Andrew Snyder is accustomed to going into the woods at night — indeed, that's just part of doing his job.
As a herpetologist, much of his work involves scouring the rainforest floors and tree trunks looking for snakes, frogs and lizards.
"When I am on expeditions, my research has me going out in the mornings and at night in search of amphibians and reptiles," Snyder told The Dodo. "Generally, the nocturnal searches are far more interesting, as there are a great number of other organisms that come out that are normally hiding during the day."
Recently, he was hiking at night through the lush rainforest of Guyana, South America, shining his flashlight into the darkness, when it flashed on something bright blue.