• Bart Siebelink-KP-Netherlands2010-10

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    A heathland in Drenthe. Mind the difference between the left (the yellowish grassy area) and the right half where the grass was removed in order to restore the heather. But all the reptiles live in the grass thickets.

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  • Bart Siebelink-KP-zoeken-2

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    This is how a hidden reptile must perceive a searching herpetologist.

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  • Bart Siebelink-KP-Netherlands2010-12

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    A juvenile adder (Vipera berus) basking. The coils hold the warmth. As it gets warmer the snake will loosen its coils. When it gets too hot it will finally seek shelter.

    Bart Siebelink-KP-Netherlands2010-12
  • Bart Siebelink adder vipera berus

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    Harmless or dangerous threat? The historical myth of the adder revisited.

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  • Ringslang Bart Siebelink Pijpestrootje

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    A large grass snake (Natrix natrix helvetica) living between the thickets of Molinea coerulea.

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  • Bart Siebelink-KP-Netherlands2010-9

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    Smelling with its tongue.

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  • Bart Siebelink-KP-Netherlands2010-8

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    And here performing another myth: hypnotising its prey of course.

    Bart Siebelink-KP-Netherlands2010-8
  • Elapheschrenckii612

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    Around the airport of Eelde in the northern part of the Netherlands occur a population of the Russian Rat Snake (Elaphe schrenckii).

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  • elapheschrenckii3612

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    This year (2011) we found 6 specimens of the Russian Rat Snake

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    And even a juvenile

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