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Asian Pit Vipers

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(11-05-2017, 04:48 PM)Ngala Wrote: Photo and information credits: Jasmine Vink
"Red-tailed bamboo pitviper (Trimeresurus erythrurus)"

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Incredible beautiful snake
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@Spalea, these vipers are venomous, but not commonly fatal for humans. 

According to this interesting site (VENOMOUS SNAKES IN ASIA), the problems in Asia about snake bites are Cobras (Naja sp.) and relatives (Ophiophagus hannah), Kraits (Bungarus sp.), Russel's Viper (Daboia russelli) and Saw-Scaled Vipers (Echis carinatus). They are also called "The Big Four", because are the four groups of snakes that cause the major mortality by snakes bites.
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@Spalea

The turquoise pit viper species that i mentioned in reply #12, Trimeresurus albolabris insularis from Komodo Island.

Photo and information credits: Daniel Bromley
"Blue Phase White lipped Sunda island pit viper ( Trimeresurus insularis ) Komodo island, Indonesia."

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Photo and information credits: Praveen Siddannavar Photography
Malabar pit viper (Green Morph) is a small venomous snake endemic to southwest India. Many different color morphs are known to exist, including colors such as yellow, green, and brown. In this image is a green colour morph with lovely patterns of scales, triangular head and blotches on the body are very clear. These snakes prefer habitats with moist forest both evergreen and deciduous. They are mainly nocturnal and usually inactive in the day, however we were fortunate to capture this during the day and few in the night as well. Sometimes these snakes are seen basking on rocks, tress near streams and like in this image even on a tree log that has lot of moss grown. The image portrays a typical behaviour of an active viper in monsoon season, once monsoon ends one hardly gets to spot these snakes. These snakes usually prey upon tree frogs, geckos and other small animals. 
Agumbe Rainforest, Karnataka


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( This post was last modified: 12-09-2017, 09:54 PM by Ngala )

From Agumbe Rainforest Research Station (Karnataka, India),

Photo and information credits: Kirti Ranjan Nayak
"A glowing jewel from Western ghats ..
Malapar Pit Viper is a venomous pit viper species endemic to the Western ghats of India. Though it is commonly found, the yellow orange morph is uncommon of the various morphs found.."


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Photo and information credits: Sandeep Dutta
"Red tailed bamboo pit Viper
Sundarbans, WB"


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( This post was last modified: 05-15-2018, 05:07 PM by Ngala )

Photo and information credits: Bernhard Schubert - Nature Photography
"Portrait of a female Siamese peninsular pitviper (Trimeresurus fucatus) from my this years trip to SE Asia together with Christian Wappl"

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@Ngala : Here is again the most beautiful vipers on Earth ! Magnificent photo, anyway... Icy emerald green head.
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