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Friday, December 19, 2008

GRUMPECHT'S GREEN PIT VIPER: What a Beauty!


I don't know about you but this has got to be the most beautiful snake in the world! *appeals won't be entertained, thank you*

This beauty is one of the 1,068 NEW species discovered in the Greater Mekong River region (Laos, Thailand, Burma, Cambodia & Vietnam) in the past 10 years!

National Geographic has a featured article here -- read all about it. Quite interesting, really. We'll feature some of 'em on our "Our Flora & Fauna" Series.


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*Photo by the Greater Mekong Programme/WWF International

8 Comments:

Fable Frog said...

really nice colouration!! a beauty indeed but i still like milk snake more than vipers :P

Fable Frog said...

ooooo~ Leptobrachium smithi, cute lil' frog found in Thailand~

Curbside Puppet said...

i admit, that snake looks fierce!

but hey, where would you rank the albino python?

Anonymous said...

finally.

Anonymous said...

it looks like my mother-in-law.

Anonymous said...

wow, at last a new blog.

Jigoku Shonen said...

when I first saw this snake in the picture, i thought that it has a mask because of its beautiful head harhar

flitz said...

philippines have it too. :D

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