Madagascar Herping Nov 2017

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Madagascar Herping Nov 2017

Postby Neil Rowntree » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:51 pm

Hello all,

I'm still going through frog and chameleon IDs, but as it's taking forever I thought I'd just get the report & photos posted.

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Uroplatus sikorae

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Phelsuma quadriocellata

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Sanzinia m. madagascariensis

Full report at http://northumberlandexplorer.weebly.co ... -2017.html

All the best,
Neil
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Re: Madagascar Herping Nov 2017

Postby Bastien Comment » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:00 pm

Gosh, Mamy, Donna and Rap! Only familiar faces there :D Nice to see they're doing fine. Does Rap finally handle snakes or is he still scared of them?

Thanks for sharing, brings back good old memories. Madagascar is really a very cool herping place isn't it? ;)
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Re: Madagascar Herping Nov 2017

Postby Neil Rowntree » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:42 am

Bastien Comment wrote:Gosh, Mamy, Donna and Rap! Only familiar faces there :D Nice to see they're doing fine. Does Rap finally handle snakes or is he still scared of them?

Thanks for sharing, brings back good old memories. Madagascar is really a very cool herping place isn't it? ;)


Hey Bastien,

It was pretty awesome! We ended up having quite unseasonable weather but still found loads - so I can't imagine the fun you guys had when you went during Jan/Feb!

They were all great guys! I could be wrong but I think the Stenophis variabilis we got on the last night may have been the first snake Rap had held - don't think he was too keen!

Thanks again for the advice!
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Re: Madagascar Herping Nov 2017

Postby Bobby Bok » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:59 pm

Excellent finds including many iconic species, definitely a dream destination!
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Re: Madagascar Herping Nov 2017

Postby Yannick Francioli » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:01 pm

Awesome trip report, Mada is a true herping paradise!

Can't believe you found three stenophis... three trips there and I found two !
And the Acrantophis was a nice one! Big and fat.

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Re: Madagascar Herping Nov 2017

Postby Neil Rowntree » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:12 pm

It is such an awesome destination - I'm just disappointed it took me so long to finally visit!

Yannick - it felt like I was always chasing an unattainable species count as Mamy kept on reminding me how many snakes you guys found. In the end I guess I'll take 3 Stenophis as a minor victory :lol: !
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Re: Madagascar Herping Nov 2017

Postby Ray Hamilton » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:48 am

Nice one Neil, what a great trip to such a fascinating destination.

Loved the Phelsuma shots. The thought of finding those stunning lizards in the wild is reason enough to make the trip.

Raises the question, where next?
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