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Two male Southern Pacific rattlesnakes (Crotalus oreganus helleri) fighting during mating season. This behaviour is known as a "combat dance", and is used to determine dominance and the right to mate... - John Chan
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John Chan / Two male Southern Pacific rattlesnakes (Crotalus oreganus helleri) fighting during mating season. This behaviour is known as a "combat dance", and is used to determine dominance and the right to mate...
Mozambique spitting cobra (Naja mossambica) spitting venom. Kruger, South Africa. Controlled conditions. - Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Mozambique spitting cobra (Naja mossambica) spitting venom. Kruger, South Africa. Controlled conditions.
Eastern tiger snake (Notechis scutatus) female, Yarra River corridor in suburban Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, in mid-summer. She is in a defensive pre-strike position with hood expanded, accompanie... - Robert Valentic
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Robert Valentic / Eastern tiger snake (Notechis scutatus) female, Yarra River corridor in suburban Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, in mid-summer. She is in a defensive pre-strike position with hood expanded, accompanie...
Red-bellied Blacksnake (Pseudechis porphyriacus) basking on rock, Lerderderg Gorge, Victoria, Australia, February. - Robert Valentic
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Robert Valentic / Red-bellied Blacksnake (Pseudechis porphyriacus) basking on rock, Lerderderg Gorge, Victoria, Australia, February.
Parrot snake (Leptophis ahaetulla) in aggressive pose with mouth open. Costa Rica. - Paul Hobson
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Paul Hobson / Parrot snake (Leptophis ahaetulla) in aggressive pose with mouth open. Costa Rica.
Close view of a Green anaconda, (Eunectes murinus) underwater, Formoso River, Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil - Franco  Banfi
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Franco Banfi / Close view of a Green anaconda, (Eunectes murinus) underwater, Formoso River, Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Red tailed boa constrictor (Boa constrictor constrictor) juvenile, portrait, with tail wrapped round head, Cuayabeno, Sucumbios, Ecuador. - Lucas Bustamante
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Lucas Bustamante / Red tailed boa constrictor (Boa constrictor constrictor) juvenile, portrait, with tail wrapped round head, Cuayabeno, Sucumbios, Ecuador.
Peringuey's adder (Bitis peringueyi) buried in sand,  flicking tongue, hunting, Namib Desert, Namibia. - Christophe Courteau
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Christophe Courteau / Peringuey's adder (Bitis peringueyi) buried in sand, flicking tongue, hunting, Namib Desert, Namibia.
Sunda island pitviper (Trimeresurus insularis) in tree, Komodo Island. - Daniel  Heuclin
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Daniel Heuclin / Sunda island pitviper (Trimeresurus insularis) in tree, Komodo Island.
Grass snake (Natrix natrix) Dorset, UK May - Colin Varndell
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Colin Varndell / Grass snake (Natrix natrix) Dorset, UK May
Prairie rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis viridis), threat display, South Dakota, USA September. Sequence 1 of 3 - Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Prairie rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis viridis), threat display, South Dakota, USA September. Sequence 1 of 3
Grass snake (Natrix natrix) flicking tongue, Hampstead Heath, London, England, UK, August. - Matthew Maran
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Matthew Maran / Grass snake (Natrix natrix) flicking tongue, Hampstead Heath, London, England, UK, August.
Namib sand snake (Psammophis namibensis) in sand dunes, Swakopmund, Erongo Region, Namibia. - Juan  Carlos Munoz
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Namib sand snake (Psammophis namibensis) in sand dunes, Swakopmund, Erongo Region, Namibia.
Satiny Parrot snake (Leptophis depressirostris) Santa Rita, Costa Rica. - Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Satiny Parrot snake (Leptophis depressirostris) Santa Rita, Costa Rica.
Lowland forest racer (Dendrophidion vinitor) Laguna del Lagarto, Santa Rita, Costa Rica - Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Lowland forest racer (Dendrophidion vinitor) Laguna del Lagarto, Santa Rita, Costa Rica
Western diamond-backed rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) Texas, USA, April. - Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Western diamond-backed rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) Texas, USA, April.
Grass snake (Natrix natrix) juvenile playing dead, Alvao, Portugal, April. - Luis  Quinta
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Luis Quinta / Grass snake (Natrix natrix) juvenile playing dead, Alvao, Portugal, April.
Grass snake (Natrix natrix) swimming in river, Olo, Alvao, Portugal, June. - Luis  Quinta
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Luis Quinta / Grass snake (Natrix natrix) swimming in river, Olo, Alvao, Portugal, June.
Gulf coast ribbon snake (Thamnophis proximus orarius) Laredo Borderlands, Texas, USA. April - Claudio  Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Gulf coast ribbon snake (Thamnophis proximus orarius) Laredo Borderlands, Texas, USA. April
Texas indigo snake (Drymarchon melanurus erebennus) close up amongst Vervain (Glandularia sp.) flowers, Laredo Borderlands, Texas, USA. April - Claudio  Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Texas indigo snake (Drymarchon melanurus erebennus) close up amongst Vervain (Glandularia sp.) flowers, Laredo Borderlands, Texas, USA. April
Checkered garter snake (Thamnophis marcianus) Laredo Borderlands, Texas, USA. April - Claudio  Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Checkered garter snake (Thamnophis marcianus) Laredo Borderlands, Texas, USA. April
Sand viper (Cerastes vipera) sidewinding on sand dunes. Grand Erg Oriental, Kebili Governorate. Tunisia. - Bruno D'Amicis
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Bruno D'Amicis / Sand viper (Cerastes vipera) sidewinding on sand dunes. Grand Erg Oriental, Kebili Governorate. Tunisia.
Cape cobra (Naja nivea) spreading its hood, retreats into hole, De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, January. - Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Cape cobra (Naja nivea) spreading its hood, retreats into hole, De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, January.
Cape cobra (Naja nivea) emerging from a Cape gerbil (Gerbilliscus afra) burrow, hunting and smelling with its tongue, De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, January. - Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Cape cobra (Naja nivea) emerging from a Cape gerbil (Gerbilliscus afra) burrow, hunting and smelling with its tongue, De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, January.
Cape cobra (Naja nivea) hunting, chasing a Cape gerbil (Gerbilliscus afra), De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, December. - Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Cape cobra (Naja nivea) hunting, chasing a Cape gerbil (Gerbilliscus afra), De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, December.
Western rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis viridis), threat display, South Dakota, USA, September. - Silke Arndt
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Silke Arndt / Western rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis viridis), threat display, South Dakota, USA, September.
Adder (Vipera berus) basking amongst bracken fronds. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. April. - Alex  Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Adder (Vipera berus) basking amongst bracken fronds. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. April.
Western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) tasting air, in habitat, Arizona, USA, October. Controlled conditions - Daniel  Heuclin
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Daniel Heuclin / Western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) tasting air, in habitat, Arizona, USA, October. Controlled conditions
Banded sea kraits (Laticauda colubrina) around the roots of mangrove tree, split level. Mali Island, Macuata Province, Fiji, South Pacific. - Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Banded sea kraits (Laticauda colubrina) around the roots of mangrove tree, split level. Mali Island, Macuata Province, Fiji, South Pacific.
Western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox), defensive rattling, Arizona, USA, April. - John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox), defensive rattling, Arizona, USA, April.
Group of gravid female Timber rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) basking before giving birth, Pennsylvania, USA, July. - John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Group of gravid female Timber rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) basking before giving birth, Pennsylvania, USA, July.
Two Olive-brown sea snakes (Aipysurus laevis) interacting, venomous species. Great Barrier Reef, Australia, Pacific Ocean. Noevmber. - Brandon Cole
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Brandon Cole / Two Olive-brown sea snakes (Aipysurus laevis) interacting, venomous species. Great Barrier Reef, Australia, Pacific Ocean. Noevmber.
King cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) cannibalism, male swallowing a female, Agumbe, Karnartaka, India. - Sandesh  Kadur
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Sandesh Kadur / King cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) cannibalism, male swallowing a female, Agumbe, Karnartaka, India.
Close up of King cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) cannibalism, male swallowing a female, Agumbe, Karnartaka, India. - Sandesh  Kadur
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Sandesh Kadur / Close up of King cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) cannibalism, male swallowing a female, Agumbe, Karnartaka, India.
Two male King cobras (Ophiophagus hannah) fighting, Agumbe, Karnartaka, India. - Sandesh  Kadur
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Sandesh Kadur / Two male King cobras (Ophiophagus hannah) fighting, Agumbe, Karnartaka, India.
Female Timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) at nest site with newborn young, Pennsylvania, USA, September. - John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Female Timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) at nest site with newborn young, Pennsylvania, USA, September.
Yellow Anaconda (Eunectes notaeus) in vegetation at the edge of the Paraguay River, Taiama Reserve, western Pantanal, Brazil, South America. - Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Yellow Anaconda (Eunectes notaeus) in vegetation at the edge of the Paraguay River, Taiama Reserve, western Pantanal, Brazil, South America.
Sidewinder (Crotalus cerstastes) in sand dunes, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California, USA, May. - Chris  Mattison
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Chris Mattison / Sidewinder (Crotalus cerstastes) in sand dunes, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California, USA, May.
Rough Green Snake (Opheodrys aestivus) in undergrowth, Southern Appalachians, South Carolina, USA, North America, June. - Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Rough Green Snake (Opheodrys aestivus) in undergrowth, Southern Appalachians, South Carolina, USA, North America, June.
Puff adder (Bitis arietans) moving into ambush position under a bush, DeHoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, January. - Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Puff adder (Bitis arietans) moving into ambush position under a bush, DeHoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, January.
Green anaconda (Eunectes murinus) underwater, flicking tongue,  Formoso River, Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil - Franco  Banfi
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Franco Banfi / Green anaconda (Eunectes murinus) underwater, flicking tongue, Formoso River, Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Green anaconda (Eunectes murinus) swimming inFormoso River, Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil - Franco  Banfi
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Franco Banfi / Green anaconda (Eunectes murinus) swimming inFormoso River, Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Red coachwip or Red racer (Masticophis flagellum piceus) eating Sceloporus lizard, Catalina foothill, Arizona, June. - Daniel  Heuclin
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Daniel Heuclin / Red coachwip or Red racer (Masticophis flagellum piceus) eating Sceloporus lizard, Catalina foothill, Arizona, June.
Mojave rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus) Mojave desert, California, June. - Daniel  Heuclin
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Daniel Heuclin / Mojave rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus) Mojave desert, California, June.
Rhinoceros viper (Bitis nasicornis), from Central Africa, captive, July. - Daniel  Heuclin
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Daniel Heuclin / Rhinoceros viper (Bitis nasicornis), from Central Africa, captive, July.
Cedros gopher snake (Pituophis catenifer insulanus / Pituophis insulanus) Cedros Island, Baja California, Mexico - Chris Mattison,Chris  Mattison
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Chris Mattison,Chris Mattison / Cedros gopher snake (Pituophis catenifer insulanus / Pituophis insulanus) Cedros Island, Baja California, Mexico
Chilean slender snake (Tachymenis chilensis chilensis) Contulmo Natural Monument, Chile, December - Bert Willaert,Bert  Willaert
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Bert Willaert,Bert Willaert / Chilean slender snake (Tachymenis chilensis chilensis) Contulmo Natural Monument, Chile, December
Mozambique Spitting Cobra (Naja mossambica) ejecting venom, Kruger, South South Africa, Controlled conditions - Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Mozambique Spitting Cobra (Naja mossambica) ejecting venom, Kruger, South South Africa, Controlled conditions
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