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Shore Pit Viper

Cryptelytrops purpureomaculatus

Description:

This shy snake looks just like another branch in a mangrove tree where it usually coils motionless. It is more active at night. It feeds on lizards, frogs and other small animals, possibly small birds. Like other vipers, it has heat-sensing pits on its lips to detect its prey.

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5 Comments

SandraH
SandraH 9 years ago

amazing picture! great work!

TiagoVieira
TiagoVieira 10 years ago

*.*

JuliusSchmitz-Justen
JuliusSchmitz-Justen 10 years ago

Wonderfull snakephoto. Always love their eyes!

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 10 years ago

Thank you :)

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

What a beauty!

SeanWeekly
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Spotted on Aug 16, 2011
Submitted on Aug 16, 2011

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