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Snakes!

Re: Snakes!

Postby hannes » 25 Oct 2015, 21:46

Totally unexpected spotting. Was looking at butterflies near a walking trail in Taoyuan when I saw this green tree viper chilling there. Thanks, nature!

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Re: Snakes!

Postby jesus80 » 26 Oct 2015, 18:50

hannes wrote:Totally unexpected spotting. Was looking at butterflies near a walking trail in Taoyuan when I saw this green tree viper chilling there. Thanks, nature!

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You knew that I'm after this snake, right? you just made it to piss me off :lol:
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Re: Snakes!

Postby hannes » 26 Oct 2015, 20:19

jesus80 wrote:You knew that I'm after this snake, right? you just made it to piss me off :lol:


This is a really common snake, so should come across your way at some point. :cool:
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Re: Snakes!

Postby jesus80 » 26 Oct 2015, 20:23

hannes wrote:
jesus80 wrote:You knew that I'm after this snake, right? you just made it to piss me off :lol:


This is a really common snake, so should come across your way at some point. :cool:

I've seen plenty of snakes (some alive, some DOR) but never this one :(
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Re: Snakes!

Postby jesus80 » 28 Oct 2015, 21:59

This is ridiculous. I went for bamboo vipers and... I found another many banded krait. Are they the most common snake in Taiwan or what?
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Re: Snakes!

Postby Nuit » 31 Oct 2015, 14:58

live updates: snake outside in shoe cupboard. Immovable. Wife has called both the police and fire department.
Both are expected shortly :D.
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Re: Snakes!

Postby jesus80 » 31 Oct 2015, 15:35

Nuit wrote:live updates: snake outside in shoe cupboard. Immovable. Wife has called both the police and fire department.
Both are expected shortly :D.

No pictures?
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Re: Snakes!

Postby Nuit » 31 Oct 2015, 15:37

All fairly exciting, and got the neighbours out. Neither police nor fire engine arrived, instead a red Space Gear showed up and 2 young men hopped out with snake grabbers. Snake was darn active, thrashing around and evading capture, so it took them a couple of minutes to pin it down. Once it was caged we got a good look - even though it was still aggressively whipping around inside.

Id'ed as a king ratsnake (臭青母 chou4qing1mu3, or Stinking goddess), apparantly it can release nasty stuff from the anal glands. Thankfully not in this case, as it would've been over our shoe collection. Catchers and snake all departed now, and time for a relaxing cup of tea.

http://www.snakesoftaiwan.com/Elaphe%20carinata/species_elaphe_carinata.htm
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Re: Snakes!

Postby Nuit » 31 Oct 2015, 15:41

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Re: Snakes!

Postby jesus80 » 31 Oct 2015, 15:47

I'm not an expert, but it looks like some sort of rat snake
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