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Mangrove Pit Viper by DavidGrieninger Mangrove Pit Viper by DavidGrieninger
This Mangrove Pit Viper was photographed on the island of Langkawi.
It is an island in Malaysia on the border to Thailand.

This snake is venomous and it has to be a female since it is longer than a male viper.
These snakes are very easily agitated, and once they get going they are slow to calm down.
Their strikes are very fast, but have a short reach. They are known to have a bad temper.

The photograph was made during a mangrove tour that I did with some friends.
Our driver saw the snake and let us to it so I could take a photograph of it, which was nice.

Snakes are beautiful creatures but sadly they are also hunted and their skin traded illegally.

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def972 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017
nice
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DebasishPhotos Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot.
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DavidGrieninger Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :D
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DebasishPhotos Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure.:) (Smile) 
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Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Professional General Artist
This is 101% NOT a Reticulated Python but a species of Pit Viper, Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus. :)
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DavidGrieninger Featured By Owner Edited Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks it has to be a mangrove pit viper then :D I'll change the deviations name :)
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Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Professional General Artist
The Malaysian Pit Viper you mean is Calloselasma rhodostoma - I am talking about the MANGROVE Pit Viper, which thrives in mangroves and which's pattern, scales and general anatomy shown in your picture is quite the give away for identification.
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DavidGrieninger Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks I changed it :)
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Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Professional General Artist
Perfect now! :) You can consider yourself so lucky to have seen a Mangrove Pit Viper - they can be extremely hard to spot since they camouflage so well with their environment.
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DavidGrieninger Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Our driver saw the snake I wasn't paying attention to the edge of the forest since I was taking photographs.
But it was very cool to see it in its natural habitat. It's always awesome to spot animals in the wild :D
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PhotoChap Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool!
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