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Re: A souvenir from Agumbe (India)

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 5:59 pm
by Michal Szkudlarek
cool 3rd and 4th picture from the post above, it is a viper right?

Re: A souvenir from Agumbe (India)

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 6:07 pm
by Ruggero Morimando
Michal Szkudlarek wrote:cool 3rd and 4th picture from the post above, it is a viper right?


Second and third picture: Trimeresurus malabaricus (a common species there).
Fourth picture: Xenochrophis :?: (a water snake), but I don't remember the species. Maybe piscator... These snakes, together with few other species (Zaocys korros), can easily lose their tail, if I remember well. For korros I'm sure because I've personally experienced the situation in Thailand.

Re: A souvenir from Agumbe (India)

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 6:11 pm
by Jeroen Speybroeck
:shock:
Supercool!

Re: A souvenir from Agumbe (India)

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 7:57 pm
by Ruggero Morimando
Jeroen Speybroeck wrote::shock:
Supercool!



Thanks Jeroen!

A good thing in India is that people very rarely voluntarily kill snakes.
People often prefer to have a living cobra in the garden, because it's considered a good sign from the Gods. I personally witnessed this fact in Agumbe, where a Naja naja was hiding inside a house garden and we could repeatedly observe it and finally take it away with the permission of the owners.

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But, being more "materialist", one could simply state that this could be due to the fact that many snakes in India are highly venomous, and people "respect" them only for fear reasons... ;)

P.S. This has been my "home" in Agumbe for many days... :D
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Re: A souvenir from Agumbe (India)

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 9:35 am
by Niklas Ban
Ophiophagus, NICE!!!!

Re: A souvenir from Agumbe (India)

PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:33 pm
by Massimo Trentin
Very interesting and instructive post Ruggero ;) .
I'm glad you've had' the chances to visit that herping paradise and share it with us :D .