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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Two days ago Yogi killed a baby mynah bird on it's maiden flight. It left the nest, landed on the ground and snap. The parents were dive bombing Yogi and making a hell of a racket and he got a wack on the nose for his efforts to hopefully stop him doing it again.
    Good save with the Magpie Robin.

    I read that mynah birds have good memories and can bear a grudge. Yogi might yet regret his actions.

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    Wildlife through my/ your lense...-lizard1-jpg

    Oriental Garden Lizard, male.

    Very widespread, most people probably see these around.

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    Wildlife through my/ your lense...-female2-jpgWildlife through my/ your lense...-female1-jpg


    Oriental Garden Lizard, female, I think. This one hangs out in the same part of the garden as the male although I have never seen them together.

    I am not sure about the identification, there are many images on the web which don't show such strong yellow stripes. I'd be happy to hear from anyone more knowledgeable than I. She is more skittish than the male and difficult to get close enough for a sharper picture.

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    Wildlife through my/ your lense...-asiangrasslizard-jpg

    A Six-striped Grass Lizard. Fairly common, another one that will be familiar to many. Thai name กิ้งก่าน้อยหางยาว. This one was camping out under the washing machine. Very fast movers.

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    I think it's fair to say that orchids aren't the gardener's strong point.

    But the orchid's loss is the local bird populations gain. We have several nests in the coconut shells.

    Early the other morning 4 or 5 little birds flew out of this nest when I walked past. I need to try and sneak up on them to get a good pic.


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    I had a few bricks to move. Usually I move these by sliding a thumb into one of the holes.

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    This made me more circumspect:

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    Possibly Lychas mucronatus? It was a juvenile, I don't know if baby scorpions look the same as the mature versions.

    Anyway, the girlfriend arrived home at this moment and immediately squashed it. In her opinion it was dangerous.

    A couple more bricks and I found a couple more scorpions. She dealt with them all the same way. I protested that they were youngsters, ahe answered with words I never expected to hear:

    "Size isn't important."

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    In the same pile of bricks I found two geckoes. Every time I took a brick away they'd run around and back into the pile.

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    I thought they'd make a dash for a safer place. When I got to the final brick I found out why they were so reluctant to leave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    I protested that they were youngsters, ahe answered with words I never expected to hear:

    "Size isn't important."
    She's right, small ones are the worst. I copped 3 stings from brown one some years back, was about 1 1/2 inches and that stung/burned like a red hot needle for over 3 hours.

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    ^^ That doesn't look like a gecko

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    ^^ That doesn't look like a gecko
    It might not be, the gf thought it was something else, but they had gecko-type feet. I'd be happy to knowexactly what they were.
    My photo is not great, they wouldn't stay still for a portrait. This was from the web and looked pretty similar:

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    Hemidactylus frenatus species page - THAILAND NATURE PROJECT

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    ^ It bugs me (pun intended) that after all this time I still can't be sure of images posting properly on TD.

    Let's try a couple more bugs from my garden:

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    Another longhorn beetle. Maybe Xystrocera globosa.

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    And some sort of stick insect, to we Brits. I believe Americans have another name for them. Possibly Phasmatodea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    It might not be, the gf thought it was something else, but they had gecko-type feet. I'd be happy to knowexactly what they were
    I think they are skinks. They look like small snakes with legs. Although yours does have big eyes

    Skinks are more slender than geckos, with narrow heads and small eyes, a narrow neck which is nearly as wide as the head, and have smooth, shiny, fish-like scales on the surface of the skin.
    Skinks: Lizards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    I think they are skinks. They look like small snakes with legs. Although yours does have big eyes
    Thanks for the feedback, Dill. I am pretty sure that these two were geckoes, because of the feet. I found one nearby a couple of days later:

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    Your idea about skinks made me look into them more closely and I think now that I was misled by some Internet pics of the Six-striped Grass Lizard. I now think that the one under my washing machine was actually a skink, the Long-tailed Sun Skink:


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    Meanwhile, in other news, the male Oriental Garden Lizard is changing to its breeding colours.

    The images don't do it justice, the head is much brighter red in real life.

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    I went out back to say good morning to Anna and Vigo today and saw this...



    Closer inspection showed a a gang of ants were carrying something up the wall...



    It was a piece of chicken bone!


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    Dogs just finished their breakfast outside this morning when this appeared. Got the dogs inside in case their curiousity got the better of them, and M'Sahib removed the visitor by a broom and shovel and moved it to the field opposite the house.




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    Quote Originally Posted by PAG View Post
    Dogs just finished their breakfast outside this morning when this appeared. Got the dogs inside in case their curiousity got the better of them, and M'Sahib removed the visitor by a broom and shovel and moved it to the field opposite the house.
    There is something about scorpions that sends a shudder down my spine, they look plain evil.

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    Here's John Lemon - named by my 11 year old after his colours





    And this lovely fella didn't get time to be named 'cause the 'snake man' came to get him, despite my protests...


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    A couple of my wildlife pics...

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    First ladybird spotted this year..

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    Spring lambs..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    First ladybird spotted this year.
    Are they not all spotted?

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    A Striped kukri snake, I think. About 35cm long. The dark blotches on the head are very faint compared to most pictures I have looked at.

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    This is the third specimen I have seen on local lanes in recent days. All were similarly marked, very faint blotches at the head. The first was too squashed to make a picture, the second was too alive to stay and pose, this third one was also unfortunately a dead snake, rather less squashed than the first and rather less quick than the second.

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    These guys were getting it on, on our outside wall tonight. I got a quick pic before they finished up and scuttled away in opposite directions.

    I guess the guy gecko is the one on the left. I've never had sex with a girl with a big tail before and it can't be easy, but having sticking pads for hands and feet must open up a world of variety. I wouldn't mind a bit of that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    rather less squashed than the first and rather less quick than the second.
    Nicely put


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