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by Rags
July 31st, 2012, 8:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazon Part 3, Amphibians
Replies: 18
Views: 15589

Re: Peruvian Amazon Part 3, Amphibians

Astonishing diversity. Your photos are top notch.

Bufo margaritifera - Gasp.
Hyla leucophyllata - Wow.
Hyla calcarata - Boom! (Head exploding).

Thanks for posting this.
by Rags
July 31st, 2012, 12:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping the Malay Archipelago
Replies: 22
Views: 5805

Re: Herping the Malay Archipelago

Some great reptiles and amphibians posted here, thanks.

A couple of suggestions in respect of the ID's.

The second Microhyla - Microhyla fissipes.
The second Cyrtodactylus looks like Taylor's Bow-fingered Gecko - (Cyrtodactylus quadrivirgatus).

Cheers, Rags.
by Rags
July 27th, 2012, 6:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Oriental and Big Eyed Whip Snake
Replies: 20
Views: 5331

Re: Oriental and Big Eyed Whip Snake

Definitely easier to spot with a torch at night. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7276/6944264502_f43380b763_z.jpg Long-nosed Whip Snake - (Ahaetulla nasuta) in Thailand. http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5345/7090336193_b486504e1b_z.jpg Same snake by day. and a brown one, http://farm7.staticflickr.com/615...
by Rags
July 23rd, 2012, 6:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Oriental and Big Eyed Whip Snake
Replies: 20
Views: 5331

Re: Oriental and Big Eyed Whip Snake

Nice snakes - where did you manage to photograph these?
by Rags
June 29th, 2012, 10:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Know anybody in Manaus, Brazil?
Replies: 1
Views: 655

Re: Know anybody in Manaus, Brazil?

Cant help - but sounds a great trip in prospect. Good luck in your search for Matamata.
by Rags
June 29th, 2012, 10:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malaysia 2012; now with pics. (THe snakes)
Replies: 23
Views: 10065

Re: Malaysia 2012; now with pics. (THe snakes)

Great shots.

Maticora bivirgata - Bloody Hell!
by Rags
June 29th, 2012, 10:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kinabalu Park - Malaysia HELP:)
Replies: 2
Views: 915

Re: Kinabalu Park - Malaysia HELP:)

Anywhere around Bilit Lodge can be good for herps. Make sure you get a good guide for your river trips and let them know you are looking for reptiles. They will probably know where there are Waglers and Retics laying up along the river bank. (Good luck with elephant sightings) There is also a night ...
by Rags
June 25th, 2012, 11:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Foothills of the Himalayas
Replies: 35
Views: 6486

Re: Foothills of the Himalayas

Interesting stuff from a beautiful area. I think your second Invert is a Robber Fly.

Good luck on your chosen career path 8-)
by Rags
June 25th, 2012, 11:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #44: The Coolest Eyes in LizardDom
Replies: 11
Views: 4091

Re: Borneo Dispatches #44: The Coolest Eyes in LizardDom

I'm in agreement here - stunning eyes.

... maybe a close second is Gekko smithii?
by Rags
June 25th, 2012, 11:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazon Part 1, The Snakes
Replies: 17
Views: 15235

Re: Peruvian Amazon Part 1, The Snakes

Great stuff. Good read and good photos. Micrurus surinamensis - a real stunner!

Why are the kids looking so miserable?

Thanks for posting.
by Rags
June 18th, 2012, 10:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The last year or so in Aus
Replies: 23
Views: 6208

Re: The last year or so in Aus

Wow - I've gone through your post a couple of times and I would honestly say that is one of the best posts I have ever seen on the forum. Your finds are stunning and the photos equally so. I enjoyed seeing the shots of your BIG finds - congratulations on those - but one of my favourite pictures was ...
by Rags
June 15th, 2012, 9:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Canada fun : Herps, birds and fish....
Replies: 12
Views: 3125

Re: Eastern Canada fun : Herps, birds and fish....

Enjoyed reading your post and seeing photos of your finds, thanks for posting.
by Rags
June 11th, 2012, 10:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April Thai trip part 2
Replies: 6
Views: 1897

Re: April Thai trip part 2

They are a tough bunch that always has a smile on their faces, amazing people!
The Thai's are without doubt the most resilient people anywhere in the world. They would smile if their arse was on fire.
by Rags
June 10th, 2012, 11:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April Thai trip part 2
Replies: 6
Views: 1897

Re: April Thai trip part 2

More interesting photos, thanks for posting.

How did Danita's ma cope with last years terrible flooding, did it spread as far east as Roi Et?

Liked the final shot of the ants in dissect mode.
by Rags
June 9th, 2012, 10:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April Thai trip part 1
Replies: 5
Views: 1671

Re: April Thai trip part 1

Pattaya - plenty of wildlife along Walking Street!

Some nice finds, enjoyed the Kaloula shot - great frogs. I also liked the Calotes climbing down the tree trunk. Looking forward to the next post!

Cheers.
by Rags
June 9th, 2012, 10:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Three Bornean Short Pythons in two hours
Replies: 17
Views: 2277

Re: Three Bornean Short Pythons in two hours

Another three - congratulations, exciting finds! In respect of the Retics, all I can add is we only ever found two and they were both around a body of water. Melaka, one swimming in mangroves early morning. Sabah, one curled up in branches over the Kinabatangan. Maybe night cruising near the river ?...
by Rags
June 6th, 2012, 6:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Panamanian Herp IDs Needed ASAP
Replies: 7
Views: 1258

Re: Panamanian Herp IDs Needed ASAP

Well, more like half a day in truth.
by Rags
June 5th, 2012, 10:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Importance of having a flash while in the rain forest
Replies: 10
Views: 1895

Re: Importance of having a flash while in the rain forest

Looking forwards to some nice shots from Costa Rica.

Sorry to hear you had a bad experience in Asia.
by Rags
June 5th, 2012, 10:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A year in Australia - some of the highlights.
Replies: 19
Views: 5033

Re: A year in Australia - some of the highlights.

Enjoyable photos and narrative, thanks for posting. That red coloured King Brown really stood out for me and also the Perentie shots. Sorry to hear about your camera gear - hope the insurance covered it. Australia is an amazing place and it sounds as if you have had a life changing trip. We were luc...
by Rags
June 5th, 2012, 9:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Panamanian Herp IDs Needed ASAP
Replies: 7
Views: 1258

Re: Panamanian Herp IDs Needed ASAP

A school trip to Panama - wow. We just got a day at the museum!
by Rags
June 4th, 2012, 11:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Request for photos
Replies: 4
Views: 1000

Re: Request for photos

No African weavers but how about Asia?

Image
by Rags
May 22nd, 2012, 7:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Going to Nicaragua in a week...anyone been?
Replies: 13
Views: 1891

Re: Going to Nicaragua in a week...anyone been?

Ometepe is beautiful but difficult herping.

If you get time try Mombacho volcano just outside Granada. It has an interesting cloud forest with some nice stuff. Guides too and a reasonable bunk room.
by Rags
May 8th, 2012, 10:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Jasper National Park
Replies: 9
Views: 1522

Re: Jasper National Park

Jasper looks a stunning place to visit.

What is the story on the Grizzly Bear photo, it looks pretty close. Was it taken out of a car window?

Rags.
by Rags
May 5th, 2012, 8:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Copperhead, Horry Co., SC
Replies: 3
Views: 836

Re: Copperhead, Horry Co., SC

Fine looking snake - great find.
by Rags
May 5th, 2012, 8:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Copperhead question...
Replies: 8
Views: 2740

Re: Copperhead question...

Thanks for posting that assortment "neherper". Some really good looking serpents but the first couple are the colour I was talking about. That dark grey and black shading is just such an unusual combination to see on a Copperhead. I would give any appendage (almost any) to find one of those beauties...
by Rags
May 4th, 2012, 5:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent from Perth and Rottnest Island, Western Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 2254

Re: Recent from Perth and Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Great shots Tom, looks like you are having a great time down under.

Loved the yellow and grey Western Tiger, stunning looking snake.

Cheers, Rags.
by Rags
May 4th, 2012, 1:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Copperhead question...
Replies: 8
Views: 2740

Re: Copperhead question...

Thanks for your replies. I have just been through the photos on the 'naherp database' which show some variation. All of them beautiful snakes. I guess the one pictured in Mehrtens is a neonate from the east of it's range. My eye is just drawn to the photo every time I flick through the book. Please ...
by Rags
May 4th, 2012, 12:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Epirus and Corfu, Greece - April 2012 (added photos)
Replies: 32
Views: 9741

Re: Epirus and Corfu, Greece - April 2012 (added photos)

Great photos of some really stunning herps.

Was the Vipera ammodytes pictured found on Corfu???
by Rags
May 3rd, 2012, 12:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Copperhead question...
Replies: 8
Views: 2740

Copperhead question...

I wonder if someone could clear something up for me. One of my first reptile books was "Living Snakes of the World" by Mehrtens. It is well thumbed and a bit dog-eared now. On page 353 is a photo of a stunning snake labelled as the Trans-Pecos Copperhead - Agkistrodon contortrix pictigaster. The col...
by Rags
May 1st, 2012, 11:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #36: The Hologram Snakes of MJC Forest
Replies: 17
Views: 7645

Re: Borneo Dispatches #36: The Hologram Snakes of MJC Forest

Great finds.

The Asthenodipsas laevis is of particular interest. I enjoyed the post, thanks.
by Rags
April 29th, 2012, 9:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peeperazi
Replies: 7
Views: 1466

Re: Peeperazi

This forum seems to be heading down a rather offensive track.!!!

Where is Mary Whitehouse when you need her?
by Rags
April 29th, 2012, 9:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In search of Lataste's Viper, Madrid 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 3639

Re: In search of Lataste's Viper, Madrid 2011

Nice photos and congratulations on the Lataste's.
by Rags
April 29th, 2012, 9:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Flyers and Spiders and Bears...Oh My!! (S.E.Asia)
Replies: 24
Views: 6581

Re: Flyers and Spiders and Bears...Oh My!! (S.E.Asia)

Thanks for the further comments. withalligators; To this day it is perhaps the most beautiful snake I've ever seen. Cheers, Hans Breuer (twoton); What about kopsteini? I would have to say the kopsteini Hans posted a while back was a real stunner. Perhaps unsurprisingly, I would go with "withalligato...
by Rags
April 25th, 2012, 10:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northern Zululand , South Africa
Replies: 8
Views: 3568

Re: Northern Zululand , South Africa

Great selection of frogs there.

Do Kassina maculata have the same 'popping' call as other Kassina? The frog chorus must be deafening when it starts up.

Hyperolius are a stunning group of frogs.

Thanks for posting (Got any more?)
by Rags
April 25th, 2012, 10:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thailand - Into the wet season.
Replies: 6
Views: 2136

Re: Thailand - Into the wet season.

Thanks Hans, We took the house and garden under a 'house-sit' arrangement. The owners who lived there wanted to return to the UK for 2 months and we flew out to look after the dog, house and garden. We had seen photos of the garden but didn't realise until we actually arrived just how beautiful and ...
by Rags
April 25th, 2012, 2:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malaysia Natural History Report, March 2012
Replies: 40
Views: 13833

Re: Malaysia Natural History Report, March 2012

Is that Mynah birds hitching a lift on the wild pigs?
by Rags
April 25th, 2012, 2:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malaysia Natural History Report, March 2012
Replies: 40
Views: 13833

Re: Malaysia Natural History Report, March 2012

Another really interesting insight into your trip. I would love to reach Taman Negara someday - I cant think how we have managed to pass it by so often. Your photos only make the omission feel even more ridiculous. The butterflies are stunning and the picture of the Common Awl (Zeuxidia amethystus) ...
by Rags
April 21st, 2012, 1:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malaysia Natural History Report, March 2012
Replies: 40
Views: 13833

Re: Malaysia Natural History Report, March 2012

Another enjoyable update.

One question;
Hans also found two of these Asian Leaf Frog (Megophrys nasuta).
- HOW?



Blue-banded Pitta - Respect.
by Rags
April 20th, 2012, 11:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malaysian roadkill ... I mean snakes
Replies: 4
Views: 1812

Re: Malaysian roadkill ... I mean snakes

Nice post.

Re. your murder mystery victim, I favour the "Whacked with a stick" solution. So many people carry sticks whilst out walking for exactly this reason.
by Rags
April 20th, 2012, 11:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 19, April, 2012. two snakes
Replies: 6
Views: 1172

Re: 19, April, 2012. two snakes

The Pit Viper is a stunner!
by Rags
April 20th, 2012, 11:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thailand - Into the wet season.
Replies: 6
Views: 2136

Re: Thailand - Into the wet season.

Thanks for the comments; mikemike; You found some stuff I'd love to find one day Thailand and SE Asia in particular is a cheap place to live once you get there. (Certainly cheaper than UK). I'm sure, if it's high on your list, you will get there one way or another. moloch; What is the malaria situat...
by Rags
April 20th, 2012, 10:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Flyers and Spiders and Bears...Oh My!! (S.E.Asia)
Replies: 24
Views: 6581

Re: Flyers and Spiders and Bears...Oh My!! (S.E.Asia)

:?

Without the technical know-how to post a link and include it in my latest S.E.Asia post - Here is what happened after we left Thailand.

For those of you who have read it before - sorry.
by Rags
April 20th, 2012, 9:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thailand - Into the wet season.
Replies: 6
Views: 2136

Thailand - Into the wet season.

The following observations were made between 28th June and 20th August 2011 around the Thai village of Saan Phokae. The village is situated midway between the tourist hotspot of Pattaya and the Thai naval base at Sattahip. The busy coastal town of Bang Sare is roughly five miles due west. http://far...
by Rags
April 18th, 2012, 10:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wagler's Viper Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1686

Re: Wagler's Viper Questions

The Snake Temple or the Temple of the Azure Cloud, Penang. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7034/6816772689_897f4d5170_z.jpg http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7153/6816776225_1d47572922_z.jpg The temple you are asking about is found at Sungai Kluang on the island of Penang in N.W.Peninsular Malaysia. There...
by Rags
April 18th, 2012, 12:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malaysia Natural History Report, March 2012
Replies: 40
Views: 13833

Re: Malaysia Natural History Report, March 2012

I'd like to add my appreciation of this excellent post. I can only echo what others have already said - just stunning. I have read through several times. The photography is of a high standard - especially the butterflies and moths. The Golden Emperor Moth (Loepa sikkima) is a personal favourite, I w...
by Rags
April 18th, 2012, 12:07 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Wolves regulated by the States?
Replies: 18
Views: 5435

Re: Wolves regulated by the States?

Interesting thread.

Coincidentally BBC has just screened a two-part prime time programme here in the UK - "The Land of The Lost Wolves" - by camerman Gordon Buchanan. It covers this subject and has sparked a lot of debate here.
by Rags
April 17th, 2012, 11:56 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Catipillar hunter
Replies: 3
Views: 912

Re: Catipillar hunter

It's always nice to finally turn up a creature that has eluded you for so long. It is a spectacular looking beetle - good find.
by Rags
April 16th, 2012, 9:21 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Post 'em if you have 'em...
Replies: 13
Views: 2478

Re: Post 'em if you have 'em...

Nowhere as smart as the Mantispid - but how about Scorpion Fly (Panorpa communis) ♂

Image
by Rags
April 13th, 2012, 3:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent Trip to Costa Rica Nov/Dec 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2960

Re: Recent Trip to Costa Rica Nov/Dec 2011

I agree with Monklet here. The Oropel photo is a stunner.
by Rags
April 8th, 2012, 11:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent Trip to Costa Rica Nov/Dec 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2960

Re: Recent Trip to Costa Rica Nov/Dec 2011

Hi Leeroy,

Great first post, you saw some pretty amazing stuff. The first photo of the Oropel is a real stunner. What's the story with the 2nd Fer-de-Lance, it looks a monster?

Two months is a good break, where did you get to?

Welcome to the forum. More photos please. Rags.