Langkawi pit vipers (Malaysia)

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Langkawi pit vipers (Malaysia)

Postby Ruggero Morimando » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:08 am

Cryptelytrops purpureomaculatus was boring common in mangrove habitat.

Some pictures about the mangrove habitat.

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Re: Langkawi pit vipers (Malaysia)

Postby Ruggero Morimando » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:15 am

Here are some of the pit vipers met in the mangroves: some snakes were really big and massive ones. Unfortunately for me (I don't like vipers so much), these vipers were almost the only snakes we found in those type of habitat in Langkawi.

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Same animal as above: detail
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Re: Langkawi pit vipers (Malaysia)

Postby Ruggero Morimando » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:38 am

Other two species of pit vipers were met in Gunung Raya: the first one was met during the night, crossing the road (it was slighly raining, if I remember well).
The second species was spotted at the edge of the road, among grass and bushes, during the day.

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Small pit viper in situ, at the edge of the road

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After capture

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Snake hooked for dimension comparison
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Re: Langkawi pit vipers (Malaysia)

Postby Ruggero Morimando » Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:41 pm

I will add here some other pictures from Langkawi.

Our first herp encounters were made in our hotel.

A dead Naja sp. was probably our first finding, just outside our room.

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Dead Naja sp. found outside our guest room. Picture taken by Rica Kempter

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Same snake, same photographer


The hotel chef said to us the big "mother" Naja was spotted many times around the hotel, but we never saw it.

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Kaloula inside the wash-hand basin of the hotel

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Detail


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Bufo melanostictus (?) inside a water pipe

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Bufo mating just direct on my room door
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Re: Langkawi pit vipers (Malaysia)

Postby Ruggero Morimando » Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:09 pm

Some Bufo specimens, found on the inside of the island, were a little bigger...

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Re: Langkawi pit vipers (Malaysia)

Postby Ruggero Morimando » Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:10 pm

"Frogs" were a very common finding almost everywhere.

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Picture taken by Rica Kempter not far from our hotel

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On the small water ponds of the island we met also strange "water spiders"...
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Re: Langkawi pit vipers (Malaysia)

Postby Ruggero Morimando » Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:19 pm

...and, at night, water snakes!

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This species remember small "anacondas"!

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Feet / snake size comparison


Same species, photographed, in the light of the day, at the Langkawi "Reptile Farm" :roll:
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We met this other water species only in the Reptile Farm, as captive snake.
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Re: Langkawi pit vipers (Malaysia)

Postby Mario Schweiger » Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:31 pm

the "anakonda" looks great - species?
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Re: Langkawi pit vipers (Malaysia)

Postby Ruggero Morimando » Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:33 pm

Mario Schweiger wrote:the "anakonda" looks great - species?


I think Homalopsis sp. :?:
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Re: Langkawi pit vipers (Malaysia)

Postby Ruggero Morimando » Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:35 pm

Another common species was the Aethulla

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Gunung Raya road, in situ picture

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Same snake

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Not far from our hotel. In situ

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Same snake

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Not far from the previous specimen, inside a plantation. In situ picture

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Same

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Detail
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