Searching for caecilians in a decomposed haystack is like what some folks would say, searching for a needle in a haystack. it is true that the odds are against the one who is searching, but with good luck and a supportive monsoon pattern, finding these fossorial amphibians is fun. Also help and guidance from stalwarts like Dr K P Dinesh and Dr G K Bhatt has helped, and learning field skills from P Prashanth has been a boon. The Panja digger, as its called is handy and well always rewards with a sighting if one works hard enough.
I am a wildlife ecologist working in the Western Ghats of the states of Goa,Karnataka and Maharashtra on lesser known fauna in general and herpetofauna in particular. My aim is also to photo document the lesser known fauna the Mahdei Bio region and create awareness amongst the masses of the same.