Snakes of Singapore
Baby viper / Adult Viper
A collective effort photographed this Temple Viper on a branch
at 10.45 PM in the
Sime Forest area.. in July 2001, Kc Tsang was the brave soul who went near the snake for this shot
(nikon 995 digital camera), So Now on Dec 2, 2001 , we chanced upon the ADULT viper, The picture is
taken with a SONY F-707 which I replaced my Nikon 990. The F707 allows great pictures to be
taken from a distance, you DON'T want to be bitten by this , you will probably DIE if not treated in time.
Here is another view, the snake is about 2.3 feet long.
This Blue Coral Snake is one of the most dangerous snakes in
Singapore, Note the RED tail and RED head. It is a member of the
Cobra family of killers. It feeds on other snakes and there is little or
NO anti venom for it here as it dies easily when captured.
This snake Jumped out at us and reared its head in a cobra fashion but did
luckily did not strike.
Click above to see a QUICKTIME movie of this snake - 4mb
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The RARE Elegant Bronze Back
The above 3 pictures are that of the Elegant Bronze back of the Family Colubridae, according to Gary Chua who sent me an email about this snake..
See the MPEG movie (450K)
Golden Tree Snake at Sungei Buloh Nature park July 2001
Red Tailed Rat Snake Encounter
To have an appreciation of the area and how the Rat Snake was found..
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a 114K jpeg file (in new window) . RED arrow shows the snake, yellow arrow shows the birds that
were screaming away...
We were about to leave the Sime forest (July29 2001 12.00 PM)
when we heard birds screaming away strangely
they were very close and when we saw the birds they were 1 feet in front of us and YET they stayed on the branch..screaming away... Normally, birds would fly away immediately... Suddenly a beautiful green snake came into view...
Different views of the Ratsnake note the red tail
Click on the picture to see a quicktime movie of the snake
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In the movie you will see the brave birds flying about the snake
, trying to scare it away... The snake is crawling
up the tree.