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Wildlife in Asia

  • Thaiman

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    Just wondering what sort of wildlife has been spotted throughout Asia?.Not talking about National Parks but rather outside of Parks.For me, I've come across a little,mainly Garrocks[Squirrels]which seem to be reasonably common,even in the suburbs of Bangkok.Other creatures include Water Goannas,a few Snakes and the usual toads.Think I may of once seen an otter out of the window on the BKK/Chiang Mai train.

    #1 Posted: 23/7/2009 - 15:19

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  • MADMAC

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    Monkeys. I see monkey's fairly often. We had two the day before yesterday hanging off the temple roof across the street.

    Snake - I've seen a few snakes. Including a Krait which I steered clear of. A friend of mine came face to face with a Cobra - which he said was unblievably quick when it reared up. I've only seen captive Cobras.

    #2 Posted: 23/7/2009 - 16:51

  • Thaiman

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    'Monkeys.I see monkeys fairly often'


    Can't say I've seen any of those in the wild,MADMAC.Only the Lopburi type ones which are more or less semi-domesticared and they don't do a lot for me.They just want to pinch anything you're carrying as they reckon it contains food.
    Seen a few Bats as well.

    #3 Posted: 24/7/2009 - 02:37

  • CunningMcFar

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    we've seem some monstrous water monitors in the Thonburi canals, I mean HUGE, certainly not the wilds, but an amazing sight nonetheless.

    #4 Posted: 24/7/2009 - 03:35

  • Thaiman

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    Water Monitors seem to be pretty common.Seen them in Lumpini Park and also saw one in a canal in Singburi.

    #5 Posted: 24/7/2009 - 13:29

  • BruceMoon

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    Thaiman

    Is your opening sentence [color=purple"
    Just wondering what sort of wildlife has been spotted throughout Asia? limited to Bangkok / Thailand, or...?

    Cheers

    #6 Posted: 25/7/2009 - 08:06

  • BruceMoon

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    Try again...

    Must've been the red wine last night...

    Thaiman

    Is your opening sentence "
    Just wondering what sort of wildlife has been spotted throughout Asia?
    limited to Bangkok / Thailand, or...?

    Cheers

    #7 Posted: 25/7/2009 - 08:08

  • Thaiman

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    OK,I'll be more specific,Bruce.How about S.E. Asia?But I'm not really concerned that much.If someone wants to say they saw a Tiger in the middle of India thats fine by me.

    #8 Posted: 26/7/2009 - 03:45

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    I live in Singapore so everyday my encounters with wildlife are limited to birds, geckos, and insects. There's some crazy insects even in Singapore.

    When I lived in Thailand (near Nakhon Sri Thammarat) I'd see macaques, snakes, skinks, the larger geckos (tock-kay), scorpions, etc.

    #9 Posted: 26/7/2009 - 09:39

  • Thaiman

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    I don't know why but Thai's just seem to hate the Toukay.They don't seem to mind the smaller Geckos though.

    #10 Posted: 28/7/2009 - 15:42

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