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Old Mar 18, 2007, 2:00 AM   #1
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Was at a park yesterday and someone pointed out to my family of a sea snake eating a fish.

Took me a long while to see where it was, and I could not even figure out where the head was!!! As the fish was in the snake mouth, it looked like the tail, and I kept shooting the real tail thinking it was the head!

Anyway, here is just to share what I saw....not spectecular pics.

#1: Setting the scene...see red circle for snake


#2:Fish in snake


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Old Mar 18, 2007, 4:50 AM   #2
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The snake sure does blend in really good with its surroundings! Makes you kind of nervous to walk around there :shock:. How long did it take for the snake to swallow that fish. It almost looks like it was to big for him.

This little guy was blending in pretty good by someones door at my work and we had to move it somewhere else.




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Great snake/fish series

Hard to determine size(s):?

Do you remember how wide the snakes torso was with and with the fish in it :?

Reminds me of the Discovery Chanel footage of Annaconda crushing and devouring a mammel.

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The snake sure does blend in really good with its surroundings! Makes you kind of nervous to walk around there :shock:. How long did it take for the snake to swallow that fish. It almost looks like it was to big for him.

This little guy was blending in pretty good by someones door at my work and we had to move it somewhere else.



Thats a great catch of a snake!

I am not sure when the sea snake started eating the fish, as it was already eating when I took the pic. When I started to shoot till end, its abt 10mins?



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bill2468 wrote:
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Great snake/fish series

Hard to determine size(s):?

Do you remember how wide the snakes torso was with and with the fish in it :?

Reminds me of the Discovery Chanel footage of Annaconda crushing and devouring a mammel.

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Sorry Bill, I had no feel of the size. The first pic was at 1x so I think thats what I saw with my eyes. But its not a large snake like the Annaconda....much much smaller.


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I eliminated annaconda and boa right away.

Was curious as too how much did the snake expand with the fish totally devoured.

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I eliminated annaconda and boa right away.

Was curious as too how much did the snake expand with the fish totally devoured.

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Found the ID. Its a Dog-Faced Water snake.

http://www.naturia.per.sg/buloh/verts/water_snake.htm


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Old Mar 18, 2007, 9:26 AM   #8
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Thanks,

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Old Mar 18, 2007, 9:41 AM   #9
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You must be from "discovery channel".For such kind of photography knowladge of animal behaviors, is must& If you are an "amature" then you have taken too many "Risks" which is not adviseable.I have seen people dieing like falling off the cliff just to get one good shot(I am not joking),or being bittn by snakes & scorpion or being electrocuted by live wires.So If you are an amature always take necessary precautions( Come to think of it even a professional from Discovery channel also died by "sting ray" recently).So I won't encourage you or anybody for this kind of photography where you put your life at stack.
There is always an another day but for that you have to be alive.So I wish you be "safe",always take nacessary precautions &"take lots of pictures & be healthy" AM I asking for too much
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Wow tchuanye, those photos are great!!! I have never seen anything like that and it is just amazing how big the fish was in comparison to the snake. Thanks for sharing!!!
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