23 Oct '11, 5pm

The annotated budak: Mosquito coast by @budak

The annotated budak: Mosquito coast by @budak

A fortnight of short, sharp showers that gave way to lurid dusks has replenished the ponds, creeks and wells of Pulau Semakau's secondary forest. The storms also threaten to unleash their bile on the trail that leads to the western shore, having broken a number of trees and turned the understorey of ferns and sprawling rotan tikus into a brackish swamp. And just before the end of the path, an arbour of sea hibiscus sags so they force passing visitors to ape the stoop of their wild mancesators. Large bodies, probably resident varanids, crash through the vegetation, their foraging disturbed by the lurching of another frame. For a months-long reprieve from the island's dominant predators has ended with the emergence of culicids in numbers that overwhelm the capabilities of birds, lizards, frogs, spiders, dragonflies and asilids . The insects stir long before their heartland i...

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Shark massacre reported off of Colombian coast:

Shark massacre reported off of Colombian coast:

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