Night walk 15th September

After very heavy rain, storms and flooding on the island this week myself, Kat and Paul headed out last night to see what was moving around. Amphibians were loving the conditions but we only found one snake despite my expectations that the conditions were perfect! A black-striped leaf turtle (Cyclemys oldhamii) was also seen in a small pond. Furthermore, I saw a Parachute gecko (Ptychozoon lionotum) at a close enough range for a photo for the first time, thanks to Paul for pointing him out. Some huge Tokay geckos (Gekko gecko) were also around. Those big guys are my favorite with their echoing call in the forest at night

Después de las lluvias fuertes, tormentas y inundaciones en la isla esta semana, Kat, Paul y yo nos dirigimos a la selva a ver lo que se movía. Los anfibios aprovecharon las condiciones ideales pero solamente encontramos una serpiente pese a mis expectativas que las condiciones estuvieron perfectas. Un galápago (Cyclemys oldhamii) se veía también dentro de una charca pequeña. Además, vi a un ejemplar del gecko paracaídas (Ptychozoon lionotum) desde tan acerca que logré sacar una foto por la primera vez, gracias a Paul por enseñarlo. Unos tokays gigantes estaban presentes también. Aquellos bichos grandes se tratan de mi especie favorita a causa del sonido que producen en el bosque por la noche.

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By Matt Wilson

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