2017, 7:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malaysia 2017, part 7: Bako, or, the Surprise Ending
Replies: 16
Views: 12221

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

Hans, I'll make a deal with you. Despite my mild enthusiasm for body-infesting invertebrates that make for good stories, on my next trip I promise to find you some lizards you haven't seen/noticed/differentiated if you promise to monopolize the tunnelworm traffic. Deal? If that means I get to keep ...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 25th, 2017, 3:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malaysia 2017, part 7: Bako, or, the Surprise Ending
Replies: 16
Views: 12221

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

I remember mainly that I noticed that some kind of animal was making tunnels beneath my skin. That was a bit unnerving. In Kuching hospital, it turned out to be a worm which had entered my leg though a hole made by a leech. I love Borneo. Now y'all are just being really unfair. Apart from crocodile...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 22nd, 2017, 10:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malaysia 2017, part 7: Bako, or, the Surprise Ending
Replies: 16
Views: 12221

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

It must have been horrible to cut short your half-around-the-world trip onaccounta measly slip on a wet stone. I can't begin to imagine your frustration sitting in that Kuching hotel with a cast on your wrist, with all those awesome herps beckoning just fifteen miles away. But here comes the bright ...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 22nd, 2017, 10:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malaysia 2017, part 7: Bako, or, the Surprise Ending
Replies: 16
Views: 12221

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

Before I comment on the rest: Bako is on a roadless portion of its peninsula, so all access is by boat. The tides control when and where you can access or leave the park. For both of my visits, I got a ride to the Bako Jetty, then waited for the tides to rise and a boat to be available. The first ti...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 22nd, 2017, 9:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malaysia 2017, part 4: Fraser's Hill
Replies: 10
Views: 7253

Re: Malaysia 2017, part 4: Fraser's Hill

Ribbit wrote:You are already booked up until 2020?
Well, mostly with work, college preparation for the kids, and a wee ten days snuck in between for birding in Papua, and another for Chitwan National Park in Nepal. Starting in 2020, I'll be back in Taiwan and can relax :-)
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 20th, 2017, 12:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malaysia - East and West. 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 7601

Re: Malaysia - East and West. 2017

Wonderful post! The "no hunting" sign was the cherry on the ice cream!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 19th, 2017, 11:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malaysia 2017, part 6: The Santubong Peninsula
Replies: 12
Views: 9344

Re: Malaysia 2017, part 6: The Santubong Peninsula

I've been to Santubong countless times, but I had no idea they had Aphaniotis and Phoxophrys ! In fact, I've never seen those anywhere in Sarawak! Probably my selective ignorance at work again (at certain dark and lonely moments in the wee hours of the night, I still tend to view lizards as mere sna...