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Red-tailed green ratsnake

Red-tailed green ratsnake
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Copyright: Eduardo Balogh (Ketaka) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 5 N: 124] (1159)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-14
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-300 ED f4.5-5-6, SanDisk Extreme III
Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Budapest ZOO Animals [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-16 2:32
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Budapest ZOO 2008 march 14

Red-tailed Green Ratsnake Gonyosoma oxycephalum is a species of snake found in Southeast Asia. It is a thin snake with powerful and rough scales on its bottom, which makes it ideal to move and climb trees. It has smaller, smooth scales on its back. It has, as it's name is a clear indicator of, a green body with a red tail, and it also has a dark line horizontally across its eye. The red-tailed green ratsnake lives and spends its life in the trees. It feeds mostly on seeds and small mammals. It's body can grow up to 2,3 meters and its average age is 15 years. It's sexually mature at the age of 4 years, and it's eggs has a hatching time from 14 to 16 weeks, the female lays up to about 25 eggs at the time, and the hatchlings are about 45 centimeters long

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A beautiful couple captured in a fine posture and natural rich colors Eduardo, TFS and cheers,

Thsi is some type of Gordions's node. Colors are nice, as well as the focusing


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-03-18 20:50]

Hello Eduardo,
A warm welcome to TN. : )
This is a wonderful tangle of snakes.
Fascinating patterns, in and out, in and out.
It is cute the way the heads popped out of the tangle.
Excellent light and details on these two twisty reptiles.
TFS. : )

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