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Red Sand Boa

Eryx johnii

Description:

While herping in the Thar Desert, came across this Red Sand Boa (in situ)during the night. Unfortunately, there are many myths surrounding this species in India. From calling it a two-headed snake to considering them a good omen for success in business. They're one of the worst affected species of illegal trade.

Habitat:

Spotted this individual on a sand dune, digging itself into the loose sand.

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5 Comments

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Fantastic spotting, congrats Vipul!

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 3 years ago

Great spotting! Congrats, Vipul.

WOW! Vipul Ramanuj, did you actually witness it burying itself? Amazing! More pictures would have been great. I saw pictures and it is a beautiful snake.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

Amazing Vipul.. congratulations.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 years ago

Congratulations Vipul, your Red Sand Boa is our Spotting of the Day:

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Vipul Ramanuj
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Vipul Ramanuj

Kanoi, Rajasthan, India

Spotted on Sep 6, 2017
Submitted on Sep 21, 2017

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