This Emerald Palm snake was seen in an unfamiliar pose.
When walking through the forest, it is always wise to also check where you are setting foot. Not often will you see a crawling snake, but it is always better to be the first to spot the other instead the other way around.
When I noticed this Emerald Palm snake, I noticed that this reptile also caught my presence too. It was minding its own business before we met.
I spotted the snake late in the afternoon and started to get dark slowly. While shooting some pictures my camera accidentally used flash, resulting in this bright lemon green snake. Nevertheless, still impressive.
The Emerald Palm Snake was slowly moving through the forest when we met and its first reacting to this 'danger' was to freeze on the spot. This snake froze on the spot while moving slowly, resulting in this rippled effect on its body too.
This slow movement of the snake is also called the rectilinear movement (meaning moving in a straight line)
After I left the spot, I noticed that the snake was in no rush to leave afterwards. It was making sure that the 'danger' was gone and that it also felt safe enough to move further.
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