Ophiotropics.com

Indo-Australian

Snake Projects

Welcome

This site brings together what has been running under different websites previously. If you share my ethusiasm for reptiles, in particular snakes, you are at the right place. This website presents quite different stories, but all are connected by a common theme: Snakes of the Indo-Australian region. Wagler's Viper Site has been online since 2004 and I had a lot of positive feedback from visitors, colleagues, and friends. Thanks! Here, the site has freshened up a bit in terms of looks and presentation. Content-wise it is basically the same, but I have been working on some updates and new topics. For instance, the chapter on venom is new! Another topic connected to snakes, though not obviously, is the project on Biological Rodent Control, which I have been working on more than 20 years of my professional career. It centers around a protozoan parasite (Sarcocystis singaporensis) that occurs naturally in the reticulated python from Southeast Asia and is being used in rat bait to control rodent pests. This part is not ready yet, but I hope to make it available soon.

Rodent Management

in Northern Laos

I have been working with local people on rodent management projects in the rugged terrain of the uplands of Northern Laos for quite some years. I tremendously enjoyed this part of my job, although life was not easy all the time. Here are some visual highlights and video footage that complement of what I researched and published on this topic together with others.
More soon
© 2004-2018 Thomas Jäkel
Wagler's Viper Site
© 2004-2018 Thomas Jäkel
Ophiotropics.com

Indo-Australian

Snake Projects

Welcome

This site brings together what has been running under different websites previously. If you share my ethusiasm for reptiles, in particular snakes, you are at the right place. This website presents quite different stories, but all are connected by a common theme: Snakes of the Indo-Australian region. Wagler's Viper Site has been online since 2004 and I had a lot of positive feedback from visitors, colleagues, and friends. Thanks! Here, the site has freshened up a bit in terms of looks and presentation. Content-wise it is basically the same, but I have been working on some updates and new topics. For instance, the chapter on venom is new! Another topic connected to snakes, though not obviously, is the project on Biological Rodent Control, which I have been working on more than 20 years of my professional career. It centers around a protozoan parasite (Sarcocystis singaporensis) that occurs naturally in the reticulated python from Southeast Asia and is being used in rat bait to control rodent pests. This part is not ready yet, but I hope to make it available soon.

Rodent Management in

Northern Laos

I have been working with local people on rodent management projects in the rugged terrain of the uplands of Northern Laos for quite some years. Here are some visual highlights and video footage that complement of what I researched and published on this topic together with others.
More soon