Skip to comments.Scientists find new species in Vietnam
Posted on 09/26/2007 7:41:56 AM PDT by meandog
HANOI, Vietnam - Scientists have discovered 11 new species of plants and animals in Vietnam, including a snake, two butterflies and five orchid varieties, the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) said Wednesday.
The new species were found in a remote region known as the "Green Corridor" in Thua Thien Hue province in central Vietnam, it said.
"You only discover so many new species in very special places, and the Green Corridor is one of them," Chris Dickinson, WWF's chief technical adviser in the region, said in a statement.
The new snake species, the white-lipped keelback, generally lives close to streams and eats frogs and other small animals, WWF said. It has a yellow-white stripe along its head, red dots over its body and can reach a length of 31.5 inches.
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Wonder whether than snake is venemous? When I was in the Central Highlands we has all kinds of Vipers and yes Cobras. Some of those Vipers we labeled “One Steppers” and “Two Steppers” which stood for the amount of steps you would be able to take after being bitten.
Imagine a one blinker? now that would be quick death ...
The BBQ possibilities are endless!
That`s worth an LOL. We had a ground cover up north that the leaves would fold up if you touched it,it was good to tell if someone had walked through recently.
VN sure had mary jane that would grow to the size of trees.
Bad snakes like the 2 step as another vet mentions.
Bad monkeys too,we had one get M-16 away from a guy and hit him with it.
Perhaps I don't understand the term 'species' but isn't a new type of snake just another type of snake and not a new 'species?' Butterfiles and orchids too -- same question?
Are they gonna call the new species “Varmint Cong?”
An orchid discovered at the Annamites mountain range in Thua Thien Hue province. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has announced the discovery of 11 new animal and plant species in a remote area of central Vietnam.(WWF)
An orchid species named Gastrodia Theana is seen in an hand out photo taken in Vietnam's central Thua Thien Hue province on March 31, 2005. Scientists found 11 new species of animals and plants in central Vietnam's "Green Corridor", the latest discovery in an area rich with wildlife that could easily be endangered by economic development, WWF International said. Photo taken on March 31, 2005. Best Quality Available. MANDATORY CREDIT. REUTERS/ Leonid Averyanov/WWF/Handout (VIETNAM)
Yup...couldn't "dee-dee" far with the one stepper's juice in you. It is my understanding, though, that you grunts used to catch 'em, roast 'em, and stir 'em in to sweeten up the "nuk-maum" rations.
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