Amphibian & Reptile Travels

Monthly Archives: April 2009

I thought I would upload some more photos from my Crete trip last week, this time including a couple of landscape shots to give abit of an idea of some of the areas we explored. Have a good weekend. A rocky hillside with a number of old stone walls where I found Balkan Green Lizards (Lacerta trilineata) and Balkan Whip Snake (Hierophis gemonensis). Further down the hillside in cultivated areas we also… Read More

Here is a photo of myself and Kevin Byrnes after capturing a very fiesty Balkan Whip Snake (Hierophis gemonensis) in a beautiful olive- grove habitat last week on Crete. We managed to capture a further two of these shy snakes during our great trip. Thanks to Suzanne for the pic:

Just got back from my trip to Crete with Kevin Byrnes and his girlfriend, and fellow herp enthusiast Suzanne. What a great trip it was, despite mixed weather, including hail storms we found pretty much everything we wanted.  After a first couple of days with rain and wind which were spent in pursuit of amphibians, we were lucky to have two whole days of sunny weather which allowed us to find lots of… Read More

I have recently recieved word that an area where I have some good memories has been turned into a quarry near to the city of Cartagena in Murcia, Spain. In March last year, in this small hillside area I caught a wonderful male Montpellier snake (Malpolon monspessulanus) of 180cm, the biggest I had caught to date. At the time there were signs of development but I did not feel it would be… Read More