Singapore 2013-2014

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RonanK
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Singapore 2013-2014

Post by RonanK » April 12th, 2014, 11:47 pm

Well, first post on FHF so a little slack would be appreciated :)

Juvenile Painted Bronzeback (Dendrelaphis pictus).

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Couldn't really get him still enough for a whole body shot, so head close-ups were the best we could manage
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Spiny Hill Terrapin(s) (Heosemys spinosa)

Hatchie

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With a Singapore 20c coin for scale (about the size of a US nickel)

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Adults

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Blue-Necked Keelback (Macropisthodon rhodomelas).

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This thing has some serious fangs and some serious venom for a colubrid.
An interesting bite report can be read here:

http://rmbr.nus.edu.sg/nis/bulletin2008 ... 09-111.pdf


Kopstein's Bronzeback (Dendrelaphis kopsteini) LIFER!

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Sphenomorphus sp (Malayan Swamp Skink)

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Apologies for the terribleness of the next few pics. They were taken on an impromptu herping trip and all I had was my iPhone

Tokay Gecko (Gekko gecko)

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Oriental Garden Lizard (Calotes versicolor)

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Oriental Whip Snake (Ahaetulla prasina)

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With the rare species Herperus reptilenerderi

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Special thanks to Jerome Chua (fickle-minder on the forum), Noel Thomas, the Law Bros, Samuel Tay, and DJ Wang for being my cohorts on these trips

The season has just started here in Hong Kong, so expect some more stuff soon.

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moloch
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Re: Singapore 2013-2014

Post by moloch » April 13th, 2014, 12:12 am

Welcome to the forum, Ronan. Wow, what a way to begin! I just love that shot of the Kopstein's Bronzeback stretched out on the log. The Blue-Necked Keelback was also a real beauty. You guys in Singapore and Malaysia are coming up with some wonderful finds and photos. I look forward to many more posts.

Regards,
David

RonanK
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Re: Singapore 2013-2014

Post by RonanK » April 13th, 2014, 12:43 am

Thanks so much David.
Being based in Hong Kong gives me tonnes of options for herping; and with an upcoming gap year, I have South Africa, Australia, Singapore/Malaysia, Indonesia, and more of Hong Kong planned.

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LouB747
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Re: Singapore 2013-2014

Post by LouB747 » April 13th, 2014, 11:18 am

Good stuff. I fly to and herp in Singapore about once a month. Just for 24 hrs. It's such a great place. Gonna try and make it to Hong Kong this year.

Looking forward to more posts.

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Re: Singapore 2013-2014

Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » April 14th, 2014, 2:22 am

I've been wondering where you were. Welcome!

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