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What wildlife have you spotted here?

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What wildlife have you spotted here?

Just that really.

I'm most keen on seeing sun bears but know it won't happen. Although the thought of them being near me and not being able to see them is just torture! I may need to smother myself with honey and lay out overnight.

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1. Re: What wildlife have you spotted here?

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2. Re: What wildlife have you spotted here?

Wow, that's disappointing :(

Aussies are not on my bucket list of 50 animals to see before I die.

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4. Re: What wildlife have you spotted here?

Not sure about bears in Khao Sok but Khao Yai is good for sun bears and black bears. Still unlikely to see them obviously, you'd need to spend weeks or months there to get close to a 50% chance and you'd have a very stiff neck by then.

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5. Re: What wildlife have you spotted here?

Op, the coward you replied to got his butt given to him in Thailand after giving lip, and then hiding in a corner been a coward. He's now trying to make up for been a crying little girl by spamming the forums been racist about Aussies. Don't listen to him and just report his posts.

Hopefully someone will come along shortly and be able to answe your question

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6. Re: What wildlife have you spotted here?

Thank you, Graham. I feared as much.

Perhaps I could learn the bears' mating call, increase my chances (I'm joking of course...ish).

Glad to see the disconcerting post has been removed. Very odd!

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8. Re: What wildlife have you spotted here?

So now you're making racist comments about Aboriginal Australians while accusing all white folk of looking down on those with brown skin? Are you even from India at all? Was Gandhi the only Indian name you could think of? Halfway through your school holidays and bored perhaps?

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9. Re: What wildlife have you spotted here?

I haven't been yet (October!), but I have done a lot of research and it seems to maximise your chances of seeing certain animals (the bigger mammals particularly), you need to get away from the busy areas where most people go. So arranging trips deeper into the lake and jungle for more than just a day is your best bet.

I have arranged an overnight trip to Klong Saeng wildlife sanctuary - staying in one of the more remote floating bungalows - guided by a park ranger. Hopefully I will see something unusual, but even there I think you have to be lucky.

Still, even the more common animals are very cool, and I am looking forward to seeing plenty of birds, monkeys, reptiles and so on, even if I don't spot the big stuff!

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10. Re: What wildlife have you spotted here?

I like to find snakes and it's the same - them being there and us not being able to see them. I average about 1 snake every 3-4 hours in Thai jungles, some of the proper enthusiasts who go out at night and spend lots of money on powerful lights say they get one every 1-2 hours but most of those guys go out in groups so they have more pairs of eyes. But I must walk past dozens of them every day, within a few metres of me, you know they're there but you just can't see them. It makes you want to buy those heat-vision goggles you see in the movies, although I suppose that wouldn't work with reptiles with them being cold-blooded and all... but good for bears.

Khao Sok link which lists the animals that have been found there, no pictures

https:/…wildlife

Koh Chang has a dedicated website but with pictures as well - Kohchangnature.com

Khao Yai - no pictures -

https:/…wildlife

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