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Old 07-12-2019   #1
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Stripe and stripe antherystic stripe Kenya sand boas. These two are about the diameter of one's forefinger and about 30 cm in length. Interesting that the colors in the iris are the same as those in the scales below the eye.

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Lovely series Paul

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Wonderful captures! Such beautiful colours and textures they have.
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Paul: this is a nice series. You have my admiration willing to get that close to them for a photo.
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Nice. Love the eye!
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Nice set, Paul.
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Lovely series Paul

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Great shots Paul
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Thanks, all. They are sweet little snakes. The shape of their head is in some ways similar to an alligator or crocodile with eyes and nostrils up on top of the head, and their snout with the inset lower jaw, all perfect for lying in wait buried in the sand with just the eyes and nostrils protruding.

FWIW, since they are buried in the sand they can't strike forwards like other snakes do, they lash out to either side to grab their prey. If you have a cranky one, reaching down to grab it by the neck behind the head is tricky because they can whip their head around to strike quickly.


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