On my first night I wandered along the fence. I suddenly heard a noise. I had no idea what it was, but in my imagination it was either a lion sitting in the dark and growling at me, or the rumbling of an elephant’s tummy. Even though I did not know what it was, it was a rather chilling moment, and I walked back to the center of the camp fairly quickly. It was a couple of nights before I could walk next to the fence again!
Other flying creatures included a couple of moths – a Ophiusa mejanesi and a Dark Elfin.
On another occasion I was startled by another rustling sound in the leaf litter. I looked down and discovered an Olive Toad.
But it was the arachnids that provided some rally wonderful sightings.
On a next branch was a Feather-legged Spider and close by one of the many Cucumber Spiders I found in the camp.
The creature that did freak me out just a little (mostly due to their proximity to my tent), were the many Solifuges that I found. They were moving fast as always, and it was not easy to get photos. Then this one (the largest of them all), stopped and gave me a look.
These guys are very cool, but also one of the few creatures that freaks me out just a little.
Despite getting lost in the dark one or two times, I really enjoyed my night time walks.