Added on: 6th Dec 2013
This peculiar eyeless animal is actually called Atretochoana eiselti.
It is a large, presumably aquatic, caecilian amphibian with a broad,
flat head and a fleshy dorsal fin on the body.
THE BUSH VIPER
Being a carnivore predator, the Bush Viper lives up in the trees
of the tropical forests of Africa, and does most of its hunting at night.
ELEPHANT TRUNK SNAKE
This weird snake is found mostly in Indonesia,
although some close relatives are also found in Australia.
Elephant trunk snakes are completely aquatic,
and are practically helpless on land.
LONG NOSED VINE SNAKE
Native to south eastern Asia, the long nosed vine snake
is a highly advanced arboreal predator.
Langaha nasuta snakes are found only in Madagascar’s
endangered rain forests. It is venomous and its bite can be extremely
painful to humans but not life-threatening.
Found in the deserts of Northern Africa and the Middle East,
horned vipers are small, usually under 50 cms long.
They often have a pair of horns over the eyes.
Also known as yamakagashi, or Japanese water snake,
this species is found mostly in Eastern Asia. It is small,
rarely exceeding one meter in length.