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Russell's Kukri


Russell's Kukri
Photo Information
Copyright: Raja Purohit (Rajapurohit) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 46] (239)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D2X, Nikkor 200mm f/4 Macro IF ED
Exposure: f/16, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-10 0:21
Viewed: 5434
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This snake has smooth scales.Head slightly or not broader than neck,eye has round pupil,short tail has pointed tip.markinks on head and back extremely variable.Head pattern:top of brown head usually has two dark brown,black edged,v shaped marks,closely followed by a broad band or blotch on neck.

striped forms are usually found in dry areas,while blotched forms inhabit moister regions,Though currently dealt with as a single species,it is probable that the forms may represent more than one species.

Scalation:scales in 15 rows at midbody,smooth.Ventrals:males 157-201,females 154-219,slightly angulate laterally;anal divided;subcaudals 27-59,paired.Supralabials 7(3rd and 4th touching eye),rarely 6 or 8;loreal 1;preocular 1(rarely a presubocular);temporals 1+2.

This non-venomous snake active by day and night,frequently seen at dusk.Found in forests as well as near human habitation.climbs well.Eats reptile and amphibian egga,This snake has sharp,flattened,curved kukri knife shape teeth useful for slicing in to reptile eggs.Young feed on insects.

Avg.Lenght 12 inches

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Hi Raja,
Great!... ipressive POV, very optimal focused and a masterly flash use. Congratulations,
TFS
Jesús

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