• Merlin Selvan
  • Category Reptiles, Wild Tamil Nadu

Another endemic beauty of our Southern Western Ghats!
This is “Large-scaled Pitviper (Trimeresurus macrolepis)”, found and photographed at kodaikanal hills. It was during the month of July, 2012., we were just roaming nearby a stream. As usual I was looking for Spiders. I saw a Lynx Spider and I was closing at him, without knowing this venomous beauty was there just near to the Spider spot. I didn’t saw the snake at all, before getting too close and getting bitten by the Snake, my brother pulled me away and warned me about the snake. Then I forgot about the Spider & started clicking at this beauty. 😊
Kodaikanal, Tamilnadu, India.
July, 2012.
Canon EOS 7D
Canon 100mm Macro
Flash fired.

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