Phuket observations in May

It’s been a busy time at work but I have had a number of good finds over the past month. I have done especially well with Wagler’s pit vipers (Tropidolaemus wagleri) having seen six females, including four big adults. Furthermore, I have found two Blood pythons (Python brongersmai) who sit in ambush each evening by their holes and have been around for over a month now.

In two weeks time I will leave Phuket for six weeks travelling to the UAE, Slovakia, Hungary and then the UK.

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Female Wagler’s pit viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri)
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Female Wagler’s pit viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri)
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Juvenile female Wagler’s pit viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri)
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Juvenile female Wagler’s pit viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri)

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Green cat snake (Boiga cyanea)

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Blood python (Python brongersmai)
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Female Wagler’s pit viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri)

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Mangrove cat snake (Boiga dendrophila)
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Young female Wagler’s pit viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri)

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Speckled vine snake (Ahaetulla fasciota)

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Female Wagler’s pit viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri)

2 responses to “Phuket observations in May”

  1. Hi Ian, yes I’ve seen two A.fasciota in Phuket in two different parts of the island. I think I’ve counted over 30 species on the island so far from my own observations, including significant range extensions on T.phuketensis.
    Cheers,
    Matt

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