Found this Sabah Pit Viper - Popeia sabahi on the first night I was at the Park, from the bloated tummy, it looks like it has just eaten, probably a few hours earlier. This was a juvenile, just around 0.5 meter in length. Love finding Pit Vipers in the wild as they usually stays in the same place for weeks if not disturbed. After seeing it on the first day, I went back to the same tree/bush everyday for the next 5 days; both day time and night time to visits it and also to show to other visitors visiting the Park and interested to see a Viper/venomous snake.
Tropical forest, endemic to the island of Borneo.
On the same tree that this Pit Viper was resting, there was an Orchid plant that has fallen from the tree above, it has managed to 'grow' on the small tree and there was a single flower left on its flower stalk. I didn't even noticed the tiny Orchid on the first day I found this Snake as I was more focused on it but when I showed the Snake to PN Ranger ChunXingWong 2 days later, he noticed the tiny Orchid while we were taking turns to take the pic. We had lots of fun taking pics of both the Snake and Orchid as can be seen in Pic#4
Lat: 4.35, Long: 117.93
Spotted on Oct 22, 2018
Submitted on Nov 8, 2018
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