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Snake Eyes
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Copyright: Thomas Larsen (THL) (39)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-02
Categories: Reptiles
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-27 10:23
Viewed: 3196
Points: 1
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On a walk in the near of Fagersanna, I found this common European viper (Vipera berus) while it was sunnbathing. In danish this snake is called "hugorm" which means "worm/snake which bites".

From Wikipedia:
Vipera berus is a venomous viper species that is extremely widespread and can be found throughout most of Western Europe and all the way to Far East Asia. They are not regarded as highly dangerous; bites can be very painful, but are seldom fatal. The specific name, berus, is New Latin and was at one time used to refer to a snake, possibly the grass snake, Natrix natrix.
Venom: Because of the rapid rate of human expansion throughout the range of this species, bites are relatively common. Domestic animals and livestock are frequent victims. In Great Britain, most instances occur in March-October. In Sweden, there are about 1300 bites a year, with an estimated 12% that require hospitalisation.

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  • jignasi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2118 W: 0 N: 3424] (27917)
  • [2009-10-27 16:47]

La idea es buenísima; lástima de esa hierba que se interpuso...
Saludos Thomas: J. Ignasi

Hi Thomas.

An interesting snakes, but the concept of the photo is seriously compromised due to the elements of the foliage.



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