Monday, March 16, 2009
Water gate and what lies beneath
From the first hike visitors could either take the right or left route to go round the reserve. There were 3 planned trails covering distances of 3 km, 5 km and 7 km. I took the right route towards the direction of the Straits of Johore.
A water gate along the trail. The tide was still out and most of the ponds and rivers looked pretty hungry for water.
Now what was this? A monitor lizard in its natural habitat, camouflaged like a piece of log. There were plenty of such creatures in the reserve. And there were warning signs of crocodiles as well. Don't dip your feet into the water. But monitor lizards are known to be quite harmless. Children could really get quite close to the lizards along the pathways. They are tree climbers and could be spotted on tree branches.
This crocodile is a regular at the wetland.