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Large scaled pit viper

Trimeresurus macrolepis

Description:

One of the beautiful pit viper species found in the western ghats. There is only one morph of this species found so far and it sharply resembles the pit viper species(pope's pit viper) found in the north east India. One more interesting fact of this species of viper is they are oviparous i.e., they lay eggs.

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7 Comments

KarthikAk
KarthikAk 4 years ago

Thank you friends :)

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 4 years ago

Congrats. Great shot.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 4 years ago

Congrats Karthik!

triggsturner
triggsturner 4 years ago

Congrats on your SOTD. Lovely image.

AshleyT
AshleyT 4 years ago

Congrats Karthik, this beautiful photo has been chosen as Spotting of the Day! We love how your photo makes this snake look like a piece of art!

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KarthikAk
KarthikAk 4 years ago

Thank you Albert.
This was not handled. He was actually moving when we found him.

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 4 years ago

Am curious, was the Snake being handled or was it 'naturally' hanging down from a branch?
Great pic, anyhow.

KarthikAk
Spotted by
KarthikAk

Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Dec 23, 2015
Submitted on Dec 23, 2015

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