Amphibian & Reptile Travels

Monthly Archives: November 2017

As well as trying to be an awesome teacher now I live on Phuket I also want to work closely with the local herpetofauna when I am able to, maybe even helping in their conservation. Last night, Kat and I had a fantastic find of a male Phuket pit viper (Trimeresurus phuketensis) in a part of the island where this species has not been found before. They were only previously known from… Read More

This weekend there were two visitors to the island, Borja de las Heras and Glenn Bowley. Friday evening with only a few hours before Borja’s return flight we went out and found some nice species in the limited time we had, they included: Ptyas korros (rescued from a canal), Xenochropis flavipunctatus (rescued from a busy road) and then Borja was on fire, finding three specimens of the beautiful gecko Cyrtodactylus oldhami together with a Lycodon… Read More

Having not been well most of the week I had to cancel any visit to the forest this weekend and instead Kat and I went to see the local Krathong celebrations on the coast for an hour tonight. Thankfully there were some nice mangroves here and after searching the edges with a torch we found three Dog-faced water snakes (Cerberus rynchops), three Gerard’s water snakes (Gerarda prevostiana) and a Mangrove pit viper… Read More

We spent a night on this peaceful island which is about 20 minutes away by boat from Phuket. I was there on a family trip but some interesting species were seen around the accommodation, including a Ornate flying snake (Chrysopelea ornata) which I caught as it crossed my balcony. ESP: Pasamos una noche en esta isla tranquila la que se ubica a unos veinte minutos de Phuket en barco. Estuve allí para… Read More