March 29th - March 31st:
It appears the snake floodgates have finally opened. Another night transect (Saturday night) on one of the larger islands found us a Common Bronzeback sleeping in a tree, a gravid (pregnant) fence lizard and the icing on the cake - a pit viper. The pit viper in question is a subspecies of Popes pit viper however which one I am, as yet, uncertain. Potentially the Phuket pit viper, a species initially found 2 years ago south of our current position.
Sunday was spent watching Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) with the locals on the mainland.
So as I mentioned we are currently based back at the dam (hence the internet) waiting the arrival of a Thai film crew tomorrow and the start of the final week of research before the Thai new year in just over a weeks time. I recently just returned from a beer run which involved a 24km (total) trip on a scooter to the nearest 7eleven. Made somewhat more interesting by the fact it was A: Dark and the Scooter has no working lights so we had to use head torches and B: I drove the scooter home and it was the 1st time I have ever driven a scooter or sat on a motorbike.