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 #1995725


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 Its the time of the season

Havent been here for some time, seen some really nice pictures posted lately - thanks for that.

Spring has finally found its way to Sweden, you know its here when the snakes come out. Here is a Vipera berus from this year.



04/30/09  04:01pm

 #1996227


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  Message To: Jonas77   In reference to Message Id: 1995725


 Its the time of the season

cool pic! i dont think i have ever seen that kind of snake before, its cool looking.



05/01/09  08:26am

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Repticmantroy
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  Message To: Jonas77   In reference to Message Id: 1995725


 Its the time of the season

Dude that is an awesome pic. I live in NH so the most dangerous thing around here is a very rare species around here any way timber rattlesnake.



05/01/09  09:45am

 #1996322


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  Message To: Repticmantroy   In reference to Message Id: 1996250


 Its the time of the season

Timber rattlers are sweet. That viper has not shed yet, so its a bit dull, the males get a nice blueish grey in the spring time.

We only have 3 species of snakes here; the viper above, the grass snake Natrix natrix and the "smooth snake" Coronella austriaca. The first two are abundant, the last one is a bit rare to see mainly due to its cryptic life style. One have to flip rocks to find it if you dont spot it in the spring when it basks in the sun more.

We also only have 3 lizards, the common lizard (forest-lizard in swedish) Lacerta (Zootoca?) viviparathe sand lizard Lacerta agilis, and the slow-worm Anguis fragilis. The sand lizard is a bit more rare and likes the southern parts of sweden.

Lastly, we have around 15 species of amphibians, two of them are salamanders and the rest is frogs and toads. Many of the frogs/toads are endemic to the most southern parts of the country. Makes it fun to go down there and do som grogging though!

Here is a few pics, older but I figured Id show them.
A pool frog, Rana lessonae. These are endemic to the northern part of my county, in the middle of sweden. Ive done some research on them through the university.


This is what you get for collecting eggs for research... Blood sucking leches (Hirudo medicinalis)



The only grass snake pic I can dig up now:



Another viper



European tree frog Hyla arborea



Just a crazy pic of some common frogs Rana temporaria



And finally some more vipers, they are just so much more easy to photograph; the grass snakes are really nervous and split the moment they see you...




05/01/09  01:39pm

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Repticmantroy
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  Message To: Jonas77   In reference to Message Id: 1996322


 Its the time of the season

NH has a lot more we dont have any lizards but we do have 11 species of snake

Garter snake
Ribbon snake
Brown snake
Northern red-bellied snake
Ringneck snake
Smooth green snake
eastern Milk snake
Eastern hognose snake
Northern black racer
Northern water snake
Timber rattlesnake

22 amphibians

Northern Two-lined Salamander
Spring Salamander
Spotted Salamander
Slimy Salamander
Northern Redback Salamander
Mudpuppy
Jefferson Salamander
Marbled Salamander
Four-toed Salamander
Eastern/Red-spotted Newt
Northern Dusky Salamander
Blue-spotted Salamander
Bull Frog
Green Frog
Northern Leopard Frog
Pickerel Frog
Wood Frog
Mink Frog
Gray Tree Frog
Spring Peeper
American Toad
Fowler’s Toad

And we have 7 species of turtles

Blanding’s Turtle
Eastern Box Turtle
Common Musk Turtle (stink pot turtle)
Eastern Painted Turtle
Snapping Turtle
Spotted Turtle
Wood Turtle

I have lots of fun with reptiles and amphibians during the summer


















05/01/09  06:12pm

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  Message To: Repticmantroy   In reference to Message Id: 1996476


 Its the time of the season

smiley egghead sorry i have terrets



05/02/09  11:55am

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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 1996917


 Its the time of the season

austin stop hacking into my account!!!!!!



05/09/09  08:34pm

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Jonas77
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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 2001487


 Its the time of the season

Took a short trip the other day to a place with Rana lessone. These frogs are localy endemic to this smal region of the country, but are plentyfull in rest of Europe.



Just a short distance from the arcepelago of the east cost of middle Sweden.



07/23/09  10:31am

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  Message To: Jonas77   In reference to Message Id: 2043869


 Its the time of the season

Quote:

NH has a lot more we dont have any lizards but we do have 11 species of snake



NO lizards, is thet correct? It sounds really strange considering all the other herptiles...



07/23/09  03:36pm


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