Snakes in Bangladesh, up close (how many can you ID?)

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Snakes in Bangladesh, up close (how many can you ID?)
Aug 12, 2012

I have spent quite a bit of time in Bangladesh over the past couple of years for work purposes, and so have been lucky enough to experience some fairly off-the-beaten-track aspects of this fascinating country. Recently a colleague suggested that I visit a Bede village on the outskirts of the capital, Dhaka.

To give you the background, the Bede people are a semi-nomadic tribe of river gypsies whose livelihood depends on everything snake-related: snake handling and performances, venom extraction, snake breeding, snake removals / relocations etc. etc. These guys get up-close and personal with all manner of snakes and are absolutely fearless. So just thought I'd share a few pics of the visit.

Just for fun, I thought I'd put out a bit of a challenge to see if anyone can identify all the species pictured (6 in total)...

Pics taken with A55 and either Tamron 18-270 PZD or Sony 50 F1.8. C&C welcomed as I'm always looking to improve.

Our host for the day with the first batch of snakes:

Colourful little guy:

Now we're getting steadily to the more venomous end of the spectrum...

This was about the point where things started to get interesting...

Trying to get a cobra's eye view of the world...

I've been spotted...

Finding myself at the "sharp" end

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