Lot of photos like snakes and vermin on this blog.
If you don't like them, please be careful!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016


Haworthia cooperi
flat clear rosette
Alicedale Katriver TYPE-M

Haworthia cooperi var. truncata
MBB 386/70 Mgwali, Stutterheim, 
Eastern Cape Province.

under LED

under sun lights

I love haworthia's clear windows and blue sparkling in rosettes.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Japanese five-lined skink

This fat skink is.....

Japanese five-lined skink or Japanese skink
head and body length : 6-9cm
full length : 20-25cm

We call them " Nihon Tokage" in Japanese.

I caught her in the water lily bawl. She was drawn.
They hibernate in winter in the wild.

Other one.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Haworthia cooperi

Haworthia cooperi Pilifera JDV 95/7

Blue lights in leaves are beautiful.

Aodaishou is a Japanese rat snake.

Aodaishou means blue king. Japanese rat snake live near man's house because of rats and mice.

I caught he or she in my garden.


My youngest son is about 100cm tall.

Big Japanese Rat snake !

2 years ago I caught a big japanese rat snake we called Aodaishou in front of my neighbors house.

More than 1.8m maybe. Children touch the snake and they are very surprised its silky skin.


Saturday, November 17, 2012

mamushi pit-viper

we have some kinds of venomous snakes in japan, but only 2 species of poisoners in Honshu,main island.

one is yamakagashi (Rhabdophis tigrinus), tiger keelback.
the other one is mamushi (Gloydius blomhoffii), japanese copperhead, it's very popular and famous poisonous snake in japan.

it looks short, small, and have unique pattern.
volume of poison is a little, but strong. 

mamushi pit-viper

beautiful snake.

i cought a young mamushi on road in front of my house and released soon after that.
'cause it is illegal to keep poisonus snakes in japan.
winter has come, snakes going into hibernation 

3rd egg in this year, it's 2nd clutch, hatched out at midnight in Nov. 14th.


1st clutch eggs hatched out in 85 or 86 days.
in this time the egg hatched out after 96 days it was laid.

the other egg in 2nd clutch is in bad condtion.
it has burst and something has leaked out, but the egg is still alive i'm waiting for hatching  out.