Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Saturday, November 14, 2015
After hatching from eggs buried under the sand, these young ones emerge and start foraging. Quite a few are savaged by the dogs and die. The meat of the adults are relished by some. For those practicing the Buddhist religion eating the flesh of these animals is taboo. The adults can deliver a vicious kick with their powerful tails.
Monday, November 9, 2015
Friday, November 6, 2015
Friday, October 16, 2015
Drones come to the bee-hive in our home garden and waiting near the entrance pick the bees off individually, to take away to feed their young ones. I was advised to smash each individual drone, hovering near the entrance to the hive, using a cricket bat. I put up a small net to cover the entrance of the hive hoping to prevent the larger sized drones from going close to the entrance. I found the drone landing on the net and creeping inside.
I have a Chinese made electrified net mounted on a racket' used to kill mosquitoes. I used this gadget to give a 3000 volt shock to the drone leaving the hive. It vanished from sight and subsequently for the last few days I have not seen any drones near our bee-hive. He must have got 'the shock of his life' and cautioned his hive mates. I am waiting for further developments.