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Sind Saw-scaled Viper

Echis carinatus sochureki


One of the fastest striking snakes, Sind Saw-scaled Viper have a characteristic threat display. They're rightly named for its unique behaviour of coiling and mutually rubbing its scales on the flank that produce the sound of 'working of a saw' when threatened.


The diversified habitat of the Great Indian Thar Desert comprises of vast stretches of sand in the desert that are interspersed by rocky hillocks, scrubs, sandy and gravel plains. The natural vegetation in this arid region is considered a thorn scrub forest occurring in small clumps scattered more or less openly. These clumps are great sources of food and shelter for these Vipers.

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ChunXingWong 9 months ago

Excellent photo! Another great addition to your wonderful collection of wildlife photos,

Deny 9 months ago


Vipul Ramanuj
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Vipul Ramanuj

Rajasthan, India

Spotted on Sep 28, 2020
Submitted on Oct 8, 2020

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