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Old May 28, 2007, 10:25 AM   #1
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Drop by the nature reserve again, and while walking back to my car, saw this snake eating a lizard/Gecko. Must have just happened as the snake was still....probably holding it steady for the poison to sink in.

Dared not take it with my Raynox 250 (10cm distance).....quickly change to put the Nikon 6T (29cm) up for safety purposes! After a few shots, it moved away and jumped off the railing.

Did not see this colourful snake when I first walked past the railing...so it could have been on a nearby tree, and saw the prey and jump on it!

Would give me the shivers if it had landed right in front of me!

FZ10+6T, F8, 1/60s, ISO50, 2 diffuse flash, handheld.

And ID on snake appreciated!

#1: Railing
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#2: Side view


#3: Closer....


#4: Closer still....


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Old May 28, 2007, 10:57 AM   #2
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Wow!
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Old May 28, 2007, 4:54 PM   #3
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more WOWs!!
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Old May 28, 2007, 6:15 PM   #4
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Ooh! Wonderful nature capture. Life in the raw.
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Old May 28, 2007, 6:21 PM   #5
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Serious stuff !!! Great series ... scary !!! Don't like snakes much.
Looks a bit like the Coral snakes found in Argentina & other parts of S. America. Extremely poisonous. But that's S.America .. don't know if the same snake is found in Singapore.
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Nice shots. Your snake appears to be a Twin-barred Tree Snake.

http://ecologyasia.com/verts/snakes/...tree-snake.htm

Rear-fanged, which means you can get closer and it would not cause you too much grief if you got bit.




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Old May 29, 2007, 4:37 AM   #7
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Stunning shots Tan

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Old May 29, 2007, 5:43 AM   #8
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Bon apetite! Lovely captures :!:
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Old May 29, 2007, 6:03 AM   #9
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As said, WOW and those are AWESOME shots!!! Talk about being in the right place at the right time!!! :|
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Old May 29, 2007, 10:12 AM   #10
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I am a bit shocked to see this, very scary.
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