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Krk in summer

PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:41 am
by Jeroen Speybroeck
From 28 July to August 8, I will do another grand tour.

How would you say chances are to find snakes on Krk in that time of year? Waste of breath?

Re: Krk in summer

PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:05 pm
by Wouter van Brenk
Krk is hot in that period, Jeroen. I don't have to tell you that finding for example Ammodytes, which is present, will be a challenge in that kind of conditions. But on the other side it is Croatia. One of those countries you'll never know what (surprise) to expect around the next corner, behind the next bush or under the next rock.

Re: Krk in summer

PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:01 am
by Marc Zaglmayr
I also think species like ammodytes will be very hard, but if you herp at night you maby can find Telescopus fallax or Zamenis situla.
Good luck!

Re: Krk in summer

PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:15 pm
by Michal Szkudlarek
Marc I think you are right. I remember finding Telescopus fallax at night by accident on Cyprus and it was summer.

Re: Krk in summer

PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:23 am
by Mario Schweiger
just stand up in the morning, so you are ~8:00 in the field or a bit earlier. I think starting at dawn will not be better.
We found 4lineatas there in August at around 10:00 or so, also ammos.

Re: Krk in summer

PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:48 pm
by Thomas Bader
Hi J.,

We just came back from our family holiday in Croatia. We found most snakes very early or very late eg 3 ammos: 07.10, 21.05 and ca. 18.50 after rain.
Longissima at 06.10!
Gemonensis, natrix and tessellata all day.
Good luck
Th

Re: Krk in summer

PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:13 pm
by Alexandre Roux
Will be there in mid august too, I hope I'll be lucky enough ;)

Re: Krk in summer

PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:13 pm
by Jeroen Speybroeck
Torrential rain, so we took off and headed west soon, going from Slovenia as for west as Asturias and the Sierra de Gredos in Spain. Report will follow soon.

Re: Krk in summer

PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:45 pm
by Alexandre Roux
Also working on a report but we managed to find several N.natrix and T.fallax at night on Krk. We tried in daytime on our last morning (7:30-9:30) during a 2 hours herping session where we missed a huge E.quatuorlineata hiding under a very big rock and found 7 H.gemonensis. Not that bad for 2 hours I suppose.