Friday, December 28, 2012

Snake encounter @ One North Park

Visited One North Park today, the weather was bright and sunny. Not many shelters and benches I can utilise to get some rest...But I am not complaining since sunny weather means I will get to see more stuff! :D
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Chocolate Pansy (Junonia hedonia ida) - a very common butterfly that can be seen in almost all the parks that I have been to, but difficult to photograph as they fly off the slightest movement

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Mating pair of Lesser Grass Blue (Zizina otis lampa)

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This skipper's identity still eludes me, ID welcome :)
While walking towards a bench near the entrance, my friend spotted movement among the trunk of a Ficus benjamina and upon closer inspection, it was a snake!!!! so awesome !!! :D
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Paradise Tree Snake (Chrysopelea paradisi)

My friend confirmed it to be a Paradise Tree snake!!! I always liked to see snakes in parks, I guess it shows how well the park can sustain a predator like this :)

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Paradise Tree Snake (Chrysopelea paradisi)

We saw it chomping down on a changeable lizard when we went nearer to observe it. And it was too close for comfort, so it released the lizard and  lost its meal. I am truly sorry, my dear snake!!! Must remind myself to keep a safe distance next time!

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