"A Common- or Eastern Ribbon Snake spotted on a bush beyond the observation tower in the central wetland area at Huntley Meadows Park. Photo 1 is entitled, "Open your mouth wide and say, 'Ahhh!'" I'm not sure whether the snake was yawning or trying to intimidate me." By Geodialist on www.projectnoah.org
Habu Viper (Protobothrops mucrosquamatus) is a venomous pit viper species endemic to Asia. It is the most fearless of the common venomous snakes in Taiwan and can be aggressive, attacking shadows and moving objects. The bite leaves obvious marks on the victims; the venom contains hemorrhagic toxins, and the wound often swells with bruises and bloody blisters. Especially in the countryside, even the smallest medical facility carries habu antivenom.