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trimeresurus purpureomaculatus. Mangrove or Shore Pit Vipers are aggress...
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Image #: DSC_0415-80001
Species: trimeresurus purpureomaculatus
Location: Tanjung Piai National Park, Johor
Description: Mangrove or Shore Pit Vipers are aggressive and highly venomous. These pit vipers use heat-sensing pit organs to hunt and locate, even if its prey is motionless and in complete darkness. They also have prehensile tails, which is especially well-suited for these arboreal snakes, enabling them to grasp and hang on to small branches well.
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