Images from the short 1999 field season at the Prince of Songklha University in Hat Yai, Thailand.
The rooftop where the golden tree snakes (Chrysopelea ornata) were launched. The main goal was to figure out how the snakes take off from a branch. Considering that they have no legs, takeoff for a snake is no trivial process!
Apisit, Sansarya, and Pim, three graduate students who helped out with the work.
Sansarya and Apasit after Apasit recaptured the snake.
Jake on the roof, about to set a snake on the branch for a takeoff recording.
©19992005 Jake Socha