The three amigos: many species in only a few hours!

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 capucinus. After saying goodbye to Borja, Glenn and I found a Reticulated python (Python reticulatus) crossing the road. Great! The second evening, Glenn and I spent a few hours searching in the forest and among other things we found a beautiful vivid specimen of Dendrelaphis formosus and a male Phuket pit viper (Trimeresurus phuketensis)!

ESP: Este fin de semana había dos visitantes en la isla, Borja de las Heras y Glenn Bowley. El viernes por la noche con solamente unas pocos horas antes del vuelo de ida de Borja, salimos y encontramos unas especies bonitas durante el tiempo limitado que tuvimos, incluyeron: Ptyas korros (rescatado de un canal), Xenochropis flavipunctatus (rescatado de una carreterra ocupada) y luego Borja hacía muy bien, encontrándose tres especímenes del gecko hermoso Cyrtodactylus oldhami junto con un Lycodon capucinus. Después de decirle adiós a Borja, Glenn y yo encontramos a un pitón reticulado (Python reticulatus) cruzando la carretera. Genial! La segunda noche, Glenn y yo pasamos unas pocas horas buscando en el bosque y entre otros se dejaron ver un espécimen brillante de Dendrelaphis formosus y un macho de la víbora de Phuket (Trimeresurus phuketensis).

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By Matt Wilson

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