Beautiful and wild valley in Piemonte with Z.vivipara

Beautiful and wild valley in Piemonte with Z.vivipara

Postby Ruggero Morimando » Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:34 pm

Muralis and vivipara live there together: I've photographed vivipara at one side of the path, and muralis at the opposite side.
I think Vipera walser could also live there, but I've seen only a small (female, I suppose) aspis. The weather was very bad: too hot the first day, and too cold and rainy the other two.
Unfortunately, the owner of the small guest house in this valley kills every "viper" seen or met: but the only picture I saw of those highly dangerous "vipers" was actually one of a beautiful Coronella austriaca found in a nearby valley... :? :cry:

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Habitat (sorry: the glas of the camera was dirty, and you see the flecks mainly in this picture...)

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The small river

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Slow worm

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Muralis

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Same

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Vivipara n 1

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Vivipara n 2

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Vivipara n 3

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Same

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Vivipara n 4

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Same

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Baby aspis (not in situ: it was moving when found)
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Re: Beautiful and wild valley in Piemonte with Z.vivipara

Postby Massimo Trentin » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:40 pm

Nice place Ruggero,beautiful landscape of Western Alps ;)
Sorry you didn't meet V.walser (next time),looks like vivipara n°2 was pregnant :D
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Re: Beautiful and wild valley in Piemonte with Z.vivipara

Postby Ruggero Morimando » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:50 pm

Massimo Trentin wrote:Nice place Ruggero,beautiful landscape of Western Alps ;)
Sorry you didn't met V.walser (next time),looks like vivipara n°2 was pregnant :D


Thanks Massimo! :)

Yes, pregnant with a fresh big rain drop on her back... :lol:
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Re: Beautiful and wild valley in Piemonte with Z.vivipara

Postby Mario Schweiger » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:00 am

I like your postings, Ruggero!

Beside nice pics of herps in habitats, also good infos.
thanks for sharing
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Re: Beautiful and wild valley in Piemonte with Z.vivipara

Postby Ruggero Morimando » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:49 am

Mario Schweiger wrote:I like your postings, Ruggero!

Beside nice pics of herps in habitats, also good infos.
thanks for sharing


Thanks Mario, a very nice and appreciated comment! :D

I think Forums (plural) in general have difficult life today, not only because of Whatsapp and Facebook channels, but because also of Youtube: even I prefer the most of the times to watch a video (and you can find almost everything on youtube) than to read a herp report on a Forum... :roll:

And so, what can we do against this trend?
Very few: some infos, as you wrote, but not too many, because Forums are read by the whole world... :lol: ;)
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