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A night walk in the forest

Forests are interesting enough in the day time but trudging through a forest during the night time specially after the first rains is even more interesting. And what luck, when you have friends who are ready to accompany you into the wild! A variety of sounds and smells, unfamiliar terrains and spotting creatures of the night makes it a very adventurous experience. We encountered Frogs, Toads, Crabs, Snakes, Deer and the icing on the cake, the common but rarely seen Caecilian! Without further ado, I would like to share some amazing sights that we came across on a night walk in the forests of Mumbai after the first rain showers.

Dragon Fly

Dragon Fly

Common Indian Toad (Bufo melanostictus)

Common Indian Toad (Bufo melanostictus) – mating pair

Common Indian Toad  (Bufo melanostictus) - mating pair

Common Indian Toad (Bufo melanostictus) – mating pair

Common Indian Toad (Bufo melanostictus) - mating pair

Common Indian Toad (Bufo melanostictus) – mating pair

Jerdon's Narrow Mouthed Frog (Ramanella montana)

Jerdon’s Narrow Mouthed Frog (Ramanella montana)

Female Land Crab with babies

Female Land Crab with babies

Indian BullFrog (Hoplobatrachus tigerinus)

Indian BullFrog (Hoplobatrachus tigerinus)

Checkered Keelback (Xenochrophis piscator)

Checkered Keelback (Xenochrophis piscator)

Ashy Prinia (Prinia socialis)

Ashy Prinia (Prinia socialis)

Caecilian

Caecilian

A night walk in the forest

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6 responses »

    • Ah, The finding was the tricky bit Sid, but luckily i had friends with me who were very accustomed to this and between us, we spied a lot of creatures.
      Glad you liked the photos. Thank you. 🙂

  1. Loved d images of Dragon Fly, Mating pair of Toad n d Checkered Keelback… add me in your friend’s list for night trails… pls.. 🙂

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