16 Jul '11, 8am

Pangolin (scaly anteater) carcass at Sixth Avenue today

Pangolin (scaly anteater) carcass at Sixth Avenue today

A call interrupted me during the coastal cleanup post-recce debrief this afternoon with the NUS Environmental Engineering students at Holland Village The phone call was from my just-graduated honours student Fung Tze Kwan, and I suspected an emergency of some sort. True enough, a scaly anteater or pangolin (Manis javanica ) carcass had been spotted by her classmate, Genevive Sew. Unable to contact me, Genevieve had informed NEA. When Tze Kwan got to me, I sent word to guard the carcass until I turned up and to prevent NEA cleaners from collecting the carcass as they’d turn it into ashes. Pangolin at the bus-stop along Sixth Avenue, 16 Jul 2011. Note the extended tongue. I grabbed trash bags from 7-11 nearby and hopped into a cab to scour Sixth Avenue for Genevive. We missed her, turned around and then I dashed across the road while she explained to the workers that we coul...

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