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adj. Zoology. Adapted for or used in burrowing or digging
we're now less than a month away from the herping season beginning in earnest in Taiwan
Tiger Mountaineer wrote:we're now less than a month away from the herping season beginning in earnest in Taiwan
Chasing poisonous snakes around the forest in the dark? Looks awesome! Do you organize herping missions?
Pingdong wrote:nice video. I have not yet found that species.
so far this year have seen bamboo and long nosed vipers a cat snake and a friends dog killed some ratsnakes a few weeks back.
also lots of lizards, toads and frogs out, but they are out all year anyway.
Pingdong wrote:you know, despite every single aboriginal piece of art having those beauties in it here, I have not ever seen ONE in the wild! and the only living one I have ever seen was at taipei zoo
sorry for the laziness, these are the latin on the ones I find:
Boiga kraepelini (cat snake)
Bungarus multicinctus (krait)
Protobothrops mucrosquamatus (i call these long nose vipers, I think im wrong now though)
T. stejnegeri (bamboo viper)
last fall saw a good amount of Lycodon ruhstrati in the hills on the roads. Also a lot of DOR
anyone ever found Euprepiophis mandarina? when I was breeding reptiles in Canada I was OBSESSED with this snake, among a few others found here. Though i no longer have an interest in captive animals, I am REALLY wanting to see one of these in the wild!
as an aside, one of my other passions while serious into herbs back home were caecilians, terrestrial ones. I have always to this day searched for them through my travels without luck. ANd as I know never recorded from Taiwan, but im putting this out there in case there are any others into these fascinating amphibians.
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