Norway - spring/summer 2017

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Norway - spring/summer 2017

Postby Thor Hakonsen » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:23 am

A couple of pictures from my herping here in Norway in 2017. As usual mainly V.berus. Most herping is done in and around Oslo in the east, but also some herping was done on the west-coast.

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Rygge, Østfold - april 2017


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Rygge, Østfold - april 2017


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Rygge, Østfold - april 2017


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Nes, Akershus - april 2017


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Nes, Akershus - april 2017


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Etne, Hordaland - july 2017


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Etne, Hordaland - july 2017


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Etne, Hordaland - july 2017


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Karmøy, Rogaland - july 2017


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Norway - august 2017


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Norway - august 2017


But the main focus in 2017 was these, to show the variation in color and pattern of V.berus berus - all taken in the field.

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Rygge, Østfold - august 2017


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august 2017


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august 2017


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Nes, Akershus - april 2017


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Rygge, Østfold - april 2017


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Rygge, Østfold - april 2017


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Rygge, Østfold - april 2017
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Re: Norway - spring/summer 2017

Postby Daniel Kane » Thu May 03, 2018 10:29 pm

What a great variety of patterns there, Thor. Thanks for sharing. As usual, amazing photos which we are all used to being treated to :)
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Re: Norway - spring/summer 2017

Postby Ruggero Morimando » Fri May 04, 2018 3:28 am

I would say that with adders' colours (and size) it is also important to differentiate the snakes by sex.
If I'm not wrong, for the 7 last pictures, I would say, judging only by the form of the tail:
Female,
Male,
Female,
Male,
Female (it seems to be a very young specimen: correct?),
Female,
Male.

Am I wrong?
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