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by Rags
January 28th, 2011, 1:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What kind of Iguanas on "An Idiot Abroad"?
Replies: 5
Views: 1462

Re: What kind of Iguanas on "An Idiot Abroad"?

Carl says in the clip the biscuits are 'Hobnobs'. (An oat based biscuit) Looks like he's got the chocolate coated variety. The lizards in the clip look like Black Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura similis) . I found some Many-lined Sun Skinks (Mabuya multifasciata) that would wait around the picnic ta...
by Rags
January 26th, 2011, 7:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Help Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 3043

Re: Costa Rica Help Needed

BlackPearl Post subject: Re: Costa Rica Help Needed I don't recall the name of the trail, but the trail head was on the way to the beach on the right. It followed a creek most of the way, then went through the teak plantation as it looped back to the lodge. Nearly all of the snakes were on that tra...
by Rags
January 25th, 2011, 10:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Parisian Herpers?
Replies: 1
Views: 562

Re: Parisian Herpers?

Hi Warren,

Maybe someone could help on the Euroherp site?
by Rags
January 25th, 2011, 9:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Danish fieldherping forum - Feltherpforum.dk (Link)
Replies: 3
Views: 804

Re: Danish fieldherping forum - Feltherpforum.dk (Link)

Interesting stuff. Denmark is on my list of places to visit.

Have you got your mermaid back yet?
by Rags
January 25th, 2011, 12:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What’s in your wallet??? I mean back yard???? - theme
Replies: 25
Views: 5130

Re: What’s in your wallet??? I mean back yard???? - theme

Wow....loved the photo of the blacksnake waiting by the chicken run.
by Rags
January 24th, 2011, 11:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Through Central to Southern Florida
Replies: 7
Views: 2689

Re: Through Central to Southern Florida

Interesting and varied post, thanks for that. Loved the planarian. The bear encounter was also interesting. How often are they a problem for herpers in the USA. The BBC just aired a fascinating programme in the UK called "The Bear Family and Me". It was made by the wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan...
by Rags
January 21st, 2011, 3:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Herps (picture heavy)
Replies: 13
Views: 5425

Re: Costa Rica Herps (picture heavy)

Great post, loved the Bushmaster.

I have to ask, was the first turtles head still inside the shell with a surprised look on it's face?
by Rags
January 21st, 2011, 3:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Help Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 3043

Re: Costa Rica Help Needed

Sounds like you have a great trip to look forward to. We visited the area a couple of years ago and I used "A Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica" by Twan Leenders. It covers the main things and is small enough to carry about. We purchased a copy in a book shop at Alajuela and saw it in o...
by Rags
January 19th, 2011, 12:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo!
Replies: 29
Views: 7438

Re: Borneo!

More great photos. The Owls and kingfisher stood out for me. Blue-naped parrots, must be First Beach, KK. Great place for a sundowner whilst looking out over the islands. Re: the Tarsier. Great find. Can you tell me, was there any strong aroma when you found the animal? We met a guy who told us ," y...
by Rags
January 17th, 2011, 11:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CENTRAL FLORIDA'S GREEN SWAMP Part 1 Life in the Swamp
Replies: 43
Views: 31358

Re: CENTRAL FLORIDA'S GREEN SWAMP Part 1 Life in the Swamp

Wow, interesting post. You live in a great area for herps.

Photos were excellent and I enjoyed the narrative too. Thanks for putting this together.
by Rags
January 17th, 2011, 10:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo!
Replies: 29
Views: 7438

Re: Borneo!

Looks like you found some great stuff, thanks for posting. How on earth did you manage to grab a flying lizard. I find them practically impossible to photograph, let alone catch. The leptobrachium was also interesting, very strange frogs - slow motion specialists. Do you have any more photos of the ...
by Rags
January 17th, 2011, 2:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post your tiny lizards
Replies: 22
Views: 9389

Re: Post your tiny lizards

The tiny horned lizards are amazing! Here's a couple of photos I've turned up http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5127/5363485454_0d3ea6b089_z.jpg Hatchling Turkish Gecko (Hemidactylus turcicus) found living in a flowerpot. http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5124/5363469530_7cb64c63e2_z.jpg Recently hatched ...
by Rags
January 17th, 2011, 2:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp ID in Kuala Lumpur
Replies: 8
Views: 1744

Re: Herp ID in Kuala Lumpur

Are these in Bukit Nenas Forest Reserve.??

A city that has been able to maintain its own sliver of forest between the buildings deserves some recognition in my opinion.
by Rags
January 12th, 2011, 11:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mostly South Florida... Mostly (2 of 3)
Replies: 15
Views: 5581

Re: Mostly South Florida... Mostly (2 of 3)

Great post with some excellent photographs. The herp shots were interesting enough but I would have to say the image of the two butterflies is stunning. Just a thought- what happens to the exotics that are caught over there. Are they euthanased or do they go back into the pet trade? I'm sure they ca...
by Rags
January 8th, 2011, 12:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South America, Part 2
Replies: 28
Views: 6983

Re: South America, Part 2

Nice series of photos, thanks for posting.

The Colombian Four-eyed Frog is stunning. Did you manage to see many other Oophaga colour variations whilst in Bocas?
by Rags
January 6th, 2011, 9:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping in South Louisiana 2010 (DUW)
Replies: 17
Views: 6898

Re: Herping in South Louisiana 2010 (DUW)

Nice post.

You certainly have some good stuff down there. That cottonmouth is a beautiful looking snake. Also enjoyed the frog section.
by Rags
January 1st, 2011, 11:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Adders in the UK.
Replies: 6
Views: 959

Re: Adders in the UK.

Stunning photographs, thanks for posting these.
by Rags
December 30th, 2010, 2:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yucatan wildlife
Replies: 47
Views: 8932

Re: Yucatan wildlife

Interesting post with some great pictures.

Your mystery bird is indeed a heron - Boat-billed Heron.
by Rags
December 27th, 2010, 11:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: More herps and other wildlife from Utila, Honduras
Replies: 11
Views: 3959

Re: More herps and other wildlife from Utila, Honduras

Great post. Really enjoyed the photographs of the bats, thanks for posting.
by Rags
December 21st, 2010, 10:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Winter Waglers. - (S.E.Asia)
Replies: 13
Views: 2922

Re: Winter Waglers. - (S.E.Asia)

Great start to your post. Loved the winter shot. Really enjoyed the whole post. And to prove I was paying attention, I thought your hoofed mammal was a Nilghai at first, but clearly, after much Googling see now that it is a Serow. Very rare and interesting animal, thanks for the interesting post. -...
by Rags
December 21st, 2010, 1:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Winter Waglers. - (S.E.Asia)
Replies: 13
Views: 2922

Re: Winter Waglers. - (S.E.Asia)

Thanks for the comments. Did you ever get a chance to search around the island of Pulau Tiga some more? They told us some vipers abounded, but we never got the chance to properly look. If you don't mind me asking (feel free to PM), which playground in KK did you find the cobra in? I have a few ideas...
by Rags
December 20th, 2010, 4:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Winter Waglers. - (S.E.Asia)
Replies: 13
Views: 2922

Winter Waglers. - (S.E.Asia)

Winter closed in here much earlier than normal. Public transport ground to a halt, snow blocked the roads in our village and our supermarket ran out of food. The only upside was that for once my garden looked as good as all my neighbours. http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5209/5274848517_b8128a4deb_z.j...
by Rags
December 18th, 2010, 12:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lanzarote. Lizard versus Spider.
Replies: 8
Views: 5389

Re: Lanzarote. Lizard versus Spider.

Thanks for your comments. KUJordan.....Thanks for the ID on the spider. -EJ.......We did see some pretty strange colours and shapes in the early evening skies but no green flashes. I think most of the Canary Islands are similar in landscape and flora/fauna. Those living in Lanzarote are quick to poi...
by Rags
December 16th, 2010, 12:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lanzarote. Lizard versus Spider.
Replies: 8
Views: 5389

Lanzarote. Lizard versus Spider.

Lanzarote is the northern most of the Spanish Canary Isles, it is situated only 79 miles from the west coast of Africa. Only 35 by 12 miles it is home to one of the highest density of lizards I have found anywhere in the world, unfortunately they are all the same species - gallotia atlantica atlanti...
by Rags
December 13th, 2010, 3:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: herping in vietnam/cambodia
Replies: 12
Views: 2745

Re: herping in vietnam/cambodia

Try the forests around Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. That way if you strike out on herps you'll still have an amazing time around the temples and ruins.
by Rags
September 24th, 2010, 9:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Philippines/borneo/indonesia/papua trip, Advice welcomed!
Replies: 6
Views: 1382

Re: Philippines/borneo/indonesia/papua trip, Advice welcomed

Sounds like a great trip. I can only offer advice for Malaysia. Sabah. Pulau Tiga for a great all round experience. The water monitors are bigger and easier to watch here than anywhere else. Also Snake island is a ten minute boat ride for yellow lipped sea Krait. Its virtually impossible to reach wi...
by Rags
August 19th, 2010, 3:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A bit about myself
Replies: 17
Views: 3409

Re: A bit about myself

Bit of an Oxfordshire theme going here. My home is in the Cotswolds/Oxon. We are probably related. There are excellent Adder spots in neighbouring Glous. On public land that can be visited without restriction. PM for further info. Currently living in Spain but would be happy to meet anyone wishing t...
by Rags
August 19th, 2010, 3:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Return to the Peruvian Amazon, part 1, May 2010
Replies: 26
Views: 6876

Re: Return to the Peruvian Amazon, part 1, May 2010

I would also like to add my thanks to you for taking time out to post this. The photos are superb.

Particular favourite was the Hemiphractus, such an odd shape for an amphibian!

Also the katydid was something special.
by Rags
August 9th, 2010, 3:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ontario wilderness herps
Replies: 15
Views: 2370

Re: Ontario wilderness herps

Fantastic photos, thanks for posting them.

( "cottaging" means something entirely different over here. :oops: )
by Rags
July 26th, 2010, 2:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A year in Spain and a little bit of France DUW warning
Replies: 23
Views: 9300

Re: A year in Spain and a little bit of France DUW warning

Really interesting to read a post from Northern Spain. your photos are great. I am currently living down in the south of the country, the species down here are different again than your cooler climes. Vipera are also sadly missing from what appears to be excellent habitat in this area. Our Smooth sn...
by Rags
July 26th, 2010, 2:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Two weeks this July herping in Ecuador.
Replies: 10
Views: 4677

Re: Two weeks this July herping in Ecuador.

Great post which I really enjoyed looking through. Thank You.
by Rags
July 26th, 2010, 2:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: East Timor Expedition
Replies: 11
Views: 5405

Re: East Timor Expedition

Great to see a post from this part of the world, thanks.

How did you get to catch a tree skink? They are usually so high up in the branches.
by Rags
July 22nd, 2010, 9:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Namibia Trip, June 2010 (with a stop in Germany)
Replies: 13
Views: 5666

Re: Namibia Trip, June 2010 (with a stop in Germany)

Great report. I really enjoyed seeing the lizards. The agamas were stunning. Looking forward to the next instalment.
by Rags
July 15th, 2010, 10:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malaysia, Fraser's Hill
Replies: 22
Views: 8463

Re: Malaysia, Fraser's Hill

Great post. The frog near the end of the post looks like a grass frog (also called Field frog) Fejervarya limnocharis- and the toad looks like an Asian toad, Duttaphrynus melanostictus. I was really interested to hear about Frasers Hill. We were in Malaysia a couple of years back and a some of the n...