Saturday, April 7, 2012

The Uninvited Guest And The other Critters........



Last night there was this small snake just outside the house, slithering close to a wall. I trapped it in a bottle and released it in to a  block of land that has been left unattended for so long. I couldn't get any decent photos of it as my wife was freaking out while I handled it. I will upload the images to Lakdasun forum for possible identification.







This Common Lime butterfly was by the driveway when I took my little girl for walk last evening.


Common Lime butterfly   Papilio demoleus


This beautiful beetle was on the bird feeder bowl yesterday morning. Do check the video out, I think it turned out nicely.

 


Birding has not been very good this week, I've only got a House Craw to show you guys. May be better luck next week, so stay tuned, I'll probably be posting in next Friday again.

House Crow (Corvus splendens)


Posted for Macro Monday , Camera Critters, and World Bird Wednesday.



P.S.- My friend Bushana  at Lakdasun has identified the snake to be Russel's Kukri Snake,(Oligodon taeniolatus ceylonicus), a non venomous endemic sub-species. Thanks Bushana!

18 comments:

  1. Lovely critters here - even the snake. The beetle's markings are beautiful and I really liked the video.

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  2. Great shots. The snake is beautiful, but I wouldn't want it in my yard. The video was nice; the music was just right. Of course everyone loves butterflies. I just stopped by from BPOTW and I hope you will dropped by my blog. I also joined your site.

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  3. My connection is too slow to enjoy your video :(
    You really care to animal. Here, most people tend to kill any snake that seen around their house.

    Great shots. Thanks for dropping by...

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  4. Interesting snake and I guess in your part of the world you can't take chances it isn't poisonous? Nice shots of the colourful beetle.

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    1. Hi Phil,
      No, it's not a venomous one. Only five or six of the Sri Lanka's snake species are deadly venomous,and a few more moderately and mildly venomous, while the majority are non venomous. Yet snakes are killed unnecessarily because of the stigma. Of a considerable amount of snake bytes are reported here, some fatal, but most of them are incidents where safety is overlooked by the victim.

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  5. I am glad you released it again. In Sweden all snakes and cold-blooded creatures are protected. You are not allowed to kill them. But we have only one with poison.
    Love that butterfly.

    I have a meme for everything with wings. Maybe you´d like to attend?

    http://nfmemes.blogspot.se/

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  6. LOL! Poor wife ;) Interesting photos though! I enjoy seeing Sri Lanka! I especially love the pretty beetle!

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  7. We've got some small garter snakes around the house. Your butterfly shot is gorgeous!

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  8. You found quite a variety of critters.

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  9. Snakes freak me out as well though that is a good detailed shot of him. Love the bird.

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  10. A wonderful post...fantastic images to see..

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  11. The snake is a bit scary! The beetle seems to be a mathematician, with geometrical markings on him:)

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  12. Only one bird, but a lot of wonderful nature photos -- I loved all of them!

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  13. Interesting variety of 'critters' you have photographed but I agree with your wife - I do NOT like snakes. I'd rather see more crows!

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  14. Beautiful butterfly!! Great post :)

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  15. i really dislike snakes but am fascinated by them at the same time. we just went to the creek this weekend and we hadn't been there for more than 5 minutes when my oldest son saw our first water snake of the season. he almost stepped on it then it went in the creek and swam off. i was hoping to get a picture of one though!
    nice series of images~

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  16. I probably would die if snake came near my house! Your photos are really impressive!

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  17. Hi all, I greatly appreciate all your lovely feedback!

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