It’s been a while since I’ve written anything for my blog, not through a lack of content but more of a lack of time. I decided that it was time to sit down and go through some of my pictures and get to writing a fresh post.
Ok so here it goes, a post about a short herping trip I had in Krabi.
I had been planning to meet up with Vern Lovic, a well known snake expert in Thailand and author of ThailandSnakes.com but sadly I just never found the time. I decided it was high time I headed down to Krabi to meet up with Vern and see what herpetofauna we could find.
Although my visit was very short and the weather at times was less than ideal for herping I was able to see a plethora of species I had never seen before and many familiar ones too. All in all it was a pretty successful trip for me, So without further ado here’s what I saw:
I came to Krabi with a long list of snakes I wanted to see; a slightly unrealistic expectation I have to admit in hindsight. Despite the short time frame and sometimes less than Ideal conditions I was able to see three species I’d never seen before and a few familiar ones too.
Along with some beautiful snake species I was lucky enough to encounter some of Krabi’s beautiful geckos species three of which (pictured below) where species I’d never seen before.
A massive thanks to Vern Lovic whose keen eyes, knowledge of the local area and it’s prime herping locations enabled me to see so much more than I ever would have by myself. His website ThailandSnakes.com and his youtube channel Thailand Living were what introduced me to Thailand’s herpetofauna and got me hooked on herping.
Thanks also to Vincent Vega who drove with me to some of the herping locations, kept me from getting lost and was my herping companion along with Vern on most of the nights. You can see some of Vince’s finds from Krabi and elsewhere in Thailand on his youtube channel here Vincen Vega