Ian Lockwood

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Hypnale hypnale at home

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Hump nosed viper (Hypnale hypnale) in a Colombo suburb.

The Hump Nosed Pit Viper (Hypnale hypnale)  (Sinhalese polon thelissa, Tamil Kopi viriyan) is a small, venomous snake found in woodlands across the island. This one was found in our neighbor’s house and has spent a few weeks with us in November as a family pet. I released it into the next-door lot after photographing in various lighting conditions. There are two other Hypnale species found in Sri Lanka, but these are quite a bit harder to find.

Hump nosed viper (Hypnale hypnale) whole body.

Hump nosed viper (Hypnale hypnale) close.

Written by ianlockwood

2010-01-03 at 2:19 pm

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  1. Beautiful photos!

    prashanthns

    2010-01-03 at 6:04 pm


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