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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 13 Dec 2012 3:21 pm

I caught two of them (monitor lizards) in my back yard in Seletar camp when I lived there. One, around 6' long went to the zoo and the other, around 4'6" long went to another part of Seletar (one of the ponds on the golf course). Did you know that not only are they excellent swimmers, but they can also climb trees? The talons/claws on them look just like those found on an eagle. I also used to see them around changi beach road sunning on the side of the road near the canals.

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Post by the lynx » Thu, 13 Dec 2012 3:39 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I caught two of them (monitor lizards) in my back yard in Seletar camp when I lived there. One, around 6' long went to the zoo and the other, around 4'6" long went to another part of Seletar (one of the ponds on the golf course). Did you know that not only are they excellent swimmers, but they can also climb trees? The talons/claws on them look just like those found on an eagle. I also used to see them around changi beach road sunning on the side of the road near the canals.
How did you catch them?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 13 Dec 2012 4:43 pm

Heavy high top cowboy boots, a long Aluminium pole with the slipnoosed end and very heavy leather 3/4 length welding gauntlets (I am also a welder - farm boys can do most anything) just in case the bugger got loose from the noose. Of course, 6 footer is slightly more than 3'6" of tail, hence the boots. However, if you have ever seen the black & white military housing in Seletar you will have probably noted the rather deep, narrow drains surrounding the houses just under the eves of the roofs. Once you have 'em noosed, jam their head in the drain (they are deep and narrow) and the body will follow. at that point you can literally stand on it's back as it's wedged in the drain. What you do from there is another story. I used to have a big pest cage that I put them in. Oh, it's a two man job. Not something you would want to attempt on your own. I used to catch black spitting cobras in much the same fashion. Those I usually burlap sacked and then I just let go in the field next door to my house as they would only be up around the house if you surprised them. Normally they would be gone before you ever saw one (I had a nest of them behind the monsoon drain culvert along the edge of the road underneath my front driveway access) In 15 years there I never saw a rat or mouse! ;-) I also caught a 1 m small python one time IN the house. My wife wouldn't let me keep it though! :-( It was funny in a way as it was curled up on the alter which was near the ventilation slots near the eves so it was probably resident in the attic anyway. I asked my wife if it was holding an apple but she didn't appreciate it. :lol:

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Post by natalyakir1 » Thu, 03 Jan 2013 2:36 pm

U'd better bring some MYR with u, as others say.

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Post by Travailes » Tue, 15 Jan 2013 11:28 pm

natalyakir1 wrote:U'd better bring some MYR with u, as others say.
.....and a few beers. None on sale at this rotten resort.
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Post by JR8 » Wed, 16 Jan 2013 4:20 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Heavy high top cowboy boots, a long Aluminium pole with the slipnoosed end and very heavy leather 3/4 length welding gauntlets (I am also a welder - farm boys can do most anything) just in case the bugger got loose from the noose.

I was on an expedition (Amazon) and did something similar with cayman.

We'd go out a night to a marsh/pond with a 10 gerzillion candle-power lantern. You'd spot the cayman as their eyes glowed orange back at you. Then a team member would creep up behind the mesmerised critter and with a pole lasso it's mouth. Then we'd pull it towards the shore/firmer-ground, and someone would sit on it's back while it's mouth was properly tied, plus it's legs tied at the back, or 'hog-tied' at the front (they have fearsome claws). Once all was pretty secure, we'd measure them, weigh them, photo them and DNA them. Then we'd let them go on their way, ASAP, under a minute, as they can really thrash when they are P'd off! ...


p.s. This process was much less challenging if you had a couple of beers before you set out.

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whats fun there

Post by anderaaa » Wed, 23 Jan 2013 4:59 pm

wanna ask around what's there to play around Legoland? Im intending to bring my family during late February, but heard people saying its quite boring there.

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Post by the lynx » Wed, 23 Jan 2013 5:01 pm

anderaaa wrote:wanna ask around what's there to play around Legoland? Im intending to bring my family during late February, but heard people saying its quite boring there.
Legoland is only fun for kids, adult Lego fans and photographers. 'Nuff said.

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Post by robotcake » Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:09 pm

The wife is a lego fan. Sigh..she's been on me for weeks now asking me to take her to Legoland.
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Post by nakatago » Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:19 pm

robotcake wrote:The wife is a lego fan.
She'll have a blast then.

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