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Eye-sight challenge! Hump-nosed pit viper (family - Hypnale Hypnale) - Spotted this juvenile Viper during the trek in the wilderness of Gerusoppa, Shimoga (Western Ghats) a few years ago. Geotagged,Hump-nosed pit viper,Hypnale hypnale,India,bite,camouflage,crawl,gerusoppa,hypnale,shimoga,snake,venom,venomous,viper,western ghats Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Eye-sight challenge!

Hump-nosed pit viper (family - Hypnale Hypnale) - Spotted this juvenile Viper during the trek in the wilderness of Gerusoppa, Shimoga (Western Ghats) a few years ago.

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  1. Wow, great camouflage, at first I thought I was looking for a mushroom! Well spotted. Posted 5 years ago
    1. Yeah, they are hard to spot and dangerous. A group of friends (incl. me) realized how much risk we had put ourselves in to, by under-estimating the dangers in the trek area before hand. It was worth it in the end! Posted 5 years ago
      1. Oh I know what you mean! So many times I will be walking in the woods or in long grass and suddenly think...hmm...snakes, leopards, wild boar etc. oops! The things we do to spot and photograph wildlife!! Posted 5 years ago
        1. Totally! Risks are what give us brilliant wildlife photographs, but they should be calculated risks :) Posted 5 years ago

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''Hypnale hypnale'' is a venomous pitviper species endemic to India and Sri Lanka. No subspecies are currently recognized.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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By Avinash Krishnamurthy

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Uploaded Sep 6, 2014. Captured Jul 14, 2012 10:50 in Kanoor Fort Road, Urulagallu, Karnataka 581384, India.
  • DMC-FZ35
  • f/2.8
  • 1/15s
  • ISO800
  • 4.8mm