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  • #264056
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    Hi,

    While looking for reptile & snake for documenting, came face-to-face with a full-grown adult Shore-Pit Viper or Mangrove Pit-Viper () after a tip-off.

    During day, this nocturnal snake would lie quietly amongst the mangrove and most nature photographers may not be aware of its presence as it kept extremely still for a long time. The viper specie is considered venomous & aggressive by nature.

    See link for picture : http://home.pacific.net.sg/~wildlife/Viper.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

    #301119

    it looked evil!! :sick:

    #301132
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    Peacefuldove,

    At first I tried taking it with AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm F2.8 by getting near and sense the viper’s irritation and it started to show menace (can see from the photo on its face). I decided to change lens to suit circumstances (as safety precaution) and use APO Macro 150mm F2.8. If one got bitten by this viper specie without the right anti-venom to save, the game is over for you and all your devotion to nature world.

    #301139
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    Ben,
    I would shoot this with a longer lens too :D
    Nice documentation of this viper, only wish I could see more
    of them in my outings. :kudos thumbsup:

    #301195
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    only wish I could see more
    of them in my outings.

    Richard,
    You better see it. If it is there and you didn’t see it you know what will happen? :nyah nyah:

    #301224
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    Richard,

    Hwee Boon is right. This viper specie as well as the Wagler’s Pit-Viper are both equally venomous and behave the same in total vigil stillness. You may have pass by many times during many of your trips but without noticing their proximity. I also took a shot years ago of the rarely seen female Wagler’s pit which also keep very quiet and still. Lucky for my area of work, I managed to stumble across at wild Chestnut forest leading to Mandai forest and took a shot although it was not very sharp (good for ID record) as I was using non-SLR at that time.

    See link of the rarely seen female Wagler’s Pit-Viper (

    http://home.pacific.net.sg/~leect/Wildlife12.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

    #301343
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    Ben,
    Thanks for sharing this image and some info about it.
    These are the creatures that I don’t want to see in the wild. :shocked:
    To see them in picture is more than enough for me. :P

    #301429
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    Rey,

    Yes I understand your uneasiness with snake encounter as you have mentioned to me once before about your feeling towards snake. Hope you will not meet up with them in the wild.

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