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Poison Holidays

I got the poison, I got the poison I got the poison, I got the poison The Prodigy   Hi blog. As summer draws to a close, I’d just like to take a moment to reflect over the summer holidays. … Continue reading

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The Little Prince and the Big Snake

Hi blog. Snakes top Wild in Japan’s search item hits, so it stands to reason that the more posts about snakes I write, the more hits I get. However, one does not simply walk into material for writing serpentine-themed posts.  Well, … Continue reading

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Swallowed

Hi blog. Looking through my stats, I have found that search terms for snakes top the list of views for this site. Clearly, it is time for another serpentine-themed post!   I was going to do something about the cryptozoological … Continue reading

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Hibakari

Hi blog. The weather has been erratic lately – we’ve had glorious days with the maximum in the mid- to high- teens, and cold, wet and miserable days.  The ground is covered with fallen leaves, only a few persimmons remain … Continue reading

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Leaping Lizards! (and Springing Snakes)

I decided to take the kids for a walk and a little exploration.  I chose the area near Seibu Dome for its easy access and the Sayama Fudoson and Yamaguchi Senshu Kannon temple complexes – located in the foothills near … Continue reading

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To get to the other side

You don’t see this every day.     I stumbled upon this on June 13th near the border between Saitama and Tokyo.   The snake in question is almost certainly the Japanese rat snake (Elaphe climacophora), locally known as the … Continue reading

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The things you see when you don’t have a camera

Just a brief collection of assorted pics hastily taken with my mobile phone.  These are ones that actually turned out – my attempts to photograph herons, kingfishers, lizards and tree frogs with  my mobile inevitably end up as tiny blurs – … Continue reading

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WANTED

The Japanese news (which is notorious for frequently being bereft of actual news content) has been having a field day with the recent apprehension of Tatsuya Takahashi, the last of a trio of Aum Shinrikyo members wanted for the 1995 … Continue reading

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Union of the Snake

  Japan is home to several types of venomous snakes.  Most of these – sea snakes (umihebi) and coral snakes, both of which belong to the same family as cobras – are restricted to the sub-tropical Ryukyu island system and … Continue reading

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