One week in Morocco - October 2016.

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One week in Morocco - October 2016.

Postby Matthieu Berroneau » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:50 pm

Hello everybody!

I come back from a week in Morocco. It was short but great...

We can find the summary of the trip here :
http://www.herpetofocus.fr/field-report ... -one-7718/

And some sample below!

Hemorrhois hippocrepis
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Myriopholis algeriensis
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Stenodactylus stenodactylus
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Psammophis schokari
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Naja haje legionis
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Bitis arietans
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Lytorhynchus diadema
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Psammophis schokari
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Re: One week in Morocco - October 2016.

Postby Andre Schmid » Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:28 am

Awesome !
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Re: One week in Morocco - October 2016.

Postby Sebastian Holzki » Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:37 am

Really great pictures.
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Re: One week in Morocco - October 2016.

Postby Thor Hakonsen » Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:15 am

As always great photography from you Matthieu!
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Re: One week in Morocco - October 2016.

Postby Kai Kolodziej » Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:07 pm

Already saw a few shots on facebook, really great ones. Especially the Naja in the dunes and the report is too very intresting. Seems like a great trip.

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Re: One week in Morocco - October 2016.

Postby Matthieu Berroneau » Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:12 pm

Thanks, yes short but good :D !
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Re: One week in Morocco - October 2016.

Postby Thomas Bader » Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:27 pm

Wow - I really enjoyed reading your report on such a near winter day.
Great records and pictures!
Unbelievable Malpolon with 2 m and what a diameter!!
So what happens to the snakes in captivity of the snake catchers?
Are they fed or are they just expecting their end of lifetime after a while?

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Re: One week in Morocco - October 2016.

Postby Matthieu Berroneau » Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:30 pm

Yes the Malpolon was amazing. Really a giant one.
He doesn't feed them. It is probably not a generality but this guy tell us that he release each specimen after one or two months. Maybe just after or before capture a new one. And I think he was not a fibber.
He really impress us because he knows lot of thing on the biology, ecology and distribution of each species.
One of its Bitis give dozen of young Bitis. He tell us to release the small Bitis in the Nature.

His only error : he tell us that the teeth of the Bitis grow after grabbing. So he release the Bitis like the other snake thinking the released Bitis will be like before the capture... :geek:
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Re: One week in Morocco - October 2016.

Postby Michal Szkudlarek » Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:42 pm

Two dogs fell in a large tank. After many minutes of stress, we finally manage to save this dogs, using rope and old board…

was this tank created to store water from rainfall in order to use that water to grow plants? does it rain in there?

also how was that snake hunter earning money? like snake hunters in australia- helping people to take away snakes from their property?
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Re: One week in Morocco - October 2016.

Postby Matthieu Berroneau » Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:45 pm

Yes, this kind of tank. But a huge one with plastic support.
We also find dead dog in a small and classic tank.

If I have understand well, this snake hunter have money like the other one : he shows some snakes in the center of next big city... :(

Absolutly not like in Australia. In Morocco (but too often like in Europe), when a man see a snake, he kills the snake...
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