Lesvos May 2019

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Lesvos May 2019

Postby Pablo Deschepper » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:37 pm

In the beginning of May I went on a small herping/birding trip with two friends to Lesvos, Greece. We mainly prepared ourselves looking for birding spots, most of the herp spots were picked while traveling between birding spots. Weather was not on our side for amphibians with temperatures of 5°C at night and windy. Here are some pictures of the herp-life we encountered, sadly no Montivipera. I will definitely revisit this wonderful island.

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Some extra's:

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Xerotyphlops vermicularis 5
Eirenis modestus >10
Eryx jaculus 3
Dolichophis caspius 2
Platyceps najadum 1
Natrix tesselata 1 (heavy in shed)
Ophisops elegans >10
Lacerta trilineata >10
Pseudopus apodus 7
Laudakia stellio 2
Mauremys rivulata >100
Testudo graeca 5
Hyla orientalis >10
Bufotes viridis 4
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Re: Lesvos May 2019

Postby Niklas Ban » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:08 pm

Bunch of pretty nice images man! I also very enjoyed your bird images. :)
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Re: Lesvos May 2019

Postby Mario Schweiger » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:55 am

nice findings.
the pattern-less jaculus looks fine
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Please visit also my personal Herp-site vipersgarden.at
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Re: Lesvos May 2019

Postby Jim Wetherall » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:16 am

Very cool Pablo, great haul of species. As you said, shame about the lack of Montivipera but it's a perfect excuse to return! Many thanks for the images, love the Testudo graeca shot in particular!
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Re: Lesvos May 2019

Postby Lennart Schmid » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:16 pm

Seems like an awesome trip, thanks for sharing!
Amazing images and finds, that one eryx is absolutely crazy :)
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Re: Lesvos May 2019

Postby Pablo Deschepper » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:07 pm

Here is a birding/herping crossover picture as a bonus

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Re: Lesvos May 2019

Postby Bobby Bok » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:44 pm

Cool trip, love the concolor Sand Boa and the Tree Frog / bird combo :D
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