VIDEO - Natural History Moment - Green Vine Snake - The Hunt

My videos, thus far, under the title of ‘Natural World’, were delving into one particular species. I do intend to continue those.In parallel, am starting a series titled ‘Natural History Moments’ which will be about many interesting wildlife encounters that I have had. Green Vine Snakes are amazingly camouflaged against the lush green outgrowth of the forests of Western Ghats. They are all about stealth when it comes to hunting. Here’s an encounter of mine with an individual in the forests of Agumbe....

July 11, 2020 · 1 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy

Spiders - art of making the kill

Spiders (Order: Araneae, Class: Arachnida) are probably one of the more evolved group of arthropods. They have developed a highly diverse set of skills and strategies for hunting. Some stalk and run down their prey, while some wait in place for their prey to wander by, using stealth and camouflage. Many others use silk and sticky webs in very innovative ways to trap their meal. A few of the highly specialised spiders belonging to the genus Portia are known to display intelligence in their ability to choose different tactics for hunting and also in developing new ones....

October 4, 2016 · 4 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy