Herping UAE

For your reports/images, made outside Europe and the "Mediterranean" countries. Not to be too narrow minded and limited to our European/Mediterranean herps.

Herping UAE

Postby Jürgen Gebhart » Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:17 am

UAE Trip

After being three times in the past two years in Oman, I want to see something different, so I decided to go to UAE!
I started with the Trip-plan immediately after the March Oman Trip.
After all those Trips in the past years with different people I decided to make this Trip alone.
The Advantages to do Trips with other people are easy,
Four eyes see more than two; six eyes see more than four …
You can share the money for the car, gasoline, hotel, food …
Somebody can help you out when you are in trouble, when your torch is broken or Batteries are empty...

On the other Hand
No senseless Discussions about nothing
No asking the Crew, “Can I smoke in the Car”?
No snoring room mate
No “I`m hungry”, ok let`s go something to eat, “But I don`t like this kind of food”
Fuck – eat or die!!!
I can stay in a spot as long as I want, no lazy Guys hanging around the car and screaming,
whistling or honking. I can leave a place whenever I want.
That`s were my thought`s, but on August the 30th I got an e-mail

"Jürgen,

What are your plans for the UAE, you probably understand that I feel a bit nervous when I think about that"

After that mail my Dream of a solo Trip was gone! All my thoughts were just Dust in the Wind!

One more hardcore Trip with my Friend GertJan!
One more 24/7???
No, this time we made it a little bit smarter,
with a little herping in the morning, a nap in the afternoon and some strong action at night.

As usual I had this time also a wish list, I think I don`t have to tell again and again that I`m a Viper maniac so here are my serious Top 5 of the Trip
Teratoscincus keyserlingii
Hemidactylus persicus
Asaccus caudivolvulus
Pseudoceramodactylus khobarensis
Stenodactylus slevini

All Gecko species!

We found all beside the last one, not that important.

Without the help of GJ I would come home as a Loser, but he made the Trip very spcial.
Not only the night when he found three Cerastes gasperetti, three Eryx jayakari and two Diplometodon zarudnyi was fantastic, also when he crowned himself to the King of all UAE herping Trips because he found a Pseuodcerastes persicus, one of the rarest snake in the estern arabian penisula.

IMG_0528 (2).JPG


IMG_0934.JPG


IMG_0914.JPG


IMG_0949.JPG


IMG_1099.JPG


IMG_1229.JPG


IMG_1447.JPG



I was a very successful Trip, very good for my Arabian Tick-List with a lot of new experience and also very good for my body condition.

More pics
https://www.flickr.com/photos/56611613@ ... 9291509129

I think asap will follow a very cool Report from GJ.
User avatar
Jürgen Gebhart
 
Posts: 1423
Joined: Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:17 am
Hometown: Wiedergeltingen Bavaria
country: Germany

Re: Herping UAE

Postby GertJan Verspui » Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:50 am

Hahaha, very nice, If I remember correctly, you decided to make it a solo trip after I said that I could not come just after oman...

And all the feathers in my arse are getting to much for me, I want the old grumpy bastard back.

I crowned this trip as the king of trips, you crowned me, you mofo :lol:

But serious, we had a shit start, but all in all this trip turned out to one of the best adventures this far and yes, my best tick ever made it extra special, but finding the Pseudoceramodactylus khobarensis without help was also a good boost for the last night.

If you will do some training on finding me very cool stuff, then I would like to do a trip again.

Cool photos amigo, I will ad just one of mine, don't have a lot of time now to sort out the gold, schotland is waiting for me.....
GJV_1652.JPG
Best find ever, what to look for now??
Amphibian & Reptile Adventures http://www.gertjanverspui.com
Instagram: @gj.verspui_wildlife
Facebook: Gerrit Jan Verspui
User avatar
GertJan Verspui
 
Posts: 445
Joined: Tue May 25, 2010 11:27 am
Hometown: Giessenburg
country: Netherlands

Re: Herping UAE

Postby Thomas Bader » Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:11 pm

Fantastic! The red color of the spots of the Pseudocerastes are awesome!!
Where are the pictures of the Cerastes?
What happened to Bunopus spatalurus??
Thomas Bader
 
Posts: 215
Joined: Wed May 20, 2009 7:32 am
Location: Vienna
Hometown: Vienna
country: Austria

Re: Herping UAE

Postby Jürgen Gebhart » Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:18 pm

Thomas Bader wrote:Where are the pictures of the Cerastes?
What happened to Bunopus spatalurus??


You don`t saw the Cerastes pics???

Trachydactylus hajarensis
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1 ... 7/abstract
User avatar
Jürgen Gebhart
 
Posts: 1423
Joined: Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:17 am
Hometown: Wiedergeltingen Bavaria
country: Germany

Re: Herping UAE

Postby Mario Schweiger » Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:11 pm

full paper: PDF-8154 in db
Mario (Admin)

Please visit also my personal Herp-site vipersgarden.at
User avatar
Mario Schweiger
Site Admin
 
Posts: 2191
Joined: Wed May 06, 2009 7:57 pm
Location: Obertrum, Salzburg, Austria
Hometown: Obertrum
country: Austria

Re: Herping UAE

Postby Gabriel Martínez » Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:52 pm

That Pseudocerastes is really contrasted and rare. Very nice individual. GertJan is a master finding vipers around the world and also a good person to make happy the always grumpy bastard

Congratulations guys! I would have never expected that you would have found the false horned viper in UAE.

Amazing!!
User avatar
Gabriel Martínez
 
Posts: 436
Joined: Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:24 pm
Hometown: Madrid
country: Spain

Re: Herping UAE

Postby Andre Schmid » Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:12 am

Congratulations for the great finds ! Thanks a lot for sharing !
User avatar
Andre Schmid
 
Posts: 649
Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:38 pm
Hometown: Rottweil
country: Germany

Re: Herping UAE

Postby Peter Oefinger » Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:20 am

Great finds! The Diplometodon is cool...
Peter Oefinger
 
Posts: 969
Joined: Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:28 am
Hometown: Duesseldorf
country: Germany

Re: Herping UAE

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:39 pm

Cool stuff, guys!
Jeroen Speybroeck
Site Admin
 
Posts: 3150
Joined: Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:18 am
Hometown: Merelbeke
country: Belgium

Re: Herping UAE

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:39 pm

Cool stuff, guys!
Jeroen Speybroeck
Site Admin
 
Posts: 3150
Joined: Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:18 am
Hometown: Merelbeke
country: Belgium

Next

Return to Herping in the rest of the world

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron