Monday, December 15, 2008

Absolutely Creepy-Yet Amazingly Gorgeous

For some reason, I have Yahoo! set up as my homepage when I log onto the nets, so this was the picture that greeted me. I've always had a strange fascination and respect for snakes. Immediately I wanted to learn what I could about this amazing specimen. To learn about it and other species that scientists have recently discovered, including a rat species thought to have been extinct for 11 million years, click here.

When I first studied the picture of the green piti viper up close, I was trying to compare it with the snakes I'd seen over the years. Something about it's face didn't seem quite right. And then I realized, those big black pits that seem to be glaring at you? Yeah, that's it's nostrils. It's eyes are behind them, and when I finally realized that, I was thoroughly chilled. Just because I think the creature is beautiful doesn't mean I ever want to meet it in person!


Kristy said...

It's beautiful! But you are right, it is creepy too!

velocibadgergirl said...

That is one handsome snake, though I'd totally run away if I met him unexpectedly in the jungle or something.

I finally posted my answers for that meme you tagged me for! here! And Happy New Year!