Phuket pit viper!

After having arrived in Phuket two months ago we were finally able to see the endemic snake of Phuket yesterday: the Phuket pit viper (Trimeresurus phuketensis). As well as this beautiful male viper we also found two Vine snakes (Ahaetulla prasina) and Smith’s litter frog (Leptobrachium smithi). Furthermore, a few evenings previously we found a striped bronze back (Dendrelaphis caudolineatus) the first time I have seen this snake.

FR: Après être arrivé à Phuket il y a deux mois, on a finalement pu voir le serpent endémique de Phuket hier: la Trimérésure de Phuket (Trimeresurus phuketensis). Ainsi que ce beau mâle vipère on a également trouvé deux Ahaetulla prasina et Leptobrachium smithi. En plus, il y a quelques soirs, on a trouvé un Dendrelaphis caudolineatus, la première fois que j’ai vu ce serpent-là. 

ESP: Después de haber llegado en Phuket hace dos meses, se podía finalmente ver a la serpiente endémica de Phuket ayer: la víbora de Phuket (Trimeresurus phuketensis). Además de esta bonita vibora macho, encontramos a dos Ahaetulla prasina y Leptobrachium smithi. Además, algunas noches antes, se encontró un Dendrelaphis caudolineatus la primera vez que he visto esta serpiente.

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By Matt Wilson

2 comments on “Phuket pit viper!

    • I haven’t counted Fred, not doing too bad but I would say I am less than half way through the island list at the moment! Still missing about 15 snake species!

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