The pick-up time for my night walk in the jungle was 5 pm. The sunset is half past 5 and at 6 pm it is pitch dark. We got a flashlight each for use to see where to go and the leader had a stronger one to light up the trees. It was ok, but not very exciting. We saw a couple of small frogs and insects close by that I could take a picture of, and some larger animals and birds among the trees that was so far hidden In the dark that I could not take a picture of. A tourist stopped, for some mystical reason, to take a picture of an ant crawling on a tree. Her friend then saw on the other side of the path, hundreds other ants marching in a line. And then somebody shouted “ouch!” and the leader told us to stamp our feet and leave the place immediately. We had stopped in the middle of a colony of marching ants and they swarm up on everybody’s shoos and legs. I brushed off as many as I could and was lucky, but several others were bitten.
|An adult mini frog, about the size of a thumb nail.|
|This was hard to see. It is a cousin of the Walking Stick insect - a Walking Moss. It looks just like a piece of moss and if it hadn't been for the legs and the antenna on the head, you would never be able to spot it.|
|A butterfly sleeping on a leaf.|
|Another sleeping animal - a hawk.|
|A lizard on a branch, probably hunting in the dark.|
At the time we arrived, it was high up in the trees again and we could only see his bottom far away in-between the branches.