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.

fullsizeoutput_3ef

Female Wagler’s pit viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri)

fullsizeoutput_3f0

Female Wagler’s pit viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri)

fullsizeoutput_3e8

Juvenile female Wagler’s pit viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri)

fullsizeoutput_3e9

Juvenile female Wagler’s pit viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri)

fullsizeoutput_3e6

fullsizeoutput_3e2

Green cat snake (Boiga cyanea)

fullsizeoutput_3e1

fullsizeoutput_3e5

Blood python (Python brongersmai)

fullsizeoutput_3df

Female Wagler’s pit viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri)

fullsizeoutput_3e0

fullsizeoutput_3dc

Mangrove cat snake (Boiga dendrophila)

fullsizeoutput_3d7

Young female Wagler’s pit viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri)

fullsizeoutput_3d6fullsizeoutput_3d0

fullsizeoutput_3cb

Speckled vine snake (Ahaetulla fasciota)

fullsizeoutput_3ccfullsizeoutput_3cdfullsizeoutput_3cefullsizeoutput_3cf

fullsizeoutput_3c6

Female Wagler’s pit viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri)

2 Comments on “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

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: