2015 so far.... (long post - many pictures)

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RonanK
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2015 so far.... (long post - many pictures)

Post by RonanK » June 8th, 2015, 10:39 pm

This year has been my biggest for herping so far, all of the trips have been predominantly herp based, and they have been really quite successful. I was in Australia for the beginning of the year, and I have just returned from South Africa. Whilst it was not my first time visiting Australia, it was my first full on herp trip to both countries.

I guess the easiest way to do this is by country, so l'll start with South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA 2015
(Limpopo & Mpumalanga provinces)

Transvaal Girdled Lizard - Cordylus vittifer

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Drakensberg Crag Lizard - Pseudocordylus melanotus

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Cross-marked Whip Snake -Psammophis crucifer

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Bibron's Blind Snake - Typhlops bibronii

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Black Mamba - Dendroaspis polylepis

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Natal Rock Python - Python natalensis (juv.)

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Boomslang - Dispholidus typus (female)

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Spotted Bush Snake - Philothamnus semivariegatus

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Snouted Cobra - Naja annulifera (juv.)

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Twig Snake - Thelotornis capensis

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Natal Rock Python - Python natalensis

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Puff Adder - Bitis arietans arietans

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Eastern Tiger Snake - Telescopus semiannulatus semiannulatus

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Schlegel's Beaked Blind Snake - Rhinotyphlops schegeli

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Flap-necked Chameleon - Chamaeleo dilepis

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Van Son's Gecko - Pachydactylus vansoni (juv.)

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Herald Snake - Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia (juv.)

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Cape Wolf Snake - Lycophidion capense

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AUSTRALIA
(Cairns, FNQ & Sydney, NSW)


Spotted Python - Antaresia maculosa

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Brown Tree Snake "Night Tiger" phase - Boiga irregularis

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Burton's Legless Lizard - Lialis burtonis

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[suspected] Jungle Carpet Python - Morelia spilota cheyeni (juv.)

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Common Tree Snake - Dendrelaphis punctulata

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Pink-tongued Skink - Hemisphaeriodon gerrardii

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Chameleon Gecko - Carphodactylus laevis

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Black-striped Snake - Cryptophis nigrostriatus

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[suspected] Coastal Carpet Python - Morelia spilota mcdowelli

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Brown Tree Snake - Boiga irregularis (juv.)

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Red-bellied Black Snake - Pseudechis porphyriacus

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Water Python - Liasis fuscus (juv.)

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Northern Leaf-tailed Gecko - Saltuarius cornutus

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Boyd's Forest Dragon - Hypsilurus boydii

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Scrub Python - Morelia kinghorni

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Common Death Adder - Acanthophis antarcticus

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Non-Reptiley stuff

Southern Cassowary - Casuarius casuarius

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Platypus - Ornithorhynchus anatinus

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SINGAPORE

Reticulated Python - Python [Malayopython] reticulatus (juv.)

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White-bellied Ratsnake - Ptyas fusca

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Congrats for making it to the end of the long post :D
The year isn't over yet. More to come very soon.....

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The Real Snake Man
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Re: 2015 so far.... (long post - many pictures)

Post by The Real Snake Man » June 9th, 2015, 1:26 am

This post is freaking amazing! The mamba, the boomslang, the twigsnake, the cobra, the pythons, the platypus, the cassowaries, my mind can't handle it all. Thanks very much for taking the time to put this together. Did you find the mamba to be pretty temperamental, or did you leave it alone for the most part? I don't know. The twigsnake is what really scares me. I remember reading somewhere that there's no suitable antivenom/treatment for a bite. That info could be very, very out-dated though, so if that's not true I never said it. Also, the photo quality is great. Thanks again.

-Gene

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Re: 2015 so far.... (long post - many pictures)

Post by fickle-minder » June 9th, 2015, 2:14 am

Another stunning post, Ronan!

Especially beautiful shots of the African herps. I can see how much you've improved over such a short period of time from them. Well done buddy!

P.s. That platypus and those cassowaries are freaking badass.

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Re: 2015 so far.... (long post - many pictures)

Post by Roki » June 9th, 2015, 10:04 am

Wonderful post! Great shots and nice variety of species.

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Re: 2015 so far.... (long post - many pictures)

Post by SurfinHerp » June 9th, 2015, 3:52 pm

Wow Ronan!

Awesome photos and animals :beer:

What a terrific mix of dangerous snakes, big snakes, tiny snakes, and oddball animals.

Thanks for sharing!!

Jeff

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Re: 2015 so far.... (long post - many pictures)

Post by Antonsrkn » June 9th, 2015, 4:27 pm

Great post, looks like youre having an fantastic year; South africa, Australia, singapore... Wow! Loved all the herps but the cassowaries were also an unexpected highlight for me!

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