What's this flower?
Rat Snake - Non Venomous
Notice the fork in his tongue
He was long and elegant ...
Scales of the Rat Snake
... and grew comfortable with us around him
Nisha handling the rat snake ... Look at her expression hehe..
Wild Kannan :D
Beautiful scales ..
First Sight of The Spectacled Cobra :D
His majestic and beautiful hood
He was alert and ready to strike but gave plenty of warning. He was hissing very loudly for a long time.
Front View :D He was staring straight into my lens
Scales just below the neck
Clicked as he opened his mouth .. unfortunately out of focus :-(
Front side of his signature Hood
The full Cobra
Those black sparkling eyes!
Closer look at its hood! That's why it's called as the Spectacled Cobra - oohh how badly I wanted to touch it
Top View of his head
Side view of his head. Look at this eyes & notice all the people peering so close to him.
His tail .. Look at the sudden sharp end in the tail.
He tried to open his mouth
Here it is .. The venom injecting needles - His Fangs
The lower jaw was full of tiny teeth
A clear view of his fangs
The closest possible view of his head :D
and its side view
Drongo a.k.a The King Crow
Our snake expert - Hopeland
Gurukulam style class on snake bite first-aid :-)
Recognized it yet?
Do you want a clue?
Unveiling ... The Russell's Viper
He was handsome ...
... and venomous
He has the longest of fangs among The Big 4 & that droplet you see there is highly potent
A closer look at his fangs and huge mouth
Fangs got retracted
Mother Goat had given birth couple of hours earlier
Banded Krait - Big Four #1
Russell's Viper - Big Four #2
Spectacled Cobra - Big Four #3
Saw Scaled Viper - Big Four #4
A Krait's venom being extracted
Venom Jar - Notice the yellow line at the bottom? That's few drops of precious venom