The sun was directly overhead so we went to recce some of the habitats beyond Frog Pond on the Vaihua River, outside the perimeter fence of the Exxon-Mobil site. As we drove arounf the perimeter fence all we saw were a couple of Two-striped dragons (Lophognathus temporalis) but we found several expanses of good blacksnake country that included billabongs, and then further on we came to mangrove swamp where I would like to search for some of the rear-fanged mangrove and mud snakes (Fordonia, Myron, maybe even Cerberus) in an evening.
The billabongs beyond the perimeter fence
and the mangrove swamps
only a stones throw from the ExxonMobil instalation