New Species of Wood Snake Found in the Western Ghats
The sun beat down mercilessly. Being in the vicinity of south India’s highest peak, in one of the coldest months – December – made no difference. After a tiring morning session of surveying for snakes and other small fauna in the high-elevation grasslands of Kerala’s Eravikulam National Park in the Anamalai hills, researchers Sandeep Das and K.P. Rajkumar of the Kerala Forest Research Institute were taking a much-needed siesta at their camp.