Saturday, July 9, 2011

Philippines Herps

This post goes out specifically to Dr. Meyer!

It's only our second day at the cave and already we have had major herping success. We are hoping that Dr. Meyer might be able to ID the animals in the pictures we post so that we actually know what all the animals we come across are.

Our first viewing of the cave was very exciting. Norma came across a very large snake sitting in a tree at one of the cave entrances. It's a snake from family Boidae, but other than that we have no idea what it is. Unfortunately, the snake died shortly after we found it - if you look at certain pictures you can see that he had a mess of injuries all over his body.

We have also come to understand the "joys" of living near nocturnal, vocally active geckos. They are louder than my IPod when it is set at its highest volume. It's crazy that such a loud noise can come from such a small animal.

We hope to have plenty more reptile (and bird) pictures along the way. We can't wait to hear back from you Dr. Meyer - every time we see a herp we think of you!


  1. Could this be a reticulated python or is that wishful thinking?

  2. Very big snake. Hopefully, there won't be any near the cabana.

  3. Figure out what kind of snake it was?