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by Montivipera
April 19th, 2015, 12:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: This spring so far
Replies: 1
Views: 1952

This spring so far

http://gallery.photo.net/photo/18006625-lg.jpg Here are some of my finds so far this year. I have seen more species but they have evaded my lens. http://gallery.photo.net/photo/18006624-lg.jpg http://gallery.photo.net/photo/17985634-lg.jpg http://gallery.photo.net/photo/17980369-md.jpg http://galle...
by Montivipera
June 6th, 2013, 6:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spain with Fåkkel and four more people
Replies: 7
Views: 2858

Re: Spain with Fåkkel and four more people

Thanks Martti! Yes it is the most perfect jet black viper I have ever seen.

Cheers!
by Montivipera
June 4th, 2013, 11:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spain with Fåkkel and four more people
Replies: 7
Views: 2858

Spain with Fåkkel and four more people

This spring me and five fellow herpers wen on a two week herp trip to Norhern Spain. In this image you can see them from left to right. Stefan “Stephanie” EK, Zombie Therese Johansson and yes her name is really Zombie (according to her passport). She is also the Danne’s girlfriend. Daniel “Danne” Cl...
by Montivipera
April 21st, 2013, 10:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #70: Boiga drapezii, green morph
Replies: 16
Views: 7415

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

Cool snake and nice images! Thanks for sharing.
by Montivipera
April 21st, 2013, 10:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Today's images
Replies: 1
Views: 980

Today's images

Today I found adder males that were fighting and courting females. Of course they were at it inside a dense thicket and it was impossible to find any angles where I could get a decent shot. Instead I found a female willing to pose. These pics were taken in the worst possible lightning conditions. I ...
by Montivipera
April 14th, 2013, 8:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Two images from today (2013-04-14)
Replies: 2
Views: 1795

Two images from today (2013-04-14)

Adder male. Approximately 50 cm, pre-shed.
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Cheers!
by Montivipera
April 9th, 2013, 11:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Update: Last five days!
Replies: 9
Views: 3758

Re: Update: Last five days!

Great finds, I really like these snakes especially the melanistic ones, next time i'm in Europe I'm definitely making it a priority to find some. It lunged repeatedly Is this common behavior? I had never heard of V. berus being anything besides placid, the only one I have seen never budged despite ...
by Montivipera
April 9th, 2013, 11:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Update: Last five days!
Replies: 9
Views: 3758

Re: Update: Last five days!

Nice. How common are melanstic individuals in the species? The frequency of melanistic individuals depends on population. Up to ~62% in some populations (Forsman, 1995). If you are curious about learning more about Melanism in snakes you may read the work of Anders Forsman on Adders. Forsman, Ander...
by Montivipera
April 9th, 2013, 9:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Update: Last five days!
Replies: 9
Views: 3758

Re: Update: Last five days!

Martti Niskanen wrote:Nice, but needs snow. You're bringing our fennoscandian credibility down :)

Hahaha yeah, I think I need to go to the north to fix it :)
by Montivipera
April 9th, 2013, 9:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Update: Last five days!
Replies: 9
Views: 3758

Update: Last five days!

The following three images were taken five days ago (4/4-13) in Jönköping, Sweden. The snake in the images is the same individual. It is a small male approximately 40 cm in length with an unusually calm disposition. http://gallery.photo.net/photo/17111996-lg.jpg http://gallery.photo.net/photo/171119...
by Montivipera
April 1st, 2013, 10:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First female of 2013!
Replies: 4
Views: 1572

First female of 2013!

Today I found my first female adder this year. She was a real beauty, approximately 60 cm in length and in breeding condition. Here is a series of images I took of her. https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-MHPQI1rGots/UVnTOmzcqgI/AAAAAAAAAJI/7yev1XTjzvg/s800/IMG_0503.jpg https://lh6.googleusercontent....
by Montivipera
March 31st, 2013, 11:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazon Part 3, Snakes
Replies: 35
Views: 58231

Re: Peruvian Amazon Part 3, Snakes

Great finds! Congratulations to them and for a bunch of really good images.

Cheers!
by Montivipera
March 31st, 2013, 8:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Last couple of weeks (2013-03-31)
Replies: 0
Views: 1100

Last couple of weeks (2013-03-31)

These images were taken at my favourite location during the last couple of weeks. Rocky outcrops and a small Tallus slope dominate the main hibernation area. Snakes are most readily found basking inside thickets of thorny bushes that grow along the edges of the slope. However, on rare occasions they...
by Montivipera
March 21st, 2013, 12:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Adder shots from today (2013-03-17)
Replies: 8
Views: 3098

Re: Adder shots from today (2013-03-17)

Indafield and Kfen the air temperatures were about 2°C. The snakes were pretty sluggish and didn't really mind the camera. They didn't even hiss.

Cheers!
by Montivipera
March 18th, 2013, 12:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Adder shots from today (2013-03-17)
Replies: 8
Views: 3098

Re: Adder shots from today (2013-03-17)

WW** wrote:Fail! It's not a proper Scandinavian adder post if it does not show adders on snow :lol: :lol: :lol:
True! I apologise for that :)
by Montivipera
March 17th, 2013, 11:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Adder shots from today (2013-03-17)
Replies: 8
Views: 3098

Re: Adder shots from today (2013-03-17)

btskanks wrote:Great!-in photo#2 was adder starting to get upset ?
Yes it was pretty upset in both #1 and #2. The third pic is another individual.
by Montivipera
March 17th, 2013, 8:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Adder shots from today (2013-03-17)
Replies: 8
Views: 3098

Adder shots from today (2013-03-17)

Images from today.

Male Adder (Vipera berus) found very close to hibernation den.
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Male Adder.
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by Montivipera
March 9th, 2013, 11:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Friday herping
Replies: 3
Views: 1606

Re: Friday herping

Magnus - Great pics of beautiful snakes. Those adder eyes really are captivating. I really love the background shot in the last pic. Is this typical surface activity for this specie this time of year, or are you seeing them earlier than normal as a result of global warming? Just curious. Thanks, Da...
by Montivipera
March 8th, 2013, 9:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Friday herping
Replies: 3
Views: 1606

Friday herping

Today I found two adder males. The first one was a pretty large individual I found a quarter past noon. Although he must have been out for a while he was pretty sluggish and I could easily get a few shots without disturbing him. He even moved and repositioned himself during the photo session! https:...
by Montivipera
March 3rd, 2013, 11:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First adder of the year
Replies: 9
Views: 2649

Re: First adder of the year

Martti: You are welcome to visit us and get to see some reptiles :)
by Montivipera
March 3rd, 2013, 11:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: This Is Africa... SnakeMasterMyke Style (DIAL UP DEATH)
Replies: 27
Views: 9669

Re: This Is Africa... SnakeMasterMyke Style (DIAL UP DEATH)

Nice post! I especially liked the vipers and scorpions.

/Magnus
by Montivipera
March 3rd, 2013, 10:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First adder of the year
Replies: 9
Views: 2649

Re: First adder of the year

Thank you Herpseeker!

Cheers!
by Montivipera
March 3rd, 2013, 11:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First adder of the year
Replies: 9
Views: 2649

First adder of the year

First outing of the year Today (2013-03-03) I went to a adder hibernaculum to see if the snakes have emerged. Sure enough I could note my first find of the year. It is a melanistic male, approximately 40 cm in length. When I found him he didn’t try to escape and according to my IR-thermometer his sk...
by Montivipera
February 23rd, 2013, 3:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northern Cape, South Africa 2013
Replies: 21
Views: 5964

Re: Northern Cape, South Africa 2013

Great photos!

/Magnus
by Montivipera
January 9th, 2013, 12:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My yard is infested with herpetofauna!
Replies: 34
Views: 11041

Re: My yard is infested with herpetofauna!

Seeing animals in their natural environment is clearly much more rewarding than keeping them in enclosures. Wild animals wil alsol display more normal behavior. You do not need to clean enclosures and you can spend all your time observing them free of charge. Congratulations 8-)
by Montivipera
August 6th, 2012, 6:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: June and July- White Sands, West Texas, Arizona.
Replies: 42
Views: 14408

Re: June and July- White Sands, West Texas, Arizona.

Photographically the best posts I have seen in a long while. Thanks for sharing this!

/Sincerely Magnus
by Montivipera
May 19th, 2012, 1:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #37: Bornean Short-tailed Python + Sundews
Replies: 18
Views: 6811

Re: Borneo Dispatches #37: Bornean Short-tailed Python + Sun

Thanks Hans! I think those are the first actual field pics I have ever seen of that species.

Sincerely Magnus
by Montivipera
May 4th, 2012, 12:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Epirus and Corfu, Greece - April 2012 (added photos)
Replies: 32
Views: 10002

Re: Epirus and Corfu, Greece - April 2012 (added photos)

Thor!
An absolute killer post! Superb photography! I especially liked some of the tortoise and Pseudopus pics.

Sincerely Magnus
by Montivipera
May 3rd, 2012, 4:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Weekend on the island of Öland!
Replies: 6
Views: 3003

Re: Weekend on the island of Öland!

Martti and Hans, thanks for your comments!

/Magnus
by Montivipera
May 3rd, 2012, 4:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Weekend on the island of Öland!
Replies: 6
Views: 3003

Re: Weekend on the island of Öland!

I don't know if it would be Fakkel or the vipers that would have made this trip for me. This guy's exploits are hilarious.

Justin there are no dull moments when Fåkkel is around. He is probably the funniest guy I know.

/Magnus
by Montivipera
May 1st, 2012, 10:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Weekend on the island of Öland!
Replies: 6
Views: 3003

Weekend on the island of Öland!

This is an update on what I did the past weekend. On Saturday 28th of may it was the international save the frogs day. This event takes place in many countries around the world and is organized to raise awareness about the global amphibian decline. In Sweden the event was organized close to Ottenby ...
by Montivipera
April 22nd, 2012, 1:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sampling adders in the finnish archipelago
Replies: 8
Views: 2661

Re: Sampling adders in the finnish archipelago

Nice images Martti! I just love the black Natrix and the black/silver grey adder!

/Magnus
by Montivipera
April 21st, 2012, 11:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping the Top End, Darwin, NT - Kununurra, WA
Replies: 10
Views: 4830

Re: Herping the Top End, Darwin, NT - Kununurra, WA

Great post! I especially love the A praelongus and B irregularis!

Cheers!
by Montivipera
April 20th, 2012, 7:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mixed delights
Replies: 8
Views: 2153

Re: Mixed delights

Nice to see some posts from you again! Lovely colours on the female adder. Funny to see them basking together like that.

Sincerely Magnus
by Montivipera
April 17th, 2012, 8:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First adder pictures of 2012!
Replies: 4
Views: 2364

Re: First adder pictures of 2012!

Thanks for your comments.

Cheers!
by Montivipera
April 14th, 2012, 10:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern and Western Cape - South Africa January 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 9512

Re: Eastern and Western Cape - South Africa January 2012

Great post and excellent photography Tyrone! Thanks for sharing.

/Magnus
by Montivipera
April 14th, 2012, 10:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Adders in the UK 2012. Pt2
Replies: 14
Views: 3613

Re: Adders in the UK 2012. Pt2

Jay that was one very beautiful adder. Outstanding photography too. Tanks for sharing!

/Magnus
by Montivipera
April 14th, 2012, 10:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First adder pictures of 2012!
Replies: 4
Views: 2364

First adder pictures of 2012!

First pictures of adders in 2012
The herping has started extremely slow this year and it took until yesterday to get some decent pictures of an adder.
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by Montivipera
April 5th, 2012, 6:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Central Australia (yes another one!)
Replies: 14
Views: 3574

Re: Central Australia (yes another one!)

Jordo!
An absolute killer post! So many cool monitors and you got them all to pose! I also enjoyed the many flavours of Aussie elapids!

Thanks for sharing!

/Sincerely Magnus
by Montivipera
March 31st, 2012, 3:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First snakes of the year
Replies: 4
Views: 1753

Re: First snakes of the year

The problems with the photos now seems to be resolved.


/Magnus
by Montivipera
March 25th, 2012, 12:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First snakes of the year
Replies: 4
Views: 1753

First snakes of the year

Yesterday I went out to try to find my first snakes of the year. The sidestory is that most of my friends found their first adders several weeks ago. I live in the inland and most of my friends by the coast and hence spring has arrived late here. However, yesterday the weather was perfect for herpin...
by Montivipera
February 27th, 2012, 9:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Hook?
Replies: 27
Views: 10938

Re: Snake Hook?

Hi! I am sad to inform you that I got an e-mail from Fuhrman Diversified today. Richard Fuhrman has passed away. However, the company will continue and snake hooks and other equipment can now be ordered through this web site. http://www.beaudalyenterprise.com/# Sad to have to inform about this. Sinc...
by Montivipera
February 26th, 2012, 12:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photographic journey of SA, Australia
Replies: 19
Views: 4322

Re: Photographic journey of SA, Australia

Thanks for that post. I love the many varieties of Australian dragons.
by Montivipera
February 26th, 2012, 12:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Western tiger snakes, Perth region
Replies: 8
Views: 2908

Re: Western tiger snakes, Perth region

Hi Tom!
Thanks for your post. I have a question about the disposition of tiger snakes. In many older books they are described as easily annoyed and nervous snakes that may strike without much provocation. What is your opinion about them?

Sincerely Magnus
by Montivipera
February 26th, 2012, 12:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Hook?
Replies: 27
Views: 10938

Re: Snake Hook?

Hi! I agree totally with everything said about the Fuhrman Diversified Stump Ripper. I own several of them (different lengths). I have one 30 inch hook for traveling that fits my suitcase and a 36 inch for fieldherping here in Sweden. They are virtually indestructible. I have put mine through very r...
by Montivipera
February 17th, 2012, 1:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Epirus, Greece - september 2011 (Tortoises and Vipera)
Replies: 22
Views: 7970

Re: Epirus, Greece - september 2011 (Tortoises and Vipera)

Great post Jeroen!

Cheers!
by Montivipera
January 29th, 2012, 1:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coastal northwestern Greece and the Pindos mountains 2011
Replies: 24
Views: 6825

Re: Coastal northwestern Greece and the Pindos mountains 201

While digging in the forum's (recent) past, I spotted this nice European post. Great pics! Allow me, however, to split some hairs... * Your Podarcis erhardii (vernacular name: Erhard's wall lizard, whereas Balkan wall lizard = Podarcis tauricus ) are in fact Podarcis muralis (common wall lizard). *...
by Montivipera
January 19th, 2012, 12:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Moron killing a toad.
Replies: 6
Views: 2291

Moron killing a toad.

In this youtube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN5hkXpwJ0M&feature=share a "survivalist" speaks about his adventures in Sweden. He also shows a picture of a decapitated toad that he killed to use as fish bait. The problem is that toads are a protected species in Sweden. I have posted comments ...
by Montivipera
January 9th, 2012, 12:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coastal northwestern Greece and the Pindos mountains 2011
Replies: 24
Views: 6825

Re: Coastal northwestern Greece and the Pindos mountains 201

While digging in the forum's (recent) past, I spotted this nice European post. Great pics! Allow me, however, to split some hairs... * Your Podarcis erhardii (vernacular name: Erhard's wall lizard, whereas Balkan wall lizard = Podarcis tauricus ) are in fact Podarcis muralis (common wall lizard). *...
by Montivipera
November 28th, 2011, 11:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wild Queensland -- Nov 2011
Replies: 63
Views: 21626

Re: Wild Queensland -- Nov 2011

Epic post with tons of cool animals and excellent photography. Cannot get enough of that monitor raiding a snake nest, the other monitors, Tympanocrypsis, Nephrurus, carpets and so on...