After finding a lizard and a huge whip snake yesterday – today’s blog walk was a bit of an anti climax. The only wild things I could find were bugs and bees. I really went that extra mile to try and find something more exotic – but without success.
I had another successful blog walk. It was uneventful at the beginning – and then at about the half way mark I started seeing wildlife. I was alerted to the lizard by a Thai man who was out collecting wild vegetables. Then I found the long nosed whip snake. Unfortunately the snake was looking at me from behind a four string barbed wire fence. I waited for more than half an hour before he ventured close enough for me to get a decent photograph. This was the largest whip snake I have seen. He was probably about 6ft long. If you look at photo-3 below you will get an idea of his size. The head is in the upper left hand corner of the photo. The body winds its way to the bottom, then it crosses to the upper right hand corner, before crossing back to the left hand corner.
“I’m looking at you!”
Look at the length of this guy. He is everywhere.
A successful blog walk! I found two lizards who were willing to pose for photographs. There were also plenty of bees plus a few red bugs. The number of bugs has dropped significantly over the past few days, and their skins have become much duller.
There was a wind blowing while I was out on my blog walk – this required me to hold the flower stems steady while I was taking the photos. I did not see much wildlife. There were far fewer red bugs to be seen. I did however see a small lizard out sunning himself – but he seemed reluctant to pose for a photo.
I found another long nosed whip snake. He obviously did not like the look of me because he slid off into the undergrowth (perhaps he did not like me pulling his tail). I also discovered a ladybird. There were fewer red bugs to be seen. I suspect that the red bugs will disappear over the next few weeks.
There were plenty of red bugs to be seen but not much else. However, I did find a few caterpillars towards the end of my walk, plus four small spiders. Interestingly the spiders were all different varieties. I did spot a butterfly, but he did not stop long enough to get his photo taken.
Spider with breakfast.
There were lots of red bugs to be seen but not much else. However, these bugs make good subjects since they have large glossy eyes and a matte non reflective body surface. I spotted an interesting small red insect on a leaf – but on closer inspection this insect’s legs appeared to be noodles (see last photo below).