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Bornean Leaf-nosed Pit-viper

Trimeresurus borneensis

Description:

A stocky snake. The snout projects outward and upward. Head is triangular and wider than the neck. Colour is reddish brown. Eyes are yellow. Pupils are black.

Habitat:

Low land forest.

Notes:

Very fiesty.

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9 Comments

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong a year ago

Fascinating! All the ones I have seen are dull brown, and not orange like yours!

Awesome series Bob,great find,congrats on the well deserved SOTD

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 years ago

A wonderful spotting, Bob. That's an awesome snake. Congrats on your SOTD

Mark51
Mark51 2 years ago

fierce looking. Great photo

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom 2 years ago

Congrats Bob!! Striking :)

bob5
bob5 2 years ago

Thank you. I am honoured by this.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Congratulations Bob, this spectacular pit-viper is our Spotting of the Day! Glad you got pictures from different angles, including the whole snake. We're showing them all as a video on social media!

"Endemic to the island of Borneo, this magnificent Bornean Leaf-nosed Pit-viper (Trimeresurus borneensis) is our Spotting of the Day! This medium size, thick-bodied snake has a distinctive head with a slightly upturned snout forming a leaf-like process overhanging its nostrils. Its eyes are yellowish brown with vertically elliptical pupils, and its bodily varies from light brown to bright yellow with darker markings. While is has a prehensile tail, adults are generally found on the forest floor. Pit vipers (Crotalinae) are a subfamily of venomous vipers found in Eurasia and the Americas, characterized by the presence of a heat-sensing pit organ located between the eye and the nostril, well visible on the first and second shots here".

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Marek Koszorek
Marek Koszorek 2 years ago

Superb 😀

Brian38
Brian38 2 years ago

Great shots!

bob5
Spotted by
bob5

Sarawak, Malaysia

Spotted on Dec 19, 2018
Submitted on Dec 21, 2018

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