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WCIF... bamboo vipers?

WCIF... bamboo vipers?

Postby jesus80 » 25 Oct 2015, 09:48

Yeah, where can I find them? and I don't mean a description of the generic place where they usually live, no, I mean... in which concrete points have you guys spotted them? I know they live in the trees and bushes, normally near some source of water...

According to the site snakesoftaiwan.com they should still be active (they are active until the temperature drops below 14ºC), and it's a snake that I haven't consciously seen in almost 5 years... shame on me!
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Re: WCIF... bamboo vipers?

Postby Chris » 25 Oct 2015, 13:26

Jiajiuliao Creek, near Wulai
Fairy Footprint Hill, Jingmei
Jinlong Industry Road, in the hills above Neihu
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Re: WCIF... bamboo vipers?

Postby Mucha Man » 25 Oct 2015, 22:58

Along with the places Chris mentioned, Maokong, numerous places. The riverpaths in Mucha. Full Moon Park (also a banded krait).
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Re: WCIF... bamboo vipers?

Postby tommy525 » 26 Oct 2015, 00:07

Deadly dangerous, why would you want one? Get one of those harmless green grass snakes instead.
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Re: WCIF... bamboo vipers?

Postby jesus80 » 26 Oct 2015, 17:35

Thanks Chris, much appreciated.

Actually I wanted names of very locations, but "Jinlong Industry Road" will do it :). I will check it out this week... it's one area I wanted to investigate, since somebody told me that there were "hundreds of snakes". Let's see :P

Mucha, banded kraits are awesome, but I already saw two, different nights. I will google that Full Moon Park though (no idea where it is, never heard of it).

Tommy, great green snakes don't make good potions. Green vipers do.
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Re: WCIF... bamboo vipers?

Postby Chris » 26 Oct 2015, 18:15

The one I saw at Fairy Footprint was a baby.

The directions to Jiajiuliao Creek are a little involved. Been there numerous times; only saw a bamboo viper there once, but it was a beaut.
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Re: WCIF... bamboo vipers?

Postby jesus80 » 26 Oct 2015, 18:50

Chris wrote:The one I saw at Fairy Footprint was a baby.

The directions to Jiajiuliao Creek are a little involved. Been there numerous times; only saw a bamboo viper there once, but it was a beaut.

Uhmmm... what do you mean about Jiajiuliao creek? sorry I don't get it haha.
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Re: WCIF... bamboo vipers?

Postby Mucha Man » 26 Oct 2015, 23:10

jesus80 wrote:
Chris wrote:The one I saw at Fairy Footprint was a baby.

The directions to Jiajiuliao Creek are a little involved. Been there numerous times; only saw a bamboo viper there once, but it was a beaut.

Uhmmm... what do you mean about Jiajiuliao creek? sorry I don't get it haha.


He means it's the name of a creek and the hiking trail that runs beside it.

Btw you do get that even if i gave you gps coordinates the snake is unlikrly to be there when you arrive?
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Re: WCIF... bamboo vipers?

Postby jesus80 » 26 Oct 2015, 23:15

Mucha, there are some good places for snakes, and I believe that there are snakes that hang around the same area. If you see a green viper in one location, it's pretty likely that that area is good for finding green vipers. When I asked for an "specific location" I just meant that "Yang Ming Shan" or "Sanxia" are not enough specific.
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Re: WCIF... bamboo vipers?

Postby Mucha Man » 26 Oct 2015, 23:19

jesus80 wrote:Mucha, there are some good places for snakes, and I believe that there are snakes that hang around the same area. If you see a green viper in one location, it's pretty likely that that area is good for finding green vipers. When I asked for an "specific location" I just meant that "Yang Ming Shan" or "Sanxia" are not enough specific.


Well I have seen them all over the trails of Maokong. Big bamboo growing area.
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