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Saw scaled viper

Echis carinatus

Description:

It was a long wait to see a living saw scaled viper from this location. It was a 3 year wait. I had seen 2 road killed specimens, one each year and one year went without spotting any. Finally beginning of this year, I was fortunate enough to see a live saw scaled viper in one of the night walks. It is a deadly snake, one of the fastest striking snakes in the world. One shouldn't underestimate its capability just by its size.

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6 Comments

Deny
Deny 7 months ago

That's great spotting . That's snake for cute . Love it , and congrats !

ChimeTsetan
ChimeTsetan 6 years ago

Wonderful pic of this beautiful snake Karthik. I have never come across this beauty in the North Kanara distt. Maybe its not the distribution range?
Please consider sharing your awesome snake pics on the following mission.
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8177...
regards from Uttara Kanada. (Y)

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 6 years ago

Wow! That's really neat! and Thanks for sharing!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Wow great spotting and shot !

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 6 years ago

great capture, karthik!

BrunoMoller
BrunoMoller 6 years ago

Nice spotting

KarthikAk
Spotted by
KarthikAk

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Spotted on Jan 20, 2015
Submitted on Jan 20, 2015

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