Mangrove pit viper crossing the road…(UPDATED)

The title pretty much says it all really. After we had a meal out on Friday evening I drove a coastal Phuket road and found this Mangrove pit viper (Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus). Also a Malayan krait (Bungarus candidus) crossed the road a little further along but it moved off too quickly into the roadside vegetation before I could get to it for some photographs.

UPDATE: the following evening I visited this road again and found a Green cat snake (Boiga cyanea). Back on a busier Phuket road I found a larger adult that had just been run over. Too bad..

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Mangrove pit viper (Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus)

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Mangrove pit viper (Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus)

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