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TIMOR-LESTE (Dili Distr.)

 


TIMOR-LESTE REPTILE & AMPHIBIAN SURVEY
WE DIDN'T DILI DALLY ALL THE DAY

What did we do today?
The day just seemed to disappear!

Back at TLH there was still quite a lot to do, final photography and prepping of specimens, kit cleaning and organisation, and personal stuff, too.

Hinrich, Caitlin and I were kept busy with the many small jobs that an expedition such as this brings.

For Hinrich a priority was to submit import paperwork for the specimens destined for the US National Museum (Smithsonian Institution) in Suitland, the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard, Cambridge, and the Senckenberg Museum in Frankfurt, Germany.

For Caitlin there were specimens to tag and pack and she also kindly prepared a series of tissue-sample vials for the next phase of the project.

I had the blog to complete and upload and admin associated with my pending trip to Hawai'i for the IUCN workshop (more of that over the next week).

And for the students it was a chance to go online or into town, to do a little sight-seeing or shopping, and, it seems, to get chatted up.

In the evening our old friend Anders Hofstee, fresh back from Myanmar, dropped by the TLH for dinner and a beer.

One amusing moment occurred when I went to order a sandwich and chips from the TLH bar.
I was asked if I wanted pork or chicken with my BLT sandwich.
Oh how we laughed!

The time is now definitely Beer O'Clock (for those over 21) and it is generally wind-down time.

Outside our villas at TLH,
home away from home once again
Caitlin doing final tagging and packing
of voucher specimens


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