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Blunt-headed Slug Snake

Aplopeltura boa

Description:

Small Snake, just around half a meter, probably still a juvenile. It didn't slither away when I get close to take some close-up shots and it was constantly flicking out its tongue.

Notes:

Saw 2 different Snakes on 2 separate Night Walks, location is too far apart to be of the same individual. Pic #1 and #2 is of the 2nd Snake, much bigger, around 1 meter, still very thin. Very obliging when I was taking its pictures and facing it directly like 4-5 inches away.

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Blunt-headed Slug Snake
Aplopeltura boa


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11 Comments

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 6 years ago

Thanks, @Bhagya

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 6 years ago

so lovely......

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 6 years ago

I saw 2 of this Snake on 2 separate Night Walks, on my own when at Mulu National Park.
You probably have a good chance to see them in Mulu National Park, its a very nice place, highly recommended, @dotun55 :)

dotun55
dotun55 6 years ago

May God deliver one from these manner of unbelievable traps when on adventure into the forest. Amazing!

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 6 years ago

Thanks, @Reza :)

Beauty !

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 6 years ago

Thanks, @Lenny for the ID :)

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 6 years ago

Yes, @Leuba, in Pic #2 and #4, looks like a dead branch or twig.

Thanks, @ulvalactuca77 and @SukanyaDatta

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 6 years ago

It looks so rigid...very unusual. Hope you get an ID, soon.

ulvalactuca77
ulvalactuca77 6 years ago

What an amazing and unique looking snake!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

When stretched out, could be easily mistaken for a twig. Nice shots, as usual Albert.

AlbertKang
Spotted by
AlbertKang

Sarawak, Malaysia

Spotted on Jun 29, 2014
Submitted on Jul 9, 2014

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