Morocco - january 2015

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Morocco - january 2015

Postby Thor Hakonsen » Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:17 pm

Not sure if this one perhaps should be in the vacation section - but much more easy to find for peolpe looking for info/pics from Morocco here..

I travelled down to Agadir between 10-17.january with the wife - and after speaking to some other scandinavian herpers that had been in the area around Agadir, who had seen several different lizard and gecko species in december, I had high hopes on seeing several species including some of the smaller geckos and agamas. But on daytime, there was no life in the reptiles at all ! I found only some Mauremys and off course frogs. At night time there was high activity in the Tarentola mauritanica in Agadir, and some kilometers south of Agadir, near Sidi R'bat I found several T.chazilea. But, as I'm going back in april, it was good to get to know the area and the maniacal driving habits of the locals and how the police controls works (I only got one speeding ticket, one parking ticket and one telling of by a police officer only speaking french up in Atlas)

Here is the animals I encountered, and got pictures of :


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Tarentola mauritanica


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Amietophrynus mauritanicus (?)


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Bufotes boulengeri


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Pelophylax saharicus


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Mauremys leprosa saharica


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Tarentola chazilae
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Re: Morocco - january 2015

Postby Mario Schweiger » Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:04 am

Nice pictures, Thor.
Yes, its A. mauritanicus.
Correct spelling is P. saharicus :lol:

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Re: Morocco - january 2015

Postby Thor Hakonsen » Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:01 am

Thanks Mario !

A typo on the frog there - changed it now :)
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Re: Morocco - january 2015

Postby Niklas Ban » Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:05 am

Nice Photography! I saw it already on Facebook and waited for some more! :)
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Re: Morocco - january 2015

Postby Rémon ter Harmsel » Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:06 pm

Love the gecko pictures, stunning!
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Re: Morocco - january 2015

Postby Ronald Zimmerman » Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:29 pm

Great T. chazilae and T. mauritanica shots :) Looking forward to your trip in April. :)
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Re: Morocco - january 2015

Postby Thor Hakonsen » Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:11 pm

Thanks all for the comments on the photography !

Ronald, I'm really looking forward to that trip also :) I'm having wet dreams of getting the opportunity to get real good shots of Cerastes cerastes !
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Re: Morocco - january 2015

Postby miguel santos » Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:23 pm

Yes, I like the chalizae also. I'm sure you will like your next trip to the area.
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Re: Morocco - january 2015

Postby Ronald Zimmerman » Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:27 pm

Thor Hakonsen wrote:Thanks all for the comments on the photography !

Ronald, I'm really looking forward to that trip also :) I'm having wet dreams of getting the opportunity to get real good shots of Cerastes cerastes !

I would be really jealous if you get real good shots of Cerastes cerastes :D Also a good reason for me to go back to Morocco. :)
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