Oligodon Deuvei – newly discovered species from south Vietnam

Oligodon Deuvei doesn’t have a common name yet. It was discovered in 2008 by Patric David, Gernot Vogel and John Rooijen. Its name Deuvei was chosen to honor Mr. Jean Deuve who died in 2008 and who had spent 20 years in Laos  and in parallel to his political and military duties documented and researched fauna of this country with special attention to snakes… 

Oligodon Deuvei lives in fact very close to human but is rarely seen because of it’s small size and secretive habits. Continue reading Oligodon Deuvei – newly discovered species from south Vietnam

Protobothrops Mucrosquamatus – Brown Spotted Pitviper

Protobothrops Mucrosquamatus, common name Brown Spotted Pitviper or Taiwanese Habu. This beautiful snake is widely distributed across southern Asia, from India through Viet Nam,  and is also found on Taiwan. This species can be found at altitudes of up to 2,000 m above sea level. Unfortunately one of the most frequent reasons for antivenom aid in Vietnam and therefore, massively killed. Continue reading Protobothrops Mucrosquamatus – Brown Spotted Pitviper

Ptyas Korros

Ptyas Korros, commonly known as a Chinese Rat Snake. It leaves around whole South East Asia and it’s an endemic snake. Very beautiful and… with character as you can see! Continue reading Ptyas Korros

In search of Bayon faces – part II

Banteay Chhmar – Sister of Angkor Wat

Far away from the hustle and bustle of Siem Reap and Angkor, lies the small village of Muong Cau. Everyone calls it Banteay Chhmar but it is really the name of the temple lying nearby. There are no buses going to this village, the only way to get here is to catch a taxi from Sisaphon town lying 65 km away or… to hitchhike. In Muong Cau there are no hotels, nor restaurants. It’s quiet, peaceful place, time passes slowly and has time to smile. Continue reading In search of Bayon faces – part II

India Culture

India is heaven for those searching for opportunities to meet local culture. It is always full of aesthetic experience, “aws” and… surprises. It is possible to dance on the copper bowls? Of course! Man playing role of goddess? Absolutely! Theater can last round four hours? Even longer! You can say many things about India culture except that it’s boring. Continue reading India Culture