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I was at the zoo this weekend and neglected to take my camera. Of course, the reptile house just had to have a new snake on display and I had no camera. I headed back today to take a picture of it. I failed miserably. The snake was coiled up far back into the enclosure. I only snapped one very lousy picture. It is a very cool snake though. It is called a Mang Mountain Viper. Apparently it is a newly described species. The San Diego Zoo is, I believe, the only zoo to display it. I think a zoo in Germany also has them. They are cool as hell. Anyway, I snapped a few other pictures while I was there. Enjoy!

This first picture is the elusive Mang Mountain Viper. I told you the picture was lousy! Through glass at high zoom and back in the corner. No bueno.
 

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Last one I promise! This is the second time I've caught these two in the act. These sulcatas were at it while I was there a few months back.
 

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hahaha nice pictures..you are lucky to watch them having sex huh..lol
 

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can you still go in the Galapagos enclosure? I remember doing that when we were kids. Of course, that was EONS ago ;)
Great pics!
 

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Immortal,

No you can't go into the Galapagos enclosure. At least the general public can't. If you are there at feeding time they let you toss fruit to the tortoises. I wish I could have been there when they let you into the enclosures. I'm sure not a good practice nowadays with the threat of possible disease transmission. I've been in an Aldabra tortoise enclosure and that was a thrill.

Manville,

That is the second time I've seen it. Amazing. The male is really vocal too. You can hear him from several yards away.
 

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I was there eons ago, and they had a two headed snake.:}

That Rhino Viper is really bitchin. Great pic. GQ.

Ern
 

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Did you say two headed snake? I don't know if they still have that two headed corn snake, but they have a two headed cal king right now. Here is the picture I took today. Not a great pic so I didn't post it the first time. Thanks for the comments!
 

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where you able to watch the komodos eat? I lucked out and was there when it was feeding time. the keeper would toss whole rats and the dragons would swallow them whole! I forgot how many rats the dragons ate, but it was easily two or three.
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No atavuss, I didn't catch them eating this time. Maybe next time. I'll be back. I still have to take a picture of that Mang Mountain Viper.
 

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brilliant photos i really like that komodo tho=D =D =D =D

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Thanks bloke. I spent a good half hour watching him. It was the first time I've caught him so active. An absolutely incredible animal.
 

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Awesome pictures. I love the meerkat and the tortoises having sex. LOL! What, no elephant pics!? If you have any, postem, plz, theyre my favorite animal. Well, on the top.
 

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Cool pix! The 1st picture is Ermia mangshanensis? Too bad you didnt get a better shot at it.
Not really a new species, they used to be a Trimeresurus species, but changed to the genus Ermia.
Seems to be a zoo worth visiting.

/Lelle
 
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