This is the floor of the hallway outside the lab at NEERI– it’s raining outside so the critters come in. I found this guy’s sibling in my room a couple months ago. I threw the pen in there for perspective– although I realize that it’s far away maybe you can zoom. He’s big and hairy.
Today I spoke Spanish with 6 Mexicans– 4 in town for the Indo-Mexican Conference on Sustainable Water and Wastewater Management, and 2 working for the Mexican Embassy in New Delhi. A really nice experience after hearing them speak about current water issues including aquifer overuse stemming from growing water demands (much like our growing problem in the USA).
There was a crowd in the NEERI colony after lunch today and we drove by to check it out. People had found a black cobra in the gutter. Snake catchers came and captured it and moved it to a forest away from people because it’s so dangerous and poisonous.
Someone at NEERI studies these spotted lily-esk flowers. I don’t know what they are but I can see them from my experiment’s stage and they’ve just bloomed!