Bako – pigs and snakes!

An animal we saw several times today was the bearded pig – or in this case a bearded pig and a stubbly piglet. They are found across Borneo but are persecuted by farmers and hunted outside the national parks.

We have met Bornean Pit Vipers before (on Monday in fact) at Mulu and we found them here in swamp forest near the start of our trek. As usual they didn’t seem at all bothered by our proximity and multiple cameras. Wonderful animals. Another reptile on the walk was the Borneo Skink (Dasia vittata) which we have also seen in Mulu.



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  1. Gareth Buckle says:

    Beautiful snake, sadly you can’t have one of those Issy, pity as I would borrow it

  2. A Jones says:

    All looks very dangerous Simon! I hope you didn’t get too close.

  3. Emma says:

    We are really big Skink fans at this end – what a fantastic sight.