sign in a cave in Laos

31 August 2007

Cave racer snake


                                                                         racer eating bat

The cave racer snake is found in some caves in Malaysia, although the same species, Elaphe taeniura, can also be found outside of caves. For more information see Caves of Malaysia.

Eating a bat -










 skin -

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23 August 2007

A selection of cave fauna

All the fauna found in caves is dependant on bats. Bats are the only animals which go out of the cave to feed, and it is their guano or droppings which support the entire food chain in the cave, from the tiniest bug right up to the snake. For more information see Caves of Malaysia



 bird nest products

 cockroaches
 cricket
 frog
 guano mound and leech
 millipedes and racer





 swiftlet



See more photos of cave racer.

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Lenggong, caves, waterfalls & Batu Kurau trip

On this trip, Jan, Aric and I stayed in Lenggong town, and checked out some of the archaeological caves.
Gua Badak -


 Gua Gunung Runtuh, home of Perak Man
The Perak river near Bukit Jawa, Lenggong
We then went onto a deer farm near Lenggong, and then to Lata Puteh falls. We managed to climb almost to the top of the falls.
Lata Puteh -









After we washed off in the Lata Tebing Tinggi falls.






On the way back we stopped at Batu Kurau and Jan had his hair cut in a cliffside barber shop.




We also visited the Bat Cave.



See also Jan's photos.

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