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 Post subject: Some pictures from Malaysia
PostPosted: January 23rd, 2012, 1:39 pm 

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I'm from Belgium and new on this forum and I'm normally only interested in snakes. Usually I stay in europe and sometimes I try to on another continent.
Here you can find some herp-pictures from Malaysia.

https://picasaweb.google.com/108349797421353740034/HerpetofaunaMalaysia#

Maybe a question. Isn't it possible to upload from pcasa? Do I have to use photobucket?

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 Post subject: Re: Some pictures from Malaysia
PostPosted: January 23rd, 2012, 1:59 pm 
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Some neat shots Peter!

I think you can post from picasa, you just need to find the image or BBCode to copy and insert in your post. I'm not computer savvy, but most sites where you can upload photos have a way to copy the image code from them.


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 Post subject: Re: Some pictures from Malaysia
PostPosted: January 23rd, 2012, 3:47 pm 
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Very cool. I like that mangrove pit viper. You should put a post together...


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 Post subject: Re: Some pictures from Malaysia
PostPosted: January 23rd, 2012, 4:17 pm 
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Peter Engelen wrote:
Isn't it possible to upload from pcasa? Do I have to use photobucket?

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Maybe :lol:

Here's how:
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right click, copy image url:
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click img button:
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right click between the tags and paste:
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and this is what it should look like when you're done:
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 Post subject: Re: Some pictures from Malaysia
PostPosted: January 24th, 2012, 1:40 am 

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Thanks Josh,

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Tropidolaemus wagleri juvenile (Pulau Pangkor)

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Popeia fucata (Bukit Fraser)

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Kaloula pulchra (Tasik Chini)

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Lycodon subcinctus (Tasik Chini)

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Python reticulatus juvenile (Tasik Chini)

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Pulchrana glandulosa (Tasik Chini)

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Draco spec (Lake Chini)

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Python reticulatus adult (Lake Chini)

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Hylarana erythraea (Lake Chini)

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Leiolepis belliana (Marang)

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Varanus salvator (Marang)

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Bronchocela cristatella (Marang)

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Trimeresurus hageni (Belum)

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 Post subject: Re: Some pictures from Malaysia
PostPosted: January 24th, 2012, 3:02 am 
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Haakje vergeten, Peter :P
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Tropidolaemus wagleri juvenile (Pulau Pangkor)


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 Post subject: Re: Some pictures from Malaysia
PostPosted: January 24th, 2012, 4:14 am 
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Terrific photos! I love the King in a tree!


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 Post subject: Re: Some pictures from Malaysia
PostPosted: January 24th, 2012, 5:07 am 
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Killer post! LOTS of great shots of some spectacular snakes! Some day...


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 Post subject: Re: Some pictures from Malaysia
PostPosted: January 24th, 2012, 5:34 am 
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Thanks for posting this, some great shots.

I think the first un-named frog (Following the Retic) is probably Pulchrana glandulosa - The Glandular Frog.

The second one is Hylarana (Rana) erythraea - Green Paddy Frog.

Cheers, Rags.


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 Post subject: Re: Some pictures from Malaysia
PostPosted: January 24th, 2012, 9:46 am 

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Killer post! Really like the Lycodon


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 Post subject: Re: Some pictures from Malaysia
PostPosted: January 24th, 2012, 10:19 am 
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AMAZING! How did you find all the fossoral and semi-fossoral species during the day? please respond


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 Post subject: Re: Some pictures from Malaysia
PostPosted: January 24th, 2012, 12:45 pm 

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Thanks for the determination Rags,

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Ruxs wrote:
AMAZING! How did you find all the fossoral and semi-fossoral species during the day? please respond

Just a lot off luck I guess and flipping a lot of stuff in clouded weather conditions. Also flipping in the shade.

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Dendrelaphis caudolineatus (Bukit Fraser)

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Bufo asper (Bukit fraser)

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Kaloula pulchra (Tasik Chini)

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Kaloula pulchra (Tasik Chini)

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Rana miopus (Tasik Chini)

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Leiolepis belliana juvenile (Marang)

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Hylarana erythraea (Marang)

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Polypedates leucomystax (Marang)

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Coelognathus radiata (Marang)

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Coelognathus radiata (Marang)

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Calotes versicolor

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Gonocephalus chamaeleontinus (Cameron Highlands/captivity)

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Emoia atrocostata (Lumut)

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Cyrtodactylus quadrivirgatus (Pulau Pangkor)

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Tropidolaemus wagleri adult (Pulau Pangkor)

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Calotes versicolor

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 Post subject: Re: Some pictures from Malaysia
PostPosted: January 24th, 2012, 1:05 pm 

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Trimeresurus hageni (Belum)

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Calloselasma rhodostoma (Kuala Nerang)

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Rana hosii (Cameron Highlands)

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Popeia nebularis (Cameron Highlands)

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Popeia nebularis (Cameron Highlands)

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Popeia nebularis (Cameron Highlands)

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Gonocephalus robinsonii juvenile (Cameron Highlands)

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Oreocryptophis porphyracea (Cameron Highlands)

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Oreocryptophis porphyracea (Cameron Highlands)

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Pseudoxenodon macrops (Cameron Highlands)

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Gonocephalus robinsonii

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Tropidolaemus wagleri adult (Pulau Pangkor)

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Ophiophagus hannah (Pulau Pangkor)

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Ophiophagus hannah (Pulau Pangkor)

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Tropidolaemus wagleri subadult (Pulau Pangkor)

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Cryptelytrops purpureomaculatus (Lumut)

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Boiga dendrophila (Tasik chini)

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Xenopeltis unicolor (Tasik Chini)

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Macrophiston flaviceps (Tasik Chini)

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Calamaria lumbricoides (Bukit Fraser)

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Boiga drapiezii (Bukit Fraser)

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Boiga drapiezii (Bukit Fraser)

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Lycodon subcinctus adult (Bukit Fraser)

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Lycodon subcinctus juvenile (Bukit Fraser)

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Ophiophagus hannah (Bukit fraser)

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Pareas margaritophorus (Kuala Nerang)

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Naja Kaouthia (Kuala Nerang)

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Naja Kaouthia (Kuala Nerang)

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Ahaetulla prasina (Kuala Nerang)

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Ahaetulla prasina (Kuala Nerang)

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Xenopeltis unicolor (Pulau Pangkor)

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Calloselasma rhodostoma (Kuala Nerang)

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Calamus spec(Cameron Highlands)

Greetings,

Peter


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 Post subject: Re: Some pictures from Malaysia
PostPosted: January 24th, 2012, 1:47 pm 
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Great post! Some amazing herps you've collected along the way! Loving the Pareas, King Cobra, and the Boiga! Wish I had seen this much when I was in Malaysia


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 Post subject: Re: Some pictures from Malaysia
PostPosted: January 24th, 2012, 6:47 pm 
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Amazing photographs and critters! You've found a great array of species, thanks for sharing the pics. I also wish I'd seen so many species when I was in Malaysia.


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 Post subject: Re: Some pictures from Malaysia
PostPosted: January 24th, 2012, 7:14 pm 

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Great post Peter!

I also wonder how you found all those fossorial snakes..... :shock: !

Would you mind sharing how exactly you flipped them? You mentioned they were found by flipping in shady areas, but were they near streams, and what kind of cover did you flip?

Thank you,

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 Post subject: Re: Some pictures from Malaysia
PostPosted: January 24th, 2012, 9:04 pm 
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The King in the tree, awesome! Did you find it up there foraging? Or did it flee up there? Big thumbs up from me!
Cheers,
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 Post subject: Re: Some pictures from Malaysia
PostPosted: January 24th, 2012, 9:14 pm 

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Nice wagler's pics, loved the adults. One question - how'd you settle on "hageni"? I thought most had spots (?). Besides that, females' heads are pretty unique - did you think that one an adult male?

Huge congrats on the king and the fossorials.

Cheers,
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 Post subject: Re: Some pictures from Malaysia
PostPosted: January 24th, 2012, 9:29 pm 
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Awesome stuff. Is there a story behind the king in the chicken coop (or whatever that was)? Also very interesting the white-headed Xenopeltis. Whence that coloration? Juvenile?


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 Post subject: Re: Some pictures from Malaysia
PostPosted: January 25th, 2012, 2:16 am 

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Excellent photos of some stuff we rarely (some never) get to see over here! thanks a lot for posting!


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 Post subject: Re: Some pictures from Malaysia
PostPosted: January 25th, 2012, 3:16 am 

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Hans Breuer (twoton) wrote:
Is there a story behind the king in the chicken coop

I found the Hannah under a metal plate, in the shadow between the houses of an abandoned golfcourt.

Hans Breuer (twoton) wrote:
Also very interesting the white-headed Xenopeltis. Whence that coloration? Juvenile?

The white-headed are juveniles, they were around 50 cm (mainland). But on Pangkor Island I found several from less than 50 cm without this white head.

Jimi wrote:
One question - how'd you settle on "hageni"?

The hageni was a subadult animal in a lowland forest.

DavidG wrote:
I also wonder how you found all those fossorial snakes

Calliophis maculiceps
Daytime, clouded, in the shadow, under a big plastic, near a swamp
Night, on the road

Calamaria pavimentata
Daytime, clouded, in a rubberforest, under wooden shelfs, near a swamp

Ramphotyphlops braminus
Daytime, shadow, under wood, shelfs, plastic, …

Maticora intestinalis
Daytime, hot, 5 meter from a little stream, around 60 centimetres in the ground between rocks.

Sibynophis collaris
Daytime, jungle, under decayed wood, no water
Daytime, basking on a jungle trail

Calamus spec
Day, clouded, under plastic bags, wood, …
night, on the road, under plastic bags

Pseudoxenodon macrops
Day, 2x basking near the jungle trail (near a stream)

Lycodon
All at night on the road, or jungle

Xenopeltis unicolor
At night on the road, in the field
Daytime, hot, in the shadow under a metal plate, no water
Daytime, half clouded, under some shelf’s in the sun (3x)
Evening, half buried in the sand under some wood, in the sun

Peter


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 Post subject: Re: Some pictures from Malaysia
PostPosted: January 25th, 2012, 3:48 am 
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The white-headed are juveniles

Damn, that's what my son guessed...and what I dismissed. 13-year-olds are definitely overeducated these days :-)

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Some pictures from Malaysia
PostPosted: January 25th, 2012, 8:19 am 
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Nice post, Peter. I don't know how long you were in Malaysia, but you sure saw a lot of cool herps. It must have been very exciting for you. Congratulations!

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 Post subject: Re: Some pictures from Malaysia
PostPosted: January 25th, 2012, 11:47 am 
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Very well done! I was just talking with Hans about how frustratingly difficult it can be to find snakes in the Asian tropics. You seem to have done extremely well. How long were you in Malaysia for?

-Alex


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 Post subject: Re: Some pictures from Malaysia
PostPosted: January 25th, 2012, 1:24 pm 

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Very well done! I was just talking with Hans about how frustratingly difficult it can be to find snakes in the Asian tropics. You seem to have done extremely well. How long were you in Malaysia for?

-Alex


I was 3 times in Malaysia for 30 days.

The first time was in december-januari and it was very bad for snakes. This because lack off tropic experience and only know how to look for European snakes (= mostly in the daytime and only on the ground). in Malaysia you have to search day and night, from the ground till the top off the trees. I found around 20 different snakes, 30 pieces (15 DOR)

The second time was also in december-januari for 30 days. A very good vacation. More then 100 snakes (50 DOR), 30 different spieces. the most common was Malayan pitviper (around 15 pieces) and just 1 T.wagleri.

The 3 time was in august-september. around 80 snakes (50% DOR). Only 1 Malayan pitviper but several green ones (hageni, nebularis, wagleri, ...)

No I go back in juin for 3 weeks and hope to see more.


But when you see my snake list (the alive ones) I only got 2 ratsnakes (C.radiata (1 big one, I missed, so only 1). I found a lot of Ptyas korros DOR but never saw one alive. why?? I don't know. I think I'm a little bit lazy and like to sleep till 11.00 Am and then it's to hot for the dayactive ratsnakes.

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 Post subject: Re: Some pictures from Malaysia
PostPosted: January 25th, 2012, 6:58 pm 
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Totally awesome selection of species there. I too am very envious!


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 Post subject: Re: Some pictures from Malaysia
PostPosted: January 25th, 2012, 7:49 pm 
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I was 3 times in Malaysia for 30 days.

The first time was in december-januari and it was very bad for snakes. This because lack off tropic experience and only know how to look for European snakes (= mostly in the daytime and only on the ground). ...I found around 20 different snakes, 30 pieces (15 DOR)

The second time was also in december-januari for 30 days. A very good vacation. More then 100 snakes (50 DOR), 30 different spieces. the most common was Malayan pitviper (around 15 pieces) and just 1 T.wagleri.

The 3 time was in august-september. around 80 snakes (50% DOR). Only 1 Malayan pitviper but several green ones (hageni, nebularis, wagleri, ...)


Wow. That is, statistically seen, 200% more than I managed in the last six months. How did you do it? How much time did you spend cruising? How much time did you spend in the forest? What places did you go exactly? Did you ever stray from the trails? Is it easier in West Malaysia than in Borneo?

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in Malaysia you have to search day and night

"Have to"? That's a privilege!!!! :-)

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No I go back in juin for 3 weeks and hope to see more.

Any chance you want to come to Kuching and visit us?


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PostPosted: January 26th, 2012, 12:18 pm 

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[ How did you do it? How much time did you spend cruising? How much time did you spend in the forest? What places did you go exactly? Did you ever stray from the trails? Is it easier in West Malaysia than in Borneo?

Never been in Borneo. Nightcruising 2-3 hours and then a walk for 2-4 hours at night, mostly in the jungle. Mostly following little streams. The best place in december (50% of al snakes in 6 days) was the North in Kuala Nerang near the border with Thailand. In september only 10% in 3 days.
a normal day is get up at 11.00 AM, eat, fieldtrip, 18.00PM eat, 18.30PM Cruising, 11.00PM till 2.00 or 3.00 AM walking and then sleeping.

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Any chance you want to come to Kuching and visit us?[/quote]
Kuching is not on the mainland, maybe next year.

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And then some other bugs
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Bats
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Too big to handle without equipment
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And nice people who don't like big snakes. Even when explained it is not as dangerous as it looks or that it was a new species for the island.
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 Post subject: Re: Some pictures from Malaysia
PostPosted: January 26th, 2012, 7:23 pm 
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Thanks for the explanation and the second set of pictures! What's that ringneck snake, and what was in the tree?


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 Post subject: Re: Some pictures from Malaysia
PostPosted: January 26th, 2012, 9:06 pm 
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I love this collection of snakes, Peter - I think there is one unidentified which looks like a Lycodon Capucinus/aulicus. I have one at home at the moment - a refugee from the recent flooding - it's recently shed so will be releasing it sometime over the next couple of days. Probably the politest snake I've ever come across - even my wife is in love with it!

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 Post subject: Re: Some pictures from Malaysia
PostPosted: January 26th, 2012, 9:10 pm 
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Actually I ws referring to the first set of pics not the second :)

Great pics!!! I'm in awe!


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 Post subject: Re: Some pictures from Malaysia
PostPosted: January 28th, 2012, 12:16 am 
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....and the pics keep coming. Absolutely wonderful Peter, I am in awe of your herping prowess.

Peter Engelen wrote:
Nightcruising 2-3 hours and then a walk for 2-4 hours at night, mostly in the jungle. Mostly following little streams. The best place in december (50% of al snakes in 6 days) was the North in Kuala Nerang near the border with Thailand. In september only 10% in 3 days.
a normal day is get up at 11.00 AM, eat, fieldtrip, 18.00PM eat, 18.30PM Cruising, 11.00PM till 2.00 or 3.00 AM walking and then sleeping.


Sounds like my kind of herping trip - it's no wonder you saw so much when you put in these hours, good on you :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: Some pictures from Malaysia
PostPosted: January 28th, 2012, 2:10 am 
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Great variety of herps - thanks.

I always enjoy seeing posts from my favourite country.


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