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Banded sea krait

Laticauda colubrina

Description:

Spotted 3M in Virgin Cave of Virgin Island, Hundred Islands National Park, Alaminos City, Pangasinan.

Habitat:

Wiki - They are venomous but are not aggressive to divers. These snakes need to drink freshwater and regularly come onto land.

Notes:

ID to species by Wally Suarez (Phil. Biodiversity Net). Photo by Charles Nelson

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Thanks for the confirmation nigel.brennan!

ID to species by Wally Suarez (Phil. Biodiversity Net) https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 8 years ago

I feel the same way, BalincaguinConservancy! :-)

Lisa, we're the exact opposite... we get excited when we see something like this. Cameras and flashes are pulled out of our cave pack and the shooting begins, from a safe distance of course! ... and yes, caves are VERY dark, we rely on the light sources we pack in!

LisaFP
LisaFP 8 years ago

Oh.....I would have literally flown in the air and out! It must of been very dark in that cave, great shot!

Philippines

Spotted on Mar 3, 2012
Submitted on Mar 3, 2012

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