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I can smell you! Second time for me to encounter this Bornean Leaf-Nosed Pit Viper - Trimeresurus borneensis, although not very long in length, this one was around 0.5 meter, it is an aggressive Snake.  Each time I approached near to try to take close-up shot, it will hiss and strikes at me!        Bornean Leaf-Nosed Pit Viper,Malaysia,Sarawak,Snake,Trimeresurus borneensis,Viper Click/tap to enlarge

I can smell you!

Second time for me to encounter this Bornean Leaf-Nosed Pit Viper - Trimeresurus borneensis, although not very long in length, this one was around 0.5 meter, it is an aggressive Snake. Each time I approached near to try to take close-up shot, it will hiss and strikes at me!

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  1. Careful, Albert, we need you! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks for your concern, Ferdy :D
      I would say I was at a safe distance, the Viper is around 0.5 meter length and most of the pics were taken with me at least 1 meter distance away. I spend quite a lot of time with it as it was starting to rain and I found this Viper next to a shelter, allowing me to sit under the shelter to take the pics :)
      Posted one year ago

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''Trimeresurus borneensis'' is a venomous pit viper species endemic to the island of Borneo. No subspecies are currently recognized.

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

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Uploaded May 26, 2018. Captured Apr 11, 2018 05:47.
  • Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
  • f/8.0
  • 1/1614s
  • ISO800
  • 30.831mm