Saturday, August 29, 2009

Reptiles of Similajau

Similajau is home to a variety of wonderful wildlife. Reptiles being one of them. Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) used to nest at the Golden and Turtle beaches long time ago. One will be lucky enough to be able to see them swimming in the sea nowadays. The estuarine or saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) is found in most of the rivers in the National Park. Latest survey conducted at Similajau river on the population resulted to an average of six individuals spotted every kilometer. As for snakes, we have a number of them...

Unsure of the species tho...

About 2/3 months old; locally known as Ular Sawa

A mangrove snake

Crocodylus porosus sunbathing

Monday, August 24, 2009

Jelly Fish Season!

Found these dying jelly fishes closed to shore last it's the season now!Well,we will usually discourage visitors to do any water activities during this period as it stings.

Jellyfish stings depending on species. Like the Box Jellyfish, it is recommended to seek for medical help immediately. As for other jelly fish stings,one can just rinse the affected area in vinegar.

There are spots on some part..probably spots indicating an adult jelly fish?It is also larger than the one below.

While this is clean transparent and smaller

Jungle Night Walk

After a year plus of working here,i finally had my first ever jungle night walk!We did not get to see much at first though except for some tiny creatures along with vocals of cicadas and some frogs..Towards the end of the walk, well thanks to Abg Julai, i get to be one of those lucky ones to spot the eyes of a Civet and a Mousedeer..syiok!

Some of the interesting looking wild lifes

Definitely a spider

I could have stepped on it if it was not for the observant Abg Julai

Err..a colorful grasshopper?

A caterpillar

Guided Night Walk in Similajau NP is usually done upon request. Depending on the guide, each walk may take about 1.5 - 2 hours for RM 40/hour of 5 people the maximum.Well, one can actually walk on their own too provided equip with a good torchlight!and a handphone also (just in case)