Malaysia part 1 (Tropidolaemus wagleri)

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Malaysia part 1 (Tropidolaemus wagleri)

Postby Peter Engelen » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:02 pm

What do you do when you see your target species, after 2 days and nights searching in the jungle without any luck? One little problem, she is hanging between 8 and 10 meter high in a tree. Solution 1 was just climb in the tree but after 5 meters the gap between two branches was to big and I didn't like solution 1b: My friend wanted also to climb up the tree to push me up a little bit higher.
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You make aphoto to be sure it is the right species.
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Solution 2: You search some people with tree-experience.
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Solution 3:You can stop herping too watch some football.
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Solution 4: Or you go back to the village and borrow a ladder.
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The happy girlfriend
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release it back in his tree
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and another one
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a subadult
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The habitat
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Or you can do it the easy way and just visit the Snake Temple in Penang
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Snake Temple Penang
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Re: Malaysia part 1 (Tropidolaemus wagleri)

Postby Ray Hamilton » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:26 pm

Nice finds there, Waglers are such stunning snakes.

There was another option: Funicular Railway to the top of Penang Hill - Find the hotel with views over Georgetown - Order a couple of Tiger Beers whilst sitting on the verandah - Lean back in your chairs and look up into the creeper overhead - usually Waglers.

Looking forward to the next instalment.
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Re: Malaysia part 1 (Tropidolaemus wagleri)

Postby Markus Oulehla » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:07 pm

Wow, great finds!!!

Ray Hamilton wrote:Looking forward to the next instalment.


Second that :D


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Re: Malaysia part 1 (Tropidolaemus wagleri)

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:21 pm

Crazy ladder guy :lol:
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Re: Malaysia part 1 (Tropidolaemus wagleri)

Postby Peter Engelen » Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:01 pm

Some more green vipers.
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And taking pictures off (romantic style) ... I hate leeches ...
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searching for ...
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Parias hageni
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Parias hageni
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Re: Malaysia part 1 (Tropidolaemus wagleri)

Postby Peter Engelen » Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:27 pm

And my target species of this trip, again something green.
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This must be the habitat for a green snake ...
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We had enough from staring in to the green and visited the local (abandoned) Golf and Country club.
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My girlfriend found something green next to the stairs to the dining room.
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Popeia fucata in front of the local Golf and Country club.
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Creating a nice photoshootlocation.
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And when you are visiting the local Golf and Country club you have to wear suitable clothes.
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Re: Malaysia part 1 (Tropidolaemus wagleri)

Postby Peter Engelen » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:02 pm

Another green snake, but not a pitviper. And something brown.
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Gonyosoma oxcephalum
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Re: Malaysia part 1 (Tropidolaemus wagleri)

Postby Kim Jespersen » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:32 pm

nice pictures
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Re: Malaysia part 1 (Tropidolaemus wagleri)

Postby Andre Schmid » Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:58 pm

Awesome, thanks for sharing !
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Re: Malaysia part 1 (Tropidolaemus wagleri)

Postby Bobby Bok » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:34 pm

Great findings, the Pareas is my favourite along with Tropidolaemus.
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