Plantain Squirrel and the Reticulated Python

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sleeping python, frightened squirrel @ sungei buloh – 21Dec2013 from SgBeachBum on Vimeo.

“Was on the way out from the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve when another visitor pointed out a coiled up Reticulated Python (Python reticulatus) sitting snugly on a limb of a tree beside the main path into the reserve. This was my first time seeing a python in the reserve but I have heard that the reserve has seen this and other pythons before including an assortment of other snakes, both venemous (like the rarely seen King Cobra and more often seen Pit Vipers) as well as non-venomous snakes. The reserve does also have other large reptiles such as the Malayan Water Monitor and the Estuarine Crocodile.

“This python was being harassed by a determined Plantain Squirrel (Callosciurus notatus singapurensis) and its mate. The squirrels were in a rather excited state compared to the snake which just sat still without flinching a scale. The squirrels kept calling out with loud pips and swatting their tails. All the excitement was lost on the snake which carried on its slumber oblivious to the concerns of the squirrels.”

Andy Dinesh LINK
21st December 2013

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