Romania - August 2017

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Romania - August 2017

Postby Marius Florian IANCU » Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:42 pm

Hello,

I am Marius from Romania and for my first post here, I choose to tell you about my last trip.

August isn’t the best month for herping in my country but I was in a trip for one week.

The first target was Vipera ammodytes and to see it I was in Hunedoara County, one of the most beautiful counties from Romania.

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The habitats are very beautiful but it was hard to find snakes because of the heat. In a few days spent there, I saw a lot of lizards and just one viper.

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Habitat - Vipera ammodytes

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Vipera ammodytes

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Lacerta viridis

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Bombina variegata

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Plebejus argus

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The next destination was Cluj County and in first day there I tried to find Vipera ursinii rakosiensis. In was in habitat in early morning but without success.

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Habitat

This was the moment when I decided to try mountain habitats and I went with one friend in the Apuseni Mountains. There, pretty close to the cottage where I stayed, I found a beautiful glade. That glade looks like heaven of the Vipera berus.

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Vipera berus

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Melanistic Vipera berus

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Bufo bufo

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Vipera berus in situ

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Lacerta agilis

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Rana temporaria

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Zootoca vivipara

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For the last day, I went in the southern part of Romania and I tried to find Eryx jaculus.
I didn’t find Eryx jaculus but I found a very beautiful frog, Bufotes viridis.

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Bufotes viridis
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Re: Romania - August 2017

Postby Guillaume Gomard » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:10 pm

Welcome on board, Marius :!: . It's very nice to have someone from Romania, a country which is not often covered in this forum. I really like to first landscape pic, and of course these white-lipped adders. I'm not really surprised about the rakos, what a challenging habitat! I myself spent some efforts in Transylvania to find rakos in summer (high grass), not a piece of cake! Note that there is a "Mammals" section, just in case you want to post some bear shots :roll:
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Re: Romania - August 2017

Postby Marius Florian IANCU » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:52 pm

Guillaume Gomard wrote:Welcome on board, Marius :!: . It's very nice to have someone from Romania, a country which is not often covered in this forum. I really like to first landscape pic, and of course these white-lipped adders. I'm not really surprised about the rakos, what a challenging habitat! I myself spent some efforts in Transylvania to find rakos in summer (high grass), not a piece of cake! Note that there is a "Mammals" section, just in case you want to post some bear shots :roll:


Yes i know, is very hard to find ursinii in summer but i tried. In that place I found one this year, in April. :D
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I love it!

And yes, I have some pics with bears :D
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Re: Romania - August 2017

Postby Guillaume Gomard » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:23 pm

Very nice specimen. One of my favorite European viper! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Romania - August 2017

Postby Pablo Deschepper » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:19 am

Welcome on the forum! Insane black berus, those red eyes and white lips... Beautiful photography too. Very cool landscape and stars.
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Re: Romania - August 2017

Postby Marius Florian IANCU » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:05 am

Thank you :D
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Re: Romania - August 2017

Postby Peter Oefinger » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:55 pm

Hi Marius, beautiful pictures. Make want to re-visit Romania.
Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Romania - August 2017

Postby Marius Florian IANCU » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:21 pm

Peter Oefinger wrote:Hi Marius, beautiful pictures. Make want to re-visit Romania.
Thanks for sharing!


Thank you Peter! Really? Where have you been in Romania? Do you have a post with that trip? :D
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Re: Romania - August 2017

Postby Evgeny Kotelevsky » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:23 pm

Great pictures! :) I would love to visit Romania for herping and sightseeing :)
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Re: Romania - August 2017

Postby Marius Florian IANCU » Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:29 pm

Evgeny Kotelevsky wrote:Great pictures! :) I would love to visit Romania for herping and sightseeing :)


Thanks Evgeny! If you want to come, I'm waiting for you. You can see our nikolskii :lol: :D
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