Jan 13, 2010

Green Vine Snake

Photo source: Jayanth Sharma
Behold the maw of the green vine snake (Ahaetulla nasuta). They are known in their native India for being very aggressive and ill-tempered. They make for poor pets, unless you don't mind them striking the glass ceaselessly (which some of you might).

Ever wonder how a photo like this was taken? Look below and get your answer. Of course, this begs the question of how the photo of the photographer was taken.


KittyChymira said...

It may have an attitude problem, but damned if it ain't absolutely gorgeous. See? Sometimes it doesn't matter how pretty you are on the outside, if you're nothing but pure evil inside, you are still ugly.

Stari said...

i love (learning about, hehe the obsession comes into play with wolves ^-^ ) snakes, they're awesomeness and beautiful!

Nature Girl, April said...

I especially love the last photo on this post. Reminds me of the movies I saw as a youngster where there was a dancing snake from the Arabian area! Ha!