Reptiles and Amphibians

Reptiles and Amphibians

Siamese Russell's Viper



About a week ago board member and herping specialist "Onflipsflops" personal dream to see a Siamese Russell's Viper, Daboia siamensis in the wild came true! Also known as the Eastern Russell's Viper, it is Thailand's largest viper and the only species in the country that is not a pit viper. He explains how it lacks the typical heat sensing pits found in (e.g.) the green pit vipers. Though, it is believed that it does have a different kind of heat sensing organ to find its prey.

To read the account and see his stunning photographs click here http://www.wildlifethailand.com/forums/reptiles-amphibians/1521-siamese-russell-s-viper-daboia-siamensis

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