Anomochilus cf. monticola. Dwarf pipe snakes are only...
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Image #cld1824231
SpeciesAnomochilus cf. monticola
LocalitySarawak, Malaysia
DescriptionDwarf pipe snakes are only rarely seen due to their scarcity and burrowing habits. When threatened, this species raises its brightly colored tail which serves to deflect attacks away from its vulnerable head. The coloration also resembles that of several venomous species of coral snakes. 
Keywordsanimal | anomochilidae | borneo | defense | fauna | mimicry | reptile | snake | wildlife

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