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Winter in Israel

Postby GertJan Verspui » Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:46 pm

Last december I visited Israel with my girlfriend, it was her first time and my 3rd. I was not the most hardcore herping trip known to men, but we enjoyed it and were lucky enough to see some wildlife.

Grab yourself a beer or better some red wine, because it is a very touching, romantic story.

Enjoy!

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Re: Winter in Israel

Postby Thomas Bader » Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:25 pm

Excellent GertJan!
Pseudocerastes is Great. The Green toad reminds me to the Jordan ones, also the landscape in many areas. Very nice Report, I really like it
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Re: Winter in Israel

Postby Jürgen Gebhart » Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:10 pm

As usual, nice Report and cool pics!
Congrats on the Pseudocerastes and the Echis!

I have to go back!!!
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Re: Winter in Israel

Postby Martti Niskanen » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:35 pm

Great as usual.
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Re: Winter in Israel

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:41 pm

That last Echis shot is stunning... :shock:
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Re: Winter in Israel

Postby Laura Bok » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:54 pm

Great! I really love the landscape and Echis shots.
And you were lucky with the Pseudocerastes (as was the snake, being rescued from the hole...), what a stunning animal.
Cheers and thanks for posting!
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Re: Winter in Israel

Postby Peter Oefinger » Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:59 am

Great herps. Btw. Interesting that Phoenicolacerta shows these bright colours already in December.
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Re: Winter in Israel

Postby Michael Wilms » Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:13 pm

Great report and stunning pictures!
Looks like a great area for herping!
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Re: Winter in Israel

Postby GertJan Verspui » Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:05 am

Thank you Thomas!

Thanks Jürgen, you didn't go to Israel in a long time, so you should go back! Tarentola annularis is waiting for you, you gecko man!

Thank you Martti!

Thanks Jeroen, I was not really happy with the Echis shots, but I liked that one the most also.

Cheers Laura, the landscapes alone make it a great place already!

Thanks Peter, I was a bit surprised by that too, in october 2013 they did not have those colors, but they should get even more bright with more contrast.

Thank you Michael, it is a great place for herping, this time we only visited 3 areas, so there are much more very interesting habitats in Israel.
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