Sometimes The City Can Be A Jungle -- Literally

From black spitting cobras to leopard cats, Singapore's suburbs are clawing their way back to the heart of the city.
November 9, 2004, 6am PST | David Gest
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"To the newcomer, Singapore may seem like a thoroughly modern metropolis, with busy highways, skyscrapers and malls, blissfully absent from the perils of life on the frontier. But this is an illusion...As Singapore phases out its old plantations and farms, the fallow land is being reclaimed by the forest and is providing new habitats for animals." The city is teeming with wildlife, including poisonous snakes, ferocious felines, and gargantuan pythons, which "have turned the island's vast sewer system...into their own subway network."

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Published on Saturday, September 25, 2004 in International Herald Tribune
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