Amazing finds in this summer

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Jerry Lin
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Amazing finds in this summer

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Hi everyone, here is some amazing finds in this summer in Taiwan.

1. Oriental Rat Snake (Ptyas mucosa)
It was unbelievable that I saw two rat snakes at the same time!!
Image2 Oriental Rat Snakes by Jerry Lin., 於 Flickr

2. Common Mock Viper (Psammodynastes pulverulentus)
It was amazing that I found this guy eating a lizard!!
ImageMock Viper eats lizard by Jerry Lin., 於 Flickr

3. Eastern Russell's Viper (Daboia siamensis)
One of my friends found this beauty, one of my favorite snakes!!
ImageRussell's Viper by Jerry Lin., 於 Flickr

4. Rein Snake (Gonyosoma frenatum)
One of my friends found this, very rare species!!
ImageRein Snake by Jerry Lin., 於 Flickr


Thanks for watching, I hope you enjoy it!
By the way here is a short video of that Mock Viper eating the lizard:
https://youtu.be/vvFdewON4ws

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Nice finds & pics - thanks for sharing. My dream of some day visiting Taiwan endures. Between the culture & people, the natural history, and the scenery, it's an extremely appealing destination.

I also didn't know you guys have Daboia. So thanks for that too.

cheers

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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. Everything is as you said, and Covid-19 is something happening mostly on some other planet :)

Here's what else we have :)

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Jimi wrote:
October 8th, 2020, 9:37 am
Nice finds & pics - thanks for sharing. My dream of some day visiting Taiwan endures. Between the culture & people, the natural history, and the scenery, it's an extremely appealing destination.

I also didn't know you guys have Daboia. So thanks for that too.

cheers
Thanks for watching!
We have Russell's Viper but they are really rare.

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Hans Breuer (twoton) wrote:
October 8th, 2020, 9:47 pm
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. Everything is as you said, and Covid-19 is something happening mostly on some other planet :)

Here's what else we have :)
Thanks Hans!
Are you living in Taiwan now? Or Borneo?

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