When: April 2014 Weather : 25C and hot
A night ramble in rifle range road, Singapore started off quietly……a few usual grasshoppers and spiders….
And as the night wore on, it looked as if it was going to be one of those quiet nights with nothing too dramatic..and then we saw it…just sitting on a concrete bollard in the middle of a conduit…..the rarely seen Barred Kukri snake…apparently only a handful of sightings ever in singapore/malaysia. Much less common than the Striped Kukri…
It was a tiny little thing, about 12 inches long, pencil thin and feisty! ( I guess I would have been too had I been disturbed in the middle of the night.)
Fortunately the Barred Kukri is not venomous but the bite is still painful! We left him where we found him in a remote part of Rifle Range Link….
On the way out, this cute fellow was standing guard…
And there was a spectacular variable lizard..how cool are its eyes!
Singapore, the garden city never fails to amaze …you just do not expect to see such wonderful fauna here!