My first Coronella!! (DUW)

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My first Coronella!! (DUW)

Postby Mourits Løvholt » Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:24 am

Hi everybody!

I've been on a little trip to Norway this weekend to search for Coronella austriaca!
I met up with the biologist, Bård who joined me while herping.

I'm so sorry about the large number of pictures, I'm just so excited about my new lifer!
Yesterday, after many, many hours we had success!:



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Other stuff from same day, Vipera berus and Anguis fragilis:

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We did some herping this morning too, this day we were even more successful.

Landscapes:

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Coronellas: We found 3 in 2-3 hours:

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A young Natrix natrix:

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Lots of Anguis fragilis:

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Last herp found, a young Rana arvalis:

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Thanks for looking! :)
Sincerely

Mourits
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Re: My first Coronella!! (DUW)

Postby Jimmy Lundqvist » Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:55 am

Big congrats for your lifer!
Beautiful pics of beautiful animals!

/Jimmy
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Re: My first Coronella!! (DUW)

Postby Borji Heras » Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:55 am

nice pics!
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Re: My first Coronella!! (DUW)

Postby Gabriel Martínez » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:03 am

I love the metalic thing full of Anguis! Nice photos and of course congrats for your findigs!!!!!
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Re: My first Coronella!! (DUW)

Postby Jürgen Gebhart » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:55 am

Congrats Mourits!! The first coronella is a beauty!!!
Great pics!
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Re: My first Coronella!! (DUW)

Postby Paul Lambourne » Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:42 am

Mourits,

Congratulations on you lifer :D the smooth snake is the UKs rarest (native) reptile and the secrecy of the sites its enormous. I did not see a smooth snake in my own country till I was 37..( you probably cant imagine being that old) although they are common in the areas of France I regularly visit...

Once a year I normally make a pilgrimage down to the Dorset sites and scoop up all the UK rarities in a day.. weather permitting, smooth snake, sand lizard, wall lizard and green lizard all at sites close to one another. I will be going at the end of July :D to coincide with bog orchid and some damsel flies as well..

Great pics, especially the berus :D

Cheers

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Re: My first Coronella!! (DUW)

Postby Mourits Løvholt » Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:21 pm

Thanks everyone!! :D

Paul:

Good luck at your trip to Dorset! :)
You especially like the berus?
I chose not to post too many pictures of other reptiles than the Coronellas, but if you like the berus so much :D :

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Re: My first Coronella!! (DUW)

Postby Paul Lambourne » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:43 pm

Mourits,

Great berus pictures :D do you have a habitat shot?

Cheers

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Re: My first Coronella!! (DUW)

Postby Mourits Løvholt » Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:05 pm

Thanks you :)

These pictures shows the area we visited the first day, the place where we found lots of adders and slow worms and the first smooth snake :) :

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Re: My first Coronella!! (DUW)

Postby Sebastian Holzki » Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:22 pm

Congrats for the Coronella.
I have also never seen a Coronella. But I will try my fortune this year around Berlin.
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