Large monocled cobra!

Yesterday after arriving home from work, my neighbour Dave dropped by to say there was a big snake in his yard. Although I couldn’t find it at first, after five minutes or so we located a big Monocled cobra (Naja kaouthia) which was captured and the released in a suitable location. This is the third snake that Dave has had in his yard in recent weeks, they seem to be avoiding my yard for some reason!

Apart from that, this week Kat found a Phuket day gecko (Cnemaspis phuketensis), an endemic species to the island and one that I have not seen yet.

Ayer, después de regresar a casa, mi vecino Dave se dejó caer para informarme de una serpiente grande en su patio. Aunque, no la podía localizar al principios, después de unos cinco minutos localizamos una cobra de monóculo grande (Naja kaouthia) que se capturó y luego se liberó en una zona adecuada. Esta es la tercera serpiente que se encontró en el patio de Dave dentro de las últimas semanas, parecen que se están evitando mi patio por alguna razón. 

Aparte de eso, esta semana Kat encontró un gecko diurno (Cnemaspis phuketensis) una especie endémica de la isla y una que yo no he visto todavía.

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By Matt Wilson

4 comments on “Large monocled cobra!

  1. Hi Matt. I’m a retired environmental biologist from Oz and I just came across your blog. I have a Yacht in Phuket which I use to visit many islands around the area. Maybe we can chat sometime about common interests.

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