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Green Vine Snake

Jun 21 2012

Green Vine Snake (Ahaetulla nasuta) This is a mildly-venomous snake that has a distribution across India. This snake has binocular vision owing to its horizontal eye slits (compared to vertical in most other snakes). When threatened, the snake opens its mouth wide and breaks into a checkered pattern with an intention of looking bigger than it actually is.   Photographed in Agumbe in June 2011

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Green Vine Snake

Jun 21 2012

Green Vine Snake (Ahaetulla nasuta) This is a mildly-venomous snake that has a distribution across India. This snake has binocular vision owing to its horizontal eye slits (compared to vertical in most other snakes). When threatened, the snake opens its mouth wide and breaks into a checkered pattern with an intention of looking bigger than it actually is.   Photographed in Agumbe in June 2011

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Green Vine Snake

Jun 21 2012

Green Vine Snake (Ahaetulla nasuta) This is a mildly-venomous snake that has a distribution across India. This snake has binocular vision owing to its horizontal eye slits (compared to vertical in most other snakes). When threatened, the snake opens its mouth wide and breaks into a checkered pattern with an intention of looking bigger than it actually is.   Photographed in Agumbe in June 2011

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Green Vine Snake

Jun 21 2012

Green Vine Snake (Ahaetulla nasuta) This is a mildly-venomous snake that has a distribution across India. This snake has binocular vision owing to its horizontal eye slits (compared to vertical in most other snakes). When threatened, the snake opens its mouth wide and breaks into a checkered pattern with an intention of looking bigger than it actually is.   Photographed in Agumbe in June 2009

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King Cobra

Jun 21 2012

King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) The longest venomous snake in the world, the King Cobra is an elusive snake found in the rainforests of Agumbe. It’s diet consists almost entirely of other snakes. It is the only snake in the world that builds a nest.   Photographed in Agumbe in June 2011

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Malabar Pit Viper (Brown morph)

Jun 20 2012

Malabar Pit Viper (Trimeresurus malabaricus) This venomous snake is endemic to the Western Ghats. Mostly nocturnal, this snake’s camouflage makes it difficult to spot one in the rainforest. They are active in the monsoons, though one rarely ever encounters them after that. There are 4 known colour morphs of this snake: Green Brown (pictured here) Yellow Orange (very rare)   Photographed in Agumbe in June 2009

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Malabar Pit Viper (Brown morph)

Jun 20 2012

Malabar Pit Viper (Trimeresurus malabaricus) This venomous snake is endemic to the Western Ghats. Mostly nocturnal, this snake’s camouflage makes it difficult to spot one in the rainforest. They are active in the monsoons, though one rarely ever encounters them after that. There are 4 known colour morphs of this snake: Green Brown (pictured here) Yellow Orange (very rare)   Photographed in Agumbe in June 2011

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Malabar Pit Viper (Brown morph)

Jun 20 2012

Malabar Pit Viper (Trimeresurus malabaricus) This venomous snake is endemic to the Western Ghats. Mostly nocturnal, this snake’s camouflage makes it difficult to spot one in the rainforest. They are active in the monsoons, though one rarely ever encounters them after that. There are 4 known colour morphs of this snake: Green Brown (pictured here) Yellow Orange (very rare)   Pictured in this photograph is the wonderful pattern on the prehensile tail of this snake. Photographed in Agumbe in June 2011

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