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Pits!!! id: Bamboo pit viper<br />
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Pits help them track their prey and for them pits are their eyes.. These pits are heat sensitive and help snake seeing a thermal image/view. (Two holes just before eyes showing whitish color are Pits)<br />
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A very Beautiful Snake belonging to Viper family.<br />
Let them be alone if you come across any, they will avoid you.. Until and unless you mess with them.. <br />
Truely mistaken as Dangerous!!!!!! Trust me..<br />
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Pits!!!

id: Bamboo pit viper

Pits help them track their prey and for them pits are their eyes.. These pits are heat sensitive and help snake seeing a thermal image/view. (Two holes just before eyes showing whitish color are Pits)

A very Beautiful Snake belonging to Viper family.
Let them be alone if you come across any, they will avoid you.. Until and unless you mess with them..
Truely mistaken as Dangerous!!!!!! Trust me..

This was one of the best and unforgettable moments of my Jungle experiences.

    comments (11)

  1. The pits are the white parts on the front? Very interesting photo :) Posted 4 years ago
    1. Yes, and nostrils are near the tip of the upper jaw. You can see small puncture like holes which are nostrils and after nostrils are the big(yes white) heat sensitive pits!!!
      I will edit the description with position of pits! :-)
      Posted 4 years ago, modified 4 years ago
      1. Very educational photo, how did you get so close? Posted 4 years ago
        1. I love snakes.. and after roaming for more than 7 years I was lucky enough to spot this beauty..
          and about the distance i couldn't resist myself taking his head-shots.. I was aware of the danger so friends helping me with the torch i asked them to don't dare move the beam off the snake.. and viper was very slowly moving, and they attack by making tight 'S' shape so that they can stretch and reach target so as you can see its still its normal stance.. but after some time on my friends movement he showed us his/her aggression... and obviously we all were backed off immediately.. (Will share that shot soon)
          Posted 4 years ago
          1. Thanks for the explanation, and courage! Posted 4 years ago
  2. Stunning shot Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks Msalicat :-) Posted 4 years ago
  3. Stunning shot Posted 4 years ago
  4. I also like snakes:-)!! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Loved your viper shots :-) Posted 3 years ago
      1. Thank you! Posted 3 years ago

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'Trimeresurus gramineus' is a venomous pit viper species found only in southern India. No subspecies are currently recognized. It is the type species for the genus ''Trimeresurus''.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by abhitap
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By abhitap

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Uploaded Jun 30, 2015. Captured Jun 28, 2014 23:50 in Neral - Matheran Road, Matheran, Maharashtra 410102, India.
  • NIKON D5200
  • f/13.0
  • 3s
  • ISO250
  • 200mm