Morocco in December - COLD!! but good...

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Morocco in December - COLD!! but good...

Postby Bobby Bok » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:27 pm

Escaping the horrible winter in Holland to a place south is always a good idea! This winter I went to Northern Morocco for some winter herping fun with Laura, Gert Jan, Dominik, Frank and Morgane and we had a great trip. By day it was sunny but by night sometimes freezing. Also it was dry and windy, so not easy herping, but we managed to find all our (mainly amphibian-) targets.

Click here for the full report:
https://www.herpsafari.nl/tripreports-o ... w-morocco/

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Pelobates varaldi

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Alytes maurus

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Discoglossus scovazzi

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Hyla meridionalis

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Salamandra algira tingitana

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Trogonophis wiegmanni

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Chamaeleo chamaeleon
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Re: Morocco in December - COLD!! but good...

Postby Laura Bok » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:41 pm

A little colder than expected indeed, but with determination and a super-motivated team we still could find all of our targets. And last but not least have an awesome week of herping fun to start the new year in style!
Click here for a different perspective on my flickr-account:
https://www.flickr.com/gp/140164286@N07/m187gv

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Moroccan Spadefoot Toad (Pelobates varaldi)

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Berber Toad (Sclerophrys mauritanica)

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Iberian False Smooth Snake (Macroprotodon brevis)

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Moroccan Midwife Toad (Alytes maurus)

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North African Fire Salamander (Salamandra algira ssp. splendens)

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North African Fire Salamander (Salamandra algira ssp. splendens)

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North African Fire Salamander (Salamandra algira ssp. tingitana)

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African Green Toad (Bufotes boulengeri)

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Mediterranean Chameleon (Chamaeleo chamaeleon)

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Barbary Macaque (Macaca sylvanus)
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Re: Morocco in December - COLD!! but good...

Postby Ilias Strachinis » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:45 pm

Great findings guys!
and Bobby, nice t-shirt ;) :D
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Re: Morocco in December - COLD!! but good...

Postby Neil Rowntree » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:48 pm

What a delightful handful of berber toad!...And some interesting Blanus photography techniques.

Another good read Bobby, and splendid photography both of you!
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Re: Morocco in December - COLD!! but good...

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:59 am

Lovely manders!!!
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Re: Morocco in December - COLD!! but good...

Postby Peter Oefinger » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:09 am

Laura Bok wrote:start the new year in style!
Indeed, that's probably the best way to start a new year.
Congrats to These interesting findings!
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Re: Morocco in December - COLD!! but good...

Postby Jürgen Gebhart » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:43 pm

Very nice!
Love the Toads!
No Swimming Bobby? ;)
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Re: Morocco in December - COLD!! but good...

Postby Robin Duborget » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:28 pm

Wow ! Salamandra algira splendens is indeed splendid ! And not often seen on this forum. Love the toads too !

Thanks !

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Re: Morocco in December - COLD!! but good...

Postby Bobby Bok » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:57 pm

Thanks a lot guys!

And Jürgen, with so many potential new species around it didn't even occur to me to take a dip! Also the night temperatures around freezing didn't help :D
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Re: Morocco in December - COLD!! but good...

Postby Mario Schweiger » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:26 am

like always - great shots.
the brown salamander looks great ;)
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Please visit also my personal Herp-site vipersgarden.at
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