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This causes more snake bites in Cambodia than any other snake. It tends to sit perfectly still next to or even on a path waiting in ambush for its prey. Like most snakes it is not aggressive but, unlike most snakes, it often does not always try to escape when it is frightened by humans. Instead, it stays still and hopes the threat will pass. It can be quite stubborn and won't move even if nudged with a stick. I have had to get a stick under one and flick it into the jungle so we could continue along a path. You can walk pass without the snake striking but, if you stray too close or even stand on the snake, it will bite. Thankfully, they tend to use a quick defensive strike that does not inject much, or even any, venom. This gives enough time to seek anti-venom, even in a remote location like ours.