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I Only Have Eyes For You - Namib Sidewinder This is their classic hunting pose, where they wait in the sand with only the eyes and nostril protruding. Impossible to see without a knowledgeable guide, we saw this one on the "Living Desert" tour. Don't touch though, they are venomous! Bitis peringueyi,Geotagged,Namibia,Spring,namib desert,sidewinder snake Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

I Only Have Eyes For You - Namib Sidewinder

This is their classic hunting pose, where they wait in the sand with only the eyes and nostril protruding. Impossible to see without a knowledgeable guide, we saw this one on the "Living Desert" tour. Don't touch though, they are venomous!

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  1. Oh wow, that is absolutely awesome! Posted 5 months ago

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Common names: Peringuey's adder, Peringuey's desert adder, sidewinding adder, more.''

''Bitis peringueyi'' is a venomous viper species found in Namibia and southern Angola. No subspecies are currently recognized.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Barry
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Uploaded Mar 16, 2017. Captured Nov 22, 2012 10:38 in D1983, Rooibank, Namibia.
  • Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
  • f/4.0
  • 1/159s
  • ISO80
  • 4.3mm