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Cyprus 2012

Postby Andre Schmid » Fri May 04, 2012 7:31 am

Hi @ all,

we (D. Bohle, F. Reimann, M. Gebel, M. Glass, S. Möller and me) made a trip to the cyprus island to search for some big vipers, with success :)

Here are a few Photos from our trip, I hope you like it.

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Laudakia stellio

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Dolichophis jugularis

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Hyla savignyi

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Malpolon insignitus

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Phoenicolacerta troodica

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Ophisops elegans

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And the main target of the most guys ....a big viper :lol: Macrovipera l. lebetina


If you want to see more (to much Photos to post here) please check my personal trip report on my website (only in german):

http://www.viperas.de/Zypern2012.html

Best regards

Andre
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Re: Cyprus 2012

Postby Mario Schweiger » Fri May 04, 2012 8:11 am

Super Bilder..... und dann gleich 2 Ringelnattern.
Der Trip hat sich wohl wirklich ausgezahlt.

Sorry, wrong language!
Super pictures ..... and two Grass Snakes.
must have been a nice and successful trip

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Please visit also my personal Herp-site vipersgarden.at
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Re: Cyprus 2012

Postby Daniel Bohle » Fri May 04, 2012 8:38 am

Mario Schweiger wrote: ..... and two Grass Snakes.

3 :D
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Re: Cyprus 2012

Postby Andre Schmid » Fri May 04, 2012 8:41 am

Daniel Bohle wrote:3 :D


For sure, 3 grass snakes and wet shoes for two days :lol:
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Re: Cyprus 2012

Postby Jürgen Gebhart » Fri May 04, 2012 11:06 am

Top!! Very cool!!!
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Re: Cyprus 2012

Postby Sandra Panienka » Fri May 04, 2012 11:34 am

Awesome photos, I also enjoyed your trip report. I've already admired some of the pictures taken by Markus. Great to see more. The grass snakes are real beauties. I can't help it, but the Dolichophis jugularis really reminds me of an American black racer. Kinda cool. My favorite is probably the Malpolon. Which were the species that you wanted to find but couldn't?
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Re: Cyprus 2012

Postby Daniel Bohle » Fri May 04, 2012 11:42 am

Hierophis cypriensis
Hierophis nummifer - alive
Malpolon insignitus - not milky or slower :D
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Re: Cyprus 2012

Postby Ray Hamilton » Fri May 04, 2012 2:45 pm

Great photos and finds, especially the Grass Snakes. What is the situation with the Cypriot Grass snakes. Are they afforded any sort of protection on the island now ?
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Re: Cyprus 2012

Postby Peter Oefinger » Fri May 04, 2012 3:12 pm

Really phantastic, Andre! Great species list (no Ablepharus?) and fine art picture quality!
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Re: Cyprus 2012

Postby Andre Schmid » Fri May 04, 2012 3:26 pm

First thanks :)

@Ray

I think their situation is critical..on the one side they build protection and info shields like this

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And on the other side they directly destroy the last good habitats....difficult to say which way it goes.

@ Peter

For sure we found a lot of these but (I was) still are to lazy to photograph this little freaks :lol:
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