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Saw scaled viper

Echis carinatus


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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Deny a year ago

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

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.
regards from Uttara Kanada. (Y)

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 6 years ago

Nice spotting

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Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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


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