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Periyar Inheritance

Large Scaled Pit Viper by Kalyan Varma

Periyar is a reptile haven and creatures such as the large scaled pit viper Trimeresurus macrolepis are superbly adapted to the rainforest ecosystem. While it is a well-known fact that snakes are equipped with infrared imaging capabilities to hunt down warm-blooded prey, recent reports also suggest that they may also help them evaluate whether it is more advisable to warn off potential enemies with mock strikes, or to slink away to safety.
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