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Spot-tailed Pit Viper: The Covert Operator of Coringa

Behind the opaque mangrove curtain of Coringa, a covert operator waits, silently for days on end, for unsuspecting prey to show up. Meet the mangrove forest's ambush predator — the spot-tailed pit viper
Film by: Pooja Gupta
Film by: Pooja Gupta

Watch this video on the spot-tailed pit viper to learn more about the silent predator of Coringa’s mangrove forests. It is often seen near the narrow creeks — either perched on the top of a tree branch or curled up on a rock.

Read about other wild creatures seen in Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary, most of them are hard to spot. Also, here’s a photo essay on the wonderful ecosystem and its staggering wealth of biodiversity.

Pooja Gupta
Pooja Gupta

is a multimedia science communicator with an interest in wildlife conservation. She works with a range of experts, biologists, researchers, and environmental organisations to create a positive impact

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