Australia is a home for around 15 species of Pythons and Morelia Spilota Spilota is arguably the most beautiful of them all. This snake is perfectly known to Sydney residents and no one is scared of it. It is in fact one of the most common snakes around Sydney. Continue reading Our assistent – Diamond Python
Australia is unique. It’s being isolated for millions of years and this created number of extraordinary creatures that can’t be found anywhere else. But this uniqueness comes at a price, ecosystems never exposed to outside world are vulnerable, any seemingly unimportant change can result in tragic consequences. For that reason this land down under is perfect place to watch what happens if human start to introduce foreign species to new environments… Continue reading Venomous Australia??
Mimicry is similarity of one organism to another, unrelated organism. Such similarity benefits impostor based for example on good or bad fame of the one that it’s being mimicked… There are for example orchids that pretend to be… sexy female bees to get pollinated… There are grasshoppers that look like a leaf or a twig and there are mantises looking just like flowers and that often renders them entirely invisible. There are also some smart pants of natural world using mimicry to convince everyone around they should’t be messed with. Continue reading Wolf that pretends not to be wolf to look like real bad ass…
Meet Roman. Roman is about 5 years old. He was born in Singapore and never seen any other place.
We’ve met Roman strolling around restricted military area after midnight. To our excuse we’ve got only fact that we entered the area through storm drain and there were no „stop” signs anywhere to be seen. We’ve met actually on our way out, while we were trying to evacuate our selfs out of the unfriendly place. Roman was basking by the river under clouded midnight sky. Continue reading Reticulated Python close and personal
This snake is equally beautiful, fascinating and deadly. It has patchy distribution in Asia and wherever it can be found plays significant role in snake bites statistics. But what is most fascinating about it is the fact, that anti-venom produced for particular population is often useless for the same species bites treatment in another region as the venom of different population affects human differently. Continue reading Daboia Siamensis – Eastern Russels Viper
Tiny baby, but in fact Trimeresurus Albolabris is responsible for around 45% of venomous bites treated in southern part of Vietnam. See for your self hod deadly this creature is… Continue reading Trimeresurus albolabris – White lipped pit viper.
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, 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, 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