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)


  1. Anonymous6:50 AM

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

  2. Aww, what a cute little snake!

  3. Anonymous9:50 AM

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

  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.

  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?