Snakes (2)

Challenge #19 in the Animals series. Hosted by mirceadumitriu, happy_hope.
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A wild Chequered Keelback (Xenochropis piscator) caught in a fisherman's net. I tried to free it, but it was too late... Chequered keelbacks are common water snakes in the Indian subcontinent and while are non venomous, can and do bite quite nastily.
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Submitted: Wednesday, 11th July, 2012 02:21 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 19th October, 2010
Focal length: 230 mm
Shutter speed: 1/320 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 400
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