Saturday, October 31, 2009

Summer of 2009: Rainforest 5

Today let me show you some non-insect creatures that I have recorded in the rain forest. These will be the last post of rain forest series.

after a heavy but short rain, a cute small lizard came out.

It was abnormal that Amphibian was very rare in tropical jungle in rainy season. This was the only toad we found in the night.

an ugly snail

huge spiders the size of a palm are everywhere in the jungle.

We intended collecting beetles and other odd things under bright lights but received disappointment. What was also disappointed like us was the spider waiting there.

Achatina fulica, the giant snail originally from East Africa, is widely distributed all around world’s tropical area and has become one of the most harmful invading species.