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Saw scaled viper

By Angi_Wallace    
This is a close up of a Saw scaled viper ( Echis carinatus) which is highly venomous. In fact the Echis species are responsable for more human deaths than any other venomous snake in the world, possibly as they reside in areas across India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Africa where there are few modern medical facilities.
Their venom has virulent haemotoxic properties, which can lead to excessive bleeding and death.

This is one of around 50 venomous snakes that my partner keeps and the one that I recently had the pleasure of handling during a recent show at Noahs ark, Somerset. ( I had to pass an exam and go through rigorous training to be able to handle venomous snakes - its certainly not something to be taken lightly)

Tags: Snake Close-up and macro Viper Venomous Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature Saw scaled viper Echis carinatus

Voters: RichPitman, ChrisWallace, CarolG and 23 more

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RichPitman 8 16 1 England
31 Aug 2010 4:17PM
Wonderful detail and great use of dof. Nicw work. Smile

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31 Aug 2010 4:45PM
You were a bit close Angi LOL. Lovely detailed image.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
31 Aug 2010 4:47PM
You are one brave girl, Angi! A super close-up, amazing detail, very well captured. Carol
31 Aug 2010 4:49PM
Excellent shot

9 10 10 England
31 Aug 2010 4:56PM
Sounds very scary and risky but this image is excellent with fantstic detail.
scotty99 11 124
31 Aug 2010 7:49PM
Brilliant! Makes my royal python photographs seem a little tame
Wow beautiful shot Angi, the lighting is perfect along with the detail Smile
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
2 Sep 2010 12:19PM
Incredible detail in this close-up of the snake's head.....that'a quite close enough for me! Marvellous photography, Angi.
7 Sep 2010 6:35PM
Superb detail, a superb close up image. Well done on passing the exam.
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
7 Oct 2010 7:32AM
Looking at this in the luxury of my office at work is close enough Angi.Excellent picture and your are indeed braver than me.

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