|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Questo ofide è stato osservato mentre azzannava una Cannaiola e poi la stritolata. Lentamente la ingoiata tutta intera.|
Lunghezza 120 cm. circa.
Hello Angello, i am not sure completely but i think this is Psammophis schokari. I have seen a similar one in the collection of my mentor Prof. Bayram Göçmen (boreocypriensis) who visited Syria and Jordan in last year.
This is superb timely shot while it feeding a bird.
TFS and kind regards,
Firstly i congratulate you that you've took such very impressive and well-timed capture. Great work in all around!
On the id, Bahadır absolutely right! This is Psammophis schokari (Schokari Sand Racer) which is characterized by a dark stripe from snout through eye to temporal region. The colouration is very variable, sometimes uniform with small dots as is here or sometimes stripped dorsally.
Thanks a lot for this great contribution that i think this is also 1st post of the species on TN!
what a really lucky capture, tfs
- [2012-12-24 13:24]
What a really lucky capture, very nice