Monday, August 29, 2011

Visit to Agumbe Rainforest Research Station

Me and Chirdeep went to a weekend workshop / trip to Agumbe Rainforest Research Station last weekend.

Needless to say, we saw heavy rain, lots of snakes, frogs etc.

Here are few pictures:

We bumped into quite a few of Common Vine Snake. This little handsome fella is quite harmless. It is venomous but not fatal to humans. When threatened it displays the different color of scales !

Green Vine Snake

here is how it looks when its agitated:

Green Vine Snake

Another view of the green vine snake:

Green Vine Snake

Another common sight was Malabar Pit Viper. Now, this one is quite venomous, as the name says its seen in mostly in Malabar / Sahyadri / western Ghats.

Couple of pictures:

Malabar Pit Viper

Here is an close up view:

Yes they do come in different colors.

Malabar Pit Viper

I got bored on an afternoon, and went to explore the place around the research center. I came across this fella:

Calotes ellioti

While we are looking at tiny creatures, how can I forget to mention this beautiful frog?
Oh boy, I love frogs. They are cold and cute :)

Golden frog

And this cricket was kind enough to pose for this macro shot:


Agumbe is a beautiful place with wonderful bio-diversity, and a perfect get-away for a weekend. This unknown waterfall is a testimony for that :)


All in all, the place, people and wildlife were amazing. I love Agumbe.

You can see more pictures from this trip here: [ ]

More Agumbe pics are here on my Flickr account: [ ]

As always, please let me know what you think :-)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

New stuff

umm. I forgot to mention, I left ThoughtWorks and have joined Flipkart.

Moved on from generalist QA role to a specialist QA role.

Let me see how this gonna work out :-)

Almost famous

Couple of months back, a new joinee to office came to me and asked if I am 'Sri Harsha', apparently he knows me from my blog !

Today, while I was goofing around at BumsOnTheSaddle , a customer asked me if I am "Sri Harsha", apparently he knows me from facebook.

Huh !!