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HABU! Looking at YOU!

Gyokusendo Kingdom Village

A small, dark, poisonous pit viper snake, indigenous to
the Ryuku islands, is called "Habu" by the native islanders.
Though non-aggressive, the Habu snake can inflict a painful and sometimes deadly bite.


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bill bowers 12-Dec-2016 01:13
sean in person when station in Okinawa
TheMarine385 12-Apr-2013 16:48
Nothing a MONGOOSE can't handle!
Guest 09-Oct-2005 13:35
Amazing detail in this shot. I found myself staring at it for quite some time. The head seems so large in proportion to the body. I can imagine that there is quite a set of fangs in that mouth.
Manfred Bachmann23-Sep-2005 23:58
Striking shot!
bm04-Feb-2004 16:19
Yes Greg, I agree that the carpet doesn't do much for the shot! But if I had crossed paths with this fellow on the hiking trails... believe me, I would not have been THIS close! Thanks for visiting my galleries. If you like snakes, visit again... I have more to post here.
Greg Wallis04-Feb-2004 15:22
fantastic shot david...just a shame about the background!
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