Monday, July 18, 2005

Wagler's Pit Viper Tropidolaemus wagleri

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First time seeing a viper up close! spotted it at BTNR in the Hindhede Park while taking a course for guiding apparently this is just a juvenile... but beware! its poisonous.. i only dared approach nearer as it seemed oblivious to camera flashes and humans crowding around it for a good view... i reasoned that because of the cold weather it just had to crawl out into the relative open space to have a good sunbath else it prob starve at night cos its too slow. Notice the triangular head!

Snakes of Southeast Asia : Wagler's Pit Viper - Tropidolaemus wagleri