Copyright © 2017 by Ali Bernie Buga-ay, all rights reserved. Common Mock Viper: this photograph may not be used without permission.

The Common Mock Viper or Psammodynastes Pulverulentus, is a small snake native to Asia and its total length is up to 65 cm or 26 in and the males are shorter. It is called the Common Mock Viper because when provoke it strikes like a Viper and so as it coils for its defensive form.

This snake is nocturnal and diurnal,arboreal, and non-venomous; eating Frogs, Geckos, and Skinks.

I was amused in handling this snake as shared by David Frohlich , and honestly I was a bit scared to even touch it before. He promised that the snake would be docile and cooperative and as held it in my hand, my perception about snakes changed automatically; not all snakes are dangerous and venomous. Some snakes are even fun to handle, they are also special animals with special purposes in the habitat where they are.

Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand
June 24, 2017
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Fotopro TS-85C | Nitecore UNK1

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