Ashdod sand dunes

Earlier this week (17/09/2014) I joined to Moshe, Shani and Simon for a short walk in Ashdod area. I left them after a short while, but managed to see two Diadem snakes (Spalerosophis diadema) and several others reptiles:
Fan-fingered Gecko, Ptyodactylus guttatus
tracks of Wedge-snouted Skink, Sphenops sepsoides

Spalerosophis diadema
Ashdod, 17/09/2014.      © Eyal Vanunu  (Spalerosophis diadema) Diadem snake

Ocellated Skink , Chalcides ocellatus
Roughtail Rock Agama , Stellagama stellio

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Vipera palaestinae,  Daboia palaestinae
Ashdod, 17/09/2014.      © Moshe Klukowski  (Vipera palaestinae/Daboia palaestinae) Palestinian Viper

After I left, additional 2 Diadem snakes have been found, and two other snake species:
Palestinian Viper (Vipera palaestinae) - A venomous, dangerous species, which is endemic to our Mediterranean area which includes NW Syria and north Jordan
False smooth Snake (Macroprotodon cucullatus) - Typical to Macroprotodon genus, it is a relatively small and secretive species, with a distinctive head pattern.

Macroprotodon cucullatus
Ashdod, 17/09/2014.      © Moshe Klukowski  (Macroprotodon cucullatus) False smooth Snake

 

Thanks to Moshe, Shani and Simon,
Eyal