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Wagler’s Pit Viper

A juvenile Wagler's Pit Viper

The Wagler’s Pit Viper is perhaps the most prolific arboreal snake that can be found in tropical Asia, and can be spotted all the way from Thailand to Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the southern forests of the Philippines. Easily identified by its triangular head, these vipers come in many colour varieties: juveniles are mainly light green with narrow pale bands or spots, and adults are dark green with thicker yellowish bands. As with all vipers, their venom is poisonous, so when hiking in dense rainforests, do watch out for them. They are inactive by day and sleep on tree branches (sometimes pretty low to the ground), so be careful when going through trees.

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