Composting in the Tropics – Singapore Style
Watch Composting in Singapore
With the sound of cicadas in the background, Esme shows us how she composts at home in Singapore and avoids attracting venomous snake such as King Cobras and vipers, and non-venomous pythons (adults grow to a maximum of more than 32 feet).
And for more about nature in Singapore, read the following article:
Wildlife’s revenge – Even in urban Singapore, it can sometimes be a jungle
Two to three times a week, Singapore police receive a call from a resident reporting a visit by one of Singapore’s many snakes.
Black spitting cobras (naja naja sputatrix) are endemic to Singapore, though fortunately rare. Much more common is the reticulated python.
While most animals that tour Singapore’s human settlements do so via the island’s extensive tree cover, the pythons have turned the island’s vast sewer system, which is vital for preventing torrential tropical storms from flooding the city, into their own subway network. When they tire of the usual forest fare of monkeys and birds, they venture downtown in search of rats, cats and dogs.