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 Post subject: Two Greater Green Snakes (Cyclophiops major)
PostPosted: August 4th, 2010, 6:08 pm 
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Location: Kuching, Sarawak (Borneo)
The other day I caught two Greater Green Snakes (Cylophiops major) during my daily patrol, an adult and a juvenile. As I understand, these animals are the Asian analog of the North American Smooth Snakes and Rough Snakes - diurnal invertebrate eaters that dazzle humans with their docility. Actually, I've been bitten by this species before, but I guess every town has its crazies :mrgreen:

Here's the little one. The juveniles always seem to have a greyish tint on their scales, while the adults display the classic saturated green they're famous for.
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And here's the adult. These pictures were taken in various locations: on a marble picnic table at dusk, in the holding tank I have reserved for overnight guests such as these guys, and finally on our glass-top dinner table. I'm still searching for the perfect background :-)
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 Post subject: Re: Two Greater Green Snakes (Cyclophiops major)
PostPosted: August 4th, 2010, 8:05 pm 
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Amazing how much the little ones resemble our smooth greens. Beautiful blue interstitial coloration on the adults. Neat eyes, too. By the way, the HN mag article you co-authored was terrific!


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 Post subject: Re: Two Greater Green Snakes (Cyclophiops major)
PostPosted: August 4th, 2010, 8:09 pm 

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WOW! Good job representing them with photography.


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 Post subject: Re: Two Greater Green Snakes (Cyclophiops major)
PostPosted: August 4th, 2010, 8:15 pm 
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Great close-ups Hans. I really like the clean backgrounds.

I'd say this one is the snake version of "The Thinker".
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PostPosted: August 8th, 2010, 3:38 pm 
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Very similar, ours dont bite either.


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PostPosted: August 8th, 2010, 5:00 pm 
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Beautiful snake; giganto eyes!

-Jake Scott


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 Post subject: Re: Two Greater Green Snakes (Cyclophiops major)
PostPosted: August 8th, 2010, 5:51 pm 
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Beautiful snake - lovely shots - well done !


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 Post subject: Re: Two Greater Green Snakes (Cyclophiops major)
PostPosted: August 8th, 2010, 6:04 pm 
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Those are very nice. Great shots too. :thumb:


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PostPosted: August 8th, 2010, 11:12 pm 
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Thanks for the kind comments, everyone!


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PostPosted: August 9th, 2010, 8:02 am 
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I really liked the pics that had green snakes in them.


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PostPosted: August 9th, 2010, 8:13 am 
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Lovely animals. Thanks for sharing.


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