Atractaspis, earlier today

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Atractaspis, earlier today

Postby Daniel Thie » Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:28 pm

doin a night trip in the Arad area, we saw few reptiles but many mammals, including a porky pine, rabbits, foxes and - surprisingly - two wolves.
However, suddenly, something that really caught my attention was to be found on the road...
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of course it did not come with the box^^ and actually was a bit reluctant to go in there. But then calmed down after few mins.
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handle with care!
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resting
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portrait
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time to let it go
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Re: Atractaspis, earlier today

Postby Thomas Bader » Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:53 pm

Great record - congratulations. I guess mole vipers are quite rare and even hard to find.
I would never handle these snakes without thick gloves!
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Re: Atractaspis, earlier today

Postby Daniel Thie » Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:48 pm

I have a feeling in my area here, all snakes are rare :-(
Concerning the gloves: I only handeled it with a stick and that box, never came closer to its head than about half a meter. For an Ein Gedi Mole Viper it was quite big BTW - about 90cm.
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Re: Atractaspis, earlier today

Postby Jürgen Gebhart » Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:33 pm

Congrats Daniel!

This is on the top five of my list when I`m the back in Israel again!!
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