First fieldherping this year !

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First fieldherping this year !

Postby Daniel Claesson » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:42 am

March 27 i visited a know V.berus hotspot that i frequently visit throughout the year. It didn't disappoint me this time either.

I found 4 males all where black. I spoted a Z.vivipara but it was to fast to get a picture of it.

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Re: First fieldherping this year !

Postby Mario Schweiger » Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:24 pm

Thanks Daniel for posting!
I love these black berus. Unfortunately these are not so common here, where I live. We have about 95% of the "common" ones.

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Re: First fieldherping this year !

Postby Daniel Claesson » Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:42 pm

Michael Glass wrote:Nice! I assume it's a lake? Pretty close for a hibernating spot.


Not a lake but the Baltic Sea "Östersjön".

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Re: First fieldherping this year !

Postby Daniel Claesson » Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:53 pm

Mario Schweiger wrote:Thanks Daniel for posting!
I love these black berus. Unfortunately these are not so common here, where I live. We have about 95% of the "common" ones.

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I love them to. I think the male population on this spot consist of about 90% black individuals. Last year i recorded only one "regular" male, but several "regular" gray and brown females.

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Re: First fieldherping this year !

Postby Daniel Kane » Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:21 pm

Nice snakes Daniel! I am yet to see a black berus, but I have heard of a place in the Lakes about 2 hours away where about half of all adders and grass snakes are melanistic.
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Re: First fieldherping this year !

Postby Daniel Claesson » Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:03 pm

Daniel Kane wrote:Nice snakes Daniel! I am yet to see a black berus, but I have heard of a place in the Lakes about 2 hours away where about half of all adders and grass snakes are melanistic.


Thanks ! Many of the "coastal" animals here around where i live is melanistic, or at least the ones that i find is ;-)

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Re: First fieldherping this year !

Postby Daniel Claesson » Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:03 pm

Michael Glass wrote:
Daniel Claesson wrote:Not a lake but the Baltic Sea "Östersjön".

Wow, then I find it really pretty close to the water!


They can be found sunbathing about a meter from the water :D so yeah the are close..

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