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Mark
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Herping Borneo

Post by Mark » May 3rd, 2019, 3:13 pm

Spent 4 months in Borneo this past winter and did loads of herping, mostly looking for snakes. Found plenty of great locations but going to share a few photos and a species list from one of my favourites; Tawau Hills Park. Tawau has both primary lowland and montane forest, there's affordable accomodation inside the park, a cafe that serves up tasty food and it's an easily accessible park.

Anyhow, during my time there I found the following species:

Keeled Pit Viper
Sumatran Pit Viper
Sabah Pit Viper
Black-necked Snail-eating Snake
Blunt-headed Snail-eating Snake
Smooth Snail-eating Snake
Jasper Cat Snake
Pale-spotted Cat Snake
Mangrove Cat Snake
Common Mock Viper
Painted Mock Viper
Elegant bronzeback
Vine Snake
Dragon Snake
Staliczkia's Rough-backed Snake
Keeled-nosed Blind Snake
Triangle Keelback
Slender-tailed Wolf Snake
Reed Snake spp (yellow and black)

I did the vast majority of my herping alone at night. But to anyone who'd like to visit and would like a guide, contact Shavez at 1StopBorneo. Great guy and a terrific guide.

Cheers,
Mark
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Re: Herping Borneo

Post by orionmystery » June 15th, 2019, 11:31 pm

Stoliczkia borneensis and Xenodermus javanicus! WOW WOW WOW! Dream snakes! Good job.

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Re: Herping Borneo

Post by Mark » June 16th, 2019, 7:42 am

Thanks! They were definitely both species I wasn’t expecting but thrilled to have found.

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