An update and new photo galleries

I am now back in Thailand after a busy summer where I spent time in the UAE, Slovakia, Hungary and the UK. I have added three photo galleries from these trips which can be viewed on the links below.

United Arab Emirates photo gallery (June 2018)

Slovakia and Hungary photo gallery (July 2018)

UK moorland owls gallery (July 2018)

Back in Phuket and I have had a few nice observations this past week. A three metre Reticulated python (Python reticulatus) crossed the road in front of my car whilst out herping with Norbert. The same evening around ten Asian vine snakes (Ahaetulla prasina), a female Wagler’s pit viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri) as well as a number of lizard and amphibian species. Then as I dropped Norbert off back home a baby python was crossing the road in front of his house.

On a different day I moved a beautiful Dog-toothed cat snake (Boiga cynodon) from a Buddhist temple toilet into the nearby forest and while looking for Oriental Bay owls we found two Striped bronzebacks (Dendrelaphis caudolineatus) our favourite restaurant. On a different afternoon a Clouded monitor lizard (Varanus nebulosus) and an Ornate flying snake (Chrysopelea ornata) crossed the road as I was driving around the island.

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Reticulated python (Python reticulatus)
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Wagler’s pit viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri) female
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Dog-toothed cat snake (Boiga cynodon)
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Clouded monitor lizard (Varanus nebulosus)
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Ornate flying snake (Chrysopelea ornata)
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Striped bronzeback (Dendrelaphis caudolineatus)

2 responses to “An update and new photo galleries”

  1. Great UK owl gallery Matt! Not to mention the many and varied reptiles. I was helping this year myself confirming Long-eared breeding sites. I notice you’ve accidentally captioned one of the Long-eared as a Short-eared (the one in a larch tree). Best wishes, Steve.

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