Daily Decay (22nd June 2018)

Daily Decay (22nd June 2018): Caterpillar of Oleander Hawkmoth (Daphnis nerii) @ Changi

Several bushes were severely infested with Oleander Hawkmoth caterpillars. Many of the caterpillars were dead, possibly killed by pesticides.

Daily Decay (20th June 2018)

Daily Decay (20th June 2018): Unidentified Grouper (Epinephelus sp.) @ Changi

This was one of the many casualties of a fish mass death in late February and March 2015, caused by a harmful algal bloom in the eastern Straits of Johor.

Several species of Grouper (as well as hybrids) are raised in offshore fish farms in the Straits of Johor, so this individual might have been a farm escapee.

Daily Decay (19th June 2018)

Daily Decay (19th June 2018): Giant Honeybee (Apis dorsata) @ Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

There was a large colony located next to a trail, and due to safety reasons, the hive had to be removed. Pest control was called in, and this was among the many casualties.

Common Treeshrew

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Common Treeshrew (Tupaia glis)
Bukit Batok, 5th June 2018

This Common Treeshrew was most likely killed by a passing vehicle while it was attempting to cross a road along the forest edge.

Daily Decay (16th June 2018)

Daily Decay (16th June 2018): Caterpillar of Oleander Hawkmoth (Daphnis nerii) @ Changi

Several bushes were severely infested with Oleander Hawkmoth caterpillars. Many of the caterpillars were dead, possibly killed by pesticides.

Striped Kukri Snake

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Striped Kukri Snake (Oligodon octolineatus)
Dempsey Hill, 22nd August 2016

This Striped Kukri Snake roadkill was seen by Ho Ee Kid, and shared with the Nature Society (Singapore) Facebook group.

Dead turtle found trapped in fishing nets along East Coast Park

By Tanya Ong, 1st June 2018;

A turtle was found dead and trapped in fishing nets along East Coast Park.

Trapped in fishing nets

It was discovered by wildlife lover Sidi Baker on May 21 at about 4pm.

He noticed the large net in the sea and realised there was a dead turtle trapped inside when he removed the net from the water.

He took to Facebook to share several photos of the turtle, hoping to “create awareness on what’s going in and at our waters and beaches”.

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This is his full post.

Wildlife harmed

Baker told Mothership.sg that he helps to remove nets or rubbish at the beach as “it might harm sea creatures.”

He also throws away unwanted hooks and lines.

In Singapore, where animal and human habitats overlap, there have been multiple instances of wildlife being hurt as a result of human activity.

Previously, an otter at Pasir Ris Park was found with a rubber ring around it, and a monitor lizard was seen entangled in a plastic bag along the Singapore River.

Source: Mothership.sg