Malabar pit viper was waiting in heavy rain on a tree twig for its prey. Malabar pit viper species endemic to the Western Ghats, Malabar Pit Vipers are found in the hilly terrains of Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Goa and Maharashtra. Malabar Pit Vipers display a range of colours from green, brown, orange, yellow to chocolate brown, enabling them to camouflage well in their surroundings. They prey on small birds, frogs and lizards. Malabar Pit Vipers are creatures of habit and frequent the same resting spot repeatedly.
|Photo Location:||Amboli, India, India|
|Copyright:||© apurba Das|