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Red Sand Boa

Eryx johnii


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.


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

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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 3 years ago

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



Vipul Ramanuj
Spotted by
Vipul Ramanuj

Kanoi, Rajasthan, India

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

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