Baiting wildlife at the Singapore Botanic Gardens

on 27th May 2016

It would appear that birdwatchers and bird photographers are not the only ones who indulge in baiting wildlife.

HeronL-fishing [RichardWhite] 1

At the Singapore Botanic Gardens a Little Heron (Butorides striatus) was recently caught red-handed indulging in such activities (screen grabs above and below).

HeronL-fishing [RichardWhite] 2

Apparently this was not the first time this heron was doing so.

HeronL-fishing [RichardWhite] 3

It was documented as early as March 2006 and it would have been going on all along.

HeronL-fishing [RichardWhite] 4

View the two video clips documented at the Singapore Botanic Gardens below:

Richard White
17th May 2016

This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behavior through photography and videography to a wider audience.

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YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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3 Responses

  1. Hahahaha!!! When I first saw the headline I was shocked; I thought, “What?! Now we’re getting poachers at Botanic Gardens?!” (Add to that, the picture of the “culprit” was censored!) What a sneaky and humorous article!

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