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Thu 08 Jul 2004

Watching flying snakes with naturalists

Category : Singapore Naturalist

I had advertised the National Geographic gliding snake episode recently on Habitatnews last month. With great effort, I managed to catch it myself.

The researcher, Jake Socha, had worked in Singapore and had come back with a crew to shoot this episode. They were lucky with the rain and I had thought it was very well done. But I knew many had missed it.

So I brought a DVD copy of the episode when I was invited to a gathering of naturalists. The host spun it up on a laptop, and an lcd projector was requisitioned to illuminate a folded zinc wall in an old courtyard of the Bukit Timah campus. I settled back for what would be the third time I would be watching the episode.

Under the night sky, the company gawked over every second of footage, whistled in awe of the beauty of the 'flying' snake and threw up illuminative comments.

It was a festival!

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