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Close encounter Malpolon monspessulanus, a juvenil warming up on Juniperus turbinata<br />
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Malpolon monspessulanus, a juvenil warming up on Juniperus turbinata

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  1. Who blinked first, Felix? Posted 5 months ago
    1. :D I, for sure! Posted 5 months ago

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Malpolon monspessulanus, commonly known as the Montpellier snake, is a species of mildly venomous rear-fanged colubrids. It is up to 2.00 metres (7 ft) long and may weigh up to 1.5 kilograms (3 lb). Although it is venomous, only a few cases of envenomation of humans are known, one of which occurred when a finger was inserted into the snake's mouth. The Montpellier snake is not a dangerous snake for humans. The rear fangs reduce the possibility of venom injection, and the venom is of low toxicity... more

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
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Uploaded Mar 20, 2019. Captured Mar 14, 2019 13:32.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/9.0
  • 1/320s
  • ISO100
  • 300mm