Saturday, June 27, 2009

One more reason not to sleep on the ground....

In mid-June, Mo arrived in Amman from her fieldwork in Turkey; Yo, cleaned up after 11 days living in a tent at Wisad Pools without bathing, met her at the airport. The next day, after a quick visit to ACOR to re-fill water cans and shopping to replenish supplies, we headed out to Wisad to rejoin the other two team members.

We will blog more on that in the near future, and hopefully Mo will upload some images from Turkey and talk about the survey there.

But while you wait, we thought we'd post this short video clip of an unexpected visitor in our camp at Wisad. If you can identify the species, we'd appreciate it. We are guessing perhaps a horned desert viper, although it doesn't seem to have the horns; a sand viper seems unlikely as this one was out in the heat of the day (twice).
video

3 comments:

Michael Homan said...

Sorry we missed you in Jordan, that is Yo and Mo, not the snake.

siduri1 said...

no clue about the snake. Can't wait to hear more about what you guys have been doing of late (sounds hardcore!) and see pics of the site! Find a temple and I'll be there next year.

فرانسيس said...

Oye.