It turns out that there is a common and widespread viper in southeast Asia called the Malayan Pit Viper (Calloselasma rhodostoma) that does look roughly similar to this snake. It has a reasonably similar pattern, similar coloration, and a similarly long body. When I learned that, I regained a little respect for my new Mock Viper friend. Cheer up, li'l guy!
- Psammodynastes pulverulentus account on The Reptile Database
- Psammodynastes pulverulentus account on Ecology Asia
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