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 Post subject: Borneo Dispatches #51: Red Trimeresurus borneensis
PostPosted: October 2nd, 2012, 2:06 am 
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AKA Bornean Leaf-nosed Pitviper. Bigger than the last one, and different color scheme.

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Sam S., UK, currently working on his herp PhD at the University of Malaysia, Sarawak, under Indraneil Das.
At 0230 in the morning, with a tropical downpour lashing the world outside the bus shelter, Sam already regrets joining that snake hunting maniac on his Saturday night cruise. That German bastard never stops for any frogs, and now he's even coaxed Sam into keeping this pissed-off viper from nailing Mr. Twoton in the kisser while he gets his precious mug shots in ...
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 Post subject: Re: Borneo Dispatches #51: Red Trimeresurus borneensis
PostPosted: October 2nd, 2012, 6:13 am 
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Awesome looking snake!


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 Post subject: Re: Borneo Dispatches #51: Red Trimeresurus borneensis
PostPosted: October 2nd, 2012, 6:02 pm 
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I recommend “cotton nose” as the standard English name. Bornean Leaf-nosed Pitviper is way too informative.

That snake has quite a frown!

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 Post subject: Re: Borneo Dispatches #51: Red Trimeresurus borneensis
PostPosted: October 2nd, 2012, 6:11 pm 
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WOW!! awesome


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 Post subject: Re: Borneo Dispatches #51: Red Trimeresurus borneensis
PostPosted: October 3rd, 2012, 5:17 am 
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COTTON NOSE??


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 Post subject: Re: Borneo Dispatches #51: Red Trimeresurus borneensis
PostPosted: October 3rd, 2012, 8:46 am 
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Neat looking viper.


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 Post subject: Re: Borneo Dispatches #51: Red Trimeresurus borneensis
PostPosted: October 3rd, 2012, 9:02 am 
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Hans Breuer (twoton) wrote:
COTTON NOSE??


Sure! Cottonmouths have white mouth linings. This guy has very noticeable white nasal lining. And they’re both vipers. What more justification is required?

Cool snake!

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 Post subject: Re: Borneo Dispatches #51: Red Trimeresurus borneensis
PostPosted: October 3rd, 2012, 6:17 pm 
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Ahhhh....sorry, didn't make the connection.


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 Post subject: Re: Borneo Dispatches #51: Red Trimeresurus borneensis
PostPosted: October 3rd, 2012, 6:22 pm 
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The venom glands on this guy are impressive. Nice find, Hans.


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 Post subject: Re: Borneo Dispatches #51: Red Trimeresurus borneensis
PostPosted: October 3rd, 2012, 6:32 pm 
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That is one awesome looking snake. The head is awkwardly large for the body.

Ribbit wrote:
Hans Breuer (twoton) wrote:
COTTON NOSE??


Sure! Cottonmouths have white mouth linings. This guy has very noticeable white nasal lining. And they’re both vipers. What more justification is required?


Hans Breuer (twoton) wrote:
Ahhhh....sorry, didn't make the connection.


Maybe because that is not "nasal lining".


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 Post subject: Re: Borneo Dispatches #51: Red Trimeresurus borneensis
PostPosted: October 5th, 2012, 1:07 am 
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What a great looking viper! The colour of this one was particularly nice. Wow, 2:30am and you were still hunting?

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 Post subject: Re: Borneo Dispatches #51: Red Trimeresurus borneensis
PostPosted: October 5th, 2012, 1:50 am 
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Wow, 2:30am and you were still hunting?

Let's see....I'm on the wagon, quit smoking dope 20 years ago, my wife won't let me have a girlfriend, and the TV offerings here are just as inane as in the rest of the world. So: what else could I possibly do on a Saturday night?


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 Post subject: Re: Borneo Dispatches #51: Red Trimeresurus borneensis
PostPosted: October 5th, 2012, 5:34 am 

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Hans Breuer (twoton) wrote:

Let's see....I'm on the wagon, quit smoking dope 20 years ago, my wife won't let me have a girlfriend, and the TV offerings here are just as inane as in the rest of the world. So: what else could I possibly do on a Saturday night?



A+ answer

I'd be asleep :(


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 Post subject: Re: Borneo Dispatches #51: Red Trimeresurus borneensis
PostPosted: October 5th, 2012, 6:12 am 
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gorgeous viper!


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 Post subject: Re: Borneo Dispatches #51: Red Trimeresurus borneensis
PostPosted: October 8th, 2012, 5:10 pm 

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That pit vip is THE snake that many years ago started the rumor that if it has a triangle shaped head its venomous !http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/posting.php?mode=reply&f=2&t=13601# :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Borneo Dispatches #51: Red Trimeresurus borneensis
PostPosted: October 8th, 2012, 6:05 pm 
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Again, you get me with a snake I didn't know existed or had not seen. I love your posts! Someday I will get over to that part of the world and do some herping.


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 Post subject: Re: Borneo Dispatches #51: Red Trimeresurus borneensis
PostPosted: October 8th, 2012, 7:09 pm 
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Thank you, guys!


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