- Jul 16, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41507967Security guard Robert Nababan encountered the snake on a palm oil plantation road in Sumatra's Batang Gansal district on Saturday.
Mr Nababan tried to catch the python, reports say, which was 7.8m (26ft) long.
It attacked him, and man and reptile fought until Mr Nababan killed it with the help of some villagers.
The guard survived with serious injuries.
The python was not as lucky as Mr Nababan - its body was strung up for display at a village, before it was chopped up, fried and eaten.
We tend to refer to it as the Green Tree dragon... but I found this:Do you have any particulars on the lizard above the hawk? We used to see ones like that at our house in Pejatan but generally speaking they must be either rare in urban areas or good at remaining unseen, since I've never seen them anywhere else in Jakarta.
Yeah, the tails on those things are astonishing - your photo shows the length well. I thought it was some kind of mutant the first time I saw one.We tend to refer to it as the Green Tree dragon... but I found this:
However the pics aren't clear enough & don't show tail length.
360mm seems like a gross underestimate. I'd say the tail alone is half a metre
Nossox. Yes, hubby kept trying to tell me (erroneously) that ours was a chameleon, because it can change colours. I love how you captured that. Ours tends to hang out in the rambutan tree and so we don't see much in the way of colour changes. I do love that vivid green though.View attachment 460 View attachment 460 View attachment 461
This fella showed up las week, don't know what he is but he can change colour and does not like to be picked up and evicted. He had changed to black and squatted on my gaming rig and scared the shit out of me when I went to play