Monday, June 2, 2008

Anaconda in Malaysia!

Taman Ular Sawa in Hulu Bendol, Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan, an educational place to go for a visit. My grand-nephew Faris (in green) played tourist.

Emerald python from Timor Leste.

Baby anacondas! Like a bowl of spaghetti, don't you think!

Baby anaconda. Very aggressive at early age.


Once the Canadian government imported a specie of grass carp, a type of fish, from China to be used to help control its fresh water lake environment from unwanted pest. Then many years later the carp became an environmental hazard when a full grown of about five pounds carp can easily gobbled other floating animals such as baby duck and other small creature.
So the story goes the provincial government placed signages at strategic part of the lakes and the signs read: "Wanted Illegal Immigrants Dead or Alive", in reference to the grass carp. Today the species is under control and has become part and parcel of the flora and fauna of Canada.
Then back to us, my home state of Negeri Sembilan has imported Anaconda from South America, and today 13 little babies have been born from one single "immigrant mother".
Anaconda is somewhat related to the python, although it is from the new world species.
They are now doing well and ready to procreate, if not controlled, at a recreational park of Hulu Bendol, about twenty minutes drive from Seremban.
This new snake center, mainly from the constrictor family namely python, is a nice place for an educational visit to learn more about snakes.
My only concern is, are we prepared for a foreign snake species that might have the chances to escape into our fragile environment and spread.

Istana Seri Menanti

Istana Seri Menanti
The old Istana which is now a museum.