Langkawi pit vipers (Malaysia)

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Re: Langkawi pit vipers (Malaysia)

Postby Mario Schweiger » Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:38 pm

yes, comparing with pictures at Google, should be H. buccata ;)
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Re: Langkawi pit vipers (Malaysia)

Postby Ruggero Morimando » Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:53 pm

Retic pythons were present, but not abundant in my opinion (compared to other places I've visited, such as Taman Negara or Pulau Tioman)

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Baby retic "in situ"

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By Othman we could see some more baby retics
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And one big, but very tame adult specimen
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Re: Langkawi pit vipers (Malaysia)

Postby Ruggero Morimando » Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:05 pm

Othman had also a paradise snake

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Note the typically very narrow ventral scales
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Re: Langkawi pit vipers (Malaysia)

Postby Ruggero Morimando » Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:14 pm

And two kings: a big male (not in good shape) and a rather young and confident female

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Young female

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For Othman an everyday thing keeping this way and even kissing kings...
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Re: Langkawi pit vipers (Malaysia)

Postby Ruggero Morimando » Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:15 pm

A paradise snake was met by us also in the field

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Re: Langkawi pit vipers (Malaysia)

Postby Ruggero Morimando » Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:20 pm

Dead Bungarus

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And a freshly killed monitor lizard

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Other monitor lizards were fortunately luckier in crossing roads
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Re: Langkawi pit vipers (Malaysia)

Postby Ruggero Morimando » Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:28 pm

A monitor lizard in the forest
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This monitor lizard found a shelter under shallow water, and, after being captured, simulated death just like our Natrix natrix or tessellata sometimes do! :shock:

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The same, being captured
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Re: Langkawi pit vipers (Malaysia)

Postby Ruggero Morimando » Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:37 pm

Smaller lizards

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Mabuya sp. ?

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Tokai

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Tokai family in a tree

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Detail
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Re: Langkawi pit vipers (Malaysia)

Postby Gabriel Martínez » Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:46 pm

Very nice photos! It gave me nice memories. Last august I was in a island in Thailand some kms northeast to Langkawi and I was very suprised, it was not a herpetologic trip but we saw some reptiles and amphibians there. Gecko tokays are very strong, only comparable with leopard geckos! But in our island people said Ophiophagus was very rare (whereas Naja kaouthia was very common- we saw 3 DOR in same day!). We found 3 amphibian species in the pools of the disco (!!) and about 5 gecko species in and around our bungalow. That place of the world (SE Asia) has probably the biggest diversity of herps in the earth! It´s a pity that you are not a viper lover because it must be very cool to see the mangrove pivers in hábitat...
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Re: Langkawi pit vipers (Malaysia)

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:54 pm

Hold on, Gabri, are you saying you only went there to party!? :o ;)

Gabriel Martínez wrote:That place of the world (SE Asia) has probably the biggest diversity of herps in the earth!

If you include amphibians (frogs!) I believe that title is likely to go to S America (but it's close and a silly comparison, of course).

Gabriel Martínez wrote:It´s a pity that you are not a viper lover because it must be very cool to see the mangrove pivers in hábitat...

This is where I'm hoping Peter will take me next April :D
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