Field Report – Small trip in Southeastern France – June 2012

3 days, that’s enough for a nice little herp trip! With Jean & Philippe, we decided to go to the east of France, in primary goal to see some Vipera aspis aspis. Despite difficult weather, the results are quite positive!

A couple of Rana temporaria on the road

A couple of Rana temporaria on the road

 

Mustela erminea, The mother and its young !

Mustela erminea, The mother and its young !

 

 

The first basking viper

 

 

A concolor Vipera aspis aspis in its habitat

A concolor Vipera aspis aspis in its habitat

 

A concolor Vipera aspis aspis in its habitat

A concolor Vipera aspis aspis in its habitat

A concolor Vipera aspis aspis - close up

A concolor Vipera aspis aspis – close up

 

Concolor Vipera aspis, crazy morph

Concolor Vipera aspis, crazy morph

 

Vipera aspis aspis

This one want to be sure there is no predators…

 

The great variability of Vipera aspis

 

A young concolor Vipera aspis, crazy !

A young concolor Vipera aspis, crazy !

An enormous (more than 45 cm!) Anguis fragilis

An enormous (more than 45 cm!) Anguis fragilis

 

The very common Marmota marmota

The very common Marmota marmota

The concolor Vipera aspis

Always here…

Vipera aspis aspis

Vipera aspis aspis

Rana temporaria

Rana temporaria temporaria

Zootoca vivipara vivipara

Zootoca vivipara vivipara

 

Coronella austriaca

Coronella austriaca

Coronella austriaca

Coronella austriaca

Waiting the sun...

Waiting the sun…

 

Herpers are happy

Herpers are happy

 

Vipera aspis aspis male

 

Vipera aspis aspis

Vipera aspis aspis

Vipera aspis aspis

Vipera aspis aspis female

 

Podarcis muralis

Female of Lacerta bilineata

Female of Lacerta bilineata

 

And a big male

And a big male

 

A beautiful mediterranean stream

A beautiful mediterranean stream

 

Timon lepidus in its habitat

 

Timon lepidus

Timon lepidus, Lézard ocellé

 

Bufo calamita

Bufo calamita

Chalcides striatus

Chalcides striatus

 

Salamandra salamandra terrestris, a young one

 

 

Observed species:

Amphibians:
Salamandra salamandra terrestris
Ichtyosorus alpestris alpestris
Bufo bufo spinosus
Bufo calamita
Hyla meridionalis
Rana temporaria temporaria

Reptiles:
Podarcis muralis
Podarcis liolepis cebennensis
Zootoca vivipara vivipara
Lacerta bilineata
Timon lepidus
Psammodromus algirus
Chalcides striatus
Anguis fragilis
Tarentola mauretanica
Coronella austriaca
Vipera aspis aspis

 

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Un Commentaire

  1. anatole 15 janvier 2013 at 17 h 54 min #

    Il y a bien longtemps que je n’ai pas rencontré de jolie salamandre comme celle de la dernière photo, il me semble qu’elles se font de plus en plus rare.
    Cordialement.
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