Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Beautiful Snake

Meanwhile, here's a picture of an absolutely beautiful little snake the guide pointed out while I was on the boat wildlife-spotting thing. It was just hanging out in a tree, right over the water. I never would have spotted it myself, but once I saw it, amazing.

It's very tiny, and beautifully delicate, but the guide said it was related to rattlesnakes, so I opted not to try to pet it. (No, seriously, I don't touch wild critters, not even if they're totally harmless, because I'm not necessarily harmless, and may carry germs or whatever. Best to look, take a picture. In this case, take a picture with a telephoto lens!)

(Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia)

5 comments:

  1. Oooo you gotta blow up the picture to see him! So tiny and delicate!

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  2. Aww, what a cute little snake!

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  3. Wow, the power of camouflage! It took me a long time to find him. Lovely.

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  4. Wow! So tiny and so well disguised! I wasn't sure at first if what I saw was a snake or part of the foliage.

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  5. Oops, yes, click on the pic to make it bigger and it's MUCH easier to see the snake! (Same with the orang pics!)

    Isn't it beautiful, though?

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