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Hump Nosed Pit Viper

Hypnale hypnale

Description:

Is a venomous pitviper species found in India. The snout is pointed and turned upwards,ending in a hump hence the name.Bites from this species are now known to cause serious complications such as coagulopathy and acute renal failure (ARF). If not treated within a few hours, bites can potentially be fatal for human being. Pit Vipers are distinguished by the presence of a heat-sensing pit organ located between the eye and the nostril on either side of the head.

Habitat:

Found in dense jungle and coffee plantations in hilly areas.


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8 Comments

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 7 years ago

Thanks, Arman..

ArmanPasha
ArmanPasha 7 years ago

nice pick and thanks for the information

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 7 years ago

Thanks, Atul...

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

lovely pic and info Anjali!!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago

Thanks for sharing your experience behind these nice pictures; again it's a nice spotting.

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 7 years ago

Thanks, Sachin .. It was a night walk in the forest hoping to see something and we did not expect anything in particular ..Two of us actually crossed the snake without noticing and a friend behind saw it move..Tht is when we saw the snake ..He did not show any aggressive behavior and we did not disturb it much either ...

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago

Nice spotting, and very brave snaps

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 7 years ago

Thanks, Jonathan Sequeira...

AnjaliAnantharam
Spotted by
AnjaliAnantharam

Kerala, India

Lat: 10.78, Long: 76.66

Spotted on Dec 5, 2011
Submitted on Dec 5, 2011

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