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 Post subject: Borneo Dispatches #70: Boiga drapezii, green morph
PostPosted: April 21st, 2013, 12:34 am 
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I love this snake....

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 Post subject: Re: Borneo Dispatches #70: Boiga drapezii, green morph
PostPosted: April 21st, 2013, 12:45 am 
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Pity the snake didn't love us... Struck so much that he offset his own jaw.

'Bad snake! Back in the cupboard!'


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 Post subject: Re: Borneo Dispatches #70: Boiga drapezii, green morph
PostPosted: April 21st, 2013, 4:02 am 
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Beautiful!!! GREAT pics!


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 Post subject: Re: Borneo Dispatches #70: Boiga drapezii, green morph
PostPosted: April 21st, 2013, 5:40 am 
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This snake is very nice, great shots too.


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 Post subject: Re: Borneo Dispatches #70: Boiga drapezii, green morph
PostPosted: April 21st, 2013, 7:25 am 
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Thanks very much, all!


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 Post subject: Re: Borneo Dispatches #70: Boiga drapezii, green morph
PostPosted: April 21st, 2013, 8:09 am 

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Wonderful animal, great pics.
Even if I never write on this forum, I read it a lot, and I must say that I love all your posts, Hans :) In fact, I bookmarked the page I get when I search "dispatches". The Bornean fauna and your writing always cheer me up :)


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 Post subject: Re: Borneo Dispatches #70: Boiga drapezii, green morph
PostPosted: April 21st, 2013, 10:59 am 
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Cool snake and nice images! Thanks for sharing.


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 Post subject: Re: Borneo Dispatches #70: Boiga drapezii, green morph
PostPosted: April 21st, 2013, 12:12 pm 

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Superb---your posts are what sent me to this site years ago, and have always given cheer to my life when things were not so good-Thank You !


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 Post subject: Re: Borneo Dispatches #70: Boiga drapezii, green morph
PostPosted: April 21st, 2013, 1:43 pm 
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Fantastic snake and fantastic photography Hans - I generally like Boiga. The vertebral ridge is interesting and reminds me of the African file snakes Mehelya, which makes me wonder why some snakes have it.

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 Post subject: Re: Borneo Dispatches #70: Boiga drapezii, green morph
PostPosted: April 22nd, 2013, 2:28 am 
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great photos and a very interesting animal. well done!


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 Post subject: Re: Borneo Dispatches #70: Boiga drapezii, green morph
PostPosted: April 22nd, 2013, 3:10 am 
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Thanks, chaps! It was really a beauty...and to think we almost lost it via a hole in the snake bag :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Borneo Dispatches #70: Boiga drapezii, green morph
PostPosted: May 19th, 2013, 11:57 pm 
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My goodness!These snakes are bloody rare in Singapore!Truly a sight to behold! :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Borneo Dispatches #70: Boiga drapezii, green morph
PostPosted: May 20th, 2013, 8:21 am 
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WOW! That is a stunning Boiga!

Interesting that the green morph doesn't come up more often. I'd imagine due to blending in more - thus hiding it from human view. At the same time since it seems to be better camouflaged, I'd expect to see more becuase its ability to hide would increase providing better protection from predators and hide from prey detection leading to a higher fitness (and subsequently more offspring with those genes).


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 Post subject: Re: Borneo Dispatches #70: Boiga drapezii, green morph
PostPosted: November 30th, 2016, 7:21 am 
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The coloration is slightly different than those from Peninsular Malaysia. I find this specimen more stunningly colored than the ones I've found in Peninsular


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 Post subject: Re: Borneo Dispatches #70: Boiga drapezii, green morph
PostPosted: November 30th, 2016, 4:35 pm 
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Wow! Love that.


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 Post subject: Re: Borneo Dispatches #70: Boiga drapezii, green morph
PostPosted: December 3rd, 2016, 7:24 pm 
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So cool. Seen a few forms but never one like this! Was told some of them resemble B. bengkuluensis.

You can see all the drapiezii I have photographed here: https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=dra ... view_all=1


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 Post subject: Re: Borneo Dispatches #70: Boiga drapezii, green morph
PostPosted: December 4th, 2016, 12:13 am 

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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.


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