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 Post subject: Treasures of Taiwan 2017. Part 2
PostPosted: November 28th, 2017, 5:03 am 
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On my last day, my mate pick-up me up from my hotel. I was told we are heading to the mountain... "the mountain". My heart was jumping with joy! I have heard good things and seen some awesome photos from my Taiwanese friends' facebook. I jumped on his little scooter and off we go. We are expecting a few other friends to join us up on the mountain.


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File comment: Another angle of this cool pit viper Juvenile Hundred Pace Pit Viper (Deinagkistrodon acutus). This sp.. is also known as Chinese Moccasin, or Chinese Sharp-nosed Viper
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File comment: Suddenly the was a buzz in the air, herpers were heard shouting, hi-fi-ing and motorbikes were rushing up and down the mountain road. William just found the "holy grail" snake of Taiwan while road cruising. Juvenile Hundred Pace Pit Viper (Deinagkistrodon acutus)
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File comment: Guenther's Amoy Frog, Guenther's Frog, Gunther's Amoy Frog, G√ľnther's Frog (Hylarana guentheri) now changed to Sylvirana guentheri
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File comment: Next the notorious Many Banded Krait (Bungarus multicinctus) but this specimen was quite docile
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File comment: Taipa frog or long-legged brown frog (Rana longicrus).
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File comment: A young Asian common toad (Duttaphrynus melanostictus)-invasive species
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File comment: Next I found the Stejneger's pit viper (Trimeresurus stejnegeri) waiting patiently for prey
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File comment: DOR Asian Many-Toothed Snake (Sibynophis chinensis), pretty sad as this is one of my lifer. Probably ran over by motorcyclist or car
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File comment: DOR Asian Many-Toothed Snake (Sibynophis chinensis). Because its was still early, plenty of daylight. We didn't seen any rare reptiles except a few Greater Green ( Cyclophiops major) and Red Banded Snake (Dinodon rufozonatum)
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 Post subject: Re: Treasures of Taiwan 2017. Part 2
PostPosted: November 29th, 2017, 7:36 pm 
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I really enjoyed reading your two posts. It looks like you had a nice time. :)

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-Derek


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 Post subject: Re: Treasures of Taiwan 2017. Part 2
PostPosted: November 29th, 2017, 10:12 pm 
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the_cw1 wrote:
I really enjoyed reading your two posts. It looks like you had a nice time. :)

Best,
-Derek


I did, its a short working trip and I managed to squeezed in a few nights out with my local friends.. they are such friendly people


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 Post subject: Re: Treasures of Taiwan 2017. Part 2
PostPosted: December 1st, 2017, 11:47 pm 
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Lovely pics. That hundred pacer is a beauty.

Just about all the many-banded kraits I've encountered over the past couple of years have been docile. Very nice to observe.

I think the photo of Gunther's frog (it's in Sylvirana now?) is actually a Polypedates braueri. Maybe P. megacephalus, but the faint webbing on the flanks looks braueri-ish to me.

By the way, I don't think Duttaphrynus melanostictus is an invasive species, or at least I've never heard that it is. What do I know though ...


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