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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 2012

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Malabar Pit Viper (Green 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 (pictured here) Brown Yellow Orange (very rare)   Photographed in Agumbe in June 2012

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