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Red Eyes, Long Tongue! This gorgeous Mountain Slug Snake was constantly on the move when I first saw it, and was a challenge to get good shot with its tongue out and face on.  Fortunately, I have seen this snake before and know it is harmless, so decided to spend more time with it to keep trying and managed to get several shots that I was happy with :D<br />
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It was seen at a tree just a few meters from the ticketing counter but I saw it at night when everyone has left.  The next day I went back to the place in the afternoon and was able to see the snake again, on a tree next to the original tree I saw it.  There were many visitors then and there were a few who even stands within a meter of it, and no one noticed this snake!  I didn&#039;t bother to alert other visitors of the snake as I was more concerned for the snake as usually most people will freaks out upon seeing a snake. Asthenodipsas vertebralis,Malaysia,Mountain Slug Snake,Mountain Slug-Eating Snake,Pahang,Slug Snake,Snake Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Red Eyes, Long Tongue!

This gorgeous Mountain Slug Snake was constantly on the move when I first saw it, and was a challenge to get good shot with its tongue out and face on. Fortunately, I have seen this snake before and know it is harmless, so decided to spend more time with it to keep trying and managed to get several shots that I was happy with :D

It was seen at a tree just a few meters from the ticketing counter but I saw it at night when everyone has left. The next day I went back to the place in the afternoon and was able to see the snake again, on a tree next to the original tree I saw it. There were many visitors then and there were a few who even stands within a meter of it, and no one noticed this snake! I didn't bother to alert other visitors of the snake as I was more concerned for the snake as usually most people will freaks out upon seeing a snake.

    comments (7)

  1. It's so sad how people react to snakes. Posted 9 months ago
    1. Yes indeed, have in recent months during local hiking, have come across several dead snakes including small sized Reed Snakes, most likely killed by hikers :( Posted 9 months ago
  2. Fanatical shot with the red eyes and pink tongue. Posted 9 months ago
    1. Thanks, William :) Posted 9 months ago
  3. Absolutely outstanding Posted 9 months ago
    1. Thanks, Calbost Niel :) Posted 9 months ago
  4. Great shot, Albert showing its beauty! Posted 9 months ago

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The Mountain Slug Snake has been found only in hill dipterocarp, submontane and montane primary forests of Peninsular Malaysia at elevations of around 1000-2000 metres. It is absent from the lowlands.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Albert Kang
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By Albert Kang

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Uploaded Nov 15, 2021. Captured Nov 4, 2021 21:01.
  • TG-6
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO200
  • 18mm