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Revisiting 1982 – Part 1

Saw-scaled Viper by Isaac Kehimkar

The saw-scaled viper (Echis carinatus) blends well into the background. As protection from sand, its nostrils are directed upward and the nasal apertures are somewhat reduced in size. When agitated its scales rub against each other producing a sawing sound. This is by far the most common snake to be found in the Thar desert.
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