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Good day everyone and welcome to yet another scaly birthday celebration!

Shown here is a lizard that some of you may not have seen or heard of yet, Luzon Giant Forest Skink (Sphenomorphus cumingi)

This was him when he was a baby. Barely 1.5" long amd rarely seen above the soil.

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4 months later, he was a flamboyant wanderer :D

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How to tame your dragon! :D (mini-Godzilla mode)

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Taming the dragon, success!

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Out and About

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At 7 months old, Just chillin'

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This makes for a good Lion King remake

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The birthday boy!

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Aww the baby is stressed hence, the stare down! :p

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For his bday, he had lots of snails, millipedes and rotten figs that he loves sooo much :D
 

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Wow hes beautiful, how big does this giant get?
 
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Giant is just a name. A blue tongue is still bigger though lol. Around 12-14 inches long with a 7-inch girth :D
 

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Nice lizard is love the markings :)
 
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You'll love the red eyes. The more millipedes they eat the more vibrant red their eyes become :D
 

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YaaaY more native Philippine species! We find these here in Mindanao and call them sun skinks or even mini croc skinks.
 
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DerpPH said:
YaaaY more native Philippine species! We find these here in Mindanao and call them sun skinks or even mini croc skinks.
I'm actually in Davao now. We're doing an exploration with Nat Geo, WWF, Haribon foundation, DENR as well as some local conservation groups :D..

Where do you stay in Mindanao?
 

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In Cagayan de Oro. there are good spots where to get these, but since I got busy with school again its kind of hard to hunt nowadays. All I get to do is rescue snakes, I just rescued a mangrove snake a while back
 
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DerpPH said:
In Cagayan de Oro. there are good spots where to get these, but since I got busy with school again its kind of hard to hunt nowadays. All I get to do is rescue snakes, I just rescued a mangrove snake a while back
Hmm the closest place in my itinerary to cagayan de oro is Malaybalay, Bukidnon
 

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Tongue_Flicker said:
 
In Cagayan de Oro. there are good spots where to get these, but since I got busy with school again its kind of hard to hunt nowadays. All I get to do is rescue snakes, I just rescued a mangrove snake a while back
Hmm the closest place in my itinerary to cagayan de oro is Malaybalay, Bukidnon
 
nice! when we went herping to survey that area we found a lot of green rat snakes or gonyosoma oxycephalum :D Oh and a pit viper to but we weren't there to catch, we were there to survey
 
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Oh goodie. I love verdant snakes. Any cobras? I think our team wants to document one just to fill in the tapes
 

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Oh goodie. I love verdant snakes. Any cobras? I think our team wants to document one just to fill in the tapes
king cobras are in the streams and rice paddies
 
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Oh goodie. I love verdant snakes. Any cobras? I think our team wants to document one just to fill in the tapes
king cobras are in the streams and rice paddies
Ohh.. we're only documenting and researching the ones in the wild, away from human settlements :D
 

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