Save them SNAKES

February 17, 2006 at 11:57 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Walking in ‘the bush’ with my dog Duke and we were going through a patch of elephant grass (about chest high) and couldn’t see much. Suddenly, about 5 feet in front of me, a black oblong head appeared over the grass. The tableau froze. It may have been an Egyptian (but there was no white on its throat) or more probably a black spitter (Naja nigricollis nigricollis). I had a hard time getting Duke not to investigate this phenomenon and during that brief struggle, the curious cobra quietly slipped out of sight.

I have too often seen the fear that a snake can generate and the mindless killing rage that accompanies this fear. But snakes do not deserve this at all, they are a precious part of God’s creation and play an invaluable part in the world’s ecology. Let’s face our fear and look beyond to the beauty and absolute uniqueness of our snakes.
the next time you see a snake victim, save that snake and get it back out to the wilds where it belongs…

A New "GARDEN OF EDEN"

February 13, 2006 at 4:14 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Just imagine – in this day and age – science discovers a lost world, full of never before seen species and untouched by humans? Quite incredible yet true!

Wallace independently came to his theory of evolution after studying indonesia’s wildlife and in particular the amazing birds of paradise…

The ‘rediscovered’ six wired bird of paradise

“It’s beautiful, untouched, unpopulated forest; there’s no evidence of human impact or presence up in these mountains,” Dr Beehler told the BBC News website.

Let’s hope it stays that way.

You Too can help to CONSERVE Wildlife

February 10, 2006 at 4:09 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Finally, our Forest Department has decided to do the annual animal census for Tamil Nadu. There are vast areas to be covered and few volunteers. If you are interested in participating and don’t have a clue as to how to get involved then post a comment with your email address and your location under this post and I will get back to you with details. You should be able to spare at least three consecutive days and your transportation to and from the particular forest area. Training will be provided.

This is a 1939 snap of a deer taken during a census,

and below is a diagram of the “line transect” method of counting.

Taking a good census is invaluable to our conservation efforts. So lend a hand and enjoy the forests at the same time. Believe me, it is an unforgettable experience…

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