Monday, March 28, 2011

Snake ...

This evening, Peter messaged me to go jungle trekking at Canada Hill and at the same time to snap some pictures of a "big" snake there. I was actually skeptical about the possibility of ever seeing the snake. It can't be staying at the same place for days! However, on arrival at the Canada Hill, everyone seems to know the existence of the ever hibernating snake! True enough, after climbing just two hills, we asked someone about the snake and he instantly pointed to the exact location of the snake!
It is indeed sleeping and won't even move the slightest bit. We couldn't see the face.
Ok, this was my first time going into that place. I think I covered only 1.5 hills and I was completely out of breath. The return trip was torture! I think I need to go there more often. I sweat profusely and I couldn't get enough oxygen!

8 comments:

Sarawakiana@2 said...

May be the snake is moulting (changing skin)....

matthew said...

Brother,u will be getting fitter after more visit to the hill.And the snake,unexpected frequent mountain climber?

Chan said...

Which track are you using?
Are very interested to see the snake too!

William said...

CY: Someone suggested that the snake could be moulting.

Matthew: surely I will be fitter! In this case, the snake is in deep slumber and the existence of human is normal. Due to the sweat, I could be more smelly then the rest.

Chan: The track on the left. You have GPS? I took down the coordinates.

janice said...

so fun to jungle trek. should go there next year when i come back! haha

William said...

Janice: yes, you must try. I thought I can no longer move but I still made it... just 1.5 hills but the slopes are steep, like 80 deg!

Anonymous said...

William, good to post too, that this pit viper can strike far and fast and its venom is lethal.

Danny Sia said...

wagler pit viper venom is not lethal... don't get it wrong..

its not molting. just resting there.. if its molting, the skin will turn to milky colour.. and they wont strike so far.. cos they;re short.