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Matt in Milos

Milos Viper (90cm long) (c) Matt Wilson

At the moment Matt is on his way back from the Greek Island of Milos, where he has been to see and photograph the endemic Milos Viper, (Macrovipera schweizeri).   The viper, which has been endangered for many years, is a large and highly venomous species that’s extremely formidable.

I know Matt has been wanting to see one in the wild for quite some time, but it’s a species that is now well protected and to even go searching for them has required special permission. He was lucky enough to get this and find several on his trip. Pictured above is the largest specimen he came across.Check out Matt’s superb reptile amphibian blog here:


2 Responses

  1. What an adventure. Permission to search for animals still seems strange to me. Animals just are. Things have certainly changed in the many years I have lived.

  2. Thanks for chance to learn more about the snakes and to handle a gecko myself for the first time.

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