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Reptiles and amphibians of Mulu (especially for the Mendip Reptile Group)

Who is that on the orchid on the tree near our accommodation? Its a beautiful, long, green Bornean Pit Viper! This is Borneo’s most venomous snake but as we found out, by watching this one sitting for hours on an orchid without moving, they are lazy and not aggressive – not that we tried any close up photos. It wasn’t there in the morning so must have been mooching about during the night. We saw the same species in July as well (photo below), on a tree above us in the forest, suggesting that they are quite abundant.

We have already shown you the Green Crested Lizard (Bronchocela cristatella)

.. but not the Large Forest Gecko

When it comes to amphibians we were surrounded by a cacophony of frogs. The most common was the rough sided frog, the frog that says “what” “What” “What” endlessly. (photo below thanks to Jess)

We had a very loud one of these living under our accommodation that shouted all night (in a good way) and by the morning was horse and reduced to “Ut””Ut”

Tomorrow we go to Baku National Park – what will we see there?

 

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  1. Gareth Buckle says:

    Hopefully pangalins and clouded leopards but any thing would be good

  2. Jenny Robinson says:

    Your posts are gripping, we can’t wait for the next instalment!
    Jenny & Greta