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by Ruxs
July 28th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Ghats Herping Trip Report ! (Images Up)
Replies: 8
Views: 14887

Re: Eastern Ghats Herping Trip Report ! (Images Up)

Great report mate, brings me back to the days. It's a shame that certain individuals on the forum and poaching concerns made it no longer viable.

- Rupert
by Ruxs
January 6th, 2017, 6:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo 2016, some snakes
Replies: 6
Views: 3222

Re: Borneo 2016, some snakes

I love the picture of Ptyas fuscus on the boardwalk!
by Ruxs
November 9th, 2015, 5:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo in January?
Replies: 1
Views: 1388

Re: Borneo in January?

Equatorial areas are less seasonal in terms of herps than areas further north or south so for a January trip I would recommend Borneo.
by Ruxs
October 8th, 2015, 9:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID help with 2 snakes: Borneo & Ecuador
Replies: 7
Views: 4201

Re: ID help with 2 snakes: Borneo & Ecuador

First snake is Coelognathus flavolineatus, I second Paul that number 2 is a type of Attractus - I'm no expert on South American serpents.
by Ruxs
September 23rd, 2015, 10:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake ID please (Halmahera, Indonesia)
Replies: 26
Views: 8958

Re: Snake ID please (Halmahera, Indonesia)

Beautiful snake. I love relaxed natural shots of snakes that include habitat detail. Even if they are not perfect in focus, its not a tired, fake pose. I love to catch, photograph, and release snakes in their natural habitat within a short space of time rather than hold them (most of 'them' being h...
by Ruxs
September 21st, 2015, 10:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake ID please (Halmahera, Indonesia)
Replies: 26
Views: 8958

Re: Snake ID please (Halmahera, Indonesia)

Is Halmahera east of the Wallace Line? If not it could be one of the various Indonesian subspecies of Boiga dendrophila. Pic isn't very good...
by Ruxs
September 4th, 2015, 8:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo (Part 2)
Replies: 11
Views: 5226

Re: Borneo (Part 2)

Great pics, some really lucky finds in there. My only criticism is USE SCIENTIFIC NAMES.
by Ruxs
June 19th, 2015, 2:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Amboli revisited (Mid May + Early June) *Updated
Replies: 8
Views: 5290

Re: Amboli revisited (Towards the end of dry season-pre mons

Great finds, sounds like a fun trip!
by Ruxs
June 8th, 2015, 3:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bitten - A Gallery of Horrors
Replies: 28
Views: 8827

Re: Bitten - A Gallery of Horrors

Rules:
1. Don't get bitten
2. Don't get bitten
3. Don't get bitten
by Ruxs
June 6th, 2015, 1:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Footage from Malaysia February 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 2309

Re: Footage from Malaysia February 2015

Saved the best for last IMO. Great video, brings back memories of my honeymoon! It was in chronological order, but yeah our final couple nights were definitely the most successful, thanks to the onset of a little rain. So fun to watch. Can't wait to get back to the tropics. Cheers, Lou, I'll look f...
by Ruxs
June 3rd, 2015, 5:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Footage from Malaysia February 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 2309

Footage from Malaysia February 2015

Hey, it's been a very long time since I made one of these, but I took some footage during a brief trip to Malaysia this February and edited it recently so I thought I'd share it here. As the description says, I found some nice stuff which I didn't video, so when I actually get round to posting the p...
by Ruxs
May 28th, 2015, 2:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: snakes on Koh Chang Island, Thailand
Replies: 7
Views: 13388

Re: snakes on Koh Chang Island, Thailand

Yeah, Gonyosoma is often considered a common snake but in my experience it isn't. Although it's a rather slow snake and should be easy to spot at night, this is the second I have seen! Agreed, I've only ever seen 2 as I recall (not including several DOR specimens), but I put that down to not lookin...
by Ruxs
May 20th, 2015, 9:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: V. stejnegeri in Taiwan and eating pics
Replies: 1
Views: 1521

Re: V. stejnegeri in Taiwan and eating pics

That's awesome!
by Ruxs
May 17th, 2015, 3:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: trip report - Peninsular Malaysia april 2015
Replies: 25
Views: 11992

Re: trip report - Peninsular Malaysia april 2015

Thanks for the replies! I read somewhere that the blue corals come in a couple of different colorations, with some having almost no blue. Interesting... Makes me wonder if it might also be size/age-related or maybe there's a geographical pattern. Have you found animals as big as ours (see pic below...
by Ruxs
May 6th, 2015, 5:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes from Selangor and Pahang, Malaysia
Replies: 10
Views: 4519

Re: Snakes from Selangor and Pahang, Malaysia

Awesome selection, Kurt! Looks like things are really picking up around this time of year, these are some really rare species. I love the Calamaria lovii, I assume from montane forest? The Amphiesma sanguineum is also great! I can't wait to come back...
by Ruxs
April 29th, 2015, 4:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lifer Japanese Rat Snake
Replies: 6
Views: 3876

Re: Lifer Japanese Rat Snake

That's fantastic, I just love the shot of you walking up to it on the road.
by Ruxs
April 16th, 2015, 12:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few common but cute snakes from Selangor (Malaysia)
Replies: 20
Views: 6457

Re: A few common but cute snakes from Selangor (Malaysia)

orionmystery wrote:
Me or Lou? :D . True, I haven't visited any new areas for ages!
Haha, I guess I meant Lou, but if you feel like you've hit a rut it applies to you too. Herping new areas is always very exciting, but reliable and familiar places are definitely more comfortable.
by Ruxs
April 15th, 2015, 12:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few common but cute snakes from Selangor (Malaysia)
Replies: 20
Views: 6457

Re: A few common but cute snakes from Selangor (Malaysia)

I would have guessed Elegant Bronzeback although I haven't seen one yet. Maybe next week when I'm back out. Great post and pics. I feel like you tend to visit the same areas each time, and thus find the same species. Hit up some different areas, ones with denser vegetation - throw in some diversity...
by Ruxs
April 15th, 2015, 10:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #82: Exploring Planet Kinabalu
Replies: 23
Views: 11224

Re: Borneo Dispatches #82: Exploring Planet Kinabalu

Yeah, I keep hearing that from various quarters. Guess we were stupid-lucky. We knew all Rhabdophis should be treated carefully, but once the snake shows no aggression, one tends to gets increasingly careless. Agreed, although I was a little surprised at your lack of caution with this species consi...
by Ruxs
April 14th, 2015, 6:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #82: Exploring Planet Kinabalu
Replies: 23
Views: 11224

Re: Borneo Dispatches #82: Exploring Planet Kinabalu

Amazing narrative as always, Hans. The photos are magnificent, I might make a stop there this summer if a potential project takes off. Regarding Rhabdophis murudensis, I recall a couple years ago reading the Singaporean FHF member 'David' recounting his experience of being bitten by one at Mt Kinaba...
by Ruxs
February 25th, 2015, 10:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Asia Adventure 2014 Finale: Penang and THAILAND!
Replies: 14
Views: 6936

Re: Asia Adventure 2014 Finale: Penang and THAILAND!

Really, really, incredible stuff. I particularly love that D. haasi, you'll probably understand why (-: I'm on Koh Chang in May for three weeks, if, by any chance, you're out there, let me know! Thanks, and yeah Dendrelaphis and Boiga are my two favourite genus in Asia. Unfortunately I won't be abl...
by Ruxs
February 23rd, 2015, 9:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Honeymoon herping - Thailand and Malaysia 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 5474

Re: Honeymoon herping - Thailand and Malaysia 2014

Relationship goals ;)
by Ruxs
February 20th, 2015, 9:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Asia Adventure 2014 Finale: Penang and THAILAND!
Replies: 14
Views: 6936

Re: Asia Adventure 2014 Finale: Penang and THAILAND!

orionmystery wrote:Awesome post and pics, Rupert. Hope you can make it this fri.
Thanks Kurt, and yes, it was a very fun outing. Nice to meet you finally.
by Ruxs
February 18th, 2015, 10:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: When are caecilians active (near surface)?
Replies: 6
Views: 2931

Re: When are caecilians active (near surface)?

Thank you! So far the general consensus is that I should probably do my digs at night, well after dusk, and the wetter it is the more hope I should have. Anyone have experience particularly with digging for caecilians though? I dig for fossorial snakes a fair bit and the caecilians tend to be found...
by Ruxs
February 17th, 2015, 8:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Asia Adventure 2014 Finale: Penang and THAILAND!
Replies: 14
Views: 6936

Re: Asia Adventure 2014 Finale: Penang and THAILAND!

Thanks for the kind words, guys. Will get down to individual replies when I get back to England.
by Ruxs
February 12th, 2015, 5:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Asia Adventure 2014 Finale: Penang and THAILAND!
Replies: 14
Views: 6936

Asia Adventure 2014 Finale: Penang and THAILAND!

After Borneo, our team split for a while. Moritz was adamant that he wanted to get to Kapong, Thailand, in the next two days because there was some girl he knew when he worked there that was leaving very shortly. Fair enough, but Rich and I had already decided that there was no way we were going to ...
by Ruxs
February 12th, 2015, 3:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp Movie (another movie added)
Replies: 21
Views: 7783

Re: Herp Movie (2nd movie added)

Oh my, I can't believe that nobody pointed out that the 'ant-eater/armadillo' in the first movie is probably a Pangolin. They are listed as Critically Endangered and are always a rare treat to encounter in the forest, especially as they let you get so close - you should have filmed more! Here's a pi...
by Ruxs
January 31st, 2015, 3:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Video Version of My Bipes Post (with Bipes footage!)
Replies: 14
Views: 5794

Re: The Video Version of My Bipes Post (with Bipes footage!)

This was really well shot, professional looking editing too. Great stuff.
by Ruxs
January 7th, 2015, 3:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Africa (part 2 is up with some namibian niceness)
Replies: 42
Views: 11556

Re: Southern Africa (part 2 is up with some namibian nicenes

Your shots of Bitis peringueyi were simply magical. I'm happy you got to see such amazing stuff out there!
by Ruxs
January 7th, 2015, 3:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Singapore 2014. Looking back.
Replies: 17
Views: 7408

Re: Herping Singapore 2014. Looking back.

Looks like a very successful year. Great stuff, boys.
by Ruxs
January 7th, 2015, 3:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dead things in Thailand - would love a little ID help
Replies: 4
Views: 2651

Re: Dead things in Thailand - would love a little ID help

The one you show the venter of after the Enhydris enhydris looks like some kind of Dendrelaphis, probably rictus. The one in the paddy is probably Homalopsis buccata, the 'pretty snake' and the one 'a couple minutes later' on the road is Ovophis monticola. Can't gauge the size of the next one but it...
by Ruxs
December 25th, 2014, 1:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Guyana-End of the Year wrap up (Warning LOTS OF IMAGES)
Replies: 19
Views: 8795

Re: Guyana-End of the Year wrap up (Warning LOTS OF IMAGES)

Amazing post, great animals, but I was actually most pleased with the habitat/landscape shots, as most posts from south america tend not to include any - these were fantastic. Thanks for sharing.
by Ruxs
December 25th, 2014, 1:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Africa (part 2 is up with some namibian niceness)
Replies: 42
Views: 11556

Re: Southern Africa (part 1 is up)

Awesome post, man. Can't wait to see Bitis peringueyi, those have always been dream snakes to me.
by Ruxs
December 25th, 2014, 1:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pulau Pangkor (Malaysia): some snakes
Replies: 5
Views: 2934

Re: Pulau Pangkor (Malaysia): some snakes

Awesome! Love the Dryophiops, how did you find that one?
by Ruxs
December 9th, 2014, 4:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Asia Adventure Part 2: Borneo!
Replies: 45
Views: 18270

Re: Asia Adventure Part 2: Borneo!

Thanks for the nice feedback on the post, lads!
by Ruxs
December 9th, 2014, 4:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo, Sarawak, Santubong snake compilation
Replies: 10
Views: 5960

Re: Borneo, Sarawak, Santubong snake compilation

This is great! I would love to hear some of the stories behind these finds sometime. Especially jealous of the P. carinata, I always hoped to find one sleeping by night but never got lucky in that regard. How often have you herped around the higher altitudes of the area?
by Ruxs
December 9th, 2014, 6:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Asia travels - Central & South China and Japan
Replies: 20
Views: 8443

Re: Asia travels - Central & South China and Japan

Nice stuff!

The 'ID still needed' is Amphiesma stolatum and the black and white banded snake looks like a Bungarus multicinctus to me.

Looking forward to the next post.
by Ruxs
December 4th, 2014, 2:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Asia Adventure Part 2: Borneo!
Replies: 45
Views: 18270

Re: Asia Adventure Part 2: Borneo!

I'm honestly surprised that you gauged that we handle hots in an overzealous manor. Moritz can be a little risky from time to time, but I like to think that Rich and I are as cautious as we need to be. I've never been in a situation where I thought 'holy shit I couldn't been bit there'. I have a ver...
by Ruxs
December 3rd, 2014, 2:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Asia Adventure Part 2: Borneo!
Replies: 45
Views: 18270

Re: Asia Adventure Part 2: Borneo!

Thanks for the lovely feedback, people! Wow, the T. sumatranus and Blue Coral snake are awsome. Both species I have never seen on Borneo )-: The B. cynodon is also pretty amazing by the way. And I love the anecdotes. Apparently, Kubah is a pit viper paradise. I have spent one day there several years...
by Ruxs
December 2nd, 2014, 4:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Asia Adventure Part 2: Borneo!
Replies: 45
Views: 18270

Asia Adventure Part 2: Borneo!

Part 1 (Peninsular Malaysia): http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=20649&p=231768&hilit=asia+adventure+part+1#p231768 Sleepless, but overwhelmed with excitement, I still tried to shut my eyes on the plane, but neither of the other lads had been to Borneo before, so they stayed wid...
by Ruxs
December 1st, 2014, 11:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How do snakes act in the subtropics? (2 year old post)
Replies: 17
Views: 5416

Re: How do snakes act in the subtropics? (2 year old post)

For anyone who hasn't noticed, I made this post 2 years ago before I started fanatically herping South-East Asia so my knowledge on the matter has improved quite significantly since then. However, it's still an interesting topic and people are bringing up good points on the matter. From a year of he...
by Ruxs
December 1st, 2014, 10:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: hiding place of Boiga drapiezii
Replies: 6
Views: 3814

Re: hiding place of Boiga drapiezii

I too share your fascination with the enigmatic habits of snakes, and this is for sure a great find in that department, although resting so openly is not particularly unusual for the South-East Asian Boiga species. Take dendrophila and nigriceps for example, which both commonly rest above rivers and...
by Ruxs
November 17th, 2014, 1:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Python reticulatus anecdotes
Replies: 11
Views: 5801

Re: Some Python reticulatus anecdotes

And thats the nature of the beast, I've found 4 Bungarus flaviceps somehow!
by Ruxs
November 16th, 2014, 6:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Python reticulatus anecdotes
Replies: 11
Views: 5801

Re: Some Python reticulatus anecdotes

Awesome snakes to encounter - I've heard of people finding two in a tree but never three, thats crazy! I've found 5 retics in my time but only in two locations in Southern Thailand, I seem to strike out everywhere else. The most interesting anecdote was one drizzly night in an area where I usually f...
by Ruxs
October 30th, 2014, 12:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malaysia Summer 2014: Borneo (Sabah & Sarawak)+ Pulau Tioman
Replies: 17
Views: 7623

Re: Malaysia Summer 2014: Borneo (Sabah & Sarawak)+ Pulau Ti

I'm gonna sound like I'm nitpicking your IDs, but that bronzeback from tioman is Dendrelaphis cyanachloris - you can tell by the elongated head. Could potentially be a record for the island too, although I'm too lazy to go through the paper on herpetofauna of tioman. I'm sure you could find it onlin...
by Ruxs
October 16th, 2014, 11:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Asia Adventure 2014 Part 1: West Malaysia
Replies: 18
Views: 10798

Re: Asia Adventure 2014 Part 1: West Malaysia

Love the red Coral snake. I myself have never found one in spite of spending a total of one year in SE Asia )-: Seems that you are working on a very interesting Calamaria-issue. Besides fysical factors, will you look at biotic factors (e.g. absence of certain competitors which may be present in are...
by Ruxs
October 16th, 2014, 11:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New member, plus Borneo pics
Replies: 8
Views: 4770

Re: New member, plus Borneo pics

Thanks Rupert. Some more pics here: http://samyuephoto.com/photos/page/search/sumatranus I think the sumatran has gray eyes whereas P. sabahi has amber eyes. Could be completely wrong though! Thank you, and yes, from above it certainly looks more like T. sumatranus. Never seen a photo of a juvenile...
by Ruxs
October 15th, 2014, 12:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New member, plus Borneo pics
Replies: 8
Views: 4770

Re: New member, plus Borneo pics

Nice to see you here, Sam. Sweet pics of some iconic herps! Got any more pics of that T. sumatranus to prove its not T. sabahi?
by Ruxs
October 15th, 2014, 10:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malaysia Summer 2014: Borneo (Sabah & Sarawak)+ Pulau Tioman
Replies: 17
Views: 7623

Re: Malaysia Summer 2014: Borneo (Sabah & Sarawak)+ Pulau Ti

Are you sure you Rhabdophis chrysargos is not Amphiesma sarawacense? Looks more like that species to me. Nice photos!
by Ruxs
October 15th, 2014, 12:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Asia Adventure 2014 Part 1: West Malaysia
Replies: 18
Views: 10798

Re: Asia Adventure 2014 Part 1: West Malaysia

Azemiops wrote:Good to see you finally got this up! Great read and i'm looking forward to part 2.
Cheers Tom, part 2 is in the works!