Saturday, August 1, 2009

The Fake Snake

I was get trick by this fake snake. My friends hide it near one of the dustbin at our camp site. As I walk pass by it I saw only it head and the red tongue make me think it was a real snake.

Besides it is hiding behind the dustbin. Only after I look for two times I realize it was a fake snake.

I am afraid of snake so, their trick is works on me.

Friday, July 31, 2009

My First Encounter of an Arboreal Lizard

Allow me to start my discoveries for this week with this interesting animal. It was not the first animal that I found through my walk yesterday but it was the most exciting one (That is what I thought!!). It is very difficult to find them when you walk in the forest unless you are very lucky. So, I suppose to be very lucky yesterday..ehemmm….

Okay, back to the animal. I was passed by the closed canopy trees and suddenly I saw this guy on the tree. Actually I was quite surprise of his presence there and I was a little bit shock. I didn’t see him changing his colour while I am busy taking his pictures. Is it true he will change his colour? I am not sure with this species.

This guy is fall in the family of Agamidae and genus Gonocephalus. To identify till the species level I am not confident yet but my feeling is that this one might be Gonocephalus bornensis. Why is that so? Based on the morphology description, it sounds like him. Based on the habitat, it is more like him too. It inhabits primary rainforests in the midhills. I found this guy in primary forest with elevation around 700m a.s.l. It might be him. If it is him, then he is ENDEMIC to Borneo. Don’t trust me 100% guys. I may be wrong on this identification.

Any expertise out there? Help me with this handsome guy……:D

Alright, enough here. See you tomorrow friends.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Dilemma & Confusing Again

I am in dilemma again. How will i describe it here? Hmmm....while i am in the bush again today, as i walk along the boardwalk, i am thinking about my current job and what i really want to do in my life. This thoughts came back to me after i wrote so much about my previous discoveris of animals and nature things here in my blog. What is actually i wanted to do?

One local university will carry out mini scientific expedition next week and i am wondering that the dilemma inside me will become more serious. Arghhh....i am confused again. I need help!!!

Fungi - Consumeable or Poisonus?

Today i want to share a little bit about FUNGI. Just a reminder guys, i am not a botanist and i am not plant lovers but i am trying to love it now. Without plants, we have no forest. For sure...:D

So, when we walk inside rainforest, we will see so many different types of fungi especially after rain. Some of it grows on the ground or on the fallen logs. They are so many different species, with different shape and colours. Some of it consumeable and some of it toxic and please don't take it if you are not sure. When we are inside the forest just be careful and not simply takes for granted about consumeable and poisonus plants. It may cause death.

I found this two different species of fungi during my previous trip. Sorry, i have no further information about this two species. Ouch!!...i am really hopeles when it goes to plants. I think i really have to built my interest and start to search for an info about this plants. Yaiks! I have to do it. Okay okay...i leave it until here. Just enjoy my fungi photo tough.

Till then.....!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Beautiful Deer

I found Mrs. Deer that day. She gave me a beautiful pose and remain still in that rocky stream for a while. Don't get bluff by me okay. This is for sure not a wild deer. This female deer has been rear for more than five years and i think it already giving birth for two times. But her youngs is not like her. It is really wild and don't like seen by people.

I like this pose very much. Actually only this visit i got the chance to capture very nice photos of her. In my previous visit i really can not get a good photo. I can say, it is just my luck that day! Not much story to tell so just enjoy these photo then!

See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Leech (Pacat & Lintah)

This is known as "pacat" in Malay language and in English they called it leech. It suck human or animals blood and i think i did share about my jungle trekking experience where i get 12 individuals on my feet and leg. Quite a number huh!
As for this one, i am not sure what is this. But i don't really like this guy. I don't know why but it scare me. I will not touch it or hold it in my hand. I will NOT do it. What is it? I don't have an answer. Sorry guys!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Back to Blogging World

Pheww!!! I didn't realize that i didn't update my blog for about more than a week. I am so sorry for this silence. I am quite busy with my work until i didn't realize it. I was away and in the office and away again and now in the office again. Alright i hope tomorrow i will be able to share some of my experience when i am on my discoveries. Find some more interesting flora and fauna of Borneo rainforest. I have done some of it in my previous post but there are lots and lots more to be shared here.

See you tomorrow guys!!!