A Camel spider (Solifugae) is called Falanga in Turkmenian and was called φαλάγγιον (phalangion) by ancient Greeks. Due to their bizarre appearance they are the subject of many legends.  We didn’t have to verify any of this.

Caspian Monitor (Varanus griseus caspius) one of the rarest monitor lizards in the world, is standing just outside the house. It can grow as long as 1.5 meters. This one was about 1 meter long. It’s hisses wake us up during the midday’s rest. It was looking to the birds at the reed shed maybe hoping to eat one.

A Cobra (Naja oxiana), the queen of desert.




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