I saw this turtle in the woods about 200 feet away from the lake edge. It was heading further into the woods.
Juvenile forest cobra (N. melanoleuca) found near a stream flowing through the middle of the hospital grounds. Coloration consistent with the yellow and black banded form native to the west African savannah. I had heard reports of a very large black cobra that was seen several times at night outside the door to a guest house; by description of the snake and its behavior it could be nothing else but they proved very difficult to locate. I had been searching for this species regularly for over 4 months while treating snakebites at the hospital before it turned up 10m from my doorstep one day several week before I left, exploring the perimeter of the HIV/AIDS center building after hours.
Went to campo by border with Jeff, Nate and Daniel looking for Copes Leopard Lizards and Baja Coachwhips. Sun finally came out and we walked a field know for copes Leo's but did not find any once again. Instead I found a juvenile baja coachwhip under a bush, at first thought tail was a whiptail or Leo but then saw the tan and black body and head with big eyes. It was so deep in bush that I could not get any vouchers and it retreated down a burrow when I tried to scare it out in open. Oh well still counting it as my lifer. We also saw whiptails, fencies and utas but did not take any pics.
On way back from campo we stopped and walked the flume, found a few fence lizards in the tunnel, Nate vouchered one and I vouchered other, Nate also vouchered an alligator lizard in the tunnel and we saw a few side blotched running around but no pics, also saw one granite spiny but no pics.