Category Archives: wild life
Raffaella Ciccarella, in 9NewsCom, 10 August 2022, where the tile runs thus “Australia’s own snake island, where ‘giant’ tiger snakes slither” …. with highlighting added by The Editor Thuppahi
ITEM in Newswire.lk, …….. & Daily Mirror (?) https://www.newswire.lk/2022/08/05/leopard-falls-into-house-rescued-after-16-hrs-video/
A leopard has accidentally fallen into a house breaking through the roof in the Logi Estate Division in Lindula. According to the owner of the house, the incident had occurred at around 10.30 last night.
…….. regretfully the video does not reproduce here ….BUT note https://www.leopardsafari.com/leopards-in-sri-lanka/human-and-leopard-conflict-in-sri-lanka.html#:~:text=Human%20%26%20Leopard%20Conflict%20in%20Sri%20Lanka&text=The%20leopard%20-%20human%20conflict%20is,intrusions%20in%20attacking%20domesticat
Malinda Seneviratne, in his web column https://malindawords.blogspot.com/2022/07/the-aragalaya-postscript.html
Ranil Wickremesinghe is no longer president in an acting capacity. He is the president, period. Did someone say ‘I don’t know whether to laugh or cry?’ I am pretty sure someone did. Did someone say, ’who wudda thunk?’ Well, if two or three years ago, if anyone suggested that in July 2023 Ranil Wickremesinghe would be the president of this country, there would have been laughter and tears, if at all, would have been of mirth.
The irate SEA LION ….. …. dozing on a ledge on the pier at the COORONG let our cluster of ancient “Explorers” know that our intrusion was most ………… snort!……snort…..!@#$! snort ….. unwelcome. S/he snarlled, snorted,….. bared the teeth ….. snorted yet more ….and THEN shifted his bulk from his ‘couch’ to the seawaters that were also a comfort zone — a safe space for his kind.
Volaare! Duck !#!$!!
Jayantha Jayewardene, in The Island, 20 February 2022, where the ttile runs thus “The lure and the lore of our jungles” **
Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, and even before that as Serendib and Taprobane, has different types of jungle that are of great interest to naturalists. The island has montane cloud forests, wet and dry zone forests – some of which are secondary forests – and savannahs. The coastal areas have a variety of mangroves. The extent of forest-land in the country has of late reduced to a large extent, mainly due to the demands for land from a rapidly increasing population. With three climatic zones in the island, the jungles have different types of vegetation.